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Make A Wrist Strap For Your Phone

Caption Contest

Memorial Day

A Crown of Clouds

Beyond The Velvet Rope

Some Days Are Like That

Stories Not Told

An Old Photo

A Marketing Lesson

Two Slide Show Fails

Breaking News

Wherefore Art Thou?

Installing Sierra

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

Here's Looking At You

There Are Two Sides To Every Mushroom

Exposure

Portrait

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Of Violins And Cameras

A Lesson In Software Development

Storm Clouds On The Ridge

Don't Jump

Late Afternoon Skyscape

Dancing Clouds

Running On Rims

The One-Eyed Man

Presidents' Day

Je T'Aime

Going Places

Partial Pano: The City Under Clouds

How To Advertise

Gear Lessons Learned From Golf

Sunrise, Sunset

Today's Lesson

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

After The Deluge

On Image Editing Software

An Island In the Middle Of The City

Italy In 1999

Urs Fischer At The Legion

Early Monet

Lunch At Luna Blu

Hippocrates On Parnassus

Mount Davidson

17 Mile Drive

Spring Before The Storm

Silverado Concours d'Elegance

At City Lights Bookstore

Taking Our Own Advice

Bouquets To Art 2017

City Walk From A While Ago

Diamond Heights

Mission Bay

Mission Dolores Cemetery

A Walk In The Rain

Public Works

On Chenery To Church

Marching In Washington

Morro Bay

Dry Creek

The Golden Gate

In Camera

TreeGirl

A Beautiful Anarchy

David Goldblatt

In The Eyes Of Children

Cave Photography

The Infinite Now

Harry Gruyaert

Eric Wolfinger

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Lifeboat Station Project

Crazy Carl

Master Pinelands Photographer Albert Horner

Food Photography With Scrivani, Kang, Şahin

Photo Marathon 2016

Photograph

Ron Edmonds

Surprise Darkroom Engagement

Making A Living

Super Bowl Cameras

Mark McInnis

Burk Uzzle

Christopher Anderson

Pete Souza

Stanley Greene

Don Hunstein

Ren Hang

David Rubinger

Chuck Stewart

Lennart Nilsson

Antony Armstrong-Jones

Martha Swope

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May

Make A Wrist Strap For Your Phone

31 May 2017

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

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Leica Updates SL Firmware

31 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

31 May 2017

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

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Sigma Addresses Converter Issue On Sony α9

31 May 2017

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

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DxO One Update Improves Standalone Mode, Battery Life

31 May 2017

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

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Nikon Introduces Coolpix W300 +

30 May 2017

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

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Nikon Announces Three New Wide-Angle Nikkor Lenses +

30 May 2017

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

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Supreme Court Rules Against Lexmark On Refilled Cartridges

30 May 2017

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

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Caption Contest

30 May 2017

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

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Halide Camera App Released For iPhone

30 May 2017

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

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Site Tweak: Calendar Submissions

30 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

30 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ofit Barak, interactive deep colorization, Photoshop alignment shortcuts, a solution to Sony overheating problems, ISO 100 noise in the Sony a9, the Venice Biennale and a spring book sale.

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Memorial Day

29 May 2017

Freddie Bacigalupi. 1920-1944.

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

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

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

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

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

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Matinee: 'Interview with David Goldblatt'

27 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

27 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at rare photos, a red chair, Dronescapes and not a dress -- all treats for the eye.

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Friday Slide Show: Italy In 1999

26 May 2017

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

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Binded Launches Copyright Platform

26 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

26 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stanley Kubrick, the NYT Portfolio Review, photography for yourself, Salton Sea and the 500px/Fotolia connection.

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Adobe Announces 'Make The Cut' Winners

25 May 2017

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

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Think Tank Photo Upgrades TurnStyle Camera Bags

25 May 2017

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

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Think Tank Photo: New Rolling Backpack, Upgraded Backpacks

25 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

25 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at abandoned places, preserving a photographic heritage, iCloud Photo Library vs. Google online photo storage, Pamela Gentile, removing GPS info and Jinbei studio flash units.

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Ricoh Introduces WG-50 Rugged Compact

24 May 2017

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

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Adobe Updates Camera Raw, Lightroom

24 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

24 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Holga, Gavin Hooey, Gabriele Micalizzi and the Genaray cutlass wand and ring light kit.

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A Crown of Clouds

23 May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photokina: Annual May Shows With Expanded Tech

23 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

23 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the greatest show on earth, more Photoshop shortcuts, the Godox AD200 and therapeutic photography.

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Luminous Landscape Honors Reichmann With Founder's Page

22 May 2017

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

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Adorama: Sony α9 Giveway, Trade-In Offers

22 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

22 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Maryam Majd, Baidu's facial recognition, a 1998 SMC Pentax-FA 100mm f3.5 macro lens, Gerhard Steidl and Dayanita Singh.

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Matinee: 'In The Eyes Of Children'

20 May 2017

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

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Remembering Stanley Greene

20 May 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Urs Fischer At The Legion

19 May 2017

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

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Court Rules Against FAA Non-Commercial Drone Registration

19 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

19 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at scavengers at Chernobyl, Pablove Shutterbugs, a Hernandez photo book, Greg Heisler talking to David Hobby and Kevin L. Ferguson on Jason Shulman.

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

18 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

18 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Dead Sea, New York's standpipes, a 3D attachment for your mobile device, S Magazine and the Db Hugger.

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Site Tweak: A JSON Feed +

17 May 2017

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

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Google Photos Adds Three New Ways To Share

17 May 2017

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

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Olympus Announces Tough TG-5

17 May 2017

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

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

17 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

17 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Berenice Abbott, UV filters, Reznicki on the Stepables judgement and flower photography.

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Beyond The Velvet Rope

16 May 2017

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

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

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

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

And you can blame photography for that.

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

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Adobe Announces Six New Creative Residents

16 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

16 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Photoshop Week, Fred Lyon, the upgrade line, getting around a document in Photoshop, discounts on Adler's posing guide, film photography blogs and Esther Dyson's Flickr albums.

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Around The Horn

15 May 2017

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

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Matinee: 'Cave Photography'

13 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

13 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at James Pomerantz, the Sony FE 100mm f2.8, the CCS StrapShot and FilmLab.

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Friday Slide Show: Early Monet

12 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

12 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mexican landscapes, a postmortem on a shoot, a pilot copyright program, shutter shock and Apple iPhone tutorials.

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Some Days Are Like That

11 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

11 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ed Caraeff, the group shot, storing images in the cloud, capturing flowers, bird photography, Nikon's year and Lloyd Chambers' lens sale.

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Stories Not Told

10 May 2017

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

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

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

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

We suspect you are groaning in agreement.

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

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Around The Horn

10 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at making a Mother's Day card, the National Geographic Travel Photography contest, Vanexus Photography, a Rocky Nook deal, a Pier 24 catalog and how to learn new things as an adult.

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Phase One Launches Cultural Heritage Camera System

10 May 2017

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

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Phase One Announces 100-Mp Achromatic Digital Back

10 May 2017

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

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An Old Photo

9 May 2017

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

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

LONG AGO

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

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

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

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Around The Horn

9 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hiroshi Sugimoto, automatic Mother's Day movies, Lindsay Adler on Make It, Pixomatic 3, the Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 and vacation gear.

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A Marketing Lesson

8 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

8 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at famous photographs, air travel with gear, working with color in Photoshop and Smart Previews.

