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Pentax K-S1 Promo Features a Bad Photoshop Job

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Ricoh Imaging added a set of ‘tasty’ new colors to its Pentax K-S1 lineup this past week, but its marketing for the camera appears to be backfiring. Photographers are groaning about a promo for the new camera colors. The ad (shown above) uses a badly Photoshopped stock photo to show off the camera.
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3DAround Helps You Easily Capture 360° Views of a Subject with Your Smartphone

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Dacuda, a company known for its camera-related applications, is getting ready to release 3DAround, an intuitive 360-degree interactive photo capturing app.

Designed with simplicity in mind, 3DAround uses a clever interface to help direct you as to how to capture objects with minimal ‘scanning’ of your smartphone’s camera.

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Artist Sparks Outrage After Using Instagram to Share Her Vandalism of at Least 10 National Parks

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An artist who goes by the username Creepytings but has been identified as one Ms. Casey Nocket has landed herself in serious trouble with the National Park Service. Ms. Nocket, it seems, not only vandalized at least 10 national parks across the United States, she documented the entire thing on her Instagram account. . Read more…

CERN is Asking for Your Help in Figuring Out What These Archive Photos Show

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Scientists are all about recording data, facts and other information meticulously so that others can replicate their experiments. But, sometimes, even scientists can slip up. That, it seems, is what happened with the photography archive at CERN. Read more…

Nikon Scores Another DxOMark Hit with the D750, Its 6th Camera to Make the Top 10

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Nikon’s newly-announced D750 has impressed those who have managed to get their hands on it thus far, but to properly put it through its paces, DxOMark ran it through its trusted sensor tests.

As expected, it came out with quite high marks, putting it in 8th place on DxOMark’s overall rankings and making it the 6th Nikon camera to make it into the top 10.

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Sexism or Political Correctness Gone Wrong? Photo Mag Criticized for ‘Sexist’ Who-to-Follow List

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French photography magazine Selektor recently found itself embroiled in a controversy when it posted a list of 100 photographers to follow on its Tumblr blog — a lineup that included only 8 women.
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Ricoh Imaging Adds Three ‘Flavorful’ Colors to Its Pentax K-S1 Lineup, Shaves $100 Off the Price

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If you prefer your camera to be as fashionable as it is functional, Ricoh Imaging’s newest editions of the LED-laden Pentax K-S1 series are just for you. The three new cameras are part of the ‘Sweets Collection,’ a moniker that accentuates the white bodies and vibrant color accents that each of the new versions flaunts. Read more…

Monopods No Longer Allowed at OU Football Games Because of Lens Crushing Incident

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Last weekend, Tulsa World photojournalist Mike Simons made headlines for all the wrong reasons when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard took a painful fall onto Simons’ Canon telephoto lens, snapping it in half.

The incident prompted criticism from OU coach Bob Stoop, a public apology from Simons, and now, a new set of rules for photographers covering football games handed down by the powers that be at OU. Read more…

Concept Camera Designs for the Panasonic Lumix GM1 Made with 3D Printing

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Panasonic recently collaborated with German design firm WertelOberfell in creating a series of case designs for the Lumix DMC-GM1 mirrorless camera. The cases were created with a 3D printer and were inspired by three “design epochs.”
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Florida Man Shoots Selfie with Phone After Ex-Lover Shoots Him with Gun

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A strange story from over in Florida: the Tampa Bay Times reports that back in August, a 23-year-old man named Andrew Noll (picture above at right) was shot by his former lover.

When the home’s alarm went off and she heard someone coming up the stairs, she grabbed a 9mm Ruger. When the door opened, she fired. A bullet sliced through Noll’s chest and exited his back, piercing a painting on the wall behind him. [...]

As he lay bleeding, Noll raised the phone and snapped a selfie.

Now that’s one “decisive moment” that resulted from some very strange priorities…

(via Boing Boing)


Image credit: Photograph of Simpson and Noll by the Tampa Police Department