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This Canon ‘Live for the Story’ Ad Used Huge Lighting Rigs in a Creative Way – PetaPixel (blog)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

This brilliantly lit commercial for Canon introduces a new campaign that urges the viewer to “Live for the Story”, and rather curiously does not prominently feature a camera at all. The 60-second spot follows the romantic journey of a young boy growing to adulthood, along with all the spontaneous bicycle trips, piano playing, fully clothed swimming and horse-chasing that a full and spirited life involves. Titled ‘Boundaries’, the ad seems…

Strange Conversations from Working in a Camera Store – PetaPixel (blog)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

I’ve worked in a camera store now for about a year and a half, and I’ve been a photographer for about 7 years. I enjoy working in the camera shop, as it’s my one consistent form of income as a photographer. In this camera store we are all directly trained by the camera manufactures, meaning Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm and all the others come to our store and train us…

Camera on NASA’s Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit – Phys.Org

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The first wild back-and-forth line records the moment on October 13, 2014 when the left Narrow Angle Camera radiator was struck by a meteoroid. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University On Oct. 13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was…

Chipotle accused of covering up for manager who put hidden camera women’s bathroom – Fox News

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Chipotle Mexican Grill in Texas is being accused of covering up the actions of a manager who reportedly hid a camera in the restaurant’s bathroom. According to a lawsuit filed this week in the District Court of Brazaria County, Texas, the plantiffs allege that store manager Joanny Castillo, 18, repeatedly installed a video-recording spy camera in the women’s bathroom area and, when informed of the Castillo’s actions, the restaurant’s corporate…

Hands-On With The Gionee’s 4 Camera Phone, The S10 – Forbes

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mario Lee The Gionee S10 in four colors. Last week I teased a new phone with four camera from Gionee, and today the Chinese phonemaker has made it official with a launch event in Shanghai. The S10’s official spec list includes two front-firing lens at 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel, and rear shooters of 16- and 8-megapixels. The 16-megapixel rear camera (aka the “main” camera) has an f/1.8 aperture, which means it…

AI device takes aim at the perfect camera shot – New Atlas

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The number of settings on a high-end DSLR or mirrorless camera can be truly overwhelming, even for experienced photographers. That’s why Montana-based software developer Ryan Stout created the Arsenal. It’s an electronic module that gets plugged into your camera, where it uses artificial intelligence to create the “perfect” shot. Once it’s mounted on the hot shoe, plugged in, and wirelessly fired up via an iOS/Android app, the Arsenal assesses the…

What are the Best Entry-Level DSLR Cameras of 2017? – News Ledge

Friday, May 26, 2017

Did your smartphone spark an interest in photography? The fake bokeh on the iPhone 7 Plus only takes you so far. Now you’re in the market for a DSLR. Do you jump into the deep end or dip your feet into the world of DSLRs? Our guide on the best entry-level DSLRs is about easing you into the hobby. It’s not about tossing you a professional level full-frame and saying…

Clinton reappears at Wellesley, again at a crossroads – Washington Post

Friday, May 26, 2017

Nearly a half-century after she first declared herself to the world as a young woman unafraid to ruffle feathers and challenge authority, Hillary Clinton was back at the very same podium at Wellesley College. And once again, she was at a crossroads in her life. The first time, she was 21, the first graduating senior ever chosen to address Wellesley’s commencement, and her bold speech challenging the remarks of the…

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin – Washington Post

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during…

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed – Reuters

Friday, May 26, 2017

CAIRO Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day, Egyptian military sources said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished. (Egypt attack location tmsnrt.rs/2qqLS4a) The sources…

Texas teachers give ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 13-year-old – Washington Post

Friday, May 26, 2017

Seventh-grader Lizeth Villanueva has been in her school’s academic honors program for two years. She gets good grades and has never been a discipline problem. Yet on Tuesday, her teacher gave her a “most likely to become a terrorist” award. It was supposed to be a joke, part of a mock end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., near Houston, where a group of teachers hand certificates…

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo – ABC News

Friday, May 26, 2017

A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in…

Fans Rejoice! Microsoft Has Reinvented The Surface Pro 4 – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

Microsoft The New Surface Pro Whether you’ll like what I have to say next will depend largely upon your expectations. After the immense hit that was the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, many expected the next installation in the franchise to be an equally mind-blowing, spine-chilling success. If that’s what you have come looking for, you will most certainly be disappointed. If, however, all you are looking for is a more…

This Weird Web Page Glitch Could Crash Your Windows Computer – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

A new vulnerability has been discovered on computers that run Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.x. While it won’t allow an attacker to hijack your computer to mine cryptocurrency or encrypt your files and hold them for ransom, it could cause you some serious headaches. Shutterstock Exploiting the bug is actually incredibly simple, too. All it takes is a few characters ($MFT) inserted into the code of a web…

Why museums around the world are celebrating fashion’s great rebels – CNN

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Week in Fashion: Céline Dion’s Style is Better Than Ever – Vanity Fair

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Get tickets to see some of London’s brightest future fashion stars – Time Out London (blog)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Supported by Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, fashion royalty Vivienne Westwood, and the astronomically successful Victoria Beckham, Graduate Fashion Week has gone from strength to strength. And this year’s celebration of young fashion talent looks like it’ll be the best yet. Set over four days, 22 catwalk shows will showcase work from over 60 of the UK’s top fashion universities. The largest event in the world dedicated to undergraduate fashion, it has launched the…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

California newspaper publisher gets prison time in ‘guns for Haiti’ scheme – The Mercury News

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Los Angeles newspaper publisher who solicited gun donations, ostensibly to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief, could be headed to prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms. David DeMulle, 75, was sentenced Monday to serve 41 months in prison, with the right to appeal. The owner of the Foothills Paper, based in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Sunland-Tujunga, had been barred from having firearms because of a felony…