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Google Photos Evolves

Google PhotoScan

Those Three New Olympus Lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Chatlight

The Miops Smart High-Speed Trigger

Getting Fractured

Adobe Elements 15

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Of Violins And Cameras

A Lesson In Software Development

Storm Clouds On The Ridge

Don't Jump

Late Afternoon Skyscape

Dancing Clouds

Running On Rims

The One-Eyed Man

Presidents' Day

Je T'Aime

Going Places

Partial Pano: The City Under Clouds

How To Advertise

At City Lights Bookstore

Taking Our Own Advice

Bouquets To Art 2017

City Walk From A While Ago

Diamond Heights

Mission Bay

Mission Dolores Cemetery

A Walk In The Rain

Public Works

TreeGirl

A Beautiful Anarchy

The River In My Backyard

Polaroid, The Magic Material

Focus In Photography

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Retro Photo: An Obsession

The Blind Photographer

Understanding Exposure

San Francisco: Portrait of a City Notecards

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire

Master Pinelands Photographer Albert Horner

Food Photography With Scrivani, Kang, Şahin

Photo Marathon 2016

Photograph

Ron Edmonds

Surprise Darkroom Engagement

Making A Living

Super Bowl Cameras

Don Hunstein

Ren Hang

David Rubinger

Chuck Stewart

Lennart Nilsson

Antony Armstrong-Jones

Martha Swope

Howard Bingham

Rodney Smith

William Christenberry

Joe Marquette

Tim Mantoani

Nathan Lyons

Marc Riboud

Bill Cunningham

Fan Ho

Charles Kelly

David Gilkey

Malick Sidibe

Bob Adelman

Gary Braasch

Leila Alaoui

Hilla Becher

Tony Gleaton

Charles Harbutt

Harold Feinstein

Mary Ellen Mark

Dan Farrell

Jane Brown

Phil Stern

Michel du Cille

Arthur Leipzig

Lewis Baltz

David Armstrong

René Burri

Alfred Wertheimer

Ray Metzker

Lida Moser

Uwe Steinmueller

Bunny Yeager

Camille Lepage

Leee Black Childers

Dave Martin

John Dominis

Saul Leiter

Jack Mitchell

Editta Sherman

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Alien Skin Adds Layers, More With Exposure X2 Update

28 March 2017

Alien Skin Software has updated announced Exposure X2, its non-destructive Raw photo editor, with advanced layer tools, additional presets, quick exports, expanded workflow options and selective presets.

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Around The Horn

28 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Russian anti-corruption protests, Catherine Leroy, Panasonic's plans, cropping bird feet and George Saunders.

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Steve Sanders Is Dead At 64

28 March 2017

Will Chambers, editor-in-chief at Steve's Digicams has announced that founder Steve Sanders has passed away at the age of 64.

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Best Single Photos Announced By Sony World Photo Awards

28 March 2017

Ten photographs from over 105,000 entries have been selected as winners of the Open categories of the Sony World Photography Awards. Also announced were the winners of the National awards for the best single photos taken by local photographers in 66 countries.

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Mac Creative Cloud Update Hogs CPU

28 March 2017

On Ric Ford's Macintosh today, contributor Christopher Moss reports a Creative Cloud 4.0.0.185 update "is hogging the CPU with 100-200 percent usage and fans going full blast."

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Lemkesoft Releases GraphicConverter 10.4

27 March 2017

Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 10.4, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility, with 18 new features and 7 updated ones in addition to a few bug fixes. It's the first update since version 10.3.1 was released on Jan. 6.

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Around The Horn

27 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sarah Lewis, Jean-Christian Rostagni, Mickalene Thomas and Fujifilm camera rebates.

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Matinee: 'Master Pinelands Photographer Albert Horner'

25 March 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Remembering Don Hunstein

24 March 2017

Don Hunstein, who was Columbia Record's in-house photographer from 1955 to 1986, passed away in Manhattan last Saturday at the age of 88. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

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Friday Slide Show: At City Lights Bookstore

24 March 2017

For years we have been trying to remember what's written on the four hand-drawn paper posters that have hung for years in the top panes of four windows on the top floor of City Lights. We never can. We have to find the photo, reproduced below, to see what they have to say: Open Door, Open Books, Open Mind, Open Heart.

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Around The Horn

24 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the week in review, a to-do list, an inexpensive LED and a GFX 50S review.

