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Cows: $300; forgiving a brother’s betrayal: priceless

South Sudan (MNN) -- South Sudan: a land of war, trauma, and betrayal. Neighbors turn against neighbors. Young sons and daughters are sold off as soldiers and brides . High unemployment and discrimination add to the woes of the Deaf community. Deaf translators working with DOOR International , a global Deaf-to-Deaf ministry, know this all too well. “Here in South Sudan, we have grown up divided. Most of us have seen our family members killed or maimed. Some were sent to jail for many y...
Tags: South Sudan, Jesus, John, Deaf, Christ, Young, Simon, Nairobi Kenya, Myers, Rob Myers, Great Commission, Sudan MNN South Sudan, Pexels, Kat Jayne, Myers Watch


Militants backed by Iran threaten religious minorities

Iraq (MNN) -- Militant forces backed by Iran are gaining power in Iraq. The Los Angeles Times noted recently , "the militias have transformed themselves into a potent government institution, political entity and economic player." According to Miles Windsor of Middle East Concern , believers are on edge. "It’s a very concerning time, it’s a very stressful time,” he says. “They were hoping to have a degree of security in the wake of ISIS, but more sectarian tensions are being whipped up ag...
Tags: Isis, Iraq, Iran, Middle East, Lebanon, Christ, Los Angeles Times, North Africa, Nineveh Plain, Bartella, Pexels, Middle East Concern, Miles Windsor, Khairul Onggon


6 Ways You Can Become A More Curious Photographer

In a recent post, I listed curiosity as one of three characteristics that all good photographers possess. Among those characteristics — with courage and commitment rounding out the list — I wouldn’t say that any one characteristic is more important or valuable than the others. But curiosity certainly is the most…curious. I think the most pertinent question one might ask in relation to this particular characteristic is: “How can I become a more curious photographer?” Well, I have a few ideas...
Tags: Photography, Opinion, Larry Fink, Pexels, Miguel Constantin Montes, Eschew Perfection Perfection, Ikowh Babayev


Millions of Instagram Accounts Lost Followers Today

A lot of Instagram users woke up to drastically reduced follower counts today. It seems like the great Instagram purge that the company long promised is finally upon us. Or is it? Image via Fancycrave.com from Pexels.com. Not according to The Verge, which reports that Instagram is looking into the disappearing accounts phenomenon. That means this isn’t a planned event. The social media platform took to Twitter to comment on the issue, saying to its followers, “We’re aware of an issue that is c...
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Pexels, Fancycrave


Take Pictures with Your Pokémon in the Real World

When it hit app stores on iOS and Android back in July 2016, Pokémon GO was a sensation. It was also one of the first big augmented reality titles to achieve massive success. Image via Vincent M.A. Janssen from Pexels.com. Though it has fallen off of its peak somewhat, the AR app is still one of the hottest (and most lucrative) games around. If you’ve never experienced AR before, it is like something between total virtual reality and reality itself. AR games put 3D characters into the real wor...
Tags: Photography, News, Pokemon, Niantic, Pexels, Vincent M A Janssen


Papers, Please: Drones Must Display Identification Numbers in the Future

After the Gatwick airport debacle this past winter holiday season 2018, renewed efforts are being made around the world to combat rogue unmanned aerial vehicles. And it couldn’t come any sooner: Not only did the Gatwick incident paralyze air traffic at a critical time during the holiday season but also it illustrated just how fragile our air transportation system are to attack and exploitation by UAVs with bad intentions. Image via Peter Fazekas from Pexels.com. The Federal Aviation Administra...
Tags: Photography, News, US, United States, Gatwick, Faa, Uav, Federal Aviation Administration, PetaPixel, Pexels, Peter Fazekas


An Insane Amount of Models: Fyrestock, More Real Than Fyre Fest

One of the biggest scandals of 2017 was the Instagram-fueled, millennial-funded scam known as the Fyre Fest, a planned music festival on Exuma island in the Bahamas. Noted for its slick marketing that many relied upon Instagram influencers to push a “vision” of a festival that was nowhere near expectations, Fyre Fest was an utter disaster for attendees who found no music acts, few accommodations, and a lot of hard realizations that they were scammed out of thousands of dollars. Image via Ibrahi...
Tags: Photography, Shutterstock, Hollywood, News, Instagram, Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, Pexels, Ibrahim Asad, Bahamas Noted


