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What We Learned This Week: Watson on Technique, Von Wong on Promotion, and VII on Fake News

By David Schonauer   Thursday November 30, 2017

It was a week of insights at PPD: We recently took note of a new book from Taschen called "KAOS," which celebrates the illustrious career of photographer Albert Watson. At Dazed magazine, meanwhile, Watson, a master of technique, offered a masterclass of sorts, admitting that as a young photographer technique "was painful" to learn. We found other insights about brand-building in a discussion between ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Sony Launches Imaging Edge Software Suite

PetaPixel   Wednesday November 29, 2017

Sony’s newly announced Imaging Edge software suite comes with three key pieces of software — “Remote,” “Viewer,” and “Edit” — that the company says will speed up workflow and allow users to “unleash the full potential” of the Pixel Shift technology in the new a7R III. Edit allows you to to process raw files by adjusting brightness and color, apply Creative Styles, crop, and straighten. You can also then export the edited raw to JPEG or TIFF formats, notes PetaPixel. Remote application allows for live tethered shooting. Go here  for more.   Read the full Story >>

Discoveries: Getty Images Releases Unseen Slim Aarons Images

Getty Images   Wednesday November 29, 2017

Getty Images, which owns and markets the Slim Aarons Collection, has released a set of previously unseen photographs by the legendary lifestyle photographer. The 15 images, which capture the socialites at home and at play in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, are the first in a series of biannual releases planned by Getty Images. The agency notes that most of the photos in its Slim Aarons Collection remain unseen. As Vanity Fair  noted in 2003, Aarons has become an inspiration for modern photographers. See also: This PPD post from 2016.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Francois Hebel to Helm Larger Cartier-Bresson Foundation

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Wednesday November 29, 2017

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation  is relocating from the Montparnasse area of Paris to a larger space in the Marais and has appointed François Hébel, former director of the Arles photo festival, as its managing director, reports The Art Newspaper. His appointment follows the decision of Agnès Sire, the director of the foundation since 2004, to focus on its artistic direction and curating exhibitions. The 900-square-meter building will enable the foundation to double the number of annual exhibitions from three to six.    Read the full Story >>

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