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FOX31’s Michael Konopasek leaveing after 6 years for Frontier Airlines position


Michael Konopasek will leave FOX31 Denver after almost six years reporting on May 23 to work as a corporate communications manager for Frontier Airlines.

Konopasek works as an anchor on FOX31 Morning News and Channel 2’s Daybreak on Sunday mornings.

Konopasek’s work led to state leaders discussing best practices for AMBER alerts after he reported on a delayed alert in 2017, FOX31 said. The reporter has also won multiple Emmy awards, including in 2018 for the coverage of a deadly shooting of sheriff’s deputies in Douglas County.

The reporter said that he has focussed much of his work in Denver on problem-solving journalism, from topics as small as someone with a mistakenly large cable bill to big stories like the Boulder King Soopers shooting in March 2021.

Through it all, Konopasek said he has enjoyed seeing the community come together, even after tragedy.

“The follow-up stories to that are

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6 Photography Books You Should Read in 2022


3 Photography Books to Improve Your Techniques

#1. The Photographer’s Eye Remastered – 10th Anniversary ed. By Michael Freeman

The Photographer's Eye Remastered - 10th Anniversary ed. By Michael Freeman

Composition and Design for Better Digital Photographs.

The Photographer’s Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design. Still, crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder. Buy here. 

Michael Freeman has worked for most major international magazine and book publishers in a long career and is one of the most widely published photographers worldwide. He has an MA in Geography at Oxford, which includes Anthropology. He set the course of his reportage work, which has focused on Asia, including extended studies

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An Obsession with Heads. The Impact of African Arts… | by Cleveland Museum of Art | CMA Thinker | May, 2022


The Impact of African Arts, Anthropology, and Photography on the Works of Alberto Giacometti

By Kristen Windmuller-Luna, Curator of African Arts

Visitors sketching in the galleries

Sometimes when I walk through the CMA’s galleries, I see someone with a sketchbook drawing a sculpture. What is lost — and what is gained — as they translate its three dimensions into two, moving the work from pedestal to paper? I’ve also spent a lot of time drawing in museums, to appreciate and understand art. Like myself and my fellow museum sketchers, Alberto Giacometti drew from great artworks to learn and to work through his own ideas. Though an avid museum goer, Giacometti based most of his sketches of African arts on photographic reproductions in books linked to the entangled networks of colonialism, ethnographic museums, and the discipline of anthropology. By using photographs — rather than actual artworks — as his

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Naoki Yoshida Doesn’t Think the Metaverse is ‘Entertainment’


In an interview with Weekly BunshunFFXIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida discussed the success of the popular MMORPG. In response to comments comparing FFXIV to the Metaverse, Yoshida revealed that he did not see the Metaverse as similar to FFXIV. Furthermore, Yoshida stated that he did not see the Metaverse as a form of entertainment in itself. [Thanks, ryokutya!]

Though there isn’t an exact definition, the Metaverse is generally considered to be a virtual world where users interact with others using avatars. The Metaverse has also become a hot topic for gaming and social media companies alike. Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda even expressed interest in the concept in a New Year’s letter.

Due to their similarities, people have compared the concept to other existing virtual ecosystems such as MMORPGs. Yoshida, however, believes that the two aren’t related. “To me, I see the Metaverse as

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