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Amazon Cloud Drive Unlimited Photo Storage Includes Raw Files

Now you don't need to have Amazon Prime to take advantage of their massive storage service

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you're probably already taking advantage of the "free unlimited photo storage" that's included as part of the account. But, now Amazon is offering the Cloud Drive service to non-Prime members for the rather cheap price of $12 per year.
The competition between companies that want to store your photos is getting extremely intense. Google offers unlimited storage of photos under 2048 pixels, Flickr will give you a free TB of storage, and DropBox has substantially upped its allowance in recent years. The concept of completely unlimited storage including raw files for a dollar per month, however, is extremely appealing.
The Cloud Drive interface isn't exactly as polished as some and the sharing functions aren't as robust as you would get with Dropbox, but you can preview your raw files and it does also automatically upload the pictures from your phone.
So, even if you already have a solution that you like for keeping a cloud backup, this might be worth doing just because of how cheap it is. Sure, you'll have to re-upload all your photos again over the web, which may take, well, forever, but extra security sure is nice.
You also get 5 GB of general storage for other stuff that isn't photos, but you can kick that up to unlimited too if you're willing to pony up $60 per year.
Have any of you Amazon Prime members using this already on the regular? How has it been working out for you?
Amazon Cloud Drive Unlimited Photo Storage Includes Raw Files
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Amazon Cloud Drive Unlimited Photo Storage Includes Raw Files

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Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes

For a little under $200k, you can own a big hunk of Rolleflex history

As you may know, things aren't going great for Rolleiflex at the moment. But, they still have a whole heritage of totally awesome cameras alive and well on the secondary market. This collection of 21 different prototype cameras is currently on ebay for roughly $180,000 and we want to go shooting with all of them.
There isn't a ton of information provided on the actual auction site, which is being put on by Leica Store Lisse, but there are nice photos of each model. There are several 6000-series cameras, as well as a sweet-looking SLX, and even a clear model (above) that I believe was used by the Rolleiflex sales reps to show the internal workings of the camera (a clear body isn't very good for film).
Obviously, with that kind of insane price tag, the whole thing is meant for a serious collector, but I can't help but think about how sweet it would be to go out shooting with that awesome grey 6003. Ultimately, the auction doesn't seem like it's probably worth the high asking cost since Rolleiflex doesn't quite have the rabid collecting fanbase like Leica does. But, I've been surprised by rare camera auctions before.
Which one is your favorite?
Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes
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Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes

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Capture One Pro 8.2 Software

New camera profiles and upgraded color correction tools make their way to Capture One Pro

When it comes to Raw photo editors, Capture One Pro is certainly up there with the best of them, and the new version brings with it some serious upgrades in terms of color correction.
Version 8.2 is currently available to download as a free update to users who already own Capture One Pro 8. it adds a selection of new compatible cameras and lens profiles, but the big update is the Three-Way Color Balance Tool.
The new tool lets you adjust color balance globally, but also makes it easier to make tweaks that are specific to shadows, mid tones, and highlights. According to Phase One, the software does a better job of tweaking color while preserving brightness values. You can also customize the appearance and performance of the tool, so if you have a particular preference, you can use it regularly.
I'm looking forward to giving the new tool an in-depth try in the next week or so. Anyone given it a test drive yet?
Here's the list of new supported cameras and lenses:

Nikon D5500 (both file and tethered support)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Samsung NX1

Fujifilm X-A2



Added Lens Support

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25mm ZF.2

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Capture One Pro 8.2 Software
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Capture One Pro 8.2 Software

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Danny MacAskill is awesome and so is this photo

Photography and mountain bikes are two things I'm supremely nerdy about, so when I saw photographer Rutger Pauw's shot of Danny MacAskill sending a gnarly drop in front of a massive solar eclipse, I was captivated.
The shot is one of those classic photos that people around the internet love to claim as a "fake," but this behind the scenes video shows the in-depth process that goes into planning something like this. They needed to find a spot where the photographer could use a massive 800mm lens in order to flatten out the scene and make the eclipse look big in the frame.
Because the sun was so bright in the frame, they needed to shoot a flash at MacAskill as he hit the drop, which meant firing a strobe that was almost 300 meters away. The whole thing is so planning intensive that I'm really glad the resulting image came out so wonderfully.
I also love the part of the video where the photographer makes this face:

