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A Mamiya 645 Pro TL Birthday Cake with Sekor 80mm f/2.8 Lens and Portra 400 Film

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22-year-old photography enthusiast David Maitland is a huge fan of film photography and shooting with his Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format camera and Sekor 80mm 2.8 lens. So, for his recent birthday, he got a cake modeled after his beloved camera kit. The camera, lens, strap, film, and photos in the photo above are all edible.
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Unusual Photo Questions Asked at a Camera Store in Ventura, California

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Photography-centric web comic CLICKittyCAT published a series of one-liner comics this week based on true stories it gathered from a camera store in Ventura, California, called Dexter’s Camera. The shop has served customers since the 1960s, so they’ve fielded plenty of unusual questions over the years.
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Here’s How to Say ‘Selfie,’ ‘Photobomb,’ and ‘Duckface’ in Sign Language

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New Internet culture slang words such as “selfie,” “photobomb,” and “duckface” are being added to respected English dictionaries, so it makes sense that there should also be new signs added for them in American Sign Language. Here’s a look at what those signs are.
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Leonard Nimoy’s Passion for Photography

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Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. While famous for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek, what a lot of people may not know is that Nimoy was also a passionate photographer.

Nimoy picked up an interest in photography as a child, studied photography at UCLA, and even considered changing careers from acting to full-time photographer.
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The Album Cover Photos in This Video Are Not What They Seem

The band Guster recently released this video version of their entire album Evermotion. Upon first glance, it may look like a 38-minute video with different album covers displayed statically while the music plays — as is common for this type of video — but look a little closer or watch a little longer and you’ll notice that it’s actually the band sitting (almost) perfectly still to fake the appearance of still photographs.

What Color is This Dress? Is it Under or Over Exposed?

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What colors do you see in this dress? Is it an underexposed photo of a white and gold dress, or is it an overexposed photo of a black and blue dress? It seems everyone has a different opinion on these questions, and this photo has seemingly become the most talked about thing on social media over the past day.
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Humor: Marky Ramone Invents a Product for Dealing with Smartphone Snappers at Concerts

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek sketch in which Ramones drummer Marky Ramone shows off a new product he developed called the Smartphone Swatter. It’s a cheap and simple fix for dealing with annoying concertgoers who ruin your view by constantly holding up their phones to capture photos and videos.

(via CH2 via Boing Boing)

Watch Flashback Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Ruin Flash Photographs

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Back in January, we reported that a DJ named Chris Holmes had developed a line of “anti-paparazzi clothing” that ruins flash photographs at night by blowing the photos out with excessive reflected light. The idea gained traction, and now the “Flashback” line of apparel will soon be hitting the market.
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Congressman’s Instagram Photos Reveal Misuse of Taxpayer Money

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Illinois representative Aaron Schock is facing serious scrutiny over accusations that he has been misusing taxpayer money for expensive travel and entertainment. His downfall came in the form of Instagram photos: the EXIF data gave him away.
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Newscasters Misidentifying Photographs as Selfies

As a result of the selfie culture boom in the past couple of years, the media is often quick to call a photo a selfie when it’s not a self portrait at all, much less a handheld one. Here’s a 1-minute compilation of cases in which newscasters misidentify photographs as selfies. It’s a short segment that aired late last year on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.