Lots of news in the last two weeks!  PLR IP Holdings and it Polaroid brand have sold a major stake in the company to an investor who owns a majority stake in the Impossible Project.  A Kickstarter campaign has been created to support FilmLab negative scanning app. Sony released a new CMOS sensor for industry that can capture up to 1000fps. Google has developed an algorithm that can quickly remove objects from digital images. An appeals court has upheld a case that indicates the FAA cannot require hobbyists to register drones. Photokino in Germany will now become an annual event.  DJI has released the Spark a new smaller UAV with a larger sensor camera.  Triggertrap has put their design into the public domain as open source.

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Since Fred was not available, Jim teamed up with Jason Hahn and headed over to Melbourne, FL to visit Vanelli who has been working on a project he calls the Assassin series. This series is to create pseudo movie posters that resemble action films.  Our theme was to move photographers out of their 'comfort zones'.  Jim and Jason are nature, wildlife and travel photographers, Vanelli is primarily a sports and portrait photographer.  Unfortunately, the weather in eastern Florida didn't cooperate nature-wise, so Jason and Jim headed into Vanelli's studio for a behind the scenes look at an 'assassin' shoot and Jim even moved out of his comfort zone by being placed in front of the camera for a portrait!

Pre-regiatration is now open for The Black Hills Photo Shootout - www.thephotoshootout.com .  The event takes place the end of September.

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