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Leica Has Created Two Single Edition M Rangefinders Designed by Elementary School Kids

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Leica has created two unique M-series rangefinders based on designs by elementary school kids. One is a Leica M (type 240) covered with a rainbow pattern, and the other is a Leica M-E with a dragon and swordsman drawn onto the front of the camera.
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The Importance of Contracts: Wedding Photog in a Dispute Over Album ‘Cover’ Charge

Update: There are new developments in this story. Please see below.


There’s a dispute going on over in Texas that shows the importance of getting your contracts right as a photographer. A pair of Dallas newlyweds are going public with their disagreement with wedding photographer Andrea Polito over an album “cover” charge that Polito is asking for — a charge that doesn’t specifically show up in the contract.
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31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

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Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.

He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II.
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Marriott Hotels Offers Guests Complimentary GoPro Cameras to Use During Vacations

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Getting a free camera to use probably isn’t a perk you look for when booking a vacation hotel, but that’s what Marriott Hotels has begun to offer at a number of their locations. 17 of the chains hotels are now offering guests a complimentary GoPro HERO4 to use during their stay.
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LensRacks is a Modular Storage System for Camera Gear Hoarders

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LensRacks is to gear hoarders what wine racks are to wine aficionados. It’s a new storage system that helps you keep all your camera lenses and accessories organized in one place and easy to access.
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Arkansas Bill Criminalizes Capturing and Possessing Certain Camera Drone Photos

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There’s a new bill passing through the Arkansas State Legislature that may be concerning to photographers who operate camera drones. The bill is titled, “Concerning The Use Of An Unmanned Vehicle Or Aircraft That Captures Images; To Create The Criminal Offenses; To Provide For Civil Liability,” and it criminalizes certain camera drone usage and the possession of photos captured during that usage.
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WhiteAlbum Brings Disposable Camera Photography to Your Smartphone

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WhiteAlbum is a new app and service that wants to bring the fun of disposable camera photography to the world of smartphones. It’s a camera app that doesn’t let you review your photographs until they show up at your door in the form of prints.
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The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Camera Gets Funding for 3.2-Gigapixel Sky Photos

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The world’s largest camera is now one step closer to becoming a reality. The 3.2-gigapixel camera being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) in Chile has secured the funding it needs to ensure it will go into operation according to schedule.
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The First Leaked Photos of the Olympus E-M5II

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The first leaked photos have emerged showing the upcoming Olympus E-M5II. The camera is a followup to the popular Olympus E-M5, a camera announced back in 2012 that shook up the camera world with its retro styling.
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Google’s Project Ara is a Modular Phone That Lets You Swap Cameras In and Out

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Project Ara is an ongoing effort by Google to create a modular smartphone for which you can swap critical components in and out, allowing users to build the perfect phone for their specific needs.

If its modular design takes over the consumer market in the future, we could be seeing a whole new approach to how smartphone cameras work.
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