The Thought Process of a Professional Photographer: Behind the Scenes to Photograph a Computer Display On A Desk

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In our previous post where I reviewed the 34 Inch 21:9 UltraWide Display - LG 34UM95, I had to include a few photos of the display sitting on my desk.  I could have used an advertising photo, but for a hands on review, I wanted to show the monitor sitting on my actual desk.

As it turns out, the final shot was a teeny bit more involved than I was planning and I think that you might find the thought process along the way pretty interesting.

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Heartbreaking Video of a Girl Confessing to Deleting Her Uncle’s Picture

The content you’re about to see is a bit painful to watch just because of how emotionally heartbreaking it is, but I really hope it will help remind everyone out there of how important it is to back up your data.

Like any other person can before her, 4-year-old Candace caught herself in a situation where she didn’t pay enough attention to what she was doing with the pictures on a camera that her Uncle Dave loaned her. When she accidentally deleted one of his beloved photos, Candace was struck with guilt that I’m sure we can all imagine; she had to face her uncle and tell him that his pictures “went away forever.” And though it may be hard to hear that your memories were tampered with and gone in the matter of a second, Uncle Dave managed to capture his niece’s confession on camera and upload it here to show us what it feels like.

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A Small YouTube Tutorial on How to Clean Your Camera… of Any Life it Has Left

NSFL: Camera Death.

There’s a new trend on YouTube these days: making parody videos of all the horrendous tutorials we find so often there. They can be of someone holding a camera like it’s in the middle of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake; or what about the ones where the uploader goes off for about seven minutes on the premise of why he’s making the tutorial? And then there’s the videos that just… give plain bad advice in general. This video hilariously depicts exactly that by teaching you how to clean a Canon 5D – by submerging it into a tub of water and soap.

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Jason Jones Hilariously Reports on the Discrimination Google Glass Explorers Face Today

For those who may not know, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a satirical fake-news show that airs nightly in the US on Comedy Central. Jon Stewart’s been hosting it for about 18 years now, and it’s become fairly well known these days for giving more factual information here than actual news networks.

Just before last week ended, Jason Jones – a correspondent on the show – did a segment on Google Glass and the people who wear it, comparing the discrimination they endure to the hardships of the 1960s Civil Rights movements. With all the controversy that surrounds Google Glass today (or even smartphone cameras), sometimes we forget the amount of absurdity that comes with it. Whether it’s getting turnt up on a group of 20-year-old Glass explorers, or going out onto the playground with his own homemade Google Glass, Jason Jones makes us remember that absurdity all over again.

This video also marks the birth of the term “iDouche”.

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LG Pokes At Image Stabilization With A Chicken

I guess after the megapixel wars are behind us and we are nearing the end of the ISO wars the next war will be about image stabilization. With mobiles phone used as on-the-go hand held video cameras the native videos are quite shaky and unusable.

LG Pokes At Image Stabilization With A Chicken

This is why almost every decent phone has some sort of image stabilization. This commercial from LG takes an idea from Smarter Every Day, and build a complete concept around it – The Chicken Steady Cam.

The commercial takes the concept to the extreme with the GallusCam using Lizzy, a chicken as a living stabilizer. [Read more...]