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Contractors Allegedly Used Homeless People for Facial Recognition Tech Development – Photography Article

Contractors Allegedly Used Homeless People for Facial Recognition Tech Development Last Updated on October 15, 2019 by Kehl BayernFacial recognition technology is going to be controversial no matter how you cut it but it probably isn’t doing itself any favors with developers that are trying to push it forward using methods that are ethically questionable. Pixel 4 from Google.From sensors in China that can read a crowd and identify everyone in it to today’s story of contractors for Google’s Pixel…

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The Instagram Shadowban Feature is Finally Here – Photography Article

The Instagram Shadowban Feature is Finally Here Last Updated on October 4, 2019 by Kehl BayernInstagram is rolling out a range of changes to its core app’s functionality and one of the biggest (and most requested) is the so-called shadowban option which the company is more tactfully calling a “Restrict” function. Lisa Fotios from Pexels.What it does is basically make a troll or abusive user’s comments invisible to everyone but that person.Aimed at reigning in the rampant bullying that can…

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Photographer Trapped in Vietnam Because He Tried to Fly with the Recalled Macbook Pro – Photography Article

Last Updated on October 1, 2019 by Kehl Bayern If you remember sometime ago we told you about the big recall on Macbook Pro batteries due to a little problem where the computer could potentially…explode into flames a la the Samsung Galaxy debacle. Photo by veeterzy from Pexels.Well, naturally the FAA issued a ban on the Macbook Pro in question unless it is repaired by Apple and its battery issue is resolved. Unfortunately for one photographer in Vietnam, this news…

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Meet the Canon EOS M200, A New APS-C Mirrorless for Everybody (But Especially Social Media Fans) – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 30, 2019 by Kehl Bayern As we get closer to the end of the year, we were expecting a batch of new cameras to be released but this year is proving particularly fruitful. EOS M200 from Canon. Today we’re bringing you word of Canon’s next mirrorless wonder for everybody, the EOS M200 which is being billed as an entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera with a 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a ship date of THIS MONTH.Just in…

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Chinese Researchers Unveil New 500MP Camera Capable of Picking One Face Out of a Crowd of Thousands in Seconds – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 27, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Facial recognition technology is opening up a whole can of worms when it comes to ethics and optical technology. One country that is turning the nascent field into an art is China which just unveiled a super camera capable of recognizing individual faces within a crowd of thousands at China’s International Industry Fair. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need…

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AP Photographer Hit by Bullet Fragments as Haitian Senator Fired Gun to Get Rid of Crowd – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 25, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Another reminder of just how dangerous photography journalism can be: An Associated Press photographer on assignment in Haiti was injured by bullet fragments fired from a senator’s gun that was being used to disperse a gathered crowd. Terje Sollie from Pexels. Chery Dieu-Nalio got hit in the face with pieces of bullets, PetaPixel reports, while Haitian senator Ralph Fethiere fired shots into the air to scare away a crowd gathered at…

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Reusable Straw Photoshopped Into Political Advert for Reasons Still Unknown – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 24, 2019 by Kehl Bayern How politicians present themselves in media is often central to their campaign’s messaging strategy, but even this stretches into the absurd. Element5 Digital from Pexels. Canadian Green Party Elizabeth May is at the center of a Photoshop controversy after her group used the software to edit a photograph of her to include a reusable straw where no straw existed previously.Of course, as leader of a party predicated on environmental awareness, that…

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Photographer’s Death by a Falling Tree Branch Called Suspicious – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 23, 2019 by Kehl Bayern A photographer died during a photo shoot with some local high schoolers for senior pictures after a tree branch fell on her. Louis Quintero from Pexels. Normally, that is more than enough of a story to traumatize people but that’s not all: Reports are emerging that the death is being considered suspicious and that anyone with any information whatsoever is urged to contact the local authorities about what looks like an…

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Triple Leica Camera Huawei Mate 30 Pro Revealed to the World at Last – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 22, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Things aren’t getting any easier for Huawei in the wake of China and the United States’ ongoing trade war, a consequence of which could see smartphone maker cut off from the Google Android ecosystem. Yet, even so, the company is still showing off its next-generation wares and the Mate 30 Pro is a nice, adequate distraction from all of those other issues. The fact that it comes with a trio of…

