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Dreamy Music Video Makes Excellent Use of 360° GoPro Rig for Psychedelic Visuals

The 360 GoPro rig video is nothing new, but most of the time it’s used to create footage that is likely to induce vomiting… or at the very least a minor headache. Wild Child’s new music video for the song ‘Rillo Talk’ is different.

Created by director Aaron Brown, the video uses the little planet effect to fluidly transition between dreamy, psychedelic scenes that perfectly match the song’s feel. Read more…

Four Years Later: Browse Through the First Photos Ever Posted to Instagram

Four years (and one day) ago, Kevin Systrom posted the first ever photo to Instagram, then a new social network with an uncertain future and exactly one photo of a cute dog in its archives. Read more…

The Intricate Paint Work on This One-of-a-Kind ‘Takahashi’ Leica M4 is Magnificent

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Nothing like a little bit of gear porn to get you through hump day. But don’t worry, it’s… like… super classy gear porn. All ‘hump day’ and ‘gear porn’ word play jokes aside, this gorgeous one-of-a-kind Leica M4 is truly a work of art… and you can’t have it. Read more…

Breathtaking Wedding Photographs Make a Great Case for Eloping in Iceland

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We don’t know Ohio couple Sarah and Josh personally, but we like the way they think. Because when wedding planning got to be a bit too much and they decided to elope in Iceland, they cancelled all things but one: their photographer.

They brought wedding photographer Gabe McClintock along to capture their elopement, and the photographs he left them with leave no doubt at the wisdom of their decision. Read more…

What Flickr Looks Like On a 25-Year-Old Macintosh

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What was it like to browse Flickr back in 1989? We don’t know, because Flickr didn’t exist then. However, thanks to a clever setup from Flickr user Jeff Jackson, we get a little glimpse at what it would be like.

By tweaking a 25-year-old Macintosh SE/30, Jackson decided to browse around the web to see what websites looked like and how they functioned. He ended up giving Flickr a go and the above screenshot is what he was presented with. According to Jackson, it took a full five minutes to load just one Flickr page; just a bit slower than the second or two it takes now.

(via TUAW)


Image credits: Macintosh SE/30 on the 68k MLA Flickr Page by Jeff Jackson

Video: Photographer’s Boat Capsized by a Pair of Feeding Blue Whales

Photographer and animal lover Dale Frink was on a whale watching trip earlier this month when something scary happened: two lunge feeding blue whales popped up right behind the whale watching boat he was on, capsizing it and sending Frink and all his stuff into the frigid water.

And yet, he still got the shot. Read more…

Dronestagram’s First Drone Photo Contest Shows the Awesome Potential of the Genre

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Drone photography is still new enough that we haven’t really seen the true potential of this new media unlocked — yet.

While the FAA and others bicker about privacy and regulation, some photographers are out there exploring the boundaries of this new technology… and all of them seem to have shown up for the first Drone Photography Competition put together by Dronestagram with help from Nat Geo France, GoPro and a few others. Read more…

The Cameras We Bring: Each Camera is an Extension of Who We Are

This short inspirational video by the folks at video production company Fidelity Format needs, and will therefore get, very little introduction. It’s called “The Cameras We Bring,” and will speak to every photographer who feels that deep connection with their small (or large…) collection of cameras.

“The photos we take are an expression what we’re looking for not necessarily what we’re looking at,” writes FF in the poignant video’s description. “Every camera we use, we use as an extension of who we are.”

(via Reddit)

Restaurant Finds that Smartphone Photos Have Doubled Table Times Since 2004

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Not exactly a reliable scientific study, a recent Craigslist rant by one “Busy NYC Restaurant” that describes itself as “a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists” has gotten a lot of press time for drawing attention to a troubling intersection of food service and photography.

Posted in the rants and raves section of the online classifieds site, the restaurant supposedly compared security footage from 2004 with that from 2014 and found that taking cell phone photos and other smartphone shenanigans have added nearly an hour to the average table time at the restaurant. Read more…

Brutal Face Scar Heals a Little Each Day in this ‘Selfie-a-Day’ Video with a Painful Twist

This isn’t your standard ‘take a selfie every day’ time-lapse. The typical photo-a-day creation is meant to show subtle changes in appearance happen quickly enough for us to notice them, but there’s nothing subtle about what happen to the gentleman in this video. Read more…