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An Apple Photos Project

Capture One Pro Keyboard

Think Tank Photo Signature 13 Bag

SilverFast SRDx Plug-In

Epson FastFoto
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→ Installation
→ Scanning
→ Comparison
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Breaking News

Wherefore Art Thou?

Installing Sierra

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

Here's Looking At You

There Are Two Sides To Every Mushroom

Exposure

Portrait

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Of Violins And Cameras

A Lesson In Software Development

Storm Clouds On The Ridge

Don't Jump

Mount Davidson

17 Mile Drive

Spring Before The Storm

Silverado Concours d'Elegance

At City Lights Bookstore

Taking Our Own Advice

Bouquets To Art 2017

City Walk From A While Ago

Diamond Heights

In Camera

TreeGirl

A Beautiful Anarchy

The River In My Backyard

Polaroid, The Magic Material

Focus In Photography

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Eric Wolfinger

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Lifeboat Station Project

Crazy Carl

Master Pinelands Photographer Albert Horner

Food Photography With Scrivani, Kang, Şahin

Photo Marathon 2016

Photograph

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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An Apple Photos Project

27 April 2017

Ah, the right tool for the right job. That's always the trick, isn't it? That's what we were thinking at Mom's the other day when we helped set up her new iMac.

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Around The Horn

27 April 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 holy clowns, model releases, archeological drone imagery, weatherproof Olympus cameras and DxO Optics Pro 9.

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Miops, Photography Life Announce Fujifilm X-T20 Giveaway

26 April 2017

Miops and Photography Life have announced a Fujifilm X-T20 giveaway open to anyone worldwide. To be eligible, you have to follow both companies on Instagram.

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Adobe Updates Ease Contributing To Adobe Stock

26 April 2017

Adobe has released several updates for Adobe Stock Contributors to make it more efficient to upload and submit photo, video or other assets to Adobe Stock.

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Breaking News +

26 April 2017

Someone (who won't say who) neglected to enable the Do Not Disturb feature of their smartphone last night. So at three in the morning the little Zen-like chime of a text message woke us up.

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Around The Horn

26 April 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 masks, clouds, punks, Apple and a BorrowLenses deal.

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Wherefore Art Thou?

25 April 2017

There is no denying the romance of this balcony. We came across it on a recent walk and had to laugh. It's sort of a door to nowhere. Which answers the question, "Wherefore art thou?"

No point going to the expense of building a porch for the thing. The prudent remodeler might have turned it into a window except there already was one. The cheaper remodeler would have just closed it in.

You don't need much imagination to build walls.

But here the architect (let's call the person no less) imagines Shakespeare's Juliet leaning over the iron railing, only a foot on the small pedestal porch to lean out and look for her beloved.

But it works for the pizza delivery guy, too. The front door is just underneath at the left.

Practical but romantic. Romantic but practical.

Editing this Raw file was tricky because there was no really dark element in the image beyond the black, detail-free iron work. And no shadows means no drama. And without drama, there's no Shakespeare.

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Around The Horn

25 April 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 Cinthya Santos-Briones, the Sigma 135mm Art lens, diptychs, bokeh aji, Lightroom's Visualize Spots tool and Moonrise prints.

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Around The Horn

24 April 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 Markus Lindstrom, Julieanne Kost in Antarctica, more on the Fujifilm GFX 50S experience and the Sigma 10-20mm zoom.

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Matinee: 'Eric Wolfinger -- Beyond the Plate' +

22 April 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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Luminous Endowment Grant Winners Announced

21 April 2017

Kevin Raber has announced the April 2017 winners of the Luminous Endowment Grants. The grants were established by Michael Reichmann.

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Friday Slide Show: Mount Davidson

21 April 2017

Every now and then we revisit the site of a previous slide show. Our earlier visit to Mount Davidson amounted to only three black-and-white images so we thought this week would be a nice time to return to the tallest peak in the city.

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Canon Opens Entries for New Cosmos Photo Contest

21 April 2017

Canon has announced it is now accepting entries for its 2017 New Cosmos of Photography photo competition. the 40th edition of the contest "seeks entries depicting new creative photographic expressions that provide a glimpse of the next frontier," the company said.

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Around The Horn

21 April 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 event photography, using gels to shift ambient light, LivePhotosKit JS, actual and red flag knowledge of infringement, Instagress and pods and the White House returns to Flickr.

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Sony World Photog Awards Announces Grand Prize Winners

20 April 2017

The World Photography Organization has announced its 2017 Grand Prize winners. The contest receaived over 227,000 entries from 183 countries, making it the largest in the world, organizers said.

