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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

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

In Camera

TreeGirl

A Beautiful Anarchy

The River In My Backyard

Polaroid, The Magic Material

Focus In Photography

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

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

Stanley Greene

Don Hunstein

Ren Hang

David Rubinger

Chuck Stewart

Lennart Nilsson

Antony Armstrong-Jones

Martha Swope

Howard Bingham

Rodney Smith

William Christenberry

Joe Marquette

Tim Mantoani

Nathan Lyons

Marc Riboud

Bill Cunningham

Fan Ho

Charles Kelly

David Gilkey

Malick Sidibe

Bob Adelman

Gary Braasch

Leila Alaoui

Hilla Becher

Tony Gleaton

Charles Harbutt

Harold Feinstein

Mary Ellen Mark

Dan Farrell

Jane Brown

Phil Stern

Michel du Cille

Arthur Leipzig

Lewis Baltz

David Armstrong

René Burri

Alfred Wertheimer

Ray Metzker

Lida Moser

Uwe Steinmueller

Bunny Yeager

Camille Lepage

Leee Black Childers

Dave Martin

John Dominis

Saul Leiter

Jack Mitchell

Editta Sherman

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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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10 December 2012

It would almost always catch us by surprise. We'd advance the film on our Nikon FM2 only to find out we'd already taken the last shot.

Sometimes that happens in life, too.

After 13 years as the editor of the Imaging Resource Newsletter, we have parted ways. It's going one way, we're going another.

We wish the company well and remain grateful for the opportunity to discuss our passion for getting the picture with each reader who welcomed such a long email every two weeks in their inbox.

But as we used to tell our (usually) patient subject when we realized we had to put a new roll of film in the camera, "Wait a minute!"

Because we aren't done yet.

And this publication is our way of continuing to discuss our passion for getting the picture. We have several reviews in progress, covering tablet software, new image editing software for the desktop, LED lighting and more.

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