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Instagram Cliche Photo Contest: Food

Embrace the cliche, but do it with style and you can win a brand new, $250 MeFOTO tripod setup

Right now, Instagram is one of the biggest photo sharing platforms in the world. It's also one of the most controversial with photographers. Some shooters love it for its ability to share a steady stream of work with a wide variety of people. Others hate it for the large volume of, well, awful photography that propagates across the service. For the most part, though, we think Instagram is great, which is why we're throwing our first Instagram photo contest.
Since bringing up Instagram always compels people to make tired jokes about the various cliches that are prevalent on the service, we figured we'd lean into it.
Our first Instagram contest topic is: Food.
That's right, while all sorts of hacky "comedians" are telling you to stop posting pictures of your lunch, we're actually going to reward you for it. But, we're not looking for a crummy snapshot of your squashed breakfast sandwich. We want to see well-crafted photographs, just like you'd submit to one of our more formal contests.
To be clear, we don't want you to take the most cliche photo you can, but rather bring a fresh look to a cliche topic.
To Enter:
All you have to do is follow us on Instagram and post a photo with the tag #InstaClicheFood and our username @PopPhotoMag. We'll keep tabs on the submissions and pick a winner.
Prize:
The winner will get a MeFOTO RoadTrip tripod with a SideKick360 Plus Smartphone Adapter, a total prize worth $250.
Instagram Cliche Photo Contest: Food
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Instagram Cliche Photo Contest: Food OFFICIAL RULES

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American Photo's top picks of the season

Inspiring photobooks on the squatters of New York, wild pigeons, playgrounds around the world, and more in American Photo's roundup of the season's best.

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bestbookspring

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Paul C. Buff Obituary

A photography pioneer has passed away

If you're a lighting nerd, then Paul C. Buff needs no real introduction. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, he's the eccentric, brilliant person responsible for some of the most innovative studio lighting products around. He created the original White Lightning strobes, and later went on to create the Alien Bee, the Einstein, and the Vagabond battery pack to power them all.
Here's the official announcement from his site:
With great sadness we announce that our founder, Paul C. Buff, passed away this week at the age of 78. He has been living with his beloved wife of 16 years, Deborah, and their extended family in their secondary home in Mobile, Alabama for over a year and passed away in this home with his family around him. Those of us who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul have lost an invaluable mentor, an inspiring leader, and a treasured friend. The world has lost one of its most creative and adventurous pioneers.
If you want to send your condolences, you can currently do so to this email address: CelebratingPaul@paulcbuff.com. You can also leave a note online on his memorial.
It's a sad day to lose such a creative and smart person. I'm going to break out my old Alien Bee strobe this weekend and go shooting.
Rest in peace, Paul.
Paul C. Buff Obituary
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Paul C Buff Obituary

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The social media juggernaut steps into the world of photo collaging

Although photo collaging has been popular on Instagram for a while now, if you wanted to combine multiple shots into one square frame you had to turn to a third-party app such as Diptic or Pic Collage to do it. One drawback of these third-party platforms is they often had a limited number of ways to divide the frame and you had to use a border to divide your images. Today Instagram launched a photo collage app of their own called Layout, which is currently only available for iOS.

Playing with Instagram's new #Layout app. A mini collage from DBA's closing shows. #ripdba

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When opened the first thing the app asks is to select the photos you would like to include—a departure from the third-party versions which typically ask you to select your grid first. You can select up to nine images and as you select Layout will generate options of how to layout your images. Layout also eliminates borders for a cleaner look.

Once you’ve selected the images you can resize or flip them in the design. There is also a replace option—if something just isn’t working in the layout like you thought it might.

Within the app you can search your entire camera roll, your recent shots or something Layout calls “Faces” which will bring up only photographs with human faces in them. There is also a “Photo Booth” option, which as expected allows users to quickly snap four selfies like an old school photobooth.

Download Layout here.

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Nikon Hot Shoe Cover Japan

Would you buy an official Nikon hot shoe cover?

