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Photographer Blends Day and Night by Compositing Photos Shot at Different Hours

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The idea of ‘average’ is strange, especially when it’s put into real-world situations and memories. The places most familiar to us change on a daily basis, even if it’s just the slightest bit, but when we look back, our brains piece together this conglomeration of what we’ve seen over the days, months and years to create a familiar, cohesive memory.

It was a similar line of thinking that inspired photographer Wolfgang Hildebrand to create his strangely chaotic compositions of city streets.

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Canon See Impossible Parody Teaser Skewers the Company for Not Innovating

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Canon’s big ‘See Impossible’ reveal turned out to be a pretty big disappointment for us gear heads. Most headlines dripped with disappointment and one article led off its coverage with an image of Bart Simpson writing “I will never hold my breath for a Canon announcement again” over and over on a chalkboard.

But the parody teaser above by a Canon Watch reader has got to be the most brutal of all. Read more…

A Crazy Looking Macro Flash Adapter Darth Vader Would be Proud Of

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What you see above is one of the most unusual pieces of lighting gear we’ve ever chanced across. Looking a bit like a prop from the upcoming Star Wars film, this contraption is actually a macro flash adapter designed by Polish photographers Agnieszka and Ernest Lysak.

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The One Roll Challenge: What Would You Shoot if There Were Only One Roll of Film Left?

Inspired by Steve McCurry’s “The Last Roll of Kodachrome,” four Tokyo-based photographers took to the streets with only a single roll of 120 film and a Hasselblad to capture what it would be like to shoot the very last roll of film in existence.

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Adobe Video Imagines an Impressive Future for Touchscreen Photo Editing

During the Max conference, as he was preparing to demonstrate some of the touch functionality baked into Photoshop CC on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Adobe’s Josh Ulm said, “when we started to explore touch, we knew that we would have to radically shift the user interface.”

What we didn’t know at the time is just what he meant by “radically,” but the ad above gives us a sneak peek at just how touch-capable Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe applications will eventually be. Read more…

Rediscovered Slides Show Victorians Knew How to Get Silly In Front of the Camera

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Funny faces and unusual antics in front of a camera might be more prevalent now than ever before, but if you think our Victorian ancestors didn’t have fun with film every once in a while, you might be pleasantly surprised to see this humorous collection of slides that prove you wrong. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with Lockheed Martin’s Fighter Jet Photographer Liz Kaszynski

Liz Kaszynski has one of the coolest photography jobs in the world. As one of the 10 Lockheed Martin aerial photographers certified to take pictures from the back of fighter jets — and their only female photographer for the F-35 — she photographs and rides in some of the most advanced flying machines on Earth.

In the video above, we get to go behind the scenes with Kaszynski and see her in action. Read more…

Watchtower of Turkey: 2,200 Miles in 20 Days Condensed into a 3-Minute Visual Treat

Filmmaker Leonardo Dalessandri recently spent 20 days in Turkey, and by the looks of it, he didn’t stand still for a single minute of it. Over the course of that 20 days, he travelled almost 2,200 miles with his camera equipment in tow, capturing the video and time-lapse clips he eventually compiled into the 3-minute visual journey embedded above. Read more…

DIY: How to Create a Simple Homemade Softbox for $20 or Less

Light modifiers don’t come cheap, especially softboxes. But, if you have enough DIY talent, some patience, and $20 bucks to spare, you’re only an hour or so away from having a custom-made softbox of your own.

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Riveting Time-Lapse of a Total Lunar Eclipse

In June of 2011, astrophotographer Jean-Luc Dauvergne travelled all the way to Tajikistan to capture the total lunar eclipse on June 15th in the best conditions possible. Lasting almost two hours, he captured the eclipse from start to finish in a captivating minute-long time-lapse with one heck of a crescendo. Read more…