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Road Test: Photoshop's Select Subject

Capture One Pro Wins Our Tethered Shootout

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WhiteWall's Direct Print On Wood

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Adobe Elements 2018

Adobe Spark Premium's Smart Branding

Peak Design Updates Cuff, Leash

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

Textcavator

Shooting South

Presidents' Day

A Valentine

After Lunch

Happy

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Aspect Ratios

Pinocchio

Lenses Are Generational

A Castle

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A Rain Gauge

Kids Playing

Our First Calendar Update of 2018

It's 2018!

The Filbert Steps

Along the Embarcadero

Old Tools

Bikes

After The Rain

The Fog

Montecito

The Beaver Street Wall

Recent Releases: Feb. 2018

Recent Releases: Oct. 2017

The Arctic Melt

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

Sandra Mehl

World Press Photo of the Year

Stuart MacFarlane

Students Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Stephen Shore

Marcelo Maragni at Rally Dakar

Slurpee Waves 2018

Franco Vogt's 'Faces 2017'

Max Desfor

Nabile Quenum

Don Hogan Charles

Bob Seidemann

Patrick Nagatani

Mel Rosenthal

Virginia Thoren

Pete Turner

Arlene Gottfried

Gösta Peterson

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

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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

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Matinee: 'An Interview With Sandra Mehl'

24 February 2018

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

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Around The Horn

24 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at James Nachtwey, Al Bello, emotion and ProGrade Digital.

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Friday Slide Show: The Filbert Steps

23 February 2018

One has one's secrets. Oh, not the embarrassing kind. The kind that provide a competitive advantage. Trade secrets, if you will.

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Textcavator

23 February 2018

We've developed a charming little tool for all those thousands of words each of our images is worth. So, the thought occurred to us, why not share it with you? We do that now and then. And now is then.

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Around The Horn

23 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Miami Dolphins in black-and-white, Kopernikk, Julia Margaret Cameron, FastPhotoStyle, Silver 3 and T-MAX P3200 film.

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Shooting South

22 February 2018

Shooting south in the Northern Hemisphere is a tough assignment. And an irresistible one for us. The enhanced contrast of the landscape challenges us to somehow defeat the glare of the sun trying to sneak into the barrel of our lens.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.80 Production Release

22 February 2018

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.80, the first production release since v10.55 on June 5, 2017. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Tamron Announces 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD Zoom

22 February 2018

Tamron has announced its 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD (Model A034) compact telephoto zoom lens for full-frame dSLR cameras wiht "superb optical performance throughout the entire zoom range and features a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, the highest in its class."

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Around The Horn

22 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the 'Never Again' movement, Qimage One, G'MIC 2.2 and Photoshop's Field Blur tool.

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Serif Updates Affinity Photo For iPad, Adds Bundle

22 February 2018

Serif has released Affinity Photo For iPad v1.6.7 with the ability to capture Raw and HDR images directly from your iPad camera in Affinity Photo, improved algorithms for adjusting shadows, highlights and clarity on Raw images and the ability to open and edit files in place directly from the Files app.

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Photographers, Born Free Kickstart Great Apes Book

22 February 2018

Wildlife Photographers United and Born Free announced they will launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund Remembering Great Apes. The coffee table book with a foreword by Dame Jane Goodall, will showcase images by more than 50 of the world's top wildlife photographers of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos. Photographers includeArt Wolfe, Frans Lanting and Martyn Colbeck.

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Ricoh Announces Pentax K-1 Mark II

21 February 2018

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax K-1 Mark as its new flagship full-frame dSLR, replacing the K-1 introduced in April 2016 with a new accelerator unit that bumps ISO up to 819,200 and Pixel Shift Resolution System II, which adds RGB color data for finer detail and truer color.

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Around The Horn

21 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Paul Phung, iPhone photography videos, Jennifer Meyers and a camera buyer's antidote.

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Samyang Introduces XP 50mm f1.4 For Canon

20 February 2018

Samyang has announced its XP 50mm f1.4 with a Canon EF mount, its third XP lens built for dSLR cameras with a resolution over 50 megapixels for both still photography and 8K video.

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Around The Horn

20 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at farm life in France, the Sony A7RIII's weather stripping, personal projects, ultra-compact zooms, camera buying frenzy, Sigma's new online publication and a copyright roundup.

