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Volume 3

The Popscope Solution to Smartphone Stability

Cleen App Helps Manage iOS Photo Library

DS40 Printer
→ Arrival
→ Installation
→ On Yosemite

Installing Yosemite

A Test Drive Of DxO OpticsPro, FilmPack, ViewPoint For 2015

A Piccure+ Test Drive

Adobe Shape As A Camera App

Adobe Releases Elements 13

The Weye Feye Remote Release

Editing Photos With iOS 8

Exploring Bokeh And Grain In Exposure 6

Flashpoint 180 Monolight

A Preliminary Test Of HDR Expose 3.1

Creative Cloud 2014

A Look At DxO's Lightroom-Friendly Optics Pro 9.5

Lensbaby Bats Its Fisheye

Lightroom Mobile Revisited

Lightroom Mobile -- An Ecosystem For Photography

Two Lens Bags

An Inexpensive Tripod Makeover

Custom SLR
Air Strap

The Wider Image

A Storehouse Test Drive

Three Wireless Solutions:
→ MediaFlair
→ Media Drive
→ Flash Drive
→ Conclusion

Happy New Year!

Getting Your Camera's Shutter Count

Tracking Santa

After A Night Of Rain

The Storm At Sunset

Pennies From Heaven

Preview: Exposure 7

Mike's Free Photo Calendar Kit

Happy Thanksgiving

Designing A Site Navigation Solution

Veterans Day

A Checklist For Post Processing

Autumn Leaves
In OpticsPro 10, Piccure+

That Bouquet At Sunset

A Discussion With Piccure+'s Lui

A View Of The Bridge

A Mother's Rose From The Wedding

Editing the Beach Chalet Murals

The Best Camera At The Wedding

When A Photo Of Trees Is Really
Of Clouds

Celebrating The Holiday

Aging A Photo With Exposure 6

Jardine: A Workflow Essay

Of Forests And Trees, Bushes and Leaves

Solving A Photoshop Generator Error

Notes on Copyright

Photokina Clippings

The Perfect Camera Case You Already Own

The iPhone Ecosystem Expands

An Indiscretion

Solving A Revel Problem With Lightroom

Creative Arts

A Night At The Holy City Zoo

Outside 'Outside Lands'

A Chain Link Fence

Solving A Photoshop Generator Problem

Men Working

18th Century Rolltop Detail

'If You Want To Be Free ...'

Yoda On Aperture

Do Dye Sub
Prints Fade?

Lossy DNG: Heresy Or The New JPEG?

Safeguarding
The Integrity Of Your Photos

Photoshop Scripting After Flash

Updating To Photoshop CC 2014

Wish You Were Here

The Aftermath

Memorial Day

Adding Sliding Images To Your Web Site

Visiting Watkins At Stanford

A Midweek Moment

Having Heart

Shooting Dice

Stopping To Smell The Flowers

Why Should You Suffer?

Taking Your Smartphone To The Doctor

A Pointed Nose

The XZ-1 And
The Wall

How To Modify Lytebox Graphics

A Follow-Up:
Two 'Secrets'

A Blossom Blooms

Devising A Backup Strategy

Spring Forward

A Literary Magazine For Photographers

Using A Reversing Ring

Priorities

Art Appreciation

Two Portraits On Presidents' Day

Blowin' In
The Wind

The Year Of
The Horse

Half Empty,
Half Full

San Francisco Bay Panorama

Joe Nobriga's Showcase

Christmas In
The City

Gingerbread Houses

City Hall

Tiled Steps

Oyster Point

The Embarcadero

Lands End

Street Signs

Joyce's Flowers

The World Series

Shortcut

Knockash Hill

The Playoffs

Noe Valley

Melaten

The Dahlia Garden

Street Shots

Pt. Reyes Lighthouse

San Francisco State University

Two French Period Rooms

The Last Duel

The Sundial

After Hours

Dogpatch

California Academy of Sciences

Nike Missile Site

Goldsworthy's Spire

Farmer's Market

Graduation

Berkeley

Ocean Beach

Lotusland

Rodin

Yosemite

St. Francis Wood

Cross City Walk

Bay Trail

Opening Day

Echoes
Of The Past

Stern Grove

Bouquets To Art

Portola Drive

Rain

Princeton

Fort Mason

Morning On Twentieth St.

Twin Peaks

Mount Davidson

National Geographic Stunning Photographs

Professional Photography

Organizing Your Photos With Lightroom 5

Judith Fox

Pathe News Christmas 1950

Leonard Nimoy

Ruth Bernhard

Pirkle Jones

Graham Nash

Charles Wong

Man With A Camera: The Gambler

Alex Webb

Through The Ground Glass

Castello Cavalcanti

Ted Kinsman

Hubert Nasse

Thomas Hoepker

Don McCullin

Jim Richardson

The Computer Chronicles

Gloria Cassens

Beaumont Newhall

Art Wolfe

Henry Wessel

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Elliott Erwitt

Bruce Davidson

William Klein

Richard Avedon

The Copyright Zone Guys

Laura Gilpin

Joe Rosenthal

Dorothea Lange

Chris Orwig

Doc Edgerton

Man With A Camera: The Bride

Carrie Mae Weems

Harold Davis On Vision, Craft

Wintour On
Irving Penn

Yousef Karsh

James Nachtwey

Michael Wolf: Peeping

Peter Read Miller

Weegee

Sophie Calle

Mary Ellen Mark

William
Eggleston

Cindy Sherman

The Magic Box

Robert Capa

Gordon Parks

John Free

Brian Duffy

Bill Brandt

Andreas Feininger

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

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December

Happy New Year!

31 December 2014

Last year we were translating Robert Burns for you at this time. Yes, some things (like "braes") need a little explanation. But not this year. "Free Hugs," needs no translation!

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Digital Photographer Offers Optics Pro 8 Free Download

31 December 2014

A blurb on the front cover of issue 154 of Digital Photographer mentions a free download of DxO Optics Pro 8. The offer apparently extends to non-subscribers with nothing more than an email address on the download page form.

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The Popscope Solution to Smartphone Stability

31 December 2014

We've never met a camera without a tripod socket but we've never seen a smartphone that has one. And as much as you know you should use a tripod with your camera but never do, you probably find yourself wishing you could put your smartphone on one. You'd use it all the time!

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Ehang Ghost Drone Gets Off The Ground

30 December 2014

Ehang announced it has closed $10 million in Series A funding to meet demand from its Ghost Drone crowdfunding campaign, which itself has raised over $600,000.

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Around The Horn

30 December 2014

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 Johnson & Johnson's Donate a Photo program, Dubble, 15 virtual tours and a BorrowLenses discount.

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Getting Your Camera's Shutter Count

30 December 2014

First a warning. This article discusses a technique that should be employed only to stave off terminal boredom. It really doesn't matter how many times your camera's shutter has been tripped. Really.

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Around The Horn

29 December 2014

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 Ello, a photo essay of a "forgotten" religion, the Nikon D750 flare shadow problem and how the morning anchors get going.

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Matinee: Judith Fox

27 December 2014

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: Christmas In The City

26 December 2014

Christmas Day must be the longest day of the year. Not for sunlight but waking hours. We're always up early and stay up late, unwilling for the day to end even after it's tomorrow.

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Tracking Santa

24 December 2014

On Christmas Eve we used to finish dinner quickly so we could turn on the radio to track Santa with the help of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. We knew we had to get into bed before he got to California but we didn't mind at all knowing he was on his way.

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Around The Horn

24 December 2014

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 Fuji X-T1, iPhone street photos, frame rates and emergency gifting.

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Using the DS40 On Yosemite +

23 December 2014

The final part of our DS40 review has been unusually long in coming in part because we continue to be vexed by our printer connections. But that's an interesting part of the story itself, so we're expanding our review to include our most recent experience.

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Remembering Jane Brown

22 December 2014

At the age of 89, the Observer's Jane Brown has left us. She would, however, argue that she left long ago. When digital imaging came in, she went out.

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Around The Horn

22 December 2014

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 how to win a grant, two Instagram collections, a Nikon D3100 bargain and a SilverFast and IT8 target discount.

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Matinee: Pathe News Christmas 1950

20 December 2014

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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Deals: Free Brushstroke App

19 December 2014

The Apple App Store has named Brushstroke, an iOS photo editing app that transforms photos into paintings, as its App of the Week. The $2.99 app will be, consequently, available free for the next seven days.

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Friday Slide Show: Gingerbread Houses

19 December 2014

One of San Francisco's holiday traditions is its gingerbread houses. Several downtown hotels put up elaborate constructions in their lobbies each year to prove dreams do come true.

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Crucial System Scanner Finds Compatible Upgrades

19 December 2014

Crucial, which makes memory and solid state drives, has launched its System Scanner software to provide "the easiest way to find compatible upgrades for your system."

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Around The Horn

18 December 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the new Canon 100-400mm zoom, another storm shot, a Christmas card and a George Eastman House matching grant.

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Nikon Launches Download Center

17 December 2014

Nikon launched its global Download Center today with downloads of Nikon software and product documentation in 43 languages. Previously the assets were available from sites administered by local Nikon subsidiaries.

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Around The Horn

17 December 2014

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 automatic but intelligent image optimization, old Nikkors, a USB hub in a paper towel holder and a LensRental discount.

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Camera Bits Survey Earns Photo Mechanic Discount

17 December 2014

Take Camera Bits' 10-question survey about your editing and workflow software and the company will discount Photo Mechanic licenses, upgrades or gifts 10 percent. Simply as that.

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Phase One Announces Capture One CH 8

16 December 2014

Phase One has announced a cultural heritage edition of Capture One, its Raw processing and image editing software. Designed in partnership with Digital Transitions, CH 8 is intended for "museums, libraries and other institutions who are at the forefront of cultural heritage preservation."

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After A Night Of Rain

16 December 2014

Downpours woke us through the night but when we roused ourselves this morning, the sun was breaking through, casting a rose light on the storm clouds to the west.

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Remembering Phil Stern

15 December 2014

His mother managed to get him a free box camera in a Kodak promotional giveaway when he was 12 years old and he quickly became fascinated by the images it made. "My God, I thought, this was magic." Saturday Phil Stern passed away at 95 after a lifetime of making magic as the photographer to the stars.

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The Storm At Sunset

15 December 2014

When a storm moves in over the Pacific, we can't see the ocean from the dining room. But as it clears, we get some dramatic views, especially at sunset. We took 22 shots of the clouds moving across the Pacific Friday evening.

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Iridient Celebrates 10 Years With Developer 3.0 Beta 4

15 December 2014

Iridient Digital celebrated its 10 year anniversary yeterday with the release last week of Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 4. Through the end of the year, Iridient Developer will be discounted 30 percent to its original 2004 price of $69.95.

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Matinee: Leonard Nimoy

13 December 2014

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: City Hall

12 December 2014

The ancient Athenians, after a storm had swept over them from the Aegean Sea, probably took some comfort in looking up to find their Parthenon still standing. Public buildings can do that. And we're blessed with some inspiring public buildings here, not the least of which is City Hall.

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Remembering Michel du Cille

12 December 2014

His father, a newspaper reporter in Jamaica, introduced him to the staff photographer at the small paper. It made an impression on the boy. And in his junior year of high school, Michel du Cille decided that was what he wanted to do. And "they gave me a job."

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Around The Horn

12 December 2014

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 best camera, building your own an external SSD, those Leica white spots and a clever smartphone tripod solution.

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Adobe To Acquire Fotolia, Reports Earnings, Releases CC Libraries

11 December 2014

Adobe made three announcements late today. The first involves the acquisition of Fotolia, a marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. The company also announced fourth-quarter earnings. And finally, it released Creative Cloud libraries. Details follow.

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Adobe Releases Photoshop Mix 1.4

11 December 2014

Adobe has released Photoshop Mix 1.4 with "new, easy-to-use features that combine the power of Photoshop with the convenience of mobile editing on the iPad and iPhone," the company announced.

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Tiffen Introduces Pro Power LED

11 December 2014

The Tiffen Company has introduced its $850 Pro Power LED compact monolight comparable to a 150 watt tungsten-halgen fixture. With a wide fresnel 8:1 focus range and dimmable hi-CRI tungsten or daylight color, it works with both AC or its battery system.

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DNP Offers Free Service Contracts For DS40 Printer

11 December 2014

Through Jan. 23, 2015 ad retroactive from Nov. 18, DNP Imagingcomm will provide purchasers of its DS40, DS80 or RX1 printers "a three-year Advanced Exchange Service Contract at no additional cost." The retail value of the service contract is $399.99.

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Adobe Releases Camera Raw, DNG Converter 8.7.1

11 December 2014

Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.7.1 and DNG Converter 8.7.1 with support for the Sony A7 Mark II and a fix for chromatic aberration specific to the Samsung NX-1. The updates are a final, not candidate, release. The company said it expects an equivalent update for Lightroom 5.7.1 "within the next week."

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Pennies From Heaven

10 December 2014

Two years ago today, we launched Photo Corners. Thirty-nine years ago today, Joyce and I took each other's hand and started down the yellow brick road together. We have a certain perspective on anniversaries, you might say.

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Preview: Alien Skin Releases Exposure 7 With Raw Editing

10 December 2014

Alien Skin has updated Exposure 7, its flagship photo effects software, with non-destructive Raw editing, faster file browsing, a crop-and-rotate tool and new film emulation presets and textures. We had a chance to test beta versions of the software for this preview.

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Tiffen Launches XLE Filters For Long Exposures

10 December 2014

Tiffen has addressed long-exposure issues with new 10-stop filters for far red and infrared wavelengths. The three filters in new XLE line include...

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Around The Horn

10 December 2014

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 picture editor Jimmy Colton with Joe McNally, a black-and-white film workflow, using the gradient tool for a split filter and a Cicala Samsung NX-1 test.

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Book Bag: National Geographic Stunning Photographs +

9 December 2014

We've spent an afternoon pleasantly paging through the lush images in National Geographic Stunning Photographs from National Geographic. Lush and (at 10x10) large pages, especially the 10x20 spreads.

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Around The Horn

9 December 2014

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 several ways to engage your audience, Reichmann's hands-on Sony A7 Mark II report, a free PDF on viral photos and a 25 percent discount on three-day rentals.

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Custom SLR Debuts C-Loop Mini

9 December 2014

Custom SLR has introduced a smaller version of its C-Loop camera strap mount designed for lighter digicams and mirrorless cameras. Compatible with Custom SLR's camera straps, the C-Loop Mini keeps straps free from tangling.

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Film Ferrania Launches Remix Contest

8 December 2014

Film Ferrania is making available for remixing some clips from an old Italian movie. You'll need to add sound and a little imagination but the results could earn you $250 to spend in Film Ferrania's online store. Two runners-up will get $50 to spend.

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Around The Horn

8 December 2014

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 Lightroom sharpening, shooting a Shuttle launch, a free comic book on copyright and using RSS to read publications like ours.

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Remembering Arthur Leipzig

6 December 2014

Looking over Arthur Leipzig's black and white images of children playing in the street in 1940s New York City, you can't help wonder how we got to the age of helicopter parenting. In fact, he described himself as a "witness to a time that no longer exists, a more innocent time."

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Matinee: Ruth Bernhard

6 December 2014

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: 16th Avenue Tiled Steps

5 December 2014

On Moraga St. between 15th and 16th Avenues in the Sunset district of San Francisco is one of the more stunning staircases you will find anywhere in the world. The risers of its 163 steps are all tiled in a mosaic that takes a vertical slice of the planet from its seas to the sky.

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Cleen App Helps Manage iOS Photo Library

5 December 2014

It's a lot easier to take photos with your mobile device than it is to manage them. So they accumulate like laundry. Enter Cleen, a free app that with three gestures will help you get rid of the stuff you don't want to keep.

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Red Giant Releases Shooter Suite 12.6.1

5 December 2014

Red Giant has updated Shooter Suite, its collection of automation and workflow utilities, with improvements to PluralEyes, Offload, BulletProof and Instant 4K.

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DxO Releases OpticsPro 10.1

4 December 2014

DxO has updated OpticsPro with support for six new cameras (including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, extended compatibility with XMP (which includes support for Lightroom's star rankings), improved display of visual presets in Windows, improved FilmPack and ViewPoint plug-ins and 424 new camera/lens combinations.

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Around The Horn

4 December 2014

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 Stephen Orlando's motion exposure, Roger Clark's analysis of the Canon 7D Mark II sensor, Rick DeMint's Portoids and a Phase One photo contest.

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Mike's Free Photo Calendar Kit

3 December 2014

We don't like Thursdaying on Wednesday or Christmas before Thanksgiving but we do think this is a good time to be thinking about 2015 calendars. And there are plenty of online photofinishers who will be happy to print a calendar from your photos to prove it. But that seems to us like way too much work.

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Around The Horn

3 December 2014

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 an interview with Cole Rise, Think Tank Photo deals, the best SSDs and Ray Roman's wedding workshops.

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Around The Horn

2 December 2014

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 Hogan's Sony A6000 review, Johnston's Sigma lens solution for Sony, the Canon 25mm pancake lens and 12 free rental days from BorrowLenses.

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Nichols Gallery Opens Group f64 Exhibit

2 December 2014

The Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco opens its Group f64 Photographers show today. The show will run for three months at the 39 Geary St. gallery.

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Around The Horn

1 December 2014

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 Tony Bennett book with McNally's photos, the Uniqball, Davis shooting ISO 51,200 and Kost's photo compositing course.

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Around The Horn For Cyber Monday

1 December 2014

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). With Cyber Monday upon us, we look at a few unusual shopping resources, including Canon Rebel deals with two lenses and a printer, the DAM Bookshop sale, 32-GB Eyefi card deals and B&H's portal.

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November Archived

1 December 2014

The harvest is in, as we put it a year ago. Volume 3 Number 11 of Photo Corners has been archived. And once again we published over 60 stories, including links to another 64 items on other sites worth reading about in November.

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November

Matinee: Pirkle Jones

29 November 2014

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: Oyster Point

28 November 2014

We were early for an appointment one morning earlier this week in Oyster Point, so we took a walk around. Oyster Point is an industrial park in South San Francisco, designed for vehicles and cubicles not shoes and camera bags. But we had just learned of Lewis Baltz's death and thought we'd try our hand at photographing what doesn't catch the eye.

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Around The Horn For Black Friday +

28 November 2014

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). With Black Friday upon us, we look at a few unusual shopping resources, including Think Tank Photo, Adobe, Red Giant, iStabilizer, Luminous Landscape and Adorama.

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Happy Thanksgiving

27 November 2014

There is no substitute for the turkey. If it's ruined, there's nothing but stuffing. If it's dry, you'll cry. If it takes two hours longer than you calculated, you'll be blowing up the AeroBeds.

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Thank You
For Being Here

IN CELEBRATING the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we want to express our gratitude to you for visiting Photo Corners.

We are particularly grateful to those of you who have been able to support our efforts financially.

Wherever you are this Thursday, you have a place at our table.

Ricoh Hosts Online Forum For Pentax, Ricoh Owners

26 November 2014

Ricoh has launched the Ricoh Engagement Forum where Pentax and Ricoh owners can discuss the company's products and exchange ideas.

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Remembering Lewis Baltz

26 November 2014

Anyone can take a photograph," Baltz once admitted. The task is to organize your photographs, giving them meaning. "That's really where the work begins."

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Luminous Endowment Grant Winners Announced

26 November 2014

Michael Reichmann has announced the first recipients of the Luminous Endowment Grant. Photographers from the U.S., China, Italy, Poland and Romania were among the winners.

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Around The Horn

26 November 2014

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 product shots with an iPhone, using continuous lighting for portraits, Yosemite in Winter and mirrorless/premium compact recommendations.

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Designing A Site Navigation Solution

25 November 2014

Today we're introducing a bit of a twist on our site navigation options which, we think, need no explanation. We've hidden the fixed menu we introduced a while ago and recently expanded, adding a button to slide it out and another button to display an expanded Search form.

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Around The Horn

25 November 2014

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 repost at The Sartorialist, the problem with iCloud, why the iPhone display seems sharper and the connection between single malt scotch and printer ink.

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Around The Horn

24 November 2014

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 that Beckham catch, Photoshop on a Chromebook, the Samsung NX-1 and LensRentals deals.

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Matinee: Graham Nash

22 November 2014

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

22 November 2014

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 Apple's iCloud Photo Library, Ming Thein's Ultraprints, a Photo Book deal and Panasonic's two-year warranty deal starting Sunday.

