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The History of the Camera… According to North Korea

If you've always wanted to learn about the history of the photographic camera as taught by the North Korean government, today's your lucky day! Here's a 15-minute educational video on camera history that was broadcast for children in the "hermit kingdom" (you can turn on English auto-translation in the video's settings).

Skycam Operators Capture Killer Shot of 102-Yard Kickoff Return

Our hats go off to SkyCam operator Darin Haggard and pilot Alex Milton who were working the New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears game on October 20th. They both earned their paycheck and then some when they captured some buttery smooth, perfectly framed footage of a 102-yard kickoff return that has since gone viral.

Man Finds Box of Unseen Weegee Photos in His Kitchen Cabinet

Back in 1970, artist David Young purchased a box of old news photos at a Philadelphia thrift store. After moving to Seattle, Young put the box in his kitchen cabinet and forgot about it for years. It turns out that box contains unseen 1930s crime photos by the famed New York City photographer Weegee.

4 Cool and Unusual Used Cameras Found in Tokyo

Japanese camera manufacturers dominate the digital photography landscape, so it might come as a surprise that the used film camera market is also thriving in Tokyo.

Apple Forgot to Scrub the EXIF Data from This OS X Wallpaper

If you've ever been curious how some of the beautiful desktop wallpaper images in Apple's OS X operating system were shot, you're in luck. It seems Apple forgot to scrub the EXIF data from one of the El Capitan wallpapers, giving you a glimpse into how it was shot, and how it was edited.

I Found 100-Year-Old Glass Plates in an Abandoned Japanese Home

Abandoned places are an alluring subject matter for many photographers. Japan is a treasure trove of abandoned places, or "haikyo", due to a perfect storm of an ageing population, a burst economic bubble in the 80s, and land tax loop holes.

Phil Collins Reshot All His Original Album Covers for the 2016 Reissues

Famed musician Phil Collins began reissuing some of his most loved albums in November of 2015 as part of a collection called "Take a look at me now..." But keen-eyed fans of Mr. Collins noticed something curious about the reissues: the Phil Collins on the new album covers looks quite a bit older.

Canon Made a Cheesy Music Video About Itself

Canon's slogan in the US is "See Impossible," but over in Asia it's "Delighting You Always." To celebrate the 10th anniversary of that slogan last year, Canon decided to... write a song and make a cheesy music video.

This is a Stereograph Photo Viewer from 1896

Australian toy photographer Ray of ToyShoots recently purchased this old school stereoscope that was apparently manufactured in 1896. It's the device people used to view stereoscopic photos as one 3D image (the View-Master, which was released in 1936, is also a stereoscope).