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Volume 5

Epson FastFoto
→ Arrival
→ Installation → Scanning

Google Photos Evolves

Google PhotoScan

Those Three New Olympus Lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Chatlight

The Miops Smart High-Speed Trigger

Getting Fractured

Adobe Elements 15

Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag 13

A New Wrist Strap

Photoshop CC 2015.5

DxO OpticsPro 11

How To Bag A Bag

24/7 Traffic Messenger Bag

Lexar 633x MicroSDXC UHS-I

Custom SLR Slim Strap

3Pod Orbit Tripod

Gekkopod

OpticFilm 135
→ Arrival
→ Installation
→ Resolution,
  Color, Operation

→ QuickScan Plus
→ VueScan
→ Conclusion

Exposure X
→ Editing
→ Exporting

Happy New Year!

User Interface Fail

A Christmas Story

The Quality Of Light

An Email Holiday Card

Not Your Ordinary Garden Gnome

It's Always You

Along For The Ride

Yesterday

Happy Thanksgiving

The View East

When Evening Falls

Site Tweak: Affiliate Ads

Houses

Veterans Day

SFMOMA Exhibits Japanese Postwar Photography

Over The Rainbow

Swatting A Lightroom Export Bug

Happy Halloween

Classic Battle Green Under Gray Skies

The New MacBook Pro Conundrum

The Art Of Editing

Relax

Cruising The Holiday

Baby Pictures

Anthony Hernandez Retrospective

Morning Light

Happy Birthday, Claude!

Turning Over The Camera Odometer

Rags To Rags

Labor Day

Something Completely Different (But Familiar)

Cityscape

At Day's End

Tools Of The Trade

Optimism, Unfathomable Odds

It's Monday (Get Through It)

A Succulent Image

In The Bag

'Are You Being True?'

A Sunday Morning In Bed

Under Construction: Editing An Image

The 'Purple' Cow

Downhill

Printing A Time Stamp On Photos

Scanning Polachrome

Lips, And The Night Goes

Warning: Twin Peaks Roadway Reconfigured

The Life Expectancy Of Software

Any Questions?

On To El Capitan

Some Days Are Like That

A Photo Finish

Avoiding Digital Eye Strain

Solving That Adobe Generator Problem -- Again

Election Day

The Finals Simulated In Photoshop, OpticsPro

Manikin Working...

Memorial Day

An Asymmetrical City Panorama

Two Old, Inspiring Polaroids

A Mother's Day Treat

Revisiting Two Images

OpticFilm 135 Kodachrome Scans

OpticFilm 135 Ektachrome Scans

Not All Mondays Are The Same

Everyone Has Something To Frame

Keep Shooting

Off The Grid

The Post Processing Post

Crab Season Opens

A Thank You

Revisiting That Golf Course

Another Day At The Office

Cloudscapes

The Year Of The Monkey

Game On

Super Bowl Week

Something's In The Oven...

Wells Fargo Prime

Alone In The World

Four Of A Kind

A Dog's Life

It's 2016!

The Legion of Honor

Oh, Christmas Tree

The Merry-Go-Round

Over Nevada

Gumps

Pacific Sunset

Lake Ilsanjo

Big Waves

Imaginary Friends

A Walk In The Rain

The Orchard

Nob Hill

The Blue Angels

Worldwide PhotoWalk

The Urban Jungle

Opera In The Park

Dancing Dahlias

Sierra Point

Union Street

Half Moon Bay

The Minnesota Street Project

The Octagon House

Coyote Point

Original Joe's Westlake

A New Trail

The Bistro

The Garage At Lunch

George Eastman House

Asawa's San Francisco Fountain

Mission Creek

The New Apple Store

People At SFMOMA

The Presidio Cemetery

Pacifica's Palmetto District

The Old Place

Art & The Automobile

The New SFMOMA

Donner Lake

Yosemite Scans

The Fading Bouquets

Bouquets To Art 2016

Fisherman's Wharf

A Walk In The Rain

Aerials

Rain At The Palace

A Rainy Day

A Long Walk

Street Shooting

The Marina

Super Bowl City

A Liberal Arts College

Revelations

North Lake Merced

Il Carretto Siciliano

The River In My Backyard

Polaroid, The Magic Material

Focus In Photography

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Retro Photo: An Obsession

The Blind Photographer

Understanding Exposure

San Francisco: Portrait of a City Notecards

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire

Pictures

JFK Lights the Christmas Tree

Jay Maisel

Imogen Cunningham

Giles Duley

Biking The Dolomites

Robert Weingarten's 'Another America'

Portraits Made To Order

Street Photography Awards 2016

The Camera

Photographers' Laboratory

Man With a Camera: The Killer

Richard Bram

Kim Barker

Helene Schmitz

Anthony Hernandez

Ed Ruscha

Carson Lancaster

Michel D'Oultremont

Sebastian Rich

Grace Rawson

Edi Solari

William Albert Allard

Walker Evans

Ara Güler

Rose Marasco

Wilhelm At Iron Mountain

Tom Svensson

Charles Kelly

Ron Corbin

Howard Bingham On Muhammad Ali

Tasneem Alsultan

Luminous Endowment for Photographers

Big Polaroids With Tennyson, Storer, McCann, Tunney

Charles Cramer

David Hurn

Marcus Bleasdale

Julia Margaret Cameron

Cory Richards

Jordan Herschel

Leonard Misonne

Jon Willey

Richard Kelley

Mark Peterson

How USA Today Photographers Shoot The Oscars

Photography in Chinese

Deborah Willis

Candace Plummer Gaudiani

Marc Riboud

Bill Cunningham

Lou Nemeth

Larry Fink

Howard Bingham

Rodney Smith

William Christenberry

Joe Marquette

Tim Mantoani

Nathan Lyons

Marc Riboud

Bill Cunningham

Fan Ho

Charles Kelly

David Gilkey

Malick Sidibe

Bob Adelman

Gary Braasch

Leila Alaoui

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December

Happy New Year!

31 December 2016

This year's rendition of Auld Lang Syne, which has become an annual tradition at Photo Corners, features Marie Narelle singing the classic accompanied this year by the Dream Band of bears we found at the local toy store.

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Matinee: 'Pictures'

31 December 2016

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 Legion of Honor

30 December 2016

Yesterday we decided to escape the bunker where we produce Photo Corners. But we had no idea where to go or how to get there. On a whim, we decided to visit the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, as it's officially known. There is an exhibit of the pins worn by Madeleine Albright when she served as Secretary of State.

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Relonch Launches Photography Service With Free Camera

30 December 2016

Palo Alto-based Relonch has unveiled a new photo service that gives members a free camera with a large sensor and just one button. Photos are immediately transmitted over LTE for processing using Relonch's proprietary Pictured Technology and are then delivered to your smartphone the next morning. You are only charged a dollar for any photo you keep.

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Around The Horn

30 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the week in photos, drones, fine art printing and manual focusing tips.

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Book Bag: The River In My Backyard

29 December 2016

You can't really review a memoir. And The River In My Backyard is a memoir by Mikkel Aaland, whom you may know from his instructional photography books and video that go back to the beginning of the digital photography era.

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Chambers Lens Sale

29 December 2016

Lloyd Chambers is selling a few of his lenses to keep "working with the newest lenses for my publications." The glass, he says, is pristine, but even new lenses have dust in them. Most come with the original packaging.

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Around The Horn

29 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 lovely iPhone photos, UV filters, Raw Power and the color of snow.

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Around The Horn

28 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 drones to show climate change, mirrorless cameras, the Sony A7RII and a camera clock.

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Christmas Day User Interface Fail

27 December 2016

On Christmas Day the light was fading fast as the last of our guests arrived. We'd been taking iPhone photos because the iPhone was upstairs but, realizing we could do better, we ran down to the bunker to get the gear we used to take Baby Pictures.

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DNP Firmware Update Adds Pano Printing, Luster Finish

27 December 2016

DNP has released software updates for its DS620A flagship dye sublimation printer that enable panoramic printing a a luster finish mode. The new Windows software includes DS620A Firmware v1.41, DS620A Driver v1.0.4.2 and Hot Folder Print Utility v2.2. No Mac OS versions are available.

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Canon Introduces G-Series MegaTank PIXMA Printers

27 December 2016

Canon has announced its new G-series MegaTank printers with refillable tanks to hold a new pigment/dye hybrid ink. The G-series has been designed for high-print volume printing environments that need a low-maintenance printer with enhanced connectivity and convenient, high-quality printing.

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Around The Horn

27 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Phillip Caruso, 2016's most-rented gear, three favorite lenses and making titles in Apple Photos.

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Around The Horn

26 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 to know a new camera, Darktable 2.2.0, your health and off-site backups.

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A Christmas Story

25 December 2016

We had an epic battle with the Christmas tree this year. It's always a real tree, which we've picked usually only after going to several tree lots, although we've had our favorites over the years. We look for a straight trunk coming to attention at the top and a nice but not bushy profile.

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Matinee: 'JFK Lights the National Christmas Tree'

24 December 2016

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: Oh, Christmas Tree

23 December 2016

If it were up to us, we'd have a Christmas tree in the front room all year. We're not bereft of furniture but we just love the little colored lights taking center stage each night. And the smell of the Noble Fir doesn't hurt either.

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Amazon, Goodwill Redefine Regifting With GiveBackBox

23 December 2016

Amazon and Goodwill have announced GiveBackBox, a free shipping service to encourage you to refill your Amazon delivery box with donated items. UPS and the U.S. Postal Service are also playing a role.

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Around The Horn

23 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Cosh, Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, shooting in snow and 10 iPhonographer gifts.

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The Quality Of Light

22 December 2016

Half this job requires getting out of the chair, grabbing a camera and taking a hike. We may see something, we may not. But at least we get some exercise.

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Around The Horn

22 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at choosing pictures of the year, owl photography, a personal project and Aleppo (with a profile of Steve Kerr tossed in, too).

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Remembering Howard Bingham +

21 December 2016

Howard Bingham, who photographed Muhammad Ali for over more than 50 years, died Dec. 15 in Marina del Rey, Calif. at the age of 77. Bingham called himself the Forrest Gump of photojournalism, appearing out of nowhere to document history.

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Around The Horn

21 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 perspectives, bokeh, a BorrowLenses deal and Fracture gift cards.

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How To Make An HTML Email Holiday Card

20 December 2016

Crunch time (and we're not talking snow). If you haven't sent your holiday greeting cards yet, you must be expecting a miracle. Unless, that is, you've decided to spare some trees and petroleum by sending email greetings.

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Around The Horn

20 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Burhan Ozbilici, the Fujifilm X-Pro2, pro portraiture tips and Santa Claus.

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Sigma Updates Photo Pro, Capture Pro Software

20 December 2016

Sigma has released updates to its Photo Pro, its Raw file processing software and Capture Pro, its dedicated camera control software. Both are available immediately for download.

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ON1 Releases Photo Raw 2017

19 December 2016

ON1 has announced the release of Photo Raw 2017, its Raw file image editor "optimized for today's super-megapixel cameras and high-performance computer graphics systems." The company said it can open a 50-megapixel image in a fraction of second on a standard PC or Mac and instantly displays its non-destructive image adjustments.

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FastFoto: Scanning

19 December 2016

With the scanner hardware connected and the software installed, you're ready to tackle that shoebox (or closet shelf full of shoeboxes).

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Around The Horn

19 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Bill Cunningham's unpublished photos, a flash for Sony cameras, Harry Benson and advice for the new year.

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Matinee: Jay Maisel

17 December 2016

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: Gift Shopping

17 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we focus on lists of holiday gift ideas for photographers.

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Friday Slide Show: The Merry-Go-Round

16 December 2016

The thing about a merry-go-round is that once is not enough. You have to go around more than once. Around and around. And when the music stops and the merry-go-round slows, you still don't want it to end.

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Around The Horn

16 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Russian reindeer herders, an AMA with Josh Haftel, Kost's Antarctica and black-and-white winter landscapes.

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Canon Announces Four Compact All-in-One Printers

15 December 2016

Canon has announced four new PIXMA TS-series Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printers. The PIXMA TS5020, PIXMA TS6020, PIXMA TS8020 and PIXMA TS9020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printers are more compact than their predecessors and fit in with any home decor.

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Remembering Rodney Smith

15 December 2016

Rodney Smith, who died in his sleep on Dec. 5 at his home in Snedens Landing, N.Y., was, in his own words, "a modest man. With eclectic sensibilities."

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Think Tank Photo Offers Mirrorless Movers In Three New Colors

15 December 2016

Think Tank Photo has just enhanced its Mirrorless Mover camera bag collection by offering three new colors: Pewter, Dark Blue and Deep Red. Designed for today's smaller mirrorless cameras, the collection is available in five sizes from the smallest Mirrorless Mover 5 for $34.74 to the largest Mirrorless Mover 30i for $69.75.

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Adobe Updates Spark Video

15 December 2016

Adobe has updated Spark Video's Web and iOS versions to now add video clips to Spark Video creations.

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Photojournalists Ask Camera Makers For Built-In Encryption

15 December 2016

In a Freedom of the Press Foundation blog post yesterday, Executive Director Trevor Timm announced the publication of an open letter to major camera manufacturers "urging them to build encryption into their still photo and video cameras to help protect the filmmakers and photojournalists who use them."

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CPJ Issues Safety Advisory To Journalists

15 December 2016

Late last week the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a safety advisory to journalists crossing the U.S. border on Facebook. CPJ noted that recently at least seven journalists "have been stopped, questioned and faced prolonged and invasive searches that have put the confidentiality of their sources into question."

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Around The Horn

15 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jane Dickson's mosaics, Lightroom's Capture settings, three lens deals and how to say no to working for free.

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Book Bag: Polaroid, The Magic Material

14 December 2016

Florian Kaps is one of the guys who founded the Impossible Project in 2008 after Polaroid announced it would stop making instant film. They leased the last Polaroid film factory and developed new instant film products for existing Polaroid cameras.

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Sigma Announces sd Quattro H Price, Availability

14 December 2016

Announced in February, the sd Quattro H will make it to dealers' shelves next month, Sigma announced today. The sd Quattro H is the first camera to feature Sigma's new APS-H size Foveon X3 image sensor with what the company calls "51-megapixel-equivalent resolution."

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Around The Horn

14 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at night-time festivals, abstract street photography, a DIY photo booth and using the Image Processor Script.

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Not Your Ordinary Garden Gnome

13 December 2016

We have been informed by our nephew who has recently returned from Iceland that if you get lost in the forest there, all you have to do is stand up. He says he never saw a tree there over three feet tall.

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Leica Releases Summilux-SL 50mm f1.4, SL Firmware 2.2

13 December 2016

Leica announced it has released its Summilux-SL 50mm f1.4 ASPH. lens and firmware version 2.2 for the Leica SL today.

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Adobe Adds Touch Bar Support To Photoshop, Releases Project Felix

13 December 2016

Adobe has released an update to Photoshop CC to support the new Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro. It also announced new releases of Project Felix Beta and Adobe XD.

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Around The Horn

13 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Lost Rolls America, the Hasselblad X1D, lighting a diner and Michael Zagaris.

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Around The Horn

12 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 photo series at the Atlantic, how to move to a Sony mirrorless system, how to travel with your camera and how to treat your memory cards.

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It's Always You

10 December 2016

There's a couple of things about December 10 that make it more special to us than any other day of the year. We've mentioned them before so they are no mystery to long-time readers of Photo Corners. But we don't mind mentioning them again. Every December 10.

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Matinee: 'Pioneering Photographer Imogen Cunningham'

10 December 2016

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: Over Nevada

9 December 2016

The temptation to take photos through the window of a passenger jet can be overwhelming. The sights from above are just too rare, too beautiful and too fleeting. Resistance is futile.

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Around The Horn

9 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at John Glenn, a photograph cookbook, long exposure landscapes and homeopathic plug-ins.

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Around The Horn

8 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Giuseppe Nucci, Kost's 'Getting Started Series' for Lightroom, Affinity Photo and Moose Peterson at Pearl Harbor.

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Adobe Rolls Out Lightroom, Camera Raw Updates

8 December 2016

Adobe has released updates to Lightroom CC, Lightroom for iOS and Camera Raw this morning. In addition to new features in both versions of Lightroom, the updates provide Raw file support for new cameras, new lens profiles, performance improvements and bug fixes.

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Exolens Ships Zeiss Optics For iPhone

7 December 2016

Exolens has announced the availability of its ExoLens Pro with Optics by Zeiss Wide-Angle and Telephoto Kits for the iPhone 6 family and the iPhone 7. The kits include the new machined aluminum ExoLens Edge mount with an integrated cold shoe and a key ring loop.

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Meyer Optik Announces Nocturnus 50mm f0.95 II For Sony

7 December 2016

Meyer Optik has announced development of its Nocturnus 50mm f0.95 II designed for use on mirrorless, full-frame cameras with a Sony E-Mount. The new lens combines a very fast aperture with Meyer Optik's signature bokeh.

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Around The Horn

7 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Rokinon 50mm AF FE, narrative, DxOMark lens recommendations and the Nikonians Photography Awards.

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Along For The Ride

6 December 2016

Just off Sixth Avenue in on the north side of Golden Gate Park there is a special asphalt area set aside for roller skating. A big speaker sits inside the painted oval playing dance music and inside the oval a few people are always doing line dancing while others zoom around the outside of the oval.

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Canon Survey Finds Its Support Bests Nikon

6 December 2016

Canon has released the results of a nationwide third-party blind survey showing "customers perceive Canon's service times to be faster than Nikon's and that customer satisfaction with tech support is higher for Canon than it is for Nikon."

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Around The Horn

6 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at camera recommendations, Hobby's next free lighting course, greeting cards in Apple Photos and John Morris.

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Wired Wraps New Photo Section In Ribbons

5 December 2016

Wired magazine has unveiled a new design for its Photo homepage featuring photo ribbons that open up with a parallax effect as you scroll down the page. When selected, the homepage photo ribbon expands into a new, full-bleed gallery, scaling edge-to-edge on any screen.

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Around The Horn

5 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Observer's photo morgue, Photoshop Express 5, Nikon lenses and Pier 24's photography books.

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Phase One Announces Free December Webinars

5 December 2016

Phase One has announced several free webinars this month covering the features of Capture One Pro 10, its image editing software released earlier this month.

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Matinee: Giles Duley

3 December 2016

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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SilverFast Releases SRDx Defect Removal Plug-In +

3 December 2016

In an email to SilverFast customers, LaserSoft Imaging announced a plug-in version of its SRDx dust and scratch removal compatible with Photoshop CC on Mac OS X 10.10 or later. There is no Windows version.

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Around The Horn

3 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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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Friday Slide Show: Gumps

2 December 2016

It's an old truism that when two San Franciscans meet for the first time, they invariably ask, "What school did you go to?" And they always know they are talking about high school. It happens to us all the time. In a restaurant, at a trade show, wherever we go.

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Around The Horn

2 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Roberto Gramostini, proposed copyright rules, what photo editors want and the Xenon Flash Shell.

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Fujifilm Announces Fujifilm X-A10

1 December 2016

Fujifilm has announced the Fujifilm X-A10, a compact and lightweight mirrorless entry-level camera with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, articulated LCD, WiFi and Full HD video recording.

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Around The Horn

1 December 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar, slower 70-200mm zooms, Michael Warren and USB-C hubs.

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Remembering William Christenberry

1 December 2016

The world lost an original this week when William Christenberry passed away at the age of 80 in a Washington, D.C. nursing home. The ravages of time on the place he loved was his subject. And that place was Hale County in Alabama.

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SilverFast Advent Calendar Offers Daily Deals

1 December 2016

In an email to its customers, SilverFast announced the launch today of its Advent Calendar "to help fill your holidays with cheer!" Each day until Christmas, the Calendar will reveal a new discount or special offer.

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AdoramaTV To Broadcast 'Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong'

1 December 2016

AdoramaTV has announced it will launch the third season of its Through The Lens online documentary series on Friday, Dec. 2, with Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong.

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Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 10

1 December 2016

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 10 featureing interface improvements, under-the-hood tuning and new features that furnish the fastest, most reliable and most powerful performance yet, the company said.

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November Archived

1 December 2016

It's still dark out this morning as we finish archiving Volume 5, Number 11 of Photo Corners and write up our monthly report. We couldn't wait for the sun to rise.

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November

Around The Horn

30 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Gatlinburg wildfires, the Canon 24-105 f4 IS Mark II, a film about surf photographer Clark Little and Image Quality Professor Niels V. Knudsen.

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Google Releases Snapseed 2.13

30 November 2016

In a blog post today, Google's John Nack announced that Snapseed 2.13 had started rolling out with several new features...

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Borrero Crowned Adorama Top Photographer

29 November 2016

Scott Borrero has been named the winner of Top Photographer with Nigel Barker, AdoramaTV's Web competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of photographic challenges. Andrew Kearns, Jamiya Wilson, Chris Palermo, Scott Borrero and Roxy Rodriguez were put to the test, showing off their skills in sports, fashion, landscape and freestyle photography.

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Around The Horn

29 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Valery Faminsky, JPEG color shifts, going on location with McNally and the Lightroom mobile camera.

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Yesterday

28 November 2016

When we were young, we carried a harmonica around. The only song we really knew was the Beatles' Yesterday but we could fake anything else by ear and the thing saved us from having to learn the words to any song, a virtue we prized.

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Book Bag: Focus In Photography

28 November 2016

If John Neel's Focus in Photography sounds like it might be a little more philosophical than nuts and bolts tutorialish, that may be because Neel has given a lot of thought to the subject.

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Around The Horn: Cyber Monday

28 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Cyber Monday deals to add to our Black Friday listings.

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Matinee: Biking The Dolomites

26 November 2016

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: Pacific Sunset

25 November 2016

This time of year we see some dramatic clouds form off the coast. With the sun setting directly in front of us rather than farther to the north, the show can be mesmerizing.

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Around The Horn: Black Friday +

25 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across 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 with links to their deals.

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Happy Thanksgiving

24 November 2016

There probably isn't any other holiday that engenders so much anxiety as Thanksgiving. If it isn't the turkey, it's the relatives. And then there's Black Friday looming, which sounds more like a historical massacre than a day of discount shopping.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.36 Production Release

24 November 2016

On this Thanksgiving day, Phil Harvey has released ExifTool v10.36, the first production release since v10.20 on June 13. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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The View East

23 November 2016

You can tell from the shadows on the clouds that we're looking east. Those are the Oakland hills on the other side of the bay with Oakland itself at their feet. The eastern half of San Francisco lies in the foreground.

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Around The Horn

23 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jack London, print size, an indispensable accessory and two Think Tank Photo deals.

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FastFoto: Installation

22 November 2016

There really isn't too much to installing the FastFoto. And yet, we found it more difficult than it should have been. In this installation of our multipart review, we'll describe our experience with a few tips designed to make the task a little easier.

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Around The Horn

22 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sir Elton John, the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E, Nayan Khanolkar and shooting bullets.

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FastFoto: Arrival

21 November 2016

In the nearly 20 years we've been using and reviewing scanners we've heard from a lot of people who, newly retired, had assigned themselves the task of scanning their family photos. We always had bad news for them. They were already too old.

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When Evening Falls

21 November 2016

When evening falls around here this time of year, it looks like this. Some celestial body hovers in the darkest part of the sky over the little lights of the neighborhood below. The sun leaves a little glow and an even smaller light comes from the boats of the crab fishermen.

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Around The Horn

21 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Morocco, two Lightroom edits, using 4K/5K/UHD monitors and a workshop contest.

