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Snapchat Spectacles are finally available for online purchase

Snapchat Spectacles have finally stopped being a rare treasure. If you’ve wanted to try them out, you can now get them on the online store of Snap Inc. These sunglasses with a built-in camera allow you to shoot videos and record what you see from your point of view. Show More Summary

Win: 1896

Circa 1896. "Mercer, baseball." George Barclay "Win" Mercer (1874-1903). Glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size. MERCER'S TRAGIC END Ball Player Takes Own Life in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. Show More Summary

This photographer doesn’t just find locations, he builds his sets from scratch

Many times, planning and preparing for a shot requires a fair amount of time. But photographer Nicky Hamilton raises preparation to another level. He approached his latest project The Lonely Man like a painter with a blank canvas. He didn’t just find the location, set the lighting and took the shots. Show More Summary

Watch a Mavic Pro drone taken down by a roll of toilet paper

While some people are training eagles to take down drones, and others are using nets, it seems there are much simpler ways to take down a drone. Daniel Eggert took no more than a roll of toilet paper and some strings to do it. And the...Show More Summary

This is why fluid head video tripods are useful for photography

I switched over to mostly using fluid head video tripods for stills photography about 8 years ago. I still have a couple of Manfrottos with ball heads. I also use ball heads with sliders. But, my go-to is a Libec video tripod with a fluid bowl head. Show More Summary

Abstract: The Art of Design – a new Netflix series to inspire all kinds of creatives

Netflix has launched a new original documentary TV series every creative can watch to get inspired. Abstract: The Art of Design follows some of the most innovative designers in different disciplines: graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and architects. Show More Summary

FPCN Webinar, February 18, 2017

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Neuroscience Experiments from the 19th Century: These Bizarre and Creepy Images Captured Human Facial Expression from 1862

Influenced by the fashionable beliefs of physiognomy of the 19th century, Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne de Boulogne wanted to determine how the muscles in the human face produce facial expressions which he believed to be directly...Show More Summary

Real World Review – Tether Tools Case Relay – Long Term UNINTERRUPTED Power!

What photo problems makes you dive down the rabbit hole of possible solutions? How many times have you late night googled a range of terms to find the right answer to a specific problem? Too many times to count, for me. One of the recent trips down the information highway was road mapped by a […]

Warren Peace: 1921

During the week of July 21-27, 1921, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone camped at a site about six miles east of Hancock in Washington County, Maryland. During the weekend, President Warren G. Harding joined the “vagabonds” — the name the wealthy industrialists gave themselves when they camped together. Show More Summary

From bugs to poison: the weird history of fake blood

Nowadays you can simply buy fake blood, even online. But if you don’t have a high budget and you’re filming the next Texas Chainsaw Massacre – you will probably still want to rely on DIY blood. Ketchup doesn’t really work, so – what’s the perfect recipe? Before cinema and TV, there were only theaters. Show More Summary

How and why to use a Rode VideoMic as a wireless boom microphone

Boomed shotgun mics are my preferred method of recording audio. Lav mics are great, but for interviews and talky pieces to camera, they really don’t have that richness of a shotgun mic. Rode’s VideoMic and VideoMic Pro are two extremely popular microphones that sit in a DSLR hotshoe, but it is possible to get them off-camera. Show More Summary

Hiking in Canungra, Queensland, 1936

Young lady hikers bound for the picnic ground after the arrival of the special excursion trains at Canungra, 1936 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

How to make DIY foot pedal shutter remote for under $50

If you are a “one man band” when taking photos, then it has probably crossed your mind that an extra hand would come in handy (pun not intended). There are several ways to have both your hands free and still take shots, and one of them is probably by using your foot. Show More Summary

Poulomi Basu Wins the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award

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Photojournalist Poulomi Basu has won the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award for her project, “A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks.” The project investigates and documents normalized violence against women in Nepal. A book of the work will be published by FotoEvidence in October 2017. Show More Summary

Are photography trade shows, conferences and expos really worth going to?

Big photography shows happen all around the world. Some are much bigger than others, but are even the big ones worth going to? It’s a question I see asked quite often online, especially at the moment. The Photography Show is the biggest one here in the UK and it’s on next month. Show More Summary

An Excellent Guide for Using Telephone in 1951

How to use the rotary dial phone? How to talk with a phone? How to call, how to answer? This booklet The Telephone and How We Use It, published in 1951 by Bell Telephone System, was a beginner course in telephone use. Targeting elementary school students, it covers everything from basic use to emergency calls and proper etiquette. See more »

Toy Photography: shooting X-Wing Starfighter flying above water

If you follow our blog regularly, you know that we love toy photography and Star Wars. And today we have a treat for fans of both. Photographer Matt Ferris shared his photo of an X-Wing Starfighter, and we were immediately drawn by it. Show More Summary

Photographing Water – Solid, Liquid and Gas

The three three states of matter - solid, liquid and gas apply to water. They all look so different that we may not even think about the fact we are simply photographing water. Understanding conditions that create the various statesShow More Summary

Save $5,000 by getting a monochrome Fuji X-Pro1 or X100S instead of a Leica

When Fuji released the X-Pro1 and X100S, they became instant hits. Relatively small cameras with amazing image quality. Many photographers added one to their kit as a lightweight alternative to a DSLR for personal use. Others completely replaced their DSLRs with the new Fuji offerings as their new main bodies. Show More Summary

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