Man Arrested for Creating Fake Image Depicting the Desecration of a Grave


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A 28-year-old Tennessee man has been arrested and charged for creating a “disrespectful Photoshopped image.” He is accused of manipulating a photograph of a deceased officer’s grave and posting it on social media.

Joshua Andrew Garton was arrested and charged with one count of harassment after he reportedly Photoshopped a fake photo that depicted two people desecrating the grave of deceased officer Sergeant Daniel Baker. Baker was killed in the line of duty in 2018.

According to NBC News, the image apparently depicted two men urinating on the grave, with the accompanying text reading, “Just showing my respect

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Instagram Adds ‘Professional Dashboard’ for Creators


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Instagram is rolling out a new Professional Dashboard that will act as a central destination to track the performance of posts and access “professional tools.”

Instagram says the new Professional Dashboard has three key features. First, it helps creators track performance by providing insights and trends based on an account’s performance. Second, Instagram claims the tools on offer will help creators grow their business. They can easily access tools you used to run their account more efficiently and also look at new tools they may not have known existed. They can also check monetization status and eligibility. Finally, Instagram

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This Mirror Lens Filter Lets Models See Their Own Poses


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Inexperienced models often struggle in front of the camera because they lack insight into their own appearance. While we all can look our best in front of a mirror, it’s because we can see ourselves. This filter aims to bring that ease of posing to photography.

While also valuable to vloggers, the Reflective Filter looks to be especially helpful for anyone who is unsure of themselves in front of the camera. “Inexperienced models” can be anyone from brane new fashion models looking to start a career or just anyone who is having their photo taken for marketing a business. Companies

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Filmulator is an Open-Source RAW Editor Based on Film Development


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Filmulator is an open-source RAW photo editor based on the process of developing film, and while far more limited than software like Lightroom or Capture One, its tone mapping algorithm is supposedly designed to be faster and easier to get a good result.

In 2017, PetaPixel mentioned Filmulator as part of a long list of editing tools and apps worth considering, but recent discussion and interest around the app makes it worth looking at specifically now. The app has bee updated since that original feature, and the developer CarVac answered several questions on Filmulator on Reddit.

The editor isn’t trying

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ZY Optics Reveals the 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Leica M-Mount


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ZY Optics has announced the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M-mount cameras, a manual focus lens that not only supports Leica Rangefinder Coupling for focus assistance but also promises to work with third-party autofocus adapters made for Nikon Z or Sony FE cameras.

This latest 50mm f/0.95 for Leica M-mount joins ZY Optics other 50mm f/0.95 lenses for Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony FE, but improves on the optical formula. It features a nine-bladed aperture and is constructed of 11 elements in eight groups and features two extra-low dispersion elements and one ultra-high refraction

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Turning Off Your Camera on a Zoom Call Helps Save the Planet


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If you often find yourself in Zoom meetings in which others on the call don’t need to see your face, you now have a great excuse for leaving your camera off: it can help save the environment.

A new study conducted by researchers at Purdue, Yale, and MIT has found that one hour of videoconferencing emits up to 1 kilogram of carbon dioxide, uses up to 12 liters (3.2 gallons) of water, and requires a piece of land the size of an iPad Mini.

In their new paper titled “The overlooked environmental footprint of increasing Internet use

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Nikon U.K. is Suspending Orders as a Result of Brexit Changes


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Nikon U.K. has announced that as it attempts to navigate changes brought about by Brexit, it will be halting new orders until further notice. The company originally stated it was ceasing all orders and shipments, but has recently clarified its position.

Over the weekend, as reported by Nikon Rumors, Nikon U.K. published a note stating that it would be “temporarily pausing shipping to the UK.” That notification is still visible at the top of the page on Nikon.co.uk and as an elaborated alert further down the page:

“Please note that, as we navigate the

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A new lens: the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Leica M mount


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A new ZY Optics lens: the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Leica M mountZY Optics announced the company’s new product: the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens in Leica M mount, compatible with Nikon Z and Sony FE cameras, with and autofocus adapter.

Compatible with third-party AF adapters (including Megadap MTZ11 / Techart TZM-01 / LM-EA7), the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M mount introduces to Leica users the popular Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 line-up. According to ZY Optics, the lens is specially redesigned to work well with Leica M camera systems and supports rangefinder coupling for focus assistance.

