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The WhiteWall Experience

Capture One Styles Packs

An Apple Photos Project

Capture One Pro Keyboard

Think Tank Photo Signature 13 Bag

SilverFast SRDx Plug-In

Epson FastFoto
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Take A Seat On A Share Chair

The Biggest Wedding Photographer Fail

The Fourth

Building Macros For DxO Optics Pro

Of Fireworks We Singe

Fleishman On HEIF, HEVC

The Old Pier

San Francisco Bay Pano

Cityscape

A New Sidewalk

Another Problem Automation Solves

All Smiles

A Night & Day Lesson In Exposure

Accidents Happen

Photodrive

Photowalk

Glass Swizzle Sticks

Small Wonders

Mike Lefiti

A Memorial Quilt

The Chalked Sidewalk

Alfa Romeo 4C

Black & White Photography

Focus & Filter

In Camera

TreeGirl

A Beautiful Anarchy

The River In My Backyard

Polaroid, The Magic Material

Focus In Photography

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Argento Ritrovato

Daniel Berehulak

Familia Carvalho

The Dull Men's Club

1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone

Mike Pach

John Perivolaris

BPPA Award Winners

Richard Benson

Hope Ryden

Gary Friedman

Marie Cosindas

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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23 July 2017

Two in the morning. Awake. Roll over. Still awake. Repeat for half an hour. Still awake. The only solution: get up, go down to the bunker and write some JavaScript.

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Matinee: 'Argento Ritrovato'

22 July 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: Photodrive

21 July 2017

When we wrote about our excursion to the Presidio yesterday, we didn't tell you the whole story. Yes, we wanted to escape the bunker for a while. But there are escapes and then there are escapes.

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Win A DNP Printer With Your Vacation Photo

21 July 2017

DNP has announced a summer vacation photo contest whose grand prize is a DS620A printer and a case of 6x8-inch media. Post your favorite summer vacation photo on the company's Facebook page or Instagram site (#DNPPhoto) with a short paragraph about why you should win. Deadline is Sept. 30.

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Around The Horn

21 July 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 Jonathan Castellino, using color gels, the 2017 World Aquatics Championships and a stolen gear story.

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Take A Seat On A Share Chair

20 July 2017

After publishing the news that dribbled in yesterday, we drove over to the Presidio in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for no better reason than to escape the confines of the bunker.

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Around The Horn

20 July 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 trees, the 2018 Pirelli Calendar, Lightroom Web, older lenses and a Clip update.

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Deals: Alien Skin 40 Pct. Summer Discount

20 July 2017

Alien Skin Software has announced a 40 percent discount on all its product through July 24.

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Anthropics Tech Releases LandscapePro 2

19 July 2017

Anthropics Technology has released LandscapePro 2, the latest generation of its intelligent editing software for outdoor photographers. The new version features an expanded library of skies, 2D and 3D lighting brushes, sky reflections in water and improved selection brushes.

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Adobe Updates Camera Raw, Lightroom

19 July 2017

Adobe has updated Camera Raw, the Raw processing editor in Photoshop and Lightroom, and fixed a few bugs in Lightroom desktop at the same time. But Lightroom update "does not include performance improvements based on your survey responses," according to a blog post by Priya Alexander announcing the update on the Lightroom Journal.

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Around The Horn

19 July 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 Igor Posner, Austin Burke, Irving Penn, negotiating stock licensing, Daniel J. Gregory and the Modular Cleaning Program.

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Lightroom Mobile Updated For Android, iOS

18 July 2017

In a blog post today, Josh Haftel announced updates to both the Android and iOS versions of Lightroom mobile. In a nutshell, the asynchronous updates feature...

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Around The Horn

18 July 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 hijacked educations, photographing the solar eclipse safely, swan upping, how to shoot like an astronaut and Ed French.

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Around The Horn

17 July 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 24-70mm f2.8 Art lens, poems inspiring pictures, the Leica TL2, architectural portraits, rail systems for rent, external drives and a smartphone tether.

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Matinee: Daniel Berehulak

15 July 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: Photowalk

14 July 2017

It seems hard to believe that we've published 186 slide shows since 2013. It isn't just the number, it's the idea that a shy, retiring fellow like us would splatter the Web with his work on such a relentless basis.

