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Looking for showcases of great photography on the web! Specifics inside.I'm on the hunt for blogs/Tumblrs/what-have-you, that showcase interesting photography by various artists, but I'm happy to take artist websites, too. I'd prefer for the art to speak...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: missmary6 | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Packing and carrying equipment for travel adventures is always a challenge. With increasing airline restrictions and not being willing to check your gear, you need to find the best possible alternative for your needs. Like most of my peers, I covet several...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Daniel Korzeniewski | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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For the bathroom, Reckendorfer wanted a shower for daily use, but opted to keep a 1950s bathtub that she discovered in her basement. “I studied graphic design and photography, so visual things are so important to me,” she says. “I love sleek,...
From: Dwell | By: Luke Hopping | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Douglas Cross roams the globe with a camera in hand and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging his photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek...
From: National Geographic | By: Tyler Metcalfe | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Space photos of the week, July 26 – August 1. The post Space Photos of the Week: This Nebula Doesn’t Come in Peace appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jenna Garrett | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Stefany Anne Golberg at The Smart Set: In a photograph titled “Ward 81″, a woman sits on a bed. She is young, a teenager. She sits cross-legged and wears her clothes and hair like a teenager would. The wall behind...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Morgan Meis | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Photographer Ashley Comer was born, and raised by adoptive parents in Milton, Massachusetts. She grew up in a tight-knit family of adopted children, but became more and more curious about her birth mother as she grew up. While finishing her final semester...
From: Business Insider | By: Jack Sommer | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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In pics: The world?s premier competition specialising in botanical photography...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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As a journalist, Ingrid Sischy always wanted to articulate the new. When she began writing the “On Photography” column in this magazine in 1989, she made the post her own by incorporating, in her pieces, all that interested her—photography and...
From: New Yorker | By: Hilton Als | Friday, July 31, 2015
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... you can find the light....
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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For a week I sat in a lawn chair next to our mailbox, waiting for the sound of the U.S. Postal truck. Or UPS. I didn't care who delivered it. But the wait was unbearable. "Not today," our mail carrier said as she handed me an armload of back-to-school...
From: TV Squad | By: Greg Schwem | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Body-Camera Footage Fuels Viewers' Outrage Networks Show Video of Fatal Cincinnati Encounter Despite competing news from a heat wave and the discovery of  possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared last year, the indictment...
From: The Root | By: Richard Prince | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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This gorgeous vertical starscape taken near Death Valley by f1p4 is one of many examples of Reddit's landscape astrophotography group. Earthporn meets starporn! Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Andrea James | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I used to upload photos from my camera straight to my hard drive, and they would transfer in the original file size, eg 720x960. Occasionally when I have gone back to copy one, it shows up only as a thumbnail (75x75), and I can't find the larger format...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mmiddle | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The low-light footage above is about 400,000 ISO. Imagine 4 million ISO, and you'll have a good idea of the newly-announced Canon ME20F-SH that indie filmmakers, wildlife documentarians, and investigative journalists are all discussing this week. Read...
From: Boing Boing | By: Andrea James | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Like Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine or Dr. McGillicuddy’s Root Beer, Hal Lutsky’s Vintage Paper Fair is a wonderful cultural institution named for a person with a unique-sounding name. And it’s coming back to the Hall of Flowers this weekend...
From: SF Weekly | By: Peter Lawrence Kane | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Kristy Rice, the huge talent behind Momental Designs, set out to shower her childhood friend with a day crafted around their shared love of the Anne of Green Gable series. From book favors with hand-painted covers to the narrative of Anne beautifully...
From: Green Daily | By: Erin Lepperd | Friday, July 31, 2015
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(1949, Carol Reed; StudioCanal, PG, DVD/Blu-ray)From the moment the first audiences saw the opening image of Anton Karas’s zither filling the screen with the nerve-jangling Harry Lime Theme (before, indeed, they had heard the word “zither”), they...
From: The Guardian | By: Philip French | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Helen and Jamie are also planning a big, elaborate wedding with all their friends and family in Spain, but organising the legal bit over there was a huge headache. So they decided to have their official ceremony in a teeny tiny church called St Gobbans...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Pyramiden (Norvège) (AFP) - A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity, Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town.Alexander Romanovskiy, better known as Sasha,...
From: Business Insider | By: Céline Serrat | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.  The Taliban finally announced...
From: TV Squad | By: Charlotte Alfred | Friday, July 31, 2015
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By Andrea Fowler for TheKnot.com Think you've seen it all? Here are 10 genius ideas your guests will never see coming. 1. Airstream Bridal Suite SUSAN MONTAGNA Getting married off the beaten path? Need a little more room for your bridal party than what...
From: AOL Television | By: The Knot | Friday, July 31, 2015
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iPhone cameras are good - but they aren't as good as this. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it approached Saturn in early 2011. The GIF is so beautiful that it bubbled back up to the front page of Reddit recently. In November 2014, the...
From: GeekSugar | By: Nicole-Nguyen | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Hello, blue-bubble friends. Ready to master iMessage, Apple's texting messenger? You've come to the right place. Read on for the iPhone texting tips and tricks you might not know about! Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Grace Hitchcock...
From: GeekSugar | By: Nicole-Nguyen | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Antique, old, rusted, archaic, crumbling, ancient, and time-worn – all words that could describe vintage vehicles. Some are in better condition than others, some in running order, others put out to pasture. Photographers love to shoot crumbling subjects....
