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Keeping Track Of Stuff

Back from an extended summer (Down Under) break and I am thinking about all the things I have to get done. Then I came across a great article by Rebecca Greenfield on Fast Company about how the Creative Director at ETSY uses lists for everything so he can concentrate on creative stuff. (Read Rebecca’s article […]

DxO Optics Pro 9 introduces revolutionary PRIME denoising technology and pushes the limits of high ISO photography even further

Special introductory offer through November 20, 2013 DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro 9, the major new version of its image-processing software. DxO Optics Pro 9 introduces PRIME, a revolutionary noise reduction technology whose spectacular performance produces detailed and vividly-colored images even under the most extreme shooting conditions. Based on DxO […]

MindShift Gear to Release rotation180° Panorama Rotating Backpack

MindShift Gear announced that in January 2014 it will release the world’s first rotating day hiker backpack, the rotation180° Panorama.  Designed for hikers who carry cameras, binoculars, GPS devices, nature identification books, maps, iPads, and more, the rotation180° Panorama’s beltpack rotates to the front for quick gear access and without first having to take off […]

Great Idea – MindShift Gear’s Contact Sheet Protects Valuable Photography Gear While Shooting Outdoors

MindShift Gear (the outdoor photography bag spin-off company of Think Tank Photo) announces the release of its multi-purpose Contact Sheet.   Designed for photographers who work in wet or dirty environments and who need a clean, dry work area, this 3.5’ x 5’ ultralight, waterproof ground tarp provides a barrier from the elements.  The 3.5’x5’ Contact […]

DxO Optics Pro 8 now available to users of GoPro, smartphones, and Samsung NX and EX cameras

30% discount on DxO Optics Pro 8 now through July 31, 2013 July 15, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v8.3, the new version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This update allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support GoPro cameras, five of the […]

PhoozL Announces Shared Cash-Prize Photo Contest: ‘PETS in B&W’

Photography competition site PhoozL announces a special cash-prize photo contest: ‘Pets in B&W’. This is a judged contest where the Top 3 Winners share a progressive (growing) cash prize pool from the paid-entry proceeds. The judge is pro pet photographer and pet photo author Andrew Darlow, and the contest is open to all logged-in members […]

Canon Dial Pixel Technology

Canon develops new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for significantly improved autofocus performance during Live View shooting and when shooting movies Sydney, Australia, 2 July 2013 – Canon today announces the development of Dual Pixel CMOS AF, an innovative new autofocus technology for digital SLR cameras. Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a phase-difference AF technology on […]

Canon 70D

World-First AF technology delivers fast Live View, smooth movies Sydney, Australia, 2 July 2013 – Canon today unveils an outstanding new addition to the enthusiast range of its renowned EOS series – the EOS 70D digital SLR camera – ideal for anyone looking to take more control of the photographic process for satisfying creative results. […]

The Week In Photography 28th May 2013

Here’s what has caught my attention on the Internet about photography over the past few weeks: Bug-eye camera offers a new view of the world Creating Drama Through Cinematic Light Backlit Photography 101: Secrets of Expressive Backlit Portraits The illusion of simplicity: photographer Peter Belanger on shooting for Apple Strange Geographies: The Mojave Desert’s Airplane […]

The Week in Photography 6th May 2013

Here’s what caught my attention on the Internet about photography in the past week: Amazing Macro Photos of Bugs With An Unsual Accessory Explore Hong Kong’s ‘Vertical Horizon’ in These Reverse-Vertigo Inducing Photos ProScope Micro Mobile lets your iPhone get mega-close-ups Panasonic introduces DMC-G6 and DMC-LF1 cameras 14-Year-Old Photographer’s Amazingly Surreal Self Portraits VFX pro […]

Firmware Update Now Available for Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15

Sony Australia has announced that a firmware update for Action Cam HDR-AS15 is now available. The firmware update includes PS Recording Mode (1920×1080/60p), which enables users to capture smooth images of fast moving scenes with a higher frame rate of 60p. A new “Water Mode” is also available on the Action Cam, which adjusts the […]

Canon EOS 5D Mark III firmware upgrade provides significant still-shooting and Full HD video improvements

Supports advanced user needs through clean HDMI output for video and boosted AF performance for low-light and telephoto shooting Sydney, Australia, 30 April 2013 – Canon Australia today announced that the new firmware upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera is now available for download, delivering considerable improvements to still-shooting and Full […]