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Matinee: Robert Weingarten's 'Another America'

19 November 2016

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: Lake Ilsanjo

18 November 2016

About an hour and half north of San Francisco, Lake Ilsanjo beckons from Sonoma County. It's a hike into Annadel State Park unless you're on horseback. But if you sweat the trails in, you can refresh yourself with a dip in its cool waters.

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Around The Horn

18 November 2016

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

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Test Drive: SCOTTeVEST Sterling Jacket

17 November 2016

About the only wearables we review are camera straps so when SCOTTeVEST suggested we take a look at one of their products, we balked. We've never even owned a photographer's vest.

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Google Photos Evolves

17 November 2016

In a longer-than-usual post on his personal blog today, Google's Product Manager of Digital Photography John Nack discussed the evolution of Google+ into Google Photos.

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Around The Horn

17 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at call center workers, your mirrorless options, the Capitol Dome restored, troubleshooting browser malware and a BorrowLenses discount.

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Site Tweak: Affiliate Ads

17 November 2016

We have set up so many affiliate arrangements that listing them all with their banner ads in a box on the headlines page has been taking up too much space. It was nice to see them all at once there but it wasa long scroll to get around them to the previous day's news.

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Phoenix Art Museum To Exhibit Self-Published Photobooks

16 November 2016

Phoenix Art Museum will present the second triennial INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks in partnership with INFOCUS, a support group that raises funds to benefit photography exhibitions and educational programming at the Museum. The exhibition, opening Dec. 2 and on view through April 9, 2017, features over 100 self-published photobooks of artists from the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Chile, Japan, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Spain.

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Around The Horn

16 November 2016

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

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Lemkesoft Releases GraphicConverter 10.2

16 November 2016

Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 10.2, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility, with 15 new features and 28 updated ones in addition to a few bug fixes. It's the first update since version 10.1 was released on July 29.

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DxO Releases ViewPoint 3 With Tilt-Shift Effect

16 November 2016

DxO has announced a major update to DxO ViewPoint, its standalone and plug-in software to automatically correct optical distortions introduced by wide-angle lenses. The new version automatically corrects skewed perspectives and horizons with a single click and introduces a new tool to replicate the miniature effect of tilt shift lenses.

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Test Drive: Google PhotoScan

15 November 2016

While we've been testing the FastFoto FF-640, which is Epson's answer to digitizing your shoebox of old prints, Google released its free PhotoScan for Android and iOS to do the same thing but with your phone.

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Pixelmator 3.6 Cordillera Released

15 November 2016

Pixelmator has released Pixelmator 3.6 Cordillera with support for MacOS Sierra and the Touch Bar on the all-new MacBook Pro. Other new features include Tabs for open documents, a content-aware method to refine selections with Smart Refine and support for P3 color and Wide Color displays.

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Seagate Announces 5-TB Portable Drive

15 November 2016

Seagate has announced the Backup Plus Portable 5-TB Drive, the largest capacity mobile drive available, based on the 2.5-inch 1-TB BarraCuda platter technology it announced last month.

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Daniels Awarded Bob & Diane Fund Grant For Alzheimer's Project

15 November 2016

The Bob & Diane Fund has announced Maja Daniels has been awarded its $5,000 grant for her work focusing on the struggles associated with Alzheimer's disease. The grant total mirrors the estimated out-of-pocket expenses borne each year by unpaid caregivers to tend to their loved ones.

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Leica Announces Red Anodized 50mm Special Edition

15 November 2016

Leica has announced it will manufacture a limited edition of its 50mm APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 ASP. lens in a red anodized finish. The len comes with a matching red anodized lens cap and a unique gray cowhide leather lens case.

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Around The Horn

15 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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, Chris Crisman, revealing cropped areas and Apple's selfie.

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Around The Horn

14 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Supermoon 2016, DxO One 2.1, mail-in rebates and recreating images of 40 years ago.

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Houses

14 November 2016

Pretty quiet day as far as photo news goes. We've been working on a review but it isn't out of the oven yet. We're just about to wrap things up.

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Around The Horn

14 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at tonight's supermoon, Adobe's SkyReplace, the Siena International Photo Awards and Mikkel Aaland's new book.

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Matinee: 'Portraits Made To Order'

12 November 2016

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: Big Waves

11 November 2016

We'd heard the surf would be tempestuous with up to twenty-foot waves. So when we biked over to our offset location to drop off a few more DVDs and thumbdrives for safe-keeping, we rolled the rest of the way down the hill to see.

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Veterans Day

11 November 2016

While the civil unrest following this week's election is disturbing, we're glad to see so many high school students who can not yet vote express their strong opposition -- revulsion, in fact -- to the judgement shown by so many adults on Tuesday. They have walked out of class to march on their city's streets.

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Around The Horn

11 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sharbat Gula, election protests, the New York City Marathon and a Lightroom update.

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Test Drive: Those Three New Olympus Lenses

10 November 2016

As we mentioned in our discussion of the Olympus M1 Mark II, we had as chance to take a look at the three new Olympus M.Zuiko lenses introduced at Photokina this year. Those include a 30mm macro, a 25mm f1.2 prime and a 12-100mm zoom.

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Pyle Introduces Compact WiFi/NFC Photo Printer

10 November 2016

Pyle USA has introduced the Pyle Portable Instant Photo Printer featuring WiFi and NFC connectivity to Android and iOS devices for printing photos using the free PicKit app. In addition to printing, the app can add frames and edit images.

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Around The Horn

10 November 2016

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

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Nikon Announces D5600 DX dSLR

9 November 2016

Nikon has announced the D5600, a new DX-format dSLR featuring seamless connectivity using both Bluetooth and WiFi. The 24.2-Mp camera also features a vari-angle LCD monitor, touch-screen operation with a crop function for use during playback zoom and a frame advance bar that allows scrolling through images in Playback mode.

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SFMOMA Exhibits Japanese Postwar Photography

9 November 2016

We were trying to get our bearings along the wall near the entrance to SFMOMA's Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now when Sandra S. Phillips, curator emerita of photography, politely offered to answer any questions we might have.

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Around The Horn

9 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Byrds, Shopvida, dynamic range and new Fujifilm rebates.

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Leica TL Expands Mirrorless TL Series

8 November 2016

Leica has announced the Leica TL 16-Mp APS-C mirrorless camera with improved continuous shooting and more internal storage. Available in black, silver and titanium, the TL's titanium edition sports a beveled edge.

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Over The Rainbow +

8 November 2016

The storms had passed through so we had gone for a walk. We were about to cross Taraval St. but a big delivery van pulled right up to the crosswalk, obscuring our view of oncoming traffic. And theirs of us. We could hear cars coming, so we held back.

There was no stop sign to protect us (and even if there were, the truck would have blocked it). So we took matters into our own hands and carefully poked our head out to check for traffic before we started across.

Our reward was this scene looking south on the next block.

Those purple mountains beyond the haze in the distance, crowned by fluffy white clouds, are what stopped us dead in our tracks. They aren't usually so clearly defined, so sharply delineated. It was as if they were our guiding principles, not quite within reach but always before us.

We stood there admiring them.

Then we noticed in the middle distance a hill with a community built on it, that collection of neighbors and businesses and schools and fire houses and everything else it takes to keep a community up.

It sparkled in the autumn sunlight.

We took our shot, letting the utility poles guide our composition. We thought the sidewalk and street would make a nice frame of reference.

But we were wrong.

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Around The Horn

8 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at looking down on the American Southwest, a rigorous lens testing process, wireless connectivity and sensor cleaning battery drain.

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Swatting A Lightroom Export Bug +

7 November 2016

We thought it was us. After all, Lightroom is on version, well, it's the 2015.7 release. And it's always worked before.

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Remembering Joe Marquette

7 November 2016

The Condor flies no more. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Joe Marquette, known as Condor to his colleagues, passed away at home in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday after a lengthy illness at the age of 79.

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Around The Horn

7 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at cycling photography, the pioneers who printed images on paper, a Lightroom confusion dispelled and Darktable 2.2.

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Site Tweak: Ad Server Juggling

7 November 2016

We have always considered you a member of our Board of Directors and are grateful for your attention to how we do business here whether you've unearthed a typo or chided us for a momentary lapse into vagueness or suspected us of more egregious faults.

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Fall Back

5 November 2016

You might want to stay up with a stimulant 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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Matinee: 'Street Photography Awards 2016'

5 November 2016

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: Imaginary Friends

4 November 2016

When we worked at a weekly magazine, we had three places to work within our own little office. It's been almost 18 years now since we climbed the stairs and walked into that room. But we can still see it.

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Around The Horn

4 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ed Reed, that $2,000 Olympus M1 Mark II, advanced iPhone camera controls and the MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt 3.

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Leica Announces D-Lux Explorer Kit

3 November 2016

Leica announced an Explorer Kit for its Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) compact four-thirds camera. The kit features a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9 to 34mm f1.7 to 2.8 ASPH. (24-75mm 35mm equivalent), auto lens cap and a red cotton carrying strap.

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Around The Horn

3 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 faults, Photoshop's new in-application search, model behavior and National Geographic Nature contest entries.

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First Impression: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

2 November 2016

We had a chance to spend an hour or so recently with Eric Gensel, Olympus technical specialist, going over the new M1 Mark II. He was keen to point out not so much the specifications announced earlier today but what they mean to a photographer.

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Adobe Showcases Creative Cloud Updates At MAX 2016 +

2 November 2016

At Adobe MAX 2016 in San Diego today Adobe introduced new applications in experience design, photography and 3D compositing and announced Adobe Sensei, a new framework and set of intelligent services spanning the entire Adobe Cloud platform to improve how customers design and deliver digital experiences.

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Olympus Announces OM-D E-M1 Mark II Price, Availability

2 November 2016

After announcing its OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina in September, Olympus has now released price and availability information for the new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera. The M1 Mark II will be available in December for $2,000.

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Around The Horn

2 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 E-M1 Mark II, Berenice Abbott's portraits, creativity metrics and an Anthony Hernandez interview.

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Around The Horn

1 November 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Alessia Glaviano, the Nikon 105mm f1.4E again, platinum printing, 145 editing tools and the LACP street photography contest.

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Iridient Developer 3.1.2 Released

1 November 2016

Brian Griffith has released Iridient Developer 3.1.2 to fix an issue with automatic lens vignetting correction for Fujifilm X cameras which could result in an over correction (too much lightening) of the extreme corners with some lenses and aperture settings. This update also adds Raw support for several newly released camera models and other improvements.

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Adorama's 'Top Photographer' Premieres Today

1 November 2016

Adorama will host the world premiere of its new Web series Top Photographer with Nigel Barker today at 7 p.m. EDT.

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October Archived

1 November 2016

We always get that battery-charging sense of accomplishment when we archive another issue of Photo Corners. And that's what we've just done with Volume 5, Number 10.

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October

Happy Halloween

31 October 2016

Public service is in our blood, as any vampire in the neighborhood could tell you. So as the small souls in costume start their wanderings tonight, we thought we would warn them about a few things they might encounter.

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Deals: 500px Turns Seven With A Discount

31 October 2016

The photo community and marketplace 500px is turning seven today and to celebrate the company is offering a 25 percent discount on its premium memberships.

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Distanz Verlag To Publish Sterburg Monograph

31 October 2016

Berlin-based publisher Distanz Verlag has announced a forth-coming monograph on the work of Janet Sternburg. Showcasing two decades of the artist's work, Janet Sternburg: Overspilling World includes texts by art historian Pepe Karmel, photographer Catherine Opie, curator Alexandra von Stosch and filmmaker-photographer Wim Wenders.

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Around The Horn

31 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Thomas Struth, McCurry on Gula, "creative documentary photography" and the winners of Nikon's 2016 Photomicrography Competition.

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Classic Battle Green Under Gray Skies +

30 October 2016

Minding our own business the other day, we had turned for home on another of those salutory jaunts through the neighborhood under threatening skies when we spied this gorgeous creation.

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Matinee: 'The Camera'

29 October 2016

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 Walk In The Rain

28 October 2016

With a storm moving in yesterday, we grabbed the pancho and a camera and snuck out of the bunker for a couple of hours. The autumn sky was overcast, colors more intense, tones flat. Things would look different.

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Around The Horn

28 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at underground landscapes, Kevin O'Leary's copyright advice, the Nikon 105mm f1.4E and more rules of vision.

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The New MacBook Pro Conundrum

28 October 2016

Be careful what you wish for. Yesterday's introduction of the new MacBook Pro answered prayers for an updated model. But, as Apple can't seem to resist doing, it also removed a feature or two from the package.

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A New Affiliate: Target

28 October 2016

As the holiday season approaches, we're getting more invitations for affiliate arrangements. Yesterday we activated one for Target, which is offering free shipping and returns, and put a banner ad in our affiliate link window and on the Subscribe page.

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Test Drive: Chatlight

27 October 2016

Without light there is no photography so when we were offered the chance to test drive the Chatlight, we lit up. Sure, why not?

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Around The Horn

27 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Charles Brittin, Sharbat Gula, an Olympus in Iceland, the Olympus photo contest, a Peterson shot and a Canon refurb sale.

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The Art Of Editing

26 October 2016

We're always pointing out that half the fun of digital photography is in post processing the images you captured. But we have to confess that the capture itself is a bit less than half the fun.

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Around The Horn

26 October 2016

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

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Around The Horn

25 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 book sale, McNally goes noir, Atlas Obscura and imaginary drawings become real.

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Marlin Announces Leica Commercial Financing Program

25 October 2016

Marlin Business Services Corp. has announced a partnership with Leica to provide commercial equipment financing through Leica channel partners in the U.S.

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Around The Horn

25 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Benjamin Grant, rules of vision, Davis in Italy (and some mud) and digital literacy.

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Book Bag: Fifty Paths to Creative Photography +

24 October 2016

There's a long line of opinion from Plato through Kant that hold creativity to be unteachable and to be the province of genius," photographer Michael Freeman points out. "I don't agree."

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DNP Announces SnapLab+ SL620A Compact Photo Kiosk

24 October 2016

DNP has announced the SnapLab+ SL620A, a photo printing kiosk system based on its DS620A dye sublimation printer. With the addition of the DNP DS-Tmini order terminal head and customized software, the system provides a solution for retail and event photography applications that includes wireless smartphone connectivity and the ability to create photo books.

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Around The Horn

24 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Himalayan landscapes, Maria Pallante's ouster, Peter Fox's F1 Mercedes photo and reverse image searching.

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Two Tiny Site Tweaks

22 October 2016

We made a couple of tiny tweaks to the site in the last week that are, in themselves, not noteworthy. But they do introduce a couple of topics that are worth discussing.

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Matinee: Photographers' Laboratory

22 October 2016

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 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at yesterday's massive Internet attack, the Canon 16-35mm f2.8L Mark III, orphaned systems and a free week of learning at Lynda.com.

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Friday Slide Show: The Orchard

21 October 2016

Nothing lasts forever. But for many years there was an orchard along Highway 12 between Santa Rosa and Sonoma that resisted the senior community that surrounded it.

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Around The Horn

21 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Texas death-row portraits, Il Campo, Siena, rural poverty in Iowa and a photo book arrives.

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Relax

20 October 2016

This was one of the more frustrating edits we've done in a while. And there-in lies a tale. An illustrated tale, fortunately.

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Around The Horn

20 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at William Eggleston, Luminar, the new Leica Summaron-M 28mm and more photos of fall.

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Leica Announces Ultra-Compact Leica Summaron-M 28mm f5.6

19 October 2016

Leica has refreshed its classic 28mm with the Leica Summaron-M 28mm f5.6 featuring 6 elements in 4 groups just like its predecessor. "The historic optical design of the original lens has remained completely unchanged," Leica said.

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Test Drive: The Miops Smart High-Speed Trigger +

19 October 2016

We've been using a $199 Miops Smart trigger for a few months now and we still haven't plumbed its depths. With the right connection cable, the small device can fire your camera's shutter or a remote flash faster than you can react to high speed events like lightning flashes.

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Leica To Offer Q In Titanium Gray

19 October 2016

Leica announced it will offer its Leica Q in a Titanium Gray model with a gray lacquer finish on the top, back and baseplate of the body. In addition, the new model features a distance scale in feet and focal length number engravings on the lens detailed in red and an included carrying strap made from a strong material typically used in climbing ropes.

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Nikon Announces Two New Nikkor Lenses +

19 October 2016

Nikon has unveiled the next generation AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8E FL ED VR alongside Nikon's widest ever perspective control lens, the PC Nikkor 19mm f4E ED tilt-shift lens.

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Canon Introduces Three Premium Fine Art Papers

19 October 2016

Canon has announced three new premium fine art papers: Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Bright White and Premium Polished Rag. All three are available now.

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Around The Horn

19 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 A7R Mark II current draw, a really cheap ring light, the Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 AF-P VR DX, hard drive longevity and Bill Cunningham remembered.

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Getting Fractured

18 October 2016

Recently we got Fractured. A Fracture is a glass photo. It's a photo, that is, which is printed on glass using an ultraviolet cured ink process. The glass is backed by 3/16-inch foamcore board with a screw hanger cut out.

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Fotodiox Pro Launches New FlapJack 1x1 LED Edgelight

18 October 2016

Fotodiox Pro has announced its new FlapJack 1x1 LED Edgelight featuring a one-foot by one-foot panel lit by edge-mounted LEDs aimed inward at layers of diffusion material to create a soft light.

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Around The Horn

18 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Memories in Photos for iOS, Self Composed at SFMOMA, Matt Eich and copyright.

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Eizo Announces Screen-to-Print Color Matching Software

17 October 2016

Eizo has announced Quick Color Match, its new software solution developed under a first-ever collaboration between Eizo and Adobe, Canon and Epson. By combining the expertise of these leaders in the creative industry, Eizo has developed a streamlined software solution for the color matching and printing workflow.

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Around The Horn

17 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at animals, making selections on layers, shooting wide open in sunlight and landscape photography gear.

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Leica, ONA Collaborate On Camera Bag Collection

17 October 2016

Leica and ONA have announced their collaboration on ONA For Leica, a high-end camera bag collection. The collection will feature six models crafted by ONA, an American manufacturer of premium camera bags. Each piece will be lined in red and feature a red rivet as a discreet reference to Leica. The bags will be available exclusively in Leica Stores and Boutiques from November 2016.

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X-Rite Special Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

17 October 2016

To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, X-Rite will offer its ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport calibration products in limited edition pink packaging and will donate 20 percent of each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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MindShift Gear Announces New Outdoor Photo Backpacks

17 October 2016

MindShift Gear has announced two new backpacks designed for outdoor photography, the SidePath and the TrailScape.

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Snoppa Launches Campaign For Smartphone Gimbal

17 October 2016

Snoppa has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its M1 three-axis gimbal designed for smartphones. Among its innovative features are a foldable design for portability, Bluetooth connectivity and a low $99 price

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Site Note: Fun With Computers

17 October 2016

We got a late start this morning for a couple of unusual reasons.

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Matinee: 'Man With a Camera: The Killer'

15 October 2016

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

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Nikon Wants Your Vote In Small World Contest

15 October 2016

Nikon has posted images of the finalists in this year's Small World Photomicrography Competition but the winners won't be announced until Oct. 19. Meanwhile, the company has invited you to vote for your favorite.

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Friday Slide Show: Nob Hill

14 October 2016

It is not easy to write about Nob Hill and it is even harder to photograph. We haven't so much put it off as we have scrupulously avoided it. But today is the day.

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Adorama's 'Top Photographer' To Air In November

14 October 2016

Prior to airing the series next month, Adorama named the judges who will join Nigel Barker in its Top Photographer with Nigel Barker contest announced in July.

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Around The Horn

14 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at revisiting the same spot for 40 years, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, a big print order and Davis in the Dolomites.

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Epson Sponsors Nature's Best Photography Awards

13 October 2016

Epson has announced its sponsorship of the 2016 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition for the fifth consecutive year as the exclusive Printer and Paper Sponsor for the ongoing exhibition. The award-winning photographs will be on display on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. beginning Oct. 19.

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Iridient Developer 3.1.1 Released

13 October 2016

Brian Griffith has released Iridient Developer 3.1.1 with support for many new Raw formats including the Canon 5D IV (plus special Dual Pixel mode processing), Fujifilm X-T2 and Apple iOS 10 Raw support. The new release also includes important bug fixes and other improvements.

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Around The Horn

13 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at strategies for lighting against the sun, getting into infrared photography, McNally as a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a discount on a filmmaking book for photographers.

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Leica Introduces M-P Grip Edition By Rolf Sachs

12 October 2016

What do you get when you mate a Leica M with a table tennis paddle? The Special Edition M-P Grip by artist and Leica photographer Rolf Sachs. But only 79 of them will be produced, so don't get too excited.

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Remembering Tim Mantoani

12 October 2016

As a teen, Tim Mantoani picked up a 35mm SLR at Serra High School in San Mateo to take a photo of his high school counselor. It wasn't only the shutter that clicked. He had just found a way to both see the world and share the world he saw through that lens.

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Zeiss Photography Award Competition Opens

12 October 2016

Zeiss and the World Photography Organisation have opened the second year of the Zeiss Photography Award. Photographers may submit a series of 5 to 10 images on the theme of "Meaningful Places" at no charge at http://www.worldphoto.org.

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Around The Horn

12 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hurricane Matthew, the Women's Reserve Camouflage Corps, people in panda suits and collapsible reflector kits.

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Eizo Announces Two New 27" Monitors

11 October 2016

Eizo has announced the new ColorEdge CG2730 and CS2730, two 27-inch monitors with a native resolution of 2560x1440 in an IPS panel with 99 percent Adobe RGB coverage. Both new monitors also feature a new sleeker cabinet.

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Western Digital Redesigns Popular My Passport, My Book Drives

11 October 2016

Western Digital has introduced redesigns of its popular external hard drive lineup. In addition to the colorful new design, the drives also include password protection and hardware encryption.

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Svalt Introduces D2 Cooling Dock

11 October 2016

Svalt has introduced the Svalt D2 High-Performance Cooling Dock, a desktop fan mounted in an aluminum heat sink to cool laptops whose fans are laboring under high workloads in a closed configuration with an external monitor and keyboard.

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Olloclip Announces New Lens Sets for iPhone 7/7 Plus

11 October 2016

Olloclip has announced three new lens sets for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: the Core, Active and Macro Pro sets. An updated design features new premium multi-element optics, a new Connect interchangeable lens system and a hinged lens base keeping the lens flush with the camera for improved optical performance while allowing compatibility with most screen protectors.

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Around The Horn

11 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Lyon, ISO, saving digital data and multiexposure mode.

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Cruising The Holiday

10 October 2016

There are, as we point out each year on this occasion, two ways to look at this holiday. Well, three. If you're working, you're probably looking at it with envy. A person can't get enough holidays.

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Matinee: Richard Bram +

8 October 2016

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 Blue Angels +

7 October 2016

Don't get your hopes up. Thursday we climbed Twin Peaks on foot to shoot what we could see of the Blue Angels' afternoon practice session. We used our 18-200mm Nikkor, which is a 300mm equivalent, to catch the action.

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Around The Horn

7 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Annabelle Marcovici, continuous mode vs. the decisive moment, Instagram and the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

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Sony Announces a6500 With Faster AF, 5-Axis IS, Touchscreen +

6 October 2016

Sony announced the a6500, its new flagship APS-C camera featuring improved autofocus speed to 0.05 seconds, 425 autofocus points, a 24.2-Mp CMOS sensor, sensor-shift 5-axis image stabilization and a 3.0-inch touchscreen.

