What's abuzz in the photography world this week?
Photographer Don Logan filed the lawsuit on behalf of a group of photographers whose pictures were allegedly embedded from Facebook onto third-party websites without their permission. His lawsuit failed because he did not allege that any websites saved the photos onto their servers, said the U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, and permitted Logan to amend his complaint.
2. DIY Photography
The FBI arrested a gallery owner in Michigan on charges of stealing and forging famous photographs by Ansel Adams. The gallerist allegedly defrauded mostly elderly clients who trusted her to sell the photos on their behalf. She sold photos, pocketed the money, or did not return unsold works and returned fake prints to the owners instead of the original pictures.
Adobe has unveiled several examples of powerful artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can take photography far beyond its original limits. The first of these is called "Project Beyond the Seen" and allows you to create immersive 360-degree visual experiences from a single small 2D image.
4. Digital Camera World
Since 2021, Leica Camera AG has selected a "Leica Picture of the Year." This year's winner is the iconic image by German photographer Thomas Hepker, which he took during his journey in 1963 when he was working for Kristall magazine and was assigned to explore the USA with both a curious and critical eye.
Leica's classic film rangefinder is back with some modern upgrades. The last original M6 rolled off the assembly line two decades ago. Since then, it has become both a meme and an icon in the photography world. Its value mainly stems from its elegant design, ultra-quiet shutter, spectacular lenses, and maintainability.
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