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The Winning Photos of the 2017 Smithsonian Photo Contest

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Smithsonian.com has just announced the winning photos of its 2017 Photo Contest, the 15th edition of the contest. The grand prize winner this year was photographer Thong Huu for his photo above, titled “Breakfast at the Weekly Market.” “In northern Vietnam, people come to the weekly market to exchange goods ...

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RIP, Lytro: Light Field Camera Pioneer Officially Shuttering

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Goodbye, Lytro. The pioneering light field camera company has officially announced that it’s winding down operations. This comes just one week after it was reported that Google would be acquiring the company for somewhere between $25 million and $40 million. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to contribute ...

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How to Shoot Product Photos Using a $10 IKEA MELODI Lamp Shade

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Lighting equipment can be expensive, but sometimes you can get great results using makeshift products that won’t put a dent in your wallet. Here’s a 15-minute video from Dustin Dolby of workphlo that looks at how you can shoot high-quality product photos using something as basic as an IKEA MELODI lampshade. This ...

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