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Around The Horn

14 July 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 Australia's Outback, video file structures, the Olympus PEN-F and a used lens sale.

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Deals: Kodak Printer Dock $40 Off

14 July 2017

Among Amazon's Deals of the Day is a $40 discount on the new Kodak Photo Printer Dock, a dye-sub 4x6-inch photo printer that can also charge your mobile device. The printer, whose list price is $139.99, can be purchased for $99.99 today only.

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Nikon Updates D750 Service Advisory Again

13 July 2017

Nikon has updated its D750 service advisory to users of its D750 for a shutter problem that "sometimes resulting in a shading of a portion of images." The latest service advisory adds D750 cameras manufactured from July 2014 through September 2014 and from July 2015 through September 2016.

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Deals: Rocky Nook 24-Hour Fifty Pct. Discount

13 July 2017

Rocky Nook is offering a 50 percent discount on your entire purchase until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. PST when you use the coupon code JULY50 at checkout.

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DxO Updates FilmPack, ViewPoint

13 July 2017

DxO has released updates to FilmPack and ViewPoint with support for eight new cameras, including the Sony A9, Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus, Canon EOS 77D, Nikon 7500 and Panasonic GH5.

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Around The Horn

13 July 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 Jupiter's red spot, architecture, womanhood, photojournalism, the unseen, texting a photo, a studio setup, David Slater and a National Parks senior pass price increase.

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Book Bag: Black & White Photography

12 July 2017

Subtitled "The Timeless Art of Monochrome," Michael Freeman's new book on black-and-white photography titled Black & White Photography (what else?) is a comprehensive 192-page discussion and demonstration of the subject. You'd expect nothing less from Freeman.

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Around The Horn

12 July 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 documenting community radio, Google Photos, the DxO One, infringement, Filmulator and Net Neutrality Day.

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Citizen Photo Launches CY-02 Dye Sub Photo Printer

11 July 2017

Citizen Photo has announced its CY-02 dye sublimation photo printer, which improves on the output speed of its CY printer from two 6x8-inch prints per minute to three.

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The WhiteWall Experience

11 July 2017

When photographer and educator Andrew Darlow appeared on The Photo Show with Mike Pach to discuss his book 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques, he made an interesting point about printing at home (around the 16:30 mark). Don't.

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Around The Horn

11 July 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 Audubon photography awards, a Ming Thein video, social media and smart filters.

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Hogarty Invites Feedback On Lightroom Performance Issues

11 July 2017

In a post on the Lightroom Journal, long-time Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty invited Lightroom users to fill our a survey to help the team address the product's performance issues.

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DNP Updates SnapLab SL620A, DS-Tmini Software

11 July 2017

DNP has released a software update for its SnapLab SL620A and DS-Tmini. The version 3.1 software provides both new features and updates to several features of DNP's SL620A dye-sublimation printer.

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Flying Meat Releases Acorn 6

11 July 2017

Flying Meat has updated Acorn, Gus Mueller's image editing software for macOS 10.11 and later, to version 6. The new version features text on a path, an improved clone tool, new Web export features, smart layer export settings, improved Bezier tools, improved color profile handling and bug fixes.

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Nikon Announces Full-Frame AF-P 70-300mm Zoom +

10 July 2017

Nikon has announced the AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6E ED VR featuring enhanced Vibration Reduction and an stepping motor for fast and quiet AF performance, making it Nikon's first full-frame AF-P lens.

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The Biggest Wedding Photographer Fail

10 July 2017

Weddings are conducted year round for the convenience of the couples. But summer seems to be the hardest time to rent a venue, get a church, arrange a honeymoon. It also seems to bring out the newest wedding photographers, all of whom make the same mistake.

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Leica TL2 Announced +

10 July 2017

Leica has launched the TL2, a new TL System camera featuring ia new sensor, 4K video, increased autofocus speed, ease of handling and flexibility, the company said.

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Around The Horn

10 July 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 Autophoto, Dronestagram photo contest winners, a stock photo copyright shell game, Chris Killip and lenses for ultra hi-res sensors.

