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All images by Ben Von Wong. Used with permission.

Photographer Ben Von Wong’s latest crazy photo project involves storm chasing. “The idea for the project came initially because my partner Anna Tenne, thought that I could do something amazing with stormchasing.” Ben tells the Phoblographer in an email. “When finally she brought up the idea of doing something around climate change, I caved and decided that it would be worth creating!”

To do this project, Ben spent two weeks storm chasing with an ambulance. While storm chasing in and of itself sounds pretty crazy to some of us, doing it with an ambulance sounds even tougher to get done. But amazingly, Ben says that it wasn’t that tough and didn’t take much convincing. All he had to do was describe the project and work with motivated and passionate folks.

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Curation done by Hugo Passarello Luna. Used with permission.

The recent Paris Terrorist attacks were extremely tragic–and as a journalist, Hugo Passarello Luna has tried to make sense of the events that happened previously by piecing them together via Instagram.

“I have looked for the last images posted on Instagram of the places that were attacked before the tragedy took place.” says Hugo in an email to the Phoblographer. He’s essentially trying to “stop time” using the Instagram timeline and see what those places meant to people, before they became a place of mourning.

Hugo’s analysis explores different ways and angles to tell the story of the events that happened in the area before tragedy struck.

“One week after the Paris attacks of November 13th, I posted a photo on Instagram of Le Carillon, one of the places targeted by the terrorists.” says Hugo. “In the posted image I added the location and using that option I clicked to see what others photos had been posted of the same place. Unsurprisingly, there were already many images and mostly similar: flowers on the sidewalk, candles and people lighting candles, people mourning, some French flags, letters, portraits of the victims. You scroll down and the photos repeat themselves hundreds of times. Until they do not.”

Hugo’s project is after the jump.

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For the strobist photographers amongst us, the Lumu Power is looking to turn you iPhone not only into an incident light meter, but also one that judges flash output. It was only a matter of time before someone did it, but Lumu was bound to get to it first.

Lumu Power is a light, exposure, flash and color temperature meter designed to plug into and work with your iPhone. Sorry Android folks, it doesn’t look like you’re getting any love here.

It is the first light meter which combines everything into one device. If it receives full funding on KickStarter, it’s bound to become a reality.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 35mm f2 WR product images first impressions (9 of 9)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.8

Full Frame has been a term in heavy use in the photography community for years now since the first digital full frame 35mm sensors were formed. Then medium format came about, and they had their own full frame format. Instead of having a sensor with full 645 field coverage, some sensors were slightly smaller than that–therefore not providing a true 645 format coverage.

This was one of the problems with digital initially–the cameras were designed to take lenses created to cover a 35mm film plane/sensor but the only options available for many years were APS-C film/sensor cameras. But then why was there no full frame APS-C moniker if 35mm and 645 have their own? And to that end, why wasn’t it called full frame APS?

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Mexico, Baja California, Sea of Cortez. Scuba Divers at the bottom admiring a big school of Jacks forming a wall found at the protected marine area of Cabo Pulmo.

Mexico, Baja California, Sea of Cortez. Scuba Divers at the bottom admiring a big school of Jacks forming a wall found at the protected marine area of Cabo Pulmo.

All images in this post were used with permission from the Neutral Density awards.

Yesterday, the winners of the Neutral Density photography awards were announced. Now, apparently the images don’t need to be shot using a Neutral Density filter, but that doesn’t matter either way when many of the images are so incredibly inspiring. SOME IMAGES ARE NSFW!

If you’re looking for some inspiration to get your week started off right, check out the winners after the jump.

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Capture One Pro has always arguably had a better approach to thinking about the editing workflow of your images than Adobe Lightroom, and today Phase One is announcing Capture One Pro 9. Amongst the changes are tweaks to the contrast engine, curves, battery status for a tethered camera, etc. One of the biggest and most exciting changes has to do with DNG support and how the program will render colors in the exact same way that the camera itself did.

Key details from the press release are after the jump.

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The year 2015 was an incredible one for photography; and we saw lots of awesome and great advancements when it came to cameras, lenses, camera bags, and software. With that said, the complete list of products that the site has reviewed and awarded an Editor’s Choice Rating to is after the jump.

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The deals that you want for Cyber Monday are live now. To start, you may want to check out Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals page for photography. A bunch of really amazing deals are otherwise listed after the jump.

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