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Divoom Bluetune-Bean is a Bluetooth Speaker That Doubles as a Wireless Shutter Release

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As smartphone photography and selfie culture become more ubiquitous, we’re starting to see new products that aim to make snapping smartphone shots simpler. First came the selfie stick, and now there’s a new product called the Divoom Bluetune-Bean. It’s an ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker that has a feature that sets it apart: on the side is a shutter button for triggering the camera on your phone.
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Octopus Grabs Camera, Photographs Photographer, and Becomes Famous

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An octopus is getting quite a bit of attention this week for its photography skills. After noticing a camera placed in its enclosure to photograph it, the eight-legged creature grabbed the camera, turned it around, and unintentionally captured a portrait of the photographer.
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This Camera Will Capture a 1,000-Year Exposure That Ends in 3015 for History’s Slowest Photo

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Jonathon Keats wants to set a world record in photography that he won’t live long enough to see. Nor will his children, or his children’s children for many generations. It’s a project that won’t complete for a millennium.

Keats plans to capture the world’s slowest photograph, a 1,000-year-long exposure of the city of Tempe, Arizona, that will be finished in the Spring of 3015.
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World Press Photo Strips Giovanni Troilo of His First Prize Win for Misrepresenting Photo

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In a surprising turn of events, the World Press Photo organization has announced that it will be withdrawing the 1st prize award it had given photographer Giovanni Troilo for his Contemporary Issues series “The Dark Heart of Europe.” This comes one day after a new claim surfaced that accused Troilo of misrepresenting where a photo was shot.
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This Museum is Designed for Fun 3D Illusion Photos Featuring Visitors

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While major art museums around the world are issuing bans on selfie sticks, there’s one unusual museum in the Philippines that’s continuing to encourage visitors to capture silly portraits with paintings. In fact, that’s what the museum is all about.

Called Art in Island, the museum is full of creative paintings that are designed to act as 3D illusion photo backdrops for guests.
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KidPost Helps Parents Send Out Daily Digests of Kid Photos with a Simple Hashtag

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Although things like RSS feeds and social networks have become primary channels for broadcasting and consuming content these days, some people still enjoy good old fashioned email newsletters. If that describes people in your life whom you’d like to share your latest kid photos with, KidPost is a service that wants to help.

It’s an easy way to send out daily newsletters containing the latest photos of your kids without the hassle of maintaining the newsletter itself. All you need to do is share through social networks and include a simple hashtag.
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Scientists Snap Shots of the World’s Smallest Known Life Forms

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This is a picture of the smallest life form that’s known to exist, an ultra-small bacterial cell. That black bar you see is for scale — it indicates 100 nanometers. To put things into perspective, more than 150,000 of these bacteria could fit onto the top of a human hair.
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These Giant Photostrips are Super-Sized Photobooth-style Prints for Your Wall

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If you want photobooth-style prints of your pics, one way to get them is through Social Print Studio’s Photostrips printing service. If you want to super-size your order, there’s now an option for that too. The company has announced a new product called Giant Photostrips. It allows you to turn your photos into giant photobooth-style strips.
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World Press Photo Reopens Investigation After New Accusation Emerges

Update: World Press Photo has decided to strip Troilo of his 1st place award.


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Things are getting messier and messier for World Press Photo. After investigating a 1st prize winner due to accusations of unethical staging, the prestigious contest defended the photographer this week and stood by its award decision (much to the dismay of many in the photojournalism industry).

There’s a new twist in the story, though: a new accusation is now being made against the photographer, causing WPP to reopen its investigation.
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A Getty Images Photo and an HP Laptop Wallpaper

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If you sell your photography as stock shots with royalty free licenses through services such as Getty Images, you need to be okay with buyers using the images in ways that seem disproportionate to the meager price they paid. That’s a lesson Turkish photographer Murat Koc learned this past week after discovering his photo used as a wallpaper on a newly launched laptop.
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