How to make your own camera lens from sand and rocks

Andy George made his own camera lens with borax, river sand, and soda ash. From PetaPixel: “It has been one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever done,” George says after completing his lens. “Every single step in the project has been a huge pain.” Making clear glass took over a dozen tries, annealing the glass pucks took at least four attempts, and grinding the lenses themselves took at least 30 hours of continuous grinding. Sure, the lens is cloudy and, er, imperfect, but HE MADE H...
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Is ‘The Abyss’ Blu-ray Finally Being Released, and in 4K?

James Cameron‘s The Abyss has been a long sought after item for Blu-ray collectors. While the 1989 sci-fi action film was released on DVD, it has yet to find its way to Blu-ray. But that might be about to change. Skip Kimball, someone who has worked in the editorial department on Cameron-related films Avatar and Alita: Battle Angel, just revealed what might be the 4K remastering of The Abyss. Fingers crossed this isn’t a huge prank. View this post on...
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This San Francisco startup gives employees five 'inner work days' a year to stay home and self-reflect

BetterUp— a San Francisco-based startup that connects professional coaches with those seeking career advice — has been giving their employees five days off to work on themselves. Dubbed "inner work days," these five days a year are meant to give employees dedicated time for self-reflection.  "Most of the work we do in our life is outside of us," BetterUp co-founder and CEO Alexi Robichaux told Business Insider. "But part of being a professional, especially in the creative economy, is like, we ...
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What Would Convince You to Delete Your Instagram Photos?

Have you ever looked at your Instagram account and thought, “Man, I’d love to delete all of these photos if only I had an excuse.” Well, Southwest Airlines hopes to give you some extra motivation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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4 Lessons From a 4-Week Social Media Fast

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. —Thoreau February 4, 2019  Dinner was mostly cleared from the table, but there were still a few random dishes out, and stray crumbs on the floor from the kids. Cleanup was 90% done, and I was tackling that last 10% in a slow, unhurried manner. As I was at the sink, I heard a giggle or two from the kids, who were playing in the living room. Then those giggles gre...
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Try Out This Awesome Website That Uses AI to Add Color to Black and White Photos

Another day, another app that edits photos and probably makes life easier for some of us out there. Or more interesting, you take your pick. Either or, this app is also effortless so it isn't like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Luke Perry's daughter Sophie breaks her silence: 'I’m not really sure what to say or do'

Sophie Perry took to Instagram to share a picture of herself posing in front of several horses with her dad, one day after Luke Perry died after "suffering a massive stroke" at 52.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Inventor sells home to fund lawsuit claiming Huawei stole his patent

Portuguese inventor, Rui Pedro Oliveira claims that Huawei flew him to meet with them to pitch his patent pending 360 camera. He says they then ceased all contact and essentially ripped off his design in order to produce the Huawei EnVizion 360 Camera. According to an article on Fstoppers, he was then forced to sell […] The post Inventor sells home to fund lawsuit claiming Huawei stole his patent appeared first on DIY Photography.
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A traditional Japanese mask worn in a non-traditional manner

We all wear masks of sorts in public, but this old fella clearly likes to take things a little further.
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Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to beating Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham Hotspur beat Borussia Dortmund 0-1 this evening to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. Striker Harry Kane scored the... Click the headline to read the full story.
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Reader’s Lens | Face to “face” with a baby skate fish

Seattle Times reader Claudia Cooper snapped this shot of a baby skate fish's underbelly. But those "eyes" aren't what they seem.
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Photo: Spurs dressing room photo after beating Borussia Dortmund

This was the scene in the away dressing room at Signal Iduna Park tonight after Tottenham Hotspur recorded a 0-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. That... Click the headline to read the full story.
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I Said It: National Media On Grier, Flores & Dolphins

Big left arrow icon Big right arrow icon Close icon Copy Url Three dots icon Down arrow icon Email icon Email icon Exit Fullscreen icon External link icon Facebook logo Football icon Facebook logo Instagram logo Snapchat logo YouTube logo
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Former PIC IT security head still giving police confidential leaks

Simphiwe Mayisela was suspended from the PIC in November of 2017 and eventually dismissed on June 2018 following various charges of misconduct
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With three lenses, the Black Eye Pro Kit G4 aims for versatile portability

With three lenses in one kit, the new Black Eye Pro Kit G4 wants to make your smartphone shots more versatile. The new kit includes a wide-angle, a fisheye, and a telephoto, along with a carrying case. The post With three lenses, the Black Eye Pro Kit G4 aims for versatile portability appeared first on Digital Trends.
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31 Instagram-Worthy Hairstyles To Try In March