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Matinee: 'The Infinite Now'

6 May 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Lunch At Luna Blu

5 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

4 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jacqui Kenny, color balancing home lighting, astrophotography with Sony cameras, Editors Key Lightroom keyboard and merging Lightroom catalogs.

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Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 10.1

4 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

4 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Matthew O'Brien, photochrom postcards, 30-bit color monitors and a request for help.

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DNP To Give Away Printer In May Photo Contest

3 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

3 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Marcia Bricker Halperin, the Panasonic G85, photographing property, a bokeh simulator and Hubert L. Dreyfus.

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Deals: Peter Krogh's New Book

3 May 2017

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

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Deals: Alien Skin Software 30 Pct. Discount

3 May 2017

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

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Two Slide Show Fails

2 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

2 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Viktor Macha, Franck Bohbot, the Arab Image Foundation, hot cameras and Joan Wilkinson Sadler.

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Freelancers Cite Favorite Publications

1 May 2017

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

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Around The Horn

1 May 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Meridith Kohut, cropping tips, flying to South America, the scanning process and transforming a model's appearance.

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April Archived

1 May 2017

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

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April

Matinee: 'Harry Gruyaert'

29 April 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Hippocrates On Parnassus

28 April 2017

This summer will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. The de Young Museum has already started the party with The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll. But we thought we'd get in the mood by visiting Hippocrates on Parnassus.

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Around The Horn

28 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Exif.co, the Epson P7000, the Macphun Filters project, Lightroom performance issues on Windows, a SilverFast printer calibration offer and the Getty's Chris Edwards.

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An Apple Photos Project

27 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

27 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at holy clowns, model releases, archeological drone imagery, weatherproof Olympus cameras and DxO Optics Pro 9.

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Miops, Photography Life Announce Fujifilm X-T20 Giveaway

26 April 2017

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

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Adobe Updates Ease Contributing To Adobe Stock

26 April 2017

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

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Breaking News +

26 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

26 April 2017

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

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Wherefore Art Thou?

25 April 2017

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

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

You don't need much imagination to build walls.

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

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

Practical but romantic. Romantic but practical.

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

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Around The Horn

25 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Cinthya Santos-Briones, the Sigma 135mm Art lens, diptychs, bokeh aji, Lightroom's Visualize Spots tool and Moonrise prints.

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Around The Horn

24 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Markus Lindstrom, Julieanne Kost in Antarctica, more on the Fujifilm GFX 50S experience and the Sigma 10-20mm zoom.

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

22 April 2017

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

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Luminous Endowment Grant Winners Announced

21 April 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Mount Davidson

21 April 2017

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

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Canon Opens Entries for New Cosmos Photo Contest

21 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

21 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at event photography, using gels to shift ambient light, LivePhotosKit JS, actual and red flag knowledge of infringement, Instagress and pods and the White House returns to Flickr.

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Sony World Photog Awards Announces Grand Prize Winners

20 April 2017

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

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Installing Sierra +

20 April 2017

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

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.50 Production Release

20 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

20 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Eugene Richards, Sony's new full-frame mirrorless, sunlight at high noon and focusing the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

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Panasonic Announces Micro Four Thirds Wide-Angle Zoom

19 April 2017

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

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Adobe Releases Creative Cloud Video Updates

19 April 2017

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

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 Announces ZS70 Travel Zoom

19 April 2017

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

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Sony Announces α9 24.2-Mp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

19 April 2017

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

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Sony Announces FE 100-400mm Zoom

19 April 2017

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

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Test Drive: Capture One Pro Keyboard

19 April 2017

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

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TIPA Honors WhiteWall As Best Photo Lab

19 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

19 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the North Korean Border, Instagram street photographers, tips for a bridal shoot and a guide to shooting the solar eclipse.

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

18 April 2017

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

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Eizo Announce ColorEdge Prominence DCI-4K Monitor

18 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

18 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at black-and-white photography, Team Sky, Chris Buck and observation as a skill.

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Around The Horn

17 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Bob Dylan, Kost's Japan photos, approaching people on the street and Sony.

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Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

16 April 2017

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

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Matinee: '1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia'

15 April 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: 17 Mile Drive

14 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

14 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Holy Week, Corey Arnold, the Sony FE 85mm f1.8, Steven Klein, Andy Yang's AMA and LaserSoft's Easter discount.

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Test Drive: Think Tank Photo Signature 13 Bag +

13 April 2017

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

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Site Tweak: Corner Ratings

13 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

13 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the end of the California drought, the Sigma 135mm Art lens, deadly selfies and Tom M Johnson's portfolio visit to New York.

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Alpine Labs Kickstarts Spark Camera Remote

12 April 2017

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

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Nikon Introduces D7500 DX dSLR +

12 April 2017

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

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Adobe Releases Camera Raw, Lightroom Updates

12 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn +

12 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Todd Webb, Ricoh following Panasonic out the door, Stephen Robinson and journalism contests.

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Here's Looking At You

11 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

11 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stockholm, the Olympus PEN-Fa, Joe McNally at a bar, Hank Willis Thomas and a BorrowLenses discount.

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DNP Announces Single Roll Media For DS40 Printer

11 April 2017

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

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2017 Pultizers For Photography Awarded

10 April 2017

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

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There Are Two Sides To Every Mushroom

10 April 2017

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

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Fotofabriek Shows Your Photobook In Production

10 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

10 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Julien Legrand, Milagros Caturla, Lauren Greenfield, Ten & One, Charles Gatewood, Lumist and disabling GPS when texting.

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Matinee: 'The Lifeboat Station Project'

8 April 2017

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

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Site Tweak: Month Subheads

8 April 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Spring Before The Storm

7 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

7 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Harry Borden, W. Eugene Smith, the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8, Linda the llama, gelled flash in ambient light and Apple Clips.

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Exposure

6 April 2017

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

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

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

THREE ASSOCIATIONS

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

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

6 April 2017

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

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Canon Announces PowerShot SX730 With 40x Zoom

6 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

6 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at spring, selfies powered by Adobe Sensei, HR 1695, a Professional Photographer Magazine cover, the Zeiss Batis 135mm, mirrorless v.dSLR sales and David Merron.

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500px Changes Membership Plans

6 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

5 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Fujifilm GFX/Hasselblad X1D, The Scent of a Dream, portraying with scale and a copyright registration tip.

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Meyer-Optik Announces Primagon 24mm Development

5 April 2017

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

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

5 April 2017

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

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Sigma Releases sd Quattro Firmware Update

4 April 2017

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

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Book Bag: In Camera

4 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

4 April 2017

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

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Canon, Panasonic, Sony Offer Instant Rebates

3 April 2017

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

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Nikon Celebrates 100 Years With Commemorative Models

3 April 2017

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

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Phase One Announces More Free Capture One Webinars

3 April 2017

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

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Around The Horn

3 April 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at White House photography, 50mm lenses, a marketing generator and a free Lightroom tips PDF.

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Matinee: 'Crazy Carl'

1 April 2017

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

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Site Tweak: Calendar Archive

1 April 2017

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

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March Archived

1 April 2017

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

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March

Friday Slide Show: Silverado Concours d'Elegance

31 March 2017

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

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Adelman Archive To Be Housed At Library of Congress

31 March 2017

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

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Sigma 100-400m Contemporary Lens To Ship In April

31 March 2017

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

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Around The Horn

31 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at World Backup Day (today), Alaska, Sony's Kenji Tanaka, Tabitha Soren, more on the Panasonic FZ2500's problems, Galaxy S8 facial recognition and a Canon deal.