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Sony Introduces RX100 V With Faster AF, Continuous Shooting +

6 October 2016

Sony has announced the RX100 V, its new flagship Cyber-shot camera featuring a fast hybrid AF system with a focus acquisition time as quick as 0.05 seconds and 315 focus points covering approximately 65 percent of the frame. The camera can also shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24 fps at full 20.1-Mp resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots.

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Around The Horn

6 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at hanging photos, what Annie Leibovitz is up to, the Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award winner and a consideration of compromises.

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LaserSoft Imaging Confirms SilverFast Sierra Compatibility

5 October 2016

LaserSoft Imaging has confirmed SilverFasst 8.8, its 64-bit third-party scanning software, is compatible with MacOS 10.12 Sierra. "SilverFast 8.8 runs on 64-bit Intel Mac OS X systems from version 10.7 (including macOS Sierra)," the company said.

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ExoLens Introduces Pro, Prime Lenses for iPhone 7

5 October 2016

ExoLens has announced its ExoLens Pro and Prime ranges for the iPhone 7. The ExoLens Pro line-up willl feature Zeiss optics.

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Lensbaby Announces Trio 28 For Mirrorless

5 October 2016

Lensbaby has announced its Trio 28, a new three-in-one optic for FujiX, Micro 4/3 and Sony E mounts. The three lenses built into the turret of the Trio 28 provide versions of Lensbaby's most popular specialty lenses: Twist, Velvet or Sweet.

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Around The Horn

5 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at entries for the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, a model who was not a muse, a 50mm lens comparison and Antarctica.

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Test Drive: Adobe Elements 15

4 October 2016

Fall is a favorite time of year for its changing color and faithful traditions. Adobe Elements has for many years now been a bit of both. Every autumn Adobe releases a new version of a suite that warmly welcomes anyone who wants to do a little more with the stills and movies they've captured.

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Around The Horn

4 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Catalan Castells, Om Malik, Andreas Feininger and popular camera-lens combos.

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Around The Horn

3 October 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Scarlett Coten, LED lighting technology, the 500 Rule and that Worldwide PhotoWalk.

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Phase One Releases XF Camera System Feature Update #3

3 October 2016

Phase One has released a free update for its XF Camera System featuring electronic shutter integration, advanced flash controls with the in-camera Profoto Air Remote enabling Profoto TTL metering and a new post-capture Flash Analysis Tool.

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Matinee: Kim Barker's 'Wildlife Rehabilitation Photography'

1 October 2016

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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September Archived

1 October 2016

We have survived September to report that Volume 5 Number 9 of Photo Corners has been archived. It wasn't hard to make it to October so we were surprised to see we exceeded our previous high with 98 stories of which 16 were Features, 51 were News items (Photokina contributing heavily), with 25 Editor's Notes (including over 96 items of interest), four Reviews and two Site Notes.

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September

Friday Slide Show: Worldwide PhotoWalk

30 September 2016

We're not jumping the gun on tomorrow's Worldwide Photowalk produced by KelbyOne and sponsored by Canon. We're actually just reminding you about it. Last we looked, there were 22,921 people signed up for 1,072 walks.

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Baby Pictures

30 September 2016

A few days ago we got our first chance to photograph one of our newest family members. Over the years we've come to enjoy packing the dSLR along to the hospital and taking some new-born infant shots in natural light, some of which have even led to an article or two here.

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Around The Horn

30 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Snapchat filters, burst mode in the iPhone, the Axler mirrorless camera gimbal and Sharon Lockhart.

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Around The Horn

29 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Yona Elig, Martin Evening's comparison of Lightroom with Capture One Pro, the Panasonic GX8 on sale and Francis Hodgson.

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Anthony Hernandez's SFMOMA Retrospective +

28 September 2016

We dropped by SFMOMA the other day for the press preview of Anthony Hernandez's first retrospective. In about 160 photographs it spans over 45 years of his career beginning with his black-and-white Nikon street shots of Los Angeles in the 1960s and continuing to his most recent work.

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Around The Horn

28 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 autumn, postcards, the Milky Way and what PPI is all about.

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Weatherwise Announces 2016 Weather Photo Winners

27 September 2016

Weatherwise Magazine has announced the winners of its 2016 Weather Photo Contest. Grand Prize was awarded to Fred Wasmer of Gainesville, Fla., won for his picture of a jet aircraft flying underneath a bank of mammatus clouds.

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Book Bag: Retro Photo -- An Obsession

27 September 2016

David Ellwand's Retro Photo -- An Obsession is something of a retro publishing event itself. First published last year in England by Old Barn Books, it will be available in North America on Oct. 4 in an edition published by Candlewick Studio. From this trivia you'll understand Ellwand is British.

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Around The Horn

27 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Louis Faurer, field of focus, Joe McNally on Ellis Island and the Kinora Picture Reel.

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Around The Horn

26 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Chi Modu and Terry O'Neill, Gideon Lewis-Kraus on travel photography and Keeble & Shuchat closing.

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Photokina Clippings: Wrap-Ups +

26 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers a few general wrap-ups of show coverage we found, which fill in several blanks. We'll update this with others as they appear.

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Around The Horn

26 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Bronx Documentary Center, Richard Learoyd, iPhone photo albums, thermography and an AdoramaPix discount.

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Matinee: 'Helene Schmitz -- Transitions'

24 September 2016

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 Urban Jungle

23 September 2016

You just never know what you're going to find around here. On a recent excursion in the city, we thought we knew exactly what would present itself to us. But when we got out of the car and looked around, we thought we'd taken a wrong turn. Where were we?

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Photokina Clippings: Miscellaneous

23 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers new Arca-Swiss products and Kevin Raber's continuing coverage of Days Two and Three.

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Morning Light

23 September 2016

With school back in session, our Friday morning garbage pickups come bright and early. Both the green yard waste truck and the blue recycle truck endeavor to beat the morning drop-off congestion.

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Around The Horn

23 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at six interactive visual journeys, a Photoshop survey, Fill Opacity vs. Opacity and your Flickr password.

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Around The Horn

22 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus, photos in iOS Messsages, ICC profiles on the Web and Flickr's Marketplace shutdown.

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Amazon Launches Amazon Prints Photofinishing

21 September 2016

Amazon has launched Amazon Prints, a photo printing service for its Amazon Prime members. Prime members, who pay a $99 a year fee for expedited delivery plus video and music streaming, already enjoy free unlimited storage on Amazon Drive and can now turn images stored into prints and photo books. Cards and calendars are on the way, too.

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Photokina Clippings: Miscellaneous

21 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers Foolography's dSLR controller, Lumulabs's Lumu Power meter and a Kevin Raber report.

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Lee Publishes 'Timeless American' Pre-1916 Motorcycle Book

21 September 2016

Photographer Eddie Lee has published Timeless American -- A Selection of Pre-1916 Motorcycles, a 264-page case bound 14x11-inch book showcasing 46 motorcycles from 26 manufacturers including Indian, Harley-Davidson, Excelsior, Thor, Henderson, Flying Merkel, Marsh Metz, Hudson, Pope, Marvel, Reading Standard, Emblem, Cyclone and more.

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NewLight Illuminates Photos With LED Display

21 September 2016

NewLight has announced a new photo display option that illuminates prints from the side using LEDs. Only 5/16-inch thick with a black one-inch border, NewLight Portraits can be framed or hung on the wall as delivered. When the LEDs are off, it looks like a normal print but when the LEDs are on, the print beams.

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Around The Horn

21 September 2016

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

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Artnet Opens Auction For Edward Curtis Vintage Prints

20 September 2016

Artnet Auctions has announced Shadow Catcher: Vintage Prints by Edward Curtis, a group of ten of Edward Sheriff Curtis' vintage masterprints from a major private collection, is open for live bidding now through Sept. 28.

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Photokina Clippings: Miscellaneous

20 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers Polaroid Snap Touch, MeFoto Air tripods and Western Digital/SanDisk 1-TB SDXC cards.

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Adobe Launches Stock Contributor Site, Updates Lightroom, ACR

20 September 2016

Adobe has launched a public beta of its Stock Contribute Site, a new platform for selling photos, illustrations, videos and other creative work. At the same time, the company released updates to Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7 to publish to the site, as well as an update to Adobe Camera Raw 9.7.

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Alien Skin Releases Exposure X2

20 September 2016

Alien Skin has released Exposure X2 today with new creative and workflow features. New creative features include faded presets and the ability to blend a black-and-white or color preset with the underlying image. New workflow features include a healing brush, a histogram with clip warnings and direct editing of shadows and highlights, full screen previews, a history panel, plus full text search on any metadata.

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Around The Horn

20 September 2016

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

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Digital Film Tools Releases Sierra Updates

20 September 2016

In an email to its Mac OS X customers, Digital Film Tools announced the current versions of all of its software products have been updated to conform to security changes in macOS Sierra.

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Phase One Updates Capture One, Announces IQ1 Back, New Lenses

20 September 2016

Phase One has upgraded Capture One Pro to version 9.3 and announced the IQ1 100-Mp digital back plus two new Blue Ring lenses.

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Flag Offers 20 Free Photo Prints Each Month

19 September 2016

Flag has launched a Kickstarter project for an app to deliver 20 free photo prints a month with no shipping or handling fees.

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Photokina Clippings: Panasonic

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers Panasonic G85, FZ-250 Superzoom and Lumix LX-10.

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Google Photos Adds Concept Movies

19 September 2016

The latest version of the Google Photos app is rolling out today across Android, iOS and the Web with a new feature called concept movies. What's a concept? Birthdays, weddings, vacations come immediately to mind. But one of the first in the new release is designed to show your child growing up.

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Photokina Clippings: Olympus

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers the Olympus Pen E-PL8, three new lenses and the FL-900R Wireless Flash.

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Photokina Clippings: Fujifilm

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers the Fujifilm GFX mirrorless medium format camera system.

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Photokina Clippings: Sigma +

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art lens and the Sigma 500mm f4 DG OS HSM Sport lens.

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Photokina Clippings: Hasselblad

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers the Hasselblad X1D, the Hasselblad V1D and the Hasselblad XCD 30mm.

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Photokina Clippings: Sony

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers the Sony Alpha 99 Mark II and a Sony-Profoto collaboration.

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Photokina Clippings: Nikon

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2016. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers Nikon's KeyMission cameras.

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Photokina Clippings: Miscellaneous

19 September 2016

We're taking the drone approach to covering Photokina 2014. No boots on the ground but aerial surveillance of the more important targets. We'll provide a brief description with links to official press releases and sponsored links for pre-ordering. This entry covers Pocket Wizard's FlexTT5 for Panasonic; the SinarS 30|45 back; the Metz M400; the Multiblitz V6-D and a Rocky Nook discount.

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Around The Horn

19 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at protester portraits, Kodak Tower, a smartphone deep water test and Steve Jobs prints.

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Matinee: Anthony Hernandez

17 September 2016

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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Photokina Clippings: Coverage Begins Monday

17 September 2016

On Monday the curtain will rise on the world's leading trade fair for photo and video. This year Photokina will present itself "in new colors, with a new look and feel and a fireworks display of new ideas." Beginning with Monday's early peeks, we'll provide all the news with any sponsored links for pre-ordering.

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Around The Horn

16 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at refugee profiles by writer Nadine Alfa and photographer Aubrey Wade, Raw iPhone images with Ben Rice McCarthy, Austin Mann's iPhone 7 Plus review and Unsplash.

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Friday Slide Show: Opera In The Park

16 September 2016

We never miss Opera in the Park. But we've come close. This year we were only able to attend briefly, so we didn't sit down. We set the Nikon D300 manually to expose for the diffused light of the foggy afternoon and circled Sharon Meadow, looking for shots.

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'American Chartres' Captures Buffalo's Historic Grain Elevators

16 September 2016

State University of New York Press has announced the publication in November of Bruce Jackson's American Chartres with 167 color photographs of Buffalo's historic grain elevators.

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Around The Horn

16 September 2016

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

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 6.21

16 September 2016

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 6.21 with support for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the Pentax K-1.

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Test Drive: Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag 13

15 September 2016

When Peak Design branched out from camera straps to camera bags, it launched a 15-inch messenger bag designed for what it called "everyday" use. That means you aren't required to pack it with a camera.

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Happy Birthday, Claude!

15 September 2016

Claude tunes 21 today, not a bad feat for an albino alligator (they can't hide by blending into their surroundings). There's a party at the Academy of Sciences tonight at 6 p.m. to help him celebrate. But we thought we'd start the party early.

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Leica Introduces Sofort Instax Camera +

15 September 2016

Leica has introduced its Sofort instant camera featuring instant color or black-and-white prints from Fujifilm 10 and 20 exposure film packs. The Sofort, available in orange, white and mint colors, includes a built-in flash and several automatic modes.

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Judges For 2017 Sony World Photo Awards Announced

15 September 2016

The judges for the 10th anniversary of the world's largest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, have just been announced as the first few images entered in the contest have been revealed.

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Around The Horn

15 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at wildlife contest finalists, professionally printed portfolios in the digital age, your ID info at the U.S. Copyright Office and a list of photography blogs to explore.

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Epson Announces Fast Print Scanner For Home

15 September 2016

Epson has introduced the FastFoto FF-640, a high-speed duplex print scanner with software to restore, organize and share its scans. Much faster than a flatbed scanner and safer than sending your irreplaceable images to a third-party service, the FastFoto promises to make shoebox collections a thing of the past.

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Canon Introduces M5 Camera, EF-M High Power Zoom

14 September 2016

Canon has announced its EOS M5 interchangeable lens digital camera and compact EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. The M5 features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 Image Processor, Bluetooth Smart and the fastest AF speed in the EOS M-series. The EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is compatible with all M series digital cameras.

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Canon Announces 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 IS II USM Lens

14 September 2016

Canon has announced an EF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring Nano USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop image stabilization.

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Turning Over The Camera Odometer

14 September 2016

If you had told us we'd be shooting the 10,000th frame on our Nikon D300 of the lovely opera singer Irene Roberts singing Berloiz's D'amour l'ardente flame, we would have wondered who else would be there. The ardent flame of love, however, seems to pertain more to the Nikon's reliability than Roberts' Marguerite.

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Leica Introduces M-P Titanium Set

14 September 2016

Leica has announced a limited edition M-P Titanium (Typ 240) camera with two matching lenses, a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f2 ASPH. and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 ASPH. Only 333 sets will be sold, the company said, when the set becomes available in Leica Stores in October.

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Around The Horn

14 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ask A Curator Day, DNG captures in Lightroom, lens flaws and how to become Instagram famous.

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Site Tweak: Thumbnailing The Obits

13 September 2016

Our redesign of the index pages last month has led to a few further refinements, particular of the responsive, small-screen version of the site. In fact, this morning the Archive got tweaked a bit, making it easier to use in portrait mode.

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Think Tank Photo's New Airport Roller Fits Smaller Aircraft

13 September 2016

Think Tank Photo has announced a new Airport Advantage rolling camera bag designed to as carry-on luggage for smaller commuter and regional aircraft. In addition to its smaller volume, the $249.75 Airport Advantage is also very light at 5.9 lbs. to compensate for carry-on weight restrictions.

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Miops Launches Miops Mobile Kickstarter Campaign

13 September 2016

Miops has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Miops Mobile, a smartphone-based wireless camera remote that uses a smartphone to remotely fire a dSLR triggered by Vibration, Sound, Motion, Distance as well as advanced Timelapse modes.

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Lightroom Mobile Update Supports Raw On iOS 10

13 September 2016

Adobe has released Lightroom mobile 2.5 with support capturing Adobe's DNG open-source Raw format with a recent iPhone or iPad on iOS 10, which is also being released today.

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Around The Horn

13 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Turnley documenting the University of Michigan's football program, panels with diffusion, John Houck and Constantine Manos.

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DxO Releases DxO One 2.0 iOS App Update

13 September 2016

DxO has released its free DxO One 2.0 app update with WiFi Remote Control, Mobile Smart Lighting, auto white balance for underwater photos and better battery management. Note, however, that direct WiFi Remote Control is not yet enabled.

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Phase One To Hold Free Photokina Webinar

13 September 2016

Phase One announced it will hold a free webinar from its offices in Cologne live from Photokina on Sept. 22. Topics include the XF Camera System, A-Series and Blue Ring lenses. The email announcement even hinted at "some news:"

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Leica S Firmare Update Released

13 September 2016

Leica has announced the availability of free, version 4.0.0.0 firmware updates for its S-System cameras, including the Leica S (Typ 007) and Leica S/S-E (Typ 006).

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Meyer-Optik Adds Primoplan 75mm Kickstarter Project

12 September 2016

Just after announcing a Kickstarter project for its Primoplan 58mm, Meyer-Optik has launched another for its Primoplan 75mm prime lens. Both lenses feature a fast f1.9 aperture and can be acquired in a package deal on Kickstarter.

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Around The Horn

12 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Suzanne Plunkett, iPhone 7 photos from the sidelines, a Martian mountain and wedding photography tips.

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Matinee: Ed Ruscha Double Feature

10 September 2016

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

10 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Facebook censorship reversed, the Dropbox problem, OOH pricing and a Copyright Office ruling.

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Friday Slide Show: Dancing Dahlias

9 September 2016

We didn't trust the weather, so the first sunny day in September we walked over to the Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park to see what those riotous blooms were doing.

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Around The Horn

9 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Facebook gaffe, camera competence, flashing on dancers and a Canon 5D Mark IV teardown.

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Meyer-Optik Launches Primoplan f1.9/58 Kickstarter Project

9 September 2016

Meyer-Optik has launched a Kickstarter project for the Primoplan 58, a 58mm f1.9 prime lens based on the 1950s optic renowned for its versatile bokeh.

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Google Photos Stabilizes Live Photos On iOS

8 September 2016

In a Google Photos blog post today, the company announced the latest iOS version uses the advanced stabilization and rendering of its Motion Stills app.

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Think Tank Photo Updates Airport Rolling Bags

8 September 2016

Think Tank Photo's third generation of Airport rolling bags feature improved handles, greater durability and dedicated laptop and tablet compartments, the company said. They're available in an International version that complies with international carry-on size requirements and a slightly larger Security version sized for U.S. domestic air travel.

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Zeiss Announces Three Milvus Primes

8 September 2016

Zeiss has announced three new manual-focus Milvus primes: the 15mm f2.8, the 18mm f2.8 and the 135mm f2.0.

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Davis To Hold Free Topaz Webinar

8 September 2016

Photographer Harold Davis will hold a free webinar covering Topaz Labs Photoshop plug-ins on Sept. 20. Davis will demonstrate how he uses Topaz Adjust, Topaz Simplify, Topaz Glow 2, and Topaz Impressions 2.

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Around The Horn

8 September 2016

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

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PowerVision Introduces 4K Cine Drone With Dual Viewing

7 September 2016

PowerVision, which recently announced the PowerEgg, has announced the PowerEye, an all-in-one flying camera designed for cinematographers.

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Leica To Open Boston Store, Gallery

7 September 2016

Leica will open the Boston Leica Store and Gallery in the recently renovated Park Plaza Hotel on Sept. 16, the company said. In addition to showcasing the full Leica line-up, the store will launch its gallery with Looking Back, an exhibition of photographs by Bostonian Magnum photographer Constantine Manos.

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Rags To Rags

7 September 2016

With all the amazing technology streaming at us this morning from Apple's Special Event, we thought we'd dish up a little visual poetry with a tribute to the lowly rag. Where would we be without the rag?

The rag in any artist's studio is cousin to the brush. There may be just one rag or a pile of them. An artist's rag may be clean or blotted like a canvas. It may be brand new or shredding with age.

It may come in handy to absorb a color laid down too thick or too bright or too dark. It may be just what you need to absorb excess water from the brush. It will even humbly answer the call to clean up when what can be done has been done.

The iPhone 7 Plus that Apple introduced today is no rag. With both a faster wide angle and a new telephoto lens its ISP performs digital zoom unlike any digital zoom before it.

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Around The Horn

7 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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, lighting a dancer, macro photography and describing colors.

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Adobe Announces Updated Video Tools At IBC 2016

6 September 2016

Adobe has revealed advancements in Virtual Reality, 3D, motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver, measure and monetize TV and film content across multiple screens. At IBC, Adobe said it will demonstrate these advancements from Sept. 9-13.

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Book Bag: The Blind Photographer

6 September 2016

Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you have suddenly lost your sight. Would you still pick up your camera? Or would you feel as if photography were now impossible?

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Phase One Industrial Adds New Shutter, Four-Band Aerial Imaging

6 September 2016

Phase One Industrial has introduced two innovations for the aerial mapping/photography industry: a new shutter design and a new approach to four-band imaging.

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Around The Horn

6 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 a radiologist and a photographer have in common, how to capture speed in a still, the Zeiss ExoLens for the iPhone and how a mat affects your perception of color.

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Labor Day

5 September 2016

We revere our national holidays like we revere nothing else so we'll be away today. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun before we go.

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Matinee: Carson Lancaster as 'The Gallerist'

3 September 2016

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

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Remembering Nathan Lyons

2 September 2016

You know," his professor pointed out to him, "a photograph can be more than just a photograph."

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Friday Slide Show: Sierra Point

2 September 2016

Sierra Point is part of the 500-mile Bay Trail circling San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, invading 47 cities and nine counties while crossing seven toll bridges. It's exhausting just describing the trail but we took a short hike along the flat Sierra Point section the other day.

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Something Completely Different (But Familiar)

2 September 2016

And now ... well, we had to go back to that cityscape again. We showed you a black-and-white/color treatment of the image (which was neither monochrome nor color) and the Canon Raw capture that was just miserable.

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Around The Horn

2 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Capa House, a Rio workflow, event photography as a supplemental shooter and Live Photos.

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Around The Horn

1 September 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Getty Grant winners, unsupported Raw formats, the return of two vacationers and Marc Levoy's class on digital photography.

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Leica Announces 60mm f2.8 Macro With New TL Designation

1 September 2016

Leica has announced the APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f2.8 ASPH with a 1:1 magnification ratio in macro mode. The new 60mm lens is available in black or silver.

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Tamron Announces Second Generation SP 150-600mm Zoom

1 September 2016

Tamron has announced its SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2, the second generation G2 zoom featuring superior optical performance for today's high resolution dSLRs with faster and more accurate autofocus and image stabilization. The new zoom also benefit from the new Flex zoom lock, flourine coating and two new teleconverters.

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Tamron Announces Two Teleconverters

1 September 2016

Tamron has announced two teleconverter designed to make it easy to expand the versatility of the new SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 ultra-telephoto zoom lens.

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August Archived

1 September 2016

We published 78 stories in Photo Corners Volume 5 Number 8, all of which have been archived into a convenient table of contents reminiscent of the monthly magazines of another era.

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August

Cityscape

31 August 2016

Oh, that Rebel XTi. This exposure, despite being set on Aperture Priority with no Exposure Compensation, was a full 1.65 stops underexposed. A real challenge.

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Eye-Fi Releases X2 Utility For Windows

31 August 2016

In an email to owners of its X2 WiFi SD cards, Eye-Fi announced it has released a Windows version of its X2 Utility to prolong the useful life of its X2 WiFi cards which will otherwise cease to function after Sept. 15.

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Snapseed 2.9 Adds Full Raw Support, Face Tool

31 August 2016

Google is rolling out Snapseed 2.9 for both Android and iOS today with full Raw support and as new Face tool. Android also gets new Perspective and White Balance tools.

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Remembering Marc Riboud

31 August 2016

The story of Marc Riboud's life, which came to a conclusion yesterday after 93 years, belies the turmoil he witnessed as a Magnum photographer.

