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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.
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Birth Photographer Lives For The Moment

Photographing childbirth isn't always easy or convenient, but Emily Goodstein says it's a deeply rewarding job.

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Photo Break: America Puts On Its Fall Colors

October brings the peak of the autumn foliage season in many U.S. states. Thanks to the NPR community, we've collected some photos that are worth taking a break from the news to stare at.
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Meeting Country Music's Superstars: Behind Each Portrait, A Story

Nashville-based photographer Raeanne Rubenstein recalls working with charismatic stars like Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis, on the other hand, dodged her (and his audience) by leaping out a window.
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Minor White, Who Lived A Life In Photographs, Saw Images As Mirrors

White was an outsider with a quirky sense of humor who used photography to look inward. He died in 1976, and now an exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates his work.
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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."
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China Gets Its First Taste Of Fine Art Photography

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.
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Beefing Up Photo, Cloud and Online Security

The recent theft of digital celebrity photos is prompting a new look how secure our picture and documents are online and in the cloud. One expert says it's time for everyone to turn on two-step verification. Tech Tuesday explores the options.

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Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

A Yale University project has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946. Now there's an online tool to explore them.
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New GoPro Camera Harness Captures Dog's-Eye View

This past week, the camera maker GoPro unveiled the Fetch harness, which allows people to attach the durable cameras to their dogs. The company was inspired by some DIY efforts at pet videography.

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