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Hasselblad Hires Photographer Ming Thein as ‘Chief of Strategy’

Commercial photographer, blogger, and long-time Hasselbald user Ming Thein has been named Hasselblad’s new Chief of Strategy, a move that is delighting the photo industry. It’s an unfortunately reality that many (if not most) of the executives making major decisions for the photography giants are often not professional photographers themselves. ...

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Photographers Claim Instagram is ‘Shadow Banning’ Their Accounts

Over the past few weeks, the PetaPixel tip line has been flooded by reports of Instagram ‘shadow banning’ accounts. This practice, ostensibly limited to business accounts, is destroying engagement on these photographer’s profiles. The term “shadow ban”—also called “stealth” or “ghost” banning—refers to banning a person’s account without them knowing ...

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Panasonic Clears Up Rumor, Will Not ‘Dismantle’ Camera Division

Panasonic camera fans freaked out this week when a report in Japan’s largest business newspaper, The Nikkei Asian Review, claimed the company was going to “dismantle,” “scale back” and restructure its digital camera division. According to Panasonic, this is not entirely accurate. The original report was pretty blunt in its ...

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Target Goes Photoshop-Free for New Swimsuit Photos

A couple of years ago, Target got embarrassed by a Photoshop fail that gave a swimsuit model ridiculously long arms (that model was later invited onto Ellen). The retail chain has since learned from its mistakes: its latest swimsuit photos focus on realism and leave out Photoshop “airbrushing.” The new ...

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