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Cityscape

A New Sidewalk

Another Problem Automation Solves

All Smiles

A Night & Day Lesson In Exposure

Accidents Happen

Make A Wrist Strap For Your Phone

Caption Contest

Memorial Day

A Crown of Clouds

Beyond The Velvet Rope

Some Days Are Like That

Stories Not Told

An Old Photo

A Marketing Lesson

Two Slide Show Fails

Mike Lefiti

A Memorial Quilt

The Chalked Sidewalk

Alfa Romeo 4C

Italy In 1999

Urs Fischer At The Legion

Early Monet

Lunch At Luna Blu

Focus & Filter

In Camera

TreeGirl

A Beautiful Anarchy

The River In My Backyard

Polaroid, The Magic Material

Focus In Photography

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone

Mike Pach

John Perivolaris

BPPA Award Winners

David Goldblatt

In The Eyes Of Children

Cave Photography

The Infinite Now

Gary Friedman

Marie Cosindas

Stanley Greene

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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Matinee: '1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone'

24 June 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: Mike Lefiti

23 June 2017

June 14 was not a pretty day in this country. In Washington D.C., gunman fired on Republican congressmen at a morning baseball practice and hours later in San Francisco a disgruntled UPS employee killed three fellow drivers at a morning meeting.

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Tamron Announces Ultra-Telephoto 18-400mm Zoom

23 June 2017

Tamron's new 18-400mm zoom an ultra-telephoto breaks new ground, packing a wide angle 18mm focal length and a 400mm telephoto into one compact, lightweight zoom designed for APS-C dSLRs. The 27-600mm 35mm equivalent zoom uses a three-step extension to reach that far, correcting for optical issues with a set of aspherical and low dispersion elements.

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Around The Horn +

23 June 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 Hong Kong, Raw iPhone aerials, portrait tips, a Strobist experiment and a free Capture One Styles Pack.

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Epson Honored For Legacy Fibre Paper Video

22 June 2017

Epson America has been awarded Telly Awards for excellence in Videography and Cinematography for Epson Legacy Fibre Paper and Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. In the 4:22 video Greenfield-Sanders describes his work as a portrait photographer, the inspiration for his famous List Portraits and why he chose Epson Legacy Fibre paper for his recent exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

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Sigma 14mm, 24-70mm Art Lenses Available For Pre-Order

22 June 2017

Sigma has announced price and availability for both its 14mm f1.8 DG HSM and Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses in its Global Vision line. The lenses, which were announced in February), will be available for $1,599 and $1,299 respectively.

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Around The Horn

22 June 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 turning an errand into a shoot, Pete Souza, the Wilson sisters, the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 lens, using an Apple Watch with your camera and mixing an old lens with a new camera to beat the heat.

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PowerHouse To Publish 'Skin Deep: Looking Beyond the Tattoos'

21 June 2017

PowerHouse Books has announced the September release of Skin Deep: Looking Beyond the Tattoos by U.K. photographer Steven Burton. The 176-page book pairs before-and-after photos of tattooed Los Angeles gang members with the after shot erasing their tattoos.

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Photo Emphemeris Is Going 3D

21 June 2017

Photo Emphermeris recently announced it would release a 3D version of its planning tool for outdoor photographers. The new iOS version of the app to be released June 27 is "a big step forward in letting outdoor photographers see how the light will fall on the land, day or night," the company said.

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Cityscape

21 June 2017

On summer vacations from school, we used to go downtown to help out at the magazine. On one errand or another, we'd walk through the concrete caverns ducking into the plywood sidewalk tunnels protecting pedestrians from some construction site.

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Deals: Think Tank Photo Outlet Center

21 June 2017

Think Tank Photo has restocked its Outlet Center on the first full day of summer. Summer savings in the Outlet Center run as high as 30 percent on gear that includes the Airport Takeoff, Retrospective Leather, Urban Approach, Citywalker, Perception Pro, Turnstyle and more.

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Around The Horn

21 June 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 kites, a difficult contract, Joachim Baldauf and Ming Thein's predictions.

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Zeiss Announces Milvus 1.4/35

21 June 2017

Zeiss has announced the Milvus 1.4/35 prime lens, the tenth lens in its Milvus series. The fast manual-focus 35mm prime lens features weather sealilng and an aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video.

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A New Sidewalk

20 June 2017

We were on one of our urban safaris the other day when we noticed a new sidewalk had been laid on the other side of the street. There are some fabulous views of downtown on that side of the street but they were inaccessible until now.