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Friday Slide Show: The Embarcadero

21 November 2014

It was summer. Four years ago. We were downtown for a briefing on a Kodak printer. And we had a Sony WX5 with us, one of those forgettable digicams your smartphone has replaced. The dear departed past, we seem to hear Dave Frishberg singing.

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Around The Horn

21 November 2014

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 Olloclip's iPhone accessory lenses, street photography under the tracks, Lightroom's new collaboration features and the Le Mans Classic.

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Apple Releases Yosemite Digital Camera Raw Update

21 November 2014

Apple has released a digital camera Raw Update 6.01 exclusively for OS X 10.10 Yosemite to support four new cameras in iPhoto '11 and Aperture 3.

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DNP Announces Flat Free Repair Program

20 November 2014

DNP has introduced a Flat Fee Repair Program for its professional dye-sublimation photo printers. Any out-of-warranty DNP printer not covered by DNP's Advanced Exchange or Extended Service programs is eligible for the new program.

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Eyefi Opens Eyefi Cloud To Anyone

20 November 2014

Eyefi has announced it is making its Eyefi Cloud service available without the need for an Eyefi Mobi WiFi SD card. You can now upload to a unified online library from your smartphone or WiFi-enabled camera without a Mobi card.

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Installing the DS40 +

20 November 2014

Once we had unboxed the DS40, it was time to install it. DNP supplies a two-sided Printer Quick Reference sheet that clearly spells out each step of the installation for both the DS40 and its larger cousin, the DS80.

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Around The Horn

20 November 2014

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 an Adobe Voice contest, dealing with photographer's block, lighting a portrait like a painting and a free ebook on moving to mirrorless.

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Tinybeans App Aspires To Replace The Baby Book

19 November 2014

We were catching up with a distant cousin at lunch the other day. She has been a pediatric nurse in a nearby hospital for over 30 years. And she had noticed something disturbing about modern parents.

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Tiffen Releases Dfx Digital Filter Suite 4

19 November 2014

Tiffen has released Dfx Digital Filter Suite 412 with "12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical photographic processes, 30 new motion picture film stocks, a dramatic speed increase in GPU acceleration, state-of-the-art floating point precision for a non-destructive workflow and vivid Retina display support for Mac."

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Lightroom 5.7, Camera Raw 8.7, DNG Converter 8.7 Released

19 November 2014

Adobe has updated Lightroom, Camera Raw and DNG Converter to address issues reported in earlier versions and add support for 24 cameras, including the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Nikon D750 and Sony ILCE-5100.

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Eizo Announces Self-Calibrating 4K Monitor

18 November 2014

Eizo Corp. has unveiled its ColorEdge CG318-4K, a 31-inch monitor with a Digital Cinema Initiatives 4K or 4096x2160-pixel native resolution. No price was revealed on the unit, which will not ship until April 2015.

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Installing Yosemite

18 November 2014

Last night's installation of Yosemite took hours. The download itself consumed over five hours and the installation, while not as long (and efficiently including the 10.10.1 update) led to the iLife suite updates and a Canon printer update that took us from about 4 p.m. past 1 a.m. this morning.

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Around The Horn

18 November 2014

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 advanced image recognition software, 1906 fire and quake photos, DxO FilmPack 5 and a BorrowLenses Black Friday deal.

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Late Night Install With Site Tweaks

17 November 2014

Earlier today Apple released the first update to OS X Yosemite. Despite the Yosemite open beta, there were enough serious problems with the initial release that we waited for the first round of fixes before installing the upgrade.

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Around The Horn

17 November 2014

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 Judy Dater story, Reichmann's astrophotography adventure, the Kenu Stance and the NetGear Trek N300.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 9.76 Production Release

16 November 2014

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v9.76, the first production release since v9.70 on Sept. 5. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Matinee: 'Eye Contact -- The Photography of Charles Wong'

15 November 2014

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: Lands End

14 November 2014

Sometimes the best way to visit a place is to play it by ear. The morning rain ruled out the usual sight-seeing but with a van-load of visitors in town, there were still souvenirs to pick up. So we came up with an alternate plan that led to a shoot that required a few alternate edits itself.

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The DNP DS40 Dye Sub Printer Arrives For Review

14 November 2014

The UPS delivery soldier marshalled the DNP DS40 from Dai Nippon up the stairs as if it were a child's casket. "Is this the right address?" he pleaded.

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Around The Horn

14 November 2014

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 Film Stocks update, an extensive Olympus firmware update, three tips for the Eyedropper tool and the first Hasselblad in space at auction.

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Book Bag: 'Professional Photography'

13 November 2014

The full title of Grant Scott's 196-page survey is Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained. And if you think that's a handful, wait until you open the book. There's nothing Scott misses in this comprehensive fly-over.

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Aviary Updates Photo Editor With Creative Cloud Sync +

13 November 2014

Adobe and Aviary have announced the first significant release to Photo Editor by Aviary since joining Adobe a few months ago. Sign in to the app with your Adobe ID and $200 worth of effects, stickers, frames and overlays are free through November.

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Around The Horn

12 November 2014

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 tax information for photographers, Sony's APCS sensor, problems with Sony's firmware updater and Kloskowski moves to onOne.

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Veterans Day

11 November 2014

All gave some, some gave all. Today we honor all who served.

In 1918 the English writer Rebecca West published her first novel The Return of the Solider. It was unusual in sketching the portrait of a soldier of the Great War who was a victim of "shellshock amnesia."

The Kindle edition is available at no charge. And at the Penn Libraries, an HTML version is also available. In 1982, it was made into a movie starring Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret and Alan Bates.

We remembered it today because it has a happy ending for one soldier.

If happy endings were as simple to achieve as reading a novel in the public domain, every ending might be happy. But life isn't quite that accommodating.

Sometimes all you can do is stand up and salute.

Segal, Shaner Publish Free PDF On Camera-Based Film Scanning

11 November 2014

If a scanner is just a lazy camera, can a camera do a good job scanning film? It's an old question (we described using a Nikon 990 and Nikon Slide Copying Adapter in 2000) but authors Mark Segal and Todd Shaner suggest it's now became an urgent one, too.

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Focal Press Publishes Evening On Photoshop CC 2014

11 November 2014

Focal Press has announced the publication of its $59.95 Adobe Photoshop for Photographers, 2014 Release by Martin Evening.

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Canon Unveils New 100-400mm L-Series Zoom +

11 November 2014

Canon has announced its second generation compact super-telephoto zoom, a 100-400m L-series optic, featuring "advancements in optical quality, image stabilization performance up-to-four steps and rotating-zoom-ring design," according to the company.

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Around The Horn

11 November 2014

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 winning portrait, Udo Bernhart, a Nikon act of kindness and a donut selfie.

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Breakthrough Photography Announces Ultra-Slim ND, UV Filters

10 November 2014

Breakthrough Photography has announced its X-Series line of 3.2mm ultra-slim neutral density and ultraviolet filters featuring a "traction" frame design, glass from Germany and Japan, advanced coatings and weather-sealed construction. And the filters come with a 25-year guarantee.

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Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral +

10 November 2014

Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral titled her book of paintings, poems and prose Music at the Easel because she remembered painting with her father, who always painted to music.

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Around The Horn

10 November 2014

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 back-to-front lighting setup, DxOMark's numbers, free expedited shipping and a Thanksgiving rental discount.

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Matinee: 'Man With A Camera: The Gambler'

8 November 2014

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: Street Signs

7 November 2014

We live in the world. And the world is paved with streets. And our doors face those streets. And we post what everyone passing should know as they approach. And sometimes that makes an amusing diversion.

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Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone Released

7 November 2014

Pixelmator has released Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone, according to a blog post on the company site. The free update, available on the Mac App Store, features" an all-new design, full feature and technology support for OS X Yosemite and more."

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A Checklist For Post Processing +

7 November 2014

Post processing -- everything that happens to an image after capture -- can be as dark and mysterious as the darkroom used to be. But there are really just two main tasks in post processing. They are quite different and take different skills.

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National Wildlife Federation Announces Contest Winners

7 November 2014

Winners of the 44th annual National Wildlife Photo Contest have been announced by National Wildlife Federation. Over 29,000 entries were received for the contest, whose seven categories "celebrates the beauty of nature and raises funds to help the organization act to protect wildlife and wild places."

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Blurb 'Dream Team' To Help You Self-Publish

7 November 2014

Blurb, which among other things is the one-off photobook supplier for Lightroom, has announced the formation of a Dream Team of publishing experts to help you polish your book publishing project. The Dream Team can help with "copy editing, developmental editing, book design, art direction, illustration, photography, cover design, ghostwriting, ebook conversion and more," according to the company.

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ONA Bags Announces Leather Union St.

6 November 2014

The Leather Union St. bag from ONA Bags is "a sleek, refined option for the modern photographer," the company said in announcing the $489 camera and messenger bag made from naturally-milled Italian leather.

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Around The Horn

6 November 2014

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 Clay Benskin, Yosemite on a 2010 MacBook Air, Menuez on Jobs and Photoshop preset migration help.

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Autumn Leaves In OpticsPro 10, Piccure+ +

5 November 2014

Once in a while, we look up. We did it again the other day, a brisk morning that brought out the coffee cups in the neighborhood we were photographing for this weeks Friday Slide Show. And we saw the leaves changing color.

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Around The Horn

5 November 2014

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 Canon 7D Mark II teardown, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, fixing glasses glare and event photography patents.

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HDRsoft Releases Photomatix Essentials 4

4 November 2014

HDRsoft has released Photomatix Essentials 4 [MW], "a major upgrade" of its $39 high dynamic range software. The new version is a free upgrade for licensed users of any version of Photomatix Essentials and available at no charge for licensed users of Photomatix Pro.

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Around The Horn

4 November 2014

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 business side of photography, being prepared, Raw Therapee and a log cabin mine.

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Nikkor Lens Produces Reaches 90M Milestone

4 November 2014

Nikon has announced "total production of Nikkor lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached 90 million at the end of October." The category includes interchangeable lenses for both its SLR/dSLR cameras and the Nikon 1 system.

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That Bouquet At Sunset

3 November 2014

The sunsets this time of year can be spectacular with various cloud formations performing nightly. They're also spectactularly difficult to capture. So we were happy to see the light of the setting sun falling on the bouquet of flowers we highlighted in our Friday Slide Show.

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Around The Horn

3 November 2014

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 Nikon's 2014 Small World competition winners, Peter Turnley taking the train, the Chronicle's Scott Strazzante recounts his World Series moment and HDR Express 3.

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Remembering David Armstrong

1 November 2014

The lighting was always sunlight, never a strobe. The subject untidy youth, the sunlight caught sharply in their eyes. A fashion shoot becomes a portrait. And, in contrast, the signage and street lights of the city as subject but shot out of focus as painterly splashes of undefined color.

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Matinee: Alex Webb

1 November 2014

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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Fall Back

1 November 2014

Only a public service announcement (of the most significant kind) would oblige us to interrupt either your or our weekend. But we have a pressing one: the end of Daylight Saving Time (for those of us under its thumb) at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 1 a.m. again.

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October Archived

1 November 2014

October was a lot of fun around here. A big wedding, the World Series and Volume 3 Number 10 of Photo Corners, which we've just archived. Not surprisingly, they all folded nicely into each other, making life around here three times the usual fun.

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October

Friday Slide Show: Joyce's Flowers

31 October 2014

When the doorbell rang for the second time, Joyce decided to open the door. Good thing, too. Her sisters had sent her a beautiful bouquet of flowers after the wedding two weeks ago.

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Epson Shows Perfection V800, V850 Pro Scanners

31 October 2014

Epson showed off its new Perfection V800 and V850 Pro scanners at Photo Plus Expo. The latest professional flatbed scanners from Epson, previously unveiled in Europe, are designed "for film and photo archiving and reproductions."

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Think Tank Photo Unveils Mirrorless Daypacks, Holster

30 October 2014

Think Tank Photo has unveiled the Perception series of small and light backpacks and a small holster, both of which are designed for specificially for mirrorless systems. The backpacks can also carry a laptop or tablet.

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A Discussion With Piccure+'s Lui

30 October 2014

After we published our test drive of Piccure+, we heard from Piccure+ Co-Founder Lui. "Thanks a lot for the in-depth coverage," he said, "and reading the handbook!"

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Around The Horn

29 October 2014

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 optimum digital exposure, a spooky lighting setup, ONA camera bags and Nikon leakers.

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Ricoh Adds 16-85mm K-Mount Zoom

29 October 2014

Ricoh has announced its Pentax-DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR will be available in November for $749.95.

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A Test Drive Of DxO OpticsPro, FilmPack, ViewPoint For 2015

29 October 2014

Along with a new logo and a subtle name change to its flagship product, DxO announced a revamped lineup for 2015, including new prices and a special offer on suites through Nov. 25.

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Around The Horn

28 October 2014

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 Laforet on Storehouse, Texas court upholds public photography, flush mount albums from Adorama and a new Ricoh Theta.

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Epson SureColor P600 Printer Comes To North America

28 October 2014

Following its European debut in September, Epson has announced the SureColor P600 13-inch professional photo printer for its North American market as well. The printer will make its debut in the Epson booth at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

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A View Of The Bridge

27 October 2014

A week ago we were on Twin Peaks looking north on a hazy afternoon. The Golden Gate Bridge was smiling back at us, begging to have its picture taken. So we obliged.

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Twitter Aquires Twitpic Assets

25 October 2014

In a blog post today, Twitpic announced it has "reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being."

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Matinee: 'Through The Ground Glass'

25 October 2014

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 World Series

24 October 2014

It's called Orange Friday when the Giants wear their orange jerseys to a home game on Friday. The last one of the 2014 season just happens to be the third game of the World Series. Who'd a thunk it?

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Around The Horn

24 October 2014

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 photo essay on the Bangladesh factory collapse, how to add textures to photos, Joe McNally's Vietnam project for Life magazine and photo contests.

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Pixelmator For iPad Released

23 October 2014

It took two years but today Pixelmator has come to the iPad. In a blog entry posted today, the company described the $4.99 app as "a groundbreaking image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images."

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A Mother's Rose From The Wedding

23 October 2014

The Real Uncle Mike came all the way from Rochester with his wife Amy and two of his sisters-in-law plus one niece (making the travel and hotel arrangements for them, too) for last weekend's wedding. He also brought along a brand new Nikon D3200.

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Around The Horn

23 October 2014

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 Yosemite Finder shortcuts for photos, repairing an Arca Swiss Cube, getting the shot in a crowd and a teppanyaki lunch.

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Remembering René Burri

22 October 2014

Magnum photographer René Burri, known for his portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso, passed away earlier this week at the age of 81. The Swiss photojournalist joined the agency shortly after its creation to cover some of the most remote places on the globe for Life, Look, Paris Match, Stern, the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph and Du.

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Around The Horn

22 October 2014

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 Mann's iOS 8.1 highlights for photographers, story-telling advice, the affordable Intrepid 4x5 camera and a Mario Algaze exhibition.

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How To Update Aperture On Yosemite

22 October 2014

Some Aperture users who purchased the non-App Store version of Apple's pro image editing software are reporting that v3.4.5 won't open after updating their systems to Yosemite. Software Update doesn't show an update and Apple's Aperture download page has no solution posted. But there is a fix out there.

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Remembering Alfred Wertheimer

22 October 2014

Alfred Wertheimer was in the right place at the right time. The place was with Elvis Presley. The time was 1956, before Elvis was a star.

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Subscriber Benefit: Photoshop Actions

21 October 2014

As we were detailing the steps involved in creating a contrast mask in Photoshop, it occurred to us that our standard and sponsor level subscribers might enjoy the same action we used in our Editing the Beach Chalet Murals.

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Editing the Beach Chalet Murals +

21 October 2014

Among San Francisco's murals are Lucien Labaut's Beach Chalet murals. Beach Chalet sits at the west end of Golden Gate Park, the murals decorating the lobby downstairs with a restaurant just beyond them open to the park and another upstairs with a view of the ocean.

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Art Professors Study The Selfie

21 October 2014

After a year analyzing 4,500 Facebook profile photos, Central Michigan University professors of art and design Ren Hullender and Al Wildey think they're on to something.

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Around The Horn

20 October 2014

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 invoicing a client, Yosemite and Spotlight, how camera makers might move into mirrorless and Yosemite price hikes.

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The Best Camera At The Wedding

20 October 2014

It was sister-in-law Mary's son Brent who pointed it out. The best camera at the wedding, that is.

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Matinee: 'Castello Cavalcanti'

18 October 2014

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: Shortcut

17 October 2014

Proving once again that there are no shortcuts, we cut across the park the other day on an errand only to be slowed down by the October sights in the Rhododendron Dell.

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Adobe Posts Aperture Importer +

17 October 2014

Adobe has released it Aperture Importer, a Lightroom 5.6 plug-in for Mac OS only to migrate Aperture and iPhoto libraries into Lightroom. The company also announced that Aperture users who subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography plan will also receive a free three-month membership to KelbyOne.

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Olympus Kicks Off Anywhere Classroom Season 2

17 October 2014

Olympus has launched its second season of the Anywhere Classroom video series, featuring photography tips and tricks from members of the Olympus Visionary program.

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Tiffen Launches ImageMaker Web Site

17 October 2014

Tiffen has launced Tiffen ImageMaker, "a community-oriented social media hub site" designed to share information on techniques and technologies for image creation.

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Around The Horn

16 October 2014

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 ways to display your images without frames, Apple's Yosemite release, an error code database for Photoshop and a good Canon starter kit.

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When A Photo Of Trees Is Really Of Clouds

16 October 2014

One advantage of being a photographer is that it is not conducive to the sedentary life. You have to stand up. And often you have to walk. Or even hike.

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Epson Sponsors Nature's Best Awards

15 October 2014

For the third year in a row, Epson is a sponsor of the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition, the company announced.

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Around The Horn

15 October 2014

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 Nikon D7100 in action, building a photography site with Adobe Muse, Canon's variable diffusion focusing screen patent and CUPS 2.0.0.

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A Piccure+ Test Drive +

14 October 2014

Built on software designed to eliminate camera shake, Piccure+ from Intelligent Imaging Solutions in Germany ambitiously claims it "is the beginning of a trend we consider to be one of the most important in photography: fully leveraging the possibilities of computational photography."

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Around The Horn

14 October 2014

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 Capture NX-D and ViewNX updates from Nikon, one man's theory on why film looks better, a backup guide for photographers from CrashPlan and another BorrowLenses discount.

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Celebrating The Holiday

13 October 2014

With disagreement even over its name, today isn't entirely convincing as a holiday. And yet, determined minds will always find some way to celebrate.

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Around The Horn

13 October 2014

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 pricing social media photography, a survey of Nikon 1 lenses, installing photo extensions in iOS and a tax court ruling favoring photographers.

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Matinee: Ted Kinsman's Science Photography

11 October 2014

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: Knockash Hill

10 October 2014

This week's Nobel Prizes made us shudder. Nobel was, after all, the man who gave the world dynamite. And San Francisco has had an explosive relationship with it. Telegraph Hill, for example, was a stone quarry. And so was Knockash Hill. Both got blasted by the stuff.

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Remembering Ray Metzker

10 October 2014

The word most often used to describe Ray Metzker is "quiet." His work, however, is anything but. It draws you in with its chiaroscuro tonality but holds you with its human drama.

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Around The Horn

10 October 2014

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 Scott Kelby's Seventh Anual Worldwide Photowalk tomorrow, why a client might want to know what kind of camera you'll use, an inexpensive high-speed video camera and the redesigned N.Y. Times Lens Blog.

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DNP Launches 'Trade-in & Trade-Up' Program

10 October 2014

DNP Imagingcomm America, which acquired Sony's commercial photo printing division in 2011, has announced a "Trade-In & Trade-Up" program for owners of the Sony UPDR200.

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Around The Horn

9 October 2014

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 Adobe MAX page, London's unknown underground, the Where To Start Chart and PhotoShelter's Lattice.

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Aging A Photo With Exposure 6

9 October 2014

When Alien Skin released Exposure 6 earlier this year, we reported on its "faster imaging engine, texture control and bokeh simulation based on sample lenses." Our deeper look at Exposure 5 about a year ago is still a good way to understand what Exposure is all about.

