Tag: Black

Retired Black officer, Black Air Force veteran killed in possible hate crime: DA

The shooting deaths Saturday in Winthrop, Massachusetts, of retired state trooper David Green and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Ramona Cooper were the work of someone with “disturbing” beliefs but no other threat has been identified, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Monday.

The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Nathan Allen, allegedly rammed a stolen truck into a house before fatally shooting the two victims, who were both Black, according to police. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Allen was later killed by police when they tried to apprehend him, investigators said.

Green, 58, and Cooper,

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How to Photograph Black Objects on Black Backgrounds

The following is excerpted, with permission, from the article “Understanding Light Control—Photographing Black on Black and White on Whiteby photographer Zach Sutton, editor and frequent writer of the Lensrentals blog. Read his article in its entirety here.

Before we dig into the nitty-gritty finesse of photographing black on black, we must first have a principled understanding of how both white and black reflect and absorb light. If you’ve been in a studio before, you may have seen a few V-flats lying around. These large pieces of foamboard may be unassuming at first glance, but

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