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Around The Horn

31 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Wildlife Photographer of the Year images, using Photoshop with Capture One 9 plus new books from Martin Evening and Harold Davis.

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DxO One Gets WiFi Remote Control, Outdoor Shell

31 August 2016

DxO has added two new tools for the DxO One, its iPhone accessory camera that plugs into the Lightning port. WiFi remote control allows, via an upcoming version 2.0 firmware update, control of the camera detached from the iPhone via WiFi. The outdoor shell offers both a splash-proof and submersible (to 150 feet) configuration by changing its back doors.

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At Day's End

30 August 2016

Every day ends. This one isn't quite as pretty as our Day's End in January 2015 but it has a moral. And stories that end with a moral are easier to remember.

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Apple Expands iCloud Storage Options With 2-TB Tier

30 August 2016

Earlier today Apple began offering 2-TB of iCloud storage space for $19.99 a month, just in time for Apple's Sept. 7 announcements, which could include a new iPhone camera capturing larger images and requiring more space for backup, as well as operating system updates with desktop syncing.

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Sony Announces Lightweight 50mm f2.8 Macro Lens +

30 August 2016

Sony has announced its FE 50mm f2.8 Macro, a full-frame, lightweight 50mm macro lens with a 1:1 reproduction ratio and a minimum focus distance of 6.3 inches. The lens, which includes an extra-low dispersion element, is also dust and moisture resistant.

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Media Pro 2.1 Released

30 August 2016

Phase one has released Media Pro 2.1 featuring support for Capture One 9.2 settings and bug fixes for both the Mac and Windows versions.

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Around The Horn

30 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Marie Dorigny, a solution to the certification problem, a San Francisco street view map that covers the 1850s up to 2000 and Olloclip's Pivot grip.

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Tools Of The Trade

29 August 2016

Hung under the drawing table are a set of tools that once were indispensible to the practice of our craft. And while there is nothing obsolete about them, it surprises us how infrequently we turn to them.

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Around The Horn

29 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Niels Ackermann, Mark Burns, Zeiss Milvus 100mm, evaluating a lens and writing a will.

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Matinee: Michel D'Oultremont in 'The Wait'

27 August 2016

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

26 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Tadder's umbrellas, SFO Museum's search for an assistant curator of photography, an Errol Morirs film about photographer Elsa Dorfman and passing the FAA drone pilot certification test.

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Vivid-Pix Launches Land & Sea Image Editing Software

26 August 2016

Vivid-Pix has launched Land & Sea, an image editing application designed to enhance pool and snorkel photos with a single click. The application, which runs on computers and mobile devices, can automatically optimize color, brightness, contrast and sharpness in these otherwise difficult to improve images.

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Friday Slide Show: Union Street

26 August 2016

San Francisco is, from the bay to the ocean, a study in contrasts. We've got landfill and we've got hills. We've got covered creeks and indoor fountains. we've got exotic automobiles and we've got cable cars. We've got Dogpatch and, well, we've got Union Street.

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Around The Horn

26 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Phottix Ares trigger, light modifiers, the Canon 5D Mark IV, Lolly Kakumani's iPhone photos and a big Rocky Nook discount.

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Site Tweak: Index Navigation +

25 August 2016

Our little left-side table of contents in reviews and longer stories has grown on us. We like its subtlety but also its persistence. A neat trick generally in life if you can pull it off.

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Optimism, Unfathomable Odds

25 August 2016

We happened across this sign advertising the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts earlier this week walking to an appointment. We smiled and kept walking. Then we stopped, turned around and walked back, picking a spot directly across from it and back from the sidewalk and the steady stream of foot traffic.

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Anthropics Releases PortraitPro Body

25 August 2016

Anthropics Technology, which has flattered the world with its face and landscape editing software, has released PortraitPro Body, which is what it calls "the world's first dedicated, user-friendly body editing software."

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Around The Horn

25 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Paul Leonard's $1.6 million jury award, channel contrast, iPhone photo editing apps, and an MIT image algorithm to detect depression.

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Fujifilm Introduces X-A3, 23mm Prime Lens

24 August 2016

Fujifilm has announced its $599.95 X-A3 mirrorless camera featuring a 180 degree tilting touch LCD, 11 film simulations and 10 filters in an aluminum and faux leather design. The company also introduced a weather and dust-resistant 23mm prime lens.

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Canon Announces 5D Mark IV, New L-Series Lenses

24 August 2016

Canon has announced "the next generation of 5D cameras" with its 5D Mark IV dSLR featuring a 30.4-megapixel 35mm full frame Canon CMOS sensor matched to a DIGIC 6+ image processor that delivers 4K 30p video and up to and seven frames per second continuous shooting.

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PowerVision Launches PowerEgg +

24 August 2016

For a minute we were hoping Mork would pop out of the white plastic egg sitting on the conference table in front of us. After all, that's how he arrived on earth. In a small egg-shaped space vehicle.

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Around The Horn

24 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Amatrice earthquake, Zeiss class on Sony mirrorless for hiking, Nikon's upcoming photo contest and being a photo editor at the N.Y. Times.

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Around The Horn

23 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Rio 2016, Anthony Hernandez, Pt. Reyes in black-and-white, Picturelife and Bill Garrett.

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It's Monday (Get Through It)

22 August 2016

We listened to the news on the radio twice to avoid getting out of bed this morning. "Why torture yourself?" we grumbled. We got out of bed and got rolling.

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Around The Horn

22 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at motels, LR/Instagram plug-in, the Photoshop New Features Guide and Nick Ut.

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Matinee: Sebastian Rich

20 August 2016

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: Half Moon Bay

19 August 2016

We can't remember the first time we took the 25-mile trip south to visit Half Moon Bay. We must have been fighting with our three brothers in the back seat of the Plymouth Sport Suburban. Maybe there were only two of them then. Or even just one.

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Around The Horn

19 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at scanning a book at the Getty, using an 800mmm lens to shoot a wrestling match, how the AP is shooting the Olympics, Earl Leaf's old photos of Rio and a Rocky Nook flash sale.

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IPHF Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

19 August 2016

In honor of World Photography Day as well as its 50th anniversary, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the 2016 inductees to its Hall of Fame. The group of eight photographers and photography industry visionaries "embody the spirit, artistry and innovation of modern photography." And they include some very familiar names...

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Around The Horn

19 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 400mm lenses, long exposure landscapes, panorama fill options and image stabilization in the era of high resolution sensors.

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Around The Horn

18 August 2016

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

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Think Tank Photo Updates Shape Shifter Backpacks

17 August 2016

Think Tank Photo has updated its breakthrough Shape Shifter backpack design and added a new "naked" option. The new Shape Shifters are available in 15 and 17 inch designs to accommodate laptops of those sizes as well as the new modular design which allows you to attach Skin Pouches or Lens Changers inside to create a custom backpack that can carry a 17-inch laptop.

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Nikon Announces D3400, New DX Nikkors

17 August 2016

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D3400, a compact DX-format entry-level dSLR with Guide Mode and SnapBridge, plus four new Nikkor zooms. The new lenses offer two focal lengths, 18-55 and 70-300, with or without Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilization.

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Datacolor Announces New Spyder5CAPTURE PRO

17 August 2016

Datacolor has announced the next generation of it Spyder5CAPTURE PRO calibration solution to manage color from capture to post production.

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Around The Horn

17 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Louisiana flood, Simon Bruty, framing a composition and intentional blur.

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The Bob & Diane Fund Announces $5K Grant

16 August 2016

As a daughter of Alzheimer's, I believe that visual storytelling can be a powerful way to advocate for the increased public and private research and spending needed to find a cure." With those words Gina Martin, founder of the Bob and Diane Fund has announced a $5,000 grant for visual storytellers in the disciplines of still photography, video and multimedia for "stories about Alzheimer's Disease or dementia."

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Around The Horn

16 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ted Williams, Macro lenses performance, McNally at Rio and a film capture of three guys.

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A Succulent Image

15 August 2016

We work, oddly enough, in nearly complete silence. We can hear things, of course. The mailbox cover flapping in the wind. The crows cackling at a red-tailed hawk. Dogs barking (always dogs barking). The rush of traffic. The gas-driven tools of the professional gardeners.

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SFMOMA Offers Custom Prints

15 August 2016

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has introduced a Custom Prints service for reproductions of selected works in its collection. Photography options include just one at the moment: William Eggleston's Untitled, Memphis, 1970.

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Brooks Institute To Close After 70 Years

15 August 2016

In a letter to students last Friday, Brooks Institute Transition Officer Kisten Howard announced "the difficult decision has been made to close Brooks Institute." Brooks Institute has been educating photographers for 70 years and was about to welcome 150 new students for the fall semester.

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Around The Horn

15 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Ninth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, Lightroom's keyword sets, Emin Kuliyev's shotkit and Florence Meunier.

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Matinee: Grace Rawson in 'The Colourist'

13 August 2016

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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Phase One Announces Free Capture One Webinars

13 August 2016

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

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Friday Slide Show: The Minnesota Street Project

12 August 2016

For a minute or two we thought we'd skip the text accompanying this week's slide show and leave it to you to explore this wonderfully remodeled building on your own. After all, that's what we did.

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Rocky Nook Publishes 'The Grey Ghost' By Dan Winters

12 August 2016

Rocky Nook has published The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs by photographer Dan Winters. The artfully crafted, and beautifully printed hardcover book collects 100 of his black-and-white images of New York City, where he moved from California in 1987 at the age of 25.

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Around The Horn

12 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Rio 2016, Xavi Bou, Chrome IG Story and Perseid Meteor Shower images.

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SFMOMA To Present Two Japanese Photo Exhibits

11 August 2016

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced two exhibitions this fall highlighting Japanese photography. Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now will feature nearly 200 works from the museum's collection while New Work: Sohei Nishino will be the photographer's first solo exhibition in the U.S.

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Around The Horn

11 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 day at the office, three tips for capturing meteor showers, lights out in Lightroom and a free lighting guide.

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In The Bag

10 August 2016

We were scrolling through our Lightroom collection of 60,000 or so images the other day when we came across this shot from 2009 taken at a farmer's market. We previously published a Friday Slide Show of those images but this one didn't make the cut.

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Around The Horn

10 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mars, autochromes, Tony Luciani's 93-year-old mother, pricing guidelines plus an Olympics multiple exposure and some composites.

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Eye-Fi Develops X2 Utility For Legacy Cards

9 August 2016

In an email to owners of its legacy Eye-Fi SD cards which will no longer function after Sept. 15, Eye-Fi said it was working on a free new utility "for the PC and Mac" to prolong their useful life. The Mac version was in fact released today.

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'Are You Being True?'

9 August 2016

We happened across this sign one morning when we were minding our own business. We weren't at all sure what it was about. But it's one of those rare questions to which we knew the answer. So we took a photo.

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Around The Horn

9 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at body-based flash compensation, more MTF charts from LensRentals, August vacations and stock photography scams.

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Luminous Endowment Grant Winners Announced

9 August 2016

Chris Sanderson has announced the August 2016 winners of the Luminous Endowment grants. The grants were established by Michael Reichmann, who passed away in May.

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Vice Publishes 15th Annual Photo Issue

9 August 2016

Vice magazine has published its 15th Annual Photo Issue featuring a mix of "stunning art portfolios and incisive works of photojournalism" by 38 women photographers in a 184-page issue.

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Around The Horn

9 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 40 from Rio, McNally in Rio, Lightroom's grid cells, Barbara Kinney and a BorrowLenses discount.

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A Sunday Morning In Bed

8 August 2016

We awoke Sunday morning with a smile. Ding! We had a text message with an image from across the country. Summer in upstate New York. Three kids sprawled on a sofa, enjoying vacation. The sunlight streaming in from the left side, making the image seem like a Winslow Homer painting.

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Around The Horn

8 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Indycar Long Beach, The Photographer's Cookbook, Brett Costello and the Perseid meteor show.

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Matinee: Edi Solari +

6 August 2016

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

5 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at travel photo contest winners, the Out-Of-Home clause, the Rogue FlashBender XL Pro and ProCam 3.

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Friday Slide Show: The Octagon House

5 August 2016

Whether it's the Palace of Fine Arts or the Octagon House or the rusted gutters on our own domicile in the city, it's reassuring to know that every great structure around here has been threatened with demise only to be rescued by the people who loved the place.

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Around The Horn

5 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the business of reviewing products, Lightroom's long press keyboard shortcuts, Picture Keeper and a clothing sale.

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Polaroid Introduces Travel Tripod, Telescoping Monopod

4 August 2016

Polaroid has introduced a 55-inch carbon fiber travel tripod and a two-in-one telescoping camera monopod. Both products offer advanced features at a modest price.

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Flying Meat Releases Acorn 5.5

4 August 2016

Flying Meat has updated Acorn, Gus Mueller's image editing software for OS X 10.10 and later, to version 5.5. The new version features a new color picker, more dithering options, a new spacing option, layer alignment and rotation options and bug fixes.

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Around The Horn

4 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Robin Williams, the Leica X-U in Tahiti, another Getty lawsuit and the New Yorker's Instagram account.

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Around The Horn

3 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 in Rio, Fracture, Snapseed and Mac screen sharing to an iOS device or Windows computer.

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Around The Horn

3 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Chang Lee, that Highsmith case again, Pentax lenses and a mother bear in Alaska who took a shine to Sigma's 18-300 zoom.

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Under Construction: Editing An Image

2 August 2016

In our Friday Slide Shows we tend to brush off our edits in a paragraph, citing the Basic edits and maybe the Upright tool but not getting into the step-by-step details. So we thought we'd walk through a set of typical edits on a simple image.

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Güler Receives Leica Hall of Fame Award

2 August 2016

Leica has announced it has honored Magnum photographer Ara Güler with its Leica Hall of Fame Award. His work will be featured in a major exhibit in the Leica Masters of Photography Gallery during photokina in September.

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Around The Horn

2 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 grieving father at Arlington cemetery, fill flash, landscapes with a higher point of view and reviewing third graders like lenses.

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The 'Purple' Cow

1 August 2016

We'd never hoped to see one, frankly. But life takes odd turns. And there ahead of us in the grass was just what we'd never hoped to see. A purple cow.

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Around The Horn

1 August 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Lighting 102, Hogan on Nikon, iPhoning New York and extensions for Apple Photos.

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Nikon Announces Coolpix W100

1 August 2016

Nikon is a little late announcing its Coolpix W100, which seems like a much better way for the kids to enjoy summer vacation that risk their smartphone to water, drops and cold mountain nights.

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July Archived

1 August 2016

We've just archived the 68 stories we published last month as Volume 5 Number 7 of Photo Corners. We delivered 19 Features (which seems like a record to us), 24 commented news items, 20 Editor's Notes (the last few of which exceed the usual number of four items each, bringing the total items of interest referenced to around 80), three reviews and two site notes.

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July

Matinee: William Albert Allard

30 July 2016

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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Lemkesoft Releases GraphicConverter 10.1

29 July 2016

Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 10.1, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility, with 15 new features and 24 updated ones in addition to a few bug fixes. It's the first update since version 10 was released on May 25.

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Around The Horn

29 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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, a Leica SL firmware update, an IPS monitor list and Lightroom keyboard shortcuts.

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Friday Slide Show: Coyote Point

29 July 2016

Just south of the San Francisco airport is a little peninsula right under the flight path called Coyote Point. It's a recreation area with picnic areas, a marina, hiking paths, a beach and a shooting range. Admission is $6 but in 2007 we managed to walk in for free.

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Around The Horn

29 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 marriage proposal, a shortlist of astronomy contest images, street photography advice, photography electricity and a site to fight ransomeware.

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Downhill

28 July 2016

Around here you don't need a drone to take aerials. The hills are alive with the sound of ... oh, wait. The hills suffice, suffice to say.

But you do have to be able to get up the hills to take advantage of their unique perspective. This sometimes involves wheels. Sometimes hiking boots.

When we wheel up on the bike, this is the last hill we have to conquer before we're at the top. It has a rude little incline about midway that just about takes our breath away.

We used to put our head down and keep pushing until we would see a certain splat of white paint on the asphalt. Then they repaved the thing.

They put a nice crosswalk in, too, as you can see. We do use it on the way down when we're hiking. Sometimes you need all the help you can get to cross that road.

We shot this before one such descent.

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Around The Horn

28 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Pendine Sands Racing, Carol M. Highsmith's lawsuit against Getty images, photojournalists reflecting on the 2016 campaign, an Adorama LED lighting sale and a BorrowLenses/Adobe partnership deal.

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Nikon Image Space Sets One-Year Limit On Inactive Accounts

28 July 2016

In an email to members today, Nikon Image Space announced an "important policy" designed to deal with what it termed "inactive accounts." The company has updated its Terms of Use to note that "uploaded images will be kept for one year from the date of last login."

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Around The Horn

27 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 43 missing students, the Solar Impulse 2, the Copyright Alliance's open letter to 2016 political candidates, making fine adjustments in Lightroom's Develop module and a caption contest.

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Nikon Announces 105mm f1.4 Prime Lens +

26 July 2016

On the occasion of surpassing the 100 million Nikkor production milestone, Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E ED.

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Diane Arbus Photographs Live For Bidding

26 July 2016

Artnet Auctions is conducting a special sale of Diane Arbus Photographs through August 4. Coinciding with The Met Breuer's exhibition of her early works, diane arbus: in the beginning artnet is auctioning 10 Arbus prints.

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Printing A Time Stamp On Photos +

26 July 2016

Live long enough and you'll see everything. We can recall looking for ways to eliminate a time stamp on images (burned into the negative by certain point-and-shoot film cameras of the last century) but we never thought we'd want to add them.

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Around The Horn

26 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at LensRental staff favorites, lighting the Lambert Puppet Theater, Dreambit and an Olloclip flash sale plus the end of Nikon lens rebates soon.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom For Apple TV, Updates Lightroom

26 July 2016

Adobe has released Lightroom for Apple TV to view photos synchronized with Lightroom mobile or uploaded through Lightroom on the Web. You can view your photos on a connected TV both individually or in a slide show with the option to stop and zoom in on the details.

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OpticFilm 135: Conclusion

25 July 2016

We've been working with the Plustek OpticFilm 135 for five months now. We've scanned a variety of films with it using both the company's new QuickScan Plus software and Ed Hamrick's VueScan, the only two products that can drive it.

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Around The Horn

25 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 retiring photojournalists, a postcard promo, Denevi Camera and a BorrowLenses deal.

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Scanning Polachrome +

23 July 2016

With a little time on our hands this morning (or maybe it was just an obsession), we took a fresh look at the striation problem of Polachrome scans with the OpticFilm 135. These are fine lines parallel to the long edge of the film that appear in OpticFilm 135 scans but not CanoScan 9000F scans.

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Matinee: Walker Evans

23 July 2016

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: Original Joe's Westlake

22 July 2016

There used to be a yellow billboard on the hill overlooking Daly City that tallied the number of people living there in big red numerals. The number kept climbing. Daly City was the place to be.

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Around The Horn

22 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 price of cameras, most popular gear and settings, a Sony for the theater and an introduction to metadata.

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Lips, And The Night Goes

21 July 2016

We had just been fooling around, really. Walking around the house with the iPhone 6 Plus, trying to find a few stock shots. These lips have always seem particularly well drawn to us but we usually shoot them straight on. This time we took an angle on them.

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OpticFilm 135: VueScan +

21 July 2016

As we reported a few months ago, Ed Hamrick acquired a Plustek OpticFilm 135 and updated VueScan to support it. That provided the first third-party scanning support for the hardware.

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Google Launches Arts & Culture App, Web Site

21 July 2016

The Google Cultural Institute has launched its Arts & Culture Web site plus a companion Android and iOS app to help learn about artworks in the wild (museums, that is). In The new Google Arts & Culture, on exhibit now, the company introduced the new initiative.

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Site Note: DOS Attack

21 July 2016

We're here as usual but you may not have been able to reach us. Our Internet service provider has been battling a denial of service attack this week that intensified over the last two days.

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Around The Horn

20 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Omar Imam, DigiBees, shooting negatives with a mirrorless camera and what an eyepiece cap does.

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Slik Introduces Lite Tripod Series

20 July 2016

Slik introduced the Slik Lite Series, a line of lightweight tripods featuring an LED in the bottom of the center column and a new Rapid Flip mechanism that allows for more compact storage.

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Adobe Releases Camera Raw 9.6.1

20 July 2016

Adobe has released Camera Raw 9.6.1 with support for the Fujifilm X-T2. In addition the update fixes a bug that prevented uncompressed DNG files based on Fujifilm X-E2 RAF files from opening and a bug that prevented two HDR DNG images from being combined in a panorama.

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A New Wrist Strap

19 July 2016

If there's anything more personal than a camera bag, it must be a camera strap. We do use a camera strap when we don't carry a bag but mostly we carry our camera (and a few other things) in a bag. We use nothing more than a wrist strap to secure the camera.

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Around The Horn

19 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at color shifts in Adobe application printing, Pixelamter 2.3 for iOS, CIPA's Exif report and the San Francisco Art Book Fair.

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Warning: Twin Peaks Roadway Reconfigured

18 July 2016

We've gotten into the habit of saving lives on Twin Peaks so we thought we'd hike up to see how the roadway reconfiguration is going. Just as bad as we imagined, we discovered.

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Studio Neat Launches New Glif Kickstarter Project

18 July 2016

It's been almost six years since Studio Neat introduced the first Glif, a simple but secure iPhone tripod mount. And now Dan Provost and Tom Gerhardt have completely redesigned the Glif and launched a Kickstarter project to fund production.

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Around The Horn

18 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 50mm f1.4 Planar, taking small jobs, Ed Ruscha and photojournalists preparing for Cleveland.

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Phase One Announces Two Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring Zooms

18 July 2016

Phase One has announced two new Schneider Kreuznach lenses, both Blue Ring zooms that feature impressive front glass elements and edge-to-edge coverage of full frame 645 format that take full advantage of the Phase One XF 100MP sensor's resolution. The two new zooms are...

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Matinee: Ara Güler, The Eye Of Istanbul

16 July 2016

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 New Trail

15 July 2016

The bunker we work from is located halfway between two Post Offices. We always get a choice. The other day we chose the Post Office that takes us by Glen Canyon Park.

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Around The Horn

15 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 contest to benefit Kids of Kathmadu, six iphone camera accessories, a Lightroom mobile Raw editing test and the Magnum Photography Awards.

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The Life Expectancy Of Software

14 July 2016

As we mentioned on Monday, we completed our migration to Mac OS 10.11.5 from 10.10.5 over the weekend. And we've been running without a hitch since then. Smoother than ever, in fact.

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MindShift Gear, Moose Peterson Introduce Moose Packs

14 July 2016

MindShift Gear and Wildlife photographer Moose Peterson have an announced the Moose Pack series of backpacks, an update to three classic Moose Peterson backpacks designed for wildlife and safari photographers.

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Snapseed 2.7 Released

14 July 2016

In a blog post, Sven Tiffe announced that Snapseed 2.7 has been released with a new help feature in the iOS version and "minor bug fixes and adjustments" for both the Android and iOS versions.

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Around The Horn

14 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Finn Beales, why people are congregating in public with their smartphones, a gargoyle and hanging an exhibition.

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JunoCam Captures Jupiter, Awaits Orders

13 July 2016

You're looking at Jupiter through the lens of JunoCam on NASA's Juno spacecraft. The image was capture on July 10 at 10:30 a.m. PDT when the spacecraft was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter on the outbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit.