On the way back we made a point of taking the new sidewalk and snapping some of those shots we'd always just not quite been able to frame from the other side of the street.

That's when we looked up the hill and saw the Stop sign looking back down at us.

Pretty funny, we thought.

It's a vertical, clearly. And with a circular polarizer on the 35mm lens (which provided something of a normal focal length on our Nikon D300), what you're seeing is what we saw only a bit glamorized.

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Book Bag: Focus & Filter

20 June 2017

We're not in the habit of giving advice to newbies but if we were, we'd have to recommend living next door to Andrew Darlow, the author of Focus & Filter.

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Around The Horn

20 June 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 Andrew Harnik, affordable cameras, Photoshop layers, copyright tips and Hugh Edwards.

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Adobe Announces 'Make It Impactful' Contest For Lightroom Edits

19 June 2017

In Make It Impactful: Optimizing Images With Lightroom, a Create magazine article, Adobe announced a new contest for images that have been edited in Lightroom.

When you share your edited image with the hashtags #makeitimpactful and #contest, you'll become eligible to win a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, a $1,000 Adorama Camera gift certificate, and a one-hour mentoring session.

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Another Problem Automation Solves

19 June 2017

We usually look for ways to simplify what we're doing around here. We like reducing those five-step dances to a single tap and superfluous twirl. It reduces the chances for error, extends our productivity and makes us happy. It even gives us the illusion of living longer.

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Around The Horn

19 June 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 Fred Stein, fireworks, displaying Camera Raw edits, iPhone GPS data, jigsaw puzzling and taking a shot.

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Matinee: Mike Pach's 'Same Tree, Different Day'

17 June 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: A Memorial Quilt

16 June 2017

We are a funny species. When someone dies, we leave their things just as they were. If we're pressed to explain, we might confess that we have a sneaking suspicion that they might be needed again.

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Remembering Gary Friedman

16 June 2017

Gary Friedman, who had been a Los Angeles Time staff photographer for over 30 years, has passed away at 62 after a 15 year battle with prostate cancer, the Times announced today.

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Around The Horn

16 June 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 Ethiopia, changing TSA requirements, Thein's predictions and Adobe on climate change.

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Adobe Releases Munch Brush Collection

15 June 2017

As the initial product of its The Hidden Treasures of Creativity campaign, Adobe has released seven digital brushes based on the 100-year-old brushes used by Edvard Munch.

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Cotton Carrier Introduces G3 Camera Harness

15 June 2017

Cotton Carrier has announced a new G3 camera harness, updating its innovative hands-free camera carrying system featuring its Twist & Lock mount. The new harness has been completely redesigned to be easier to put on with a more comfortable fit. Other refinements include added straps, breathable fabrics, added pockets and new colors.

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Around The Horn

15 June 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 Red Bull Illume Photo contest winners, triptychs, lightening the load, the new Luminar and Google's new Backup and Sync.

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Think Tank Photo Partners With SKB Hard Cases

14 June 2017

Think Tank Photo has announced a partnership with SKB to provide a variety of inserts including internal divider sets, organizers and even a backpack designed to fit within 10 SKB hard cases.

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OWC Announces SMART Alec To Predict Drive Failure

14 June 2017

OWC has announced development of SMART Alec, a new Mac utility to monitor hard drive health. Currently available in beta, the utility can check internal hard drives or SSDs and, for an additional charge, external Firewire and USB drives.

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Artnet To Auction Patrick McMullan Collection Online

14 June 2017

Artnet has announced The A-List: Works from the Collection of Patrick McMullan, a group of over 50 photographs, prints and paintings from McMullan's own private collection that will open for live bidding online June 20 to June 29.

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Kodak Announces Photo Printer Dock

14 June 2017

Combining a 4x6 dye-sub printer with a two-port charging station, the $139 Kodak Photo Printer Dock promises "one-touch printing directly from the smartphone or device."

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Around The Horn

14 June 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 David Douglas Duncan, the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm, a look at Apple's move to HEIF, the Sony a9 ships, lessons from creating an online photo exhibition and a radio show about photography.

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All Smiles

13 June 2017

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors on winning the 2017 NBA Championship last night in Oakland. We know one household where the smiles never faded. Even in direct sunlight.

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Adobe Stock Adds Sources, Search Sophistication

13 June 2017

Adobe announced several new partnerships that will greatly expand what's available in Adobe Stock collections. At the same time, the company showed off two new search techniques based on Adobe Sensei.