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Jardine: A Workflow Essay

8 October 2014

We had a nice leisurely dinner at Pisces tonight, the simple fusion feast graciously served by Michael Corey who really turned our evening around with a side of restrained humor.

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Around The Horn

8 October 2014

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 8-TB storage solutions from Drobo and WD, Sony dSLR trade-in program, the new Forbes contract and a BorrowLenses Halloween extension.

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Think Tank Puts a Quadcopter In An Airport Bag

8 October 2014

How do you get a quadcopter through the airport? With Think Tank Photo's new Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit. The kit accommodates a DJI Phantom 2 with a GoPro attached with room for their accessories inside an Airport Accelerator backpack.

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Of Forests And Trees, Bushes and Leaves

7 October 2014

When we walked by this plant shooting out from the banks of a little lake, the the plant's leaves were filtering the afternoon sun and casting shadows on themselves just for fun.

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Solving A Photoshop Generator Error

7 October 2014

As soon as we updated Photoshop yesterday, we launched it. And got an error message about a problem with Generator. Photoshop told us to remove any third-party plug-ins and relaunch. If that didn't work, reinstall. We've been here before and knew the solution was simpler than that.

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Storehouse Adds Lightroom Support

6 October 2014

In a blog entry today, Storehouse CEO Mark Kawano announced the company has "added support for Adobe Lightroom in the Storehouse iPhone and iPad apps."

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A Few Site Tweaks

6 October 2014

In the time it takes to play a ballgame, we made as few revisions to the site. The idea was to make it a little easier to scan the left-hand column and to set up a Slide Show page filled with thumbnails instead of text links.

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Around The Horn

6 October 2014

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 Terry White shows what's new in today's Creative Cloud update, Cicala tests the 85mm Otus, Strobist David Hobby shows the many moods of a block of concrete and Harold Davis brackets ISO and aperture to capture garden fountains.

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Adobe Shape As A Camera App

6 October 2014

At first glance today's release of Adobe Shape, a free iOS app, reminded us of a scanner app with a built-in tracing tool to make it easy to do the kinds of things you'd labor to do in Illustrator or any other vector-based drawing tool. But then we tried it out and remembered something. A scanner is just another kind of camera.

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Adobe 'Takes Creativity Mobile' At MAX +

6 October 2014

On opening day of Adobe MAX 2014, Adobe has released a flood of updates to its desktop and mobile applications, including new free mobile apps. At a briefing last week, the company gave us an overview of the new landscape.

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Around The Horn

5 October 2014

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 Adobe MAX keynote, Leica '100', Canon Holiday Newsletter and the Brown Sisters.

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Matinee: Hubert Nasse Talks Lens Design

4 October 2014

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 Playoffs

3 October 2014

We stopped by the ballpark just as Game One of the National League Division Series between the Giants and the Washington Nationals was getting started. We could hear the cheers from the neighborhood bars as the Giants took an early lead. But we were there for another reason.

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Knoll To Auction Six Prints For Luminous Endowment

3 October 2014

The Luminous Landscape has announced that Photoshop co-author Thomas Knoll will auction six prints of his work next week to support The Luminous Endowment for Photographers.

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We Made It To The 'Top

3 October 2014

Now that we've suppressed one of the ruder bots on the Web, we thought we'd devote a few milliseconds to expanding our audience. With that in mind, we applied to Guy Kawasaki's Alltop last night and were immediately accepted to the Photography topic.

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Adobe Posts Camera Raw 8.7, DNG Converter 8.7 Release Candidates

2 October 2014

In a Lightroom Journal post, Adobe has announced the availability of Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 as Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. The release adds support for eight new cameras, including the Nikon D750, as well as 16 new lens profiles.

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Library Of Congress Finds Rare 1924 World Series Footage

2 October 2014

Ninety years ago, when Congress was held in higher esteem, the team from Washington was called the Senators and the Giants only had to travel from New York to meet them in the World Series.

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LensRentals Introduces Keeper Program

2 October 2014

LensRentals has announced a new Keeper program that let's you buy whatever gear you are renting from the company. Here's how it works...

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Around The Horn

2 October 2014

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 connectivity problem, Kost's aerials of the salt flats, used camera bargains and a McNally exhibit in Santa Fe.

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Around The Horn

1 October 2014

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 Unseen 2014, a three-strobe portrait setup, 85mm primes and Photogrammer.

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September Archived

1 October 2014

The September issue of Photo Corners has just been archived. Volume 3 Number 9 broke a few records with 68 stories and so much action our bandwidth allotment was exceeded for the first time. We have no intention of slacking off on the first but we hope we have resolved the second for October.

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September

Infrastructure Day

30 September 2014

Sooner or later it just happens. For no reason whatsoever. Your pipes break. Your roof leaks. Your router balks. Your clutch slips. Your hard disk fails. Your lens won't focus. And you realize how reliable your infrastructure has been. Until now, of course.

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Around The Horn

30 September 2014

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 documentary on the creative process, DateStamper for iOS 8, the Nissin i40 strobe and the Rochester Cloak.

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Streaming Photoshop Runs On A Chromebook

29 September 2014

According to Google's John Nack, a streaming version of Photoshop has been developed that lives in the cloud but runs on a $200 Chromebook. You can save your files on Google Drive and never worry about updates.

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Margulies 'American Scene' Photo Collection On Exhibit

29 September 2014

Opening Nov. 2, the exhibit American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection will showcase over 190 photographs by 74 photographers dating from the early 1900s to today. It will be on view at Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale through March 22, 2015.

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Around The Horn

29 September 2014

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 WD My Passport Wireless hard drive, how field curvature behaves as we stop down, the full list of Kost's favorite 55 Photoshop CC features and Hogan's gear sale.

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Matinee: 'Leica Portrait of Thomas Hoepker'

27 September 2014

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: Noe Valley

26 September 2014

It's not quite business as usual here today. We're putting up our slide show, as we've been doing on Friday for a while now. But this time it's with a little more concern than usual.

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Olympus Releases Free Capture Software

25 September 2014

Olympus has announced that its Capture studio tethering application is now live and available at no cost for all OM-D E-M1 users. Combined with the E-M1's tethered shooting capabilities, the Capture software allows control from both the camera and the computer.

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Notes on Copyright

25 September 2014

Copyright infringement is a topic that just won't go away. But in the last month, the dust has been kicked up more than once. So this may be a good time to review the issue and what you can (and should) do about it.

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Around The Horn

25 September 2014

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 disappearance of the Camera Roll, Alex Garcia's ebook, iOS 8's time-lapse feature and a spider inside a lens.

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One Of Those Days

24 September 2014

It's been one of those days. After scrambling to put our Elements 13 review together in time for the launch, we mopped up the office and went to bed last night at midnight.

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Around The Horn

24 September 2014

In this recurring column (twice today for the first time), 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 an advanced approach to stitching, some amusing Victorian photos, Reimold's free Show Focus Points Lightroom plug-in and Bettany's iPhone cameras comparison.

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Olympus InVision Photo Festival To Feature Price, Ryan

24 September 2014

Pulitzer Prize winning Olympus Visionary Larry C. Price and The New York Times Magazine Director of Photography Kathy Ryan highlight the lineup at the 2014 Olympus InVision Photo Festival Nov. 7-9 in Bethlehem, Pa.

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Around The Horn

24 September 2014

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 Forest Service requiring photo permits, choosing a tripod, 35mm primes and an old Canon printer.

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Adobe Releases Elements 13 +

23 September 2014

Preparing for this review, we read last year's take on Elements 12. We start this story exactly the same way because Elements 13 "hasn't changed its spots, still offering a subset of power features from Adobe's professional applications Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC in an interface designed for the occasional user."

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The Weye Feye Remote Release +

23 September 2014

You may have noticed the resurgence of WiFi as a feature on recent digital cameras. But it's WiFi with a twist. It isn't the WiFi of a few years ago designed to transfer images from the camera to any other device on a network.

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Stand-Out! Photographic Forum Seminars Coming To LA, SF

23 September 2014

Stand-Out! Photographic Forum is a new seminar series designed for serious photographers launching with full-day events in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 and San Francisco on Oct. 18.

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iStabilizer Introduces Articulating Arm For Tablets

23 September 2014

Tablets have proven to be indispensible windows on our work, whether it's working with images or just reading text. But propping one up is always an adventure. iStabilizer hopes to end the drama with its $99.95 tabArm, an 11-inch stainless steel articulated arm that clamps onto the tablet and has fittings to attach the arm to just about anything.

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Frohman Photos Highlight 'Kurt Cobain: The Last Session'

22 September 2014

In July 1993, Nirvana was in New York City to play the Roseland Ballroom and promote their new album In Utero when Jesse Frohman scored a photo session with Kurt Cobain at the same time that punk historian Jon Savage was interviewing him for an article in the London Observer.

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Around The Horn

22 September 2014

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 using manual flash, the worldwide shortage of a metal tripod foot, Ruud van Empel and Nvidia's GPU simulation of an Apollo 11 image.

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Nikon School Announces Class Schedule

22 September 2014

Nikon has announced its 2014-2015 schedule of classes for its Nikon School program. The new curriculum features 50 classes in 25 locations with more variety and a more interactive experience tailored to both beginners and enthusiasts.

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Bumping Our Head On The Ceiling

22 September 2014

When we started Photo Corners in 2012 after leaving Imaging Resource, we wondered just what kind of traffic we would have. Our ISP offered a number of tiers so we picked one we could live with for a while.

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Matinee: Don McCullin In 'Seeking the Light'

20 September 2014

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: Melaten

19 September 2014

Photokina runs through Sunday in Cologne, Germany. But by now the story has mainly been told. The media are packing up and moving on, leaving the fair to the spectators who have been working all week.

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Editing Photos With iOS 8

19 September 2014

We were anxious to try out the new Camera app in iOS 8 with its expanded Edit function. You know, under the guise of a review, we dash into these things to save you grief. So we tapped on a JPEG image of the Rumbalino on our iPad and then tapped the Edit option in the top right corner to reveal the new image editing options.

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Photokina Clippings: Two Clever Accessories

19 September 2014

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2014. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. Today we report on a couple of intriguing accessories at the show. This entry covers the Smart Flex L-Plate and the Lens Flipper from GoWing.

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Around The Horn

18 September 2014

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 full-frame Pentax in development, Mann's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus images of Iceland, Storehouse for the iPhone and the BigPicture exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Phase One Video Stars The People Behind Capture One Pro 8

18 September 2014

In an unusual peek behind the scenes at Phase One, several of "the brainy PhD's and passionate photographers" who spent a year working on Capture One Pro 8 talk about their roles in the project. The short video also highlights the new features we reported in yesterday's Photokina story.

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DNP Updates Hot Folder Utility For Dye Subs

18 September 2014

DNP Imagingcomm America has updated its Hot Folder Print Utility to version 2.0 with the ability to manage up to six of its dye sublimation printers at once for high volume events, detailed real-time status for all connected printers and a high resolution (300x600 dpi) print mode.

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Around The Horn

17 September 2014

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 Camera+ 6.0 and Fragment in iOS 8, Capt. Linnaeus Tripe at the National Gallery of Art, in-camera multiple exposures and Newsha Tavakolian's battle with a French foundation.

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Apple Releases Camera Raw Compatibility Update 5.07

17 September 2014

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 5.07 to provide support on OS X 10.8 or 10.9 in iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5 for the Nikon D810 and Panasonic FZ1000.

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Photokina Clippings: Phase One, CyberLink

17 September 2014

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2014. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers Phase One's Capture One Pro v8 and CyberLink's PhotoDirector 6.

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Photokina Clippings: Think Tank Photo, MindShift Gear

16 September 2014

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2014. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers three new products from Think Tank Photo and two from MindShift Gear.

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Photokina Clippings: Industry Summit, LuLa, Leica +

16 September 2014

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2014. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry begins with yesterday's industry summit, including Sven Gábor Jánszky's keynote and a special award to Canon's Masaya Maeda.

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Around The Horn

15 September 2014

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 Panasonic CM1, an Olympus OM-D E-M1 firmware update with new features, Seim's new YouTube channel and a Canon wireless printer hacked to play Doom.

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Photokina Clippings: Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung +

15 September 2014

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2014. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers the Canon 7D Mark II, three PowerShots and three lenses; the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens; the Panasonic LX100 and GM5; and the Samsung NX1.

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Boinx Optimizes Fotomagico For 4K Video

15 September 2014

Boinx has released its $99.99 Fotomagico 4.5 with support for 4K video as a free update to existing v4 users. But there's a catch. it requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.

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Matinee: Jim Richardson On The Visual Narrative

13 September 2014

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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Nikon Designs Coolpix S6900 For Selfies

13 September 2014

Nikon has announced the Coolpix S6900 with an articulated LCD and a new stand and front shutter-release button designed to make self-portraits as easy as sitting in front of a mirror.

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Friday Slide Show: The Dahlia Garden

12 September 2014

We never miss a visit to the Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park every September. Sure, the color is vibrant but it's the variety that always amuses us. We can find many of the 42 species of them, not counting hybrids. It's a little like a family gathering.

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Nikon Announces D750 FX, Multimedia Speedlight, AF-S 20mm

12 September 2014

Nikon has announced its D750, a full-frame dSLR with a 24.3-megapixel sensor, a tilting Vari-angle LCD display and built-in Wi-Fi. It's the first FX Nikon with an articulated LCD.

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Sigma Anounces dp1 Quattro, Quattro Viewfinder

12 September 2014

Sigma has announced its dp1 Quattro, the second in its dp Quattro series, will be available next month and a new viewfinder to "magnify Quattro cameras' LCD screens" will ship in December. No price for either was announced.

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The Perfect Camera Case You Already Own

11 September 2014

Your new smartphone is also your new camera. You will take more photos with it than you will take with your dSLR, mirrorless or digicam. Even your scanner might feel neglected. A lot of batteries will have to learn to dissipate their charge with the Power button off. But your smartphone will go everywhere and need a charge all the time.

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SanDisk Announces High Performance 512-GB SD Card

11 September 2014

SanDisk has announced its $799.99 512-GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the highest capacity SD card on the market. Designed to meet the demands of 4K Ultra High Definitio video, Full HD video (1920x1080) and high-speed burst mode photography, the card delivers write speeds up to 90-MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed with transfer speeds up to 95-MB/s move.

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Around The Horn

10 September 2014

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 Moose Peterson, the Narrative Clip, PowerPole Kickstarter project and a BorrowLenses used gear sale discount.

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Fujifilm X100T Flagship Compact To Ship in November +

9 September 2014

Fujifilm has announced its new flagship premium compact, thefor optical excellence X100T, will ship in November with hybrid viewfinder with an electronic rangefinder for reduced display lag times, automatic brightness controls and a Natural Live View shooting display.

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The iPhone Ecosystem Expands +

9 September 2014

It's no coincidence that Apple unveiled its Watch at the same time it introduced its latest generation iPhones. They are part of the same, expanding ecosystem. And that's good news for photographers.

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A Beautiful Day

9 September 2014

Yesterday we escaped the bunker for an hour to take a walk in a different neighborhood for once. We decided to stroll along the banks of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.

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Eizo Announces CS240 24-Inch Adobe RGB Monitor

8 September 2014

Eizo has added an entry-level 24-inch monitor with "many of the advanced features of other Eizo ColorEdge monitors" to its ColorEdge CS Series designed for photographers and graphic design pros. Featuring a wide color gamut and hardware calibration compatibile with devices from X-Rite, DataColor and other manufacturers, the CS240 will also sport an attractive price, the company said.

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Microsoft Disables Controversial Image Widget

8 September 2014

Well that was quick. Responding to a Getty Images complaint filed last Thursday, Microsoft has removed its Bing Image Widget. Getty had complained that the widget displayed copyrighted images without acquiring the rights to do so.

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An Indiscretion +

8 September 2014

On a recent visit to the Legion of Honor, we had just finished taking a set of photos of the French rooms when we decided to wander around a bit. To our surprise, we made the acquaintance of a beguiling woman in a dark room. We asked if we could take her photo.

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Matinee: The Computer Chronicles On 'Digital Photography'

6 September 2014

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: Street Shots

5 September 2014

It's a secret. You don't have to go anywhere or buy special equipment to enjoy the great if unappreciated sport of urban hiking. All you need is a sidewalk, a pair of shoes and, for emergencies, bus fare. But bring your camera because no one will believe what you tell them you saw.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 9.70 Production Release

5 September 2014

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v9.70, the first production release since v9.60 on May 12. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Around The Horn

5 September 2014

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 Photoshop's Content Aware tools improvements, Davis's engraved photos, instantly sharing video on Google+ and comparing just lenses.

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Twitpic To Shut Down Sept. 25

4 September 2014

CEO Noah Everett has announced Twitpic will cease operations on Sept. 25. "You will be able to export all your photos and videos. We'll let everyone know when this feature is live in the next few days," he wrote in a blog post explaining the decision.

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Around The Horn +

4 September 2014

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 Reichmann's Pentax 645z experience, a travel writer's vacation prints, EyeEm and a quick Pentax lens sale.

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Olloclip Introduces 4-in-1 Lenses For Samsung Galaxy S5, S4

4 September 2014

Olloclip has addeds support for its 4-in-1 Photo Lenses to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4 smartphones. Originally designed for the iPhone, the kit includes fisheye, wide-angle and both 10x and 15x macro converter lenses.

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Around The Horn

3 September 2014

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 Nimbus images, John Coutlakis, a better D810 NEF workflow and a new Ask the Pros blog at Think Tank Photo.

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Revisions, Revisions

3 September 2014

To our site design, we mean. Which has just been updated with a slightly more refined general approach and a new twist to our parade of thumbnails.

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Remembering Lida Moser

3 September 2014

Lida Moser, who died last month at the age of 93, didn't like to be pinned down. She shot for Vogue but she also shot in the streets of Harlem.

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Sony Introduces QX1, QX30 Lens-Style Cameras +

3 September 2014

Sony has expanded its line of lens-style cameras with the E-mount APS-C QX1 and the 30x zoom QX30. The two new models combine the refinement of a digital camera with the convenience and connectivity of a smartphone, using WiFi or NFC to bridge the two technologies.

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Epson Sponsors Smithsonian's 'Wilderness Forever' Exhibition

3 September 2014

Epson has announced its sponsorship of Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places opening today at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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Around The Horn

2 September 2014

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 Hobby's "Choosing" guides, a pair of Sigma DP2 Quattro reviews, Dayanita Singh's photography and a BorrowLenses 15 percent off code.

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Zeiss Announces Two Loxia Primes for Sony E-Mount

2 September 2014

Zeiss has announced the Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 manual focus lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. Both the 35mm prime and 50mm prime, which feature mechanical aperture settings and mechanical deactivation of the click stop for videography, will be showcased at photokina later this month. Weather-sealed with metal barrels, both lenses feature a maximum aperture of f2.

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New Generation Domke Now Shipping

2 September 2014

First announced in January, the Next Generation Domke bag in four models is now shipping, according to parent company Tiffen.

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Around The Horn

1 September 2014

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 McNally works for free, Bert Monroy, making an LCD shade and M-mount field curvatures.

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August Archived

1 September 2014

Summer may not be officially over but unofficially, it's in the books, just like our August issue of Photo Corners in our Archive. Volume 3 Number 8 features 61 stories, including 13 feature articles, 29 news stories, 15 Editor's Notes (including 52 items of interest), one review and three Site Notes.

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August

Deals: Canon Reduces Prices On L Lenses

31 August 2014

Adorama today listed new prices for Canon L lenses. Lower prices, actually. From about $50 less for the EF 70-200mm f2.8 to $1,000 less for the 400mm f2.8, 500mm f4 and 600mm f4. The lower pricing includes select refurbish units as well.

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Matinee: 'Gloria Cassens: Street Photographer'

30 August 2014

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: Pt. Reyes Lighthouse

29 August 2014

One summer day in 2006, we drove from the East Bay to the Pacific Ocean, far out on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road to the Point Reyes National Seashore and along Sir Francis Drake all the way out to the lighthouse. Not so much to see the sites as just to take a long ride in the car. To get away from everything.

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Focal Press Handbook Explains New Pro Landscape

29 August 2014

Focal Press has announced the publication of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained by Grant Scott. The 208-page paperback is accompanied by a podcast that includes interviews with prominent professional photographers.

