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Flickr Opens Up 50 Million Creative Commons and Licensed Images for Flickr Wall Art

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A little over a month ago, Yahoo! revealed Flickr Wall Art, a service that lets you turn your images into beautiful prints to hang… well… wherever you want them. Today, they’re kicking that service up a notch by removing that pesky need for these photos to be yours.

No, you can’t steal other people’s photos and use them, but Flickr is opening up its entire Creative Commons library and some hand-selected collections from its licensed artists for your wall-hanging pleasure. Read more…

German Flash and Lighting Accessory Manufacturer Metz Files for Insolvency

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German electronics manufacturer Metz has officially filed for insolvency. Known by photographers mostly for its lineup of speedlights and other lighting gear, the primarily television manufacturer says production and support will continue, at least for the time being. Read more…

Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

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After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find clues about the perpetrators.

Inspired by this concept of using social media photos to solve crime, game programmer Matt Rix decided to create a game called “Photobomb.”
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Fuji Unveils Two X-Series Macro Extension Tubes and a Serious Firmware Upgrade for the X-T1

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Sony might be stealing the show with the announcement of the a7II today, but one other camera company released some gear today too. They’re a little Japanese outfit you might have heard of called Fujifilm, and today they unveiled two new X-Series macro extension tubes and the release date for the huge X-T1 firmware 3.0 update. Read more…

Sony Announces the a7II: The World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

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It looks like rumor sites weren’t kidding when they said the Sony a7II would be announced “in the next few days.” In fact, they were being conservative.

Announced early this morning, Sony’s followup to the original full-frame E-Mount Alpha 7 (or a7) has officially arrived, and, as promised, it’s the world’s first full-frame camera to sport 5-axis image stabilization. Read more…

The Panasonic LX100 is ‘Probably the Best Zoom Compact Ever Made’, Says DPReview

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DPReview recently got a chance to put the $900 Panasonic Lumix LX100 through a thorough review, and after putting it through the wringer, the camera has come out victorious… like really victorious. In fact, it received the highest ever award in its class.

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Shake Adds a Free Image and Model Release Form You Can Fill Out and Sign On a Smartphone

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Easy-to-use legal document app Shake has long offered a number of cookie cutter agreements that make it easy for photographers and other creatives/freelancers to get the signed paperwork they need to get the job done.

And as of today, they’re adding to their offerings with a new image and model release template that will be particularly useful for photographers.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.7 with Aperture Importer and Support for the Latest and Greatest Cameras

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Aperture users and G.A.S. sufferers take note: version 5.7 of Adobe’s Lightroom and 8.7 of Camera RAW have officially dropped with the Aperture Importer Tool and support for some of the newest and most exciting DSLRs now built right in. Read more…

PSA: Some iPhone 6 Plus Users are Getting Very Blurry Photos and Video Even When Standing Still

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The iPhone has been touted as the world’s most popular camera, but that world’s most popular camera may be having some hardware issues. Several iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining through an Apple Discussion forum that their iPhone’s camera is producing extremely shaky photos and videos… even when they stand completely still. Read more…

This High Speed Camera Can Capture 4K at a Mind-Bending 900fps

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One of the biggest challenges of shooting 4K Ultra HD footage is the sheer amount of data you’re processing. That’s about 30 8MP photos coming into your camera every single second. But the old FOR-A FT-ONE and the new, smaller, FOR-A FT-ONE-S scoff at your measly 30fps.

These cameras, while they definitely don’t come cheap, earn every penny of their price tags by capturing 4K footage at up to 900fps. Read more…