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Curtis Waltz Named HP Aerial Photographer of the Year

23 March 2017

At its annual conference Saturday, the Professional Aerial Photographers Association has announced that Curtis Waltz has won the association's HP Aerial Photographer of the Year award.

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Around The Horn

23 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Rocio De Alba, PBS NewsHour photo of the day and photo essays, Becca and Dan, and the new Drobo 5n2 NAS.

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22 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Huapeng Zhao, Alfred Stieglitz, Louis Vignes and Derrick Story.

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Tuesday Slide Show: Taking Our Own Advice

21 March 2017

We revisited the de Young's Bouquets to Art exhibit on Saturday and this time we took our own advice. We used a WhiBal to help calculate the white balance of the museum lighting.

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Snapseed Update Adds Three New Tools

21 March 2017

Snapseed 2.17, which is rolling out today, add three new tools to its image editing suite...

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Book Bag: TreeGirl

21 March 2017

The full title of this coffee table book by the photographer and arborist Julianne Skai Arbor is TreeGirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature. It's something of a three-in-one book, presenting luscious photography, detailed botanical information and even some spiritual teaching, too.

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Around The Horn

21 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Overseas Press Club awards, Guetzli on an iPhone image, a Rocky Nook sale and a BorrowLenses deal.

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Apples Announces Clips For iOS

21 March 2017

Apple has introduced Clips, an iOS app designed to create "expressive videos" from video, photos and music. The videos can be shared through the Mssages app or on social networks. But it requires iOS 10.3, which has not yet been released.

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Oberwerth Introduces Donau Leather Lens Cases

20 March 2017

Luxury bag maker Oberwerth has announced a new line Donau leather lens cases handmade in Germany. The lens cases, which are available in four sizes, feature luxurious leather exteriors and wool felt interiors.

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Portraits For Good Turns Your Photo Into Art

20 March 2017

Founded in December 2015 by Alix Greenberg, Portraits for Good is a group of five artists who can turn your photograph into a work of art. And, as a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from each sale goes to one of over a dozen non-profit charities partnering with the company.

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Meyer-Optik To Offer Trioplan 35+ In Five Colors

20 March 2017

Meyer-Optik said its recently announced Trioplan 35+ will not only be the first lens that brings "soap bubble bokeh" to a wide-angle but will also be the first lens the German company makes that will be available in five different colors.

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Beyond The Bars Takes On Conditions At European Zoos

20 March 2017

On the thirty-third anniversary of founding of the Born Free international wildlife charity, it has published a virtual book entitled Beyond the Bars to highlight the stark reality of life for wild animals in captive facilities around the world today.

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Around The Horn

20 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Henryk Ross, wide angle zoom behavior, work-for-hire in California and a Luminous Endowment deal.

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Matinee: Food Photography With Scrivani, Kang, Şahin

18 March 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Friday Slide Show: Bouquets To Art 2017

17 March 2017

Once again we took a moment to take in Bouquets to Art, the de Young Museum's annual conversation between art and nature "where the most in-demand floral designers from the Bay Area and beyond create stunning arrangements inspired by the de Young's collection."

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

17 March 2017

We're not sure why St. Patrick's Day isn't a national holiday but having slaved away all morning to bring you the news (with more slaving slated for this afternoon), we bemoan the decision.

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Around The Horn

17 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Xyza Cruz Bacani, Imaginarium, super 'bridge' cameras and a Grateful Dead photo.

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Google Releases Open Source Guetzil JPEG Encoder

17 March 2017

After developing Guetzil, a new JPEG encoder featuring "excellent compression density at high visual quality," Google has released the source code on GitHub. Guetzil, which means "cookie" in Swiss German, creates JPEGs that are compatible with existing browsers and image processing applications.

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Sigma 135mm Art Lens To Ship In  May  April+

17 March 2017

Sigma has announced its 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art lens announced at CP+ in February will ship in May for $1,399.

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The Old Sill

16 March 2017

Character. We were using the word the other day in reference to our kitchen window sill. Three layers of paint, dings and chips, caulk curled from the afternoon sun. A mess.

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Around The Horn

16 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Syria, another lighting lesson from David Hobby, seven iPhone drawing apps and Joe McNally.

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Of Violins And Cameras

15 March 2017

We awoke this morning to the sweet strains of violinist Mira Wang playing the newly-restored Totenburg violin. Stolen by a student 36 years ago, the Stradivarius was recovered by the FBI last year and returned to the stage in Wang's hands March 8.

