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First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month

DP Review News - 1 hour 41 min ago

The first Zeiss lens and Hasselblad 500C camera to visit space will be going up for auction on November 13 via RR Auction in Boston. The unit is a piece of history, having joined Wally Schirra during the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission and, later on, Gordon Cooper during the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission. Read more

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Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced

DP Review News - 1 hour 56 min ago

Sony has introduced a new line of XQD format version 2 memory cards, the G Series. As with other XQD cards, the G Series promises fast read and write speeds that are able to match the demanding needs of select cameras, such as the Nikon D4 and D4s. In turn, Nikon has announced that the D4s will support Sony's version 2 XQD cards, with improved write speeds and burst capacities. Read more

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Carrie Mae Weems best photograph: lobster dinner at the kitchen table

The man is only concerned with himself. He takes the lobster in the way men often take

On the surface, this looks like the loving portrait. But that falls apart quickly if youre paying attention. The woman, played by me, reaches out to the man who is ultimately only concerned with himself. He takes the lobster in the way that men often take. Women are often put in the position of being carers: men are socially contracted to take, while women are contracted to give. That relationship is played out subtly because her tenderness is the first thing you focus on. You dont become aware of her clenching her teeth until a bit later.

I made the Kitchen Tables series in 1990, and it remains one of my favourite pieces. The first image, called Jim, shows one man seated at the table. It took six months before I began work on the rest of the series. Then I realised that I could use one simple setting a kitchen table to explore a range of attitudes and questions about the idea of family.

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Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA: 30 years on in pictures

On 30 October 1984, Born in the USA was released. To coincide with the anniversary, a new book charts Bruce Springsteens musical career, influences, lyrics, politics and cultural impact. The book contains over 250 images, spanning his 40-year career here are some of the best

Springsteen: Album by Album by Ryan White is out now (Carlton, £30)

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Ricoh announces weather-resistant HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6

DP Review News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 22:00

Ricoh has announced the HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR standard zoom. Covering an equivalent range of 24.5mm to 130mm, this lens uses Pentax's HD coating to cut down on flare and ghosting and offers a weather-resistant construction. It will be available in November for $749.95/£599.99. Read more

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Interstellar European premiere in pictures

Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain arrive for the premiere of their film Interstellar at the Odeon in Leicester Square, in London

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 shooting experience published

DP Review News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 19:56

We've just added more detail to our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review including a summary of our shooting experience. Read our updated preview of Panasonic's latest enthusiast compact and find out how it fares in real-world shooting. Read more

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Mysteries of the universe: Cern's astonishing unseen archive in pictures

The Geneva-based laboratory for particle physics has released a vast archive of photographs dating back to the mid-1950s. The problem is that many of them have no captions so scientists at Cern are asking the public for help

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Photographer's notebook from Captain Scott's last Antarctica expedition found

DP Review News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 15:07

A notebook containing recorded details of plates shot by explorer George Murray Levick during Captain Scott’s final expedition has been found and restored by the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand. Discovered in melted snow outside the hut that was Scott's base during the British Antarctic Expedition, the notebook is said to contain pencil-written details of 'the dates, subjects and exposure details for the photographs he took during 1911 while at Cape Adare'. Learn more

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No, you cant fly over a rainbow that would break the laws of physics

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:07

Reports that a passenger photographed a rainbow from her plane are mistaken. The colours are caused by polarisation

Scientists can rest easy. Colourful rainbow pictures do not break the laws of physics.

The airline passenger Melissa Rensen, from London, Canada, took the photographs out of an aircraft window as she flew over the Caribbean Sea. Only later did she realise that the shots made it look like the plane was flying over a rainbow.

Aircraft passenger captures a stunning image while flying over a rainbow http://t.co/ZKuRoK1Ljr (M. Rensen/Caters) pic.twitter.com/D2QiTcvHiQ

Plane passenger captures amazing rainbow picture http://t.co/4TJCcfDcb5 pic.twitter.com/3Fc9mvmUjo

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including a rocket explosion, Halloween preparations and rescued dogs in Peru

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New service Mylio offers to synchronize your photographic life

DP Review News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:00

Mylio, a subscription-based photo organization and storage program, is making a debut at this year's PhotoPlus Expo in New York. Created by MyLO, a Bellevue, Washington-based company, Mylio offers cross-device access to a user's collection of photos, without them having to change their storage structure. We've taken it for a test drive - find out our impressions and find out about the new service. Read more

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Eyewitness: Thurston Hopkins

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Fashion forward: Edward Steichen's trailblazing Vogue photographs in pictures

Shooting for Vogue and Vanity Fair in the 20s and 30s, father of fashion photography Edward Steichen devised a mode of portraiture that still sets the template for style magazines today

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Interview: Anne Geddes on photography and philanthropy

DP Review News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 00:06

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of the most recognizable names in photography - Anne Geddes. In our interview, recorded in partnership with CreativeLive, DPR's Barney Britton talks with the photographer about how her career started, the transition from film to digital, and her efforts as a global advocate for children. See video

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LagosPhoto festival 2014 in pictures

The fifth annual LagosPhoto festival, held in Lagos, Nigeria, is called Staging Reality, Documenting Fiction, and features 40 photographers from 21 countries. The festival aims to develop contemporary photography in Africa through mentorships and cross-cultural collaborations. Photographs are courtesy of the artist and LagosPhoto

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Thurston Hopkins: truth, beauty pageants and poodles  in pictures

Thurston Hopkins, who has died aged 101, was one of Britains greatest photojournalists, capturing the humanity and social inequality of British life in the 1950s. The Picture Post pioneer was also a canny chronicler of high society at its most intimate from debutantes after the ball to Hitchcock in the shadows

Picture Post photographer Thurston Hopkins at 100 audio slideshow

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Sport picture of the day: the difference between US and UK half-time entertainment

There are many differences between the two sides of the Atlantic, the standard of half-time shows at sporting events being one of them. The fans at Monday night's Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys NFL clash were treated to a Halloween-themed show featuring zombie dancers and the Cowboys cheerleaders, while supporters at Sunderland v Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday were treated to a pensioner showing off her soccer skills Continue reading...
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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including underwater jumping salmon, Diwali celebrations and golden buskers in New York

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ON:OFF - Paul Weller, Arctic Monkeys, Beth Ditto and more - in pictures

In collaboration with War Child, portrait photographer Tom Oldham has spent five years capturing the candid moments before and after artists perform for his ON:OFF project. Featuring Liam Gallagher, Janelle Monae and more, heres a selection of these images, which will also feature in a forthcoming photo book

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