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Art News: Nan Goldin Selling Signed $100 Prints to Fight the Opioid Crisis

HYPERALLERGIC   Wednesday October 31, 2018

As part of a five-day sale organized by Magnum Photos in partnership with the nonprofit Aperture Foundation, photographer Nan Goldin is offering $100 square prints, notes Hyperallergic. Proceeds will directly fund her activist group, PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), which she founded earlier this year as a guerrilla campaign to demonstrate against the Sackler family’s ubiquity in many prominent art institutions.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Learn Lighting and Composition by Studying Painting

By Bill Dobbins   Wednesday October 31, 2018

Painters have traditionally developed their skills by studying and often copying the works of the old masters. This helped them learn about aspects of their craft like composition, color, perspective, and light. Photographers can benefit from doing the same thing, notes photographer Bill Dobbins. "Photographs are limited by the technology that created them, even in the digital age" he writes. "Paintings are only restricted ...   Read the full Story >>

Follow-Up: Apple Admits iPhone "Beautygate" is a Camera Bug

PetaPixel   Wednesday October 31, 2018

There’s been plenty of discussion of late about the iPhone XS and XR’s “beauty filter,” a default skin smoothing in selfies that sparked a controversy dubbed “beautygate.” While many have explained the effect as the result of noise reduction, Apple has just admitted that it’s a software bug in the new Smart HDR feature. “Essentially, Smart HDR was choosing the wrong base frame for HDR processing when you took a selfie,” The Verge reports.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: See Life Aboard Cuba's Aging Trains

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Wednesday October 31, 2018

Cuba was the first country in Latin America—and one of the first in the world—to develop a rail system: Sugar producers spurred construction of railways, which first opened in 1837, a time when only six other countries in the world had such transportation systems. Today, Cuba’s railroads primarily serve the country’s rural population, notes National Geographic, which features Havana-based Colombian photographer Eliana Aponte’s images of modern life aboard the aging Cuban trains.   Read the full Story >>

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