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What We Learned This Week: PETA vs. Photographer; Photographer vs. Jenners

By David Schonauer   Thursday July 20, 2017

PETA won't give up. And photographer David Slater says that has ruined him. Slater, who is defending himself against PETA's copyright infringement claim on behalf of a macaque monkey that hijacked his camera and shot selfies with it, has told the Telegraph newspaper that the lawsuit has left him penniless and that he is considering giving up his career as a wildlife ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Nikon's New 70-300mm VR Lens

PetaPixel   Friday July 21, 2017

Nikon's newly announced AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens is the first from the company to feature a stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocusing, notes PetaPixel, which calls the lens “a modern followup to this popular zoom range for Nikon FX full-frame cameras.” Video shooters will especially find it attractive because of its quiet AF performance, adds DIY Photography. Vibration Reduction in the lens provides up to 4.5 stops of stabilization. DP Review  has all the specs.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: Winners of 2017 Audubon Awards

Audubon Photography Awards   Friday July 21, 2017

Photographer Deborah Albert images of a Gentoo Penguin mother and newly born chick, shot on a rocky beach near Brown Bluff, Antarctica, is the grand-prize winner of the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards. More than 5,500 images depicting birdlife from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces were submitted to this year’s competition. Photographer Steve Mattheis’s image of a Great Grey Owl shot in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, is the winner of the Professional category.   Read the full Story >>

Industry News: Bowens to Be Liquidated, Report Says

DIYPhotography   Friday July 21, 2017

Bowens, the 94-year-old photography brand best known for its lighting equipment, is being liquidated, reports DIY Photography. Just over one year ago, Bowens and Calumet were acquired by investment company Aurelius, which said it planned to expand Calumet’s retail footprint across Europe. “We were aware the company was facing problems and have all been working long days to pull company through a hard time, but we never thought it would end,” a company source tells PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

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