For the most part, DSLR cameras are sealed up pretty tightly and do a solid job of keeping gunk off of important pieces. The hot shoe (that little square connection port on top of the camera where the flash attaches) however is an exception, often remaining exposed and collecting grime. Now, Nikon Japan is selling an official stainless steel hot shoe cover for their DSLRs.
There are already plenty of third party hot shoe covers out there and some cameras even come with cheap plastic ones, but this one comes straight from Nikon, which might be appealing to some Nikon shooters.
It's currently a Japan-only product, but this is the kind of thing that may quietly become available here in the States down the road. You can currently buy one on eBay for roughly $35 or you could really treat yourself and go with one of the hand-made silver hot shoe covers from Jay Tsujimura. I have to admit, that lizard skin one looks pretty excellent.
Nikon Hot Shoe Cover Japan
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Nikon Hot Shoe Cover Japan

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Pictures of 3D printed lungs, a mouse brain and a cat tongue among the finalists

Scientific images are both shocking and fascinating, as they often show us parts of our natural world that go entirely unseen: cross sections of brains, chemical reactions inside the body and extreme closeups of animals too small to actually see with the human eye.

Earlier this month Wellcome Image Awards announced the finalists of their 14th contest recognizing the most excellent and informative scientific images recently acquired by the biomedical research charity.

The pregnant pony uterus above was this year’s overall winner. “It evokes many different emotions at once: it’s fascinating, sad, macabre, almost brutal,” said James Cutmore, Picture Editor of BBC Focus and a judge of the competition. “Yet the subject is also delicate, detailed and beautiful. The image shows as a large and magnificent creature reduced to this sad, fragile and half-formed creation, which I find very humbling.” The pony uterus is preserved in fromalin and was photographed by Michael Frank in the Anatomy Museum of the Royal Veterinary College in London.

Although that winning shot is insane, the entire lineup of finalists is quite surreal. Check out the full gallery here.

Pony
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Pony

Pregnant Pony Uterus. Photo: Michael Frank, Royal Veterinary College, courtesy Wellcome Images

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Embarrassing first instagram posts

Was it a selfie or food? We're not here to judge

Earlier today, I came across this post from Transworld Surfing about how bad surfers used to be at Instagram. I couldn't help but be curious about my own early days in Instagram, so I went back to my very first post to see just how entrenched those gaudy filters and awful borders really were. Here is the result.
The editing is horrible, but it doesn't help that it was taken in awful light. The subject matter isn't very exciting, and that border….why? But, one thing I did realize while scrolling back through my archive is how much I enjoyed taking that trip through my photos. That's not something I do all that often and I found a lot of images that I had otherwise forgotten about. It's like watching my kids get younger, watching me gain a little weight (yes, I said a little), and seeing a lot of cool T-shirts I have since lost somehow.
I'm tremendously glad that Instagram has toned down the borders and the filters from the early days. They look insanely dated now.
So, for today's open post, we're asking you to dig through your archive and pull out the very first photo you posted to Instagram. If you don't have Instagram, that's cool, you can feel free to post a condescending comment about it on this post.
Here are a few of the first Instagram posts from other Popular Photography staffers. No one's first post was a selfie or a meal. We're pretty proud of that.

Hmmmm...

A photo posted by Jill Shomer (@jillshomer) on

Oct 27, 2012 at 7:39am PDT

Favorite rose barista

A photo posted by Jeanette D. Moses (@jeanettedmoses) on

Chelsea Hotel, New York #latergram

A photo posted by Eugene Reznik (@eugene_reznik) on



Begging

A photo posted by @saracravatts on


Embarrassing first instagram posts
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Embarrassing first instagram posts

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Impossible B&W 600 Generation 2.0

The latest film from Impossible got some help from a former Polaroid tech lead

In terms of volume, instant photography is still an extremely niche space, but you don't have to be a Polaroid junkie to appreciate the hard work that Impossible is doing on those little square photos we all love so much. Their latest film stock, B&W 600 Generation 2.0, is their fastest-developing option yet.
They formulated an entirely new solution under the supervision of Stephen Herchen, who once served as Polaroid's Chief Technical Officer. As a result, the image emerges on the film in just 20 seconds. They also claim it's sharper, has more contrast, and better tones.
Right now, you can only get it for the 600 series cameras (as the name suggests), but SX-70 and Spectra versions are apparently coming down the line. The release comes right around the five year anniversary of Impossibles first production run of film. It's pretty cool to see how they have evolved.
While I only buy the occasional pack of Impossible film, I am glad to see that they're continuing to move forward. The little box of Polaroid-style prints I have at my house is extremely fun to flip through. I'm looking forward to trying out some of the new stuff.
Impossible B&W 600 Generation 2.0
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Impossible B&W 600 Generation 2.0

