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Report: GoPro Plans to Start Making Its Own Camera Drones Next Year

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DJI better watch out, because the camera that is commonly attached to its most popular line of Drones might soon have a drone of its very own. That’s right, we’re talking about GoPro, and the Wall Street Journal claims the company is planning to release its own line of drones next year. Read more…

Reuters Layoffs Continue as the Company Continues to Rework Its Photography Department

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In August of 2013, we shared the news that Thomson Reuters had dropped all of its freelance sports photographers in North America in favor of a deal they struck with USA Today Sports Images. But it appears that sad move was only the beginning.

Earlier this week, more members of the photography staff at Thomson Reuters were let go in the multi-national media company’s ongoing effort to downsize and focus its workforce, especially in the imaging department. Read more…

Flickr Taking Heat from CC Photographers for Selling Their Work as Wall Art Without Compensation

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Flickr — a site that sometimes seems like the punching bag of the photo community — is again taking heat from photographers, this time over their recent announcement that people can select from millions of Creative Commons-licensed photographs to buy as wall art.

The photos are being sold for profit, but none of that profit will go to the photographers who took the shots, and some of these photographers are speaking up about what they see as an injustice. Read more…

Reports Claim The FAA is Going to Require a Full Blown Pilot’s License to Fly Drones Commercially

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The FAA has been working on a set of regulations for commercial drone use for months now, and according to the most recent reports, the results of all that work are some extremely strict rules that include requiring a full-blown pilot’s license if you intend to sell what you’re capturing. Read more…

Revisiting the Case of the Wedding Photographer Threatened with a $300,000 Lawsuit

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A couple years ago, I read a story about a Washington wedding photographer that was threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit by an ex-client. The story then seemed to drop out of sight. Sometime thereafter, I decided to put on my investigative reporter mustache and do some sleuthing. Was the threat real? Did a lawsuit actually get filed? If so, what was the result?
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Yahoo! Acquires Photo App Maker Cooliris as It Continues to Focus on Improving Mobile

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Having a great mobile experience is key in a day and age when a huge chunk of the online experience is had on a smartphone screen, and Yahoo! is continuing its march towards a great mobile experience today by acquiring the photo app maker Cooliris. Read more…

German Flash and Lighting Accessory Manufacturer Metz Files for Insolvency

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German electronics manufacturer Metz has officially filed for insolvency. Known by photographers mostly for its lineup of speedlights and other lighting gear, the primarily television manufacturer says production and support will continue, at least for the time being. Read more…

Infographic Reveals What Gear is Stolen Most and Where You’re Most Likely to Get Robbed

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Last year, anti-theft service Lenstag pulled all of its stats together to figure out what photography gear is stolen the most and where it’s most likely to be stolen from. Now, one year older and a full ten times bigger, they decided to give the infographic a more comprehensive go. Read more…

Teens ‘Turning Their Backs on Digital’ and Flocking to Polaroid, says Impossible Project CEO

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The Impossible Project CEO Creed O’Hanlon dropped quite the statement and statistic in an article on the resurgence of Polaroids by The Guardian.

“Teens,” O’Hanlon said, “[are] turning their backs on digital for something more tangible.” A fact he says is backed up by explosive growth in their sales to the 18-25 year old demographic. Read more…

The Exodus Continues: Why One Photographer Ditched Nikon for Fuji

It used to be only outliers ditched their Nikon and Canon DSLRs for more compact setups. But as mirrorless systems get better and better, more pros are making the switch and feeling compelled to let the world know exactly why.

One such photographer is Lukas Gisbert-mora, who recently ditched his Nikon for a Fuji. In the above video, he lists all of the reasons why he made the transition, and goes over the pros and cons of dropping one system for the other.

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