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Around The Horn

13 June 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 Fons Ianelli, that star-eating Sony, Photoshop's blur gallery, Hogan's favorite plug-ins and a photo book strikes gold.

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Apple Releases Imaging-Related WWDC Videos

12 June 2017

Apple has released a number of image-related videos which include sessions on its new image compression format and iPhone depth capture. Here's the short list with Apple's program notes...

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Darlow Launches 'Focus & Filter' With Special Offer

12 June 2017

Andrew Darlow, who publishes The Imaging Buffet, has launched his new 194-page book Focus & Filter with a bonus package valued at $100 when you order the book from the launch page by June 19.

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HDRsoft Releases Photomatix Pro 6

12 June 2017

HDRsoft has updated Photomatix Pro, its versatile HDR image editing software, to version 6 with a number of new tools and refinements.

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A Night & Day Lesson In Exposure

12 June 2017

We'd been taking some product shots in the bunker for an upcoming review when we decided to shoot a close-up. We don't have a macro lens for that particular camera but when did a detail like that ever stop us?

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Around The Horn

12 June 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 American Colony in Jerusalem, Doug Mills, going pro, lighting principles and Sony a9 worst cases.

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Matinee: 'John Perivolaris: Shoreditch Bridge Portraits'

10 June 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: The Chalked Sidewalk

9 June 2017

Every year at this time, the sidewalk up the street is decorated with names written in colorful chalk. It's one of the graduation traditions of the grammar school on our block.

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ON1 Releases Photo Raw 2017.5, Event Video

9 June 2017

Early this week, ON1 released its 2017.5 update to Photo Raw, its image editing software. And yesterday the company held a live event to introduce the new features, which it has just published online...

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Around The Horn

9 June 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 digitizing slides, photographing caves, Robin Wong and Lightroom shortcuts.

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Site Tweak: Send A Scoop

8 June 2017

We've always listed our contact information on our Contact page and we include a Feedback button on every story we post, so it's never been difficult to get in touch with us. But a button on the home page to submit a scoop to us can't hurt.

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Around The Horn

8 June 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 Joshua Tree presentation, image editing on mobile devices, household printers coding documents and Copytrack.

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Meyer-Optik Kickstarters Lydith 30mm Art Lens

8 June 2017

Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz has launched its fifth Kickstarter campaign to bring the Lydith 30mm f3.5 art lens back to life.

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Test Drive: Capture One Styles Packs +

8 June 2017

Phase One today introduced Capture One Styles Packs to accelerate your creativity and improve the image editing process, the company said. The five initial Styles Packs released today are compatible with Phase One v10.1.2 and contain up to 18 different Styles focused on a specific theme.

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Carmen Troesser, Maisie Crow Honored At FoodPhoto Festival 2017

7 June 2017

Photographers, food stylists and art buyers from 30 different countries across all five continents met from May 18 to 21 in Vejle, Denmark, for the FoodPhoto Festival 2017.

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Around The Horn

7 June 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 Nick Nichols, Adam Elmakias, David Campany and a new bag collection.

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Triggertrap Apps Go Open Source

7 June 2017

In a post on Medium today, Haje Jan Kamps announced "the source code for both our Triggertrap iOS app and our Triggertrap Android app now available for download from GitHub." The company closed earlier this year before releasing its dongle hardware design as open source. The current apps themselves are still available on the Google Play store and Apple's App store.

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Apple Updates iCloud Pricing

6 June 2017

Apple has updated its iCloud storage pricing plans at its World Wide Developers Conference this week. And they're lower. The following chart lists the new pricing plans for U.S. customers...

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Around The Horn

6 June 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 Blaustein's presentation of work from Aaron Hardin, Evgheny Maloletka and Emelienne Malfatto; Dorothea Lange; filters in Photoshop; 12-row bands in the Sony a9; a copyright story; Fiona Tan and a petition for B&H warehouse workers.

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Apple To Drop JPEG Format For HEIF

5 June 2017

At today's World Wide Developers Conference Apple announced it would use a new still image format with the release of iOS 11 this fall. High Efficiency Image File Format or HEIF reduces the file size of every photo taken with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi claimed.

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Serif Releases Affinity Photo For iPad

5 June 2017

At Apple's World Wide Developers Conference today, Serif's Ash Hewn showed off Affinity Photo for iPad on Apple's new iPad Pro.

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Around The Horn

5 June 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 Jim Hughes, Jane and Louise Wilson, protective filters, the Nik Collection, working at Adobe for 20 years, George Dunbar, the right to repair, ON1 Photo Raw 2017.5 and a copyright decisions database.