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Adobe Releases Photoshop Mix 1.1

28 August 2014

Adobe has released Photoshop Mix 1.1, the free iOS app's first upgrade. The point release "satisfies the majority of feedback we've heard from in-app feedback, research and reviews," Adobe's Bryan O'Neil Hughes wrote in a blog post announcing the update. "Of course, the Mix team couldn't help but sprinkle in a few things above and beyond."

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Solving A Revel Problem With Lightroom

28 August 2014

We noticed it a while ago (in March, actually) but there was no obvious solution. Images we had edited in Lightroom and published to our Revel account using Adobe's Revel plug-in were noticeably brighter in the Revel app than in Lightroom 5.

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Around The Horn

28 August 2014

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 Adelman, the Nikkor 18-140mm VR zoom, the mirrorless revolution and a novel for photographers.

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Olympus PEN E-PL7 Is Ready For Its Selfie

28 August 2014

Olympus has announced its Olympus PEN E-PL7 with a new 180-degree downward-clip touch LCD with a Selfie-dedicated mode, built-in WiFi and an external flash. The mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera will be available at the end of September in black or silver, body only or with a 14-242mm kit lens.

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Ricoh Announces Pentax K-S1

27 August 2014

Ricoh has announced its Pentax K-S1, a camera designed for night owls. Available in 12 colors, you can only get the LED trim in green. That trim illuminates the essential controls and the grip so you can use the camera in the dark.

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Dropbox Pro Adds Features, Lowers Price

27 August 2014

Dropbox Pro customers will now get 1-TB storage for $9.99 a month, comparable to Google Drive, and new features to make the service even more useful. In a Dropbox blog post today, the company said...

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Around The Horn

27 August 2014

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 Nikon D810 sensor cover glass, a Graham Nash exhibit in the Napa Valley, photographing the demolition of Singapore's National Stadium and Schiffer Publishing.

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DxO Updates Optics Pro with Nikon D810 Support

27 August 2014

DxO Labs has released Optics Pro 9.2.5 with support for the Nikon D810 in the $299 Elite Edition of the software. The company said its Smart Lighting feature, which intelligently optimizes global image contrast, is particularly beneficial to the "great depth of color and very large dynamic range" of D810 images.

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Around The Horn

26 August 2014

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 Instagram's Hyperlapse, 10 quotes from Dorothea Lange, Michael's Phlog and two images where the lens is the story.

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Fujifilm Announces X30 Premium Compact

25 August 2014

Fujifilm has announced its X30, its third generation premium compact camera which will replace the X20. Among its virtues is "an innovative viewfinder along with new functions and improvements that make it a joy to use," the company said.

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Nikon Image Space Enhances Guest Pages, Map View

25 August 2014

Nikon announced in an email to its Nikon Image Space users that it has upgraded and enhanced Guest Pages and made Map View easier to use. The changes are effective immediately.

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Everyone Loves A Parade

25 August 2014

By now you've noticed the scrolling thumbnails above our first headline. With their captions, they link to the stories they illustrate. Hover over them (that's a tap on a tablet) to hold up the parade, if you want. Click to read the story.

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CandyCam Kickstarting SkyHook Mini

25 August 2014

Two years ago, the team at CandyCam developed the SkyHook robotic camera positioning platform for professionals. And were besieged to develop a portable, lower-cost unit for smaller cameras. So the company launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its SkyHook Mini project.

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Matinee: 'The History of Photography: Beaumont Newhall'

23 August 2014

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: San Francisco State University

22 August 2014

Just up the road from the duel site we featured two weeks ago, the campus of San Francisco State University rests on a grassy hill overlooking Lake Merced. You can't see the lake from campus, but you acquire the knowledge of its existence shortly after arriving.

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Canon Celebrates EOS-1 Anniversary With Design, Tech Interviews

21 August 2014

Canon Professional Network has published its interviews with the two men behind the company's EOS-1, the flagship SLR celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Sneak Preview: Lange Documentary Premieres Saturday

21 August 2014

The American Masters documentary Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, who also narrates the film, premieres Saturday at the Oakland Museum of California. The show will air Aug. 29 on PBS.

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Creative Arts

21 August 2014

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We snapped this hallway the other day and have been trying to wrestle an image out of it all week. It looks like a hospital corridor with the fluorescent lights and the waxed floor. But it's really the Creative Arts building on a nearby college campus. The irony amused us.

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More Links

21 August 2014

We added our persistent right-hand navigation tab to our Archive and older Headlines pages in May. So by now we've gotten used to them. So used to them, we wished they were on the main Headlines page.

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Around The Horn

21 August 2014

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 Photo Sphere Camera, Moose Peterson, sharing photos on Twitter from iPhoto and a peek at the office of Jenni Jones.

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Carnegie To Exhibit Duane Michals

20 August 2014

Opening Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art, Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals will feature the largest single collection of the artist's work over six decades, including work from both the museum's 139 pieces and loans from all over the world.

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Deals: Boinx Takes 10 Pct. Off Fotomagico

20 August 2014

Our favorite slide show software for OS X is on sale until Sept. 9. Boinx Software is holding a back-to-school sale on all its Mac and iPad educational apps, in fact. And a copy of Mousepos, which puts a highlight around your cursor for presentations, is included at no extra charge.

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A Tribute To Uwe Steinmueller

19 August 2014

We learned only today that pioneering digital photographer Uwe Steinmueller passed away on Aug. 8 after suffering a heart attack.

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Canon Updates PIXMA MG Printers

19 August 2014

Canon has announced the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620 and MG5620 printers, three PIXMA wireless inkjet photo all-in-one devices. The trio ranges in price from $200 with six inks and disc printing to the bare bones $100 model. But all of them are wireless and can print files stored remotely.

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Around The Horn

18 August 2014

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 trick for boosting magnification, two improvements for photographers in Photoshop CC 2104, the new and improved Flickr and Classic Vinyl.

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Sony Announces A5100 With Fast Autofocus, Tracking

18 August 2014

Sony has announced its $550 compact A5100, updating the NEX-5 series with the A6000's Fast Hybrid AF system, 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor.

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Matinee: 'Art Wolfe at TEDxRainier'

16 August 2014

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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Leica Opens San Francisco Store

16 August 2014

As we mentioned in yesterday's Around The Horn, Leica has opened a retail store in downtown San Francisco with a grand opening this weekend. The company has spent the last seven weeks prepping the narrow space next door to Le Central at 463 Bush St., just a few steps away from the Grant Ave. Chinatown gate.

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Friday Slide Show: Two French Period Rooms

15 August 2014

Photographing in museums is constrained by the need to conserve the artwork. The policy at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, permits you to photograph in the permanent galleries "without flash, artificial light and hand-held only." No tripod, no flash.

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Around The Horn

15 August 2014

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 HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f0.85, gifts for donating to the Luminous Endowment for Photographers, a Labor Day BorrowLenses extention and Leica Store San Francisco.

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Houston Center For Photography Presents 'Travelogues'

15 August 2014

Houston Center for Photography has announced Travelogues, an exhibition of images by Nathan Hoang, Sara Macel and Natalie Slater, will open Sept. 12 and run through Nov. 2. Curated by HCP's Programs Coordinator Caroline Docwra, the exhibition reflects the classic American road trip and artists like Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange and others who went before them.

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Ambient Design Releases 64-Bit ArtRage

14 August 2014

Ambient Design has updated ArtRage, its $50 realistic art software [MW], with 64-bit support to handle larger canvases at faster speeds, customizable canvas grid overlays and tilt input support from your stylus.

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Adorama Introduces Flashpoint RoveLight Monobloc

14 August 2014

Adorama has announced its portable $600 RoveLight, a 600ws monobloc that needs no power cable or sync cable. Featuring a built-in 6600 mAh lithium battery and wireless controller, it can deliver over 500 full power flashes on a single charge.

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A Night At The Holy City Zoo

13 August 2014

Some stories have to be told without pictures. This is one of them. Close your eyes and imagine you can see what we're talking about.

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Around The Horn +

13 August 2014

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 mug shot in Iowa, wireless scanning, a Nikonian fundraiser and going fishing with Pete Collins.

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Around The Horn

12 August 2014

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 updating your Web site with Lightroom, the Verge's old photo project, the Nikon D810 at a wedding and the Metabones EF adapter.

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Outside 'Outside Lands'

11 August 2014

The Outside Lands festival, with over 200 music acts playing to 200,000 people on seven stages between 25th and 36th Ave. in Golden Gate Park, is over for another year, its seventh. From our perch on a hill, we could hear it now and then carried on the wind.

The conventional advice for the weekend was "avoid the park." But we felt like a long walk Sunday, so we ambled down to catch an inning of the summer league at Big Rec and, with our date of 38 years, to catch a few tunes at the bandshell.

The Golden Gate Park Band has been at it for 132 years now. The show on Sunday was called The Golden Age of Concert Bands and we caught some unusual John Philip Souza compositions like Willow Blossoms before we started home.

We had the Nikon D300 with us, set to Raw+JPEG for one of the rare times this year. We had a reason. We set the Picture Control to Monochrome so our JPEGs would be black and white. We just felt like stepping back 30 years or so for the day.

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Matinee: 'Henry Wessel'

9 August 2014

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 Last Duel

8 August 2014

History is an imperfect study. Americans are often accused of caring little about it and knowing less. Here's a quick test. Any idea what happened in your neighborhood 150 years ago?

Just a few steps from our childhood home is a neglected historical site that was exotic enough that all of us kids knew about it. Studies show we were above average.

That special place is the site of the last duel in California. There former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California David Terry mortally wounded Senator David Broderick in 1859.

The site was neglected when, as children, we would visit it. But it's gotten a little attention since then. The bare minimum.

It remains a dreary site, the perfect place to do something you don't want anyone to know about. Our photos in today's slide show were mostly taken with an Olympus XZ-1 but one was taken with a Canon Rebel outfitted with a Lensbaby Spark. We'll leave it to you to guess which.

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Exploring Bokeh And Grain In Exposure 6

8 August 2014

When Alien Skin released Exposure 6 earlier this year, we reported on its "faster imaging engine, texture control and bokeh simulation based on sample lenses." And our deeper look at Exposure 5 about a year ago is still a good way to understand what Exposure is all about.

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Around The Horn

8 August 2014

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 Andy Ihnatko's Comic-Con strategy, Photoshop CC's Camera Shake Reduction filter, Brian David Stevens and PBS's Dorothea Lange profile.

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Apple Releases Camera Raw Compatibility Update 5.06

8 August 2014

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 5.06 to provide support on OS X 10.8 or 10.9 in iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5 for the following Raw formats: Nikon P340/V3, Olympus E-M10/Stylus 1, Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7S/5000/6000/A77 II/RX100 III.

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Around The Horn

7 August 2014

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 War I photographs, the Sony Alpha A7R, the Leica T and a Graziano Paiella exhibit.

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Deals: Jardine Discount Code

7 August 2014

George Jardine is making it a little less painful to migrate from Aperture to Lightroom. At the end of his blog entry Adobe's Creative Cloud Plan for Photographers, he writes...

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GraphicConverter 9.3 Released

6 August 2014

Lemke Software has updated GraphicConverter, its $39.95 64-bit image processing application, to version 9.3 with both a host of new features and quite a few updated features.

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C-G Ready For Rosetta Close-Up

6 August 2014

I took 10 years but Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is finally ready for its close-up. The European Space Agency's Rosetta, the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, caught up to C-G 252 million miles from earth between Jupiter and Mars to take its portrait.

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Around The Horn

6 August 2014

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 Sigma dp2 Quattro, Gharabli Ahmad, Photoshop Generator and eBay Camera Coupons Center.

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Lytro To Make Splash At N.Y. Fashion Week

5 August 2014

Lytro has announced plans to document the work of designer Chromat through the lens of its new Lytro Illum camera in a multimedia project during N.Y. Fashion Week, Sept. 4 to 10.

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Datacolor Introduces SpyderCHECKR 24

5 August 2014

Datacolor has announced its $49 SpyderCHECKR 24, a camera color calibration and white balance target for photo and video color control. "Portable and affordable, SpyderCHECKR 24 is designed to color manage camera and scene for both still and motion imaging workflows," the company said.

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Ricoh Announces Pentax Q-S1, Ultra-Wide Zoom

4 August 2014

The world's smallest mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses just got a makeover. Ricoh has updated its Q line with the Q-S1 featuring "a new refined look, Smart Affect mode for creative photo enhancing and color variations from today's hottest fashion trends," the company said.

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Adobe Publishes Aperture-to-Lightroom Guide

4 August 2014

Adobe has just published Making the Switch from Aperture to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a short 6-page illustrated guide for anyone interested in transitioning from Apple's Aperture to Adobe's Lightroom.

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Around The Horn

4 August 2014

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 Mimi Foundation's special photo shoot, a VSL milestone, WD MyPassport with My Cloud and two free iOS photo apps.

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Matinee: 'BBC Master Photographers: Alfred Eisenstaedt'

2 August 2014

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 Sundial

1 August 2014

Time waits for no one, we lament. And even worse, it flies. Which we do not, especially when we are subjected to spurious mechanical problems and uncooperative weather.

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Around The Horn

1 August 2014

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 Canon 16-35mm f4 IS, buying used, Eyefi Connected and Secondhand.

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The Luminous Endowment Goes Live

1 August 2014

As we reported in March, Michael Reichmann, founder of the Luminous Landscape (affectionately known as LuLa), has established The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, a not-for-profit entity to provide scholarships, grants and awards to photographers world-wide. Today it has gone live.

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July Archived

1 August 2014

The July issue of Photo Corners has been archived on our Archive page. Volume 3 Number 7 includes 60 stories, including 14 feature articles, 28 commented news stories, 16 Editor's Notes (including 60 items of interest), one review and one Site Note.

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July

Nikon Announces 2014-2015 Photo Contest Judges

31 July 2014

Nikon has invited Stephen Mayes and John C Jay to act as chief judges for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 in the photography and video categories.

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Fotopedia To Close On Aug. 10

31 July 2014

According to a ~blog entry~ posted today, the photo story sharing site Fotopedia will close on Aug. 10. At the same time its Fotopedia app will cease to function. "We truly believe in the concept of storytelling," the entry continues, "but don't think there is a suitable business in it yet."

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A Chain Link Fence

31 July 2014

One of our regular urban hikes is down O'Shaughnessy Blvd. between Glen Canyon Park and O'Shaughnessy Hollow. In the small town of Glen Park there's a used bookstore, an interesting grocery store and a modernized branch of the library. But one day, as we were approaching the center of the little village, we ran into an unexpected treat.

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Lightroom 5.6, ACR 8.6, DNG Converter 8.6 Released

31 July 2014

Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.6 and ACR 8.6 final releases. Lightroom 5.6 is available via Lightroom 5's built-in update mechanism or on Adobe.com, and ACR 8.6 is available on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. DNG Converter 8.6 has also been released for both OS X and Windows.

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Around The Horn

30 July 2014

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 modifying strobe light, the new Canon 16-35mm f4 IS, Mextures and a book on the Nikon D810.

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Flickr Launches 'Curated Connections' Licensing Program

29 July 2014

In a Flickr blog entry today, the company announced a new initiative to help Flickr members license their images. Curated Connections is "a new way for you to partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content like yours. Our curatorial team will provide assistance, outreach and connectivity to help you get your photos licensed!"

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Solving A Photoshop Generator Problem +

29 July 2014

Last September Adobe introduced Generator on the File menu of the v14.1 release of Photoshop CC. In the Photoshop.com blog entry announcing the new feature, Stephen Nielson wrote...

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Around The Horn

29 July 2014

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 Gaza, MacBook Pro refresh, a wedding production camera support package and NPS webcams.

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Canon Announces 42x, 30x PowerShot Super-Zooms

29 July 2014

Canon has announced two super-zoom PowerShots, the $400 SX520 HS with a 42x range equivalent to 24-1008mm and the $250 SX400 IS with a 30x range equivalent to 24-720mm.

The SX520 captures 1080p Full HD video while the SX400 captures 720p HD video.

Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., said, "The PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras offer users features that help produce high quality-images and video with ease allowing them to capture their most creative shots."

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Men Working

28 July 2014

There was just something about the light, the natural morning light, that lit up this childhood world constructed in the laundry room. We took out our camera and made a quick snapshot on our way to the car in the garage. We had work to do.

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Matinee: 'Elliott Erwitt, Photographer'

26 July 2014

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: After Hours

25 July 2014

There's a little village in the middle of the neighborhood, a business district, where we have dinner every now and then. Walking home in the dark, we peer into the windows of the concerns that have closed for the day. Why not, we thought, make a photo essay of them?

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Deals: Sigma Lens Sale At Adorama

25 July 2014

A little bird told us that you can save $80 to $200 on select Sigma lenses in a variety of mounts at Adorama through the end of the month. All you have to do is use the coupon code 1SGMAJUL99 at checkout.

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Around The Horn +

25 July 2014

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 formatting or erasing your memory card, three sub-$2000 full-frame cameras a 50mm Leica for $8,250 and "unphotographic" images.

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Iridient Developer 2.4.4 Supports Samsung NX3000

24 July 2014

Brian Griffith has released Iridient Developer 2.4.4 with Raw support for the new Samsung NX3000 and support for automatic Raw lens corrections for all Samsung NX mirrorless models. This update also includes several important bug, Griffith said.

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The Golden Hour

24 July 2014

Sometimes it's worth sneaking out after dinner to take a little walk with an old friend. Tonight it was the Nikon D200 with an 18-200mm Nikkor. We looked across the way to find Laguna Honda basking in the glow of the lowering sun.

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Adorama Extends Flashpoint LED Line-up

24 July 2014

Adorama has extended its line-up of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use.

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18th Century Rolltop Detail

23 July 2014

This rolltop desk -- or, as the French would have it, bureau a cylindre -- was made in Spain by Joseé Canops around 1785. We snuck up to it at the Legion of Honor last week with a 50mm lens at f4, ISO set to 800 and our slowest handheld shutter speed of 1/30 second.

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Around The Horn

23 July 2014

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 Windows From Prison, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's flash photography exhibit, Mia McCormick's interviews and a blind photographer.

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Deals: 15 Pct. Off At LensRentals

23 July 2014

You can save 15 percent during the summer at LensRentals when you reserve your order seven days before the arrival date. Here are the details...

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Free InVision Plug-In Shares Photoshop In Real Time +

22 July 2014

InVision's free LiveShare PS broadcasts your Photoshop canvas to as many people as you want through and instant LiveShare browser meeting. Each participant gets a cursor labeled with their name and changes are live. Here's the short demo...

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Book Bag: 'Organizing Your Photos With Lightroom 5'

22 July 2014

When Peter Krogh published Organizing Your Photos With Lightroom 5 in February, we jumped on it, grabbing the book and setting up an affiliate account so you could get it at a 10 percent discount. We planned to write a review right away too.

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Around The Horn

22 July 2014

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 feature on AP photographer Nick Ut, Harold Davis reshoots Paris at night, shooting tethered from Lightroom mobile and a timelapse technique for real estate photos.

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Hasselblad Announces 50-Mp CMOS V System Back

21 July 2014

Hasselblad has announced a 50-megapixel CMOS back for its venerable V System medium-format bodies. The €11,000 CFV-50c is compatibile with "almost every V camera made by the company since 1957," the company said.

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Deals: Capture One 50 Pct. Discount

21 July 2014

Phase One is offering a 50 percent discount through July 27. The discounted price is available on Capture One Pro 7 ($149), Capture One Express 7 ($49) and Media Pro 1 ($99) in the company's online store. Upgrades have also been discounted.

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Matinee: Bruce Davidson's 'Subway'

19 July 2014

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

19 July 2014

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 and Ukrainian hermits, a strobe lighting setup with monobloc modifiers, migrants on the Train of Death and Anker's smart multi-port USB charger.

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Nik Collection Updated for Photoshop CC 2014

19 July 2014

According to a blog post, Google has updated its Nik Collection of plug-ins to v1.207 with bug fixes and installer compatibility for Photoshop CC 2014. "This update will be installed in the background," the post notes, "provided your host applications (Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture) are not running and that you are connected to the internet."

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Friday Slide Show: Dogpatch

18 July 2014

We have to confess to a special fondness for the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. We've been visiting it for years, watching it develop and yet stubbornly resist gentrification. Its condos never seem exclusive and its industrial neglect never seems seedy. Its 1860 houses charm with the same warmth as its innovative restaurants.

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Around The Horn

18 July 2014

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 Google+ Stories, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90, a full-sun group shot and a free photographer course.

