Retro Future of the Day: This Might be the World's First Photographed Selfie

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Retro Future of the Day: This Might be the World's First Photographed Selfie
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This shot of five photographers (remember when that was a profession that only a few could enter?) on a New York City rooftop in 1920 might be the earliest instance we have of what would be considered a modern selfie. Self-referential meta-photography was born with the selfie itself, apparently, as there's also a shot of the photo being made:

Modern Methods of the Day: Crime Prevention from Eyeball Reflections

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A demonstration of a recent study has shown that people can be identified from the reflection of they human eye's pupil in photographs. The study showed that individuals could be identified correctly 71 percent of the time by those unfamiliar with the faces. For those familiar with the faces, the individuals could be identified correctly 84 percent of the time. The study was conducted by Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York and by Christie Kerr of the University of Glasgow.

Restored Faith in Humanity of the Day: A Second of Carefreeness

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Twenty cancer patients were invited to receive full makeovers that included hair and makeup. They were asked to keep their eyes shut through the transformation, and sit in front of a one way mirror. A photographer prepped on the other side of that mirror when they open their eyes, and what he captures is an amazing reaction that, if only for a brief moment, takes them out of the pain and suffering that cancer brings to their lives.

Wedding Fail of the Day: Photographers Join in the Ceremony

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Photography is considered by to be one of the most important (and expensive) elements to a successful wedding. Capturing that perfect shot is something that is treasured for a lifetime. All that being said, there's no doubt that these wedding photographers got a little over zealous when they overstepped their boundaries in their pursuit of that shot of a lifetime.


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Artsy Fart of the Day: Classic Newspaper Photos Transformed into Selfies

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Artsy Fart of the Day: Classic Newspaper Photos Transformed into Selfies
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The South African Newspaper, Cape Times , cleverly took a number of famous photos and digitally modified them to appear as though they're selfies for a recent ad campaign. Each photo is accompanied with the tagline: "You can't get closer to the news."