Rangefinder Tech Editor John Rettie took a last look around the WPPI trade show floor and has posted a wrap-up of new products that debuted there this week. He was able to preview the new lighting kit from Lowell, the Medusa lighting system developed by photographer Peter Hurley, the Fotodiox RhinoCam, which adapts a compact camera to work with a medium-format lens, a new bag from LowePro, and more. He also checked out how Animoto Pro has changed its slide show software to expand the length of presentations and, thanks to a deal with Triple Scoop Music, make licensing music much easier.
The NewsGuild of New York, the union representing The New York Times staffers, told members in a newsletter this morning that it will fight The Times’ proposed 20 percent reduction in photo desk staff via buyout. “As the Times makes changes to become a more ‘visually oriented’ news source, it is simply illogical to buy... More ›
Reuters has published a message from Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler to his staff that outlines how the news agency should cover the Trump administration in a “challenging” climate. “It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists ‘among the most dishonest human beings on earth’ or that his chief strategist dubs the media ‘the opposition... More ›
Patagonia is using their recent winter catalogue to raise awareness of an environmental issue they’ve been working on for years: Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other resource exploitation. The outdoor clothing and gear company licensed images for the catalogue and its communications from conservation photographer Florian Schulz, who is currently... More ›