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Ring Cam will capture your loved one�s reaction when you pop the big question

When it comes to getting engaged people are always looking for ways to document their special moment. Some chosen to hire a photographer, ask a friend to be on hand to document or snap a quick selfie after the question has been popped. A new company called Ring Cam now offers a new option for capturing and sharing that special moment.

Ring Cam is an engagement ring box with a built in camera and microphone that can be rented for three weeks for $100. A button on the top of the box records the moment and captures from a “rings-eye-view” the reaction of the special someone being proposed to.

Although, Ring Cam certainly is cheaper then hiring a pro and easier then stashing cameras at your proposal location, the low, wide angle that the device gives leaves something to be desired.

What do you think? Do you wish you had a Ring Cam on the day of your engagement?

[Via: Gizmodo]

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Defrozo Kickstarter

This free platform wants to be almost everything to every photographer

Typically, the products that come from Kickstarter are physical products, but Defrozo is actually a web-based platform that wants to replace several other services with one free one. It's ambitious, but it seems like it could be rather promising.
As you might expect, they offer a selection of looks for a portfolio website, as well as some storage for media on your site. There's also an image-delivery system (for proofing), and an online shop. They even built-in a scheduling and workflow system to help you get your edits done and delivered on-time.
The whole thing seems very ambitious, but if it works, it could be a nice, simple solution for smaller photography businesses. The free version is meant for individuals with a photo business, but they're also offering more advanced account types that offer more storage and more users, as well as some other features that are meant to accommodate larger operations.
At the time of this writing, they have raised about a quarter of their $50,000 funding goal with quite a few days left on the campaign. The platform is actually already in beta, but they're trying to get enough money to round out the feature set this year.
While something like this is very appealing, there's always the concern about what happens if the service one day closes up shop. Of course, that's a concern with literally every online service, but it's a serious hurdle in the minds of early adopters who will be investing a lot of time and work into it.
Defrozo Kickstarter
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Defrozo Kickstarter

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The first in a new Pop Photo video series where we ask photographers about their most loved vintage gear

It’s easy to get sentimental about analog camera gear. Many photographers have a stash of old cameras packed away in bags, displayed on shelves or lurking in the tops of closets that they couldn’t bear to part ways with, even if it has been ages since they’ve shot something with the gear. To celebrate these much-loved pieces of equipment we’ve launched a new video series.

Danny Clinch has a ton of old equipment that he loves. The rock ’n’ roll photographer says he typically travels with a whole pile of gear when he has photographed artists like the Beastie Boys and Bruce Springsteen: a Hasselblad, half frame cameras, a widealux camera, a Leica M and more, but his “classic pill and peel” Konica Instant Press holds a special place in his camera collection.

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Watch as Clinch dishes on what makes this particular camera so special.

A selection of Danny Clinch’s work is on view at Milk Gallery in New York through April 6.

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Danny Clinch

Danny Clinch with his Konica Instant Press.

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book
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Danny Clinch's Polaroid Book

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Awesome Dog Photo Gallery

Try not to smile when clicking through this gallery

Dogs are the best. They're loyal, fun to play with, and they make fantastic photo subjects. So, for our recent photo challenge, we asked our talented readers to photograph their furry best friends. Predictably, it was one of the most popular photo challenges we have done in a long time.
The entries run the gamut from classic pooch portraits to hilarious action shots. One thing I was personally excited to see was how many Staffy terriers showed up. They will always have a place close to my heart.
So, check out the full gallery, then head over to our contest page for chances to show off your own work and win great prizes. If you win, you can spend the prize money to get an awesome rescue dog from the shelter.
Awesome Dog Photo Gallery
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Reader Gallery Dogs

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Country Roads
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Country Roads

By Caitlin Lisa Charlie is a city boy but he absolutely loves the country and is great at his "sit, stay" commands when I am taking photos. I parked on a quiet country road and had him sit so that his body was framed by the road. Then I got down to his level to snap this photo of him, luckily capturing his goofy personality through his expression. CAMERA: Canon 6D FOCAL LENGTH: 28mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/2000 LENS: Canon EF 24-70mm f/1.2L ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.0
Wasn't me!
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Wasn't me!

