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21 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at event photography, using gels to shift ambient light, LivePhotosKit JS, actual and red flag knowledge of infringement, Instagress and pods and the White House returns to Flickr.

  • Kirk Tuck handles A Good, Old Fashion, Event Assignment Updated With a Modern Camera. He used a Rogue reflector with an on-camera flash setup which is identical to that used for our portrait on the Contact page (and elsewhere on the site). We do prefer off-camera flash for event photography (wireless in this case) but sometimes you've only got one hand free.
  • Strobist David Hobby has posted Using Gels to Shift the Ambient in his series Lighting 103.
  • Apple has released an API to its Live Photos technology which includes LivePhotosKit JS, JavaScript for playing the images on Web pages.
  • Photo Attorney Carolyn Wright finds Another Reason to Post Watermarks on Your Photos but we can think of better ways (ExifTools and takedown notices) to assert copyright. Still, it's an interesting discussion of "actual and red flag knowledge" of infringement.
  • Instagress announced on its Web site that "by request of Instagram we were forced to close our Web-service." The issue in this case may have more to do with naming conflicts than bot behavior, although botting's day has passed. Instead, Petapixel reports, people are forming Instagram pods, or invitation-only communities, to attract interest in their work. From real people.
  • The new White House administration has starting publishing to Flickr. An achievement of note in the administration's first 100 days, no doubt.

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