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Peak Design Launches Everyday Backpack, Tote, Sling Campaign

13 July 2016

First there was the 15-inch Everyday Messenger Bag. Then there was the 13-inch version. And now Peak Design plans to extend the Everyday line to a backpack, tote and sling with a new Kickstarter Campaign.

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Eizo Introduces ColorEdge CG247x Monitor

13 July 2016

Eizo has announced its new 24.1-inch ColorEdge CG247x will replace the CG247 for post-production editing and video creation.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile Updates

13 July 2016

Adobe has announced it is rolling out Lightroom for iOS 2.4 and Lightroom for Android 2.1 today. The new features vary significantly between the two versions of the free app but iOS gets a Raw technology preview and local adjustments while Android gets manual camera control and more export options.

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Around The Horn

13 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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.J. Pretorius, formats, a $10 backdrop mount and portraiture.

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Any Questions?

12 July 2016

We walked right by. Then we stopped. And, without raising any suspicions, we turned around and walked back to this gate. It made us smile.

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Around The Horn

12 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at dSLR vs. mirrorless, Wimbledon 2016, FStop and Prisma.

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Adorama Launches 'Top Photographer With Nigel Barker' TV Contest

11 July 2016

Adorama is teaming up with photographer Nigel Barker of America's Next Top Model fame to host a five-episode reality competition series on AdoramaTV looking for the next big talent behind the lens.

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Sony Announces Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 Prime Lens

11 July 2016

Sony has introduced its Planar T* FE 50mm f1.4 ZA, a new full-frame lens for its E-mount camera system. The new optic features "impressive contrast and outstanding resolution," the company said, "at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at f1.4."

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Around The Horn

11 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Johny Pitt, how Gordon Lewis sets up a camera, iPhone camera settings and arts education talks.

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On To El Capitan

11 July 2016

With MacOS Sierra beta released into the wild, we felt it was time to hazard the update to El Capitan (OS 10.11.5) on our two working boxes. After five updates, we weren't exactly throwing caution to the wind but we still had reservations.

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Matinee: Rose Marasco

9 July 2016

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 Bistro

8 July 2016

Once every few months we take a long walk to the sunny side of Twin Peaks to escape the wind and the fog on the ocean side. Our reward is a bowl of steamed mussels and some pommes frites with a glass of Entre Deux Mers at a little bistro.

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iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced

8 July 2016

The iPhone Photography Awards has announced the winners of its Ninth Annual Awards. The top three prizes in 19 categories were awarded to photographers from Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Around The Horn

8 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at filming police activity, modifying light with a polarizer and flash, Liquify's facial recognition and hashtags.

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Some Days Are Like That

7 July 2016

We couldn't pass by this olive tree the other day without taking a quick snapshot. Its twisted trunk would win no Tree Beauty Contest. And the daylight diffused by the fog was no beauty lamp. But we knew the feeling.

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Jim Marshall Estate Collaborates On 'American Civics' Series

7 July 2016

The estate of photographer Jim Marshall and contemporary artist Shepard Fairey have collaborated on American Civics, a new series of images depicting some of the leading social justice issues of our time. The images will be introduced at the San Francisco Art Exchange on Aug. 13.

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Fujifilm Announces X-T2 Camera, EF-X500 Flash

7 July 2016

Fujifilm has announced its X-T2 with a splash-resistant body, a large OLED electronic viewfinder, a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter and, for the first time, 4K video recording.

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Snapchat Remembers Memories

6 July 2016

In a blog post today, Snapchat introduced a new feature it calls Memories. "Just swipe up from the Camera to open Memories!" the post said.

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DxO Releases OpticsPro 11.1

6 July 2016

DxO has updated Optics Pro, its flagship image editing software, to version 11.1. The new version features support for six new cameras and 1,037 new camera/lens combinations as well as new image comparison features and bug fixes.

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Around The Horn

6 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hasselblad X1D sample shots, a review of the Nikon D500, two new sites to buy old gear and Leica wide-angle lenses.

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Around The Horn

5 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at California and the West, Photoshop CC Essential Training updated, May camera shipments from Japan and Huawei's "P9" sample image.

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A Photo Finish

4 July 2016

We are taking the day off to celebrate our nation's declaration of independence from England in 1776. It was no tweet.

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Matinee: 'Wilhelm At Iron Mountain'

2 July 2016

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 Garage At Lunch

1 July 2016

The place that services our 49-year-old Rumbalino is in the sunny part of town. The proprietor, who retired yesterday after emailing us it was his last month, can often been seen grilling sausages in the sun on the sidewalk for lunch.

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Eizo Sends ColorEdge Ambassador Jeff Rojas On Tour

1 July 2016

Photographer Jeff Rojas will tour the country from August through November to show off Eizo's Coloredge CG2420, a 24-inch monitor with 1920x1920 resolution.

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Around The Horn

1 July 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Cindy Loughridge, iPhone panoramas in Yosemite, three cranes in Paris and double Raw conversions.

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June Archived

1 July 2016

Of the 80 stories we've just archived in Photo Corners Volume 5 Number 6, 16 were Features, 39 were commented News stories, 22 were Editor's Notes (including at least 88 items of interest), two were Reviews and one was a Site Note.

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June

Around The Horn

30 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Marktown, shooting air-to-air photos, a cloth-shutter Nikon and telling your executor how to sell your photo assets.

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Eye-Fi Ends Support For Legacy Products

30 June 2016

In an email sent to owners of its original WiFi cards, Eye-Fi announced it would no longer support the products (including related software) effective today. "It's very important that customers cease using these products no later than Sept. 16 as some key services these products rely on will be shut down at that time," the email said.

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Meyer-Optik Announces Trimagon f2.6/95 Portrait Lens

30 June 2016

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced the Trimagon f2.6/95, a new portrait lens featuring a unique coating and design to deliver sharp images with minimal reflections, preserving skin tone. The triplet architecture 15-blade design adds Meyer Optik's trademark bokeh to Trimagon 95 images.

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Avoiding Digital Eye Strain

29 June 2016

Your most important gear as a photographer are your eyes. Fortunately, you don't have to brush and floss them every day. Or even wash them. They take care of themselves for the most part. But there are a few things you can do to help.

And help is just what they need being glued to a screen all day.

About nine in 10 adults spend over two hours each day looking at a digital device -- and one of them spends at least three-fourths of their waking hours on it. Some 65 percent of us report dry, irritated, eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, neck and back pain and headaches.

Digital eye strain, for lack of a better word.

Our health care provider recently published an article on avoiding digital eye strain and we thought we'd pass along the four suggestions with a few notes of our own. You know, as a public service.

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Around The Horn

29 June 2016

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

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Test Drive: Photoshop CC 2015.5

28 June 2016

We had a chance to work with Photoshop CC 2015.5 before its public release and we jumped at the chance. The prior version provided enough nuisances we were glad to move on.

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Around The Horn

28 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Ebony view camera, snapshots from Vietnam, sample Raw files on iOS 10 and developing color negative film at home.

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PCTRS Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

28 June 2016

Photography Competing to Raise Support is now accepting entries for its charity-focused photo contest. Submissions due July 15 should illustrate this year's contest theme, the poem To Change the World Enough by Alice Walker. Proceeds from this year's fundraising efforts will go to Black Women Organized for Political Action.

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Around The Horn

27 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the International Center of Photography, editing ice and snow, printing greeting cards and banning model types.

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Phase One Announces Free Capture One 9.2 Webinars

27 June 2016

Phase One has announced several upcoming free webinars covering the features of Capture One Pro 9.2, its image editing software.

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Nikon Delays Coolpix A900, B700 Until October

27 June 2016

Nikon has updated its estimated shipping date for the Coolpix A900 and B700 to October.

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Remembering Bill Cunningham

26 June 2016

You have to admire people who have told their publishers to go to hell. It takes more than moxie, which is in plentiful supply. It takes integrity, which is all too rare. The world lost one of its straightest shooters this weekend when fashion photographer Bill Cunningham passed away.

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Matinee: Tom Svensson

25 June 2016

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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Solving That Adobe Generator Problem -- Again

25 June 2016

With every new release of Photoshop CC, we have been revisited by the Generator problem. The problem is simply that Generator refuses to run, complaining about plug-ins and suggesting you simply quit and try again and if that doesn't work, remove your third-party plug-ins or reinstall Photoshop.

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Friday Slide Show: George Eastman House

24 June 2016

School is out, summer is simmering and our thoughts turn eastward even if our roller remains tucked in the closet this year. For almost 40 years we've been visiting Rochester, N.Y. And when we do, we almost always visit George Eastman House.

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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update 6.20

24 June 2016

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 6.20 for systems running El Capitan only. The update adds Raw file compatibility for the Canon 1D X Mark II/80D/Rebel T6/G7 X Mark II, Olympus PEN-F, Panasonic GF8/GX7 Mark II/ZS100 and Sony RX10 III.

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Sigma Announces Pricing, Availability of sd Quarttro, EF-630 Flash

23 June 2016

Sigma has announced pricing and availability of its sd Quattro camera and new Sigma EF-630 external flash along with a new bundle including the sd Quattro and 30mm 1.4 DC HSM Art lens.

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Epson Ships Complete Line of Legacy Papers

23 June 2016

Epson has announced it is now shipping its complete line of Legacy papers, including Legacy Platine, Legacy Baryta, Legacy Fibre and Legacy Etching. The papers are available in both cut sheets and rolls.

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Remembering Fan Ho

23 June 2016

I waited for a long, long time for the right moment," Fan Ho once said to explain his method of making photographs. "I always waited for hours and hours for the best lighting effect, because you can't move the sun. You must wait for the exact angle of the light -- and the exact moment for the suitable subject to appear."

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Around The Horn

23 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 shoot food images, the marginalization of Canon and Nikon, VSCO filters and Tuck's portrait revealed.

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Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 9.2

23 June 2016

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 9.2, which "aims at a better culling workflow from selections and metadata sources to accelerate editing workflow to new levels," the company said. It also includes support for six new cameras.

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FAA Finalizes Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft

22 June 2016

The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems. The new regulations harness new innovations safely to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives, the FAA said.

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Snapseed 2.6 Rolling Out Today

22 June 2016

Google's John Nack announced on a blog post that Snapseed 2.6 would be rolling out today for both iOS and Android. Among the new features are...

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Hasselblad Introduces Mirrorless Medium Format X1D

22 June 2016

Hasselblad has announced its 50-Mp X1D mirrorless medium format camera weighing less than half what a conventional medium format camera weighs. The handmade body features a CMOS sensor which complements a new line of dedicated autofous lenses. H system lenses can also be used with an adapter.

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Around The Horn

22 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Southern California's wildfires, a corporate portrait setup, the Olympus ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens and the Midwest Photo's Grand Opening Feature Fair.

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Around The Horn

21 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Exify, Enfojer, 20x24 Studio and the Satorialist.

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Meyer-Optik Celebrates Trioplan 100th With Limited Edition Lenses

21 June 2016

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Trioplan lens, Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced a special series of its new Trioplan f2.8/100 lens. Only 100 anodized Titanium versions of the lens and just 10 gold-plated versions are being available to the public for $2,499 and $3,499 respectively.

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Adobe Releases Creative Cloud Photography Updates +

21 June 2016

Adobe has released updates to its Creative Cloud Photography Program today with new initiatives for Adobe Stock, enhancements to Adobe Portfolio and a new release of Photoshop CC. In a separate announcement the company discussed its pro video updates to Creative Cloud.

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Adobe Releases Spring Video Updates

21 June 2016

The updates Adobe demonstrated as the National Association of Broadcasters Show in April are now available for download, the company announced today. In a separate announcement, the company discussed updates to its Creative Cloud Photography Program.

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SFMOMA Opens Member Presale For 'The Photographic Event'

20 June 2016

This fall SFMOMA will host The Photographic Event, a two-day symposium exploring photography's multifaceted relationship to time, history and memory through a series of panels, presentations and performances. Today the museum has opened the sale of advanced discounted tickets for members.

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Around The Horn

20 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Joel Meyerowitz, the Sony FE 16-35 f4 and Sony FE 24-70mm f4, obsolete cameras and taking Flickr on vacation.

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Matinee: 'My Life in Photography: Charles Kelly'

18 June 2016

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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Cantor Center To Exhibit 'California: The Art of Water'

17 June 2016

The Cantor Arts Center will present California: The Art of Water, a new exhibition devoted to artistic portrayals of California's most precious resource. Featuring over 50 works by eminent artists and photographers including Ansel Adams, Edward Burtynsky, Albert Bierstadt, David Hockney, William Keith, Richard Misrach and Carleton Watkins, California: The Art of Water explores objects made over the last two centuries that helped to shape ideas about water in California.

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Friday Slide Show: Asawa's San Francisco Fountain

17 June 2016

Rome has the Trevi, Barcelona has the Montjuic, Vegas has the Bellagio but we're staying home with Ruth Asawa's San Francisco Fountain. (Try singing that, Tony.) It was a bright, sunny day when we walked around the sculpture to take a fanciful tour of the city in nothing but our shoes.

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Around The Horn

16 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sabine Weiss, French labor law protests, McNally in Ireland and Revel reminder.

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SFMOMA To Exhibit Hernandez Retrospective

16 June 2016

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced the first retrospective to honor the more than 45-year career of American photographer Anthony Hernandez. The approximately 160 photographs, many of which have never before been seen or published, will be on view from Sept. 24 through Jan. 1, 2017 as the inaugural special exhibition in the museum's new Pritzker Center for Photography.

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Test Drive: DxO OpticsPro 11

16 June 2016

The world this photographer's images exhibits is often a very pleasant escape from the video of the world broadcast by the news each day. After watching the news for an hour or so, we're always delighted to make a double espresso and go back down to the bunker to work on a few of our own images.

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Around The Horn

15 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Apple Photos in action, layered compositions, Hogan's flings and tips for healthcare industry stock photos.

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Canon Introduces Four New Large Format Media

15 June 2016

Canon has announced four new large format media options, including three for the fine arts and photography market. The Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro Luster and Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte media, previously available in cut sheet for the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer users, are now available in 100-foot rolls for those images that were meant to be printed in large format. Also introduced was Water Resistant Matte Polypropylene paper, an outdoor signage media.

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Panasonic Announces Leica 12mm f1.4 Prime Lens +

15 June 2016

Panasonic has introduced its Leica DG Summilux 12mm f1.4 prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds system featuring slash- and dust-resistance with a near silent autofocusing for video. The 24mm equivalent lens

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Around The Horn

14 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Affinity Photo iPad, the IoSafe 1515+, dealers' demise and the Sony 50mm f1.8 FE.

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ExoLens With Optics By Zeiss Ships For iPhone

14 June 2016

ExoLens has announced the availability at Apple stores of its Optics by Zeiss lens kit for the iPhone. The kit includes a wide-angle, telephoto and macro lens with lens hoods, lens caps, an aluminum bracket, a microfiber carrying case and lens pouches for $199.99.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.20 Production Release

13 June 2016

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.20, the first production release since v10.15 on April 20. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Apple Announces macOS Sierra, New Photos Features, iOS Raw

13 June 2016

At Apple's World Wide Developer Conference today, the company announced the next iteration of its desktop operating system, which included an update to its Photos application. The conference promises even more advances in iOS photography.

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SFMOMA Appoints Chéroux; Announces Gift, Fall Symposium

13 June 2016

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced the appointment of Clément Chéroux as senior curator of photography for the Department of Photography. At the same time, SFMOMA announced a major acquisition and The Photographic Event, a symposium to be held in September.

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DNP Announces DS-RX1HS Dye-Sub Printer

13 June 2016

DNP Imagingcomm America Corp. introduced its DS-RX1HS dye-sublimation professional photo printer, improving print speeds by as much as 20 percent. Ideal for the professional photography, attractions and photo booth markets, the DS-RX1HS combines inexpensive hardware cost, low media prices and high-end capabilities to provide the largest print capacity in its class and outstanding performance, the company said.

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Storehouse To Shut Down July 15

13 June 2016

In an email to users, Storehouse CEO Mark Kawano announced the service will shut down July 15. "While I am proud of what we accomplished," Kawano wrote, "we were unable to achieve the type of growth necessary to justify the continued operation of the service."

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Around The Horn

13 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Blaustein at SFMOMA and Pier 24, Sony E-Mount lenses, Oscar Gustav Rejlander and the Tony Awards Red Carpet.

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Matinee: Ron Corbin

11 June 2016

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 Creek

10 June 2016

Last week it was glass houses. This week it's houseboats. And condos. On a creek shadowed by the concrete of freeways. Just a few steps from the ballpark, in fact.

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Around The Horn

10 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the week in pictures, advice for pros, Bitcam and a free travel advice ebook.

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Researchers Investigate Effect Of Taking Photos

9 June 2016

And you thought you were safe. Not by a long shot. Turns out a trio from USC, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania have been studying what effect taking a photo has on you.

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Leica Breaks Ground for Leitz Park In Wetzlar +

9 June 2016

Leica has announced the groundbreaking for the third phase of construction of its Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany. Over the next two years, four more buildings will expand the site's capacity by 26,00 square meters. When complete in 2018, the World of Leica Experience will include a museum, the Leica archives, a Leica Galerie, an outlet store, a four-star hotel, a building for CW Sonderoptik GmbH and an office building.

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Around The Horn

9 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 D500, Yellowstone, Google's Motion Stills and the AV Artifact Atlas.

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Weather-Resistant Pentax K-70 Announced +

8 June 2016

Ricoh has unveiled its weather-resistant K-70 dSLR featuring the company's pixel-shift high resolution technology and an ISO sensitivity of 102,400 with a hybrid autofocus system to capture images in low light. And autofocus is continuous for HD video recording, a Pentax first.

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Pentax Compact 55-300mm Zoom Announced +

8 June 2016

Ricoh has announced the compact Pentax 55-300mm PLM WR RE zoom lens, a weather-resistant 5.5X telephoto zoom lens with enhanced autofocus and outstanding optical performance in a compact and lightweight package, according to the company.

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Canon Announces New Online Photography Courses

8 June 2016

Canon has announced a new online learning program featuring "immersive digital courses designed to help photo and video enthusiasts of all levels develop their skills at their own pace." The courses, taught by "recognizable industry talents" including Explorers of Light pros, are aimed at "parents, travelers, imaging hobbyists and working professionals," the company said.

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Around The Horn

8 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Zeldman on Instagram, the Sigma MC-11 lens adapter, Wim Swaan images released on Getty and pricing a three-day shoot.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom, Camera Raw Updates

8 June 2016

Adobe has released 1 CC 2015.6, Lightroom 6.6 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.6 with additional camera Raw support, lens profile support and bug fixes. The update also includes a new Guided Upright feature for Creative Cloud members.

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DxO Releases DxO One 1.4 Update

8 June 2016

DxO has released a DxO One v1.4 software and firmware update featuring integrated copyright/author and watermarking support and a dramatically improved user experience in addition to other improvements including "important performance enhancements."

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Around The Horn

7 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 of Ali by Gordon Parks, Pluto close-ups, searching photos with Siri and Metapho 2.0.

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DNP Opens Renovated Facility, Second Coating Line +

7 June 2016

DNP Imagingcomm America Corp. cut the ribbon on a second coating line at its renovated Concord facility in North Carolina today. The company manufacturers a line of commercial dye-sublimation printers that use the thermal transfer ribbons produced at the plant.

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Election Day

7 June 2016

It's election day in San Francisco. The fog is as heavy as rain, the streets wet with the drizzle. We left the house early, marched up the steep hill to our polling place, our heart pounding, and wondered if it was chosen so only the fittest would arrive in shape to mark a ballot.

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Around The Horn

7 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at metalenses, a copyright infringement email, a free Harold Davis webinar and rebates from both Adorama and B&H.

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Remembering Charles Kelly +

6 June 2016

Associated Press photographer Charles Kelly has gone to great darkroom in the sky. Kelly, who retired in 1993, passed away at the age of 84 at his home in the Atlanta area, where he mentored many young photographers.

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Remembering David Gilkey

6 June 2016

A Taliban ambush in southern Afghanistan took the lives this weekend of NPR photojournalist David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna, his Afghan translator.

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Adorama Redesigns Learning Center, AdoramaTV Platforms

6 June 2016

Adorama has unveiled a major redesign of Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV, its online education channels.

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Phase One Releases Media Pro SE +

6 June 2016

Phase One has released Media Pro SE or Second Edition, an update to the venerable asset management software created by iView Multimedia and put into an induced coma by Microsoft before being resuscitated by Phase One.

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Around The Horn

6 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Copyright Small Claims Court, Magnum's Square Print Sale, How Photographs Are Sold and Jack Feder.

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Matinee: 'Howard Bingham On Muhammad Ali'

4 June 2016

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 New Apple Store

3 June 2016

We visited the new Apple Store on Union Square in San Francisco just a few days after it opened. It wasn't a press tour, though, so we saw the glass and metal building actually at work. And it gave us something to think about.

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Imagely Fund Offers $5,000 Photography Grant +

3 June 2016

Imagely has announced a $5,000 grant "to focus on an environmental or humanitarian photography project." Applications will be accepted through June 15.

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Around The Horn

3 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 classic portrait lens, hidden Olympus OM-D features, a photobook sale and Nikon's battery replacement offer.

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The Finals Simulated In Photoshop, OpticsPro

2 June 2016

This NBA post season has already been a record-setting eye-opener. We couldn't think of a better way to welcome the Finals, which begin tonight in Oakland, than with a head-to-head edit of our photo of Two-Ball Total Equilibrium Tank by Jeff Koons?

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Manikin Working...

2 June 2016

You don't always get a glimpse of what's under the street. Sure, a 100-year-old water main breaks and you the sink hole shows you a little infrastructure. But building a subway tunnel sometimes requires an archeological dig.

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Around The Horn

2 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Gordon Parks with Ralph Ellison, managing smartphone photos, Apple Photos for photographers and a print sale.

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Tenth Sony World Photo Awards Opens For Entries

1 June 2016

Sony has opened its 10th annual World Photography Awards for entries today in the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus categories.

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DxO Releases OpticsPro 11

1 June 2016

DxO has updated Optics Pro, its image editing software, to version 11 with enhancements to its Raw noise reduction tool and the introduce of new automated tools. The new tools include spot weighted correction, auto microcontrast and auto red-eye that uses face detection.

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Around The Horn

1 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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, the Sony A6300, Dan Winters and David Snider.

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May Archived

1 June 2016

We've just indexed Volume 5, Number 5 of Photo Corners on the Archive page with 13 Features, 27 commented news stories, 25 Editor's Notes (which included over 96 items of interest), three reviews and two site notes for a total of 70 stories. Consider it your table of contents for the May issue.

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May

Piccure+ Version 3 Released

31 May 2016

Intelligent Imaging Solutions has released its Piccure+ 3.0, a free update to the $79.99 image reconstruction tool.

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Around The Horn

31 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Photos, Moment Park, GoPhotoAwards and stock photography modeling.

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Tuesday Slide Show: People At SFMOMA

31 May 2016

Three-day weekends are great for getaways, sure, but they're even better for staying in town. The city becomes just a bit more liveable. You can even hear yourself think.

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Lemkesoft Releases GraphicConverter 10

31 May 2016

Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 10, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility that has saved our bacon more than once. New features include face recognition, a Collage function, Picture Package printing and the ability to convert Apple Live Photos to animated GIFs.

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Around The Horn

31 May 2016

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

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Memorial Day

30 May 2016

Today we remember those who died while serving in the armed forces with a California poppy we photographed 10 years ago with a Canon PowerShot SD430.