Remember way back in January, when your optimism was at an all-time high. You were actually excited about going to the gym. You were downloading meditation apps and making a list of all the books you wanted to read. And when you were scrolling through Instagram and saw a hairstyle you loved, the reaction was, "I can totally do this."Yeah, that new year feeling has worn off.We blame alarm clocks — oh, and the cold weather that makes us just want to put on a hat. It's so easy to fall back into la...
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Judge Reams Stone For His Delayed Notice Of His Mueller-Bashing Book Intro

A federal judge took Roger Stone to task Tuesday for his delay in notifying her about a book introduction he wrote bashing the special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — an introduction that appeared to be at odds with a gag order the judge had imposed in his case. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Stone’s request that she clarify that his work on the re-release of the the book — which republished last month under a new title, “The Myth of Russian Collusion” — did not constitute a v...
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First Morbius Set Photo Shared by Star Jared Leto

Jared Leto shares first Morbius set photo Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) took to Instagram this morning to reveal the first set photo of the upcoming second installment in Sony’s Marvel Universe, Morbius, also revealing that the film has finished the first of twelve weeks worth of shooting. Check out the full Morbius set photo in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAd...
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Here’s proof that Sony Picture Profiles do have an effect the data stored in your raw files

It’s long been thought that when shooting raw, we can basically just ignore the in-camera processing settings. They’re only used if you’re shooting jpg or video, anyway, right? At least, that’s what everybody’s thought for years. Because for the most part it’s been true. It turns out, though, that on Sony cameras, certain picture profiles […] The post Here’s proof that Sony Picture Profiles do have an effect the data stored in your raw files appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Lens: The Best Photos From the 76th Pictures of the Year International

Fabio Bucciarelli was named Photographer of the Year and Jessica Phelps won Newspaper Photographer of the Year. The New York Times was cited for excellence in photo editing.
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Photographer stacks 150,000 photos and reveals hidden colors of the moon

Photographer Andrew McCarthy has already shared with us some epic images he created mainly from shots taken at his own backyard. There was this composite of the Solar System, and this magnificent photo of the moon stacked from 50,000 images. This time, Andrew has gone even further and revealed hidden colors of the moon by […] The post Photographer stacks 150,000 photos and reveals hidden colors of the moon appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Moon, Moonlight, Andrew Mccarthy, Andrew, Supermoon, Night Sky, Night Sky Photography, Moon Photography the best AI-based colorizing tool so far

We have seen several AI-based colorizing tools so far, and is the latest addition to this bunch. While some other services like Algorithmia still need to improve, is capable of doing a fantastic job in only a matter of seconds. was trained using old Singaporean photos. The makers write that the point […] The post the best AI-based colorizing tool so far appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Ren Hang’s Provocative Photographs Show a China We Rarely See

An exhibition in Paris showcases the work of a Chinese photographer whose career was meteoric, and tragically brief.
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Social media mistakes that will affect your brand.

It’s no secret that social media marketing is rapidly replacing the traditional methods of marketing. It has a massive following of billions of users that provide the perfect platforms for all types of businesses to grow. Social media platforms are many with diverse and unique content that is shared across different demographics. In case you are pressed for monetary resources to market your brand, social media will accommodate you reasonably. Recently, almost every business is on social media.Yo...
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Czech online store lists the Fujifilm XF33mm f/1.0 autofocus lens price at $3,100

  The Fujifilm 33mm f/1 AF lens isn’t exactly a secret. It was first mentioned back in July last year when Fujifilm released their latest lens roadmap for X series cameras. While not originally scheduled for release until 2020, the lens was made official a couple of months later in September. We knew the focal length, […] The post Czech online store lists the Fujifilm XF33mm f/1.0 autofocus lens price at $3,100 appeared first on DIY Photography.
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The Future Predictions of Social Media for Business

By Rilind Elezaj Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat attract almost 33 percent of the global population today. This is a too big an audience for any serious marketer to ignore. In order to remain competitive and to satisfy their diverse user-base, these social platforms have been evolving each passing day. New features, new algorithms, and new strategies are being introduced daily. But which changes are more likely to impact on business in the coming years? In this article, we look at six...
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Kylie Jenner May Make $1 Million Per Instagram Post, But Can It Last?

Update March 5, 2019: Forbes released it’s annual list of the world’s richest people and not only did Kylie Jenner make the list for the first time, but she’s also the youngest self-made billionaire of all time. This can be credited mostly to her wildly successful makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics. At 21, she is now worth $1 billion.This story was originally published on July 12, 2018.Kylie Jenner's net worth, as of July 16, was a jaw-dropping $900 million according to Forbes. This figure put the 2...
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