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11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

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Published on July 20, 2015 by Michael Archambault – PetaPixel.com For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. However, not all lenses are created equal. While most lenses just aim to please, others aim to impress. Today, we are taking a look…

Google to phase out Google+ Photos

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By Lars Rehm | Published: Jul 21, 2015  DPrewview.com Google launched the stand-alone Photos app with unlimited storage in May. Now it has announced it will be phasing out its predecessor Google+ Photos. On August 1, the Google+ Photos Android app will stop working and soon afterwards the iOS and web versions will cease to be…

Consumer Goods Industry Veteran Joins Lensbaby Management Team

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Ken Mitchell Brings Strategic Growth Background to Leading Provider of Ground-Breaking Lenses for Professional Photographers and Serious Hobbyists PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – Jul 21, 2015) – Lensbaby, providing lenses to creative-effects photographers that ignite their creativity and expand their unique visions of the world, today announced the appointment of Ken Mitchell as its President and General…

Photo Community & Marketplace 500px Raises $13 Million in Series B Funding

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New Investment Will Help Fuel Global Growth, Team Expansion, and Product Development TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – Jul 21, 2015) – 500px, the premier global photo community for discovering, sharing, buying, and selling the highest quality photography, announced today that it has closed a $13 million Series B round led by strategic investor Visual China Group, a…

Capture the “Crazy” Take Better Photos

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Consumers are now taking and sharing more pictures than ever – almost two billion each day – and say they want to capture and enjoy better photos. To help put an end to missed and blurred digital photographs that are lost to the “take, file and forget” cycle, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, PhotoImaging Manufacturers…

The Kira is a Ring Light for Capturing Glamour Selfies on Your Smartphone

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Published on July 20, 2015 by Michael Archambault – PetaPixel.com Julie Watai is a photographer on a mission to capture beautiful self-portraits no matter what the environment. She has set out on a mission to create a portable ring light for smartphones; it is dubbed the “Kira” and Watai is seeking public funding to bring it…

Samsung launches a duo of super-thin Galaxy Tab S2 tablets

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By Stan Schroeder – July 20, 2015 – Mashable.com Samsung has announced the launch of Galaxy Tab S2, a stylish, thin metal tablet that comes in two screen sizes: 8-inch and 9.7-inches.Both devices have very similar specifications, with an octa-core, 1.9GHz/1.3GHz processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel selfie cam, 3GB of RAM, 32…

Camera360 Shares its Success Story at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2015

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ORLANDO, Fla., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2015 in Orlando, Florida last week, Camera360, the global pioneer in mobile photography and developer of the popular camera application Sight, was invited to speak about how it successfully grew its mobile application business and expanded new market opportunities on the Windows platform. Camera360…

Startup Z takes on GoPro with interchangeable-lens E1 Camera

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This Kickstarter from startup Z is a 4K action camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount. And it’s more than 300% funded. By  Lori Grunin  @LoriGrunin July 20, 2015 CNET.com   In one weekend, the Kickstarter for the E1 Camera, a GoPro look- and act-alike action camera but with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, rounded…