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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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International Photography Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Class

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Editor’s Note: The late Alfred Eisenstaedt and renowned fine arts photographer Jay Maisel are past and present ASMP Members who will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in October. Cross-posted from the St. Louis Post Dispatch [by Ben Simon] The induction will take place virtually on Oct. 30, with seven inductees, one Lifetime Achievement Award winner and one Leadership Award winner joining the Hall of Fame. “Despite the challenges we face as…

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What We Learned This Week: Remembering Dan Budnik, Photographer of Civil Rights Movement and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Editor’s Note: Dan Budnik was and ASMP Member and was awarded the American Society of Media Photographers Honor Award in 1999. Dan Budnik captured history, we noted this week. Budnik, who documented artists at work during the 1950s, key events of the civil rights movement, Native Americans in the Southwest and more, died on August 14 at an assisted living residence in Tucson, Arizona. He was 87….

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Dan Budnik, Who Photographed History, Is Dead at 87

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger]  “Mr. Budnik shot assignments for Life, Look and numerous other leading magazines, and his work was collected in several books, including “Marching to the Freedom Dream” (2014), which featured his pictures from three significant civil rights moments: the 1958 Youth March for Integrated Schools, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965.” “At the March…

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Google’s New Licensable Image Feature Officially Live

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] As Google explains on their blog post about the official live release of the feature: “For the last few years, we’ve collaborated with the image licensing industry to raise awareness of licensing requirements for content found through Google Images. In 2018, we began supporting IPTC Image Rights metadata; in February 2020 we announced a new metadata framework through Schema.org and IPTC for licensable images. Since then, we’ve seen…

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Google Images Adds “Licensable” Badge to Help Photographers Sell Their Images

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by David J. Crewe] Google Images is currently testing a new “Licensable” badge on images as a way to help photographers sell their photos from google search results (and hopefully, help reduce the chance of copyright infringement & image thefts in the process)! The “Licensable” label, which had started beta-testing back in February, provides information on the photographer who captured the image and where/how you can license the image should you…

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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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Happy World Photography Day 2020! Here’s How It All Started in 1839

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Cross-posted from Digital Camera World [By James Artaius, DCW team] On 19 August each year we observe World Photography Day – a globally recognized celebration of photography and photographic history. But what actually is World Photography Day, and why is does it take place on this particular date? The date recognizes the invention of the Daguerrotype, a process that was devised by France’s Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in 1837. They effectively sold the idea to the French Academy of Sciences, which…

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Photographer Wins Lawsuit Against BuzzFeed, Sets Major DMCA Precedent

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by DL Cade] Last week, photographer Gregory Mango won an important lawsuit against online publication BuzzFeed; it’s important, not because of the payout involved, but because of the precedent set by the court, which ruled that BuzzFeed was liable for 3rd party infringement of his photo because they removed his copyright info from the image. The story begins in 2017, when Mango licensed an image of a man named Raymond Parker to the New York…

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Photographer and ASMP Member Dan Budnik Dies in Arizona at Age 87

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Acclaimed photographer Dan Budnik, noted for his portraits of artists in New York in the 1960s along with the civil rights movement and Native American culture, has died. He was 87. Budnik died last Friday of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Tucson, his nephew Kim Newton said Monday. In 1958, Budnik documented the Youth March for Integrated Schools to the White House and Lincoln Memorial and the March on…

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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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Enter American Photography Open 2020 and Win $5,000

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Welcome to American Photography Open 2020, celebrating the best pictures submitted by world-wide photo enthusiasts taken with any device. For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition primarily for professional photographers. The AP Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November continues but with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our third year of offering a competition for…

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