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Cameraman Gets Rammed in the Groin by an Angry Sheep

If you ever find yourself getting low to the ground to try and get the perfect shot of a horned animal, be sure to protect what's valuable to you. A BBC cameraman found out what can happen if you don't, as you can see in this short viral clip above.

This Online Quiz Shows How Color Can Trick You when Guessing a Photo’s Age

Photographers know better than most: how you edit a photograph can totally chance the perception of that photo for the viewer. But a new online photo history quiz wants to make this explicit, showing how converting a photo to black-and-white can trick us into thinking a photo is much older than it really is.

An ‘Aural Ode’ to the Classic Zenza Bronica S2a

In response to the classic camera shutter sound video we shared yesterday, a reader sent over another, even more enjoyable entry into the "oddly satisfying" category. Created a few years ago by YouTube user Tywen Kelly, he describes his video as "a semi-instructional aural ode to [a] great medium format camera" the Zenza Bronica S2a.

Parody Video Pokes Fun at the Tragically Artistic ‘High School Photographer’

If you need a bit of comic relief on Monday evening, this short parody by YouTuber MasterChiefin1 has you covered. It's an ode to "the high school photographer," that one person who "thought they were put on this Earth to take photos and think deeply." Given our audience, there's a good chance a few of us were this person.

Canon Patents Smartphone Camera Attachment with Multiple Lenses

A new patent has been unearthed that reveals yet another strange camera design from the folks at Canon. Following in the footsteps of the "clippable" IVY REC and monocular Powershot Zoom camera, this particular creation would be a smartphone camera attachment that lets you swap in various lenses.

This Cheap Projector Lens Creates the Most Intense Swirly Bokeh

Photographer, YouTuber, and weird lens connoisseur Mathieu Stern recently made one of his coolest finds yet. It's the Carl Zeiss 105mm f/1.9 Kipronar T, a cinema projector lens he describes as "one of the most amazing swirly bokeh lenses I ever tested"... and yet it only cost him $25.

Using a 17-Year-Old Digital Back on a Hasselblad 500C/M

Photographer Mark Fore has a classic Hasselblad 500C/M that he would love to shoot digitally, but he didn't want to drop $6,400 on the new 907x 50c with the compatible CFV II 50C digital back. Instead, he picked up a 17-year-old Phase One H20 for less than $600 on eBay, and he couldn't be happier about it.

Watch: Safety Drone Warns Pro Surfer as Shark Closes In

As part of a new "shark mitigation program," the organization Surf Life Saving NSW has begun operating special safety drones in 34 locations across New South Whales. Recently, one of these drones captured an extremely close encounter between pro surfer Matt Wilkinson and a nearby shark, warning him from above just as a shark was closing in from below.

These Guys Strapped a RED Camera to a 100mph FPV Racing Drone

Filmmaker and YouTuber Potato Jet recently teamed up with first person view (FPV) racing drone pilot Paul Nurkkala to try something kind of crazy: they strapped Potato Jet's RED cinema camera to a custom-built, high-speed octa-copter and took it for a spin... and a flip... and a few more maneuvers besides.

Canon Partners with Artist to Make Lens-Inspired Drinking Glasses

Canon has partnered with a Japanese craftswoman to produce drinking glasses that are designed to look or feel like using the company's lenses. There are three sets being produced: one modeled after the look of lenses, one after how light interacts with them, the other modeled after the sound of a shutter.

How Hand-Painted Photographs Helped Introduce Japan to the World

When you see the term "colorized photo" you probably imagine skilled retouchers working in Photoshop, or perhaps a machine learning algorithm that does that same work automatically. But the original colorized photos were hand-painted prints made from glass plate negatives. And, as Vox explains, the best of these images came out of Japan.