DNR’s new ‘photo ambassadors’ capturing Michigan state park beauty like never before

LANSING, MICH. — If your Instagram feed has been needing a little boost of natural beauty, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a few suggestions for you to follow.

This year saw the launch of the DNR’s inaugural class of state park “photo ambassadors” — 25 Michigan photographers selected to help showcase the unique and gorgeous scenery of Michigan’s state parks.

The Michigan State Parks Instagram account, @mistateparks, has been featuring the work of these photo ambassadors all year, highlighting lighthouses, woods, waterfalls, sunsets, and even night-sky snaps of this summer’s comet Neowise.

The ambassadors are all volunteers, capturing Michigan’s state park beauty in exchange for some state-park themed swag, said DNR social media coordinator Stephanie Yancer.

“We were looking for different people to become influencers for the state parks,” Yancer said. “We thought a good way to do that would be to use Instagram, since we have so

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After racist viral photo, Franklin may boycott away games at Hunterdon Central

Almost two years after the Franklin boys basketball team was greeted with racial epithets and mocking gestures during an away game at Hunterdon Central, a racially offensive photo involving at least one Hunterdon Central student went viral on social media.

Now officials at the Franklin school district are seriously considering not sending Franklin’s teams to compete at Hunterdon Central.

Enough is enough.

Those were essentially the words of Franklin Schools Superintendent John Ravally after reviewing the photo that mocks the fatal knee-on-neck submission tactic that killed George Floyd last May, expressing his outrage Thursday at the district’s board of education meeting, according to a story Friday at franklinreporter.com.

Ravally strongly suggested that Franklin not send its athletic teams to away games this year to the Flemington-based school as long as this type of racially divisive behavior persists within that school community, the story said .

Ravally reportedly said at the

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Twitter to investigate apparent racial bias in photo previews

The first look a Twitter user gets at a tweet might be an unintentionally racially biased one.

Twitter said Sunday that it would investigate whether the neural network that selects which part of an image to show in a photo preview favors showing the faces of white people over Black people. 

The trouble started over the weekend when Twitter users posted several examples of how, in an image featuring a photo of a Black person and a photo of a white person, Twitter’s preview of the photo in the timeline more frequently displayed the white person.

The public tests got Twitter’s attention – and now the company is apparently taking action.

“Our team did test for bias before shipping the model and did not find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing,” Liz Kelly, a member of the Twitter communications team, told Mashable. “But it’s clear from these

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What Does It Take to Make a Minimalist Photo?

Minimalist photography is all about removing all the distractions so the eye focuses solely on the subject. But what does it take to make a minimalist photo?

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “less is more.” Achieving a minimalist image is not as complicated as it sounds, but it takes careful consideration in choosing the subject and sometimes, a little nudge in post-processing.

Minimalism is quite subjective, as most genres are, but generally, if you can manage to keep the eye focused on one subject without being distracted, then you are successful in creating a minimalist image. The following tips apply to landscape and fine art images, but the general thought is also applicable in most genres of photography.

1. Keep Things Simple

This simply means that you will have to frame a certain subject at an angle with lesser distractions or modify it in post-processing. Granted that there are

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Goofy dogs and laughing horses compete for funniest pet photo award | UK News

Startled cats, laughing horses and a dog with its nose in a biscuit jar are all vying for the top prize in a photography competition.

More than 2,000 entries from 81 different countries have been received for the Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards.

The winner of the contest – which is in its second year – will collect £3,000.

Wildlife television presenter Kate Humble is among the judges, along with competition founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, Mars Petcare and animal welfare charity Blue Cross.

Daniel Szumilas/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

“The entries this year have been completely and utterly what we needed to raise our spirits in 2020,” said Mr Sullam.

“It has been a tough year for many, but these images have not only made us laugh out loud, but also re-affirmed our desire to drastically reduce animal cruelty and pet orphanage.”


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How Does Zink Photo Paper Work in Cameras and Printers

Over the last few years, Zink printing technology has made its appearance in several instant cameras and mobile printers. This no-ink tech makes printing small credit-card photos a mess-free affair, where you do not have to worry about ink cartridges, film packets, or even toners. More importantly, Zink photo paper is durable and is waterproof and smudge resistant.

