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  • The original cat memes! American photographer pioneered the phenomenon a century ago [tr]

    12/06/2018 7:20:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    Cat memes may be incredibly popular online today – but perhaps they've been around longer than you thought. These amusing photographs – dating back to the early 1900s – could be seen as the original LOLcats. They were taken by Harry Whitter Frees, an American photographer known for taking pictures of posed cats and dogs. The Pennsylvania native became famous for his cutesy shots of kittens, puppies and even rabbits and chickens dressed as people after he started making them from 1905. Their incredible popularity led him to create novelty postcards, magazine spreads and children's books using them. He would...
  • Lightning striking the Grand Canyon of the panoramic photography awards revealed

    11/20/2018 6:28:01 PM PST · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:27 EST, 19 November 2018 | Sadie Whitelocks
    These sweeping photos certainly command attention. The stunning shots have been revealed as the winners of an international panoramic photography contest. Both professional and amateur photographers were invited to enter their best landscape shots for the Epson International Pano Awards 2018 in a bid to win more than $50,000 (£38,000) in cash. And this year's competition received 4,937 entries from 1,251 photographers in 74 countries. The overall winner of the contest was Veselin Atanasov from Bulgaria, who impressed with his shot of the sun rising over a tree-lined hill in Tuscany. We were also very taken with the shot of...
  • World's fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

    10/13/2018 10:59:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies
    What happens when a new technology is so precise that it operates on a scale beyond our characterization capabilities? For example, the lasers used at INRS produce ultrashort pulses in the femtosecond range (10-15 s), which is far too short to visualize. Although some measurements are possible, nothing beats a clear image, says INRS professor and ultrafast imaging specialist Jinyang Liang. He and his colleagues, led by Caltech's Lihong Wang, have developed what they call T-CUP: the world's fastest camera, capable of capturing 10 trillion (1013) frames per second (Fig. 1). This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread Q4 '18(In memory of Swampsniper)

    10/02/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Chipper · 166 replies
    October 2, 2018 | Self
    Going to start this back up, with permission from Islander7. Posts, comments and stories for the birders/birdwatchers/twitchers on FR. Post and share. I was walking through a small sanctuary in my county, when I had two Barred Owls paying very close attention to me. I happened to look straight up over my left shoulder and saw why. Then on the other side of the tree I saw another reason why. One of the best birding experiences I have had. Parent bringing in the food. The other watchful parent Barn Swallow Northern Harrier so focused on hunting it was within 30...
  • For Some Chinese Uighurs, Modeling Is A Path To Success

    08/11/2018 7:26:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 2017 | Rob Schmitz
    Speaking to a foreign journalist is usually a stressful endeavor for a Uighur in China. Uighurs belong to a Muslim ethnic minority and speak a language closer to Turkish than Chinese. These differences from China's dominant ethnicity, the Han, have been at the root of a tense and sometimes violent relationship between Uighurs and China's government. But there's another difference many Uighurs possess that the rest of China is attracted to: their appearance. With their looks, they can easily flow through cultures," says Liu. "They can play multiple roles. If you need to cast a foreigner in a movie, they...
  • Diamond and Silk "Chit Chat Live" | August 6, 2018 | Guest, Gene Ho

    08/06/2018 6:03:39 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/6/18 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk's Chit Chat Live today. Many good subjects, including LeBron and Chicago protests and crime. Main thing is an Interview with Gene Ho = Trumpography author. Photographer of Donald Trump behind the scenes during his campaign. Includes Biblical implications of the election. Evidently is experiencing some attempts at censorship of this book by cancelling book signings....etc.
  • News media paid Melania Trump thousands for use of photos in 'positive stories only'

    07/02/2018 2:14:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 2, 2018 | Andrew W. Lehren, Emily R. Siegel and Merritt Enright
    Since her husband took office Melania Trump has earned six figures from an unusual deal with a photo agency in which major media organizations have indirectly paid the Trump family despite a requirement that the photos be used only in positive coverage. President Donald Trump's most recent financial disclosure reveals that in 2017 the first lady earned at least $100,000 from Getty Images for the use of any of a series of 187 photos of the first family shot between 2010 and 2016 by Belgian photographer Regine Mahaux. It's not unheard of for celebrities to earn royalties from photos of...
  • For President Trump, “I WIN!” “Nessun Dorma” from Turundot, sung by Bruce Sledge

    06/23/2018 9:39:24 AM PDT · by mairdie · 34 replies
    For President Trump, “I WIN!” “Nessun Dorma” from Turundot, sung by Bruce Sledge, played at the Duluth rally. The version from the movie "Sum of All Fears." Up arrows would be greatly appreciated. I love seeing POTUS appreciated. Video matches lyrics, which will be found in the video description.
  • The end of an era for photography as Canon kills off its last film camera - 82 years [tr]

    06/01/2018 6:21:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2018 | Mark Prigg
    One of the giants of the photography world has killed off its last film camera. Canon has revealed it is ending sale of the EOS-1v, the last remaining model of film camera that the company sells. The Japanese giant began commercial sales of its first film camera, known as the Hansa Canon, in 1936. The news comes days after Leica revealed it was stopping sales of its M7, a hugely popular film camera - although it still sells two other models.
  • Why Polaroid photography is making a comeback

    05/31/2018 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | May 10, 2018 Updated: May 10, 2018 01:45 PM | Kevin Hackett
    Dubai's Julian Castaldi putting the final touches to an exhibition of Polaroids ___________________________________________________________________________________ Instant photography is cool again, says Dubai artist, Julian Castaldi “It’s for an office party,” quips Raj Thomas as he hands over his debit card in a Dubai store, in return for a “Polaroid” camera that’s made by Fujifilm. “I think we’ll have some fun with it for a few weeks before the novelty wears off.” The force of nostalgia is strong with instant cameras (which, no matter the brand, will always be referred to as Polaroids, just like every vacuum cleaner used to be known as...
  • Canon shutters 80-year history of film cameras

    05/31/2018 1:15:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 7:00 pm, May 31, 2018 | The Yomiuri Shimbun
    Canon announced Wednesday it would end sales of its EOS-1v, the last remaining model of film camera that the company has sold in Japan. The company’s film cameras, which symbolize Canon’s old-time roots, will come to the end of their 80-year history. As the sales of film cameras have been on a decline due to the spread of digital cameras, the company stopped the production of the EOS-1v in 2010 and currently is shipping its remaining stock. The company said it will continue to accept repair orders and other customer inquiries until Oct. 31, 2025, even after finishing selling the...
  • How do I create a video presentation ?

