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Volume 4

Adobe Post

Exposure X
→ Install
→ Import
→ Browse
→ Organize

Not Your Father's Photoshop

Adobe Elements 14

SilverFast 8.5 Improved

The Polaris Karat

SilverFast 8.5

Flashpoint Auto Stand

SanDisk iXpand Mobile Flash Drive

New Wrinkles In An Old Friend

Hands-On With the Phase One XF

Peak Design Straps

Kingston's MobileLite Wireless G2

Lightroom CC 2015

Getting To Work With Apple Photos

OS X And RAM

DS40 Printer

Lightroom CC 2015

Getting To Work With Apple Photos

BitTorrent Sync

DS40 Printer
→ Printing
→ Conclusion

OS X And The RAM Upgrade Issue

The New Domke Bags

A Kredo Test Drive

Happy New Year!

On The Back Streets Of Bethlehem

A Better Panorama

How To Photograph Christmas Tree Lights

If Dreams Come True

Testing, Testing...

Exposure X

An Old Storm

An HTML Video Project

Happy Thanksgiving

What A Photographer Does

Fall Color

This Afternoon's Spectacle

A Few Notes On The Jewel City Exhibit

The Rain-Washed City

Veterans Day

An Old Lesson

A Storm Rolls Through

The Golden Gate

Restoring A Damaged Print

One Cure For Ingestion

Tintypes In The Digital Age

Speaking Of Clouds...

On Shooting Sunsets

The Last Day Of Summer

Going With The Flow

The Worden Exhibit

A Difficult Shot,
A Fun Project

Animated People Watching

Before You Buy Another Camera

A Distraction

A Peek At HP's Instant Ink

HP's Paper, Ink Technology

A Slice Of Beach

Moon Over The Pacific

Homage To The Square

Tunnel Vision

Solving Two Software Problems

Infinity On Monday

It's Not All Sunshine

Bodie: A Photography Throwback

Alternately, Above The Summit

Adobe's 'No Internet Connection' Problem

At The Summit

Surfing Before The Web

Our Guide To San Francisco

Focus Is An Option

Back To Work

Life Is Full Of Detours

The Last Turners

Shooting Fireworks

Can Decay Be Beautiful?

How To Resolve A Little Volume Issue

When Only An Emporer Will Do

Site Tweak: Last Updated

Half A Million Celebrate Champs In Oakland

A Box Of Chocolates

Improving On Autofocus

Men Working...

Building A Staircase

Should You Edit Every Photo?

Memorial Day

On Redundancy

Aquatic Park Panorama

Leica And Apple And DNG! Oh My!

The Split-Toning Solution

Zooming In With A Scan

A Favorite Image Digitized

Pedal To The Metal

Two Cameras At The Museum

More On Our Lightroom CC Rotation Problem

A Modest Proposal For Museums

A Smartphone Misbehaves At The Museum

As the Bouquets Fade

Bouquets To Art 2105

Half Full, Completely Empty

Bakers Beach Sunset

Around Town

A Shot In The Dark

The Best Kind
Of Camera

Creating A Party Printing Folder

Cityscape

St. Patrick's Day

Telling Time

Portals of the Past

A Storm Passing By

Why Is This Man Smiling?

Photoshop
Turns 25

A Salute To
Bob Simon And David Carr

Day's End

Goodbye, Spell Catcher (Sob). Hello, Yosemite!

The Ideal Reader

Black & White & Red All Over?

It's 2015!

No Turkeys

Above The Clouds

Bayside

A Day Of Echoes

Ghosts

General Vallejo's Home

One Morning

On Carl Street

Garden For The Environment

Around Town

September Dahlias

The Rose Garden

Water Lilies

Glen Canyon Park

Fourth Street

Panama-Pacific International Exposition

The Bike

Time Machines

Hang Gliders

Flower Piano

Everyday Textures

'Fireworks'

Double Takes

North Beach Street Fair

Mountain Lake Park

The Botanical Garden

Prototyping Festival

Bouquets To Art

Subtle City

Easter Orchid

The Gray City

Spring In The Garden

Ocean Beach

The Dutch Windmill

Multum In Parvo

Fort Funston

A Valentine

Pirate's Cove

Il Fornaio

Sunnyside Conservatory

Mission Carmel

Tiburon

A Chihuly Selection

Stop

Lunch At Scoma's

Grabbing A Bite

St. Mary's Cathedral

Botticelli to Braque

The Secrets of Sand

The Black Dogs Project

The Nikon Creative Lighting System

The Copyright Zone

Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers

David Duncan's Century

Oxford Christmas

Annie Griffiths

Holiday Shopping in the 1950s

Conservation Photography

Preserving Memories, Preserving Files

Robert Doisneau

Arthur Tress

Sarah Hermanson Meister

The Forensic Photographer

Richard Koci Hernandez

Michael Paul Smith

Photo a Friend With Tanja Hollander

Paul Graham

Robert Wilson On Mathew Brady

Mario Testino

The Well: Covering Capitol Hill

Man With a Camera: Black Light

David Muench

Who Are You? Portrait Of A Photographer

Lois Greenfield

The Crystal Photographer

Eugène & Berenice

Oh Pluto

Six Photographs By René Burri

Rick Smolan

The Wedding Photo

Like Father,
Like Son

Jerru Uelsmann

Laura Partain

Alec Soth

Bas de Graaf

David Killeen

The Photo Man

Simon Norfolk

Sally Mann

Eric Kim Interviews

Pinhole Photography in Five Minutes

Easter Parade

NCAA College Basketball

Douglas Kirkland

Bob Krist

Undeveloped World War II Film

Blanc et Demilly

Mandelbaum's Photofest

Brian Bielmann

Peter Mathis

Eadweard Muybridge

Ted Grant

Kathy Ryan

Duane Michals

Robert Christensen

Tony Gleaton

Charles Harbutt

Harold Feinstein

Mary Ellen Mark

Dan Farrell

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December

Happy New Year!

31 December 2015

We celebrated the end of last year by passing out free hugs, a nice trick if you can get away with it. The year before we set up a pint and translated Robert Burns. This year we have once again calculated we are too young to retire.

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Tokina Announces Fast, Wide-Angle Lens +

31 December 2015

Tokina has announced a 14-20mm f2.0 wide-angle zoom in Canon and Nikon mounts designed for APS-C sensors. The equivalent crop factor for Nikon APS-C cameras is 21-30mm and 22-32mm for Canon cameras. That's a bit wider angle than the usual 18mm starting point of kit zoom lenses with an equivalent 27mm/29mm focal length.

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Around The Horn

31 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Kost's Quiet Moments, Davis' Best of 2105, Microsoft Selfie and Lea Clark.

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Around The Horn

30 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Photographer's Oil Collective, digital imagining in 2016, the best serious & entry mirrorless cameras and the implications of 5K+ monitors.

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Around The Horn

29 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 National Geographic Photo Contest winners, Korea's comfort women, Time Inc.'s contract rights grab and Jardine on holiday with headhunters.

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Around The Horn

28 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Dickey Chapelle, sensor technology, geotags and favorite cameras.

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On The Back Streets Of Bethlehem

25 December 2015

Whenever we come across a manger scene, whether it's in a church or on a lawn or under a Christmas tree, we can't help but compare it to the crypt we saw one afternoon in Bethlehem. The manger scenes are always simpler, even with their array of wise men, shepherds and livestock than what we found that day in Manger Square.

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Around The Horn

24 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at NORAD's Santa Tracker, over the top Christmas decorations, the DJO Osmo gimbal and the Ceneo Matchbox LED.

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A Better Panorama

23 December 2015

We've published a few panoramas of San Francisco here before. Somehow the subject never quite gets the justice it deserves. If it isn't the weather, it's the "atmospheric conditions."

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Around The Horn

23 December 2015

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

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DxO Releases OpticsPro Extension for OS X Photos

22 December 2015

DxO has announced the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro for OS X Photos extension for $9.99 in the Mac App Store. The extension brings the company's Raw and JPEG editing based on custom Optics modules that correct optical flaws for specific cameras and lenses.

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Around The Horn

22 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 compile a year in pictures, Affinity freebies, Corey Woodruff and a BorrowLenses discount.

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Around The Horn

21 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 slide show of Seinfeld in Washington, some lighting advice when remodeling, Live Photos on Facebook and Lauren Fleishman.

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How To Photograph Christmas Tree Lights

21 December 2015

We learned a couple of things about Christmas Tree Lights this year. So in this brief, uh, tutorial, we're passing on the two tips we wish we had known years ago.

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Around The Horn

21 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 A900 vs. the Nikon D750, the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art lens, the Nikon D5500 and Luis Fernandez.

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Matinee: 'Oxford Christmas for Nursing Home Residents'

19 December 2015

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: Ocean Beach

18 December 2015

The beach is a character. It has its moods. We know it best in the sun, being playful. But we know it's there at night, brooding. And it's there in the fog, thinking things over.

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Phase One Releases Capture One 9 Update

18 December 2015

Phase One has released its first update to its new Capture One 9 Raw converter. Version 9.0.1, available for all four run modes of the converter is a minor service release, the company said, with bug fixes and additional camera and lens support.

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Around The Horn

18 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at LaMem, Matt Alberts, free video training and how to use three monitors at one time.

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Around The Horn

17 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 most rented gear of 2015, Inklet, curating a portfolio and savings on Sigma lenses.

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Four Steps To Pretty Tweets With Adobe Post

17 December 2015

Adobe has released Adobe Post, a free iPhone-only app to help you "tell better stories" using polished themes you can share on social media. In just four steps, you can dress up any photo with text to make your point with panache.

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Exposure X: Browsing, Organizing

16 December 2015

While the import function of the standalone version of Exposure X is optional, the browsing and organizing functions are attractive approaches even if prefer other software to import and edit your images.

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Around The Horn

16 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Chinese adoptees, the Vello flash trigger, how an iPhone 6s changes things (plus an ebook on black and white photography) and a BorrowLenses deal.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile 2.1

16 December 2015

In a Lightroom Journal blog post, Josh Haftel has announced the release of Lightroom mobile 2.1 with "a bunch of new features," among which are...

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Flashpoint Expands R1 Radio Trigger System

16 December 2015

Adorama has expanded its R1 radio trigger system with two new models that support high-speed sync. The Flashpoint R1 HSS Transceivers supports both Canon and Nikon systems while the Flashpoint R1 Receiver is compatible with a wide range of lighting sources.

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Sigma Develops Clear Glass Ceramic Filter

15 December 2015

Sigma has announced the development of a clear glass ceramic filter with a water repellent coating that reflects only 0.24 percent of visible light. The scratch-resistant coating protects the filter from water, which "bounces right off," and fingerprints, which are "easily removed with a quick wipe."

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update 6.18

15 December 2015

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 6.18 for systems running El Capitan only. The update adds Raw file compatibility for the Canon M10/G5 X/G9 X, Leica SL (Typ 601), Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Sony Alpha ILCE-7S II/RX1R II.

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FAA Launches Drone Registration Site

15 December 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration has announced a Web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds including payloads such as on-board cameras. Registration is a statutory requirement that applies to all aircraft, the FAA said.

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Around The Horn

15 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 new book by Julieanne Kost, getting started with Lightroom, long iPhone exposures and backstage at The Nutcracker.

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Akvis Releases HDRFactory 5.0

15 December 2015

Akvis has announced the release of HDRFactory 5.0 with an improved method of creating high dynamic range images and a new Local Correction tool among other changes. Highlights of the new release include...

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Around The Horn

14 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at some hopeful images, the Sony FE 35mm f1.4 prime lens, the iPad Pro compared to Microsoft's alternatives and Instagram as serious play.

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Leica Updates SL Firmware

14 December 2015

Leica has released firmware update 1.2 for the Leica SL with "fundamental improvements in the camera's picture quality and handling," the company said. Highlights of the update include...

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Matinee: Annie Griffiths

12 December 2015

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: Segal's Holocaust Memorial

11 December 2015

Much of modern art is a puzzle. But there are some things you get at first glance. George Segal's Holocaust Memorial is one of them.

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Exposure X: Installation, Importing

11 December 2015

While we've published multi-part reviews for hardware before, we've never done it for a software application. Exposure X, though, merits this deeper look. So we'll present our findings in a serious of articles you can jump to using the menu on the top left on any of the reviews.

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Around The Horn

11 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Apple TV with your photos, an art buyer scam, shooting a familiar location and Tumblr's support for Live Photos.

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If Dreams Come True

10 December 2015

Three years ago today we launched Photo Corners with a simple announcement. Two years ago we reflected on that decision and the days surrounding it in Anything Your Heart Desires. And last year we waxed poetic on anniversaries in Pennies From Heaven.

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Affinity Photo 1.4 Released, Named App Of The Year

10 December 2015

Affinity Photo has been updated to version 1.4 with six extensions for Apple's Photos app including Develop, Haze Removal, Liquify, Miniature, Monochrome and Retouch. Several other new features made the release, too...

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Around The Horn

10 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at waking up as someone else, the Canon 35mm f1.4 Mark II, Sony RX1R II autofocus issues and a deal on the Orbis ring light adapter.

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Testing, Testing...

9 December 2015

With The Complete Recordings 1957-1962 of Mose Allison on the CD changer, we're digging into Alien Skin's new Exposure X image editor. We probably should have stacked the vinyl version on the Dual's spindle to really capture the mood. But when you're settling in for a long testing session, any obsolete device will do.

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Google Releases Snapseed 2.2

9 December 2015

The Snapseed team announced today on a blog post the release of Snapseed 2.2 for both Android and iOS. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, there are a few new features...

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Around The Horn

9 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Apple Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter, a new edition of Photographers Quarterly, Emilio Chuliá Soler and a pretty photo of a meeting.

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Around The Horn

8 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Tamron f1.8 VC prime lenses, the top 100 AP photos of the year, an appraisal of DNG and a BorrowLenses discount.

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Alien Skin Software Introduces Ambitious Exposure X

7 December 2015

Alien Skin has released Exposure X, a $149 standalone image editor that can also be run as a plug-in to Photoshop CS6 or later or Lightroom 6 or later. The new software application replaces and greatly extends Exposure 7, the company's popular film emulation and special effects software. Exposure X adds tools designed to quickly organize, edit and enhance your images.

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Dropbox To Shut Down Carousel

7 December 2015

In a blog post today Dropbox announced it will shut down Carousel, its photo sharing service, as well as Mailbox. "With both, we aspired to extend the simplicity of Dropbox to other parts of our users' lives," the post noted.

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Not Your Father's Photoshop

7 December 2015

The new sign-on screen -- Paradise in the Future by Ruben Alvarez -- is a hint. This version of Photoshop is turning away from the detritus of the past and stepping into a radiant future.

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Adobe Releases Free Lightroom Mobile For Android 1.4

7 December 2015

In a blog post on the Lightroom Journal, Josh Haftel has announced the immediate availability of Lightroom Mobile for Android 1.4. Like the iOS version, the Android version is free.

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Around The Horn

7 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at top news photos of 2015, Photoshop's recoded Oil Paint filter, creative iPhone photos and ringl + pit.

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Boinx Release PhotoWall+ For Apple TV

7 December 2015

Boinx Software has announced the release of PhotoWall+ for tvOS with PhotoWall+ Camera, a companion iOS app, using the capabilities of the new Apple TV App Store to feed pictures taken with the iOS app directly to a monitor connected to an Apple TV 4.

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Matinee: Holiday Shopping in the 1950s

5 December 2015

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: El Toreador

4 December 2015

We've been going to El Toreador since we moved into this neighborhood over 12 years ago. Despite the temptation, we've never taken any photos in there. Until last weekend, that is, when the bright idea of using our small iPhone to capture the view from our table finally occurred to us.

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LaserSoft Imaging Releases SilverFast 8.8

4 December 2015

LaserSoft Imaging has released version 8.8 of SilverFast, its scanning software compatible with devices from many manufacturers. New features include SRDx to remove dust and scratches using a new approach, a new History function and an optional Hot-Folder feature.

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Around The Horn

4 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Venice in the fog, Lightroom for the Web, Google's Cardboard Camera app and a chance to ask copyright questions.

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An Old Storm

3 December 2015

A storm passed through today but we had our nose to the grindstone, our fingertips to the chicklets, our mind on a few reviews. And our ears were busy too with another briefing. So we didn't get out until sunset.

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Around The Horn

3 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at volcanic ghost villages, 10-bit channel support in Photoshop, Day One and the Sony A7R II.

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Deadline Looms For Average Joe Photo Show +

2 December 2015

Now that we're deep into the holiday season, full of mirth and joy, we thought we'd sound the alarm for the Average Joe Photo Show deadline. You (amateur or pro) have only until Dec. 31 to submit your photo taken with a mobile device and featuring "a human figure" showing "a meaningful connection."

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Phase One Acquires Mamiya, Establishes Phase One Japan

2 December 2015

Phase One has announced the acquisition of Mamiya Digital Imaging, with which it has had a close relationship. At the same time, the company appointed Makoto Honda as the president of the newly-formed Phase One Japan.

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Around The Horn +

2 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jen Pollack Bianco, the Optimize Mac Storage option in Apple Photos, backing up your online assets and Sunsetwx.

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 3.0.7

1 December 2015

Iridient Developer 3.0.7 was released this afternoon with a workaround for potential posterization issues on Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan) involving the Vibrance, Shadows (Neighborhood Adaptive) and Highlights (Neighborhood Adaptive) adjustments. Also fixed is an issue where the Clarity adjustment was not being correctly saved to preset or settings files when the value was negative.

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Around The Horn

1 December 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 CC 2015.1, Newburgh, Nathan Benn and the Koolertron pan and tilt head.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Video Updates Released

1 December 2015

Adobe has announced updates to its Creative Cloud video tools are now available for download. Originally presented at IBC and Adobe MAX earlier this fall, today's updates include significant advancements for the full set of video apps including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC and the addition of video content to Adobe Stock.

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November Archived

1 December 2015

We're pleased to announce we've just archived Volume 4 Number 11, the November edition of Photo Corners. That completes three years or 36 issues of this daily publication.

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November

Adobe Updates Creative Cloud Desktop Applications

30 November 2015

Adobe has shipped its latest Creative Cloud desktop updates and announced new developments across its portfolio of creative tools and technologies. Those include...

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DxO One Firmware Update 1.2 Announced

30 November 2015

DxO has announced the first major firmware update for its DxO One iPhone camera accessory. The version 1.2 update, will introduce new camera controls, won't be released until "early December," however.

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An HTML Video Project +

30 November 2015

It started out as a simple idea. We just wanted a short clip of her far-away father wishing Joyce a happy birthday. It was the best gift idea we could possibly have had.

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Around The Horn

30 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Leibovitz's Pirelli Calendar, a pop-up book that's really a camera, the Sigma 20mm f1.4 prime lens and Johnston's Vive La France Turnely print sale.

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Matinee: 'On Being a Conservation Photographer'

28 November 2015

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: No Turkeys

27 November 2015

You were expecting, perhaps, leftovers? Well, no turkey here. No turkeys, in fact. Although this set from 2011 taken at the San Francisco Zoo started out as nothing but turkeys.

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Around The Horn for Black Friday

27 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across 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 Adorama, B&H, Lynda.com, Rock Nook, Canon, LaserSoft Imaging and OWC, among others.

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Happy Thanksgiving

26 November 2015

The Pilgrims didn't wring their hands over whether to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family or their friends. The starched collars sat down together with the loincloths, as any elementary school kid can tell you. It was the start of one big happy blockbuster reality telenovela.

Skip a few hundred years and insert the marvels of technology. We can fly thousands of miles in a few hours to be home. We can again afford to drive a few hundred. We can even be in the room even when we're not in the room with Skype and FaceTime.

We can once again be together.

There is dread in this. And joy. Blood and tears. White meat, dark meat. Yams and sweet potatoes. Pumpkin and pecan pies. Both.

Fortunately it always ends the same way. Belts loosened and eyes drooping, everyone gets drowsy and falls harmlessly asleep. Some blame the turkey, others the football, but it's inevitable.

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What A Photographer Does +

25 November 2015

We were having a pint with Jack Handey the other day when things got silly. "What is it you actually do?" he asked us.

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Seim Announces Power Workflow 5

25 November 2015

Gavin Seim has announced Power Workflow 5, a complete rewrite of his extensive collection of Lightroom plug-ins. The suite will be available through Monday for $39, a 50 percent discount on the regular price. Existing customers eligible for an upgrade were emailed an offer earlier.

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Fall Color

24 November 2015

Fooled you. When we say "fall color" around here, we aren't talking about the leaves turning color as the light gets rationed. We're talking about cropping.

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Custom SLR Kickstarts Slim Strap

24 November 2015

Custom SLR has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a thin leather strap with its Quick-adjust slider technology. This is the sixth Kickstarter campaign the company has launched.

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Around The Horn

24 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 contests, Waterlogued Venice, two 20mm primes and two BorrowLenses deals.

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This Afternoon's Spectacle

23 November 2015

It was getting a little chilly in the bunker this afternoon so we climbed up to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee. But before we could find our empty cup, we saw billowing clouds passing south on the Pacific.

And they were moving fast.

So we clambered back downstairs to grab a camera and ran back up checking our ISO, aperture and shutter speed. By the time we returned to the window, things had developed a bit further.

We could see a break in the clouds between the Eucalyptus trees on the right side so we waited for it to move south. The sun was somewhere behind them, casting its rays through the clouds to Ocean Beach.

We took our normal horizontal shots of the scene but then we wanted to both zoom closer and still see the blue sky at the top of the image. So we switched to portrait orientation to take this shot.

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Two Site Tweaks: Gift Cards, Phone CSS

23 November 2015

We've introduced two tweaks to the site this week worth a word of explanation. The first is our sponsored gift card links. The second is a work in progress that's progressing nicely enough to be useful already.

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Luminous Landscape Moves To Membership Model

23 November 2015

In a post published today by CEO Kevin Raber titled A New Change For Luminous-Landscape , Luminous Landscape announced it will launch a "new site membership program" on Nov. 30 for $12 a year. Raber explained the deal...

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A Few Notes On The Jewel City Exhibit

23 November 2015

Yesterday we dropped by the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park to take in Jewel City, an exhibit of some of the art displayed at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. The show runs through Jan. 10, 2016.

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Around The Horn

23 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Adorama's unusual gift guides, a Toshiba repair horror story, PowerPhotos and GIMP turns 20.

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Matinee: 'Preserving Memories, Preserving Files'

21 November 2015

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: Above The Clouds

20 November 2015

Today, we've heard, is the busiest travel day of the year. If you're packing, have a good trip. If you're sticking around (like we are), you can pretend. Today's slide show can help no matter what you're doing.

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Adobe To Shut Down Revel

20 November 2015

In an email to Revel users today, Adobe announced it will shut down the service on Feb. 23, 2016. The email also provides a link to the Adobe Revel Downloader to "help you download all of your Revel libraries to your computer."

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Around The Horn

20 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at two slide shows at the Atlantic, living in public housing, an AdoramaPix flash sale and two discounts from LensRentals.

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Leica Announces New Leica M (Typ 262)

19 November 2015

Leica has announced a Leica M that "stands for the M philosophy in its purest form" by including only essential photographic functions. The Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder features a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor but skips movie recording and Live View. With just Manual and Aperture Priority options, the shooting menu is only two pages. A dedicated button sets white balance.

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Around The Horn

19 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at freeing space on Google's cloud, Otto Steinert, arbitration for photographers and Canon's 100 tips.

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UC Berkeley To Offer Minor In Journalism

18 November 2015

For the first time in 35 years, the University of California at Berkeley will be offering an undergraduate degree in journalism. The new Minor in Journalism, which will first be offered in June 2016, has been developed in partnership with UC Berkeley Summer Sessions to encourage enrollment by students even if they have no plans for a career in the field.

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The Traffic Collection Launched By 24x7

18 November 2015

Exclusively available from Adorama, 24x7 launched its Traffic Collection of camera bags and holsters. The collection of six different styles includes the Holster M, the Holster S, the Messenger S, the Pouch, the Shoulder and the Sling.

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Around The Horn

18 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hiroji Kubota, Hogan on Nikon, your rights as a photographer and a review of Apple Photos extensions.

