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Matinee: John Moore's 'Undocumented'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-23 23:19

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-23 23:09

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 Justin Peters, recommended photo books, photographing drag queens and controlling contrast in landscapes.


Friday Slide Show: Ascending Arguello

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-23 03:59

Sometimes we hop on a bus and let it take us to some other part of the city almost at random. The 43 Masonic is a good option, stopping just a block from the bunker and winding its way through the historic gorge below Twin Peaks, though UCSF Medical Center, into Cole Valley, along Haight Street, passing quickly through the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park, skirting the Western Addition into the Presido and ending up at Fort Mason.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-22 23:08

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 funny hats, Austria's Ausseerland region, a dry cabinet for your gear, two post-processed iPhone images, Vancouver workshops and a Lowepro backpack deal.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-22 00:31

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 LeRoy W. Henderson Jr., more John Moore, Panasonic's new Night mode, smartphonography, the importance of composition, Supreme Court sales tax ruling and building the Golden Gate Bridge.


Phase One Enhances Cultural Heritage Portfolio

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-21 23:09

Phase One has announced updates to its Cultural Heritage digitization tools portfolio to make it easier for untrained operators to use the system. Among the enhancements, Slipstream is a simplified user interface to facilitate image capture while PPI Assist helps position a Phase One iXG Camera System to capture at a defined resolution on any copy stand.


Wood

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-21 07:21

Wood is a renewable resource. You grow it. It matures. You harvest it. You mill it. You build with it. And this image takes you from wild growth to civilized employment in the blink of an eye.


Aneta Filiciak Named 500px CEO

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-21 07:03

In a blog post today, 500px announced Aneta Filiciak, former vice president of strategic development, has been named CEO.


Rocky Nook To Host Free Fancher Webinar

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-21 02:05

Rocky Nook has announced a free webinar with Nick Fancher, the author of "Studio Anywhere 2: Hard Light" and the upcoming "Chroma".


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-21 01:57

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 John Moore at the border, Hasselblad Masters Award winners, ultra wide zoom lenses, a graduate program in photography and remembering Apple's Aperture.


ON1 Releases Photo Raw 2018.5

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-21 01:33

ON1 has updated Photo Raw 2018, its Raw data image editor, with both new features and additional camera and lens profiles.


Sigma Announces Two Free Workshops

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-20 04:36

Sigma has announced two free two-day portrait workshops to be held in Oklahoma this month. Sigma technical representative Brian Linhoff will lead a Portrait Photography workshop in Tulsa featuring a Harley Davidson before conducting a Photo Model Walk workshop with a Myriad Botanical Gardens photo walk in Oklahoma City. Bedford Camera & Video is co-sponsoring both workshops.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-20 00:23

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 Japanese-American internment, a tent city, Photomyne, syncing in Lightroom and new Sigma Art lenses.


Adobe: Project Rush, Android Spark Post, Creative Cloud Updates

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 23:46

Adobe has released several updates including a sneak peek of Project Rush, a new all-in-one, cross-device video editing app, the public beta release of Adobe Spark Post for Android, new features for the Lightroom CC ecosystem and Lightroom Classic, an Adobe XD update and enhanced integration between Adobe PDF services and Microsoft Office 365.


National Hellenic Museum To Exhibit 'Lives Afloat'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 02:48

The National Hellenic Museum has announced the opening of its newest exhibition "Lives Afloat: The Greek Refugee Crisis through the Lens of Tasos Markou 2015-2017" on Thursday, June 21. The photographic exhibition portraying the realities facing refugees as they arrived in Greece at the height of the Greek Refugee Crisis will run through spring 2019.


ChromaTag Enables Voice Tagging For Photos

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 01:29

Using voice recognition and a new technology called Natural Language Tagging, ChromaTag lets you tag photos simply by describing them. QromaTag's intelligent parser looks for things like dates, locations and people in your description and automatically creates tags for them.


Lemkesoft Releases GraphicConverter 10.6.1

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 01:05

Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 10.6.1, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility, with new and updated features plus a few bug fixes. Version 10.6 was first released April 19.


Deals: Phase One Style Packs, HSL Preset

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 00:51

Phase One is offering all six Capture One Style Packs in one discounted bundle. The Complete Collection of 139 Styles will be available through June 24, 11 p.m. CEST for $197/€217. That's a savings from $394/€434 when bought individually.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 00:32

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 Syrian refugees, McMoon, a rose, the PEN-F and Dads.


Matinee: 'Restoring A Lost Silent Film'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-17 00:33

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?


Remembering Clemens Kalischer

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-16 23:59

When Hitler came to power in 1933, Clemens Kalischer's father didn't hesitate. He moved the family to Paris. But, as Germans, they were required to register and were quickly arrested as enemy aliens. The 12-year-old boy, separated from his family, survived three years of forced labor in eight camps.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-16 22:56

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 Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro, using manual flash at sunset, variable neutral density filters and what matters.


Friday Slide Show: Antique Underwood Portable

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-16 04:25

We were in the third grade. Don Belli and your editor made a pact to each type up our class projects. We had somehow been assigned the city of Stockton, the largest inland port. We'd written to the Chamber of Commerce for information and just had to type it up.


