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Books: Unseen Photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

AnOther   Friday October 30, 2020

Brian Hamill has spent over 50 years as a photojournalist and a still photographer on movie sets (Annie Hall, The Conversation, A Woman Under the Influence). He also had the opportunity to meet and photograph John Lennon – once while performing what would be his final concert in Madison Square Gardens in 1972, and twice on portrait assignments at Lennon and Yoko Ono’s New York home. His images of them – newly published in a photo book titled Dream Lovers – are masterfully composed and wonderfully candid, notes AnOther.   Read the full Story >>

Social News: Instagram to Change Nudity Policy After Controversy with Black Plus-Sized Model

engadget   Friday October 30, 2020

In a change to policy on female nudity, both Instagram and Facebook say they will now allow “content where someone is simply hugging, cupping or holding their breasts.” The move, notes Engadget, comes after a three-month campaign launched by The Observer in the UK. In August, The Observer published an article alleging that Instagram was censoring images posted by Nyome Nicholas-Williams, a Black plus-sized model known as CurvyNyome on Instagram. “Millions of pictures of very naked, skinny white women can be found on Instagram every day,” Nicholas-Williams told the newspaper. “But a fat black woman celebrating her body is banned? It was shocking to me. I feel like I’m being silenced.”   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: The first annual Aerial Photography Awards

Aerial Photography Awards   Friday October 30, 2020

There are already drone photography contests, but the new Aerial Photography Awards honor all types of aerial photography — whether images are made with airplanes, balloons helicopters or kites. The grand-prize winner of the 2020 contest is Belgian photographer Sebastian Nagy whose drone images placed in the top five in 5 separate categories, earning the highest “average score” of any submitting photographer and winning the title of Aerial Photographer of the Year. Entries came in from 65 countries.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Premiere Pro to Automatically Generate Captions with New Feature

nofilmschool   Friday October 30, 2020

Creating closed captions for video in a pain. YouTube has an algorithm that creates them, but it's not without flaws, notes NoFilmSchool, which reports that Adobe is perfecting its own version in Premiere Pro with Speech to Text, a Sensei-powered feature that will automatically generate a transcript and add captions to your video. Though the feature isn't expected to arrive until next year, when it does, it will mirror the pacing of your talent's speech and match it to the video timecode.    Read the full Story >>

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