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This is Why Photographers Should Stay Off the Track at a Horse Race

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During a horse race, the track itself probably isn’t the place you should be wandering in order to snap the perfect action shot. Even if racers do tend to stay toward the inside of the track, things don’t always go as expected. A photographer in Finland learned this lesson the hard way this past week.
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A Blast from the Past: Demos of Adobe Photoshop 1.0

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Adobe celebrated Photoshop’s 25th birthday yesterday with great fanfare. Since the original Photoshop version 1.0 was launched back on February 19th, 1990, there have been 15 major versions released that have advanced the way we work with (and look at) photographs.

To see how far post-processing has come over the past two-and-a-half decades, here’s a closer look at what it was like to use the very first version of Photoshop.
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Artist Creates 25 Life-Size Sculptures of Leica Cameras Out of Different Materials

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Artist Daniel Arsham has a new exhibition at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles that consists of 25 life-sized Leica camera replicas created out of various geological materials. The sculptures reimagine some of Leica’s most famous products as “relics of a time past.”
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xkcd Comic Pokes Fun at Seeing the Golden Ratio in Random Photographs

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xkcd‘s latest comic, titled “Flowcharts,” is a tongue-in-cheek take on the concept of the golden ratio (or golden spiral) in photography. It’s a flow chart in which one of the steps reads: “Do you like when people find the golden spiral in random images?” If you choose “yes” from there, you’re taken on a golden ratio journey that magically fits the design of the chart.
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How to Protect Your Camera Gear from a Robber

Renowned Magnum and National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey offers this sweet 40-second tip on how you can protect the theft of your camera gear. It’s pretty simple: you just need to be wise about how you wear your camera bag and knowledgable in the art of judo.

(via David Alan Harvey via ISO 1200)

This NASA Time-Lapse Shows 5 Years of Our Sun’s Life in 3 Glorious Minutes

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory began observing the sun on February 11, 2010, capturing more than a photo per second for 24 hours a day since then. The 200+ million photos and 2,600 terabytes of data captured provide a “unprecedentedly clear picture” of what happens on the surface.

The time-lapse above was released in honor of the project’s five-year anniversary. It’s a highlight video that packs the best photos from the last 5 years of sun watching into a glorious 3-minute experience for the public to enjoy.

(via NASA via CNET)

NASA Creates Movie Parody Posters Featuring Its ISS Expedition Astronauts

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The image above may look like a poster for the upcoming Star Wars movie, but it’s actually a portrait NASA just released of its Expedition 45 crew. It’s a long-standing tradition of the space agency for its crews to pose for a wacky photo shoot for posters that are often parodies of popular Hollywood movies.
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Humor: What Canon Actually Thinks About the DSLR Video ‘Revolution’

Andrew Reid of EOSHD created this parody video imagining what the big wigs over at Canon actually think about the DSLR video ‘revolution’ they helped kick off. He added his own subtitle translations to a viral meme video of a Spanish man laughing during an interview. (Sorry if you’re a Spanish speaker.)

The clip was made for a review Reid recently did of the $11,500 Canon C300 cinema camcorder. “…at the back of my mind throughout my C300 experience, I couldn’t help imagining this,” he writes.

(via EOSHD via Reddit)

Experiment Shows What Happens When You Repost a Photo to Instagram 90 Times

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Every time you post a photo to Instagram, it loses a tiny bit of quality. It’s not really noticeable for a single upload, but if you save and repost the photo over and over, the quality loss becomes extreme. It’s a concept known as “generation loss,” and is the subject of artist Pete Ashton‘s project “I Am Sitting In Stagram (2015).”
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Canon 5DS Promo Mugs Poke Fun at the Nikon D800 and Its ‘Small’ 36MP Sensor

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Canon is apparently promoting its new 5DS DSLR with a pair of mugs that poke fun at Nikon. There’s a big mug that has EOS 5DS printed across the front, while a smaller companion mug features the text “I AM SMALL” with the design used by Nikon’s I AM ad campaigns.
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