Leica Camera Announces Leica C-Lux With 20-Mp 1" Sensor, 15x Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-16 02:33

Leica has announced its new Leica C-Lux compact digicam with a 1" sensor, 15x zoom, 4K video and both an EVF and 3.0-inch touchscreen. The new C-Lux is a close relation (one might say a twin) to the Panasonic Lumix ZS/TZ200.


Leica Camera Unveils M10 Edition Zagato

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-16 01:58

Leica had introduced the M10 Edition Zagato, combining "the best of German craftsmanship and Italian design." Comprised of a Leica M10 camera body and a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH. lens, its visual and tactile highlights were designed by Dr. Andrea Zagato, owner of the Zagato Italian design house, himself.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-16 00:09

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 soccer fields, Che Guevara, abstract images and Macintosh hardware.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-14 22:49

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 underwater photography, Martian darkness, architectural photography, wide-ranging zooms and Ektrachrome production.


Nikon Develops Compact 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR Nikkor

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-14 22:16

Nikon announced it is developing he AF-S Nikkor 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format super-telephoto lens significantly smaller and lighter than comparable predecessors thanks to a Phase Fresnel lens element.


Archiving As A Constant

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-14 05:07

While we've made multiple copies of our images this year, we've neglected to burn DVDs for our offsite backups until today. And even worse, we have a few DVDs from 2017 we just haven't bothered to drop off at our offsite location either.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-14 01:07

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 Ramadan, Camera Work, copyright and the Olympus 17mm f1.2 Pro.


Miops Launches Capsule360 Kickstarter Campaign

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-12 23:29

Miops has announced a Kickstarter campaign for its new Capsule360 motion box that enables smooth automated pans, tilts and slides (or any combination of them) for smartphones, action cameras, SLRs and mirrorless cameras.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-12 23:01

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 Weegee, street photography tips, Instant Magny 35 and Leica Illuminated.


On The Plus Side

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-12 02:09

We feel a civic duty to report dangers when they're observed at some of the more popular places in the city we call home. It alerts both residents and visitors to be wary of situations that may not otherwise be obvious.


Samyang Confirms AF 24mm f2.8 FE Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-12 01:39

Samyang has announced its AF 24mm F2.8 FE, a new full-frame Sony E-mount lens, with an improved autofocus system that provides quieter and more accurate autofocus performance. It will be sold under the Rokinon brand name in the U.S.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-12 01:18

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 Willy Ronis, Museum Leica, Camille Seaman, 1960s interior design and free macros for Lightroom.


Harvey Posts ExifTool 11.01 Production Release

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-12 00:04

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v11.01, the first production release since v11.00 on June 7 and certainly the shortest interval between production releases. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.


Matinee: 'Behind The Shot with Oscar Nilsson'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-10 00:33

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-10 00:26

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 photographic evidence, nature conservation, real estate photography mistakes, more on the Zone System, photographic errors, a Doris Burke scrapbook and net neutrality rules to expire Monday.


Peak Design Replacement Anchors Ship

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-09 06:48

We received replacement Anchor Links from Peak Design in the mail today, just a few days after the company announced a fraying problem with the prior design.


Friday Slide Show: Street Fair

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-09 04:26

Last Sunday it was Union Street's turn to host one of the many street fairs held in various neighborhoods around town. It was a gorgeous day (if a little windy) so we took the bus over to see what was cooking.


Remembering David Douglas Duncan

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-09 01:06

Kansas City native David Duncan Douglas died Thursday at his home in France at the age of 102. He had come a long way and marked his journey with an astonishing gallery of images.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-09 00:01

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 photographing elves, American symbols, mirrorless lenses and Weegee.


Lock & Key

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-08 00:08

The old wardrobe's lock and key appealed to us in the overcast light diffused through the room yesterday afternoon. So we bent down to look it in the eye and framed our shot. It seemed to hide the tale of something that happened centuries ago.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-07 22:50

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 D-Day in color, Milad Safabakhsh, Wacom Intuos, Rosa Furneaux and the Lucie Emerging Scholarships.


Harvey Posts ExifTool 11.00 Production Release

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-07 22:09

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v11.00, the first production release since v10.80 on Feb. 22. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.


Canon Announces Two 70-200mm L-Series Zooms

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-07 12:22

Canon has introduced two new telephoto zoom lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-07 01:11

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 Bill Eppridge, Osaka, vintage insect macros, the Tokina 16-28mm f2.8, Sony a7III battery door weather sealing, sports photographers panel discussion, relaxing and Darktable 2.4.4.


DxO Releases Nik Collection, PhotoLab 1.2, Discontinues One

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-07 00:30

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DxO has released its first update of the Nik Collection plug-in suite it acquired last year from Google. At the same time, the company updated PhotoLab, its image editing software with support for seven new cameras and enhanced to its new local adjustments provided by the U Point technology featured in the Nik Collection.


Peak Design Addresses Frayed Anchor Issue

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-06 07:04

In an email to customers that may have been adversely affected by a design revision to its popular Anchor link which connects its straps to camera eyelets, Peak Design promised free replacements to anyone affected.


