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Art School Photoshops White Students Into Black Ones in Ad Photo

A private art college in France has apologized after it was discovered that one of its promotional ad photos was Photoshopped to show black students when there were none in an effort to appear more racially diverse. The Émile-Cohl in Lyon sparked controversy this week after people noticed something peculiar ...

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Facebook is Now Fact-Checking Photos

Facebook is making it a priority these days to fight misinformation being spread on its social network, and the company has just announced that it’s now fact-checking photos and videos being shared by users. 27 third-party fact-checking partners in 17 countries around the world had already been tasked with reviewing ...

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PSA: It’s ‘Bokeh’ not ‘Bokuh’

There are many sounds that native American English speakers have trouble reproducing. The French “r” (aka the “voiceless uvular fricative”), the rolled double “rr” in Spanish, tonal sounds in various Chinese languages like Mandarin and Cantonese. But when it comes to the Japanese word that has entered the photographic lexicon ...

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EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive and ‘Upload Filter’

The European Parliament yesterday voted in favor of the highly controversial EU Copyright Directive, which is intended to bring EU copyright laws into the Internet age. Critics have called the directive “disastrous” and warned that it could fundamentally destroy the open Web. One of the most debated sections of the ...

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This Newborn Photo Shows a Baby and His Twin Brother’s Ashes

New Zealand-based photographer Sarah Simmons has won an international photo competition with a powerful newborn photo showing a baby with his twin brother’s ashes. Stuff.co.nz reports that mother Cherie Ayrton learned the devastating news that one of her twins had passed away in the womb at her five-month ultrasound scan. ...

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Maui Wedding Venues ‘Screwing Us Over’, Photographers Say

The Hawaiian island of Maui features some of the most picturesque wedding venues in the world, but some of those highly-sought-after venues are implementing policies that professional wedding photographers aren’t happy about. We spoke to five wedding photographers working in Maui who feel that certain guidelines and restrictions being put ...

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X-Rite ColorChecker Video XL is Huge for Far, Wide, and Aerial Shots

X-Rite has announced the ColorChecker Video XL, a huge color balance reference target that’s designed for long-distance, wide-angle, and/or aerial shots in which a smaller target just wouldn’t suffice. “The X-Rite ColorChecker Video XL is designed for those longer and wider shots when the space between your camera and subject ...

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