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Flickr (Finally) Gets Total Design Overhaul, Adds New Features

In efforts to make Flickr “awesome again,” Yahoo unveiled today their new and re-imagined Flickr with a new design and new features. Some of the major design changes include a new homepage featuring large images posted by your friends, new beautiful profile photosteam and new photo pages. Flickr also announced each user will get 1 Terabyte of storage for free, with the ability to upload hi-res photos, and many of them. [more]

Photographer Liu Bolin Talks About His Process

Before we even get started on this video be sure to hit the closed captioning option on the Youtube video because the interpreter doesn’t get it all. For those of you that don’t know, Liu Bolin is also called “The Invisible Man” due to his series of images where he is painted to match his surroundings. In this video he talks not only about his process but also about his motivation. Like most great artists Bolin starts off by coming to an understanding of what he is trying to say. Not only [more]

Airline Says ‘No Photography’ on Flights

Recently, NPR featured an article about a woman that was kicked off an American Airlines flight for singing a Whitney Houston song, but there was something else that caught the attention of at least one of their writers. During the video, crew members can be repeatedly heard telling people they aren’t allowed to film or photograph onboard the plane. [more]

How Would You Feel Being Secretly Photographed in Your House For An Art Exhibit?

Residents of a luxury building in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City are quite upset over the recent news that an art exhibit will be featuring photos, shot of them, through their house windows. How would you feel if you heard a photograph of you sleeping or bending over in your house is now part of an art show and selling for thousands of dollars? Would you feel like your private space was violated? Is this even legal? Read on to learn more about the photos and the legality surrounding the whole issue. [more]

Samsung “Artfully” Photoshops Galaxy S4 in Place of iPhone in a Stock Image

Instead of hiring a photographer to shoot original images, Samsung has recently been caught in the act of “artfully” (read: shamelessly) replacing an iPhone with a Galaxy S4 in an advertising campaign. It’s not that they can’t do this kind of thing as it’s not illegal, but more the fact that they did it at all, and that it was over an original image featuring their main competitor. Really Samsung? [more]

Think Tank Photo Announces New Large Capacity Rolling Bag

Think Tank fans, rejoice! The Santa Rosa, CA-based bag manufacturer has just announced the Logistics Manager 30, a high capacity roller bag with a lage, roomy internal dimensions of 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25 – 10”D (35 x 70 x 21 – 25.5cm) that will allow it to hold multiple combinations of cameras and lenses, lighting gear such as strobes and reflectors and accessories of all kinds. [more]

Is Facebook the New Breeding Ground for Copyright Infringement?

Copyright Infringement and Facebook seem to be going hand in hand lately on the internet. In the last few days I have seen several stories about Facebook users posting professional shots without giving the photographer proper credit. Russell Ord, a talented ocean and surf photographer had a run-in recently with a Facebook page and had a few choice words.
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Raw Comparison: Magic Lantern Canon 5D VS Black Magic Cinema Camera

Still hot with news on the Canon 5D Mark III being able to shoot continuous raw video footage with Magic Lantern, comparison videos are starting to hit the net. In this video, you’ll see the Black Magic Cinema Camera footage alongside the hacked 5D, with ISO information to give you a better idea of the noise difference. Even with Vimeo’s compression, you can see the difference for yourself. [more]

No Joke: Magic Lantern Gets Raw Video Out Of The Canon 5D Mark III

Excuse me while I pick up the brain fragments scattered across my office. In the last few months, there have posts and chatter about raw video recording being enabled in Canon’s popular DSLR through new developments in Magic Lantern‘s firmware. It appeared to be only useful in bursts of less than a second, but now news is coming out now that they have unlocked the ability to record, without issue, continuous raw video at 24fps. [more]

UPDATED: Those Bizarre Adobe CC Squares Aren’t The Desktop Icons… They’re “Box” Logos

UPDATED 05/14/13 9:50 AM PT: I have received word from a source that the reason these original totems were made were effectively replacements for the box imagery that Adobe will no longer be producing since… well… there are no more boxes. If you recall, CS6 had a lot of imagery surrounding faces (just look at the cover of Adobe Photoshop CS6). Moving to Adobe CC, the team wanted to try a different angle that was more expressive, abstract and fun. [more]

UPDATED: Is World Press Photo Photoshopped?

Photojournalists prepping images for competitions often walk a fine line between the enhancement of a photograph and outright alteration. Swedish photojournalist Paul Hansen, winner of the 2012 World Press Photo Award, has denied that his winning image of two dead Palestinian children in a funeral procession, is a forgery. A forensic image analyst named Neal Krawetz came forward on Monday with an allegation that the image is a composite, an egregious manipulation that may invalidate the award. Yesterday, World Press Photo issued a statement verifying the authenticity of the image. [more]

Have Money to Burn? Canon’s New 200-400mm f/4 L USM Announced for $11,800

Canon has announced their answer to Nikon’s 200-400mm with their new 200-400mm f/4 L USM. It boasts a built-in 1.4x extender which, with the flip of a switch, extends the lens to a 280-560mm f/5.6. Measuring in at 5.0 x 14.4 inches and 127.7 oz, the specs on this beast look amazing, but the price tag is a little surprising. It’s expected to retail for $11,800, nearly twice what Nikon’s is selling for. [more]

Lightning Captured at 11,000 Frames Per Second

Originally captured back in 2011 the National Geographic show “Naked Science: Lightning Chasers” gave us a never before seen look at the anatomy of a lightning strike in ultra-slow motion. Although the footage is older the video is still amazing, and quite possibly the most detailed of it’s kind (if there are any others). The first actual “bolt” of  lightning (called a leader) proceeds in steps that lengthen by about 30 meters at a time. Each step taking about 1 microsecond [more]

Model Scouts Lurking On Young Girls Outside Eating Disorder Clinics

The fashion industry often can carry a negative connotation with people and this story certainly won’t help that. Appearently model scouts have been lurking outside Stockholm’s largest eating disorder clinic in search of fresh talent to bring back to their agencies. [more]

Olympus Announces New Flagship Camera: PEN E-P5

Olympus is following up their hugely successful PEN line with an all new member: the PEN E-P5, a digital update of a classic film camera designed new tech and performance advancements. Designed for photographers looking for superior image quality in a portable body, the PEN E-P5 delivers a unique shooting experience for photographers looking to keep things compact, including offering a shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second, a first for the compact camera market. [more]

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