Strike a Pose with This Instagram App

Instagram may not be a font of endless creativity, but it is a place you can go see some pretty amazing pictures. And it seems like every app caters to it these days. Heck, people even get plastic surgery to “look better” on Instagram. Image via Genaro Servin from Pexels.com. The elegantly named SOVS2 – SomeOne Very Special according to PetaPixel – wants to help you pose better in your Instagram pictures. No more clunky and awkward body movements allowed in this app. Using a white overlay, SOV...
Tags: Photography, News, PetaPixel, Pexels, Genaro Servin


Store Your Photos in Seal Poop

You read that headline right but it might not mean what you think. And, even though most of us are on the prowl for a better portable hard drive, we’re not advocating seal poop as a medium. Nonetheless, this story is pretty remarkable. Image via Skitterphoto from Pexels.com. A USB drive containing photos was found in frozen seal poop and this discovery has everyone asking questions about everything from the environment to what kind of photos were on the drive. One amazing factoid you probably ...
Tags: Photography, News, Usb, New Zealand, Niwa, Pexels, Skitterphoto, Project NZ, Amanda Nally


Google’s Throwing Out a Bunch of Android Photo Apps for Being Malware

There’s no shortage of photography apps on Android and iOS smartphones. But can you distinguish photography apps that you can trust from those that you can’t? Can anyone? Image via Deepanker Verma from Pexels.com. After all, a lot of people trust in Google and Apple respectively to curate safe applications in their respective stores. Yet that’s not always the case, particularly with some Android apps. And let’s not kid around: Giving something access to your camera roll is a big deal. If you’r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Photography, News, TrendMicro, Deepanker Verma, Pexels, Emoji Camera


Worst Year Ever – 2018 the Bottom of the Barrel for Digital Camera Sales

Sales are a kind of barometer of success as well as relevance – and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the optics market. Laboring under sustained market pressure from ever-more-capable smartphones, digital camera sales have struggled to regain their heights and are becoming increasingly irrelevant in the broader scheme of things. Image via Mark Dalton from Pexels.com. And today some even worse news was released with regard to digital camera manufacture and sales in 2018. The latest CIPA 2...
Tags: Photography, News, Dslr, Canon, CIPA, Pexels, Mark Dalton, Barrel for Digital Camera Sales


Kodak Film Business Could Be for Sale

Right on the heels of the return of Ektachrome in 120 and sheet formats comes word that Kodak Alaris might be looking for a suitor to buy its Paper, Photochemical, and Film division. And they want to do it pretty quickly according to PetaPixel with a target date of March 2019. Image via Wendy Wei from Pexels.com. The Kodak web of companies is complex. In 2012 the company went bankrupt and, in order to pay down its debts, the imaging divisions were sold to the UK Kodak Pension Plan. Kodak Alari...
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Kodak, PPF, Kodak Alaris, PetaPixel, Pexels, Eastman Kodak Company, Kodak Moments, Alaris, Wendy Wei, Kodak Pension Plan Kodak Alaris, Marc Jourlait, Jourlait, Consumer Imaging


Another Case of Theft Winning a Contest?? OnePlus India #ShotonOnePlus Winner Cropped Another Photographer’s Pic

Back in September 2018 OnePlus India held a contest “Shot on OnePlus” where they asked photographers to submit their best photos taken with their OnePlus-branded smartphone. You know the drill – people across Instagram and the like had to tag their photo with #ShotonOnePlus and then contest judges from the company would pick the winner. Photographer Pratyush Yadav won the contest with his photo of a corridor famed for its architecture located at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, Uttarak...
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, India, Exif, Yadav, Canon DSLR, Bhargava, PetaPixel, Pexels, Dehradun Uttarakhand, Forest Research Institute, Pratyush Yadav, Silvie Lindemann, Aman Bhargava, ShotonOnePlus Bhargava


7 Tips On How To Improve Your Photography Using Backdrops

Finding and using adequate backdrops is one of the most important tasks for every studio photographer. The type and color of backdrops you use can seriously impact the quality and atmosphere of your photos, so you should take time to choose them carefully. The first thing you need to decide is what type of backdrop you want to use. There are three main types of backdrops – muslin, seamless paper and painted canvas. Muslin backdrops are usually very affordable and they are made of woven cotton fa...
Tags: Photography, Gear, Pexels, Juan Mendez, Rawpixel, Frank Busch, People and Portraiture, Alexander Dummer, Ambar Simpang, Moose Photos on Pexels, Spencer Selover, Gerry Roxby


Rumor Mill Report: Three Rear Cameras and a USB-C Port Coming to Next-Gen Apple iPhones