DNP DS620A, WPS Pro: Installation

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-05 23:47

We've never taken this long to publish our installation experience with a product before. We hope that means it will save you a lot of time.


Sony Announces RX100 VI With 24-300mm Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-05 23:19

Sony has announced its long-await RX100 VI compact digicam featuring a 24-300mm equivalent zoom matched to a 20.1-megapixel 1" CMOS sensor. The new compact can also shoot UHD 4K video at 30p with Full HD at up to 960 fps. A pop-up EVF and 3.0-inch tilting touchscreen round out the compact design.


WPO Launches 2019 Sony World Photo Awards

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-05 22:36

The World Photography Organization has opened the 12th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards and revealed the latest recipients of the Sony Grant and announced three new categories for 2019.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-05 22:19

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 Guatemala's Fuego volcano, Slim Aarons, Photoshop blend modes, AI-powered creatives, Ektachrome 100 and a photo printing seminar.


Apple WWDC: Just Photo News

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-05 07:18

At Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference today, the company unveiled macOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12, both of which it plans to release this fall.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-04 23:29

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 Mariana Vincenti, cameras vs. eyes, more Zone System issues, photo hacks and a Sigma rebate.


Leica Announces Flash, Remote Control

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-04 22:55

Leica Camera has announced its new Leica SF 60 Flash Unit and Leica SF C1 Remote Control Unit for on and off camera flash photography. The new additions complement the Leica S, Leica SL and Leica M systems and are also compatible with the Leica Q and Leica CL.


Matinee: 'Sharing The Light'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-02 23:31

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-02 23:02

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 Federico Alegria, Mark Broyer, auto masking in Lightroom, brands, the Zone System and a new Harold Davis book.


Friday Slide Show: A Walk In The Shade

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-02 03:03

It was such a beautiful morning last Sunday that we grabbed the Nikon D200 (never did a shutter sound as sweet) and the 18-200mm Nikkor and took a walk through a very peaceful, well-manicured nearby neighborhood. We were looking for a red poppy but we found much more.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-01 23:30

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 Bruce Davidson, an Ellsworth Kelly installation, the Lume Cube, a wall piece and coding.


May Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-01 22:14

We've just archived Volume 7, Number 5 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 19 Features, 25 commented news stories, 25 Editor's Notes (which included well over 125 items of interest), one review and two site notes for a total of 72 stories.


Let the Games Begin

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-01 06:19

Whatever happens in the 2018 NBA Finals, we want to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on being the champions of their respective leagues. For the fourth straight year, too.


Tamron Issues 28-75mm f2.8 Autofocus Notice

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-01 00:39

Tamron issued a notice acknowledging an autofocus problem with its new 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E-mount, which was released last week.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-01 00:27

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 National Geographic travel contest entries, Luca Cascianelli, mixed martial arts, 2018 W. Eugene Smith Grant deadline extended and Derrick Story.


Getty Images, 500px Announce Exclusive Distribution Deal

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-01 00:04

Getty Images and 500px have announced an exclusive distribution partnership that will provide Getty Images customers access to royalty-free content from 500px. 500px will continue to represent its photographers, while Getty Images will have exclusive global distribution rights.


Deals: Alien Skin 30 Pct. Summer Discount

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-31 21:00

Alien Skin Software is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a sale of up to 30 precent on all products in its online store. The sale will runs through June 5.


Dancing Maple Leaves

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-31 00:59

The hot dogs were grilling and the burgers were chilling when we took the Canon Rebel XTi out to the garden at some friends' house to shoot a few pictures on Memorial Day. They have a collection of Japanese maples we envy.


IMS Vintage Digitizes Rare Photos For Sale

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-31 00:11

IMS Vintage Photos is offering its historical archive photographs for sale worldwide for the first time in 100 years. The company said it is the first in Europe to develop advanced technology to digitize and catalog thousands of images a day.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-30 23:05

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 Kamoinge exhibit, Peter Baker, Joe McNally, shooting in summer heat and more fool's gold.


Site Tweak: Dealing With Common Errors

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-30 07:04

Some errors seem to happen repeatedly no matter what we do to prevent them. Especially if they are committed by other people. But most infuriatingly if we're the culprit.


How To Salvage Reds

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-30 00:36

As we pointed out in our Memorial Day piece, reds have bedeviled image sensors for a long time. In that story, we briefly described the process we used to recover our red subject, a poppy. But we thought a more complete explanation would be illuminating.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-29 23:08

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 War I battlefields, Pulau Ketam's bikes, color theory for landscapes, the Luxli Cello LED panel, still lifes and Kevin Raber's mother.


Memorial Day

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-28 22:56

We wanted to mark this year's Memorial Day with a photo of a red poppy to honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. We spent the afternoon yesterday hunting one down in the neighborhood but even when we found one, we weren't sure of it.


Matinee: 'At Home'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-27 00:37

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?


Winners Announced In Remembering Great Apes Photo Competition

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-27 00:36

Wildlife Photographers United and Born Free have announce the 10 images of gorillas orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos selected as winners of the Remembering Great Apes photographic competition. Over 1,000 entries were submitted.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-27 00:04

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 shoot in Mexico, a page from the Strobist Lighting Cookbook, more about Obscura 2 and the LaCie DJI Copilot.