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Google Photos Update Manages Local Storage

17 November 2015

According to a post by John Nack, the latest Google's Photo update "makes it easy to reclaim space on your phone."

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Not A Great Start... +

17 November 2015

After downloading and installing today's update to Lightroom, we were greated with this error message...

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Around The Horn

17 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Tim Tai, Thein's "natural" vignettes, customer service and the Sony World Photography Awards.

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Adobe Releases Revised Lightroom Update

17 November 2015

Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 on Adobe.com. "The goal of this release," the company said, "is to provide additional camera Raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. This release also restores the Import experience available prior to Lightroom 6.2."

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The Rain-Washed City

16 November 2015

Sometimes you have to let the office chair swivel all by itself. Today was one of those times. We laced up our boots and hiked around Twin Peaks to the northern side to see what was cooking.

Turns out, it was the best time to do that. It was just after it had rained. Well, a couple of days after anyway.

We shot this in Aperture Priority mode so we could sharpen the scene with an f8 aperture at 1/250 second and ISO 200. We used a circular polarizer on our zoom, which was racked out to 48mm, a slight telephoto on the Nikon D300.

But that was wide enough to see both sides of the two buildings we were shooting through. We knew, as we composed the image, that we were going to do some iron chef-like cropping to make this a very narrow image.

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Adorama, Canon Support Heart Gallery NYC

16 November 2015

Adorama and Canon have donated 25 Canon PowerShot G7-X digicams and photography training to 14 homeless people in support of the Heart Gallery NYC and the NYC Department of Homeless Services initiative "Through the Eyes of the Homeless."

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Around The Horn

16 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at famous sites in France's colors, thinking about gear, Photoshop Fix in the field and an interesting photo exhibit in Italy.

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Matinee: Robert Doisneau

14 November 2015

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: Bayside

13 November 2015

We had to wonder what we had been thinking in 2008 when, a new Nikon D300 strapped to our wrist, we wandered along the side of the city that meets the bay. It was late in the morning and we were in the company of several other local journalists gathered together by Nikon to show off their new dSLR.

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Eora 3D Kickstarts Smartphone 3D Scanning

13 November 2015

Not long ago," Eora 3D explains on its Kickstarter page, "we needed a 3D scanner that was both affordable and highly-precise, but we were tired of waiting on others to build one, so we built one ourselves." With five days to go to make their $80,000 goal, the project has so far been pledged $581,704. Apparently they aren't alone.

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Around The Horn

13 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 gift guide for photographers from Apple, Lois Greenfield, a Thein monochrome photoessay and rare photos of Peking.

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Around The Horn

12 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Alive for managing Live Photos, a Magnum print sale ending tomorrow, what to do with Mary Ellen Mark's FM2 and an Adorama Pix deal on metal prints.

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PPA Survey: Over 40 Pct. Don't Make Prints

12 November 2015

According to a survey by Professional Photographers of America, 42 percent of people aged 30 to 44 are no longer printing photographs or creating photo albums. In fact, the survey found, 67 percent store their photos solely in digital form on a computer or phone.

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Eyefi Acquires OKDOTHIS

12 November 2015

Eyefi has announced it has acquired OKDOTHIS, an app and online community designed to get you out of the rut of taking the same picture over and over again by providing a specific idea of what subjects to shoot and what mood, topic, theme or attribute to highlight.

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Veterans Day

11 November 2015

We visited the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the explanation of why today's holiday skips the apostrophe.

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Around The Horn

11 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 iPad Pro as laptop replacement, Gordon Parks v. Life Magazine, Michele Sons and ambiguous images.

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Breakthrough Introduces Sharp, Neutral Circular Polarizer

10 November 2015

There are nine days to go in Breakthrough Technology's Kickstarter campaign for its no-compromise X3 CPL circular polarizer. The $50 discount from list is sold out but the $40 discount for 39mm, 46mm, 49mm, 52mm, 58mm and 62mm sizes are still available.

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Leica Dresses D-Lux In Solid Gray For The Holidays

10 November 2015

Leica announced an alternate, two-toned look for its D-Lux (Typ 109) that not only dresses the compact in two-tone gray with a gray enameled body and silver lens but extends the look to a silver CF D flash and a matching custom strap.

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Site Tweak: A Calendar

10 November 2015

We receive a lot of interesting news releases about gallery and museum openings around the country. We'd like to publish them because the work they point out always give us something to think about. But we've never really had a smart way of passing them along to you. Until now.

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Around The Horn

10 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Brian Storm, Zeiss Milvus lenses, the Platypod Pro and image adjustments as Photoshop smart filters.

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A Long Day

9 November 2015

It's been a long day around here. Thunderstorms set the tone this morning. So we made a cup of coffee and parked ourselves at the keyboard, getting the news up first.

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Around The Horn

9 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at getting accurate color prints from a lab, a three-axis gimbal for your smartphone, Venice in monochrome and Cinzia Bolognesi.

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LucidCam Announces Stereo 3D 180° VR Camera

9 November 2015

With the NY Times distributing over a million Google Cardboard VR devices, you might be wondering how one might capture VR. The LucidCam Indiegogo project provides an answer to that question with what it calls the "world's first consumer 3D VR camera." The $299 point-and-shoot VR camera has two 180-degree lenses and two microphones to instantly capture fully immersive photos and videos.

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Oberwerth Kickstarts Campaign For Designer Bag for Women

9 November 2015

The German camera bag company Oberwerth has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Kate, a $299 leather all-in-one bag with a camera insert designed to appeal to women with its "outstanding quality, stunning craftsmanship and sustainable, responsible production."

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Matinee: 'Tresspassing: A Portrait Of Arthur Tress'

7 November 2015

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

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Friday Slide Show: A Day Of Echoes

6 November 2015

Thursday was going to be, we knew when we closed the book on Wednesday, a particularly somber day. It would mark 10 years since Dad passed away.

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Around The Horn

6 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Fred Mortagne, the Olloclip Macro Pro lens, 2016 calendars of restored historic photos and a slide show of vintage crab photos.

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Eizo Launches ColorEdge Ambassador Program

6 November 2015

Eizo has announced a new program in which it will collaborate with professional creatives "to share their insights, experiences and passions with the graphics community."

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Snapseed 2.1 For iOS Released

5 November 2015

The Snapseed team has announced an update for the iOS version of Google's image editing app, highlighted by a new image picker. Among the other refinements are...

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 3.0.6

5 November 2015

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.6 today. The update includes a fix for a critical crashing bug introduced in the prior version that affected some DNG images that had been created automatically on import by recent versions of Lightroom. The update also includes support for new Raw camera models including the Canon G5 X/G9 X/M10, the Leica SL (Typ 601) and the Sony RX1R II.

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Quarto Publishes 'The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry'

5 November 2015

Kenneth Libbrecht, a professor of physics at Caltech who studies the molecular dynamics of crystal growth, has authored a couple of books on snowflakes. But this is the first he's co-authored with his wife Rachel Wing, a park ranger in Monrovia, Calif.

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Around The Horn

5 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at more National Geographic contest submissions, vintage New York City photos, photos as evidence and wedding photography.

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Deals: Adorama Flashpoint, Glow Products Sale

4 November 2015

Adorama has reduced prices on its Flashpoint and Glow lighting accessories through the end of the year. Many (but not all) of the items include free shipping.

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Around The Horn

4 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at headshots, Kitty de Jong, using a Manfrotto Xtreme pole for a new perspective and copyright infringement options for unregistered images.

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An Old Lesson

3 November 2015

Any picture is worth a lot of words. But this one can tell a few stories too. We're telling you just one of them today. It's the first lesson we ever learned as a photographer. And that makes it an old lesson.

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Around The Horn

3 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at mirrorless camera design, the Tilbakeblikk project, Bamako Encounters and what Mary Ellen Mark did for John Irving's latest novel.

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A Storm Rolls Through

2 November 2015

We got our wish. A storm rolled through today. At sunset, this was all that was left of it. A dark cloud over the fog hanging off the coast.

We captured it with a Nikon D300 and 18-200mm Nikkor at f8.0, 1/15 second and ISO 720 with -2/3 EV in Aperture Priority mode. And still we might have underexposed it a bit more.

But that's why we shoot Raw.

We remembered the deep blue layers of sky and the faint golden glow above the fog. When we pulled up the image in Adobe Camera Raw, we saw gray where the gold should have been.

All we had to do was tone down the Highlights a bit and the gold came back.

We added Clarity to sharpen up the midtones and opened the Shadows a bit before adding a little contrast. Subtle adjustments that won us over as we tweaked each slider.

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Deals: Nikon Reduces 25 Nikkor Lens Prices

2 November 2015

Nikon has reduced the price of 25 of its Nikkor lenses today and increased the price of one. The 18-200mm DX zoom went up $50 to $646.95 while the 18-300mm DX zoom was reduced from $896.95 to $696.95.

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Around The Horn

2 November 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Philippe Halsman's jump shots, Aerial, the Cinque Terre via Harold Davis' iPhone 6s and a stolen camera returned.

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October Archived

2 November 2015

With PhotoPlus Expo prompting a number of product announcements, we ramped up our coverage to 84 stories in October at Photo Corners, which we've archived as Volume 4, Number 10 in our archive.

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October

Matinee: Sarah Hermanson Meister

31 October 2015

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

31 October 2015

Only a public service announcement (of the most significant kind) would oblige us to interrupt a holiday like Halloween (or the weekend, for that matter). But you might want to stay up with a Snickers or two before you hit the sack tonight. The occasion? 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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Friday Slide Show: Ghosts

30 October 2015

We rode the T through the tunnel and along the Embarcadero Thursday morning on our way to TEDx San Francisco to hear Vincent Laforet talk about Air, his new book of aerial photographs. That would be the vertical version: tunnel to helicopter.

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Around The Horn

30 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 24-70mm f2.8, shooting wide-angle, Adobe Slate and two Rocky Nook deals.

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Soth Hopes To Turn An RV Into A Mobile Art School

29 October 2015

Photographer Alec Soth, recently featured in our Saturday Matinee series, wants to turn a used RV into an art school on wheels with The Winnebago Workshop, a Kickstarter project.

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Around The Horn

29 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at portraits of four women who murdered, a Watershot Kickstarter campaign, a photo of the iceberg that sank the Titanic and tips on taking Halloween photos.

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New Leica T Firmware Released

29 October 2015

Leica has released firmware update 1.4 for its Leica T with improved performance, including instant Live View, more responsive touchscreen control and faster autofocus. The update also expands the T's lens compatiblity, allowing it the use the new Leica SL lenses.

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Stein Trust To Make Major Gift To National Gallery of Art

29 October 2015

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has announced the Stephen G. Stein Employee Benefit Trust has promised a major gift of rare, vintage prints of 83 important works in honor of the 25th anniversary of the museum's photography collection and program.

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Snapseed Update Supports DNG On Android

28 October 2015

In a blog post today, Google Product Manager of Digital Photography John Nack announced the Android version of Snapseed 2.1 can now edit DNG images.

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Around The Horn

28 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 20 award-winning images, sensors clipping violet light, Thein's take-down problem and a BorrowLenses discount.

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2016 World Photographic Cup Opens

28 October 2015

The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America and the Federation of European Photographers, has announced 28 countries on four continents will begin squaring off today in the Olympics of photography. The national teams will be vying to win the cup from two-time defending winner Team USA.

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The Golden Gate

27 October 2015

We don't lack for drama around here. This recent shot from Twin Peaks looks north at the Golden Gate. You can see the bridge poking into those fluffy white clouds if you look closely.

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Around The Horn

27 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at safe haven in Iraq, XQD memory card speed, a take-down notice for your own images and phlow.

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Peachpit To Publish Cheng's Drone Book

27 October 2015

Peachpit has announced it will publish Eric Cheng's Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones later this month.

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Around The Horn

26 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 two Nikkor lens designers, the Leica SL, Sony's acquisition of Toshiba's sensor business and an evening with Alison Rossiter.

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Library Of Congress Acquires Dawson Collection

26 October 2015

The Library of Congress has acquired 681 photographs from The Public Library: An American Commons, a photographic survey by Robert Dawson of public libraries in the United States. It's the Library's largest acquisition of library photography since the early 1900s.

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Matinee: 'The Forensic Photographer'

24 October 2015

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: General Vallejo's Home

23 October 2015

There is something about General Mariano Vallejo's Home just down the street from the main square in Sonoma, Calif. that sticks with you. We've been going there for years. And not just to tour the estate. Sometimes we just bring a picnic lunch and pretend we own the place.

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Restoring A Damaged Print

23 October 2015

We chose those words in our headline very carefully. This job involved a physical print, not an amorphous photo, and it had a big tear in it, among other things. So the job was to restore it not just retouch it.

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Around The Horn

23 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at PhotoPlus Expo, f1.4 lens design, the Leica SL and using Google Photos in a time of grief.

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Ad Council Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

22 October 2015

The Ad Council today launched I Am A Witness, a new round in the on-going campaign against bulling. The idea for the new initiative grew from The Bully Project Mural in 2014, in which Adobe, The Bully Project and Behance encouraged people to share their experiences with bullying through art and stories. Now they're being asked "to speak up, call out bad behavior, be a friend and put an end to it," according to a blog post today by Adobe.

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X-Rite Extends ColorChecker Series Into Video

22 October 2015

X-Rite has introduced two new products in its ColorChecker series: ColorChecker Video and ColorChecker Passport Video targets. The new ColorChecker products "reduce video editing time, improve color balance control, make it easier to match multiple cameras and simplify editing for mixed lighting conditions," the company said.

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Eyefi To Host Cowart Workflow Webinar

22 October 2015

Eyefi has announced it will host Workflow for Photographers, a free 60-minute webinar with Jeremy Cowart.

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Epson: Legacy Art Papers, P-Series Ships, Permanence Results

22 October 2015

Designed in collaboration with many of the world's greatest artists, Epson has announced Epson Legacy Papers for those who intend to exhibit and sell their prints, both to art collectors and investors. Working closely with revered European papermakers, galleries and chemical engineers to develop the finest papers available, the new papers produce outstanding black density and color fidelity, along with exceptional archival properties required for collectible works of fine art, the company said.

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Think Tank Photo Announces Lily Deanne Shoulder Bags

22 October 2015

After a decade interviewing women professional photographers and a year-and-a-half developing the bag, camera bag designer Lily Fisher and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice have produced the Lily Deanne line of stylish camera bags for women photographers from Think Tank Photo.

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Around The Horn

21 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 E Mount lens tests, the principles of depth of field clarified, Janet Delaney's new work and illegal photos of Wyoming.

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Lensbaby Announced Composer Pro With Edge 50 Optic

21 October 2015

Lensbaby has announced the new Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic, a 50mm f3.2 metal-bodied tilt lens.

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Western Digital To Acquire SanDisk

21 October 2015

Western Digital and SanDisk have announced an agreement for Western Digital to acquire all the outstanding shares of SanDisk for a combination of cash and stock. The offer values SanDisk common stock at $86.50 per share or a total equity value of approximately $19 billion.

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Phase One Releases First XF Feature Update

21 October 2015

Phase One has released the first feature update for its XF medium format camera, which we reviewed with some enthusiasm in June for its "elegant and modular physical design enhanced with gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers under the control of a new camera operating system that promises a sophistication we just haven't seen before in any photographic tool."

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Canon Announces Pro-1000 17-Inch Printer

21 October 2015

Canon has announced the imagePrograf Pro-1000, a 17-inch large format, fine arts printer with a new print head, new ink set and a new image processing engine. The company said the Pro-1000 is the first in a new series of imagePrograf printers which will be identified with a red line across the front of the printer, echoing the company's L-series lenses.

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Google Photos Celebrates Over 100M Active Users

20 October 2015

Google Photos is celebrating its upcoming five-month anniversary by announcing it has over 100 million monthly active users. That's just the first of Eleven Things to Know about Google Photos product manager Chris Perry reports in his blog post.

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Leica Introduces Leica SL Mirrorless System

20 October 2015

Leica has introduced its SL mirrorless system with a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor matched to its Maestro II series of image processors with a 2-GB buffer to capture 11 frames per second. Fast autofocus, ISO to 50,000, a high-resolution EVF and a touch screen highlight the new design.

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update 6.17

20 October 2015

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Update 6.17 with support for five new Raw formats in OS X El Capitan.

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Around The Horn

20 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Maialetti, Derechoe camera bags, subway candids and the history of photography in a thousand words.

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DOT Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

19 October 2015

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta have announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations by Nov. 20 for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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Around The Horn

19 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at staging news photos, the Eizo CG318-4K, Sony A7R II's uncompressed Raw and two photo books on Kodak.

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Matinee: Richard Koci Hernandez

17 October 2015

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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Lightroom To Revert To Previous Import Interface

16 October 2015

In Lightroom 6.2 Import Update published on the Lightroom Journal blog today, Product Manager Tom Hogarty announced that the team has decided to "restore the previous import experience."

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Friday Slide Show: One Morning

16 October 2015

We've been getting up in the dark lately. By the time the sun has risen, we have been spinning around in our office chair gathering the news and putting together the stories we post every day at Photo Corners.

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Sigma Unveils World's First 20mm f1.4 Prime

16 October 2015

Sigma has expanded its full-frame Art lens line-up with the world's first 20mm f1.4 prime. The new ultra-wide angle lens is compatible with Sigma's USB Dock, joining the other f1.4 Art primes: the 24mm, 35mm and 50mm.

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Around The Horn

16 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 coming Photoshop feature, the Panasonic FZ1000, a warning about leaving gear in parked cars and PhotoMath.

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Around The Horn

15 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at two beautiful cars, the W. Eugene Smith Grants, Karen Vikke and a JDI for Adobe.

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Eizo Raises Bar With Color Accuracy Certification

15 October 2015

Eizo has announced four of its monitors have been certified by TÜV Rheinland for color accuracy. The four products, the first ever to be certified, are the ColorEdge CG318-4K, CG248-4K, CG277 and CG247.

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Pixelmater 3.4 Released With El Capitan Support

15 October 2015

Pixelmater has been updated with "full support for OS X El Capitan, the new Split View feature and a powerful, Metal-based Photos Extension together with a range of other improvements and fixes," according to a blog post today on the Pixelmater site.

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Remembering Hilla Becher

15 October 2015

The German photographer Hilla Becher and her husband Bernd collaborated on a different kind of photography. Everything was shot the same. From the same vantage point, using the same lens on the same film on the same 8x10 view camera at the same time of the same cloudless day with no people around in black and white. Only the subject would change.

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 3.0.5

14 October 2015

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.5 with "support for all the latest RAW camera models, expanded support for some uncommon DNG v1.4 format options, bug fixes and general performance improvements," according to Brian Griffith, the developer.

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Epson Sponsors Smithsonian's 'Wilderness Forever' Exhibition

14 October 2015

Epson has announced its sponsorship of the 20th anniversary Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition. Epson is the Printer and Paper Partner for the 5,000 square foot exhibition featuring 20 years of nature's finest moments and celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography.

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Sony Announces Palm-Sized RX1R II With 42-Mp Sensor, EVF +

14 October 2015

Sony has updated its 2013 RX1 and RX1R full-frame, fixed-lens cameras with the palm-sized Cyber-shot RX1R II. The new model uses the same 42.2-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor as the Sony A7R II. The fixed lens is a fast f2.0 35mm Carl Zeiss Sonar T* optic and the XGA OLED viewfinder is retractable, as on the RX100 IV.

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Zeiss Introduces Otus 28mm f1.4 Prime

14 October 2015

Zeiss has added a fast 28mm prime lens to its Otus line-up in Canon and Nikon mounts. Like the other members of the family, the new wide angle lens has an inner focusing, a dial window and the well-known yellow labeling of the dials.

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Plustek Announces Memory Machine +

14 October 2015

Plustek's new ePhoto Z300 is designed to do just one thing: digitize your photos without scratching or harming them. But unlike a flatbed scanner, it features a roller-fed mechanism to process your prints.

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Around The Horn

14 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Billy the Kid, Apple's new iMacs, the reaction to the Canon M10 and a Canon Pro printer rebate.

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Two Brothers Design A Backpack To Cope

13 October 2015

Ryan and Spencer Cope have designed a unique backpack that works as well on a photo shoot as a daily commute. Pronounced "provoke," the PRVKE Pack is currently a Kickstarter project with half its goal reached and 23 day left.

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Around The Horn

13 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at tilt shift lenses, printing from your iPhone, shooting sports and a BorrowLenses deal.

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Canon Announces Mirrorless M10, Two Lenses +

13 October 2015

Canon announced its mirrorless M10 with two new lenses covering the 15mm to 200mm range. Compact, with WiFi and NFC, Full HD movies, an LCD that can flip up for selfies with a Self Portrait mode to smooth skin, the camera is unabashedly designed to appeal to smartphone photographers on social media.

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Canon Announces PowerShot G5 X, G9 X With One-Inch Sensors +

13 October 2015

Canon has announced the fourth and fifth in its series of large-sensor PowerShot digicams designed to appeal to professionals looking for a convenient pocket camera and enthusiasts who want improved image quality.

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Happy Holiday

12 October 2015

Today is a national holiday in the United States. It goes by several names but whatever it's called, some companies just don't bother to honor it.

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Adobe Issues Lightroom Update

10 October 2015

Adobe has issued a Lightroom CC/6 update to fix "crashing and performance issues." The company also issued an unusual apology on Lightroom Journal "for the quality of the Lightroom 6.2 release."

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Matinee: 'Michael Paul Smith's Elgin Park'

10 October 2015

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: On Carl Street

9 October 2015

One bright sunny afternoon we found ourselves wandering west on Carl Street, where William Saroyan wrote The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapese. That would be 348 Carl St., if you're in the neighborhood, the upstairs of a stately pair of flats built in 1908.

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Book Bag: The Secrets of Sand

9 October 2015

Sand doesn't talk. It knows how to keep a secret. But in The Secrets of Sand, authors Gary Greenberg, Carol Kiely and Kate Clover let the sand out of the bag.

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X-Rite Free Webinar Features Copyright Zone Guys

9 October 2015

X-Rite has announced its free webinar Welcome to the Copyright Zone with photographer Jack Reznicki and attorney Ed Greenberg will be held Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. PDT.

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Around The Horn

9 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Austin Mann's iPhone 6s review, the Light Camera, a drone Law Brown likes and where the IMG tag came from.

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Adobe Releases MAX Sneak Peaks Videos

8 October 2015

Earlier this week at Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference, Adobe shared sneak previews of several innovative technologies currently in development. While none of these features are available in Adobe's current tools, these technologies often eventually do find their way into products.

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Around The Horn

8 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 lens firmware issues, a strategy to avoid obsolescence, the Canon Pro-100 and a Topaz Labs webinar with Harold Davis.

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One Cure For Ingestion

7 October 2015

Every time you copy images captured on your camera to your hard drive, you are suffering ingestion. Small microbes residing on your system gobble up your images as soon as they appear on your desktop, digesting them and eliminating them in one or another place for you to dispose of.

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Laforet To Address TEDx San Francisco Oct. 29

7 October 2015

Photographer Vincent Laforet will be one of 23 experts, innovators and artists appearing at TEDx San Francisco on Oct. 29 at Pier 70. Images from Laforet's AIR series, which began as an assignment for a magazine article about psychology, have been seen by 50 million people and the book will be available at the conference.

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DNP Enhances WPS-1 Software

7 October 2015

DNP released an update to its wireless printer server software that adds support for more print sizes and features increased saturation for more vibrant output.

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Plustek Announces OpticFilm 135 Film Scanner

7 October 2015

Plustek has announced the OpticFilm 135, a film scanner tailored for home users and based on its OpticFilm 120, which we reviewed on release in 2013. While the OpticFilm 120 scanned film up to medium format sizes, the OpticFilm 135 only handles 35mm film and slides.

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Around The Horn

7 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 2015 National Geographic Magazine Photo Contest, Story's 10th Anniversary Show, a Lynda.com deal and a BorrowLenses deal.

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George Eastman House Becomes George Eastman Museum

6 October 2015

The George Eastman Museum announced its new name today as it launched a new Web site. The new name "better conveys our core identity as a dynamic institution with world-class collections in the fields of photography and cinema," said Bruce Barnes, the Ron and Donna Fielding Director, in an email announcing the change.

