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Graphing the Dominant Colors in Photos of Europe

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A friend (Eric) and I were hanging out one Sunday and we decided to do something fun with EyeEm data. We obtained and then graphed the predominant photo colours for every photo uploaded or tagged in Europe. We then generated these pretty pie graphs for each country.
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RoboStage: Do Remote Photo Shoots in Your Browser with Real Models, Gear and Studios

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Here’s a new idea that’s quite a bit off the beaten path: RoboStage is a new online studio that lets photographers conduct a photo shoot through their browser. We’re not talking about some kind of faked virtual environment, but an actual photo shoot done in an actual location, controlled through your browser.
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Stop Motion Music Video Features 400 Printed Photos Set on Fire

Creating a stop motion music video by photographing a boatload of physical prints is nothing new, but what happens if you add gasoline and fire to the mix?

That’s what visual artist Christophe Thockler decided to do in creating the music video above for the song “Why Won’t You” by Victoria+Jean. Each of the prints seen in the video is on fire.
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Human Rig Shot: Photographer Shoots a Motorcycle While on Rollerblades

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Here’s a stunt you probably shouldn’t try at home — unless you’ve been featured in a GoPro commercial or something. Photographer Matthew Jones recently attempted what he calls a “Human Rig shot.” The goal was to shoot a motorcycle zipping down a road, but instead of using a fancy rig or a car, Jones decided to step into a pair of rollerblades.
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Man Photographs All of His Amazon Prime Purchases, Turns Project into a Photo Book Sold on Prime

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Photographer Noah Kalina is best known online for his everyday project, in which he took a selfie every day for over a decade. He’s also an avid shopper with his Amazon Prime account.

Since February 2014, Kalina has been photographing all of his Prime purchases and documenting them through a Tumblr blog titled Primed. Now, tens of entries in, Kalina is turning the project into a photo book — one that’s available through Amazon Prime.
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Unique Time-Lapse Turns Vienna Into a Living Snow Globe

Few countries celebrate Christmas as beautifully as Austria. Vienna in particular is known for its buildings adorned in decorations, streets illuminated by lights, and seasonal markets called ‘Christkindlmarkt.’

It’s these festive elements that inspired time-lapse production team FilmSpektakel to create a unique time-lapse of Vienna’s winter wonderland — unique because the whole thing is captured refracted through a snow globe.

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Hack Combines Graphing Calculator and Game Boy Camera to Create a Selfie-Snapping Machine

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Christopher Mitchell recently breathed some photographic life into a pice of technology many of us probably have languishing away in some drawer. With the help of an Arduino board, he’s found a way to Frankenstein a Texas Instruments graphing calculator and Game Boy Camera into the ArTICam: a 128–128 grayscale selfie machine.

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Photo Idea: Shoot Through Christmas Lights to Get a Holiday Bokeh Effect on the Cheap

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Here’s a simple photo idea that photographer Nick Fancher came up with for the folks over at Digital Photography School. If you wanna add some holiday flair to your portrait sessions this Christmas season on the cheap, try shooting through a $5 set of Christmas lights. Read more…

Game of Thrones Season 1 Poster Recreated with Huge Camera Lenses Instead of Swords

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One afternoon, while hanging out with his coworkers at Bozeman Camera, photographer Tanner Johnson and his friend Beau Larson had an idea: they decided to recreate the Game of Thrones Season 1 poster with camera gear instead of swords.

From the Iron Throne to the Stark family’s sword ‘Ice,’ all of the sharp pointing things used to kill people were replaced with huge lenses to create an awesome photographic version. Read more…

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Recreated in Awesome LEGO Stop Motion Animation

This is going to be a VERY long year, and we have J.J. Abrams to blame. Since its release on Friday, the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has swept across the Internet like a wildfire.

But as with almost anything viral, it hasn’t completely taken its course until it’s been parodied and recreated a handful of times. This viral sensation is no exception, and we have our first viral attempt thanks to LEGO fanatic Snooperking, who recreated the entire trailer from start to finish using stop motion animation.

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