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ON1 Issues Photo Raw 2017.5.1 Update

9 July 2017

In an email to its users this morning, ON1 announced an update to Photo Raw 2017.5. "This addresses several issues discovered after the .5 release and reported by customers. It is recommended for all users," the email advised.

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Site Tweak: Blocking Google Again

8 July 2017

After just a week this month our Internet service provider notified us that our bandwidth usage had exploded. That's never a good thing, really. Readership doesn't explode. It grows.

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Matinee: 'Familia Carvalho'

8 July 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

8 July 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 Letizia Battaglia, the right to film police, Joshua Holko's toughest print job and a Nikon battery recall.

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Friday Slide Show: Glass Swizzle Sticks

7 July 2017

Once upon a time, we were browsing a little store on Sacramento St. that offered kitchenware among its items when we spied these inexpensive glass swizzle sticks. If we recall, they were made in Mexico and were about $2 each.

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Around The Horn

7 July 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 Mosul, landscape focal lengths, critical camera features, Instagram's Archive feature and a KelbyOne deal.

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Adobe MAX 2017 Early Bird Discount Ends This Month

6 July 2017

The early bird registration discount for Adobe's MAX 2017, its creativity conference being held this year in Las Vegas from Oct. 18 to 20, ends July 31. The discount saves $300 on the $1,595 full conference price.

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Goertz Launches Fixed-Focus Citigraph 35mm Lens Campaign

6 July 2017

C.P. Goerz has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Citograph 35mm, "a super-compact, always-in-focus Tessar-type lens that may very well revolutionize street photography."

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2017 Nikon Photo Contest Winners Announced

6 July 2017

Nikon has announced the three of the winners of its 2016-2017 Photo Contest, a competition that has been held since 1969...

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Around The Horn

6 July 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 Thomas Annan, Masahisa Fukase, avoiding cross contamination, Amelia Earhart, QromaScan and the Glif.

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Neomodern Opens Concierge Print Service

5 July 2017

Somewhere between your photo stream of thousands of images and the revered portrait above the fireplace there's a small collection of photos you can live with. You'd like them on your walls but getting from bits to framed works of art is ridiculously difficult. Enter Neomodern.

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Around The Horn

5 July 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 Volvo XC60's camera, 10 years of iPhone, shutter therapy, Arved Colvin-Smith, an update to Pixel Peeper and Dae Cross's Dehaze for CS6.

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The Fourth

4 July 2017

For us, as perhaps for you, Photo Corners is an escape from the headlines of the day. It's a place where beauty is celebrated and chased with wild abandon, where good humor reigns and a generous spirit infects everything we do.

But the pictures we take are of the world. The world that is source of all those headlines.

Admittedly, the world we cover here is smaller than the one the headlines of the day cover. But still, we're a member of the working press. Our perspective is that of you, our reader, not the companies that would like you as a client.

But our world is big enough to celebrate the work of photojournalists and mourn their passing. They are part of that corps covering the larger world that keeps you free to know what's going on and protects you from the manipulators who would pervert your understanding.

There really is, after all, no escape from the headlines of the day.

Today's headlines will no doubt observe that we are busy celebrating the founding of the United States of America. History isn't as tidy as the story, with independence actually being voted on by the Second Continental Congress on July 2 and the Declaration of Independence not signed by everyone until Aug. 2.

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Building Macros For DxO Optics Pro

3 July 2017

It was a dark and stormy night. No, actually, it was a heat wave. We took refuge in the Keyboard Maestro forum where we like to read other people's problems. For a change.

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Photobucket Blocks Free Hotlinking

3 July 2017

The photo sharing service Photobucket abruptly changed its hotlinking policy today, restricting the ability to link to images on its services to those paying $400 for third-party hosting privileges.

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Of Fireworks We Singe

3 July 2017

It's easy to get burned taking photos of fireworks. Just use a digicam with autofocus and auto exposure doing all the thinking. Ugh. Of thee we singe.

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Around The Horn

3 July 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 Lee Friedlander, Sascha Rheker, Sony a9 banding and Hany Farid.

