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Honor Roll: Magnum Foundation Fund Announces New Grant Winners

TIME LightBox   Friday March 31, 2017

The Magnum Foundation Fund, which replaces the Emergency Fund program, will support image-makers who are pushing to “expand the parameters of documentary photography.” This year’s selection of grantees, announced recently, are Mari Bastashevski, Marko Drobnjakovic, Carlo Gabuco, Daniel Castro Garcia, Eduardo Hirose, Nneka Iwunna, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Musuk Nolte, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Faiham Ebna Sharif. The new program reflects changes in how photographers now distribute their work, notes Time LightBox.   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: Instagram's "Sensitive" Blurs and New Booking Feature

By David Schonauer   Friday March 31, 2017

Instagram made big moves this week. And one of them might change how you get photography jobs. The Facebook-owned platform announced it would add an option allowing clients to "book" businesses from inside the app. The new feature is part of an effort to expand the app's consumer uses, and it may result in turning the social network into a new revenue stream ...   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Sony World Photo Award Open and National Winners

World Photography Organization   Thursday March 30, 2017

The winners of the Open and National categories of the 2017 Sony World Photo Awards have been announced, and you can see them at the World Photography Organization website. This year's contest attracted 227,596 entries from 183 countries. Among the winners is Russian photographer Alexander Vinogradov’s portrait of model Anastasiya Marinina (Open category) and Panamanian photographer Jonatan Banista’s close-up of an iguana (National). See selections of the work at The Atlantic.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Make Lightroom Run Faster

Anthony Morganti    Thursday March 30, 2017

Those moments sitting behind a computer are moments you’ll never get back: YouTuber Anthony Morganti has a tutorial video offering seven tips for optimizing Lightroom performance. His advice focuses on various settings you can adjust and tools you can run inside Lightroom, from Catalog Settings to Preferences. “Since photographers have different workflows and needs, customizing how Lightroom runs can help make it run faster for your own purposes,” notes PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

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