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Phase One Announces Free June Webinars

5 June 2017

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

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.55 Production Release

5 June 2017

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.55, the first production release since v10.50 on April 20. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Matinee: BPPA Award Winners

3 June 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 Marie Cosindas

3 June 2017

Marie Cosindas ended a colorful life at the age of 93 last week.

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Accidents Happen

3 June 2017

The other day a reader asked us why they sometimes see strange characters in our Around the Horn articles. The simple answer is "editorial lapses." But the explanation turned into an adventure.

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Friday Slide Show: Alfa Romeo 4C

2 June 2017

As we were wheeling our bright red Target shopping cart back through the parking lot the other day, we heard a rumbling whoosh and felt the asphalt melt under our shoes. We turned just in time to see a fresh-out-of-the-showroom Alfa Romeo 4C glide by.

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Toyo Tires Announces 2017 Shutter Space Contest

2 June 2017

Toyo Tires has opened its 2017 Shutter Space Automotive Photo Gallery contest for submissions. Entires, due by June 30, should show off "your best car or truck photo," the company said.

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Site Tweak: JSON Feed Images

2 June 2017

OK, we did it. We added images to the JSON feed. If you view the feed using the Maxime Vaillancourt's JSON Feed Viewer, you'll see them.

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Around The Horn

2 June 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 deadly Mediterranean crossings, Marshall's 'Jazz Festival' images, a Lighting 103 assignment and IIIF images.

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Leica Unveils Jim Marshall with Limited Edition Leica M Set

1 June 2017

Leica Camera has introduced a limited edition Leica M Monochrom set in homage to Jim Marshall, the first and only photographer to be honored with Grammy's Trustee Award. The launch of the set will be accompanied by an exhibit of Marshall's Jazz festival series at the Lecia Gallery LA.

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Sony World Photography Awards Opens 2018 Edition

1 June 2017

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards are now open for entries, the organization announced today. The 11th edition of the contest has been expanded with two new professional categories and new grant opportunities for the winners.

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CompactFlash Association Announces CFexpress* 1.0

1 June 2017

CompactFlash Association has announced the release of the CFexpress* 1.0 specification based on the PCIE interface and the NVM Express stack to provide high throughput and low latency.

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Around The Horn

1 June 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 Tiananmen protest pictures, the Moscow Metro, matching color in grayscale, the Sierra snowpack and Sony a9 self heating.

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May Archived

1 June 2017

We've just indexed Volume 6, Number 5 of Photo Corners on the Archive page with 18 Features, 29 commented news stories, 25 Editor's Notes (which included well over 100 items of interest) and three site notes for a total of 75 stories. That would make a hefty photography magazine for the May issue but we would have had to cut down some trees.

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May

Make A Wrist Strap For Your Phone

31 May 2017

We use a shoulder strap when we take a walk with nothing but our camera. But when we need another lens, a notebook, a case for our glasses, some house keys, the phone and anything else, we put the camera in a bag after attaching a wrist strap to it. One way or the other, we're so used to having the camera tethered to us that it's unnerving to shoot without a strap of some kind.

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Leica Updates SL Firmware

31 May 2017

Leica has released version 3.0 of its SL system firmware featuring an optimized Flash white balance preset and assignment of aperture and shutter speed settings to either the front or the rear dials. The update also speeds write times for DNG Raw images and improves autofocus accuracy.

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Around The Horn

31 May 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 Irving Penn's platinum prints, humpback whales, influences and Jeremy Lange.

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Sigma Addresses Converter Issue On Sony α9

31 May 2017

Sigma has issued a statement addressing a compatibility issue between the Sony α9 and its MC-11 converter. The statement acknowledges that some of Sigma's zoom lenses "may not focus precisely" on the α9 when using the converter.

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DxO One Update Improves Standalone Mode, Battery Life

31 May 2017

DxO has released version 2.2 of its DxO One app for iOS with a new exposure level meter in standalone mode, better battery management, faster application startup time and automatic firmware updates for the camera.

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Nikon Introduces Coolpix W300 +

30 May 2017

Nikon Inc. has introduced its Coolpix W300, a rugged compact camera designed to capture and share high-quality images and 4K UHD video in a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof body.