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SFMOMA To Exhibit Sultan, Mandel

15 March 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will present two photography exhibitions this spring highlighting a pair of artists with different visions and a shared past: Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel.

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Around The Horn

15 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Elliott Erwitt, Behance/Portfolio grids, Nikon Transfer fail and #Photography Magazine.

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Premiere Turns 25

14 March 2017

Just five years after the debut of Illustrator Adobe scaled the highest peak in graphic arts automatic, conquering video with Premiere. Looking back, that's like getting to the moon with a pocket calculator.

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'Harry Benson: Shoot First' Now On Digital HD

14 March 2017

Magnolia Home Entertainment has released Harry Benson: Shoot First on Digital HD today. The documentary details the decades-long career of legendary photojournalist Harry Benson and features slide shows of his stills along with Benson and a long list of subjects, friends and colleagues -- including Sharon Stone, Alec Baldwin, Dan Rather and Ralph Lauren-- who reflect on his career, methods and pranks.

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Around The Horn

14 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Holi 2017, Jerry Dantzic's Billie Holiday images, the supply of high-end cameras and IoSafe.

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Kevin Faingnaert Wins 2017 Zeiss Photography Award

14 March 2017

The World Photography Organization and Zeiss has announced Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert as the winner of the Zeiss Photography Award "Seeing Beyond." Faingnaert is recognized for Føroyar, a photographic series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands.

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A Lesson In Software Development

13 March 2017

We're always looking for ways to levitate ourselves out of our chair. The sedentary life will kill you if you let it. And one of the ways we stay alive is performing (and it is theater the way we do it) small home repairs at the bunker. Like recaulking and repainting the window frames.

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Around The Horn

13 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Eric Pickersgill, ingestion software, Iridient Digital's X-Transformer, the Pentax KP, the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the U.S. Copyright Office's new blog and yet another fix for LG's 5K UltraFine monitors.

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Adobe Illustrator Turns 30

13 March 2017

You had to be there. Of that time, in that room. A pristine room with a Macintosh cabled to a Linotronic, Illustrator running on the Mac. No ruling pens, no bottles of ink, no rubber cement, no waxer, no white paint, no Letraset rub-on graphics. Just a computer and imagesetter that spoke Postscript to each other. And, well, Bezier curves.

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Matinee: 'Photo Marathon 2016'

11 March 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Spring Forward

11 March 2017

Public service is in our blood. Twice a year, anyway, when we feel the urge to remind you that Daylight Saving Time (for those of us who observe it) takes effect at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 3 a.m.

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Rineke Dijkstra Wins Hasselblad Foundation Award

11 March 2017

The Hasselblad Foundation has awarded Dutch portrait photographer Rineke Dijkstra its International Award in Photography of $110,000. The Foundation praised Dijkstra as "one of the most significant contemporary artists working in photographic portraiture" whose works "recall the visual acuity of seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture, offering intimate portrayals of her sitters whilst also suggesting the situated aspects of their being."

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Friday Slide Show: City Walk From A While Ago

10 March 2017

We've been mining our old images for Friday Slide Shows on the theory that modern image processing software can breathe new life into them. But it struck us the other day that the one review camera we haven't resuscitated was the Nikon I V1.

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Aerial Photogs Sponsor Charity Auction

10 March 2017

You have until March 18 to bid on the Professional Aerial Photographers Association auction for Hope for Honduran Children/Noreen Macbean Children's Center, a foundation that provides housing, education and occupational training to orphaned boys in Santa Lucia, Honduras.

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Around The Horn

10 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Niko J. Kallianiotis, the Panasonic FZ2500, Storyglory and Amazon Prints.

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Around The Horn

9 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stephanie Calabrese, Fukuushima's wild boars, Genaro Bardy and some scans of old photos.

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Meyer-Optik Launches Trioplan 35+ Kickstarter

9 March 2017

Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a 35mm f2.8 lens to bring the Trioplan soap bubble bokeh to a wide-angle lens for the first time.

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Epson FastFoto: Conclusion

8 March 2017

We write our conclusions around here a little differently. For a multipart review like this, we cover the arrival, installation and basic operation as we experience them. Then we dig into whatever special issues come up.

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Around The Horn

8 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Snapchat, photos in the dark, Artistic Eye, a simply gorgeous sunrise, the ICS vintage camera fair, searching for photos on iOS and OS X and a tribute to 80 years in print.

