Well, it looks like we’ve reached the stage of 2020 when sharing a selfie could end up in getting arrested or paying a massive fine. A UK photographer recently posted a selfie which proved that she had broken the self-isolation order. Consequently, she was ordered to pay £6,600 (around $8,530) after sharing the photo on Instagram.
2020 has definitely been the most unusual year we’ve lived in. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, from daily chores to big life events – including weddings. This is Reportage has chosen the best documentary wedding photos of this weird year, and they’re really something else! They show raw and unstaged moments of 2020 “corona-weddings,” and they are proof that nothing can stop the love.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many nursing homes went into a full lockdown. The elderly folks fall within the most vulnerable group, so many of them are still in isolation. But an employee at Sydmar Lodge Care Home decided to cheer the residents up during lockdown. Robert Speker recreated famous album covers with them to lift their spirits up, and his wholesome project soon got viral.
Has COVID-19 impacted the look of advertising campaigns?
Maybe – but probably not by as much as you might think. What is impacted, however, is the way that a commercial photography set operates for the foreseeable future.
As an advertising photographer, you are responsible for everything that happens on set while shooting a campaign. This can range from not just the lighting scheme, but the choice of using craft services versus having a chef on set, choosing the appropriate camera and related equipment, and most importantly the safety of everyone present. This isn’t to say that there are not safety officers on set, or form specific trainers when we photograph professional athletes, but that the buck always stops at the photographer. For those that do commercial photography, we know that there are never ending insurance certificate pulls happening just to step foot on set. But how do we create when it comes to an unseen virus, and what will those campaigns look like?
Like other companies, Tamron also seems to be struggling with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The company has recently confirmed that its two major companies will remain closed throughout 2020. According to a press release, the reason for this decision is “decreased worldwide demand.”
If you have been documenting life in the USA during the current COVID-19 pandemic, you can now contribute to The Library of Congress. It doesn’t even matter if you’re a professional photographer or just snap photos for fun with your phone: The Library of Congress would like to see what you took and include your photos in its gallery.
It’s probably not much of a surprise to anybody at this point, but the organisers of the NAB Show in Las Vegas have announced that NAB 2021 has been delayed. Originally scheduled to take place in April 11-14th 2021, the date for next year’s show has now been pushed back to October 9-13th.
The timing of the announcement could’ve possibly been a little better, given that most of the video industry is already feeling a little down right now about the fact that IBC 2020 was scheduled to start two days from now. But I suppose it’s best to get it out of the way sooner rather than later.
I guess most of us have lost all hopes of attending any mass events in 2020. But the coronavirus pandemic is already affecting 2021, too. After trade shows scheduled for the current year, CES 2021 now becomes an online-only event as well.
While the usefulness of surgical masks, in general, is quite well known (surgeons have been using them for years) there is little-to-no data on many of the DIY face coverings people have been using during the coronavirus pandemic. So, researchers at the Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have done some tests of their own.
The experiment was published in the journal Physics of Fluids and demonstrates the effectiveness of wearing a face covering when you cough using some pretty cool flow visualisation using lasers. Of course, this post isn’t a debate about whether or not you should or shouldn’t wear a mask. You should. This technique just shows that even the simplest of masks helps reduce the risk of infection and it does so using a very cool technique