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Fascinating Photos of Paris in the Mid-19th Century

Fascinating Photos of Paris in the Mid-19th Century | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
Beginning in the mid-1850s, Paris experienced a grand transformation. At the orders of Napoleon III, old, narrow streets made way for wide boulevards, thousands of gas lamps lit the streets at night, and a host of other public projects thoroughly modernized the city. Charles Marville, a photographer employed by the city, was charged with documenting those changes. “The random, organic city, the city built by successive generations on top of itself, was pushed back and de-emphasized. The standardized city we see today was replaced,” said Jeff Rosenheim, curator of “Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris,” now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Archive photography as an art. Paris, city of light

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why the smartphone camera changed photography forever

why the smartphone camera changed photography forever | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
YOUR CAMERA DOESN’T MATTER

The vast majority of imagery is now seen in the exact same places: on smartphones and tablets, via apps such as Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, Flipboard and most importantly, Instagram.


At 1024 x 1024 pixels, who can really tell whether a photo was taken on an iPhone or a Canon 5D? More to the point, who cares?

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This guy has a point even if it is difficult to admit that our SLR bodies and optics are not necessary when it comes to sharing #foodporn

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Seagull Steals Camera, Films Itself Flying Off Into the Sunset

Seagull Steals Camera, Films Itself Flying Off Into the Sunset | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

French tourist Nathalie Rollandin came across a camera-happy seagull recently. She was visiting the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, when she set her GoPro camera down while its was recording. Before she knew it, the camera was being carried away in the mouth of an artsy gull. Once the bird was a safe distance away, it set the camera down and recorded some beautiful footage of itself flying away into the sunset.

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Antelope Colors

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Antelope Canyon is amazing when visited around (solar) noon time
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Amazing Miniature Scenes Shot with Model Cars, Forced Perspective and a $250 P&S camera

Amazing Miniature Scenes Shot with Model Cars, Forced Perspective and a $250 P&S camera | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

Model maker/collector and photographer Michael Paul Smith is a master at recreating incredibly accurate outdoor scenes using his extensive die-cast model car collection and forced perspective.

Mixing up miniature cars, detail items and buildings into a scene whose backdrop is the real world, he shoots the gorgeous miniature vistas of the town he has created and named “Elgin Park” — and he does it all with a cheap point-and-shoot.

Elgin Park is some 25 years in the making, as are Smith’s modeling and diorama photography skills. In an extensive interview with Fstoppers, he describes his tools, his process and the minute attention to detail that creating these scenes requires.

Ironically, Smith has diagnosed himself as “math challenged,” so when it comes to properly framing the forced perspective, he simply eyeballs it. Years of experience have led to an uncanny ability to do this right on the first shot, but if he doesn’t, he simply goes up and unceremoniously drags his table/models into the correct spot.

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"Keep everything in scale"...

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Digital Compact Cameras: The Big Picture

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To me, photographic gear is like gourmet food. I see cameras as the entrées, lenses and other equipment are the side dishes and wines. While compact cameras are the sweet desserts. Sometimes, the d...

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Wikipedia launches Photo Contest | Wiki Loves Monuments

Wikipedia launches Photo Contest | Wiki Loves Monuments | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
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