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The Burning Man Time-Lapse to End All Burning Man Time-Lapses

Seven minutes. It’s not often we run across a time-lapse that lasts seven minutes, and even less often we actually watch the whole thing, slack-jawed, from start to finish. That, however, is what happened with photographer Roy Two Thousand‘s most recent creation: Lake of Dreams. Read more…

Humor: The Difference Between an Artist, a Photographer, and a Photoshopper

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Here’s an oldie but goodie. Published back in January of 2010, this little What the Duck strip breaks down the difference between an artist, a photographer, and a Photoshopper in humorously simple terms. A good little laugh for your Sunday before we dive into another intense work week.

To see more from What the Duck, click on the photo above, check out our interview with WTD creator Aaron Johnson, or head over to the comic strip’s website here.

(via OneSlidePhotography)

Dietary Experiment Claims to Successfully Extend Human Vision Into Near Infrared

Update: Since we published this, a reader and retinal neuroscientist wrote up a rebuttal, explaining why this couldn’t possibly work in humans. Click here to read his full explanation.


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Mind = Blown. A camera sensor might fall short of the human eye in a lot of respects, but one area where it exceeds it is infrared. The sensor can see it (sometimes with a little bit of help), but humans can’t… or can they?

A crowd-funded experiment maintains that they can, given a little bit of dietary help. And they just got their first positive results, successfully extending human vision to 950nm! Read more…

Stunning Video of Paris Captured Through the Viewfinder of an Old Pentax 67

If this video doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a Pentax 67, nothing will. Paris is beautiful enough as-is, but there’s something about exploring it through the viewfinder of a classic medium format camera that will tug at your photographic heartstrings and have you nostalgic for the good ol’ days. Read more…

Photojournalist’s Helmet Cam Takes You Behind the Scenes in Ferguson as Police Tear Gas Protesters

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If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to be there, taking pictures in Ferguson, MO as protesters and police continue to clash, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is happy to oblige.

On Monday night, they ‘embedded’ photographer David Carson (yes, the same photojournalist who was attacked by protesters) with the police tactical team in Ferguson, GoPro mounted and recording on his helmet. Read more…

TED Talk: Photographer Documents Everyday Objects Exhumed from Mass Graves in Bosnia

Watches, glasses and combs… these are the kinds of everyday objects that photographer Ziyah Gafić has spent a great deal of time photographing over the past few years. They’re objects that are seemingly mundane and unimportant, but in fact tell a tragic story that Gafić’s work seeks to reveal and preserve. Read more…

IR Camera Shows You the Rubber-Melting Heat Given Off by a Formula One Car Doing Donuts

FLIR recently decided to show off some of its latest camera technology in the best possible way: with some help from a Formula 1 car. FLIR teamed up with Red Bull Racing to film its RB8 F1 car searing the pavement at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands using their FLIR X6580sc alongside a number of other cameras. Read more…

Hilarious Hipster Marketing Video Explains What it Takes to Be ‘Photographer of the Year!’

If you’re wondering how to be the best photographer in the world, look no further than Chris Bauer. He’s been deemed the “Male Photographer of the Year!” — likely by his mother — and he has some tips and inspiration for you

All joking aside though, this little 85 second video is a humorous parody of what it takes to be a hipster photographer in 2014. Give it a watch, be prepared for a few laughs and don’t take it too seriously. Or do. We suppose that last part’s up to you.

Male Photographer of the Year – Chris Bauer [YouTube]

Scary/Amazing Cockpit Photograph Shows You What It’s Like to Fly with the Blue Angels

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Ever wonder what it’s like to fly with the Blue Angels? Well, this photograph, taken from inside one of the planes during the Blue Angles’ practice last Thursday in Chicago, should give you some idea. Read more…

NatGeo Photographers List the Strange and Horrifying Things that Have Happened to Them On Assignment

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The Photo Society, a website run by a collection of National Geographic photographers, took the time a while back to put together a wonderful little tribute to photographer Wes Skiles, who passed away doing the work that he loved.

In tribute, the photographers compiled a ‘Reality Check’ list of all the crazy, strange and sometimes horrifying things that have happened to them on the job. Read more…