There are a bunch of things you can do with your smartphone camera other than taking photos. Thanks to a group of scientists and physicians at UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, you might soon be able to take a COVID-19 test at home safely, quickly, and accurately.
BREAKING: Next week’s IBC Show 2021 in Amsterdam is now cancelled
In what comes as a complete surprise to absolutely no one, and after having announced only a week ago that the show must go on, IBC 2021 scheduled to begin in just over a week in Amsterdam has been cancelled. Citing the “growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands”, which show organisers say have deteriorated over the last week, the show has now been cancelled.
They go on to say that feedback from IBC exhibitors and visitors has also aided in their decision to cancel the show – which isn’t much of a surprise given how many companies had already pulled out and the number of visitors either unwilling or unable to travel to The Netherlands right now due to government lockdown restrictions recently put in place.
Photo of a kitchen court hearing wins the Our Times – Pandemic Perspectives contest
The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. We’re living in probably the weirdest times in recent history, and International Photography Awards (IPA) has decided to throw a contest for photographers documenting it. Our Times – Pandemic Perspectives is a special edition of the One Shot contest, and it’s all about the life we’ve lived for almost two years now. The winning photos capture the essence of the pandemic and all the fear, sorrow, but also joy we humans can find even in the toughest times.
Photo industry is coming back to life after COVID-19, survey shows
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on everyone and photographers are no exception. In fact, our industry was severely hit last year when 75% of photographers said they’d had all their gigs canceled due to the pandemic. Thankfully, it seems that the sunshine after rain is coming this year. According to a recent survey from Zenfolio, things are going for the better, and the photography industry is coming back to life.
Stop posting your vaccination card selfies on Instagram or face identity theft
We’re all excited that we can finally get a COVID-19 vaccine. And when we’re excited about something, we tend to share it on social media. Well, before you post your vaccination card selfie on Instagram – think twice, and then don’t do it. Because if you do, you’re at risk of identity theft.
Vaccinated: So that others may live
One week before what would be my only photoshoot of 2020, I received a phone call that broke me emotionally. My producer, friend and all-around incredible person, Eric, had taken his own life.
Eric had been diagnosed with an aggressive case of ALS last summer, which had taken him from super fit gym rat to a state in which he was unable to swallow solid foods in a matter of months. While the disease had physically debilitated this man that so many loved, it never took his humor. In his suicide note (which you can read here), he is as proud, funny and happy as we ever knew him. His death was one out of many good friends and family I lost in 2020, but it was the only time I let myself cry.
Canon expected to face production & release delays due to new Japan coronavirus restrictions
We were already expecting delays from Nikon due to the state of emergency declared in Japan by its prime minister, Yoshihide Suga in response to the recent surge in coronavirus infections, but with the restrictions set to expand to more areas, we might be seeing delays from Canon, too, including their 2021 gear release schedule.
Canon Rumors is reporting that a number of sources have told them that Canon’s roadmap has changed quite significantly due to the new restrictions. Just last week, they spoke of at least 8 new Canon cameras expected in 2021, but now the timescales for release of those cameras look like they might be shifted.
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