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Facebook Apologizes for Banning Plus-Size Model Photo as ‘Undesireable’

Facebook Apologizes for Banning Plus-Size Model Photo as ‘Undesireable’ Photo moderation at Facebook found itself at the center of a controversy (yet again) this past weekend after the social network banned an ad photo of a plus-sized model, saying it depicts the human body, “in an undesirable manner.” The photo of plus-sized model Tess Holliday wearing a bikini was submitted by Australian feminist organization Cherchez la Femme to promote an event called Feminism and Fat. It was rejected by Facebook on the grounds that it violated the company’s ad guidelines, specifically the health and fitness policy. “Ads like these are not allowed since...

5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there seemed to be no end to the ideas I felt I could produce. Looking back, I can see that my work wasn’t particularly indistinguishable from many others—there was no depth, no originality. But I needed to get through certain stages to get to where I am today. At first I had no particular style, nor did I have any photographic ‘heroes’ to aspire to, but over time and with an accumulation of experience, I connected with capturing natural...

This Guy Used Snapchat Filters on Real Life Photos in a Store

Here’s a humorous video that’s making the rounds online: a guy named Mikey Grande (mikeygrande on Snapchat) visited a department store, snapped photos of various faces he found on display, applied Snapchat filters to them, printed them out at a Kodak kiosk, and then stuck the prints back onto the original images. Voila! Snapchat filters in real life. [via PetaPixel] [via...

The TSA Gave My $2,800 Macbook to Another Passenger

The TSA Gave My $2,800 Macbook to Another Passenger On Friday, I lost my $ 2,800 Apple MacBook Pro by following standard TSA security protocols at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). I look back on the series of events that led to the lost computer with incredulity, and although all of the TSA staff and LAX airport police were courteous, I am still without my computer and am unsure whether or not I will be reimbursed for my loss. Here’s what happened: At 4:00pm on Friday, May 20, I was at the TSA security station at Delta Terminal 5, Lane 3. Per the standard (non-Pre) TSA process, I removed my 15.4” Apple MacBook Pro from my...

Lensbaby Just Launched a Waterproof 185° Fisheye Lens for GoPros

Lensbaby Just Launched a Waterproof 185° Fisheye Lens for GoPros If the fixed focal length of your GoPro Hero camera just ain’t cutting it for you creatively, Lensbaby has something to show you. Meet the Lensbaby Circular 180+: a waterproof 185° fisheye lens that pops right onto your GoPro Hero camera. Launched earlier today on Kickstarter, the Circular 180+ can give your GoPro new creative life by enabling it to capture fully circular fisheye photos and videos at a nearly infinite depth of field. Plus it can keep up with your GoPro no matter where your adventure takes you: With its 185 degree field of view, intense depth, tack sharp edge-to-edge...

The World’s Largest Tintypes, Created with Room-Sized Cameras

The World’s Largest Tintypes, Created with Room-Sized Cameras A while back we shared the world’s smallest tintypes, created with a tiny modified camera. Now here’s a look at the opposite end of the spectrum: the world’s largest tintypes, shot using a colossal 8×8-foot camera. The tintypes are by London-based artist duo Walter & Zoniel as part of a project titled The Untouched. Walter & Zoniel It all began when the duo found a small ambrotype photo at a flea market. Walter then began exploring using the process to shoot larger 16×20 head-sized portraits. After 6 months of mastering the technique, the duo then...

Olympus’ Tough New Action Cam is a Beast with a Gaggle of Built-in Sensors

Olympus’ Tough New Action Cam is a Beast with a Gaggle of Built-in Sensors Olympus wants to shake up the action cam market, and they think the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is the way to do it. And given how rugged and well-equipped the cam is right out of the box, the TG-Tracker may just be impressive enough to do it. The 1/2.3-inch sensor inside the camera’s tough exterior sees the world through a 13.9mm equivalent f/2.0 fixed lens with a whopping 204-degree field of view, and can capture 8MP stills, 4K video at 30fps, and 1080p at 60fps. But that’s not what will set the TG-Tracker apart. What will is just how well-equipped the camera is out of the box....

Guy Swings Huge $10,000 Lens Around His Head in Crazy Strength Test

Guy Swings Huge $10,000 Lens Around His Head in Crazy Strength Test DON’T DO IT!!! *clears throat* ummm… I mean… this is pretty bold. The CEO of GoWing, makers of the popular Lens Flipper camera accessory previously featured here, wants to give you a heart attack and demonstrate the strength of his product at the same time. In a crazy video released earlier today, CEO Doug Kranz starts small; he attaches a $ 300 Lensbaby lens to the Lens Flipper and swings that around. Then he switches to a $ 1,000 Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens and gives that a go. Then he steps it up one MORE time to the $ 1,950 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. Finally, in case...

Discover the Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Custom Cameras of Dora Goodman

Discover the Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Custom Cameras of Dora Goodman Dora Goodman‘s hand-crafted custom cameras are beautiful… there’s no other way to put it. Built on top of fully-functioning classic cameras, she turns already beautiful retro hardware into something spectacular. We first stumbled across Dora’s work through Japan Camera Hunter. Then, just as we were planning to hit send on our email to her, an email from her arrived in the PetaPixel inbox. We had so many questions: How long do these take to make? Are they for sale? When did this start and why? Dora answered them all. You can find our short Q&A below, along with...

Several Unreleased Instagram Features Found Hiding in the App’s Code

Several Unreleased Instagram Features Found Hiding in the App’s Code The times they are a-changin’ at Instagram, or at least they’re about to be. Hiding inside the recently refreshed photo sharing app’s code are four unreleased features that a keen-eyed engineer has discovered. The engineer in question is Elliott Murray, the head of innovation at social media agency Social Chain, who posted about his finds on Medium shortly before emailing us directly to let us know what he found. Basically, hiding among the many features we already have access to on Instagram were a few boolean variables (we had no idea what they were either, click here to...
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