Friday 5: Our High Picks of Weekly Picture Information & Options


In our new column, Friday 5, we highlight weekly picture information, options and occasion updates that you will have missed the primary time round. Right here’s what caught our consideration this week (January 23-27, 2023) so that you can keep knowledgeable about.


weekly photo news update on Glasser Images.
Courtesy of KFYR TV

Glasser Images and ND Attorney General Settle Lawsuit (KFYRTV)
We first reported on wedding ceremony pictures studio Glasser Pictures shutting down abruptly in 2021, and the North Dakota Legal professional Basic’s workplace launching an investigation after prepayments weren’t returned for wedding ceremony pictures by no means taken or delivered to shoppers. Since then, there have been many updates, the latest one being that the defunct Glasser Pictures studio is now being ordered to pay again $807,188 in restitution to its prospects (they’ve additionally incurred a $30,000 civil penalty.). As well as, proprietor Jack Glasser and his worker, Jace Schacher have been banned from proudly owning or working a pictures studio in North Dakota for at the very least 15 years. Learn extra here.

AI Watermark Remover Easily Vanishes Photographers Logos (Petapixel)
Based on an article on, there’s a brand new AI watermark remover that may make a photographer’s copyright or emblem on a picture disappear. As written on Petapixel, firm “’s premise is kind of easy: “Do away with the watermarks out of your photographs utilizing our highly effective AI know-how,” as hawked on its website. “It’s additionally accessible as an app on the Google Play retailer and even gives examples of photographs the place the pesky watermark has been eliminated.” If you’re a photographer, you need to be very involved. Learn the total article here.

wedding party image in the rain.
© Daniel Vertiz

Photographer Shares Why Brides Shouldn’t Dread a Wet Wedding (Newsweek)
One factor brides almost certainly worry is having rain pour down on their wedding ceremony day. And it’s not nice for the marriage photographers protecting the occasion, both. However many contemplate rain on the marriage day to be good luck, because it supposedly washes away unhealthy recollections and implies a brand new chapter in life is starting. Based on photographer Daniel Vertiz, as quoted in a latest Newsweek article, “Each bride dreads a moist wedding ceremony day, however couple Claire and Curtis took this of their stride and turned it into one thing magical. A real testimony to their love.” On this case, the marriage pictures got here out effectively, with the bride and groom “sharing a transparent umbrella, doing their finest to protect themselves from the heavy rain. All of the bridesmaids, of their colourful attire, are additionally seen lined up and every holding their very own clear umbrella for the photographs, wanting extremely coordinated.” It could appear that each cloud does have a silver lining in spite of everything!” Learn the total article here.

[Read: How to Freeze Rain with Off-Camera Flash]

weekly photo news of camera jabber Photographer of the Year with image of Cuban tree frog,
Second Place/Digital camera Jabber. © Angi Wallace

Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year Winner (Camera Jabber)
Digital camera Jabber, a British pictures information, opinions and method web site, has simply revealed its Photographer of the Yr after 12 rounds of judging final yr. And the winner is—drumroll please—Angi Wallace. “Sure, Angi has are available second and first,” writes Digital camera Jabber on its web site. “This gorgeous picture of a puffball dispersing spores was shortlisted for the sixth spherical (‘Sport and Motion’) and it demonstrates that ‘motion’ doesn’t must be high-octane! We cherished Angi’s interpretation of the temporary and so did our panel of judges.” Wallace additionally took second place for the picture above, of a Cuban tree frog. Discover out who gained third place here.

photo of puffball dispersing spores photo winner
First Place/Digital camera Jabber. © Angi Wallace

WPPI Podcast with Elena S Blair (WPPI)
Have you ever heard? WPPI, the commerce present and convention part of Rangefinder, is launching a model new podcast on February 1. Tune in each Wednesday as host Elena S Blair welcomes photographers and filmmakers from the WPPI neighborhood to share tales about their skilled journeys, bringing you ideas and inspiration that can assist you develop your craft and enterprise. Subscribe on Apple or Spotify.

weekly photo news includes new WPPI podcast.

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