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Tintypes In The Digital Age

6 October 2015

We've been wondering why we're seeing so many modern photographers devote themselves to the wet collodion process. After all, it's the digital age. What are these people doing fooling around with chemicals?

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Ikigai Introduces Rival Backpack With Inner Camera Cell

6 October 2015

Ikigai has introduced its Rival backpack featuring a unique camera cell that can be reconfigured and even removed from the backpack to drop into a different case.

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Epson Introduces SureColor P400 As R2000 Replacement

6 October 2015

Epson has announced the SureColor P400, the latest in its revamped 13-inch printer line. Priced at $599 to please enthusiasts who may not print regularly, the P400 replaces the R2000. It uses the same ink but the inkset has been renamed from Hi-Gloss 2 to simply HG2 to avoid the impression it's only for glossy paper.

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Speaking Of Clouds...

5 October 2015

We spent the morning watching the Adobe MAX keynote, which included demonstrations of what's new in the desktop and mobile applications for the Creative Cloud. "Watching" isn't quite the right word for it, though.

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Around The Horn

5 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 lighting tutorial, Photogrammar, Palacios' Salar de Uyuni and the Project Apollo Archive on Flickr.

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Phase One Announces Free October Webinars

5 October 2015

Phase One has announced it will hold several free webinars in October covering several features of Capture One Pro 8, the company's image editing software.

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At MAX Adobe Announces New Creative Cloud Technologies

5 October 2015

Adobe opens its MAX creative conference in Los Angeles today with a keynote outlining the new technologies it plans to introduce now and in the coming months. At the keynote, Adobe plans to also share its research on content consumption.

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Matinee: 'Photo a Friend With Tanja Hollander'

3 October 2015

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: Garden For The Environment

2 October 2015

It sits in a narrow strip of land too small to build on and across the street from a convalescent home. You might think neither lot has much going for it. There's always an ambulance parked in front of the home. And the drought doesn't encourage much gardening.

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Around The Horn

2 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at printer-managed color on Mac OS, a seminar for professional photographers on the dangers of railroad track photography, Janet Jackson in New Orleans and concert photography tips.

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Nikon Museum To Open Oct. 17 In Tokyo

1 October 2015

Nikon has announced it will open the Nikon Museum Oct. 17 on the second floor of its head office in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The company will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2017.

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El Capitan Update: Apple Photos, Adobe Software

1 October 2015

With the release of Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan yesterday, Apple Photos was also updated. But for those running Adobe software of various vintages, the question was more about compatibility than new features. On our morning surf through the Web, we found a insights into both issues.

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Around The Horn

1 October 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at pioneering female photographers, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Printastic and an Aperture issue in El Capitan.

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September Archived

1 October 2015

We published 71 stories in September at Photo Corners, all neatly archived as Volume 4, Number 9 in our archive as fresh as any monthly magazine's table of contents. If you visited us during September, you got to watch as we built the issue day by day.

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September

Around The Horn

30 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mecca 128 years ago, airline travel tips, Memento Smart Frame and a SanDisk iXpand firmware update.

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Apple To Release OS X El Capitan Today

30 September 2015

With most of the morning gone, OS X El Capitan has still not made it to the App Store. Scheduled for release sometime today, the new operating system promises refined performance and a few perks while portending the obsolescence of some end-of-life software, too.

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Book Bag: The Black Dogs Project

29 September 2015

We have known a few black dogs in our time, most of them named Blue. Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was, alas, about a horse, not a dog. Such is the life of a black dog.

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Site Tweak: Polls

29 September 2015

We just hate to bother you. Really. So we just don't. How's that for a solution? Yeah, we thought you'd like it. No "but."

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Around The Horn +

28 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 U.S. visit of Pope Francis, the supermoon eclipse, Live Photos and the disappearance from the Apple Store of Aperture and iPhotos.

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PPA To Host Super 1 Day Oct. 5 to 19

28 September 2015

The Professional Photographers of America has announced it will host Super 1 Day from Oct. 5 to 19 when over 100 photographers across the U.S. will "open their doors to educate peers."

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On Shooting Sunsets +

28 September 2015

At the color lab where a couple of buddies worked in the 1980s, three subjects led all others: sunsets, babies and nudes. There were laws against printing nudes, babies were only of interest to the families into which they had been born and sunsets were never as successful as the photographer hoped.

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Around The Horn

28 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at sample iPhone 6s photos/videos, the Fujifilm X-T10 , throwing off the budget hardness and why Google Photos is busy with your new iPhone.

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Matinee: 'Paul Graham'

26 September 2015

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: Around Town

25 September 2015

When we review a new software release like Adobe Elements 14, we go through the new features using our own images and movies, rather than the assets provided by the company. Usually we've already worked over the images in some other application and can appreciate making the edits again in new software.

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Nikon Announces New LCD Protective Glass Cover

25 September 2015

Nikon has announced the LPG-001, an LCD chemical-tempered glass cover for its D4S, DF, D810 and D750 dSLRs. A special introductory price of $39 is a savings of almost $11 from the list price of $49.95.

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Around The Horn

25 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at being Human, a San Francisco photo essay, a photojournalist's trump, machine learning and free photographic wallpapers.

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Test Drive: Adobe Elements 14 +

24 September 2015

We think we've figured out the logic behind the fall release every year of a new Elements package from Adobe. In an era where Instagram, Google Photos and Apple Photos take all the space in the photographic jumpy house, Elements focuses on traditional values. The turkey in the oven, the presents under the tree. Not the jumpy house.

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Ricoh Announces Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 Zoom

24 September 2015

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. has announced its HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f2.8 ED SDM WR lens for Pentax dSLRs with a weather-resistant design.

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Around The Horn

24 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ctein's review of the Epson P800, McNally's portraits of two news makers, long exposure photography and Filtera.

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Apple Issues iOS 9.0.1 Update

23 September 2015

Apple has released iOS 9.0.1, an interim update to address bugs discovered in the recent iOS 9 release. Those bugs include...

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Around The Horn

23 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Africa, a 35mm f1.4 shootout, 10 specialty iPhone apps and a Storehouse update.

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The Last Day Of Summer

22 September 2015

Yesterday, when we were Going With The Flow, it was 15 degrees hotter than it is today on the last day of summer. That's how we do things in San Francisco. We adjust.

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Quarto Publishes 'The Secrets of Sand'

22 September 2015

You may not learn why sand always sticks to your skin but you'll forget you ever wondered about it when you look through Quarto Publishing Group's The Secrets of Sand: A Journey into the Amazing Microscopic World of Sand.

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Around The Horn

22 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 American West, Michael Tapes with a Sony A7R II, a more powerful Healing Brush in Snapseed and an auction of famous photos.

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Going With The Flow

21 September 2015

It was a scortching weekend, the walls still radiating heat last night. We opened the windows this morning to let the morning air in and started preparing for an early visit from a contractor with our Internet Service Provider.

We passed on that offer because we would have had to subscribe to AT&T's U-verse service, leaving Sonic, the ISP which also hosts this site.

We'd had enough experience with AT&T's offshore call center anyway. At Sonic, you always get a tech on the line. And, in our experience, they always know more than we do.

But the other day we recieved an email from Sonic's CEO who apologized for having to raise our DSL fee. He suggested we look into a new, less-expensive service using Fiber To The Node, which Sonic calls Fusion FTTN.

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Around The Horn

21 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at trends in photographic retailing, a portfolio review, taking the kids to two colleges and running around with an expired passport.

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Matinee: 'Robert Wilson On Mathew Brady'

19 September 2015

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: September Dahlias

18 September 2015

We couldn't help ourselves. As soon as the singing was over at Opera in the Park, we packed up our picnic blanket and trudged throught the fog to the Dahlia Garden by the Conservatory of Flowers to once again photograph San Francisco's official flower.

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Around The Horn

18 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at image viewing, photos in iOS 9, shooting your own senior portraits and Pedro E. Guerrero.

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The Worden Exhibit

17 September 2015

We've been logging a lot of hours in the old swivel chair lately so we packed a Domke and hiked down the hill and along the reservoir to Golden Gate Park to take a look at Willard Worden's photographs of San Francisco.

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17hats Integrates ShootProof Platform

17 September 2015

Cloud-based 17hats has announced it has integrated the online photo gallery, proofing and sales platform ShootProof into its subscription-based business management solution.

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Pinnacle Offers Free Updates To Unified's HDR Suite

17 September 2015

Following its acquisition of Unified Color Technologies, Pinnacle Imaging Systems announced it would offer free updates to the HDR suite. The suite includes the entry-level HDR Express, the pro-level HDR Expose and the Photoshop plug-in 32 Float.

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Anthropics Updates Portrait Pro

17 September 2015

Anthropics Technology has released Portrait Pro v15 with realistic makeup controls, wide-angle (selfie) lens distortion correction, enhanced Child Mode, advanced skin coloring and tone correction, improved feature detection and support for ultra-high resolution displays.

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PIX2015 Opens In Seattle Oct. 6

17 September 2015

PIX2015, a photo expo and conference presented by DPReview in association with its parent organization Amazon.com and the Photo Marketing Association, will be held in Seattle on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Seattle Center's Expo Hall and McCaw Hall.

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Around The Horn

17 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at clear glass, Jonny Armstrong, Marion Palfi and Arena's free exposure guide.

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We're Live On Apple News

16 September 2015

With the release of Apple's iOS 9 today, Photo Corners is now available on Apple's News app. You can find us in the Photo channels, where you can read our RSS feed for the latest headlines and go straight to the story.

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A Difficult Shot, A Fun Project

16 September 2015

We walked down Waller St. on our way to Opera in the Park last Sunday and stopped half-dead in our tracks when we passed the window at Free Gold Watch, a screen printing company famous for its pinball machine arcade. There, before our very eyes, was a Lego representation of a city street.

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Around The Horn

16 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Airnef, battery charger lights, an iOS 9 review and a Google matching donation.

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Another Chambers Gear Sale

16 September 2015

Lloyd Chambers is selling more Canon, Leica and Nikon gear. "All lenses perfect glass (no scratches, dings, etc)," he writes, "most very lightly used, working perfectly, USA market lenses. Some have wear on lens hoods or similar, most pristine, all have perfect glass."

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Around The Horn

15 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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's light shapers, the new Snap! Pro iPhone case, California wildfires and a used gear deal.

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Sony To Add Uncompressed Raw Format To New Alphas

15 September 2015

Sony announced it will include "user selectable Compressed and Uncompressed 14-Bit Raw image capture" starting with the A7R II, which will ship in October. The uncompressed Raw option will also be included in a firmware update for other Alpha cameras "beginning with the recently-introduced A7R II full-frame mirrorless model," the company said.

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MindShift Announces Nine-Liter Daypack

15 September 2015

MindShift has announced it will release its $249.99 BackLight 26L photo daypack next month. With nine liters of daypack capacity, it has room for everything, including separate dedicated compartments for a 10-inch tablet and 15-inch laptop.

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A Standing Ovation

14 September 2015

Once again, San Francisco toasted its opera company while its gifted artists renewed the tradition of performing for the love of the art at yesterday's Opera in the Park.

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Around The Horn

14 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Thein on Milvus, long exposure, pregnancy portraits and Apple candids with a Leica Q.

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Adobe Stock Announces New Cost Savings

14 September 2015

In a a pair of announcements today, Adobe Stock introduced two offers to reduce the costs of accessing its over 40 million royalty-free photos and graphics. They are...

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Epson Introduces Large-Format SureColor Printers

14 September 2015

Epson has introduced its SureColor P-Series of large format ink-jet printers in eight or ten ink configurations and 24-inch or 44-inch sizes. The new models use Epson UltraChrome HD and HDX ink which features a 1.5x deeper matte and photo black.

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Matinee: 'An Introduction To Mario Testino'

12 September 2015

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 Rose Garden

11 September 2015

We found ourselves in the Rose Garden at Golden Gate Park a few days ago as the sun was dipping lower in the west late in the afternoon. We will, on Sunday, shoot in the Dahlia Garden again, as we enjoy doing every year after Opera in the Park. But this quiet afternoon, it was all about roses.

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Around The Horn

11 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at artifacts from Sept. 11, 2001; the 2015 Burning Man festival; iPad Pro with Apple Pencil videos and a good metaphor.

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Around The Horn

10 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 migrant's journey, Cicala's update of his Sigma 24-35mm test, a new photo rule at Harvard and an Artnet fashion photography auction.

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Zeiss Introduces Milvus High-Resolution Lens Family

10 September 2015

Zeiss has introduced a new prime lens lineup optimized for the demands of today's high-resolution cameras. The new lenses featuring all-metal barrels and "protection against dust and spray water," the company said.

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Animated People Watching

10 September 2015

The attraction of street photography is being able to see in a public moment something private, something revealing. It's as if, looking at the bookshelf, you could read a page of any novel.

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Datacolor Releases Spyder5STUDIO

10 September 2015

Datacolor has released Spyder5STUDIO, the next generation of its color calibration solution suite designed to color manage digital photo workflows.

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Around The Horn

10 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at vetoed drone legislation, personal style, Live Photos and National Geographic.

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The iPad Pro Promises An Ecosystem For Creatives +

9 September 2015

Apple introduced a larger iPad today but size was only one of its wrinkles. It features the highest resolution in an Apple product, a processor so fast it handles graphics like a desktop, expanded memory, 10-hour battery life and a weight about that of the original iPad. But the accessories Apple announced along with it may be the more interesting part of the story.

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Apple Announces Latest Camera

9 September 2015

The iPhone may be a phone to some people but to the rest of us, it's Apple's camera. At today's keynote, the company introduced several enhancements to it, affecting both the rear-facing iSight camera and the front-facing FaceTime HD camera.

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Eizo Expands Warranty To Guarantee No Bright Pixels

9 September 2015

Eizo has announced it will expand its warranty on some of its FlexScan, ColorEdge and Foris monitors to cover bright pixels for six months from the date of purchase.

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Think Tank Photo Adds New Bags

9 September 2015

Think Tank Photo has announced leather versions of its Retrospecitve bag line as well as a new size added to its Mirrorless Movers line. The company is also throwing in two support straps with any backpack order this month.

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Around The Horn

9 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Mayes; Michael Rubin; Brooks Jensen, Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber plus a wedding kit.

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Before You Buy Another Camera

8 September 2015

We had to laugh when we read the release notes for Phil Harvey's latest version of ExifTool. Version 10.01, released last week, included this note...

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Around The Horn

8 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at composed compositions, Ctein on printing, an artist book and what could occupy the space between Sony's and Nikon's flagship dSLRs.

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Labor Day

7 September 2015

We hasten to report that we won't be on duty today. We have a few fascinating items lined up for later this week. But today is a holiday.

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Matinee: 'The Well: Covering Capitol Hill'

5 September 2015

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: Water Lilies

4 September 2015

Coming out of San Francisco's de Young museum on the north side of the building, rather than its main middle entrance, you stumble upon the lily pond. The pond was particularly attractive this week with good weather, new buds and still water.

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Around The Horn

4 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at practical uses for the Dehaze tool, Erik Hageman, Lady Bird Lake and the DxO One.

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A Distraction

3 September 2015

It's the largest copper-clad building in the world. The De Young Museum's "thousands of copper sheets were embossed and perforated with individual patterns so that the modern architecture would blend into the natural surroundings of the park landscape," according to KME, the German firm that manufactured them.

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Around The Horn

3 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at faked Vietnam War photos, "natural tonality", Surface Mount Device LED lighting and the virtues of journalism.

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Panasonic To Ship Fast 25mm Prime Lens

2 September 2015

Panasonic has announced it will soon be shipping its inexpensive 25mm f1.7 Micro Four Thirds prime. At 25mm the new lens represents a normal viewing angle, equivalent to a 50mm prime in the 35mm format.

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Peak Design Announces Fall Releases

2 September 2015

While wrapping up its Everyday Messenger bag Kickstarter campaign, Peak Design announced several other new products for an autumn release. New products include camera straps, lens holders and protective cases.

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Around The Horn

2 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at artifacts in Sony's Raw compression, the iPhhone 6S, Henge docks and a Denali double exposure.

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Around The Horn

1 September 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at circular fisheye photography, 18 Nadar images for $7, HDR and the Zone System, and Michael Rubenstein's camera bag.

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HP Expands Instant Ink Printer Lineup

1 September 2015

HP has introduced two new inexpensive Envy all-in-one devices and an Officejet with an automatic document feeder for less than $100, all of which are eligible for its Instant Ink service. All three printers are thermal inkjets featuring a black ink cartridge and a tri-color ink cartridge with cyan, magenta and yellow.

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A Peek At HP's Instant Ink +

1 September 2015

Today's announcement of three new Instant Ink-eligible printers brings the total to 17. HP launched its Instant Ink service last year, enough time to reflect on the new service. In a briefing yesterday, HP Inkologist Thom Brown told us the service has been popular with customers for both its convenience and cost.

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A Fresh Look At HP's Paper, Ink Technology

1 September 2015

Since we last looked at HP's paper and chemistry a lot has changed. Inkologist Thom Brown filled us in during our briefing this week.

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August Archived

1 September 2015

We've archived all 73 stories in Volume 4 Number 8 of Photo Corners. To return to the table of contents from any story, just click on the "archive" button at the top of the story.

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August

SLAC To Build 3.2-Gigapixel Digital Camera

31 August 2015

With the Department of Energy's approval to start construction now in hand, Steven Kahn announced SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory can start building the "most powerful digital camera" in the world. Kahn is the project director for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope which will house the camera.

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A Slice Of Beach

31 August 2015

Last week we took a bike ride to our off-site storage location to drop off some DVDs. We made an adventure of it by coming back along the Great Highway. At the foot of Sloat Blvd. we stopped to taken in the surf at Ocean Beach.

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Phase One Announces Free September Webinars

31 August 2015

Phase One has announced it will hold five free webinars in September covering several features of Capture One Pro 8, the company's image editing software, including a two-part introduction to the software.

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Around The Horn

31 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mike Murrmann's Katrina photos, Embry Rucker's newspaper promo piece, the DxO One and printers.

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Matinee: 'Man With a Camera: Black Light'

29 August 2015

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: Glen Canyon Park

28 August 2015

When the heat of the valley hits the cool air over the ocean, fog blankets the city. You can see it roll in like smoke blowing east until, sometimes, you can't see across the street. Talk about diffused lighting.

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Moon Over The Pacific

28 August 2015

Sometimes we get up in the middle of the night. And when we do, we always make it a point to wander over to the picture window to see what's showing. This morning at 4:20 a.m., we saw this.

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Around The Horn

28 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Syria's children, buying used gear, a homage to Lilo Raymond and Scott Tansey.

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Homage To The Square

27 August 2015

Instagram's announcement today that it would now accept rectangles other than squares brought a dewy tear to our eye. One in five images uploaded were not really squares, the company confided, just squared up. So it was going with the flow.

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Around The Horn

27 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Frank Relle, adding a description in Google Photos, Silo City and Instagram's new rectangles.

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Adobe: Rigel To 'Democratize' Photo Editing

27 August 2015

In an interview with Stephen Shankland yesterday, Adobe Senior Product Manager for Digital Imaging Manu Anand discussed Project Rigel, the company's new Photoshop app expected to launch on iOS and later Android.

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Canon Brings Its M3 To the U.S.

27 August 2015

Canon has announced its compact EOS M3 interchangeable lens digital camera will be coming to the U.S. in October. Featuring a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, the M3 captures both stills and Full HD video.

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Canon Introduces Fast L-Series 35mm Lens

27 August 2015

Canon U.S.A. has introduced its new EF 35mm f1.4L II USM lens, the first to use the company's Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics). The new optical technology relies on organic material for a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies.

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Lynda.com Publishes 'Tips and Tricks for Google Photos'

26 August 2015

Lynda.com has published Tips and Tricks for Google Photos with Google Photos product manager John Nack. It's half an hour split into digestible chapters, one of which is free (and a free trial will let you consume the others, too).

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Around The Horn

26 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at luminosity masks, special effects apps, Tuck's perspective on the Sony A7R II and image titles.

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Tunnel Vision

25 August 2015

We grabbed this shot from the passenger seat of a recent-vintage Dodge Dart as it cruised toward San Francisco through the Yerba Buena Tunnel. As in any tunnel, peripheral vision is lost. But this particular frame has it's own comment to make on that "light at the end of the tunnel."

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Around The Horn

25 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Canon 100-400 IS II, the Olloclip Active Lens & Ollocase, the Leica S (Typ 007) and Gus Mueller.

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Olympus Announces E-M10 Mark II

25 August 2015

Olympus has announced its OM-D E-M10 Mark II, a compact Micro Four Thirds camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization. Replacing the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II features an all-new design with improved ergonomics.

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Around The Horn

24 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 interactive photo essay format, Mary Russel, shooting for transparency and mobile device charging.

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Matinee: 'David Muench'

22 August 2015

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 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jim Cole, Mark Kauzlarich, an old school flash rig and the death of public relations.

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Friday Slide Show: Fourth Street

21 August 2015

We haven't gotten out of town much lately. Various reasons, none of them serious. But the other Saturday, some friends invited us to dinner. They offered to pick us up and drive across the bay to a restaurant in Berkeley.

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Flying Meat Releases Acorn 5

21 August 2015

Flying Meat has updated Acorn, Gus Mueller's image editing software for OS X, to version 5. "We worked hard on it and we think it's pretty awesome," Mueller wrote in a blog entry announcing the release. Among the highlights of the new version are two major new features and hundreds of bug fixes.

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Apple To Replace Some iPhone 6 Plus Cameras

21 August 2015

Apple has launched a replacement program for the iSight camera in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices which have a "component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry." Affected units were sold primarily between September 2014 and January.

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Solving Two Software Problems

21 August 2015

When we have a problem around here, we just switch hats. We have a fading WordPerfect cap for editorial duty, a straw hat for phone interviews, a fedora for doing reviews, a Ferrari ball cap for coffee breaks and a wig for programming.

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Nikon Delays 24-70mm Nikkor Until October

21 August 2015

Nikon Japan has issued a notice announcing the company will delay shipping its new AF-S 24-70mm f2.8E ED VR Nikkor until October.

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Around The Horn

21 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 new Google Photos feature, German chef's copyright, Peña Sanz and Fotolanthropy.

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Around The Horn

20 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Joe Johnston's tribute to his pressroom co-workers, Sony A7R II posterization, enlarging images in Photoshop and a compact LED lighting solution.

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Focal Press Publishes 'Alternative Photographic Processes'

20 August 2015

Focal Press has announced the publication of Alternative Photographic Processes by Brady Wilks in which he demonstrates analog and digital techniques of manipulating the image both before and after capture.

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Around The Horn

19 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at wildfires in the West, two cine lenses, two Batis lenses and a Rocky Nook discount.

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Remembering Tony Gleaton

19 August 2015

Race, Tony Gleaton once said, is "a social construct, not a bio-empirical fact." His photographs of blacks in Latin America proved the point. "You can have freckles and red hair and be Mexican -- and you can have very black skin and be Mexican," he said.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.00 Production Release +

19 August 2015

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.00, the first production release since v9.90 on March 14. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Around The Horn

18 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stieglitz's Camera Work, MTF and Variation explained, the Neewer L-Plate Bracket Grip and Zach Gross.

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Phase One To Hold 'Stand Out! Photographic Forums 2015'

18 August 2015

Phase One has announced it will hold its Stand Out! Photographic Forums 2015 in New York on Sept. 24, in Toronto on Sept. 29 and in Los Angeles on Oct. 15.

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Momenta To Host Project New Orleans Workshop

18 August 2015

Moment Workshops has announced it will host its Project New Orleans 2016: Working with Nonprofits workshop on April 6 to 10, 2016 in collaboration with Leica Camera.

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update 6.06

17 August 2015

Late today Apple released Digital Camera Raw Update 6.06 with support for six new Raw formats in Yosemite.

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Eyefi, Triggertrap To Host Kivowitz Webinar

17 August 2015

Eyefi has announced it join Tiggertrap in hosting Tools and Techniques for Travel Photography, a free 60-minute webinar with Scott Wyden Kivowitz.