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Installing Sierra +

20 April 2017

We only installed El Capitan in July of last year so we may be accused of rushing things with our installation of Sierra only nine months later. Enthusiasm wasn't the reason.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.50 Production Release

20 April 2017

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.50, the first production release since v10.40 on Jan.14. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Around The Horn

20 April 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 Eugene Richards, Sony's new full-frame mirrorless, sunlight at high noon and focusing the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

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Panasonic Announces Micro Four Thirds Wide-Angle Zoom

19 April 2017

Panasonic has introduced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f2.8-4.0 ASPH. as he second lens in its Leica DG Vario-Elmarit f2.8-4.0 series. The company said it plans to extend the series with la 50-200mm (100-400mm 35mm equivalent) telephoto zoom lens as well.

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Adobe Releases Creative Cloud Video Updates

19 April 2017

Focusing on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, motion graphics, live animation and audio, Adobe has released updates today to its Creative Cloud suite of video applications. It's the first time the company has released updated video applications at the same time as the announcement.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 Announces ZS70 Travel Zoom

19 April 2017

Panasonic has introduced its Lumix ZS70, the newest member of its Travel Zoom ZS series. With a 20.3-megapixel sensor, the ZS70 features a 30x optical zoom with the 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-720mm in a pocket-sized body that enables 4K Video/4K Photo capture. The new tiltable rear monitor allows users enjoy a variety of selfie shots including 4K selfies and panoramic selfies.

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Sony Announces α9 24.2-Mp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

19 April 2017

Sony has introduced its full-frame mirrorless α9 featuring a 24.2-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS sensor, high-speed and blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 fps, 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second and a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second. The sensor is matched to a new BIONZ X image processor.

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Sony Announces FE 100-400mm Zoom

19 April 2017

Sony has its longest E-mount lens, the FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS super telephoto zoom featuring fast, precise AF capabilities in a lightweight, portable design with a variety of professional functions and customizability.

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Test Drive: Capture One Pro Keyboard

19 April 2017

There are, by Phase One's account, 500 Capture One keyboard shortcuts. You can learn them (of course you can), but don't ever take a two week vacation.

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TIPA Honors WhiteWall As Best Photo Lab

19 April 2017

The Technical Image Press Association has selected the German photo lab WhiteWall as the Best Photo Lab Worldwide for 2017. This marks the second time WhiteWall has won the prestigious award, judged by 29 photography magazines from around the world.

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Around The Horn

19 April 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 North Korean Border, Instagram street photographers, tips for a bridal shoot and a guide to shooting the solar eclipse.

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

18 April 2017

We'd taken a long hike on the last weekend of spring training with the Final Four still in contention for the NCAA crown. So long a hike, in fact, that we knew we couldn't make it home without a hamburger. So we slipped into the Parkside Tavern for sustenance.

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Eizo Announce ColorEdge Prominence DCI-4K Monitor

18 April 2017

Eizo Inc. has announced its ColorEdge Prominence CG3145, a 31.1-inch reference monitor with DCI-4K resolution (4096x2160) for the professional HDR post production workflow.

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Around The Horn

18 April 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 black-and-white photography, Team Sky, Chris Buck and observation as a skill.

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Around The Horn

17 April 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 Bob Dylan, Kost's Japan photos, approaching people on the street and Sony.

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Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

16 April 2017

Mount Davidson is the highest peak in San Francisco and nearly in the center of the city. The concrete cross on top of it has become a memorial to the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

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Matinee: '1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia'

15 April 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: 17 Mile Drive

14 April 2017

It was 2005. We had come to the end of the long ride up the Salinas Valley from Pismo Beach in the heat of summer. I peel off Highway 101 to drive west to Monterey and the cool coast.

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Around The Horn

14 April 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 Holy Week, Corey Arnold, the Sony FE 85mm f1.8, Steven Klein, Andy Yang's AMA and LaserSoft's Easter discount.

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Test Drive: Think Tank Photo Signature 13 Bag +

13 April 2017

Frankly, luxury photo bags give us the creeps. If they don't scream, "Steal me!" they at least whisper, "Look at me!" So we've steadfastly avoided them. And that has included Think Tank Photo's Signature series.

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Site Tweak: Corner Ratings

13 April 2017

With today's publication of our Signature 13 bag review, we're iconizing our Photo Corners' ratings under the table of contents. Why? Because we can.

