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Insight: Five lessons About the Drone Part of Drone Journalism

Poynter.   Friday July 13, 2018

The Missouri Drone Journalism Program has flown more than 450 sorties since December, and at Poynter Judd Slivka, director of aerial journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, shares lessons learned about flying for news. Among them: Don’t just fly in P-mode. “Most drones have three modes — P, or positioning; A, or attitude; and S, or sport,” notes Slivka. While P is the safest in many lot of ways, he writes, it is susceptible to wireless interference that can cause the drone to fly away out of your control.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: How Colin McCrae Rediscovered the Snowfields of the High Sierra

By David Schonauer   Tuesday July 10, 2018

"On a clear day, if there is no movement, there is no sound." That's how San Francisco Bay Area-based photographer Colin McRae remembers the sensation of trekking through the snowfields of the high Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Over the course of several winters, McRae, who's best known for his architectural, lifestyle, and aerial photography, spent weeks at a time in the ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Leica Intros New Features with Mass Firmware Update

DP Review   Wednesday July 11, 2018

Leica has released new firmware for five of its camera models, making significant changes to the way existing features operate while also adding totally new functions in some cases. The updates effect the M10 rangefinder, the Q compact and the new CL, as well as the TL2 and the T/TL, notes DP Review. The highlights of the update include allowing four minute exposure times in the M10 at base ISO, and the addition of aperture value recording in the camera’s EXIF data – even though it will be an estimate. PetaPixel  has more.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Photos of Text Messages Raise Ethics Questions

PetaPixel   Wednesday July 11, 2018

Is it okay for street photographers to take pictures of people’s private text messages? As PetaPixel notes, that is one of the questions raised by noted street photographer Jeff Mermelstein, who has been photographing people’s phones while they are texting and then posting the results on Instagram. Business Insider  asks essentially the same question, though it also declares that Mermelstein’s images offer “a compelling insight into human nature.” Fstoppers thinks perhaps it’s an invasion of privacy. Your thoughts?   Read the full Story >>

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