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Matthew Jordan Smith Workshops To Visit 26 Cities

30 March 2017

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

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Around The Horn

30 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Patty Carroll, the Panasonic FZ2500, Guetzli compression, new clouds and the Internet.

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Portrait

29 March 2017

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

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Around The Horn

29 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Underground Railroad, Ming Thein on his Hasselblad appointment, a free photo guide from National Geographic, a new NASA image library and a few of Moose Peterson's tricks.

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Hasselblad Appoints Ming Thein as Chief of Strategy

28 March 2017

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

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Alien Skin Adds Layers, More With Exposure X2 Update

28 March 2017

Alien Skin Software has updated announced Exposure X2, its non-destructive Raw photo editor, with advanced layer tools, additional presets, quick exports, expanded workflow options and selective presets.

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Around The Horn

28 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Russian anti-corruption protests, Catherine Leroy, Panasonic's plans, cropping bird feet and George Saunders.

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Steve Sanders Is Dead At 64

28 March 2017

Will Chambers, editor-in-chief at Steve's Digicams has announced that founder Steve Sanders has passed away at the age of 64.

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Best Single Photos Announced By Sony World Photo Awards

28 March 2017

Ten photographs from over 105,000 entries have been selected as winners of the Open categories of the Sony World Photography Awards. Also announced were the winners of the National awards for the best single photos taken by local photographers in 66 countries.

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Mac Creative Cloud Update Hogs CPU

28 March 2017

On Ric Ford's Macintosh today, contributor Christopher Moss reports a Creative Cloud 4.0.0.185 update "is hogging the CPU with 100-200 percent usage and fans going full blast."

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Lemkesoft Releases GraphicConverter 10.4

27 March 2017

Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 10.4, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility, with 18 new features and 7 updated ones in addition to a few bug fixes. It's the first update since version 10.3.1 was released on Jan. 6.

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Around The Horn

27 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sarah Lewis, Jean-Christian Rostagni, Mickalene Thomas and Fujifilm camera rebates.

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Matinee: 'Master Pinelands Photographer Albert Horner'

25 March 2017

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

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Remembering Don Hunstein

24 March 2017

Don Hunstein, who was Columbia Record's in-house photographer from 1955 to 1986, passed away in Manhattan last Saturday at the age of 88. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

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Friday Slide Show: At City Lights Bookstore

24 March 2017

For years we have been trying to remember what's written on the four hand-drawn paper posters that have hung for years in the top panes of four windows on the top floor of City Lights. We never can. We have to find the photo, reproduced below, to see what they have to say: Open Door, Open Books, Open Mind, Open Heart.

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Around The Horn

24 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the week in review, a to-do list, an inexpensive LED and a GFX 50S review.

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Curtis Waltz Named HP Aerial Photographer of the Year

23 March 2017

At its annual conference Saturday, the Professional Aerial Photographers Association has announced that Curtis Waltz has won the association's HP Aerial Photographer of the Year award.

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Around The Horn

23 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Rocio De Alba, PBS NewsHour photo of the day and photo essays, Becca and Dan, and the new Drobo 5n2 NAS.

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Around The Horn

22 March 2017

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

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Tuesday Slide Show: Taking Our Own Advice

21 March 2017

We revisited the de Young's Bouquets to Art exhibit on Saturday and this time we took our own advice. We used a WhiBal to help calculate the white balance of the museum lighting.

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Snapseed Update Adds Three New Tools

21 March 2017

Snapseed 2.17, which is rolling out today, add three new tools to its image editing suite...

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Book Bag: TreeGirl

21 March 2017

The full title of this coffee table book by the photographer and arborist Julianne Skai Arbor is TreeGirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature. It's something of a three-in-one book, presenting luscious photography, detailed botanical information and even some spiritual teaching, too.

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Around The Horn

21 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Overseas Press Club awards, Guetzli on an iPhone image, a Rocky Nook sale and a BorrowLenses deal.

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Apple Announces Clips For iOS

21 March 2017

Apple has introduced Clips, an iOS app designed to create "expressive videos" from video, photos and music. The videos can be shared through the Mssages app or on social networks. But it requires iOS 10.3, which has not yet been released.

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Oberwerth Introduces Donau Leather Lens Cases

20 March 2017

Luxury bag maker Oberwerth has announced a new line Donau leather lens cases handmade in Germany. The lens cases, which are available in four sizes, feature luxurious leather exteriors and wool felt interiors.

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Portraits For Good Turns Your Photo Into Art

20 March 2017

Founded in December 2015 by Alix Greenberg, Portraits for Good is a group of five artists who can turn your photograph into a work of art. And, as a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from each sale goes to one of over a dozen non-profit charities partnering with the company.

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Meyer-Optik To Offer Trioplan 35+ In Five Colors

20 March 2017

Meyer-Optik said its recently announced Trioplan 35+ will not only be the first lens that brings "soap bubble bokeh" to a wide-angle but will also be the first lens the German company makes that will be available in five different colors.

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Beyond The Bars Takes On Conditions At European Zoos

20 March 2017

On the thirty-third anniversary of founding of the Born Free international wildlife charity, it has published a virtual book entitled Beyond the Bars to highlight the stark reality of life for wild animals in captive facilities around the world today.

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Around The Horn

20 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Henryk Ross, wide angle zoom behavior, work-for-hire in California and a Luminous Endowment deal.

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Matinee: Food Photography With Scrivani, Kang, Şahin

18 March 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Bouquets To Art 2017

17 March 2017

Once again we took a moment to take in Bouquets to Art, the de Young Museum's annual conversation between art and nature "where the most in-demand floral designers from the Bay Area and beyond create stunning arrangements inspired by the de Young's collection."

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

17 March 2017

We're not sure why St. Patrick's Day isn't a national holiday but having slaved away all morning to bring you the news (with more slaving slated for this afternoon), we bemoan the decision.

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Around The Horn

17 March 2017

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

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Google Releases Open Source Guetzil JPEG Encoder

17 March 2017

After developing Guetzil, a new JPEG encoder featuring "excellent compression density at high visual quality," Google has released the source code on GitHub. Guetzil, which means "cookie" in Swiss German, creates JPEGs that are compatible with existing browsers and image processing applications.

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Sigma 135mm Art Lens To Ship In  May  April+

17 March 2017

Sigma has announced its 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art lens announced at CP+ in February will ship in May for $1,399.

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The Old Sill

16 March 2017

Character. We were using the word the other day in reference to our kitchen window sill. Three layers of paint, dings and chips, caulk curled from the afternoon sun. A mess.

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Around The Horn

16 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Syria, another lighting lesson from David Hobby, seven iPhone drawing apps and Joe McNally.

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Of Violins And Cameras

15 March 2017

We awoke this morning to the sweet strains of violinist Mira Wang playing the newly-restored Totenburg violin. Stolen by a student 36 years ago, the Stradivarius was recovered by the FBI last year and returned to the stage in Wang's hands March 8.

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SFMOMA To Exhibit Sultan, Mandel

15 March 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will present two photography exhibitions this spring highlighting a pair of artists with different visions and a shared past: Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel.

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Around The Horn

15 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Elliott Erwitt, Behance/Portfolio grids, Nikon Transfer fail and #Photography Magazine.

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Premiere Turns 25

14 March 2017

Just five years after the debut of Illustrator Adobe scaled the highest peak in graphic arts automatic, conquering video with Premiere. Looking back, that's like getting to the moon with a pocket calculator.

