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Photojournalists shot in Afghanistan

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During their long and decorated service in the world’s war zones, the AP’s Kathy Gannon and Anja Niedringhaus won many admirers among their colleagues. The two journalists were shot on Friday by an Afghan policeman while they sat in a car on an assignment near Khost, a province along the Pakistani border in eastern Afghanistan.

via Journalists remember their AP colleagues who were shot in Afghanistan – The Washington Post.

2014 Sony World Photography Awards

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2014 Sony World Photography AwardsMore than 125,000 images were submitted by amateur and professional photographers from around the world for the contest. The winner of the Photographer of the Year title will be announced on April 30.

via 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – The Washington Post.

Panasonic to reign in digital camera production next year

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Panasonic Corporation will be halving its compact digital camera output next year. The total number of compact digital cameras released next year will be five, which is half of what the company released this year.

Panasonic expects this fiscal year that it will end up with 2 million less units sold, taking the overall total down to 4 million. This is expected to be the company’s second year in a row of digital camera business losses.

via Panasonic to reign in digital camera production next year – SlashGear.

Journalists Banned From Smartphone Photography At Olympics

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Any journalist who snaps Sepia Instagrams of their brunch at the Sochi Olympics will promptly lose their accreditation for the games.

via Journalists Reportedly Banned From Smartphone Photography At Olympics In Russia | TechCrunch.

Seamless photography: Using mathematical models for image stitching

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The approach used in this paper instead minimizes seam artifacts by smoothing the transition between the images. The mosaic image here is a weighted combination of the input images. This means the pixel values from the two overlapping images are combined using a weighted average for qualities such as exposure, local contrast, saturation, etc.

via Seamless photography: Using mathematical models for image stitching.

National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years Of Photography

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This month, National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary in a special issue devoted to the power of photography. “The Photo Issue” features images spanning the organizations storied career.

via National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years Of Photography : The Picture Show : NPR.

Rare color photos of World War I Pictures

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Photographer Anton Orlov recently discovered over 600 color images from World War I on “Magic Lantern” slides in a house in Northern California.

via Rare color photos of World War I Pictures – CBS News.

Canon Lowers Earnings Outlook as Digital-Camera Business Struggles

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Canon lowered its full-year earnings outlook on Wednesday, expressing concern that worse-than-expected economic conditions in China and Europe are hurting the company’ s digital camera business.

via Canon Lowers Earnings Outlook as Digital-Camera Business Struggles – WSJ.com.

EVERYBODY STREET

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“Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

via EVERYBODY STREET.

Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs,’ at MoMA

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Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs,’ at MoMA - NYTimes.com

In 1938, the Museum of Modern Art mounted its first solo photography exhibition, a display of 100 pictures by Walker Evans 1903-75 bearing the flatly declarative title “American Photographs.”…….So it is a fine thing that MoMA is presenting a 75th anniversary reprise of the show with a display of more than 50 prints from the original body of work.

via Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs,’ at MoMA – NYTimes.com.