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Behind the Scenes: Hanging Out of Moving Car Windows to Captured Doggy Euphoria

Photographer Lara Jo Regan‘s photo series/book/calendar Dogs in Cars is a fun, tongues-out survey of the euphoria dogs experience on car rides.

We shared the series with you last year, but if you’ve been wondering how she managed to get such multi-dimensional images from such unique perspectives, she’s put together a great behind the scenes video that reveals both her lighting rig and how was she managed to safely hang out of moving car windows. 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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Lens Comparison Shows Off a Big Advantage of Micro Four Thirds: No Future Back Surgery

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The three lenses above let you see equally far, but one of them will fit comfortably into your bag while the others probably wouldn’t fit comfortably anywhere. Can you guess which are which? Go ahead… think it over… we’ll wait… Read more…

M-Magazine: A New Publication that Only Features Photos Taken with Leica M-Series Cameras

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It’s been sixty years since the launch of the Leica M3, Leica’s first M-series rangefinder camera. Since then, an unimaginable number of images have been taken with the M-series lineup, many of which are among the most iconic in history.

To honor the impact this camera has had (and will continue to have) on the world of photography, Leica has launched a new magazine that’s available in both digital and print formats. It’s called M-Magazine and, as the name suggests, the entirety of its artwork features images captured with Leica M-Series cameras.
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This Colorized Photo of Comet 67P Shows Its Detailed Landscape from 38 Miles Above the Surface

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On September 5th of this year, the OSIRIS imaging system aboard the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Orbiter snapped one of the closest looks at a comet that we’ve ever seen. Roughly 38.5 miles from the surface of Comet 67P, the photograph captured an incredible amount of detail, even showing the boulders on the surface of the comet.

After the original black and white image was published though, Flickr user 2di7 & titanio44 decided to bring the image to life even more by using obtainable information about Comet 67P to colorize it to the best of his or her ability. You can see the resulting image above. Read more…

Actor Chris Pratt Tells the Story of How a Mystery Photographer Kickstarted His Career for Free

Today, Chris Pratt is a superstar actor whose credits include the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, but when he was 20 he was just a kid living out of his car in LA who wanted to make it as an actor — a goal he might never have achieved if it hadn’t been for a generous mystery photographer in West Hollywood who took his headshots for free. Read more…

Magnum’s Bruce Gilden Delivers a Brutally Honest Critique of Art Photography

Author’s note: The following video does contain some explicit language and one instance of nudity at 3 minutes. Proceed with caution, especially if you’re at work.


Bruce Gilden — a Brooklyn-born photographer who has won numerous awards and is now part of the Guggenheim Fellowship thanks to his street photography work — recently sat down with VICE to do a little art critique. Although ‘critique’ might be a nice way of putting it. Read more…

Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds travel across the sky in ominous waves, but generally dissipate without an a storm forming.

Storm chaser Alex Schueth was recently in the right place at the right time with his DSLR, and managed to capture one of these formations in the mesmerizing time-lapse video seen above.
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The Itsy Bitsy Spider: A Tiny Spider Made Itself at Home Inside This Lens

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We spend a lot of time over at Lensrentals getting dust out of lenses. Dust doesn’t affect an image, except in very rare circumstances, but people want their rental lenses to look nice and clean inside and out, and our inspectors check the inside of every lens with spotlights and send any dusty ones over to the repair department. Read more…

Surreal, Perspective-Bending Underwater Film Uses Zero Special Effects, Only Camera Tricks

Perspective, gravity, up, down, all of them are mere suggestions in The Ocean Brothers: a mind-bending, surreal video by brothers Francisco and Armando del Rosario and their friend Armiche Ramos.

Entered into the World ShootOut 2014 underwater photography competition, the video took home the top prize with nary a competitor in sight. No special effects were used, just camera tricks and freediving skill that makes it seem as if the world is conforming to their whim.

(via Sploid)