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Matinee: 'The Simple Joys of the Dull Men's Club'

1 July 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

1 July 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 PF Bentley, Kelby's tethering kit, selfie taker categories and publishing technology.

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June Archived

1 July 2017

Of the 87 stories we've just archive in Photo Corners Volume 6 Number 6, a hefty 22 were Features, 38 were commented News items, were 22 Editor's Notes (including well over 115 items of interest), two were Reviews and three were Site Notes.

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June

Friday Slide Show: Small Wonders

30 June 2017

Probably the less said about these seven images, the better. But when has that ever stopped us?

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Fleishman On HEIF, HEVC

30 June 2017

In an article published on TidBITS today, Glenn Fleishman explores Apple's move in High Sierra from JPEG to High Efficiency Image File format, as well as High Efficiency Video Coding for movies. HEVC and HEIF Will Make Video and Photos More Efficient is nearly 3,000 words but it answers a lot of questions.

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Tamron Introduces Fast-Focusing 24-70mm Zoom

30 June 2017

Tamron has announced its SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2, a fast f2.8 zoom with new dual micro processing units for rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy and up to five stops of vibration compensation performance.

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Around The Horn

30 June 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 BigPicture Natural World photography competition, the Sony FE 85mm f1.8 G, Kevan Wilkinso, New Orleans, Apple Photos in High Sierra and Google Photos 3.0 sharing.

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Around The Horn +

29 June 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 Canon 6D Mark II, National Camera Day, the Plustek OpticFilm 8200 and ArchivesSpace.

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Canon Announces 6D Mark II, Rebel SL2

29 June 2017

On National Camera Day, Canon has introduced two new cameras: the full-frame 6D Mark II designed for advanced amateurs and the APS-C Rebel SL2 designed for entry-level photographers.

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MindShift Gear Introduces PhotoCross Sling Bags

29 June 2017

MindShift Gear has introduced PhotoCross (www.mindshiftgear.com/photocross?rfsn=481549.d5f91), a new line of sling bags designed for adventure photographers. Built to withstand the elements, yet comfortable enough to wear on long days in the field, they feature weatherproof zippers and abrasion-resistant materials, plus a carrying system for tripods or jackets.

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The Old Pier

28 June 2017

There are some scenes we could photograph every day without wearing them out. Not to say they wouldn't wear you out if we showed them to you every day, too. But there's just something about them that attracts us.

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DNP Updates Windows Printing Utilities

28 June 2017

DNP has released free updates to two of its printing utilities for Windows. Hot Folder Print Utility has been updated to v2.3 and PrinterInfo to 1.2.1.1.

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Hasselblad To Open First Retail Store

28 June 2017

Hasselblad has announced it will open it first retail store at Fotografiska in Stockholm on June 30. The collaboration between Hasselblad and Fotografiska will provide access to a full range of Hasselblad cameras while sharing both company's expertise in the art of photography. They will also partner to host inspirational photography workshops to help develop both amateur and professional photographers' skills.

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Around The Horn

28 June 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 National Geographic's Traveler of the Year contest, the Sony FE 12-24mm f4, Tenba's Roadie bags, Antarctica, shooting tethered into Lightroom, a freelancing book and pro bono copyright representation.

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Remembering Richard Benson

27 June 2017

Richard Benson, who passed away last week at the age of 73, left college to join the Navy. Stationed on a repair ship, he learned all about lenses, which planted the seeds for a lifetime pursuit of photography in which he became a pressman, a photographer, a teacher and inventor.

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Lensbaby Announces Velvet 85mm f1.8

27 June 2017

Lensbaby has announced the Velvet 85mm f1.8 art lens, joining the Velvet 56mm f1.6 in its line of vintage-inspired prime lenses.

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Micron Discontinues Lexar Media

27 June 2017

In a company blog post today, Jay Hawkins, Micron consumer products group vice president, said the company "is discontinuing its Lexar retail removable media storage business ... to focus on its increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels."

