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By UBIK Maurizio Lodi | rivista di ispirazioni e appunti di un fotografo di cibo

'These stories are our defence against organised crime': the mafia on film

You won’t recognise a member of the mafia. Whether you’re in Naples, Paris, London or Mexico City, you wouldn’t know the member of a crime syndicate from the next guy. Actually, it’s always been like that: the mafia have always looked exactly the same as their law-abiding neighbours. Omertà, or the …

Organized Crime

Fukushima residents complain over statue of child in radiation suit

Residents of Fukushima have demanded the removal of a statue of a child in a protective suit from outside the city’s railway station, saying it gives the impression that the area is unfit for human habitation as a result of the 2011 nuclear disaster.<p>The statue, by Kenji Yanobe, depicts a child …

Japan

Saviano: "Ministro Salvini, ecco perché la sua Lega non ha capito la ’ndrangheta"

Lo scrittore e la visita del vicepremier leghista San Luca: "Per anni lei e il suo partito avete negato l’esistenza delle mafie al Nord credendo …

Iranian female photographer banned from stadium covers match from nearby roof

Covering Iran’s top national football league is something no sports photographer wants to miss. But in a country where women are banned from entering football stadiums to watch matches played by men, female photographers don’t have a chance.<p>Parisa Pourtaherian, however, did not allow the ban to …

NFL

Stylish 2,000-Year-Old Roman Shoe Found in a Well

When the Romans pushed their way north into the German provinces, they built (circa 90 AD) The Saalburg, a fort that protected the boundary between …

Sandals

Funtanazza

Caporalato, affamare gli ultimi per fare più soldi. Dietro le stragi c'è il ribasso dei prezzi - Il Fatto Quotidiano

Corpi straziati. Auto distrutte. Sirene di ambulanze e polizia. In due giorni, nel foggiano, 16 morti. Fatalità? Comuni incidenti stradali? Che di …

This Massive Dust Storm Was Shot from a Fleeing News Helicopter

Photographer Jerry Ferguson was flying in a news helicopter this week to cover seasonal monsoon weather in Phoenix, Arizona, when a massive dust …

Dust Storms

Ex-Irish president: Vatican sought deal to keep church archives closed

The Vatican sought a deal with the Irish state in 2003 to keep church archives closed, according to former president Mary McAleese.<p>The approach from the Vatican came at a time when two statutory inquiries were under way into child abuse involving the Catholic church.<p>McAleese said the matter was …

Christianity

How to Build and Write Your Photographer's Resume and Artist's Statement - ALC

As photographers, we express ourselves visually through our photographs and may shrivel up at the thought of expressing ourselves through writing – …

Photography

Review: Palette modular photo editing system

Palette System $250-$550 | PaletteGear.com<p>Image editing applications are full of controls that mimic physical interactions. We could adjust a photo …

Tutorials

Electronic shutter, rolling shutter and flash: what you need to know

<i>Click!</i> goes the camera and in that fraction of a second the shutter races to end the exposure. But, although it's quick, that process isn't …

Sensore full-frame da 35 mm e 36,4 MP

Sony, uno dei principali produttori mondiali di sensori di immagine, ha unito le sue migliori tecnologie per offrire ai propri clienti una …

Growing backlash over transfer to 'luxury' jail for Greek terrorist

The Greek government is facing a growing backlash over its decision to move the leader of the disbanded leftist terror group, November 17, from a high-security prison to a “luxury” open-air jail.<p>Washington and Ankara joined the public outcry condemning the relocation of the hitman, Dimitris …

Europe

Latest Nikon mirrorless teaser gives a closer look at body and lens mount

Nikon has published a new 30 second teaser video about its upcoming mirrorless system, which will be announced on August 23rd. As with most teasers …

Cameras

100 years of the American left in 5 minutes, with Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley

“It’s not in movies, but it was a big part of history.”<p>The riotously funny, incredibly inventive new movie <i>Sorry to Bother You</i> has become one of the summer’s most acclaimed films, as well as an unlikely arthousehit.<p>The movie about a young man named Cassius Green (played by Lakeith Stanfield), who …

Demonstration

Ancora sulla legge urbanistica dell'Emilia Romagna

Grazie all’encomiabile, assidua campagna di mobilitazione promossa dall’Associazione Lettori della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze ho …

La storia dietro l’immagine ad Alfred Hitchcock

<b>Carpe diem</b><p>Quando Harper’s Bazaar ha contattato Albert per chiedergli di fotografare Alfred Hitchcock, ha colto al volo l’opportunità. “Se hai …

Jacobson Sound Blimps Closing After 52 Years

Jacobson Sound Blimps has announced that it’s closing up shop, bringing an end to the 52-year-old business that produced the de facto official sound …

Filmmaking

LA TRAPPOLA - Genova 20-21 Luglio 2001

Voto elettronico, la blockchain è una cattiva idea: ecco perché | Agenda Digitale

Da qualche settimana sta girando l’idea di registrare voti su una <b>blockchain</b>, come elemento di sicurezza nel voto elettronico.<p>Qualche giorno fa è …

How to Set Up Your Camera for Night Photography

The good news is that all exposure modes can and will be used in night photography. If your camera has a built-in flash, using Full Automatic mode …

6 in-camera video transitions in 120 seconds

Whether you're filming a camera review or working on your latest vlog, one of the easiest ways to take your video to the next level is to have clever …

PhotoMirage software creates moving photos from a single image

PhotoMirage, a new product from software company Corel, transforms images into "mirages" by adding movement to elements, such as water or clouds. The …

Blackmagic external GPU for MacBook Pro now available from Apple

Australian digital cinema company Blackmagic recently worked with Apple to develop Blackmagic eGPU, an external GPU that brings "desktop-class …

MacBook Pro

Wet Plate Photography Makes Tattoos Disappear

Here’s something you may not have known about the 1800s wet plate collodion photography process: it can make certain tattoos disappear in photos. …

Instagram unveils IGTV, a new standalone app for sharing hour-long vertical videos

Instagram has finally cleared the air regarding rumors and reports that the Facebook-owned social network was looking to get more heavily involved in …

Tutte le t-shirt di Salvini

Sono finiti i tempi in cui l’unica maglietta di Salvini a parlare da sola era «Padania is not Italy». Il suo abbigliamento si è tenuto al passo con …

Adobe AI spots tampered images by focusing on noise and artifacts

Adobe researchers have developed a neural network that can identify Photoshopped images. The technology was detailed in a newly published study …