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'Harry Benson: Shoot First' Now On Digital HD

14 March 2017

Magnolia Home Entertainment has released Harry Benson: Shoot First on Digital HD today. The documentary details the decades-long career of legendary photojournalist Harry Benson and features slide shows of his stills along with Benson and a long list of subjects, friends and colleagues -- including Sharon Stone, Alec Baldwin, Dan Rather and Ralph Lauren-- who reflect on his career, methods and pranks.

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Around The Horn

14 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Holi 2017, Jerry Dantzic's Billie Holiday images, the supply of high-end cameras and IoSafe.

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Kevin Faingnaert Wins 2017 Zeiss Photography Award

14 March 2017

The World Photography Organization and Zeiss has announced Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert as the winner of the Zeiss Photography Award "Seeing Beyond." Faingnaert is recognized for Føroyar, a photographic series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands.

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A Lesson In Software Development

13 March 2017

We're always looking for ways to levitate ourselves out of our chair. The sedentary life will kill you if you let it. And one of the ways we stay alive is performing (and it is theater the way we do it) small home repairs at the bunker. Like recaulking and repainting the window frames.

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Around The Horn

13 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Eric Pickersgill, ingestion software, Iridient Digital's X-Transformer, the Pentax KP, the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the U.S. Copyright Office's new blog and yet another fix for LG's 5K UltraFine monitors.

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Adobe Illustrator Turns 30

13 March 2017

You had to be there. Of that time, in that room. A pristine room with a Macintosh cabled to a Linotronic, Illustrator running on the Mac. No ruling pens, no bottles of ink, no rubber cement, no waxer, no white paint, no Letraset rub-on graphics. Just a computer and imagesetter that spoke Postscript to each other. And, well, Bezier curves.

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Matinee: 'Photo Marathon 2016'

11 March 2017

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

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Spring Forward

11 March 2017

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

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Rineke Dijkstra Wins Hasselblad Foundation Award

11 March 2017

The Hasselblad Foundation has awarded Dutch portrait photographer Rineke Dijkstra its International Award in Photography of $110,000. The Foundation praised Dijkstra as "one of the most significant contemporary artists working in photographic portraiture" whose works "recall the visual acuity of seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture, offering intimate portrayals of her sitters whilst also suggesting the situated aspects of their being."

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Friday Slide Show: City Walk From A While Ago

10 March 2017

We've been mining our old images for Friday Slide Shows on the theory that modern image processing software can breathe new life into them. But it struck us the other day that the one review camera we haven't resuscitated was the Nikon I V1.

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Aerial Photogs Sponsor Charity Auction

10 March 2017

You have until March 18 to bid on the Professional Aerial Photographers Association auction for Hope for Honduran Children/Noreen Macbean Children's Center, a foundation that provides housing, education and occupational training to orphaned boys in Santa Lucia, Honduras.

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Around The Horn

10 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Niko J. Kallianiotis, the Panasonic FZ2500, Storyglory and Amazon Prints.

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Around The Horn

9 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stephanie Calabrese, Fukuushima's wild boars, Genaro Bardy and some scans of old photos.

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Meyer-Optik Launches Trioplan 35+ Kickstarter

9 March 2017

Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a 35mm f2.8 lens to bring the Trioplan soap bubble bokeh to a wide-angle lens for the first time.

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Epson FastFoto: Conclusion

8 March 2017

We write our conclusions around here a little differently. For a multipart review like this, we cover the arrival, installation and basic operation as we experience them. Then we dig into whatever special issues come up.

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Around The Horn

8 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Snapchat, photos in the dark, Artistic Eye, a simply gorgeous sunrise, the ICS vintage camera fair, searching for photos on iOS and OS X and a tribute to 80 years in print.

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Phase One Celebrates International Women's Day

8 March 2017

To celebrate International Women's Day today, Phase One is highlighting the work of several women photographers including fashion and beauty photographer, Andrea Zvadova.

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Adorama Celebrates Women's History Month

8 March 2017

Adorama and New York photographer and activist Dorie Hagler will team up for a series of in-store events and activities to celebrate the female photographer. The events kick off this evening on International Women's Day when you can drop by Adorama to have your photo taken by Hagler.

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Storm Clouds On The Ridge

7 March 2017

We were, for a time yesterday, fixated on the storm clouds moving south over the ocean. They were enormous, casting dramatic dark shadows on the water. Then we looked to our left at the ridge.

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Adobe Updates Lightroom, Camera Raw

7 March 2017

Adobe has updated both Lightroom and Camera Raw with new camera and lens profile support in addition to some bug fixes. The update to Camera Raw provides the Lightroom camera and lens profile support to Photoshop.

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Google Rolls Out Snapseed 2.16

7 March 2017

In a blog post today, the Snapseed team announced the rollout of version 2.16 of the Google photo editing app.

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Around The Horn

7 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the EPA in photos, optical finder or EVF, Victor J. Blue in Mosul and the end of the line for Popular Photography and American Photo.

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Lightroom Mobile Update Supports Raw HDR Captures

6 March 2017

Adobe has updated Lightroom mobile with a new Raw HDR capture mode that takes three DNG exposures and automatically aligns, merges, de-ghosts and tone-maps the image to deliver a 16-bit floating point DNG.

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Around The Horn

6 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Turnley captures Vladimir Putin, the Pentax KP, the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 and Foodphoto Festival 2017.

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Matinee: 'Photograph'

4 March 2017

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

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Remembering Ren Hang

3 March 2017

Chinese photographer Ren Hang died on Feb. 24 in Beijing at the age of 29. Newspaper reports said Ren, who suffered from depression, had jumped off the 28th floor of a building.

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Iridient Developer 3.1.4, X-Transformer beta 3 Released

3 March 2017

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.1.4, its MacOS Raw conversion software and Iridient X-Transformer, a Fujifilm RAF to DNG processor, for macOS and Windows.

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Friday Slide Show: Diamond Heights

3 March 2017

Today's presentation is more of an exercise than an exhibit. A mental exercise. Yoga for the brain. Pilates for the mind. An ordeal, in short.

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Remembering David Rubinger

3 March 2017

On March 1 the Israeli photographer David Rubinger passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 92, ending a remarkable life.

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Around The Horn

3 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at lens adapters, Google Photos, the Canon EOS M5, using warming gels, copyright infringement, Debra Fadely-Raber joining Luminous Landscape and 100 Photoshop tutorials.

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Don't Jump

2 March 2017

This peculiar structure was erected over the sidewalk down the hill recently. It solves the problem of dumping roof debris into a truck when the house itself is set back from the street and there is no driveway.

We walked around it.

And we suspect the grammar school kids from the two schools in the neighborhood would not even be tempted to try climbing the thing should the roofers take a day off. It looks more like a diving platform than a scaffold.

Still, there's something uplifting about the shot. It picks up your spirits just looking at it as it rises from the hazy fog of the horizon to the deeper blue atmosphere. You could launch rockets from the thing, Elon.

The image itself happens to be something of a scaffold.

There's the 1980s-era Nikkor 35mm f2.8 with circular polarizer that focuses the image on the 2005 Nikon D200's 10-Mp sensor. The Raw Nikon NEF file was converted into an Adobe DNG Raw file on import from the CompactFlash card.

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Around The Horn

2 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Smithsonian finalists gallery, manual camera apps, location portrait shooting and U.S. Copyright Office Web site.

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Spacemap Introduces Beoncam Wrist Camera

1 March 2017

Spacemap has announced a Indiegogo project for Beoncam, which it claims is the world's first smart wearable that features a removable 360° panoramic/190° hemispheric camera.