FBI: Reboot Your Router

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-26 23:25

The FBI, Justice Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have all issued advisories to reboot your router "as soon as possible" to counter Russian-engineered VPNFilter malware that has infected hundreds of thousands of the devices.


Friday Slide Show: Stow Lake

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-26 04:07

We found ourselves at Stow Lake twice this week with different cameras. And looking over the site, we notice we've never done a slide show of the scenic spot, although we have featured it a number of times.


Three Entry-Level All-In-One Devices

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-26 00:58

The landscape has changed for all-in-one devices since we were reviewing them six years ago. Entry level models have more features than ever at prices lower than a set of inks.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-26 00:02

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 Phil Penman, Joana Toro, a free Photoshop Action set, a copyright registration fee increase proposal and LaserSoft's weekend sale.


Sigma Announces 105mm f1.4 Art Lens Price

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-25 23:22

Sigma has announced its 105mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mounts in late June for $1,599. The Sony E-mount availability will be announced later, the company added.


Fujifilm Announces Mirrorless X-T100

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-25 00:53

Fujifilm has announced its Fujifilm X-T100 compact interchangeable lens camera featuring a high magnification electronic viewfinder, horizontal tilting rear LCD screen, built-in Bluetooth technology and an extended battery life allowing up to 430 frames per charge. The 15.68 oz. X-T100 sports an anodized coating on aluminum top cover for both a retro and luxury look.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-24 23:59

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 lava, smog, Obscura 2 and adapter flange distance errors.


An Edgy Image

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-24 01:45

We were standing on the concete edge, restrained from the bay below us only by a rotting wooden railing. A curiously rusted bolt poked out as us like a finger warning us to move back.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-23 21:57

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 Sally Mann, paper, Alexi Lubomirski, Brad Elterman, Gemini Photos and photo book production.


Shutterbug Ends Print Publication After 45 Years

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-23 01:01

Editor-in-Chief Dan Havlik has announced Shutterbug will cease publishing a print edition after 45 years, focusing solely on its Web publication.


Rocky Nook To Host Free Webinar With Glenn Randall

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-23 00:38

Rocky Nook has announced a free webinar with Glenn Randall, author of the just-released "Dusk to Dawn" guide to landscape photography at night.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-23 00:10

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 Southeast Alaska, rural Russia, photos that must be in color, compromise, the island of New York, the W. Eugene Smith Grant and the FCC.


Deals: Apple 27-Inch iMacs Discounted At Adorama

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-22 01:41

Adorama is offering an instant rebate on Apple 27-inch iMacs with free shipping and no sales tax.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-22 01:08

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 Daniel Zvereff, the best Nikkors, Photoshop bokeh and a Rocky Nook discount.


Matinee: The Class of 2018

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-19 22:30

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-19 22:28

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 hidden Armenians, Kuching, NASA's wind tunnels and focal lengths.


Remembering Sam Nzima

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-19 07:06

He was the son of a laborer for a white farmer in South Africa who caught the photography bug when a teacher showed him how his camera worked. A few years later Sam Nzima would become famous for a photograph of children carrying one of their dead at a Soweto uprising, which ironically ended his career in photojournalism.


Friday Slide Show: Bucks Lake

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-19 03:42

Almost nine years ago, we got up in Quincy, Calif., one morning at an ungodly hour, made espresso for Joyce and our friends and stumbled into the kitchen of the B&B where we were all staying for a hearty 7 a.m. breakfast.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-18 23:06

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 more Jonathan Higbee, travel photography, atmospheric thermal turbulence, a SmugMug/Flickr AMA and remembering Michael Reichmann.


Fujifilm Withdraws X-T2 Firmware Update

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-18 22:49

Fujifilm has withdrawn its recently released X-T2 v4 firmware update after reports of "a few issues." The company has provided rollback v4.01 firmware for X-T2 owners who have already updated to v4.


Leica To Honor Bruce Davidson With Hall of Fame Award

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-18 01:56

Leica announced it will honor photographer Bruce Davidson for his photographic work with the Leica Hall of Fame Award on June 15. A selection of images will also be exhibited from June 15 to Sept. 9 at the Leica Gallery in Wetlzar, Germany.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-18 00:32

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 Antonis Theodoridis, Sony a7III PDAF striping, glass LCD protectors, AI in Spark and cultural heritage.


Ricoh Releases Four SDKs For Pentax Cameras

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-18 00:07

Ricoh has released four software development kits for Pentax dSLRs to enable third-party applications to remotely control the cameras using smartphones or computers.


Senate Votes 52-47 To Restore Net Neutrality Rules

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-17 04:04

The U.S. Senate today voted to repeal the Federal Communication Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom order enacted last December. The 52-47 vote included all 47 Democratic Senators, two independents, and three Republicans. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska) and John Kennedy of Louisiana voted for repeal. John McCain of Arizona was absent.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-16 22:44

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 Mississippi's Freedom Riders, the Kilauea volcano, Mount St. Helens, the Sigma 16mm f1.4 and Sony.