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Infinity On Monday

17 August 2015

Our hiking companion pointed out this blanket of clouds to us a few weeks ago. "Take a picture!" So we did. Focusing on infinity, as one does when shooting clouds.

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Around The Horn

17 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 portrait of Julian Bond, Darkroom 2.0, giga coasters and encrypting thumbdrives.

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Acronis Launches Uniquely Flexible Backup Solution

17 August 2015

Acronis has launched its True Image Cloud and Acronis True Image 2016, the latest versions of its backup solution for consumers and home office users.

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Matinee: 'Who Are You? Portrait Of A Photographer'

15 August 2015

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: Panama-Pacific International Exposition

14 August 2015

And now for something completely different. A slide show of 100 year-old postcards depicting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 in San Francisco. Postcards were the original tweets.

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Pixbuf Launches Public Beta

14 August 2015

In a blog entry posted today, Pixbuf announced the launch of its public beta and the introduction of photographer's analytics to its uploading and sharing app.

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Around The Horn

14 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Josh Haftel, the Perseid Meteor shower, what f22 is for and Joe Saltzer.

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Simple Booth Adds Support For DNP Print Server

13 August 2015

DNP Imagingcomm has announced that Simple Booth, the iPad app that, with an iPad housed in a Halo stand with an LED ring light can replace a traditional photo booth, is now compatible with its WPS-1 Wireless Printer Server.

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 3.0.4

13 August 2015

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.4 with general performance enhancements, updated file export libraries for TIFF and JPEG formats and support for 10 new cameras.

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Around The Horn

13 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 70-200mm f2.8 MTF and variations, Helen K. Garber, posing hands and a Peterson pano.

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Around The Horn

12 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 first digital camera, Mars apps, free images from the British Library and a BorrowLens deal.

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MemoryMemo App Captures 'Intelligent Photos'

12 August 2015

MemoryMemo LLC has released Memory Memo, a free Android and iOS app that binds searchable text and audio recordings to a JPEG image to create a new digital file type the company calls Memos.

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Elinchrom, Phottix, Sekonic To Collaborate On Lighting Products

12 August 2015

Elinchrom, Phottix and Sekonic, three big names in studio lighting, have announced plans to collaborate on "a common 'operating system' shared among the three partners incorporating their respective controllers, transmitters and receivers via a shared signal."

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It's Not All Sunshine

11 August 2015

Sometimes the rain (or what will pass for it in a drought) makes a filter of the window, softly blurring the familiar scene. But we can still recognize the steeple at top of the hill, the road winding toward it, the neighbors' houses lining the road.

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Around The Horn

11 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Harry Gruyaert, non-TTL flash photography, compositing on an iPhone and in praise of the Nikon 50mm f1.8G.

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Eizo Enhances Calibration Package, Ships Coloredge Monitors

11 August 2015

Eizo has announced its new ColorEdge CS270/CS240 Professional Photo Kit, an all-in-one, color management display solution package to provide accurate and consistent color throughout an RGB workflow. The package includes a 20 percent discount on a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Program.

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Bodie: A Photography Throwback

10 August 2015

In the backwoods of California in 1859, William S. Bodey discovered the precious metal that had people from all over the world flocking to the state just ten years earlier; gold. By 1879, the town of Bodie (re-spelled by locals for proper name pronunciation) was a bustling metropolis of prospectors, businessmen, and bandits.

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Around The Horn

10 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at wide-angle zooms, Kelby's 2015 Worldwide Photo Walk, perfection and a Creative Cloud give-away.

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SilverFast 8.5 Improved With Release 7

10 August 2015

Last week LaserSoft Imaging updated SilverFast 8.5 to Release 7, addressing several problems we reported with earlier versions.

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CamRanger Adds Support For DNP's WPS-1

10 August 2015

DNP Imagingcomm America has announced that CamRanger has added support for DNP's wireless print server. The CamRanger USB device provides wireless control of Canon and Nikon dSLRs.

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Around The Horn

10 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 difference between Sony and Zeiss optics, video in the Nikon D610, D750, D810 plus the Panasonic GH4, how Google Translate uses photos and Julieanne Kost's Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training course.

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Matinee: 'Lois Greenfield'

8 August 2015

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 Bike

7 August 2015

Learning to ride a bike is right up there with learning to read, to swim and to type among the fundamental skills we are happy to have acquired in our youth, when we were paying attention.

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Around The Horn

7 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Nils Thune, a Lightroom mobile trick, the Sony A7R II's Raw files and Mariko Klug.

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Tamron Announces Lightweight 18-200mm Zoom +

6 August 2015

Tamron has updated its 18-200mm zoom, one of its best-sellers over the past 10 years, with a lightweight modern optical design that delivers optical stabilization, moisture resistance and faster autofocus in a 14.1 oz. package.

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Around The Horn

6 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Retina iMac, the Rokinon 14mm f2.8, Photoshop World and a pretty picture.

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American Masters To Showcase Pedro E. Guerrero Sept. 18

5 August 2015

Thirteen's American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting's Voces have collaborated on a documentary highlighting the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. American Masters -- Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey will premiere Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Around The Horn +

4 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Epson's EcoTank printers, LxMeter, Paul Graham and Bruce Heinemann.

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Adorama Ships New Kipon Lens, Tilt/Shift, Focal Reducer Adapters

4 August 2015

Adorama has begun shipping new Kipon adapters that allow you to cross mount your lenses and camera bodies. The adapters cross match equipment from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Leica, Sony, among others and are available in three different categories: Lens-to-Camera Adapters, Lens-to-Camera Tilt/Shift Adapters and Baveyes Focal Reducer Adapters.

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Nikon Announces New Nikkors +

3 August 2015

Nikon has announced three new Nikkor lenses, a 24-70mm f2.8, a lightweight 200-500mm f5.6 and a 24mm f1.8.

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Phase One Announces Free August Webinars

3 August 2015

Phase One has announced it will hold four free webinars in August covering several features of Capture One Pro 8, the company's image editing software, including optimizing your workflow and migrating from Lightroom.

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Book Bag: The Nikon Creative Lighting System

3 August 2015

Rocky Nook recently published the third edition of Mike Hagen's The Nikon Creative Lighting System and we've been slowly enjoying it for a few weeks now. Nikon's wireless flash system is unmatched whose delight is in the details. And Hagen illuminates every detail.

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Around The Horn

3 August 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Emulsion, Snapseed, international travel tips and Digital.Bodleian.

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Matinee: 'The Crystal Photographer'

1 August 2015

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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Capture One Announces Large Print Contest

1 August 2015

Capture One will select three images processed in its Capture One Pro 8 image editing software as winners of a large print from White Wall on Aug. 21. Entries will be judged "on creativity and image quality" with an additional three winners to be selected randomly "throughout the contest," the company said.

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July Archived

1 August 2015

All 94 stories in Volume 4 Number 7 of Photo Corners have just been neatly archived into a tidy table of contents for July. It took a little longer than usual because 94 stories is 14 more than we've ever published in one month.

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July

Friday Slide Show: Time Machines

31 July 2015

One of the benefits of living in California is that seeing vintage automobiles on the road is not a rarity. We don't salt the roads so cars last. There are the restored gems, of course (like everywhere else), but there are also the preserved family sedans, boat-sized rag tops and raspy sports cars of another time.

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Around The Horn

31 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Stack mode, a Harold Davis interview, an introduction to Lightroom mobile and stolen consumer data.

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Think Tank Photo Launches Roller Flair Kits

31 July 2015

You've stood patiently if dazed at the edge of the carousel as close to the luggage shoot as you could get waiting for you black bag with the colored yarn on it to make its appearance, hoping it comes around yarn-side up. Think Tank Photo thinks you're working too hard and its Roller Flair kits are here to help.

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Deals: Photo Mechanic 15 Pct. Discount

31 July 2015

Camera Bits has announced a Summer of Love sale from Aug. 3 to 17 during which you can get 15 percent off a new license or upgrade of Photo Mechanic. Why Summer of Love? To "support and applaud the wedding and potrait photography markets," the company said.

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Adobe Updates Lightroom, Camera Raw

30 July 2015

Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.1.1, Lightroom 6.1.1 and Camera Raw 9.1.1 today. This is the last Camera Raw update that will be available for Photoshop CS6, the company previously announced.

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Maryland Opens Natural Resources Photo Contest

30 July 2015

Maryland's Department of Natural Resources has opened its 12th annual photo contest with prizes that include win cash, State Parks Passports and other awards. In addition, winners will be featured in the 2016 Maryland Natural Resource Calendar and published in the Winter 2016 edition of the magazine.

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Around The Horn

30 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Chinese Photobook, using both Dropbox and Photos for OS X, the Sigma 24-35mm f2 Art lens and helpful Windows 10 videos.

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Alternately, Above The Summit

29 July 2015

When we published our shot of the summit a couple of days ago, we knew we weren't done with the subject. We took a few shots from different angles that day and while the crowd was amusing, it wasn't the whole show.

In fact, what struck us that day on Twin Peaks was the clouds. We took a few shots that had nothing but clouds in them, actually. Layers of clouds. And they're pretty easy to process in post, too. Not a lot going on there but highlights and the blue sky (deepened by our polarizing filter).

But the crowd and the clouds together and you have, well, this.

The bump of the summit, just a hint to suggest it stands alone, like the tip of some iceberg, the survivors huddling together and clinging to it for salvation. With the swirl of the clouds dancing in the deep blue of the sky above them.

The dreamers and their dream.

The crowd at the top is indeed huddled together but not for salvation. They're just trying to get a photo from the highest vantage point. But we couldn't have posed them better if they were all models taking direction from us.

Now just to run this into the ground, imagine this vertical image along with the horizontal image from a couple of days ago.

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Platnum Offers Curated Image Search With Rights

29 July 2015

Trolling Google Images or Flickr for source images and creative ideas can be tedious and, perhaps worse, addictive. Susanne Abatenni, founder and CEO of the newly-launched image database Platnum, has the cure. Platnum is "a curated forum for inspiration and exchange, which connects agencies and editorial departments with first-class visual artists."

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Rocky Nook Publishes Kelby Lightroom Book

29 July 2015

Rocky Nook has published Scott Kelby's How Do I Do That In Lightroom?. The subtitle promises to answer with "The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!"

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Focal Press Publishes 'The Astrophotography Manual'

29 July 2015

Focal Press has announced the publication of The Astrophotography Manual: A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Space Imaging by Chris Woodhouse.

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Around The Horn

29 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 24-70 f2.8 lenses, Claire Yaffa, Leica S autofocus and a deadline extension for comments from the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Another Solution To Adobe's 'No Internet Connection' Problem

28 July 2015

We noticed on the menu bar that we had a few Creative Cloud updates pending. But when we clicked on the Creative Cloud icon there, instead of a list of the updates, we got a black screen telling us there was no Internet connection.

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New Edition Of 'Learning to See Creatively' On Aug. 4

28 July 2015

Seattle photographer Bryan Peterson has revised his Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color and Composition in Photography with all new images, tips and assignments drawn from his workshops at the Bryan Peterson School of Photography.

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Adobe Updates CS6 Camera Support Policy

28 July 2015

Adobe announced today that Camera Raw 9.1.1, the next version of its Raw processing software used in both Photoshop and Lightroom, will be "the final versional available for use with CS6."

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Around The Horn

28 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at in-camera Raw editing, the LP742 LightSwitch, the Canon 5Ds's print performance and Inmacus iPhone 6 and 6 Plus lens kits.

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Glow Adds QuadraPop, ParaPop Softboxes

28 July 2015

Glow has added two softboxes to its lineup, the 24x34-inch rectangular QuadraPop and the 38-inch circular ParaPop. Both are available with speedrings for five popular types of speedlights, monolights and studio strobe heads.

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At The Summit

27 July 2015

According to our unofficial count, there are more people in town this summer than usual. That's good news if they don't take showers. Otherwise it makes the drought a little scarier. But we're happy to see you, whether you bathe or not.

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Around The Horn

27 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ctein's questioning of custom profiling, Steve McCurry's big break, the Nikon D610 and supertelephoto zooms..

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Matinee: 'Eugène & Berenice'

25 July 2015

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

25 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Google+ Photos closure, new 9/11 photos, stunning photos of the week and Johnston's move to New York.

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Friday Slide Show: Hang Gliders

24 July 2015

We've never much been taken by man's dream of flight, preferring a nap during which we can simply dream. The cost of gear is significantly lower and no instructor is required. And conditions are always favorable.

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Firefighters: Airspace Is Closed In Emergencies

24 July 2015

Summer fires are always a problem in the western U.S. and with the California drought, fire season has started ominously. But the fight has been made more difficult this year by private drones occupying the closed airspace above the fires.

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Around The Horn

24 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at IFF5 winners, making multiple images into one JPEG with Lightroom, the Canon G3X and photos from Nirvana's first show.

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Peak Design Announces Everyday Messenger Bag

24 July 2015

It started out as a challenger from a customer of Peak Design's robust camera accessories. "I'm sick and tired of camera bags," Trey Ratcliff complained. "They're bulky foam cubes with messy dividers and tons of dead space. I'm tired of switching bags when I'm not shooting -- I wish I had one bag that I could use everyday."

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Seeing Light With The Polaris Karat

23 July 2015

There's a lot to recommend the $290 Polaris Karat flash meter from OmegaBrandess Distribution and price is just one reason. While handling the typical metering duties of ambient reflective and incident light, it can also measure flash duration and can factor Auto ISO into the exposure equation as well.

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Around The Horn

23 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Syrian refugees, printing a contact sheet, the benefits of a flash bracket and Taylor Swift's new credential agreement.

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Surfing Before The Web

22 July 2015

Once upon a time (well, it was actually May 1907) in Waikiki, a big man in a onesie sunk his feet into the sand next to his wife Charmain. They were on their way around the world in their 43-foot ketch called the Snark with a contract from his publisher.

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Around The Horn

22 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at New Zealand, variations in telephoto lenses, Polarr and Keyboard Maestro 7.0.

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Google+ Photos To Shut Down Aug. 1

21 July 2015

Google announced on a blog post that it will start shutting down Google+ Photos on Aug. 1. Google+ Photos on Android will go first, followed by the Web and iOS versions.

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Book Bag: The Copyright Zone

21 July 2015

Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki are the Click and Clack of the copyright business, amusing and informative in the same harmonized breath. In the second edition of The Copyright Zone, the blue-faced duo brings as much clarity to the often misread copyright landscape as you can get without going to court. That makes it essential reading for staying out of court.

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Around The Horn

21 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Howard Schatz, changing focal lengths, summer fun with photography for kids and Panasonic's Post Focus.

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Google Updates Snapseed

20 July 2015

Google has announced an update to Snapseed will be rolling out today for both Android and iOS devices. Snapseed 2.0.3 features...

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Adobe Updates Lightroom For Android

20 July 2015

Adobe has released Lightroom for Android 1.2 with four new features and a number of bug fixes. The update is available immediately in the Google Play Store.

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Another Gear Sale

20 July 2015

Lloyd Chambers is selling more of his gear, again as "a business deicision." The offer this time includes a Canon 5D Mark III, three Canon primes and four Leica M primes.

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Around The Horn

20 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at time-lapse photography, Randy Johnson behind the lens, recommended focal lengths for landscape photography and the iPod touch 6 camera.

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Matinee: 'Oh Pluto'

18 July 2015

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: Flower Piano

17 July 2015

We didn't expect to return to the Botanical Garden quite so soon but last weekend we couldn't resist. Twelve end-of-life pianos had been installed in various spots throughout the Garden and from noon until 2 p.m. they would all enjoy scheduled performances.

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Meet Ralph, The Camera That Shot Pluto +

17 July 2015

Among the cameras aboard the New Horizons spacecraft that made history this week photographing Pluto, the one that captures visible light is called Ralph. He's accompanied by Alice, who is sensitive to ultraviolet light.

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Around The Horn

17 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 PZ 28-135mm f4 zoom lens, the Olympus SH-2, setting text in a photo book and José-Luis Sáez.

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Our Guide To San Francisco

16 July 2015

We hiked up Twin Peaks this weekend with the 35mm f2.8 Nikkor (and a polarizer) mounted on our Nikon D200. It was windy but warm and fairly clear if not quite as clear as it is after it rains.

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Panasonic FZ300 Boasts 24x Zoom, 4K Video

16 July 2015

Panasonice announced its FZ300 long zoom with a 25-600mm f2.8 Leica zoom and 4K video with 4K photo extraction from a12.1-megapixel MOS sensor. The splash-proof and dust-proof body feature a 1,440K-dot OLED live viewfinder and a 3.0-inch articulated touch screen.

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Around The Horn

16 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Pixsy, the continuing case for DNG, estimating a two-day shoot and Moose Peterson's backup system.

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Panasonic Announces 20-Mp 4K GX8

16 July 2015

Panasonic has announced its mirrorless GX8 with a 20-megapixel sensor capable of 4K video housed in a splash/dust-proof magnesium alloy design that's a bit bigger and heavier than its predecessor. Its 2,360K-dot tiltable EVF is complemented by a 1,040K-dot, articulated, 3.0-inch OLED touch screen.

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Anthropics Releases PortraitPro 12.5

16 July 2015

Anthropics Technology has released PortraitPro 12.5 with Raw file support for the newest cameras, as well as the Arabic and Swedish language options. Existing version 12 customers can get the update free of charge.

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Herrick Online Benefit Auction To Offer 'Amazing' Photos

16 July 2015

The nonprofit Josephine Herrick Project will host a live and online auction of original photographs from "some of the world's most notable and legendary photographers" on Oct. 19 at Affirmation Arts in New York City, the same week as PhotoPlus Expo, Oct. 22-24.

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Focus Is An Option

15 July 2015

With the speed and convenience of autofocus, it's easy to forget that focus is an option. But it's not so easy to forget when you slap on an old manual focus prime to see the world through 1980's eyes.

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Around The Horn

15 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at more variant measurements from Roger Cicala, Leica Q autofocus, Moment's iPhone macro lens and the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro.

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Photolucida, Fotofestiwal Lodz Partner On 'Top 50' Contest

15 July 2015

The photographic biennial Photolucida has announced it will partner with Poland's Fotofestiwal Lodz to present Critical Mass 2016: Top 50, a competition for emerging photographic talent. Work by the top 50 finalists will be selected and organized for exhibition by Alison Nordström, Fotofestiwal's artistic director.

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Pixelmator For iOS Updated

14 July 2015

In a Pixelmator blog entry today, the company announced it has updated Pixelmator for iOS with a clever automatic brush resizing algorithm for all Retouch tools and the addition of its desktop Repair tool to the iOS version.

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Focal Press Issues New Edition of 'Night Photography'

14 July 2015

Focal Press has published the second edition of Night Photography and Light Painting: Finding Your Way in the Dark by Lance Keimig who discusses the practical techniques of shooting at night alongside its theory and history.

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Around The Horn

14 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Nack and Krishnaswamy on Google Photos, shooting too many images, a white frame and a BorrowLenses deal.

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Test Drive: SilverFast 8.5 +

13 July 2015

In its July newsletter, LaserSoft Imaging announced the release of SilverFast 8.5, its scanning software. The new version features three advances: optimized frame detection, a high resolution prescan and individual GUI adjustments.

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Back To Work

13 July 2015

It's Monday. Back to work. You might cheerily wonder, "Who knows what the day will bring?" Or observe more sanguinely, as the lead character said in Kafka, "Why should today be different?"

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Around The Horn

13 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at flash that looks like ambient lighting, Google Photos' High Quality compression, ghosts in Bodie and the Nikon D810A for landscape astrophotography.

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Matinee: 'Six Photographs By René Burri'

11 July 2015

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: Everyday Textures

10 July 2015

We were trying to think of some subjects we could shoot that would demonstrate the usefulness of incident light metering. Why? Because we were testing the Polaris Karat flash meter. And it does incident light metering.

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Around The Horn

10 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Photos for Mac 1.1, Google Photos desktop uploader, emailing from Lightroom and video jargon.

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Zumba Photo Contest Celebrates National Dance Day

10 July 2015

Zumba has launched its first photo contest to celebrate National Dance Day on July 25. The company pioneered workouts to dance music will select 50 winners "based on creativity" to be published on its Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages and receive a Zumba swag bag.

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Apple Releases Raw Compatibility Update 6.05 +

10 July 2015

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 6.05 which supports 10 new cameras. Among those is the Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) whose DNG files could not be parsed by Apple Photos.

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SFMOMA To Honor Leibovitz

9 July 2015

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced it will present its inaugural Contemporary Vision award to photographer Annie Leibovitz at a dinner on Nov. 3 that will feature a discussion with the artist.

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Eyefi To Host Van Johnson Webinar

9 July 2015

Eyefi has announced How to Market Yourself as a Photographer, a 90-minute webinar with Frederick Van Johnson, host of the This Week in Photo podcast.

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Adorama: New 'Through The Lens' Episode, NYC Photo Walk

9 July 2015

Adorama has released its seventh episode in Through the Lens, its Wednesday series of videos exploring the work of "social media's most popular image-takers." Each episode, dedicated to a single photographer, explores "their journeys, biggest inspirations, tools and best tips."

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Nikon Issues D750 Service Advisory

9 July 2015

Nikon has issued a service advisory to users of its D750 for "possible shading from the shutter." The affected cameras were manufactured in October and November 2014.

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Affinity Photo Launches

9 July 2015

The Affinity Team has announced the launch of Affinity Photo at a special launch price of $39.99, a $10 discount on the photo editing software that has been in public beta since February. The discount is available until July 23.

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Deals: LensRentals Offers 20 Pct. Summer Discount

9 July 2015

LensRentals has announced its "longest and largest summer promotion ever," a 20 percent discount on orders from July 13 to August 31. Orders must be entered with the code SUMMER20.

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Canon Announces Speedlite 430EX III-RT +

8 July 2015

Canon has announced its $299.99 wireless Speedlite 430EX III-RT with wireless. The company said it's the first time it has offered wireless in the 430EX series. Both optical and radio wireless connectivity is supported.

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Around The Horn

8 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at nothing but lenses: the Canon 85mm f1.8, the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7, Canon 40mm f2.8 and Sigma 150-600mm f5.6-6.3.

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Test Drive: Flashpoint Auto Stand

7 July 2015

Early in June, Adorama announced its Flashpoint Auto Stand, available in 7-foot and 9-foot versions for $59.95 and $79.95. And shortly after, the company sent us the 9-footer for review.

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Around The Horn

7 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at inside China's toy factories, a rare peek at the TWA Flight Center, the Olympus OM-D E-M5II and Peterson working the clouds.

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Eyefi To End View, Premium Services Sept. 9

7 July 2015

Owners of the original Eye-Fi and Eye-Fi X2 memory cards received an email from Eyefi today announcing the online services associated with the cards will end on Sept. 9.

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Around The Horn

7 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Women's World Cup, the Aperlite YH-500N, shooting in a house of mirrors and Burt Shavitz.

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Life Is Full Of Detours

6 July 2015

We approached this vehicle from the other side, distracted by the decorations, some of which were dripping away forever. We suspected the other side would be the better side. Not only would it be the bride's side but it would show the tailgate as well.

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NASA: Find Your Pluto Time

6 July 2015

Remember Pluto? Right, the only planet ever demoted to the B league in the Solar System. Well, it isn't entirely dark on the dwarf planet these days. In fact, at noon there it matches our light level at dawn and dusk.

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Vice Magazine Publishes Photo Issue With Magnum

6 July 2015

Vice magazine has published its free photo issue in collaboration with Magnum Photos and featuring two separate cover images shot by Dru Donovan and Mikhael Subotzky. The 14th annual photo issue "explores the common ground between photojournalism and fine art."

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Around The Horn +

6 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at August Sander; editing in both Lightroom and Photoshop; Profoto B1 and B2 monoblocs; and a last fireworks discussion.

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Matinee: 'Rick Smolan: A Girl, A Photograph, A Homecoming'

4 July 2015

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: 'Fireworks'

3 July 2015

OK, they're not really fireworks. That's why we put the word in quotes. But we have a case to make here. All you have to do is look out our window to see it. The fog.