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Remembering Hope Ryden

27 June 2017

She was a model, an airline stewardess, a photographer, a filmmaker and the author of 25 books. Her camera captured the wild animals of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia in their natural habitats. Her films followed their subjects like a fly on the wall. Her books of photographs and observations celebrated the wild animals of North America including bald eagles, beavers, bobcats, coyotes, mustangs and Key deer.

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Around The Horn

27 June 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 refugees, Neil McGahee, the IPPAwards, Photoshop's Fill command and the iPad Pro.

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San Francisco Bay Pano

26 June 2017

Escaping all the sanctioned events this weekends (well, any weekend around here), we took the 43 Masonic north to Fort Mason. It's a long bus ride but it leaves you at the north end of the city just a few steps from the bay.

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Around The Horn

26 June 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 (somewhat curmudgeonly) look at yoga masters, 35mm lenses, the Leica M10, review sites and colors at twilight.

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Matinee: '1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone'

24 June 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: Mike Lefiti

23 June 2017

June 14 was not a pretty day in this country. In Washington D.C., gunman fired on Republican congressmen at a morning baseball practice and hours later in San Francisco a disgruntled UPS employee killed three fellow drivers at a morning meeting.

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Tamron Announces Ultra-Telephoto 18-400mm Zoom

23 June 2017

Tamron's new 18-400mm zoom an ultra-telephoto breaks new ground, packing a wide angle 18mm focal length and a 400mm telephoto into one compact, lightweight zoom designed for APS-C dSLRs. The 27-600mm 35mm equivalent zoom uses a three-step extension to reach that far, correcting for optical issues with a set of aspherical and low dispersion elements.

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Around The Horn +

23 June 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 Hong Kong, Raw iPhone aerials, portrait tips, a Strobist experiment and a free Capture One Styles Pack.

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Epson Honored For Legacy Fibre Paper Video

22 June 2017

Epson America has been awarded Telly Awards for excellence in Videography and Cinematography for Epson Legacy Fibre Paper and Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. In the 4:22 video Greenfield-Sanders describes his work as a portrait photographer, the inspiration for his famous List Portraits and why he chose Epson Legacy Fibre paper for his recent exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

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Sigma 14mm, 24-70mm Art Lenses Available For Pre-Order

22 June 2017

Sigma has announced price and availability for both its 14mm f1.8 DG HSM and Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses in its Global Vision line. The lenses, which were announced in February), will be available for $1,599 and $1,299 respectively.

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Around The Horn

22 June 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 turning an errand into a shoot, Pete Souza, the Wilson sisters, the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 lens, using an Apple Watch with your camera and mixing an old lens with a new camera to beat the heat.

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PowerHouse To Publish 'Skin Deep: Looking Beyond the Tattoos'

21 June 2017

PowerHouse Books has announced the September release of Skin Deep: Looking Beyond the Tattoos by U.K. photographer Steven Burton. The 176-page book pairs before-and-after photos of tattooed Los Angeles gang members with the after shot erasing their tattoos.

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Photo Emphemeris Is Going 3D

21 June 2017

Photo Emphermeris recently announced it would release a 3D version of its planning tool for outdoor photographers. The new iOS version of the app to be released June 27 is "a big step forward in letting outdoor photographers see how the light will fall on the land, day or night," the company said.

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Cityscape

21 June 2017

On summer vacations from school, we used to go downtown to help out at the magazine. On one errand or another, we'd walk through the concrete caverns ducking into the plywood sidewalk tunnels protecting pedestrians from some construction site.

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Deals: Think Tank Photo Outlet Center

21 June 2017

Think Tank Photo has restocked its Outlet Center on the first full day of summer. Summer savings in the Outlet Center run as high as 30 percent on gear that includes the Airport Takeoff, Retrospective Leather, Urban Approach, Citywalker, Perception Pro, Turnstyle and more.

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Around The Horn

21 June 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 kites, a difficult contract, Joachim Baldauf and Ming Thein's predictions.

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Zeiss Announces Milvus 1.4/35

21 June 2017

Zeiss has announced the Milvus 1.4/35 prime lens, the tenth lens in its Milvus series. The fast manual-focus 35mm prime lens features weather sealilng and an aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video.

