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This is the World’s Most Valuable Selfie: It Was Taken in the 1850s and Just Sold for $115K

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Photography pioneer Oscar Rjlander captured a self-portrait in the 1850s that is being hailed as yet another ‘first selfie ever.’ But whether or not it really is the first (and that doesn’t seem to be the case) it can probably claim to be the most valuable selfie (based on what we could uncover) after being sold at auction for over $100,000. Read more…

Photos of Some of the Wackiest Novelty Toy Cameras Made in The Past

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Sometime after George Eastman brought a camera into every home and before Apple put a capable camera into every pocket, the toy camera was born. And the new book “Camera Crazy” by Christopher D. Salyers and Buzz Poole celebrates the rich, colorful, and sometimes silly history of these novelty shooters by introducing you to some of the most iconic of the many that have been released. Read more…

Humor: ‘Creepiest Canon Camera Review EVER’ Parodies Camera Comparisons

Editor’s Note: There is both strong language and a few borderline NSFW scenes in this video. Proceed with caution.


‘Frank Lasagna’ wants to highlight the differences between the Canon 6D and the T5i. He also wants to spy on his neighbor’s wife in the highest possible quality. Fortunately for you if you need a laugh, he does both in this parody review titled, extremely accurately: “The Creepiest Canon Camera Review EVER.” Read more…

These Beers Display the Pantone Color of the Brew on the Can Itself

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Spanish creative agency Txaber has taken the art of craft beer brewing to its hipster epitome by using the Pantone Color Matching System to match the packaging of the beer with the equivalent Pantone Color. Read more…

Spellbinding Macro Photos of Fish and Reptile Eyes… and an Owlet

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Photographer Suren Manvelyan is back with more of the types of images that he’s made his name capturing. Namely: intense macro photographs of the strange shapes and landscapes found in animals’ eyes.

In 2011 we shared part one, in 2013 part two, and now we get to share part three: a fishy exploration into the eyes of animals that spend much or all of their time underwater… and an owlet. Read more…

The Canon M4 D Mark II: A Tactical Assault Camera That Isn’t Good for Street Photography

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Say hello to the Canon M4 D Mark II, the assault camera that shoots 10 shots per second and is equipped with a 100-400mm scope. The barrel is able to extend and retract, and offers stabilization features while in use.

This funny little arrangement was created by French photography studio KOEphotography and shared on its Facebook page.
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Artist Photographs His Adorable Bull Terrier Jimmy in Creative, Fun and Silly Situations

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Rafael Mantesso‘s dog, an adorable bull terrier named Jimmy Choo, is taking the Internet by storm today after Mantesso’s creative Instagram photos of Jimmy caught the attention of the world at large.

An artist and editor, Mantesso draws, dresses and otherwise inserts an unbelievably cooperative Jimmy into countless fun adventures on his Instagram account — from a screaming vocal performance, to a day spent with troublemaking cartoon duo Calvin and Hobbes. Read more…

This Guy’s ‘Selfie a Day’ Project Spans 8 Years and is a Creative Stop Motion Video

“One selfie per day” projects require a great deal of commitment but aren’t exactly novel these days — everyone and their mother seems to have hopped onboard the bandwagon after Noah Kalina’s everyday project went viral.

Still, there are still the select few that stand out from among the rest. One of them is the video above, which shows 8 years of a young man’s life in continuous stop-motion.
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This Monstrous 6-Camera Rig Captures 360° Imagery for Virtual Reality and Costs $200,000

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Check out this beast of a camera rig. It’s a camera system that captures footage in 360 degrees for virtual reality playback. Its cost? More than $200,000.
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What if Sports Cameramen Were Allowed to Get as Close to the Action as They Wanted?

What if sports cameramen were allowed to get onto the pitch with athletes during games? What if super-telephoto lenses and remote camera weren’t around to help deliver up-close views of the action? The video above offers an look at what being a cameraman in that alternate universe might look like.

Basically, it’d look something like covering a war zone.
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