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Why Leaf Shutter Lenses Matter

Award-winning wedding photographer R.J. Kern reacquaints shutterbugs about leaf shutter lenses and why they are important in his very informative blog post, “Why Leaf Shutter Lenses Matter.”...
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The Disturbing Yet Familiar Images of Diana Dihaze

Ukraine-based photographer and image manipulation artist Diana Dihaze brings into existence a world that’s somewhat like our own, except darker and at times more frightening, using and combining the familiar elements of our world and turning them into implements of terror or the surreal. ...
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London 2313 Presents a Strange Post-Apocalyptic London

London-based photographer Nicholas Goodden shows us a strange, dreamlike London after the apocalypse in his futuristic conceptual series London 2313....
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Capturing Ideas: The Surreal Photography of Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson combines set design, painting, and photography before blending it all in a single photograph....
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The Embroidered Image: Stitching Photographs by Hand

In The Embroidered Image, mostly vintage photographs become canvases for stitch art....
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Nicholas Goodden’s Unusual Take on Street Photography with Pixelated People

London based urban photographer Nicholas Goodden combined his nostalgic love for video games with street photography in Pixelated People....
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Still Diet: A Frank Look at the Diets of the World’s Most Influential People

Photographer Dan Bannino’s Still Diet series features the meals of celebrities....
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It’s a Glamorous Life: The Job Hazards and Mishaps of Being a NatGeo Photographer

In a very illuminating reveal, The Photo Society, the group made up of NatGeo’s contributing photographers, published a post tallying the number of incidents of the many hazards of the job....
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Know Your Constitutional Rights as a Photographer

In an attempt to squelch the “widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs or video in public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply,” the American Civil Liberties Union has released a detailed list of photographer rights....
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Getty Photographer Arrested Amid Ferguson Unrest

On Monday, August 18, veteran Getty photographer Scott Olson was arrested and detained by police officers at the Ferguson protests....
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Revolog Special Films Have Landed in the US

Michael Krebs and Hanna Pribitzer of Revolog have partnered up with Lomography to make their special 35mms now easily accessible in the US....
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Preferred Mode: Photos of New York City’s Bike Culture at Its Best

New York City-based photographer Sam Polcer sought to document bike commuting in the bustling streets of NYC....
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Divers Pet Tiger Sharks Like Dogs in This GoPro Video

Would you pet a tiger shark? These guys did....
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This Gorgeous Timelapse Video Will Make You Want To Go On An Extended Beach Vacation

Shot in Australia’s stunning Gold Coast with three Canon 5DIIIs for over two weeks, Joe Capra presents a gorgeous from-a-distance look at the premier tourist destination down under....
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Mystery Meat: Photographer Portrays Fast Food in a Ghastly New Light

In Mystery Meat, patties are substituted with pig snouts, deli meats are replaced with pig legs, and veiny intestines stand-in for hotdogs...
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Scrublands, a Compelling Glimpse on the Lives of People Living Off-the-Grid

French photographer and traveller Antoine Bruy’s photo series Scrublands explores the lives of people who live without modern day technology by choice....
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Flower Power: See Pit Bulls in a Whole New Light with Sophie Gamand’s New Series

Sophie Gamand has a message to send with her new adorable series, “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution,” which lovingly features the notoriously and unfairly misunderstood group of dogs we know and fear as pit bulls....
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Kama, the Surfing Pig, Shows Off His Mad Skills in a GoPro Video

You’ll see Kama riding the waves (and swimming in the ocean) like a boss, and he’s made a GoPro video to show off his mad skills....
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The Beautiful Anti-Consumerism Plastic Bag Landscape Photographs of Vilde Rolfsen

Photographer Vilde Rolfsen sought a less aggressive way to raise awareness on how much plastic bags and other landfill waste humankind consumes....
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Josh Malik’s Earthly Conceptual Photography

Photographer Josh Malik is proof that dedication to your craft and creativity can lead to fame right out of high school....
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Happy Accidents: Double Exposure Features All the Elements of Nature

All the elements of nature – water (droplets), fire (sun), earth (trees), air (clouds) – seem to converge in Yoojay’s accidental double exposure, with dark hues of reds and blues providing a rich backdrop....
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Drones Take Selfies Too In IOCOSE’s Awesome Series

Initially, it might sound like an absurd idea, but the concept behind Drone Selfies is about parallel utopian world where war is nothing but history....
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Invisible Light: Brendan Fitzpatrick’s Mesmerizing X-Ray Photographs

Brendan Fitzpatrick decided to x-ray cheap bargain store toys then add colors to the images....
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This is Why Some Photographer Can’t Stop Shooting Film

This 3-Minute documentary follows the film shooters at Goa-CAP (Centre for Alternate Photography) in an attempt to understand why these photographers remain loyal to the art of film photography....
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Animal Visions: Tom Chambers’ Enthralling Portraits of Wild Animals and Children

Tom Chambers has a gift to form close bonds with animals. And that is translated in his photo series featuring wild animals and children....
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Things You’ll Need to Know About Charging Sales Tax for Your Photos

This time around, Brandon shares his knowledge on something that a lot of professional photographers might not know or understand well but is, in fact, of great importance when you’re making money as a photographer – the SALES TAX....
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Alma Haser’s Bizarre and Thoughtful Portrait Series: Cosmic Surgery