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A New Sidewalk

20 June 2017

We were on one of our urban safaris the other day when we noticed a new sidewalk had been laid on the other side of the street. There are some fabulous views of downtown on that side of the street but they were inaccessible until now.

On the way back we made a point of taking the new sidewalk and snapping some of those shots we'd always just not quite been able to frame from the other side of the street.

That's when we looked up the hill and saw the Stop sign looking back down at us.

Pretty funny, we thought.

It's a vertical, clearly. And with a circular polarizer on the 35mm lens (which provided something of a normal focal length on our Nikon D300), what you're seeing is what we saw only a bit glamorized.

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Book Bag: Focus & Filter

20 June 2017

We're not in the habit of giving advice to newbies but if we were, we'd have to recommend living next door to Andrew Darlow, the author of Focus & Filter.

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Around The Horn

20 June 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 Andrew Harnik, affordable cameras, Photoshop layers, copyright tips and Hugh Edwards.

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Adobe Announces 'Make It Impactful' Contest For Lightroom Edits

19 June 2017

In Make It Impactful: Optimizing Images With Lightroom, a Create magazine article, Adobe announced a new contest for images that have been edited in Lightroom.

When you share your edited image with the hashtags #makeitimpactful and #contest, you'll become eligible to win a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, a $1,000 Adorama Camera gift certificate, and a one-hour mentoring session.

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Another Problem Automation Solves

19 June 2017

We usually look for ways to simplify what we're doing around here. We like reducing those five-step dances to a single tap and superfluous twirl. It reduces the chances for error, extends our productivity and makes us happy. It even gives us the illusion of living longer.

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Around The Horn

19 June 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 Fred Stein, fireworks, displaying Camera Raw edits, iPhone GPS data, jigsaw puzzling and taking a shot.

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Matinee: Mike Pach's 'Same Tree, Different Day'

17 June 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: A Memorial Quilt

16 June 2017

We are a funny species. When someone dies, we leave their things just as they were. If we're pressed to explain, we might confess that we have a sneaking suspicion that they might be needed again.

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Remembering Gary Friedman

16 June 2017

Gary Friedman, who had been a Los Angeles Time staff photographer for over 30 years, has passed away at 62 after a 15 year battle with prostate cancer, the Times announced today.

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Around The Horn

16 June 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 Ethiopia, changing TSA requirements, Thein's predictions and Adobe on climate change.

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Adobe Releases Munch Brush Collection

15 June 2017

As the initial product of its The Hidden Treasures of Creativity campaign, Adobe has released seven digital brushes based on the 100-year-old brushes used by Edvard Munch.

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Cotton Carrier Introduces G3 Camera Harness

15 June 2017

Cotton Carrier has announced a new G3 camera harness, updating its innovative hands-free camera carrying system featuring its Twist & Lock mount. The new harness has been completely redesigned to be easier to put on with a more comfortable fit. Other refinements include added straps, breathable fabrics, added pockets and new colors.

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Around The Horn

15 June 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 Red Bull Illume Photo contest winners, triptychs, lightening the load, the new Luminar and Google's new Backup and Sync.

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Think Tank Photo Partners With SKB Hard Cases

14 June 2017

Think Tank Photo has announced a partnership with SKB to provide a variety of inserts including internal divider sets, organizers and even a backpack designed to fit within 10 SKB hard cases.

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OWC Announces SMART Alec To Predict Drive Failure

14 June 2017

OWC has announced development of SMART Alec, a new Mac utility to monitor hard drive health. Currently available in beta, the utility can check internal hard drives or SSDs and, for an additional charge, external Firewire and USB drives.

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Artnet To Auction Patrick McMullan Collection Online

14 June 2017

Artnet has announced The A-List: Works from the Collection of Patrick McMullan, a group of over 50 photographs, prints and paintings from McMullan's own private collection that will open for live bidding online June 20 to June 29.

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Kodak Announces Photo Printer Dock

14 June 2017

Combining a 4x6 dye-sub printer with a two-port charging station, the $139 Kodak Photo Printer Dock promises "one-touch printing directly from the smartphone or device."

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Around The Horn

14 June 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 David Douglas Duncan, the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm, a look at Apple's move to HEIF, the Sony a9 ships, lessons from creating an online photo exhibition and a radio show about photography.

