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Scientists Dress Camera Rover as Baby Penguin to Get Up Close and Personal with Emperor Colony

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Trying to record and gather data on very shy animals like emperor penguins is a big challenge for scientists. Getting close to them, even with remote-controlled rover cameras, often scares them or makes them act differently.

So, how do you solve this? If you’re Yvon Le Maho and his team from the University of Strasbourg in France, you dress the rover up as a fuzzy penguin chick before sending it on its way. Read more…

A Hardcore Photography Pride Hoodie by Teespring (that Needs One Small Edit)

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What do you get when you mix some hardcore photography pride with winter clothing? You get something like the hoodie above by Teespring: a fun-if-a-bit-cocky gift idea for the photographer in your life. Read more…

Video: Russian Cosmonaut Shows You How He Takes Self-Portraits in Space

You know those pictures of astronauts on the ISS, working away at some experiment or another while somebody else takes their picture? Well, somebody else might not have actually been involved. Read more…

Engagement Photographer Hides in Small Trashcan to Get the Perfect Candid Shot

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If you want to get a great candid engagement shot, you have to be good at hiding. But how far would you go to get a great angle of a private engagement at a park without being seen? Canadian photographer Chance Faulkner was willing to go further than most… right into a tiny trashcan under a nearby tree. Read more…

Photographer Releases Classy Response After His Work was Stolen for a Political Attack Ad

Local Alaska photographer Mark Osborne found a nasty surprise waiting for him in the mail a few days ago. Among the bills and junk mail was sitting a political attack ad aimed at a friend of his running for the State of Alaska House of Representatives, and illustrating the ad was an screen grab from a video taken by Mark himself.

Osborne was, understandably, a little annoyed. And so he shot the response above to explain the situation, express his displeasure, and laugh at the situation a bit while he was at it. Read more…

The Road to Wolfboro: A Cinematic Tribute to the Beauty of Wet Plate Collodion Photography

Skateboard company Element recently put together a wonderful little mini-documentary titled The Road to Wolfboro. In it, a dedicated film crew follows photographer Brian Gaberman around as he shares his fascination of wet plate photography and captures some of the most beautiful scenes across the east cost.

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BTS: Using Forced Perspective Drawing and Light Painting to Create a Mind-Bending Adobe Logo

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For the Adobe Remix project, talented light painting artist Janne Parviainen painstakingly combined forced perspective drawing with light painting to create something really special. Read more…

Daughter Creatively Inserts Herself Into Her Mother’s Childhood Photos

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Portland-based Art Director Danielle Delph says she often wonders if her mother and her would have been friends if they had grown up together. And while that question can’t be answered in a literal sense (yet… not giving up hope on a time-machine just yet), Delph put her impressive Photoshop skills to use answering it metaphorically. Read more…

Famous Album Cover Photos Uncropped to Reveal ‘The Bigger Picture’

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What if many of iconic photos featured on famous album covers were actually cropped from much stranger images? That’s the idea behind “The Bigger Picture,” a humorous set of manipulated photographs imagining the “original context” of album cover photos.
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Comic: The Evolution of the Group Portrait

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Taiwanese illustrator nagee drew this comic showing the evolution of the group portrait from between 1990 and 2014. From simple posed photos taken by a photographer outside the frame to selfies captured with selfie sticks.

(H/T Photoblog.hk)