German Citizens now Required to Delete Nude Photographs of Ex-lovers.

Consent can be withdrawn. That is the founding principle of a ruling made by Germany’s top court in relation to intimate photographs taken between couples that have gone their separate ways, DW reports.

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The ruling, published on Monday 22nd December 2015 by The Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) was brought forth by a female plaintiff who had been photographed naked both before and after sexual Continue reading

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Launch, Re Entry & Landing of a Rocket in a Single Exposure

SpaceX just shared a single exposure photograph of their Falcon 9 rocket taking off, leaving our atmosphere, reentry and landing.

That’s got to be a first.

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The unusual photograph can only be achieved by performing an even more unusual rocket stunt. SpaceX have been trying, both successfully and unsuccessfully to launch a rocket into Space and return it to Earth for re-use. Today, as part of their ORBCOMMS-2 mission they managed the impossible. Even more sweeter is the fact their previous attempt earlier this year ended in disaster.

Congratulations Elon Musk on the incredible feat, but special props must go to the photographic genius who managed to compose and set up an image in which there was only one shot.

UPDATE:

It seems a LOT of people have managed to capture the same event. Musk just Tweeted out the best so far though:

 


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Finally! A Photographic Kickstarter Worth Backing.

Long time Phogotraphy advocates will know all about our eternal struggle to find a decent camera, film or even lens based photography Kickstarter. If not ego-inflating projects, the vast majority of crowd funding attempts tend to be little more than money spinning cons.

Then we discover this. A no frills 4×5″ film loading system.

Introducing the Sp-445, the smallest, lightest most proficient home developing system for 4×5″ film. Its inventor, Continue reading

National Park Service & the ‘Ansel Adams’ Job. Was Film Killed off too Early?

On Tuesday we published an article describing a lucrative photography position available at the US National Park Service with the tag line Skills Required: Large Format Photography. Garnering significant interest from the analog community and poking the never ending coals of the film vs digital debate the post went viral through re-blogs, retellings of the story and different spins to receive worldwide attention. The term “Ansel Adams” an inevitable connection to be made began trending on Twitter and continues to do as of writing this article.

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Jack Boucher, former HABS (c) Photographer.

The story essentially highlighted exciting proof that film was not dead – despite the phrase having being uttered in both positive and negative forms for the past three decades. This, coupled with Continue reading

National Park Service $100,000 Job Opening. Skills Required: Large Format Photography

Today we take aim at the non-believers, the naive, the pixel-packing pervs, the consumer-driven suckers, the wasteful, the know nothing but digital society and tell them one of the most lucrative jobs on offer for a photographer in the US…

…has a requirement to shoot large format film.

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The position listed on USAJobs by the Department of the Interior National Park Service is open for applications from US residents who meet the strict criteria until December the 15th. The expertise required is certainly recognised as they are offering up to a staggering Continue reading

Sky Arts Unveils €150,000 Masters of Photography Prize

Sky Arts, part of the Sky TV package in the UK has unveiled a competition to search for the next ‘Master of Photography.’ Have you entered yet?

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There’s a gigantic prize for the winner of €150,000. That’s more than enough to buy several of the latest Phase One bodies. Unfortunately it’s only open to Continue reading

Amateur Photographer Catches Rare Glimpse of Crocodile Cannibilism on Camera

Amateur photographer Sandy Bell couldn’t believe her luck travelling on a boat through a national park in Queensland Australia when she spotted one of natures most magnificent sights. A crocodile fight!

Armed with a Canon 500D and the 55-250mm kit zoom lens, Bell knew exactly what to do and started snapping as the scene unfolded.

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From the set of four photographs released it’s clear that there is quite a huge size difference between the pair, Continue reading

Poundland Discontinue AGFA Vista 35mm Film

Terrible news for UK based film photographers today. The high street chain Poundland have confirmed they are no longer stocking their cheap AGFA Vista branded out of the box 35mm colour film.

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The devastating news was discovered by 22 year old Scandar Silva-Payne of Bristol, UK who heard a rumour via a friend who also buys the cheap £1 a roll film so he took to Twitter to ask the firm directly. Continue reading

Heineken’s Selfie from Space was an Elaborate Lie.

It was billed by Heineken as the first ever selfie from Space. An elaborate stunt in which an orbiting satellite would focus in on a gathering of people and snap a picture from 400 miles above the Earth. Something didn’t quite add up though. Phogotraphy investigates.

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The “record breaking photo” was taken as part of Heineken’s collaboration with the James Bond franchise in order to promote their latest film Spectre. Dubbed #Spyfie by marketing bods, Continue reading