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Nikon Announces Three New Wide-Angle Nikkor Lenses +

30 May 2017

Nikon has announced three new wide-angle Nikkor lenses: a 10-20mm zoom, 8-15mm zoom and 28mm f1.4 prime.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Lexmark On Refilled Cartridges

30 May 2017

In a landmark ruling on patent exhaustion, the Supreme Court today held 8-0 that Lexmark's patent rights in toner cartridges sold through its Return program were exhausted by the sale and by a 7-1 count ruled Lexmark also cannot sue Impression Products for patent infringement of products purchased overseas for resale in the U.S.

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Caption Contest

30 May 2017

Sometimes we can ruin a good shot by saying, well, too much about it. This would be one of those times. (And yet we obviously can't help ourselves.)

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Halide Camera App Released For iPhone

30 May 2017

Tech consultant Ben Sandofsky and ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With have released Halide, a camera app for the iPhone that features a more intelligent interface to the device's photographic tools.

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Site Tweak: Calendar Submissions

30 May 2017

Over the (long) weekend we added a new form to the site to submit events to our Calendar. You can find a link to it among the calendar links in the top left section of any calendar page.

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Around The Horn

30 May 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 Ofit Barak, interactive deep colorization, Photoshop alignment shortcuts, a solution to Sony overheating problems, ISO 100 noise in the Sony a9, the Venice Biennale and a spring book sale.

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Memorial Day

29 May 2017

Freddie Bacigalupi. 1920-1944.

That day they all happened to be in the kitchen of the second floor flat in the three-story building they had built on 19th Avenue. The door bell rang and Freddie's little sister Inez jumped up to run down the stairs to answer the door.

Freddie's father read the telegram. Then he picked up his chair and threw it across the room. It shattered against the wall.

Staff Sergeant John F. Bacigalupi, Jr. had been killed in action in France.

Named for his father, the family called him by his middle name Freddie. He graduated from high school and worked as a warehouseman until he joined the Army as a private Nov. 19, 1941, just days before Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the 9th Division, 60th Infantry, Company 1.

He used to fish a few coins out of his pocket so his little sister Inez and her cousin Bobbie could go to the movies. That's what he did the last time the two girls saw him.

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Matinee: 'Interview with David Goldblatt'

27 May 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

27 May 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 rare photos, a red chair, Dronescapes and not a dress -- all treats for the eye.

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Friday Slide Show: Italy In 1999

26 May 2017

And now for something completely different. We rummaged through the closets at the old ancestral home looking for a set of negatives from a trip to Italy our parents took in September and October 1999 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

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Binded Launches Copyright Platform

26 May 2017

Binded today launched its copyright platform, designed to make "copyright simple." The free service protects your work by creating "a unique fingerprint" permanently saved on the bitcoin blockchain for each image you upload to Binded. You receive a certificate with proof of creation.

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Around The Horn

26 May 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 Stanley Kubrick, the NYT Portfolio Review, photography for yourself, Salton Sea and the 500px/Fotolia connection.

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Adobe Announces 'Make The Cut' Winners

25 May 2017

Adobe has announced the winners of its Make the Cut contest celebrating Premiere Pro's 25th anniversary. The company invited fast of Imagine Dragons and Premiere Pro to cut a video using footage for the band's hit single "Believer," shot by director Matt Eastin.

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Think Tank Photo Upgrades TurnStyle Camera Bags

25 May 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Think Tank Photo has updated its TurnStyle V2.0 sling bag with a new stabilizer strap that holds the bag steady while shooting and tucks away when not in use. Think Tank's sling bag design also promotes easy rotation to access gear and accessories.

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Think Tank Photo: New Rolling Backpack, Upgraded Backpacks

25 May 2017

Think Tank Photo has announced its new StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0, which can switch from a backpack to a roller, and upgraded versions of all three classic StreetWalker backpacks. New features include increased depth for modern dSLR systems and dedicated pockets for both tablets and smartphones.

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Around The Horn

25 May 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 abandoned places, preserving a photographic heritage, iCloud Photo Library vs. Google online photo storage, Pamela Gentile, removing GPS info and Jinbei studio flash units.

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Ricoh Introduces WG-50 Rugged Compact

24 May 2017

Ricoh has announced its $275.95 WG-50 rugged compact waterproof performance down to 14m, shockproof falls from a height of 1.6m, a freezeproof design to temperatures as low as -10 degrees and crushproof against weights up to 100 kilogram force. The new model also sports Outdoor View Setting mode to instantly change the brightness of the LCD for better outdoor visibility.

