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Out of This World Aerial Photographs of Purple Salt Ponds in San Francisco

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The colorful pond you see in the above image is not the work of clever post–production; nor is it the result of an accidental leak of hazardous material. In fact, it’s 100% natural. What you’re seeing are millions of colorful microorganisms that live and breed in the vibrant salt ponds of San Francisco.

The above image and its accompanying series, titled San Francisco Bay – Purple, was captured by photographer Julieanne Kost as she flew over the ponds, located south of San Francisco.

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The Types of People You Find in a NEW Photographer Facebook Group

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The title kind of says it all, so why don’t we just jump right in? Here are the ten types of people you’ll find in a new photographers Facebook group. Read more…

Rumor: Sony and Mamiya to Release Medium Format Rangefinder-Style Cameras in 2015

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Earlier this year, rumors began spreading of an upcoming Sony Medium Format camera that would be unlike any digital medium format system on the market. The camera would be ‘completely different’ and reports claimed it would also be the cheapest digital medium format option out there.

Well, if you found that rumor far-fetched, hold on to your hats, because a ‘very good source’ is reporting that this rangefinder-styled camera is indeed real… and what’s more, it will have some competition when it arrives. Read more…

A Breathtaking Motion Time-Lapse Tour of Norway

Five months of work, 10,000 miles travelled, several tens of thousands of photographs taken… all of that to create a measly 5 minutes worth of footage. And yet, we would argue it was worth every minute, mile and press of the shutter (or intervalometer, as it were).

Simply titled Norway, the time-lapse above was captured by Morten Rustad of Rustad Media, and it took almost a half-year to get all of the shots he was looking for. Read more…

Rumor: Samsung Working on a Black-and-White Only ‘NX Achromatic’

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Black and white-only digital photography is, at this point, limited to those who own either a Leica M Monochrom or anybody brave enough to (literally) scrape the bayer array off of their digital sensor. But that might not be the case too much longer.

In July, we shared the rumor that Sony was working on a black-and-white sensor/camera, and now, rumors are beginning to swirl that Samsung is doing the same thing. Read more…

Video: The Dramatic Difference a Reflector Can Make, And How to Use One by Yourself

Reflectors are one of the most affordable pieces of gear a photographer can have in their bag. They’re not only small in size (and usually foldable), they’re also versatile and provide benefits when using both natural and artificial light.

This oldie-but-goodie walkthrough by Matt Granger highlights these simple and useful photography tools and details how just a single reflector can make a dramatic difference, even if you’re out shooting without an assistant.

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Photographer Creates a Digital Back for His Leica M4 Using a Canon Rebel Sensor

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Want to shoot digital photos with a Leica rangefinder without having to buy an expensive digital Leica M? You can do so by creating a digital back for a film Leica M.

That’s what Eugene Zaikonnikov did over the course of a year, creating a digital back for his Leica M4 with the sensor from a Canon 350D DSLR.
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Dream Creatures: Reflected Images of Tree Bark Reveal the Faces Hiding in the Forest

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Italian photographer Elido Turco spent four years between 2004 and 2008 exploring a mirrored photography world that remains invisible to most of us. By taking photographs of tree bark and then mirroring the photographs he captured, he discovered a whole society of “Dream Creatures” were watching him each time he would take a stroll through the mountain paths. Read more…

Film Challenge: Photojournalist Tries to Shoot a Day’s Worth of Assignments on Film

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to shoot film as a photojournalist today? Well, now you have your answer. In the video above, The Camera Store challenged Calgary Sun photojournalist Mike Drew to see if it was even remotely possible to shoot a day’s worth of assignments with only film anymore.

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GoPro Goes 4K with HERO4 Black, Adds Touchscreen to HERO4 Silver, and Debuts $130 Entry-Level HERO

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Late last week, we broke the first full leak of the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver editions, followed by a rundown of what you could expect from the new entry-level GoPro HERO. But the time for rumors officially ended this morning when GoPro unveiled the official details themselves.

So say hello to what the company is calling “nothing short of the ultimate GoPro”: The GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver editions. Read more…