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American Photography Open 2018: Meet the Winners

By David Schonauer   Monday September 17, 2018

We are very pleased to announce the Short List of winners for our first annual American Photography Open. You can see them on our Pro Photo Daily Facebook page. We encourage everyone to "Like" their favorites -- the photographer who gets the most votes will win a prize from SanDisk at Photo Plus Expo in New York City next month. The top three vote getters ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: New Canon Super Telephotos, and the Fastest EF-M Lens

PetaPixel   Tuesday September 18, 2018

Canon’s new EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III lenses were designed with portability in mind, notes PetaPixel: The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III is 2.2 pounds, while the the EF 600mm f/4L IS III is 1.9lbs. The new lightweight lens groups in both lenses have been positioning toward the rear, shifting the center of gravity and allowing the lenses to be more easily and quickly maneuvered. Meanwhile, adds PP, Canon has also announced the new EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM, the fastest lens made so far for the EOS M mirrorless camera line.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Photographing Hurricane Florence

The Atlantic   Tuesday September 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence has now weakened to a tropical depression, and forecasters are warning of continued heavy rainfall and flooding still to come. When the deadly storm came ashore on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said it had sustained winds of 90 mph, notes The Atlantic’s In Focus photo blog, which features a portfolio of images shot in the wake of Florence by news photographers including Steve Helber (AP); Alex Edelman (AFP/Getty); Chris Seward (AP); and Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (AFP/Getty).     Read the full Story >>

Industry News: Getty Images to be Fully Controlled by the Getty Family Again

PetaPixel   Tuesday September 18, 2018

Stock photo powerhouse Getty Images is now once again owned by the Getty family, notes PetaPixel. The agency announced that the family has acquired a majority stake in the company and will take full control. Getty Images was founded in 1997 by family member Mark Getty and CEO Jonathan Klein. It was acquired in 2008 for $2.4 billion by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. Four years later, Hellman & Friedman ended up selling it for $3.3 billion to the private equity firm The Carlyle Group in 2012. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   Read the full Story >>

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