Open Mike: To Be Or Not To Be

["Open Mike" is the Editorial Page of TOP, wherein Yr. Hmbl. Ed. is sometimes detectably more self-indulgent than usual. It appears on Wednesdays, which I can say because today is Wednesday.]   I had a big, fat, beautiful post all ready to go this morning, two hours' work, and I went off to fix my breakfast...and came back to find myself staring at a blank page. Once the cat's away, the mice will play: acting on its own, my computer restarted itself to install an update. I've gotten lax about sa...
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Amanda Holden stuns Instagram fans with exotic Dubai holiday snap

Amanda Holden has been notably absent from social media over the last few days, and fans...
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Bloomberg's 'social-media army' blurs the lines on political ads and makes it harder for people to know what they're looking at (FB)

Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign is consistently pushing boundaries on the the rules around political advertising on social media. He is in the process of hiring a "social-media army" to spread his message online, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Facebook's policy decisions on "branded content" may help Bloomberg's campaign evade scrutiny from researchers and journalists. Tech-industry insiders have already warned that Facebook needs to more clearly distinguish political...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Michael Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Priscilla Chan, Mike, Singh, Sabrina Singh

African Gods Instagram Filter Seeks to Connect Black American History to Ancient Roots

A new project from agency Eleven is pairing ancient spirits with Instagram selfies in hopes of boosting a version of Black History Month that traces all the way back to antiquity. The agency's new Instagram filter superimposes the faces of various figures from the Yoruba religion and other traditional African cultures onto a user's face...
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Fake Newborn Photographer That Drugged Mother to Kidnap Her Child Shows Up in Court to Face Public for First Time

Earlier this week we brought you the story of Juliette Parker, a woman posing as a newborn photographer that was preying on young mothers in an effort to kidnap a baby girl to take across state lines... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, First Time, Photography News, Juliette Parker

Why Doesn’t the iPad Have Its Own Instagram App? Blame Limited Resources, Instagram CEO Claims

You’ve probably heard of Instagram, right? It’s a scrappy little photo app that is just out there trying to make it against titans like Snapchat, among others. At least that’s the impression you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Facebook Videos of Her Trip to Standing Rock Reveal Her Political Awakening

Almost everyone who came to Standing Rock repeated the same legend. Someone, maybe Crazy Horse, had made a prophecy a long time ago—probably in the late 1870s—about the looming destruction of the planet. The “who” and “when” parts of the story were always fuzzy, but the prophecy was always the same: the “black snake” of darkness and discord was going to infect the land, seeping into the fires and air and water, spreading conflict and violence, and threatening the reciprocal relationship bet...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, Robin Williams, New York City, Environment, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Indiana, Cnn, Pennsylvania

PHOTO: Richard Madden leaves fans parched with latest thirst trap

Wednesday may be humpday, but Tuesday was a day for climbing a real-life hump for Scottish actor Richard Madden. The Game of Thrones and Bodyguard star took to Instagram to share his achievement in ascension, and with a stern look and a distractingly furry chest, he placed a green checkmark next to the caption: “Tuesday’s mountain.” Related: Richard Madden and Brandon Flynn maybe probably broke up AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); ...
Tags: London, Instagram, Lifestyle, Devon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Richard Madden, Madden, Olly Alexander, Douglas Booth, Goods, Brandon Flynn

Inside the 'creator retreat' for influencers trying to replicate the collaborative success of Hype House and the Vlog Squad and make as much content as possible

Collaborative houses, such as Hype House and Team 10, have grown in popularity as ways for social media stars to live and work in close proximity for the sake of easily making content together. A group of TikTok famous siblings, The Skorys, mimicked this idea by hosting a small "creator retreat" in Arizona and bringing together 10 TikTok stars under one roof for a weekend of viral video creation. Business Insider was given access to photos and stories from the retreat, where creators stayed in...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, Washington, Los Angeles, Trends, House, Arizona, Scottsdale, Scottsdale Arizona, Cornelius, Arizona California, YouTuber Jake Paul, Vlog Squad, Tiktok, Skory, Skorys

At the Snowman Café...

