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Spotlight: Capturing Life in Wichita, Kansas

The Washington Post   Tuesday October 19, 2021

“Working entirely within a one-mile radius of my house, I have created a picture of my hometown of Wichita, Kansas. The boundary encompasses a diverse socioeconomic cross-section of east central Wichita. The arbitrary perimeter is both limiting and liberating — by staying close to my home, I have eliminated the compulsion to capture ‘everything’ in my city.” So notes photographer Cary Conover, describing his latest project, “Close to Home: Wichita Photographs, 2016-2020.” which is featured at The Washington Post.   Read the full Story >>

Social News: Instagram Rebrands IGTV, Moves Long Videos to Your Feed

engadget   Tuesday October 19, 2021

From now on, IGTV videos will be a part of your Instagram feed just like other videos posted by the people you follow, notes DIY Photography: Facebook is merging its long-form IGTV format with the regular videos from your feed, leaving just one format for all Instagram footage. The move might help Instagram-based creators, too, adds Engadget: While they'll still have to produce long-form video to qualify for ads (now called Instagram In-Stream video ads), they should have an easier time reaching viewers who would have glossed over IGTV in the past.   Read the full Story >>

On Focus: A Pakistani Photographer Hopes to Save the Past

The New York Times   Tuesday October 19, 2021

Before Shahid Zaidi was born, before his home was an independent country, his father opened a portrait studio and captured the nation’s emerging history. Syed Mohammed Ali Zaidi’s customers began to include the elite of the new nation of Pakistan, including Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the lawyer who became the modern country’s founder. Now the son is creating digital versions of his father’s images.  He aims to put the complete collection online so that families can find their ancestors and explore Pakistan’s coming-of-age, notes The NY Times.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: These 7 Mistakes Can Destroy Your Photo Business

Fstoppers   Tuesday October 19, 2021

If you’re a photo enthusiast thinking about becoming a photo pro, there are plenty of mistakes you need to avoid making. At Fstoppers, Brooklyn-based headshot and portrait photographer Joe Loper zeroes in on the top seven. His first tip: Remove the burden of profit. “There are so many hats to wear at the same time that the last thing you want to worry about is trying to make a living on something that you don't even know how to do yet,” he writes.   Read the full Story >>

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