The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

15
votes
1answer
341 views

Were firearms prohibited in Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s?

This image has made the rounds in various discussions of gun control in the USA. The picture was purportedly taken in Dodge City, Kansas (Popular culture's quintessential Wild West town, populated ...
13
votes
1answer
710 views

Is the climber's head-lamp backstory for this long-exposure photo feasible?

I enjoyed reading the fascinating story of how a climber took an amazing long-exposure photo of his climb up, down and around a Peak District landmark. See: "Blazing a trail! Climber takes ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Making photo of apollo from earth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has man walked on the Moon? Is it possible to see apollo landing station, US flag, footprints, moon cars from earth or from space (from earth orbit, e.g. from Hubble ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

Does this photo show large crowds of protestors in Mexico?

I'm prompted to ask this question by a Facebook post by "US Uncut". The Mexican media has blacking out the protests against their new government, who have been accused of doing everything from ...
1
vote
1answer
354 views

Were there ever any photos/pictures of Hitler's bunker published by Allied armies? [closed]

I was reading this website article which describes how a Life photographer had captured (photo numbers 2-6) the insides of F├╝hrerbunker and the place where Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun killed ...
17
votes
2answers
15k views

Did some cultures believe that photography can steal your soul?

Some westerners think that people from pre-modern cultures considered photography "stealing somebody's soul". (Comment on Travel.SE, article by a photographer). Was this the case?
73
votes
3answers
8k views

Does camera flash destroy art?

This is a question which is highly discussed on the Internet but I've been researching for a long time and I've never found any scientific proof backing this up. It's known (or at least spoken of) ...
21
votes
2answers
28k views

Can you detect a hidden camera in a trial room/changing room with your phone?

There's this message spreading virally over the internet: Read This Message.....!!!! How to Detect Hidden Camera in Trial Room? In front of the trial room take your mobile and make sure ...
9
votes
1answer
330 views

Can photography be used for terrorism, and can restricting it reduce terrorism?

I'm seeing lots of claims that photography could contribute to terrorism, and photographers are being stopped on a regular basis in many more places than before, especially in the UK (see ...
12
votes
1answer
339 views

Do light field cameras exist?

A company called Lytro claim to be producing a light-field camera that has a key feature that the focus point can be moved after the image has been taken. Their claims have been questioned by jwz, a ...
20
votes
4answers
1k views

Is the Pale Blue Dot smaller than a pixel?

The Earth in the famous Pale Blue Dot image (below) is claimed by NASA to be "0.12 pixel in size". How can something be visible on a digital screen which is smaller than a pixel (or sub-pixel, which ...
15
votes
2answers
16k views

What is the scientific explanation of “Orbs” in photographs?

This is a typical extract form a blog post about Orbs, Reading an article about orbs, the mysterious lights sometimes appearing in photographs, I was reminded of how little we know of the ...
24
votes
1answer
2k views

Does this photo show a ghost?

Are there any ghosts that are captured on photos? More specifically, I'm referring to this famous ghost picture: I've never heard anyone debunking the myth of this photo, but I think this picture ...