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Extreme Weight Loss, Photoshop Edition

How much weight loss can Photoshop do? As you’ll see in the video above, the answer is “a whole lot”.

It’s from one of the stranger Photoshop retouching channels you’ll find on YouTube, called Real Retouch. The “Photoshop diet” walkthrough starts with a portrait of Japanese TV personality Matsuko Deluxe and proceeds to show how various Photoshop tools and tricks can be used to shed tens or hundreds of pounds off a person’s photograph.

Dear Bride-to-Be: Tips from a Model on Looking Your Best for the Camera

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Having worked on many bridal shoots as a model and involved in several real weddings before, I’ve picked up some things that I hope might help a few others. If you’re part of the wedding industry then please feel free to share this tongue in cheek guide with your clients, whilst understanding that although it’s a bit brazen, it might actually be what they need to know! Read more…

It Would Take 21 of These IBM Hard Drives from 1956 to Hold a Single D800 RAW File

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Here’s both a neat picture and a mind-blowing fact for you. What you see above is the IBM Model 350 Disk File from 1956. It weighed over a ton, contained fifty 24-inch disks, and was leased to companies for $3,200 per month. It could hold… 3.75 Megabytes.

That means that it would take 21 of these puppies to hold the largest 14-bit RAW file the Nikon D800 spits out. Read more…

Portraits from The 2014 World Beard and Mustache Championships

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A new year has gone by, which means a new World Beard and Mustache Championship has been completed. And in keeping with his annual tradition, portrait photographer Greg Anderson was there to document some of the most outrageous facial accoutrement you will ever come across. Read more…

Rumor: Canon Working on a ‘Modular’ DSLR that Will Let You Swap Out the Viewfinder and More

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Here’s an interesting rumor from the Canon camp. You know that ‘modular’ phone Google is working on that will let you swap out pieces of it — say, the camera, or the processor — by removing and attaching different pieces? Well, fresh rumors suggest Canon is thinking of doing something similar with a forthcoming DSLR. Read more…

Paris Views: Voyeuristic Portraits of Parisians Captured Through Apartment Windows

Gail Albert Halaban, Rue de Belleville, 20th arrondissement, Paris, from Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views (Aperture, 2014)

Gail Albert Halaban, Rue de Belleville, 20th arrondissement, Paris, from Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views (Aperture, 2014)

Photographer Gail Albert Halaban calls herself a ‘friendly window watcher.’ In 2009, this manifested itself in the much-lauded photographs of her New York City neighbors in the series Out My Window, and now she’s back with another series/book of similar portraits captured in the City of Light: Paris. Read more…

Fuji X20 Survives 3 Months of Rain, Snow, and Bears in the Wild… Still Works

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This poor camera has seen some things. For three months, photographer KB‘s Fuji X20 languished in the Colorado wilderness while rain, hail, snow, and animals took turns saying ungentle hellos. And yet, when KB brought it home and charged it up, the X20 started right up! Read more…

Filmmaker Takes $235K in Phantom Cameras for a Swim to Capture Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage

If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves.

Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan felt when he put his $50K Phantom Flex, $45K Phantom Miro M-320S, and $140K Phantom 4K Flex inside his own custom-built underwater housings and took them out into the waves for the first time? Read more…

This is What Little Puppies Look Like When They’re Shaking Off Water

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There’s a rule of thumb when it comes to viral dog photography: what’s cute with dogs is going to be twice as cute when you shrink your subjects down to puppies.

Photographer Seth Casteel did it with Underwater Dogs and the sequel Underwater Puppies, and we are very happy to inform you that animal photographer Carli Davidson recently decided to take her viral SHAKE photos of dogs and create the photo series and book SHAKE Puppies. Read more…

10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer Left Nikon for Sony Mirrorless

While the CaNikon war is the usual debate in the photography world, they are by no means the only two camera manufacturers out there. With the rise of the mirrorless market and improvements to the sensors packed inside, a number of photographers are starting to make the jump to companies like Sony and Fuji, even for their more serious work.

Jason Lanier is one of those photographers. And in the 24-minute video above, he lists out the 10 main reasons he abandoned Nikon for Sony. Read more…