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PhotoFairs San Francisco Opens This Week

20 February 2018

PhotoFairs San Francisco opens Thursday for its second edition. The Fair runs through Sunday at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center.

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Presidents' Day

19 February 2018

We don't use that apostrophe in "Presidents' Day" carelessly. This federal holiday, still officially known as Washington's Birthday, is a rather open-ended one, careless about which president you celebrate.

But make no mistake, it involves at least two of them. Washington and Lincoln, both certainly worth celebrating.

In fact, we have tended, in the past, to do just that (mostly anyway) as our sidebar links to past essays on this day demonstrates.

But we live in interesting times. The Year of the Dog, in fact.

We find it disturbing to think the current resident of the White House will one day be included among the pantheon of presidents on this day. Perhaps an asterisk is called for. You know, to indicate cheating.

The man, after all, cheats at golf. And while one can say many disreputable things about a person, none quite surpasses that as demonstrable proof of a lack of character.

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Remembering Max Desfor

19 February 2018

Former Associated Press photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner Max Desfor has passed away at the age of 104.

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Lemkesoft Releases GraphicConverter 10.5.5

19 February 2018

Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 10.5.5, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility, with 5 new features and 4 updated ones in addition to a few bug fixes. Version 10.5 was first released Sept. 21, 2017.

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Around The Horn

19 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jeff Johnson, Lee Chapman, Ming Thein and Harold Davis, all chief executives.

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Matinee: 'World Press Photo of the Year'

17 February 2018

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

17 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at a street photography film, the Sony a7R III, moving an Aperture library to Capture One and Leo Matiz.

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Friday Slide Show: Along the Embarcadero

16 February 2018

It was just a pleasant Sunday stroll almost 10 years ago along the Embarcadero on our way to nowhere. We brought along our Nikon D300 with the 18-200mm Nikkor to make a few memories.

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Adobe Opens MAX 2018 Registration

16 February 2018

Adobe has opened registration for MAX 2018, its creativity conference being held this year in Los Angeles from Oct. 15 to 17 with preconference activities starting on Oct. 13.

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Hofer Awarded WPO Outstanding Contribution to Photography

16 February 2018

The World Photography Organization has named Candida Höfer as the recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards' prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

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Around The Horn

16 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Chang Lee, Jonathan Higbee, two jobs 30 years apart, a copyright infringement by tweet and search-and-settle.

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Road Test: Photoshop's Select Subject

15 February 2018

We usually label our reviews Test Drives because we actually do test the product before using it in a production environment (which is just a more stressful test in our mind). But we found ourselves using Photoshop CC's new Select Subject command to create a couple of images we published this week. That's a road test.

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Lensbaby Introduces Burnside 35

15 February 2018

The first ever wide-angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design, Lensbaby's Burnside 35 features a 35mm focal length in a lens that creates images with "a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette." It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.

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Around The Horn

15 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at World Press Photo of the Year candidates, Pyeongchang, the Sony FE 24-105mm and Alex Wild.

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Fujifilm Introduces APS-C X-H1

15 February 2018

Fujifilm has announced the Fujifilm X-H1 featuring a 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor matched to a X-Processor Pro image processing engine. The company said the new X-H1 is the highest performance camera in the X Series line of mirrorless cameras and the first to feature in-body image stabilization, a new Flicker Reduction mode that allows for stable exposure under fluorescent and mercury lighting, DCI 4K and other video capabilities.

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A Valentine

14 February 2018

Everyone has a heart. The flesh-and-blood variety that pumps unceasingly until it doesn't. But everybody has a heart of another kind, a metaphorical one. A good heart, a black heart, a metal-studded heart.

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Smith Fund Grant Opens For Entries

14 February 2018

The W. Eugene Smith Fund is now accepting applications for its 39th annual Grant in Humanistic Photography. Since presenting its first grant in 1980, the Fund has awarded over one million dollars to photographers who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith's concern and compassion. The Smith Fundwill present one recipient with a $35,000 grant.

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Oberwerth Announces George Upright Camera Bag

14 February 2018

Oberwerth has introduced George, an upright camera bag handmade from tumbled cowhide leather of German tanning that keeps everything in it accessible.

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Deals: Alien Skin 20 Pct. Winter Discount

14 February 2018

Alien Skin has announced a 20 percent discount on all its products through Feb. 20.

