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An Automated Slide Film Scanner Built with LEGOs

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This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a film scanner, Kulcsar decided to combine his technical ingenuity and love for LEGOs to create a DIY slide film scanner using LEGO pieces.
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Pranksters Put Up Fake ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ Ads Next to Real Apple Billboards

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Apple recently launched a global advertising campaign touting the camera quality of the iPhone 6. As part of the campaign, the company put up billboards all over the world with its favorite photos captured by iPhone 6 users with the phone.

Two pranksters from the advertising industry recently decided to poke fun at the billboards by putting up their own fake “Shot on iPhone 6″ ads next to them.
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InstantFlex TL70 is a Rolleiflex Twin-Lens Reflex Clone for Instax Instant Photos

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If you’re a fan of both retro cameras and instant photos, you may be delighted to learn of a new camera called the InstantFlex TL70. It’s designed to look like a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera, but it’s a fully functional instant camera that takes Fujifilm Instax film.
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Photographing Stunt Biker Danny MacAskill in Front of a Solar Eclipse

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One of the many amazing photographs that emerged after the recent total solar eclipse was this epic shot of stunt biker Danny MacAskill soaring down a hill with the moon eclipsing the sun in the background. Many on the Internet immediately called the shot a “fake,” but it’s far from it.

It took photographer Rutger Pauw quite a bit of planning and a healthy dose of luck to capture the memorable photograph.
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Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile

A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a photographic one: every mile he traveled, Davidhazy stopped and took a single selfie. The video above is the time-lapse that he created after his epic journey.
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Beastgrip Pro is a Versatile Lens Adapter and Camera Rig for Smartphone Shooters

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Back in 2013, Vadym Chalenko successfully raised nearly $40,000 to launch a product called the Beastgrip, the first universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. Now, two years later, he’s refreshing the Beastgrip with a new version that’s even more versatile and powerful. It’s called the Beastgrip Pro.
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A Lonely Rain Cloud Giving Water Back to the Sea

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Huw Alexander Ogilvie was flying over the Pacific Ocean in 2005 when he shot this peculiar photograph of a lone cloud dumping rain onto the world. After uploading it to Flickr, it quickly became his most popular photo and was even featured recently by NASA in a story about rainfall. You can view a larger version here.

Amazon Announces Unlimited Photo Storage for Just $12 a Year

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Amazon has just dropped a huge bomb on the file storage industry by announcing two new unlimited cloud storage subscription plans. One lets you store all the files your heart desires for just $60 a year, and the second is one that may be a very attractive backup option for photographers: unlimited photo storage for just $12 a year.
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A First Glimpse of Canon’s Small 4K Camera

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Canon has long been rumored to have a small 4K camera up its sleeve, and now the world is getting its first glimpse of the new product. The company has unveiled the camera at a press event in China ahead of its rumored official launch in the United States at the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas next month.
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Analyzing a Collection of B&W Street Photos Captured Around the World

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Last year I launched a new initiative called the Streettogs Academy, a biweekly challenge for motivating and sharpening the skills of street photographers around the world. Photographers are given 2 weeks to shoot photos for the latest theme and upload 1 to 3 of them to our Facebook page.

Our latest assignment was “Black and White.” The submitted photos that received the most attention from members of the group were those that had the simple basic requirement of a good image: a strong visual hook. Here’s a look at photos.
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