Facebook connects Russia to 100+ accounts it removed ahead of mid-terms

The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, according to a new statement from the company. It says that a site claiming association with the IRA today posted a list of Instagram accounts it had made which included many Facebook had taken down yesterday, and it also has since removed the rest. The IRA was previously llabeled as responsible for using Facebook to i...
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Beyonce endorses Beto O’Rourke to 119 million Instagram followers: 'Every vote counts'

Donning "Beto for Senate" cap, Beyonce took to Instagram to endorse Democratic senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, just hours before polls close in Texas.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Blog Note

Several people have contacted me unhappy that their comments have not been published. I've been intermittently behind on the comment moderation since the Beth Moon post, admittedly because I've also been out shooting some glorious blustery Fall weather and trying Affinity Photo, Capture One Express for Fuji, and Lightroom CC (which is provided with my Photoshop CC subscription). I've made good headway this afternoon but right now I'm still about 60 comments behind, and now I need to leave for a ...
Tags: Photography, Fuji, Blog Notes, Michael Johnston, Mike, Beth Moon

8K Video from Space Released

It’s dark out there. So you might be wondering what, exactly, if anything NASA would want to show off using 8K video from outer space. Image via Pixabay from Thankfully, the first 8K video shot in space comes from the interior of the International Space Station. And, in a nod to the current zeitgeist, it made its debut on the government agency’s YouTube channel. How’s that for user-generated content? While only three minutes in length, the video nonetheless gives viewers a glimpse ...
Tags: Photography, News, Youtube, Nasa, Earth, European Space Agency, Nikon, Iss, Pixabay, Pexels, ISS National Lab, Drew Feustel, Ryugu

The Biggest Hair Color Trend For 2019 Is More Versatile Than You Think

Before this year, going red felt... off limits. Even though platinum requires a ton of bleach and rainbow is a multistep process, becoming a redhead always felt like the most extreme hair color transformation possible. Whether it's because people were too scared, too nervous, or just simply fixed on the color they already had, most of us never really considered dyeing our hair red — until now.If there's one major color trend to look out for fall — and 2019 — it's red. More than ever, salon clie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Auburn, Strawberry, Hawthorne, Aveda, Flaherty, Jillian Hervey, Hervey, Colleen Flaherty, Brian K Hawthorne, DevaCurl Devachan Hair Salon, Amina Marie, Kelly Mittendorf

Beyonce Endorses Beto O’Rourke on Election Day

Beyonce has endorsed Beto O’Rourke in a series of Instagram posts Tuesday afternoon, the day of the midterm elections. The Grammy winner and Houston, Texas, native donned a “Beto For Senate” hat in the photo and wrote a heartfelt caption to encourage her fans to vote. Democratic Rep. O’Rourke is currently vying for incumbent Sen. […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Instagram, Senate, Midterm, Houston Texas, Beto O'Rourke, Democratic Rep O Rourke

Ningyo kanshasai: the last rites for dolls

Dolls sometimes have a very visible role in Japanese culture, such as on Girls’ Day (Hinamatsuri), when they are shown both at home, and in public. There are the far more common kokeshi too. So, with this in mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that they are considered more important than other toys or ornaments. Similarly, after being a treasured companion during a child’s upbringing, or on display in the home for many years, simply throwing them away when they aren’t wanted anymore is hard for a ...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Religion, Culture, Tokyo, Buddhist, Meiji Shrine

Beyonce Posts Instagram Wearing ‘Beto For Senate’ Hat

View this post on Instagram I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice. We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right. We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable. Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day! Ev...
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The Rampage Continues: Selfie Takers Destroy Dali Artwork…and It’s All on Video

We brought you a cheeky tale yesterday about Instagrammers making local nature spots hard to preserve, but today, as if by coincidental magic, we move to the world of fine art where “doing it for the gram” might have resulted in the destruction of two pieces, one by Spanish artist Salvador Dali and the other by Francisco Goya. Image via Riccardo Bresciani from And, of course, the whole thing happened as a result of selfies gone wrong. PetaPixel picked up a news report from the Russ...
Tags: Photography, News, Salvador Dalí, Goya, TASS, Francisco Goya, Dali, Pexels, Yekaterinburg Russia, Riccardo Bresciani, International Arts Center Main Avenue

Sony A7III vs Nikon Z7 vs Canon EOS R vs Fuji X-T3 vs Pocket 4K low-light shootout

