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Photography Contributes $10.2B to US Economy: Govt Report

Ever wonder how much the arts and photography contribute towards the United States economy? Wonder no more. According to a newly-published government report, the arts contribute over $763 billion to the economy, and photography represents over $10 billion of that total. Those numbers come from new data released earlier this ...

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RIP, Chuck Westfall: The Photo Industry Just Lost a Legend

Chuck Westfall has died. A legend in the camera industry, Westfall was a photographer who served as a technical representative and advisor at Canon for decades. Nancy Winnings, Westfall’s sister, announced the news today in a Facebook post, sharing the above photo and writing: “This gentle man passed away today. ...

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NASA Astronaut Brings 4-Year-Old Son to Spacesuit Photo Shoot

When NASA astronaut Anne McClain had her official spacesuit photo shoot leading up to her trip to the International Space Station in November, she decided to do something unusual: McClain brought along her 4-year-old son for the session, and the resulting photos are adorable. Business Insider reports that her (since ...

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How NOT to Reply When Your Request to Use Photos is Rejected

If you’re a business looking to license photos directly from a photographer, there are better and worse ways to respond if the photographer rejects your request and decides not to allow the use of their photos. That’s what one convention recently learned the hard way. It all started when photographer ...

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Photo Contest Judges Raise Alarm: We Didn’t Judge Anything…

There’s something strange going on with the International Photographer of the Year (IPOTY) photo contest. 11 of the 14 photographers listed as judges for the IPOTY 2017 contest say they weren’t asked to judge a single thing before the winners were announced in February (and the other 3 couldn’t be ...

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