Study reveals that firing all the news photographers was a bad idea

In the last couple of years, photojournalists have been laid off from large media companies. Along with this, did the quality of photos drop? A recent study has confirmed what many of us think is reasonable: laying off professional photojournalists leads to a loss in the quality of images. And it’s not only the loss […] The post Study reveals that firing all the news photographers was a bad idea appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Google Photos Now Allows Twice As Many Pics in Live Albums

Storing high-quality pics is a constant pain for any photographer. Relying upon “free accounts” with any web-based service is also prone to future problems. That said, it never stops us from trying to find the next good deal in photo storage – “free” being the price most of us want. Just as Flickr shrinks its library sizes for free users, Google steps into the fray with an expansion of Google Photos that doubles the number of pics you can hold in a live album. Image via Pixabay from
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KVAC Meet: Belfast, Cony, Edward Little, Erskine Academy, Lincoln Academy, Mt Ararat, Waterville

Women – Team Rankings – 14 Events Scored =============================================================================== 1) Edward Little H.S. Indoor 138 2) Mt. Ararat High School 110 3) Belfast Area High School 80 4) Waterville High School 53 5) CONY 2018 36 6) Erskine Academy 14 7) Lincoln Academy 10 Men – Team Rankings – 14 Events Score...
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TechCrunch’s Favorite Things of 2018

2018! We did it! Way to go, Earth! We’re number one! We’re number one! As we do each year, the TechCrunch Staff — our writers, our illustrators, our editors and more — have gathered together and come up with a mega list of our favorite things of 2018. “Things” here is intentionally defined rather loosely. “Things” here can be a book, or a game, or a concept, or a thought, or an album, or anything else. It can be something that popped up for the first time in 2018, or it can be something we’ve ha...
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Drought, flood and fire wreak destruction in 2018 – in pictures

Guardian Australia talks to Getty Images’ head of editorial for the Asia Pacific, Cassie Trotter, about some of the most impactful images of 2018 natural disasters Continue reading...
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Doubletree Portland apologizes to racially harassed guest Jermaine Massey, manager will investigate

Paul Peralta, the general manager of the Portland Doubletree where Jermaine Massey, 34, was racially harassed, apologized today. In a statement released on Friday, Peralta said, “we sincerely apologize to Mr. Massey for his treatment this past weekend, and deeply regret the experience he endured,” and added, “It was unacceptable and contrary to our values, beliefs and how we seek to treat all people who visit our hotel.” You can read more about what happened to Jermaine Massey at the Portland ...
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2018 Golden Dukes Winners Announced!

TPM is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Golden Dukes Awards, which honor the public figures who managed the most corruption, made the craziest comments, and carried out the most craven deeds, all in the spirit of former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, the father of the modern political scandal. Our fantastic and witty judges — Jason Linkins, Susie Bright, Erin Ryan, Krang Nelson and Simon Maloy — sifted through all 35 nominees in 7 categories to choose the winners. You can cli...
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Kenneth Josephson

I really like this book, but I had to learn how to enjoy it. You know that third helping of dessert when the first helping was ecstatically delicious, or rides at Six Flags, or that friend of yours who's full of new jokes, amazing facts, facile wordplay, excessive bonhomie, and too much energy by half, but who wears you out after three or four hours? You can get too much of a good thing, is my point. What I've learned to do with this book is to sit down, crack it open randomly, and look long, h...
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The Best Process Porn Videos of 2018

Another year, another accompanying swarm of soothing process videos provided by the Internet to help us swallow the insanity that was 2018—and at Core77, one of our greatest pastimes is stockpiling the most satisfying of these videos we can find. This year, despite a very unfortunate Instagram hacking on our @core77 account that deleted all of our past videos (sad, we know), we set out to once again deliver on our promise to find the best of #processporn to share with our friends on Instagram. I...
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Revealed: The Chelsea player who asked to swap shirts with Dele Alli