Sony Makes Fun Of Customers, Again

Sony revisits clueless DSLR users, for the new NEX ‘DSLR Gear No Idea’ campaign Sydney, 29 April, 2013 – DSLR ‘phonies’ be warned: Sony’s NEX ‘DSLR Gear No Idea’ campaign is returning for a second year.  It builds on 2012’s successful and light-hearted creative that mocked DSLR owners who fumble with the settings and missed […]

The Week In Photography 25th April 2013

Here’s what caught my attention on the Internet in the past week or so: David Kingham Photography | Focusing at Night Seven Lenses for The Portrait Shooter on a Budget FocusTwist: Focus-Controllable Images with the iPhone | CDTobie’s Photo Blog How to Do Stop Motion Photography: An Introduction The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt […]

Alien Skin Software Announces Exposure 5

A big update to Exposure is out and includes: Visual preset browser makes previewing effects faster and easier Dark user interface lets photographers concentrate on their photos Program offers greater creative texture control Raleigh, NC (April 24, 2013) – Alien Skin Software today announced Exposure® 5, the new version of its flagship photography effects software. […]

New Manfrotto Webinar on Lighting

Manfrotto School of Xcellence, the educational platform by the world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, is thrilled to host famed photographer Drew Gardner for their next webinar entitled, “Behind the Scenes Lighting Secret”. During this one-hour webinar, Gardner will take participants “behind the scenes” of some of his work, sharing lighting […]

Canon Holds No. 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market for 10 Years Running

In news today, Canon has dominated the dSLR market for the past 10 years. While a big congratulations to Canon, I have to ask if this is good for the industry and the consumer? TOKYO, April 22, 2013 Canon Inc. today announced that the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have consistently maintained […]

Getty Images Announces 2013 Grants for Editorial Photography Open For Applications

Sydney, Australia – April 17, 2013 – Getty Images today announced that applications for its 2013 Grants for Editorial Photography are now being accepted. Five photojournalists will be selected to receive grants of US$10,000, intended to provide the funding and freedom to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance. “Photojournalism is a powerful force for […]

The Week In Photography 12th April 2013

Here’s what has caught my attention on the Internet recently about photography: Colorful Long Exposure Photos of Glow Sticks Dropped Into Waterfalls Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera G-Technology announces new family of Thunderbolt-equipped docks, drives NeroTrigger camera trigger is faster (and smarter) than your shutter finger Canon XA25 HD and XA20 HD Camcorders: […]

Current offers from Think Tank Photo

Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just made three announcements that I thought would interest you. ·         Free Shipping!  Yes, they’ve made it official that on all orders of $75 or more placed with Think Tank you will receive free shipping.  In addition, because you are my friend, when you click on this link […]

New Manfrotto 500 Video Head Designed For HDSLRs And The New Video Cameras

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — At the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, Manfrotto, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, is showcasing the new Manfrotto 500 Video Head. A lightweight fluid head designed for users of the latest HDSLRs and video cameras, the 500 replaces the 701HDV and […]

GalleryPouch Discount Code Lets You More Cheaply Protect Your Art

The GalleryPouch, a product for protecting everything from lenses to large framed art works and works on canvas, just reached a milestone of 12,000 bags sold and shipped. They are also great to use as a mat for cushioning/protecting knees/pants/elbows, etc., or as a shoot-through diffuser when out photographing nature or people. There’s an article […]

LED Lighting by Photoflex

Photoflex Inc. of Watsonville, CA., announces the release of the NorthStar Lite. The NorthStar Lite is a 100watt single LED with the equivalency light output of a 1K Tungsten source, while maintaining a standard daylight colored temperature. The light has an integrated continuous dimmer that dims from 100% down to 0% with minimal color shift. […]

Maxell Introduces External Hard Disk Drive for Professional Applications

— Multi-Interface External HDD Has Up to 3TB Capacity to Meet Archiving Needs of Video, Broadcast, and Post-Production Professionals — WOODLAND PARK, N.J., April 4, 2013 – Maxell Corporation of America introduces the Multi-Interface External Hard Disk Drive (HDD), which has been specifically designed to address the large files associated with HD environments, including audio/video editing, digital […]

New Canon 700D and 100D dSLRs

Canon today unveils two first-class EOS models to take the helm of its entry-level consumer DSLR camera line-up – the flagship EOS 700D and ultra-compact EOS 100D.  While each is designed to suit specific user requirements, both cameras are packed with high-quality and creative features that are ideal for creative-minded consumers looking to take their […]