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Around The Horn

14 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Cody Cobb, the Vello BG-N19, the Panasonic GH5, a portrait of a single atom and a Voyager I snap.

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Around The Horn

13 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, the Canon G1X Mark III, DPRSplit, two Star Magnolias, a DIY bike holster, Erik Johansson, London's East End and Camerafound.

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Panasonic Introduces Mirrorless GX9

13 February 2018

Panasonic has announced the compact Lumix GX9 single lens mirrorless camera featuring a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter matched to a Venus image processor. The GX9 adds 5-axis dual image stabilization that combine a 2-axis optical image stabilizer and 5-axis body image stabilizer.

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Panasonic Announces ZS200 Flagship Travel Zoom Digicam

13 February 2018

Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DMC-ZS200, its new flagship travel zoom, featuring a 24mm ultra-wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens and enhanced 15x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-360mm) with 5-axis image stabilization.

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Adobe Updates Lightroom CC Ecosystem, Photoshop

13 February 2018

Adobe has announced updates to the Lightroom CC ecosystem including Lightroom Classic CC featuring "significant performance enhancements and customer-requested features that optimize photographers' workflows." At the same time a Photoshop update

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Leica Announces Special Edition Q Snow

12 February 2018

To celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics, Leica has collaborated with Swiss Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov to produce the Leica Q Snow.

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IKEA To Showcase Hasselblad Photographers

12 February 2018

In collaboration with Hasselblad and seven professional photographers, IKEA has made a selection of eight images from the Hasselblad Master Award catalogue. The Norrhassel collection will launch in all IKEA markets starting in August.

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Around The Horn

12 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Carnival 2018, Kaveh Kazemi, the SpaceX Falcon launch, beached gondolas and paintings of photographers.

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Flying Meat Releases Acorn 6.1

12 February 2018

Flying Meat has updated Acorn, Gus Mueller's image editing software for macOS X to version 6.1 The new version features Metal 2 support on macOS High Sierra 10.13 and later for faster panning, brushing, fills, and just a general speed improvement.

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Matinee: Stuart MacFarlane

10 February 2018

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: Old Tools

9 February 2018

We'd been thinking about this series of macro shots of old tools for a while before we jumped into action. That's always the best approach anyway. But we didn't jump into action because we'd finally figured out what we wanted to do.

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Around The Horn

9 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Pyeongchang, Tino Scherer, the Adobe Residency and Nick Knight.

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Sigma Announces 14-24mm f2.8 Art Lens +

9 February 2018

Sigma has announced its 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM Art zoom lens and a new front conversion service to turn its petal-type hood into a round component for VR rigs.

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After Lunch

8 February 2018

Wednesdays have always been a special day in our week. From high school on, they were the day we put the weekly magazine to bed to mail it that night so subscribers would see it in the morning.

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Around The Horn

8 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at parades, publicity shots, the Olympus E-PL9, Suzanne Saroff, Terry White and Lyle Ashton Harris.

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Olympus Announces PEN E-PL9 With 4K Video

7 February 2018

Olympus has introduced its PEN E-PL9, its latest compact Micro Four Thirds body featuring 4K video with an option to extract stills, 121-point contrast detection autofocus, built-in WiFi and always-on Bluetooth LE and 16 art filters.

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Book Bag: Recent Releases

7 February 2018

Our full book reviews gathered under this column's tag are reserved for titles we found particularly inspiring. But there are a number of releases that we read for review that are worthy of recognition if not a full review. Our short reviews of recent releases attempts to retrieve them from oblivion. Because, you know, we think you might enjoy them.

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Around The Horn

7 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at SpaceX Falcon Heavy, India's vanishing cinemas, the Hasselblad assembly line, lens advice, Apple's Retouch tool and the Olympus E-PL9.

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Around The Horn

6 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at a South Korean ghost town, Julieanne Kost, the Sigma 24-105mm Art lens, David Hobby, the Panasonic LX10, paper jams, Truepic, MetPublications, Edward Burtynsky and a BorrowLenses sales.

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Season Five of 'Through The Lens' Premieres Tomorrow

6 February 2018

AdoramaTV has announced it will premiere season five of Through The Lens: Canada, its original documentary series, tomorrow, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. EST. The new season "follows 10 breakthrough Canadian and Canada-based photographers to discover the magic behind the extraordinary images that capture the essence of Canada and push the boundaries of art and technology to the limits."

