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Great Reads in Photography: April 11, 2021

Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!

Trump Situation Room Photo Criticized for Poor Composition and ‘Posed’ Look

This past weekend, the White House posted a photograph that showed President Trump and several others monitoring the raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But while the photo shows a major military win for the US, it has drawn criticism online, with critics claiming that it's as a poor attempt at recreating a similar photo taken during the Obama administration.

Trump Announces New Tariffs that May Affect the Price of Cameras and Lenses

President Trump has announced that a fresh wave of tariffs will be imposed on goods imported from China beginning September 1st. The 10% tariff—which is in addition to the 25% tariffs already in effect—may mean increased prices on any cameras, lenses, or other photography gear imported to the United States from China.

Prince Charles: Gary Fong Lightsphere Looks Like an Ice Cream

There was a lighthearted moment during President Trump's visit with the Royal Family in the UK today. As he and Prince Charles walked into Clarence House, one of the photographers in attendance accidentally dropped their Gary Fong Lightsphere flash diffuser onto the ground in front of the two.

Trump Volunteer Blocks Photographer’s Camera, Plan Backfires

A volunteer at a rally for President Donald Trump reached out his arm last night to block a photojournalist's camera as he tried to photograph a protester. Another photographer caught the move on camera, and today that photo-blocking volunteer has unintentionally become a viral news story.