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All Smiles

13 June 2017

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors on winning the 2017 NBA Championship last night in Oakland. We know one household where the smiles never faded. Even in direct sunlight.

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Adobe Stock Adds Sources, Search Sophistication

13 June 2017

Adobe announced several new partnerships that will greatly expand what's available in Adobe Stock collections. At the same time, the company showed off two new search techniques based on Adobe Sensei.

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Around The Horn

13 June 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 Fons Ianelli, that star-eating Sony, Photoshop's blur gallery, Hogan's favorite plug-ins and a photo book strikes gold.

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Apple Releases Imaging-Related WWDC Videos

12 June 2017

Apple has released a number of image-related videos which include sessions on its new image compression format and iPhone depth capture. Here's the short list with Apple's program notes...

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Darlow Launches 'Focus & Filter' With Special Offer

12 June 2017

Andrew Darlow, who publishes The Imaging Buffet, has launched his new 194-page book Focus & Filter with a bonus package valued at $100 when you order the book from the launch page by June 19.

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HDRsoft Releases Photomatix Pro 6

12 June 2017

HDRsoft has updated Photomatix Pro, its versatile HDR image editing software, to version 6 with a number of new tools and refinements.

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A Night & Day Lesson In Exposure

12 June 2017

We'd been taking some product shots in the bunker for an upcoming review when we decided to shoot a close-up. We don't have a macro lens for that particular camera but when did a detail like that ever stop us?

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Around The Horn

12 June 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 American Colony in Jerusalem, Doug Mills, going pro, lighting principles and Sony a9 worst cases.

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Matinee: 'John Perivolaris: Shoreditch Bridge Portraits'

10 June 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: The Chalked Sidewalk

9 June 2017

Every year at this time, the sidewalk up the street is decorated with names written in colorful chalk. It's one of the graduation traditions of the grammar school on our block.

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ON1 Releases Photo Raw 2017.5, Event Video

9 June 2017

Early this week, ON1 released its 2017.5 update to Photo Raw, its image editing software. And yesterday the company held a live event to introduce the new features, which it has just published online...

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Around The Horn

9 June 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 digitizing slides, photographing caves, Robin Wong and Lightroom shortcuts.

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Site Tweak: Send A Scoop

8 June 2017

We've always listed our contact information on our Contact page and we include a Feedback button on every story we post, so it's never been difficult to get in touch with us. But a button on the home page to submit a scoop to us can't hurt.

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Around The Horn

8 June 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 Joshua Tree presentation, image editing on mobile devices, household printers coding documents and Copytrack.

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Meyer-Optik Kickstarters Lydith 30mm Art Lens

8 June 2017

Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz has launched its fifth Kickstarter campaign to bring the Lydith 30mm f3.5 art lens back to life.

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Test Drive: Capture One Styles Packs +

8 June 2017

Phase One today introduced Capture One Styles Packs to accelerate your creativity and improve the image editing process, the company said. The five initial Styles Packs released today are compatible with Phase One v10.1.2 and contain up to 18 different Styles focused on a specific theme.

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Carmen Troesser, Maisie Crow Honored At FoodPhoto Festival 2017

7 June 2017

Photographers, food stylists and art buyers from 30 different countries across all five continents met from May 18 to 21 in Vejle, Denmark, for the FoodPhoto Festival 2017.

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Around The Horn

7 June 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 Nick Nichols, Adam Elmakias, David Campany and a new bag collection.

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Triggertrap Apps Go Open Source

7 June 2017

In a post on Medium today, Haje Jan Kamps announced "the source code for both our Triggertrap iOS app and our Triggertrap Android app now available for download from GitHub." The company closed earlier this year before releasing its dongle hardware design as open source. The current apps themselves are still available on the Google Play store and Apple's App store.

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Apple Updates iCloud Pricing

6 June 2017

Apple has updated its iCloud storage pricing plans at its World Wide Developers Conference this week. And they're lower. The following chart lists the new pricing plans for U.S. customers...

