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Lately, I’ve noticed the predominance two kinds of images with stories about Ebola — the virus itself and people in hazmat suits. I’ve used both for stories myself and wondered about the tone and message they’re sending. Unlike what we’ve seen...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kristen Hare | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Dysturb, a collective of photographers, takes to New York City's streets to bring photojournalism directly to the crowd...
From: Time | By: Olivier Laurent | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A few weeks ago the Financial Times launched a complete redesign of its print edition. As the new design settles into regular production we look ahead at the week with Kevin Wilson (above left), head of design and graphics at the newspaper since 2008,...
From: Mag Culture | By: jeremy | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Who would not laugh at "the miserables, a hope for generations" or at a party seeking to "circumcise the security and judicial institutions and the administration"?
From: Global Voices | By: Afef Abrougui | Monday, October 20, 2014
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You know, all too often the term shabby chic gets a bad wrap. Most people typically picture grandma's used hand-me-down furniture. But to me, shabby chic embodies a place that feels lived in, loved, and basically perfect. Enter: The Picket Fence Project's...
From: Green Daily | By: Jacquelyn Clark | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Says Death in the Ted Hughes translation of the Euripides' play "Alcestis." Death is talking to Apollo about us humans:As far as I am concerned, their birth-cryIs the first cry of the fatally injured.The rest is you — and your morphine.That is what...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), not helping. A typical election season in America: In the month since a Liberian man infected with Ebola traveled to Dallas, where he later died, the nation has marinated in a murky soup of understandable concern, wild misinformation,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, October 20, 2014
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From: Yanko Design | By: Radhika Seth | Monday, October 20, 2014
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There's no shortage of options when it comes to maternity photos, but in the end, they all pretty much look the same - pregnant woman cradling her burgeoning belly (sometimes clothed, often not) with a knowing look in her eye. But sometimes a photographer...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I think that the group of designers behind this next little lovely captured it perfectly when they said that they set out to design "a playground of pretty" for their nearest and dearest. Her Lovely Heart, the organization behind this fabulous fete,...
From: Green Daily | By: Abby Larson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. University of Georgia panics, rescinds invitation to Liberian journalist: It canceled Wade C.L. Williams‘ invitation to speak Oct. 23. “It just became abundantly clear we had a risk scenario and a situation...
From: Poynter Online | By: Andrew Beaujon | Monday, October 20, 2014
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From: Techi | By: Jesseb Shiloh | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I reviewed Pro HDR many years ago when it was among the first High Dynamic Range apps and best of the camera apps for the iPhone. In short order, Apple added HDR capability to its own software, but in general the third-party apps do a better......
From: TUAW | By: Mel Martin | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Steven Overman has been passed a torch that is very bright but awfully heavy. On Oct. 1, he was named CMO of Kodak. Remember Kodak? With the first handheld camera and roll film, Kodak was the brand that taught Americans to take pictures. It’s also...
From: AdWeek | By: Robert Klara | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Captured by a dog, a cat, a cow, and a pair of pigs
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Monday, October 20, 2014
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This is a cool event that runs concurrently with the big annual Art Basel art show in Miami Beach in early December. (The MSPF is hosted by a gallery in the Wynwood arts district, which is near downtown Miami rather than Miami Beach and is a fun area...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Jonathan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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And two more Monday Nights of MIT racing this season.
From: BostonZest | By: Penny | Monday, October 20, 2014
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As a bit of playful revenge for having to wear a natural-colored wig at her maid of honor's wedding, Dani had her wedding party (including the bridesman) rock hot-pink wigs to match her hair. The wedding party nailed the look, even though it looks like...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Chris Wolfgang | Monday, October 20, 2014
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People at Frieze 2014 Photography by Anthony GeraceThis past weekend art has been the dominant topic, both of conversation and Instagram, as Frieze took over Regent's Park and innumerable other venues across London. We love the art fair, not only for...
From: AnOther | By: Tish Wrigley | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I’m just back from a trip to Europe where I  was part of the opening plenary at this year’s International Fundraising Congress outside of Amsterdam. (I also keynoted the NGO track at the Internet Festival in Pisa, Italy (more about that in separate...
From: Beth Kanter | By: Beth | Monday, October 20, 2014
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When I started out as a photographer, I had a lot of fun and luck with connecting with vendors to boost my business. Here are a few tips to help you start or boost your wedding photography business. No portfolio yet? Reach out to vendors in your area...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Esther deBoer | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Brian May tells Lucy Davies how he fell in love with Victorian stereo photo cards...
From: Telegraph | By: Lucy Davies | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The focal length of the lens makes a difference in the perspective of the photo. Notice how the Judge looks compressed in this photo (in a good way). Its background appears to be fairly close to it and the Pontiac’s proportions appear to be equal front...
From: Hemmings Auto Blogs | By: Thomas A. DeMauro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Thousands of mothers worldwide are embracing the social media app Instagram to publish images of their picture-perfect lives. Alice Vincent logs on...
From: Telegraph | By: Alice Vincent | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Netflix has partnered with Canadian television network, City, and streaming video service, shomi, on a new drama series, “Between,” created by writer/director Michael McGowan (“Still Mine,” “Saint Ralph”). Under the deal, “Between” will...