Low-light high-ISO performance has become the new megapixel war, particularly when it comes to video. And this year, there have been a lot of new cameras released trying to push those limits. In this video, YouTuber and filmmaker, Max Yuryev puts five of them to the test. He compares the Sony A7III, Nikon Z7, Canon […] The post Sony A7III vs Nikon Z7 vs Canon EOS R vs Fuji X-T3 vs Pocket 4K low-light shootout appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, ISO, Gear, Sony, Nikon, Low Light, High Iso, Max Yuryev, Sony A7III, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Fuji X-T3, Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R

The matte-black Leica Q-P is a statement piece for affluent introverts

If the all-black, minimalist Leica Q was just too garish for you, the new Q-P may be exactly what you need. Built on the same tech as the standard Q, it comes finished in a new matte-black paint and foregoes the Leica red dot. The post The matte-black Leica Q-P is a statement piece for affluent introverts appeared first on Digital Trends.
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More and More Restaurants Doing It for the ‘Gram

Easily one of the most associated acts with Instagram as a service outside of the selfie, taking pictures of your food while you’re out to eat is proving successful at bringing in new business for restaurants. Image via ELEVATE from And, in fact, some marketers are teaching restaurants about how they can harness the power of “user-generated content” to get their brand out there and bring in more money. One phenomenon cited by this article from Shutterstock is just how influential u...
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Leica's FOTOS App: When Iconic Industrial Design Heritage Meets The Mobile Age

As your typical designer type who occasionally likes to dabble in a bit of photography, it's always surprised and, frankly frustrated me just how poor the connectivity experiences of leading camera brands can be. Stumping up the cash for a high-end DSLR, you'd expect that these kinds of smart features would be meticulously thought through. All too often though, the simple act of getting your photos from your camera to your various devices can be clunky, convoluted and unreliable, performed with ...
Tags: Photography, Design, London, Ux, Dslr, Skype, Exif, Leica, Little Voice, Nico Köhler, Vlad Khokhlov, Dmytro Izotov, Sony Nokia Microsoft, Das Wesentliche

Is Apple Showing Overt Hostility to...Us?!?

Forgive the possible paranoia—it's election day in the U.S., and we have a clash of different cultures in this country at present. (The book American Nations by Colin Woodard is a readable and entertaining deconstruction of this that I recommend—if you read only one book about North America and the U.S., these days that should probably be it. But I digress.) ...So paranoia aside, as I was saying, maybe it has become time to keep in mind that Apple is now a direct competitor of the entire camera ...
Tags: Apple, Books, Photography, Dartmouth, North America, Epson, Phil Schiller, Michael Johnston, Photo Industry, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Matt Anderson, Amazon Canada, Colin Woodard, Amazon UKAmazon Germany

PHOTOS: Hot guys find all sorts of sexy places to put their “I Voted” stickers

All across the nation, Americans are casting votes in one of the most historic midterm elections of our time.
Tags: Photos, Instagram, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Midterm Elections, Election Day, I Voted, Goods

Georgia midterms: Oprah Winfrey denounces racist robocalls made in her name after she supported Democratic candidate

Oprah Winfrey has denounced racist robocalls that were placed in her name in Georgia. The TV star, who went canvassing on behalf of gubernatorial Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams last week, shared her response in an Instagram video on Monday, the day before the midterm elections. "I heard people were making racist robocalls in my name against Stacey Abrams, who I am 100 per cent for, in Georgia" she said in the clip.
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NASA releases the first 8K video from space

We’ve already seen some stunning footage and photos from the International Space Station (ISS). But now, NASA’s had the science “scaled up” and has published a UHD video from the International Space Station. This is the first ever 8K video from the ISS and it gives you an insight into what it’s like to be […] The post NASA releases the first 8K video from space appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Instagram for Tourism Marketing: How to Boost Likes, Views and Visitors in 2019 [report]

If you’re involved with travel and tourism marketing, you need to be on Instagram. In fact, 60% of millennial travelers on social media are active on Instagram, and 48% of Instagram users use the app to find new travel destinations and places to explore*. 60% of millennial travelers on social media are active on Instagram, and 48% of Instagram users use the app to find new travel destinations and places to exploreClick To Tweet Why Tourism Marketers Need an Instagram Strategy Travel and Insta...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Seo, Research, South Dakota, Alaska, Nevada, Great Lakes, Ugc, Mount Rushmore, MMGY Global, CrowdRiff, Travel Alaska