... you can talk about anything. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Architecture, Snowman, Ann Althouse

LomoChrome Metropolis Reloadable Film Camera

Lomography’s preloaded “disposable” camera looks and functions like a simple, convenience store option—and can fit in a pocket, too—but it produces better and arguably more interesting photos. With LomoChrome Metropolis ISO 100-400 film inside, shots will tend toward the grungier and more contrasty end of the analog spectrum. Once you’re finished with this film pack, the camera can be refilled with any of Lomography’s 35mm …
Tags: Photography, Design, Film photography, Cameras, 35mm, Lomography, Disposable Cameras, Film Cameras, LomoChrome Metropolis, LomoChrome Metropolis Reloadable Film Camera

Today is Photoshop’s 30th birthday – Here’s a reminder of what Version 1 looked like

Photoshop has become so intertwined with many of our lives as photographers that it’s difficult to imagine life without it. For those younger photographers, there was never a time when it didn’t exist. But Photoshop today celebrates its 30th birthday from that initial Version 1 release. So, we thought now would be a good time […] The post Today is Photoshop’s 30th birthday – Here’s a reminder of what Version 1 looked like appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Photoshop, Anniversary, Adobe Photoshop

Shop outfit ideas for any occasion from this Revolve sale

The Instagram-favorite retailer is taking an extra 20% off selected items and offering free express shipping for purchases over $100 from brands like Lovers and Friends, Sam Edelman, Michael Lauren, Free People, Katie May and Privacy Please.
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Cosina has officially announced the Voigtlander NOKTON 60mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds

This one’s been anticipated for a while now, with lots of hushed talk and whispers whenever its name was mentioned. But it’s finally official. Cosina has now announced the new super-bright aperture Voigtlander NOKTON 60mm f/0.95mm lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the Micro Four Thirds cameras for which it is intended, it offers […] The post Cosina has officially announced the Voigtlander NOKTON 60mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, Voigtlander, Cosina, Manual Focus, Voigtlander Nokton 60mm f/09.5

5 Reasons to Use Lightroom Cloud for Desktop

I assume that most of the readers of Lightroom Killer Tips are primarily Lightroom Classic users like me. There’s a lot of good reasons to continue using Lightroom Classic as your home base for your photography. However, Adobe has increasingly given us good reasons to consider using the Lightroom cloud in conjunction with our Lightroom Classic catalogs. In this most recent update they finally added a FAQ for syncing your Lightroom Classic catalog, which I highly recommend reading if you are new ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Adobe, Sync, Lightroom, Local Storage, Lightroom Classic, Katrin Eismann, Cloud-based Lightroom, Lightroom Cloud, Lightroom Education

Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's dated Hollywood stars, has 5 sons, and may be expecting another baby with musician Grimes

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk seems to prefer keeping his personal life under wraps.  It wasn't until 2017 that he opened up in an intensely candid Rolling Stone profile. Musk discussed topics he usually doesn't, from his breakup with actress Amber Heard to his strained relationship with his father. Musk has had a stormy personal life at times. He's been through two divorces and is estranged from his father, who made headlines in 2018 after it was reported he had a child with his 30-year-old ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Marie Claire, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Grimes, Nevada, Rolling Stone, Serena Williams

Workplace Revolution with Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter. If you’re not familiar with The Riveter, it’s a modern day union of women and their allies. It’s a community, a workspace and resource that supports women in building business and careers. The Riveter has locations all throughout the US and is growing rapidly. I cannot wait for you to this story. Amy Nelson practiced corporate litigation for over a decade in New York City and Seattle and worked in politics under several presidents. But it wasn’t ...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, New York City, Women, US, Startup, Transition, Fear, Mother, Seattle, Gender Gap, Amy, Riveter, chasejarvisLIVE, Amy Nelson

NAB, The Photography Show and Photokina still going ahead as planned despite coronarivus concerns

With the recent cancellations of both Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona and CP+ in Japan due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, there is growing concern about what may happen to other large trade shows within the photography and video industry over the next few months. DIYP reached out to The Photography Show (TPS) in the […] The post NAB, The Photography Show and Photokina still going ahead as planned despite coronarivus concerns appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Japan, News, Barcelona, Congress MWC, DIYP, Photokina 2020, Coronavirus, TPS 2020, COVID-19, NAB 2020

Are your social media photos ending up in a law enforcement database?

