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Ferguson Cop Pulls Gun On Photographer Who Was Asking Directions to the Media Area


By now we all know that the stories of media/police confrontation from Ferguson, MO have two sides. On the one hand, seemingly unnecessary arrests of major photojournalists had even the President of the United States condemning that officers’ actions. On the other, a photojournalist on the ground explained why he was embarrassed by the way the media is acting in the area.

And yet, it’s hard to imagine there being a good reason why, on a relatively peaceful protest day, a police officer answered a journalist’s seemingly innocent question by pulling and pointing a gun at him. Read more…

Kodak Announces the End of Its Much-Loved BW400CN C-41 Black & White Film

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Kodak recently issued an official statement confirming the discontinuation of yet another film stock: the much-loved, fine grain, chromogenic black & white film BW400CN. Read more…

Two Screenshots that Prove Marissa Mayer is Fulfilling Her Promise to Make Flickr Awesome Again

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Over the weekend, photographer and big Flickr advocate Thomas Hawk posted two revealing screenshots on his blog. The first was taken a couple of months pre-Marissa Mayer and shows the Flickr staff page in April of 2012. The second was shows that same page yesterday. Read more…

external Can Google+ Photo Become the Instagram Killer? —Kaptur

By announcing the separation of Google photo from the Google plus social media platform, the giant search company has clearly announced its intention to intensify the battle for domination of the online photo space.

 
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Online Retailer ModCloth Becomes First Fashion Company to Sign Anti-Photoshopping Pledge

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Online fashion retailer ModCloth has become the first fashion company to sign the Heroes Pledge for Advertisers, a petition that demands advertisers be entirely transparent about their Photoshopping practices in marketing material.

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external Action Camera Maker GoPro Reports Bigger Loss As Costs Double —Reuters

Research and development for the action camera company has driven up costs over $34 million – more than doubling expenses since they IPOed. With competition rising from other imaging companies such as Drift, Sony, and Panasonic, it figures that GoPro’s resources are being geared towards to diversifying their product.

 
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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external The Costly Business of Photo Book Publishing —PDN

“With the disappearance of so many independent local booksellers and the downward pressure exerted by large chains and Amazon.com, publishers can no longer afford to take chances on a new artist,” wrote photographer David Lykes Keenan on his Kickstarter page. “In response, a new model has been born: the artist-funded book.”

 
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Documentary Takes an Intimate Look at the Last Year of the Polaroid Instant Era

The latter years of the first decade of the 20th century were by no means glorious ones for The Polaroid Corporation. Filing for bankruptcy multiple times, the company ultimately decided to kill off its instant camera business in 2007, with the death of their instant film coming not long after in 2008. And while the demise of Polaroid’s instant film era is a sad one, it went out strong.

Thankfully, first-time filmmaker Grant Hamilton was there to capture the last year of Polaroid’s existence as we will almost always know it. Broken up into three acts, Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film tells the story of Polaroid’s last year through the eyes of the artists who shot the film, the dying days of instant film production and the idea and start of what was rightly deemed The Impossible Project.

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Wikimedia Stands Up for Monkey Photographer Rights, Refuses to Take Down Monkey Selfie

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The controversy surrounding the monkey selfies above, which were taken by an endangered crested black macaque using photographer David Slater‘s equipment, is heating up once again as Wikipedia parent Wikimedia refuses to remove the photo from its commons library, claiming that Slater does not own the copyright. Read more…

10 Things Google Should Consider in Launching a Standalone Photo Sharing Service

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Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a lot better.

Today’s news is that Google is looking to spin off Google Photos from Google+. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. You never know. The timing of Friday afternoon stories and leaks always makes you wonder. Usually when companies want to push something they release it more like Tuesday mornings or make a big deal about it at I/O or something.
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