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This Peel-Away Polaroid Calendar is a Great Gift for Your Instant Photography-Loving Friends

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Here’s a wonderful little gift idea (stocking stuffer perhaps?) that’s sure to impress one of the photography lovers on your list this holiday season. It’s the Poladarium 2015, and it’s a peel-away calendar where each day presents a new Polaroid photograph for you to admire.

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Sony Officially Announces the a7II in the US! Will Ship in Time for Christmas

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The Sony a7II and its impressive 5-axis in-body stabilization has generated a ton of well-deserved buzz since it was officially announced. There’s only one problem: it wasn’t officially announced in the US yet.

The main announcement was made in Japan and no US release date and pricing has been available… until today! The news just dropped, and American Sony fans can enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow knowing they can have the a7II in time for Christmas. Read more…

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

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“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days ago. Thanks to a photo that seems to show Mills missing what might have been one of the greatest photos of his career, social media tagged him with the tongue in cheek caption “this guy used to be a sports photographer.”

Except that he did get the shot, or at least a shot… and the shot he got is a testament to how good of a sports photographer he really is. Read more…

Old Photos Reveal Weird Thanksgiving Traditions from 100 Years Ago

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You might think that Thanksgiving day has always consisted of football, the Macy’s parade, and copious amounts of tryptophan, but as these old photos from deep within the Library of Congress’ archives show, 100 years ago, Thanksgiving was something else entirely. Read more…

Power Hungry: Poignant Photos Compare the Meals of the Rich and Poor Throughout History

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Approximately 40% of food is thrown out in America each year. This amounts to roughly $165 billion (with a ‘b’) worth of food, which could feed half of the 50 million Americans who struggle to put food on the table.

It’s tough statistics like these that inspired photographer Henry Hargreaves and his friend and food stylist Caitlin Levin to create the series Power Hungry: a poignant set of photos that illustrates the inequality between the rich and the poor by comparing what each class’s meals have looked like throughout history.

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The Vela One is 100x Faster than Conventional Strobes, Can Stop a Bullet In Its Tracks

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High speed photography is all about fast-flash; the faster your flash, the faster the instant you can adequately freeze on a digital sensor. Modern strobes are pretty good at this, with flash durations as fast as 1/20,000 of a second, but a Bristol-based company Vela Labs is about to take high-speed photography to unheard-of heights.

Introducing the Vela One, ‘the world’s first high speed LED flash’ that boasts a flash speed starting at 1/2,000,000 second, or 500 nanoseconds. Read more…

Hasselblad Unveils the Stellar II: A Luxury Item ‘Not Intended to Be Judged Against Other Cameras’

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Minutes ago, Hasselblad officially unveiled the Stellar II, another Sony rebrand that will likely draw some ridicule from the photo community — except that Hassy has changed their approach a bit with this camera.

Right in the first line of the press release, they’re making one thing clear: this camera is “not intended to be judged against other cameras,” but is, “rather, conceived and crafted exclusively for Aficionados, Collectors and Connoisseurs.” Read more…

Using Printed Video Game Screenshots to Creatively Juxtapose 1790s and Modern Day Paris

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Then & Now style photo series are anything but uncommon, but what if the “then” you want to compare to “now” happened before the invention of photography? You would think that would be a deal-breaker, but one computer graphics manager and gaming enthusiast found a way around this issue.

For his ‘Then & Now’ series, Damien Hypolite printed out screenshots from the game Assassin’s Creed Unity — which is based during the French Revolution — and then went around holding them up against modern-day Paris. Read more…

Flickr Taking Heat from CC Photographers for Selling Their Work as Wall Art Without Compensation

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Flickr — a site that sometimes seems like the punching bag of the photo community — is again taking heat from photographers, this time over their recent announcement that people can select from millions of Creative Commons-licensed photographs to buy as wall art.

The photos are being sold for profit, but none of that profit will go to the photographers who took the shots, and some of these photographers are speaking up about what they see as an injustice. Read more…

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

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Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional product photography a try of his own — and he knocked it out of the park.

Using just an old iPhone 4s, an IKEA lamp, two LED flashlights, and a few Translumfoil cards (you can use parchment), he captured the photograph you see above. Read more…