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has revealed that Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata asked to swap shirts after the two sides met last season. The 22-year-old admitted that Morata asking him for his shirt surprised him the most given the rivalry between the two clubs. The pair swapped shirts following the Blues’ 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium back in August 2017. Morata asks to swap shirts with Alli WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea reacts during the ...
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Thibaut Courtois savagely trolls Liverpool fan on Instagram

Courtois pulling no punches! Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has brutally trolled a Liverpool fan on Instagram who called him out on a lack of clean sheets. It’s not been the dream move to Real Madrid Courtois had been hoping for so far. The player left Chelsea in the summer transfer window, signing for Los Blancos in a deal worth around £35 million due to the length of his contract. There was much expectation and pressure placed on him following the move and quite frankly, he hasn’t li...
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Cameras Can Be Dangerous

There's a new peril that art museums, curators, and guard staff have to worry about now—people destroying art while attempting to take selfies of themselves with it. ...That being, of course, what art is there for. We already know that people get run over by trains while making portraits and fall off cliffs while taking selfies. Not to mention the tragically dangerous and sometimes fatal things daredevils do in order to get themselves noticed on social media. But now people are inadvertently act...
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Back Button Focus – What it is and why you might want to use it

Yes, we’re bringing up back button focus. This is one of those things that regularly seems to split the camera owning public. One side swears by it, the other side can’t stand it or just doesn’t see the point. But, like many things in photography, it’s just another way of doing something. In this case, […] The post Back Button Focus – What it is and why you might want to use it appeared first on DIY Photography.
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This skin cover lets you turn your Sony mirrorless into a LEGO camera

You have seen (and maybe even ordered) a tiny LEGO Leica. It doesn’t take photos, but what if I told you that you can turn your working Sony mirrorless into a LEGO camera? Well, you won’t exactly use the tiny bricks, but this skin cover that makes your camera look like it was made out […] The post This skin cover lets you turn your Sony mirrorless into a LEGO camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
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This LEGO adapter is what every drone owner needs

Admit it, no matter how old you are, LEGO always brings out the inner kid in you. And this is why you’ll love this drone accessory. It’s simple, lightweight and lets you firmly attach your favorite LEGO figurine onto your drone. Perfect, I know! PGYTECH LEGO Toy Adapter is made for Tello drones and it […] The post This LEGO adapter is what every drone owner needs appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Famous Photographs of Fabulous People

The best photos of 2018 that captured fame, fortune, fashion, fantasy and garbage fires.
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A High-Speed Camera Mounted to a Lawnmower Blade Gives You a Front-Row Seat to Gadget Carnage

There’s no shortage of slow-motion footage out there on the internet, but there is a shortage of original ideas. Slo-mo explosions just don’t hold our attention like they used to, but by attaching his high-speed camera to a spinning lawnmower blade, YouTube’s tesla500 gives us a fantastic front-row seat as old…Read more...
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This Week in Photography Books: Griggs & Kwiatkowski

  Everything is connected. I believe that’s true. I often write of my Jewish-American heritage, but like many American Jews, I’m quite taken with Buddhism. And that idea of Inter-being, or Interconnectedness, is a core tenet of Buddhist philosophy. Growing up in the age of secular Enlightenment, it’s been hard for me to accept the pure faith that religion requires. Especially as a Jew who doesn’t keep Kosher, or dress like one of the Orthodox in a black suit, I never felt like I measured up to t...
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Here are 5 stories that will shape advertising and media in 2019, from Snap facing a reckoning to streaming wars heating up

2018 was a year of upheaval for the media and advertising world as Facebook and Snap faced turmoil, digital media hit a wall, and direct-to-consumer companies gained attention.   2019 will see media companies continue to try to combat the tech giants with new streaming video service options. Digital media companies will get profitable or fade away. Snap will figure out how to win back users and advertisers or be acquired. Facebook will make up for slowing growth with Instagram. The line betwee...
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Flour power: the annual Els Enfarinats battle – in pictures

