Google Found a Way To Automatically and Perfectly Erase Watermarks on Stock Photos

If you’re a professional photographer who assumed that slapping an obtrusive watermark across your work would protect it from being misused online, Google’s got some bad news for you. A team of researchers from the company has found a way to automatically and perfectly erase the watermarks used by popular stock…Read more...
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August's autumn.

The colors are beginning to change, I see: Photographed today, near Lake Mendota.Feel free to write about anything in the comments. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Lost for Over a Century, This Is Now the Oldest Known Original Photo of a US President

Lost for nearly a century and a half, a grainy black and white portrait of John Quincy Adams has reemerged—and it’s now considered the oldest surviving original photograph of a US president in existence. Read more...
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I Want To Go Home by Wesley Leon Aroozoo

Photography © Jon Chan Stuck to the window of BooksActually is a poster of “I Want to go home”, a new novel by Wesley Leon Aroozoo. About four years ago, Wesley read an article in the New York Times about Yasuo Takamatsu, a man who lost his wife to the tsunami that hit Onagawa in 2011. Since that fateful day, he has been diving every week in search for her. “I felt an urge to meet this amazing man. It took me months to locate and reach out to him. Eventually I had the chance to spend time ...
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Instagram’s new Direct replies are basically threaded messaging for photos

Instagram’s Direct messages are becoming a bit more powerful. Following the addition of threaded conversations earlier this week, you can now directly reply to specific individual photos or videos shared with you with your own media Basically, when you tap the reply button on a photo or video in Direct, it will show up as a sticker onto which you can overlay your reaction. It’s kind of hard to put into words, so a screengrab will do a better job of explaining it: You can also show the sticker in...
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4 Persistant Myths About Drone Photography

Drones have rapidly become powerful tools for photographers and filmmakers alike. Their ability to soar above a scene and give an entirely new perspective to our images makes them increasingly popular. With that popularity, however comes some negativity, some induced by some drone fliers themselves, others simply myths propagated by people that vehemently dislike the technology. Some of this negativity may put off some perspective buyers who would otherwise have bought into this amazing hobby. T...
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"The removal of City-owned monuments to confederate soldiers in Forest Hill Cemetery has minimal or no disruption to the cemetery itself."

"There is no disrespect to the dead with the removal of the plaque and stone," said a written statement from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, after the removal of the memorial. My post on the subject is here, where there's been a discussion under way for a couple hours. In that time, I walked over to Forest Hill and found the Confederate’s Rest section: I had hoped that perhaps the plaque was not yet gone, because I wanted to read the text. But here's a photograph from William Cronon that shows h...
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The Weird Connection Between Kat Von D & AHS: Cult

There aren’t many things in the world that make sense right now, but here’s one tiny detail that does: Kat Von D Beauty revealed in an Instagram yesterday that the dark, ostensibly clown-inspired lip look shown in the new ad campaign for American Horror Story: Cult comes courtesy of the brand’s Everlasting Lip Liner in Homegirl and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nosferatu and Damned. A post shared by Kat Von D Beauty (@katvondbeauty) on Aug 16, 2017 at 12:49pm PDT Kerry Herta, the ma...
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Baby Bump Watch! Mike Vick’s Wife Kijafa Chronicles Pregnancy Via Instagram… (PHOTOS)

Michael Vick and his lovely wife Kijafa are expecting a new addition to the family. Mike and Kijafa are currently featured on VH1’s newest reality show ‘Baller Wives,’ which premiere earlier this week (click HERE if you missed that). The cute couple, who recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary, shared the baby news via Instagram a few weeks back and Kijafa has been chronicling her ‘baby bump’ journey online each week. (more…) Related Posts If You Care: Masika of Love & Hip Ho...
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On the Street…Tompkins Square Park, New York

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New Old New Lens

Logic eludes me—I honestly don't know if this is a new old new lens, a new new old lens, or a new old new old lens, or what. I've been having fun with the hairshirt Exakta 66 I wrote about a week or two back. Life has definitely interfered recently, but I managed to get some 120 Ilford XP2 and have been happily shooting it, using the iPhone as a light meter. It's a bit strange how much muscle-memory is coming into play—I used this intensively back in the '80s, carrying it with me all day every d...
Tags: Photography, Lenses, Hasselblad, Michael Johnston, Ilford, Michael C Johnston, Cosina, Petzval, Exakta, Denys Ivanichek, Denys, Josef Maximilian Petzval, Peter Wilhelm Friedrich von Voigtländer

