This Week in the World #16

This Week in the World looks at the past week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.

The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photography staff, switching to a freelance-only method of getting pictures for their newspaper. (via DP Review)

chicago sun times

Olympus has begun developing lenses and lens parts for Sony. Olympus has been getting sensors from Sony for some time now, so this move solidifies the partnership that will probably continue to be fruitful for both Olympus and Sony shooters. You certainly won’t be hearing any complaints from us.

olympus lens

According to Buzzfeedthere are 27,800 photos uploaded to Instagram every minute, and 208,300 photos uploaded to Facebook. (via Pop Photo)

The New South Wales government is garnering criticism for trying to tell Australia’s Reportage Festival what photos they can and cannot display. (via PetaPixel)

Photo by James Nachtwey
Photo by James Nachtwey

Canon hit the 90 million mark for EF lenses produced. Nice.

canon 90 million

Magic Lantern enabled raw video output on the Canon EOS 50D, which is already five years old. Crazy. Here’s a test video:

The 1931 Leica Illa used by Alfred Eisenstaedt to photograph this iconic V-J Day image was recently auctioned for $150,000.

leica

And in case you missed it . . .

You can do so many things with one flash. Like, all the things (OK, not all the things, but it’s still a lot!). Check out our tutorials on hard light versus soft light and cool light versus warm light.

And we rounded up our favorite webinars from Profoto, X-Rite, PocketWizard, and more!

Midwest Photo

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