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Trending: Happy Animals All Around Us

By David Schonauer   Friday November 9, 2018

Tired of bad news? Luckily, photographers and filmmakers are finding happy animals all around us to make things right. We recently featured photographer Randall Ford's grand portraits of animals, but today it's all about feeling good. We've got some of our favorite finalists of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, along with some other happy pets -- those rescued in the aftermath ...   Read the full Story >>

Follow-Up: Shahidul Alam Denied Bail-for 5th Time

PDN   Monday November 12, 2018

After numerous delays, a high court in Bangladesh has refused to hear the bail petition for photographer Shahidul Alam, who has been held in jail without charge since August 5. This was the fifth time Alam’s lawyers had sought his release on bail, notes PDN. Alam has been accused of violating Section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, which criminalizes sharing of information that “prejudices the image of the state or a person” or criticizes the government. Alam, the founder of the Pathshala South Media Institute in Dhaka and the Drik and Majority World photo agencies, was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Lucie Foundation on October 28.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: How We See Shocking Tragedy

The New York Times   Monday November 12, 2018

Traveling to Pittsburgh to cover the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue caused New York Times photographer Damon Winter to once again reflect on the power of photography — or the lack thereof — to capture “an ocean of pain on a scale that can never truly be conveyed.” Mere images, notes Winter, “depict intense suffering and genuine grief, but they also make it easier for us to swallow and over time we become numb. They give cover to politicians who offer thoughts and prayers and then do nothing.”   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: New iPad Pro Can Edit a 3GB .PSD File in Photoshop with Zero Lag

DIYPhotography   Monday November 12, 2018

Apple’s newly announced iPad Pro features significant changes over the previous models, notes DIY Photography: It’s had a huge “next generation” performance boost, with a new design offering a substantially larger screen ratio. But probably the biggest change is that the Lightning port has disappeared: It’s been replaced by a Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 socket. Inside the tablet is an A12X Bionic chip that Apple says outperforms most PC laptops on the market. There’s up to 1 terabyte of storage and 10-hour battery life in the thinnest iPads (5.9mm) designed thus far, adds PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

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