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Director Featured in Canon Ad Says He Used Sony, Tells Canon to Get ‘Its Facts Right’

Update: Canon tells us that “The ‘Director’ spot bears no relation to the individual profiled in this story,” and that it is “a completely fictional character.”


Canon’s big “See Impossible” marketing push has received quite a bit of mockery from the creative community, as people hoped for more from the hyped-up countdown than an ad campaign and a couple of inspirational videos.

There’s also a new development that hurts Canon’s efforts even more: it turns out that one of the two people featured by Canon didn’t actually shoot with Canon, and he’s calling the company out on it.
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Google ‘Hired’ a Camel to Take Its Street View Trekker Camera Through the Liwa Desert

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In Google’s ongoing effort to ‘Street View’ some of the most incredible places on Earth, the company has pushed the limits of the 360-degree genre once again.

This time, Google set out to capture a panoramic view of the Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates, by strapping their Street View Trekker Camera onto the back of a willing camel. Read more…

Flickr Pro Users Upset that Other Users are Now Seeing Ads in Pro Photostreams

Update: We’ve received an official response from Flickr, which you can read at the bottom.


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In the past, paying Flickr for an Ad-Free experience had a dual meaning: you wouldn’t see ads, and neither would the users who looked at your photographs. That definition, it seems, has changed, as some disgruntled Pro users are reporting that every 4th or 5th photo on their streams is now a full-size ad when viewed from a free user’s account. Read more…

Canon’s Big ‘See Impossible’ Reveal is Just a Promotional Website… and a Huge Disappointment

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As rumors swirl of exciting Canon products in the works — rumors, mind you, backed up by promises made by Canon itself — the world waited with bated breath for Canon’s cryptic ‘See Impossible’ teaser countdown to reach zero.

They took out a huge ad in the New York Times, this couldn’t possibly be another big fat teaser letdown could it? Yes… yes it could. Read more…

Some Of The Worst Photography Advice We’ve Ever Heard

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It’s a given, when you start photography you’ll be bombarded by people in the ‘know’ about how to photograph, what to photograph and when to photograph. In my time working in the imaging industry I’ve heard many of these suggestions, both from beginners and professionals.

The same goes for the majority of the contributors over at F Stop Lounge, so we put together a list of the worst advice we’ve heard over the years… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Pays Tribute to the Return of Instant Film in this Informative and Inspirational Mini Doc

To pay homage to the return of beloved instant film, Mercedes-Benz has created a four and a half minute mini-documentary that takes an inside look at the inspiration behind bringing it back, the machinery used to make it, and even a look at how the analogue sorcery works.

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Netflix Looking to Pay Three Instagram Allstars to Travel To Movie Sets and Take Pictures

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If you’re confident in your Instagram photography, enjoy traveling and are looking to like your pockets with an extra $4,000, Netflix has a job opening just for you. The company, is looking to hire three “Grammasters” to take an all-expense-paid trip of a lifetime to different movie sets, take pictures of them, and get paid for doing it.

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FILM Ferrania Needs Your Help Coming Back to Life; Be a Part of the Film Renaissance

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There are only four places left in the world that are capable of producing color film for both cinema and photography, and one of those is asking for your help to properly rise from the ashes and help secure “100 more years of analog film.” Read more…

New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

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Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones without adding any bulk to the phones at all. Read more…

#PictureBelfast Challenges You to Tell the Difference Between a Smartphone Filter and Analog Film

Online content studio Rubber Republic recently created something called #PictureBelfast, a photography-based viral campaign designed to showcase their city on behalf of Tourism Ireland.

But this isn’t just a set of pretty pictures — it’s an interactive challenge that wants to see if you can tell the difference between a film photograph, and a filtered wannabe taken with a smartphone. Read more…