By Matthew Moeller I approached this shot with a specific image in mind: I wanted my dachshund's tongue out and licking the peanut butter off of her nose. I got that shot. But after reviewing the batch of images on my screen I saw this one with her tongue inside her mouth and a decidedly guilty look on her face. The implication of the guilt was far better than the original image I had pictured... I'm glad every shot from the shoot was not what I had originally planned! CAMERA: Canon 7D FOCAL LENGTH: 20mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/250 LENS: Sigma 17-50 ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/8
What does a dog think?
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What does a dog think?

By Jonathan Gonzalez This is recently deceased Duke, the Great Dane. Here I caught him staring out the 2nd story window. I bet it's strange for a dog to see the world from higher up than a few feet off the ground. It also makes me think, whenever our dogs look out the window and see the world outside with its planes, automobiles and people, what must they think about it? CAMERA: Sony HX1 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/250 ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/3.2
Eyes
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Eyes

By Madeleine Wilson A husky at the local dog park. Love those eyes! CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark iii FOCAL LENGTH: 200mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/800 LENS: 70-200 ISO: 320 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/2.8
Eyesight
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Eyesight

By Charles Hillestad I was fascinated by the patterns on the head of the Great Dane. By pulling in tight, I realize an optical illusion was created. Sometimes the eye looks like it is looking to the right, sometimes straight ahead. CAMERA: Nikon P500 FOCAL LENGTH: 12mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/400th LENS: Zoom ISO: 160 APERTURE (F-STOP): f4.7
Storm Run
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Storm Run

By Ed Brownson Ocean Beach, San Francisco CAMERA: Nikon D 80 FOCAL LENGTH: 17 mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/320 LENS: Sigma 17 – 70 mm F2 .8 – 4 ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): F9
Curious Yawn
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Curious Yawn

By Swaroop Singha Roy A stray dog yawns while curiously checking my camera ! CAMERA: Canon 60D, FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/200sec LENS: Canon 18-200mm IS ISO: 1000 APERTURE (F-STOP): F/3.5
My Stick
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My Stick

By Barby Tolentino Gibson likes to strut and be seduced by fresh water. Freedom takes him places to explore and find treasures such as a drifted wooden stick. Being cautious not to go further than above his knees in water, he likes to dip his whole head to see the shallow ground. I wonder what he's thinking when his whole head is under water? Either way, he loves to be free from his leash to jump over the waves, hunt for sticks and play until he hears his mom say "lunch time!" CAMERA: Canon FOCAL LENGTH: 17 mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/320 LENS: 17-40 ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/13
Jasper's Launch
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Jasper's Launch

By Jeff Snyder Threw ball and quickly crouched low to get at same level as dog. Spot metering kept subject from completely silhouetting. High shutter speed froze the action and the 200mm focal length compressed the jump nicely. Had to throw and get set quickly (again and again) which gave us both a good morning workout. CAMERA: Nikon D7000 FOCAL LENGTH: 200mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/2,000 LENS: Tamron 70-200 F2.8 ISO: 160 APERTURE (F-STOP): F 4.0
Popi's Smile
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Popi's Smile

By Terri Burke You don't have to be a mother to love that smile. Pope was a shelter dog just looking for a place to call home. CAMERA: Nikon D300 FOCAL LENGTH: 95mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1000 LENS: Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 ISO: 800 APERTURE (F-STOP): 5.3
Rock Star Frisbee
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Rock Star Frisbee

By Diane Thompson Jonah can spend hours playing frisbee. I happened to catch him in action! CAMERA: Nikon FOCAL LENGTH: 100 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/3200 LENS: 55-300mm ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 4.8
Downtown chic
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Downtown chic

By Oleg Bari Rescued greyhound in downtown Toronto. CAMERA: Nikon D4 FOCAL LENGTH: 85 LENS: Nikkor 85/1.4 ISO: 200 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2
two feet
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two feet

By Joseph Churchill My buddy running. CAMERA: D800 FOCAL LENGTH: 200mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/8000 LENS: 70/200mm ISO: 3200 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8
Lincoln checks things out.
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Lincoln checks things out.

