Getty Images bans Photoshopping models to look thinner thanks to French law  [LINK]
In 2015, France passed a law that will require some commercial images with a digitally retouched model to have a label notifying viewers about the alterations. That requirement will be effective starting October 1st, 2017, and Getty Images is preparing for that day with a policy change of its own. Announced in an email that DPReview has acquired from a reader, Getty has updated its Creative Stills... [Read More]
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Intense Light Values  [LINK]
Intense Light Values Creating a diverse portfolio often involves experimenting with different light intensities. Trevor Anderson shares his advice for working with the intense light before and after the golden hour [Read More]
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K-Pan is a 3D-printed panoramic film camera that shoots 6 x 14cm photos  [LINK]
The 3D-printed camera formerly known as the 'Cycloptic Mustard Monster' has launched on Kickstarter under the name K-Pan Panoramic Camera. This medium-format analog camera has the same design showcased earlier this year, and assuming the crowdfunding campaign is successful, it'll be made available to buyers as a DIY kit. Creator Paul Kohlhausen is also offering 10 limited edition pre-assembled cam... [Read More]
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Snapchat 'sky filters' use augmented reality to replace the sky with stars, sunsets and more  [LINK]
File this one under minor smartphone photography news: it seems Snapchat is using its augmented reality powers to expose non-photographers to the magic of dropping a new sky into your photos. The newly released feature—dubbed 'sky filters'—can take a regular boring old blue sky and replace it with a colorful sunset, starry night scene, and more. Sky Filters are already rolling out now ... [Read More]
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Judge determines FAA drone rules take precedence over local regulations  [LINK]
A court has ruled that federal drone laws trump local drone regulations in instances where the two are in conflict, setting a new and very important precedent for commercial and recreational drone pilots alike. The ruling was passed down by US District Judge William G. Young during a legal case involving the city of Newton, Massachusetts, and its drone regulations that are even more restrictive th... [Read More]
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Video: Photographer shoots one model with three different vintage lenses  [LINK]
Photographer and filmmaker Mathieu Stern is good to his word. He said he would start a series of videos highlighting vintage lenses, and he has. In his second installment of "three vintage lenses, one model" he shoots the same model (obviously) using the Konica Hexanon 28mm f/3.5, Minolta MD 100mm f/2.5, and Industar 50-2 50mm f/3.5. You might remember his previous test where he compared the Canon... [Read More]
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Network Attached Storage  [LINK]
For many video-based creatives, editing is a solitary process, countless hours spent heads-down, culling images and footage, tweaking audio, correcting color, revising endlessly and culminating in creating a final product for a client. Increasingly, the various specialties required to create broadcast or cinema content require collaboration. As video editing suites enhance their collaborative tool... [Read More]
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The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need  [LINK]
Introduction Out-of-camera JPEG.Nikon 70-200mm F2.8E @ 70mm | ISO 125 | 1/2500 sec | F4 Perched on a rock jutting out over Class IV+ rapids on the Deschutes River, I become fully aware that were I to slip and fall, the frothy white waves would toss me around like a cork, I'd probably hit my head on a submerged volcanic rock, fall unconscious and die. One of the best things about photography (or o... [Read More]
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Scenes Journal #1  [LINK]
Scenes Journal is a new biannual magazine which publishes screenplays and photography. Each issue will include an interview with a screenwriter, excerpts from original and classical scripts, and film essays. This first one, ‘Scenes of our past’, looks at how notions of the past have informed stories told on-screen. The implications of the issue’s theme varies; at times the past t... [Read More]
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26.09.17  [LINK]
In the UK, serious magazines are adding sales. ‘Small publishers and large publishers are not even in the same industry anymore.’ ‘Print is still the best place for visual surprises.’ Turin, 15 October: Jeremy Leslie will be discussing mags with Francesco Franchi, Massimo Pitis and Ben Freeman at Torino Graphic Days. Jeremy interviewed by Something Curated. Scottish mag Van... [Read More]
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I've just launched my Personal Website (richardsison.com)  [LINK]
https://www.designernews.co/stories/87824-ive-just-launched-my-personal-website-richardsisoncom # Good morning/afternoon/evening Designer News community! After weeks (maybe months?) of writing, designing and coding on hour-long train commutes and sitting in my local cafe, I have finally launched my personal website! **Link: [richardsison.com](https://richardsison.com)** Like everything on the w... [Read More]
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SKB Cases Introduces New Sizes In Roto-Molded Tripod Case Series  [LINK]
SKB Cases has introduced new sizes in its Roto-Molded Tripod Case series, with the four new additions to the line joining the company’s two Classic models. SKB makes some of our favorite hard-shell cases for camera gear, and their tripod cases are similarly well built. Here’s a specs snapshot of the new cases: Roto-Molded 24” Tripod Case (1SKB-R2411), $169.99 Interior Dimensions:... [Read More]
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Quitting daily aspirin therapy may increase second heart attack, stroke risk  [LINK]
Stopping long-term, low-dose aspirin therapy may increase your risk of suffering a cardiovascular event, research indicates. Risk increases shortly after stopping and does not appear to diminish over time. [Read More]
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Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kind  [LINK]
Footage from penguin-mounted mini video recorders shows four species of penguin eating jellyfish and other gelatinous animals of the open ocean, a food source penguins were not previously believed to partake of, scientists report. [Read More]
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Calumet UK and Wex Photographic will officially merge tomorrow  [LINK]
Two of the biggest photography retailers in the UK are going to officially merge tomorrow. This marks the culmination of a process that was set in motion way back in March when Calumet owner (and former Bowens owner) Aurelius bought Wex Photographic and announced that the Calumet competitor would merge with its former adversary. If you visit the Calumet UK website today, you're greeted by the foll... [Read More]
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Snails bred in lab help species crawl back from brink of extinction  [LINK]
Work to restore the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail, found only in one location inside a Central New York state park, continued this month with the release of tagged adult snails raised in a laboratory. [Read More]
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Your Wacom tablet won't work with macOS High Sierra until 'late October'  [LINK]
Photo by Damian Patkowski Apple's newest macOS operating system, macOS High Sierra, launched today. But if you use a Wacom tablet to do your photo editing, you'll want to hold off on hitting the upgrade button. It seems Wacom tablets won't work with High Sierra until the end of October. The disappointing news was broadcast in a tweet published by the main Wacom Twitter account that read, "We will ... [Read More]
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Being in a good mood for your flu jab boosts its effectiveness  [LINK]
New research by a team of health experts has found evidence that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect. [Read More]
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Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet Hits $200,000 At Rago  [LINK]
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. — A 98 ½ inch long sculpture front cabinet from Twentieth Century furniture artist and New Hope maker Paul Evans found the top of the block at Rago’s 7-section September 22-24 sale as it made $200,000 including the buyer’s premium. [Read More]
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Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet Hits $200,000 At Rago  [LINK]
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. — A 98 ½ inch long sculpture front cabinet from Twentieth Century furniture artist and New Hope maker Paul Evans found the top of the block at Rago’s 7-section September 22-24 sale as it made $200,000 including the buyer’s premium. The result stands as the sixth highest result for an Evans cabinet at the auction house, which has had a heavy hand in buil.... [Read More]
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Brain's anterior cingulate cortex and its tie to human learning  [LINK]
After four years of lab testing and complex neuro-decoding, a research team has struck a major breakthrough that could open the floodgates for research into the anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC, and how human brains learn. [Read More]
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