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Around The Horn

1 March 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Egypt's endangered journalists, a commercial contract review, a five-photo wedding book layout and Suzuki Shin'ichi.

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Smith Fund Grant Open For Entries, Increased To $35K

1 March 2017

The W. Eugene Smith Fund has announced it is now accepting applications for its grant, which has been increased to $35,000. Since presenting its first grant in 1980, the Fund has awarded more than one million dollars to exemplary photographers whose works, created in the tradition of Eugene Smith, representing the very best of humanistic photography and photojournalism.

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February Archived

1 March 2017

We stayed up late last night to archive Volume 6 Number 2 of Photo Corners with 17 Features, 22 commented news stories, 23 Editor's Notes (which included over 86 items of interest), two reviews and two site notes for a total of 66 stories.

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February

Smithsonian Magazine Announces Photo Contest Finalists

28 February 2017

Smithsonian magazine has released the finalists of their 14th Annual Photo Contest after receiving over 48,000 submissions from photographers in over 146 countries and territories.

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Around The Horn

28 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Vanity Fair's Oscar party portraits, iPhone portraits, Joel Sartore's photo ark, a free Luminar video on portrait retouching, SilverFast version 8.8.0r8 and Lieko Shiga.

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Sony World Photography Awards Reveals Shortlist

27 February 2017

The World Photography Organization has announced the top 10 shortlisted and top 50 commended photographers for its 10th anniversary competition. Photographers entered 227,596 images across the awards' Professional, Open and Youth competitions, WPO said.

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Late Afternoon Skyscape

27 February 2017

When we climb out of the bunker to take our afternoon break, we usually pop into the kitchen for an espresso. And as we wait for the espresso machine to warm up, we are often blinded by the beauty over the ocean.

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Around The Horn

27 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 74th Pictures of the Year International competition, hardware, a free Davis webinar and an Olympus trade-in offer.

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Phase One Announces Free Capture One Webinars

27 February 2017

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

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Matinee: Ron Edmonds' 'I Am Not The Enemy' +

25 February 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Mission Bay

24 February 2017

On the eastern side of San Francisco, Mission Bay has been transformed into a medical community with small industrial shops still clinging to the other side of the tracks that run under the freeway.

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Dancing Clouds

24 February 2017

The pale blues, the deep ones, the ocean its own blue and the distant orange clouds, the big nearby puffs of gold with purple shadows all make you think, strangely enough, of oil paintings. Only because, we suspect, we are much more likely to see a reproduction of a painted sunset than a real one.

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Around The Horn

24 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the border from both sides, the Sony FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS, Sebastian Rich and Bert Monroy.

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DNP Introduces WPS Pro Wireless Print Server

23 February 2017

DNP has introduced its new WPS Pro Wireless Print Server for the company's DS40, DS80, DS620A, DS-RX1HS and DS820A dye-sublimation printers, providing a 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connection to them.

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Running On Rims

23 February 2017

We were tempted to call this Whistler's Mother because, like that painting, it's an Arrangement in Grey and Black. But after finishing our coffee, we decided Running on Rims said Arrangement in Grey and Black just as well.

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Around The Horn

23 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at iPhone portable printers, Instagram's new Galleries, Michael Blanchette and STAS picture hanging solutions.

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The One-Eyed Man

22 February 2017

We wish we could tell you this image was staged. But it wasn't. We found this lens sitting unscratched on the rough sidewalk we were navigating last week after some rain.

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Around The Horn

22 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at protest photos, mirrorless sensor cleaning, reliable USB 3 backup enclosures and Olympic venues.

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Around The Horn

21 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Dorothea Lange, photos of Deadheads, moving from Canon to Pentax and Moment 2.0.

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Sigma Announces Four Global Vision Lenses +

21 February 2017

Sigma announced four new Global Vision lenses, that will be on display at the CP+ Show in Tokyo, Japan, which opens on Thursday.

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Presidents' Day

20 February 2017

Every dog has its day, we're told, even presidents who, in the hierarchy of things, rank lower than dogs if you can believe their approval ratings.

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Site Tweak: Mike's Method

20 February 2017

We spent a little time over the weekend tweaking our Perl script to search the over 3,235 articles on Photo Corners. We just refined how we strip HTML for lines that have only one delimiter, which happens with our rollover buttons. So that isn't really news.

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Around The Horn

20 February 2017

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

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Matinee: 'Surprise Darkroom Engagement'

18 February 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Mission Dolores Cemetery

17 February 2017

Eleven years ago we made our way through the gift shop at Mission Dolores, paid a small fee to get into the restored mission itself and exited to what was left of the old cemetery. We had a Fujifilm FinePix S5200 with us on an overcast day.

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Cruick Launches Camera Strap Kickstarter Campaign

17 February 2017

Cruick, a British firm founded by photographer Grant Cruick, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new line of leather camera straps "designed with longevity and quality in mind," according to the company.

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Around The Horn

17 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the New Yorker's photo department (yes, Virginia, they have one), Martha Rosler, Photoshop's New Document dialog box and MyPostcard.

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IPI Offers Insurance For Journalists

16 February 2017

The International Press Institute has announced Insurance for Journalists, an insurance package for journalists, freelancers, fixers and other news professionals.

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Around The Horn

16 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at professional on the profession, three female conflict zone photographers, 31 rolls of film from the 1940s and RawTherapee.

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Around The Horn

15 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the future of photojournalism, underwater photography winners, editing Antarctic photos and wedding photography tips.

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Canon Introduces Rebel T7i, 77D, 18-55mm Zoom, Bluetooth Remote

15 February 2017

It's the 30th year since Canon introduced its EOS system and the company expanded the line with two new dSLRs, a redesigned kit lens and a Bluetooth remote, in addition to the M6 mirrorless it announced earlier today.

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Canon Announces M6 Mirrorless, New EVF

15 February 2017

Canon has announced its M6 mirrorless camera featuring a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 7 image processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF speed. the company also announced its EVF-DC2, a high-performance electronic viewfinder for the M6 with 2.36 million dots.

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DxO Releases OpticsPro 11.4

15 February 2017

DxO has updated OpticsPro, its flagship image editing software, to version 11.4 with support for seven new cameras. New camera support has been extended to both DxO FilmPack v5.5.12 and DxO ViewPoint v3.1 as well.

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Je T'Aime

14 February 2017

When we took our walk in the rain, we passed by this metal sign on a fence in front of a little cottage. We tried to get the shot but it was dark, we were in a rush and we took what we could get. An apt description of most romantic adventures, when you think of it.

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Book Bag: A Beautiful Anarchy

14 February 2017

David duChemin has written an unusual book and Rocky Nook has had the courage to publish it. The Canadian photographer has put down his camera, picked up his pen and captured his thoughts on the creative process.

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Around The Horn

14 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at World Press Photo contest winners, photography subreddits, Venice from space and Cupid.

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Think Tank Photo Launches Signature Bag Series

13 February 2017

Think Tank Photo has launched its Signature Series of high-end camera bags featuring hand sewn, advanced fabrics with leather accents and metal hardware. The series is available in two sizes and two colors.

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Think Tank Photo Updates Airport TakeOff Roller

13 February 2017

Think Tank Photo has redesigned its Airport TakeOff roller to be 15 percent lighter. The roller fits most U.S. domestic and international airline carry-on requirements, the company said.

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Dedicated Capture One Pro Keyboard Announced

13 February 2017

Phase One and LogicKeyboard have announced a dedicated keyboard for the Mac version of Capture One Pro. The Capture One Pro keyboard for Mac is initially available in American English, British English and German with additional language support on request.