The traditional winter battle of Els Enfarinats or ‘the floured people’, which marks Holy Innocents’ day, takes place in the town of Ibi in Spain. The weapons allowed are flour, eggs and firecrackers Continue reading...
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7 Expert Editing Tricks for Portraits

As a portrait photographer in the digital era, you are expected to be very knowledgeable about Photoshop and Lightroom. This means that besides using basic edits you need to learn how to take your portraiture to a whole new level with more advanced editing tricks. There are many editing tools and procedures that take time to understand and use creatively, but they are definitely worth the effort because they can wow your clients. The following list of 7 advanced techniques will help you get the ...
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How to push and pull film for technical or creative use

If you’re new to film, pushing and pulling it when developing is a bit like ramping the exposure slider up or down in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. Except, here you’re doing it with a purpose when you shoot. Sometimes it’s for technical reasons. At other times, it’s purely an artistic choice. In this video, […] The post How to push and pull film for technical or creative use appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Best of Our Blogs: December 28, 2018

It’s just a few more days until 2019. Can you believe it? Here’s that time when I write about your goals, what you want to accomplish and where you see yourself. Except that I won’t. We often leap ahead to the new year wanting and willing it to be different. We do this without any regard to the one we’ve been through. Even though it was a hard year, maybe even with loss, and challenges, I bet there was also something beautiful about it. It could have been small and simple. It could have been you...
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Earthrise, Apollo 8’s Photo of Earth from Space, Turns 50: Download the Iconic Photograph from NASA

Just a little over fifty years ago, we didn't know what Earth looked like from space. Or rather, we had a decent idea what it looked like, but no clear color images of the sight existed. 2001: A Space Odyssey presented a particularly striking vision of Earth from space in the spring of 1968, but it used visual effects and imagination (both to a still-impressive degree) to do so. Only on Christmas Eve of that year would Earth be genuinely photographed from that kind of distance, captured with a ...
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Make a simple DIY bokeh background for under $10

Christmas is over and you may want to pack up the decorations for the next year. But before you do it, there’s a simple, cheap DIY project to try out. In this video, Joe Edelman shows you how to make a bokehlicious background for portraits with the stuff you probably already have at home. And […] The post Make a simple DIY bokeh background for under $10 appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Lighting a beauty shot – The Lighting Series #6

This looks simple, but it’s a bit more complex than you think. When you are creating images that are intended for high-end retouching, you need to pay particular attention to creating a defined but actually relatively flat illumination. Setup A beauty shoot can sometimes be very simple; on other occasions, it’s more like product photography. […] The post Lighting a beauty shot – The Lighting Series #6 appeared first on DIY Photography.
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A bit of product iteration just saved Instagram #ProductManagement

Instagram just saved itself from a major product failure. Last evening, Instagram suddenly shifted from its vertical layout to a horizontal one and the heated response to it, led the company to undo the changes quickly. Instagram literally went “felt cute but might delete later” #instagramupdate — Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018 The feature, apparently […] MoreThe post A bit of product iteration just saved Instagram #ProductManagement appeared first on NextBigWhat..
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A bit of small iteration just saved Instagram #ProductManagement

Instagram just saved itself from a major product failure. Last evening, Instagram suddenly shifted from its vertical layout to a horizontal one and the heated response to it, led the company to undo the changes quickly. Instagram literally went “felt cute but might delete later” #instagramupdate — Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018 The feature, apparently […] MoreThe post A bit of small iteration just saved Instagram #ProductManagement appeared first on NextBigWhat..
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Five Problems with Virtual Communication & What to Do About It

EVEN THOUGH WE have entered a new world of virtual communications, we still communicate in real-world ways that don’t always work in the virtual world. We’ve all sent an email or a text where we meant one thing and the recipient took it in a completely different way. They never saw the smile on our face, the touch of our hand, or the look of concern. There was none of the emotions that we take for granted in the real-world to guide them in the virtual world to a proper conclusion. We need new ...
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