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New technology is creating a class of amateur professionals
Implications - The dramatic cost reduction in professional cameras combined with photo sharing platforms like Flickr has caused a photography boom among the Internet Generation. With the cost of development gone, and the price reduction in digital SLRs, everyone is capable of becoming a photo “pro.”
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 91,330 Total Clicks Dec 07 - Aug 08
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HDR Photography - The Secret to Mind-Blowing Photos
SCORE: 6.4
Viral 24,863 Clicks Pub: Dec 27, 07
HDR Photography
The Secret to Mind-Blowing Photos
Don't invest in a fancier camera; buy better software. As megapixels reach their practical maximum, software is improving to heighten image quality. HDR, or High Dynamic Range photography, is quickly… [More]
High-Speed Photography - Exploding Objects Frozen in Time
SCORE: 4.9
V. Hot 38,148 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 08
High-Speed Photography
Exploding Objects Frozen in Time
Flickr user nebarnix has a fascinating hobby of blowing things up and taking pictures of them during the explosion using high speed photography. In order to take these amazing photos, nebarnix utilizes… [More]
Artistic Photo How-To Guides - Smashing Motion Blur
SCORE: 2.9
Warm 16,404 Clicks Pub: Aug 25, 08
Artistic Photo How-To Guides
Smashing Motion Blur
How do you take artistic photos? How do you make car lights streak or take fancy sports shots? Turn to the internet for your free answers. More people are into “serious” photography than ever before,… [More]
Viral Slow Motion Photo Campaign - Casio EX-F1 Lets You See the World Differently
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 4,887 Clicks Pub: Aug 9, 08
Viral Slow Motion Photo Campaign
Casio EX-F1 Lets You See the World Differently
These are the images that are set to sell a shed load of Casio EX-F1 cameras - they are incredible. I am not sure of the technical details of the camera, but I am totally sure that these images will blow… [More]
Telescope-Inspired SLRs - One Hand Camera
SCORE: 1.7
Mild 4,669 Clicks Pub: May 12, 08
Telescope-Inspired SLRs
One Hand Camera
Manuel Perez Prada designed a unique concept for a camera that could be used in one hand, which he claims is a new archetype for a camera. The design seems to be inspired by ancient telescopes. While… [More]
Digitally Aged Super Man? - Making Seniors "Vroom" on Flickr
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Untested 2,359 Clicks Pub: Jul 4, 08
Digitally Aged Super Man?
Making Seniors "Vroom" on Flickr
Oh my gosh. This has to be one of the best photo effects I've seen on Flickr. This photograph by artsy_T is aptly titled "Vroom" and features an old man with a walker who appears to be moving so fast,… [More]