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Around The Horn

13 April 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 end of the California drought, the Sigma 135mm Art lens, deadly selfies and Tom M Johnson's portfolio visit to New York.

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Alpine Labs Kickstarts Spark Camera Remote

12 April 2017

Alpine Labs has launched a kickstarter campaign for Spark, which the company said is "the most compact, adaptable and affordable camera remote ever designed."

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Nikon Introduces D7500 DX dSLR +

12 April 2017

Nikon has announced the Nikon D7500, a DX-format dSLR camera featuring the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor, EXPEED 5 processor and wide ISO range as the Nikon D500, Nikon's flagship DX-format dSLR. The new 7500 also offers "impressive speed, astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture to fit the needs of a diverse array of image makers and creators," the company said.

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Adobe Releases Camera Raw, Lightroom Updates

12 April 2017

Adobe has released updates to both Camera Raw and Lightroom "to provide additional camera Raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom," according to a blog post by product manager Sharad Mangalick.

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Around The Horn +

12 April 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 Todd Webb, Ricoh following Panasonic out the door, Stephen Robinson and journalism contests.

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Here's Looking At You

11 April 2017

We enjoy spending our Friday afternoons winding things down at the bunker by scouring the Web for a photography-related video clip to feature as a Saturday Matinee.

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Around The Horn

11 April 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 Stockholm, the Olympus PEN-Fa, Joe McNally at a bar, Hank Willis Thomas and a BorrowLenses discount.

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DNP Announces Single Roll Media For DS40 Printer

11 April 2017

DNP has introduced a single roll mobile media option for its DS40 dye sublimation printer. The new media option, which includes one paper roll and a dye transfer ribbon, produces 400 4x6 prints or 800 2x6 strips in a matte or glossy finish.

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2017 Pultizers For Photography Awarded

10 April 2017

Among the Pulitzer Prizes announced today were two photography honors in the categories of Breaking News and Feature Photography, each of which carry awards of $15,000.

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There Are Two Sides To Every Mushroom

10 April 2017

We don't belong to a gym. To break a sweat, we practice the ancient art of yard work. Today's session included hauling some storm damage out of the weeds, sawing it down so it fit in the recycle bin and dusting out hands off.

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Fotofabriek Shows Your Photobook In Production

10 April 2017

Fotofabriek has announced its commitment to "public production" of its photobooks by installing cameras in its equipment that follow a photobook through several phases of production.

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Around The Horn

10 April 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 Julien Legrand, Milagros Caturla, Lauren Greenfield, Ten & One, Charles Gatewood, Lumist and disabling GPS when texting.

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Matinee: 'The Lifeboat Station Project'

8 April 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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Site Tweak: Month Subheads

8 April 2017

One thing often leads to another around here. When we archived our calendar of exhibits earlier this month, we snuck the year into the big black bar at the top of each archived calendar.

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Friday Slide Show: Spring Before The Storm

7 April 2017

As the thermometer crept over 70 degrees, we made a point each day to levitate out of our office chair and land in our bicycle seat for a ride up Twin Peaks. When we got home we took further advantage of the weather either by touching up a few rust spots on the exterior of the old bunker or pulling some weeds in the yard.

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Around The Horn

7 April 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 Harry Borden, W. Eugene Smith, the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8, Linda the llama, gelled flash in ambient light and Apple Clips.

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Exposure

6 April 2017

This scene stopped us in our tracks. It was just an old window that seemed to have been a late addition to the building and now was an afterthought, its wooden frame rotting away.

But the morning sun strafed the stucco and gave it life. We could see the paint drips on the wall, the uneven stucco, the paint chips on the frame, even the dust on the glass in high relief.

It was a quick snapshot which we edited in Capture One Pro, straightening it out first, then cropping out some intruding shadows until just the frame looked back at us. We exported it at this size, so no other photo editing application came into play.

THREE ASSOCIATIONS

A lot of images go through life untitled but this one was Exposure from the minute we captured it. For three reasons.

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Canon Announces EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro IS

6 April 2017

Canon has announced its EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro IS STM prime lens "designed to help both entry-level and advanced amateur dSLR photographers discover the incredible possibilities of macro photography."

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Canon Announces PowerShot SX730 With 40x Zoom

6 April 2017

Canon has announced its compact PowerShot SX730 featuring a 20.3-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and a 40x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm). The SX730 also has a 3.0-inch LCD that rotates 180 degrees plus WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth technology.

