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Author: The PhotoCamp Director

How Netflix Is Using Its Muscle to Push Filmmaking Technology Boundaries

Arguably the most popular camera among Hollywood cinematographers is the ARRI Alexa, made by the century-old ARRI camera company. But as recently as six months ago, Netflix would not permit DPs to use this camera (other than the large-format Alexa 65) for its original programming because the standard model employed a 3.2K resolution sensor instead of the streamer’s required 4K.

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Canon Drops Ambassador Barbara Davidson for ‘Racist’ Tweet

Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson has been booted from the Canon Explorers of Light program after an insensitive tweet aimed at Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro sparked outrage on social media. In the tweet that kicked off the controversy, Davidson mocked the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for not being able to speak Spanish.

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$32M lien placed on Tampa Bay Times over pension payment defaults

Liens against the Tampa Bay Times’ parent company now total more than $103 million, according to documents obtained by Florida Politics. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. filed its latest lien against the paper June 20 for $32.2 million. The lien is placed “on all property and rights to property” because the Times “failed to make contributions to the pension plan required.”

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How Flat Earthers Nearly Derailed a Space Photo Book

What a photographer’s struggle to raise money for his book of images tells us about Facebook and conspiracy theorists. A highly engaged group of conspiracy theorists can override a fact-based endeavor’s internet ads. This was a lesson that Benedict Redgrove, a photographer, said he took away from his recent attempt to advertise his space photo project on Facebook and Instagram.

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