Get paid to travel and smoke weed

While a passion for adventure and smoking weed might not qualify you for a job in the corporate world, it might actually give you a leg up on the competition for this unique position. Heavy Hitters, a Southern California vape company, is looking to hire 20 national ambassadors. These “Heavy Hitters Originals” ambassadors will be responsible for promoting their vape cartridges at a variety of events and on social media. You don’t have to be an internet celebrity, but if you have some basic soc...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Weed, Marijuana, All, Travel Jobs, Heavy Hitters, Travel Job, Weed Tourism, Heavy Hitters a Southern California

Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Impacted by Tariff Battle, White House Spokesman Says

In a recent discussion on the state of small business, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow insisted the impact of the current trade war between the U.S. and China on small businesses would be minor. Kudlow went as far as to say the economic growth would remain strong. Kudlow and Bluemercury Co-founder and CEO Marla Beck discussed the factors that matter most to small businesses at The Washington Post’s The State of Small Business recently. Small Business Trends attended ...
Tags: Instagram, Washington Post, China, New York City, Beck, Sales, Economy, United States, Social Security, Healthcare, The Washington Post, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Marla Beck, White House National Economic Council

5 trends that will reshape media and advertising in 2019, including Facebook's next moves

The advertising and media industries will continue to see seismic changes in 2019, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester. AT&T will buy Roku and Google will acquire LiveRamp in 2019, Forrester predicts. Additionally, blockchain will become increasingly mainstream, and hyper-targeting will give way to contextual creative, the report says. From a bevy of M&A deals and consolidation on one end, to Facebook's Cambridge-Analytica scandal and GDPR on another, there were a lot ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Unilever, Roku, Ibm, North America, Blockchain, Forrester, Facebook Google, DirectTV, Kellogg

Potential Challenges to Face in Grad-School

Your article should be in the pipeline within the way it’s a coherent and orderly arrangement. This can make the fundamental skeleton and outline of your own article. The essay outline is able to help you set your thoughts with one another, and still have an obvious idea by what the composition should be all about. While writing an essay you should follow several regular measures that are inherent in any type of article. There’ll be an introduction, accompanied by several sentences which is go...
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Museum visitors damaged a Salvador Dalí painting while taking selfies

We have seen people destroying works of art, nature, and their own lives while taking selfies. A few days ago, a visitor of an exhibition in Russia managed to ruin two works of iconic artists: Salvador Dalí and Francisco Goya. While the Goya painting only had the glass and the frame damaged, in Dalí’s case, […] The post Museum visitors damaged a Salvador Dalí painting while taking selfies appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Selfie, Russia, Museum, Artwork, Stupid, Salvador Dalí, Goya, Francisco Goya, Dali

Here’s Your Step By Step Guide To Printing Landscape Photographs

One of the best ways to enjoy the images that you photograph is through prints. With the rise in digital photography and social media sharing, most photographers do not have much experience with printing professional images or getting them ready for printing. There is tremendous joy and satisfaction when you get to see the images physically printed and hanging on the wall. Why? Looking at images digitally and physically is different. In a printed image, you get to enjoy all the details in the im...
Tags: Photography, Icc, Lightroom, Post Production, Jeff Schewe, Joanna Kosinska, Lightroom Ready for Printing

Adobe is killing off Fotolia for Adobe Stock

Stock photography website Fotolia is coming to an end. After Fotolia was acquired by Adobe, Adobe Stock was launched in June 2015, with its core asset collection coming from Fotolia. Adobe Stock is now natively integrated with Photoshop and the Creative Cloud, and there just doesn’t seem to be a need for Fotolia anymore. So, it’s […] The post Adobe is killing off Fotolia for Adobe Stock appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Stock Photography, Fotolia, Adobe Stock, Adobe Adobe Stock

New Leica Q-P is a “stealth” version of Leica Q

Leica has just announced a new camera: Leica Q-P. It has improved ergonomics and a gorgeous design which makes the camera less noticeable in the street. But specs-wise, it’s basically a Leica Q in disguise. The main selling point of the Leica Q-P is, apparently, its stealthy appearance. It’s designed to be discrete and unnoticeable, […] The post New Leica Q-P is a “stealth” version of Leica Q appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Martha Rosler Isn’t Done Making Protest Art

The artist’s work has been canonized, and feminist slogans are enshrined on T-shirts, but where does that leave her? A retrospective at the Jewish Museum takes us on her journey.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Museums, Ny, Women's Rights, Martha, Rosler, Martha Rosler, Jewish Museum (Manhattan

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