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MPs Blew £250,000 on Some Rather Poor Portraits of Themselves

A bizarre new waste of money by those in power has been uncovered, revealing that members of the government paid £10,000 to commission a portrait of Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and similar sums to immortalise the likes of William Hague and Diane Abbott in oil. Read More >>

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Freezing a Fighter Jet in Mid-Air with 30,000 Watts of Flash

It can be hard to take a good picture of something moving relatively fast, but it's really hard to take a good picture of a jet moving at 650-ish KPH through the sky. Yuri Acurs, stock photographer extraordinaire, tried to tackle that challenge with excess—in the form of 30,000W of flash. Read More >>

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Using MS Paint to Show the Imagination of a Child Is So Adorable

Anyone with a ticking heart and an Instagram account takes too many pictures of their newborn. It's okay to be proud! It's okay to coo and adore and love and snap photos of your baby! But at a certain point, probably past the 700 mark, those pictures become variations of the same damn thing. Helpless baby lying on bed. Helpless baby lying on bed with mouth open. With arms raised. Crying. You get the point. Read More >>

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Oh Right, Doctoring Photos Actually Still Takes a Long Time

At this point doctored and enhanced photos are so ubiquitous that we tend to assume any photo we're looking at has gone through some type of processing. And programs like Photoshop are always releasing new tools and features to make these changes easier. But revising a photo for positive or nefarious reasons still takes time and skill. Luckily, we can count on internet denizens to have a lot of free time. Read More >>

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See a Few Photo Samples Taken by the Nokia Lumia 1020

Yesterday's completely spoiled official launch of the Lumia 1020 did indeed focus on the new Windows Phone's insane 41-Megapixel PureView camera system, which Nokia's rightly proud of. And that's a photo taken with it. And here are some more... Read More >>

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iOS 7 Will Let You Take Secret Screenshots of Your Sexy Snapchats

Fellow sexters or those who like self-destructing pictures and videos, ya better listen up. Snapchat and iOS 7 might have a wee bit of a problem because in iOS 7 you can screenshot Snapchat photos without ever alerting the original person. Basically, you can screenshot without ever getting caught. Read More >>

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Do You Have Digital Photos of Yourself As a Child?

We started sharing some of our baby pictures in our Gizmodo chatroom earlier today. You see some of them above. Awwww, weren't we cute? Anyway, a few of us had more immediate access to our photos, which brought up the interesting question. So where do you store your old baby pics? Read More >>

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Presenting the Scientifically Perfect Pinterest Picture

Cool cucumber, weathered wood, crocheted doily—apparently these are the makings of the perfect Pinterest picture, according to a year's worth of research provided to Wired by data-crunching startup Curalate. Read More >>

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These Incredible Maps Were Made with Thousands of Photographs

Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino created these wonderful pieces of art by actually using individual pictures of landmarks and locations to map out the city. Nishino walks around each city for months and takes the photographs himself. It's a map that shows you the actual city, not just an outline. Read More >>

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This Is What Each Season Looks Like in a Million Pixels

Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun combined one million pictures of each season using one million photos from Flickr tagged spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each picture filled up a pixel (with the dominant colour of that picture actually filling the pixel) and voila, you have one million pixels showing you what the season looked like. Read More >>

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Movies Summed Up in Nine Film Frames

Movies are too long. Even film masterpieces can shave off a few minutes here and there so we can get off our arses, away from laptops, out of the cinemas, eyeballs off the TV a little bit earlier. So. How short can a movie be for you to get the gist of it? Can it be done in nine single frames? Read More >>

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This Is Earth As Seen By Smartphone Satellites

A few months ago, NASA sent some Nexus Ones into space to see if a smartphone could hold its own against the million pound satellites already up there. The answer is "not exactly." When it comes to photography, it's probably best to stick with the space-professionals. Read More >>

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Carve Out a Place For Your Nostalgia with Custom-Made Wooden Photos

Nowadays, we take most of our photos digitally and they stay digital. Photo paper and bulky albums are dead. So if you are compelled to print you photos for some reason, you might as well try to make it interesting, like printing them as tactile wood relief with the Photocarver. Read More >>

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How Many Pictures Have Ever Been Taken?

We've been taking pictures for almost 200 years now, and we sure aren't slowing down. But how many pictures have we taken all together, since photography existed? Well the short answer is around 3.5 trillion, but there's a lot more nuance than just a flat number. Vsauce looked into the matter in more detail, and some of the facts might surprise you. How many of the pictures are actually good? That's anyone's guess. [YouTube] Read More >>

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You're Being a Dick on Instagram

I'm sure you're a good person, but you're making everyone feel awful with the pictures you share. Why? Because your Instagram images have become an enormous swinging middle finger to all of your friends. We need to fix this. You need to stop. Read More >>

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What If Famous Photos Were Ruined By Annoying Watermarks?

Watermarks are the annoying result of people stealing pictures—they're ugly, distracting and cheapen the art of photography. But it's a necessary evil! Or is it? Kip Praslowicz poked fun at the ugly watermarks ruining pictures these days by plastering them over famous photos. It's not a good look. Read More >>

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