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Insight: 5 Wedding Reception Flash Photography Tips

John Branch IV Photography   Tuesday October 31, 2023

Wedding photography flash can be scary, because you’re not always working in optimal environments. But in a new video YouTuber John Branch IV offers 5 tips to help you on your way. One top tip is to invest in good flash modifiers. He also advises you to use ISO around 800 or even 1000 to capture the ambiance of the wedding reception while still making the most of your flash. Also: Why not use off-camera flash?   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Steven Klein Polaroids Go to Auction

Vogue   Tuesday October 31, 2023

If certain photographers have a somewhat haphazard approach to archiving their own work, Steven Klein isn’t one of them, notes Vogue. Klein has meticulously cataloged decades worth of his fashion work and portraiture, giving rise to auctions, exhibitions and book. The latest auction will take place on Nov. 15 at Phillips London, featuring 18 Klein Polaroids of Modonna, Prince, and supermodels including Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Klein tells Vogue the backstories surrounding a number of the images.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Tamron Firmware Update Improves AF for 28-200mm and 35-150mm Zooms

PetaPixel   Tuesday October 31, 2023

Tamron says a new firmware update for its 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (Model A071) and 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058) full-frame lenses for Sony E-mount promises “significantly improved” autofocus performance, including improved accuracy when tracking a moving subject." The lenses also now support the AF Assist function when recording video, notes PetaPixel. The 35-150mm lens can be updated via the Tamron Lens Utility, while the 28-200mm zoom must be updated through the camera body. The firmware for the 28-200mm is available on Tamron’s support website.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art, 2: A.I. Muddies War in Unexpected Way

The New York Times   Tuesday October 31, 2023

Disinformation researchers have found relatively few fake A.I. of the Israel-Hamas war, and even fewer that are convincing, notes The New York Times, yet the mere possibility that A.I. content could be circulating is leading people to dismiss genuine images, video and audio as inauthentic. On social media platforms like X, Truth Social, Telegram and Reddit, people have accused political figures, media outlets and other users of brazenly trying to manipulate public opinion by creating A.I. content, even when the content is almost certainly genuine.   Read the full Story >>

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