Remixing Your Brand With Transmedia Storytelling

There are many reasons to love branded PR experiences. With so many marketers focusing on what is possible online, getting to see brands disrupt real reality in creative ways not only delights those of us in the marketing professions, but activates customers in remarkable ways. Because experiences are often best when shared, many great brand experiences are designed to take advantage of amplification via social media, and work hard to include theatrical elements, sensory features like food or...
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Because of the Subculture Backlash, Claudia Soare Wants Help Fixing ABH

A post shared by Norvina (@norvina) on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:22pm PDT Back in July, cult-favorite brand Anastasia Beverly Hills's impeccable reputation was called into question with the release of Subculture. What was supposed to be a successor to the beloved Modern Renaissance Palette turned into a PR nightmare for the brand. ABH quickly found its social media platforms flooded with customers complaining about the product's pigmentation and flakiness. Now, in the interest of moving o...
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Lyor Cohen Drinks The YouTube Kool-Aid: The money will come, but for now "fans not being exposed to new music is death. "

When former WMG CEO Lyor Cohen joined YouTube, the music industry wondered if this often brash insider could change prevailing opinions of the video behemoth: great for promotion, but the royalties paid are far too low. Few opinions have shifted; but in a new open letter, Cohen remains both optimistic and defiant, seemingly blaming musicians and the music industry for the "disconnect between YouTube and the rest of the industry." _______________________________ [Editor: Quotes hig...
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Colorful Inner Eye Strobing Is Instagram's Latest Trend — & It's SO Easy To Copy

When it comes to highlighting, nearly every part of the face has had its moment in the sun (pun intended). Think: The cheekbones, brow bones, tip of the nose, heck, even the humble ear has been strobed into its finest lit-from-within glory. However, inner eye highlighting, despite the fact that it's a tried-and-true brightening technique among makeup artists, hasn't had quite the same response amongst beauty lovers — until now.The inner corners of the eyes may be a minuscule, but they're also a...
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Instagram introduces new ways to reply to direct messages with photos and videos

Instagram has updated its apps with a new feature that lets you have fun with the way you reply to a direct message. You can reply to direct messages using photos and videos. Instagram will automatically turn photos you are replying to into a sticker. In order to reply to a message, you will have … Continue reading "Instagram introduces new ways to reply to direct messages with photos and videos"
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Vietnamese Range Compensating M79 Holographic Sight

Nguyen Tan Dung is a Vietnamese defense website and posted about this graduated reflex sight that the Vietnamese Military Technical Academy has come up with to be paired with the 40x46mm low-velocity M79 single shot/ stand alone grenade launcher. Although the Vietnamese post was published in the summer of 2015, the innovation displayed here is […] Read More … The post Vietnamese Range Compensating M79 Holographic Sight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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These Are The Most Instagramable Workouts In NYC

We do a lot of things "for the 'gram," like eat avocado toast, attend rooftop parties, and even go to workout classes. Sure, there are lots of reasons to exercise besides just getting content for your Instagram page. But there are so many trendy, aesthetically-pleasing workout studios in New York City, that if you don't snap a photo and share it with your friends you miss out on some truly quality content.Instagram, for many, is a crowdsourcing tool that helps one find suggestions of cool place...
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Andrew Warren Isn't Just Tiffany Trump's BFF — He's A Sort-Of Designer

He's been dubbed the "ringleader " of the Snap Pack, "broke," and "the worst " — at the same time, he’s been called "super talented," "sassy," and "fabulous as fuck." But Andrew Warren is best known as the guy who’s always photographed next to Tiffany Trump, the President’s only daughter with Marla Maples. The association makes him both a pariah and a curiosity within the fashion industry, a paradox among Warren’s many contradictions that he is attempting to shake.It's no secret the 24-year-old...
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5 Mexican Photographers You Need To Know

19″Maybe I do not have the lynx eye Cartier-Bresson talked about, I'm more rested, I'm staying with what's there, static.” Graciela Iturbide Mexico has a very interesting visual culture, from painting to film – and in the midst of it all, of course, fits (and very well) photography. Mexico has something special. In fact, it’s the destination I enjoy visiting the most. The mixture of pre-Columbian beliefs, various European influences, and its singular Mexican intellectual roots make this land a...
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There's A Third Sprouse Out There & He Looks Just Like Cole & Dylan

