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Wet Plate Photography Studio in a Truck Touring America

Wet Plate Photography Studio in a Truck Touring America

When most people think cameras, they think of small hand-held devices that can easily be tucked away into a back and carried about. But, if you ask Ian Ruther about his camera, he’ll tell you it’s the size of a delivery truck—literally. That’s because Ruther converted a truck into a mobile camera and processing lab, […]

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Instagram Acquired by Facebook for $1 Billion

Instagram Acquired by Facebook for $1 Billion

Facebook announced today that it has acquired photo-sharing app Instagram. This huge deal is rumored to be in the amount of roughly $1 billion in a combination of cash and stock. A staggering price for a 9 person company that started only a few years ago.

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Extreme Aerial Fashion Shoot at Terminal Velocity

Extreme Aerial Fashion Shoot at Terminal Velocity

As smartphone cameras improve, manufacturers are going to great length to prove how effective these little devices are at capturing and uploading images quickly. Far from being a gimmick, the image quality from these smartphones has become good enough to produce professional looking photos and video for next to nothing. This advertising production is a classic example of what can be achieved with a smartphone, a lot of skydiving talent, a big budget, and a little creativity.

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Fauxtographor: Are You Healthy Enough for Photographic Activity?

Fauxtographor: Are You Healthy Enough for Photographic Activity?

Looking for a little comedic relief? Look no further than Fauxtographor, the 1-minute long parody that pokes fun at the life of a photographer in the form of a medication commercial complete with possible side effects. Have a look at the commercial here and see if Fauxtographer is right for you.

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Stop Motion Photography Hit: Fresh Guacamole

Stop Motion Photography Hit: Fresh Guacamole

Stop-motion director “PES” gets creative as he takes his viewers on a visual ride through the process of making the tasty green dip one photograph at a time. This production has set a new standard for creative stop-motion photography shorts and many in the industry have taken note (over 4.5 million views in a few […]

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Video Features on the Canon 5D Mark III

Video Features on the Canon 5D Mark III

There’s been a lot of buzz about the Canon 5D Mark III going around the photography world lately and it’s no wonder why. Canon upped the ante on the latest 5D, packing it with new functions and time saving features, making it a photographers dream. Some of the camera’s more powerful upgrades will also greatly […]

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Impressive Short Film Involving Framed Photos

Impressive Short Film Involving Framed Photos

This short film, Frame of Mind, by Ben Boutwell and Steven Alan is a creative look into the world of forced perspective photography. Frame of Mind was inspired by the opening credits for the sitcom Modern Family and borrowed techniques from François Vogel’s innovative filmmaking. At just over a minute long, the video is short, sweet, […]

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Following the Dream of Photography, Whatever Life Throws at You

Following the Dream of Photography, Whatever Life Throws at You

Even for the able bodied, photography can require a certain amount of dexterity. Imagine trying to carry out that job with no arms. In this short video from ITN news, we meet an Indonesian woman who works professionally despite having lost both of her arms in an accident. Not content with working as photographer for the local government and doing wedding work, she plans to open her own studio. She is truly an inspiration to all photographers and shows that if you have the right mindset, there are no barriers to being a good photographer.

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Group Risks Jail Time to Photograph the Great Pyramids from an Illegal Perspective

Group Risks Jail Time to Photograph the Great Pyramids from an Illegal Perspective

Recently, a group of Russian tourists risked a one to three year prison sentence to capture some photos — from the top of Egypt’s Great Pyramid, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. In a blog post by the group (which can be found here roughly translated into English), the group […]

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Released Today

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Released Today

Lightroom 4 is a major release, adding significant new capabilities and innovations. New adjustment controls maximize dynamic range from cameras, recovering exceptional shadow details and highlights. The software features new and improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast, and additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance.

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