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Photo contest rules update

It’s been brought up that the one-entry per person rule should be strictly followed since it would be unfair to people who follow the rules to the letter. So, rather than remove photos from the photo pool, go back and tag your contest entry with the tag: PhotodotoContest1. Only entries with this tag will be considered for the contest. You can add as many photos as you like to the pool, but only tag one for the contest (so make it your best one).

Tuesday morning grab bag

Stephen Wiltshire, The Human Camera. View a short excerpt from the film Beautiful Minds: A Voyage into the Brain that shows autistic savant Wiltshire draw a huge panorama of Rome, from memory, after a single helicopter flight over the city.

Pez dispenser hot shoe attachment. An ingenious hot shoe attachment that’s a perfect accessory for taking pictures of children. [via exposure]

The Saddest Thing I Own. Photographs and stories sent in by people centered around the saddest object they own.

Abstract photography: something a little different

Many of you probably bought a camera with the intention of documenting something. Documenting the world around us is common among photographers—and wonderful! please keep it up!—whether it is a beautiful landscape, a family portrait, or a hectic street scene. But there’s another kind of photography full of blurry lines, swirling colors, and indefinite forms that I encourage everyone to try your hand at.

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Kodak knows how old you are

I don’t normally cover news items but I thought this one was particularly interesting. Kodak has a patent on a technology that can determine a person’s age by measuring the red-eye in a photograph. Finally, a use for red-eye other than making people look like demons. Just think, in the future, instead of asking people how old they are, businesses of all kinds may just flash you in the face with a camera. A possible use outlined in Kodak’s patent is to be able to sell people age-appropriate advertising with their photo prints. [via DailyTech]

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