David Schonauer

Tech News: How to Change Your Instagram Algorithm to a Chronological Feed

Mashable   Thursday March 31, 2022

More than five years after it did away with the chronological feed in lieu of an algorithm-based system, Instagram has officially brought it back, notes PetaPixel. Now you can use the default algorithm that includes suggested posts, or you can choose between a chronological feed with posts by all accounts you follow. Separately, you can also choose to see posts from 50 of your favorite accounts, notes Mashable, which shows you how to change your feed.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: 007 Photographer Designs Pro Photo Course

Digital Camera World   Thursday March 31, 2022

Want to step up your photography business? Greg Williams, the longtime stills photographer of the James Bond movie franchise, has launched a 20-part online photography program designed exclusively for coaching professional photographers, notes Digital Camera World. The course, called Skills Pro, focuses on commercial and copyright aspects of the industry and other issues of concern to pros. It follows Williams’s previous Skills Faster course, which was designed for anyone looking to improve photo skills.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Trial to begin in ISIS killings of U.S. Journalists, Aid Workers

The Washington Post   Thursday March 31, 2022

The only trial in U.S. court for a member of a terrorist cell is getting underway, as El Shafee Elsheikh stands accused of taking part in the capture and murder of journalists and aid workers by the Islamic State, reports The Washington Post. Elsheikh, 33, was one of four ISIS militants who traveled to Syria from London. He is in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, because of the deaths of four Americans who were reporting on or supporting victims of the Syrian civil war, including journalist and video reporter James Foley.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: The Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Nominees

The Photographers’ Gallery   Thursday March 31, 2022

Works from the artists shortlisted for the 2022 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize are on view at The Photographers’ Gallery in London through June. Deana Lawson, Gilles Peress, Jo Ractliffe and Anastasia Samoylova are shortlisted for this year’s award, which explores photography’s ability to “reveal hidden truths and make us look afresh at the world,” notes AnOther. The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced at a special award ceremony held at the Gallery on May 12, with the other finalists each receiving £5,000.    Read the full Story >>

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