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  Sometimes, you see a work of art and you break out into spontaneous applause. Here we see two examples. Augustus Saint-Gauden’s “Diana” there in the background is well-known. It was originally designed to adorn the top of Madison Square Garden...
From: Andy Ihnatko | By: Ihnatko | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Since the mid-1960s, the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has been shooting sex, life, death, Kinbaku (a particular form of rope-based bondage) and more recently, plastic dinosaurs, mostly, but not always, in an oddly disengaged black and white....
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I took these pictures last winter during two commercial airline flights -- one from Boston to Detroit, and the other from Phoenix to Detroit. There are a lot of landscapes I'd like to identify geographically. Can you help me fill in the blanks more specifically?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: not_on_display | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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At the 1953 Motorcycle Skiing championships, held at Ehrwald in Tyrol, Austria, skiers held on to ropes attached to the backs of motorcycles — some even with sidecars — which had spiked wheels to grip the snow. Read more...More about Photography,...
From: Mashable | By: Chris Wild | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Whew it’s been a while since I actually wrote a tutorial here on dPS so I thought it was time. Some of my most popular articles are about portrait lighting patterns and other aspects of creating great portraits. In this article I want to give you a...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Darlene Hildebrandt | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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It hurts me to recognize that I will never be the person I have dreamed of. How can I learn to be okay with this?Whenever I think about my life it seems like a series of endless failures and disappointments; the truth is I don't think there is anything...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 8LeggedFriend | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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There's nothing we love more than a tearful groom at the ceremony. And boy does this cutie deliver. Add that to the gorgeous scenery of this island locale, 1001 paper cranes, a signed paddle guest book, an epic dance party, and interactive cardboard...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers...
From: National Geographic | By: Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Creative Commons licenses let people without expansive legal teams license their creative work for use in other creative projects: a piece of Creative Commons-licensed music could appear in a podcast or a video, for example, or a photo could be used...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Google's new Android software comes with an important feature for photography enthusiasts: the ability to shoot raw images. This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG...
From: Business Insider | By: Lisa Eadicicco | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Is there some standard set of frame rates for digital video files? I have some video from 8mm film scans, the source is 16 frames per second. How should I convert them with Handbrake to play on standard computer players?I had a bunch of 8mm film scanned....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Nelson | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I will show you an experience I had of shooting in the middle of the night after sunset without a tripod. Many monuments don’t allow you to shoot with a tripod but you still want to take a photo. The nicer light in my opinion is usually after sunset...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Serge Ramelli | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Digitally merged capital Christmas scenes...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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On the 9th day of Christmas dPS gave to me – the biggest discount of the year with… 88% off Hacking Photography’s mega preset deal! Yesterday Our Deal Was Big… But Today is Bigger! Yesterday we brought back a popular deal from over at SnapnDeals...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Darren Rowse | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The first step in fixing a problem is to acknowledge it.
From: The Kernel | By: Selena Larson | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Wrapping is a daunting task for me. It always starts out fun but about 3 presents in I'm ready to throw everything in a gift bag, slap on a bow and call it a day. But if that wrapping were taking place with my girlfriends, cocktails and donuts at our...
From: Green Daily | By: Erin Lepperd | Friday, December 19, 2014
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People have been using the Internet to make money for decades. Some methods of revenue generation started as ways to supplement income and have since turned into full-time gigs. A Swedish photography-based social network called Foap is the latest revenue-sharing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I'm new to photography and often face problems with subject with a bright background. For example: A worker on a 2nd floor building with bright sky as background and picture captured from ground level. I don't want to use a flash. I use Nikon D5100....
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: MnZ | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I read the same articles you do -- the guest posts from Mike Allebach particularly have me punching the air with agreement! -- so I know that Offbeat Bride readers are really debating going back and forth between having a friend take their photos and...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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2014 was an extraordinary year for me in terms of sports photography. I can't say I've come close to covering as many big events and traveled so much for sports in my 25 years of sports photojournalism. I started New Year's Eve shooting the Oregon Ducks...
From: OregonLive | By: Thomas Boyd | tboyd@oregonian.com | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A photographer in South Africa was recently swarmed by a group of sharks, including one with a toothy grin which bore a striking resemblance to Bruce, the great white from the 2003 hit Finding Nemo. The shark, which was a dead ringer for the friendly...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dustin Wicksell | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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See the top fashion moments of 2014 » Normcore notwithstanding, it’s been quite the year in style. From the industry’s growing appreciation for big butts to Rihanna’s general existence, it’d take, well a year, to recount the best moments all...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: FASHION Staff | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Two New York Police Department officers were shot and killed Saturday afternoon, unprovoked, by a gunman who later killed himself. ...
From: Time | By: Marisa Schwartz | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Your iPhone’s camera might sometimes stink at taking a good, clear photo. But Facebook wants to help, introducing an auto-enhance feature for photos uploaded through the iOS app. Facebook’s lead engineer explained in a new blog...
From: Inside Facebook | By: Justin Lafferty | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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While there are so many different things about this time of year I love, I must say wrapping gifts for my loved ones may trump them all. It's a tradition my family takes very seriously. There may even be a yearly competition between my father and I....
From: Green Daily | By: Mandy Kellogg Rye | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Prince Harry visits Lesotho where helped to set up the charity Sentebale ‘Touching Tiny Lives’ which provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, southern Africa. The particular theme of his visit was to check...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Beautiful lamp designed by Japanese company Nosigner looks like full moon. Topographically accurate LED Moon lamp is based on the data collected by Kaguya lunar orbiter spacecraft. Also check out: Moon Photography and Galaxy Bed Sheets...
