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FAA wants airlines to ban cameras and other electronics from checked bags

After conducting a series of safety tests, the FAA is recommending that all airlines ban cameras and other electronics with Lithium Ion batteries from checked baggage. The agency believe the risk of a catastrophic fire and explosion is too great.

Flickr shuts down wall art service, moves photo book printing to Blurb

Earlier today, Flickr moved its photo book printing service over to a third party services, and stopped offering any wall art options entirely.

Pixelstick creators unveil the Colorspike: An incredibly versatile LED lighting strip

The colorspike is an incredibly versatile LED lighting stick that you control from your smartphone, literally putting a massive range of colors and lighting effects at your fingertips.

Face ID sensor slowdown could lead to iPhone X shortages and shipment delays

If you're holding out buying the iPhone 8/Plus in favor of the iPhone X, you might be waiting a while. According to several trusted reports, manufacturing issues could lead to severe shortages on launch day, November 3rd.

Diversify Photo launches database of photographers of color to promote diversity

The database was created to "break with the narrow lens through which history… has been recorded" by equipping those who commission photography with "the resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments.

Instagram is testing a four-photo grid, and some users are freaking out

Instagram is currently testing a major change to the app's profile layout: replacing the 3-photo across grid with a 4-photo grid... and some users are NOT taking the news well.

ImageRights expands copyright registration, adds new blockchain protections

Photo protection company ImageRights recently released a new service that lets non-subscribers take advantage of their streamlined copyright registration system that checks for errors and fills out all the required forms for you.

Netflix acquires rights to Kodachrome: a movie about the final days of the iconic film

Fans of film photography should keep an eye out for the widespread theatrical release of Kodachrome, a movie staring Jason Sudeikis about the final days of the iconic film stock.

PETA and David Slater settle copyright lawsuit over monkey selfie

It's finally over. After years of legal back-and-forth, PETA and photographer David Slater have settled their lawsuit over the famous (and infamous) monkey selfie.

North Carolina has designated October 2017 'Photography Month'

Hear ye, hear ye. By official decree of Governor Roy Cooper of the great state of North Carolina, October 2017 has hereby been designated 'Photography Month.'

Faker exposed after convincing top news media he was a war photographer for two years

You may have seen Eduardo Martins' brilliant war photography in some of the biggest publications from around the world. There's just one problem... he doesn't exist.

Photographer caught using someone else's public domain photo to win awards

Consider this an example of what NOT to do. A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was discovered she submitted someone else's public domain photo as her own.

Photographers face three felonies after climbing bridge for cityscape shot

Photographers Martin J. Romero-Clark and Andrew Lillibridge face three felony charges apiece after illegally climbing the Ben Franklin Bridge to capture some cityscape shots.

Canon updates PIXMA all-in-one printers, adds improved color ink system

Canon has expanded its PIXMA TS-series Wireless Inkjet printer lineup with five new models, two of which contain an improved ink system that adds a sixth color ('Photo Blue') to help reduce graininess and improving overall quality.

Zenit is back in business, plans to release full-frame mirrorless camera in 2018

Defunct Russian camera maker Zenit is making a comeback, and they're planning to release a full-frame mirrorless camera in 2018.

B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case

The company behind retail giant B&H Photo has agreed to pay out $3.2 million in monetary relief and back wages to settle a discrimination and harassment case from 2016.

Canon beats Nikon to get EISA’s Pro DSLR award for 3rd year running

Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association’s Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category.

Super fast, tiny Samsung T5 portable SSD hits 540MB/s, can handle raw 4K video

Samsung just revealed a blazing-fast new Solid State Drive capable of data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s.

f11 Magazine is suspending publication due to financial troubles

f11 Magazine—an ad-supported, free magazine for 'photographers and aficionados' that focused on photos rather than gear—is suspending publication due to financial troubles.

Sony 'trade up' program gets you $500 plus trade-in value towards a new a9

If you're looking to switch to Sony, the company's new limited-time "α trade up" promotion can snag you up to $500 + trade-in value towards a brand new a9, a7 II, a7R II, or a7S II when you hand over your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Google's Camera app has been unofficially ported to other Android phones

The Google Camera app exclusive to the company's own Pixel phone has been unofficially ported to other Android devices. If you're willing to take the risk of installing, you can now use features like HDR+ on the Galaxy S8, LG G6, OnePlus 5, and more.

Photographer Bill Frakes loses university position after sexual harassment report

Renowned photographer Bill Frakes has been let go as a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln after a sexual harassment complaint filed against him was judged by the university to be credible.

DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone

Compared to the standard Phantom 3, the SE model offers a vision positioning system, 4K video and an improved video transmission range of up to 2.5 miles.

NPPA to raise dues for the first time in 11 years, because defending truth ain't cheap

Starting January 1st, 2018, the NPPA will raise its membership dues for the first time in 11 years. You have until the end of the year to re-up or join at the current rates.

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Microsoft Surface devices: too unreliable

Consumer Reports has removed its coveted 'Recommended' label from Microsoft's Surface devices after a survey of over 90,000 Surface owners showed 25% ran into reliability issues like freezing and touchscreen issues.

