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Adobe recently announced that it would both discontinue downloads of older versions of Creative Cloud apps (which includes Lightroom and Photoshop), and revoke the license for older software. Further, Adobe tweeted that consumers “may face potential claims of infringement by third parties.” For some photographers, the thought of continuing to use Adobe’s subscription-based products is…

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There was a time when you could make a full-time living producing stock photography. That changed in the mid-90s with the introduction of royalty-free stock CDs. Digital photography and the rise of microstock created enormous downward pricing pressure on the industry. Nevertheless, stock photography still satisfies a real need for generic photography at a (too)…

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When National Geographic published Beth Moon’s images of “the world’s oldest trees by starlight,” seasoned astrophotographers like Adrien Mauduit cried foul. Not only were sections of the sky cloned, but specific stars were appearing in portions of the sky that were physical impossibilities. As other astrophotographers chimed in, a microbiologist emerged as the most eagle-eyed…

The post This Microbiologist Can Spot Your Fake Images appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

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Photo cooperatives and collectives have thrived for decades as a way to share resources (e.g. accounting and marketing functions) for like-minded photographers. But in the past few years, a palpable shift has occurred. Many contemporary collectives aggregate niche or marginalized groups of photographers, and provide a showcase and directory for photo editors to reference.  Sarah…

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A group of boys in Baraboo, WI assembled for a junior prom photo and posed with a Nazi salute. One of the boys posted the image to Twitter with the caption “We even got the black kid to throw it up.” In the midst of public outrage, it was revealed that a professional photographer not…

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After taking a little hiatus, we’re back with our comprehensive list of some of the best workshops available to photographers of all skill levels. We’ve got everything from bucket-list worthy international trips to online courses you can take from the comfort of your couch. No matter your specialty, background or budget, there’s an enthusiastic photography…

The post Have Camera, Will Travel: 40 Exciting Photography Workshops Happening in 2019 & 2020 appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

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Social media influencers build economic viability by amassing as large an audience as possible. This raison d’etre is different than a photographer who sells their skill as a service. Despite this difference, what might photographers learn from their influencer counterparts about how to best take advantage of a medium like Instagram. We mention the following…

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Photo Mechanic built its reputation on being the fastest software to ingest, review, and keyword images. And although a slew of image browsing and editing software has been introduced in its wake, Photo Mechanic – now in version 6 – is still a crucial part of many photographers’ workflows. As 50MP pro cameras become commonplace,…

The post Photo Mechanic 6 (Still) Supports PhotoShelter Uploads appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

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The fixation of some photographers to document their lives at any cost has led to unsavory behavior around the world – from the poppy fields in CA to the Grand Prismatic Springs in Yosemite to the railroad tracks at Auschwitz. To make matters worse, businesses have started designing their spaces to encourage and maximize Instagrammable…

The post Are Photographers Ruining Everything? appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

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For a long time, Ami Vitale’s dream was to be a war correspondent. After graduating with an International Relations degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked as an Editor at the Associated Press and then moved abroad to pursue journalism, eventually becoming a war correspondent during the War in Kosovo. She was on a clear path…

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