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Phase One Celebrates International Women's Day

8 March 2017

To celebrate International Women's Day today, Phase One is highlighting the work of several women photographers including fashion and beauty photographer, Andrea Zvadova.

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Adorama Celebrates Women's History Month

8 March 2017

Adorama and New York photographer and activist Dorie Hagler will team up for a series of in-store events and activities to celebrate the female photographer. The events kick off this evening on International Women's Day when you can drop by Adorama to have your photo taken by Hagler.

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Storm Clouds On The Ridge

7 March 2017

We were, for a time yesterday, fixated on the storm clouds moving south over the ocean. They were enormous, casting dramatic dark shadows on the water. Then we looked to our left at the ridge.

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Adobe Updates Lightroom, Camera Raw

7 March 2017

Adobe has updated both Lightroom and Camera Raw with new camera and lens profile support in addition to some bug fixes. The update to Camera Raw provides the Lightroom camera and lens profile support to Photoshop.

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Google Rolls Out Snapseed 2.16

7 March 2017

In a blog post today, the Snapseed team announced the rollout of version 2.16 of the Google photo editing app.

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Around The Horn

7 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the EPA in photos, optical finder or EVF, Victor J. Blue in Mosul and the end of the line for Popular Photography and American Photo.

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Lightroom Mobile Update Supports Raw HDR Captures

6 March 2017

Adobe has updated Lightroom mobile with a new Raw HDR capture mode that takes three DNG exposures and automatically aligns, merges, de-ghosts and tone-maps the image to deliver a 16-bit floating point DNG.

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Around The Horn

6 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Turnley captures Vladimir Putin, the Pentax KP, the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 and Foodphoto Festival 2017.

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Matinee: 'Photograph'

4 March 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Remembering Ren Hang

3 March 2017

Chinese photographer Ren Hang died on Feb. 24 in Beijing at the age of 29. Newspaper reports said Ren, who suffered from depression, had jumped off the 28th floor of a building.

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Iridient Developer 3.1.4, X-Transformer beta 3 Released

3 March 2017

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.1.4, its MacOS Raw conversion software and Iridient X-Transformer, a Fujifilm RAF to DNG processor, for macOS and Windows.

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Friday Slide Show: Diamond Heights

3 March 2017

Today's presentation is more of an exercise than an exhibit. A mental exercise. Yoga for the brain. Pilates for the mind. An ordeal, in short.

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Remembering David Rubinger

3 March 2017

On March 1 the Israeli photographer David Rubinger passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 92, ending a remarkable life.

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Around The Horn

3 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at lens adapters, Google Photos, the Canon EOS M5, using warming gels, copyright infringement, Debra Fadely-Raber joining Luminous Landscape and 100 Photoshop tutorials.

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Don't Jump

2 March 2017

This peculiar structure was erected over the sidewalk down the hill recently. It solves the problem of dumping roof debris into a truck when the house itself is set back from the street and there is no driveway.

We walked around it.

And we suspect the grammar school kids from the two schools in the neighborhood would not even be tempted to try climbing the thing should the roofers take a day off. It looks more like a diving platform than a scaffold.

Still, there's something uplifting about the shot. It picks up your spirits just looking at it as it rises from the hazy fog of the horizon to the deeper blue atmosphere. You could launch rockets from the thing, Elon.

The image itself happens to be something of a scaffold.

There's the 1980s-era Nikkor 35mm f2.8 with circular polarizer that focuses the image on the 2005 Nikon D200's 10-Mp sensor. The Raw Nikon NEF file was converted into an Adobe DNG Raw file on import from the CompactFlash card.

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Around The Horn

2 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Smithsonian finalists gallery, manual camera apps, location portrait shooting and U.S. Copyright Office Web site.

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Spacemap Introduces Beoncam Wrist Camera

1 March 2017

Spacemap has announced a Indiegogo project for Beoncam, which it claims is the world's first smart wearable that features a removable 360° panoramic/190° hemispheric camera.

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Around The Horn

1 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Egypt's endangered journalists, a commercial contract review, a five-photo wedding book layout and Suzuki Shin'ichi.

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Smith Fund Grant Open For Entries, Increased To $35K

1 March 2017

The W. Eugene Smith Fund has announced it is now accepting applications for its grant, which has been increased to $35,000. Since presenting its first grant in 1980, the Fund has awarded more than one million dollars to exemplary photographers whose works, created in the tradition of Eugene Smith, representing the very best of humanistic photography and photojournalism.

