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Flexible flashing

Vertex PressliteLike the staple-free stapler, it’s about time someone invented the Vertex Presslite!

This genius invention uses simple technology to achieve fantastic results. Check out the 3D demo on their site for a better explanation of how this crazy thing called reflection actually works.

Definitely a must-have for the minimalist strobists out there!

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Adobe power corrupts absolutely

Photo fakes
Photoshop has gotten a bad rep over the years. Once used as a last-minute salvaging tool for photographers, the increasingly-popular Adobe software has found itself being sorely abused by amateurs and, sad to say, professionals alike.

The Telegraph counts down some of the most infamous photography fakes to date. From obviously bad cloning to clever photo-merging, these hoaxes will serve as a reminder to the addage: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Probably the most forgivable of the bunch is the famous “Fairies” photo from 1917 (seen above) simply for the fact that it was low-tech method that required some manual work and creativity.

I dread the day when Photoshop is available to anyone and everyone. Oh wait, it already is.

Dinosaurs on a treadmill

Nikon DSLR in action

Nikon DSLR in action

Whatever the gadget on the Flintstones, it was always powered by some sort of dinosaur on some sort of treadmill, or some other crude device. Like a poor-man’s version of a Rube Goldberg invention. I imagine that’s how the Nikon D3 would have been powered back in the “Stone Age” – by that I mean the cartoon version of course.

Back when film ruled supreme (the T-Rex of photography media, if you will), everyone could understand how cameras worked. Anyone who’s ever made a pinhole camera or bought a disposable camera only to open it up and ruin your film understands how a film camera takes its photos.

But how does a DSLR take a photo? We know there’s a mirror involved somehow, right?
Curious to see how the Nikon D3 actually snaps a photo? Check out the supercool low-tech animation that Jeffrey Friedl created showing how a DSLR snaps a photo at 1/63. Very fascinating to think that it’s doing it at 22 MPH — in your hand!

found via Daring Fireball