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How Differently The Same Ugly/Ordinary Location Looks To Professional Photographer Vs Amateur

We’ve all become so blind to the beauty around us that you have to retrain your brain to see things in a new way. This was one of my biggest fears when I first started. I thought I had to have the best locations to have full control over the environment I would be shooting in. That’s when I discovered that almost any location can be a good location, you just have to learn how to see it. Martin, expensive gear isn’t necessary. If you have a cheaper ‘slower’ telephoto…

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Sarah Michelle Gellar celebrates 21st ‘Buffy’ anniversary with throwback pics

‘Buffy’ lives on — in Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Instagram, and in a box of DVDs I still have at my parent’s house (sorry Dad). The actress shared rare photos from Buffy on her Instagram Wednesday, tying their release to International Women’s Day and the show’s 21st anniversary. This is one PR stunt we can all get behind. SEE ALSO: For some reason John Krasinski is like totally down to reboot ‘The Office’ “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the anniversary of #btvs is the same week as #internationalwomensday. I…

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Women’s March 2.0 did not disappoint in the sign department

One year after millions of demonstrators took to the streets in Women’s Marches around the world, it’s time for round two. And yes, everyone brought their finest signs — from the witty to the inspiring to the righteously mad. SEE ALSO: Nasty women (and men) to crowdsource ‘marching orders’ ahead of midterm elections Here are a few of the best. It’s a beautiful day to march for our rights. #WomensMarch2018 #WomensMarchDC pic.twitter.com/2RQortLwl5 — Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) January 20, 2018 Clevelanders – get down to the #WomensMarch and stand up for…

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The Colorful Soviet Mosaics Decorating Ukraine’s Streets

Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union more than 25 years ago, but vestiges of communism remain. On streets across the country, the faces of industrious peasants, inventive engineers, and pioneering astronauts still beam from propaganda mosaics adorning everything from apartment blocks to movie theaters. Yevgen Nikiforov documents more than 1,000 mosaics and other monumental public artworks in Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics. The photographs are a kaleidoscope of color, depicting an idealized, futuristic vision of Soviet life that mesmerizes Nikiforov—no matter how short it falls from reality. "What amazes me…

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Google Photos adds smarter sharing, suggestions and shared libraries

Google today will begin rolling out new sharing functionality in Google Photos, first unveiled at the companys I/O developer conference in May. Specifically, its launching the AI-powered Suggested Sharing feature along with Shared Libraries, both of which are designed to make the Google Photos app a more social experience, rather than just a personal collection of photo memories. Companies for years have tried to figure out ways to leverage technology in order to get users to share the photos snapped on their smartphone with others. Early apps like Flock(which Google…

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Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app

An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up fora new take on iPhone photography, with todays launch of theiriOS camera app called website, the new apps gesture-based control scheme is meant to feel asintuitive and tactile as a great film camera, like an old Leica or Pentax. While there are a number of alternative camera applications for iOS today like Camera+ or Camera Awesome, for example these tend to bemarketed towards mainstream users who want to shoot like a pro. Halide, on the other hand, is designed more…

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