By James Leuty Lincoln is a Black Lab/Boxer mix that is 1 1/2 years old. He has claimed the corner of the couch and sits up like a person with his arm across the back when he wants to see what is going on. This morning, the sun was just rising and was coming through our kitchen window lighting him perfectly. I grabbed my camera and caught this shot. CAMERA: Sony Alpha A77 Body FOCAL LENGTH: 50 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/160 sec LENS: 35-70 Minolta Maxxum ISO: 1600 APERTURE (F-STOP): F2.8
Phht!
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Phht!

By Lisa Timurlea Sid Licious was a 6-month-old, half-starved stray roaming the streets of Los Angeles until he found his way to his forever home (with me) through a friend of a friend. His favorite activities are snuggling and playing fetch. CAMERA: Nikon D800 FOCAL LENGTH: 70 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/400 ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8
Ball with Mom & Dad
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Ball with Mom & Dad

By Tammy Strebe Bella playing ball with her mom and dad while her sister, Nelli waits for her turn. CAMERA: Nikon D750 FOCAL LENGTH: 92mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1600 LENS: 70-200 ISO: 1250 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8
Speed
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Speed

By Mihail Kopychko Dog shakes from the snow.
Merle gazing out the window
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Merle gazing out the window

By Casey Boyd Merle loves to enjoy the view out of our window. CAMERA: Canon 6d FOCAL LENGTH: 84mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/80 ISO: 160 APERTURE (F-STOP): f4
High 5
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High 5

By Danny Turcotte Its been awhile since Tylos last appearance so i thought today me and Ty could do a colab shot, and all i would need for his cooperation is a couple treats, you can see I'm holding the treat in my hand. So I set up all my lights, did a few test shots and got the composition ready cause when your working with Tylo he is all over the map So about 10 minutes and 5 treats later this was me and Ty's shot for the day CAMERA: Nikon D300 FOCAL LENGTH: 30mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/80th LENS: Sigma 30mm ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): F-8
Night Cruise
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Night Cruise

By Anthony Tortoriello The multi-talented water skiing boat driving boat named Duma cruising Lake Michigan after hours in front of a Chicago night skyline.
Gigi-2
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Gigi-2

By Ramon Rosario Sitting pose of Gigi in garage studio. CAMERA: Nikon D800 FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/250 LENS: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): f18
Bobo at sunset
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Bobo at sunset

By Anna Visscher Forest fires create the best sunsets in Montana. Here's Bobo modeling perfectly in the evening light.
Bucket in the Mist
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Bucket in the Mist

By Adam Menzies A photo of my dog bucket, in Harrison, BC, Canada
SMILE
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SMILE

By Chris Keegan Mic after a summer walk
Feeling Blue
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Feeling Blue

By Robyn Whaley Just after the walk in the car, they were in the space below my feet and sat patiently waiting to go home. Also the one in the left is called Blue, just so you know what I did there.
Roped In
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Roped In

By David Brown This is Mickey the Labradoodle. He's my friend's dog and I took some photos of them while I was house / dog sitting. He was simply the most photogenic puppy I've ever seen! CAMERA: Canon 70D FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1000 LENS: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II ISO: 200 APERTURE (F-STOP): 1.8
How Much For That Puppy...
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How Much For That Puppy...

By Jared Ashton I like to go outside and take pictures of birds, but Shire always scares them away so I had to leave him inside... Needless to say he always makes me feel guilty about it. CAMERA: Canon T3 FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/125 sec LENS: Sigma 70-300mm ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): 4.0
Kensie & Leo
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Kensie & Leo

By Greg Murray Kensie (foreground) and Leo (background) are our two dogs. We've had Leo since 2012 and just rescued Kensie about 5 months ago. And of course they're my favorite photography subjects! They love spending time next to each other on our bed. I love that this photo captured the tired Kensie looking straight at me with the stoic and more mature Leo in the background. This photo is hanging up in our house. CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark III FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/125 sec LENS: Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens ISO: 800 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/1.4
Sadie
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Sadie

