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The Rising ‘Pay To Be Featured’ Economy On Instagram


Instagram is a great platform for making connections and getting work out there to the masses. Reach hasn’t been affected like it has on Facebook just yet. However, on the topic of getting your work out there, “feature accounts” have really begun to take hold. Many of them start accumulating ...

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4×5 Large Format Rooftop Photos of Paris at Night


“Over Paris” is a gorgeous ongoing photo project by photographer Alain Cornu, who brings his 4×5 large format field camera onto rooftops around the Paris for views of the city at night. Cornu has spent nearly a decade adding photos to the series. Many of the images show famous landmarks ...

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Instagram Restores Some Order to Your Chaotic Feed


Two years after moving away from its simple, chronological feeds and toward Facebook-style algorithms, Instagram is now admitting that things have gotten a bit jumbled and chaotic. The company says it’s bringing some calm and order back. “Today we’re introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ...

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What Should You Charge for Your Pro Photography?


Figuring out how much to charge clients is a struggle shared by many photographers, particularly if you’re trying live off the fruits of your craft. In this 30-minute episode of their Picture This Podcast, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup spend half an hour discussing this topic and sharing advice. “It’s ...

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Insect Photographer Sues Pest Control Company for $2.7 Million


A well-known insect photographer has filed a $2.7 million copyright infringement lawsuit against a pest-control company. He accuses the businesses of using his photos without permission on its website. Alex Wild is the curator of entomology at the University of Texas-Austin, and his photos have been featured everywhere from the ...

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Vivo’s AI-Powered ‘Super HDR’ Blends 12 Separate Exposures


The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo is trying to beat Google at the HDR game. It has unveiled a new AI-powered feature called “Super HDR,” which claims to produce better high dynamic range photos with more natural results. GSMArena reports that Vivo’s technology captures 12 separate exposures of the scene in ...

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NVIDIA’s AI Can Magically Transfer One Photo’s Style to Another


NVIDIA has unveiled a new AI algorithm called FastPhotoStyle that can transfer the style from any photo to another photo, producing impressive, photo-realistic results seemingly by magic. The algorithm was developed by a team of scientists at NVIDIA and the University of California, Merced. It was published last month in ...

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The $399 Laowa 25mm Macro Lens vs the $1,050 Canon MP-E 65mm


In January 2018, I had the opportunity to test a pre-production version of Laowa’s first lens in 2018, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x. It is a niche high magnification macro lens touted to be the answer or alternative to the Canon MP-E 65mm for non-Canon users (especially Nikon macro photographers). ...

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This New Instagram Shadowban Tester Examines Your Last 10 Posts


Instagram has been accused of “shadowbanning” users and posts starting about a year ago, preventing tagged content from properly appearing in searches for those tags. After photographers and others complained last year, someone made a tool for checking to see if you’ve been shadowbanned. Now there’s a new and improved ...

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