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Matinee: Tasneem Alsultan

28 May 2016

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 Presidio Cemetery

27 May 2016

It's officially called the San Francisco National Cemetery. But we call it the Presidio Cemetery because that tells you where it is.

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Deals: A Few Notable Discounts +

27 May 2016

We've run across a few notable discounts late this week we're passing along here. Must be the holiday that prompts such generousity, don't you think?

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Around The Horn

27 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at kisses, using manual flash, mirrors in the desert and a visit to San Francisco.

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Western Digital Acquires SanDisk

26 May 2016

Western Digital and SanDisk have announced a definitive agreement for Western Digital to acquire the outstanding shares of SanDisk for both cash and stock. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies.

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Now Shipping: Nikon D5

26 May 2016

Nikon announced the Nikon D5, its new flagship dSLR, at CES in January. While we covered the announcement then, we've waited until the camera has begun shipping before presenting its highlights, specifications and affiliate links.

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Now Shipping: Nikon D500

26 May 2016

Nikon announced the Nikon D500, its new flagship APS-C format dSLR, at CES in January. While we covered the announcement then, we've waited until the camera has begun shipping before presenting its highlights, specifications and affiliate links.

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Content-Aware Crop Coming To Photoshop CC +

26 May 2016

In a post on the Photoshop Blog, Pam Clark revealed a new Content-Aware Crop option will be featured in "an upcoming major release" of Photoshop CC.

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Around The Horn

26 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at unknown Diane Arbus images, Arun Chaudhary, lightning at 7,000 fps and Terrapattern.

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Snapseed 2.5 Introduces Faster Batch Editing, Image Flipping

25 May 2016

According to a Google post today, Google has released Snapseed 2.5 with the faster batch editing, a horizontal flip command and, for Android, the display of more metadata information...

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How To Bag A Bag

25 May 2016

Peak Design's innovative approach to design and engineering earned them four corners for their camera strap system, which we reviewed last year. So we pestered them for the company's new 13-inch Everyday Messenger Bag to review. And it arrived in style the other day.

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Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 9.1.2

25 May 2016

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 9.1.2 with support for six new cameras and 12 lenses. The release also includes specific bug fixes for both the Windows and Mac versions.

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Around The Horn

25 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 National Geographic travel contest, a rights grab, Francis Hodgson and the Scotch Trooper.

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An Asymmetrical City Panorama

24 May 2016

We were at an event held in the City View room of the Metreon downtown last week when we felt the need to take a little break. We walked out the automatic sliding doors onto the wide balcony for a look east at twilight.

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Test Drive: 24/7 Traffic Messenger Bag

24 May 2016

Two problems with camera bags seem to never get solved. The first is a bag (just) big enough to carry a computer and a camera kit. The second is a bag that doesn't break the bank. Adorama's 24/7 Traffic Messenger Bag promised to address both issues so we grabbed a review unit.

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Olympus Announces Tough TG-Tracker Digicam +

24 May 2016

Olympus has announced the new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, the latest member of its Tough product family. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker features Olympus's Tough rugged capabilities with an advanced Field Sensor System, a 204° ultra-wide-angle f2.0 high-speed lens and Ultra HD 4K 30p video capture to record brilliant action video with corresponding activity data.

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Around The Horn

24 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Marcel Sternberger, Huntington Witherill, a free webinar with the Copyright Zone guys and selfie sticks.

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Around The Horn

23 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mark De Paola, silky macros on a mirrorless setup, iSize and the humanities as a background for software development.

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Matinee: 'Luminous Endowment for Photographers'

21 May 2016

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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VSCO To Offer Apple Store Photo Sessions

20 May 2016

VSCO has announced "a special collaboration at Apple Union Square in San Francisco" to present "a series featuring influential artists and creatives that take you into their stories and their craft."

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Friday Slide Show: Pacifica's Palmetto District

20 May 2016

It was Sunday afternoon and the weekend needed propping up. So we shot down the big hill on the Cabrillo Highway to Pacifica, taking the first off ramp we could. We rumbled slowly south on two-lane roads until we came to the Palmetto district where the famous L-shaped Pacifica Pier reaches boldly into the ocean. We parked the car and got out.

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Around The Horn

20 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Stuart, the San Francisco Whale Tour, Apple's new Union Square retail store and a Canon EF 28-560mm patent.

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Michael Reichmann, Luminous Landscape Founder, Is Dead At 71 +

19 May 2016

Luminous Landscape CEO Kevin Raber has announced the death at 71 of Luminous Landscape Founder Michael Reichman. Reichmann, who had been battling cancer, passed away May 18 surrounded by family and friends.

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Around The Horn

19 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Merkel with robots, converting to black-and-white in Photos, an Arbus portfolio and McNally on a carousel in the rain.

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Adobe Launches Spark, Consolidating Web, iOS Apps

19 May 2016

Hoping to make it easier for anyone to create social media posts and graphics, Web stories and animated videos, Adobe has rolled out Spark, a Web and iOS package of three apps. The new trio, available at no cost, includes Spark Post (Adobe Post), Spark Page (Adobe Slate) and Spark Video (Adobe Voice).

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Levesque Wins Acadia Night Sky Festival Poster Contest

18 May 2016

Maine photographer Nate Levesque has won the Eighth Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival poster contest with his image Milky Way Over Schoodic, according to contest organizers. The winning image will be featured on the 2016 Acadia Night Sky Festival poster.

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Anthropics Launches LandscapePro

18 May 2016

Anthropics Technology, developers of PortraitPro, has released LandscapePro, which it calls "the industry's first intelligent landscape photo editing software." Highlights of the new software include landscape relighting, sky replacement, 3D depth estimation, a depth of field simulator, distance controls, intelligent selection tools and photo-adaptive controls among other powerful features.

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Around The Horn

18 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Korean funerary portraits, the background effects of focal length, copying and copyright and Backblaze's latest hard drive reliability report.

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Adobe Opens MAX 2016 Registration

17 May 2016

Adobe has opened registration for MAX 2016, its creativity conference being held this year in San Diego from Nov. 2 to 4 with preconference activities starting on Oct. 31.

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Noyle Print Sale To Benefit Aikau Foundation

17 May 2016

Big wave surf photographer Zak Noyle has announced the sale of 15 of his images from the 31st Annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Surf Invitational.

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Around The Horn

17 May 2016

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

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Around The Horn

16 May 2016

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

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Two Old, Inspiring Polaroids

16 May 2016

As we were scanning our Polapan slides the other day, we recalled with some alarm that for many years now we've had a couple of color Polaroid prints propped up on our bookshelves. They don't get direct sun but time takes its toll anyway.

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Around The Horn

16 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 cooking metaphor, using a frame as a Lightroom identity plate, our Timeline from SFMOMA and Simprovised revealed.

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Matinee: Big Polaroids With Tennyson, Storer, McCann, Tunney

14 May 2016

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 Old Place +

13 May 2016

When you live in a place for a long time, much of it becomes invisible to you. You don't have to look to find a door knob or measure your steps to the next room or slap the bathroom wall to find the light switch.

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Around The Horn

13 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at SFMOMA reopening tomorrow, the Canon 1DX Mark II, another Lightroom Coffee Break video and William Zaluski on Mapplethorpe.

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Around The Horn

12 May 2016

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

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Corel Releases AfterShot Pro 3

12 May 2016

Corel has announced the release of AfterShot Pro 3, its Raw image processing software, with a new Highlight Recovery algorithm, comprehensive Watermarking, layer-based Blemish Correction and dynamic update abilities "that enable new camera Raw profiles to be supported faster than ever."

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Instagram Introduces A New Look

11 May 2016

According to a blog entry today on its site, Instagram has announced its change to the black-and-white interface it was testing last month. The new look includes a rainbow icon and a monochrome app design to avoid distracting from your images and videos.

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VueScan Adds Support For Canon ImageFORMULA Scanners

11 May 2016

With version 9.5.47 of VueScan, Hamrick Software has added support for Canon imageFORMULA document scanners. VueScan now supports over 2,900 scanners from 35 manufacturers running on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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Around The Horn

11 May 2016

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

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Canon Unveils PowerShot SX620 HS With 25x Zoom +

10 May 2016

Canon has announced the PowerShot SX620 HS featuring a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor matched to a 25x optical zoom lens with a 25-625mm equivalent range in a package that will easily fit in your pocket.

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Canon Introduces 600EX II-RT Flash, EF-M 28mm f3.5 Macro +

10 May 2016

Canon announced a new flash with improved recycling time and a new macro wide angle lens for the Canon EOS M camera system with image stabilization and a pair of built-in miniature Macro Lites to enhance image quality during close-up photography.

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Around The Horn

10 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 FE 50mm f1.8, the Mercury transit time-lapse video, iPad Pro photography workflow and Vivian Maier.

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A Mother's Day Treat

9 May 2016

It's an impossible task. Whatever we buy Mom for Mother's Day never quite expresses what she means to us. We've tried for years and years but always come up a little short -- even though she's always delighted with whatever we did.

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Around The Horn

9 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Anahit Hayrapetyan, staying relevant, London blitz composites and setting up a local folder for Lightroom mobile.

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Matinee: Charles Cramer on The Fine Print +

7 May 2016

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: Art & The Automobile

6 May 2016

We've been deep into our testing of the OpticFilm 135 using VueScan, as you may know from our Ekachrome and Kodachrome sneak peeks, not to mention our Yosemite slide show a few weeks ago. This week we did our second roll of Kodak Gold color negatives.

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Around The Horn

6 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Alberta wildfire, black and white, why no one should ask for unedited images and software today.

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Peak Design Downsizes Everyday Messenger Bag

6 May 2016

Peak Design has announced the Everyday Messenger 13, a smaller version of its 15-inch messenger bag. The new compact bag, which is designed and functios like the original, has been scaled down to fit smaller loads and smaller body frames.

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Around The Horn

5 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mary Ellen Mark, National Photo Month, new Trioplan f2.9/50 mounts and an external monitor fix.

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Revisiting Two Images

5 May 2016

There were only a couple hundred of us touring the entire museum last week during the SFMOMA press tour so there wasn't a lot of people in any one room at the same time. After a couple of trips to see Bouquets to Art, we welcomed the change.

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Around The Horn

5 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Password Day, a sharpness tip, the Sony RX10 Mark III and the Leica M10.

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Subscriber Benefit: Updated Copyrighter Pro

4 May 2016

When we first wrote Copyrighter, the goal was to easily insert our copyright notice into images. Then we wanted to use it to insert other people's names into their images so we wrote Copyrighter Pro.

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Flashpoint Unveils New R2 Radio Remote Lighting System

4 May 2016

Adorama's Flashpoint has just announced its new Flashpoint R2 lighting line, featuring its R2 wireless radio flash system. The system consists of five new products compatible with Canon, Nikon and (coming soon) Sony: XPLOR 600, Streaklight TTL, R2 TTL Remote Transmitter and Receiver, Zoom Flash and Zoom Li-on Flash. Also new are Flashpoint R2 bridge units, which introduce R2 compatibility to older Flashpoint Streaklights and Zoom Li-ons.

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Around The Horn

4 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at early entries in a National Geographic photo contest, Hover Camera, Photographers Quarterly and an iPhone/camera quandry.

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Sneak Peak: OpticFilm 135 Kodachrome Scans

3 May 2016

When we profiled the OpticFilm 135, we used a target that was made from Ektachrome film. Kodak stopped making Kodachrome targets in 1999. Kodachrome scans are famous for a cool cast when scanned normally.

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MindShift Releases Multi-Mount Holsters, New Card Holders

3 May 2016

MindShift, the outdoor gear specialist founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, has announced a holster that can be carried five different ways plus two new memory card wallets.

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WPO To Hold PhotoFairs in Shanghai, San Francisco

3 May 2016

The World Photography Organisation has announced it will expand its Shanghai fine art exhibition to San Francisco with the new name of PhotoFairs. Fair destinations include PhotoFairs Shanghai, Sept. 9-11 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center and PhotoFairs San Francisco, Jan. 27-29 2017 in the Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center.

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Around The Horn

3 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Carrie Boretz, three post processing apps, food photography tips and 4K/5K displays.

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Iridient Developer 3.1 Released

2 May 2016

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.1, its OS X Raw conversion and image processing software, featuring new camera support as well as new demosaicizing algorithms that improve fine detail rendering.

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Around The Horn

2 May 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 M-D, the Sony a6300, recommended Mac hardware and a 500px upgrade sale.

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April Archived

2 May 2016

We're pleased to announce we've compile Volume 5 Number 4 of Photo Corners on the Archive page. This edition includes 16 Features, 27 commented news items, 25 Editor's Notes (which included at least 96 items of interest), three Reviews and three Site Notes. That's a total of 74 stories in April.

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April

Phase One Announces More Free Webinars

30 April 2016

Phase One has announced several free webinars in May and into June covering the features of Capture One Pro 9.1, its image editing software.

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Matinee: David Hurn

30 April 2016

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

29 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Filters for Photos, Aaron Sheldon's Kickstarter project, Instagram's black-and-white design and Kost's Portfolio PDF.

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Friday Slide Show: The New SFMOMA +

29 April 2016

On Thursday we joined a crowd of journalists invited to tour the new SFMOMA before its opening to the public on May 14. The extension added to the rear of the Botta-designed building on Third St. is certainly new but we also found a new attitude to go along with the new walls.

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SFMOMA To Reopen May 14

29 April 2016

The enlarged and remodeled San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 14. A 10-story expansion designed by the architecture firm S&oslah;hetta seamlessly integrates with the original Mario Botta-designed building to provide three times the gallery space.

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Adobe Releases Minor Update to Lightroom, Camera Raw

29 April 2016

In a series of blog posts on the Lightroom Journal, the company announced minor updates to Lightroom, Lightroom mobile and Camera Raw.

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DNP Partners with First Annual Camera Artists Summit

29 April 2016

DNP announced it will offer an on-site printing seminar at the first annual Camera Artists Summit in Detroit, Mich., April 30 through May 2.

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Around The Horn

29 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at SFMOMA's Sandra Phillips, Raber's women in photography video, a Lightroom Coffee Break and Hogan's used gear for sale.

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Leica Announces Leica M-D Rangefinder

28 April 2016

Leica Camera has added a fifth model to their M rangefinder system, the Leica M-D (Typ 262). But the M-D is the first serial production model of the digital M system to be made without a monitor.

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Around The Horn

28 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Getty's going after Google, Scandy Spheres, duplicating projects in Lightroom and drone insurance.

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Sigma Announces Lens Mount Converter for Sony E-Mount Cameras

27 April 2016

Sigma has announced the immediate availability of its Mount Converter MC-11 to mount Sigma lenses on Sony E-mount, full frame and APS-C sensor cameras. Sony E-mount camera owners can now mount 15 high-performance Sigma Canon mount and Sigma mount Global Vision lenses.

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Around The Horn

27 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at women in photography, ON1 Photo Raw, Syria's war through a teen's eyes and Penelope Umbrico.

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Collages Announced Free Webinar Program For Pros

27 April 2016

Online photo lab Collages has announced a new program of 25 to 30 free webinars a year beginning with portrait photographer Don MacGrego's Composition for Family Portraits on May 10.

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Sneak Peak: OpticFilm 135 Ektachrome Scans

26 April 2016

We're finally getting some usable results from slide scans on the OpticFilm 135. Not with Plustek's QuickScan Plus software but with VueScan.

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Around The Horn

26 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Vince Carter, Facebook's camera project, Pier 24's new exhibit and the stARTup Art Fair.

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Not All Mondays Are The Same

25 April 2016

We never know what the week will bring. But we know it starts with a Monday. That thought can feel like a crushing weight when you're working all week.

But not all Mondays are the same.

We made our way to the espresso machine this morning just as the school kids were rolling their rollers and packing their backpacks up the hill before the eight o'clock bell tolled their fate. But today we looked upward, into the sky, instead of down at the sidewalk.

And there, nearly full, the moon was making its descent over the ocean. Or, as the astronomers would put it, the earth was rolling away from the moon in its orbit. Depends on your perspective.

We watched it move much more slowly than the sun as we woke up with our morning coffee. Then we dashed into action, tumbling down to the bunker to grab the Orbit tripod and the Nikon D300 with a polarizer on its 18-200mm Nikkor.

We set up the shot and made a couple of exposures before tearing everything down as the church bells up the hill by the school finished marking the hour.

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Around The Horn

25 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Gwen Coyne, Ari Seth Cohen, Thunderbolt 3, the Hasselblad H5D-50c compared to the CFV-50c and a Harold Davis blend.

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Site Tweak: Last Updated

24 April 2016

It's amusing, we think, how much time you can spend getting something right.

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Matinee: Bleasdale On Avoiding Photographic Dangers

23 April 2016

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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Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Update 6.19

22 April 2016

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 6.19 for systems running El Capitan only. The update adds Raw file compatibility for the Fujifilm X-E2S/X70, Leica S (Typ 007)/X-U (Typ 113), Nikon D5/D500, Panasonic ZS60/TZ80 and the Sony Alpha ILCE-6300/SLT-A68.

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Friday Slide Show: Donner Lake

22 April 2016

A few days ago we were pushing ahead with the OpticFilm 135 review, scanning a few Ektachrome images of Lake Tahoe from the last century. We thought they might make a nice follow-up slide show to our Yosemite images last week.

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Around The Horn +

22 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Nazik Armenakyan, World Book and Copyright Day, Apple's True Tone display and an Earth Day discount at Rocky Nook.

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2016 Sony World Photography Awards Announced

21 April 2016

The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners of the ninth Sony World Photography Awards from among a record-breaking 230,103 submissions.

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Test Drive: Lexar 200-GB 633x MicroSDXC UHS-I

21 April 2016

Lexar recently announced the 200-GB 633x microSDXC UHS-I card and reader , its highest capacity microSDXC card, joining the 64-GB and 128-GB versions. The new capacity along with fast transfer speeds approaches hard drive storage dimensions, providing some interesting new possibilities.

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Audubon Photography Awards Announced

21 April 2016

Five photographers from among 1,700 were honored with Audubon Photography Awards today in the National Audubon Society's seventh such contest. The winners were chosen from almost 7,000 photos, submitted from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces.

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Free iOS App Timebox Organizes Camera Roll By Day

21 April 2016

Pepper Networks has announced the release of Timebox 4.0, a free app that organizes the photos and videos in your Camera Roll and Photo Library into photo stories by day. Replacing the endless grid of photos, Timebox presents a scrolling timeline of stories enhanced with captions and details.

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Around The Horn

21 April 2016

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

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Around The Horn

20 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Pictar, migrating Google Photos , using PhotoShelter's mobile app and Marco Breuer.

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Olloclip, Picsart to Host Worldwide Mobile Photowalk

20 April 2016

To celebrate National Photography Month, Olloclip and Picsart will host a worldwide mobile photowalk on May 1. In addition, Picsart will hold three in-app photo contests starting May 2.

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Deals: Our Favorite External Drive On Sale

20 April 2016

We use several generations of WD My Passport external drives to archive our photo collection, do daily backups and provide an alternate boot drive to our various systems. And today, B&H is offering the 2-TB version for $79, a $20 discount (which also happens to be 20 percent off) when you enter the code BHNAB16 at checkout.

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Nikon: Kumamoto Quakes Delay Camera Shipments

20 April 2016

Nikon Corp. has announced delays in shipments of both Coolpix and DL cameras. The company said parts suppliers for those cameras have been affected by the Kumamoto earthquakes and would "inevitably impact our production and sales."

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Harvey Post ExifTool 10.15 Production Release

20 April 2016

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.15, the first production release since v10.10 on Jan 23. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Around The Horn

20 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 portrait shooting process, a Sony A7R II focusing bug, McNair Evans and 30 years ago in news photos.

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Test Drive: Custom SLR Slim Strap

19 April 2016

Custom SLR has announced the availability of its new Slim Strap to the general product. The former Kickstarter project shipped the strap to its backers April 6 and now it's everyone else's turn to admire the $29.95 minimalist strap.

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Alien Skin Announces Exposure X Bundle

19 April 2016

Alien Skin Software has introduced its Exposure X Bundle, a software collection that features Exposure X, Snap Art 4 and Blow Up 3.

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Around The Horn

19 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mimi Plumb, Jon Gundy, restoring old cameras and a discount on Kost's Passenger Seat.

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Pulitzer Winners In Photography Announced

18 April 2016

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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Around The Horn

18 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Nacio Jan Brown, a New York Times Pulitzer, Steve Schapiro's images of David Bowie and Mohan Bhasker.

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Everyone Has Something To Frame

18 April 2016

Walking by the local frame shop the other day, we caught this encouragement. The blackboard on the sign claims, "Everyone Has Something To Frame." There's one on the other side of the sign, too, but it was in white chalk and indistinct.

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Lexar Introduces MicroSD Reader With Lightning Connector

18 April 2016

Lexar has announced a compact microSD reader with a Lightning connector and a free iOS file management app to copy data between microSD cards and iPhones and iPads.

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Around The Horn +

18 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at life here 110 years ago, electromagnetic focusing, using the Key Line art filter and Matthew Stern.

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Matinee: Julia Margaret Cameron

16 April 2016

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

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Friday Slide Show: Yosemite Scans

15 April 2016

Usually images of Yosemite stand on their own. The place is beautiful. Photographers have been mining that beauty since the 1800s. And people love photos of the place. Can't go wrong.

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Remembering Malick Sidibe

15 April 2016

He was born in a small village in the west African country of Mali in 1935 when it was still a French colony. As a peasant he began herding sheep at the age of 5, cattle at the age of 8 and then worked the land. He pointed out in an interview that "they say that if you raise animals you are a good peasant, because animals provide good organic fertilizer."

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Around The Horn

15 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Kate Holt, Juan Bautista Herrera, setting custom Lightroom Develop module defaults and Hip Hop Hop.

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Leica Releases SL Firware Update 2.0

14 April 2016

Leica has released a new firmware update for the Leica SL camera system. SL Firmware Update 2.0 brings several improvements to the camera's performance and handling, including...

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Around The Horn

14 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Ethiopian documentary made with mirrorless cameras, the Zeiss Batis 2.8/18, image recognition and the camera market.

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W. Eugene Smith Fund Now Accepting Applications

14 April 2016

The W. Eugene Smith Fund has announced the 37th annual W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography is now open for entries.

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Meyer-Optik Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Trioplan 50

14 April 2016

Meyer-Optik Görlitz has announced a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the Trioplan f2.9/50 a hundred years after it first announced the Trioplan lens. The new Trioplan f2.9/50 offers creative photographers the most versatile Trioplan yet, the company said, with a built-in front element that provides a macro capability of 1:4 and the brand's famous soap bubble bokeh.

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Adobe To Showcase Video Updates At NAB

13 April 2016

Just before the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas next week, Adobe has revealed new features across its Creative Cloud tools for video editing, motion graphics, audio and collaboration.

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Keep Shooting

13 April 2016

We'd shot about 90 images at the crowded, humid de Young and were trudging back to the car, the camera cooling off in our bag, when a park bench decorated with flowers and a sign caught our attention.

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Around The Horn

13 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Borrando la Frontera, Mike Mandel, the Golden State Warriors and a BorrowLenses discount.

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Around The Horn

12 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at purchasing strategies, the Sony 85mm f1.4 GM, theAnalogstory.com and golf.

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Adobe Post 2.5 Released

12 April 2016

Adobe has released Adobe Post 2.5 with Live Photos support, a Design Suggestion Wheel and a Remix Feed to create and share social graphics.