From: The Wrap | By: Jethro Nededog | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Photographer Will Wintercross on working at the heart of the Ebola outbreak...
From: Telegraph | By: Lucy Davies | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Even the best camera is only as good as the photographer's skills. The "Where to Start" interactive chart guides beginners to learn about the basics of photography.Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Mihir Patkar | Monday, October 20, 2014
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When it comes to solo workouts, many women tend to focus on working their legs and core but forget all about their upper body. However, if you're going for that allover toned look (and well, aren't we all?), it's time to stop ignoring your arms! Expert...
From: FitSugar | By: Lizzie-Fuhr | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Not everyone dreams of slogging for seven miles of muddy obstacle terrain in a big dress on their wedding day, but this bride knew it would be a bad-ass memory. She and her groom trekked the Super Spartan Race for 7.1 miles in their heavy, hot finery,...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A walk in the woods:Ducks, observed from a footbridge:Stopping for linner:...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Japanese menswear aficionados nonnative continue the campaign for their Fall/Winter 2014 collection (having previously enlisted a rag-tag army of handsome fishermen to showcase the line in a video lookbook) by enlisting the photography…nonnative Fall/Winter...
From: High Snobiety | By: Alec Leach | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Earlier this year, we announced a concert photography contest. We received more than 46 submissions, and a crack panel of judges winnowed down the submissions to 10 finalists. We are now intro...
From: Phoenix New Times | By: David Accomazzo | Monday, October 20, 2014
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There are no leaders, but everything, from the supply tents to the recycling stations, runs just beautifully...
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Stunning video of the South African coastline was recently filmed with an aerial drone, and the footage reveals a unique and often unseen perspective on the region’s apex predator, the great white shark. Photographer Eric Cheng released the video,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dustin Wicksell | Monday, October 20, 2014
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You might think that there's nothing more traditional in English weddings than a country garden setting, but Abby and Hoi's big day was anything but quaint! They took the traditional elements and turned them on their head. From the bride's short polka...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Super convenient they may not be, but quiet shopping streets do allow for similarly quiet moments.
From: Tokyo Times | By: Lee | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Russell Orchards, Ipswich, earlier today. The place to go for hot cider and hot cider donuts. But it seemed weird to be there without the kids. Also: WordPress fuzzes up my photos. If you would like to see a sharper version of this, please click here....
From: Media Nation | By: Dan Kennedy | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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After looking like they'd be consigned to history by smartphones and their increasingly able cameras, compact cameras are making a comeback. With bigger sensors, vastly improved image quality, and an array of new user-friendly features, they're once...
From: Gizmag | By: Simon Crisp | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Earlier this year, researchers came together to investigate the health and habits of killer whales using a custom-built, remotely operated hexacopter. The study, which resulted not only in incredible footage but fascinating observations, is the first...
From: Io9 | By: Robbie Gonzalez | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Out by the lake:In the neighborhood:Home:...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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I am an interested beginner in photography using Ubuntu 14.04. At the moment I am testing Corel After Shot Pro 2 because it seems to be quite full of features compared to its price. I make my photos either with my S4 or with a camera and would like to...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: Nick Lehmann | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers....
From: Digital Photography School | By: James Maher | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Reducing noise in a digital photo is a hot topic, particularly for photographers who frequently shoot at high ISOs. Even if you’re not a typical low light shooter, the temptation may arise with some of the newer digital cameras that offer incredibly...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Suzi Pratt | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Douglas Sonders, pit bull owner and voice to the misunderstood breed, began his Not A Bully campaign in 2012. Since then, he’s posted many portraits of pit bulls that managed to find forever homes after being given every reason to lose faith in mankind....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Selina Leavitt | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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I go way back with 35mm photography and took darkroom classes in college. With my latest prosumer digital body, I was thinking they finally got it because the pictures are better than my previous I suppose. I looked up some medium format film high-quality...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: jdlugosz | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Come and See Pictures and Text by David Cornwell From the time I can remember I’ve been interested in photography one way or another. It started out, I think, by seeing my mom and dad use a camera to take family snapshots. In fact I now have an old...
From: Internet Monk | By: David Cornwell | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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I'm trying to shield an ip camera from EMI generated image noise for low light photography. It's enclosed within a metal box that is then grounded. The subject is also inside the box. The camera needs a power supply at 5V and an Ethernet cable connection....
From: Electronics Stack Exchange | By: user288121 | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The What We Wore blog collects old photos of people snapped wearing their coolest gear. As a book is published of its best submissions, we remember the days before technology changed fashion and photography for everWhat We Wore (Prestel £22.50) is out...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Get the book. Just started this new book by restauranteur Charles Phan. who along with Chicago’s Rick Bayless shares an incredible knack for keeping a good restaurant good. It’s doubly impressive for Phan because his location pretty much ensures...
From: Mark Bernstein | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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After two critically adored novels, success has hardened Philip’s heart and calcified any remaining slivers of decency that may have once existed. As a result, “notability” has turned him into an insufferable, self-involved and repulsive egotist,...
From: Film School Rejects | By: Rob Hunter | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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