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Does GDPR Spell the End of Street Photography?

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As you probably know by now, after receiving a gazillion emails advising you of the fact, last month saw the introduction of the GDRP, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. And in an article on his websiteGerman photographer and journalist, Hendrik Wieduwilt, is worried. Very worried. 

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New Privacy Policy

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Hello, we hope you well and happy.

This month brings some major changes to privacy and data protection law.

These changes will better protect your personal information, giving you more control over your data, how it is used and how you are contacted.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change to data protection law in 20 years, designed to give you more control over how your data is used. The new guidelines take effect on 25 May 2018 and will govern how we gather, save and process your personal information.

To comply with GDPR guidelines, we have updated our privacy policy which you can read below:

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wildlife photography award entries

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They’re back! Nature’s comedians are giving us humans a run for our money with some pretty knee-slapping performances. The 2018 Wildlife Comedy Awards competitionorganised by the Born Free Foundation, is already in full swing, and the entries are just hilarious.  

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Killed Negatives – Unseen Images of 1930s America

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Killed Negatives
Unseen Images of 1930s America
Whitechapel Gallery
Until 26 August 2018

 Imagine a moustache being drawn onto the face of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or a hole being punched into Salvador Dali’s $24 million portrait of Paul Eluard. If you are not a photographer, you may not feel the same about a piece of negative as we do, but trust me, when it was shot by legends such as Walker Evan’s and Dorothea Lange only to be vandalised by some bureaucrat, I personally turn into the Hulk. 

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what lens is the right lens for portraits

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We’ve all heard the saying that a camera adds ten pounds, and to an extent that’s true. Choosing the right lens for your portrait photography really depends on the effect you want to give. The same portrait of a person shot with different lenses shows how much a lens, and the distance you are from the subject, affects the way the person looks in the photograph. 

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Magnum Legend Abbas passes away

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“[O]ne is writing with light, and the other is drawing with light,” the photographer once said. “The school of Henri Cartier-Bresson, they draw with light, they sketch with light. The single picture is paramount for them. 

“For me, that was never the point. My pictures are always part of a series, an essay. Each picture should be good enough to stand on its own but its value is a part of something larger.” – Abbas, 1944-2018 

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How to Upgrade the Firmware on Your Cameras 

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Your camera requires a service at least once a year, depending on how you use it. By taking it to an authorised service centre, you are prolonging the life of your travel companion, as the technician will make sure that everything is working well, that your sensor is clean, and that your camera firmware is up to date.  

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URBAN 2018 Photo Awards: submissions open! 

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The ninth edition of the International URBAN photography awards competition, organised by Italian cultural association dotART together with media partner Photographers.it and Sprea Photography, is open for submissions. 

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Photography tip: Getting to grips with Shutter Speed

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A photo editor once told me that the difference between a good photo and great photo can be measured in a fraction of a second. Having hopefully mastered your ISO and aperture settings in these past few months, we can now focus on what is for most, the most fun setting in photography; The shutter speed 

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