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external How the Selfie Stick Is Killing the Selfie Read more: See How the Selfie Stick is Killing the Selfie —TIME

The “selfie stick”—a small, articulated monopod designed for cell phone-wielding photographers—is, by all accounts, more popular than ever. “[Just last month], I’ve seen several around midtown Manhattan, including inside Grand Central Terminal and outside the main branch of the New York Public Library,” says Henry Posner, the director of corporate communications at the popular B&H Photo retail chain.

 
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external Photoshop Mix 1.1: New Features Thanks to Your Feedback —Adobe | Photoshop Blog

The Adobe team has delivered their first update to Photoshop Mix, adding Undo/Redo, Swap Image, Panorama Support, Loval Full-Resolution saving and Dropbox integration.

 
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external How much do you REALLY know about photography? —Digital Camera World

A quick, 16-question quiz that will help you determine “just how much you’ve learned about photography over the years — both technical and historical knowledge.” After all, why should the BuzzFeed readers have all the quiz fun…

 
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external Musings: Jason Larkin’s Mysterious Ascension Island —National Geographic

“Most large ecosystems like forests take thousands of years to develop and become sustainable. I wanted to know what that feels like to go into a natural space that has been created in a fraction of that time. I wanted to capture the feeling and mood of the place, the tension between the artificial and natural.”

 
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external How to Deal with a Rude Photographer —Photofocus

I’ve been blessed with a dual career! For over 30 years I’ve been teaching the Martial Arts and for over 20 years I have been a professional photographer. Over the years I have learned to merge the two skill sets. In that time I’ve come to the realization misguided Black Belts and misguided Photographers have rude egos.

 
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external How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography —TIME

From film reels to memory cards to cell phones, it seems perfectly logical to trace the roots of the last dozen seismic shifts in photography to the physical devices used to capture images, but an exhibit at the Center for Photography at Woodstock has taken a more philosophical approach to the rise of smartphones and their drastic impact on the way we use and respond to photography.

 
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external On Making and Publishing a Book – For Photographers —A Photo Editor

To create a successful photography book you must exhibit these three traits. Your work must have a purpose, it must communicate and strike a chord with the audience. This will be impossible if you are not passionate about your pictures and it will not get done if you can not persevere through some failure. Good work requires one to take risks and everyone who takes risks occasionally fails, however those failures can and will make you stronger if you allow them to.

 
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external Eyefi Now Features IFTTT Integration —Eyefi

Photo hobbyists can now use Eyefi Cloud on IFTTT for automating how and where photos are published and shared.

 
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external Photographs That Make a Difference —NY Times

Bob Adelman has devoted his photographic career to making pictures that make a difference. Now, he will have a photographer in residence role at the Library of Congress.

 
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external Photo Camp Arizona: Empowering Teens to Tell Their Stories of Border Life —National Geographic

The small desert town of Arivaca, Arizona, 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, has a reputation for being a rough place—a ground zero for drug smuggling, illegal border crossings, and tension between the community and federal law enforcement. Anthropologist Jason De Léon has a different view. For the past five summers, the town has served as the base camp for his brainchild, the Undocumented Migration Project.

 
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