In Progress: The Way Up

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-16 00:25

The weather was dreadful. A gray sky. Overcast. Everything flat. But the scene was prehistoric. A hillside on an untouched ravine along the Seventh Ave. reservoir. Thousands stream by it everyday on the S-curve roadway that runs along the western edge.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-15 22:15

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 Gaza, Daniel Jackson, color, a lighthouse, Google Photos vs. Apple Photos and Nature Photography Day.


National Library of Scotland Acquires Historic Photo Collection

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-15 00:52

The National Library of Scotland in collaboration with the National Library has announced the acquisition of a private photography collection of over 14,000 images dating from the 1840s depicting "family portraits, working life, street scenes, sporting pursuits, shops, trams, tenements, mountains and monuments."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-15 00:12

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 Garcia, Gordan Parks' Ella Watson, Sony Kando, concert photography, a cross-polarization demo, a portfolio project, a Nikon D800 fix and defending your copyright.


Matinee: 'Love Mom'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-13 00:11

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-12 23:37

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 Depression-era billboards, Ohio Avenue Elementary School, Fukushima samurai, priorities and Adobe MAX 2018.


Friday Slide Show: The Unrushed Hour

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-12 04:58

We happened to be downtown around rush hour yesterday and thought it might make a challenging assignment for our Friday slide show. We spent about 30 years coping with rush hour but it was back in the days when knights wore armor.


Remembering Art Shay

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-12 03:45

Art Shay had done everything in life. Late last month he managed to add one last thing to his list. At the age of 96, he passed away at his home in Deerfield, Ill.


Panasonic Unveils Lumix TS7 Waterproof Digicam

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-11 23:40

Panasonic has upgraded its flagship waterproof digicam with the Lumix TS7 which features a 20.4-megapixel sensor, higher resolution LCD, new EVF, 4K video and waterproofing now to 102 ft., all significant enhancements from the previous model.


Sigma Announces 70mm f2.8 Art Lens Price

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-11 22:48

Sigma has announced its 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art, its first prime macro lens in the Art series, will be available in Canon mount in the end of May for $569. The company said it expects the Sigma mount model to ship in June while the Sony E-Mount version will be released later.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-11 22:32

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 loneliness, color images, sky shots and Malaysia.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-10 23:24

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 Helen Gee, the Sigma 16mm f1.4, lighting a morgue, dealing with a CEO who thinks he's an art director, Percy Loomis Sperr, free Mother's Day templates, PhotoLab discount and a net neutrality update.


Modern Composition

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-10 03:45

When we took this shot, we just wanted to grab that face on the poster flying high above the downtown traffic. But when we looked at it later, we saw all sorts of different things trying to get into the picture.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-09 23:49

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 Sammons on Route 66, Chester Maharaj, the PolarPro Katana and vintage photos of cats.


Color Pop In Photoshop

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-09 04:17

Starting today," Google's John Nack writes in a blog entry he just now published, "you may see a new photo creation that plays with pops of color. In these creations, we use AI to detect the subject of your photo and leave them in color -- including their clothing and whatever they're holding -- while the background is set to black and white. You'll see these AI-powered creations in the Assistant tab of Google Photos."


Adobe Announces Seven New Creative Residents

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-09 02:37

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


Hasselblad Releases Firmware Update For X1D, H6D

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-09 00:27

Hasselblad has released updates for both the X1D and H6D with a new White Balance Tool.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-09 00:17

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 Zhangjiajie, Mojgan Ghanbari, Adrian Wojtas and the America Photography Open.


Love

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-08 03:46

We wandered across this scene last week and, as we tend to do when we're just starting out on a long hike, walked right by it. It was still there when we came back an hour and half later, so we took the hint and grabbed the shot.


Hasselblad To Ship Its Widest Lens For X1D

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-08 01:36

Hasselblad announced its XCD 21mm f4 lens will ship mid-month and is now available for pre-order. As Hasselblad's widest lens for the X1D, it has an extremely short focal length providing a 17mm full frame equivalency.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-08 01:10

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 Heisler's Puerto Rico, Atget's Paris, Kilauea, Thomas Mangelsen, TapHanger, Ninalee Allen Craig and a Rocky Nook discount.


Matinee: Camino de Santiago

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-05 23:49

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?


Friday Slide Show: Ten Thousand Steps

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-05 02:06

Blame Harold Davis. He's off on this pilgrimage, hiking through the Portuguese countryside as spring brings everything to life, having a ball. And we're stuck here watching the fog roll in like it's summer.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-04 23:05

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 Gilles Caron, Tatsuya Tanaka, Stefano Galli, modern stereoscopic images, a Strobist lesson, hard drive stats and some Nikon deals at Adorama.


Meyer-Optik Goerlitz Opens Pre-Sale For Nocturnus 0.95/75mm

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-03 23:25

Meyer Optik is now accepting pre-orders for its Nocturnus 75mm f0.95, launched as part of its Master of Light series. The lens will be available in Leica M/TL, Sony and Fuji X mounts.


Adobe Makes Creative Cloud Rain For K-12 Schools

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-03 22:58

As teachers in several states strike to fight for an investment in an educational system devastated by tax cuts, Adobe has announced an annual $4.99 license for K-12 schools that opens the entire Creative Cloud suite to a new generation.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-03 22:55

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 Lewis Hine, Sara Terry, Aundre Larrow shoots Warrior fans, being alone with Harold Davis, a Sigma discount and a sports photography panel.