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Around The Horn

6 April 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 spring, selfies powered by Adobe Sensei, HR 1695, a Professional Photographer Magazine cover, the Zeiss Batis 135mm, mirrorless v.dSLR sales and David Merron.

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500px Changes Membership Plans

6 April 2017

In an email to members today, the image sharing site 500px announced new features and new pricing for its membership plans which will take effect on April 10.

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Around The Horn

5 April 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 Fujifilm GFX/Hasselblad X1D, The Scent of a Dream, portraying with scale and a copyright registration tip.

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Meyer-Optik Announces Primagon 24mm Development

5 April 2017

Meyer-Optik has announced development of its new Primagon 24mm f2.8 with seven individual lenses, including one aspheric lens. It features a 84-degree angle of view, image quality, compact size and weighs just 9.0 ounces. The company said the hand-assembled lens will be available for practically all mirrorless cameras.

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Zeiss 135mm f2.8 Batis To Ship in Mayu +

5 April 2017

Zeiss has announced its 135mm f2.8 Batis will ship in May for $1,999. The new Batis is the first 135mm autofocus lens for Sony's Alpha 7 E-mount system.

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Sigma Releases sd Quattro Firmware Update

4 April 2017

Sigma has announced the release of firmware update 1.04 for its sd Quattro cameras to boost performance and add capabilities of the cameras.

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Book Bag: In Camera

4 April 2017

The full title of Gordon Laing's new book is In Camera: Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera and that says it all. Laing, who created and edits CameraLabs.com, show you just how much the camera alone can do during capture.

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Around The Horn

4 April 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 Arctic, Graciela Iturbide, freezing motion and cleaning your camera sensor.

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Canon, Panasonic, Sony Offer Instant Rebates

3 April 2017

It's apparently instant rebate season with Canon, Panasonic and Sony releasing long lists of gear eligibile for rebates at Adorama. Here's the list...

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Nikon Celebrates 100 Years With Commemorative Models

3 April 2017

Nikon has announced the availability of "a number of commemorative models and goods celebrating Nikon's 100th Anniversary, which falls on July 25."

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Phase One Announces More Free Capture One Webinars

3 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

3 April 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 White House photography, 50mm lenses, a marketing generator and a free Lightroom tips PDF.

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Matinee: 'Crazy Carl'

1 April 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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Site Tweak: Calendar Archive

1 April 2017

We just hate to delete anything. That's why there have been so many closed events listed in the Calendar. But we've finally come up with a solution for that: a calendar of events archive.

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March Archived

1 April 2017

We've just archived Volume 6 Number 3 of Photo Corners with 19 Features, 34 commented news stories, 24 Editor's Notes (which included well over 100 items of interest), three reviews and one site note for a total of 81 stories.

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March

Friday Slide Show: Silverado Concours d'Elegance

31 March 2017

Once upon a time, as every fable begins, there was a Concours d'Elegance auto show on the driving range of the Silverado Golf Club.

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Adelman Archive To Be Housed At Library of Congress

31 March 2017

Thanks to an anonymous gift of 575,000 high-quality images, the Library of Congress will house the archives of Civil Rights photographers Bob Adelman, who passed away last year.

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Sigma 100-400m Contemporary Lens To Ship In April

31 March 2017

Sigma has announced its 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens will ship late in April for $799

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Around The Horn

31 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 World Backup Day (today), Alaska, Sony's Kenji Tanaka, Tabitha Soren, more on the Panasonic FZ2500's problems, Galaxy S8 facial recognition and a Canon deal.

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Matthew Jordan Smith Workshops To Visit 26 Cities

30 March 2017

Nikon Ambassador Matthew Jordan Smith has announced he will be traveling to 26 cities in the U.S. Canada and Europe to present his all-day workshop on professional photography.

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Around The Horn

30 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 Patty Carroll, the Panasonic FZ2500, Guetzli compression, new clouds and the Internet.

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Portrait

29 March 2017

The other evening we stopped in a little bar we have been frequenting for years where we usually have the shrimp louie and a glass of white wine for lunch. It's not a fancy place but the people there all know each other.

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Around The Horn

29 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 Underground Railroad, Ming Thein on his Hasselblad appointment, a free photo guide from National Geographic, a new NASA image library and a few of Moose Peterson's tricks.

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Hasselblad Appoints Ming Thein as Chief of Strategy

28 March 2017

Hasselblad has announced the appointment of photographer Ming Thein, a former Hasselblad ambassador and publisher of a popular photo blog, as chief of strategy.

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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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Around The Horn

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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Apple 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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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.

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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.

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Because we aren't done yet.

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