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Dept of Ideas: Soak Your Film in Ramen Noodles, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and More

Ah, Ramen noodles - delight of college dorm dwellers, and analog photographers. In the latest in our semi-regular series of tech tips and creative ideas, we feature one expert's advice on soaking your film in Ramen soup to achieve tasty photographic results. You'll also learn how to use a giant heat sink to overcome camera overheating, how to shoot "fake" sunlight, how to use deodorant to tone down reflections, how to capture lucid dreams, and how to quiet your inner critic.

Media Watch: With Charlottesville Video, Vice News Scores a Chilling Coup

By now you may have already seen it: On Monday, HBO's Vice News aired a 22-minute documentary providing a disturbing behind-the-scenes look at last weekend's rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter-protester, Heather Heyer, was killed. Footage from the video, featuring white supremacists chanting phrases like "Jews will not replace us," was also shown widely on cable and network news coverage of the rally. The remarkable documentary received nearly 7 million views in 17 hours on Facebook alone and has become a viral sensation on YouTube.

The Q&A: Yohey Horishita

Q: Originally from Japan what are some of your favorite things about living and working in Queens New York? A: I’m originally from Kagoshima, Japan. It is definitely the Deep South of Japan where the accent is as thick as pork fat. Currently I live and work in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Every day I smell all kinds of spices, see vivid colors and gorgeous patterns of sari and kurta, and feel the energy of immigrants. I love being here. Q: Do you keep a sketchbook? What is the bala...

Adeline Lulo Looks at Family Life in the Dominican Republic

Adeline Lulo was born in Washington Heights, New York, and raised in the Bronx. But she spent her childhood summers in the Dominican Republic, where her family came from. "The Dominican Republic is a place I call home," she says. "I couldn't explain it, but I understood that my life in the Dominican Republic was very different from my life in New York." Her ongoing series "Si Dios Quiere (God Willing)," named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 5 competition, portrays the lives of families in the Dominican Republic, as well as Dominican immigrants living in the United States. We feature it today.

Illustrator Profile - Jacob Thomas: "Aim at being known for smart work"

Jacob Thomas is a New York City-based illustrator and artist whose editorial work has appeared in numerous publications, as well as other venues including a mural in the Empire State Building. Thomas is also a prolific street artist; he says, "I'm making a lot of politically-driven work lately. I'm scared for our country." He creates his work in a variety of styles and mediums, explaining "I paint, spray paint, silkscreen, collage, roll ink, photo collage and really do anything if it fits the idea." An exhibit of Thomas's personal work will be on display at the Gallery Sensei on the Lower East Side in New York City from August 30-September 11 (the opening is August 30 from 6-11pm). In September, Thomas is headed to Guangzhou, China, to work as lead illustrator/graphic designer for a shoe design and fabrication company.

The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say

"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.