The Last Laugh

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-03 04:58

We admit it. We walked right by this scene the other day. No noticed but we walked right by.


Leica Announces Destination Travel Series Itinerary

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-02 23:50

Leica has announced the locations for its 2018-2019 Destination travel photography workshops will be India, Colombia, Hawaii and Romania. The series, which launched last year, "allow photographers a balance of independent exploration combined with guided photographic instruction from world-class instructors, while traveling at a leisurely pace," the company said.


Art Cantina Connects Teachers, Students At New Site

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-02 02:07

Art Cantina has launched a free online directory for the visual arts. Disciplines include photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, collage and mosaics, ceramics and pottery, fiber arts and textiles, glass arts, jewelry and metalsmithing and paper arts.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-02 01:53

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 disappearing jobs, Native American photographers, future camera tech, histograms, the Olympus fisheye lens, The DAM Book 3.0, a Wolf sanctuary, the Woofie and the Linksys Velop.


April Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-01 21:42

We pleased to announce we've archived Volume 7 Number 4 of "Photo Corners" with 15 Features, 25 commented news items, 26 Editor's Notes (including over 150 items of interest, one review and four Site Notes. That's a total of 71 stories.


Halide 1.8 Released

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-01 05:59

Halide 1.8, an iOS camera app, has been released featuring an Apple Watch companion app, a new Self-Timer feature, a completely redesigned photo reviewer, design tweaks and two new areas of focus: Accessibility and Privacy.


Remembering Shah Marai

Permalink - Posted on 2018-05-01 00:28

Shah Marai, the chief photographer for Agence France-Presse in Kabul, was among the victims of twin suicide bombings in the capitol of his homeland today.


PhotoALBM Launches Photo Sharing Site

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-30 23:37

PhotoALBM has launched a "YouTube for photographers" Web site built on "the principles of human-centered design" to make it well organized and easy to use. Driven by artificial intelligence, PhotoALBM makes "the tedious process of portfolio/album creation a surprisingly pleasant and fun experience that takes only a few minutes," the company said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-30 23:14

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 Chanho Park, Alexvi Li, Steve Simon, Harold Davis and creating public albums in Apple Photos.


DxO Confirms Chapter 11 Restructuring

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-30 22:37

In a blog post DxO confirmed it has filed for "Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection and is now in the process of restructuring the business." The company said it expects the restructuring to take no more than "a few more weeks" and "will not affect our customers in any way."


Matinee: 'My Favorite Picture'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-29 00:22

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?


Remembering Polixeni Papapetrou

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-29 00:10

The Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou, famed for her photos of children dressed up on elaborate sets that echoed art history and other themes, died earlier this month after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 57.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-28 23:29

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 Summer of '78, the Ramones, Vladimir, Harold Davis on the road without his suitcase, difficult subjects and the Open Internet Pledge.


Friday Slide Show: Working Bikes

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-28 04:10

We'd just borrowed a couple of books from the Mechanics' Institute and, on our way out, stopped in the lobby. We could either pack the books or our camera in our camera bag. Something would have to be hand carried.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-28 01:49

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 Chernobyl, Pietro Baroni, a new Lightroom CC Coffee Break series, Stalin's photo editing, GIMP 2.10.0 and the Rolleiflex Instant Kamera.


Tamron Announces 28-75mm f2.8 Zoom For Sony

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-28 00:47

Tamron has announced its 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) for Sony E-mount featuring "outstanding image quality and beautiful background blur effects" and a new optical system designed specifically for mirrorless cameras.


Making Photo Wallplates

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-27 07:35

Don't look now but you're surrounded. By wallplates. They're on your electrical outlets. They're on your light switches. They're everywhere.


Remembering Abbas

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-27 00:48

Iranian photographer Abbas died in Paris yesterday after covering wars and revolutions in Biafra, Bangladesh, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, the Middle East, Chile, Cuba, and South Africa during apartheid. He was 74.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-26 23:51

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 Malick Sidibe, Seattle, working as a pro, Affinity Spotlight and a photography book sale.


Site Tweak: Scrolling Headline Pages

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-26 22:40

First, thanks for your feedback on the test version of our independently scrolling columns on the headline pages. The scrollers won in a landslide. So last night we refreshed all the headline pages (current and archival) with the new scrolling CSS.


DNP Updates Snap Lab Software

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-26 02:58

DNP has released a major software update for the SL620A Snap Lab and DS-Tmini. Version 3.3 of the software features enhanced panoramic printing, 2x6-inch photo strip printing, order deletion and improved security.


DNP DS-RXH1S Firmware Update Enables 6x6 Prints

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-25 23:43

DNP has released firmware version 2.06 for its DS-RX1HS printer to produced 6x6-inch square prints on the high speed printer.


Instagram Updates Terms, Data Policy

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-25 23:24

In an email to its users this morning, Instagram announced "some changes to our Terms and Data Policy." The update was prompted by the need to "reflect that Facebook Inc. is responsible for Instagram," the email said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-25 23:11

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 Sim Chi Yin, a loincloth, Roger Ballen, procrastination, an Ansel Adams mystery and transience.