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60MP Nikon Z8 in Development with Rumored 16-Bit RAW Capabilities – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 21, 2019 by Kehl Bayern There’s so much new camera gear coming out in the next several months that the next big story we cover might be how all of us are going broke trying to afford it all. Such are the rigors of the hobby, eh? Nikon Z7 from Nikon. This is the week of gear news and we’re going to cap it off with one more piece of news from Nikon’s upcoming product pipeline…

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Street Photographer Assaulted for Taking Picture of Notting Hill Carnival Couple – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 19, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Life is not easy for street photographers and this story just illustrates how tough it can be. One street photographer taking pictures at the Notting Hill Carnival found himself on the receiving end of a barrage of senseless violence and all because he dared to capture a couple hugging in a public place. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need…

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Please, No: Apple Wants to Trademark the Word “Slofie” – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 18, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Apple’s new iPhone 11 has a ton of people hyped but it looks like it might also birth a new iteration of obnoxiousness if a recent trademark filing is some kind of tea leaf reading about future trends. iPhone 11 from Apple. The word “slofie” recently showed up in a trademark filing by the Cupertino firm in an attempt to capitalize on the iPhone 11’s vaunted “slow motion selfie” feature. If…

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Canon 1D X Mark III Coming Just in Time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Will Have IBIS, Big Improvement in Resolution – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 17, 2019 by Kehl Bayern More rumors of gear today as we have word that Canon’s 1D X Mark III powerhouse will be coming out just in time for Japan’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics and it could prove to be one of the more powerful devices Canon has out on the market when it drops. EOS-1D X Mark II from Canon. Aside from rumors that the camera will be coming out in time for the 2020 Tokyo…

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Is Apple a Camera Company Now? – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 16, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Apple is touting the iPhone 11 and one of the biggest features it is honing in on in presentations is the smartphone’s impressive camera setup. That has led some publications, like CNBC, to state that Apple is a camera company because they are using that as the main differentiator between their products and those of competitors. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when…

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Canon’s 80MP EOS R Coming Out in Early 2020, Rumors Indicate – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 15, 2019 by Kehl Bayern The timeline behind Canon’s launch of its rumored mirrorless 80MP EOS R model is becoming a lot clearer but we’re still not certain on the exact release date. That said, rumors indicate that Canon’s new powerhouse could come out in early 2020 which is, technically speaking, just around the corner. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need it – when…

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Amazon’s Pricing Snafu for Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens Results in Customers Receiving $20 Gift Cards Instead – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 14, 2019 by Kehl Bayern You might recall the Amazon Prime Day debacle where the company accidentally listed some camera gear worth thousands upon thousands of dollars for little to nothing. Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens from Sony. Amazingly, the company honored those rock bottom prices and some photographers out there got an absolutely amazing deal. But it doesn’t look like history is going to repeat itself, even if the mistake is a $USD 300 one…

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Digital Artist Accused of Stealing Photos by Acclaimed Weather Photographer – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 12, 2019 by Kehl Bayern It is always questionable when someone blends another artist’s work and then labels the product something of one’s creation. Guillaume Meurice from Pexels. Whether it is fan fiction or art, no matter how well done, the central inspiration and premise is drawn from another creator’s ideas. Today’s story involves an acclaimed weather photographer’s pictures being “stolen” by a digital artist – someone who uses multiple photos to create a composite image…

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Lawsuit by News Anchor Targets Facebook, Reddit, and Others for Using Picture in Ad for “Local Single Women,” Among Others – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 11, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Most of us would agree that having our image and likeness used for ads that we never commissioned is probably one of the many forms of modern purgatory that the Internet can inflict upon someone. Pixabay from Pexels. A lawsuit from a news anchor in Philadelphia is suing some pretty big websites because she noticed a “creepy” security cam picture of her being used for everything from erectile dysfunction ads to…

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Cutting-Edge, Triple-Camera iPhone 11 Comes in Three Trim Levels – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 10, 2019 by Kehl Bayern The next iPhone is on its way and it looks like Apple is getting aggressive when it comes to their marquee product. We’re talking better specs, more colors, and, best of all, a cheaper price. And, in the bonus round, a naming scheme that makes a lot more sense. Here are the details we have so far on Apple’s latest salvo in the headset wars. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat…

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Timelapse Photography: A Complete Guide for Beginners – Photography Article

If you’re not familiar with time-lapse videos, you’ve probably already seen them but just aren’t aware of it. With time lapse photography, you can take sequential photos captured over a period of hours and compress them into a video of only a few minutes in length – this allows you to see a slowly changing scene at a much faster pace and can open up a whole new world of photography to you. The results can be spectacular. Milky Way…