If you can tell Dylan and Cole Sprouse apart, you're definitely a dedicated fan. But a throwback photo Cole posted on Instagram two and a half years ago — and which Seventeen recently unearthed — will have you seeing triple."Here's a #tbt to my pops and I (could be Dylan???). Uncanny how much we ended up looking like him," Cole Sprouse captioned the Instagram photo he posted on January 22, 2015. Take a look at the photo, and you'll see he's right — the twins' dad could totally pass for Dylan in...
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When The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Had Quail

Someone mentioned Quail over on the Friends of Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Page. A couple of us mentioned that it has been several years since we had seen any Quail (Northern Bobwhite) at this refuge. I knew I had photographed Quail at the refuge before and decided to search my photos on when this was. I found that in 2009 and 2010 I had seen and photographed a few Quail. After seeing these photos I could remember that the Quail I did see were in a small covey. The Northern Bobwhite like...
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Dallas for Hipsters – Cool Things To Do

By Adam Groffman When people hear I grew up in Dallas, Texas, there’s often an initial bit of surprise. Texas conjures up a flurry of preconceived ideas & stereotypes—most of them wrong. And while most people have heard of Dallas, they assume Austin is one of the state’s only cool hotspots. But just as Houston has a handful of cool hotspots, Dallas has its own share of cool things to see and do. While Dallas itself as a city might appear relatively quiet—there’s not much street life—the city...
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Music Notes: Single (OT)

Two of my very outré opinions: fat people shouldn't be allowed to shop for themselves, and you shouldn't always pick your own music.  There are now, incredibly, 164 mixes posted at our C60Crew site on Mixcloud, by far the lion's share done by Kim. They're collectively sort of the soundtrack I write TOP by. You never know what you're going to hear next. The latest, called "Single," arrived this morning. It's described as "The Wolfhounds, 9 Lazy 9, Neil Young, Wooden Shjips, Anberlin and more," an...
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Peak Design has Updated and Perfected Their Camera Straps

Even knowing Peak Design makes the best camera bags, backpacks, and totes, we’re surprised by how much we love their latest camera strap and cuff.Read more...
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When Photos Looked Like Paintings: Dreamy Landscape Photographs Taken By Leonard Misonne

Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne (1870-1943) trained as an engineer before discovering photography. Raised in Gilly, Belgium, the photographer traveled throughout his homeland and beyond to capture the landscape and people of Europe in the Pictorialist style. Photographs, characterized by soft, painterly scenes, were created through alternative printing processes that utilize materials such as oil and gum bichromate. The Pictorialist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries soug...
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this was a ... *sigh*

Some weeks, doing the This Was A Good Week feature are harder than others -- this week was one of those weeks.  Between Charlottesville and Barcelona, the madness of the world seems to be spiraling out of control. As I was searching for random good moments around the web to share with you this week, my thoughts kept turning to the poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann.  I first heard this poem when I was a child -- younger than Ale...
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Fresh Produce (OT)

Another OT post, but I gotta tell you this story. (I love living here.) It's always difficult to get fresh produce. I fixed a very simple lunch yesterday of broccoli and green beans over a cup or two of white rice, lightly spiced. The broccoli I ate at two o'clock was picked that morning. On the way back from getting the broccoli I stopped at a Mennonite farm stand looking for green beans, and I didn't see any displayed on the front counter of their little wooden shed. It looked like they were o...
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14 Tech Companies Trying to Ban Hate Groups and White Supremacists

Disavowing and distancing yourself from white supremacy and neo-Nazi individuals and groups isn't hard. But until the events in Charlottesville, VA, many tech companies didn't make it a priority to remove such people and groups from their platforms. Since neo-Nazis and white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, though, leaving three dead, tech companies like Spotify, OkCupid, Google, and CloudFlare are taking a stand. GoDaddy, which used to host the domain for neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, ...
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JetBlue Is Offering Half-Price Vacations In Bermuda & We Are In Heaven

If you're longing for a tropical getaway but don't exactly have unlimited funds, may we suggest you check out JetBlue's new half-price vacation packages to Bermuda?Starting at $699 per person, which is about 50% off the typical price, you can fly to the tropical paradise and stay in a select hotel for three nights.The flights depart from either Boston or New York City's JFK Airport. The available travel dates are between August 22 and March 8, and you must make your reservation by midnight on A...
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