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French President Sues Photographer Who Followed Him on Holiday


French President Emmanuel Macron has filed a legal complaint against a photographer who he claims infringed upon his “right to privacy.” The photographer is being accused of taking “holiday snaps” of the president and his wife in Marseille this week. Preferring a more private holiday than his predecessors, Macron spent his ...

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AI Can Easily Erase Photo Watermarks: Here’s How to Protect Yours


Happy that your photos are safe online hidden behind aggressive watermarking? Maybe it’s time to reconsider. New Google research shows that a lot of watermarks, including those used by major stock websites, can be easily removed automatically by computers. But there’s a way to prevent it. Using clever AI algorithms, ...

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Photo Essay: The Wildfires Leaving Portugal in Ashes


Wildfires have been burning across Portugal, causing tens of deaths and scores of injuries. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a village called Pereiro De Maçao. For the last 4 days, a wildfire has consumed a large quantity of forest, destroying villages on its way. And yesterday it was reaching this town. ...

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B&H to Pay $3.22M to Settle Lawsuit Filed by the Dept. of Labor


The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that the giant NYC-based photography retailer B&H has agreed to pay $3.22 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the agency back in February 2016. B&H had faced allegations of discrimination, bias, and harassment. The settlement, first reported by The Phoblographer, is a ...

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Android Phone Cameras to Soon Have Infrared Depth Sensors


Qualcomm, which creates mobile processors, is pioneering a new active depth sensor that will probably make its way to Android phones next year via their upcoming 2nd generation Snapdragon processor. The Verge reports that his new technology, the 2nd generation Qualcomm Spectra ISP (Image Signal Processor), will allow phones to ...

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The Legendary Zeiss Biotar Lens is Coming Back from the Dead


The Zeiss Biotar 75mm f/1.5 is a legendary lens that’s currently one of the most expensive vintage lenses, available at over $1,000 for a usable one. The original was made in Jena, Germany. The lens is known for its beautiful swirling patterns that it introduces into the background at wide apertures, ...

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