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The US Government is being sued by two documentary filmmaking organizations over new visa registration rules that require applicants to divulge any and all social media handles–including pseudonyms–that they’ve used over the past 5 years. The lawsuit claims that the new rules constitute “unconstitutional surveillance” and could even put foreign filmmakers in danger. The lawsuit
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In a recent interview with DPReview, Olympus VP of Sales and Marketing Aki Murata laid out the company’s market position quite eloquently, explaining why (and how) Olympus intends to compete in a camera market that is increasingly focused on full-frame. The full interview–which was conducted at Photo Plus Expo in October, is fantastic and well
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Qualcomm has officially unveiled its next generation smartphone chipset–the Snapdragon 865–and if the specs are to be believed, smartphone cameras are going to get a whole lot more powerful next year. The so-called Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform includes several important improvements, but the one we’re focused on is the new Qualcomm Spectra™ 480 Image
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The image sensor industry just lost another big name as Sony continues toward global domination. Panasonic is reportedly tapping out by selling its money-bleeding chipmaking business to a Taiwanese tech company. Nikkei Asian Review reports that Panasonic has agreed to sell its semiconductor business to Taiwan’s Nuvoton Technology, and Reuters is reporting that the deal
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A Christian wedding photographer is suing her home city of Louisville, Kentucky over a government ordinance that she claims infringes on her religious freedom by “forcing” her to photograph and blog about same-sex weddings. The lawsuit—filed on behalf of wedding photographer Chelsey Nelson by the conservative advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom—alleges that Louisville’s 20-year-old ‘Fairness
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When photographer Jermaine Horton heard about young Marian Scott being denied school pictures because of the red extensions in her hair, he chose to step up and help her get her confidence back by giving her the professional photo shoot she deserved. Scott’s story first made headlines last month, when her elementary school—Paragon Charter Academy
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If you’re an underwater photography enthusiast—or simply a diver who would like to take more photos—there’s a new product you should probably check out. It’s called ‘Diveroid,’ and it’s an all-in-one housing, dive computer and logbook for underwater smartphone photographers. Launched earlier today on Kickstarter, Diveroid reached its funding goal in about 60 seconds before
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[embedded content] An engineer has developed a computer program that can, in her words, “remove the water” from an underwater photograph. The result is a “physically accurate” image with all of the vibrance, saturation and color of a regular landscape photo. The technology, called Sea-thru, was developed by oceanographer and engineer Derya Akkaynak from MIT
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Polar Pro has just unveiled the new Summit filter system for landscape photographers: a re-design of the standard filter holder that features several innovative design elements, prompting Polar Pro to call it “the industry’s most refined landscape filter system.” As usual, we don’t know about the marketing hyperbole, but it’s clear Polar Pro put a
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