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Around The Horn

6 June 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 Blaustein's presentation of work from Aaron Hardin, Evgheny Maloletka and Emelienne Malfatto; Dorothea Lange; filters in Photoshop; 12-row bands in the Sony a9; a copyright story; Fiona Tan and a petition for B&H warehouse workers.

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Apple To Drop JPEG Format For HEIF

5 June 2017

At today's World Wide Developers Conference Apple announced it would use a new still image format with the release of iOS 11 this fall. High Efficiency Image File Format or HEIF reduces the file size of every photo taken with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi claimed.

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Serif Releases Affinity Photo For iPad

5 June 2017

At Apple's World Wide Developers Conference today, Serif's Ash Hewn showed off Affinity Photo for iPad on Apple's new iPad Pro.

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Around The Horn

5 June 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 Jim Hughes, Jane and Louise Wilson, protective filters, the Nik Collection, working at Adobe for 20 years, George Dunbar, the right to repair, ON1 Photo Raw 2017.5 and a copyright decisions database.

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Phase One Announces Free June Webinars

5 June 2017

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

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.55 Production Release

5 June 2017

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.55, the first production release since v10.50 on April 20. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Matinee: BPPA Award Winners

3 June 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 Marie Cosindas

3 June 2017

Marie Cosindas ended a colorful life at the age of 93 last week.

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Accidents Happen

3 June 2017

The other day a reader asked us why they sometimes see strange characters in our Around the Horn articles. The simple answer is "editorial lapses." But the explanation turned into an adventure.

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Friday Slide Show: Alfa Romeo 4C

2 June 2017

As we were wheeling our bright red Target shopping cart back through the parking lot the other day, we heard a rumbling whoosh and felt the asphalt melt under our shoes. We turned just in time to see a fresh-out-of-the-showroom Alfa Romeo 4C glide by.

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Toyo Tires Announces 2017 Shutter Space Contest

2 June 2017

Toyo Tires has opened its 2017 Shutter Space Automotive Photo Gallery contest for submissions. Entires, due by June 30, should show off "your best car or truck photo," the company said.

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Site Tweak: JSON Feed Images

2 June 2017

OK, we did it. We added images to the JSON feed. If you view the feed using the Maxime Vaillancourt's JSON Feed Viewer, you'll see them.

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Around The Horn

2 June 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 deadly Mediterranean crossings, Marshall's 'Jazz Festival' images, a Lighting 103 assignment and IIIF images.

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Leica Unveils Jim Marshall with Limited Edition Leica M Set

1 June 2017

Leica Camera has introduced a limited edition Leica M Monochrom set in homage to Jim Marshall, the first and only photographer to be honored with Grammy's Trustee Award. The launch of the set will be accompanied by an exhibit of Marshall's Jazz festival series at the Lecia Gallery LA.

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Sony World Photography Awards Opens 2018 Edition

1 June 2017

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards are now open for entries, the organization announced today. The 11th edition of the contest has been expanded with two new professional categories and new grant opportunities for the winners.

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CompactFlash Association Announces CFexpress* 1.0

1 June 2017

CompactFlash Association has announced the release of the CFexpress* 1.0 specification based on the PCIE interface and the NVM Express stack to provide high throughput and low latency.

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Around The Horn

1 June 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 Tiananmen protest pictures, the Moscow Metro, matching color in grayscale, the Sierra snowpack and Sony a9 self heating.

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May Archived

1 June 2017

We've just indexed Volume 6, Number 5 of Photo Corners on the Archive page with 18 Features, 29 commented news stories, 25 Editor's Notes (which included well over 100 items of interest) and three site notes for a total of 75 stories. That would make a hefty photography magazine for the May issue but we would have had to cut down some trees.

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Get Off To A Great Start With Beginner's Flash

DESIGNED TO BE UNDERSTOOD without a background in photography, each of these 134 essays addresses some facet of photographic fun.

Some are tips, others tutorials, still others explanations of some of the more interesting aspects of the art. All of them are written in a uniquely engaging style.

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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.

And this is where you'll be able to read about it.

So we hope you'll join us as we publish here at Photo Corners. If you like the idea, support us with a sponsorship or a subscription. Both come with some benefits right away and more to follow.




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