Cool Stuff – March 2, 2013

Cool Stuff – March 2, 2013

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

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  • The folks over at the Profoto blog are producing a series of 20 videos about wedding photography, and the first two are online now. Here’s one of them; for more, head over to their blog.
  • The Atlantic has a neat piece on why so many portraits throughout history show people with their left sides facing towards the camera.
  • It’s a well-known fact that the National Geographic has one of the finest collections of photos out there. The older images – about 8 million of them – are in the care of Bill Bonner, archivist of their vintage collection.
  • Sports Illustrated sent model Kate Upton to space. Okay, not really, but they did send her up in a zero-g simulating aircraft for their swimsuit issue. You knew there had to be a BTS (Behind the Scenes) video for this, right?
  • And finally, by way of Petapixel, this series by street photographer and artist JR for the New York City Ballet is just plain jaw-dropping.

That’s it for this edition of Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.

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Sohail Mamdani is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter. You can find his blog at and his work on 500px.

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