David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: Facebook Goes Video, Film Comes Back

By David Schonauer   Friday June 24, 2016

This week we learned that humanity - which is to say all those people on Facebook - are facing a future without words. Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, recently got the web's attention by predicting that the social network could be "all video" within five years. Not everyone agrees, though. In other trend news, we noted this ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Adobe CC Update Brings "Face Aware Liquify"

DIYPhotography   Friday June 24, 2016

Adobe has updated a number of its Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, which gets a speed boost and new editing tools. DIY Photography is happy to see the Legacy Healing Brush returned to Photoshop. There’s also Content-Aware Crop, which automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand a canvas beyond the original image size, notes PDN Pulse. And there is Face-Aware Liquify, which uses the Liquify Tool while keeping the face in proportion by automatically identifying eyes, noses, mouths, and other facial features.   Read the full Story >>

On View: Where Refugee Children Slept

The Huffington Post   Friday June 24, 2016

“It’s not just a big group of people. It’s millions of individuals with different backgrounds and different stories,” says Swedish photographer Magnus Wennman at the Huffington Post. Wennman, a past winner of the World Press Photo competition, has been photographing refugees in camps across the Middle East and Europe, and now his haunting series “Where the Children Sleep” goes on view at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (June 27-July 10). Must see.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Brock Turner, and How Photos Present Guilt and Innocence

TIME LightBox   Friday June 24, 2016

“Neither a person nor a photograph should be taken at face value; it is more complicated than that,” writes Fred Ritchin at Time LightBox, Ritchen, Dean of the School at the International Center of Photography, examines how photographs present and misrepresent criminals, including Brock Turner, the Stanford student who was convicted of sexual assault earlier this month. Until his police mugshot was released recently, Turner was presented in an entirely different light, Ritchen notes.   Read the full Story >>

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