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Applications Open For 2018 Eddie Adams Workshop

5 February 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Eddie Adams Workshop. The tuition-free, four-day meeting of top pros with 100 students chosen by their portfolios will be held Oct. 5 to 8.

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Around The Horn

5 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at a Super Bowl story, Kerstin Kuntze, Alper Yesiltas' window, using an external drive for your photo library, cropped lenses on full frame cameras and sensor design.

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Matinee: 'Students Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey'

3 February 2018

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

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Around The Horn

3 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at a new housing development, autofocus accuracy, a trio of tulips and getting started in street photography.

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Friday Slide Show: Bikes

2 February 2018

When we're walking around the city with a camera, we aren't particularly in hot pursuit of a theme. But over the years we've been unable to resist the odd window or the occasional bike.

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Around The Horn

2 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Anthony Barboza's portraits, Calcio Storico, Christiaan van Heijst, Instravel, Sebastiaan de With on Raw smartphone editing, 2017 Backblaze hard drive stats, Mitsubishi's object-recognition camera tech and 10 affordable 360-degree VR cameras.

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Around The Horn

1 February 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Mars, Yosemite, Helen Levitt, a Lightroom book and Rocky Nook's sale page.

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award Submissions Open March 1

1 February 2018

Leica has announced that from March 1 through April 5, photographers up to 25 years old will be able to submit entries online for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

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January Archived

1 February 2018

We've just added Volume 7, Number 1 of Photo Corners to our archive, one page that contains the headline of every story we've published since 2012. In the first month of 2018 we published 72 stories including 17 Features, 26 commented News items (with over 156 items of interest), 25 Editor's Notes, one large review and three Site Notes.

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January

Capture One Pro Wins Our Tethered Shootout

31 January 2018

We've found it a big help on some shoots to cable the camera to our computer and evaluate each shot on the big monitor instead of relying on the camera's LCD for feedback. But plugging in the right software piece of this puzzle has eluded us. Until now.

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Around The Horn

31 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at that moon this morning, Bhutan, a Hogan sale, the Hasselblad X1D, Magnaframe and Frederick Douglass.

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Fujifilm Introduces Lightweight X-A5

31 January 2018

Fujifilm has introduced its lightest X-series camera/lens combination with the X-A5 and a new 15-45mm kit lens (23-68mm equivalent). The 1.1 lb. X-A5 features a 24.2-megapixel APS CMOS sensor matched to an image processor 1.5 times faster than the previous one with a 3.0-inch articulated touchscreen.

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Kodak Scanza Film Scanner

30 January 2018

The Kodak Scanza digital film and slide scanner, which has just been released by C+A Global, digitizes a variety of film formats including 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 and 8mm negatives and slides into optimized 14-megapixel or interpolated 22-Mp digital files. Images are stored on an SD card just as with a camera.

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Happy

30 January 2018

Every now and then the clocks stop and the sun hangs in the sky. We stepped out on the patio to just such a moment this morning. It didn't erase or even ease the problems of the day but as we sat looking at a single leaf on the apple tree we realized we were happy.

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Around The Horn

30 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Puerto Rico, Michael Schauer, evaluating Nikon gear, the Kano Camera Kit, a super blue blood moon tomorrow, free images, an autofocus adjustment issue and Patrick Witty.

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DNP To Give Away Two Printers At WPPI 2018

29 January 2018

DNP has announced two product giveaways of its dye-sublimation printers, the DS620A and SL620A, at WPPI 2018. Visit the DNP booth #433 to enter to win. Winners will be announced at the DNP booth on Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.

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Deals: Adorama Discounts Adobe Elements

29 January 2018

Adorama is currently discounting the DVD version of Adobe's Photoshop and Premiere Elements. Both the bundle (33 percent off) and the individual applications (30 percent off) are eligible for the discount...

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All You Ever Wanted To Know About Aspect Ratios

29 January 2018

You don't want to know about aspect ratios? Really? Because, you know, what you don't know about aspect ratios will bite you in the end, as we like to put it.

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Around The Horn

29 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Bayard Wootten, Cira Crowell, the Sigma 60mm DC DN lens and an upcoming Lightroom update.

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Matinee: 'How To See: Stephen Shore'

27 January 2018

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 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Carolyn Marks Blackwoo, an iCloud Photo Library problem, another iCloud Photo Library problem and VSCO Voices.