NPPA says LA public park photography ban is unconstitutional

A photography ban in a Los Angeles public park during a series free concerts has been branded ‘unconstitutional’ by city and national media and public liberties groups.

Pentagon gives military bases approval to shoot down wayward camera drones

Illegal drone pilots beware: the Pentagon has given military bases permission to "disable, destroy and track" any wayward drone that wanders into unauthorized airspace.

Renowned self-portrait photographer Cindy Sherman goes public on Instagram

Renowned self-portrait photographer and MacArthur Fellow Cindy Sherman has just gone public on Instagram—an occasion so momentous it earned a feature in the New York Times.

Apple joins Instagram to share top notch #ShotoniPhone photos

Apple has officially joined Instagram. If you're a fan of great iPhone photography, you'll definitely want to follow the tech company's new account for inspiration and the chance to have your own #ShotoniPhone photos featured.

GoPro financials show strong growth ahead of Fusion and HERO6 launches

GoPro's financial fortunes have finally made a turn for the better. After multiple rounds of layoffs, cuts and restructuring work, the company's Q2 2017 financial results showed strong growth.

Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX

A host of adapters have been launched that allow owners of the Fujifilm GFX to attach new and historic lenses from other brands to their mirrorless medium format camera.

RIP: Legendary photo editor John G. Morris dies at 100

Renowned photo editor John G. Morris, whose incredible career saw him at LIFE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic and Magnum, passed away last week at age 100.

Wedding photographer awarded $1.08M in defamation lawsuit against bride and groom

A bride and groom who set out to destroy their wedding photographer's career will now have to pay $1.08 million in damages for the "defamatory, disparaging and malicious statements" they made.

Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 120 Black & White film is now available for preorder

Fans of medium format film photography have something to celebrate today. Japan Camera Hunter Bellamy Hunt has announced a 120 version of his well-loved JCH StreetPan Black & White film.

Scammers are using Facebook Marketplace and Venmo to steal camera gear

A group of thieves has made away with tens of thousands in camera gear through a carefully orchestrated scam through Venmo and Facebook Marketplace.

Apple patent shows camera system that helps you take better selfies

Apple was just granted a patent for a camera system that prods, coaxes and manipulates users into taking better group and solo selfies.

Photographer behind famous 'monkey selfie' is broke after years-long copyright battle

David Slater's viral 'monkey selfies' made him famous, but the legal battles over who actually owns the photos—him or the macaque who pressed the shutter—has left him broke and dejected.

Federal Court confirms (again): Police can be photographed in public

The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed what the First, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh have already stated: it's your constitutional right to photograph police in public.

Photobucket breaks billions of photos online, upsets millions of users

Photobucket recently started charging $400/year for a service that used to be free, breaking billions of images across the web in one fell swoop. Users are NOT happy.

News Corp to eliminate up to 70 'redundant' staff photographers in Australia

The Guardian reports that the company plans to adopt an outsourcing model that relies more on freelancers.

Free learning provider Alison launches build-your-own camera drone course

Online e-learning platform Alison has launched a new course aimed at those who want to build their own camera drones. Over four modules, the course claims to teach students about the components that go into a drone and their functions, as well as how to assemble, check and fly your own quadcopter.

Samsung patent shows dual-camera tracking feature

A Samsung patent application shows an advanced subject tracking feature that uses a dual-camera with a wide-angle and tele lens. Read more

Magic Lantern proof-of-concept shows in-camera DNG shooting

Magic Lantern is working on some new technology that could unlock in-camera lossless DNG shooting for Canon cameras. Read more

Rokinon 20mm F1.8 and Cine DS 20mm T1.9 Full Frame Super Wide Angle lenses now available

Rokinon just announced two new super wide-angle 20mm lenses, which are now available for various full-frame applications. Read more

Brides Magazine suggests professional photographers use 'Cannon or Nikon' cameras

Brides magazine recently published a controversial article that suggested that professional photographers should only shoot 'Cannon or Nikon'. Needless to say, this hasn't gone over well. Read more  

The Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park marred by vandals

Vandals appear to have struck the Racetrack in Death Valley National Park, carving tire tracks into the playa and perhaps permanently altering the landscape. Read More

OOWA smartphone lenses use 'free-form' tech for improved image quality

DynaOptics, an optical engineering company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its OOWA smartphone add-on lenses. The company is raising funds for two lenses - a 2.5x tele-lens with an equivalent focal length of 75mm and a 15mm equivalent super-wide-angle. Read more

Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a ruggedized "Active" version of the standard Galaxy S7.  The Active comes with the same IP68 rating for water resistance as the standard device, but adds the MIL STD-810G standard and a shatterproof display to the mix. Read more

Asus announces Zenfone 3 Deluxe with stabilized 23MP camera

The new Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe is a flagship phone with an impressive looking camera specification. It comes with a set of impressive camera features that include a 23MP 1/2.6-inch Sony IMX 318 sensor, F2.0 aperture lens, 4-axis optical image stabilization, electronic video stabilization in video mode and a hybrid AF system. Read more

Dual-cam Duel: Sony and LG Innotek rumored to be competing for Apple orders

Rumors say that all 'Plus' variants of the upcoming iPhone 7 will feature a dual-camera design which could be made by either Sony or LG Innotek. Read more 

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