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‘No Ad’ App Replaces NYC Subway Ads With Art From the International Center of Photography

In every facet of our lives, we’re bombarded by advertisements: online, while driving, on the radio, everywhere. So much so that they become more noise than anything else. So wouldn't you like to erase some of that noise and replace it with iconic photography? Well, soon you can.

For one month, starting in mid-October, No Ad, an augmented reality application will be overlaying pieces of art from the International Center of Photography over the commercial advertisements seen throughout the New York City subway system.

TIME Sends War Photographer to Shoot Zombies in a Video Game

Conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson was recently sent into a very different war zone by TIME. Instead of capturing images of human versus human conflict in real life, Gilbertson was told to document the main characters in the video game The Last of Us Remastered.

This Time-Lapse Was Captured Entirely Inside the Video Game World of GTA V

As graphics continue to improve and virtual worlds become more detailed, it makes sense that some people are branching out to photograph (or at least capture via screenshot) these video game worlds. Case in point: the above time-lapse was created from photos, not of any state you'll ever step a physical foot in, but of the fictional Grand Theft Auto V state of San Andreas.

Simulate Lighting in a Virtual Photo Studio with set.a.light 3D STUDIO

Want to plan out and test your studio lighting setups before setting up equipment and bringing subjects into the picture? German software development company Elixxier has been developing a software program designed to help you do just that. It's called set.a.light 3D STUDIO, and is, according to Elixxier, the world's first software dedicated to photo studio simulation.

Sharing the Joy of Photography Through Virtual Photo Walks

Back in May, we wrote about a photographer named John Butterill and his brilliant idea of using a Internet-connected phone to share his photo adventures with people whose mobility was limited. Google liked Butterill's story so much that they're sharing it as an example of the different things you can do through Google+ Hangouts. The video above is a neat look at how Butterill came up with his idea, and how the concept quickly spread around the world.

Virtual Photo Walks Make Photography Accessible to People with Disabilities

The last time C. Corey Fisk walked was in 1992. She has multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease that affects the central nervous system and gradually took her ability to walk and leave her bed.

But early February, she went on a photo walk with photographer John Butterill in the woods behind his house in Ontario, Canada -- all from her own home in northern California.

Photographs Created in Virtual Worlds

Robert Overweg is a photographer who works in the virtual world. His series, "the end of the virtual world", contains images captured in popular computer games at the edges of the "world". Based in the Netherlands, Overweg has been working exclusively in the virtual world since 2007.