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When you think online photography education, underwater photography probably isn’t the first niche that pops into your mind. But that’s what the newly launched Bluewater University is focused on — it offers live virtual instruction for all things underwater. A joint-venture of Bluewater Photo, Bluewater Travel and the Underwater Photography Guide, Bluewater University (BluewaterU for
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On June 1st, Shutterstock unveiled a new royalty structure that infuriated photographers, sparked widespread criticism, and even inspired an online petition with over 7,500 signatures. On that same day, Dreamstime increased royalties by 10% to support their contributors during this difficult time. The announcement was made via the company blog on May 29th (two days
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[embedded content] Fujifilm Europe has announced a new initiative to “support healthcare workers with Instax.” The program involves donating Instax cameras and film to hospitals across the continent, in order to help doctors and nurses connect with patients without removing their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The threat of coronavirus infection makes it difficult for doctors
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Popular TikTok photographer Alex Stemplewski is back in the news today, but it’s not because he interrupted another photo shoot. This time, he’s being called out for a ‘woke’ #blacklivesmatter photo shoot that many see as exploitative, calling it ‘humiliating’ and ‘disgusting.’ The controversial photo shoot was sent to us by multiple readers and industry
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Instagram landed in hot water yesterday after some users discovered they were being blocked from posting anything with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter. In a statement on Twitter, the photo sharing site blamed its anti-spam system. In a message posted to the Instagram Comms Twitter account yesterday afternoon, the Facebook-owned photo sharing site said it were aware
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Large gatherings, including wedding receptions and other events, have been banned in Ohio since mid-March, but that’s all about to change. As of June 1st, Ohio will begin allowing wedding receptions with up to 300 guests, effectively re-opening the wedding photo industry… with some restrictions. According to Cleveland.com, the plan was unveiled by Lt. Gov.
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Students across the US have been failing their Advanced Placement (AP) exams this month, but the issue isn’t a lack of knowledge… it’s photography. Apparently, the College Board testing portal where answers are submitted won’t accept the default iPhone photo format. According to a report by The Verge, ‘thousands’ of students will need to re-take
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A journalist in Meqheleng, South Africa claims he was assaulted not once, but twice by a group of police officers while attempting to document coronavirus lockdown enforcement for his newspaper. The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling for an investigation, and asking that charges against the journalist be dropped. According to a local news report,
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[embedded content] In the spirit of spreading some much-needed good news, the Associated Press recently revealed that Tony Vaccaro—the famed World War II photographer whose professional career spanned almost 80 years and 500,000 images—caught and survived coronavirus at the ripe old age of 97-years-old. Vaccaro, a Queens native, is a photography icon. He survived the
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The Godox AD300 Pro (AKA the Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro) has finally arrived. After a lot of regional announcements and teasers and other tomfoolery, Flashpoint announced their version of the light—available immediately in the US—earlier today for just $500. In case you’ve missed the YouTube hands-on tests and over-seas announcements thus far, the Flashpoing XPLOR
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