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Friday Slide Show: After The Rain

26 January 2018

The wind whips up, the skies darken, drops begins to fall against the window pane. The storm arrives, passing through minutes or hours or days later. But it ends and when it ends, everything that survived is refreshed.

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Around The Horn

26 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Mount Mayon, Yury Nezdoyminoga, incarcerated Hungarian kids, copying adjustments in Apple Photos, a Tuck rebuttal, Truepic and Mary Lee Berners-Lee.

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PixelGenius Releases PhotoKit Bundle In Tribute

26 January 2018

PixelGenius has announced the release of its PhotoKit bundle of PhotoKit 2.0, PhotoKit Sharpener 2.0 and PhotoKit Color 2.0 Photoshop plug-ins as freeware. The company is closing its commercial operations and "wanted to make sure those people who have purchased our products will be able to continue using their plug-ins for the foreseeable future when our product activation is turned off."

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Pinocchio

25 January 2018

Sometimes writing a review feels like The Adventures of Pinocchio. In which we play Pinocchio.

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Deals: Adorama's Nikon Trade-Ins

25 January 2018

Adorama has announced it is offering "some aggressive pricing for used gear," accepting trade-ins on Nikon dSLRs that credit you up to 70 percent of the resale value toward the purchase of new gear.

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Around The Horn

25 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Craig Burrows' plant photos, advice from Magnum photographers, the fate of popular photography and Kendall Plant on the John Muir Trail.

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Fujifilm Recalls AC Adapters Over Shock Hazard

24 January 2018

Fujifilm has announced a recall of AC-5VF power adapter wall plugs packaged with a variety of Fujifilm digital camera models. "While there have been no reported injuries, there is a risk that the wall plug may crack, break or detach and remain in the outlet exposing live electrical contacts and posing a shock hazard," the company said.

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Around The Horn

24 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at weird photos, Henry Peter Bosse, Yevhen Kotenko and Detroit.

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Feature Shoot Opens Print Swap Submissions

24 January 2018

Feature Shoot has opened submissions to the fourth Print Swap exhibition to be held in April as part of the 10th Anniversary edition of the Month of Photography Los Angeles by the Lucie Foundation.

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Fujifilm Introduces Rugged XP130 Digicam

24 January 2018

Fujifilm has introduced the FinePix XP130, the first rugged XP to feature Bluetooth. Other features include a 5x 28-140mm equivalent optical zoom, Electronic Level, Eye Detection and five body colors.

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Meyer Optik Announces Trioplan Club

24 January 2018

Meyer Optik has announced its Trioplan Gold Art Club to provide members exclusive perks including having their work exhibited internationally, getting insiders-only information on upcoming projects and receiving discounts on lens purchases.

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Around The Horn

23 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Gold Rush daguerreotypes, Toni Felsner, a gear sale and Winston Hendrickson.

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Photoshop Update Features Select Subject

23 January 2018

In a blog post today, Adobe announced an update to Photoshop CC that includes Select Subject to make selections informed by Adobe Sensei with a single click.

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Adobe Accepting Applications For 2018 Creative Residency

22 January 2018

Adobe has begun accepting applications for its 2018 Creative Residency which provides a handful of creatives (like photographers) a year-long apprenticeship at Adobe to work on a project, sharing the process with the creative community as it proceeds.

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Lenses Are Generational

22 January 2018

Sodden thought in the shower: lenses are generational. Meaning, they resemble the generaions in a family. Let us put ourselves in the middle to illustrate.

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Around The Horn

22 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Women's Marches, Pittsburgh migration stories, image compression technology, the Panasonic G9, hot gear and beauty photography.

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Digital Film Tools Releases Version 1.1 Update

22 January 2018

Digital Film Tools has released DFT v1.1, a free upgrade to current customers. DFT simulates optical camera filters, specialized lenses, film stocks and grain, lens flares, optical lab processes, color correction, keying, and compositing as well as natural light and photographic effects.

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Matinee: Marcelo Maragni at Rally Dakar

20 January 2018

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

20 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at J. Kevin Dunn, Gerda Taro, Laura Bennett, bokeh for Micro Four Thirds and U.S. border behavior.

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Friday Slide Show: The Fog

19 January 2018

We mounted a Lensbaby Twist 60 on our Nikon D200 even though we know better. The fun things about the Twist 60 require a full frame sensor, not the 1.6x crop factor of the D200.