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Adobe Updates Camera Raw, Lightroom

24 May 2017

Adobe has released updates to Camera Raw and Lightroom with support for the Panasonic ZD70 and Sony α9. According to Lightroom product manager Sharad Mangalick's announcement on the Lightroom Journal, updates to Lightroom for Android and iOS will also include updated camera support.

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Around The Horn

24 May 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 Holga, Gavin Hooey, Gabriele Micalizzi and the Genaray cutlass wand and ring light kit.

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A Crown of Clouds

23 May 2017

Today is a special day around here. Mom turns 90. And as we prepare for the party, we find ourselves reflecting on a life that has endured nine decades.

It isn't for the complainers, obviously. They wear themselves (and others) out early. And it isn't for the predators either. They never outrun the wheel of justice.

But it would be silly to pretend it's all roses.

Life is not easy. It's unnerving to think, when you are young, that you will never matter to anyone else. And it's crippling to find out you have outlived the one you loved who loved you. In between there are children (whether your own or not) to herd and who grow into adults you never hear from.

And you bear all this with grace. Because you never thought anything about life was easy and you were always strong.

Your reward has been to take such small pleasures that no one ever seemed to notice. A newborn wriggling awake. Sauce on a wooden spoon. The smell of clean laundry. A ride in the country. Your roses in bloom.

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Photokina: Annual May Shows With Expanded Tech

23 May 2017

Photokina has announced a revamped schedule starting with an abbreviated 2017 exhibit from Sept. 26-29 next year followed by an annual May event that will include "the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging."

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Around The Horn

23 May 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 greatest show on earth, more Photoshop shortcuts, the Godox AD200 and therapeutic photography.

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Luminous Landscape Honors Reichmann With Founder's Page

22 May 2017

Luminous Landscape has launched The Founder's Page under its About menu to honor founder Michael Reichmann who passed away last year.

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Adorama: Sony α9 Giveway, Trade-In Offers

22 May 2017

Adorama has announced it will refund the full cost of one Sony α9 to one customer who pre-orders the camera before May 25. At $4,498, it's an expensive contest to enter but the upside for the winner is huge.

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Around The Horn

22 May 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 Maryam Majd, Baidu's facial recognition, a 1998 SMC Pentax-FA 100mm f3.5 macro lens, Gerhard Steidl and Dayanita Singh.

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Matinee: 'In The Eyes Of Children'

20 May 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 Stanley Greene

20 May 2017

Stanley Green was born in Brooklyn to parents who were both actors. And in his 68 years on this earth, he played many roles himself.

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Friday Slide Show: Urs Fischer At The Legion

19 May 2017

On our recent visit to the Legion of Honor to see Monet, we were startled by an army of what appeared to be clay figures melting in the bright courtyard of the entrance.

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Court Rules Against FAA Non-Commercial Drone Registration

19 May 2017

A Washington, D.C., federal court ruled today that you do not have to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration if you only fly it non-commercially. The FAA has required registration since 2015.

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Around The Horn

19 May 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 scavengers at Chernobyl, Pablove Shutterbugs, a Hernandez photo book, Greg Heisler talking to David Hobby and Kevin L. Ferguson on Jason Shulman.

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SFMOMA Is Exclusive U.S. Venue For Walker Evans Retrospective

18 May 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will be the exclusive United States venue for the retrospective exhibition Walker Evans, on view Sept. 30 through Feb. 4, 2018. Walker Evans' 50-year body of work documented and distilled the essence of life in America, leaving a legacy that continues to inspire generations of photographers and artists.

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Around The Horn

18 May 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 Dead Sea, New York's standpipes, a 3D attachment for your mobile device, S Magazine and the Db Hugger.

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Site Tweak: A JSON Feed +

17 May 2017

With the announcement of a JSON feed today by Manton Reece and Brent Simmons, we've added a JSON feed of the site to our other ways to follow developments here.

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Google Photos Adds Three New Ways To Share

17 May 2017

In a blog post today, Anil Sabharwal, vice president of Google Photos, announced "more than 500 million people use it every month, backing up more than 1.2 billion photos and videos per day." And to mark the milestone, the company has introduced three new ways to share those photos and videos.

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Olympus Announces Tough TG-5

17 May 2017

Just in time for summer fun, Olympus has announced its Tough TG-5 featuring a fast f2.0 lens with a 25-100mm 35mm equivalent range, BSI CMOS image sensor, TruePic VIII image processor packed in a rugged shell that is waterproof, crushproof, freezeproof and dustproof. It can capture Ultra HD video and Full HD slow motion, too.

