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The Average Faces of 30 Legendary Rock Bands

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What do famous rock bands look like if you take portrait photos of each of their members and average them into a single face? The folks over at West Coast Shaving recently decided to find out.
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‘Picture of Innocence’ Episode of Midsomer Murders is a Battle of Film Versus Digital

The video above is an episode of the British television detective drama Midsomer Murders titled “Picture of Innocence.” It originally aired back in June of 2007 and tells the story of a rivalry between a “traditional” (AKA film) photographer and a digital one leading up to a village’s annual photo exhibition.
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This Octopus Was Trained by Sony to Take Pictures of Aquarium Visitors

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Octopuses are known to be very intelligent creatures, but one octopus over in New Zealand has one upped its peers by becoming the world’s first octopus to be trained as a photographer.
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This Pasta Limiter is to Spaghetti What a Camera Lens Aperture is to Light

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This is quite a bit out in left field, but check out this pasta limiter that’s currently one of the hot new releases over on Amazon. It’s essentially an aperture that’s designed for pasta rather than light.
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Humor: People Can’t Eat Without Taking a Picture

Actor TOMMY_XPENSIVE created this clever short Vine about people who don’t start eating a meal before snapping a compulsory photo of their food.

“It’s like the modern version of saying grace,” says one commenter on Reddit. “In this house we pray to Instagram before we eat,” writes another.

A Colorized Photo of Photographers Traveling with their Gear in 1912 Toronto

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Here’s a colorized 1912 photograph of freelance photographers Bill and Joseph James riding a motorcycle in Toronto. Their father was William James, who’s often referred to as Canada’s first photojournalist. The James family created a huge photographic record of Toronto that spanned decades starting in 1909.

The original B&W photo is from the City of Toronto Archives, which has over 6,000 photos by the family in its collection. The version shown above was colorized by Mark Truelove of Canadian Colour.

These Are Photos from an Official Police Department Instagram Account

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Need a laugh? Check out the official Instagram account of the Reykjavík metropolitan police (Reykjavík is the largest and capital city of Iceland). It’s a strangely humorous account that’s filled with silly snapshots showing that the officers know how to have a good time while busting criminals and keeping their city streets safe.
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This is What Olympus’ Sensor-Shift Stabilization Looks Like in Action

In 2012, Olympus launched a new 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system in the retro OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera. If you’d like a better idea of how the system works, check out the video above, which shows the technology in action.

Micro 4/3rds Photography made the video by strapping a Panasonic Lumix GH4 with a Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye lens to the front of an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II and pointing it straight into the camera. They then started recording video with both cameras and waved the E-M5 II around to see how the sensor reacts to the movement. As you can see, it shifts around quite a bit to try and stabilize what it sees.

(via Micro 4/3rds Photography via 43 Rumors)

GoPro Captures Its Fall from 10,000 Feet, Found Four Years Later and Returned

An interesting camera story developed over in Sweden this past week. A man named Kristoffer Örstadius reported online that his father had found a GoPro lying in a field outside of Kristianstad, Sweden. The memory card on the camera was intact, but the last video on it was surprising: it showed that the camera had taken an unexpected journey from 10,000 feet above ground four years earlier.
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Here’s a Clever Way to Sell Your DSLR on Craigslist

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Here’s a clever Craigslist listing by some photographer with a knack for marketing over in Vancouver. Buy their “super handy” 3-axis hot-shoe-mounted bubble level, and they’ll throw in their Nikon D800 for free!
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