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Shutterfly Buys School Photo Company Lifetouch for $825M in Cash

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Shutterfly has announced that it has agreed to acquire Lifetouch, the employee-owned photography company best known for being the national leader in school pictures. The purchase price is $825 million in cash. “Shutterfly and Lifetouch, two undisputed leaders in their respective industries, are both built around the mission of helping ...

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Ex-Nat Geo Photo Editor Patrick Witty Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Another prominent figure in the photography industry is being accused of sexual misconduct. Several women are claiming that photographer and photo editor Patrick Witty sexually harassed them in a variety of ways. The accusations were first reported in an exclusive story published by Vox, which investigated the circumstances surrounding Witty’s ...

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This Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer is Only 13 Years Old

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Josiah Launstein is a Canadian wildlife photographer who has won multiple prestigious awards… and he’s only 13 years old. Launstein first got behind the lens at the age of 5, following in the footsteps of his father and sister, who are also avid wildlife photographers. This 3-minute video profile by CBC Arts offers ...

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How to Shoot Macro Snowflake Photos at Home

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This is my account of how I’ve fallen in love with snowflake photography… I’ve spent the better part of my life photographing nature’s smallest details. My early years of shooting botanicals eventually evolved into my current obsession with macro insect and spider photography. I’ve spent that same time running from ...

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Fujifilm Takes Over Xerox in $6.1B Deal

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Fujifilm just took of Xerox in a deal worth $6.1 billion that creates an $18 billion company. Fujifilm will have majority ownership and complete control over the American company best known for its photocopiers. Reuters reports that Xerox is being combined into the existing 55-year-old Asian joint venture between the ...

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Shootout: $4,990 Zeiss Otus 28mm vs $4,250 Leica Q

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In the pantheon of lens focal lengths, 28mm is a bit of an outlier. Photojournalists are more apt to reach for the 35mm, while many manufacturers have settled on 24mm for primes and the wide end of their zoom lenses. But 28mm has become visually familiar to consumers because its ...

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How To Photograph Seascapes

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Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I decided to write a little guide on it. There are many options depending on what look you’re going for. By using some examples ...

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The Story of Sean Flynn’s Leica M2

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This is a story about a camera, a rather special camera. Every camera has a history, so they say. But it is not all that often that one has such a rich and documented history. One that was thought to be lost but has been found again. This is the ...

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