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Google Now Tags Images as “Licensable”: Is This a Game Changer?

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It is one of the most vexing questions photographers face: how do I prevent my images from being stolen when the web has made it so easy to find photographs? The answer we wish we had was that when an image is found online, it is also easy to find the photographer and the licensing info. Enter Google’s new Licensing Badge.  In recent years, Google has been collaborating with the image licensing industry to protect…

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Reconstructing Journalistic Scenes in 3D

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Cross-posted from Research & Development at The New York Times A goal of journalism is to bear witness to history as faithfully as possible. This is especially true for photo and video journalists, who put themselves close to the action in order to visually document events. Visual journalists are always searching for new technologies to help them capture more detail and get the news out faster. But they’ve operated within the constraints of a camera…

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Tamron Announces a Compact $549 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 for Sony E Mount Cameras

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Cross-posted from dpreview.com [by Gannon Burgett] Tamron has announced the release of the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD, a lens deemed as ‘the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.’ The lens is constructed of 15 elements in 10 groups, including a low dispersion element for minimizing aberrations. Autofocus is driven by Tamron’s Rapid Extra-Silent Stepping Drive (RXD) motor technology. Read more

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Photographer Brendan Barry Creates a Giant Camera Obscura Using a Customs House

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Cross-posted from dpreview.com [by Jeremy Gray] Photographer Brendan Barry was commissioned by the Exeter Canal and Quay Trust to turn a room in the Custom House in Exeter, U.K. into a large camera obscura. Barry had a residency at the Custom House in Exeter and during his time, he used a variety of analog cameras to capture images of Exeter Quay. Of his work, Barry says, ‘My work aims to challenge our understanding of what…

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Ask A Tech: George Brooks

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Cross-posted from Digital Tech School.  “I am very excited for our guest Tech today. I’ve been following his work for years. He is continuously pushing the boundaries of what a Tech is and inspires Digis everywhere. I found his answers incredibly insightful, and I’m sure you will too.” “There have definitely been times when I have worked with a new client and we just don’t vibe well, and if that person never hires you again…

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A Great App for Sharing Your Camera Settings on Social Media

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Ventura] Sharing your work on social media, you may come across a few people who ask “what are your camera settings for this shot” or something similar. There are even a few groups on Facebook that have this as a requirement to post your work. There are a few different ways you can do this, but here’s an app that makes it easy. First of all, I am in no…

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Will Off Camera Flash Make The iPhone a Professional Camera?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Patrick Hall] The day has finally come when photographers can sync their powerful off-camera flashes with their Apple iPhone using Profoto’s new AirX syncing system. Being the skeptic I am, I had to see for myself if using 500 Ws of powerful strobe light with your cell phone was simply a gimmick or potentially an industry game-changer. Today, I’m left swallowing my pride. Now, I know what many of you are thinking: it’s the same exact…

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Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference October 20-22, 2020 – FREE

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Expect the unexpected. Make plans to register for Adobe Max and join us for a uniquely immersive and engaging digital experience, guaranteed to inspire. Three full days of luminary speakers, celebrity appearances, musical performances, a global collaborative art project, and 350+ sessions — and all at no cost. Register now to build your schedule and get sponsor giveaways. REGISTER NOW
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Peer Into the Past With Photorealistic Portraits of Roman Emperors

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Cross-posted from smithsonian.org [by Meilan Solly] Caligula, the Roman emperor best known for his profligacy, sadism, rumored incestuous relationships and unhealthy obsession with a horse, wasn’t exactly handsome. Contemporary accounts are filled with descriptions of the infamous ruler’s misshapen head, ill-proportioned body, enormous feet and thinning hair. Fully aware of his “naturally frightful and hideous” countenance, according to historian H.V. Canter, Caligula—whose favorite phrase was reportedly “Remember that I have the right to do anything…

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