Photography Week in Review
It’s Friday (yay!) and a lot has happened in the photography world this week. Whether you’re a news junkie, technophile, love everything photographic, or just want to know what you might have missed, I compiled a list of the biggest photography news from this past week.
Here is the most influential photography news of the week:
Remembering Alison Parker and Adam Ward
We lost TV anchor Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward this week to a disgruntled TV reporter from the same station.
The gunman, who doesn’t deserve any attention for his despicable act, killed them both in cold blood during a live TV broadcast, and wounded another woman who remains in critical condition.
Instagram Goes Wide
The square orientation Instagram has always used is no longer the only option for the platform. In addition to the square orientation, photographers and users can upload both portrait and landscape photographs or video to their pages.
Color Spaces For Dummies
If you are unfamiliar with color spaces and how it translates to your photography workflow, Forrest Tanaka’s YouTube video will teach you color spaces and in a very easy way to understand.
Photography Revolution On its Way?
Stephen Mayes, a well-known visual communication strategist says we are headed toward a photographic revolution in his article, “The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming” published in Time magazine this week.
In the article he argues that digital photography’s is moving from its “puberty” stage to an entire different paradigm.
He believes that the future of photography will be a combination of dynamic and responsive imagery that utilizes computational photography to create deeper levels of knowledge and meaning to photographs.
Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera Comes To America
Canon, realizing the importance of the mirrorless cameras, has finally taken notice. Canon announced this week the release EOS M3 mirrorless camera in October. It was only available in Europe and Asia when it was first announced.
What are your thoughts, are they too late in the mirrorless game?
Adobe Announces Mobile Photoshop
Adobe is taking Photoshop to mobile devices first with the iPhone, iPad, and later on with Android devices. The story was first reported by CNET, who also had the chance to take a look at the mobile software.
According to CNET: “The app itself has a touchscreen interface, with a menu of editing options across the bottom, pop-out tool adjustments on the left side and a strong zoom ability to offer precision when selecting areas of an image with fat fingertips. It’s even got face recognition technology that Photoshop for PC lacks, a feature that identifies facial features then lets people enlarge or tilt eyes or raise the corners of a subject’s mouth to emphasize a smile.”
Cameraman Takes Out Usain Bolt On a Segway
This is a strange one folks. One of the fastest humans to ever live, Usain Bolt, was taken out by a cameraman on a Segway. The cameraman tried to get close to Bolt and loses control of his Segway and falls. Both the cameraman and Bolt were swept off their feet, and luckily Bolt wasn’t injured.
I don’t know if you’ve ever used a Segway (I have and they’re difficult to control), but this seems like the stupidest idea for a makeshift dolly ever.
Precise-Moment.com Week in Review
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Are we headed for a photographic revolution? Learn more about Stephen Mayes Time magazine article this week proclaiming we are at a photographic crossroads here.
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