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What We Learned This Week: Historic Beyonce Portrait Goes to Nat. Portrait Gallery

By David Schonauer   Friday August 16, 2019

It was ground breaking. And now photographer Tyler Mitchell's portrait of Beyonce Knowles -- one of several Mitchell created with the music star for American Vogue's September issue last year -- is going to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. "We're just so crazy in love with her that we had to do it!" declared the gallery at Instagram ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Lavalier GO Mic From RODE Makes Interviews Easier

nofilmschool   Friday August 16, 2019

RØDE’s Wireless GO audio system — an affordable wireless setup with an integrated  microphone that could be attached to a DSLR or smartphone via 3.5mm TRS jack for on-the-go audio — is beloved by YouTubers and independent shooters, notes NoFilmSchool. Now RØDE has introduced the Lavalier GO mic, which, declares NFS, will make interviewing and hosting with audio a lot less intrusive. Optimized to work with the Wireless GO system, the broadcast-grade lav mic features a 3.5mm TRS jack connector and a 4.5mm omnidirectional condenser capsule.    Read the full Story >>

Books: Recording the Fragile Kingdom Under the Sea

HYPERALLERGIC   Friday August 16, 2019

We know more about parts of outer space than we know what the deepest waters hold, but, notes Hyperallergic, we do know is that “the fragile ecosystems within the oceans are in danger from overfishing, pollution, plastics, radiation, climate change, acidification and other problems exacerbated by humans.” Christian Vizl’s black-and-white photographs of sea animals, collected in his new book Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves, act as a much-needed call to save the seas and creatures in them, adds the website.   Read the full Story >>

Social News: Instagram Bans Ad Partner for Tracking User Locations and More

Business Insider   Friday August 16, 2019

Instagram has banned one of its major advertising partners for tracking millions of users’ locations, saving public Instagram Stories, and scraping user data, reports Business Insider. The ad partner, Hyp3r, offers location-based marketing data to brands, allowing, for example, a hotel to target ads or interact with you on social media if you posted a photo from their rooftop bar, adds PetaPixel. Business Insider claims that about 90 percent of Hyp3r’s data came through Instagram.   Read the full Story >>

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