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February Archived

1 March 2017

We stayed up late last night to archive Volume 6 Number 2 of Photo Corners with 17 Features, 22 commented news stories, 23 Editor's Notes (which included over 86 items of interest), two reviews and two site notes for a total of 66 stories.

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Smithsonian Magazine Announces Photo Contest Finalists

28 February 2017

Smithsonian magazine has released the finalists of their 14th Annual Photo Contest after receiving over 48,000 submissions from photographers in over 146 countries and territories.

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Around The Horn

28 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Vanity Fair's Oscar party portraits, iPhone portraits, Joel Sartore's photo ark, a free Luminar video on portrait retouching, SilverFast version 8.8.0r8 and Lieko Shiga.

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Sony World Photography Awards Reveals Shortlist

27 February 2017

The World Photography Organization has announced the top 10 shortlisted and top 50 commended photographers for its 10th anniversary competition. Photographers entered 227,596 images across the awards' Professional, Open and Youth competitions, WPO said.

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Late Afternoon Skyscape

27 February 2017

When we climb out of the bunker to take our afternoon break, we usually pop into the kitchen for an espresso. And as we wait for the espresso machine to warm up, we are often blinded by the beauty over the ocean.

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Around The Horn

27 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 74th Pictures of the Year International competition, hardware, a free Davis webinar and an Olympus trade-in offer.

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Phase One Announces Free Capture One Webinars

27 February 2017

Phase One has announced several free webinars in March covering the features of Capture One Pro 10, its image editing software.

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Matinee: Ron Edmonds' 'I Am Not The Enemy'

25 February 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Friday Slide Show: Mission Bay

24 February 2017

On the eastern side of San Francisco, Mission Bay has been transformed into a medical community with small industrial shops still clinging to the other side of the tracks that run under the freeway.

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Dancing Clouds

24 February 2017

The pale blues, the deep ones, the ocean its own blue and the distant orange clouds, the big nearby puffs of gold with purple shadows all make you think, strangely enough, of oil paintings. Only because, we suspect, we are much more likely to see a reproduction of a painted sunset than a real one.

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Around The Horn

24 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the border from both sides, the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS, Sebastian Rich and Bert Monroy.

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DNP Introduces WPS Pro Wireless Print Server

23 February 2017

DNP has introduced its new WPS Pro Wireless Print Server for the company's DS40, DS80, DS620A, DS-RX1HS and DS820A dye-sublimation printers, providing a 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connection to them.

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Running On Rims

23 February 2017

We were tempted to call this Whistler's Mother because, like that painting, it's an Arrangement in Grey and Black. But after finishing our coffee, we decided Running on Rims said Arrangement in Grey and Black just as well.

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Around The Horn

23 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at iPhone portable printers, Instagram's new Galleries, Michael Blanchette and STAS picture hanging solutions.

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The One-Eyed Man

22 February 2017

We wish we could tell you this image was staged. But it wasn't. We found this lens sitting unscratched on the rough sidewalk we were navigating last week after some rain.

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Around The Horn

22 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at protest photos, mirrorless sensor cleaning, reliable USB 3 backup enclosures and Olympic venues.

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Around The Horn

21 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Dorothea Lange, photos of Deadheads, moving from Canon to Pentax and Moment 2.0.

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Sigma Announces Four Global Vision Lenses +

21 February 2017

Sigma announced four new Global Vision lenses, that will be on display at the CP+ Show in Tokyo, Japan, which opens on Thursday.

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Presidents' Day

20 February 2017

Every dog has its day, we're told, even presidents who, in the hierarchy of things, rank lower than dogs if you can believe their approval ratings.

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Site Tweak: Mike's Method

20 February 2017

We spent a little time over the weekend tweaking our Perl script to search the over 3,235 articles on Photo Corners. We just refined how we strip HTML for lines that have only one delimiter, which happens with our rollover buttons. So that isn't really news.

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Around The Horn

20 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the unimportance of camera reviews, camera reviews that matter, a Raw file repository and Gassers closing.

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Matinee: 'Surprise Darkroom Engagement'

18 February 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Friday Slide Show: Mission Dolores Cemetery

17 February 2017

Eleven years ago we made our way through the gift shop at Mission Dolores, paid a small fee to get into the restored mission itself and exited to what was left of the old cemetery. We had a Fujifilm FinePix S5200 with us on an overcast day.

