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Hasselblad Closes Down the Italian Design Center Behind Its Rebranded Sony Cameras

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It appears Hasselblad might finally be caving to the opinion that rebranded Sony cameras are not be the best way to keep the once-prestigious brand alive. Almost three years after opening the Hasselblad Design Center in Treviso, Italy — the goal of which was to create luxury versions of popular Sony cameras — the company has shut the plant down.

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external Kodak Records First Profitable Quarter Since Bankruptcy Protection —WSJ

Eastman Kodak Co. posted its first profit since emerging from bankruptcy protection last year as a pared-down technology company focusing on commercial imaging, which includes digital printers and motion-picture film.

 
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American Eagle Sees an Increase in Sales After They Stop Photoshopping Underwear Ads

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In recent years there has been more pressure than ever to minimize — or outright ban — the Photoshopping of models in advertisements. But beyond the positive PR/respect that such a move might garner, it turns out there might actually be a financial benefit to saying no to Photoshop. Read more…

Fancam Captures Massive 20 Gigapixel Group Photos of Fans at Large Events

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To celebrate the return of LeBron James yesterday, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to do a massive group photo with all the fans in attendance. Today they released the 360-degree, 20-gigapixel photograph online for fans to find themselves in, tag, and share.

The giant group panorama — and many others like it — was captured by a company called Fancam, which specializes in shooting some of the largest group shots in history.
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Sony Announces Pro Support Service: Quick Repairs, Loaners and More for Pro Photographers

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As more and more professional photographers make the jump to Sony (for one reason or another), it only makes sense that the electronics giant start offering professional services along the line of Canon’s CPS program and Nikon’s NPS program.

And that is exactly what the company has decided to do. As of this morning, Sony Imaging has officially launched what it’s calling the Sony PRO Support service program.

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Microsoft Now Offering Unlimited OneDrive Cloud Storage to Office 365 Customers

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Microsoft has an announcement that will undoubtedly shake up the file storage industry: the company is offering unlimited cloud storage on OneDrive to anyone who subscribes to their Office 365 service.
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10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer Left Nikon for Sony Mirrorless

While the CaNikon war is the usual debate in the photography world, they are by no means the only two camera manufacturers out there. With the rise of the mirrorless market and improvements to the sensors packed inside, a number of photographers are starting to make the jump to companies like Sony and Fuji, even for their more serious work.

Jason Lanier is one of those photographers. And in the 24-minute video above, he lists out the 10 main reasons he abandoned Nikon for Sony. Read more…

8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

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Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright. Read more…

Pentax K-S1 Promo Features a Bad Photoshop Job

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Ricoh Imaging added a set of ‘tasty’ new colors to its Pentax K-S1 lineup this past week, but its marketing for the camera appears to be backfiring. Photographers are groaning about a promo for the new camera colors. The ad (shown above) uses a badly Photoshopped stock photo to show off the camera.
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Google Street View Takes to Tanzania to Retrace the Footsteps of Jane Goodall

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Google has teamed up with the Jane Goodall Institute to bring their Street View Trekker cameras to Gombe National Park in Tanzania, a place made famous by world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall and her research of the local chimpanzees.

Step by step, the Google Street View Trekker camera retraced the steps Goodall took during the 54 years she spent studying the social behavior of chimpanzees. Read more…