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Hey Photographers! Facebook Changed Again (and this time, they want you to pay)

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It’s happened. Facebook, aka the free marketing platform we have come to know and love, now wants businesses and organizations to pay to engage with their own fans and followers. If you’ve noticed your reach and “likes” declining lately, you’re not alone. Read more…

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Baltimore Pays $250K Over Police Seizing and Deleting People’s Cellphone Video

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Baltimore Police Commissioner (left), Christopher Sharp (center) at a press conference regarding the settlement.

Four years after the “unlawful seizure and destruction” of video from a citizen’s phone took place, and thanks to some pressure from the US Department of Justice, The City of Baltimore has agreed to pay a fine to the tune of $250,000 to set things right. Read more…

Samyang is Teasing Us Yet Again, Will it Be AF Lenses This Time?

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Last month, Samyang released a couple of teasers that many believed were leading to the announcement of the new logo and autofocus lenses. And while the new logo did make an appearance, the major AF update that people were expecting never came.

Now the company is teasing us yet again with an ad from their Facebook page that invites viewers to “join the journey to the next level of creativity.” A journey that will apparently lead to “the second step of Samyang Optics in 2014″ and begins on April 28th. Read more…

external Joe Biden Makes His Instagram Debut In Style —NY Daily News

bidenVice President Joe Biden made his first appearance on Instagram this Wednesday with shots including a “selfie” with President Obama, earning over 3,600 Likes within the first 27 minutes of posting.

 
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Toshiba’s New microSD Cards Set a Speed Record, Feature 8x Faster Write Speeds

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As cameras get smaller, one of the places they can choose to save space is in the memory card department. A great case in point is the new Nikon 1 J4, which ditched standard SD cards in favor of their smaller micro counterparts.

The problem with this move is that microSD cards tend to be much slower than standard SD, but that might not be the case for too much longer thanks to Toshiba. Read more…

Pentax ‘Anti-Commercial’ Doesn’t Show the Camera Once, Is Incredibly Compelling

If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a stupid idea on the surface, but when you consider the effectiveness of the Canon ad we shared a couple of weeks ago and this Pentax ad we’re sharing today, you might just agree with us. Read more…

National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen Shares Her Journey Into Photography

In the short video above Senior National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen gives us a quick run-through of what inspired her photo career.

From an adorable image of her holding a camera up to her head the wrong way as a toddler, to the image that made it ‘click’ in her mind that photography was the route she wanted to take in life, she takes us on an inspirational three and a half minute journey.

Note: the short video is sponsored by Microsoft OneDrive, so it does come across as a bit of a commercial, but in no way does that detract from her story. Give it a watch and get some inspiration as you head into the weekend.

(via The Verge)