    04/30/2018 4:30:29 AM PDT · by knarf · 15 replies
    self ^ | April 30, 2018 | knarf
    We returned home from a twenty one day vacation in the Philippines Thursday and I have a lot of photos and short videos I would like to edit and compose into a story.

    04/24/2018 4:01:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 114 replies ^ | 4/17/18 | Mike Jones
    These stunning images reveal the remains of a century old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as the day it sunk beneath waves in 1911.At 60 metres long and built in Leith, Scotland in 1897, ‘The Gunilda’ sunk after it struck some rocks and could not be saved. Now, these stunning images have been captured 107 years after the sinking when a small group of divers revisited the vessel. Becky Kagan Schott and her team dove an incredible 270 feet deep to reach the Gunilda and photograph her remains....
  • Site for Photography News Headlines

    03/21/2018 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Rona Badger · 1 replies
    This is a new photo news site! Photo Ten Five gathers and curates selective links to photography industry news stories and articles about people, images, technology, trends, inspiration, current events and much more. They provide a first look at photography industry news in one place… specially curated and refreshed throughout the day!
  • Beautiful images of the planet's best hot springs and al fresco bathing spots

    02/17/2018 1:36:34 PM PST · by mairdie · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 February 2018 | Reporter
    There's nothing like a bath at the end of a long day, and it's a tradition with some serious clout behind it. The ancient Greeks used 'the water cure' to promote their vision of healing the mind and body in tandem, while in the 19th Century, 'taking the waters' became something of an obsession. Doctors on both sides of the Atlantic prescribed hydropathy as a cure for everything from ulcers to hysteria, as well to-do urbanites flocked to al fresco hot spots. And it wasn't just quackery, either; even with the advances of modern medicine, recent research shows therapeutic bathing...
  • The world's most spectacular bridges revealed

    02/02/2018 12:35:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 February 2018 | Sadie Whitelocks
    From gaping steel and stone structures to overpasses crafted out of pieces of ancient rope, the world's most spectacular bridges have been unveiled. Globetrotters over at National Geographic Travel have selected 12 of the most awe-inspiring designs that span oceans, lagoons and sun-drenched canyons. If you've got a fear of heights, you might want to skip the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Zermatt, Switzerland, which stretches 1,620 feet, making it the longest suspension footbridge in the world.
  • Pictures taken using a method invented by two brothers using dyed grains of potato starch

    02/01/2018 3:04:06 PM PST · by mairdie · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 February 2018 | Anna Hopkins
    At the dawn of the 20th century, strides being made in technology were allowing for the impossible to become possible. One advancement was the development of color photography – which quickly took the world by storm. Images of Kings from far away lands, muddied war trenches and the most innovative automobiles came to life using a method developed by two French brothers in 1907 called the Autochrome Lumiere. It involved the use of materials considered archaic today, such as potato starch, and was extremely time consuming. But for decades, it was the only way photography could be seen in the...
  • The Swiss army house: Tiny building has furniture folded into its walls that swing out

    01/30/2018 3:55:43 PM PST · by mairdie · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 January 2018 | Phoebe Southworth
    This tiny house has furniture folded inside its walls, mimicking the functionality of a Swiss Army Knife. The ninety-six-square-foot building, which cost just £35,000 to build, starts out consisting of a single white room with no decor in sight. But as the walls are unfolded its true functionality emerges. It has a bed that folds down and an ingenious kitchen area, complete with a hob, cupboard space and a table and chairs for entertaining guests. A bathroom, complete with a luxurious shower, can even be pulled out through a small gap in the wall.
  • Hobbit director Peter Jackson brings WWI back to life in incredible colour photos and new footage

    01/29/2018 9:57:11 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 22, 2018 | Neal Baker
    LORD of the Rings director Sir Peter Jackson is going from Middle Earth to the Western Front — transforming grainy footage of World War I into stunning 3D colour. The documentary announced on Monday is among dozens of artworks commissioned to commemorate 100 years since the end of the 1914-18 war. The New Zealander has restored film from the Imperial War Museum using cutting-edge digital technology and hand colouring. He paired it with archive audio recollections from veterans of the bloody conflict. Sir Peter said the aim is to close the 100-year time gap and show "what it was like...
  • From da Vinci's Salvator Mundi at $450MILLION to a 10ft tall painting of red scribbles for $46m

    01/27/2018 4:11:21 PM PST · by mairdie · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2018 | Jenny Stanton
    They say the best things in life are free, but try telling that to the art-lover who owns a Leonardo da Vinci or Vincent van Gogh masterpiece. World-renowned auction house Christie's has revealed its top 10 most expensive lots sold in 2017 including da Vinci's 500-year-old mystical masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, which was bought for an eye-watering $450,312,500(£342,182,751). An Andy Warhol painting, two pieces of work by Cy Twombly, Max Beckmann’s Hölle der Vögel and Fernand Léger’s Contraste de Formes all made it into the top 10 list after buyers battled it out in the auction room.