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Reuters grant program fosters next generation of photojournalists Photo

Reuters grant program fosters next generation of photojournalists

Reuters has announced a grant program that seeks to recruit and foster up and coming photojournalists from diverse backgrounds to tell “human stories from around the world”. Applicants do not need to be established photojournalists, but they do need to demonstrate an ability to come up with a project theme and see it to completion. Up to 8 grants of $5,000 US will be awarded.

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WPOTY previews winning images Photo

WPOTY previews winning images

The 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest (WPOTY) has released a selection of its shortlisted images. The full results will be announced at a gala event at London’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday, October 17, at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum’s newly refurbished Hintze Hall. The 2018 contest will open for entries from 23 October.

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Adobe previews new Photoshop features Photo

Adobe previews new Photoshop features

Adobe frequently releases a few “Sneak Peaks” of new technology that will be incorporated into future version of their Creative Cloud apps. In this instance, they have posted video of a Curvature Pen Tool that will be featured in Photoshop CC. This makes “path creation easier and more intuitive in Photoshop CC by enabling you to create paths more quickly and precisely.” Adobe add that this is one of many new features coming to Photoshop CC during 2017.

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Hurricane Aid: Matched Donations to Direct Relief Photo

Hurricane Aid: Matched Donations to Direct Relief

We are sure the Wetpixel community are aware of the swathe of destruction that hurricane Irma has carved through the Caribbean and, it seems, will be doing again in Florida shortly. Following on this storm’s heels are two more hurricanes. Whilst there is little many of us can do to directly help those affected by these events, we all have friends and diving operations that are being impacted right now. Wetpixel has set up a direct fundraising campaign via Facebook to raise money for Direct Relief’s efforts to provide medicine and other health-related services in affected areas. We humbly ask the Wetpixel community to join us in trying to help those in need. Wetpixel will match the first $5K in donations.

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