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Camera Raw 8.6 RC Supports D810, GH4, FZ1000

17 July 2014

Adobe has announced the availability of Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate on Adobe Labs with support for the Nikon D810 and Panasonic GH4 and FZ1000.

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Around The Horn

17 July 2014

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 sRaw, Aperture Exporter, Albumdraft and grain.

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Adorama Expands Glow Line With ParaPop

17 July 2014

Like its HexaPop solution, Adorama's new Glow ParaPop features rods that quickly snap the 28-inch softbox open and can just as easily collapse it with a pop when you squeeze two buttons in on the side.

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Deals: Plustek 8200i Ai Instant Rebate

16 July 2014

Plustek has announced an instant rebate program for six of its scanners (not the OpticFilm 120, though). Five of them are designed for documents but the sixth is the 8200i Ai, a 35mm slide and film scanner. Plustek is knocking $70 off the $499 list price, although after the rebate our sponsored links both both bring that down to $410.

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Around The Horn

16 July 2014

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 snorkeling tips, 130 Snowden portraits, Prince William retouched and Lumoid kit rentals.

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Mozilla Releases Mozjpeg 2.0

15 July 2014

Mozilla Research has released mozjpeg.20, according to a blog post by Josh Aas earlier today. Mozjpeg is "a production-quality JPEG encoder that improves compression while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of deployed decoders," Aas said.

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Nikon Releases Capture NX-D

15 July 2014

Nikon has officially released Capture NX-D v1.0.0, its image processing software written by Silkypix. The application, which also supports JPEGs and TIFFs, is available as a free download from your regional Nikon site.

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Pentax XG-1 52x Megazoom Coming In August +

15 July 2014

Ricoh Imaging has introduced its $399.95 Pentax XG-1 megazoom featuring a 52x optical zoom matched to a 1/2.3" backlit 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 3.0-inch LCD. With that kind of reach, the XG-1 also includes sensor-shift optical image stablization.

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Around The Horn

14 July 2014

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 Photoshop 13.1 top five features, a mixed lighting portrait, Marty Stuart's country music portraits and preserving your photos.

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Matinee: 'The Many Lives of William Klein'

12 July 2014

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: California Academy of Sciences

11 July 2014

It's summer, school's out and the learning is untested fun. One popular adventure here is a visit to the California Academy of Sciences. Not just for kids but for photographers, too. For today's slide show, we thought we'd give you a sampler of what you can see there.

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Around The Horn

11 July 2014

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 photo quiz, Peter Krogh on Lightroom expirations, NPR's photo controversy and Rita Moreno.

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Adobe: Is There Lightroom After CC Membership Ends? +

11 July 2014

Because you're building a database of image information and edits in Lightroom, we've always recommended a perpetual license for Lightroom rather than a Creative Cloud subscription. Our concern was that once your subscription ended, you'd lose access to the database, which can only be read by Lightroom.

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Adobe Apologizes For Revel App Update Issue

11 July 2014

In an email today Adobe apologized for problems iOS users had updating Revel to v2.3.2. The App Store would download the app but the install would fail, offering a Retry/Done option. Even deleting the app and downloading again failed.

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Around The Horn

10 July 2014

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 Kimberley video, , and a few more intriguing items.

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Iridient Developer 2.4.3 Released

10 July 2014

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 2.4.1 with support for eight new cameras plus several bug fixes and improvements.

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DxO Updates Optic Pro With Sony A7s, RX100 III Support

10 July 2014

DxO Labs has released Optics Pro v9.5.1 with support for the Sony A7s (Elite Edition) as well as the Sony RX100 III and SLT-A77 II, the Nikon 1 J4 and the Samsung NX30.

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Around The Horn

9 July 2014

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 Petzval lens, the Nikon V3, an LCD on your wall (again) and Ray McSavaney.

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Antiques Roadshow Spoiler On Weston Prints

8 July 2014

We don't know what the attraction is. But it's strong. On one hand, we are endlessly amused to learn what people will pay for things. On the other, the stories behind even some of the more trivial historical objects fascinate us. Either way, we love Antiques Roadshow.

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Nikon To Release Capture NX-D July 15

8 July 2014

Nikon has announced it will release Capture NX-D, its Raw processing software next Tuesday. The application, which also supports JPEGs and TIFFs, will be available as a free download at http://nikonimglib.com/ncnxd/.

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TSA: Powerless Devices Prohibited Overseas

7 July 2014

In a news release issued yesterday, the Transportation Security Administration said it has enhanced electronic device screening at "certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States."

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Deals: 15 Pct. BorrowLenses Discount

7 July 2014

BorrowLenses is taking 15 percent off any rental when you use the JULYSAVE coupon code through tomorrow. Your rental must begin by Friday. The discount applies to a rental of any duration but the order must be under $500.

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Matinee: 'Richard Avedon -- Darkness and Light'

5 July 2014

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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'If You Want To Be Free ...'

4 July 2014

The rest of that Cat Stevens lyric from the 1971 motion picture Harold and Maude has always made us smile. "Be free!"

It's all in your mind.

At least for us, it is. Tomorrow we are traipsing off to AT&T Park (which we like to think of as the Bell, in contrast to the Stick, which it replaced) for a live simulcast of Verdi's La Traviata. For them, it was not all in the mind.

The movie and the opera are both stories of a young man in love with an older woman. But one is a comedy, the other a tragedy. We got our lyrics from the comedy.

There's a terrific tune in the opera, too, which we look forward to singing every September in Golden Gate Park at Opera in the Park. It's Libiamo, the drinking song from Act I.

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Friday Slide Show: Nike Missile Site

4 July 2014

For the ancient Greeks, Nike was the goddess of victory. But when atomic weapons entered the world's arsenal in the Second World War, it became an elusive concept. In the Cold War that followed bombers armed with atomic weapons and missiles with nuclear warheads were aimed at each other with little hope of victory for either side.

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MindShift Gear Introduces Filter Nest

3 July 2014

With its $44.99 Filter Nest, the outdoor photo gear company MindShift has designed one solution for two problems. The padded, zippered pouch keeps your filters handy and protected in the field and its removable insert is perfect for efficient packing, the company said.

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Around The Horn

3 July 2014

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 mosaic photography, how to move from Aperture to Lightroom, shooting the world's best soccer players for the N.Y. Times Magazine and #NoFilter photos with filters.

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Yoda On Aperture

2 July 2014

Seeing the world through the eyes of an eleven-year-old Star Wars aficionado for a few days gave us a fresh perspective on recent events. At the George Lukas' Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio, we ran across a fountain devoted to Yoda. In our drought-striken state, it was nice to see the water flowing.

We snapped this image in the late afternoon, the sun in front of us and dropping down, photobombing the shot. We suspect that was the idea behind putting the fountain there. Sometimes the truth, like the light, is harsh. Hard to face eye to eye.

"Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future," Yoda tells us.

We have been thinking of that as Apple let slip it had no further plans for iPhoto and Aperture but would be focused on its new Photos application. iPhoto users didn't mind much but Aperture users have been understandably upset over the news.

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Around The Horn

1 July 2014

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 fireworks advice from a real firecracker, how good a Canon Rebel really is, how wealthy you have to be to be a photo enthusiast and Kost's ebook release of Window Seat.

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June Archived

1 July 2014

We could make up a cute headline, but we'd rather get right to the June issue of Photo Corners, Volume 3, Number 6. We published 54 stories in June, of which 12 were features, three reviews, 22 commented news stories, 15 Around The Horn articles (with 61 discreet items of their own, many with multiple links), one other Editor's Note and one Site Note.

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June

Around The Horn

30 June 2014

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 Hogan on Apple, Apple and Raw, three cameras hit the road and covering grief.

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Lytro Announces Iceland Photo Adventure Contest

30 June 2014

Five photographers who pre-order the company's $1,600 Illum camera will win an all-expenses-pad trip to Iceland with adventure photographer Chris Burkard. Contestents will also have to submit a photo shoot concept using three photos shot "from the same angle, with the same exposure and lighting, but the focus should be distinctly different in each image."

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Matinee: 'The Copyright Zone Guys: 2014 Update'

28 June 2014

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: Goldsworthy's Spire

27 June 2014

When you look north from Golden Gate Park, you can see a pointed object looming in the Presidio. It's easy to miss if you don't look carefully but if you spot it, you'll be scratching your head. It looks both natural and man-made at the same time. And it is.

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The Loop: Apple Stops Development Of Aperture +

27 June 2014

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has reported that Apple will stop development of Aperture in favor of the new Photos app demonstrated at its Worldwide Developers Conference that will ship with Yosemite.

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Olympus Launches Online OM-D Video Series

26 June 2014

In three episodes, National Geographic and Olympus Visionary photographer Jay Dickman inaugurates the first season of Anywhere Classroom, Olympus's online video training series featuring its OM-D family and lens system. YouTube links to the three videos are...

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Around The Horn

26 June 2014

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 Davidson's Potomac River shot, Acadia National Park tips from QT Luong, a Peter Read Miller workshop and five travel tips.

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Nikon Introduces Ebonite Resin Soft Shutter Release +

26 June 2014

Most of us just have to live with the shutter release our camera came with. We find its touch a bit insensitive or a bit too sensitive but whatever it is, we learn to live with it. Nikon, however, thinks you deserve better.

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Nikon Announces 36.3-Mp D810 With No OLPF +

25 June 2014

Replacing the company's flagship D800 and D800E models, the new D810 features a 36.3-megapixel full-frame sensor without an optical low pass filter and the D4s EXPEED 4 image processor with enhanced image quality and a 30 percent performance boost.

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Do Dye Sub Prints Fade?

25 June 2014

We're evaluating a DNP DS40, an industrial-strength dye sub printer, so we took the opportunity to reprint a few old dye subs that have been hanging on the walls for a while. They made it 10 years.

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Google Updates G+ Editor, See It On 'The Grid' +

25 June 2014

Google has updated its G+ photo editor to adjust, copy or delete the non-destructive edits you can make to your images, which it implemented in early June. And later today Google's John Nack will talk about it on The Grid with Scott Kelby.

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Deals: Save 15 Pct. At LensRentals July Fourth

25 June 2014

Lensrentals is offering a 15 percent discount for Independence Day. The company divulged the details on its blog...

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Lossy DNG: Heresy Or The New JPEG?

24 June 2014

In Heresy: Should I just wholesale blow away my Raw files?, Google Photo's John Nack confesses that he always wondered if he'd be able to actually see any visual difference between a rendered original Raw file and a lossy DNG proxy of the file. If there is no penalty for converting to lossy DNG, he would save between 40 and 70 percent of the disk space required for Raw files.

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Around The Horn

24 June 2014

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 Damon Caserez, Lightroom mobile presets, the Webbs after Kodak, the Lenka black-and-white app (plus more iPhone links) and Yongnuo strobes.

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Safeguarding The Integrity Of Your Photos

23 June 2014

Nothing lasts forever, as you no doubt perpetually hear whenever something breaks. But some things are meant to survive. Like photographs.

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Photoshop Scripting After Flash +

23 June 2014

As we discussed in Updating To Photoshop CC 2014, Flash-based panels like those built with Configurator are not supported in the new version of Photoshop.

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Matinee: 'Laura Gilpin: The Enduring Photographer'

21 June 2014

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: Farmer's Market

20 June 2014

On the weekends the trucks roll in before our coffee is brewed, the tables set up before we get dressed, the produce polished and priced before we grab the keys and get in the car. By the time we arrive, the Farmers' Market is waiting for us.

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Updating To Photoshop CC 2014 +

19 June 2014

When Adobe said it was updating 14 desktop applications, they were a little imprecise. They aren't updating so much as adding the 2104 Releases to your hard drive. You'll still have the old CC releases.

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Around The Horn

19 June 2014

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 DNG Converter, charting lens data, Mavericks performance issues and the photography industry.

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An Overview Of Creative Cloud 2014 +

18 June 2014

If we can say anything about Adobe's Creative Cloud 2014 release as we wait for its numerous updates to arrive here at the bunker, it's that it covers a lot of ground.

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Around The Horn

18 June 2014

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 Creative Cloud 2014, a hands-on view of the Lytro Illum Camera, the 'Here, Look' app and Think Tank Photo's summer promotion.

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Think Tank Photo Adds Airport Roller, Two Briefcases

17 June 2014

Think Tank Photo has announced two new products: the Airport Roller Derby, a carry-on airport roller that can pack enough gear for location shooting plus a laptop and tablet to finish the job, and two 2nd Brain Briefcases for 13-inch or 15-inch MacBooks and tablets.designed an airport roller that can pack enough gear for location shooting plus a laptop and tablet to finish the job.

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Around The Horn

17 June 2014

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 curved sensors, bait and switch SSD marketing, a Paris sunset and a novel opportunity.

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Deals: BorrowLenses July 4 Extra Rental Days

17 June 2014

BorrowLenses is closing for the Independence Day weekend, which means you can keep your rental gear an extra three days, until July 7, if your rental ends on July 4. You can thank the calendar for this one, apparently.

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Fujifilm Announces Weather Resistant XF Zoom

16 June 2014

Fujifilm has announced the XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 zoom, its first weather-resistant lens. With a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 27-206mm, the XF 18-135 achieves a five-stop image stabilization performance, according to the company.

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Adobe: Creative Revolution Driven by Tech, Mobile, Social

16 June 2014

As Adobe prepares for its Wednesday Creative Cloud announcement, the company released findings from The New Creatives, its survey of over 1,000 creative professionals and 500 students in creative disciplines.

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Matinee: Joe Rosenthal at Iwo Jima

14 June 2014

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: Graduation

13 June 2014

When we mentioned we were going to a high school graduation last weekend, we didn't mention our graduate was giving the valedictory address. That called for a little extra effort on our part, even though we were sure the parents would be capturing it on video.

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Around The Horn

13 June 2014

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 traveling with the Strobist, traveling with Terry White, two unusual accessories and a LensRental deal.

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Panasonic Announces FZ1000

12 June 2014

Panasonic has announced the $898 FZ1000 with a 1" 20.1-megapixel sensor and a 25-400mm f2.8-4.0 zoom. Available later this summer, the FZ1000 captures 4K video in 3840x2160-pixel frames at 30 frames per second with a bit rate of 100Mbps. Which means it can extract 8-Mp stills from the video.

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Nikon Opens 2014-2015 Photo Contest

12 June 2014

Nikon has announced a call for entries to its 2014-2015 Photo Contest. Held since 1969, the contest provides "an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike." There were 99,339 entries from 153 countries for the previous contest.

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Sigma dp2 Quattro To Ship In August At $999

12 June 2014

Sigma has announced its dp2 Quattro with a 39mm f2.8 fixed lens will ship in early August for $999. The company also noted the dp1 with a 19mm f2.8 fixed lens and the dp3 with a 50mm f2.8 lens will ship sometime after.

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Working With The Flashpoint 180 Monolight +

12 June 2014

We've had a Flashpoint 180 monolight on hand for several months now. And we've used it to take the product photos you see on Photo Corners all of this year. It's proven itself to be a reliable workhorse around here.

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Around The Horn

11 June 2014

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 reheads by Rosso, Aptina's sale to ON, Albert Watson and Lytro's WebGL player.

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Alien Skin Releases Exposure 6

10 June 2014

Alien Skin Software has released Exposure 6, its photo effects software that emulates film emulsions and adds extensive creative effects like paper textures, aging, light leaks, borders and more. The new version stuffs a few more tricks up its sleeve, including a faster imaging engine, texture control and bokeh simulation based on sample lenses.

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Around The Horn

10 June 2014

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 sensor stack thickness, patents, Vermeer and iPhone photography awards.

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Lytro Releases Illum Specifications

9 June 2014

Lytro has published the full technical specifications for its upcoming Illum camera. The company expects to deliver it in July for $1,599, including the Lytro Desktop software to view the unique images. An discounted introductory price of $1,499 will expire in July when the camera ships.

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Around The Horn

9 June 2014

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 Canon EF 8-15mm, f4 USM Fisheye Lens, a Leica S-Series 24x36-inch lakescape by Jack MacDonough, Looksery and Hawk at Homestead.

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Matinee: 'Dorothea Lange -- An American Odyssey'

7 June 2014

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: Berkeley

6 June 2014

We are off to Berkeley this weekend for a high school graduation ceremony on the campus of the University of California. To get in the mood, we took a look at the photos we've been taking of the campus since 2000.

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Around The Horn

6 June 2014

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 Hogan's survey results, Cicala's vintage camera buy, favorite cameras at the moment and non-destructive editing.

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Around The Horn

5 June 2014

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 Square's tank man, Instagram 6, Michael Weschler and PhotoPhilanthropy.

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Iridient Developer 2.4.1 Released

5 June 2014

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 2.4.1 with support for the Sony RX100 III and an improved hot and dead pixel filters. Other improvements include...

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Canon Launches Irista Photo Sharing Service

5 June 2014

Canon launched its Irista photo sharing service today. Known as Project1709 in beta, Canon hopes to provide a Dropbox-like service exclusively for photos. You can share photos stored on Irista via Flickr and Facebook but not Twitter or Instagram.

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A Preliminary Test Of HDR Expose 3.1 +

5 June 2014

We have a corner of the dining room where the orchids like to stretch their necks toward the sun and out from the shade of the wine rack. The background makes a nice contrast to the bright flowers. But we're never happy with the results we get there. Fortunately, consolation is easy to uncork.

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Around The Horn

4 June 2014

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 Hogan's camera design, Mylo, Google+ non-destructive image editing and two new Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 features.

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SFMOMA To Expand Photography Space

4 June 2014

The San Francisco Museum of Art has been undergoing a building expansion at its Third St. location which, when the dust settles, will house an expanded photography display space. That's good news, considering the museum's photography holdings are its largest collection in any medium at 17,000 objects.

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Around The Horn

3 June 2014

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 Photoshop color manipulation made easy, Harold Davis on photographing flowers transparently, transferring photographic styles and a Robert Capa D-Day image.

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Camera Raw 8.5 Release Candidate Available

3 June 2014

Adobe has posted Camera Raw 8.5 as a release candidate on Adobe Labs. The new release adds three new features, support for six more cameras and new lens profiles.

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Wish You Were Here

3 June 2014

We're languishing from the second day of a Muni sickout as an explosives suspect is arrested and a body is pulled from the bay. But the Giants and A's are baseball's best and the view, despite some ill-advised new construction, is still spectacular.

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What Apple's WWDC Keynote Revealed For Photographers

2 June 2014

Near the end of the nearly two-hour keynote shared with a number of presenters, Apple CEO Tim Cook summed it up. Only Apple can engineer software platforms, devices and Internet services together. The practical benefits to that were demonstrated in previews of OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, new photo applications and iCloud Drive. But what was in it for photographers?

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Around The Horn

2 June 2014

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 iOS iCloud photography, Story and Tuck on the Samsung NX30, Cicala on 50mm lenses and Henry Grossman.

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May Archived

1 June 2014

After publishing 67 stories single-handedly in May, we were happy to see the first of June fall on a Sunday. We rested.

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May

Matinee: Chris Orwig's 'Finding the Magnificent in the Mundane'

31 May 2014

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

31 May 2014

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 biker's jackets, Photo Stream alternatives, David Loftus and a used gear sale.

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Friday Slide Show: Ocean Beach

30 May 2014

It's no secret that the beauty of a beach belies what a harsh environment it is. Salt is corrosive. Wind erodes. Sand gets in your eyes (including your zoom lens).

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Around The Horn

30 May 2014

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 Gruber on one of the leading camera companies in the world, what a trip to the museum can teach you about sharpness, Transporter Sync and a few of Storehouse's featured stories this month.

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Canon In Action Tour Kicks Off

29 May 2014

Canon will host live-learning seminars and workshops in several major U.S. cities now through Nov. 23 as part of its Canon In Action Tour 2014. The two-day weekend program is designed for advanced amateur dSLR users and filmmaking enthusiasts.

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Adorama Enhances VIP Program

29 May 2014

Adorama has enhanced its VIP membership program with "more perks, savings and exclusive offers," including a complimentary photo school lesson and an 8x8-inch photo book plus 30-GB lifetime cloud photo and video storage from PictureLife. The company also announced membership would be free "for a limited time," a savings of $149.

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Around The Horn

28 May 2014

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 data processing contest, helping Lightroom find your photos, free photos at the San Francisco Marathon and a 15th anniversary.

