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Gorgeous and Very Rare Leica MP Titanium Available for the First Time Outside of Japan

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In April of 2007, to commemorate their first anniversary, the Leica Store Ginza in Tokyo, Japan released the beautiful camera above: a Leica MP Titanium limited edition that was only created in a single run of only 150.

Since then, the only place to get one of these has been at the Ginza store in Tokyo. But now, buyers outside of Japan have the rare opportunity to grab one of these gorgeous shooters through the Leica Store Miami… assuming, of course, that you’ve got $40,000 to drop on a film camera. Read more…

Photographer Couple Captures Their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Tintype

When photographer Mark Dawson and his girlfriend photographer Kari Wehrs were challenged to the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, they decided to go old-school. In addition to donating — that is, after all, the real point of all this — they set up an old tintype camera and captured the entire thing 1850s style. Read more…

Interactive Map Lets You Browse Over 650 Photos Taken by ISS Astronauts

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Dave MacLean from the Center of Geographic Sciences has put together a pretty awesome resource for space photography lovers. He’s created an interactive map that lets you browse through over 650 photographs taken by ISS astronauts on Expeditions 40 and 41. Read more…

GoPro Captures What It’s Like to Be Hunted by a Bald Eagle, Gets Taken for a Ride

Ever wonder what a small mammal sees in its last moments of life before a bald eagle (we’ll call it: ‘Murica) swoops down out of nowhere and snatches it away? We’re sure that question haunts your every waking moment, but it doesn’t have to anymore, because ‘Murica finally joined the many other animals who’ve taken a liking to GoPros they find lying around. Read more…

The Internet Archive Joins the Commons, Uploads Millions of Historic Images to Flickr

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14 million historic images collected from over half a millennium’s worth of books are currently making their way, million-by-million, onto the Flickr Commons courtesy of a man named Kalev Leetaru and an organization called The Internet Archive. Read more…

Dad Captures Embarrassing Video of Daughter Taking Crazy Selfies in the Backseat

What’s the best way to ensure that your latest selfies are on par with the rest of society? Why, you practice them in the backseat of the car while your father takes you across town, of course!

Unfortunately, this poor teen (who was doing just that) didn’t realize her father was recording her hilarious facial expression practice as she enthusiastically captured a range of creative selfies on her phone. Read more…

Curious Flower Fly Photobombs Engagement Ring Photo

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Forget surgery, serendipity is the way to get a great engagement ring photo. Case in point: check out this awesome viral engagement ring shot by Reddit user kitten-little. Read more…

Here’s How iPhone Thermal Cameras Can Be Used to Steal Your Pin Codes

There are a lot of great, fun, and interesting things people can do with an iPhone and that FLIR ‘predator vision’ infrared camera case we told you about at the beginning of this year. But, as it turns out, there is also a very bad thing people can do.

Using just an iPhone and the Thermal camera case, people can actually steal your PIN codes, be that for an ATM or that keypad on your car or garage door. Read more…

These Photographs of Parisian Rooftops Look Like Abstract Paintings

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Despite living in one of the most photographed locations on earth, Michael Wolf has never been short of creative, unique ideas. Be it photographing street view scenes or, in this case, showing off his incredible composition skill with photographs of Parisian rooftops that look like two-dimensional, abstract paintings. Read more…

PSA: Sunscreen Can Weaken and Cause Cracks in Your Camera Body

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Here’s an interesting cautionary tip and something that we’d honestly never given a second thought to: it turns out that certain chemicals in sunscreen can damage cameras with polycarbonate resin bodies, so you’d better wash your hands the next time you put on sunscreen at the beach and decide to go out shooting afterwards. Read more…