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Social News: Instagram Star Caught Using Other People's Photos

BBC   Friday June 22, 2018

Daryl Aiden Yow, a Singapore-based photographer and social media influencer with100,000 followers on Instagram, is at the center of controversy after it was found that many of his Instagram photos were actually uncredited images shot by others, notes PetaPixel. Original versions of the images were traced to Shutterstock, CanStockPhoto and Unsplash.com, among other sites.Yow admitted to the deception after the news site Mothership identified a dozen examples, adds the BBC. Several images had been edited to alter their color and composition.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Canon Debuts Updated 70-200mm Lenses

DIYPhotography   Friday June 22, 2018

Canon has announced a new version of its popular 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II and 70-200mm f/4L telezoom lenses. Among the improvements in the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens: five stops of stabilization - up from three in the older lens. Its stabilization system is quieter and now features three modes designed specifically for shooting still and moving subjects. Meanwhile, adds DIY Photography, the new 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III lenses is a slimmed down version of its predecessor featuring 9 diaphragm blades instead of 8.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Life In an Coal-Mining Boomtown

The Washington Post   Friday June 22, 2018

For 15 of the past 18 years, Rich-Joseph Facun worked as a photojournalist. But after bouncing around with his family from state to state and country to country, he and his wife bought land in the foothills of Appalachia. Facun stopped taking pictures and devoted his time to working his land and his kids. But, notes The Washington Post, in January he picked up his camera again to chronicle life in his coal-mining boomtown. “There is so much more to Appalachia than poverty, opioid addiction and other stereotypes,” he says.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Jill Greenberg Seeks Gender Parity in Advertising Photography

PDN   Friday June 22, 2018

Photographer Jill Greenberg has launched an online directory to promote women photographers for advertising jobs, film and television key art, and magazine covers, notes PDN. Called Alreadymade, the new platform serves as a resource for clients looking to hire experienced women photographers. To be included on the site, photographers have to have shot at least three ad campaigns and have handled productions with budgets north of $125,000. Forty-nine women photographers are now listed on Alreadymade.   Read the full Story >>

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