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Monkey Stole My Camera

Although I prefer to use a regular camera whenever possible, I do occasionally shoot with whatever Android device I happen to have on me. And since my digiKam library already has quite a few snapshots that I like, I thought I’d

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Digital Photography Revolution

At Bell Labs in 1969, two scientists were told they had to make progress on a key research project or they would lose their funding. After just an hour of work, they had a breakthrough. Continue reading Digital photography revolution.

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35 Historical Mug Shots Reveal Astonishing Criminal Stories

In the mid 1860s, police forces began to photograph the suspects they arrested. These photographs became known as “mug shots,” after the British slang word “mug,” meaning face. Generally, officials took full face and profile photographs. If convicted, men had

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Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are decaying remnants of prototypes from the Soviet space shuttle program. Continue reading Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet

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Photographer Captures the Beauty and Diversity of Australian Fungi

Photographer Steve Axford lives in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, where he has spent a considerable amount of time exploring the rainforest with his camera in hand. Among his favorite subjects are Australian fungi, which come

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Lost Japan of Samurai and Courtesans in Some of World’s Earliest Colour Photos

The group of five formidable samurai warriors in brightly coloured armour stare, stern-faced, into the camera. It could be a photograph from a modern-day movie set. But it is actually one of the earliest colour photographs ever taken. Continue reading Amazing

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Photographer Arranges Foods In Beautiful Color Gradients That Will Soothe Your Soul

Color gradients and food as it ripens or cooks really get Brittany Wright, of Wright Kitchen, Seattle, going. Inspired by abstract artists, not food photography, her goal is to get people more familiar with what they eat by documenting how

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