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Cruick Launches Camera Strap Kickstarter Campaign

17 February 2017

Cruick, a British firm founded by photographer Grant Cruick, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new line of leather camera straps "designed with longevity and quality in mind," according to the company.

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Around The Horn

17 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the New Yorker's photo department (yes, Virginia, they have one), Martha Rosler, Photoshop's New Document dialog box and MyPostcard.

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IPI Offers Insurance For Journalists

16 February 2017

The International Press Institute has announced Insurance for Journalists, an insurance package for journalists, freelancers, fixers and other news professionals.

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Around The Horn

16 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at professional on the profession, three female conflict zone photographers, 31 rolls of film from the 1940s and RawTherapee.

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Around The Horn

15 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the future of photojournalism, underwater photography winners, editing Antarctic photos and wedding photography tips.

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Canon Introduces Rebel T7i, 77D, 18-55mm Zoom, Bluetooth Remote

15 February 2017

It's the 30th year since Canon introduced its EOS system and the company expanded the line with two new dSLRs, a redesigned kit lens and a Bluetooth remote, in addition to the M6 mirrorless it announced earlier today.

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Canon Announces M6 Mirrorless, New EVF

15 February 2017

Canon has announced its M6 mirrorless camera featuring a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 7 image processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF speed. the company also announced its EVF-DC2, a high-performance electronic viewfinder for the M6 with 2.36 million dots.

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DxO Releases OpticsPro 11.4

15 February 2017

DxO has updated OpticsPro, its flagship image editing software, to version 11.4 with support for seven new cameras. New camera support has been extended to both DxO FilmPack v5.5.12 and DxO ViewPoint v3.1 as well.

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Je T'Aime

14 February 2017

When we took our walk in the rain, we passed by this metal sign on a fence in front of a little cottage. We tried to get the shot but it was dark, we were in a rush and we took what we could get. An apt description of most romantic adventures, when you think of it.

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Book Bag: A Beautiful Anarchy

14 February 2017

David duChemin has written an unusual book and Rocky Nook has had the courage to publish it. The Canadian photographer has put down his camera, picked up his pen and captured his thoughts on the creative process.

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Around The Horn

14 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at World Press Photo contest winners, photography subreddits, Venice from space and Cupid.

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Think Tank Photo Launches Signature Bag Series

13 February 2017

Think Tank Photo has launched its Signature Series of high-end camera bags featuring hand sewn, advanced fabrics with leather accents and metal hardware. The series is available in two sizes and two colors.

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Think Tank Photo Updates Airport TakeOff Roller

13 February 2017

Think Tank Photo has redesigned its Airport TakeOff roller to be 15 percent lighter. The roller fits most U.S. domestic and international airline carry-on requirements, the company said.

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Dedicated Capture One Pro Keyboard Announced

13 February 2017

Phase One and LogicKeyboard have announced a dedicated keyboard for the Mac version of Capture One Pro. The Capture One Pro keyboard for Mac is initially available in American English, British English and German with additional language support on request.

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Around The Horn

13 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at World Press Association photo of the year, taking two photo books apart, Pentax lenses and photos of the Cloud.

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Nikon Cancels Long-Delayed DL Series Digicams

13 February 2017

Nikon has announced the cancellation of its DL-series compact cameras. Announced a year ago, the series includes three never-produced models, named after the focal length of their zoom lenses: the DL24-85, DL18-50 and DL24-500.

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Matinee: Making A Living

11 February 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Around The Horn

11 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a few think pieces for the weekend from Roger Cicala, Kirk Tuck, Derrick Story and Brandon Tauszik.

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Friday Slide Show: A Walk In The Rain

10 February 2017

The story this week is more about the walk than the photos. It was raining. But that didn't stop us. We took a two-hour stroll through the neighborhood snapping photos with a dSLR as if the sun were out.

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Swann Auctions To Hold Sale Of Rare Photos

10 February 2017

On Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. ET, Swann Auctions will begin the sale of 321 lots of rare photographs and albums on eBay's Live Auctions platform.

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Around The Horn

10 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at time warping, a lawyer pops off, Tullo's black-and-white dog show photos and Friday's celestial event.

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Test Drive: SilverFast SRDx Plug-In

9 February 2017

When LaserSoft Imaging announced the availability of its SilverFast SRDx plug-in we called it "a significant productivity improvement."

