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In Focus: With New Funding, NPPA Will Instruct Police and Journalists About Right to Record

National Press Photographers Association   Friday May 28, 2021

The NPPA has announced that it will instruct police, first responders and journalists across the country about the right to record police and other officials carrying out their public duties. The new initiative is funded by a $150,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and a one-year matching grant of $50,000 from the Press Freedom Defense Fund, a program of First Look Media. “The laws that protect the rights of journalists and other citizens to record public police work are clear, but they aren’t universally known,” said Paul Cheung, Knight Foundation director of journalism.   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: The 'New Big 5' Are for Shooting with a Camera, Not a Gun

By David Schonauer   Friday May 28, 2021

Should wildlife photographers set out to bag trophy animals? In the 1800s, when blood sports were more socially acceptable, the term "Big Five" was coined to refer to the lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard -- the animals that trophy hunters in Africa considered the most dangerous to hunt on foot. As we noted this week, British photographer Graeme Green wants to give the …   Read the full Story >>

Books: Carlota Guerrero Celebrates Female Bonds and Bodies

AnOther   Thursday May 27, 2021

In times of continued distancing, photographer Carlota Guerrero’s new photo book Tengo un dragón dentro del corazón (Prestel) invites you to get close, presenting a joyous celebration of physical intimacy, notes AnOther. The collection of 260 images showcases the photographer’s vision of subjects like nature, beauty, and spirituality, with images ranging from her personal artistic projects to editorial fashion shoots and portraits of the likes of Solange and Arca. In both text and image, this monograph is an homage to female bonds and bodies.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Photoshop's New "Save As" Function and More

PetaPixel   Thursday May 27, 2021

As part of its May 2021 release of Photoshop on Desktop — version 22.4 — Adobe made a significant change to how the “Save As” command works. The change, notes PetaPixel, has left many users baffled. Meanwhile PP also reports that the latest update for Photoshop includes a new Neural Filter called Depth Blur that will blur the background of photos intelligently, effectively bringing the idea of a smartphone’s “Portrait Mode” to the desktop application.   Read the full Story >>

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