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Amazon Has a Book on ‘How to Seduce Women Through Photography’

Famous photographer Terry Richardson was just banned by top fashion magazines this week after years of being accused of sexual harassment by models. Now there's a book being sold on Amazon that photographers are speaking out about. It's titled: An Introduction to Camera Game: How to Seduce Women Through Photography.

Kathy Griffin Slammed for Photo Shoot Showing Decapitated Donald Trump

Emmy- and Grammy-award winning comedian Kathy Griffin and photographer Tyler Shields are in hot water this week due to a photo shoot showing Griffin holding a bloodied Donald Trump mask that's made to look like the decapitated head of the president. The photo has sparked outrage and even a public response from Trump himself.

Fetishizing an Entire Culture Through Photography

In September 2016, Vogue España featured Kendall Jenner in a ballet-themed photo shoot. The ballet community was up in arms over the “ballet appropriation” and disregard for the years of training that goes into being a ballet dancer. Jenner responded by explaining that “ I didn’t even know I was going to be a ballerina until I went into hair and makeup.”

Context is Everything: The Case of One Controversial Protest Photo

A lot can be said in a single photo. As the old cliché says, “a picture is worth 1,000 words.” Certain famous images have had some impact in shaping the public perception of an event, such as Nick Ut’s “Napalm Girl” photo, which ran in many newspapers and changed how people thought about the Vietnam War.

Trump Immigration Ban Causing Issues for World Press Photo and ICP

A controversial executive order signed last week by President Trump is causing problems for multiple photography institutions in the US. World Press Photo has been forced to replace a judge last-minute, and a photographer scheduled to speak at the International Center of Photography has been denied entry into the country.

Photographer Responds to Outrage Over Her ‘Walking Dead’ Kids Shoot

New Jersey photographer Alana Hubbard found herself at the center of a massive controversy after her Walking Dead children's cosplay photos went viral. But despite the photos being called everything from "sick" to "disturbing," the photographer told PetaPixel that she stands behind the photos she took.

Why Its Absolutely OK to Give RAW Files Away

I started reading about how to become a professional wedding photographer some time in late 2010. Whether it was on DWF, POTN or Whirlpool, the same advice was being recycled.

Never give away your RAW files

But why?

Is This Real Estate Photo Illegal False Advertising?

An Australian real estate company is in hot water this week after it was discovered that one of its listing photographs isn't an accurate depiction of what the property is like. But even though the photo looks like it was manipulated with Photoshop, it may have been a clever composition that uses a wide angle lens and a tricky perspective.

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Recreates Photo of Drowned Syrian Refugee Toddler

In September 2015, Turkish photographer Nilüfer Demir came across the body of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi on a beach. Her photo of Kurdi's body spread across the world, drawing the world's attention to the migrant crisis and becoming a symbol of the widespread suffering.

This month, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei decided to recreate that haunting photo by posing for a picture while lying face down on a pebbled beach in Lesbos, Greece. The resulting photo, captured by photographer Rohit Chawla for India Today, is now drawing both praise and criticism.

This is What Getty Images’ Founder Had to Say About the Sale of Corbis Images

Corbis Images announced last week that it has sold its massive collection of photos -- one of the largest archives in the world -- to the Chinese company Visual China Group, which struck a deal with Getty Images to have Corbis images sold exclusively through Getty.

As many photographers wondered about the future of their images and paychecks, Getty Images co-founder and chairman Jonathan Klein took to Twitter to celebrate his success in getting Corbis' images.