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‘Polaroid’ is a Scary Short Film with an Instant Camera


Why do so many photography-themed scary films feature Polaroid cameras? Who knows… but this 3-minute short film titled “Polaroid” by Joey Greene will have your heart racing. The synopsis reads: “It’s the things we can’t see that terrify us the most…” Not to be confused with a horror movie released into cinemas ...

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Pete Souza Looks Back on 1.9 Million Photos of Obama


NPR‘s Fresh Air just aired this fantastic 30-minute interview (here’s a transcript) with Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In it, Souza reflects on 8 years of capturing Obama’s presidency, creating an archive of over 1.9 million photos during that ...

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Sheep Can Recognize Celebrity Faces in Photos


Sheep can recognize human faces in photos at a level that’s comparable to humans. That’s what scientists discovered through testing sheep by showing them celebrity portraits. Researchers at Cambridge University led by neurobiology professor Jenny Morton conducted the study by leading 8 different sheep one at a time into a ...

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Panasonic Unveils the Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S.


In addition to its new G9 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, Panasonic today announced the new Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S. lens. The new lens is the first large aperture ultra-telephoto prime lens with the LEICA DG marque. “It boasts sharpest-ever image quality from corner to corner in ...

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Photo of Baby Elephant on Fire Wins Wildlife Photo Contest


A striking photo of a baby elephant on fire as it flees a mob of humans with its mother has won an international wildlife photo contest. The photo, titled “Hell is Here” and captured by photographer Biplab Hazra, was awarded the top prize in the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017. ...

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Photographer Recreates the Iconic Photo ‘Dali Atomicus’


The 1948 photo ‘Dali Atomicus’ by American portrait photographer Philippe Halsman is regarded as one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century. It’s a surreal image showing surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in midair with three cats, a bucket of thrown water, and a chair. Photographer Karl Taylor recently ...

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Panasonic Lumix G9: 80MP High-Res Mode and 6.5-Stop Stabilization


Despite numerous reports in the past several months, Panasonic’s camera business isn’t dead after all. The company just announced the Lumix G9, a serious Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with high-end features. “The LUMIX G9 achieves the highest-ever image quality in photo shooting by elevating resolution, gradation and color reproduction,” ...

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