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The Aftermath

27 May 2014

We spend a while each morning visiting a number of trusted sources for the news. But on Saturday morning, we interrupted our usual round when we read about the mass killing in Isla Vista.

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Adobe To Reveal Creative Cloud 'Surprises'

27 May 2014

On a sign-up page to be sent a reminder, Adobe said it will reveal "the next evolution" of Creative Cloud on June 18.

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Remembering Bunny Yeager

27 May 2014

Bunny Yeager starred on both sides of the camera, revolutionizing the glamour photo business and influencing artists like Cindy Sherman, who studied her books on self-portraiture and photographing nudes.

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Memorial Day

26 May 2014

We pause again today to remember those who died while serving in the armed forces. Here we commemorate them with a California poppy picked from the garden 10 years ago, glowing with backlight from the afternoon sun.

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Our Tracking Policy

24 May 2014

Earlier today, we implemented the State of California's voluntary tracking practices guidelines by publishing our tracking policy and reading your tracking preference.

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Matinee: Doc Edgerton

24 May 2014

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: Lotusland

23 May 2014

The world is full of stories and Lotusland in Santa Barbara is, itself, a world of stories. We visited in 2007 with a Nikon D200 and an 18-200mm lens fitted with a circular polarizer. We thought today would be a good day to revisit those images, all JPEGs, using Lightroom 5.4 to send a little breeze of fresh air through them.

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Around The Horn

23 May 2014

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 Nikon's sNEF format, an optical bench, a keyboard shortcuts explorer and Griddify to make Photoshop grids.

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Adding Sliding Images To Your Web Site

23 May 2014

We spent more than a few days trying to decide how to display our Lensbaby Fisheye images. We presumed a gallery format would be best. You know, present a page full of thumbnails you could click for a higher resolution image. We presumed wrong.

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Adobe Max Registration Opens

22 May 2014

Registration for Adobe Max, "the Creativity Conference," has opened with a $200 discount for registrating before July 31. You can also save $400 on the $1,495 registration fee by upgrading to Creative Cloud. The conference will be held Oct. 4-8 in Los Angeles.

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Pixelmater Sandstone Released

22 May 2014

Pixelmater 3.2 Sandstone has been released with a new Repair Too, 16-bit channel support for Mac that support OpenCL, layer locking and selection conversion to a shape. The $29.99 image editing application requires OS X 10.9 and is also available to try free for 30-days.

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Around The Horn

22 May 2014

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 smartphone photos memories, a single scull on the Arno, Bellosguardo and Marilynn Yee.

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Another Site Tweak

21 May 2014

When we're looking for something we've written about lately, we pop over to the Archive page because it has everything on it. But to accommodate everything it just lists the headlines. If we want to get a little better memory aid, we use the headline pages for each year of publication.

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Around The Horn

21 May 2014

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 KidCam, a Google Glass return, Reid Callanan and Terry White on DNG.

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A Look At DxO's Lightroom-Friendly Optics Pro 9.5 +

21 May 2014

The big news about DxO Optics Pro 9.5 is its seamless integration with Lightroom. But that isn't the only revelation making headlines with this release.

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Lytro Releases 'Emotions In A Different Light'

20 May 2014

Lytro has released Emotions in a Different Light, a documentary featuring the work of five photographers using the upcoming pro-grade Lytro Illum camera.

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Lensbaby Bats Its Fisheye

20 May 2014

When Lensbaby announced its $299.95 Circular Fisheye, we raised our eyebrows. That's less than half the price of the equivalent Nikon APS-C fisheye and Canon only offered an even more expensive full-frame fisheye until recently.

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Around The Horn

19 May 2014

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 gravestone photos, smartphone photo apps, a $40 ring light and the Met's digital collection.

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Matinee: 'Man With A Camera: The Bride'

17 May 2014

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

17 May 2014

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 Burtynsky's Watermark, Iridient Developer Fujifilm camera film styles, Nikon's fluorine lens coating and photography as a memory aid.

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Friday Slide Show: Rodin

16 May 2014

We arrived a little early for our visit to the Cantor Arts Center to see the Watkins exhibit so we wandered around the Rodin sculpture garden.

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Around The Horn

16 May 2014

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 McNally in Prague, the Samsung NX Mini, cleaning film for scanning and a model release story.

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Sony Announces RX100 III

16 May 2014

With a pop-up electronic viewfinder and a fast Zeiss 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 zoom coupled with a one-inch image sensor, the Cyber-shot RX100 III packs some intriguing features in its 10 oz. body.

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Creative Cloud Online Again +

15 May 2014

About an hour ago, Adobe confirmed it had restored login services to its Creative Cloud. The company promised a complete update on the outage and apologized on its Twitter feed.

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Adobe: Don't Sign Out

15 May 2014

On a special page devoted to its current Creative Cloud Service Outage, Adobe suggests, "If you are currently signed into the Creative Cloud applications and services then please do not sign out until after service has been restored."

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Around The Horn

15 May 2014

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 Bentley shot on iPhones and edited on iPads, a uniform skin tones tutorial, Mike Kelley's viral LAX composite and Chekmenev's black and white images from Ukriane.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Offline +

15 May 2014

Attempts to sign in to Adobe's Creative Cloud are failing with the message:, "Creative Cloud is currently undergoing maintenance. Please check back later. Thank you for your patience."

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Google Releases Analog Efex Pro 2

14 May 2014

According to a blog post by Google's John Nack, the company has released Analog Efex Pro 2 [MW] as part of the Nik Collection.

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HDR Expose 3.1 Adds Panorama Batch Processing +

14 May 2014

Unified Color Technologies has updated HDR Expose, its $119 32-bit HDR image editor, to version 3.1 with a wealth of new features, including a new panorama batch processing assist mode. Other new features include faster merge and alignment tools, improved de-ghosting algorithms and a redesigned merge dialog.

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Remembering Camille Lepage

14 May 2014

The death at 26 of French photojournalist Camille Lepage in the Central African Republic this week ends a courageous career. Courageous not only because she worked in dangerous places but because she hoped to tell stories with her images that no one wanted to publish. But which she knew should be heard.

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Nikon Announces Nikon 1 S2, J4 +

13 May 2014

Nikon has announced two additions to its System 1 line, the S2 (seen above) and the J4. Both cameras are designed for photographers who want to move up from point-and-shoots to interchangeable lens cameras without the weight of a dSLR system.

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Nikon Announces 400mm f2.8 Prime Lens, 1.4x Teleconverter +

13 May 2014

Nikon has announced its AF-S Nikkor 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR prime lens and its AF-S TC-14E III 1.4x teleconverter. Both products will be available in August.

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Canon Announces Two Ultra Wide Angle Zooms, White Rebel

13 May 2014

Canon has announced a $1,199 16-35mm f4L USM full-frame zoom, $299.99 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM APS-C zoom and a $749.99 white Rebel SL1 with the 18-55mm kit lens. All three products will be available in June.

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Around The Horn

13 May 2014

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 Ecosystems 101, Josh Haner's streaming backpack for photojournalists, Vivian Maier and Nikon's financial results.

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Free Adobe Revel Accounts To Get 2-GB Storage

13 May 2014

In an email to Revel users today, Adobe announced a change in its free account terms from a limit of 50 photos/videos a month to a flat 2-GB of storage. The company explained...

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Visiting Watkins At Stanford +

12 May 2014

After our Friday slide show of Yosemite, we decided to take the trip down the peninsula to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford to see Carleton Watkins' images of Yosemite in 1861. Could there be a longer gap between images of the same places?

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Harvey Posts ExifTool Production Release

12 May 2014

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v9.60, the first production release since v9.53 on Feb. 22. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Matinee: Carrie Mae Weems

10 May 2014

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: Yosemite

9 May 2014

It's a drought year so the waterworks at Yosemite are not going to be quite as spectacular as they were three years ago when a wet winter put on quite a show in the spring. We were there with three cameras: a Nikon D300, an Olympus m4/3 E-PL1 and a waterproof Sony digicam.

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Two Tiny Tweaks

9 May 2014

We've made two tiny tweaks to the site this week, neither of which should merit anything like, say, a patent. But we submit them as further evidence that our right hand knows what our left is doing and often advises it with your best interests at heart.

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Around The Horn

9 May 2014

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 Nokia's Partinen drafted by Apple, the socially redeeming virtues of blur, a Waterlogued image by Harold Davis and hacking the NX300.

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Samsung Announces NX3000 Mirrorless Camera

8 May 2014

Samsung has announced its $480 NX3000 mirrorless camera sporting a 16-50mm kit lens, a special Wink mode for self portraits using the articulated 3.0-inch LCD and WiFi/NFC smartphone connectivity to share images immediately and control the camera.

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Adobe Releases Voice Storytelling App for iPad

8 May 2014

Adobe has released Adobe Voice, a new animated video app for iPad to create and share video stories you can create in minutes without filming or editing. The free app, which requires an iPad 2 or higher and iOS 7, is available now in the App Store.

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Around The Horn

8 May 2014

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 disappearance of commercial photo finishing, Macworld's Lost Photos app, free technical PDFs at c't and Game Boy camera shots from 2000.

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 2.4

7 May 2014

Iridient Digital has updated Iridient Developer to version 2.4, better integrating it with Lightroom and Aperture. Other highlights include .zip-compressed TIFF exports for significantly reduced file sizes, PNG exports with four levels of compression and support for new cameras.

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Christian Recalls Making Star Wars Lightsaber With Graflex Flashgun

7 May 2014

In an Esquire magazine interview, set decorator Roger Christian describes how he made a Star Wars lightsaber. Much of the set design was made from airplane scrap but when it came to something as big as Excaliber to King Arthur, only photography scrap would do.

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A Midweek Moment

7 May 2014

The sun is shining and the air still, this Wednesday at noon. We suddenly realized we hadn't yet taken a look at the images we shot this weekend. Just copied them to our hard drive, where they waited patiently for review.

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Photo Sharing Site MLKSHK Shutting Down

6 May 2014

In a blog entry posted this week, photo sharing site MLKSHK announced it would shut down the service on Sept. 1 after canceling all subscriptions before June 1. "Sometimes the server and bandwidth bill are more than we took in for the month -- this is scary," the entry explained.

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Deals: Free Straps With Think Tank Photo Backpacks

6 May 2014

During May, Think Tank Photo will include its Camera Support Straps V2.0 along with its Camera Strap V2.0 when you purchase one its backpacks. It's also a painless way to help support our unique effort here when you use these links (so thanks).

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Around The Horn

6 May 2014

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 an Alaskan expedition sweepstakes, an online magazine specializing in camera bags, when Lightroom trials reset and AdoramaPix's new photo finishing facility.

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Izitru Tests A Photo's Trustworthiness

6 May 2014

Image analysis and forensics is coming out of the lab with Izitru, a free app, Web site and API to test whether digital images have been edited. Izitru is pronounced "Is it true?"

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Lightroom Mobile Revisited

5 May 2014

One of the questions we had after working with Lightroom mobile, Lightroom Web View and the new Lightroom was how permanent the public URLs to shared Collections would be.

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Around The Horn

5 May 2014

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 memory improvement via Photoshop, evaluating your kit as you age, travel cameras and the American Museum of Natural History's photography collection.

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Matinee: Harold Davis On Vision, Craft

3 May 2014

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: St. Francis Wood

2 May 2014

Just across the street there's a lovely neighborhood of tall trees, immaculate gardens and large lots with fabulous homes perched on them. Sometimes we take a walk through there on the way to buy a cheesecake.

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Around The Horn

2 May 2014

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 Cicala's Sigma 50mm Art tests, iCloud photo sharing, capturing a blue-footed booby and a Lightroom deal.

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C&A Marketing Acquires Calumet Assets At Banruptcy Auction

2 May 2014

C&A Marketing, a 75-year-old firm that now operates Ritz, Camera World, Wolf and Inkley camera stores, has acquired most of Calumet Photo's U.S. assets including IP-related entities and buyer's rights. Calumet abruptly ceased U.S. operations on March 13.

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Sony Announces 'Action Shooter' 77 II With 79-Point Autofocus

1 May 2014

Sony has announced the 77 II interchangeable lens camera featuring an improved approach to subject tracking autofocus, 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and new Bionz image processor.

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Vhoto Launches Free App To Mine Stills From Video

1 May 2014

Vhoto is a free iOS app that promises to solve two age-old problems for photographers. "Everyone has had trouble hitting the button at the right moment to get the perfect shot. And everyone is forced to choose between photo and video every time we want to capture an amazing moment," explained Vhoto CEO Noah Heller.

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April Archived

1 May 2014

We published another 60 stories in April, which we've just archived as Volume 3, Number 4 of Photo Corners. That includes 14 feature articles, 30 commented news stories, 14 Editor's Notes (including 12 Around The Horn articles with over 48 items), one Site Note and one review (but it was a big one).

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April

Having Heart

30 April 2014

For the artist, nothing is ever off topic. Just as, in the case of the photographer, nothing escapes the lens. It's the nature of the business.

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Eastman House To Exhibit History Of Photography

30 April 2014

On May 9, the George Eastman House's International Museum of Photography and Film will open A History of Photography, a rotating exhibit in the North Gallery that will run through Dec. 31, 2018. It's a big subject, after all.

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Around The Horn

29 April 2014

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 Samsung's Galaxy K zoom and S5 camera glitch, adding a strobe to open shade shots, the new Lastolite Skylight Rapid and the state of photo sharing.

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DxO Updates Optics Pro With Lumia 1020 Support

29 April 2014

DxO Labs has released Optics Pro v9.1.5 with support for the Nokia Lumia 1020, among the first smartphones with Raw captures, as well as the Canon Rebel T5, Olympus E-M10/Stylus 1 and Nikon Coolpix PP340.

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Alien Skin To Ship Exposure 6 In June

29 April 2014

The new version of Alien Skin's impressive Exposure film simulation and creative effects software tucks a few more tricks up its sleeve. They include the addition of Bokeh, the company's creative focus and lens simulation program; a streamlined interface with a faster image processing engine that permits instant previews; and unlimited texture control.

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Shooting Dice +

28 April 2014

We happened to read Plastic Dice in Bulk by Mark Krawczuk at Cool Tools on Friday. Even though we enjoy a strong aversion to games played in a chair and suffer an allergy to gambling, we were charmed by this game of simple rules requiring only three dice.

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Three New Davis & Sanford Tripods

28 April 2014

Tiffen has announced three new Davis & Sanford tripods including the Pro Elite 6100-33, Monoped 64 and Steady Stick 3QR. Special features highlight each model from the counterbalance system of the Pro Elite to the folding base of the Monoped and the quick release plate of the Steady Stick.

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Matinee: Wintour On Irving Penn

26 April 2014

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: Cross City Walk

25 April 2014

It was February 2010 and we had a little business to conduct on the opposite side of town. We finished early and decided to walk back to the bunker. We had a Sony HX5V to review and thought the overcast city might make a charming model for us.

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Around The Horn

25 April 2014

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 stopping down, using an iPhone on vacation, Pier 24's new portrait catalog and the advice business.

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Famatic Wants To Build A 'Social Photo Frame'

24 April 2014

With Mother's Day looming, we always remember with a twinge the fiasco of digital photo frames. They were the perfect gift. Except nobody could actually live with them. But this Mother's Day, a Kickstarter project by Famatic has resurrected the concept with none of the problems.

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Leica Introduces T-System With Typ 701 Model

24 April 2014

Leica has introduced the a stunningly beautiful compact mirrorless system christened the T System Typ 701 with a single-block, hand-polished aluminum shell, minimal physical buttons, a touchscreen, WiFi, 16-GB of internal memory and two lens for the new T Mount.

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Seim Effects Releases 'Photographics' Miniseries

24 April 2014

Seim Effects has released Photographics, a 3.5-hour miniseries focused on "the light, history and art of photography" by photographer Gavin Seim for a discount price of $79 on Blue-Ray and DVD or $59 via download through May 30.

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Lowell Debuts Prime Location, Pro LED Lighting

24 April 2014

Tiffen has announced the debut of its Lowel Prime Location LED and Lowel Pro Power LED systems. In a nutshell...

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Around The Horn

24 April 2014

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 Nikon V3, Carleton Watkins, how to let Lightroom curate your best work and Dropr.

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Storehouse Adds New Features

23 April 2014

In a blog post today, Storehouse announced the addition of "some of the most requested features" to its photo-based storytelling iPad app, which we reviewed recently.

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Around The Horn

23 April 2014

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 recovering NASA images of the moon from the '60s, Google Street View's wayback machine, making an 11x14 print of a 3.8-Mp image and an Eastman House auction.

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Lightroom Mobile -- An Ecosystem For Photography

23 April 2014

When Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty briefed us on Lightroom mobile a few weeks ago, he suggested photography was undergoing a tectonic shift. He was referring to the explosion in snapshots coming from the mobile device crowd.

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Lytro Refocuses With Illum Megazoom

22 April 2014

Lytro, which invented the refocusable picture, has announced it is taking pre-orders for its Illum 30-250mm equivalent megazoom it expects to deliver in July. The $1,599 purchase price (or the pre-order discounted price of $1,499) also includes the Lytro Desktop software to view the unique images.

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New Blurb Software Features Amazon Distribution

22 April 2014

Blurb, the book publishing platform included with Lightroom that taps into HP Indigo press technology to make one-off publishing feasible, has announced "an easier, smarter book design and distribution service that includes direct Amazon distribution, a new precision design tool called Blurb BookWright, with ISBN numbers included for free."

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Stopping To Smell The Flowers

21 April 2014

Not us. We've been busy working on a review all day, revision after revision. And tweaking the full-text search code. And answering reader feedback.

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Around The Horn

21 April 2014

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 Pixa, Lumoid, Lenscap and a Camera Raw 8.4 manual install.

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Happy Easter!

20 April 2014

Once upon a time five little ladies posed in their Easter finest by the back fence of their home in Rochester, N.Y. We weren't there to capture it but fortunately a proud parent with a Kodak camera did.

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Matinee: 'Yousef Karsh'

19 April 2014

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: Bay Trail

18 April 2014

One of our favorite walks in San Francisco is along the Bay Trail. Because it's flat. And the view of the bay often laps at your feet.

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Around The Horn

18 April 2014

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 photo projects, Raw files, Behance portfolio reviews and Eyefi Cloud.

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Complete British Pathé Archive Now On YouTube

18 April 2014

British Pathé has uploaded its collection of 85,000 films in high resolution to its YouTube channel. The newsreels and features, which were produced between 1896 and 1976 and shown in movie theaters, covered major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, sport and culture.

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Dropbox Acquires Loom Cloud Photo Service

17 April 2014

After launching its own cloud photo service Carousel just a few days ago, Dropbox has acquired the cloud photo service Loom, according to a post on Loom's blog by co-founder Jan Senderek.

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Around The Horn

17 April 2014

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 Google Camera, autofocus, Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone and Smartmontools.

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Why Should You Suffer?

16 April 2014

Ever feel like apologizing for doing a good job? You'd make a great reviewer. It's an inefficient process when you do it right. You lower your head and run into as many obstacles as possible. When you come to, you try to figure out if the wall hit you or you hit the wall, all the time wondering why your readers should suffer.

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Fujifilm Announces X-T1 Accessories

16 April 2014

Fujifilm has announced a set of accessories for its X-T1 mirrorless camera that includes two handgrips, a hand strap, an extended eyecup and a set of replacement covers.

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Pentax Announces Medium Format 645Z

15 April 2014

Calling its new Pentax 645Z "a game-changer," Ricoh introduced the 51.4-megapixel medium-format camera as the first in its class that can capture video as well as stills.

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Photography Pulitzers Awarded To Hicks, Haner +

14 April 2014

The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced today by Columbia University. Two were awarded to photographers: Tyler Hicks of the New York Times for his images documenting the terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya and Josh Haner of the New York Times for his photo essay on a Boston Marathon bombing victim.

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New55 4x5 Polaroid Film Kickstarter Project

14 April 2014

The New55 Film Kickstarter project has raised over $116,000 of its $400,000 goal with 21 days to go. The project hopes to produce "a new instant 4x5 film that produces a superb negative and a positive print too."

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Datacolor Introduces SpyderHD

14 April 2014

Datacolor has announced SpyderHD, a set of color management tools for both still and video workflows. The tools include the new Spyder 4ELITE HD to calibrate displays, SpyderCHECKR color reference and gray card system and the SpyderCUBE exposure reference.