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Berkeley Establishes Jim Marshall Fellowships in Photography

3 July 2015

The Center for Photography at the University of California Graduate School of Journalism has announced a campaign to establish the Jim Marshall Fellowships in Photography. The goal is to raise between $500,000 and $1 million in funds dedicated solely to supporting financial aid for the visual arts at the school.

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Remembering Charles Harbutt

3 July 2015

Charles Harbutt, who died earlier this week at 79, took photography beyond the decisive moment into the surreal realities that "broke my heart" and now survive him.

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Around The Horn

3 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Epson SureColor P800, book recommendations, the Foo Fighters and some Fourth of July shopping deals.

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Nikon Announces Photo Contest Winners

2 July 2015

Nikon announced the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest for 2014-2015, which drew almost 89,000 submissions from 164 countries, a new record. In addition to a Grand Prize for both still photography and video, the contest included four still photography and two video categories.

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The Last Turners

2 July 2015

Speaking of fireworks, the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park has a collection of J.M.W. Turner's latter painters on exhibit at the moment. We dropped by a few days ago and, once again, were delighted to discover that photography is permitted.

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Shooting Fireworks

2 July 2015

Our heart goes out to photographers every year at this time. The Fourth of July rolls around, families and friends gather to watch the fireworks and the cameras come out. That's all that comes out, though. The photos are usually a disaster.

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Around The Horn

2 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at child labor, the Kodak Pixpro Smart Lens, Waterlogue and some purchasing advice.

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Nikon Announces Two Pro Super Telephotos +

1 July 2015

Nikon has announced two new super telephoto lenses, the $10,299.95 AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4E FL ED VR and the $12,299.95 AF-S Nikkor 600mm f4E FL ED VR. Both prime lenses feature Nikon's latests lens technologies to enhance autofocus tracking and optical performance while significantly reducing weight.

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Nikon Announces 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX Zoom +

1 July 2015

Nikon has announced its $1,069.95 AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR lens, the first DX-format lens to feature Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat.

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Remembering Harold Feinstein

1 July 2015

Harold Feinstein, who at the age of 17 was one of the youngest members of the New York Photo League, passed away June 20 in Merrimac, Mass. at 84. Born in Coney Island on April 17, 1931, he seemed to recall, "I like to think I fell out of the womb on to the fun park's giant Parachute Jump while eating a Nathan's hot dog."

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MindShift Gear Introduces FirstLight High-Capacity Backpacks

1 July 2015

MindShift Gear has introduced its FirstLight high-capacity backpacks designed to comfortably and securely carry 200mm to 600mm lenses on the trail and even in the air. The backpacks are available in three sizes and feature contoured, adjustable torso harnesses with 11 adjustment points for comfort and comply with airline carry-on size requirements.

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Olloclip Launches Studio Kickstarter Project

1 July 2015

Olloclip announced a Kickstarter project for Studio, its integrated mobile photography system with "a new case and line of accessories that not only provide a specific function, but whose design is systemic to the creative process itself."

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Around The Horn

1 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Olympus Air, women in photojournalism, Facebook's cold storage center and historical aerial shots of San Francisco.

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Luminous Endowment Grant Winners Announced

1 July 2015

Seems like it was only November when the last Luminous Endowment grants were awarded (it was) but today Michael Reichmann has announced the latest group. Grant periods run for six months.

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DxO Updates Add Canon 5DS, 5DS R Support

1 July 2015

DxO has updated its suite of image editing tools to support the Canon 5DS and 5DS R cameras and integrate DxO FilmPack 5 and DxO ViewPoint 2 to integrate with the 2015 edition of Adobe Photoshop CC.

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June Archived

1 July 2015

All 75 stories in Volume 4 Number 6 of Photo Corners have been cleverly curated into a tidy table of contents. To get back to the listing from any story, just click on the "archive" button at the top of the story.

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June

Promark Acquires Photoflex

30 June 2015

According to a Promark press release issued today, the company has acquired Photoflex, the Watsonville, Calif. developer of photo lighting equipment which recently ceased operations. Promark said Photoflex would "continue to develop photographic lighting tools and work hard to meet a wider set of customer needs with the support of Promark International."

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Can Decay Be Beautiful? +

30 June 2015

We were photographing the turtles at Stow Lake this weekend. There were a lot of them. Some on the rocks, many more with just their heads popping out of the murky water. And they are perfect models, barely moving to breathe.

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Custom SLR Introduces Dual Camera Strap

30 June 2015

Carrying two cameras, each strapped to a different shoulder, can be hazardous to your gear. Custom SLR announced a lightweight solution today with its Dual Camera Strap using the same Split Strap technology of it Glide One strap.

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Tamrac Introduces Anvil Backpacks

29 June 2015

Tamrac has introduced its Anvil professional series backpacks designed for photographers. The backpacks carry a wide range of equipment, including a laptop, in tough lightweight materials with Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment attachment points.

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How To Resolve A Little Volume Issue

29 June 2015

We had a few images we knew would profit from DxO Optics Pro's PRIME noise reduction so we launched the application and sat back with a smile on our face. Until we were greeted with a DxO error message we had never seen before.

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Around The Horn

29 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 variance, the Berleback 112, DX-format lenses, the free Obscura camera app, Sarah Charlesworth, Lady Eastlake and Adobe's summer break.

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Matinee: 'The Wedding Photo'

27 June 2015

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: Double Takes

26 June 2015

At the end of a recent outing we just couldn't put the camera away. It seemed like everything we saw we wanted to bring home with us in a little box with an SD card in it.

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Test Drive: SanDisk iXpand Mobile Flash Drive

26 June 2015

SanDisk's iXpand flash drive is the simplest solution for adding storage to your recent iPhone or iPad. Capacity ranges from 16-GB ($71), 32-GB ($85), 64-GB ($100) and 128-GB ($150) and connections include USB to charge or load data from a computer and Lightning to interface with your recent iOS device.

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Around The Horn

26 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at solar system selfies, Hougaard Malan's landscape photography, Marina Tamsol's iPhone images and Roger Eberhard's photobooks.

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When Only An Emporer Will Do

25 June 2015

The price of rice in San Francisco had jumped 900 percent from less than a nickle a pound to 34 cents. The 1852 famine in China was the culprit. But there was a ship from Peru in the harbor with 200,000 pounds in its hold.

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Around The Horn

25 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Kenji Kawano's images of the Navajo, manual focusing aids, sharpness in an inexpensive zoom and an upcoming update to Photos.

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Around The Horn

24 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at African photographers, image manipulation, Photoshop artboards and the new CMOA blog.

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Deals: Brand Affinity Tech Online Auction

24 June 2015

The assets of Brand Affinity Technologies, a technology and marketing services company that focused on the professional sports and entertainment markets, will be sold in a live online auction. The auction includes over 260 Nikon and Canon camera bodies and lenses plus lighting equipment by Alien Bees, Calumet, Dynalite and others.

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The Impossible Project Hits The Road

24 June 2015

After saving the last Polaroid factory back in 2008 to keep instant film alive, Impossible has launched a tour of 40 cities across the United States, providing a chance to learn more about the project and the world of analog instant photography.

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Affinity Photo Release Candidate Available

23 June 2015

In an email today, Affinity's Ash Hewson announced the availability of the first release candidate for Affinity Photo. "This means we are getting very close to the version we plan to release on the Mac App Store," he wrote.

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Around The Horn

23 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at what bad wine says about photo editing, landscape astrophotography, an old Jaguar and (ahem) Taylor Swift could learn a thing from Apple's response.

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Instagram Releases Update With New Explore, Improved Search

23 June 2015

In a blog post today, Instagram announced an all-new Explore page with "trending Tags and Places" and an improved search function in Instagram 7.0, available immediately in the U.S. for Android and iOS. The Explore feature will be released elsewhere "after we fine-tune the experience and set it up to work well in other countries," the company said.

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Iridient Developer 3.0.3 Released

22 June 2015

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.3 with support for an additional 10 cameras, performance improvements and bug fixes.

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Site Tweak: Last Updated

22 June 2015

We've always included the date of publication with every story by design. It's not only helpful (if a bit redundant on the day of publication) but it's especially useful on the Web where a story can be retrieved from some other site.

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Around The Horn

22 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at two Olympus Micro Four Thirds zoom lenses, vignette and grain effects in Lightroom, why people buy mirrorless (and a Hogan gear sale) and a charming example of how to say no when someone wants you to work for free.

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Matinee: 'Like Father, Like Son'

20 June 2015

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: North Beach Street Fair

19 June 2015

Last weekend we took the streetcar downtown and walked to North Beach for the annual street fair. Almost all the neighborhoods have a street fair each year, closing off the streets to traffic all weekend in favor of tents and pedestrians.

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Half A Million Celebrate Champs In Oakland

19 June 2015

The flag flew brightly over the Montgomery BART station in San Francisco before an estimated half a million Golden State Warrior fans gathered around Lake Merritt in Oakland to cheer the NBA champs today.

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Around The Horn

19 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at fixing Creative Cloud 2015's Nikon D810 display issue, a Canon 5Ds teardown, DxO One sample images and Marijn van't Veer.

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Sigma Announces Fast 24-35mm Art Zoom +

19 June 2015

Sigma has announced its Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art lens, whch the company said is the first full-frame zoom lens with a wide-open, constant aperture of f2 throughout the zoom range.

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Feinstein Introduces Consumer Drones Bill

18 June 2015

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has introduced the Consumer Drone Safety Act to "protect the public and U.S. airspace by requiring safety features for consumer drones and strengthening the federal laws that govern their operation. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) cosponsored the bill.

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New Wrinkles In An Old Friend +

18 June 2015

It didn't take us long to run into a few wrinkles in Photoshop CC 2015. Here are three that entertained us as we went about our usual business at Photo Corners. Things settled down fast after this, though.

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Photomatix Essentials HDR Plug-in Comes To Photoshop Elements

18 June 2015

HDRsoft has released the plug-in edition of Photomatix Essentials, its high dynamic range software aimed at enthusiast photographers, for Photoshop Elements 10. The plug-in runs on both Windows and Mac OS X versions of Photoshop Elements.

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Around The Horn

18 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 show of altered images, an 80mm f2.8 Planar Rolleiflex, 25 new Creative Cloud videos and Trevor Traynor.

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DxO Introduces 20-Mp Smartphone Camera Accessory +

18 June 2015

DxO unveiled a tiny 20-Mp camera that can capture Raw images when plugged into the Lightning port of an iOS device, which with the help of a free app, controls the camera. The f1.8 32mm equivalent lens has a six-blade iris to capture images on the one-inch CMOS sensor with ISO sensitivity up to 51,200. And it can swivel 60° in either direction so you don't have to.

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Canon Introduces Powershot G3 X 25x Zoom

17 June 2015

Canon announced the Powershot G3 X, a long zoom with a range of 24-600mm in 35mm equivalents matched to a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor in a dust and water resistant body. And, following the recent trend, it is both WiFi and NFC capable.

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Ricoh Announces GR II Compact With WiF, NFC

17 June 2015

Ricoh introduced the Ricoh GR II premium compact with built-in WiFi and NFC capability. The company also announced GR Remote, a Web-based application to control the camera through any browser and share images wirelessly.

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Hands-On With the Phase One XF

17 June 2015

We spent an afternoon this week with the new Phase One XF medium format system at Bear Images in San Francisco. And we took notes, too. But it wasn't so much the information we picked up that impressed us as it was the feeling we had days after of having held the future in our hands.

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A Box Of Chocolates

17 June 2015

The other day Nancy brought us a box of chocolates. And therein lies a tale. It's taken us a while to tell it because the Los Angeles chocolatier recommends consuming its hand-made chocolates within two weeks and, well, we never miss a deadline.

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Around The Horn

17 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 2015 Audubon Photography Awards, non-camera/editing iPhone apps for photographers, Creative Cloud 2015 update troubleshooting and the new Dehaze control.

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Improving On Autofocus

16 June 2015

Wandering around in the Botanical Garden a few days ago, we relied on an autofocus to deliver a sharp subject while we concentrated on composition. The trouble was, though, that the camera didn't always agree with us on what the subject was.

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Around The Horn

16 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 5DS and 5DS R resolution tests, Facebook Moments, a DxO announcement worth putting on your calendar and a used gear sale at BorrowLenses.

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Focal Press Updates 'Digital Nature Photography'

16 June 2015

For over twenty years, John and Barbara Gerlach have been teaching photographers how to master the craft of capturing beauty in nature photography. With the second edition of Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science, the Gerlachs share their latest lessons with new images.

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Trifecta Backpacks Keep Big Glass Handy

16 June 2015

Think Tank Photo has introduced the Trifecta 8 and 10 backpacks whose unique feature is room for and easy access to large ultra-wide, mid-range and telephoto zoom lenses.

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Adobe Releases 2015 Photo, Video Updates

15 June 2015

Late tonight, Adobe updated core applications in its photography and video suites. We attended recent briefings on the Creative Cloud 2015 releases and will summarize the new features below with reviews to follow during the week.

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Polaris Karat Flash Meter Measures Duration

15 June 2015

The Polaris Karat flash meter introduced by Omegabrandess today includes a function to read the flash duration, the first of its kind, according to the company.

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Around The Horn

15 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Milan Cathedral, using a red filter effect at twilight, Burk Uzzle and the Yoshino River.

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Matinee: 'Jerru Uelsmann'

13 June 2015

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: Mountain Lake Park

12 June 2015

We have a special fondness for Mountain Lake Park. Mom would push our buggy around its two meadows and through its pine trees to get some fresh air into our infant lungs. So its sun has always seemed a bit warmer to us.

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Chambers Gear Sale

12 June 2015

LLoyd Chambers is selling some Canon, Leica and Nikon gear. It's "not meant as a statement on anything, purely a business decision," he said. They're all glass.

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Piccure+ 2.5 Released

12 June 2015

Intelligent Imaging Solutions has released Piccure+ 2.5, a free update to the image reconstruction tool featuring a 30 to 70 percent speed increase using its new imaging kernel Kestrel, among other improvements.

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Deals: Adorama Sigma 50mm Art Bundle

11 June 2015

Sigma is offering a $100 instant rebate on its 50mm f1.4 Art lens through the end of the month. We visited a couple of our sponsors to see what kind of deal that gets you and here's what we found.

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Around The Horn

11 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at what the Sony a7R II means, a Leica Q review, Patrick Smit and North Korea.

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Sony Introduces Alpha 7R II with Back-Illuminated Sensor +

10 June 2015

Sony introduced the a7R II, its flagship full-frame 35mm dSLR, with a back-illuminated, 42.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, in-camera five-axis image stabilization, 4K video capture, silent shooting and fast hybrid autofocus that's 40 percent quicker than the original a7R.

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Sony Announces RX100 IV and RX10 II Cyber-shots +

10 June 2015

Sony today introduced two new Cyber-shots in its RX series, the compact RX100 IV and the high-zoom RX10 II. The pocket-sized RX100 IV sports a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) f1.8-2.8 lens, while the new RX10 II, using the same body design as the original RX10, has a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) f2.8 lens.

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Leica Unveils 'Everyday' Q System

10 June 2015

Leica has introduced the Leica Q, a 24-megapixel, full-frame, fixed lens system in a compact body which includes a 3.0-inch touchscreen and WiFi for remote control and image transfer. The Leica Summilux 28mm f1.7 ASPH lens capture can be cropped in camera to 35mm or 50mm equivalents. The Leica Q also captures image stabilized Full HD video at 30 or 60 frames per second.

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Around The Horn

10 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Leica Q, a fly in the lens, the problem with Android camera phones and unusual homes.

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Kensington USB Docking Station Enables 4K Video Displays

9 June 2015

Kensington has unveiled its SD4000 Universal USB Docking Station. The device enables Windows computers to use Ultra High Definition monitors via HDMI or DisplayPort without upgrading to a 4K graphics card.

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Around The Horn

9 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Magnum Square Print Sale, Lightroom's virtual copies, the Phase One XF Story and the Sirui T-2205X tripod.

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Men Working...

8 June 2015

It's a beautifully sunny day in San Francisco. And we're blessed to take off the hard hat we wear for product testing to put on the bike helmet for a little ride up and down the hills. With a camera strapped to our core, of course.

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Matinee: 'Composing a Photograph with Laura Partain'

6 June 2015

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

6 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 100-year-old color process autochromes, graduation day, Edward S. Curtis's Southwest today and a Google Photos experience.

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Friday Slide Show: The Botanical Garden

5 June 2015

Botanical gardens are living museums, zoos of the plant world, libraries that grow new volumes day after day. They date back to the garden of the University of Pisa created by Luca Ghini in 1543 for the academic study of medicinal plants.

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Around The Horn

5 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ilvy Njiokiktjien's Dutch birthday photography, the Nikon 105mm f2.5 AIS lens, Kwe Bentum and cheap photobooks.

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Eyefi Releases Free 'Digital Tools Photographers Love'

5 June 2015

Eyefi has released Digital Tools Photographers Love (7.1-MB PDF download), a free 24-page ebook designed to answer the question, "What are the most crucial and significant tools used by today's top photographers?"

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Topaz Labs To Host Free Davis Webinar

5 June 2015

Topaz Labs has announced Creative Floral Photography with Harold Davis, a free webinar with Harold Davis on July 21.

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Wear Your Photos With Yizzam

4 June 2015

Get those photos off your phone and put them on your back with Yizzam's custom printed t-shirt, tank top or leggings, among other options.

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Building A Staircase Step By Step

3 June 2015

On a recent walk through the neighborhood, we came across a staircase we've often walk by. We never take a shot of it because it's something of a remodel, a bit Hollywood, rather than genuinely antique, truly grand.

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Alberts Photographs Wet Plate Portraits Of Lifers

3 June 2015

Professional photographer Matt Alberts has hit Seattle to begin a portrait project documenting avid skateboarders, cyclists and other Lifers dedicated to their passion. Alberts, though, is doing it with his own passion: wet-plate photography.

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Facial Recognition Goes To The Dogs

3 June 2015

Facial recognition, it turns out, isn't just for identifying people in your photo collection. It can tell one dog from another, too.

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Around The Horn

3 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at ads in Instagram, removing dust spots in Lightroom, drones and vegetables.

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Around The Horn

2 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Tamron 15-30 teardown, Robert E. Fulton III, graduation ceremony tips and Vincent Mo.

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Adorama Introduces Flashpoint Auto Stand, More

2 June 2015

Adorama introduced a clever stand that automatically spreads its legs when it hits the ground and pulls them up when you lift it, making setup a little more elegant than the usual dance. The Flashpoint Auto Stand is available in 7-foot and 9-foot versions for $49.95 and $69.95 respectively after a $10 instant rebate.

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Phase One Introduces XF System

2 June 2015

Phase One has unveiled "the future of medium format photography" with its XF Camera System. The XF features up to 80-megapixel resolution, 16-bit color, 14-stop dynamic range and up to 60 minute exposures with a lens mount compatible with over 60 lenses.

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Around The Horn

2 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jessica Lehrman, the WD My Passport wireless drive, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards and a reddit AMA with a camera repair technician.

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Should You Edit Every Photo?

1 June 2015

Last week a student in a forum we follow asked a real head scratcher. You'll probably be able to answer it instantly. But it's worth thinking about a little before you do.

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DNP Drops DS80 Printer Price

1 June 2015

DNP has announced a price reduction for its DS80 8-x12-inch dye sublimation printer. Effective immediately, the DS80 will be available from authorized resellers in the United States for $1,495.

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Around The Horn

1 June 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Oakland 16th Street Station, MultiExpo, National Park photography rules and a June BorrowLenses discount.

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May Archived

1 June 2015

All 80 stories in Volume 4 Number 5 of Photo Corners have been neatly archived into a tidy table of contents. That's a new record.

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May

Google Photos: Update, Tips, Apple Photos Revert

31 May 2015

Over the weekend, Google released an update to Google Photos, John Nack published a couple of useful tips and we had a surprisingly delightful editing experience. Details follow.

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Matinee: Alec Soth

30 May 2015

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: Stop

29 May 2015

Over the years since we first occupied this lot in 2003, we've been conducting a survey of the effectiveness of our nearby stop signs. One is obscured half of the year by a persimmon tree. The other is big, bright and beautiful. But it doesn't matter.

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Google Photos Compression, License Issues +

29 May 2015

A day after the release of Google Photos two issues are getting a bit of an airing. The first is the image compression it applies with the free storage option. The second is Google Photo's license agreement.

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Around The Horn

29 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Defrozo, Paul Kitagaki Jr., the Subway Inn and prison for a celebrity photographer.

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Nikon Updates Image Space App

29 May 2015

In an email to users of its Image Space service, Nikon announced an update to its mobile app for iOS and Android. New features include Flow View, a consolidated view of Image Space images with those stored on your device, background image uploading and side-by-side image viewing on tablets.

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Pixelmator For iPhone Released

28 May 2015

Pixelmator for iPhone was released today as a universal app, a free update for owners of the iPad version (which is no longer available on the App Store, apparently, in favor of the universal app). The $4.99 image editor offers a wealth of features, including support for Photoshop PSD files with layers.

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'Prints For Nepal' Campaign Launched

28 May 2015

Adorama has announced it is collaborating with The Photo Brigade and AdoramaPix to launch Prints for Nepal to help the non-profit organization GlobalGiving raise funds for the relief effort in Nepal.

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Google To Launch Google Photos Today +

28 May 2015

At its I/O 2015 keynote presentation today, Google unveiled Google Photos, its photo management and sharing service for iOS, Android and the Web.

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Test Drive: Peak Design Straps +

28 May 2015

In the world of photo accessories, Peak Design sets itself apart with a quick connecting system "inspired by high-end climbing gear." The company recently sent us one of its Clutch wrist straps and Slide camera straps to test on our urban treks.

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Around The Horn

28 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 value of a 4K camcorder, a Leica M Monochrom appraisal, a lynda.com Photos tutorial and a poster artwork contest for the Acadia Night Sky Festival.

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Deals: WD Passport Ultra Drives

28 May 2015

We use WD Passport external drives for our daily backups and photo archives, so we're always looking for deals on the reliable, compact, silent devices. Adorama today announced deals on WD's My Passport Ultra drives, which feature USB 3.0 and 2.0 connections in black, blue, red, white and gray cases.

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Lightroom CC To Add Dehaze Slider

28 May 2015

Adobe evangelist Terry White demonstrates a new Dehaze filter in Lightroom CC's Develop module which, he said, is "coming soon" to the image editing application.

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Grunge Returns To Snapseed

27 May 2015

In a blog post today, Google's Sven Tiffe announced that an update to Snapseed has begun rolling out today which restores the popular Grunge filter. Today's update is for Android devices but an iOS update will "follow shortly," he said. Exports to Lightroom have been improved as well.

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Around The Horn

27 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Moroccan Fantasia, selective color in Lightroom, McNally's wedding truck and O'Keeffe's flower paintings.

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LaserSoft Imaging Debuts Printer Calibration Software

27 May 2015

LaserSoft Imaging has released SilverFast 8 Printer Calibration, a $99 software package to create ICC profiles from test patterns printed on your printer and read by your scanner.

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Eyefi To Host Van Son Webinar

27 May 2015

Eyefi has announced The Life of a Travel Photographer, a 90-minute webinar in which travel photographer Brendan van Son will discuss what travel photography is really all about, share unique and inspirational stories, and share tips and advice.

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Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

26 May 2015

The most important thing about a photograph is its content," Mary Ellen Mark once told an audience of aspiring photographers. She died Monday at the age of 75 in Manhattan after a career making meaningful images.

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DNP Ships Wireless Print Server

26 May 2015

DNP has announced it is now shipping its WPS-1 Wireless Printer Server, which supports direct printing from WiFi-enabled photo capture devices, mobile devices and personal computers to DNP's DS Series and RX dye-sub printers.

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Around The Horn

26 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hawks on Flickr 4.0, a Hogan Q&A, rigging video gear and a workshop on moving to Lightroom or Photos from Aperture.

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Memorial Day

25 May 2015

Archibald MacLeish's poem The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak is engraved on low stone walls of the National Cemetery Overlook at the Presidio in San Francisco. The cemetery itself is the final resting place of over 30,000 Americans, including Civil War generals, Medal of Honor recipients, Buffalo Soldiers and a Union Spy.

