GoPro has announced that they are cutting another 270 jobs as a part of their restructuring program. They had layoffs before, as they were on a rough path for the past year or so. After a seemingly good start in 2017, it seems not everything has been going as planned. So, they are once again trying to cut costs and maintain profitability by laying staff off.
The quality of news and information that we are constantly exposed to has a huge impact on the course of our civilization. They can affect our psychological and physical states and shape our future. I have a question for us photojournalists and content creators and for the media that select and distribute our content: where do we want to head, toward problems or solutions?
Imagine holding a big, fresh, juicy lemon in your hands. Now imagine cutting it into slices, feel the acidic juice dripping onto your skin and perceive the overwhelmingly sour aroma spreading in the air. Now you take a juicy slice and stick it in your mouth, suck on it and taste its pungent tart flavor.
Is your mouth salivating? More than likely yes, because our body responds to images.
That’s why athletes use visualization to enhance their performance, and so do surgeons, musicians, actors or stockbrokers. Visualization is used to quit smoking, control weight and even by cancer patients. It’s not magic but it is a powerful tool: what we see can affect our psychological and physical states. Now, some people deliberately visualize an ideal future in order to be half-way there while… most people constantly “visualize” bad news on our economy, planet, society and so on…
Is this affecting our future? I believe that it is.
Nikon is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and they spoke up about their plans for the future. They didn’t start off very well, as they canceled an entire series of premium compact cameras. However, despite the bad start, the company has some big plans for the future. Also, they’ve made some radical decisions.
After Kai and Lok, another member of DigitalRev TV has decided to leave. Warren Ng is not the member whose face you would see often, but he was behind filming, editing, producing and directing the DigitalRev material. He began working for them in January 2016, and after a year, he decided to follow Kai and Lok’s footsteps. Was it jumping off a sinking ship?
The new Leica M10 is here! The latest addition to the loved M-system lineup is available for preorders, and “Its unique balance of heritage and technical innovation embodies the essence of everything that is truly important for photography.”
This is the thinnest digital M camera of all time, with improved performance and more intuitive handling. It comes with an ISO setting dial on top, along with some other new and interesting features.
Earlier this week, confirmation hearings of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General were followed by protests. Of course, many photographers and reporters covered this even. And one of them had an unpleasant experience which looks a bit like censorship. While Jim Lo Scalzo was taking photos of protesters being escorted out of the hearing room, he was interrupted. As he said, Texas. Rep. Louie Gohmert tried to stand between his camera and the action, blocking his view.
Lo Scalzo asked him if he was seriously blocking him from taking photos of protesters, and Gohmert said “Yes. The story is not there.” Then he pointed to Sessions and said “The story is over there.”
As we’re only days away from CES 2017, YI – who named themselves GoPro killers – has announced their plans for the a New action camera. It seems their YI 4K Action Camera (which we reviewed here) is about to get the update. This January in Las Vegas, YI is about to present their new 4K+ Action Camera, which will allow you shooting 4K videos at 60 fps. They’ve also revealed more details about their upcoming YI Erida drone and announced to fly it live for the first time.
The news that Lok Cheung and Kai Wong left DigitalRev TV certainly shocked their fans earlier this year. After they’d parted ways, it seemed like DigitalRev were struggling to keep the viewers’ attention. But now they’ve launched a new channel called Burst Mode. After a seemingly rough period, they may be experiencing a Christmas miracle and actually getting back on track.
We’ve previously shared how you can convert your existing dSLR to shoot infrared images, but this approach is very touchy, technical, and would most assuredly void the warranty on your camera. Fortunately, for those wanting to shoot IR photos, Fuji has just announced X-T1 IR, the first mirrorless infrared camera.
“The X-T1 IR focuses on both excellent image quality as well as delivering incredible speed. It uses an extremely fast and accurate autofocus system, and is compatible with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SD memory cards. At up to 8 frames per second, the X-T1 IR is fit for any specialized workplace in need of first-rate photo quality, durability and performance.” – Fuji Press Release