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Veteran AP Photographer Killed by Afghan Policeman Who Opened Fire on Her Vehicle

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In a yet another tragic loss for the photojournalistic community, acclaimed German AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus lost her life Friday in eastern Afghanistan when an Afghan policeman opened fire on the car she was sitting in. Read more…

Canon 1D X and 1D C May Have Autofocus Issues… When Shooting Below 0° C

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A report on Canon Rumors is pointing out an issue with Canon’s flagship full-frame DSLR and its Cinema counterpart: the 1D X and 1D C. Apparently users have been reporting problems with the 1D X’s AF when shooting in less than 0° C, and if an anonymous report sent to CR is accurate, Canon knows about the problem. Read more…

White House Unhappy After Obama Selfie Turned Into Samsung Ad

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President Obama may want to think twice now before casually approving a selfie with a celebrity. A self-portrait taken with Obama by Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz is being used by Samsung as a promotional pic, and the administration isn’t happy about it.
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Adidas Packs 6 Cameras Into a World Cup Soccer Ball, Sends It Around the World

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It might not count as ‘regulation,’ and the footage of it actually being kicked around will make you nauseous, but we still think Adidas made the right choice when they turned one of their World Cup ‘Brazuca’ Soccer Balls into the ‘Brazucam‘ with the addition of 6 action cameras. Read more…

Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

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For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
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Lensbaby Venturing Into iPhoneography, Unveils New Sweet Spot Lens

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iPhone lens attachments are nothing new, but soon there will be a new company vying for the attention of smartphone shooters: Lensbaby. The decade-old selective focus lens maker has unveiled a new patent-pending Sweet Spot Lens, which is designed specifically for giving iPhone photos Lensbaby’s trademark look.
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Sony Unveils Curved Sensor Technology

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What happens when someone creates a camera sensor that better replicates how our eyes are shaped? Well, according to Sony and a recent presentation they published, this curved sensor and accompanying glass will allow for faster apertures without taking a hit on image quality. Read more…

GoPro Announces a New Software Update Alongside a Barrage of Accessories

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Announced yesterday, just in time to cause a whole lot of confusion over the announcement’s validity today, GoPro has debuted a plethora of new accessories for the Hero3 and 3+ cameras, as well as new software to help the action cams perform better. Read more…

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2014 Jokes in the World of Photography

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As we’ve done for the past couple of years, rather than try our hand at comedy and post something tricky on April Fools, we instead round up all the best photography April Fools’ jokes we can find and post them all in one place.

Buckle up, enjoy the ride, and try to imagine a world where these ideas were actually real. Read more…

Pop Star Lorde Shows Off Her Blemishes on Twitter After Finding ‘Shopped Image


The latest celebrity to speak out against the use of Photoshop — or if not speak out then at least point out the difference between Photoshop and reality — is Grammy-winning pop singer Lorde. In a tweet (seen above) sent out two days ago, the singer showed the difference between a touched up photo and a regular photo of her taken at the exact same show.

To her credit, she didn’t go on an anti-Photoshop tirade or slam the photographer who took the first photo. She simply posted both photos, explained what they were, and added the caption “remember flaws are ok :-)”

(via Huffington Post)