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Cartoon Rap Parody Pokes Fun at the Overuse of the Fisheye Lens

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Watch out folks, because, “Things are about to get… bulbous.” The classic Internet cartoon Homestar Runner is making a triumphant return after a very long break, and they’ve chosen to return to the public eye by poking fun of that optical necessity for any quality 90s rap video: the fisheye lens. Read more…

Canon Publishes Official Sample Photos from the Long-Awaited 7D Mark II

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There probably wasn’t a camera as highly anticipated and talked about this year as the new APS-C flagship Canon 7D Mark II, and now that it’s official, people are clamoring to see how it performs so they can decide if it’s worth pre-ordering the camera ahead of the November release.

Canon Japan is making that decision a bit easier today by releasing an official sample gallery with both photos and videos taken using the new APS-C shooter. Read more…

Photos and Video Captured with a Remote-Controlled Lion-Proof Camera Housing

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Getting up close and personal with large lions is really only an option for a few people in this world; for the rest of us, capturing close-ups requires a bit of engineering. Enter wildlife photographer Steve Mandel and his LionCam. Read more…

Dark Sky Finder Helps Nighttime Photographers Find the Least Light Polluted Spots

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For those of you who partake in any sort of nighttime photography, it’s no secret that light pollution can be the bane of your existence. Thankfully, there’s a neat, simple online resource that can help you better prepare to avoid this enemy of great Milky Way photography.

It’s called Dark Sky Finder, and it’s an easy-to-use website that gives you an up-to-date, radar-style view of what light pollution across the United States looks like.

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Photographer Captures 24 Sunsets in 8 Hours, Chases the Sun Around the Globe for Citizen

Photographer Simon Roberts and ex-NATO pilot Jonathan Nicol were recently given an incredible task to perform: they were asked to steal a night back from Mother Earth herself.

Over the course of 8 hours they literally chased the sun around the globe, staying in ‘the same moment in time’ and letting the Earth spin under them while Roberts captured all 24 sunsets along the way… or rather captured the sun trying to set on them while they fought back with technology and sheer force of will. Read more…

Little Planet Time-Lapse Shows 24 Hours of Planes Bustling Around Dubai Airport

Dubai 360, a website that will soon allow you to explore the city of Dubai using 4K interactive 360º views, has released the first teaser of what’s to come. The teaser was captured at the Dubai International Airport and shows what over 1,000 planes entering and leaving terminal 3 over the course of 24 hours looks like… little planet style.
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Photographer Uses Photoshop and Neuroscience to Find Your ‘Ideal’ Self-Image

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What does your ideal self actually look like? That’s the question that photographer Scott Chasserot seeks to answer with his experiment, Original Ideal. By using portrait photography, Photoshop and brainwave scanners, he thinks he can pinpoint the version of your portrait that you find most appealing. Read more…

Video: GoPro Fantasy Versus GoPro Reality

Mike Fry recently bought a GoPro, and like many before and after him that bought or will buy an action cam in the hopes of creating extreme action videos like the ones in the GoPro ads, he quickly came to a grim realization: his life isn’t actually all that exciting.

And so, as a sort of tribute to the 99.99% of us who will never ski off a cliff with a parachute strapped to our back like the guys in the action cam ads, he created the aptly titled video: My Life Vs…GoPro.

Camera51 App Automatically Helps You Compose Better Photos with Your Smartphone

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Now that practically every phone on the market has a camera, it’s easy for anyone to become a ‘photographer.’ What isn’t nearly as easy is consistently capturing quality images using those phones, especially if you don’t have any background in photography.

But a new app called Camera51 aims to solve these woes by becoming a little composition instructor on-the-go.

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NYC Taxi Drivers Pose for Second ‘Sexy’ Calendar to Raise Money for Charity

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When you think ‘sexy calendar photos,’ the first group of potential models that come to mind probably aren’t New York City taxi drivers. And yet, they’re officially selling their second ‘sexy’ calendar for charity. Read more…