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Around The Horn

19 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the 2018 Dakar Rally, A.B. Watson, Cheney Orr, Photo NOLA, a photoessay, group copyright registration and TTL flash metering.

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A Castle

18 January 2018

Ah, the weight of the world. It's heavy. And when it rains, as it has done all day again, the world gets sodden. And heavier.

Such a burden.

Or so it felt all day as we struggled with some email issue not of our own making, spent an hour waiting on a customer service line and failed to get anything meaningful accomplished.

We've grown accustomed to accomplishing meaningful things every day around here.

Then, very late in the day (but not so late as this), we cobbled together a few things lying around and took a few shots for fun.

And this is what we came up with.

It's a trinket one of our brothers sent us when, after 28 years renting a flat, we finally bought a place to live. Three-and-a-half inches tall. Sparkly.

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Around The Horn

18 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Roger Fenton, Julieanne Kost, Joe McNally, Andrei Lacatusu and Tether Tools.

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Around The Horn

17 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jupiter, finding a lens adapter, beauty, Simon Edelman and the net neutrality battle.

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Site Tweaks: Two Minor Improvements

16 January 2018

Every now and then we look at something that's been on the site for a while and think we can improve it a bit. Not significantly, but a bit. And we always find the challenge, small as it is, worthwhile.

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Hasselblad Introduces 400-Mp H6D-400c MS

16 January 2018

Hasselblad has introduced its H6D-400c MS, a 400-megapixel medium format body featuring its multi-shot technology prized in the field of art reproduction.

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Condé Nast Issues Code of Conduct

16 January 2018

In a press release, Condé Nast has announced a code of conduct for vendors and partners, including photographers, who work with the publisher. "Our goal was straightforward: engage our various partners and editors in candid and transparent conversations about what each party can do differently to provide safe work environments in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect," CEO Bob Sauerberg said in making the announcement.

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Around The Horn

16 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Sebastian Hidalgo, the Olympus ZD 17mm f1.2 Pro, using an iPad for photography, Apple Photos' selective color tool, an E Mount lens database and KodakOne.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

15 January 2018

At 34 he gave his I Have a Dream speech. He won the Nobel Peace Prize at 35. At 39, he was assassinated. But today we celebrate his life and try to remember what he stood for.

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Leica Introduces Two High Performance SL Primes

15 January 2018

Leica Camera has announced the first two editions of a new line of high-performance Summicron-SL lenses for the Leica SL-System: the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f2 ASPH.

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Matinee: 'Slurpee Waves 2018'

13 January 2018

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 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at some monochrome images, a guide to landscape photography, Lensbaby's new macro filters and Harold Davis.

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Remembering Nabile Quenum

12 January 2018

Nabile was a ball of energy at every fashion week, you never had to ask if he was at a show because you could feel his presence," Scott Schumann wrote in a tribute to his colleague, "He literally bounced around from shot to shot." Quenum passed away this week at the age of 32.

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Friday Slide Show: Montecito +

12 January 2018

Our connection to Santa Barbara goes back a few decades. We attended the University of California at Santa Barbara for our freshman and sophomore years, becoming city editor of the Nexus, the student paper.

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Around The Horn

12 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Mont Saint Michel, a pencil factory, a set of lenses, the Kodak Scanza scanner, Lightroom shortcuts and backing up photos.

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Around The Horn

11 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at California's deadly mudslides, a 'mind-reading' algorithm, two portable devices and Mike Pach's Night Sky/Milky Way Photography Workshops.

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GlobellColorSuite Adds Distance Measurement, Eizo Calibration

10 January 2018

GlobellColor has announced the implementation of inexpensive distance measurement with monitor calibration. The new feature, which accounts for ambient light in addition to profiling the monitor's output, is a $149 globellColorMeter upgrade to the unit's stand.

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Around The Horn

10 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at creative integrity, four 25mm primes, the GH5S, a Rocky Nook deal and 2018 design trends.

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A Rain Gauge

9 January 2018

We had over 24 hours of continual rainfall yesterday. The 3.15 inches that fell in downtown San Francisco broke a same-day record of 2.35 set in 1872. Over 5.0 inches fell in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Around The Horn

9 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Shawn Walker, W. Eugene Smith, mountain gorillas, Photoshop keyboard shortcuts, strobing a group shot and WD My Cloud security.