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Around The Horn

13 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at World Press Association photo of the year, taking two photo books apart, Pentax lenses and photos of the Cloud.

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Nikon Cancels Long-Delayed DL Series Digicams

13 February 2017

Nikon has announced the cancellation of its DL-series compact cameras. Announced a year ago, the series includes three never-produced models, named after the focal length of their zoom lenses: the DL24-85, DL18-50 and DL24-500.

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Matinee: Making A Living

11 February 2017

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

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Around The Horn

11 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a few think pieces for the weekend from Roger Cicala, Kirk Tuck, Derrick Story and Brandon Tauszik.

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Friday Slide Show: A Walk In The Rain

10 February 2017

The story this week is more about the walk than the photos. It was raining. But that didn't stop us. We took a two-hour stroll through the neighborhood snapping photos with a dSLR as if the sun were out.

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Swann Auctions To Hold Sale Of Rare Photos

10 February 2017

On Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. ET, Swann Auctions will begin the sale of 321 lots of rare photographs and albums on eBay's Live Auctions platform.

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Around The Horn

10 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at time warping, a lawyer pops off, Tullo's black-and-white dog show photos and Friday's celestial event.

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Test Drive: SilverFast SRDx Plug-In

9 February 2017

When LaserSoft Imaging announced the availability of its SilverFast SRDx plug-in we called it "a significant productivity improvement."

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Leica Offers Custom M Series Configurations

9 February 2017

Leica has announced an M-Sets Sale, a limited time sales offer in which you can choose a camera to pair with any of 19 M-series lenses to create a customized set. Available options can be seen at the Leica site.

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Around The Horn

9 February 2017

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

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Going Places

8 February 2017

Life, you may have heard, is a journey. That little tip is particularly likely to be hurled at you if you're in a hurry by someone who is not. But the inescapable fact is that we all spend a lot of our time traveling.

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Around The Horn

8 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Dorothea Lange's internment photos, a free wedding book page layout, Open Access at the Met and Lino Manfrotto.

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Partial Pano: The City Under Clouds

7 February 2017

Atmospheric conditions provided a rare opportunity for a panorama of the city the other day. The cloud cover was menacing but distributed a wonderfully diffuse light quite different from the gloom the fog spreads. It was like having a big silk hanging just over the city.

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Sony Introduces E-Mount 100mm, 85mm Plus Remote Flash

7 February 2017

Sony has announced two new E-mount prime lenses and a radio-controlled flash. The primes include a fast 100mm f2.81 and an even faster 85mm f1.8 optic. The new HVL-F45RM flash provides wireless control for the company's A7 full-frame cameras.

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Epson Announces Print Layout Software

7 February 2017

Epson has announced Epson Print Layout, software designed to simplify the print and color management workflow for photographers.

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Around The Horn

7 February 2017

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

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Tamron Announces Fast 70-200mm Zoom

6 February 2017

Tamron has announced its SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) featuring improved autofocus speed and precision, better Vibration Compensation and closer minimum object distance. New features include eBAND coating, moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction, fluorine coating and full compatibility with teleconverters.

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Tamron Introduces 10-24mm APS-C Zoom

6 February 2017

Tamron has announced its 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023), a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for APS-C dSLR cameras, which updates the company's 2008 10-24mm model with improved optical performance and new features.

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Around The Horn

6 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at returning veterans, Lightroom mobile questions, a portrait of Harold Davis and two new emulsions.

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Matinee: Super Bowl Cameras

4 February 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Public Works

3 February 2017

The little triangular park down the hill that runs along Laguna Honda had been taken over by a construction crew for a staging area. The project on the next block over was to replace a sewer line with clay pipe designed to last over a hundred years.

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Remembering Chuck Stewart

3 February 2017

He was getting an allowance of 25 cents a week when, turning 13 in 1940, his mother gave him a Six-16 Brownie box camera. That same day he went to work as a photographer, taking it to school to photograph the singer Marian Anderson.

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Around The Horn

3 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Sigma 85mm Art lens, how to gel big lights, Eric Chan's photography and LG's fix for its 5K Mac monitor.

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Hasselblad Opens Masters 2018 Competition

2 February 2017

Hasselblad has opened its Masters 2018 Competition for entries in 11 categories including a new Aerial sector honoring the company's history in that field, which includes the first landing on the moon.

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Remembering Lennart Nilsson

2 February 2017

Swedish photographer and scientist Lennart Nilsson passed away on Saturday in Stockholm at the age of 94. He combined his love of photography with curiosity about the natural world to produce images never before seen using medical instruments in the service of photography.

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Phase One Updates Capture One Pro

2 February 2017

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 10.0.2 "with new camera and lens support and yet more bug fixes to improve the Capture One Pro experience," the company said.

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2 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a Ferrari 250 GT PF coupe, Camera Restricta, a photo of hope and PhotoAlliance's portfolio review.

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How To Advertise

1 February 2017

We'd just parked the car behind the REI store on Brannan St. Our mission was to investigate a pair of sturdy hiking shoes. We weren't worried about the ice pack in the Sierras or the rocky trails in Yosemite so much as the uneven asphalt and concrete of San Francisco.

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Around The Horn

1 February 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at conservation photography, the Statue of Liberty, the Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II and hard drive reliability.

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January Archived

1 February 2017

Volume 6 Number 1 of Photo Corners has just been archived with 18 Features, 39 commented news stories, 22 Editor's Notes (which included over 84 items of interest), one (big) review and four site notes for a total of 84 stories.

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January

InFocus Opens Entries For Zuber Photography Award

31 January 2017

InFocus, the photography support group of Phoenix Art Museum, has opened entries for its InFocus Sidney Zuber Photography Award. The $5,000 award, open to U.S. residents, is granted biennially to an emerging or early career photographer who demonstrates artistic promise.

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Gear Lessons Learned From Golf

31 January 2017

It hadn't occurred to us all these years until the other day, quite by accident, when the notion just popped into our head. What notion? That our approach to photo gear has its origins in our experience with golf equipment.

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Snapseed Adds Curves Tool

31 January 2017

In a blog post today, the Snapseed team announced the first update to the smartphone image editing app in 2017. Among the new features are the addition of a Curves tool, improved Face Detection, improved grain quality in Black & White and improved line wrapping in the Text tool.

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Around The Horn

31 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at last weekend's protests, Sage Sohier, high key lighting and LG's 5K displays near routers.

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Triggertrap To Close Up Shop

31 January 2017

In an email to customers posted on Medium, Triggertrap officials announced today the company would be going out of business.

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Phase One Launches 2017 Digital Artists Workshops

30 January 2017

The Phase One has announced its Digital Artist Series international photography workshops will kick off in April with an all-expenses-included photo excursion to Cuba. The series, which outfits each participate with a Phase One XF IQ3 medium format camera, includes six other workshops at varies photogenic sites around the world.

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Adobe Retires Creative Suite 6

30 January 2017

Although the company has made no official announcement, Adobe has retired the perpetual license option for its Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop. Those versions have lagged behind the most recent Creative Cloud releases for some time now with a number of CC features not supported in the CS versions.

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Phase One Announces Free February Capture One Webinars

30 January 2017

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

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Around The Horn

30 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at an Arabian Disneyland, Christian Feichtner, a carry-on backpack and dealing with Lightroom warnings.

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29 January 2017

Just a brief note to alert subscribers that we've made a slight change to our Benefits page access that may require you to reenter your password. The change saves us a housekeeping step (and we hate housekeeping).