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Matinee: Bas de Graaf

23 May 2015

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

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Friday Slide Show: Lunch At Scoma's

22 May 2015

Life is full of surprises. But you have to get our of the house to experience them. So we grabbed a camera and hopped on the 43 Masonic to ride through Haight-Ashbury to the Marina.

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Around The Horn

22 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Andrew Lichtenstein, the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II, a free guide to Lightroom's new Photo Merge tools and moonbows.

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Say Goodbye To Adobe Touch

21 May 2015

Adobe announced today Photoshop Touch, its mobile image editing app, "will no longer be available for purchase" after May 28 and is no longer being developed. The company noted the app "will continue to work on your device but no future updates will be provided (bug fixes, operating system updates, etc)."

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Sneak Peek: Adobe's Mobile Retouching +

21 May 2015

Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Adobe's head of outreach, provided a sneak peek at "some of what we're doing around mobile retouching" in a 2:13 minute video clip released on YouTube today.

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Around The Horn

21 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Latin American photography, four photo bags, a D750 firmware update you can't refuse and old photos mapped to New York City.

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Test Drive: Kingston's MobileLite Wireless G2

20 May 2015

Last year we did a review of three wireless storage devices, finding enough personalities among them to keep Dr. Phil spinning in his chair. But wait, there's more.

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Around The Horn

20 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 size and sensitivity, Olloclip Active Lens, the Santa Barbara oil spill and Hagen's book on Nikon's Creative Lighting System.

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Hightail Launches Beta Collaboration Service

20 May 2015

In a blog post today, Hightail CEO Ranjith Kumaran, co-founder of YouSendIt, announced the beta release of Hightail Spaces, "a new service that aims to solve the problem of creative collaboration."

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On Redundancy

19 May 2015

Even when you are clinging to the side of a cliff with nothing but your fingernails, you are enjoying some measure of redundancy. More than one fingernail, that is.

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Around The Horn

19 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at cold weather failures, managing Lightroom's edits, McNally in China and Reichmann's advice to camera makers.

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Aquatic Park Panorama

18 May 2015

Lightroom CC added a Panorama Photo Merge to the application's bag of tricks and we found a use for it after taking a walk this weekend by Aquatic Park. The graceful breakwater cried out for a portrait.

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Around The Horn

18 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sebastian Beck, Manfrotto KLYP+, wedding photographers and Pier 24 Photography.

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Fujifilm Announces X-T10 +

18 May 2015

Fujifilm has announced a June shipping date for its X-T10, a smaller version of its X-T1 with a smaller grip and no weather-sealing than its big brother. But it adds a pop-up flash with a Guide Number of 16 feet at ISO 100.

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Panasonic Announces Lumix G7

18 May 2015

Panasonic has announced a mid-June delivery date for its Lumix G7, the latest in its video/still hybrid G lineup. The G7 blends 4K Ultra High Definition video with advanced still capture and burst shooting capabilities using a 16-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and Venus Engine 9 image processor.

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Matinee: David Killeen's 'To You I Follow'

16 May 2015

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 And Apple And DNG! Oh My!

15 May 2015

Yesterday's report that Leica will warn owners of its Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) not to import the camera's native DNG files into Apple Photos reminds us of a line from the Wizard of Oz.

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Friday Slide Show: Grabbing A Bite

15 May 2015

We'd finished our Saturday morning errands and were getting hungry. So we flipped through the saved locations in our mind for a place to grab a bite. Nothing, however, appealed to us.

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Around The Horn

15 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Andrew Savulich's Times Square, Anand Varma's bees, Lily the drone and Brian Skerry's underwater photojournalism.

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Wolfram Launches Image Identification Project +

14 May 2015

In a recent blog post, Stephen Wolfram announced Wolfram Language's Image Identification Project "to let anyone easily take any picture (drag it from a Web page, snap it on your phone, or load it from a file) and see what ImageIdentify thinks it is."

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Leica Issues Monochrom M, Apple Photos Warning +

14 May 2015

Leica said it will warn Monochrom M owners not to import the camera's native DNG files into Apple Photos in Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite because "the library will crash continuously on loading." That "may cause the Apple Photos library to be destroyed. This means that pictures previously taken with any other camera will be lost," the company said.

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Eyefi to Host Webinar With Lindsay Adler

14 May 2015

Eyefi has announced Overcoming Bad Lighting, a webinar with photographer Linsay Adler that will feature a 90 minute discussion of the techniques and methods she uses to turn "wretched lighting scenarios into artistic creations."

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Around The Horn

14 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 dSLR-m4/3 camera comparison, the Fujifilm X-T1, an algorithm to remove reflections and Sheldon Serkin.

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Adorama Announces 'A Mother's Love' Photo Contest

13 May 2015

Adorama has announced its A Mother's Love Photo Contest with photographer Rick Sammon, a long-term Adorama partner, judging the submissions. First prize is an Apple Watch.

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The Split-Toning Solution

13 May 2015

Sometimes it's just too easy to outsmart yourself. We thought we'd present both the black-and-white and sepia enlargements we made from an old scan to Mom so she could pick which one she wanted framed.

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Around The Horn

13 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 filtering, Artisan State's publicly-accessible uploads, Canon software updates and an expiring Adobe deal.

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Zooming In With A Scan

12 May 2015

The only thing Mom wanted for Mother's Day was an enlargement of an old photo she'd found. The two youngest in the family were sitting on a chaise lounge in the backyard of our first house, one of Henry Doelger's Daly City homes.

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Around The Horn

12 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Mediterranean migrant crisis, a smaller camera trend, light box photography with an iPhone and the end of Reciprocity Failure.

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Olympus Announces Two M.Zuiko Digital Pro Lenses

12 May 2015

Olympus has announced two new premium Pro lenses, both weather-sealed. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f2.8 Pro is an ultra-wide-angle (14-28mm 35mm equivalent) zoom lens while the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm Fisheye Pro with a fast f1.8 aperture focuses as close as 2.5cm.

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Around The Horn

11 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Pixelmator for iPhone, Gulf Photo Plus in Seattle, Fujifilm's firmware updates and a Memorial Day deal from Borrowlenses.

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A Favorite Image Digitized

11 May 2015

We're very fond of this image. And we've been fond of it for a long time. It was shot with a Nikon FM2 or FED and a 50mm f1.4 Nikkor lens (or maybe a 35mm f2.8 Nikkor) with sunlight from the east behind it.

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Canon Issues Rebel T6 Sensor Product Advisory

11 May 2015

Canon has issued a product advisory for the Rebel T6 sensor issue first reported by Roger Cicala at Lensrentals.

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Canon Announces EF 50mm f1.8 STM Prime Lens +

11 May 2015

Canon has announced a redesigned 50mm "Nifty Fifty" prime lens featuring the company's proprietary stepping motor technology for quiet focusing. And the price isn't very loud either at just $125.99.

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Matinee: 'The Photo Man'

9 May 2015

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. Mary's Cathedral

8 May 2015

Although it opened in 1971, we had never been inside St. Mary's Cathedral until last weekend when we had the crazy idea its gift shop would be the ideal place to find a First Communion gift. Crazy indeed. We were shopping the week after First Communion at the Cathedral itself and the shelves were bare.

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Around The Horn

8 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at image scaling using deep convolutional neural networks, some ethereal images, new Flickr features and Chuck Close.

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MindShift Gear Adds Larger Horizon Backpack

8 May 2015

MindShift Gear has released its $259.99 new, higher volume rotation180° Horizon rotating backpack with rotating beltpack and extra space in the main pack for a 13-inch laptop. Daisy chains and ice ax loops provide additional lash points.

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Kickstarter: Alpine Labs Wireless Timelapse Device

7 May 2015

Alpine Labs has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Radian 2 Bluetooth timelapse device. Like the original Radian, the new device lets you capture still, panning and tilting shots but the Radian 2 adds wireless connectivity.

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Pedal To The Metal

7 May 2015

It's always fun to take a peek in Tony's garage. You couldn't fit a horse in there but he's restored at least one classic Vespa in there and now he's working on Go Karts. He loads them in his pickup and drives up to the Dixon Speedway where the family takes them around the track.

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LaserSoft Imaging Releases JobMonitor iOS App

7 May 2015

LaserSoft Imaging has released a free iOS app to monitor SilverFast as it scans and processes images with JobManager, which is included with SilverFast Ai Studio, HDR (Studio) and Archive Suite.

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Around The Horn

7 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Expo 2015, copyright essentials, Lightroom sort orders and switching to Raw files in Photos.

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Iridient Developer 3.0.2 Released

6 May 2015

Iridient Developer 3.0.2 has been released "with some great improvements to the recently introduced v3 noise reduction methods (now at v3.5), support for all the latest Raw camera models and a number of bug fixes," according to Iridient Digital's Brian Griffith.

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Book Bag: 'Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers'

6 May 2015

When Martin Evening's revised tome on Photoshop arrived, we wrestled with it. At 730 pages on coated stock, it was no lightweight. We used two hands to carry it to our reading chair and groaned when we laid in our lap to page through it.

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PDN Announces Photo Annual Competition Award Winners

6 May 2015

Photo District News has announced the winners of its 2015 Photo Annual, including Nancy Borowick, winner of the $15,000 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, and Meeri Koutanimemi, winner of the $5,000 Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund.

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Around The Horn

6 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 private collection of Berenice Abbott images, Drobo dual redundancy, the Ansel app and a complicated annual report job.

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Around The Horn

5 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Nikon D40x takes on the D800, how to present a print, people dancing and a David Saffir update.

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Kipon Lens Adapters Available Exclusively From Adorama

5 May 2015

Adorama has announced it is now the exclusive U.S. retailer and wholesaler for over 400 still and video camera adapters from Kipon.

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Around The Horn

5 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 call for copyright comments, a famous fire photo, packing light and the Sony FE 90mm.

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update 6.04

4 May 2015

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 6.04 for OS X Yosemite. The update adds Raw file compatibility for over a dozen cameras to the new Photos app, iPhotos 9.6 and Aperture 3.6.

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Deals: Mother's Day

4 May 2015

With Mother's Day just a few days away, we're seeing more and more deals designed for Moms who take photos and Moms who just love to look at them. Here's what came in today...

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Johnston Gear Sale

4 May 2015

Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer announced an unusual used gear sale today "to make room and free up some discretionary funds." He added, "We'll be offering late-model, low-use digital cameras at substantial savings, lenses (including a few rare exotics) and film cameras (some fine, some funky) as well as my extensive collection of darkroom equipment."

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Around The Horn

4 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Matt Black, Stephanie Wei's use of Periscope, a new Andre Kertesz exhibit and photos of Apple's first employees.

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Matinee: 'Simon Norfolk'

2 May 2015

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

2 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Nepal Picture Library, Julian Calverley's iPhone book, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens and Bookface photos.

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Can Microsoft Guess Your Age?

2 May 2015

Visit How-Old.net to make the acquaintance of the HowOldRobot that may just be able to answer the eternal question of, well, how old you look.

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Affinity Announces $1,000 Photo Competition

1 May 2015

With the release of a new Affinity Photo beta version today, Affinity announced a photo contest that will award the winner $1,000 in cash. You just have to use Affinity Photo to edit your entry.

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Friday Slide Show: Botticelli to Braque +

1 May 2015

Through May 31, the de Young Museum is exhibiting Botticelli to Braque containing works from the National Galleries of Scotland that span a range of over 400 years. Painters include some familiar names, like Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

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Around The Horn

1 May 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Cuba shot in black-and-white, adding copyright information to images in Lightroom, the Nitrate Picture Show and Telsa's home batteries.

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April Archived

1 May 2015

After coming close the last two months, we finally did it. We published 78 in February and 72 in March but Volume 4 Number 4 of Photo Corners finally hit the 80-story mark. And we've just updated the Archive with all of them nicely organized into a neat Table of Contents.

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April

Around The Horn

30 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 T6 sensor issue, Irving Penn's work, an interesting Skitch update and an inspiring image.

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Two Cameras At The Museum

30 April 2015

Two cameras walked into a museum and the smartphone said to the dSLR, "Is this a joke?"

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More On Our Lightroom CC Rotation Problem

30 April 2015

In our review of Lightroom CC, we discussed a problem we had when rotating images in the Develop module. It was so severe, we were reluctant to move to the new version.

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Leica Introduces New M Monochrom Rangefinder

30 April 2015

Leica has updated its black-and-white rangefinder lineup with the M Monochrom (Type 246) featuring a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch 921k-dot LCD with sapphire glass, Live View, 1080p video capture, a high-capacity 1800 mAh battery and a 2-GB buffer.

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Around The Horn

30 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Devin Allen's cover shot for Time, a Joe McNally Q&A, the SideKick360 Plus and two Mother's Day deals.

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Grunge Returning To Snapseed

29 April 2015

The people have spoken and Google has heard. The Grunge filter will be returning to Snapseed, Google's John Nack announced in a blog post today.

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Around The Horn

29 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 index of fair use copyright cases, a Letterman slide show, Ztylus iPhone accessories and the launch of Photographers Quarterly.

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CreativeLive To Broadcast Geddes Mother's Day Shoot

28 April 2015

On Friday, May 8, from 9 .m. to 4 p.m., Creative Live will broadcast a live shoot with Anne Geddes as she "prepares and photographs an unforgettable image celebrating motherhood." In addition, everyone who registers will receive a free and exclusive Mother's Day e-card created by Geddes during the session, CreativeLive said.

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Around The Horn

28 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at creating a portfolio Web site, an HDR comparison, a tip for removing sensor dust and Rick Sammon's new book.

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Around The Horn

27 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at GPU notes for Lightroom, drones on the Golden Gate Bridge, a creative lighting build and a 1,000 year exposure using a pinhole camera.

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Matinee: 'Sally Mann'

25 April 2015

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

24 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Chile's Calbuco Volcano, Hamish Wyatt, Afghan Skate Girls and Nikon 10 percent off refurbished products sale.

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Friday Slide Show: Prototyping Festival

24 April 2015

Where's Jane Jacobs when you need her? She understood what makes cities tick. And it isn't malls and cars. It's engagement. The panhandler who deadpans, "I'm a motivational speaker."

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Around The Horn

24 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 debate about modern photojournalism, an appreciation of unheralded photo gear, Geoffrey Davidian reimbursed and Shawn King.

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A Modest Proposal For Museums

23 April 2015

Seems like we've been hanging out at museums an awful lot lately. Crowded museums, we hasten to add. And crowded museums, we would argue, are a good thing. It's how exhibits bust blocks and how the museum business booms. But there's a problem.

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A Smartphone Misbehaves At The Museum

23 April 2015

Smartphones aren't just smart phones, they're smart cameras, too. They're so smart that all you usually have to do is line up the shot and tap the big shutter button to get a great image. Anyone can do it.

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Around The Horn

23 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Carlos Victor Causo, Lightroom CC Learning Center, Vintage Cars x Modern Sunsets and Nikkor & Acc.

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Ricoh Announces Pentax K-3 II

22 April 2015

Ricoh has announced its $1,099.95 Pentax K-3 II, which shares its predecessor's magnesium alloy casing, metal chassis, 24.35-megapixel resolution, 27-point AF system and approximately 8.3 frames per second shooting while adding an improved 4.5-stop shake reduction system, new high-speed AF algorithm, GPS, gyro sensor panning detection and automatic horizon correction.

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As the Bouquets Fade

22 April 2015

We hadn't gone there to shoot them in the first place. And when we looked them over for last Friday's Slide Show, we were disappointed by a few (like that violin) that just weren't sharp. So, you know, we had to go back.

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Flashpoint Adds Four Compact On-Camera LEDs

22 April 2015

Flashpoint has announced four compact LED lighting solutions, each of which can be mounted on a dSLR hotshoe for both video and still photography. To introduce the new models, the company is discounting them from 20 to 40 percent.

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Around The Horn

22 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 thoughtful discussion on the role and nature of photography, media companies' payment policies, free Develop presets for Lightroom and Neil Cybart.

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Jardine Posts Free Lightroom CC Videos

21 April 2015

George Jardine has posted two videos on Lightroom CC 2015's Develop module. The first focuses on the new HDR and Panorama Merge functions (plus a few other new features) while the second covers the new Filter Brush.

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Tweaking Our Table of Contents

21 April 2015

We had some water to tread last night as we listened on the radio while the Warriors overcame a couple of Pelican surges to take a 2-0 lead in the first round of the NBA playoffs. So we thought we'd experiment with how we present a table of contents.

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Test Drive: Creative Cloud Photography Spring Release +

21 April 2015

In a recent press briefing, Lightroom product manager Sharad Mangalick emphasized today's Creative Cloud Photography release was "a major, major update" to Lightroom. That didn't prevent him from revisiting "existing features," like Web View and the DNG format, that the company apparently feels have not gotten the attention they deserved.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Photography 2015 Released +

21 April 2015

Adobe has updated its Creative Cloud Photography suite for 2015 updating Camera Raw to v9.0 for both Lightroom and Photoshop, adding Lightroom mobile for Android phones and tablets (with support for DNG in Android 5.0) and pumping up desktop Lightroom with a set of new features.

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Around The Horn

21 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Adams' Manzanar photos, a lesson in portraiture from Sally Mann, Daniil Simkin and Dan Bailey's new book.

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Pulitzer Winners In Photography Announced

20 April 2015

Among the Pulitzer Prizes announced today were two photography honors in the categories of Breaking News and Feature Photography, each of which carry awards of $10,000.

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Getting To Work With Apple Photos

20 April 2015

In the din and dust surrounding the release of Apple's Photos this month, we haven't seen anybody actually do any work with the application. But the other day one thing led to another and that "another" was Photos.

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Remembering Dan Farrell +

20 April 2015

His most famous photograph is of John-John saluting JFK's passing coffin on its horse-drawn caisson in 1963, a scene re-enacted by his great-grandson at his own funerals last Friday.

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Around The Horn

20 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at protecting your gear, street shooting at Oracle Arena, 12 Photos-related Automator actions and a Harold Davis double.

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Matinee: Eric Kim Interviews

18 April 2015

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 +

17 April 2015

We had something else planned for this week's slide show, we really did. And, in fact, we didn't even drop by the de Young museum yesterday to shoot Bouquets to Art. We went there to see if we could photograph the Botticelli.

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Around The Horn

17 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 8's APIs for non-destructive edits, how to spend a three-hour commute in a Fiat 500, ViewSonic's new Ultra HD monitors and John Henry Mentz.

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Carnegie To Exhibit 'Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars'

17 April 2015

The fourth in its series of Teenie Harris exhibits, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburg will exhibit Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars from April 30 to Nov. 16.

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DS40 Review: Conclusion

17 April 2015

You've heard this before. The story of a compelling hardware product matched with troublesome software. It's what we found with the OpticFilm 120 and, to a different degree, with the DNP DS40.

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Around The Horn

17 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sally Mann, MoMA's digital art vault, John Rogers and the state of the camera market.

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Bouquets To Art 2105

16 April 2015

Every year at this time, Golden Gate Park blooms with the cut flowers and floral designs of Bouquets to Art. The exhibit pairs various florists with paintings in the permanent collection, making for some very unusual compositions that are a ball to photograph.

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Around The Horn

16 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Kevin Frayer and Diana Markosian, Art Chang's Priime, the neck vs. wrist strap debate and Hogan's publishing plans.

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Think Tank Photo Celebrates 10 Years With Best Bag Award

15 April 2015

Last Saturday Think Tank Photo celebrated its tenth anniversary of its founding in Doug Murdoch's garage, hosting over 90 people, including 60 photographers who have been with the company since the start. At the same time, the company announced its Airport International LE Classic rolling camera case has been awarded Best Photo Bag by the Technical Image Press Association.

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Epson Reports Wilhelm Preliminary Data On UltraChrome HD Inks

15 April 2015

Though accelerated display permanence tests have not been completed, Epson has announced some preliminary Wilhelm Imaging Research test findings, including...

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Around The Horn

15 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at images of Miles Davis boxing, how Photos handles metadata, a Think Tank Photo deal and an alternative to cloud-based computing.

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DxO Updates OpticsPro Suite

15 April 2015

DxO has released DxO OpticsPro v10.4, DxO FilmPack v5.1.2 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.4 with support for the Nikon D7200 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. OpticsPro v10.4 also adds a one-click reset function and includes support for several DxO Optics Modules.

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Half Full, Completely Empty

14 April 2015

Imagine our surprise on walking by this innocently white pickup truck only to find the bed half full of empties. Fernet Branca, Bud Light, Jose Cuervo, Stella Artois, Corona, you name it. And not a shard of broken glass.

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Epson Introduces 17-Inch SureColor P800

14 April 2015

Epson has introduced the P800, a 17-inch version of its new SureColor line of photo printers. The 13-inch P600 was introduced to the North American market last October.

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Around The Horn

14 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Blanton Museum, creating a Lightroom identity plate, the Westcott Flex LED and a Photos for OS X review.

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Sony Announces HX90V Digicam

13 April 2015

Sony has announced its Cyber-shot HX90V digicam with an 18.2megapizel BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor matched to a 30x optical zoom lens with a range of 24-720mm in 35mm equivalents.

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Sony Announces WX500 Digicam

13 April 2015

Sony announced its WX500 digicam with an 18.2-megapixel BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor matched to a 30x optical zoom lens with a 35mm focal length equivalence of 24-720mm.

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Raising The Championship Banner +

13 April 2015

The Giants raised their 2014 World Series banner, the third in five years, with the sun shining and the wind blowing, at the start of a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies.

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Olympus Announces Stylus 1s

13 April 2015

Olympus has announced its oddly-named Stylus 1s, the "s" indicating it's the successor to the Stylus 1. The new model "delivers an enhanced feature set and other improvements in a similar compact, lightweight design," the company said.

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Olympus Announces Stylus Tough TG-4

13 April 2015

Olympus has announced its ruggedized Stylus Tough TG-4, adding Raw capture, new scene modes and faster GPS to the compact model. The TG-4 is waterproof to 50 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees, shockproof from 7.0 feet and dustproof.

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Around The Horn

13 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at upgrading a Drobo 5D, using a basic lighting kit, Lincoln portraits and baseball in San Francisco.

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Matinee: 'Pinhole Photography in Five Minutes'

11 April 2015

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: Subtle City

10 April 2015

To some minds, there's nothing subtle about San Francisco. But just be patient and something you might have missed will make itself known. Cities, for all their stimulants, are specialists in subtleties.

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Around The Horn

10 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mike Eliason, lighting setups documented, Lightroom Print module tips and a Harold Davis virtual gallery.

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Site Tweak: One You Won't Notice

10 April 2015

You shouldn't notice the solution we implemented last night but you may not even have noticed the problem. We, however, did. And we were puzzled.

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Bakers Beach Sunset

9 April 2015

The Golden Gate Bridge isn't the only thing to see at Bakers Beach. Look in the opposite direction (always good advice on safari) and the horizon beckons.

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Google Releases Snapseed 2

9 April 2015

In a blog post today, John Nack, Google digital photography manager, announced the release of Snapseed 2 for iOS and Android. Highlights of the new release include...

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LinkedIn Buys Lynda.com

9 April 2015

In a LinkedIn blog post today Ryan Roslansky announced the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Lynda.com, tapping into its "extensive library of premium video content, spanning hundreds of thousands of videos on a diverse set of professional topics across multiple languages."

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Around The Horn

9 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Phil Toledano, Kevin Raber's iPhone, Brave New Camera and Lightroom Publisher for Format.com.

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DNP Updates Hot Folder Print Utility

9 April 2015

DNP has updated Hot Folder Print Utility, adding support for the company's new DS620A and DS80DX printers as well as a new 4x6-inch multi-cut print option. Highlights of the new release include...

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Adobe Shows Off Video Apps At NAB 2015

8 April 2015

Adobe has revealed upcoming updates to its professional video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud which it will be showcasing at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas next week.

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Site Tweak: Google Added To Search Options

8 April 2015

Mystified by the poor results we're getting from DuckGoGo, we've restored Google as a site search option from our Find search box at the top right corner of the main pages.

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Apple's Photos Arrives In The Spring +

8 April 2015

As promised, Apple delivered Photos, its new photo application, along with today's OS 10.10.3 update. At the same time, the company pulled Aperture from the App Store, as it said it would early last month.