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Lensbaby Announces Twist 60 Petzval Lens

12 April 2016

Lensbaby has announced its Twist 60 lens, a 60mm f2.5 lens featuring a "striking separation between subjects and their background" with a "swirly blur and enhanced vignette."

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Monday Slide Show: The Fading Bouquets

11 April 2016

We were there for the first day of Bouquets to Art 2016 and we couldn't resist returning for the last day, as the fabulous floral arrangements took their last bow.

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Around The Horn

11 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at old lenses, Garry Winogrand, Davis' blue bowl series and Kelby's free course on the Nik Collection.

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Matinee: 'A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards'

9 April 2016

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 2016

8 April 2016

Wednesday's weather forecast a one-day heat wave. And, in fact, we hit 87 degrees, breaking the record, not to mention upsetting the historical average of 63 degrees. So when we went off the grid, we went indoors. Lucky for us it was the first day of the de Young's annual Bouquets to Art.

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Around The Horn

8 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Hasselblad H6D, packing for planes, macro with rings and Phil Collins remastered.

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Site Tweak: Table Of Contents Links

7 April 2016

Sometimes no matter how much work you put into something, you don't make any progress. Fortunately we work for a manager who appreciates that. But he doesn't have season tickets to the Giants games, who opened today in San Francisco.

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Hasselblad Unveils H6D With 4K Video

7 April 2016

Hasselblad has announced its H6D medium format camera with 100-Mp and 50-Mp options that features 4K video, a 3.0-inch touch screen, WiFi, USB 3.0, HDMI and dual card slots. But the H6D is not just about features.

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Around The Horn

7 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Amanda Greene, the Sony 24-70 f2.8 GM, Sanne Boertien and Lightroom tethering.

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Off The Grid

6 April 2016

The movable feast Off the Grid is a "roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul." We ran across them last week at Fort Mason as they were packing up and moving on.

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Around The Horn

6 April 2016

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

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Panasonic Announces 16-Mp GX85 With No AA Filter

5 April 2016

Derived from its GX8, the new Micro Four Thirds GX85 with a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor captures more detail by omitting the anti-aliasing filter, the company said. The less-expensive cousin also features five-axis Dual IS, which combines both in-body and on-lens stabilization, and a redesigned shutter mechanism.

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Around The Horn

5 April 2016

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

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The Post Processing Post

4 April 2016

Sunday mornings are strange around here. We listen to New Dimensions on the radio rather than roll out of bed and when it goes too far off the reservation for us we scroll through the news on our iPhone to avoid rising.

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Around The Horn

4 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at photojournalism awards, a paper from Fujifilm, Color Filters and free Nik Collection tutorials.

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Matinee: Jordan Herschel

2 April 2016

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: Fisherman's Wharf

1 April 2016

When we saw the crab boat lights on the ocean at sunset the other evening we knew the week wouldn't end without a visit to Fisherman's Wharf. We packed our camera bag on Wednesday but ran out of time. And the same thing happened yesterday, which was the end of the month.

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Eizo Introduces Next ColorEdge Generation

1 April 2016

Eizo has announced the ColorEdge CG2420 and CS2420, two 24.1-inch monitors with 1920x1200 resolution that feature a new cabinet design with smaller bezels and a built-in handle.

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Around The Horn

1 April 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Olympus trade up campaign as Canon adjusts Canadian prices, a Rocky Nook flash sale, automating the Zone System in Lightroom and a Chinese April Fool's Day suggestion.

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March Archived

1 April 2016

We've just archived Volume 5 Number 3 of Photo Corners with 13 Features, 34 commented news stories, 25 Editor's Notes (which included over 100 items of interest), six reviews and four site notes for a total of 82 stories.

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March

Think Tank Photo Enhances Retro Bags, Adds Rolling Bag

31 March 2016

Think Tank Photo has added a Sandstone color option to it Retrospective camera shoulder bag line which also adds the $154.75 Retrospective 6, a new size that caters to dSLR users who want to carry more lenses and mirrorless users who want to fit two small lenses front to back.

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OpticFilm 135: QuickScan Plus

31 March 2016

The OpticFilm 135 ships with QuickScan Plus, Plustek's new scanning software for Mac OS X 10.8.x to 10.11.x and Windows 7, 8, 10. It presents an attractive and easy-to-understand interface to the scanning process. But, like any v1.0 release, it has some problems. Fatal ones if you're running it on a Mac.

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Around The Horn

31 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Enchroma glasses, Yuri Dojc, images from outer space and a two-cent flash diffuser.

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Test Drive: 3Pod Orbit Tripod

30 March 2016

The biggest regret anyone ever has about buying a tripod is having bought a cheap one. They're flimsy when you put some weight on them, they're hard to use and they break. In the end, you just threw money away.

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Around The Horn

30 March 2016

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

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Boinx Releases Fotomagico 5

30 March 2016

Boinx Software has released Fotomagico 5, the latest version of its slide show creation tool, with a combination of new editing tools and improvements to existing features. Among the enhancements, FotoMagico 5 adds pre-built stories called Snippets, Audio Envelopes and Fades to control audio levels, an Audio Marker Assistant to provide more precise sound editing capabilities, improved text editing and placeholders and more.

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Pinckley Wins First Josephine Herrick Photo Award

30 March 2016

To honor its 75th anniversary, the Josephine Herrick Project, a nonprofit combining photography with social justice, has announced the establishment of March 30 as Josephine Herrick Day. This year the organization has also established the Josephine Herrick Photography Award for Social Justice, a photography contest to support photographers committed to exploring stories of social injustice.

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Crab Season Opens

29 March 2016

Four months late, the crab boats left the dock to begin the commercial Dungeness fishing season. As we sat down to dinner at sunset we saw the lights from their boats on the ocean.

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Hamrick Updates VueScan To Support OpticFilm 135

29 March 2016

Earlier today Ed Hamrick updated VueScan, his third-party scanning solution, to support the Plustek OpticFilm 135. Previously the only software that could drive the OpticFilm 135 was Plustek's own QuickScan Plus.

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Around The Horn

29 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 review of international work, 70-200mm zooms, non-destructive editing in Google Photos for Android and a BorrowLenses discount.

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Sony Unveils RX10 III With 24-600mm Zoom, 4K Video +

29 March 2016

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX10 III featuring a 24-600mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar f2.4-F4 zoom lens, 20.1-Mp 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor, internal 4K video and super slow motion capabilities.

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Sony Adds 50mm, 70-300mm Full Frame Lenses +

29 March 2016

Sony has announced two new full-frame lenses for their E-mount camera system, the FE 70-300mm f4.5-5.6-GB OSS telephoto zoom and 50mm f1.8 prime lens. Both will be available in May, the company said.

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Site Note: Save On Rocky Nook Photography Books

28 March 2016

We've added a new affiliate deal today that saves you 35 percent on both ebook and print photography titles at Rocky Nook when you use the code PHOTOCORNERS.

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Around The Horn

28 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Brandon Stanton, Hogan plus Tuck, Pink and a deal on Sascha Erni's new Capture One Pro 9 book.

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Matinee: Leonard Misonne

26 March 2016

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 Walk In The Rain

25 March 2016

It was Sunday. It was raining. We were expecting visitors in a while. We had nothing to do. We took a camera on a walk and shot the neighborhood between what metiorologists like to call "isolated showers." And photographers refer to as "targeted attacks."

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Remembering Bob Adelman

25 March 2016

In college he studied philosophy to find his way in the world. That way was with a camera, documenting the civil rights movement. He thought of photography as "applied aesthetics," he once said. "That's a bad philosophy joke."

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Around The Horn

25 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 1966, the business of photography, using buildings in landscape photography and a Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update.

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Leica Adds 90-280mm Telephoto To SL System

24 March 2016

Leica has announced the addition of a 90-280mm zoom lens to its SL system. The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4 complements the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH to cover focal lengths from 24 to 280mm.

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Google Makes Nik Collection Free

24 March 2016

In a Google+ blog post today, Google announced it has made the Nik Collection "available to everyone, for free."

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Around The Horn

24 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Scotland, a 60-foot photo, an extraordinary gentleman and putting an album on your Apple Watch.

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A Thank You To Our Subscribers

23 March 2016

We'd like to take a moment to express our appreciation to our subscribers. We do it every day when we sit down at the keyboard but we don't do it enough in public.

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Around The Horn

23 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Smithsonian winners, David Hobby on assignment, Moose Peterson in the air and a LaserSoft Imaging Easter discount.

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DNP Announces New Perforated Media

23 March 2016

DNP has announced new perforated media options for its DS620A, DS40 and RX1 dye-sub photo printers. The new media allows for multiple photo size selections at a significantly increased output rate, the company said.

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Lexar Announces 200-GB 633x microSDXC UHS-I Card

23 March 2016

Lexar has announced its 200-GB Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card designed for camcorders, tablets and smartphones that can capture 17 hours of 4K and Full HD video or 33,000 photos.

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OpticFilm 135: Resolution, Color, Operation

22 March 2016

SCANNER RESOLUTION TESTS
Scanner Optical DPI Tested DPI
OpticFilm 120 10,600 4,598
Nikon Super Coolscan 500 4,000 3,650
Nikon D300 2,848 2,896
OpticFilm 135 3,600 2,850
CanonScan 9000F 9,600 1,626
Canon MG8120 4,800 1,626
Microtek M1 4,800 1,448

Two of the first scans we do with any review unit are the USAF resolution target and an IT8 target. The former tells us how much detail the scanner can capture and the latter reveals its color accuracy.

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Around The Horn

22 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 iPad Pro, EVFs, filters and unanswered questions about Nikon's upcoming releases.

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Revisiting That Golf Course

21 March 2016

Last Friday, we published our slide show of 2007 aerial photography manipulated in the current Lightroom. We included a camera JPEG from the Canon G9 to show just what an improvement they were.

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Siftr Adds New Search, Smart Collections, Photo Stories

21 March 2016

Siftr has announced several new features of its artificial intelligence-powered photo curation platform. They include a new Search capability, automatically-curated Smart Collections and Photo Stories to provide text to correspond with the gallery images.

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Phase One Announces Free April Webinars

21 March 2016

Phase One has announced several free webinars in April covering the new features of Capture One Pro 9.1, its image editing software.

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Around The Horn

21 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 lens, Adobe Portfolio , the new guy on Instagram and the search for an editor.

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Matinee: Baseball Photographer Jon Willey

19 March 2016

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: Aerials

18 March 2016

When Friday afternoon comes along and the news dies down as the world spins into another weekend, we enjoy the break by coming up with another slide show. If we aren't challenged by some new project, we're revisiting an old one with new software.

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Adobe Launches Tech Previews For Lightroom Web

18 March 2016

In a post today on the Lightroom Journal, Josh Haftel announced Technology Previews, which allow you to test drive new Lightroom on the Web functionality before it's released.

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Around The Horn

18 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Arthur Nazaryan, the Nikon D5 and SB-5000, the Save Packfilm petition and the Art Wolf Next-Generation Photographers Grant.

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Around The Horn

17 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at straightening shortcuts in Lightroom, a portable safari kit, circumstantial lighting explained and a St. Patty's Day sale.

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Phase One Updates XF Firmware, Capture One Pro

17 March 2016

Phase One has announced its second firmware update for its XF Camera System and an update to Capture One Pro, its image editing software.

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PPA Offers Business Challenge To Photographers

17 March 2016

Professional Photographers of America has announced a Business Challenge program for member photography business owners to provide "the information and tools they need to develop the foundation for a more profitable business over the course of one year." PPA also provides step-by-step instruction and support as the business owners implement these changes.

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Another Day At The Office

16 March 2016

When you're a photographer, your office is the world. After posting news all morning, we biked up Twin Peaks to get a different perspective on things. This is what we saw.

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Around The Horn

16 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Alaska, iPhone tripods, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and small sensors.

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Adobe Updates Lightroom, Camera Raw

16 March 2016

Adobe today announced updates to both Lightroom CC/6.5 and Camera Raw, its Raw file processor used in both Lightroom and Photoshop. The updates are available through the update mechanisms available in the Creative Cloud application and in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Adorama Announces Collapsible Butterfly Light Modifier

16 March 2016

Adorama has announced the addition of a collapsible butterfly light modifier to its Glow line of light modifier. The Glow 8x8-foot Portable Butterfly Light Modifier Collapsible Kit can be used as a light modifier, backdrop or greenscreen with its interchangeable 8x8 screens.

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DxO Updates Optics Pro Suite, Offers Discount +

16 March 2016

DxO has announced the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.5.4, DxO FilmPack v5.5.4 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.13 for Mac and Windows. The three updates add support for six additional cameras and many new camera/lens combinations.

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Mendel Wins First Annual Pollock Prize for Creativity

16 March 2016

Charles C. Bergman, chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, has announced photographer Gideon Mendel is the winner of the first Pollock Prize for Creativity. The prize includes a cash award of $50,000.

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Adobe Opens MAX 2016 Preregistration

15 March 2016

Adobe has opened preregistration for its MAX 2016 event Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in San Diego, offering a savings of $500 on the full conference price. And preregistration just locks in the savings. You won't be billed yet.

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Around The Horn

15 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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, c't Digital Photography Magazine, the Black app and Affinity for Windows.

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Adobe Slate Adds Video Support

15 March 2016

Adobe Slate has been updated today with new video and photo import options. Both the Web and iPad app now support video clips, access to Google Photos and refreshed the Vintage theme.

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Book Bag: Understanding Exposure

14 March 2016

The fourth edition of Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure will be released tomorrow. We paged through an advanced copy for this review of the 176-page book which features all new images for this edition plus a new chapter on using flash.

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Around The Horn

14 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at parfocalness, lithium batteries on commercial flights, a rig only a journalist could love and how to speed up Time Machine.

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Matinee: 'Richard Kelley -- Waiting'

12 March 2016

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

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Spring Forward

12 March 2016

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: Rain At The Palace

11 March 2016

In a dangerous precedent, we took our own advice and stepped into the storm today with a camera to see what the weather could contribute. We were out on the streets early this morning with our pick of venues. But we headed for the Palace of Fine Arts because we'd never shot it in the rain.

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Around The Horn

11 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Sony RX10 II review, lens adapters, Scott Carr and Chris Cline.

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Remembering Gary Braasch

10 March 2016

The Australian Museum has announced the death earlier this week of environmental photographer Gary Braasch. He had been snorkeling as he documented the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef "when he was observed floating face down in the water."

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Canon Announces Rebel T6

10 March 2016

Canon has announced the Rebel T6, a new entry-level dSLR featuring easy sharing to social media sites with WiFi and NFC connectivity.

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Adobe Post 2.0 Released

10 March 2016

Adobe has released Adobe Post 2.0 to make the app "an even more enjoyable experience for easily creating high-quality and impactful social graphics." The big news is support for non-square formats.

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Around The Horn

10 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Death Valley's superboom, hyperfocal distance, buying discontinued gear and Ricardo DeAratanha.

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Around The Horn

9 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Iran, a total eclipse, smartphone image quality and McNally's portrait of Leo "Bud" Welch.

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Around The Horn

8 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Valeria Cammareri, a deal on the Sigma 18-300mm zoom, Siftr and BorrowLenses at WPPI.

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Canon Expands imagePROGRAF PRO Series

8 March 2016

Canon has added four models to its large format imagePROGRAF PRO inkjet printer series. The 44-inch and 24-inch 11-color (plus a gloss optimizer) additions join the 60-inch and 44-inch eight-color models. The 11-color models, like the PRO-1000 are distinguished by Canon's red line, which also sets its L-Series lenses apart as top end equipment.

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Test Drive: Gekkopod

8 March 2016

Small camera supports like the Gekkopod and its more famous cousin the Gorillapod are very useful accessories for shooting with lightweight cameras. And therein lies a tale.

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Adorama Celebrates Women's History Month

8 March 2016

Adorama announced a series of events starting today to celebrated Women's History Month.

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Google Photos Supports Live Photos

7 March 2016

The latest release of Google Photos adds support for Live Photos on iOS devices as well as the enhanced navigation on the Android and Web versions updated recently. The full list of improvements includes...

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Cloudscapes

7 March 2016

As a series of storms rolls in off the Pacific, we are occasionally getting little breaks in the cloud cover. A bit of blue sky, some sunshine and we sneak out of the bunker for a peek.

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Sony Announces Alpha Wireless Lighting System

7 March 2016

At the Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference and Expo in Las Vegas today Sony announced it has been working on a wireless lighting control system. The new system uses a commander module that attaches to the hotshoe of existing Alpha cameras and a receiver module that attaches to external flash units.

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Sony Announces HX80 Compact With 30x Zoom, EVF

7 March 2016

Sony has announced its HX80 compact digicam with a 30x zoom and, like the HX90V, a pop-up electronic viewfinder.

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Around The Horn

7 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at cleaning a lens, what the Nikon D750 service advisory doesn't say, when Micro Four Thirds will equal medium format film and taking inventory.

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Matinee: 'Mark Peterson: The 2016 Presidential Campaign'

5 March 2016

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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Subscriber Benefit: Our Ad Blocker

5 March 2016

With the introduction today of a banner ad program on our headline programs, we're added a subscriber benefit: the option to turn them off.

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Friday Slide Show: A Rainy Day

4 March 2016

Brilliant sunshine is irresistible light. Fog makes for mystery. But rain portends Parcheesi. Cleaning up some weekend yard work earlier this week inspired us to leave the board games in the closet and hazard the drizzle with our Nikon D300.

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Around The Horn

4 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Shishmaref and Cizre, a tour of (most of) Adobe's mobile apps in two hours, buying lenses (selling them and regretting it, too) and fixed lens compacts.

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Epson Introduces 44-Inch SureColor P10000

3 March 2016

Epson has announced the SureColor P10000, its latest wide-format printer designed for the display graphics and fine art photography markets. The high-production 44-inch printer features an 8,000 nozzle PrecisionCore MicroTFP print head, an innovative media feeding system and a reformulated Epson UltraChrome PRO nine-color pigment ink system, printing up to 2.8 times faster.

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Around The Horn

3 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at copyright small claims legislation, adding keywords in Lightroom, a panorama that breaks the rules and a printer give-away.

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DxO One Gets New Features, Lower Price +

3 March 2016

DxO has announced an update to its One, a 20-megapixel iOS camera that captures Raw images, and unbundled its desktop software to lower the price $100.

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Book Bag: San Francisco: Portrait of a City Notecards

2 March 2016

In 2014 Fred Lyon published San Francisco, Portrait of a City 1940-1960, a 224 page love letter to the city he calls home as a fourth generation San Franciscan. Two years later Princeton Architectural Press got the bright idea to merchandise 12 of those images in a large-format notecard set called San Francisco: Portrait of a City Notecards.

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Around The Horn

2 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Live Photos, a 30-year photo project, simulated aging and Gregg Wilensky.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom For iOS 2.2

2 March 2016

In a post published today at The Lightroom Journal John Haftel announced the release of Lightroom for iOS 2.2 with "the ability for Lightroom mobile to output full resolution files for any file that was either captured on the device or added to the device, either through the camera connection kit, transferred via WiFi from a camera directly or transferred to the device via services like email, Dropbox or Google Drive."

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Polariod Announces BrightSaber Pro LED Wand

1 March 2016

Polaroid has announced its BrightSaber Pro, an LED wand balanced for daylight with a tungsten filters sleeve that can either be handheld or mounted to a tripod. The battery-powered light source includes an infrared shutter remote control and battery pack.

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Nikon Updates D750 Service Advisory

1 March 2016

Nikon has updated its D750 service advisory to users of its D750 for "possible shading from the shutter." The original service advisory covered cameras manufactured in October and November 2014. The update adds cameras manufacturered from December 2014 throgh June 2015.

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Around The Horn

1 March 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Chris Morris, micro contrast, a Lightroom versions comparison and Fujifilm's announcement to stop Polaroid FP100C production.

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February Archived

1 March 2016

We've just archived Volume 5 Number 2 of Photo Corners with 11 Features, 34 commented news stories, 21 Editor's Notes (which included over 80 items of interest), five reviews and two site notes for a total of 73 stories.

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February

B&H Responds To Labor Dept. Allegations

29 February 2016

B&H issued a statement on its Web site yesterday responding to allegations about its treatment of employees filed in a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor last week.

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Around The Horn

29 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at "enthusiast" compacts, the Oscars, a Fujifilm XF 55-200mm teardown and Jane Evelyn Atwood.

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Matinee: 'How USA Today Photographers Shoot The Oscars'

27 February 2016

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 Long Walk

26 February 2016

It was a sunny afternoon in 2006. We had a big bulky Sony H5 to review. It was a 7.2-megapixel wonder with a 12x zoom that reached to a 432mm 35mm equivalent that ran on two AA batteries. And you bet it had image stabilization.

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Around The Horn

26 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Vlad Vasylkevych, Melissa Ann Pinney, a free Smart Contrast action, Sarah Palin's Mustache and a Lightroom slider to take 10 lbs. off anyone.

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First StreetFoto San Francisco To Be Held In June

26 February 2016

The first annual StreetFoto San Francisco will celebrate the rapidly-growing art of street photography by hosting exhibits, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews and an international contest.

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Site Tweak: A Little More Responsive

25 February 2016

We're still chipping away at the responsive site design thing here. And tonight we made a little progress on resizing images in portrait orientation on small screens.

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Around The Horn

25 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Melissa Click, recording the police, Smithsonian Magazine's 2015 Photo Contest and Kimberly Saxton-Heinrichs.

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Book Bag: Dickey Chapelle Under Fire

25 February 2016

Georgie Lou grew up outside Milwaukee at the beginning of the last century, enamored of Admiral Bird's aerial explorations. She wanted to be just like him.

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Johnston Print Offer: 'The Red Chair'

24 February 2016

Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer is holding a special three-day print sale of The Red Chair, which he captured after a recent ice storm in upstate New York. The image was a hit when he first published it Feb. 17 to explain why he hadn't been online for 10 hours.

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Nakamori Appointed Mia Curator of Photography, New Media

24 February 2016

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has appointed Yasufumi Nakamori department head and Curator of Photography and New Media. He joins Mia from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, where he is currently the associate curator of photography.

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Around The Horn

24 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 black-and-white comparison, Firefall vs. Super Bloom, color terminology and a Tinybeans discount.

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Panasonic Announces Weather-Resistant 12-60mm Zoom

23 February 2016

Panasonic has introduced its Lumix G Vario 12-60mm, f3.5-5.6 Asph., Power O.I.S. with a 35mm camera equivalent range of 24-120mm. Designed for the Lumix G line of Micro Four Thirds System cameras, it features a splash/dust-proof design and Dual Image Stabilization compatibility.

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Shortlist Revealed For Sony World Photography Awards

23 February 2016

The initial winnowing of entries to the Professional, Open and Youth competitions in the Sony World Photography Awards has been completed, the organization announced. The overall winners, who receive a share of a $30,000 prize and the lastest digital imaging gear from Sony, will be announced April 21.

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Sigma Announces Mirrorless Sigma sd Quattro, sd Quattro H

23 February 2016

Sigma has announced two new high-performance, mirrorless cameras, the Sigma sd Quattro and Sigma sd Quattro H with Foveon Quattro sensors. The Sigma sd Quattro features an APS-C sized sensor while the Sigma sd Quattro H boasts a larger APS-H sized sensor. Both cameras are designed to take advantage of all Sigma Global Vision lenses.

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Sigma Introduces EF-630 External Flash

23 February 2016

Sigma has introduced its Sigma Electronic Flash EF-630, a multifunctional flash designed to work with dSLR cameras. The EF-630 features TTL exposure control, high-speed sync, wireless flash functions, auto-zoom and bounce-flash, among additional features.

