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Major UK Newspaper Called Out for Using a Stock Photo to Illustrate a Story on Poverty

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Photojournalistic ethics are serious business. While there are many styles of photography where heavy post-production is not just acceptable, but commonplace, the world of news demands accuracy and truth, and it is accuracy and truth that some are claiming were given a backseat to shock and sensationalism when The Daily Mirror decided to use a stock photograph to illustrate a front page story. Read more…

Eyefi Launches Cloud Service, Makes Your Photos Available Everywhere Instantly

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As built-in WiFi and dedicated apps become standard fare in most cameras, wireless SD card company Eyefi is making sure that its technology stays relevant and ahead of the game with a new subscription cloud sync service called, appropriately enough, Eyefi Cloud. Read more…

Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he’s taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. Using a light modifier of some sort he’ll get the tone he wants in the face, but the tones or colors in another part of the subject’s skin simply don’t match.

You could correct for this using curves, selective color or hue/saturation, but Woloszynowicz has a better way: using solid fill layers and tonal averaging, he’s able to “take the guesswork” out of it and perfectly match tones every time. Read more…

Satellite Images Show the Earth’s Beauty in Intricate Detail

Malaspina Glacier, August 1st, 2000

Malaspina Glacier, August 1st, 2000

Taken by a collection of three satellites orbiting Earth — Landsat 7, ASTER, and MODIS — the images above and below are part of an incredible collection of photos that were captured from space purely for their aesthetic beauty, rather than the usual scientific reasoning. Read more…

Google Releases Standalone Camera App, Features Lytro-Like Focus Control

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Google wants to give all Android users (or at least those running Android 4.4 and up) the opportunity to use a camera app designed by the same people who made the operating system, and so the company has decided to release a standalone ‘Google Camera’ app packed with a few features that will make it a very tempting download at the price of “on the house.” Read more…

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures Photo of New Moon Forming Around Saturn

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In what is a rare and rather historical event, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a fuzzy image of what scientists believe is a new moon forming from the particle rings surrounding the planet. Read more…

external Iconic Boston Bombing Photograph Tells The Story Of Rescue

— Jeff Bauman at The Guardian

ADDITION Boston Marathon Explosion“[...] the photograph isn’t what most people think it is. It’s not a picture of the bombing. It doesn’t show the explosion, and it doesn’t show me being injured. It is a photograph of the rescue.”

 
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Kid Gets Kicked in the Head Trying to Take a Selfie Too Close to a Moving Train

YouTube user Jared Michael learned a valuable lesson recently when he attempted to take a selfie too close to a moving freight train and received a kick to the head as a reward. Read more…

Big Time Photographers Join Forces to Sell Prints and Raise Money for ‘Saving Eliza’

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By now you’re very familiar with the story of Eliza O’Neill and how the photo community has come together to try and spread the word and help fund her cure. But we’re not done yet! Starting today, some big names in photography are teaming up with SmugMug to sell prints and help make sure this little girl lives on to see many more happy and healthy birthdays. Read more…

Pixels.com Promises Photographers Full Licensing Control of Their Images

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In an attempt to potentially flip the imaging licensing market on its head, Pixels.com has launched a new platform that puts the photographers in control for a change. By allowing image creators to manage every aspect of the process — from prices, to what the license entails — they’re hoping to completely change who holds the power in the image licensing marketplace. Read more…