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Pay This Instagram Account $1000 and They’ll Tell The World About How Rich You Are – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 9, 2019 by Kehl Bayern No, it isn’t Rich Kids of Instagram, but it is something seemingly worse depending on how you look at it. Tobias Dziuba from Pexels. There’s an Insta account out there charging people $USD 1000 for the invaluable service of broadcasting to the world just how rich they are.So, it’s kind of like if the Rich Kids of Instagram account decided to monetize its madness into a kind of ad agency for…

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Team Behind the First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole Win $3 Million Prize – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 8, 2019 by Kehl Bayern This year saw one of the biggest photographs ever to be taken in the history of astrophotography when a massive team of scientists from across the globe worked together to capture the first-ever picture of a black hole. Now those scientists will be splitting a $3 million prize as part of their Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics award, something PetaPixel likens to the “Oscar of Science.” Claim Your Free Camera Craft…

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Facebook Stops Making Facial Recognition Scans the Default for New Users, Turns It Into an Opt-In Feature – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 7, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Privacy is becoming more of a concern as facial recognition technology advances and is integrated even more extensively into things we use all the time such as our smartphones and social media platforms. Oleg Magni from Pexels. But, in a huge victory for privacy advocates, Facebook is deciding to lessen its aggressive pursuit of facial recognition tech in that the company is getting rid of its policy of scanning pictures uploaded…

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Is Canon Working on a Mirrorless-to-DSLR Camera Converter? – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 6, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Tons of news this week in the camera gear department and Canon is turning up the notch just a little bit more as we close it out. EOS 1 DX from Canon. Reports are swirling around the web that the Japanese optics giant is developing nothing less than a mirrorless-to-DSLR camera converter in a bid to bridge two worlds and two massive segments of the modern market.The indication that the company…

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National Geographic Shutting Down “Your Shot” Website, Moving Format to Instagram – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 5, 2019 by Kehl Bayern A fan favorite from National Geographic is closing up shop but not calling it quits – NatGeo’s “Your Shot’ is moving to Instagram. Matt Hardy from Pexels. Groan. According to a picture on the website for the community, all of the activities there will cease as of October 31 of this year and, after that, everything is moving over to the Instagram account. Of course, there’s a lot of speculation on…

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Nikon’s New D6 Powerhouse DSLR is Imminent – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 4, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Everyone loves new gear, and Nikon heads are particularly known for being the first passengers on the hype train. D6 from Nikon. But it looks like the hype surrounding Nikon’s new DSLR, the D6, is very real and it is going to make more than a few photographers excited.Word began leaking on the net about this camera’s upcoming debut and it looks like Nikon decided to take the lead today and…

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When All the Clouds Are the Same: Travel Influencer May Have Faked Some Photos on Instagram – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 3, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Another week, another influencer on Instagram caught faking it for the likes. In this case, Argentinian Tupi Saravia, a “travel” influencer – was recently called out by members of the Instagram community for having travel photos from different locations around the world but with the exact same sky. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need it – when you’re out…

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Facebook May Join Instagram in Eliminating Likes – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 2, 2019 by Kehl Bayern The idea that Instagram might get rid of likes on the photos users submit to the service did not go over well with a lot of the platform’s more dedicated advocates but the furor has not stamped down Facebook’s research into it. Anderson Guerra from Pexels. Now, in a sign of just how serious the company is about it, there are reports that Facebook could get rid of likes back at…

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Mighty Morphin’ Power Drones: Berkeley Team Creates a Drone That Can Shrink and Go Anywhere – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 1, 2019 by Kehl Bayern Drones are taking over everything and you’re about to see them everywhere – literally. The Lazy Artist Gallery from Pexels. That’s because researchers at the University of California – Berkeley developed a drone that can shrink and “squeeze” through tight spaces which basically means it can go anywhere it wants to travel. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need it…

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Hot New Pics of Jupiter, Courtesy of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 1, 2019 by Kehl Bayern NASA is reliable when it comes to astrophotography that blows our minds, and they’re not disappointing fans with this latest batch of pics from Hubble that feature none other than the titan king of the solar system, Jupiter itself. Jupiter – June 27, 2019 by Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 from NASA. Taken on June 27 according to reports, this new image of Jupiter is notable because of its very vivid…

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