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Around The Horn

8 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Lumière at 120, a Sony 24-70mm lens teardown, Ken Falk and using the Eyefi mobiPro.

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Datacolor Releases Spyder5

7 April 2015

Datacolor announced the Spyder5 monitor calibration solution, claiming "up to a 55 percent improvement in tonal response, resulting in more accurate shadow detail and smoother gradients" over its previous model.

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Around Town

7 April 2015

Yesterday afternoon the rain held off (which seems to have become its habit) and we took a walk to where Portola Dr. meets Market St. You get a lovely view of the city and the East Bay from there without the troubling of climbing Twin Peaks.

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Photoflex Thanks Customers

7 April 2015

In a statement today, Photoflex founder Gene Kester and Sharon Reeves, who served as president of the Wastonville, Calif. firm, expressed their gratitude to "all of our supporters over the last 30 years." Earlier this month, as we reported, the firm announced on its Web site it was "closing business," although it still maintained some partnerships.

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Lensbaby Introduces Velvet 56 Portrait Lens +

7 April 2015

Lensbaby introduced the Velvet 56 portrait lens with macro capabilities at Shutterfest in St Louis today. The new lens, available in both black and silver, provides "a velvety, ethereal start with a smooth finish, from the big picture to the smallest details," the company said.

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A Shot In The Dark

6 April 2015

We took a ride after dinner Saturday, catching the sunset from the Golden Gate Bridge and pulling into the parking lot at Bakers Beach in the Presidio for the last wisps of twilight. It was already too dark to see the settings on our camera.

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Around The Horn

6 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at two Sony FE 35mm primes, merging Lightroom catalogs, an Ello update and a free lighting webinar.

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Matinee: 'Easter Parade'

4 April 2015

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: Easter Orchid

3 April 2015

We had other ideas for today's slide show. But the recycling truck was later than usual this morning, so we kept walking over to the dining room window to see if it had come yet. And by that accident, we discovered the light falling on our Easter orchid.

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Eyefi To Host Webinar With Eric Kim

3 April 2015

Eyefi has announced Capturing Urban Environments, a webinar with street photographer Eric Kim that will feature a 60-minute presentation highlighting tricks of the trade followed by a half hour question and answer period.

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Affinity Photo Beta Updated

3 April 2015

Affinity Software sent an email to beta testers of its Affinity Photo beta today announcing "hundreds of stability, performance and feature improvements," including a new Color Balance adjustment, ability to generate masks and selections from layers, improved channels support and new Affine and Deinterlace filters.

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Adobe Releases Slate for iPad

2 April 2015

Photographers love to tell stories and Adobe has just given us one more way to do it with Slate, a free iPad add to convert any document "into a beautiful visual story" using professionally-design themes you can manipulate with simple gestures.

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Around The Horn

2 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Vietnam War photo essay, Will Steacy, Library of Congress and Nina Robinson.

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Nikon Announces Nikon 1 J5 +

1 April 2015

Nikon has unveiled its Nikon 1 J5, the latest addition to its Nikon 1 System of compact interchangeable lens cameras. Capable of shooting at 20 fps with full autofocus, the J5 features a new 20.8-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, upgraded Expeed 5A image processing, built-in WiFi and NFC and a new touchscreen LCD.

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Around The Horn

1 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Epson SureColor P600, going beyond cameras to photography, masking a large diffuser and an iPad photo frame.

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Photoflex 1985-2015

1 April 2015

The first image on the Photoflex site's image slider announces the news that the company is "closing business" after 30 years. "We want to extend our thanks to all of our supporters over the last 30 years and wish you all the best in the future," the announcement says.

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March Archived

1 April 2015

We've just updated the Archive with our March stories, completing Volume 4 Number 3 of Photo Corners. If we had printed it as a monthly magazine, it would have weighed in as big as Vogue.

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March

The Best Kind Of Camera

31 March 2015

We write about photography but we also practice photography. Shifting gears is an art itself, as breath-taking sometimes as The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapese. This morning as we contemplated the end of the month while publishing a rash of stories, we just happened to look up from the laptop a moment. And held our breath.

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Google+ Photos Now In Google Drive

31 March 2015

A Google Drive blog post by Josh Hudgins, Google Drive product manager, has announced "the photos and videos you keep in Google+ Photos will also be available in Google Drive."

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 3.0.1

31 March 2015

Iridient Digital has updated its iOS Raw image processing software Iridient Developer to version 3.0.1 with "improvements to the new v3 noise reduction methods for Luminance and Luminance Grain Smoothness, particularly for images with high levels of speckle type noise in the deep shadows."

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LaserSoft Imaging Releases SilverFast 8.5

31 March 2015

In an email to current users of SilverFast v8, LaserSoft Imaging announced that v8.5 is available as a free download. The new version includes a new HDRiRAW data format and an iOS app for mobile devices while dropping support for 32-bit operating systems.

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Around The Horn

31 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Ukrianian/Russian photo collaboration, Sotheby's first eBay live auction of photographs, Daniel Gordon in San Francisco tonight and the fifth edition of a classic book on lighting.

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Magnum's Parke Shows 'The Black Rose' At Adelaide Festival

31 March 2015

Magnum photographer Trent Parke is exhibiting The Black Rose, "a meditation on life journeys and the way the past infiltrates the present and in turn can influence the future," at this years Adelaide Festival of the Arts in South Australia through May 10. Admission is free.

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Printing To The DS40

30 March 2015

With our installation issues with the Lion driver on Yosemite apparently resolved, we were able to print to the DS40 using a variety of setups. Those included...

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Kingston Announces New Reader, 64-GB 600x CF Card

30 March 2015

Kingston has announced its HS4 All-in-One media reader and a 64-GB version of its 600x CompactFash card.

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Around The Horn

30 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Yale's acquisition of Lincoln photographs, Arkansas SB79, Amazon's slow-moving Cloud Drive and Marina Sersale.

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Matinee: 'Photographing NCAA College Basketball'

28 March 2015

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 Gray City

27 March 2015

We've been playing with the images we captured on our little escape all week. We really didn't know what to make of them.

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Creating A Party Printing Folder +

27 March 2015

You've got a camera, a printer and a party. How do you break the ice between them?

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Around The Horn

27 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Margo Cooper, a 200mm shoot out, tips for creating Photoshop actions and the Domke Chronicle bag.

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Amazon Launches Unlimited Cloud Storage

26 March 2015

Amazon has announced two unlimited cloud storage plans on its Cloud Drive with a flat annual fee and three-month free trial. The $11.99/year plan allows storage of "an infinite number of photos in Cloud Drive" while the $59.99/year plan allows storage of "an infinite number of new and existing photos, videos, files, documents, movies and music in Cloud Drive."

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Around The Horn

26 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at spring training, photographing dancers, Pete Souza and Capture One 8.2.

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Cityscape

25 March 2015

We escaped the bunker Saturday after writing about Martin Kirkland, riding the streetcar down to the Embarcadero. It was warm and sunny and the promenade was full of people.

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Around The Horn

25 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Fotopigeon, master printer Chuck Kelton, Photoshop variables and the Golden State Warriors.

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'There Was Only One Paul Buff'

24 March 2015

We learned today that Paul Conrad Buff passed away March 14 at the age of 78. His decision "to create Professional Mono lights unlike what was out there already," in his wife's words, led to the invention of Alien Bees, White Lightning and Einsteins. And a company revered for its customer service.

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Around The Horn

24 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at World Backup Day, that Nikon D300 replacement, a video/still tripod head solution and Facebook courting news sites.

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Instagram Launches Layout

23 March 2015

In a blog post today, Instagram introduced Layout, a free iOS app to "easily combine multiple photos into a single image."

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Around The Horn

23 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sebastião Salgado, a Google attribution error, a 10K timelapse and Enlight.

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Matinee: Douglas Kirkland's 'A Life in Pictures'

21 March 2015

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: Spring In The Garden

20 March 2015

Ah, the first day of spring -- finally! If you don't know Dorothy Frances Gurney's Garden Thoughts, today is as good a day as any to introduce you to them...

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Irving Penn's 'Bare Back' At Auction

20 March 2015

Irving Penn's Woman with Bare Back, his 1961 image of a woman in evening wear seen from the side, is being offered at auction at artnet auctions. The selenium toned, gelatin silver print was printed by Penn himself in 1984 in an edition of 12.

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WPPI Conference + Expo Exhibits Upward Trend

20 March 2015

The Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Conference + Expo, which concluded earlier this month, "showed significant growth in nearly every aspect of the show," according to the organizers.

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Pixelmater 1.1 Released

19 March 2015

The Pixelmater Team has released Pixelmater for iPad 1.1. The announcement also promised a Mac OS X version of the iOS image editor.

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Adobe Releases Camera Raw 8.8

19 March 2015

Adobe has announced the availability Camera Raw 8.8 as final release on Adobe Labs and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Camera Raw 8. In addition, Raw file format support is added for nine new cameras, including the Nikon D5500, Fujifilm X-A2 and preliminary support for the Canon EOS 750D.

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Don't Blink With BitTorrent Sync

19 March 2015

The shortest distance between two points is not through Dropbox. With BitTorrent Sync, you can get directly from A to B without detouring through the cloud.

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Around The Horn

19 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Kirk Tuck's Nikon reviews, a Harold Davis workbook, a book on copyright and a different view of Syria.

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Boinx Releases PartySnapper To Replace Disposable Cameras

18 March 2015

Boinx Software has released PartySnapper, an iOS app the company describes as "social photo wall on steroids." Guests can download the app to take photos of the party for free while the app running on an iPad collects each shot and via a cable connection or AirPlay immediately displays them on an HDTV.

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Around The Horn

18 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at zoom variations in field tilt, the other five ways to automate Lightroom, Skala Color and Sqeeqee.com.

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Deals: 30 Pct. Off Zeiss Touit 12mm, 32mm Primes

18 March 2015

Adorama is offering instant rebates on two Zeiss Touit primes in Fujifilm and Sony E mounts. The Zeiss 32mm f1.8 Touit Series is $499, a $221 savings, and the Zeiss 12mm f2.8 is $699, a $300 savings.

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Digital Film Tools Releases EZ Mask v3.0

18 March 2015

Digital Film Tools has released its $150 EZ Mask v3.0 with Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements support. The tool makes it easy to mask an object even if fine hair, smoke or reflections obscure the edges.

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St. Patrick's Day

17 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day. In North Beach, of course.

You won't be hearing from us that St. Patrick wasn't Irish. We're not one to ruin a party. Besides, we're sure you already know.

Not ourselves having the wit to be Irish (as far as we can tell), we haven't been stashing away annual albums of the parade, green beer and shiny paper hats. So we had to dig deep into our archives to find a St. Patrick's Day shot.

But that just demonstrates the depths of our historical expertise. These hail from 2001. The very day, too, Pat.

You'll have to forgive us for capturing them in North Beach, the Italian section of town. That's where the party was and it would have been rude to suggest it move.

Where, after all, would it go?

Our contribution to today's Irish festivities, therefore, is necessarily limited to what we could find then in North Beach.

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Epson Announces Perfection V39 +

17 March 2015

Epson has announced its $100 Epson Perfection V39 featuring 4800 dpi optical resolution, no warm-up time and buttons to scan directly to email and PDFs. Like the recently announced $80 Perfection V19, the 39 is USB powered and sits on a kickstand to take up less desk space.

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Around The Horn

17 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Teju Cole, Fotor, automating Lightroom and Retina peeling.

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Eizo Announces 4K UHD Monitor For Photography, Print, Video

17 March 2015

Eizo has announced its ColorEdge CG248-4K, a 23.8-inch monitor with an ultra-high-definition 4K (3840x2160) native resolution and 185 pixels per inch. That represents the highest pixel density yet in a ColorEdge monitor, making the CG248 particularly suitable for high resolution work.

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Around The Horn

16 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Olympus 17mm crowdsource review, an Olympus E-M5 Mark II panorama, Aseem Agarwala and Manuela Pavesi.

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Matinee: Bob Krist's 'Spirit Of Place'

14 March 2015

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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Harvey Posts ExifTool 9.90 Production Release

14 March 2015

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v9.90, the first production release since v9.76 on Nov. 15, 2014. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Friday Slide Show: Ocean Beach

13 March 2015

Just to the north of Fort Funston, Ocean Beach runs straight for three miles to the Cliff House. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, its surf is busy with fishermen and surfers, its sands yielding to the soles of many feet.

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Around The Horn

13 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 experts wrestling with Photohshop 1.0, the move to video, Kickstarting a photography book and Eye-Fi's mew 32-GB WiFi card.

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Think Tank Photo Announces Mirrorless Bag, Backpack, Wallet

12 March 2015

Think Tank Photo has announced new should bags and a backpack in the Urban Approach series for mirrorless systems as well as the CF/SD + Battery Compact Wallet, its smallest product ever. The new products will be available in April.

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Flashpoint Adds Battery-Powered Ring Flash

12 March 2015

Flashpoint, the Adorama house brand, has announced its Ring Li-On, a $499.95 lithium-powered ring flash system. The flash can be mounted on-camera or on a tripod.

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Around The Horn

12 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Harold Davis on Flickr, SLR Magic's 50mm, a crowdsourced lens review opportunity and Scrivani's food photography.

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Around The Horn

11 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 MacBook, smartphone photography suggestions, the Canon EF 11-24mm and cinemagraphs.

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DxO Updates OpticsPro With New Search Engine

11 March 2015

In addition to the usual expanded camera support and new Optics modules that arrive with every update to DxO Optics Pro, the company has added a new search engine to the Source Browser. Type the name of the image file and you're there. And the OS X version now supports drag-and-drop from the desktop.

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Olympus Announces Stylus SH-2 +

10 March 2015

Olympus has announced its $399.99 Stylus SH-2 with Raw capture, a 24x zoom lens, 5-axis image stabilization, built-in WiFi, 1080/60p video and Nightscape Modes packed into a compact, pocketable design.

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Adobe Updates Photoshop Mix

10 March 2015

Adobe has released Photoshop Mix 1.5 with a number of new features, including support for Adobe Ink, Wacom and Pencil styluses plus drag-and-drop image merging. Here are the details...

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Around The Horn

10 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at lithium batteries in Canon Speedlites, free business advice, a free 15-inch laptop bag from a high-end bag maker and another discount code for BorrowLenses.

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Around The Horn

9 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, X-Rite's outrageous upgrade pricing, AT&T vs. the Apple Store and a fun walk.

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Telling Time +

9 March 2015

It's a new day, particularly for Game of Thrones fans, anybody doing medical research, students looking for a notebook and people who are tired of dropping their phones. You can hear all about it in the Apple Keynote.

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Matinee: 'Undeveloped World War II Film'

7 March 2015

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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Book Bag: David Duncan's Century

7 March 2015

What do you give someone who has everything? How about their own century? In David Douglas Duncan's case that would be the 20th century. The revered photojournalist is such a generous soul, though, that he shares it with you in what he predicts will be his last book, My 20th Century.

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Spring Forward

7 March 2015

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

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Friday Slide Show: The Dutch Windmill

6 March 2015

Just off the beach at the west end of Golden Gate Park are two Dutch windmills. The Murphy Windmill to the south, which was installed in 1908, has just been restored but the older Dutch Windmill to the north, installed in 1903, was repaired in 1980.

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Leers Appointed Carnegie Curator of Photography

6 March 2015

The Carnegie Museum of Art has appointed Dan Leers as Curator of Photography. Leers follows Linda Benedict-Jones, the museum's first curator of photography, who recently retired. Leers will join CMOA on April 27.

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24 Hour Project Sets March 21 For 2015 Edition

5 March 2015

The 24 Hour Project is an ongoing street photography project to document the world's humanity on a single day each year. And this year, creators Renzo Grande and Sam Smotherman have picked Saturday, March 21 for the 2015 edition of the project.

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Cornish To Exhibit Forgotten Imogen Cunningham Series

5 March 2015

The Cornish College of the Arts exhibit A Stitch in Time: Imogen at Cornish will feature a series of images of college life taken 80 years ago by Imogen Cunningham. The series, many of which were used for a 1935 Cornish catalog, was rediscovered last year as the college prepared for its centennial.

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Apple Releases Raw Compatibility Update 6.03

5 March 2015

Apple has released a Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update adding support for 11 cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. The additional camera support includes...

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Apple Clarifies Aperture Policy

5 March 2015

In an email to Aperture users today, Apple clarified its policy on its professional photo editing and management application. The short version is, as the company has said before, Aperture will no longer be available for sale from the Mac App Store when Photos for OS X launches this spring.

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World Press Photo Withdraws Prize

5 March 2015

World Press Photo has withdrawn Giovanni Troilo's Contemporary Issues first prize for falsifying information, the organization said. Troilo had identified the location of at least one of the images of his 10-photo series The Dark Heart of Europe as Charleroi, Belgium when in fact it had been taken in Molenbeek, Brussels.

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Sigma Contest To Give Away Lenses

4 March 2015

If you own a Sigma camera or lens, Sigma wants to hear from you. Tell the company why you're a "super fan" and you might just win your choice of three Sigma lenses. The Super Fan contest runs until December with winners announced monthly.

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Portals of the Past

4 March 2015

We escaped the bunker Monday and walked from Mount Davidson to the Cliff House. We took the long way, about six miles through Golden Gate Park, coming back on the bus with 49 new images.

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Around The Horn

4 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hugo Passerello's tribute to Julio Cortázar, wedding photographer Kevin Mullins, a tripod Mount for your Smartphone and World Press Photo's investigation into its first prize winner.

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Sony Announces New Lenses, Converters

3 March 2015

Sony has unveiled four new FE E-mount lenses and two sets of new converters. Three full-frame primes including a 28mm, 35mm and 90mm macro join the 24-240mm zoom to make 11 lenses in the FE lineup. New ultra-wide and fisheye converters have been announced, one for the full-frame 28mm FE lens and the other for the existing 16mm and 20mm APS-C E-mount lenses.

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Around The Horn

3 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at LAB color adjustments, Sync 2.0, 25 Photoshoppers under 25 and the latest Threepenny Review.

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Iridient Developer 3.0 Released

2 March 2015

Iridient Digital announced the release of Iridient Developer 3.0, its Raw conversion and image editing software for Mac OS X. The new release supports images from the Olympus E-M5 Mark II shot in the 40-megapixel high resolution mode in addition to 620 other cameras.

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Nikon Gets Serious With D7200

2 March 2015

Nikon announced its D7200 dSLR, an update to its classic D7100 DX-format camera, increasing the buffer capacity on its predecessor and adding both NFC and WiFi connectivity while expanding Picture Controls to include Flat and Clarity options.

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Nikon Gets Silly With P900's 83x Zoom To 2000mm

2 March 2015

When does a feature become a liability? That's what we were wondering as we studied the specs for Nikon's latest super-zoom Coolpix. With a range to 2000mm, we wouldn't expect to be able to either hand hold the camera or even find the subject to compose it in the viewfinder.

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Around The Horn

2 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Valerie Millett, Apple's World Gallery, an archived Corey Keller Twitter chat and a used gear sale at BorrowLenses.

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February Archived

1 March 2015

It was a very busy month here with more product announcements than usual. We've updated the Archive with all of the February stories in Volume 4 Number 2 of Photo Corners. And there were a lot.

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February

A Storm Passing By

28 February 2015

Yesterday we could see the ocean tossed with whitecaps three miles away. By evening, the storm had come in, clouds blowing over us quickly. Out at sea we could see the horizon obscured by the rain. There was nothing better on TV.

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Matinee: 'Blanc et Demilly'

28 February 2015

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: Multum In Parvo

27 February 2015

The Latin phrase multum in parvo could be the motto of every macrophotography image. However you translate it -- from the familiar "a lot in a little" to the formal "much in little" -- it describes every attempt to look for whole universes in the small details we don't normally stop to notice.

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Leonard Nimoy

27 February 2015

Just a brief note to observe the passing of Leonard Nimoy, who died today from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83. Among his many achievements, he was a photographer of no little note. See our recent matinee featuring his photography.

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DNP Releases Mac OS X Beta Printer Driver

27 February 2015

DNP has quietly released a beta version of its Mac OS X printer driver for the RX1, DS40, DS80 and DS80DX printers. The beta is designed to work with Mac OS 10.9.4 "and newer operating systems," the company said in a FAQ (reproduced below).

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Around The Horn

27 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at POYI winners, the iSelfie Two remote control app, Anja Niedringhaus and a deal on Picattoo temporary tattoos of your Facebook or Instagram images.

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Nikon Updates Nikon Image Space App

26 February 2015

Nikon has released an update of it Nikon Image Space app for iOS and Android. The app, which provides access to the Nikon Image Space photo sharing service, has been redesigned with a new flat design interface, as well as a new Flow view for smooth vertical scrolling.

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Phottix Announces Indra360 TTL Monobloc

26 February 2015

Phottix has announced its Phottix Indra360 TTL Studio Light with 360 watt-seconds of power and many of the same features as the Indra500 TTL, including High Speed Sync.

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Around The Horn

26 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at one-button auto bracking, last call for Hogan's physical media, McNally's 1988 Glove Men shoot and a Mike Royko clip.

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Why Is This Man Smiling?

25 February 2015

The full width of this smiling face is jut 7/8 of an inch. Smile included. Focusing on the eyes, as you do with a portrait, we lose the nose, which appears to be somewhat more prominent that you might expect. Is that why he's smiling?

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Around The Horn

25 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Brad Moore's DroboPro, Jeffrey Friedl's challenge, Michael Kistler's iPhone street photography and Terry O'Neill's celebrity photos.

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Around The Horn

24 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Tamron 15-30mm f2.8, the homeless, the creative spark and Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel.

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DNP Introduces Wireless Print Server, Status App

24 February 2015

DNP has expanded its professional printing lineup with its Wireless Print Server, an Android set-top box running custom DNP software to route print jobs to its DS40, DS80, RX1 and DS620A dye-sublimation printers. Not only does the print server dispense with the usual a network server and router, it also enabled direct printing for "many WiFi enabled devices," the company said.

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Focal Press Publishes Hirsch's 'Exploring Color Photography'

24 February 2015

Focal Press has announced the publication of the sixth edition of Robert Hirsch's Exploring Color Photography. The new edition dips into smartphone photography, showcases inspiring images and provides exercises to improve your visual problem solving. The companion Web site has been updated as well.

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Around The Horn

23 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at social networks, the Konost camera, the Nikkor 105mm prime and a Jim Goldberg event.

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Around The Horn

23 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 laundry list of persistent problems in photography, a roundup of Photoshop interviews, Astropad and the Museum of Online Museums.

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Matinee: 'Howard Mandelbaum's Photofest'

21 February 2015

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 Opens MAX 2015 Preregistration

21 February 2015

Adobe has begun accepting preregistrations for MAX 2015, its annual "creativity conference," to be held in Los Angeles Oct. 3 to 7. Preregistering before March 31 saves $500 on the $1,595 conference pass.

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Friday Slide Show: Fort Funston

20 February 2015

South of the long, three-mile Ocean Beach on San Francisco's western side, Fort Funston is something of a secret. That was fine when it served as a military installation, hiding Nike missiles. But it's really too special to keep quiet about.

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Around The Horn

20 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at two reviews of Epson's V850 scanner, Terry White running Photoshop 1.0 and using a vignette to highlight your subject.

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Photoshop Turns 25

19 February 2015

Five years ago we attended Photoshop's 20th anniversary celebration at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Things have certainly changed a lot since then, both for us and for Adobe.

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Around The Horn

19 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 "no copyright infringement intended" defense, 12 iPhone photo apps, Jardine editing his edits and a Keyboard Maestro deal.

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Computer History Museum To Host Photoshop Tribute

18 February 2015

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. will host Mastering the Pixel: 25 Years of Photoshop, a panel discussion, on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. The date marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Photoshop 1.0.

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Epson Introduces Inexpensive Perfection V19 Scanner +

18 February 2015

The two most intriguing features of Epson's new Perfection 19 scanner are that it requires nothing more than USB port for power and it retails for just $70. It's also pretty fast, using LED illumination that requires no warm-up.