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Sony Introduces Two Wide-Angle Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses

17 May 2017

Sony has announced its 16-35mm f2.8 GM, which completes the E-mount f2.8 G Master "trinity," and its 12-24mm f4 G with the widest angle among all full-frame E-mount lenses.

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Around The Horn

17 May 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 Berenice Abbott, UV filters, Reznicki on the Stepables judgement and flower photography.

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Beyond The Velvet Rope

16 May 2017

A few weeks ago we wrestled with an image of a sculpture that we had composed perfectly. We were standing in front of it just where the sculptor had expected us to stand. We had lined up the shot squarely and given it generous borders.

It was a very dramatic scene but it just fell flat as we looked at it on the monitor. The figures seemed two dimensional not three, frozen not tense.

We'd tell you more but we're not done with it yet. We went back and took a different approach that looks a lot more promising.

And that approach was simply to avoid standing behind the often invisible velvet rope. That velvet rope represents a viewing position of centuries past. Today we're much more involved in the scene.

And you can blame photography for that.

A wide angle lens begs you to step closer to the scene, the distortion adding a sense of movement both toward the viewer and away at the same time. Objects in the mirror, you know, are closer than they appear. Which is to say closer objects are further and distant objects look further than they are.

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Adobe Announces Six New Creative Residents

16 May 2017

Adobe has announced six new Creative Residents who have pledged to use their talents "to make a positive impact in both the creative community and around the world." In return the company will provide "access to the best creative tools and resources plus the opportunity to share their learnings and creative insights across a larger creative community."

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Around The Horn

16 May 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 2017 Venice Biennale, Photoshop Week, Fred Lyon, the upgrade line, getting around a document in Photoshop, discounts on Adler's posing guide, film photography blogs and Esther Dyson's Flickr albums.

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Around The Horn

15 May 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 Shinji Aratani, cleaning your gear, retouching tips and Shiftcam.

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Matinee: 'Cave Photography'

13 May 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

13 May 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 James Pomerantz, the Sony FE 100mm f2.8, the CCS StrapShot and FilmLab.

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Friday Slide Show: Early Monet

12 May 2017

The Legion of Honor exhibition Monet: The Early Years ends May 29, so we made sure to visit it a second time this week. And this time we brought along a camera (or two).

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Around The Horn

12 May 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 Mexican landscapes, a postmortem on a shoot, a pilot copyright program, shutter shock and Apple iPhone tutorials.

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Some Days Are Like That

11 May 2017

Sympathy is a lost art. You overhear someone claiming about something and you want to change the station, push the Mute button, pull the plug out of the wall.

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Around The Horn

11 May 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 Ed Caraeff, the group shot, storing images in the cloud, capturing flowers, bird photography, Nikon's year and Lloyd Chambers' lens sale.

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Stories Not Told

10 May 2017

We've long prized a tattered book titled Twice-Told Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. We bought it for 50 cents at a used book store somewhere around here a long time ago.

It dates to 1893, making it a bit too fragile to read three times. But it sometimes reminds us, just by sitting within view on the shelf, that there are stories that are never told, too.

And not just stories. There are photos never shown. And being never shown are never seen.

Which, on the whole, is welcome relief. Far too many photos are shown, an unhealthy percentage of which are also seen.

We suspect you are groaning in agreement.

It's easy to dismiss a story untold or a photo unseen. But a second look will often find some gem in the rock. Well, not often. But sometimes. Surely.

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Around The Horn

10 May 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 making a Mother's Day card, the National Geographic Travel Photography contest, Vanexus Photography, a Rocky Nook deal, a Pier 24 catalog and how to learn new things as an adult.

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Phase One Launches Cultural Heritage Camera System

10 May 2017

Phase One has announced the iXG Camera System, a new capture solution for Cultural Heritage digitization projects of documents, books, transparent film, glass plates, etc.. The industrial-build, fully-integrated camera is available in 50-Mp and 100-Mp configurations with exchangeable repro-lenses (72mm and 120mm macro) guaranteeing one million actuations.

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Phase One Announces 100-Mp Achromatic Digital Back

10 May 2017

Phase One has announced the IQ3 100MP Achromatic, the world's first 101-megapixel achromatic digital back, according to the company. Featuring a new CMOS sensor design and state-of-the-art focus on classic black and white photography with a top ISO of 51,200, it stands out as the most light sensitive medium format digital back available.