How Does ZINK Photo Paper Work in Cameras and Printers

The best part about cameras and printers which employ Zink tech is that they are slim and compact. In fact, you can carry some of them in your hands or pockets.

But at the end of the day, have you wondered how Zink photo paper works? How does the color develop in just one pass without the use of ink and toners? Well, that’s what we are going to explore in this post today. And that’s not all. We will also explore some of the best Zink printers and cameras you can

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Samantha Akkineni aces the wet-hair look in latest Instagram photo. Fans are in love

a little girl smiling at the camera: Samantha Akkineni aces the wet-hair look in latest Instagram photo.

Samantha Akkineni aces the wet-hair look in latest Instagram photo.

Samantha Akkineni’s latest photo on Instagram is winning the internet. The Jaanu star shared a beautiful picture of herself in wet-hair and netizens can’t help but adore her. Samantha’s style and looks often become the talk of the town and she always sets the perfect fashion goals. She has been treating her fans with some gorgeous photoshoots during the lockdown and they are loving it.

Today (October 13), Samantha took to Instagram to show how to look fresh and natural despite minimal makeup. Looking fresh as a daisy, Samantha sported a wet hair look in the photo and her intense look added charm of its own.

Here’s the post:

Samantha Akkineni

A post shared by Samantha Akkineni (@samantharuthprabhuoffl) on Oct 12, 2020 at 9:54pm PDT

Actress Vimala Raman was one of the first celebrities to comment on the photo.


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Sir Cliff Richard shares childhood photo to celebrate 80th birthday

Sir Cliff Richard has shared a childhood photograph to mark his 80th birthday.

he veteran entertainer marks the milestone on Wednesday and previously announced he would be celebrating with a new album.

He surprised fans with a picture from his childhood in India. The black-and-white snap, taken in 1947, shows a young Sir Cliff smiling into the camera while seated next to sisters Jacqui and Donna.


Sir Cliff Richard marked his 80th birthday by sharing two new pictures (Guy Levy/Sir Cliff Richard/PA)

Sir Cliff Richard marked his 80th birthday by sharing two new pictures (Guy Levy/Sir Cliff Richard/PA)


Sir Cliff Richard marked his 80th birthday by sharing two new pictures (Guy Levy/Sir Cliff Richard/PA)

And a separate newly released picture features the singer in a more modern setting.

Sir Cliff was photographed at London’s Haymarket theatre last month, looking typically youthful.

The singer’s new album is titled Music… The Air That I Breathe and Sir Cliff has recorded duets with Bonnie Tyler, The Bellamy

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Cliff Richard marks 80th birthday by releasing unseen childhood photo

Cliff Richard, Cliff Richard posing for the camera: MailOnline logo

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When he had his first hit in his teens, he didn’t expect his pop career to last long. 

But today Cliff Richard celebrates his 80th birthday with an album, an autobiography and a tour in 2021.

In a photograph to mark his milestone, the singer looks as ageless as ever. 

Cliff Richard holding a camera: Today Cliff Richard celebrates his 80th birthday with an album, an autobiography and a tour in 2021

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Today Cliff Richard celebrates his 80th birthday with an album, an autobiography and a tour in 2021

Sir Cliff also released an unseen picture of himself as a boy in India in 1947 with his sisters Jacqui and Donna.

He was born in Lucknow, where his father managed a catering firm, but the year after the photo was taken the family moved to Surrey. 

In 1958, the young Cliff had a hit with Move It and has since sold 250million records.

He said he never thought he would

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Kareena Kapoor Khan shares new photo of Taimur playing cricket: Any place in IPL?

Kareena Kapoor Khan shares a new photograph of Taimur Ali Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan shares a new photograph of Taimur Ali Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a new photograph of her son, Taimur Ali Khan on Instagram. In the photo, the little munchkin can be seen holding a bat and standing on a cricket pitch. Taimur has an adorable expression on his face as he looks forward, probably waiting for the ball so that he can strike.

Kareena Kapoor Khan captured the moment and shared it on Instagram with the caption, “Any place in the IPL? I can play too (sic).”

Kareena joined Instagram earlier this year and since then has been sharing constant updates with her fans. The actress often shares photos of her son, Taimur, and husband, actor Saif Ali Khan.


Kareena Kapoor’s close friend, Amrita Arora is all hearts for Taimur Ali Khan’s latest picture. Director Ahmed Khan’s

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