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A Virginia-based photographer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that the state’s new anti-discrimination law infringes on his first amendment rights. The photographer objects to shooting same-sex weddings on religious grounds, and believes the new law could “force” him to either work with same-sex couples or face bankruptcy. If this story sounds familiar,
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After months of rumors and speculation, Sony has officially unveiled the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master lens, styled as the “world’s widest full-frame zoom with a constant f/2.8 aperture”… with a price tag worthy of the name. With the introduction of the 12-24mm GM, Sony’s G Master lineup of pricey-but-excellent f/2.8 aperture lenses now extends
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Getty Images has announced an… interesting partnership with the creators of the video game Grand Turismo. In light of the pandemic and the rise of eSports, the photo agency will begin using “world-class motorsports photographers” to capture “stunning in-game photography” from the FIA’s Grand Turismo Championships. In other words: Getty is now licensing video game
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On Saturday, a gunman fired at anti-police brutality protesters in Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park, killing one person. That individual has now been identified as Tyler Gerth, a 27-year-old photographer who had been working to document the movement. Jefferson Square has been occupied in recent days by people protesting police violence, particularly the March killing of
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This month photography, like everything else, has been dominated by the novel coronavirus and protests. Here are some of the stories and photos that did not make it into our regular coverage. Addressing Racism and Issues of Representation Through Photography –BJPCarrie Mae Weems, Dana Scruggs, Lola Flash, and Mark Sealy invite us to look and
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[embedded content] Well-known French astrophotographer and amateur astronomer Thierry Legault released this 50-second video showing an ISS solar transit he just captured. It’s notable for being the first time the ISS’s Canadarm2 robotic arm has been photographed during a transit. Legault was shooting with a Olympus E-M1 II mirrorless camera mounted on a CFF 200mm
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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has re-opened the controversial copyright infringement lawsuit filed by photographer Stephanie Sinclair against the publication Mashable, who embedded one of her images through Instagram after she denied their request to license the photo for an article. The dispute stems from a 2016 article titled,
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Instagram is officially expanding its Commerce Eligibility Requirements, opening up the Instagram Shopping experience to smaller businesses, including “creators.” Photographers with a large enough following could stand to benefit in a bit way. The announcement was made on the Instagram Business blog, where the company explained why and how they’ll be expanding the requirements to
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The beloved Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, once proclaimed the “world’s most photographed event” and a major advertising opportunity for Canon every year, has been cancelled for 2020. The 49th annual balloon festival won’t be held until October of 2021. If you’ve spent any time in the world of photography, you’ve probably heard about the Balloon
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Face Depixelizer is an amazing new AI-powered app that can take an ultra-low-res pixelated photo of a face and turn it into a realistic portrait photo. Created by Russian developer Denis Malimonov, the app utilizes the power of StyleGAN, which famously can generate realistic portraits of people who don’t exist. After taking in a pixel
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The folks over at WANDRD—the bag maker who burst onto the scene a five years ago with the PRVKE—are back with another blockbuster campaign on Kickstarter. Their latest backpack is called the FERNWEH: an “adventure bag” for photographers that tries to balance comfort, access and versatility. The FERNWEH represents WANDRD’s 7th Kickstarter campaign, and it
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An Ohio wedding photographer found herself in an awkward situation earlier this month when a couple she had been hired to work with demanded to be “relieved” from their contract, accusing her of being “unstable” for posting something in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. According to Insider, Cincinnati wedding photographer Shakira Rochelle was
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Automotive photographer Jack Schroeder and model Britni Sumida have filed a major lawsuit against car maker Volvo, accusing the automotive giant of doing significant damage to both of their careers by willfully using Schroeder’s images without permission, after he explicitly denied the company’s request. The story told by the plaintiffs is problematic for Volvo to
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[embedded content] PBS NewsHour aired this 7-minute Race Matters segment on the camera’s role over the past decades in not only documenting social movements but also shaping and shifting public perception. (Warning: This video contains violent and disturbing images.) “I see the camera as a visual diary,” NYU photography historian and curator Deborah Willis tells
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Yesterday, an employee in retailer B&H Photo‘s Human Resources department posted some controversial anti-Black Lives Matter content to his public social media accounts. Today, that employee has been “removed from his position.” This story hit our inbox earlier today, when a concerned B&H Photo employee reached out anonymously to share the following screenshots. The first
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