From: Digital Photography School | By: Darlene Hildebrandt | Friday, July 31, 2015
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There are a lot of resources on the web that let people save and organize the content they find online, and they all have their own angle and unique functionality. Marketers can use bookmarking in new and innovative ways to build a brand. Let's take...
From: TV Squad | By: Debra Carpenter | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Showing at the Ford Foundation in Lagos: In Design is the Personality of an Idea, the artists use diverse media – film, fashion, paint, photography, digital collage, and sound – to create full worlds with the precision and intentionality inherent...
From: Africa Unchained | By: Emeka Okafor | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Quite moving, really. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Is that Katy Perry or Elizabeth Taylor? You probably never realized how similar they looked Carine Roitfeld, founder and editor in chief of CR Fashon Book, enlisted Perry along with nine other well-known celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey,...
From: Mashable | By: Hayley Wilbur | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Going on dates doesn't always have to mean draining your wallet at fancy restaurants. There are plenty of affordable and entertaining dates you can go on with your beloved. After all, it's really the time you spend with your sweetheart that matters and...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily-Co | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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A recent Canon ad campaign used the slogan “See impossible.” It seems like their latest camera allows us to do just that — the ME20F-SH, a full-frame digital camera, boasts a staggering 4 million maximum ISO. For the uninitiated: ISO is the...
From: VentureBeat | By: Fletcher Babb | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Most people are perfectly satisfied with the camera in their smartphone. But to photographers and hobbyists, even the latest iPhone doesn’t come close to emulating the capability of a full-fledged camera. Panasonic’s CM1 is the answer.Read more......
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The rumors are true: Dr. Dre will release a new album in the near future. The rapper took to his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy to confirm reports of a Straight Outta Compton soundtrack produced by Dre as well as additional details regarding Dre's...
From: Rolling Stone | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard did a duet, Kanye West’s rising star and fellow Chicagoan Vic Mensa jumped off a lighting rig, Kaskade took his production in to the crowd, and a Fugee delivered a celebrity sighting freestyle. Here’s...
From: The Wrap | By: Mikey Glazer | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Not even a bomb scare could stop 160,000 people taking to the sunny streets of Brighton to celebrate all things LGBT in the city’s 25th annual Pride parade Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Photos are arguably the most important part of your wedding - you can't pull out the wedding cake to relive the big day, right? Getting the best snaps comes down to having a top-notch photographer. But that's not all: you have to be comfortable with...
From: GeekSugar | By: Lisette-Mejia | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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While the global outrage continues, insult has been added to injury as Jericho, brother to Cecil the lion and head of the family after his death, has himself been shot by poachers in the Hwange National Park Saturday. UPDATE: The following has been published...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Anne Sewell | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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... take a look at your landscape....
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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As Firedoglake goes offline this weekend, those of us who are launching Shadowproof would like to take the time to show appreciation for all the contributors, who helped make FDL special through the years. Keeping FDL online and filled with daily content...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Rihanna Shows Off Her Body In Yellow Bikini Rihanna has been more covered up this summer than we’re used to seeing her… Fortunately she pulled out the ‘kini shots this Friday. We’re hoping she’s setting the tone for August. Please...
From: Bossip | By: thatsmybiz1 | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Lately music album covers almost lose their importance as less and less people buy CDs, as they download and buy music online. However, even if you downloaded a song from the web, the album cover displays on your music player screen while playing a song....
From: Web Design Ledger | By: Nancy Young | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Artist Stephen Orlando has discovered the key to photographing sound: LED lights and long exposures. As part of his Motion Exposure series, the Ontario-based photographer handed violinists and cellists bows affixed with multicolored lights and asked...
From: Mashable | By: Laura Vitto | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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A thriving creative class is a key feature of nearly every successful modern city. A vibrant culture is not only valuable in its own right, it also often serves to attract and inspire talented workers in non-creative fields, creating a rising tide that...
From: TV Squad | By: SmartAsset.com | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Since this will be my last post on FDL, and at the encouragement of folks on Ruth’s Saturday Art, I decided I would run it. The photo shown is a pivotal image, and has been my splash screen on my Desktop since 2008 or 09. It is there because the look...
From: Firedoglake | By: Lawrence Hudetz | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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These fancy grilled cheese recipes featured at Lauren Kelp are proof that the comfort food favorite can be dinner party-friendly. “Trust me, it’s the perfect time of year to add these to your dinner party cue. The weather is just right, and it’s such...
From: Green Daily | By: Christina Lee | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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In 2007, skateboarder Danny Way jumped off the Great Wall of China onto a record-breaking ramp which was the “largest constructed in the world” at the time. “Skateboarding has taught me to be patient. It’s humbled me at different… The post...
From: High Snobiety | By: Elaine YJ Lee | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Photography in low-light conditions is one of the most challenging things to do with a camera. In conditions with faint, moving, distant lights it is even trickier. There is something about a starry sky that simply inspires awe in all of us. And it does...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Andrea Minoia | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow is an often-anthologized writer and, as former head of PBS station WYCC-TV, was Chicago’s first female television general manager. Now, she’s out with her first book, “My Gift of Now” (Mill City Press, $18.95), a collection...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sandra Guy | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Your 20s are a time for figuring out what you want from life. Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser. We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of...
From: Business Insider | By: Richard Feloni | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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