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This is Trump’s New Official Portrait

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The White House just published President Trump’s official portrait photo, which means the one that was released in January 2017 was a placeholder until the real official photo could be made. The newly released portrait was shot on Friday, October 6, 2017, by official White House photographer Shealah Craighead. In ...

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Great Photos Don’t Need to Be Technically Perfect

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Do photos always need to be technically perfect? In this 10-minute video, landscape photographer Thomas Heaton discusses whether photographers worry too much about the technicalities of a photo, forgetting about what’s actually in the image. “The best standalone images are those that tell a story, those that make the viewer feel something,” ...

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Silberra Wants to Mass Produce New B&W Film Lines

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Silberra is a young analog photo company based in Russia that has big goals in the camera film industry: it just launched a $115,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to mass produce over 6 new black-and-white film stocks. The company was born in 2009 and adopted the Silberra brand earlier this ...

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This Music Video is a Weird Photoshop Editing Timelapse

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Here’s the new official music video for the song “Do I Have to Talk You Into It” by Spoon. If you’re a photographer who has watched post-processing tutorials online, the concept of this music video will be strangely familiar to you: it’s a Photoshop editing timelapse. The 4.5-minute video shows ...

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This Neural Network Enhances Phone Photos to ‘DSLR-Quality’

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Want to turn your smartphone snapshots into DSLR-quality photos? A group of scientists in Switzerland is trying to help make that possible. They’ve created a neural network that aims to automatically enhance low-quality phone snapshots into “DSLR-quality photos.” The research group at ETH Zurich detailed their new artificial intelligence photo ...

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Nikon Closes Camera Factory in China, Blames Rise of Smartphones

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Nikon announced today that it will be shutting down its digital camera factory in the Jiangsu province China, blaming the rise of smartphones for the demise of the compact digital camera market. The decision, made by Nikon’s board of directors at a meeting today, closes Nikon Imaging (China), a subsidiary ...

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