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Photographer Builds a Set on a Brooklyn Sidewalk For a Stranger’s Proposal

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Back in December 2014, we shared about photographer Justin Bettman‘s Set in the Street project that involved building elaborate “indoor” sets on outdoor sidewalks in New York City, shooting portraits on them, and then leaving them for the public to pose with.

This past Valentine’s Day, Bettman’s ongoing project took a different (and romantic) turn: he built a set for a stranger to propose to his girlfriend in.
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Doggy Photo Booth Helps Shelter Get Dogs Adopted

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Photographer Guinnevere Shuster of the Humane Society of Utah came up with a fantastic idea for helping dogs get adopted: the doggy photo booth. Her photos of the dogs do a much better job at capturing their personalities than standard snapshots, and the results have been impressive: 93.26% of the dogs are now finding new homes.
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Check Out This ‘Rocket Launcher’ Camera Made with an Olympus Air and 300mm Lens

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Here’s one crazy way to use the new Olympus Air wireless modular camera: “rocket launcher” style. The photographer above attached the Olympus Air to a 300mm lens, flipped the lens upside down, and used the tripod mount ring to attach a smartphone live view and a magnifying loupe.
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Family Portrait with ‘Ghost Dad’ Goes Viral

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Photographer Kayli Rene has captured quite a few family portraits for clients, but a somewhat unusual one has captured the world’s attention. It’s a photo she made recently for Sierra Sharry, the mother of a 6 month old boy who lost her husband in an accident last year. At Sharry’s request, Rene included the husband as a ghostly figure in the shot.

The resulting photo (shown above) has seen been “liked” by hundreds of thousands of people and has been featured on news shows and websites across the country.
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This Photo Shows a Halo Created by Both the Sun and the Moon

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This unique and beautiful image shows sun and moon haloes side by side. There was perfect halo conditions in the sky yesterday in Östersund, Sweden, so Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand went out and shot a photo of the 22° solar halo.

10 hours later, after day had turned to night, Strand returned to the exact same location and photographed the moon with its 22° lunar halo. The image above is a photo that blends the day and night images together with the halos perfectly matching.
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This is What You Get When You Strap Fireworks to a Drone for Long Exposure Photos

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Photographer Calder Wilson recently did some experimentation by attaching fireworks to a drone and then flying it around in a long exposure photograph. The results are beautiful to look at.
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Mirrored: Photos Show the Parallels of Two Cities on Opposite Sides of the Globe

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“Mirrored” is a photo project that was a collaboration between photographers Markus Andersen and Elif Suyabatmaz. It’s a series of diptychs showing daily life on opposite ends of the globe: Andersen is based out of Sydney, Australia, and Suyabatmaz is based out of Istanbul, Turkey. In each pair of images, the selected photos “mirror each other in both obvious and subtle ways.”
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Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile

A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a photographic one: every mile he traveled, Davidhazy stopped and took a single selfie. The video above is the time-lapse that he created after his epic journey.
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How to Transfer Your Photos Onto Wax Candles

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Here’s an idea for a fun weekend project and/or personalized gift: make some custom candles that feature your photographs. It’s actually incredibly easy, and you may already have the necessary materials lying around at home.
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The World’s First Pinhole Photo Captured by Drone

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Say hello to drone pinhole photography. A photography class at the Rochester Institute of Technology has successfully created what appears to be the first documented case of a pinhole photograph captured from a drone.
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