Woman Falls From 6th-Floor Balcony While Posing for ‘Extreme Yoga’ Photos – Photography Article

A woman in Mexico is thanking her lucky stars this week after she survived an 80-foot fall from a 6th-floor balcony while posing for “extreme yoga” photos. The incident occurred on Saturday in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. El Universal reports that 23-year-old college student Alexa Terrazas was hanging upside down on the railing of the balcony while supporting her body with her bent legs when she lost her balance and plummeted to the ground below. The “extreme…

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Instagram Says Viral Meme About New Content ‘Rule’ is a Hoax – Photography Article

If your Instagram feed has been filling up with text posts about a new “rule” that will soon allow Instagram to use your content in unprecedented and nefarious ways, don’t sweat it: Instagram has confirmed that the viral meme is exactly as fake as it looks. The post started spreading across the social network a few days ago, picking up steam as celebrities with millions of followers fell for the scam. “Don’t forget tomorrow starts the new Instagram rule where…

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Watch a Shark Breach a Diver’s Cage in this Viral Video from 2016 – Photography Article

A crazy video from 2016 is making the rounds again today after photographers started sharing it on social media. The video, which was captured three years ago off the coast of Mexico, shows the crazy moment when a Great White shark accidentally breached a diving cage … while the diver/photographer was still inside. The video was captured by the father of Gabe and Garrett, stars of a kids YouTube channel with 1.7M subscribers. When it was first uploaded in 2016,…

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Pro Food Photographer Debunks Viral ‘Food Styling Hacks’ – Photography Article

Those “food styling hacks” videos that go viral online every few months might not be entirely truthful—in fact, they’re often entirely misleading. Which is why professional food photographer Scott Choucino put together this video reacting to/debunking some of the most common hacks he’s seen online. Choucino sent us the video earlier today, explaining that he and his wife—who happens to be a food stylist—felt compelled to make a “myth busting video” that explains what actually happens on a real life…

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Woman Calls Out Her Own Sister for Faking Instagram Snap, Goes Viral – Photography Article

You might be able to fool the Internet, but as one Florida woman found out the hard way, you’d better hope your sister isn’t around when you’re doing it. Your little lie might just go viral. Casey Sosnowski recently posted your typical, inspirational hiking photo to her Instagram. Athleisure wear on point, the Lake Okahumpka Park and Trail beneath her feet, nature-loving caption locked and loaded. “Nature is the ultimate healer to all our problems,” wrote Casey, adding #NatureLover for…

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People Look Frozen in This Super Slow Mo Shot at 960fps with a Phone – Photography Article

While traveling through the streets of New York City, filmmaker Glen Vivaris pulled out his smartphone and shot footage at 960 frames per second out the car window. He then created this 2-minute video that makes the New Yorkers on sidewalks look like they’re frozen in time. “The car was actually moving really fast in comparison to the people,” Vivaris writes. “If you were to play it normal speed, the car just zips by in a split second. It’s similar…

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This Black-and-White Photo Uses Color Grid Lines to Trick Your Brain – Photography Article

Check out this photo. Although it may look like a color picture upon first glance (and even more so if you squint or view it from a distance), it’s actually a black-and-white photo with thin color grid lines overlaid on it to trick your brain into filling in the missing color. The viral image was created by artist and developer Øyvind Kolås, a prominent developer in the GIMP open-source image editor project. Kolås took a Creative Commons photo by Chuwa…

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This is Why Guests Should Put Phones Away – Photography Article

A Texas-based wedding photographer is making waves online after speaking out against a wedding guest who ruined an important photo by sticking her iPhone into the aisle at the ceremony. Fort Worth-based photographer Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley of Hannah Way Photography was shooting a wedding recently when a guest blocked her view during the bride’s entrance with her father. After the wedding, Stanley shared the two photos above on Facebook along with the following message to the guest: To the girl…

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Construction Guy Instagram Influencer Turns Out to Be Coffee Ad Stunt – Photography Article

A construction guy named Omar in Austin, Texas, became an “Instagram influencer” recently after attracting hundreds of thousands of followers to his @justaconstructionguy account with just a handful of photos. But it turns out the guy was a carefully crafted persona designed to help a small coffee shop sell coffee. After being created in May, the account shot to Insta-stardom when it was Tweeted out by Twitter user @barbzlovescarbs, who purported to be Omar’s daughter. In his photos and captions,…

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When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat… – Photography Article

Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot. “If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says. “Here’s her face when she takes a s**t,” Mariano says. Mariano shot portraits of Jade with a single strobe through a large diffused beauty dish located to camera right. He was using…

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Woman Captures Seagull Stealing $22 Lobster Roll From Her Hand – Photography Article

Pepperdine sports law professor Alicia Jessop was visiting Maine from California recently when she stopped by a popular tourist destination for a lobster roll. When she held out the roll to take a picture of it, a seagull swooped in at the exact moment Jessop pressed the shutter. Jessop was visiting the famous Cape Neddick Light lighthouse in southern Maine on June 7th when she ordered the $21.50 lobster roll from a parking lot lobster shack. “I wanted a lobster…

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A Photographer’s Powerful Photo and Message for a Mom After Birth – Photography Article

After a child is born, that newborn baby generally becomes the center of everyone’s attention. One photographer recently captured an often-overlooked moment of a mom post-birth, and her photo and the accompanying message are going viral, reaching millions around the world. After her friend Tammy Wright of Jacksonville, Florida, gave birth to a baby boy on May 20th, photographer Alex Dovel of Alex Michele Photography shot the above photo of an exhausted Wright holding the side of her hospital bed.…

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