What's abuzz in the photography world this week?
1. Business Standard
Google Lens is an image recognition tool that uses visual analysis to identify things and find relevant information about them. From now users can search for any image with Google Lens by just clicking the button next to the voice search button and dragging an image here or uploading a file. According to a report, Lens was firstly a visual search tool for mobile devices but was later extended to Chrome.
Court-ordered training sessions between police and media have been taking place in Minneapolis under the direction of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). According to NPPA General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher, there have been many incidents between police and press where journalists have either been obstructed, injured, or arrested. He hopes the training will help prevent similar incidents.
3. The Verge
Meta has announced that it is testing minting and selling NFTs on Instagram, as in many traditional NFT marketplaces. The company is also expanding the NFT showcase feature on Instagram, which recently became available to users in more than 100 countries. This announcement comes amid news of several new ways for creators to earn money on their platforms.
4. Digital Camera World
A private collection of Polaroid test prints by world-famous photographer David Bailey goes on sale in London for the first time in the photographer's 63-year career. The subjects of his shots include Princess Diana, Cara Delevingne, his self-portraits, still-life compositions, and instant snapshots. Interestingly, collectors won't know which Polaroid they're getting, as each one is sealed inside an envelope signed by Bailey.
5. DIY Photogrpahy
The Swiss bank's 53-year-old chief risk officer Christian Bluhm will leave UBS in May to become a full-time photographer. The unusual career change will lead to Bluhm opening a studio and gallery in Zurich's Old Town, not far from UBS headquarters. He explains that his passion for photography sparked when a friend showed him how to take a great photo with his cheap DSLR of the night sky over Vienna.
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