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Google Wants a Deeper Relationship With You, Photos A Major Part Of That Google Wants a Deeper Relationship With You, Photos A Major Part Of That

Google held its first Google+ Photographer’s Conference this week in San Francisco, and emphasized the social network’s role in the photography world. Of course, the thing about that is that everyone’s a photographer (granted, not everyone’s good at it), now …

HD Earth From Space: Taken Using 4 Light Spectrums HD Earth From Space: Taken Using 4 Light Spectrums
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Russian weather satellite Elektro-L is in geostationary orbit, over 22000 miles above the equator. It sends photos to Earth every thirty minutes. The image above is one of them. It combines four light wavelengths, three visible and one infrared. That …

Google Maps Offers Up 3D Photo Tours Via User Photos Google Maps Offers Up 3D Photo Tours Via User Photos

If you’re a regular user of Google Maps, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that photos contributed by other Google Maps users are showing up on the map whenever you hunt down a location. In the Map view, they appear as blue dots …

Jason Lee’s Photos Get Amazingly Creative With Photoshop Jason Lee’s Photos Get Amazingly Creative With Photoshop
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As an amateur photographer, I look at Jason Lee’s portraits of his daughters as adorable, brilliant, creative, and, most infuriating, something I wish I’d thought of first. Lee (not to be confused with Jason Lee the actor) decided to start …

Imgur: iPhone, Android Apps Coming This Fall Imgur: iPhone, Android Apps Coming This Fall
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Imgur is a hugely popular image hosting service, used a great deal to share images on sites like reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Digg and various blogs, forums and message boards (especially reddit). The service has been around since early 2009 and …

Eadweard J. Muybridge Google Doodle Recalls “The Horse In Motion” Eadweard J. Muybridge Google Doodle Recalls “The Horse In Motion”

Today, Google celebrates the birthday of Eadweard Muybridge, the British photographer who is thought to be one of the most important figures in the beginning of motion pictures. Born April 9th, 1830, today would be he 182nd birthday. Muybridge began …

Flickr Partners With Aviary For Photo Editing Wizardry Flickr Partners With Aviary For Photo Editing Wizardry

Flickr’s given users some sparkling new tools with how they can edit photos on the site thanks to a new partnership with web-based photo editing service Aviary. Aviary has been around as an app for both iOS and Android devices …

Ubi-Camera: Photography That You Do With Your Fingertips Ubi-Camera: Photography That You Do With Your Fingertips
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You’ve likely seen artists compose a frame by creating a rectangle with their thumbs and index fingers. While that’s traditionally been an easy method for previewing what the potential photo will look like, developers at the Institute of Advanced Media …

MIT Photon Camera Can See 3D Objects Around Corners MIT Photon Camera Can See 3D Objects Around Corners

Leave it to the MIT Media Lab to come up with crazy new stuff. Now they’ve made a camera that can see around corners. Well, kind of. It’s not gonna take a picture of you that your Mom would recognize, …

Apple’s iPhoto is Capturing the World Apple’s iPhoto is Capturing the World

The iPhoto available today from the App Store for $4.99 and the editing features look pretty amazing. Lots of tools to tweak your photos. iPhoto for iPad supports photos up to 19 megapixels. Also includes automatic comparison features and sharing …

UPDATED: Did Instagram Hit The 25 Million User Today? Yup! UPDATED: Did Instagram Hit The 25 Million User Today? Yup!
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It was only this past December when Instagram claimed to have 15 million users. A mere three months later, the number of people out in the world using the app to take digitally touched-up photos appears to have ballooned to …

Flickr Announces Justified View, A Seamless Display Of Contacts Flickr Announces Justified View, A Seamless Display Of Contacts

Flickr’s got a new way for users to view their contacts that, if you’re a regular user of Google’s image search, may appear a little familiar to you. The new viewing option announced by Flickr, called Justified, creates a mosaic …

iPad Travel Book A Unique, Epic Adventure iPad Travel Book A Unique, Epic Adventure

Photographer Serdar Sunny Unal went on a once-in-a-lifetine adventure a few years ago. He Left Los Angeles for a five month Latin America expedition. In the following years, the epic adventure now nicknamed “LA2BA” would cover over 40.000 miles through …

Smartphones Becoming Primary Camera For More People Smartphones Becoming Primary Camera For More People

Nary a person would disagree that people these days enjoy taking photos. Lots of photos, in fact. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and now the ascendant Pinterest have not only facilitated picture-sharing but likely encouraged people to take more pictures …

Remove App Lets You Clear Unwanted Clutter From Your Photos Remove App Lets You Clear Unwanted Clutter From Your Photos
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Could this be the end of the photobomb? A new camera app promises to make taking that perfect photo easier than ever, without the complications of heavy Photoshopping. It’s called Remove and comes from Scalado, a Swedish company known for …

Pinterest: Great Business Tool for Photographers Pinterest: Great Business Tool for Photographers
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One of the best “business” uses for Pinterest takes full advantage of the visual basis of the site. Photographers have been using Pinterest as an “inspiration board” to share with clients. For example, in the past, if a photographer was …

SOPA Author Lamar Smith: Copyright Violator? SOPA Author Lamar Smith: Copyright Violator?
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Our chief SOPA correspondent is out of the office today but this story from VICE magazine was really too good to leave uncovered here at WPN, so I’m tagging in to share the story. So if you’ve been following the …

Epic Photo Thread From Quora Is, Well, Epic Epic Photo Thread From Quora Is, Well, Epic

There’s a thread on Quora right now that asks “What’s the most epic photo ever taken,” and some of the submissions are truly mind-blowing. Of course, in the many years of photography, people have captured an innumerable amount of iconic …

This Grandmother Has Some Great Social Media/Tech Tips This Grandmother Has Some Great Social Media/Tech Tips

Think about it: what’s the best piece of advice that your grandmother ever gave you? Personally, my answer to that question is simple. Feeling guilty about accepting money from a neighbor when I was a kid (I was a weird …

This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second
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Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an “imaging solution” that let’s you “visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second.” In other words, MIT researchers have developed a camera that captures at …

Instagram Finally Coming To Android Instagram Finally Coming To Android

Everyone’s favorite iPhone photography app, Instagram, is finally coming to Android devices. “We have two people working on Android now,” Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram said at the LeWeb conference in Paris. “I’m excited to be able to see our …