From: Toxel | By: Toxel.com | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Don't miss the Christmas morning magic! San Francisco shutterbug Lauri Levenfeld teaches moms how to capture interesting images of their tots and holidays are the perfect time to put her tips to use. "The images you capture are bound to create lasting...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Ready to go west, young photo editor? Here’s your chance (and you don’t even have to leave New York). Bonnie Fuller‘s pop culture news hub Hollywood Life is looking for a photo editor to join its entertainment-obsessed team in NYC. The position...
From: Media Bistro | By: Guest | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Victoria’s Secret models Sara Sampaio and Martha Hunt arrive by helicopter at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel for the exhibition of Russell James “Angels” fine-art photography collection in Hollywood, FL.… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Denise Diaz | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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... on the last day of fall, on Lake Mendota, in the state park of the Gaylord Nelson, where we hiked across stretches of a thousand shades of brown...We need more ice and more snow and we settle in for the solstice....
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Delightfully free of finger-pointing, cheap nostalgia, or breathless boosterism, the book makes the point that only through an understanding of this troubled city’s history can one hope to understand its current woes and its possible ways forward. ...
From: The Millions | By: Bill Morris | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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I like shooting all manner of outdoor scenes. I am a sucker for landscapes and seascapes, which almost always require a wide-angle lens. I really enjoy exploring new cities with my camera, which also requires a wide-angle lens but can also be helped...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Jim Hamel | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The Swiss lensman’s new book, “Jours Blancs,” takes its name from a skiers’ term for days when visibility is reduced due to fog — but it’s more than just a study in white....
From: New York Times | By: CAROLINE HIRSCH | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Class of 2014: Altered hours & Affinití & Travis oaks By Anto Kane. Photo credit - AK photography. My three favourite bands/gigs/concerts to watch this year,in no particular order were Altered hours,Affinití & Travis Oaks. The Altered hours…...
From: The Hype Machine | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Class of 2014: Altered hours & Affinití & Travis oaks By Anto Kane. Photo credit - AK photography. My three favourite bands/gigs/concerts to watch this year,in no particular order were Altered hours,Affinití & Travis Oaks. The Altered hours…...
From: The Hype Machine | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A group of freedivers in the Canary Islands have utilized their expertise to film an astonishing video of underwater illusions, in which they appear to walk on water, sit cross-legged on the ocean’s surface, and fly through the void like a superhero,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dustin Wicksell | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Having a hard time picking a book to enjoy during your holiday down time? The New York Public Library (NYPL) has developed a holiday book list generator. According to the NYPL Facebook page, the staff has created several book lists in a wide variety...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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i ask only that you treat my postcards as you would a frayed string of rosary beads… David J. Thompson has been sending me four or five postcards a week since I was eighteen. I was beginning my undergrad at Purdue, obsessed with small-press poetry...
From: The Awl | By: Kaveh Akbar | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Godfather: Part II — one of just two sequels ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture — turns 40 on Dec. 20. Here, we take a look at other sequels that were surprisingly great...
From: Time | By: Joseph C. Lin | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A lightly minted palate cleanser is the perfect ending to any holiday meal! These festive bites are an ideal balance of sweetness without tasting overly rich. Whether for a cookie swap or family gathering, a plateful of thin mints is sure to delight!
From: Green Daily | By: Jess Blazejewski | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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From: Uniwatch | By: Phil Hecken | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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It was all about Christmas this week! Gift ideas, photography, free printables and more. In case you missed any, here are the five most popular posts from the last week. 5. Creative Christmas Lights 4. Tutorial | Typography Envelope 3. … Read More......
From: Craft Gossip | By: Francine Clouden | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Today’s deal is perfect for those of you wanting to awaken your creative genius and create some art with your images. It is 70% off the Photoshop Artistry: Fine Art Grunge Composition course. We offered this course on our sister site – SnapnDeals...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Darren Rowse | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Every time National Geographic announces the winners of its photo contest, you know you'll be blown away. This year's results are no different. Judges chose from more than 9,000 entries from more than 150 countries in three categories: People, Places,...
From: GeekSugar | By: Lisette-Mejia | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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With a blazing yule before us, here at SMP Living we're keeping cozy and kicking off the celebrations to come with our rendition of Social Hour! We've collected your weekly favorites from Instagram and Pinterest in one pretty place. The festivities...
From: Green Daily | By: Michelle Hoover | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Ansel HerzOn December 8, a senior photographer for the Seattle Police Department snapped pictures of a small crowd of peaceful protesters. The previous week, protest organizers at U-Village said they felt unsettled by men who they believed were undercover...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Friday, December 19, 2014
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See Arthur Elgort’s iconic photography » For every ten interviews you’ve read online, at least five start with “we were lucky enough to meet..,” right? Well, in this case, hyperbole has nothing to do with hanging out with a living legend. Earlier...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Randi Bergman | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Unusual weather conditions in Fez on Friday made for a magical early morning walk around the public gardens, Jnan Sbil. Later, as the fog lifted off the mountains, the Merenid tombs and city were revealedPhoto essay by Suzanna ClarkeSHARE THIS! var pfHeaderImgUrl...
From: The View From Fez | By: Suzanna Clarke | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Jaguar is taking their "Good to be Bad" marketing campaign to the next level. The English automaker's sinister C-X75 supercar concept with be the vehicle of choice for the villain in the upcoming James Bond flick "Spectre," Autocar reports. The Jag...
From: Business Insider | By: Benjamin Zhang | Friday, December 19, 2014
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