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A Boy and his Dog

Fri February 15, 2013

If a dog is a man’s best friend, then this French Bulldog is this little japanese boy’s best buddy. His mom, Aya Sakai, has been posting images of the pair on both Facebook and Instagram, to the delight of her many followers.

Parents, a boy with a dog is never lonely. And good exercise for you, too, walking the dog.

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Remembering The Polaroid SX-70

Sat January 26, 2013

Source: life.time.com via Photoxels on Pinterest

The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera was introduced in 1972 and, after a few false starts due to glitches, quickly became a favorite instant SLR. LIFE.com pays tribute to Edwin Land’s vision.

I well remember the SX-70. It folded flat and a smart pull on the viewfinder box turned the camera on and got it ready for taking pictures. It could focus as close as 10 inches. Each 10-picture film pack contained its own battery, which meant that you’d never have to worry about recharging the battery. Polaroid SLRs were used extensively everywhere photographers and movie directors needed to quickly see how a certain perspective or angle would photograph.

I enjoyed the Polaroid’s instant cameras but all those photos were a pain to carry if you did not wear a suit (and teenagers don’t wear suits as a matter of rule). But it was magic (it still is) to see your photos develop right before your eyes in a minute or so.

Interested in trying out instant [film] photography? Get one of the Polaroid Instant Cameras at Amazon.com.

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Butterfly Wings

Mon January 21, 2013

If you think a butterfly is beautiful, wait until you see its wings in macroscopic detail. Photographer and biochemist Linden Gledhill takes macro images around 7x life size and stack them for greater depth of field. The results are these gorgeous images of the scales of butterfly wings.

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The Man Who Shoots Faster Than His Own Shadow

Tue January 15, 2013

Remember Lucky Luke, the friendly sheriff who is faster than his own shadow?

PoL Úbeda Hervàs is a photographer who seems to be faster than his own shadow since we see his shadow in the pictures but the photographer is nowhere to be seen. Titled “I’m not there,” the series consists of photos of the photographer’s shadow in various locations — with the photographer erased.

These pictures are the way I see myself now.
My shadow is there but I erase myself because I don´t know who I am any longer.
The shoes remain only to make sure there is something more than… a shadow.

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Still Life [Food] Photography With A Message

Thu January 3, 2013

Sedef Isik does not so much as take pictures of food than create pictures in which food tells a story. Her pictures are original and whimsy, yet with a serious message. Other still life conceptual art features ants, gold fish, snail, and even an old Petri 35mm film SLR camera.

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Cool Photo Project: 365 Things in 365 Days

Wed January 2, 2013

You get a lot done in one year. If you’re keeping tabs, that is.

John Loerchner and Laura Mendes decided to make New Year resolutions during the first few weeks of January 2012 and have been steadily knocking them off their list one at a time. How is this possible, you ask, when most of us common humans can’t even keep one resolution, never mind 365?

Well, as most experts will recommend, keep your resolutions attainable. Write down the things that interest you. Tailor them to your interests, your time schedule, your finance, your spirit (or lack thereof) of adventure.

Take a look at their 365thingsin365days photo blog and notice how many “things” are really, really easy to do. Others require more elaborate planning and time (and money) investment. Or, as Laura wrote on their Day 1 entry:

Most of the reasons for not doing the things we want to do have little to do with the usual suspects (i.e. lack of time or money) but rather, choice. The choice to NOT do them. Strange logic, I know. But really, think about all the things that you want to do in your life that you could do pretty easily but don’t, simply because you choose not to do them.

Got a brand new camera but lacking motivation to do much with it (or with your still great current camera)? This may be a cool photo project if you’re looking to jumpstart your photography this new year. Do it as a family, do it as a couple (as John and Laura so beautifully did) or do it just by yourself. If you don’t see any posts for the next few days, it may be that I am busily writing my list.

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Notes: You don’t need to get all tied up in knots if you don’t do one every day. Knock off a couple in one day, take a sick day off, don’t set an end date (as the Mayan Calendar did or didn’t). Enjoy, let the creative juice flow. If you are doing this project as a couple or family, let it bring you closer not stress you out. Just because an item is on your list does not mean you HAVE to do it. You’re in charge. Change your mind. Strike it off the list. Add a new one. Have fun.

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With Love, Photos From New York City

Fri December 7, 2012

It’s not often that we see photos taken at almost ground level. Tom Olesnevich mounted a camera on his bike to capture everyday shots as he bikes around New York City. However, instead of conventionally mounting the camera to his helmet or on the bike’s handlebar, he chose to instead mount it lower down for a new and refreshing perspective. Meant as a photographic love letter to NYC, it seems to us the photos are also a letter of love from NYC to the rest of the world always fascinated with that city.

During the spring of 2012 I sought to capture and highlight the best of what riding my bicycle in NYC looks like and means to me. This, then, is my love letter to NYC.

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Spacetime Photography by Jay Mark Johnson

Mon November 12, 2012

Our Featured Site is the beautiful photography (yes, it’s photography, not Photoshoppy) of Jay Mark Johnson using a slit camera. It reverses everything: moving subjects are caught as though stationary and stationary objects are blurred.

Apparently, a similar slit-scan technique is used to make the stretch effect of the Start Trek Enterprise going to warp speed.

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Electron Microscope Photography

Mon September 10, 2012

Under the electron microscope, the common takes on a whole new perspective. Electron microscope supplier FEI shows off their products by the images they capture: ink on a ten dollar bill, a tick embedded into skin, beautiful butterfly wings and spider skin, snowflakes, even our body’s immune cells at war.

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