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Nikon in ‘Dire Straits’ as its Slump Is Particularly Untimely: Report

This past year has not been kind to any camera manufacturer, but Nikon is reportedly in “dire straits” as it had yet to financially recover from previous business decisions even before it was hit with the worst slump in camera sales in years thanks to the proliferation of COVID-19. According to Japanese publication Tokyo Keizai …

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ViewShaper Says its a Booking Service That Puts Pro Photographers First

While companies like Snappr, Boom, and Pretty Instant seem built to devalue photography by commoditizing it, ViewShaper claims its goal is to do the exact opposite with a system built specifically for pros along with a photographer-focused pricing structure. ViewShaper’s founder Benjamin Le Cam told PetaPixel that he believes these other companies raising millions of …

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Angelina Jolie to Direct Biopic Starring Tom Hardy as War Photographer Don McCullin

Angelina Jolie is set to direct a biopic of Don McCullin, a British photojournalist who is one of the most well-known photographers of war and urban strife. Tom Hardy will portray the photographer and McCullin is actively involved in its production as executive producer. McCullin is a still-active photographer who did the bulk of his …

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Forensic Experts Used Photos and Videos From Social Media to Reconstruct Beirut Explosion

On August 4, an explostion rocked the city of Beirut, killing over 200 and injuring more than 6,500. In order to reconstruct exactly what happened, forensics researchers were able to piece together the event using photos and videos uploaded to social media. Forensic Architecture was invited by the Egyptian online journal Mada Masr to review …

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Officials Warn Against ‘Instagram Hikers’ Venturing to Plane Crash Site

A popular COVID lockdown photo location in Higher Shelf Stones, England has become dangerous for “Instagram Hikers” as winter approaches. Volunteer mountain rescue teams have advised against visiting after being called out multiple times to assist ill-prepared visitors. The crash site is known as the Peak District Air Accident and involved a Boeing RB-29A 44-61999 …

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