Designed to be the ultimate lens when light levels are

A new ZY Optics lens: the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Leica M mount
A new ZY Optics lens: the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Leica M mount
A new ZY Optics lens: the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Leica M mount

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Pergear Unveils 10mm f/8 Pancake Lens for Multiple Mirrorless Mounts


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Pergear has announced a 10mm f/8 APS-C manual focus, wide-angle pancake lens for micro four-thirds, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Fuji X mounts that features an extremely compact “body cap” design.

Described as a “tiny fisheye pancake lens” designed for APS-C and micro four thirds, the tiny $79 lens is constructed of five elements in four groups (which includes three extra-low dispersion elements for improved contrast and color rendering) and weighs a scant 80 grams (~2.8 ounces). It is manual-focus only and can focus from as close as 30 centimeters (~11.8 inches) to infinity with a 150-degree angle

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Filmulator is an open source raw photo editor based on the film developing process


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If you’re looking for a free raw photo editor, a new option has just appeared online. Filmulator is a simple raw photo editor based on the process of developing film. It’s easy to use, and it’s an open source app, so it’s free for everyone to download it and use it. Filmulator’s creator says that […]

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Canon’s AI-powered “PowerShot PICK” expected to launch on January 29th, but only in Japan


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According to DC Watch, Canon Marketing Japan Inc. is expected to officially announce and start pre-orders for the upcoming PowerShot PICK (that’s the name of their AI-powered camera, apparently) at 12 noon on January 29th – But only for those in Japan. It’s being launched on the Japanese crowdfunding platform, Makuake, so those of us […]

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Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens Review


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The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens was announced way back in 2018. It is quite a specialty lens and I think that is one of its drawcards. As the lens is now available in Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts I wanted to take a look at it to see how it performs … Continued

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Vocas RED KOMODO Mount Adapter for Canon EF-EOS R 0.71x


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Vocas has introduced a new support bracket for the Canon EF-EOS R 0.71x when using it with the RED KOMODO. Just like their PL mount adapter, it also mounts to the side plates to securely fix the adapter in place. The Mount Adapter weighs 75 grams and has additional mounting holes underneath for additional support. … Continued

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Extend Your Creative Projects With Lifetime Access to Scopio Stock Image Library for $29 (Pub date 1/22)


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If you’re reading this, chances are, you take a lot of photos. But, even with a big back catalog, you might not have the right image for every social media post or design project. To fill in the gaps, Scopio gives you…

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Great Reads in Photography: January 24, 2021


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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!


The Very 1st (and 2nd Inauguration) Photograph of a US Presidential Swearing-In Hyperallergic

Inauguration of President James Buchanan (1791-1868) at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4, 1857. Photo by John Wood, the photographer for the Architect of the Capitol from 1856 to 1861. Courtesy of Library of Congress

John Wood was the U.S. government’s first official photographer. He photographed the above wet plate

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Great Reads in Photography: January 24, 2021


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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!


The Very 1st (and 2nd Inauguration) Photograph of a US Presidential Swearing-In Hyperallergic

Inauguration of President James Buchanan (1791-1868) at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4, 1857. Photo by John Wood, the photographer for the Architect of the Capitol from 1856 to 1861. Courtesy of Library of Congress

John Wood was the U.S. government’s first official photographer. He photographed the above wet plate

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Is Apple bringing back an SD card slot to its laptops?


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Late last week, it came out that Apple was bringing a few ports back to its MacBook Pro lineup, after they were removed in 2016. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to bring back the SD card slot in its upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Also making a comeback will be a […]

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Is Apple bringing back an SD card slot to its laptops?


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Late last week, it came out that Apple was bringing a few ports back to its MacBook Pro lineup, after they were removed in 2016. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to bring back the SD card slot in its upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Also making a comeback will be a […]

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Is Apple bringing back an SD card slot to its laptops?


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Late last week, it came out that Apple was bringing a few ports back to its MacBook Pro lineup, after they were removed in 2016. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to bring back the SD card slot in its upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Also making a comeback will be a […]

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Nikon U.K. Store Suspends Shipments to Customers Due to Brexit Complications


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Nikon U.K. Store Suspends Shipments to Customers Due to Brexit Complications

Nikon’s U.K. website has announced that it has temporarily stopped taking orders from British customers as a result of issues caused by Brexit.

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