Looks like the smartphone camera wars are heating up again as rumors are starting to surface that Apple is going hard with its next-gen iPhones in the camera department. Joining other models that have already done this, the next-gen iPhones will reportedly have three front-facing cameras to bring Apple’s marquee product on par with other top-of-the-line offerings from competitors. Image via Mateusz Dach from Pexels.com. Not only that but also the new iPhones will be using USB-C connectors inst...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, Pexels, Mateusz Dach


Coming in 2019 from Kodak: Ektachrome 100 Returning in 120 and Sheet Formats

The loss of physical film from Kodak has plagued a lot of photographers who relied upon that company’s classic formulations. And with the Kodak name meaning so many different things anymore, you wouldn’t be remiss in thinking that the company was done with its film days. Image via freestocks.org from Pexels.com. Of course, that’s not the case and, like everyone else, even Kodak sees value in things that were deemed obsolete – even if a little too quickly by some standards. We told you about th...
Tags: Photography, News, Kodak, Kodak Alaris, PetaPixel, Pexels, Andy Church, Ektachrome Church


DxOMark’s New Selfie Score Ranks Front-Facing Smartphone Cameras

If the endless number of lists on the Internet is any indication, we humans love ranking things. From top-10s to best-ofs, people want to know what’s the number 1 whatever out there – or want reaffirmation that they’ve made the right decision already. Image via Lisa Fotios from Pexels.com. DxOMark has a reputation in the photography and videography world for having reliable rankings and they tend to be watched by industry insiders as well as optics manufacturers. That’s why it should come as n...
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note, Dxomark, Huawei Mate, Google Pixel, Pexels, Lisa Fotios


Trying to Get Paid: Apple Will Pay Photographers in “Shot on iPhone” Contest

Apple announced the kickoff of their annual “Shot on iPhone” contest last week (we brought you that story – you can read it here). Of course, nothing on the Internet doesn’t come without some flavor of controversy so, naturally, people took issue with Apple and its contest – namely whether or not they were going to pay “Shot on iPhone” contest winners. Image via John Finkelstein from Pexels.com. Some people thought that Apple was only offering the dreaded “exposure” that so many creatives loat...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, Cupertino, Pexels, John Finkelstein


Moments to Go Away Forever: Facebook Gets Rid of Photo-Sharing App

It's always sad to say “goodbye” to another photo app, but such is the cycle of life – especially when it comes to smartphone photography. Facebook is closing down shop on its Moments app because no one is really using it. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. If you're wondering why Facebook would have another standalone app alongside Instagram then you're not the only one – others couldn't figure it out either hence why the app probably failed to gain traction with any audience. Launched in 201...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, News, Instagram, Pixabay, Pexels


Worlds Collide! Facebook Announces Plan to Merge WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger Text Services

In a bid to take over all of your messaging across related platforms, Facebook is planning on merging the text applications found in its popular Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger services according to the UK’s The Independent. Image via Anton from Pexels.com. Each brand will maintain its functionality and identity but it sounds like the underlying messaging architecture used for text and chat will be unified among them. A spokesperson for Facebook told the Independent, “We’re working on makin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Photography, UK, News, Instagram, New York Times, Anton, Pexels, Facebook Instagram Messenger


Apple’s 2019 “Shot on iPhone” Contest Begins

Think you’ve got what it takes to beat the competition in an iPhone photography competition? Then Apple wants to see your pictures “Shot on iPhone” as it gets its 2019 contest underway. Image via Oleg Magni from Pexels.com. Users of iPhones can submit their best photos between now and February 7th. After that date it will be up to a panel of judges to determine whether or not your work is the best. Apple's VP of Marketing Phil Schiller and head of the camera software team John McCormack will l...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, Instagram, Phil Schiller, Pete Souza, Twitter Instagram, John McCormack, Pexels, Weibo WeChat, Oleg Magni, Annet de Graaf, Apple Newsroom


Influencers No Longer Allowed to Post Stealth Ads to Instagram According to New UK Rules

Have you had a chance to watch one of the two dueling Fyre Festival documentaries on either Netflix or Hulu? You really should – it’s a good watch on either service but one thing it really draws into clear relief is just how powerful social media influencers are, especially those on Instagram. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. And it looks like the UK Competition and Markets Authority has had enough of these types posting ads under the guise of personal content. In a new series of guidelines ...
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Bbc, Netflix, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Hulu, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, New UK, Pixabay, Pexels, Lewis Silkin, Andrea Coscelli, Advertising Markets Authority


