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Using the World’s Longest Selfie Stick on the Streets of London

This guy from Trollstation recently did an experiment to see what kind of reactions he would get by taking the world’s longest selfie stick onto the streets of London for some unusual self-portraits. He should try shooting with this 28-foot-tall tripod next.

Pranking Tourists with Magical Photobombing

If you appreciate simple pranks, here’s a photo-related one you may find amusing. Greg Benson of MediocreFilms recently stood in front of the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard and photobombed tourists while helping to take a photo of them. The clever trick involved an accomplice and a cardboard cutout of himself.

Another simple picture prank we’ve shared in the past is the Polaroid picture person swapping prank.

This Slow-Mo Clip Shows What It’s Like to Photograph Planes Landing at Maho Beach

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Maho Beach in the Caribbean islands is famous for being a place where you can stand directly under airliners as they’re landing at Princess Juliana International Airport. With giant airplanes roaring so close overhead, the beach is a popular photo spot that results in some unbelievable images.

Photographer and travel blogger Paul Luning recently paid a visit to the beach, capturing the eye-opening video above that shows just how close the planes come to the people on the beach below.
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Octopus Grabs Camera, Photographs Photographer, and Becomes Famous

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An octopus is getting quite a bit of attention this week for its photography skills. After noticing a camera placed in its enclosure to photograph it, the eight-legged creature grabbed the camera, turned it around, and unintentionally captured a portrait of the photographer.
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This Museum is Designed for Fun 3D Illusion Photos Featuring Visitors

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While major art museums around the world are issuing bans on selfie sticks, there’s one unusual museum in the Philippines that’s continuing to encourage visitors to capture silly portraits with paintings. In fact, that’s what the museum is all about.

Called Art in Island, the museum is full of creative paintings that are designed to act as 3D illusion photo backdrops for guests.
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Fox and Getty Team Up to Promote Movie with Stock Photos Featuring Vince Vaughn and Co.

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20th Century Fox has come up with an unusual way to promote its upcoming film Unfinished Business. Teaming up with Getty Images and its iStock service, the studio has created a series of generic-looking stock photos showing Vince Vaughn and his co-stars in a corporate atmosphere.
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A Handmade Wooden Leica Rangefinder Complete with Two Interchangeable Lenses

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Check out this handmade Leica rangefinder replica crafted out of wood. It has quite a bit of detail, a viewfinder you can look through, an iconic red dot, and two wooden lenses that you can actually swap on and off the lens mount.
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A Mamiya 645 Pro TL Birthday Cake with Sekor 80mm f/2.8 Lens and Portra 400 Film

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22-year-old photography enthusiast David Maitland is a huge fan of film photography and shooting with his Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format camera and Sekor 80mm 2.8 lens. So, for his recent birthday, he got a cake modeled after his beloved camera kit. The camera, lens, strap, film, and photos in the photo above are all edible.
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This Gigantic Collection of 600 Vintage Cameras is for Sale on eBay: It’s Yours for $35K

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Want to start your own camera museum? There’s a new listing on eBay that can put you on the fast track to doing so. It’s for a gigantic collection of roughly 600 vintage cameras from between 1880 and 1980. The description claims the lot could be turned into one of the largest camera museums in the world.
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Unusual Photo Questions Asked at a Camera Store in Ventura, California

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Photography-centric web comic CLICKittyCAT published a series of one-liner comics this week based on true stories it gathered from a camera store in Ventura, California, called Dexter’s Camera. The shop has served customers since the 1960s, so they’ve fielded plenty of unusual questions over the years.
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