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Photojojo Gets Into the Rental Market, Will Offer Drones, Old Polaroid Cameras & More

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Photojojo comes from humble beginnings as a newsletter for the photography community, but it is a humble newsletter no more. Since those days, it has evolved into one of the go-to resources for the latest trendy gear, gadgets and accessories, and today, they announced their expansion into yet another market: rentals. Read more…

external Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography —NPR

 
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external Instagram Begins Purging Spam Accounts —Time

Instagram announced yesterday that it is now deleting inactive, old, and spam user accounts on a mass scale for the first time. The number of people following you may change through this purge.

 
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external “Former Kodak CEO Doubled Total Pay In 2013″ —USA Today

Then-CEO Antonio M. Perez received $4.46 million in cash: His $1.15 million salary, which was roughly flat compared to 2012 when Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors and a $3.3 million cash bonus through Kodak’s EXCEL bonus plan. And when Kodak emerged from bankruptcy, he received $2.25 million worth of restricted stock units, according to Eastman Kodak’s 2013 proxy statement.

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

Daily Mirror front page

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…

Pixels.com Promises Photographers Full Licensing Control of Their Images

Pixels.com

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…

external New Models are Changing the Way Photographers Publish Books —American Photo

“The publisher takes on the financial burden, and it goes out into the world, and if it sells 250 copies or it sells 2,000 copies, the photographer has got their 50 copies and they see the book in print [...] In our model, there’s a possibility that the book is not even going to happen. That’s scary for all of us. But the truth is, we have more books today than we have audiences to buy them—and so that’s pushing people to try things in new and different ways.”

 
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external “Photography and The Death of Reality”

— Rick Sammon at The Luminous Landscape

Before I go on, I’d like to share a story about Ansel Adams, relayed to me by one of his assistants, the talented John Sexton. Here goes: A man writes Ansel Adams a letter (condensed here): Dear Mr. Adams, I have your books. Your beautiful pictures of Yosemite inspired me to visit this National Park. However, when I got there I was disappointed. The park does not look like that.

 
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external “Kodak, Shutterfly Resolve No-Compete Lawsuit” —WSJ

 
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external Sony Sells More System Cameras Than Canon In Korea —SAR

 
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