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Beautiful Landscape Photographs Exposed Onto Handblown Glass Vessels

Beautiful Landscape Photographs Exposed Onto Handblown Glass Vessels | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
Artist Emma Howell‘s landscape images are unlike any we’ve ever run across. Not because she’s capturing something unique, or using a process we’ve not seen before.
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High School Girl Takes Selfie with Cadaver, Wins Our Vote for Most Repulsive Selfie

High School Girl Takes Selfie with Cadaver, Wins Our Vote for Most Repulsive Selfie | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
And the award for most repugnant and moronic selfie of the year (or maybe decade?
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Time-Lapse Captures Astonishingly Bright Aurora Borealis Over Sweden

Time-Lapse Captures Astonishingly Bright Aurora Borealis Over Sweden | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
In Sweden’s Abisko National Park, 2014 has been something of a God-send for time-lapse photographers. In the first 32 nights of the year, the so-called ‘polar spirits’ have come out to dance 29 times!
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PBS Defends the Selfie in New ‘Why Do We Hate Selfies’ Idea Channel Episode

PBS Defends the Selfie in New ‘Why Do We Hate Selfies’ Idea Channel Episode | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
Defending the selfie in this day and age is a dangerous angle to take, but the folks at the PBS Idea Channel are taking a swing at it because, in their words, “despite being possibly the world’s most annoying habit, selfies are undeniably a major...
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First exhibition at MoMA wholly dedicated to sound as a form of artistic ... - Art Daily

First exhibition at MoMA wholly dedicated to sound as a form of artistic ... - Art Daily | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
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Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of us are still blown away when someone actually finds the guts to do just that.
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Newspaper Editor Says Posting a Photo to Facebook Makes it Public Domain

Newspaper Editor Says Posting a Photo to Facebook Makes it Public Domain | MediaMentor | Scoop.it

 

Normally, we wouldn’t give much attention to the thoughts of an editor/publisher for a small community newspaper.

 

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Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1

Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1 | MediaMentor | Scoop.it

It could be argued that consumer photography didn’t begin until 1888, when Eastman Kodak made his Kodak No.

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Future of newspapers - CBC.ca

Future of newspapers - CBC.ca | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
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Conrad Black made an appeal to newspapers to reclaim the high ground of journalism, in the face of digital media and television competitors that present little of substance.
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Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras

Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
It’s hardly news that Google+ is doing its damnedest to secure itself as the social network of choice for the photographic community.
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Getty Critics: Poking Fun at Flawed Stock Photography

Getty Critics: Poking Fun at Flawed Stock Photography | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
Art directors Andrew MacPhee and Bart Batchelor are intimately familiar with Getty Images’ massive stock photo library.
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Nonprofit journalism sites are proving to be healthy but slow to scale - Poynter.org (blog)

Nonprofit journalism sites are proving to be healthy but slow to scale Poynter.org (blog) Steven Waldman, lead author of the Federal Communications Commission report on shortfalls in robust accountability journalism in the broadband era, said he is...
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Have Camera, Will Travel: Fifty Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World

Have Camera, Will Travel: Fifty Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
You could go alone to New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba, or wherever your wanderlust takes you, and bring your camera along for the trip — hope to stumble upon the ‘photographic’ spots, and take some pictures you think might be good.
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Getty Images Sports Photographer Robert Cianflone Reporting from Sochi…

Getty Images Sports Photographer Robert Cianflone Reporting from Sochi… | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
In the picture above, taken on January 30th 2014, you see more than 315,000 Euro worth of Canon camera gear or 425,659.59 US dollars! That’s the value of a house and more than a Lamborghini Aventador!
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Australian Website Lists Price of Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 Otus Competitor at $1,350

Australian Website Lists Price of Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 Otus Competitor at $1,350 | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
We know Sigma’s recently-announced 50mm f/1.4 Art Series lens is supposed to be good, great even.
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Mind-Blowing TV Spot Recreates Six Iconic Images in One Uninterrupted Shot

Mind-Blowing TV Spot Recreates Six Iconic Images in One Uninterrupted Shot | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
This TV Spot is the height of creativity, and we absolutely love it.
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Pioneers of northern radio

Pioneers of northern radio | MediaMentor | Scoop.it

When Yellowknife was founded more than 75 years ago, its only reliable means of communications was run out of a tent with two soldiers and a radio.

Early in September of 1937, the Army was ordered to the new town to establish "RC Sigs Station Yellowknife." It was the government's answer to communications problems in the North. The station would become the largest and busiest in the Northwest Territories, according to Maj. Terry Buehl, the man currently in charge of military signals in Yellowknife with Joint Task Force (North).

The Yellowknife station was part of a vast network of stations manned by soldiers from the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. The first was built in 1922 in Dawson City, Yukon, replacing an unreliable telegraph line and a limited post service.

On Friday, the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals celebrated the 110th anniversary of military communications in Canada. In Yellowknife, Buehl and his signallers took part by participating in a world-wide radio exercise.

 

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Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System History Project http://ow.ly/qqKVi

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"...The Canadian military was the first in the Commonwealth to create a dedicated signals unit. Military signallers in Yellowknife today can trace their roots back to the formation of the Canadian Signalling Corps in 1903.

The army provided radio communications for Yellowknife for 21 years, until 1958, when CBC took over the station...."
'...The story of the NWT&Y Radio System is a virtually unknown saga in the history of the development of northern Canada. The contributions of the men who staffed the stations are largely unheralded. In his post-script to the official history, WO1 Cal Vince says:

"Northerners will also remember Signals primarily as magistrates, Airways and Transportation agents, acting minions of the law and prime movers in community affairs. It is the unmistakeable fact that the fine reputation built by the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during 37 eventful years of service in the north country was not the result of the efforts of one, two or even three individuals, but rather the results of the combined efforts of every officer and man who served on this now non-existent arm of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals."

These are not the normal roles of soldiers on active service. But there in the Canadian northland they were engaged in unusual circumstances and eventful times. Not only was Canada's northern frontier and its resources in the early stages of exploration and development, but the science, technology and practical applications of global telecommunications and air transportation were also probing new frontiers. The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was asked by the Government of Canada to step into the breach and fill the void in long-distance telecommunication to serve those industries and the embryonic communities in the northern territories. In the process the Signallers found themselves, perforce, fulfilling duties far beyond anything they had learned at the School of Signals in Vimy Barracks. In enthusiasm, ability, dedication and inventiveness they were not found wanting. In the nearly four decades (1923-59) that their System operated they left behind them a proud and impressive legacy...."
Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System History Project http://ow.ly/qqKVi

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Roots, Radio and Social Change: Why Low Power FM Radio is about YOU - BillMoyers.com

Roots, Radio and Social Change: Why Low Power FM Radio is about YOU - BillMoyers.com | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
Roots, Radio and Social Change: Why Low Power FM Radio is about YOU BillMoyers.com The acceleration of media consolidation and unfair restrictions on community radio and TV have narrowed already limited access to the airwaves for local voices,...
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Pinterest Strikes a Deal with Getty Images, Will Pay for Metadata

Pinterest Strikes a Deal with Getty Images, Will Pay for Metadata | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
When it comes to images, Pinterest is a bit of a copyright nightmare. It’s not unusual for people to pin photos without any information or attribution, which inevitably leads to others using or sharing the photo without permission.
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Colorado Photog Takes to Facebook and Saves Weddings Disrupted By Floods

Colorado Photog Takes to Facebook and Saves Weddings Disrupted By Floods | MediaMentor | Scoop.it

 

As a veteran wedding photographer, Sarah Roshan knows how tough it is to make everything come together and how devastating it can be when plans fall apart at the last minute — even if the culprit is something as seemingly intractable as the worst...

 

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As a veteran wedding photographer, Sarah Roshan knows how tough it is to make everything come together and how devastating it can be when plans fall apart at the last minute — even if the culprit is something as seemingly intractable as the worst...

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The Beauty Of Decay: Gorgeous Shots of Creepy, Abandoned Buildings

The Beauty Of Decay: Gorgeous Shots of Creepy, Abandoned Buildings | MediaMentor | Scoop.it

Urban exploration photographer Niki Feijen takes photos of abandoned ruins, finding beauty in his work. ..

Do you ever wonder what lies behind that fence, past the DO NO ENTER sign ? Welcome to the Art of Urbex by Niki Feijen. My book "Disciple of Decay" and prints are for sale at www.ArtofUrbex.com. To protect locations from vandals they won't be revealed.Description

I was born in 1977 in Eindhoven, located in the south of The Netherlands. Altough it's not my profession i've been experimenting with photography ever since i was a kid. While shooting several years with a Nikon F65 analog camera i soon switched to the joy of digital photography. Started out with Sony and Panasonic I ended up with a Nikon D70 being my first digital SLR. A world opened up and after a D90 i’m settled with the fantastic full frame D800 now. an Awesome combo with the Nikon 14-24mm 2.8 lens.After a diversity of photography directions (Landscapes, Sports, Concerts) i discovered Urbex photography.
Urbex, short for Urban Exploring is according to Wikipedia: The examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. So basically visiting and photographing abandoned buildings, tunnels, industry, castles etc.

Most of my shots are HDR shots, short for High Dynamic Range. HDR is perfect for low light locations but it has to be subtle. 

Besides Urbex i have this crazy stairs addiction. I can spend hours underneath a staircase just to take that one awesome shot. When shot right, a stairwell or an atmospheric urbex shot can turn into something very special, almost a piece of art. 

That’s the exactly what i want to show people;

The beauty of decay, the Art of Urbex.

To protect the locations from vandals and looters, the locations will never be revealed. So please do not ask for them.

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See also Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theartofurbex and his website at http://www.nikifeijen.nl/

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Photographer Embarks on 40,000km Bike Trek Around the World with His Camera

Photographer Embarks on 40,000km Bike Trek Around the World with His Camera | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
Yesterday, our own Alan Steadman shared some advice. He told you to go out and explore, to travel, to see the world and meet new people so that those experiences could inform the stories you tell when you’re working behind the camera.
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The World's Largest Film Camera Redefines Mobile Photography

The World's Largest Film Camera Redefines Mobile Photography | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
The phrase “go big or go home” seems to take on a special significance with photographer Dennis Manarchy. Obsessed with the concept of scale and the possibilities of working with massive negatives ...

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Kodak Alaris Will Keep the Kodak Legacy Alive, Has ‘No Plans’ to Stop Selling Film

Kodak Alaris Will Keep the Kodak Legacy Alive, Has ‘No Plans’ to Stop Selling Film | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
Now that Eastman Kodak’s bankruptcy woes are over and the company has switched its focus primarily to commercial printing, its name probably won’t show up here as often as it once did. But that doesn’t mean that the Kodak photographic legacy is dead.
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