Deals: Photoshop Elements 40 Pct. Discount

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-25 02:58

Both Amazon and B&H are offering either the Mac or Windows version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for $59.99 today, a $40 discount on a new license.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-25 02:03

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 Socotra, the Sony A7III, Darktable and Flickr/Smugmug.


Ninth Circuit: Animals Cannot Sue Humans

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-25 01:42

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today ruled that Naruto, the Crested Macaque monkey famous for taking a selfie, cannot sue David Slater for copyright infringement. The court found that, unlike corporations, animals are not humans.


Adobe Releases Lightroom Classic 7.3.1

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-25 00:54

Adobe has released Lightroom Classic CC v7.3.1 to address issues discovered in the last release. In addition, the company posted "All About Profiles: How Profiles Work and Making Your Own".


Book Bag: Eyes Of The Heart

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-24 01:01

There's an old joke we never tire of hearing about asking the right question. "May I smoke in church?" asks the parishioner of the priest. "No, it's an insult to the Almighty," came the reply. "May I pray when I smoke?" asks a second parishioner. "Of course, my son!"


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-23 23:49

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 state dinners, light painting, a child's camera, learning to drone, Flickr, printing film images, Uebersicht, a Rocky Nook sale and DxO Labs.


Matinee: '8328'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-21 23:40

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-21 23:27

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 Ecuadorean Amazon, the pigeon camera, Mas De Garrigue and resizing images.


SmugMug To Acquire Flickr

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-21 07:02

SmugMug has announced it has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Following the close of the transaction, the brands will continue to operate as separate entities, providing photographers with both "a place to fit in and a place to stand out," the company said.


Friday Slide Show: Viansa

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-21 02:50

Once upon a time we kept the Rumbalino garaged in Sonoma and would visit it there on a weekend now and then. We never used the kitchen in the adjoining house because the house was vacant and there were no staples on the shelves. So we would stop along the way to buy lunch.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-20 22:43

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 Great Wall, Killer whales, prison life, Photo Studio AR, the Gila National Forest and Nikon nostalgia.


2018 Sony World Photography Awards Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-20 06:43

The World Photography Organization has named the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony. Photographer of the Year, professional category winners and the Open, Youth and Student winners were announced.


Phase One Releases Capture One 11.1

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-19 23:44

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 11.1 with a new support platform, improved styles and presets and a normalization tool. In addition, the new release supports new cameras from Fujifilm, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony as well as new lenses from Canon, Leica, Sony and Tamron. Tethered support for Sony cameras now permits camera control from an iOS device.


Meyer-Optik-Gorlitz Kickstarts APO Plasmat 105 f2.7

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-19 23:41

German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik-Gorlitz has launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive and modernize the Plasmat 105mm lens.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-19 23:04

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 Michael McCoy, the Hubble at 28, a Carmelite ceiling and Iceland.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-19 00:58

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 ship hulls, fish, blue bottles, Raw editing on phones and a focus stacking problem.


Neighbors

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-18 03:03

Once upon a time -- and it wasn't long ago -- we walked by the yellow house and saw an older fellow installing the white picket fence, board by board. It got a fresh coat of paint and made a happy little scene.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-17 23:07

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 Kost in Berlin, Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, rare Dorothea Lange photos, the Fujifilm X-A5 and the Sony 12-24mm f4G lens.


Pulitzer Winners In Photography Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-17 06:34

Among the Pulitzer Prizes announced today were two photography honors in the categories of Breaking News and Feature Photography, each of which carry awards of $10,000.


Achenbach's Ganz Moves To The Getty

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-17 04:46

The Getty Museum has announced the appointment of James A. Ganz to Senior Curator of Photographs. He will join the Getty in July after 10 years at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where he served as Curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-17 00:10

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 Speed Project, Nina Leen, memory card options, visual note taking, digitizing old film, strobing the sun and the Stamp Lady.


Matinee: 'Sanderson to Brackettville'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-14 23:45

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-14 23:23

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 Anne Wilkes Tucker, Anja Niemi, stylized wedding photoshoots, checking a camera bag and Lloyd Chambers.


The Scrolling Home Page Experiment

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-14 06:56

After tinkering with it for a while, we just can't decide whether or not we prefer it. That would be our experimental Scrolling Home Page.


Friday Slide Show: Two Rocks

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-14 04:20

For a long time we've kept two rocks by our side. They have outlived our typewriters and computers and quite a few pens and pencils, too. One of them we acquired in 1973 and the other in 2003, in different centuries on different continents.


MindShift Gear Announces BackLight 18L Daypack

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-13 23:42

MindShift Gear has announced an 18-liter version of its BackLight series, the $199.99 BackLight 18L rear-panel backpack. This smaller, lightweight daypack enables you to access gear without taking off the backpack. Just rotate the bag to the front while the waist belt is still secured.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-13 23:19

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 skateboarding, wrestling, two Art lenses, oxalis and Watson chargers.