By Greg Murray This is Sadie the Great Dane from Lakewood, Ohio! The goal was to get one great shot during our time together and I feel like we got it. Another dog that seems so happy and care free. The tongue and colorful background make the shot in my opinion. I was only inches from her face with my wide angle lens. CAMERA: Canon EOS 6D FOCAL LENGTH: 16mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/320 sec LENS: Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8L II USM ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/4.5
Dogville
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Dogville

By Dragos Stefan I was walking around town on a beautiful summer day when i took this interesting image. CAMERA: canon 350d LENS: 50mm prime
Oliver (Photo: 1)
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Oliver (Photo: 1)

By Shelby Miller My Great Pyrenees, Oliver. CAMERA: Sony A57
Catching Snowflakes
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Catching Snowflakes

By Caitlin Lisa In order to achieve the shallow depth of field I wanted, I used a wide angle 24mm lens so that I could be close enough to the puppy to capture the details in his face, while still getting his entire body in the frame. I set the aperture to f/1.8 so that his body and the ground would be out of focus, drawing attention to the expression on his face. Shooting at f/1.8, with the snow and the puppy’s light color, meant that I needed to increase the shutter speed to avoid overexposing the shot. CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark III FOCAL LENGTH: 24mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/320
First Rainstorm
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First Rainstorm

By David Leer 4 month old chocolate lab puppy after experiencing her first western Oregon rainstorm. CAMERA: NIKON D90 FOCAL LENGTH: 105 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/50 LENS: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ISO: 1000 APERTURE (F-STOP): 5.6
Bulldog
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Bulldog

By Erik Clegg Bull dog portrait taken with Canon 20D with britek strobes CAMERA: canon 20D FOCAL LENGTH: 28mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/125 LENS: 18-55mm ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/22
Shorty on the 5
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Shorty on the 5

By Andrew Gold Driving from San Francisco to LA, I found myself in the thick of a torrential downpour. For hours, driving 20-30 mph on a highway with a speed limit of 70 mph, I was hoping the rain would pause so I could take a few photos. When the rain finally paused, I immediately got off on the next exit. Little did I know, I'd stumble on this gorgeous vineyard leading all the way into the mountains. For kicks, I plopped my dog in front and took a few photos (I did take a few without her as well). CAMERA: Nikon d5300 FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/250 LENS: 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Precipice Purview
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Precipice Purview

By Gary Minish Eli, an Anatolian Shepherd Dog, carefully examining the drop from the edge of the cliff while hiking in the mountains at Thompson Pass, Alaska. CAMERA: Sony DSC-R1 FOCAL LENGTH: 14.3 mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/500 ISO: 160 APERTURE (F-STOP): 8.0
Easin' On Down the Road
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Easin' On Down the Road

By Chuck LaChance This is a photo of my friend Eileen who rescues greyhouds. This was taken on a crip Fall day in Bethany, CT. CAMERA: Canon 20D SHUTTER SPEED: 1/60 LENS: Tamron 70-300 ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 4.0
Eureka?
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Eureka?

By Jeffrey Wilson Sophie and I were about to discover the purpose of life but I became transfixed by her exemplary pose and decided to create a photograph instead. We were on to something though! The sun was setting and creating excellent highlights through the background of trees. She (Sophie) struck this pose and I could not resist the shot! I got low to the grown and snapped a few knowing I had a winner. CAMERA: Canon T3i FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/160 LENS: Canon 50mm f1.4 USM ISO: 800 APERTURE (F-STOP): 1.6
Brindle Pit Bull Strikes the Pose
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Brindle Pit Bull Strikes the Pose

By Rebekah Nemethy One of the first photographs I captured of my rescue dog Gracie Lou. CAMERA: Nikon D7000 FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/200 LENS: Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 ISO: 560 APERTURE (F-STOP): 5
5 more minutes
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5 more minutes

By Nicholas Speer My dog Jade loves her naps and the sun coming in through the window was not cooperating. CAMERA: canon 5d mark iii FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/60 LENS: sigma art 35mm ISO: 800 APERTURE (F-STOP): 1.8
Having a wee nap
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Having a wee nap

By Shannon Doyle It was an extremely hot day here and Peonie decided to have a nap in the afternoon sun coming through the lounge. This shot was right before she closed her eyes and went to sleep :) CAMERA: Canon 6D FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm SHUTTER SPEED: 800 LENS: Sigma 35mm 1.4 ISO: 640 APERTURE (F-STOP): 1.8
Having fun
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Having fun

