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Photo Scanning Businessman Being Sued for $90M After Making $120K Per Week

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John Rogers was once one of the high flying entrepreneurs in the photo world. After coming up with the brilliant idea of scanning old photos for newspapers and splitting the rights to the digital images, Rogers was on his way to amassing one of the largest photo libraries in the world and was earning a whopping $120,000 per week selling his images on eBay.

Now his empire has come crashing down. Rogers is reportedly being sued for more than $90 million and has lost his business entirely.
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Coming Soon: 52-Megapixel Cameras in Smartphones

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There’s a stealthy startup in Silicon Valley that’s working to revolutionize photography. It’s called Light, and one of its goals is putting 52-megapixel cameras in smartphones by next year.
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WikiLeaks’ Sony Docs: A7r II, A6000 II, and RX Cameras Coming. A-Mount Left to Die?

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WikiLeaks has just published a massive collection of emails and documents that were leaked through the 2014 Sony hack. Among the documents was a product and service launch calendar that mentions new cameras Sony is (or was) planning to launch in the first part of this year.

If the calendar is still accurate, then Sony will soon be announcing new cameras in the A7r, A6000, and RX lines.
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Man Has DSLR Stolen by Flight Attendant, Then Finds it on eBay and Gets It Back

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A former Ryanair flight attendant has pleaded guilty to stealing items that passengers left behind on airplanes. He was busted after a man accidentally left his DSLR behind and then later found the same camera for sale on eBay.
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Photographer Stages Playful Scenes to Bring Everyday Things to Life

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Animated Photography” is an ongoing project by photographer ErAn Croitoru, who stages and shoots creative scenes with everyday objects that turn them into living creatures.
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The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

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Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build yourself for around $40.
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A First-Person Shooter Called Street Photography

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In my early teenage years I loved nothing more than gaming and going to LAN parties every weekend. Unreal Tournament, Battlefield 1942 and Counter-Strike were my favorites back then. Although I also liked strategy games like Warcraft 3, I spent most of my time playing Counter-Strike with my friends till early in the morning.

I’m not much of a gamer anymore besides an occasional SNES night, but recently a crazy thought crossed my mind. If street photography were a game, it would definitely be a first-person shooter.
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A Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait…

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Check out this trippy portrait of the sketch comedy duo Hello Generic. It’s a portrait of a portrait of a portrait… 18 levels deep.
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How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in your shot without affecting their saturation.
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This is Why You Shouldn’t Check Your Camera Gear In When Flying

It’s often recommended that photographers keep their gear with them when flying rather than checking it in. If the risk of theft and careless baggage handlers aren’t enough to deter you, check out the video above. It shows one particular baggage pusher system that’s used in an international airport to direct bags onto conveyor belts. As you can see, gentle handling isn’t exactly the goal.

(via 01Bowfin via Reddit)