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Microsoft’s Broken Promise

Posted by on Wednesday November 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

When we canvased some of the best hard drive and cloud solutions for archiving your images in June (subscriber link) we singled out Microsoft’s OneDrive for praise, noting that it was one of the best deals around. For the price of a Microsoft Office 365 subscription ($99/year), you could enjoy unlimited file storage on the... More

Model Wins Defamation Claim over HIV Awareness Ad

Posted by on Tuesday October 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

A model who was falsely identified as being infected with HIV in a 2013 public service advertisement is entitled to damages for defamation, according to a report in New York Law Journal. State court judge Thomas Scuccimarra said in his ruling that falsely identifying the model in a stock photo as HIV positive was defamatory... More

PPE 2015: Mary Virginia Swanson’s Tips on Funding Your Photo Project

Posted by on Saturday October 24, 2015 | Uncategorized

In her seminar “How to Fund Your Long-Term Project” at PhotoPlus Expo, Mary Virginia Swanson shared a variety ideas for researching and securing support from government, corporate and philanthropic entities. Swanson, a consultant, author and the executive director of the LOOK3 festival, encouraged photographers to think about everything they need to finish a project, and to achieve... More

Can Software Judge the Esthetic Merits of a Photograph?

Posted by on Monday September 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

The past year has seen a big spike in automatic photo-tagging, with Lightroom, Flickr and EyeFi all rolling out software that scans images and applies tags based on the image’s contents. Even though auto-tagging has had its share of missteps, EyeEm has an even more ambitious agenda. Its software not only scans and tags images... More

Educator, Consultant Mary Virginia Swanson Named New Executive Director of LOOK3

Posted by on Tuesday September 8, 2015 | Uncategorized

The board of directors of LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph today announced they have hired Mary Virginia Swanson, a long-time photo educator, workshop leader, author and consultant to photographers and arts organizations, to be its new executive director. She succeeds Victoria Hindley, who had been executive director of the non-profit photography organization based in Charlottesville,... More

New Tamron Prime Lenses Get Up Close and Personal

Posted by on Wednesday September 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

Tamron is taking aim at high-resolution DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with a revamped SP series of full frame prime lenses in 35mm and 45mm focal lengths. In debuting the new SP series, Tamron is breaking a bit with prime lens convention by offering image stabilization–up to 3 stops for the 35mm lens and 3.5 stops for... More

What New Federal Trade Commission Guides Mean For Instagram Influencers

Posted by on Monday August 24, 2015 | Business, Social Media/Web, Uncategorized

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new guidelines regarding paid endorsements that photographers should be aware of—especially if they’re being paid to promote products on their Instagram feeds. This summer the FTC updated Guides to Section 5 of the FTC Act to add guidelines about how “Instagram influencers” and bloggers should identify any company... More

Magnum Foundation Grants 2 Fellowships to Support Collaborative Documentary Projects

Posted by on Friday August 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Magnum Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Magnum Photos, has announced the winners of a new fellowship supporting photographic projects that invite public participation. Magnum Foundation has partnered with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia School of Journalism to create the Photography, Expanded Fellowship, which will help photographers “collaborate with technologists to expand... More

5 Winners of 2015 Aaron Siskind Fellowships Named

Posted by on Wednesday August 19, 2015 | Uncategorized

The Aaron Siskind Foundation has announced the winners of its 2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) grants on August 17. This year’s recipients are: Juan Arredondo of West Orange, NJ Amy Finkelstein of Takoma Park, MD Robyn Hasty of Brooklyn, NY Ed Kashi of Montclair, NJ Natalie Krick of Longmont, CO The first-round judges for this... More