This App Transforms Your Panorama Pics Into Instagram Stories

One of the coolest things that smartphone cameras have added in the past several years is the ability to take awesome panoramic photos. The only problem is that most social media platforms aren’t really equipped to handle photos of this size in any presentable fashion. For people who make a living on social media, this stinks because panoramas are some of the most dynamic photos out there. Image via Nathan Cowley from Pexels.com. Social media mavens might have a new tool to add to their arsena...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Photography, News, Instagram, Pexels, Nathan Cowley, Panoram


Instagram Debunks Viral Photos

There’s a viral photo going around Instagram that has forced the company to respond to its claims. You might have seen it if you have logged on to your Instagram account in the past several days. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. The photo reads: “THIS IS A TEST…Instagram has been limiting the visibility of your posts so that no more than 7% of folks see it. This is especially difficult for those of us who run small business here. Like and leave a comment on this post to improve rank and visi...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Instagram, Pixabay, Pexels


Asteroid Smacks Into Moon with World Watching

What better time for an asteroid to smack into the side of our nearest solar neighbor than during the recent Super Blood Wolf Moon. And that’s exactly what happened with multiple people catching the exact moment an asteroid struck the moon with everyone on Earth’s surface watching. Image via George DeSipris from Pexels.com. According to FStoppers, this is the first time an asteroid is recorded as hitting the moon during an eclipse. Jose Maria Madiedo, an astronomer with MIDAS (Moon Impacts Det...
Tags: Photography, News, Nbc, Youtube, Spain, Earth, Saint Louis, Washington University, Pexels, University of Huelva, George Desipris, Jose Maria Madiedo, Madiedo, MIDAS Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System, Randy Korotev


500px Smashes Photographer with Ban Hammer for Pics Not Being “Photographic”

One man’s photograph is not 500px’s it would seem. A photographer finds himself banned from 500px after the photo service told him his collection wasn’t photographic enough. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. According to PetaPixel, Tim Gamble is a Manchester, UK-based light artist who does all of his work entirely with a camera. But apparently it doesn’t look like it enough for 500px which deleted his account for “posting non-photographic content.” As anyone would do, Tim reached out to 500px...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Lightroom, Exif, Tim, Manchester UK, Pixabay, Pexels, PetaPixel Tim Gamble, PetaPixel Gamble


Pricing Scandal Rocks DJI – 45 Employees Out So Far

Normally we talk about DJI when they’re bringing out awesome new drones. As the world's largest producer of consumer-grade UAVs, that's not that surprising. Image via Pok Rie from Pexels.com. But today we have a story of corporate greed and scandal, one that has resulted in no less than 45 employees being dismissed from the firm for a price-fixing scheme – and over $USD 100 million in losses. Chinese publication Yicai Global details an inside ring of up to 100 employees that conspired with one...
Tags: Photography, News, Pexels, Pok Rie


New EU Copyright Regs Could Nix Thumbnails in Google Search Results, Among Other Things

Copyright laws are getting tougher and more stringent in the EU – so much so that image thumbnails might not appear in search results in the near future. Image via PHOTOMIX Ltd. from Pexels.com. A report from PetaPixel highlights the ramifications of 2018’s EU Copyright Directive, one of which could potentially result in not only thumbnail-less search results but also content-less results as well. This is because language detailed in the Copyright Directive’s controversial Article 11 says that...
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Eu, United States, PetaPixel, Richard Gingras, Pexels, Eu Copyright Directive, PhotoMIX Ltd


Canon is King of DSLR and Mirrorless Sales in Japan for 2018

Canon reigns supreme in both DSLR and mirrorless camera sales in Japan for 2018. And the results are somewhat staggering to behold. Image via Avinash Singh from Pexels.com. In DSLRs, Canon enjoys a 57.4% market share in Japan according to PetaPixel. The King is then followed by Nikon and Ricoh which hold 39.3% and 3.1% of the DSLR market. For those of us that are not mathematically inclined, this means that a little more than every 2 out of 4 DSLR cameras sold in Japan come from Canon. As Peta...
Tags: Photography, Japan, News, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Ricoh, BCN, PetaPixel, Pexels, Canon news, Mirrorless Sales, Avinash Singh


Monster Hunter – 100MP Canon EOS R with IBIS Reportedly in Development

We’re barely finished with CES and, already, the gossip line is buzzing with possible future products. And the rumor mill is churning up some good stuff lately, and today we’ve got a whopper for you. Image via Marc Mueller from Pexels.com. According to reports carried by FStoppers and others, Canon has a 100MP EOS R in development. Those who follow gear will note, this kind of resolution in a standard body size would represent an industry first if it is true. The rumor started when Canon Rumor...
Tags: Photography, News, Canon, Hasselblad, Canon Rumors, Canon EOS, Pexels, Canon EOS R, Marc Mueller