Facial recognition is an incredibly useful consumer tool for organizing our burgeoning photo albums. Companies like Google and Apple have slowly integrated machine learning algorithms into their consumer photo products, which allow you to search by keywords without the need for manual tagging, or to simply click on a face to see more photos of […] The post Are your social media photos ending up in a law enforcement database? appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Apple, Google, Photography, Government, Inspiration, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Facial Recognition, Allen Murabayashi

“The Bachelor” tried Photoshop for “extending” bikinis. That did not go well

We’ve seen plenty of hilarious and downright incredible Photoshop fails. One thing they never fail to do, though, is making us laugh. A few days ago, an episode of “The Bachelor” came under the spotlight for its terrible Photoshop job. It features women in bikinis having a photoshoot, but the producers apparently believed that some […] The post “The Bachelor” tried Photoshop for “extending” bikinis. That did not go well appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Reality TV, Inspiration, Reality, Bachelor, Photoshop Fail

Ghost ships and Salisbury lights: Wednesday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, News photography, Salisbury

Photoshop just turned 30. So what’s coming in the next three decades?

Photoshop is out of its 20s -- and it's time for the program to get serious about advanced photo editing.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop update, Photoshop For Ipad

Understanding Digital in 2020

Following the release of our latest Global Digital Report , we hosted a panel of experts at our London HQ to discuss the recent changes to the digital landscape and what brands should consider as part of their social outlook.  Harvey Cossell , our Group Head of Strategy, welcomed industry commentator Matt Navarra , Co-Founder and Group CEO at We Are Social Nathan McDonald , and Global Head of Culture & Insights Lore Oxford , to discuss how brands can use the report’s findings...
Tags: UK, London, Instagram, Internet, China, India, Digital, US, Events, Social Media, Seo, Facebook Messenger, Oxford, Reddit, North America, Qvc

YouTuber pranks her followers with “photos from Bali” taken at her local IKEA

That social media is full of fakery is old news. But what fascinates me is just how easy it is to fake your life on Instagram. YouTuber Natalia Taylor recently decided to test it out herself. She “traveled” to the nearest IKEA store and took some photos, even purposely leaving some IKEA price tags in […] The post YouTuber pranks her followers with “photos from Bali” taken at her local IKEA appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Bali, Indonesia, Inspiration, Holiday, Social Media, Ikea, Prank, Vacation, Social Network, Natalia Taylor, Instagram YouTuber Natalia Taylor

Learn how to shoot better architectural photography from an actual architect

Architectural photography is possibly one of the most challenging types of photography there is. We see buildings every day of our lives, and most of them have been seen from just about every angle already. Seeing and photographing them in a new or interesting way isn’t easy. This video from 30×40 Design Workshop was actually […] The post Learn how to shoot better architectural photography from an actual architect appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Tutorial, Architecture, Architectural, Architecture Photography, Eric Reinholdt

A Guide to Layers and Blending in Gimp

Unlike some free software, Gimp is a powerful rival for its payware counterpart, Photoshop. Its depth and similarity to the Photoshop interface make it an ideal app for photographers on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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24 Essential B2B Influencer Marketing Statistics

How important is influencer marketing to businesses in 2020? Influencer marketing will see global brand spending of up to $15 billion by 2022 (Business Insider Intelligence), and B2B marketers who haven’t yet experienced its many benefits now have more research data than ever to make the case for starting an influencer marketing program. Even if you’ve already developed an influencer marketing strategy, the wealth of new information coming out about its power to build trust and inspire actio...
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Watch a photographer’s Blackmagic Pocket 4K become home to a colony of ants

Some of us have had ants in the kitchen, or maybe we had to deal with these little creatures while camping. But have you ever had your camera swarmed by ants? Dakota McLearn was unpleasantly surprised recently when he saw that his Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K had become home to a colony of ants. […] The post Watch a photographer’s Blackmagic Pocket 4K become home to a colony of ants appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Ants, Insects, Blackmagic, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, BMPCC4K, Dakota Mclearn

Facebook and Instagram Users Reflected on Kobe Bryant in January

The tragic death of National Basketball Association superstar Kobe Bryant dominated conversation on Facebook and Instagram in January, according to Facebook IQ, the social network's research arm. Meghan Markle and her split from the royal family also heated up the people category on both platforms in Facebook IQ's Hot Topics for the month. Valentine's Day...
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Airport scanners will destroy your unexposed film, says Fuji

In October 2019, it was announced that some US airports would start using new Computer Tomography (CT) scanners. After a recent warning from Kodak, Fujifilm has also issued an advisory for its customers regarding these changes. The company warns photographers not to expose their unprocessed Instax and other film to new airport scanners. Along with […] The post Airport scanners will destroy your unexposed film, says Fuji appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, US, Film photography, X-ray, Fujifilm, Airport, Scanner, Scanners, Fuji, Instax, FujiFilm Instax, Kodak Fujifilm, X-ray And Film

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