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An Old Photo

9 May 2017

No one will ever accuse us of writing salacious headlines. We prefer a more subtle approach. "What's that?" you say. "Oh, nothing," we begin. And you know that isn't the half of it.

So an old photo is just where the story begins. And it began a long time ago.

LONG AGO

It's a photo of three children at the turn of the 20th century. They seem to be about seven or eight, two and not-quite-one years old. The two oldest are boys. And the oldest is, befitting his rank, wearing a watch.

The middle child is Mom's father. And that's how it came to be in our family. It was tucked away, out of sight, among his old photos.

But these days, Mom has the old print propped up near her computer. So whenever we're working on something with her, we see the three children.

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Around The Horn

9 May 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 Hiroshi Sugimoto, automatic Mother's Day movies, Lindsay Adler on Make It, Pixomatic 3, the Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 and vacation gear.

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A Marketing Lesson

8 May 2017

We had just come in from the parking lot through the double doors at Macy's yesterday when we stopped dead in our tracks. A table display of yellow and blue tableware greeted us brightly. Dishes, bowls, salad plates, cups were laid out among plate mats, microfiber tablecloths, napkins and even utensils -- all of them yellow and blue.

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Around The Horn

8 May 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 famous photographs, air travel with gear, working with color in Photoshop and Smart Previews.

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Matinee: 'The Infinite Now'

6 May 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: Lunch At Luna Blu

5 May 2017

The last time we had lunch in Tiburon was memorable. But a funny thing about memorable moments. They're not easy to repeat. Still it was such a good memory that when the same relatives came back for a wedding and we had a free afternoon, we all decided to relive our adventure.

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Around The Horn

4 May 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 Jacqui Kenny, color balancing home lighting, astrophotography with Sony cameras, Editors Key Lightroom keyboard and merging Lightroom catalogs.

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Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 10.1

4 May 2017

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 10.1 with new features requested by customers and improvements to existing features that are designed to enhance the Capture One workflow.

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Around The Horn

4 May 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 Matthew O'Brien, photochrom postcards, 30-bit color monitors and a request for help.

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DNP To Give Away Printer In May Photo Contest

3 May 2017

DNP has announced a contest running through National Photography Month "encouraging all to rediscover the joy of a print." Throughout May, the company will accept entries on its Facebook page or Instagram #DNPPhoto page that include your favorite photo and why you should win.

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Around The Horn

3 May 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 Marcia Bricker Halperin, the Panasonic G85, photographing property, a bokeh simulator and Hubert L. Dreyfus.

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Deals: Peter Krogh's New Book

3 May 2017

In an email today, Peter Krogh announced the upcoming publication of Digitizing Your Photos, after which, he said, "I'll resume work on The DAM Book 3, which will be available later this year." Both titles are now available at pre-publication discount prices.

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Deals: Alien Skin Software 30 Pct. Discount

3 May 2017

Alien Skin has announced a 30 percent discount on all of its software, including the Advanced Layers update for Exposure X2, through May 10.

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Two Slide Show Fails

2 May 2017

After a recent wedding, we uploaded a set of images to Google+ to share with family and friends. We also made copies on a thumbdrive so we could view them without Internet access. It was revealing experience.

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Around The Horn

2 May 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 Viktor Macha, Franck Bohbot, the Arab Image Foundation, hot cameras and Joan Wilkinson Sadler.

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Freelancers Cite Favorite Publications

1 May 2017

In Freelance Photographers Say These Are the Best Outlets to Pitch, 30 photojournalists interviewed by the Columbia Journalism Review recommended six outlets and their going rates.

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Around The Horn

1 May 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 Meridith Kohut, cropping tips, flying to South America, the scanning process and transforming a model's appearance.

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April Archived

1 May 2017

We've just archived Volume 6 Number 4 of Photo Corners with 16 Features stories, 28 commented news stories, 21 Editor's Notes, four reviews and four site notes, bringing you another 73 stories.

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10 December 2012

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.

Sometimes that happens in life, too.

After 13 years as the editor of the Imaging Resource Newsletter, we have parted ways. It's going one way, we're going another.

We wish the company well and remain grateful for the opportunity to discuss our passion for getting the picture with each reader who welcomed such a long email every two weeks in their inbox.

But as we used to tell our (usually) patient subject when we realized we had to put a new roll of film in the camera, "Wait a minute!"

Because we aren't done yet.

And this publication is our way of continuing to discuss our passion for getting the picture. We have several reviews in progress, covering tablet software, new image editing software for the desktop, LED lighting and more.

And this is where you'll be able to read about it.

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