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Around The Horn

23 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Espada, Nikon's DL Series, medium format and a Pentax K-1 appreciation.

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Nikon Updates Nikon Image Space

22 February 2016

Nikon has updated Nikon Image Space, its free online photo sharing service. The update, which went live today, makes the service "easier to use and more practical," the company said.

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Sigma Announces 50-100mm f1.8 Art, 30mm f1.4, Mount Converter +

22 February 2016

Sigma has extended its Global Vision line-up with a fast, constant-aperture 50-100mm zoom, a fast 30mm prime and a mount converter for Sony E-mount cameras to mount 19 Global Vision lenses with Canon or Sigma mounts to Sony bodies.

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Nikon Debuts DL Premium Compacts +

22 February 2016

Nikon has announced its new DL Series of premium compact cameras that offer "an elite level of imaging prowess that fits easily in one's palm." Equipped with a variety of focal lengths optimized for different types of shooters, the DL24-85, DL18-50 and DL24-500 combine powerful Nikkor optics with a large 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS sensor.

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Nikon Introduces Three Long-Zoom Coolpix Digicams +

22 February 2016

Nikon has announced three new compact Coolpix cameras with long zooms and high resolution video plus a new app for sharing photos.

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Around The Horn

22 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Max Desfor, Lee Friedlander, Nikkor astigmatism and the new Lightroom mobile for Android.

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Tamron Announces 85mm f1.8 Prime, 90mm f2.8 Prime, Console

22 February 2016

Tamron has announced two fast new SP primes and a device to customize and update the firmware of its lenses.

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Meyer-Optik Ships Trioplan 100 Prime Lens

22 February 2016

Meyer-Optik has announced it has begun shipping its modern version of the historic Trioplan prime lens to its Kickstarter backers.

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Phase One Announces Free March Webinars

22 February 2016

Phase One has announced it will hold several free webinars hosted by David Grover in March covering the features of Capture One Pro 9, its image editing software.

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Matinee: 'Photography in Chinese'

20 February 2016

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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Sigma Bundles Two 150-600mm Zooms With 1.4x Teleconverter

19 February 2016

Sigma has announced two new Global Vision Lens bundles that match two of its 150-600mm zooms with its 1.4x teleconverter for a reach of 840mm. The bundles will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts this April, the company said.

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Friday Slide Show: Street Shooting

19 February 2016

When we were taking these shots late in a winter afternoon, we realized they were black-and-white images. That rarely happens. Usually, we sit at the keyboard and try out a monochrome conversion to see if we like it before realizing it's the way to go.

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Iridient Digital Releases Iridient Developer 3.0.8

19 February 2016

Iridient Developer 3.0.8 has been released with improved default Raw camera profiles for many recent Canon, Nikon and Fujifilm models. Also included are bug fixes and processing improvements for both Canon and Nikon small Raw formats (sRAW and mRAW), minor processing speed improvements for the latest sharpening and noise reduction methods and various other fixes and improvements.

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Around The Horn

19 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Pentax K1's Super Resolution mode, Alexis Cuarezma, William Stewart and Seim's new Photo Kit.

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Around The Horn

18 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 World Press Photo Contest winners, Neal Kumar, Lightroom's Targeted Adjustment tool and photo restoration.

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Canon Announces EOS 80D, 18-135mm Zoom

18 February 2016

Canon has announced its EOS 80D dSLR with a new 45-point AF system and 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor featuring Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technology coupled with a touchscreen designed for focusing during movie captures. The company also introduced its new EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM lens optimized for high-speed autofocusing.

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Canon Announces G7 X Mark II, SX720 HS

18 February 2016

Canon has announced two new compact cameras, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II with a 1.0-inch 20.1-megapixel sensor and the 40x zoom PowerShot SX720 HS. Both feature built-in WiFi and NFC technology.

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Ricoh Announces Full Frame Pentax K-1

17 February 2016

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax K-1, its first full-frame dSLR, to the relief of many fans who have been holding their breath for years. Ricoh said the K-1 combines full-frame goodness with Pentax friendliness to deliver innovations not available in our dSLRs.

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Around The Horn

17 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm, a free CreativeLive workshop on panoramas, iPhone food photography and a touching story about trying to shoot one of the debates.

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OpticFilm 135: Installation

16 February 2016

Installing the OpticFilm 135 is pretty simple stuff. It took us quite a while to find a way to screw it up and even then we weren't really successful. If you can make toast, you can install the OpticFilm 135.

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Around The Horn

16 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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, editorial story pitching, something beyond composition and a rental discount that expires tomorrow.

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Presidents' Day

15 February 2016

Quite a weekend, wasn't it? We could all use a day off, don't you think? Except for this holiday note, we plan to take one. We'll call it Presidents' Day, in honor of a couple of chief executives who must have rolled over in their graves this weekend.

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Matinee: Deborah Willis

13 February 2016

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 Acknowledges Creative Cloud Desktop Bug +

13 February 2016

Late yesterday Adobe acknowledged that the latest release of Creative Cloud Desktop "may incorrectly remove some files from the system root directory with user writeable permissions." The notice, posted by David Kastendick, referred to "the updater" rather than "the update" as the cause of the problem but that may only be a typo.

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Google To Retire Picasa

12 February 2016

In a post today on the Google Picasa Blog, Anil Sabharwal, head of Google Photos, announced the company plans to retire Picasa "over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos."

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Friday Slide Show: The Marina

12 February 2016

The full title of today's slide show should probably be A Short Stroll Along The Marina. But not only does that make too long a headline to fit our column width, it takes too long to digest. And this show is all about digestion.

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OpticFilm 135: Arrival

12 February 2016

A few days ago a Plustek OpticFilm 135 arrived for review. The compact unit scans 35mm film strips up to six frames in length as well as individually mounted 35mm slides.

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Around The Horn

12 February 2016

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

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Around The Horn

11 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a few lens issues, handling theatrical LED lighting, Lightroom update tricks and Caity Lindskoog.

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Exposure X: Exporting, Conclusion

10 February 2016

In this fourth and final part of our review of Alien Skin's Exposure X, we look at its exporting feature before considering the application's place in any photographer's imaging ecosystem. The short view and the long view, you might say.

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Rocky Nook Publishes Free 'Moving To Capture One Pro' PDF

10 February 2016

Rocky Nook has announced the publication of Moving to Capture One Pro, a free ebook written by Derrick Story. Your email address, which will be added to Rocky Nook's email list, is required for the download.

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Around The Horn

10 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Cicala's IS recommendations, Bridge CC 6.2, Fred Lyon and two Valentines.

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Adobe To Discontinue Behance ProSite

9 February 2016

In an email today to Behance ProSite subscribers, Adobe announced it will discontinue the service in June. "You'll be able to edit and access your current ProSite until June 2016, but we highly advise you to begin creating your site with Adobe Portfolio by visiting www.myportfolio.com today."

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Exposure X: Editing

9 February 2016

We've been using Exposure X to edit both Raw and JPEG images for a few weeks now. While the mechanics of using the panels are no mystery and function well, we remain a bit confused about what role they should play in our editing process.

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Around The Horn

9 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at photography concerts, the inventor of flash sync, a then-and-now photo essay and a free John Divola lecture.

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Adobe Updates Bridge CC

9 February 2016

Adobe has released an ambitious update to Bridge CC, according to a blog post by Hina Naqvi, Bridge product manager.

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The Year Of The Monkey

8 February 2016

Happy New Year! You can never get enough years period, so we're celebrating Chinese New Year today. Which just happens to be the Year of the Monkey. Naturally, it would fall on a Monday. Monkeys are like that.

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Jardine: Photoshop Integration Videos Now Free

8 February 2016

George Jardine has announced his seven-part series on integrating Photoshop and Lightroom is now free. The seven titles (with run times) include...

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Around The Horn

8 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Durant at the Super Bowl, headshot techniques, unseen Vietnam War photos and a Syrian wedding shoot.

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Game On

7 February 2016

It's game day for Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are both champions already, of course. Of their respective conferences, that is. Today we'll find out on the field which champion gets the Lombardi trophy as league champion.

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Matinee: Candace Gaudiani's 'Between Destinations'

6 February 2016

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: Super Bowl City

5 February 2016

There's is no little irony in today's slide show. San Francisco is not this year's Super Bowl City. The game will be played in Santa Clara, 45 minutes south of here. San Francisco is just where the party is.

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Around The Horn

5 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 unusual Robert Frank exhibit, getting into mirrorless today, games as model user interfaces and Frankiac.

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Around The Horn

4 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 two-part Ming Thein photo essay, the Nikon D500 delay, a survey that's giving away a camera and Olloclip Valentine's Day discounts.

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Leica T Update Improves WiFi Capabilities

4 February 2016

Leica has released version 1.5 of the Leica T firmware with "improvements to the connection, speed and functionality of the Leica T's WiFi capabilities." Among the new features are...

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Snapseed Update Adds Features, Bug Fixes

4 February 2016

The Snapseed team has announced version 2.3 is rolling out today on both Android and iOS with three new features...

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Thumbtack Releases First Annual Wedding Trends Report

3 February 2016

The online referral service Thumbtack has released the first of what it plans to make an annual wedding trends report. The company said it receives over 320,000 wedding requests each year.

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Phase One Introduces the A-series 100-Mp Camera System

3 February 2016

Phase One has introduced the A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system in collaboration with ALPA, providing a highly-integrated and specialty calibrated, precision camera system for fine art photographers.

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Sony Introduces a6300 With Fast Autofocus

3 February 2016

Sony has announed its mirrorless a6300, an update to the a6000, with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, BIONZZ X image processing engine, 4K video and "the world's fastest AF acquisition time" in this class. The company said its 4D FOCUS system "can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, the world's fastest AF acquisition time."

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Around The Horn

3 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 Lexar 64GB Pro 1800X UHS-II microSDXC, treasures from the N.Y. Times photo morgue, nine things you should know about Facebook photos and Thom Hogan is looking for help.

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Super Bowl Week

2 February 2016

San Franciscans are gracious hosts if not by nature then certainly by habit. We love our visitors and they, in turn, leave their hearts here. So we're getting into the spirit of Super Bowl week with this split-tone rendering of the Ferry Building decked out in Super Bowl 50 signage.

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Canon Announces 1D X Mark II

2 February 2016

Canon has announced its new flagship dSLR, the 1D X Mark II with a new 20.2-megapixel full frame Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors. It captures high-resolution stills up to 14 frames per second and HD video up to 4K 60p featuring Canon's proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technology.

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Around The Horn

2 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Walter Astrada, David Bergman, the Lensbaby Reddit AMA transcript and graphene optical lenses.

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Audubon Society Opens Annual Bird Photography Contest

1 February 2016

The National Audubon Society, in association with Nature's Best Photography, has announced its annual bird photography contest. Prizes include a Grand Prize of $5,000 and several other awards of $2,500 plus a special Youth Prize of five days at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine.

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Sekonic Introduces LiteMaster Pro Meter for Elinchrom, Phottix

1 February 2016

Sekonic Corp. has announced two new versions of its LiteMaster Pro L-478 Series touch-screen light meters.

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Around The Horn

1 February 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 post on the death of his father, adjusting the Tilt Shift Blur fade range, photographing a pika and LensRentals' Reddit AMA.

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January Archived

1 February 2016

Volume 5 Number 1 of Photo Corners has just been archived with 16 Features, 28 commented news stories, 16 Editor's Notes (which included over 56 items of interest) and one site note for a total of 61 stories.

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January

Luminous Endowment Grant Winners Announced

31 January 2016

Michael Reichmann has announced the winners of the Luminous Endowment for Photographers for the period ending Dec. 31, 2015.

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Matinee: Marc Riboud's Photos Of Leeds

30 January 2016

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 Liberal Arts College

29 January 2016

We're one of those people who make a distinction between a trade school and a college. Those places, that is, that extravagantly promise to quickly make you employable and those others places that modestly promise to teach you how to learn.

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Around The Horn

29 January 2016

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

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Something's In The Oven...

28 January 2016

With several hardware and software products we're testing simultaneously, it looks like February is going to be a big review month around here. Meanwhile, we realize, you need something to chew on.

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Around The Horn

28 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at National Park Service's search for a staff photographer, Boundary Warp, negotiating a contract with unexpected insurance requirements and the late 2015 iMac 5K.

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Around The Horn

27 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 dual lens iPhone 7 Plus, Scott Schumann after Vivian Maier, Blair Bunting's SR-71 Blackbird photos and AA rechargeables.

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Adobe Accepting Creative Residency Applications

27 January 2016

Adobe is now accepting applications for its 2016 Creative Residency program. The company said, "The Adobe Creative Residency supports the creative community and honors individuals whose work elevates the role of visual content in our culture."

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Adobe Updates Lightroom, ACR

27 January 2016

Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.4, Lightroom 6.4 and ACR 9.4 to provide additional camera Raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases. The update also includes a new Boundary Warp feature for Creative Cloud members.

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Olympus Announces Digital PEN-F

27 January 2016

Olympus announced it will bring its cherished half-frame PEN-F rangefinder into the digital era with a 20-megapixel Live MOS Sensor combined with the company's five-axis image stabilization, a built-in 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a new Creative Dial on the front of the camera.

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Around The Horn

26 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 happens when you stop down a lens, snow scenes, a free PDF for shooting at balloon festivals and HooDoo camera bags.

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Adobe Adds Portfolio To Creative Cloud

26 January 2016

According to a blog post by Sara Rapp, head of community data and insights for Adobe, the company has added a new Creative Cloud benefit "to build your own personalized website in minutes."

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Around The Horn

26 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at CompactFlash technologies, two from Kirk Tuck, George Eastman Museum's camera collection and what knitters and digital photographers have in common.

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Epson Introduces SureColor P20000 Art Photo Printer

25 January 2016

Epson has introduced its SureColor P20000 64-inch art photographic printer, which will replace the Stylus Pro 11880. The P20000 features an enhanced PrecisionCore MicroTFP print head, newly-developed media feeding system and reformulated Epson UltraChrome Pro nine-color pigment ink system featuring four-level gray technology.

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Wells Fargo Prime

25 January 2016

Just imagine a certain disruptive company appearing in the wrong century, clogging the dusty roads with its stagecoaches advertising its "prime" delivery service for a few extra gold nuggets a year.

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Phase One Announces Free February Webinars

25 January 2016

Phase One has announced it will hold several free webinars hosted by David Grover in February covering the features of Capture One Pro 9, its image editing software.

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Around The Horn

25 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Fujifilm X-Pro 2, Thaipusam 2016, the Eifle and a Mapplethorpe documentary.

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Matinee: Bill Cunningham's Words of Wisdom

23 January 2016

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 10.10 Production Release

23 January 2016

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.10, the first production release since v10.00 on Aug. 19, 2015. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Friday Slide Show: Revelations

22 January 2016

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we took the streetcar down to Montgomery station and walked over to Revelations, the King memorial fountain in San Francisco. We weren't expecting anything. Just curious.

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Around The Horn

22 January 2016

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

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Around The Horn

21 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ron Haviv, Lightroom Coffee Break video tips, the Camile Bike Camera and visual trends for 2016.

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FAA Releases Free B4UFLY App

21 January 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration has released its B4UFLY mobile application "helps unmanned aircraft operators determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect at the location where they want to fly."

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Adobe Voice Launches On iPhone

21 January 2016

Adobe has announced the release of Adobe Voice for iPhone, a free animated video app to quickly create and share video stories that was previously only available on the iPad.

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Leica Announces 36th Oskar Barnack Award Contest

21 January 2016

Leica has announced its 36th Oskar Barnack Award recognizing both professional photographers and those new to the art will be graced with greatly enhanced prizes with cash values over €80,000. The 12 winners in three categories will be honored in Germany at a special ceremony later this year.

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Sony Issues Advisory For RX1R II

20 January 2016

Sony has issued a product advisory for its RX1R II for a light leak issue "in rare bright conditions." Affected cameras whose serial numbers fall between 6310198 to 6311127 are eligible for a free inspection and service through March 31, 2018.

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Remembering Leila Alaoui

20 January 2016

Amnesty International has announced the death of French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso "as a result of the Al Qaeda attack" last week. She was 33.

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Leica Makes A Splash With Leica X-U, Its First Underwater Camera +

20 January 2016

Leica has announced the compact Leica X-U (Typ 113), a shock-resistant, waterproof and dust resistant compact. The company said the X-U is its first camera designed for extreme outdoor and underwater use.

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American Folklife Center Launches 'My Tradition' Photo Campaign

19 January 2016

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has launched a year-long campaign asking Americans to share photos of their folk traditions.

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Around The Horn

19 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ken Light, Sigma, three image editing applications for 2016 and camera sensor sizes.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

18 January 2016

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: 'Available Light Man' Lou Nemeth

16 January 2016

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 Lake Merced

15 January 2016

Lake Merced is a large dual lake system in the southwest corner of San Francisco near the zoo. Despite being adjacent to the ocean, it's a natural spring-fed freshwater system in which local ground water also plays a part in replenishing the North and South lakes.

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Fujifilm Expands X-Series Camera, Lens Lineup

15 January 2016

Fujifilm has announced several new additions to its X-Series line of premium fixed and mirrorless cameras and ultra-high quality lenses. The new products include the Fujifilm X-Pro2, Fujifilm X-E2S, Fujifilm X70, Fujinon XF100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR and the new rugged and waterproof FinePix XP90.

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Fujifilm Announces New Flagship X-Pro2 Camera

15 January 2016

Fujifilm has announced its new X-Pro2 rangefinder-style camera body. Highlights of the new flagship include a hybrid viewfinder that an switch between optical and electronic finders, a newly-developed 24-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor matched to a high-performance X-Processor Pro image engine and monochrome film simulation.

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Fujifilm Announces New X-Series Flash

15 January 2016

Fujifilm announced it is developing a new high-end external shoe-mount flash whose design will complement the company's X-Series cameras. The EF-X500 is expected to be available in May but no price was announced.

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Think Tank Photo Wins NPPA's Lemen Award

14 January 2016

The National Press Photographers Association has awarded its J. Winton Lemon Fellowship Award to Think Tank Photo for outstanding technical achievement in photography.

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Around The Horn

14 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 2016 Dakar Rally, the Focus app for iPhones, olloclip Studio and Jack Hollingsworth's new video series.

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Applications Open For Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review

14 January 2016

The New York Times has announced it is accepting applications for the fourth annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.

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Nikon Introduces Two Coolpix Digicams

14 January 2016

Nikon has announced two new Coolpix digicams, the lightweight A100 and AA battery-powered A10. Both capture HD video with a dedicated Movie button.

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Canon Posts Pro-1000 Service Notice

14 January 2016

According to a service notice, Canon has found some of its new imagePrograf Pro-1000 printers are leaking ink. "In rare instances," the notice explains, "ink may leak from inside the printer to the outside of the printer through an opening on the bottom."

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Around The Horn

13 January 2016

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

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Alone In The World

12 January 2016

We took a walk to the other side of the hill today and on the way back we paused to enjoy the view eastward. In the distance was Mount Diablo rising above the mist. But some overgrowth had been trimmed back from the hill and we could see a community garden at our feet.

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Around The Horn

12 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Vivian Maier, the Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 zoom, Do Good Fund's Pictures of Us and a Lightroom Adjustment Brush trick.

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Four Of A Kind

11 January 2016

We'd been walking north in the sand dunes along the Great Highway, looking out over the ocean for dramatic shots. But turning back from the bluff to the path, we noticed the homes in the Sunset district that were facing us. They seemed posed for a family portrait.

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Around The Horn

10 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time, a rare Sunday Horn, we look at Lightroom's 10th birthday, choosing a new Nikon dSLR, visual overload and Marvin Newman.

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Matinee: Larry Fink Going 'Hell Hog for the High Wire'

9 January 2016

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 Carretto Siciliano

8 January 2016

Manfedi Polizzi, himself a native of Sicily, somehow transported this caretto to California in 1985. His widow Lee donated it to San Franisco's Museo Italo-Americano in his honor in 1988. You can find it today in the Museo's library at Fort Mason.

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Imaging USA: Collages, DNP News

8 January 2016

Imaging USA, which bills itself as " largest annual convention and expo organized by pro photographers, for pro photographers," will be held Jan. 10 to 12 in Atlanta. Among the many exhibits at the Expo, Collages and DNP have announced some interesting plans.

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MindShift Gear Announces Three Lightweight Daypacks

7 January 2016

MindShift Gear has announced the UltraLight series of lightweight daypacks designed for photographers. The $119.99 UltraLight Sprint 16L, $169.99 UltraLight Dual 25L and $199.99 UltraLight Dual 36L side-panel provide quick access to cameras, lenses and accessories without taking off the bag.

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Cassini Solstice Mission: Bull's-Eye Moons

7 January 2016

Late last year, the Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's Enceladus and Tethys moons posing in alignment 1.3 million miles away. The image, which was recently made available by NASA, was taken with the camera is looking up, toward the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings.

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Around The Horn

6 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at George Lange, Ztylus Z-Prime iPhone lens kit, New York Public Library's public domain collections, Pete Souza and David Hobby.

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A Dog's Life

6 January 2016

Years ago we would begin the year by flying down to Las Vegas to attempt to cover the Consumer Electronics Show (you can't walk it, let alone cover it) before flying back to catch the end of Macworld Expo (you know, where the iPhone was unveiled).

Funny thing about that.

It felt a lot like being led around on a leash. Dragged to one announcement or another, all we could do was bark with some enthusiasm. There wasn't time for considered analysis or even thoughtful exposition.

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Around The Horn: CES

6 January 2016

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

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Around The Horn: CES +

5 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a 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 announcements coming from the Consumer Electronics Show in Law Vegas. Those include products from Canon, Nikon and Panasonic.

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Camera Of The Year: Phase One XF System

4 January 2016

Of all the cameras introduced in 2015, only the Phase One XF system impressed us by both its design and execution, putting a much friendlier vision of photography in our hands for an afternoon. In that it was revolutionary in a way we haven't seen in decades of reviewing cameras. And, we can only hope, influential.

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Around The Horn

4 January 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at 135mm primes, the Indigo Marble Wrap, photography tips and Rocky Nook discounts.

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Phase One 100-Mp Sensor Takes Flight

3 January 2016

Phase One Industrial has announced the addition of the parent company's 100-megapixel medium format technology to its aerial photography camera line-up with two new models. The Phase One iXU 1000 and the iXU-R 1000 camera systems, available in both RGB and near infrared variants, offer large format performance at medium format prices, the company said.

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Phase One Adds 100-Mp Back to XF System

3 January 2016

Phase One has announced a new 100-megapixel CMOS full frame, medium format sensor back designed in collaboration with Sony for its Phase One XF 100MP camera systems. With a sensor designed in collaboration with Sony, the new back delivers 16-bit color, 15 f-stops of dynamic range, Live View capturing with HDMI output, ISO sensibility from 50 to 12,800 and exposure times of up to 60 minutes.

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December Archived

1 January 2016

This must be a labor of love. We let the old year expire naturally but we began the new one today with just a cappuccino and a few minutes of the Rose Parade to awaken our senses before archiving the last number of Volume 4 of our Archive. Then we relaxed a bit by updating our traditional first story of the year.

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It's 2016!

1 January 2016

Once again (and we're not complaining when we say it), the New Year brings its own rituals here. We've snuck away from the Rose Parade to scribble, "It's 2015!" on a Post-it note we immediately stuck to a spot our eyes can't avoid.

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