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CrashPlan Exiting Home Backup Service

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-23 03:39

Code42 has announced it will exit its home backup service by Oct. 23, 2018 to focus strictly on its business and education customers. President and CEO Joe Payne said the company will honor its current home subscriptions but will not renew them.


Leica Gallery LA: Menuez's 'Fearless Genius: Next Generation'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-23 01:05

Leica Gallery Los Angeles will present the premiere of Doug Menuez's "Fearless Genius: The Next Generation" on Sept. 6. The gallery exhibition will showcase the newest class of up and coming technology trailblazers. In addition, Menuez will host a Leica Akademie workshop from Sept. 8 through 10, following a welcome reception on Sept. 6.


WhiteWall Adds Direct Print On Wood Option

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-23 00:33

WhiteWall has announced a new Print On Wood option in which the birch wood grain of the printed piece remains clearly visible. The wood printing surface is taken from the tree in a single piece to maintain consistent grain.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-22 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a friendship forged in combat, the importance of clothes that fit, a Lightroom trick, a used gear sale and gear rental discounts. We are, however, sparing you any eclipse photos.


Freerange Updates Stock Photo Site

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-22 22:28

Freerange Stock has updated its Web site with new search features, a redesigned brand and thousands of new photos and illustrations, the company said. Among the new features is the ability to separately search for Photos or Illustrations. Previously, all image types were grouped together.


Adobe, Hootsuite Announce Partnership

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-22 22:15

A new partnership between Adobe and Hootsuite integrated with Adobe Stock promises to provide customers of both services easy access, creatione and distribution of "varied content critical to engaging and communicating with customers," the companies have announced.


A Couple Of Private Postings

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-22 07:06

We spent a few hours today (or was it a few days for an hour, as Dick Gregory used to say about being in Texas) catching up on some event photography we'd promised to post as Google Photos albums.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-21 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Kevin Sturman in Morocco, shooting a 1:1 aspect ratio, Capture One import options, QAD card practices and multi-photo layouts in Lightroom.


Site Tweak: Index Left Margin

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-20 01:26

We don't call this series "tweaks" for nothing. They are sometimes ridiculously small changes that, nevertheless, we find exhilarating.


Matinee: Cubs Photographer Stephen Green

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-20 00:09

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: On The Bay Trail

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-19 03:48

We couldn't believe it had been almost a year since our last hike on the Bay Trail when we visited Sierra Point. So we drove back to South San Francisco last weekend to explore the segment just south of that.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-18 22:00

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hagia Sophia, watermarks, another Lighting 103 piece from David Hobby and all the available 35mm films.


Life's A Small Glass Of Glass Cherries

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-18 01:54

Glass cherries, with their slender black stems, are not long for this world. We have a few still, picked up for a buck each long ago at a little store on Clement St. We gave most away as Christmas presents one year.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-17 23:17

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Michael Johnson, housetrucks, the Olympus E-M1 Mark II, the Neewer Vision Four flash, layer groups, Josh Parker and B&H Photo's lawsuit settlement.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-16 23:40

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Carolyn Van Houten, Dalton Hamm's underwater photography, subtracting light, soft-tone photo manipulation and preview the solar eclipse.


Adapting A Background To Your Environment

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-16 02:26

Josef Albers is the guy you can blame for all those comparisons of colored rectangles within colored rectangles. "Is this the same color?" Invariably yes, but it never looks the same because the color surrounding it changes your perception.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-15 22:09

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the response to Charlottesville, saturation, a drone photography backup strategy, vandalized Confederate monuments, backing up your Lightroom catalog, daylight LED panels for $68 and a white rose.


Subscriber Benefit: Copyrighter Pro Updated

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-15 02:37

Funny thing about software. It's never quite finished. Sure, you may turn those project specifications into code that commands worldwide adulation. But once that software puts a few miles on it, the problem it solves seems to have grown new thorns.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-14 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ryan Kelly in Charlottesville, the Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8, self-imposed limitations, the Panasonic FZ2500, Beth Dubber, evaluating your own images, and attorney appraises Binded.com and World Elephant Day.


Matinee: 'Solar Eclipse Imaging'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-12 22:56

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: Tahoe

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-12 03:39

August always brings back memories of childhood vacations spent at Lake Tahoe in the Sierras. It was a brutal three-hour car ride from the coast through the heat of the valley before rising 6,000 feet to that gorgeous lake. But it was always worth it.


Remembering Arlene Gottfried

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-11 23:27

The Singing Photographer has left the stage. She was carried off, after a remarkable performance as one of the leading street photographers of her generation, at the young age of 66 by breast cancer.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-11 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Voyager's 40th anniversary, a Brownie at the races, five free Instagram presets, a new Helen Levitt book and online image editing.


Peak Design Updates Cuff, Leash

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-11 03:13

About a year ago we made the move. We looped one of Peak Design's Achor Links on the right eyelet of all of our cameras (well, four of them anyway). Why? So we could snap Peak Design's Cuff to it.


Terje Abusdal Wins Oskar Barnack Award

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-11 02:17

Leica has announced Norwegian photographer Terje Abusdal has been awarded the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his project "Slash & Burn". In addition, Ukrainian photographer Sergey Melnitchenko has been awarded the Newcomer Award, given to professional photographers age 25 or younger.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-10 22:38

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at roadside buildings that look like what they're selling, the film resurgence, Chris Killip, Pershing Park and Sigma solar eclipse lens deals.


Explorers Of Light Go On Portrait Photography Tour

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-10 06:52

Canon's Explorers of Light professional photographers are going on a Portrait Photographer Tour to six cities. The day-long events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $99 ($79 for CPS members) fee.


