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Mumbai Photographer’s Sexual Assault-Themed Fashion Shoot Sparks Social Media Firestorm

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Mumbai-based photographer Raj Shetye currently finds himself the focus of the kind of social media ire that nobody wants to experience. The source of this outrage is a fashion photo shoot he recently published on Behance (it has since been removed) that depicts an Indian woman fending off the advances of several men on a bus. Read more…

Nikon Settles D600 Class Action Lawsuit by Offering D600 Owners Free D610s

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At least one of the class action lawsuits against Nikon about the sensor spec issue found on some D600 cameras has been settled, and settled in the best possible way for the users participating in this suit. Read more…

Tourist Crashes Drone Into Yellowstone Hot Spring, Or: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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Remember when all national parks banned drones? Well, apparently someone didn’t. Because last weekend, a tourist visiting the beautiful and pristine Yellowstone National Park managed to crash his right into a hot spring. Read more…

Visual Supply Co. Shows Off Its Upcoming Narrative Platform, VSCO Journal

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Visual Supply Co., affectionately referred to as VSCO, has announced VSCO Journal, a free, minimal platform that allows artists to use photos, video and text to share their narratives to the world. Currently in private beta, it’s not yet available for the masses, but VSCO is being a tease and giving us a nice little close-up of what to expect.

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Google Maps is Officially Out of This World, Will Let You Explore the Moon and Mars

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In honor of the Mars Curiosity Rover celebrating its second year on the martian surface, Google has released an incredible little resource into Google Maps. Now, you will be able to more thoroughly explore the surface of the moon and Mars than has ever been capable before. All from the confines of your seat.

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Rumored Canon Questionnaires Hint at Possible Medium Format Future

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Rumors that Canon is looking to jump into the medium format game have been circulating for years now, but the mill has been quiet for a while on that front. Well, quiet until today, that is. Read more…

Wikimedia Stands Up for Monkey Photographer Rights, Refuses to Take Down Monkey Selfie

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The controversy surrounding the monkey selfies above, which were taken by an endangered crested black macaque using photographer David Slater‘s equipment, is heating up once again as Wikipedia parent Wikimedia refuses to remove the photo from its commons library, claiming that Slater does not own the copyright. Read more…

Incredible Editing Technique Lets You Turn 2D Objects in a Photo Into 3D Objects You Can Manipulate

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are blowing minds with a new image editing method that allows you to transform a 2D object in a photo into a 3D model that you can then move around and manipulate however you’d like.

Spin it, flip it, twist it, basically anything the game Bop It used to let you do, you can do to this newly-rendered 3D object (well… except bop it… but I’m sure they’re working on that). Read more…

Ricoh Slaps a New Coat of Paint and Some Aluminum on the Pentax Q7, Calls It the Q-S1

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Ricoh last night unveiled the newest camera in its portable Q-Series line of mirrorless shooters: the Pentax Q-S1. The new camera is beautiful, and extremely customizable in that regard, but if you were hoping for serious hardware improvements, you might be left wanting. Read more…

Martin Scorsese Writes Passionate Letter to Kodak in Defense of Film

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Just last week we shared the news that a number of top filmmakers were helping to save Kodak motion picture film, pushing through a deal between the noted film manufacturer and studios.

While initial reports stated Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow and J.J. Abrams are all dropping some names and heartfelt thoughts on the matter, a letter to Kodak from iconic director Martin Scorsese recently poured some serious gasoline on the film-love fire. Read more…