Alma Haser’s Cosmic Surgery is a bizarre and thoughtful series born of her love of origami and a need to create something unsettling....
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Creamlapse: A Hyperlapse of Delicious Frozen Delights Melting Into Puddles

This hyperlapse, shot with a Canon 5D mark II, features the world’s arguably most beloved dessert, popsicles, and other frozen delights tragically melting into creamy but sad puddles with Bobby Vinton’s “Mr. Lonely” playing in the background....
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Border Patrol Officer Allegedly Detains and Points a Gun at A Boy Scout for Taking a Photo

Instead of confiscating the camera and educating the boy, a border patrol officer allegedly brought it upon himself to detain everyone in the van, all nearly two dozen of them, and subject them and their belongings to search and inspection....
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Mothers: Ken Heyman’s Poignant and Tender Collection of Images of Motherhood

The photos from Ken Heyman’s collection, lying in wait in a box labeled “Mothers,” were taken in over 60 countries and of women and children that belong to different races and cultures. When looking through them, however, you begin to fathom the startling likeness in all of them....
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Clemens Wirth’s Beautiful and Quirky Miniature World

Photographer Clemens Wirth creates his own scenes using miniature models and lots of imagination....
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The Impressive Landscape Creations of Matthew Albanese

Unlike other photographers who seek out scenes in nature to photograph, Matthew Albanese does his landscape shooting in a studio, and how he makes it possible is as impressive as his landscape images....
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The Saline Project Showcases Awesome GIFs of Classic Horror Characters

Brothers Adam and Ben Toht and 3D artist Jesse Roff teamed up to bring us an awesome series of animated GIF images, featuring the horror characters in history....
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Mike Berube and His Poignant Vignettes of War-Torn Africa

From Africa to even Canada, photojournalist Mike Berube captures hunger, poverty, and war, their victims serving as the main subjects of his photos....
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Brothers Grimm’s Homeland: The Fairy Tale Landscape Photography of Kilian Schoenberger

Kilian Schoenberger scours the lands in Europe to find Brothers Grimm inspired scenes....
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May Xiong’s Hypnotic and Puzzling Conceptual Photography

In her conceptual work, May takes that hypnotic flavor of her photographs to another level and then adds unique twists and peculiar details....
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Intimate Portraits of Strangers in Richard Renaldi’s “Touching Strangers” Series

The “Touching Strangers” series reminds us that no matter how different we are from one another, we can still find a way to connect and bond....
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Forgotten by Time: Rosanne de Lange’s Photographs of the Chatillon Car Graveyard

She recently shot images of Chatillon Car Graveyard. Her photos of the abandoned cars resting there, many from more than 60 years ago, have already gone viral, the social networking media at blaze with ooohs and aaahs about them. ...
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Bliss Katherine’s Film, Fashion, and Painted Photographs

Already a fashion, music, and wedding photographer who travels the world for photoshoots at the age of 23, not many – young or old – are as accomplished Bliss Katherine....
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The Secret Life of Swimmers: Compelling Photographs by Judy Starkman

Inspiring and compelling in its stillness, the Secret Life of Swimmers is a beautiful and positive reflection of real life....
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Mike Kandel: Paris in Monochrome

Mike Kandel captures the city of lights in beautiful black and white....
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Funny College Humor Video Shows Human Psyche’s Struggle with Taking Selfies

A young lady, seeing a perfect selfie opportunity while applying make-up, finds herself in a struggle on whether or not she should do a selfie....
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David Oliete’s “Concurs de Castells” Series Features Human Towers

David Oliete creates a fascinating series of human tower images....
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This is What It’s Like to Shoot Large Format Instant Film

Shot in the streets of Victoria, British Columbia, this video is not so much a tutorial as it is showing you the actual experience of shooting with a large format camera....
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Morbid Hilarity Ensues in Sandro Giordano’s Incredible Series “In Extremis (Bodies With No Regret)”

The ironic vibrancy stemming from the burst and pop of colors in each photograph in “In Extremis” captivates an audience’s attention first, all the while providing a sort of contrast to the morbid demise of each subject, which is slowly revealed later. ...
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Helena Georgiou’s Surreal Photos Convey a Beautifully Dark World

Helena Georgiou’s images possess a certain beautiful madness to them that could only come from the clashing of realism and the metaphysical or the make-believe....
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Josh Newton on Wedding Photography, Passions, and Going the Distance

There’s only a handful of photographers out there who would go the distance – literally and figuratively – for the happy couples who trust them enough to capture one of the most important days in their lives. One such photographer is Josh Newton....
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Nostalgia: A Study in Color, Claire Rosen’s Whimsical Still Life Series

The color-themed photos in Nostalgia are essentially images of actual collages she made with great attention to detail....
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Andy Lee’s Landscapes Digital Infrared Landscapes Will Leave You in Awe

Andy Lee takes on Iceland on a different perspective, if you must, using digital infrared to capture the country’s highlights and it’s truly effective....
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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Use Paparazzi to Send Charitable Message, Again

The couple has adopted an ingenious way to turn the paparazzi into prime resource by holding up cardboard signs containing handwritten messages to highlight and bring attention to the non-profits they support....
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