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Inside Imaging

Crowded beach photos or Covid clickbait?

News photos captured with a telephoto lens showing overcrowded beaches during Covid restrictions have been accused of being misleading, as lens compression distorts the distance between subjects. Press photographers and photojournalists are expected to follow a strict code of ethics to ensure the scenes they capture is as close to representing reality as possible.

Covid changing shopping patterns

Australians’ love of the bricks and mortar shopping experience, and the convenience of Australia’s large shopping centre network, has played a key role in slowing the growth of ecommerce relative to other countries - until COVID arrived.

IPIC 2020 confronts Covid

The first IPIC virtual conference took place August 19-26 this year, with a record number of members registering, a strong trade show component and no less than 64 sessions (most of them held in the wee hours of the morning here in Australia and New Zealand).

Photo workshops become a virtual landscape

With photography workshops and tours hindered by restrictions on travel and public gatherings, operators have had to either invent new ways to deliver education or jump on JobKeeper.

Education is a primary income stream for many established Australian landscape photographers, with the primary product being photo tours and workshops. Escorting groups of enthusiast and hobbyists to scenic locations to teach them various photographic skills is a proven and growing business.