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Leica Offers Custom M Series Configurations

9 February 2017

Leica has announced an M-Sets Sale, a limited time sales offer in which you can choose a camera to pair with any of 19 M-series lenses to create a customized set. Available options can be seen at the Leica site.

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Around The Horn

9 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Syrian ruins, a potbelly stove train ride, Matteo Archondis and Remembering Rhinos.

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Going Places

8 February 2017

Life, you may have heard, is a journey. That little tip is particularly likely to be hurled at you if you're in a hurry by someone who is not. But the inescapable fact is that we all spend a lot of our time traveling.

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Around The Horn

8 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Dorothea Lange's internment photos, a free wedding book page layout, Open Access at the Met and Lino Manfrotto.

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Partial Pano: The City Under Clouds

7 February 2017

Atmospheric conditions provided a rare opportunity for a panorama of the city the other day. The cloud cover was menacing but distributed a wonderfully diffuse light quite different from the gloom the fog spreads. It was like having a big silk hanging just over the city.

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Sony Introduces E-Mount 100mm, 85mm Plus Remote Flash

7 February 2017

Sony has announced two new E-mount prime lenses and a radio-controlled flash. The primes include a fast 100mm f2.81 and an even faster 85mm f1.8 optic. The new HVL-F45RM flash provides wireless control for the company's A7 full-frame cameras.

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Epson Announces Print Layout Software

7 February 2017

Epson has announced Epson Print Layout, software designed to simplify the print and color management workflow for photographers.

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Around The Horn

7 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Roger Minick, Pete Souza, Nikon live streaming events and Joe McNally.

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Tamron Announces Fast 70-200mm Zoom

6 February 2017

Tamron has announced its SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) featuring improved autofocus speed and precision, better Vibration Compensation and closer minimum object distance. New features include eBAND coating, moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction, fluorine coating and full compatibility with teleconverters.

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Tamron Introduces 10-24mm APS-C Zoom

6 February 2017

Tamron has announced its 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023), a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for APS-C dSLR cameras, which updates the company's 2008 10-24mm model with improved optical performance and new features.

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Around The Horn

6 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at returning veterans, Lightroom mobile questions, a portrait of Harold Davis and two new emulsions.

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Matinee: Super Bowl Cameras

4 February 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Friday Slide Show: Public Works

3 February 2017

The little triangular park down the hill that runs along Laguna Honda had been taken over by a construction crew for a staging area. The project on the next block over was to replace a sewer line with clay pipe designed to last over a hundred years.

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Remembering Chuck Stewart

3 February 2017

He was getting an allowance of 25 cents a week when, turning 13 in 1940, his mother gave him a Six-16 Brownie box camera. That same day he went to work as a photographer, taking it to school to photograph the singer Marian Anderson.

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Around The Horn

3 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Sigma 85mm Art lens, how to gel big lights, Eric Chan's photography and LG's fix for its 5K Mac monitor.

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Hasselblad Opens Masters 2018 Competition

2 February 2017

Hasselblad has opened its Masters 2018 Competition for entries in 11 categories including a new Aerial sector honoring the company's history in that field, which includes the first landing on the moon.

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Remembering Lennart Nilsson

2 February 2017

Swedish photographer and scientist Lennart Nilsson passed away on Saturday in Stockholm at the age of 94. He combined his love of photography with curiosity about the natural world to produce images never before seen using medical instruments in the service of photography.

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Phase One Updates Capture One Pro

2 February 2017

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 10.0.2 "with new camera and lens support and yet more bug fixes to improve the Capture One Pro experience," the company said.

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Around The Horn

2 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a Ferrari 250 GT PF coupe, Camera Restricta, a photo of hope and PhotoAlliance's portfolio review.

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How To Advertise

1 February 2017

We'd just parked the car behind the REI store on Brannan St. Our mission was to investigate a pair of sturdy hiking shoes. We weren't worried about the ice pack in the Sierras or the rocky trails in Yosemite so much as the uneven asphalt and concrete of San Francisco.

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Around The Horn

1 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at conservation photography, the Statue of Liberty, the Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II and hard drive reliability.

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January Archived

1 February 2017

Volume 6 Number 1 of Photo Corners has just been archived with 18 Features, 39 commented news stories, 22 Editor's Notes (which included over 84 items of interest), one (big) review and four site notes for a total of 84 stories.

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It would almost always catch us by surprise. We'd advance the film on our Nikon FM2 only to find out we'd already taken the last shot.

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