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Paul Melcher
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One the strongest emerging trend we have all experienced in the last few years is a massive increase in usage of photography. Not just for the purpose of documenting and remembering events for nostalgia-filled family gatherings but rather to communicate in real-time. In fact, the core foundation of all social media is photography: There are no successful social media platforms without photo sharing at its core feature. This has impacted advertisi...
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What we are experiencing today is the shift of power from a handful of photojournalists backed by large media to millions of camera phone users backed by Instagram.
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There is a massive subterranean shift (no, not paradigm) happening right now in pro photography and it will define photography for the next 10 years.
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All news photos are manipulated. What can we do about it :
Creating rules and regulation around photo manipulation is misleading and dangerous for photojournalism. Instead, what should be empowered is ethics.
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Audience sensibility will not allow some things. Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 movie Psycho had to shot in B&W because B&W blood swirling down the drain caused terror. Technicolor blood would have caused revulsion.

I see color shots in French News Magazines that would never make the front page of the NYTimes. 
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That is a concerning move by Microsoft for those in the Photography business
Microsoft's Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to imbed, free of charge, on their web site or blog any images found in a Bing Images search.
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Google plus photo as a stand alone app has huge potential to become the number one photo sharing app on your phone. Will Google take advantage of it ?
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The only way for Google to kill a social competitor is buying it... 
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An important event in the visual space.....
Video marketplace Pond5 gets $61 million in investment. What will be the impact on the market? We talk with ceo and co-founder Tom Bennett to find out.
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I am changing the photo world
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  • Kaptur
    Founder, 2014 - present
    The first news magazine about the photo/tech world => http://kaptur.co
  • Stipple
    VP, Licensing, 2011 - 2014
  • PictureGroup
    Senior VP, 2009 - 2011
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