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Matinee: 'Freezing Time' With Mark McInnis

28 January 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: On Chenery To Church +

27 January 2017

We took a walk last weekend down O'Shaughnessy, which follows Glen Park Canyon, to see if a slide area had been contained. But we kept going into Glen Park itself and followed the main street Chenery up and over the hill into Noe Valley.

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Craighead Named White House Photographer

27 January 2017

Shealah Craighead, who served as staff photographer for President George W. Bush, has been named chief White House photographer for President Donald Trump, according to a Politico report.

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Bram To Replace Oosting At Hasselblad

27 January 2017

Hasselblad has announced that CEO Perry Oosting will step down by the end of the month and Paul Bram will become interim CEO. The news follows Hasselblad's acquisition by DJI earlier this month.

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Around The Horn

27 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stephen Hilger, a mysterious White House portrait, how to gel a speedlight and capturing lava flow.

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Sunrise, Sunset

26 January 2017

Swiftly flow the years, as the song from Fiddler on the Roof goes. For many of our swiftly flowing years we rarely saw a sunrise or sunset. But, as you may be tired of hearing, we get our fill now with a captivating view of the Pacific Ocean.

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Around The Horn

26 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art Series lens, sensor technology, curating a photography book and getting the right kind of lawyer.

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Ricoh Annnounces Compact Pentax KP

25 January 2017

Ricoh has announced the Pentax KP dSLR with a compact, weatherproof body that inherits many of the Pentax K-3 features. Along with a new 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with ISO sensitivity to 819,200, the KP is the first Pentax APS-C camera to use Shake Reduction II, the company's five-axis mechanism to compensate for camera shake up to five steps.

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Adorama Announces Orlit TTL Flash Solutions

25 January 2017

Adorama has announced a new line of through-the-lens flash solutions that including three initial offerings...

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PhotoFairs San Francisco Opens Tomorrow

25 January 2017

The first U.S. edition of PhotoFairs will be held Jan. 27-29 at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion. The fair includes 34 national and international galleries, representing 14 countries and 22 cities worldwide with an array of special events.

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Around The Horn

25 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a photo fact check, Robert Shults, starting from scratch and Pixelmator for 99 cents.

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Epson Announces Expression 1200xL Large Format Scanner

24 January 2017

Epson has announced its Expression 12000xL large-format color flatbed scanner featuring 2400x4800-dpi, tabloid-size scanning in two configurations: the Expression 12000xL-GA designed for professional graphic artists, museums and forensic labs and the Expression 12000xL-PH designed for photographers and film preservationists.

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Around The Horn

24 January 2017

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

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Adobe Unveils Chromebook Creativity Apps

24 January 2017

Adobe has announced the upcoming release of updated Android applications optimized for select Chromebooks to help students harness their creativity. Later this month, Adobe Creative Cloud apps will be available for free download as part of the Google beta announced today, giving students using Chromebooks the tools they need to be more creative.

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Adobe Accepting Applications For 2017 Creative Residency

23 January 2017

Adobe has begun accepting applications for its 2017 Creative Residency which provides six creatives (like photographers) a year-long apprenticeship at Adobe to work on a project, sharing the process with the creative community as it proceeds.

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Monday Slide Show: Marching In Washington

23 January 2017

Our correspondant Angelo Pasini attended the Women's March in Washinton, D.C. yesterday and filed a handful of photos from the event. "I thought I'd share some of the moments I captured on camera from on the ground in D.C," he wrote. "These signs were my personal favorites of those I saw."

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Around The Horn

23 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Women's Marches, the Leica M10 and Fujifilm GFX 50S, Pier 24's Collected catalog and a Sony trade-in event.

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Matinee: Burk Uzzle on Preparedness in Photography

21 January 2017

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

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Friday Slide Show: Morro Bay

20 January 2017

The town of about 10,000 inhabitants called Morro Bay takes its name from Morro Rock, a volcanic plug that rises 576 feet above the ocean and is home to a few peregrine falcons. The plug is one in a line of nine such, known as the Nine Sisters.

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Around The Horn

20 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at no new White House photographer, parades, zooming in Google+ and bad clients.

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Around The Horn

19 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Leica M10, portraits of shooting victims, 60-second Lightroom tips and a SnapBridge test.

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Fujfilm Announces Next Generation X100F

19 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its new X100F premium rangefinder featuring a unique Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder that can switch between an optical viewfinder and electronic viewfinder. The new X100F is the fourth generation release from the series that introduced the first hybrid viewfinder.

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Fujifilm X-T20 Updates X-T10 With Touch Control

19 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its new Fujifilm X-T20 interchangeable lens camera as the successor to its X-T10. The updated model features a new APS-C sized 24.3-megapizel X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Coming in February

19 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera will launch late February with three Fujinon lenses to be followed by an additional three lenses later this year. The initial lens lineup includes the GF63mmF2.8 R WR (50mm equivalent), the GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR (25-51mm) and the GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro (95mm).

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Today's Lesson

18 January 2017

We'd gone through the Diane Arbus exhibit at SFMOMA twice, burning our favorite images into the old bean so we'd have something to think about on the streetcar ride home. It was a press event so we were discretely escorted out of the building into the rain.

But first we thought we'd stop in at the Mechanics' Institute to make a few notes in those large, quiet (and dry) rooms. We only had to go two blocks to get there but the rain was coming down hard enough we thought we just might have to resort to the umbrella we'd stuffed in our coat pocket.

Still, we bravely (obstinately even) walked alongside the buildings in Minna alley to avoid the rain drops as long as we could. And as we did, we had to swerve into the street to avoid a box of garbage.

There was nothing particularly attractive about that garbage. It was just garbage and in our way. But there we noticed some easily read text staring us in the face as we passed.

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Leica Introduces Leica M10

18 January 2017

Leica has unvield its M10 rangefinder featuring the slimmest body of any digital M camera, a new 14-megapixel CMOS sensor, WiFi, a physical ISO dial, higher magnification optical viewfinder. Missing in action is video recording, however.

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N.Y. Times Opens Fifth Annual Portfolio Review

18 January 2017

Once again the New York Times will hold its free New York Portfolio Review, otherwise known as "an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other -- and have fun." According to the official announcement...

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Around The Horn

18 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at wax figures, the Feiyu MG V2, five Lightroom shortcuts and #GriddyCenter.

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FastFoto: Scan Comparison

17 January 2017

In this installment of our multi-part review of the Epson FastFoto, we'll show how FastFoto's scan of a print compares with several other methods of digitizing the same image, including a scan of the negative, a flatbed scan of the same print, a camera shot of the print and Google PhotoScan app's reconstruction of the print

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Around The Horn

17 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Pennsylvania's bygone lumber industry, senior track and field athletes, flash card reliability and using big data to target a client.

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Meyerowitz Receives the Leica Hall of Fame Award

17 January 2017

Leica has awarded photographer Joel Meyerowitz with the Leica Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement. An exhibition at Leica Gallery Wetzlar during the A Celebration of Photography from Jan. 19 to March 31 will showcase his photography.

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Parr Awarded Sony Outstanding Contribution Title

17 January 2017

British documentary photographer Martin Parr has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Photography title by the World Photography Organization. The title will be bestowed at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony held in London on April 20.