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DNP Extends Service Contract Promotion

18 February 2015

DNP has announced the extension of its Total Protection End User Promotion registration through March 31. The program provides purchasers of new DNP DS40, DS80 and RX1 dye-sublimation printers a free three-year Advanced Exchange Service Contract, a retail value of $399.99.

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Around The Horn

18 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 turning 25, a face detection breakthrough, volunteer photographers capturing babies lost at birth and Nikkor lens design philosophy.

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Around The Horn

17 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at digital photojournalism rules, Flickr's top 25 of 2014, Frances Thompson and Photoshop Week 2015.

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Around The Horn

16 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Spider Martin's Selma photographs, a redesigned Luminous Landscape, David Carlier and Waterlogued iPhone images.

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DOT, FAA Propose Rules For Domestic Drones

16 February 2015

On Sunday, the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration proposed a framework of regulations governing the use of small unmanned aircraft systems. Flights would be restricted to daylight hours visual-line-of-sight operations. The proposal also addresses height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking and operational limits.

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Matinee: 'The Calm -- Surf Photographer Brian Bielmann'

14 February 2015

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

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Friday Slide Show: A Valentine

13 February 2015

One of the pleasures of photography is that it makes it possible to share rare treasures. Everybody in the family can have grandmother's wedding ring if you take a picture of it. Or, as we're doing today, share in an old love story.

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A Salute To Bob Simon And David Carr

13 February 2015

It's been a tough week in the newsroom. Losing Bob Simon two days ago and David Carr last night. They were both uncommonly bright and candid reporters. And inspirations in an age that would replace the simple but difficult task of reporting the news with the adolescent stuff that makes metrics merry.

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Around The Horn

13 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 100-400 IS L Markk II, The Lightroom Show, the Flex-Tilt tripod head and Darkroom, an iOS app.

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Focal Press Publishes 'Teaching Photography'

13 February 2015

Focal Press has published the second edition of Teaching Photography by Glenn Rand, Jane Alden Stevens and Garin Horner. Rand authored the first edition and joined by Stevens, a professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, and Horner, a colleague of Rand and an assistant professor of Art at Adrian College, for the second.

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World Press Photo Salutes 'Humanity,' Cites Image Manipulation

12 February 2015

The World Press Photo Contest jury has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The image depicts a gay couple at home in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Around The Horn

12 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Rick Smolan interview, light modifiers, San Francisco in the 1800s and a sale on Craftsy photography classes.

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Fujifilm Updates X Mount Lineup

11 February 2015

Updating the roadmap for its X mount lineup, Fufifilm has added three more lenses. The new optics include...

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Routledge Publishes 'Photography And Its Origins'

11 February 2015

Editors Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Mario Zervigón have collected 16 essays in 254 pages with 32 color images to answer a few primal questions about the origins of photography.

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Around The Horn

11 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at one view of Apple's plan for Photos, an Instagram show at a museum, how five images editing applications handle a 4K display and Instagram's Hyperlapse technology.

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Around The Horn

10 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at GPS units for Nikon dSLRs, a picture we'd like to walk into, iphone photos backup options and three Lensrentals jobs.

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Sigma Adds Fast 24mm To Art Line +

9 February 2015

Sigma's respected lineup of Art series lenses has been expanded with the announcement of the Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens. Designed for full-frame sensors, the 24mm Art lens joins the 35mm and 50mm f1.4 Art lenses in the series.

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Sigma Announces dp0 Quattro

9 February 2015

Sigma has announced the dp0 Quattro, the fourth camera in the dp Quattro series it announced last year. The dp0 incorporates a fixed, high performance 14mm f4 lens, equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm dSLR and is optimized to "maximize the performance of the series' Foveon Quattro Direct Image sensor," the company said.

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Nikon Launches D810A Toward The Stars

9 February 2015

Nikon has adapted its D810 dSLR specifically for astrophotography with the D810A using an infrared cut filter modified to allow transmission of the hydrogen alpha wavelength. With four times the sensitivity to the 656nm wavelength, the D810A captures brilliant red hues of diffuse nebulae and constellations.

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Nikon Updates Coolpix Long Zoom Lineup

9 February 2015

Nikon updated its lineup of long zoom Coolpix digicams with up to 60x optical zoom, 16-megapixel CMOS sensors, Full HD video, WiFi and NFC connectivity, GPS and more.

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Nikon Introduces Rugged Coolpix AW130, Friendly Coolpix S33

9 February 2015

Nikon introduced two durable compacts, the AW130 and S33. Both are waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof. And they capture Full HD video. The AW130 adds GPS, WiFi and NFC while the S33 keeps things simple.

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Ricoh Imaging Unveils Pentax K-S2

9 February 2015

Ricoh has introduced its weather-resistant K-S2 dSLR with a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor without an anti-aliasing filter, body-based image stabilization, built-in WiFi/NFC connectivity and a 3.0-inch articulated LCD.

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Ricoh Introduces Compact, All-Weather Flash

9 February 2015

Ricoh has introduced its $149.95 all-weather AF201FG flash, for Pentax branded interchangeable lens cameras. The AF201FG flash sports a guide number of 20 at ISO 100/m.

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Ricoh Launches WG-5 GPS Digicam

9 February 2015

Waterproof to a depth of 45 feed, the dustproof WG-5 GPS is Rocoh's new flagship "adventure-proof" digicam. The 4x optical zoom lens starting at 25mm and a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor are protected against falls of seven feet, temperatures as low as -10 degree Celsius and crushproof up to 220 lbs.

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Affinity Photo Beta Released

9 February 2015

According to a blog entry today, Affinity has launched a beta version of Affinity Photo, its image editing software for Mac OS X.

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Around The Horn

9 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 300mm f4E, removing Collections from Lightroom Catalogs, Derrick Story's fine art cards of Cuban cars and watermarking photos.

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Matinee: 'Peter Mathis -- Fine Art in Landscape Photography'

7 February 2015

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

7 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 acorn growing up, a trip to Cuba, a Jardine Lightroom deal and dirt on lenses.

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Friday Slide Show: Pirate's Cove

6 February 2015

When they are old enough to hold their own against any possible pirates that might be anchored nearby, we like to lead our younger friends on a little hike from Lands End to the Pirate Cove.

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Canon Introduces SX410, ELPH 350 PowerShots But No M3 For U.S.

6 February 2015

As Canon announced its EOS M3 in Europe and Asia with no plans to bring its mirrorless camera to the U.S., the company introduceds the SX410 HS, it's latest PowerShot superzoom, and the ELPH 350 HS, it latest compact.

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Canon Unveils 50-Mp 5DS, 5DS R Cameras

6 February 2015

With today's introduction of its EOS 5DS and 5DS R dSLRs, Canon moves the megapixel bar up to 50.6 megapixels, the highest available on a 35mm format camera. Both cameras use dual DIGIC 6 image processors to handle the data while the R model "cancels" the low-pass filter for added sharpness.

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Canon Introduces Two New Rebels

6 February 2015

Both of Canon's new Rebels fatures a new 24.2-megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor with "the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor," the company said. They are also the first Rebels to include WiFi and NFC connections.

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Canon Announces 11-24mm f4L Zoom

6 February 2015

Featuring "the widest angle of view ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame dSLR lens" and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches, the new Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM features a new optical design with four aspherical lens elements "to help minimize distortion from the center of the image to the periphery, across the entire zoom range."

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Apple Seeds Photos To Developers +

5 February 2015

Apple has seeded its new Photos application to developers with the first beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite. Designed to replace both iPhoto and Aperture, the release notes for Photos describe the new application...

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Samsung Introduces NX500

5 February 2015

With its flagship's sensor in a compact $800 package, the Samsung NX500 features an articulated 3.0-inch AMOLED display with 1.04m dots. The 28-megapixel APS sensor uses phase detect autofocus and can capture 4K video.

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Lightroom Mobile iOS 1.3 Released

5 February 2015

Adobe has updated the iOS version of Lightroom mobile "to make it even easier to edit with Lightroom on the go." The update follows last month's initial release of Lightroom mobile for Android.

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Yahoo: 'Look Sharp!' To Be Beautiful. But...

5 February 2015

The other day the Physics arXiv Blog reported, "Scientists at Yahoo Labs have developed a machine learning algorithm that distinguishes beautiful portraits from the not-so."

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Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M5 Mark II +

5 February 2015

Olympus has announced its Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 5-axis image stabilization, a new 40-megapixel high-resolution shot mode, improved HD video, integrated WiFi and a variable-angle 3.0-inch touchscreen.

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Olympus Announces Stylus Tough TG-860

5 February 2015

Olympus has announced its Stylus Tough TG-860 featuring an ultra wide-angle 21mm lens with 5x optical zoom, improved video capture options, GPS with multiple satellite system support, built-in WiFi, a variety of shooting modes and Art Filters, a 180-degree flip LCD and two new customizable function buttons.

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Olympus Adds 14-150mm Zoom to Micro Four-Thirds Lineup

5 February 2015

Olympus has announced its new M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II zoom lens will be available in March for $599.99. The compact, lightweight zoom features a dustproof, splashproof construction and improves on its predecessor with a Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical lens coating.

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Around The Horn

5 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Glass, Olloclip lenses for the iPhone 6, the Candlestick Park demolition and a Think Tank Photo deal.

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Ricoh Introduces Two New Pentax Lenses

4 February 2015

Ricoh has introduced two new Pentax K-mount zoom lenses, a 70-200mm f2.8 for $2,299.95 and a 150-450mm f4.5-5.5 for $2,499.95. Both lenses, which feature a High Definition coating to minimize flare and ghosting, will be available in March, the company said.

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Around The Horn

4 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 gifts, a Leica M3 review, backing up your photos and some Super Bowl moments.

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Around The Horn

3 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 photo storage business, more Chicago Sun-Times layoffs, a 1 Nikkor 10-30mm service advisory and a Scott Schuman story.

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The Nine-Minute Argument For Staff Photographers

3 February 2015

Following the firing of what was left of the Sport Illustrated photography staff, the National Press Photographers Association has released a nine-minute video attesting to the value of professional photojournalism.

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Audubon Opens 2015 Bird Photo Contest

3 February 2015

The National Audubon Society, in association with Nature's Best Photography, has announced its annual bird photography contest. Judges include birding legend Kenn Kaufman and famed photographer Joel Sartore.

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OS X And The RAM Upgrade Issue

3 February 2015

How long ago did you buy your computer? If it isn't brand new, we'll bet that's a tough one to answer. In our case, we are always shocked to discover exactly how long ago it was.

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Around The Horn

3 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 big deals in camera technology, a Sony A7 II teardown, shooting the moon and circular polarizers.

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Adobe Discounts Elements 13 For Valentine's Day +

2 February 2015

Until 9 a.m. Feb. 13, Adobe is taking a little something off Elements 13 to help you celebrate Valentine's Day. Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements and the bundle will be $30 less.

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Around The Horn

2 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Tristan O'Tierney's photos, SSD gotchas, Canon rebates and a BorrowLenses Valentine's Day deal.

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Ilford Film Survey: It's 'Fun, Retro'

2 February 2015

Curious about "the recent growth in film sales," Ilford conducted an international survey of thousands of users to find out what the attraction is. Key findings include...

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Phase One Announces February Webinars

2 February 2015

Phase One has announced four free February webinars focused on using its Capture One software. Each webinar, which requires registration, is offered at several times. The schedule follows...

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DNP's New DS80DX Prints Photobooks

2 February 2015

The printer of choice for the photobook industry is the HP Indigo inkjet press but DNP hopes to crack that market with the DS80DX, its new duplex dye-sub that print can print 4x4-, 4x8-, and 6x8-inch photobooks. Bundled with DNP's Mini Photobook Windows software, it can also create a Super Panorama 4x16-inch photobooks, printed across two 4x8-inch spreads.

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January Archived

1 February 2015

In the old days of printed photography magazines, we would be putting our feet up with the February issue of the rag at the Post Office full of January stories. But these days, we're sitting in the old office chair (don't ask how old), compiling the Archive of January stories for Volume 4 Number 1 of Photo Corners.

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January

Matinee: 'The Weird World of Eadweard Muybridge'

31 January 2015

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: Il Fornaio

30 January 2015

The doctor had not sent a prescription to the pharmacy before lunch and rather than wait and wait and wait, we decided to have lunch. But where? We drove south to Burlingame where we found street parking and a nearly empty Il Fornaio.

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Living With The New Domke Bags

30 January 2015

We have, after decades of dissatisfaction, developed a sophisticated theory about camera bags. Somewhere behind the sun, above the rain, over the rainbow -- somewhere else, that is -- there may be the perfect bag. But in the world we inhabit we are lucky to find a bag appropriate to the occasion.

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Around The Horn

30 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Nancy Borowick chronicling death, panic in Japan, Dan Burkholder on post processing and a new book from the Fraenkel Gallery to celebrate its 35th year.

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Around The Horn

29 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at shooting a dress rehearsal, photographing dust, how to kill time during a long exposure and a Nikon 1 J1 deal.

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Day's End

28 January 2015

We were up before dawn today to get a running start. We walked into the dining room and looked out over the ocean, spying a spreadsheet of lights far off in the distance. Crab boats, we suspected. Except they all moved north at the same time. No, it was a cruise ship.

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Around The Horn

28 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Auschwitz, Canon's 400mm tested again, Kost's composites and some historic photos of San Francisco.

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DxO Updates OpticsPro, FilmPack, ViewPoint

28 January 2015

New versions of DxO's OpticsPro, FilmPack and ViewPoint now support the Sony A7 II, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100, the Pentax K-S1 and, with the exception of FilmPack 5, the Samsung Galaxy S5. All products are briefly on sale as well, through Jan. 31.

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Digital Film Tools Releases PhotoCopy 2.0, reFine 2.0

27 January 2015

Digital Film Tools has released v2.0 updates to both PhotoCopy and reFine, adding OFX plug-in support to both. The company also revealed a workaround for a licensing manager issue with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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Around The Horn

27 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 50-megapixel cameras, upgrading from a phone camera, memorable photos from National Geographic Your Shot and a two-day SanDisk SSD sale.

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Goodbye, Spell Catcher (Sob). Hello, Yosemite! +

26 January 2015

First it was DxO OpticsPro. Then it was Exposure 7. And late last week even Lightroom was sending out a warning. More and more stuff was going to require Mavericks or Yosemite.

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DNP Announces DS620A Flagship Dye Sub Printer

26 January 2015

DNP has announced its DS620A dye sub printer capable of producing a 4x6 print in nine seconds for 400 prints per hour with an improved thermal print head and a three-year warranty.

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Deals: Kost's Photoshop CC Essential Training Free

26 January 2015

Julieanne Kost has announced that her Photoshop CC Essential Training course at Lynda.com is free until Feb. 2. The course includes over 13 hours of Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop training.

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Matinee: 'Behind the Lens with Ted Grant'

24 January 2015

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: Sunnyside Conservatory

23 January 2015

A city whose official bird is the phoenix, depicted on its flag and badges, can hardly be unfamiliar with renovation. It's the name of the game. So when we tell you the Sunnyside Conservatory is over a century old, don't misunderstand us. It's been rebuilt, like everything else around here.

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A Kredo Test Drive

23 January 2015

When Format released Kredo yesterday, we thought we'd kick the tires and see how fast it could go. Who, after all, couldn't use a (free) tidy little portfolio app? And if you have a Retina display, this would be your best choice since it's the first "high resolution retina-quality mobile portfolio network," according to the company.

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Sports Illustrated Cuts Remaining Staff Photographers

23 January 2015

The National Press Photographers Association reports that Sports Illustrated has fired its remaining six staff photographers. Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough and Al Tielemans were terminated yesterday, according to the report.

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Around The Horn

23 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 6 OS requirements, Story's snapshots from Cuba, Karin Taylor's iPhone macrophotography and a Harold Davis workshop in San Francisco.

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McNally to Keynote WPPI Conference & Expo

22 January 2015

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International has announced its lineup of special events at its annual conference and expo in Las Vegas (Feb. 26 to March 5) including the keynote presentation by world-renowned photographer and educator Joe McNally.

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Format Releases Free iPad Portfolio Kredo

22 January 2015

Format has released Kredo, a free iPad portfolio app which the company claims is "the world's first retina-quality portfolio network for the iPad."

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Tamron Announces Full Frame Ultra Wide Zoom

22 January 2015

Tamron has announced its Model A012, a full-frame ultra-wide f2.8 zoom. The company claims the $1,200 zoom is "the world's first f2.8 high-speed standard zoom lens to include image stabilization."

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Around The Horn

22 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at better group photos, Lightroom's highlight warnings, photos on Twitter and Kirk Tuck's novel.

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Around The Horn

21 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 beauty light for your mobile device, how nine camera companies address the needs of three groups of photographers, Sidney Cotton and portrait photography.

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Cantor Center To Exhibit Arab Women Photographers

20 January 2015

The Cantor Center at Stanford University will show the work of 12 women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World opens Jan. 28 for its only West Coast engagement.

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Around The Horn

20 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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's showgirl, Miss Israel's selfie, five things to forget and forgotten vehicles in Detroit.

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Nikon Issues D750 Service Advisory

20 January 2015

Nikon has issued a D750 service advisory for owners of the D750 dSLR affected by the flare shadow issue. The advisory provides a serial number check and instructions for servicing the affected cameras at a Nikon service center.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

19 January 2015

Once again, 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: 'Kathy Ryan: Office Romance'

17 January 2015

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

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Friday Slide Show: Mission Carmel

16 January 2015

With Pope Francis planning to canonize Junipero Serra later this year, we thought we'd revisit our 2005 images of Mission Carmel, properly known as Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.

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De Young Opens Janet Delaney Exhibit

16 January 2015

The De Young Museum will open Janet Delaney: South of Market tomorrow, an exhibit of 44 images by the Bay area photographer taken in the 1970s and 1980s as urban renewal swept over the neighborhood.

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The Norton Simon Museum To Present 'Human/Nature' Exhibit

15 January 2015

The Norton Simon Museum will present Human/Nature: Photographers Constructing the Natural World, an examination of how photographers in the 1960s and 1970s approached "nature" and "culture." Until then, landscape photography minimized any evidence of human presence, leading photographer Lewis Baltz to wryly characterize them as "the privileged world of pure nature." The 10 artists in Human/Nature play with and against this tradition, treating signs of humanity and our activities, as essential elements of their image-making practice.

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Around The Horn

15 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at pepper-sprayed press photographer may sue, subway book readers, a flipped iceberg and image tracking service contest.

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Nikon Updates Camera Control Pro, Wireless Utility

15 January 2015

Nikon has released Camera Control Pro 2.20.0 to "remotely control a camera from a computer using either a wired connection or a wireless connection if using a Nikon Communication Unit or Wireless Transmitter with the camera." The company simultaneously updated its Wireless Transmitter Utility to v1.5.3 as well.

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WPPI Accepting Submissions For Print, Album, Film Competitions

15 January 2015

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International is now accepting submissions for its Annual 16x20 Wedding Print, Album and Filmmaking competitions. The deadline to submit images online is Jan. 21. All prints, albums and films must be received at WPPI headquarters in New York by Jan. 25.

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Eyefi To Host Post Processing Webinar

15 January 2015

Eyefi will host Perfecting the Art of Photo Post-Processing with photographer Jake Olson on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. PDT. The 90 minute tutorial with a 30 minute Q&A session requires registration.

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Adobe Delivers Lightroom Mobile For Android +

14 January 2015

Fulfilling a promise made last year, Adobe has delivered Lightroom Mobile for Android. While the app has been designed and optimized for phone displays, it also runs on tablets.

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Olympus Launches Anywhere Classroom Season Three

14 January 2015

It may not be Downton Abbey, but for anyone interested in mastering the Herculean tasks of photography, the return of Olympus' Anywhere Classroom videos for a third season is exciting news.

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Around The Horn

14 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Robert Frank online at the National Gallery of Art, Mircea Albutiu, Gary Arndt's advice and Alan Briot's encouragement.

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The Ideal Reader

13 January 2015

There are some writers who address large audiences. "Friends, Romans, Countrymen," they like to begin, standing on a soap box with their arms outstretched to make themselves look bigger, as if they were trying to scare off a coyote.

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Around The Horn

13 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 video, packing for Cuba, turning a digicam into a waist-level camera and a BorrowLenses discount for January.

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Around The Horn

12 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Flickr camera brand counts, a N.J. freelance photographer is arrested when he refuses to give his camera to police, a Lightroom 5 keyboard shortcuts PDF and Evernote Scannable.

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Matinee: 'Duane Michals, The Man Who Invented Himself'

10 January 2015

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: Tiburon

9 January 2015

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, a bit beyond Sausalito and to the east, you'll find Tiburon and neighboring Belvedere Island. Three years ago with relatives in town we escaped to Tiburon for lunch on the water.

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Around The Horn

9 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Alan Taylor's redesigned photo page for The Atlantics, Nikon's plan to resolve the D750 flare shadow problem, Lightroom's Print module and an Eastman House video series on photo processes.

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Around The Horn

8 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 softbox tutorial, time-lapse photography, a scribble based white balance system and a teen's advice on posting photos on social media.

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Black & White & Red All Over?

8 January 2015

So the old riddle went. Very old. When newspapers were black and white, not garish color things. And read all over, too. Coincidence?

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Around The Horn

8 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 relevance of dSLRs, a romantic landscape surrounding a convent, thinner sensor stacks revisted and reengineering the U.S. Copyright office's system of documents recordation for the electronic age.

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San Jose Museum Of Art To Exhibit Contemporary Indian Photography

7 January 2015

Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India, on view Feb. 5 through Aug. 2 at the San Jose Museum of Art, will showcase the work of nine contemporary Indian artists "that are breaking ground, taking history into their own hands and redefining historical representations of India through image-making," the museum said.

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Around The Horn

7 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Ansel Adams Act, a Las Vegas night shot, a Photoshop GPU FAQ and a TransferJet dongle.

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MindShift Gear Announces Compact Filter, Card Carriers

7 January 2015

MindShift Gear has announced the Filter Nest Mini and Filter Hive Mini, two new additions to its line-up of filter carrying solutions for outdoor photography, and the House of Cards, a new lightweight memory card wallet for either CF or SD cards.

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Nikon Announces D5500, Two New Nikkors +

6 January 2015

Nikon has announced three new products this week, highlighted by the Nikon D5500, a compact and lightweight dSLR with built-in WiFi, a touchscreen Vari-angle LCD and a 24.2-megapixel sensor.

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Adorama Launches Zoom Li-on Wireless Flash Line

6 January 2015

Adorama has announced the Zoom Li-on, a new line of wireless strobes using internal lithium-ion batteries to rival external battery packs. The rollout includes manual, Canon and Nikon TTL models and a Flash Commander transmitter and receiver set.

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Around The Horn

5 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 book project, concert photography restrictions, LiveBlend and PhoozL's fate.

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Canon Announces Five New PowerShot Digicams +

5 January 2015

Canon has announced three new super-zoom SX-series PowerShots and two new compact ELPH PowerShots. The SX models provide high-quality imaging, advanced features and fast focusing, the company said, while the ELPH models have improved operability "within stylish, slim bodies that can easily fit in a pocket or purse."

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Matinee: 'Robert Christensen'

3 January 2015

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

3 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at great lenses, Menuez's images of Steve Jobs at NeXT, the Library of Birmingham's endangered photography collection and a few more intriguing items.

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Friday Slide Show: A Chihuly Selection

2 January 2015

It's the time of year for fireworks. The fuse lit, it sails into the dark sky and explodes into color. The colorful glasswork of Dale Chihuly strikes us as a near equivalent, the colors permanently exploding in the dark. The trick has been in artfully presenting what is itself a work of art.

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Around The Horn

2 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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's 30 free Creative Cloud video tutorials in 30 days, rephotography, Frank Quirarte and that Canon 100-400mm zoom.

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December Archived

1 January 2015

As 2014 was winding down to its last few hours here, we archived the December issue of Photo Corners, the last number in Volume 3 of our Archive. The 59 stories we published included 15 Features, 19 commented news items, 18 Editor's Notes (including 56 items of interest in our Around the Horn articles), five reviews and two Site Notes.

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It's 2015!

1 January 2015

Once again, the New Year brings its own rituals here. We've taken a moment to scribble, "It's 2015!" on a Post-it note we just put up conspicuously.

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