By Juan C. Torres Garcia I took this shot of my dog "Lindo" while my wife was driving. The dog was having so much fun that it was nearly impossible not to shoot some photos. He is a very active and energetic dog, so I think this photo really captures his true personality. CAMERA: Canon 7D FOCAL LENGTH: 10mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/15 LENS: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 ISO: 200 APERTURE (F-STOP): f22
Chewing on Leaves
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Chewing on Leaves

By Amber Truett I took this photo the first day I met my new friend Diego. At three months old this french bulldog was already as playful as ever. Even with just a few teeth, he didn't hesitate to pounce and gobble up every leaf that blew in the wind. CAMERA: Cannon EOS Rebel XS FOCAL LENGTH: 50 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1,250 LENS: 5o mm ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.2
Sleeping in the Sun
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Sleeping in the Sun

By Evan Davies This is Reggie. We adopted Reggie from a humane society over the summer of 2014 and has been a great dog. One of his favorite spots was right in up near our front door. He would lay with his back to the sun to warm up as much as possible during the winter. CAMERA: Nikon D3100 FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/60 LENS: Nikon ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 1.8
Happy Husky
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Happy Husky

By Stephanie Long This photo was taken shortly after we asked Juneau (the siberian husky) if she was "hungry" or not. That word makes Juneau very happy! CAMERA: Nikon d600 FOCAL LENGTH: 44mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/160 LENS: 24-77mm ISO: 800 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/2.8
Dogs at Sunset
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Dogs at Sunset

By Geoff Cole Two dogs cool off as the late August sun sets over the mountains of west central Idaho. CAMERA: Olympus OM-D E-M5 FOCAL LENGTH: 14mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/125 sec. LENS: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 aspherical ISO: 200 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/2.8
Rosie in her chair
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Rosie in her chair

By Salvadore Ragusa This was one of the last times that my miniature Schnauzer, Rosie, jumped into her favorite chair. Due to age she became a floor dweller for the next couple of years. I am so thankful to have taken this photo as it reminds me of her in her youth and preserved the memory forever. The light was natural, streaming in through a window in the den. A distracting background was replaced with black in Photoshop. Minor sharpening with unsharp mask. CAMERA: Pentax K-5 FOCAL LENGTH: 28mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/15 LENS: Tamron 18-200mm ISO: 3200 APERTURE (F-STOP): f4
Millie
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Millie

By Randy Canfield My friends miniature poodle w/ a great disposition. Shredded cheese rolled into little balls kept her attention for the duration of his portrait session. CAMERA: Nikon D300S FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/125 LENS: 50mm f/1.4 ISO: 200 APERTURE (F-STOP): 9
Silently Sleeping
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Silently Sleeping

By Hunter Sieg The sun was shining in this one particular spot on the floor, like it did every day, and Bella, my golden retriever, always sleeps there until the sun spot is gone. CAMERA: Canon 7D FOCAL LENGTH: 52 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8
JD
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JD

By Jesse Beer JD trying to get his ball while his face defies gravity CAMERA: Canon 6D LENS: 24-105
Pedey in Bed of Grass
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Pedey in Bed of Grass

By Nicole Stark I take a lot of picture of my pup Pedey. This is from this past summer, and he is probably about 10 weeks old. I was shooting with a few different cameras this day. This one was take with an old TLR and I was laying in the grass with him. I love the foreground and background blur. CAMERA: Mamiya C330F FOCAL LENGTH: 80mm SHUTTER SPEED: 500 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8
Shake it off!
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Shake it off!

By Paul Desmond After making the move from Monterey California to Portland Oregon, Betty finally got to visit the beach! After running in and out of the cold pacific ocean waves, she needed a little shake to dry off and warm up in the winter sun! instagram: betty_the_boxer CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark iii FOCAL LENGTH: 16mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/800 LENS: Canon 16-35mm ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8
Happy Day at the Beach
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Happy Day at the Beach

By Eric Clifton Happy Dogs chasing balls at Higgins Beach, Maine. CAMERA: Nikon D7100 FOCAL LENGTH: 78mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1000 LENS: 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ISO: 200 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/11

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