Ronaldo Schemidt Wins World Press Photo of the Year Award

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-13 04:04

At its annual Awards Show in Amsterdam, the World Press Photo Foundation announced Ronaldo Schemidt has won its Photo of the Year Award.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-12 23:43

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 China, Scotland, Instagram, printing photos, a Luminar bundle and a Photo Mechanic deal.


A Double Twist

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-12 02:09

We not only edit "Photo Corners", we read it. And when we read about Olympus' 2x digital zoom in a recent "Around The Horn", we dug up the manual for our E-PL1 to see about it.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-12 01:10

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 Brassai, the 1918 Flu Pandemic, Blockchain and exporting a still from video.


MindShift Gear Announces Exposure Shoulder Bags

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-11 01:29

MindShift Gear has announced its Exposure 15 and 13 shoulder bags designed with the outdoor photographer in mind. Holding less gear but offering quicker access than a backpack, they can quickly be swiveled to access other lenses and bodies.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-11 01:05

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 Meteora, squatting, ring lights and the OVF vs. EVF battle.


Leica Announces Super Vario Elmar SL 16-35/3.5-4.5

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-10 00:18

Leica has announced its Super Vario Elmar SL 16-35/3.5-4.5 ASPH. zoom lens as well as an SL firmware update coming April 23. The new ultra wide-angle lens rounds out the current zoom lens portfolio for the SL family which now covers a range of focal lengths from 16 to 280mm.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-09 23:37

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 luchadores, Ray Simone, a 2x digital zoom to love, Photo Camp and the lost Warhols.


Matinee: Renato D'Agostin's '7439'

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-07 23:47

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-07 23:18

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 Geoff Dyer on Garry Winogrand, Pond5, photo detritus and baseball in Cuba.


Friday Slide Show: Spring Poppies

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-07 04:05

Piove. It's raining. The Italian (pee-OH-vay) for some reason always strikes us as more definitive. Perhaps because when it rained in Liguria it meant the oppressive humidity would drop. So we would look out the window and say, with some relief, "Piove."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-06 23:25

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 Maxime Fossat in Madagascar, John Moore at the border, revisiting a scene, using Capture One Pro with Luminar and designing the 2019 Mac Pro.


Olympus Brings PEN E-PL9 To North America

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-06 01:12

Olympus announced it has brought its PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera to North America. The E-PL9, announced in February, features 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.


Capture One Launches 'Dedication' Photo Competition

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-06 00:26

Capture One has launched a photography competition on social media open to photographers around the world as part of its Dedication Campaign, aimed at showcasing the inspiration behind the images photographers create.


Redondo, Hegen Win BJP Drone Award

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-06 00:04

The British Journal of Photography has awarded its 2018 Drone Photography Award to Markel Redondo and Tom Hegen. Redondo's "Sand Castles (Part II)" explores the estimated 3.4 million deserted houses in Spain. Hegen's "Salt Series" documents salt production across Europe.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-05 23:35

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 April blossoms, two 15mm lenses, Markus Brunetti, Elad Lassry and Peak Design's new store.


The Stone Wall

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-05 04:03

Little kids like to pile one thing on top of another. "What are you doing?" we ask. "Building," they reply seriously. The illusion persists until their pile collapses in a heap. They weren't really building anything after all. They were playing.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-05 01:17

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 Martin Luther King Jr., Balkan land mines, Marilyn Monroe, street photography tips, the $11 Wein WP1000 Flashmeter and macOS 10.13.4 disabling external monitors.


Site Tweak: Of Scrollbars And Buttons

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-04 02:49

As we mentioned in our archive story, we've been experimenting with a new home page layout that allows the left and right content sections to scroll independently while keeping the masthead and footer visible.


Adobe Updates Camera Raw, Lightroom, Photoshop

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-04 00:41

At the heart of Adobe's updates to its Photography Plan heavyweights Lightroom and Photoshop is the inclusion of more powerful profiles for Raw files and a new suite of Creative profiles in Adobe Camera Raw. At the same time, the company tweaked the desktop and mobile applications in minor but important ways.


Nick Hannes Wins 2018 Zeiss Photography Award

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-03 23:40

Belgian photographer Nick Hannes has been award the 2018 Zeiss Photography Award for his series "Garden of Delight" exploring "globalization and capitalism and raising questions about authenticity and sustainability." The World Photo Organization also recognized the work of nine other photographers.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-03 23:16

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 Holy Week, Sydney, Jorge Alva, night photograph, the Sigma 14mm f1.8 HSM Art lens, hosting sites and Gnarbox 2.0 SSD.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-02 23:42

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 portraits of North Korean defectors, a rare shot of James Mattis, Edward Weston's kitchen, the iPhone as accessory, Icelandic mountains and having your photos printed.


Happy Easter, Passover, April Fools' Day!

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-01 23:50

So if we understand the ground rules, the best way to enjoy today's triple threat is to spend the morning celebrating Easter with an egg hunt or prosecco-sodden brunch, the afternoon still at the table celebrating Passover by telling a few stories and the evening doing something silly to amaze your foolish friends.


March Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-01 23:23

We've just updated the Archive with the 74 stories we published during March in Volume 7 Number 3 of "Photo Corners". We've must have saved entire forests by publishing exclusively online since 2012.