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Matinee: 'James Nachtwey'

12 April 2014

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: Opening Day

11 April 2014

We've briefly alluded to our Opening Day excursion on Tuesday. Two things compelled us to present a few of the images here as our Friday Slide Show.

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Sigma Announces 50mm f1.4 Art Price, Availability

11 April 2014

Sigma has announced that the Canon mount of its highly-acclaimed f1.4 50mm Art prime lens will ship "towards the end of this month." The ship date for other mounts, however, "is not determined yet," according to the company.

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Tamron Introduces 16-300mm Macro Zoom

11 April 2014

Designed for APS-C sensor dSLRs, Tamron has announced its 18.8x 16-300mm macro zoom with vibration compensation will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts May 15 for $629. A Sony mount without vibration compensation will be "announced at a later date," the company said.

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Remembering Leee Black Childers

11 April 2014

Timothy Leary. LSD. "This seems fun," Leee Black Childers thought on reading the story in Life Magazine. So he got in his car and drove to San Francisco for the Summer of Love in 1967.

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Dropbox Carousel: Two Footnotes

11 April 2014

Dropbox announced earlier this week that it had launched Carousel, a photo storage and sharing service. Since then, two quite unrelated footnotes have been added to the story.

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Deals: Flying Meat's Acorn For $15

10 April 2014

Flying Meat Software has announced "a crazy sale on our amazing image and photo editor, Acorn." For a limited time, you can buy Acorn 4.3.1 for OS X 10.8/10.9 for $14.99 rather than the usual $49.99. In the Flying Meat Newsletter, Gus and Kirstin Mueller explain...

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Around The Horn

10 April 2014

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 Rentmeester's experimental Polaroids, manufactured opportunities, light signatures and Viticci on Dropbox Carousel.

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Lensbaby Introduces Fisheye For Canon, Nikon

10 April 2014

Lensbaby has announced a $299.95 fisheye lens in both Canon and Nikon mounts designed to produce full-circle fisheye images on APS-C sensor dSLRs.

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Nikon Introduces Nikon 1 J4, Coolpix S800c, 18-300m Zoom, More

10 April 2014

Nikon has announced five new products including the Nikon 1 J4 with a waterproof case and an underwater speedlight plus the Android-based Coolpix S800c and a DX-format 18-300mm VR zoom.

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Dropbox Announces Carousel Photo Gallery +

9 April 2014

Dropbox has announced Carousel, "a gallery for all the photos and videos from your life." The free app, available for iOS and Android, offers three main features...

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Black & Orange Together Again

9 April 2014

We jumped on a streetcar packed with Giants fans on their way to Opening Day yesterday and took a few images of the festivities as the game began. The slogan, "Giant Together" is something both the organization and the fans take seriously (well, as seriously as MLB gets). And they both seemed as happy to be together again as the glove and bottle in left center.

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Around The Horn

9 April 2014

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 Virtual Photo Walks, Foldio Portable Studio, a Blood Moon and the Smithsonian Reader's Choice voting.

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.4, DNG Converter 8.4 Released

8 April 2014

Adobe has released v8.4 of both its Camera Raw and free DNG Converter with "new features including new preview controls, red eye correction for pets and updates to Local Corrections. In addition, this release also includes bug fixes, support for new cameras and new lenses," according to the announcement on the Lightroom blog.

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Adobe Launches Lightroom Mobile +

7 April 2014

Adobe has released Lightroom mobile v1.0 for the iPad 2 and up. Available now, it is included as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription, including the Photoshop Photography Program.

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Sony Announces Palm-Sized 7S With 4K, 'Sensitivity Mastered' +

7 April 2014

Sony announced its 7S at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas yesterday, describing the palm-sized camera as having "phenomenal sensitivity up to ISO 409,600 with supremely low noise, courtesy of Sony's new 12.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor and optimized high-speed Bionz X image processing engine."

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Matinee: 'Michael Wolf: Peeping'

5 April 2014

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: Echoes Of The Past

4 April 2014

There's nothing like magical light. The sort of natural illumination that seems unusual for one reason or another. Not the overhead spotlight of noon or the golden hour when the sun is low. Something very special.

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Around The Horn +

4 April 2014

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 Anja Niedringhaus, the Vatican's plans to digitize 82,000 manuscripts, Lensbaby's iPhone Kickstarter project and two iOS camera apps.

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Taking Your Smartphone To The Doctor

3 April 2014

Finally! Everybody has signed up for medical care insurance. Save that sigh of relief, though, for your next physical (you'll be prompted to "breath out"). And don't go alone. Bring your smartphone.

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Around The Horn

3 April 2014

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 Adrian Suddenly Gordon, the Fukushima reconstruction effort, Instagram tips and the Kaplan Collection of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes.

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Ricoh Introduces Pentax Q7 Kit

2 April 2014

Ricoh has announced a Limited Edition version of its Pentax Q7 with four lenses (two primes and two zooms) plus other accessories for $1,199.95. The company claims the Q7 kit is the "world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera system."

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Adobe Reveals Creative Cloud Video Road Map

1 April 2014

As broadcasters prepare for the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas next week, Adobe revealed the enhancements to its Creative Cloud video production suite it plans to roll out over the next few months. We attended a briefing with the product managers of a number of those applications a few days ago.

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Around The Horn

1 April 2014

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 Vivian Maier movie, Mike Eliason's fate, Apple's bayonet patent and two April Fools pranks worth falling for.

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March Archived

1 April 2014

We published 67 articles in March, which is another record. Fifteen of those were features, another three were reviews. On the news front, we published 34 commented news stories plus 12 Horn pieces with 48 items. There were three other notes, as well, including our thank you to subscribers.

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March

Around The Horn

31 March 2014

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 Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout, Handy Photo, simultaneously shooting stills/video and truck-sized prints.

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Olympus Debuts SH-1 Long Zoom With OM-D Stabilization

31 March 2014

Olympus has announced its $399.99 SH-1 compact with a 24x zoom that enjoys the Olympus OM-D E-M5's mechanical image stabilization in addition to 1080 60p HD video and built-in WiFi. The SH-1 will be available in May in black, white or silver.

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Olympus Announces Stylus Tough TG-3

31 March 2014

Olympus has announced its $349.99 Stylus Tough TG-3 with a high-speed f2.0, 25-100mm lzoom, expanded macro capabilities, GPS and built-in WiFi. The freeze-proof, waterproof, shockproof TG-3 uses the same TruePick VII image processor as the OM-D with a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor.

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A Thank You To Our Subscribers

29 March 2014

Well into our second year at Photo Corners, we've started to see some subscription renewal income for which we're particularly grateful. We know 2014 hasn't been an easy year for most people.

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Nikon To Replace Repeatedly Repaired D600 Cameras

29 March 2014

After apologizing to "D600 users, retailers and all concerned," Nikon promised to replace any repeatedly repaired D600 "if a number of multiple granular black spots are still noticeable."

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Matinee: 'Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography'

29 March 2014

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: Stern Grove

28 March 2014

One of the ironies of the weather in San Francisco (there are many) is that every summer a wonderful series of free music concerts is held every Sunday at Stern Grove. Sounds good? Sure, except Sundays in the summer are usually fogged in by special arrangement with the management.

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Datacolor Announces Free Color Management Webinars

27 March 2014

Datacolor has announced its Spring 2014 line-up of free color management webinars covering "important topics in the photo and video industry with the help of notable sponsors including, Plura Broadcast, Macphun Software, X-Shot, Wacom, PhotoshopCAFE and Hunt's Photo & Video."

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A Pointed Nose

27 March 2014

Reading obituaries is not for the young invincibles. But it's another kind of insurance worth investing in. It gives you a certain perspective on life you might otherwise miss.

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Iridient Developer 2.3.4 Released

27 March 2014

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 2.3.4, adding Raw support for 10 recent cameras, improved image caching performance, other improvements and bug fixes.

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X-Rite Free Webinar Features Chris Orwig

27 March 2014

X-Rite has announced its free April webinar Using Lightroom to Process and Improve Your Photos will feature California photographer Chris Orwig showing how to use an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Adobe Lightroom.

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Ricoh Photo Contest To Seed Theta Cameras

27 March 2014

Ricoh has announced a photo contest featuring its Theta 360-degree camera, which the company will give away to select applicants, to document "local happenings and news stories and submit them to the engaging and interactive Web site."

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Twitter: 'Photos Just Got More Social'

26 March 2014

In a Twitter blog post today, software engineer Cesar Puerta announced "two new mobile features that make photos on Twitter more social. One is photo tagging, which lets you tag the people in your photo; the other is the ability to include up to four photos in a Tweet."

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Deals: Canon, Nikon Rebates Expire Saturday

26 March 2014

Does anyone say, "Keep your eye on the birdie," any more? Or did that go out with mechanical shutter release cables? And formal sittings, for that matter. The birdie may no longer be seen but can still be heard at least. And a little one tells us the current Canon and Nikon rebates for lenses, at least, won't be extended after Saturday.

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The XZ-1 And The Wall

26 March 2014

We wrote about the Olympus XZ-1 the other day when we researched exposures for our Bouquets to Art story. It was imperfect (which won't surprise you) but we have fond memories of it.

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How To Modify Lytebox Graphics

25 March 2014

You may have noticed we've updated the graphics on the version of Lytebox we use to display slide shows here. We use the site highlight color (a teal) in Helvetica Neue. Here's the story.

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A Follow-Up: Two 'Secrets'

24 March 2014

The reaction to our Bouquets to Art slide show Friday from people who were there that night has been amusing. They can't believe we attended the same show.

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Around The Horn

24 March 2014

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 flashing in the desert, retouching cars, live event image capture and Darktable.

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Matinee: 'Weegee Tells How'

22 March 2014

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

21 March 2014

Every spring for thirty years now, the de Young Museum has put on its Bouquets to Art exhibition. Various local florists, designers and garden clubs assemble a bouquet to one or another of the museum's paintings and sculptures in the permanent collection. Photographers are welcome, so off we went Wednesday evening during extended viewing hours to see the show.

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update

20 March 2014

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility UPdate 5.04, adding Raw file compatibility for six cameras. The 7.25-MB download, available through Software Update, adds support for the Fujifilm X-E2/X-T1, Nikon D3300/1 AW1, Panasonic GM1 and Pentax K-3 to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11.

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Reichmann Creates Luminous Endowment For Photographers

20 March 2014

Michael Reichmann, founder of the Luminous Landscape, has established The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, a not-for-profit entity to provide scholarships, grants and awards to photographers world-wide.

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Around The Horn

19 March 2014

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 Nikon's product line-up, 1.844 million Creative Cloud subscribers, Jardine's Location Workflow DVD updated and Google Drive.

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Samsung Launches NX Mini Interchangeable

19 March 2014

The Samsung NX Mini is big enough to host a 20.5-megapixel CMOS sensor and 3.0-inch flip touch screen but is only 0.89 of an inch thick and weighs just 5.5 ounces. It's "the slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera on the market," Samsung claims.

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DxO Releases Optics Pro 9.1.4, New Models, Suites

19 March 2014

With the release of Optics Pro 9.1.4, DxO's image editing software now supports the Nikon D4S in the Elite edition and the Sony A5000, Leica x Vario and GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.

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A Blossom Blooms

18 March 2014

Sunlight doesn't reach this side of the house for more than a few minutes each day, so we were surprised to see this bush bud and bloom. So surprised, we dashed into the house to get a camera to document the miracle.

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Two Very Hip Sidekick Lens Bags

18 March 2014

You will never find the perfect bag. Ask anyone. They never have. Neither will you. Sure, you can get a little camera case for a digicam but that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about something that will hold everything you need. But not be too large.

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Around The Horn

17 March 2014

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 Chinese Consumer Day Expose, video tips, the Pentax 50mm and Calumet.

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X-Rite Adds ColorTRUE App Tablet Calibration +

17 March 2014

X-Rite has released ColorTRUE, a free app for iOS and Android to color calibrate mobile devices using select X-Rite measurement devices. It can also soft proof images, simulating a print on various printing papers.

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Getty To Show Ansel Adams 'Museum Set'

17 March 2014

Here's the deal. The artist will personally print and sign 25 photographs from a catalog of 70 images. But you can select only 15 of them and you have to demonstrate to the artist you're a serious collector. Wait, there's more. You have to promise never to sell them, donating them to a museum if you no longer want to keep them.

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Matinee: 'Sophie Calle'

15 March 2014

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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Deals: 50 Pct. Off Power Workflow 4 Presets

14 March 2014

Gavin Seim is discounting his Power Workflow 4 Presets for Lightroom 50 percent through Monday, dropping the price to $29.50. In an email, Seim said...

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Around The Horn

14 March 2014

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 International Center of Photography, professional funeral photographers, the Olympus 9mm body cap lens and a Kost tip for quickly adding images to a Lightroom collection.

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Around The Horn

13 March 2014

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 Light Blue 5 software, an Apple bayonet mount for the iPhone, Gifsickle and a ghostly movie theater.

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Google Drive Drops Storage Prices

13 March 2014

The Google Drive team has announced lower prices for its three monthly storage plans in a blog post by Scott Johnston, director of product management, today. In addition to providing 15-GB storage free, you can opt for 100-GB storage for $1.99 a month, 1-TB storage for $9.99 and 10-TB storage for $99.99 a month.

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Calumet Closes U.S. Stores

13 March 2014

Chicago-based Calumet Photographic, has filed for Chapter 7 liquidation and closed its U.S. stores, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. With its Web site inactive, the announcement was made on the company's Facebook page.

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Nikon Announces Nikon 1 V3, 10-30m Zoom

12 March 2014

Give Nikon credit. The big flaw of mirrorless systems has been autofocus tracking, making it difficult to use the lightweight systems for sports or nature photography. So today's V3 announcement brags it "exceeds that of dSLR cameras and capable of full-scale operation."

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Nikon Announces 70-300mm System 1 Nikkor

12 March 2014

So this is Nikon's smallest and lightest superzoom? For the System 1 it is indeed.

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Nik Collection Updated

12 March 2014

Google has updated its Nik Collection of plug-ins for Photoshop and Aperture with bug fixes and performance enhancements. The update is installed in the background when host applications Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture and not running.

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Around The Horn

12 March 2014

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 selling fine art photography, a LensRentals AMA discount, negotiating a book cover and VueScan.

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Nikon Launches 'Behind The Scenes' Video Series, Google+ Community

12 March 2014

Nikon has announced "Behind the Scenes," a new video series designed to "empower and entertain intermediate level photographers." The company also announced it has established a Google+ page where, in addition to YouTube, you can view the video series.

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Another Text Search Improvement

12 March 2014

With about 700 stories on this site in a little over 15 months, finding things can be a challenge. So we provide a lot of ways to help you look. And our full text search box is one of the most powerful. So we keep trying to improve it.

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Deals: Sony Trade-In Offer For A7/A7R

11 March 2014

Our old Argus C-3 is getting very nervous. It's been sitting proudly on the shelf disintegrating peacefully for years as a knickknack, an oddity, a conversation piece. And suddenly this month a number of trade-in offers from various sources are making it a lot more valuable than the $10 we paid for it at the flea market.

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Deals: BorrowLenses 25 Pct. Off Everything Sale

11 March 2014

Until tomorrow only, you can get a 25 percent discount on any rental order at BorrowLenses.com. Here's how to do it...

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Devising A Backup Strategy

11 March 2014

If spring is in the air, can spring cleaning be far behind? And if you're throwing things out, shouldn't you be backing things up? Scott Kelby and Walt Mossberg think so and both outlined their strategies in detail today.

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Nikon Prevails In Sigma Patent Infringement Suit

10 March 2014

A Tokyo District Court has ruled that Sigma's image stabilization technology infringed on Nikon's Vibration Reduction patents. The court has ordered Sigma to pay Nikon 15 billion Japanese yen or 15 percent of its estimated profits on the lenses in question.

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Sony, Panasonic Formulate Next-Generation 'Archival Disc'

10 March 2014

Sony and Panasonic announced the formulation of an "Archival Disc," a next generation optical disc format designed for professional use first announced last year. Today's announcement included a roadmap of storage capacities and signal processing technology as well as key specifications and a new logo.

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An Inexpensive Tripod Makeover

10 March 2014

You can never have enough tripods. So when a friend cleaning out an attic asked if could use the nameless but intact decades-old model they'd found, we said, "Sure." That's when the fun began.

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Around The Horn

10 March 2014

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 an estimating worksheet, two 24-105mm zooms, cameras of just a few years ago and what you think you know about the Web.

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Matinee: 'Documentary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark'

8 March 2014

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

8 March 2014

Our bi-annual public service announcement obliges us to remind you today that Daylight Saving Time begins (for those of us under its thumb) at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 3 a.m.

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Friday Slide Show: Portola Drive

7 March 2014

We spent a few days walking around Portola Drive wearing the Air Strap like a guitar strap. Once in a while we actually took a photo, too. What prompted that, in the gloom of the storm clouds overhead, were the early sings of spring. Things are already blooming here.

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A Literary Magazine For Photographers +

7 March 2014

We've been a subscriber for ages (well, 1996, which was in the last century) but only recently did it dawn on us that the quality of writing in The Threepenny Review is only one of its attributes. Every issue also happens to be quite a showcase for black and white photography.

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Around The Horn

7 March 2014

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 Baltimore Sun photographer confrontation with the police, Lloyd Chambers' new Mac Pro configuration, a new Eastman House exhibit and large prints.

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You Can Now Freely Embed Getty Images Online

6 March 2014

We're a little slow with our Getty story because we spent so long looking for an appropriate image we could embed in this story. And if, through no fault of our own, what you see is not what we selected, you know who to blame: Getty Images.

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Mozilla Introduces New JPEG Encoder

6 March 2014

In a blog post for Mozilla Research, Josh Aas introduced a new Mozilla project called mozjpeg "to provide a production-quality JPEG encoder that improves compression while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of deployed decoders."

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Adorama Releases Flashpoint StreakLight Portable Strobe

6 March 2014

Adorama has released its Flashpoint StreakLight, a lightweight lithium-powered strobe with on-camera and light stand mounts in two versions: the $549 360W model and the $405.95 180W model. Designed for location and wedding photographers, both versions are available bundled with a battery pack for about $200 more.

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Around The Horn

6 March 2014

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 camera business, new Epson papers, vintage cameras and a SilverFast update.

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Custom SLR's Air Strap Wants To Embrace You +

5 March 2014

Last Saturday the U.S. Postal Service delivered an Air Strap, Custom SLR's latest invention. We attached it to the Canon Rebel and took on a few photowalks around the neighborhood. It was an interesting experience.

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Around The Horn

5 March 2014

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 rebates, the video trend in photojournalism, copyright and starlings.

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MindShift Gear Releases Filter Hive, Ultralight Cover

4 March 2014

MindShift Gear has released the Filter Hive, a small case designed for quick access to round, square and rectangular camera lens filters, and the Ultralight Camera Cover, a light, compact cover for outdoor photography.

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Think Tank Photo Releases Hybrid iPad Bags, Card Pocket

4 March 2014

Think Tank Photo has released two versions of a new App House iPad bag that can be worn ove the shoulder or hung from your belt, plus a belt-mountable Modular Pocket Rocket for CF and SD cards.

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Survey: Who Stores How Much of What Where

4 March 2014

In Store My Stuff: Consumer Digital Media Storage, a free white paper from nScreenMedia, 93 percent of U.S. broadband users report storing digital photos with 76 percent storing digital music and 56 percent digital movies. Over half store photos, music, movies plus home videos.

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Around The Horn

3 March 2014

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 Russian Army in Crimea, dual-lens smartphones, two failings of the Fujifilm X-T1 and Kelby on Monday.

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Tiffen Brings Hollywood Diffision Filters to Photographers

3 March 2014

Developed for Hollywood cinematographers, Tiffen's Pealescent, Satin and Black Satin diffusion filters are now available for still photographers to "soften excess detail and reduce wrinkles and blemishes."

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Matinee: 'William Eggleston Photographer'

1 March 2014

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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February Archived

1 March 2014

Our February table of contents has just been added to our Archive, completing Volume 3 Number 2 of Photo Corners. This is a great way to catch up with us if weather distracted you from your usual enthusiasms.

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February

Friday Slide Show: Rain

28 February 2014

We're in the midst of a drought here in sunny California. But this week the rains came for a short visit and we dug out the old Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia to cover up our Nikon D200 and take some photos.

