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Court Rules Against Photog Who Patented the Online Distribution of Sports Photos

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Back in August 2014, we reported on the legal battle between photographer Peter Wolf and a company called Capstone. Wolf had received three patents on a method of distributing sports photos online. The problem was, the patents described common workflows that countless photographers use around the world.

The latest development today will have those photographers resting a bit easier: the courts have ruled that the patents are invalid because they aren’t inventive enough and because they simply describe convention steps that many people use.
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Adobe Releases a Murder Mystery PDF for Halloween to Test Your Photoshop Skills

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To celebrate Halloween, Adobe has been running an interactive murder mystery event this week. The company has released complex PDF files of photos that hold clues to the fictional mystery. Only those with Photoshop and sleuthing skills will be able to solve the case.
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external A Festival Of Ideas And Photos In Africa —NYTimes | LENS

“There’s a whole bunch of people under 30 who are creating amazing work,” he said. “What we need to do is to provide new opportunities for them to step in and assert themselves in a more patient way and build up a career.”

 
Oct 30, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

SnapJet is the World’s First Open Source Instant Film Printer for Smartphones

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Competition in the smartphone instant film printer industry is heating up. Companies like LifePrint and Fuji are tackling wireless mobile photo printers, and The Impossible Project has its analog Instant Lab.

Next month, a company called SnapJet is entering the ring. It’s the “world’s first slim, portable, open-source instant film printer” that helps you print your smartphone photos instantly on the go.
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Extreme Weight Loss, Photoshop Edition

How much weight loss can Photoshop do? As you’ll see in the video above, the answer is “a whole lot”.

It’s from one of the stranger Photoshop retouching channels you’ll find on YouTube, called Real Retouch. The “Photoshop diet” walkthrough starts with a portrait of Japanese TV personality Matsuko Deluxe and proceeds to show how various Photoshop tools and tricks can be used to shed tens or hundreds of pounds off a person’s photograph.

$1,000 iPhone 5S App for ‘4K Video Recording’ is Now ‘Only’ $50

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Just over a month ago we shared with you Vizzywig 4K, an app that gives your iPhone 5S 4K video recording abilities… at a price. A price of $1000 to be exact.

However, it looks as though i4software, the company behind Vizzywig has had a change of heart: you can now pick up the app for only $50, or 95% off the original price.

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Video: How to Use Lightroom to Make Colors ‘Pop’ In Your Autumn Photographs

Autumn is well underway here in the United States, so what better way to honor the colorful season than to share with you a post-production walkthrough by Serge Ramelli that will show you how to make your seasonal snapshots ‘pop’ with color.

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These Printable Camera Designs Are Great for Kids Crafts and Fun Decor

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Digital download store Caravan Shoppe has a new product called the Click Click Camera Pack. It’s a set of printable camera designs that are designed for kids crafts and decor.
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Dear Bride-to-Be: Tips from a Model on Looking Your Best for the Camera

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Having worked on many bridal shoots as a model and involved in several real weddings before, I’ve picked up some things that I hope might help a few others. If you’re part of the wedding industry then please feel free to share this tongue in cheek guide with your clients, whilst understanding that although it’s a bit brazen, it might actually be what they need to know! Read more…

external Poverty And Uncertainty For Widows Of Syrian ‘Freedom Fighters’ —NYTimes | LENS

Jordanian-born and Texas-raised photographer Tanya Habjouqa spent two years documenting the lives of several women and their families living in “Martyrs’ Wives” compounds after their husband’s deaths fighting in Syria.

 
Oct 29, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »