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Flickr Has Been Acquired by SmugMug

Huge news in the photo sharing world today: SmugMug just announced that it has acquired Flickr from Yahoo, which was itself acquired by Verizon last year. This deal “will create the most influential photography community in the world,” SmugMug says.

SmugMug’s acquisition allows it to gain tens of millions of new Flickr photographers as customers, but the two brands and services will continue to operate as separate entities indefinitely.

“SmugMug and Flickr believe that

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Shooting a Wet Plate Macro of a Cherry Blossom High on a Tree

After I recently saw cherry blossoms on my tree, I wanted to shoot one of them with my wet plate camera… while the blossom is still high on the tree.

When I was young, this tree was the location of my climbing adventures. This tree has seen better days – the weather during recent years has started to ruin some parts of it. But it is still beautiful in the springtime.

To make the blossom more steady, I clamped it onto a light stand:

Because the wind still moved it too much, I

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Shooting a Wet Plate Macro of a Cherry Blossom High on a Tree

After I recently saw cherry blossoms on my tree, I wanted to shoot one of them with my wet plate camera… while the blossom is still high on the tree.

When I was young, this tree was the location of my climbing adventures. This tree has seen better days – the weather during recent years has started to ruin some parts of it. But it is still beautiful in the springtime.

To make the blossom more steady, I clamped it onto a light stand:

Because the wind still moved it too much, I

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An Open Letter to @alexilubomirski: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Need A Wedding Photographer!

Dear Alexi, Congratulations on the announcement that you will be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding photographer! Your engagement photos of them were beautiful and you did a splendid job of capturing them as a couple. I love the way you talked about them on the red carpet with your wife. You described them as “Deliciously in love” and your photos documented that superbly!

You may see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement photos <a href="http://apicdn.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=dae5b94bb21a32cc7c141a041d18f05b&loc=https%3A%2F%2Fpetapixel.com%2Ffeed%2Fatom%2F&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eonline.com%2Fnews%2F901557%2Fprince-harry-and-meghan-markle-dazzle-in-official-engagement-portraits

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Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R: I’m Stunned…

The new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone boasts what Huawei claims is the best-ever smartphone camera. It has a combination of three sensors with individual lenses, a 40-megapixel (yes!) 1/1.7-inch color sensor (significantly larger than the 1/2.9-inch sensor in the iPhone X), a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor (both these sensors are approximately equivalent to a full-frame 27mm lens), and an 8-megapixel 80mm-equivalent lens for zooming.

It seems that the three cameras work together and the system

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The Winning Photos of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The prestigious Sony World Photography Awards has announced its overall winners for the 2018 competition. The Photographer of the Year award was won by British photographer Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto.

Here’s the description of Tomlinson’s project:

A handwritten note neatly folded and hidden in the crevice of a rock, crosses etched onto stone, ribbon carefully wrapped around piles of twigs. These are all offerings of religious devotion, known as ‘Ex-Voto’ and found

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