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Kodak, Wenn Launch Image Rights Management Platform

9 January 2018

Kodak and Wenn Digital have announced KodakOne, a digital rights management platform using KodakCoin blockchain technology.

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Nikon Announces 180-400mm f4 Zoom

9 January 2018

Nikon has announced its AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, a FX-format super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. The new zoom is the first Nikkor with a built-in teleconverter. The 1.4x teleconverter extends the maximum focal length to 560mm.

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Hasselblad Announces Masters Awards Winners

9 January 2018

Hasselblad has announced its 2018 Masters Awards winners chosen through a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury from over 30,000 images, a new record.

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Audubon Society Opens Annual Bird Photography Contest

8 January 2018

The National Audubon Society in association with Nature's Best Photography has announced it is accepting entries for its annual Audubon Photography Awards photography contest. Deadline for entries is April 9.

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Kids Playing

8 January 2018

We've been hanging around the Under Two crowd this year and its been a revelation. The kind of revelation, we should explain, we enjoy.

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Panasonic Announces Hybrid Mirrorless GH5S

8 January 2018

Panasonic has introduced its Lumix GH5S, a new hybrid mirrorless camera with expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality. Designed and developed for professional filmmakers, the GH5S achieves highest-ever image sensitivity and video image quality in the history of Lumix cameras, especially in low-light situations, the company said.

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Around The Horn

8 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jason Peterson, a Jason Peterson, flower photography, prints and family photographs.

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Matinee: Franco Vogt's 'Faces 2017'

6 January 2018

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 Beaver Street Wall

5 January 2018

We first learned about the Beaver Street Wall in the front seat of an ambulance. After months of recovering from a quadruple bypass that led to an amputation Dad was finally leaving Seton Hospital from an extended recuperation at St. Mary's Hospital.

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Sony Announces 18-135mm E-Mount Lens

5 January 2018

Sony has added an 18-135mm f3.5-F5.6 zoom with Optical SteadyShot stabilization to its E-mount line-up. Designed for its APS-C sensor cameras and weighing 11.5 oz., the focal range covers the 35mm equivalent of 27-202.5mm.

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Adorama Introduces Xplor 600Pro TTL Monolight

5 January 2018

Adorama has announced its Xplor 600Pro monolight, a wireless TTL, lithium-powered mobile light whose R2 Radio System is compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus/Panasonic systems. It also features high speed sync up to 1/8000s and a broad spectrum of light modifiers.

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Around The Horn

5 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the East coast storms, diners, 19th century street photography, Charles-Frederick Ouellet, Martin Parr's advice and a visual trend analysis.

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Kodak Mini 2 Instant Photo Printer Launched

4 January 2018

The compact Kodak Mini 2 Instant Photo Printer prints credit card-sized photos using dye-sublimation printing technology. The new model is smaller than the original at just 3x5.2x1 inches.

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Applications Open For 2018 New York Portfolio Review

4 January 2018

The New York Times has announced it is accepting applications for the sixth annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog, the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism and United Photo Industries.

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Around The Horn

4 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the cold weather, Julieanne Kost's window seat shots, Francis Hodgson, the Canon 85mm f1.4 L IS, a Synology NAS, Asus' AiMesh, a mentor list, reset/rebooting devices and Ajit Pai.

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Around The Horn

3 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at iPhone photos, an Internet hub, a iMac Pro teardown, Photolemur, Nvidia and Scott Everett at DPReview.

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Our First Calendar Update of 2018

2 January 2018

It may look like we spent the first full working day of 2018 horsing around but we've actually been culling the Calendar of exhibits that have closed and replenishing it with upcoming ones.

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Around The Horn

2 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the new year, Fred Mortagne, a a7RIII and D850 comparison, the Olympus MZuiko 17/1.2 Pro, the Strobist Lighting Cookbook, 10 captivating photo books, a tax reminder and a personal essay by Kirk Tuck.

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December Archived

1 January 2018

What better way to start the new year than to announce we've archived Volume 6 Number 12 of Photo Corners. It was an edition unusually rich with features.

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It's 2018!

1 January 2018

Once again (and we couldn't be happier about it), the New Year brings its own rituals here. We've snuck away from the breakfast table to scribble, "It's 2018!" on a Post-it note we immediately stuck to a spot right in front of our nose.

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Get Off To A Great Start With Beginner's Flash

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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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