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Mirage App is Ephemeral Photo Messaging from the Creators of Mobli

Today, Mobli, a mobile app maker known for its ridiculous Yo application, has launched a new photo-messaging app called Mirage. Hoping to take away some of the ephemeral messaging marketshare of Snapchat, Mirage takes a minimalistic approach to sending and receiving self-destructing messages.

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Leica’s Kyoto Store Beautifully Blends German Engineering and Japanese Aesthetic

This past March Leica announced the opening of a new flagship store. It sits on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan.

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Canon Debuts Two New Budget Bridge Cams for Close-Ups on the Cheap

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Not a particularly exciting release, but a camera release nonetheless, Canon earlier today debuted the PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS: two new affordable superzooms that will get you really close to the action without emptying your wallet. Read more…

Flickr Takes on 500px and Getty with New Commercial Licensing Platform

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Flickr announced this morning the addition of a new licensing program to their lineup. Describing the program as a way for photographers to “partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content,” Flickr seems to be taking strike at 500px and others to get their hand in on the licensing game.

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500px Launches ‘Insights,’ New Analytics App for iOS

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Today, 500px launched a new iOS app. It’s called 500px Insights and its purpose is to provide users access to the statistics of their 500px content. Not only does it provide statistics though, it’s also meant to provide a better promotional platform to strategically engage with their audience, all from a mobile device.

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New Zealand Newspaper Makes ‘Appalling’ Front Page Photo Mistake by Using Facebook

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In the age of social media, major publications frequently source photos from Facebook or Twitter profiles. But as the NZ Herald recently discovered, this can lead to major, embarrassing mistakes. Read more…

external New York Daily News Lays Off Nine Photo Staffers —PDN Pulse

Yet another newspaper has taken steps to budget down by laying off newsroom staff including photographer David Handschuh who has been with the Daily News for 27 years.

 
Jul 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Canon 7D Officially Marked ‘Discontinued’ on Amazon

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There are plenty of reliable rumors from trusted sources claiming that the 7D Mark II (if that’s even what it’ll be called) will finally be arriving sometime in early September, but those rumors are now being bolstered by another piece of news. Read more…

Play Around with Refocusable Images from Pelican Imaging’s ‘Light Field’ Camera for Smartphones

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With each passing day, it seems as though light field photography (and its imitators) is becoming more and more ubiquitous. Patents here, rumors there, it’s a conglomeration of what is very likely the next frontier in photography.

And this past week, Pelican Images published a collection of online 3D viewer images captured with its thin light field camera that might be making its way into mobile devices soon. Read more…

external Fugitive South Korea Ferry Billionaire and Famed Photographer’s Body Found —Huffington Post

We shared earlier this month that the culprit behind the South Korean ferry tragedy, Yoo Byung-un, also moonlights as Korea’s notable photographer Ahae. Accused of embezzlement, negligence and tax evasion, Yoo’s decomposed body was found last month and has been positively identified.

 
Jul 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »