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Rosetta Beams Down the First True Color Image of Comet 67P, and No It’s Not Gray

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Given Comet 67P is, after all, a rock, and given that gray rocks are not uncommon, you would be forgiven for thinking that the photos of the comet that we’ve seen thus far were in color. That, however, is not the case. What you’re seeing above is actually the first true color image of Comet 67P taken by the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft. Read more…

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Recreated in Awesome LEGO Stop Motion Animation

This is going to be a VERY long year, and we have J.J. Abrams to blame. Since its release on Friday, the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has swept across the Internet like a wildfire.

But as with almost anything viral, it hasn’t completely taken its course until it’s been parodied and recreated a handful of times. This viral sensation is no exception, and we have our first viral attempt thanks to LEGO fanatic Snooperking, who recreated the entire trailer from start to finish using stop motion animation.

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Hardcore Athlete Portraits of Weightlifting Grandmas and Basketball Playing Grandpas

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Advertising imagery for everything from basketball shoes to weightlifting attire usually features muscled athletes performing some amazing (if occasionally Photoshop-enhanced) feat. Photographer Dean Bradshaw decided to turn that idea on its head with his series Golden Years. Read more…

Craziest Black Friday Deal: Hasselblad Offering $2,300 off the Special Edition Stellar

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There are some great Black Friday deals out there today, but we’re not sure anybody is going to be able to touch the discount Hasselblad is offering on the Stellar Special Edition. So if you’re interested in buying a luxury version of the Sony RX100 Mark I that doubles as a collector’s item, listen up.

All of the Stellar Special Edition cameras, which usually retail for a whopping $3,300, are selling for $1,000 on B&H photo right nowthat’s $2,300 off, very nearly a 70% discount. Read more…

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

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“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days ago. Thanks to a photo that seems to show Mills missing what might have been one of the greatest photos of his career, social media tagged him with the tongue in cheek caption “this guy used to be a sports photographer.”

Except that he did get the shot, or at least a shot… and the shot he got is a testament to how good of a sports photographer he really is. Read more…

Beautiful Photographs of Microscopic Plankton that Look Like Photos of Outer Space

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Faults: Coscinodiscus and pinnularia, crushed

When you look at the photographs in her series Into the Umbra, photographer Julia Bennett wants you to think you’re looking at outer space. And then, just as your mind is struggling to expand to encompass the far reaches of the solar system where the image was captured, that’s when she wants you to realize that you’re looking at something you could find in any old liter of Sea Water.

Her images weren’t captured with a telescope peering into the heavens, but a microscope that peers into the micro worlds inside droplets of seawater. Read more…

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

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Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional product photography a try of his own — and he knocked it out of the park.

Using just an old iPhone 4s, an IKEA lamp, two LED flashlights, and a few Translumfoil cards (you can use parchment), he captured the photograph you see above. Read more…

Red Bull Raises the Extreme Video Bar with Interactive 3rd Person 360º Little Planet Wind Surfing Video

Red Bull is known for its clever advertising and incredible collection of sponsored adrenaline junkies. So, to make the most of both of these assets, the company recently decided to pair up with wind surfer Jason Polakow to create one of the most intense and immersive ‘tiny planet’ videos you’ve probably ever seen.

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CNN Cameraman Pits the iPhone 6 Against His Standard Issue Broadcast Camera

Footage shot with smartphones has become much more common in the world of journalism today, where quick turnaround times are just as important as getting the shot. Knowing this, one CNN cameraman wanted to see if it was possible for a smartphone (namely the iPhone 6) to keep up with a much larger, traditional broadcast camera. Read more…

A Photo Found on a Fuji X100S That Paid a Visit to the Fuji Repair Facility

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Photographer Lukas Funk recently sent his Fuji X100S to Fujifilm for repairs in Europe due to a minor issue. When he got the fixed camera back, the internal storage held this behind-the-scenes test photo captured by a technician.

In addition to a large number of Fuji-branded memory cards used for testing, we see a sheet of peel-off replacement faux-leather strips. Anyone know which part of the camera they’re for?