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Walmart, Widow in Nasty Suit Over ... Family Photos

Waltons sues photographer's widow for photo negatives

(Newser) - Today in the ugly lawsuit department: Walmart and the Walton family are suing for the rights to photo negatives, some half-a-century old, in what has been classified as "a total David vs. Goliath situation." The story goes like this: Robert Huff—who owned a photography studio in Fayetteville,...

Getty: Here Are 35M Free Photos

Firm opens up big chunk of library to social media

(Newser) - Getty Images—acknowledging that people are stealing its photos all the time anyway—has decided to make 35 million images from its vast photo library available free of charge. Bloggers and social media users will be able to use the images with Getty's new embed tool , which links back...

AP Bans Photog Who Doctored Syria Pic

He removed colleague's camera from shot

(Newser) - A career ruined with a few clicks: The AP has cut its ties with a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who doctored a photo from Syria to remove a colleague's video camera, Politico reports. Narciso Contreras "cloned" pieces of the background in the shot of a Syrian opposition fighter, violating...

AP&#39;s Top 10 Photos of 2013
 AP's Top 10 Photos of 2013 

AP's Top 10 Photos of 2013

From Boston Marathon to Mandela

(Newser) - AP photo chief Santiago Lyon has picked his top 10 photos of the year, or, more precisely, "10 representative photos from some of the biggest stories of 2013." They range from the Boston Marathon bombings to Nelson Mandela's funeral to the selection of Pope Francis. "The...

Take Lots of Photos? You May Remember Less

But zooming in may boost your memory: study

(Newser) - If you're busy snapping photos of an experience, you may not remember it well. So suggests a new study , which compared groups of museum tourists, one with cameras, the other without, the Guardian reports. Scientists found that those who took pictures of "each object as a whole" recalled...

What It's Like to Work in the Hottest Place on Earth

AP photographer visits Death Valley during 128-degree heat

(Newser) - Photographer Chris Carlson worked in the hottest place on Earth on Friday: Death Valley in California, where temperatures soared to 128 degrees while he attempted to snap photos. Carlson is no stranger to the area, he writes for the AP , but he still made some rookie mistakes: "I forgot...

End of an Era? Sears Portrait Studio Closes

Chain might try to find a new photographer

(Newser) - The digital age might have another victim: Sears has shut down its portrait studio, at least for now, after the photography company that has been snapping family portraits for the chain since 1959 abruptly closed up shop, reports the Wall Street Journal . CPI Corp. also ran studios at Walmart and...

Hurricane Sandy in Photos

 Sandy in 

Hurricane Sandy in Photos

Some of the storm's most stunning images

(Newser) - One hurricane perk: Some incredible photography, both professional and amateur. Browse the gallery for some of our favorites; the Atlantic Wire has more.

Drones' New Mission: Adventure Photography

Civilians using them to capture stunning Pakistan images

(Newser) - The use of drones in Pakistan normally brings to mind images of US spy planes attacking tribal areas. But drones now are being used to capture a different kind of picture in the country—showing some of the world's highest mountains being scaled by world-class climbers through some of...

'Morning After' Wedding Pics Add Sexy Touch

Photographer Michelle Jonné calls sexual element 'implied'

(Newser) - Forget the usual shots of couples smiling on the grass and cutting the wedding cake. A new breed of bridal photographer is capturing newlyweds "the morning after" in various states of intimate embrace, the New York Daily News reports. Couples who agree to the shoots are often snapped in...

Facebook&#39;s Instagram Deal Will Be a &#39;Bust&#39;
Facebook's Instagram Deal 
Will Be a 'Bust'

Facebook's Instagram Deal Will Be a 'Bust'

Zuckerberg may have been too hasty: Forbes' Chunka Mui

(Newser) - Facebook's billion-dollar purchase of Instagram has generally been met with praise in the tech world, an example of how Mark Zuckerberg can strike decisively to shore up a weakness. Chunka Mui at Forbes has a different view: "We'll look back on the acquisition as a bust—much...

The 13 Most Worthless Majors

Want a job? Avoid fine art, according to 'Daily Beast' list

(Newser) - Hey, college students: If your life plans include getting an actual job, you may want to avoid the stars of the Daily Beast 's "most useless" majors list. Majors are ranked in terms of employment, taking into account unemployment rates among recent and experienced grads, earnings, and likely...

Why You Need to Take a Photo on May 15

Project aims to capture a day in the life of the world

(Newser) - Want to be in the same company as a Swedish pop singer, an anti-apartheid icon, a former Irish president, and thousands of people around the world? Then pick up your camera on May 15 and help capture a day in the life of the planet. The project— —...

Shoot First, Focus Later: Camera Is &#39;Game-Changer&#39;
Shoot First, Focus Later: Camera Is 'Game-Changer'
tech reviews

Shoot First, Focus Later: Camera Is 'Game-Changer'

Lytro reviewers impressed, but you might not want to buy it yet

(Newser) - The company behind the Lytro camera calls its technology "the first major change in photography since photography was invented," and reviewers seem to agree. By analyzing and storing all the points of light in any given photo, the Lytro allows users to refocus the subject, or focus on...

Photographer Lillian Bassman Dead at 94

Renowned art director experienced revival in 1990s

(Newser) - Lillian Bassman, who shot to fame as a self-taught photographer and the daring art director of a Harper's Bazaar spin-off, died yesterday at 94 in her Manhattan home. Bassman, born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, studied fabric design and fashion illustration, and became a protégé of...

And the Photo of the Year Is...

Samuel Aranda's photo from Yemen protests wins World Press Photo of the Year

(Newser) - A photo of a veiled woman comforting an injured man following a protest in Yemen has won the World Press Photo of the Year for 2011. The photo, taken by Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda for the New York Times, "shows a poignant, compassionate moment, the human consequence of an...

Kodak Files for Bankruptcy
 Kodak Files for Bankruptcy 

Kodak Files for Bankruptcy

Future looks bleak for photography pioneer's workers, retirees

(Newser) - The once-mighty Eastman Kodak company has filed for bankruptcy. The 131-year-old firm, unable to reinvent itself quickly enough for the digital age, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this morning after running out of cash to fund its turnaround, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company says it has secured...

Henry Peter Bosse Photographs of Mississippi River Worth $4.5M
 Photo Album Worth $4.5M 

Photo Album Worth $4.5M

Historic Henry Peter Bosse images show river in 1880s

(Newser) - Few have heard of Henry Peter Bosse, but his 19th-century photographs have earned a home in a federal vault—and a single album is worth $4.5 million. Sotheby's recently appraised the album, which illustrates the changing Mississippi River in the 1880s, and its value had quadrupled over 20...

Behold the World's Priciest Photo

It sold for $4.3M this week

(Newser) - Have you ever gazed upon a river and thought, “This would make a lovely photograph that someone would pay millions of dollars for”? No? Well, that’s why you’re not Andreas Gursky. A chromogenic color print of the Gursky photo below, entitled Rhein II, sold for a...

Groom Sues Photographer, Wants Wedding Re-Created

... there's just one catch

(Newser) - It's hard to truly capture the weirdness of this lawsuit recounted by the New York Times . Is it because a Manhattan groom is suing a photography studio over what he says are lousy wedding photos? Not at all. Because he waited six years to file the suit? Nope. Because...

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