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Around The Horn

28 February 2014

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 loss U Point technology in Capture NX-D, multiple lenses and sensors in one smartphone, sting and the Sony NEX-3N, Photoshop's oil paint filter and a Cool Tools and Wirecutter discussion.

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Bowens, PocketWizard, Sekonic Form Wireless Tech Alliance

28 February 2014

Bowens, PocketWizard and Sekonic have announced a wireless triggering solution for electronic flashes that will be first introduced in the U.S. market. The system includes select Bowens monolights, PocketWizard modules and Sekonic exposure mSelect

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Google+ For Android Gets Non-Destructive Image Editing

27 February 2014

An update to Google+ for Android adds four new features, including non-destructive image editing across your devices. The update is rolling out gradually, according to Todd Kennedy, who posted the news.

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Comodo Announces Mechanical Stabilization Rig

27 February 2014

British manufacturer Comodo has announced the Orbit, "the first mechanically driven, twin-grip gimbal stabilization device of its kind," the company said. Designed by Leonard Retel Helmrich for both photographers and filmmakers, the Orbit "requires no weights, motors or batteries in its balancing and operation."

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Balfour Interviews Sartorialist Schuman

27 February 2014

Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist fashion photo blog sat down at the Apple Store fora 38-minute interview with Apple Kinvara Balfour, host of Fashion In Conversation for Apple. The free video of the Apple Event is available on iTunes.

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Deals: Twenty Pct. Off Photo Mechanic March 10

26 February 2014

During the week of March 10, Camera Bits will offer Photo Mechanic, its $150 speedy ingesting software favored by press photographers, at discount prices. But to get 20 percent off during the "Speed Sale," you'll have to order on Monday. The discount drops five percent each day until Thursday, when it's just five percent.

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Around The Horn

26 February 2014

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 PhotoRescue, lighting indoor sports, an online clipping tool and iView.

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DxO Releases Optics Pro 9.1.3, ViewPoint 2.1.3

26 February 2014

DxO Labs has released Optics Pro v9.1.3 with support for the Nikon D3300, Canon M2, Panasonic FZ70 and the Samsung NX1000/NX1100.

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Nikon Issues Service Advisory for D600 dSLRs

25 February 2014

After one class action lawsuit was filed and others threatened, Nikon has issued a service advisory to owners of its D600 dSLRs to address "the appearance of tiny spots on certain of their images."

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Using A Reversing Ring

25 February 2014

Last week we caught ourselves favoring a camera body we haven't used in years over a lens we were itching to play with. We rectified that situation, boasting we could now use the lens any time we wanted. And in a subsequent edit, we even proved it by publishing a macro shot of a leaf from our apple tree.

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Nikon Announces D4S 16-Mp FX Flagship dSLR +

24 February 2014

Nikon has announced the D4S, its new FX-format flagship dSLR, improves on the D4 "with revisions to a number of features and functions, including AF performance, image quality, workflow and operation and movie recording." Among the highlights...

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Nikon Release Beta Capture NX-D

24 February 2014

Nikon has announced it is replacing Capture NX 2 with Capture NX-D, the "D" standing for Development, the company said. A beta version of the new software will be available for download "free of charge beginning Feb. 25," the company said. A final version will be released in the summer, after taking into account feedback on the beta.

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Reuters Releases The Wider Image iPad App

24 February 2014

Visual story-telling is hot right now. We've recently reviewed Storehouse and noted the launch of Inspiring Photography. Now Reuters has released The Wider Image, a free iOS app similar to its Wider Image Web site to explore visual stories by its photojournalists. We downloaded a copy to give it a spin.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool Production Release

24 February 2014

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v9.53, the first production release since v9.46 on Jan. 11. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Around The Horn

24 February 2014

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 Camera Raw 8.4 Release Candidate, Google Photos, The Image Story and Smart Objects.

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Matinee: 'Cindy Sherman -- Nobody's Here But Me'

22 February 2014

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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Adobe Adds 14 Cameras to Camera Raw 8.4 Release Candidate

21 February 2014

Four days before the rumored announcement, Adobe has added support for the Nikon D4s to Camera Raw, setting perhaps the world record for Raw file format support.

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Friday Slide Show: Princeton

21 February 2014

We call it Princeton but the official name is Princeton-by-the-Sea. You may know it as the town of the Mavericks surf competition. But more than likely, you've never heard of it. It's tiny, with fewer than 200 inhabitants, off the Cabrillo Highway.

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Priorities +

20 February 2014

Almost before we were awake this morning, we found ourselves staring at the Wollensak enlarging lens we'd put away years ago. It had been obstructing some instructional DVD cases in the drawer we reserve for them, so we pulled it out to shuffle things around.

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Pholium Updated To Version 3.0

19 February 2014

Pholium, the iOS app that builds photo books, has been updated to v3.0, "our biggest update yet," the company said. The app is "easier and faster to use with more photo sources available."

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Around The Horn

19 February 2014

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 women using cameras to talk about hunger in America, news photographer gear thefts, Google Glass etiquette and real estate photos.

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Adobe Updates Photoshop CC

19 February 2014

Adobe has issued a 194-MB update to Photoshop CC to fix over 250 bugs "discovered after Adobe Photoshop CC (14.2) software was released." The update can be accessed from the Photoshop Help menu or Creative Cloud application.

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Art Appreciation

18 February 2014

A post by David Hawtin in the Fine Art Photography Resources group we monitor on LinkedIn made an impression this morning. He shares a gallery with his wife Melody, who is a painter, and had noticed, "I much prefer it when artists come into our gallery rather than photographers." He continues...

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Around The Horn

18 February 2014

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 using a slide projector to copy slides, setting up a lens testing station, film restoration at the Criterion Collection and Kost's new course at Lynda.com.

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Two Portraits On Presidents' Day

17 February 2014

It's a national holiday and we faithfully observe national holidays. But we can't help making two observations about portraits at the expense of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the presidents we honor today.

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Matinee: 'The Magic Box'

15 February 2014

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

14 February 2014

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 Valentine's Day graphics, lenses as apps, the Fujifilm X100s and Death Valley.

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Deals: Shutterfly Celebrates Presidents' Day With 40 Pct. Off Sale

13 February 2014

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Around The Horn

12 February 2014

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 Sony camera announcements, Canon camera announcements, the Fujifilm X-T1's focus tracking performance and posterization from Sony's Raw file compression.

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Free Image Renaming Utility Available

12 February 2014

Martin J. Evans has released nefrename, a free renaming utility for Nikon image filenames, which can easily be edited to handle file-naming schemes from other manufacturers.

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Olympus Developing Two Pro Series Lenses

12 February 2014

Olympus has announced it is developing two new M.Zuiko Pro-series Micro Four Thirds lenses for release in 2015. Both new designs are dust-proof and splash-proof.

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You Must Believe In Spring

11 February 2014

We're working on a few reviews, nose-to-the-trackpad style. You'd think it would be routine for us to try something out and report on it promptly. But it seems like nothing is quite routine these days.

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Around The Horn

11 February 2014

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 developments of diverse sorts in the photographic space (got you there, eh?), more on the new Sigma sensor, an address to photography students and a discount on Krogh's new book.

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Around The Horn

10 February 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Sigma DP, the leanincollection at Getty Images, Silk-textured prints and Mike Brodie.

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Matinee: 'Robert Capa: In Love and War'

8 February 2014

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: Fort Mason

7 February 2014

Our favorite bus line is the 43 Masonic. We can catch it at the top of the hill, roll through some prehistoric San Francisco untouched by development, climb to UCSF Medical Center with views of the Golden Gate, wind through Cole Valley into the Haight, across the Panhandle and the Western Addition and Pacific Heights, then into the Presidio, out at Lombard Gate and off in the Marina.

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Around The Horn

7 February 2014

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 Panasonic GH4, new Nikon Coolpixes, sharpening speed increase in Photoshop CC and a Lensrentals valentine.

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Krogh Publishes 'Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5' +

6 February 2014

Peter Krogh, who published The DAM Book in 2005, explaining how to manage your digital assets and archive your images, has published Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5. The 3.3-GB PDF ebook is available is available as a download, DVD or printed book with DVD from The DAM Bookshop.

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Ctein Matrix Sale On Feb. 12

6 February 2014

On Feb. 12, renowned photographic printer Ctein will begin the sale of about 280 of his dye-transfer matrix sets, according to a post by Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer.

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Around The Horn

6 February 2014

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 printing digital negatives, an analysis of company financials, VSCO Cam and a food photo shoot.

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Tamron Announces 28-300mm, 16-300mm Lenses

6 February 2014

Tamron has announced two compact zoom lenses ranging from wide angle to 300mm, a 28-300mm design for full-frame dSLRs and a 16-300mm zoom for APS-C cameras.

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Ricoh Announces Rear Converter, Ruggedized Digicams

5 February 2014

Ricoh made a number of announcements late today, including a new 1.4x rear converter for Pentax K-mount lenses and several new ruggedized digicams.

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Blowin' In The Wind

4 February 2014

We were trying to find our way along the top ridge of the less traveled side of Glen Canyon, which hasn't changed much since prehistoric times (we're told). We thought the views would be interesting.

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X-Rite Announces Free February Webinars

4 February 2014

X-Rite has announced two free webinars scheduled this month, each covering new ground. The first, presented by Joe Brady, will discuss getting great color from your lab. Jane Conner-Ziser will present the second webinar covering how to conceptualize an image, refine it and select the best image for competition.

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Around The Horn

3 February 2014

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 battery technology, Kodak's patents, image forensics and Jacob Bronowski.

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Photoshop Photography Program Extended Through March

3 February 2014

Once again Adobe has extended its $9.99/month Photoshop Photography Program. The special Creative Cloud plan is now available through March 31.

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 2.3.3

3 February 2014

Brian Griffith has has released Iridient Developer 2.3.3, updating the $75 Raw image editing software for Mac OS. Griffith said the update "contains new default ICC profiles and refined camera curves for numerous models from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm and others based on major updates to my internal camera calibration tools." In addition, Raw file support has been added for the following cameras...

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Adobe Opens Third Youth Voices Awards Competition

3 February 2014

The Adobe Foundation has called for entries for the third-annual Adobe Youth Voices Awards, which recognizes digital media produced by youth ages 13-19 focused on driving social change in their communities.

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Nack Leaving Adobe For Google

3 February 2014

On his Adobe blog today, John Nack announced he is leaving Adobe to join Google's digital photography team. Nack is a former Photoshop product manager and recently was working on video and tablet apps for the company.

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Matinee: 'Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks'

1 February 2014

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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January Archived

1 February 2014

We've just updated our Archive with the 49 stories we published in January, completing Volume 3, Number 1 of Photo Corners. That includes 14 feature stories, 17 commented news stories, 11 editor's notes (which includes nine Horn pieces representing more than 36 items), two reviews and one site note.

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January

The Year Of The Horse

31 January 2014

In a multi-ethnic city, there is no shortage of celebrations. You get to enjoy, for example, more than one new year every year. As it happens, we've just turned the page to Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse.

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Around The Horn

30 January 2014

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 Sony RX10 in action, a Sony A7R teardown, Lightroom/Photosynth photowalks and Olymps OM-D accessories.

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Olympus Announces Compact E-M10, Two Stylus Digicams

29 January 2014

Introducing its smallest OM-D series mirrorless camera as "a small camera that gets the big picture," Olympus unveiled the E-M10 at $700, a significantly lower price than its two stable-mates, the $1,400 E-M1 and the $1,100 E-M5. It's "the OM-D for all," the company said.

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Around The Horn

28 January 2014

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 Contreras controversy, Kidpost, Flag and Hollywood street photography.

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Fujifilm Announces X-T1

28 January 2014

Fujfilm has announced the X-T1, its latest X-series body, featuring dSLR handling, mechanical dials and weather resistance in a die-cast magnesium body. It includes a large electronic viewfinder with such a fast display speed that the company claims it's "almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder."

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Free PDF Of Hobby's 'Lighting 101' Available

28 January 2014

Thanks to Michael Turcotte, Strobist David Hobby's Lighting 101 is now available as a PDF. Like the HTML-version of Hobby's introduction to artificial lighting using electronic flash, it's free.

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Around The Horn

27 January 2014

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 magazine contract, Lightroom 5 tethered shooting, sports photography and the iPad as a camera.

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Matinee: 'Walking With John Free'

25 January 2014

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: Morning On Twentieth St.

24 January 2014

Artie was up a pole. Our plan was to get a photo of him up the pole. He was working up there. Checking lines for the phone company.

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Around The Horn

24 January 2014

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 Phase One IQ250, Pogue on Sony, Mike Johnston and fair use.

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Pixelmater Adds 16-Bit Color With Mac Pro Support

23 January 2014

The Pixelmater team has updated its $29.99 Pixelmater image editor to version 3.1 Marble, adding 16-bit color channel processing using both of the Mac Pro GPUs simultaneously. The company said other Mac models will get 16-bit channel support in the future.

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Half Empty, Half Full

23 January 2014

This isn't what we saw in the viewfinder, of course. But what we were thinking as we squatted on the sidewalk steps to take the shot yesterday was just what you see. A classic composition.

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Around The Horn

22 January 2014

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 photo documentation of Syria torture, Sunlit, hard drives and social media marketing.

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DxO Labs Updates Both ViewPoint and FilmPack +

22 January 2014

DxO Labs has released new versions of its imaging utilities ViewPoint and FilmPack. Details of the minor updates include...

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Datacolor Announces Free Winter Photo Webinars

21 January 2014

Datacolor has announced its schedule of free webinars through March that "includes a variety of introductory and advanced webinars to demonstrate new techniques for photographers to enhance their skills."

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Around The Horn

21 January 2014

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 Brigitte Freed, Tamron 150-600mm lens, lens testing in general, camera bags and camera WiFi.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

20 January 2014

We're celebrating the holiday today with this image from 2006 of the Martin Luther King Memorial in Yerba Buena Center.

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Matinee: 'Brian Duffy: The Man Who Shot the Sixties'

18 January 2014

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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When A Publicity Still Gets Personal

18 January 2014

Photographer Jeremy Cowart had just finished shooting publicity stills for The Haves and HaveNots TV show when the actor John Schneider asked him, "Hey can you sneak a few more portraits of me?"

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A Storehouse Test Drive +

17 January 2014

When Storehouse launched earlier this week, we were anxious to give the free service a try. Imagine being able to assembly a story for the Web using text, stills and video without wrangling all the code.

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Friday Slide Show: Twin Peaks

17 January 2014

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Considering how often we've taken the trip up to Twin Peaks, it's surprising we've never presented a slide show. It is a barren bare of hills, especially as we enter severe drought conditions here. But there's a lot to see and shoot from the top of the world.

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update

17 January 2014

Apple has released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.03, a 7.2-MB download that adds Raw image compatibility for the Canon M2 to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11.

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PhoozL Announces 2013 Awards

17 January 2014

PhoozL Founder Harald Johnson has announced the winners of its 2013 PhoozL Awards "based on a point system by which PhoozL Points were awarded to photographers who were chosen as Winners or Honorable Mentions by the different contest judges in all the contests."

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CyberLink Introduces PhotoDirector 5 Deluxe

16 January 2014

CyberLink has released its $59.99 PhotoDirector 5 Deluxe, a new version in the PhotoDirector family designed "to satisfy the needs of home users and casual users."

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Nikon Announces Nikkor Milestone

16 January 2014

Nikon has annnounced it has now produced 85 million Nikkor lenses, including optics for its dSLRs, Nikon 1 system and other advanced cameras. The company produced the first Nikkor lenses in 1959 along with the Nikon F SLR.

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Adobe Tweaks Photoshop CC

16 January 2014

While today's update of Photoshop CC is making news for its 3D printing , Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects features, it also rolls in some tweaks that make life a little easier even for photographers. Those include...

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San Francisco Bay Panorama

15 January 2014

We had walked up Portola to the bend in the wide road where it turns into Market St. to shoot a handheld panorama of the city on Jan. 5, a clear day here even if the air was still stagnant. We set the Nikon D300 to Manual mode so exposure would be consistent as we swung north to south toward the sun, looking east.

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DxO Releases Optics Pro 9.1.2

15 January 2014

DxO Labs has released Optics Pro v 9.1.2 with support for the Panasonic GM-1, the Nikon 1 AW1 and the iPhone 5s.

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A Change In The Weather

14 January 2014

The dateline on this story is Jan. 14, the dead of winter. The temperature at the moment, though, is 74 degrees with a nice, intermittent breeze. A neighborhood cat, enjoying the change in weather, found some shade furnished with cool cement and took advantage of the situation.

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Wireless Storage Conclusion

14 January 2014

Well, that was fun. Apart from what seemed to be some iOS 7 WiFi connection glitches, these little gadgets can be relied on to get the job done.

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Everpix Posts Dataset

13 January 2014

After closing its photo-sharing service last year, Everpix has released its "uncensored Everpix metrics, financials and slides for your perusing" at https://github.com/everpix/Everpix-Intelligence. The documents explain...

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Adobe Extends Photoshop Photography Program Again

13 January 2014

Adobe's John Nack reports that the company has once again extended its Photoshop Photography Program. If you own "a CS3 or later Adobe product can get Photoshop, Lightroom, 20-GB of online storage and a Behance ProSite for $9.99/month until the end of February," he writes.

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Matinee: 'Bill Brandt'

11 January 2014

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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SanDisk Flash Drive

10 January 2014

The $59.99 32-GB SanDisk Flash Drive is the least expensive of the three options in this review. It functions like any other thumbdrive but adds a WiFi radio to provide external storage to your mobile devices.

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Around The Horn

10 January 2014

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 4K displays, 2014 industry projections, David Alan Jay and Romain Laurent.

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SanDisk Media Drive

9 January 2014

The $99.99 64-GB SanDisk Media Drive is also available in a 32-GB version. The Media Drive is just one option in SanDisk's Connect line of wireless media.

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Joe Nobriga's Showcase

8 January 2014

Once upon a time (there's really no other way to begin something like this), we were young and happy. The night was young, too, and we would shoot down Geary (or was it Sutter) to the Oasis Motel on Franklin, a concrete contraption whose only redeeming value was a little bar on ground level.

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Around The Horn

8 January 2014

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 Death Valley sunset, 4K displays, that Chicago lighthouse photo and a timed script solution.

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Escort MediaFlair

8 January 2014

The $99.95 MediaFlair from Escort is the company's first product other than radar detectors. It proved a well-designed and thought-out product.

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Three Wireless Storage Solutions +

8 January 2014

On the hardest decisions you have to make when buying an iOS or Android mobile device is deciding how much internal storage to buy. It doesn't help that the devices are themselves not cheap and it really doesn't help that, on top of that, internal storage is priced at a premium.

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Kelby Merges Kelby Training, NAPP Into KelbyOne

7 January 2014

Scott Kelby has merged his Kelby Training online classes and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals he founded 15 years ago into KelbyOne. Members of either program now get the additional benefits of the other for the same price they have been paying.

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Tiffen Updates Venerable Domke Bag +

7 January 2014

The Tiffen Co. has updated its instantly-recognizable, canvas Domke camera bag with four new models: the Journalist Series, the Adventurer Series, the Metro Series and Viewfinder Series.

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Around The Horn

7 January 2014

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 CES, renting vs. owning your gear, Capture One webinars and GraphicConverter.

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Flashpoint Adds Budget Studio Monolights, Lighting Kits

6 January 2014

Adorama has added a line of inexpensive AC-powered monolights in 120, 160 and 300 watt-second versions that recycle within 0.5 to 2.0 seconds with little amp draw. All of the units include a 5-amp fuse, modeling light, pre-flash test button and umbrella shaft lock. Sync can be achieved via cable of optical slave.

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Matinee: 'Andreas Feininger'

4 January 2014

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: Mount Davidson

3 January 2014

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As the new year begins, we're still battling stagnant air here with Spare the Air alerts today and tomorrow, preventing any wood burning. Not that we're complaining. The winter storms in the rest of the country are frightening.

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Remembering Dave Martin

2 January 2014

Time had expired as Dave Martin ran onto the field at the Georgia Dome to capture Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel celebrating his team's 52-48 victory over Duke.

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December Archived, Over 1.3M Pages Served

2 January 2014

With our first full year in the books, we took a moment to look back at what we've done and to think about what we can do in the year ahead.

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It's 2014!

1 January 2014

Once again, the New Year brings its own rituals here. We've taken a moment to scribble, "It's 2014!" on a Post-it note we just put up conspicuously.

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