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Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 10 Update

17 January 2017

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 10.0.1 with new lens support and minor bug fixes in both the OS X and Windows versions of the software. Details follow...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

16 January 2017

As our country is about to take what generously might be called a step backward in its long evolution toward justice for all, we stop to celebrate the life of a man who pushed forward against the tide.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.40 Production Release

14 January 2017

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.40, the first production release since v10.36 on Nov. 24, 2016. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Matinee: 'Finding Home With Christopher Anderson'

14 January 2017

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

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Remembering Antony Armstrong-Jones

13 January 2017

Better known as Lord Snowdon -- a title he acquired after marrying Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1960 -- Antony Armstrong-Jones died Friday at home in London at the age of 86.

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Friday Slide Show: Dry Creek

13 January 2017

After all the rain around here this week we needed a break and what better break than to revisit Dry Creek, whose name alone does the job. Except our "revisiting" was confined to looking through our photo archive for images of the valley rather than hazarding a trip there.

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Remembering Martha Swope

13 January 2017

She spent her career capturing the most ephemeral arts. Dance and the theater. "The important thing is that actors and dancers and theater people be recorded and remembered because it was a wonderful era, a terrific era," she explains in this nearly eight-minute tribute...

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Around The Horn

13 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Lighting 103, Google's RAISR technology, 72 copyright law answers and burst mode in Lightroom's camera.

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Leica Announces 2017 North American Workshops

12 January 2017

Leica Camera has expanded its Leica Akademie programs for 2017 in North America to include the inaugural international Destination photography trips to India and Myanmar.

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Around The Horn

12 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Xyza Bacani, a voice-controlled editing demo, Hedi Slimane and Sal Soghoian.

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Site Tweak: Bing

11 January 2017

We started the year with a dire warning about our bandwidth being gobbled up by Google as it indexed our site repeatedly each day which we reported so you'd know about it too.

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After The Deluge

11 January 2017

Let the buildings keep our children dry," Jackson Browne sang in Before the Deluge. January has been brutal around here with torrential rains pelting the place and 65-mph gusts rattling the old bunker's walls. We watch the water being blown uphill until the windows bowing in scare us back to the computer screen.

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Epson Introduces SureColor P5000 17-Inch Inkjet

11 January 2017

Epson has introduced the SureColor P5000, a 17-inch inkjet that uses the UltraChome HDX 10-color pigment ink set. The new printer replaces the Epson Stylus Pro 4900.

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Around The Horn

11 January 2017

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

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On Image Editing Software

10 January 2017

We find ourselves in the midst of reviewing (or juggling, as it's known in the circus) a few image editing packages at the same time. It's mind boggling. And we have a lot of sympathy for the Aperture gang that feels compelled by Apple to move on.

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Around The Horn

10 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at roller coasters, a perspective on the Hasselblad-DJI deal, a perspective on CES 2017 and catching up with Andrew Darlow.

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Homeless Movies With The Locardi Family

10 January 2017

This morning SmugMug Films, the video arm of the photo storage and sharing site, released a short documentary featuring the "location-independent" travel photographers Elia and Naomi Locardi.

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Leica Announces Return Of 37th Oskar Barnack Award

10 January 2017

Leica has announced it will be open for entries to the 37th Oskar Barnack Award on March 1. Named for the invention o the Ur-Leica, the award honors photographers in both professionals and newcomer categories.

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Around The Horn

9 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 10th anniversary of the iPhone for one photographer, how easy it is to make photographs, a Sony a6300 video setup and what to do with wet gear.

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DNP Unveils DS820A 8-Inch Dye Sub Printer

9 January 2017

DNP has expanded its line of commercial-quality dye sublimation printers with the addition of the DS820A featuring print sizes from 4x8 to 8x23 inches.

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Matinee: Pete Souza

7 January 2017

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

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Audubon Accepting Entries For 2017 Photo Awards Contest

6 January 2017

The National Audubon Society in association with Nature's Best Photography has opened its annual bird photography contest for 2017.

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Friday Slide Show: The Golden Gate

6 January 2017

Between the Marin headlands and the San Francisco headlands lies the strait of the Golden Gate. The bridge that takes its name from the strait steals all the attention but the strait itself is its own wonder of the world.

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Around The Horn

6 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at London's Comic Con, animals in the news, the "innovative" Nikon D5600 and some autochromes.

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Kodak To Bring Back Ektachrome +

6 January 2017

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday Kodak announced it plans to "reformulate and manufacture Kodak Ektachrome Film for both motion picture and still photography applications." The film, which will be produced in Rochester, N.Y., won't be available until the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Fujifilm: New Rugged XP120, New Flagship Finishes +

5 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its ruggedized FinePix XP120 featuring a 16.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 3.0-inch LCD in a compact body that can be submerged 65 feet.

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Around The Horn

5 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at third-party wide zooms, the best f-stop, sensor pitch and arranging 19 flashes.

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Raber: Hasselblad Acquired By Drone Maker DJI

4 January 2017

Kevin Raber of the Luminous Landscape is reporting that Chinese drone maker DJI, a minority stockholder, has acquired Hasselblad. The revered camera-maker had previously entered into agreements with DJI for develop joint aerial products.

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Panasonic Promises GH5 March Launch +

4 January 2017

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today Panasonic announced it would ship its new flagship Micro Four Thirds GH5 in March. "Packing a host of innovative advancements in picture quality, response and performance into an unimaginably small-sized body," the company said, "the new Lumix GH5 opens the door to a new stage of photographic and cinematographic culture."

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Panasonic Unveils GX850 Compact Mirrorless +

4 January 2017

Panasonic announced the compact GX850 mirrorless camera with a flip-up rear monitor and new features like 4K Photo mode. The GX850 pairs a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor without a low-pass filter to the new Venis Engine image processor.

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Panasonic Introduces Lumix FZ80 Superzoom +

4 January 2017

One digicam category smartphones haven't been able to touch is the superzoom and Panasonic set the bar a little higher today with its FZ80 featuring a 60x optical zoom that's the equivalent of a 20-1,200mm 35mm optic.

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Panasonic Refreshes Lumix G Lens Lineup +

4 January 2017

Panasonic announced four new Lumix G lenses today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Those include...

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Nikon Brings D5600 to U.S., Announces PowerShots +

4 January 2017

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Nikon announced it would bring the D5600 it announced in November to the U.S. later this month. At the same time, the company announced two new Coolpix cameras, the W100 and the A300.

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Canon Announces G9 X Mark II, More At CES +

4 January 2017

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Canon announced the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, a video kit for the PowerShot G7 Mark II and three new Vixia camcorders.

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Around The Horn

4 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at becoming an American, Kost's annual review, copyright knowledge and Josh Sinn.

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Around The Horn

3 January 2017

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

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Phase One Announces Free Capture One Webinars

3 January 2017

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

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An Island In the Middle Of The City

2 January 2017

We'd hiked up Twin Peaks last week lugging our Nikon D300 and 18-200mm Nikkor along just to burn off a few more holiday calories. But as we circled the crowded overlook and turned for home, we hadn't taken a single shot.

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Site Note: A Bandwidth Quota Warning

2 January 2017

We tripped over a bit of unwelcome news in our email this morning. "If your current usage trends continue, we estimate that your over-quota usage will result in a charge of $1,356.30 at the end of the month," our Internet Service Provider informed us.

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Around The Horn

2 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 2016 MacBook Pro, 2017 for photographers, the Viltrox 35mm f2 and scanning to Dropbox.

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December Archived

1 January 2017

We're happy to start the new year by announcing that Volume 5 Number 12 of Photo Corners has been archived with a nice table of contents to catch up on anything you missed in the last month.

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It's 2017!

1 January 2017

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 breakfast table to scribble, "It's 2017!" on a Post-it note we immediately stuck to a spot our eyes can't avoid.

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