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Bride Thrown from Horse During Photo Shoot

Here’s an example in which having a “YOLO” attitude during a photo shoot turned out to be a very bad idea. Photographer Jarrett Hucks was photographing a soon-to-be bride on a beach when a group of equestrians rode by. The client decided that “since you only live once,” she wanted a photo of herself riding a horse. What happened next is captured in the video above.
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Photographer Builds Detailed Sets on NYC Sidewalks Using Discarded Furniture

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Over the past 6 months, photographer Justin Bettman and stylist Gozde Eker have been building elaborate sets on the sidewalks of New York City using unwanted furniture and household items, most of which is found discarded on the street. The sets are made to look like the rooms of a house.
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Photos for Life: A Stock Photography Service By and For Cancer Patients and Survivors

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Photos for Life is a “charity photo bank” where all the stock photos are created by cancer patients and survivors and for other cancer patients. Each of the models you see in the images was personally affected by cancer in their own lives. “They love their lives and want to show it to the world!” the website says.
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Flickr made a lot of us better photographers. The site’s coming of age paralleled the rise of digital photography, and as we tinkered with our fancy new cameras, we sought out people who could help. We found Flickr and its groups, filled in equal measure with people who were just starting out and people who were once beginners, too, and were more than willing to help us learn.

 
Dec 15, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

This Just In: Peter Lik’s Record-Breaking Photo Sale May Constitute Torture

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(Newswire, December 13th, Las Vegas) — A group of leading photographers, curators, and general taste arbiters has determined that Peter Lik’s sale of a photograph may constitute torture under the Geneva conventions.

The photograph in question, an open edition of a mundane Southwestern landscape, sold recently for $6.5 million, the largest figure for a photograph in history.
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Test Your Perception of Color with this 1000 Piece Puzzle of the CMYK Color Gamut

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How good are your eyes at seeing colors? Over the years, we’ve shared a number of online color matching games that help you test this. 1000 Colours is an offline game for the same thing: it’s a jigsaw puzzle consisting of 1000 pieces that cover the CMYK color gamut.
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Woman Awarded $1.12M After Being Arrested While Taking Photos Outside a Military Base

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A New York woman has been awarded $1.12 million in damages after being arrested back in 2009 while taking photographs outside a military base.
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Camera Shake Could Be Used to Identify the Person Behind the Camera, Researchers Say

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Camera shake could one day be used to help track down people who record footage anonymously. Researchers say that footage captured by wearable cameras contain a “motion signature” that’s unique to the wearer — a hidden “fingerprint” of sorts.
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external An In-Depth History of Group f.64 —NYTimes | LENS

Biographer Mary Street Alinder digs deep into photographic history in her book “Group f.64”, which chronicles the rise and fall of the famed movement founded by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Brett Weston and Willard Van Dyke.

 
Dec 11, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Columnists at The Guardian Debate Whether or Not Photography is Art

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Grab your popcorn, folks. There’s an interesting royal rumble happening over at The Guardian between columnists Sean O’Hagan and Jonathan Jones. The main question on the table is: “Is photography art?”
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