Explorers Of Light Go On Portrait Photography Tour

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-10 06:49

Canon's Explorers of Light professional photographers are going on a Portrait Photographer Tour to six cities. The day-long events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $99 ($79 for CPS members) fee.


Rocky Nook, ShootDotEdit Host Free Online Wedding Photo Event

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-10 06:29

Rocky Nook and ShootDotEdit will hold a free, online wedding photography summit on Aug. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. The summit will feature five pros discussing posing, storytelling, lighting, branding and marketing.


Cradle To Grave

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-09 23:24

There we were minding our own business, trying to mark a special occasion with a bit of solemnity when, for no reason at all, we turned around. And what did we see? We saw the old maternity ward of Seton Hospital overlooking Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. A perfect picture.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-09 22:51

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stephen Crowley, Pete Souza's new book, Joann Pai, the Canon 22mm f2 M lens, more useful Lightroom smart collections and mail order film development.


A Different Angle

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-09 03:20

There we were at Torpedo Wharf in the Presidio, which is right by the Warming Hut bookstore and cafe. There are great views of the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and the city to the east.


Hasselblad Opens Shanghai Retail Store

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-09 00:12

After opening its first retail outlet in Stockholm this June, Hasselblad has opened another in Shaghai, its first in China where it plans to expand in that country's major cities.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-08 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at insect macro techniques, abstractions, Nikon's strobes, Adobe looks for rising stars in broad daylight and last night on "The Photo Show".


The Forest, The Trees

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-08 07:01

Just a short note to invite anyone within earshot of KCMJ 93.9 FM in Colorado Springs to tune in tonight at 7:30 MT to Mike Pach's "The Photo Show". Or, you know, pretend you're within earshot using your browser or an app.


Adobe's FaceStyle Tool Takes No Prisoners

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-08 06:41

Adobe has released -- well, more like foisted upon the world -- a FaceStyle Web app to illustrate what it calls "example-based synthesis of stylized facial animations."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-08 00:15

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at fashion photography, the 1959 Miami Photojournalism Conference, a Gene Smith book, Emily Garthwaite, Sony's ultra wide lenses, film cameras, the 10th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk and Noe Valley's Wishing Tree.


Matinee: 'The Blind Photographer and the New Arteon'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-05 23:27

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: Along Grand View

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-05 03:40

Grand View runs just east and slightly below the Market St. raceway that winds along the bottom of Twin Peaks in San Francisco. It's at the top of a very steep hill that is difficult to walk down and impossible to climb without steps.


Remembering Gosta Peterson

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-05 02:20

The fashion photographer Gösta Peterson, who died last Friday at the age of 94, began his career as an illustrator and that approach defined his photography. He didn't sell clothes. He imagined new worlds.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-04 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Italian marble, more from the LACP Portfolio Review, another Lighting 103 installment, The Curator and Phase One's 100-Mp achromatic digital back.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-04 00:07

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at minor leaguers, the , Zeiss 85mm T2.1 CP.3, Kasson again on criticism, selective color editing in Apple Photos, Kost's new series on Photoshop tips, Canon discounts on solar eclipse bundles and ImageOptim.


Summer Fog

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-03 00:24

When you mix the heat of the California's Central Valley with the cool air being blown in off the ocean, you get fog. Wisps of white cloud at ground level, that is, floating in like a light drizzle.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-02 22:53

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Elliott Erwitt, handling criticism, copyright tip, Thiago Dezan, equipment failures, Apple's media library folders and a bid for stills and video.


Adorama Launches Season Four of 'Through The Lens'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-02 01:49

Adorama has released "Through The Lens: Europe" the first episode of its fourth season of "Through The Lens", its online docu-series which will be broadcast Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EDT.


WhiteWall: Personal Photos Are Among Most Treasured Possessions

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-02 01:23

A survey by the German-based online photo lab WhiteWall of its U.S. newsletter subscribers has revealed over three quarters of them consider their photo collections one of the most valuable assets they one. And 10 percent said it was the most valuable.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-02 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at winners of the National Geographic Travel Photographer contest, 10 inexpensive film cameras, cinema lenses, Olivia Locher, Sony FE lenses and a BorrowLenses discount.


July Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-01 21:31

We've just updated the Archive with the 73 stories we published last month as Volume 6 Number 7 of "Photo Corners". We delivered 13 Features, 30 commented news items, 24 Editor's Notes (with over 110 total items of interest), three reviews and three site notes.


Book Bag: The Arctic Melt

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-01 00:52

The full title of this large format (10x13-inch) portfolio is "The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape". But we're running out of time to read full titles. Our ice caps are melting.


Deals: PhotoShelter 25 Pct. Discount Today

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-31 23:42

Today's the last day but there's still time to snag PhotoShelter's 25 percent discount for the first year on monthly or annual Standard and Pro accounts. The deal includes...


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-31 22:54

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Hippie Trail, the effect of familiarity, packing for Iceland, Women Photograph grants, lens design, the Fujifilm GFX at Dana Lakes and Peter Turnley on John Morris.


Matinee: 'Phototherapy'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-30 00:57

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?


Photo Editor John G. Morris Is Dead At 100

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-30 00:54

John Godfrey Morris, the legendary photo editor for Life, Ladies' Home Journal, Magnum, The New York Times, The Washington Post and National Geographic died yesterday at the age of 100 in Paris.


Friday Slide Show: The O'Shaughnessy Overlook

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-29 04:25

When the Nikon D300 was new in 2008, we took a review unit to the bluff overlooking Glen Canyon Park despite a forecast for rain. You do that with review units.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-29 00:13

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the LACP Portfolio Review, the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 Art lens, 11 free photo apps, the Eighth World Bonsai Convention and a SmugMug deal.


Nikon Launches Two Programs For Budding Photographers

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-27 23:06

Nikon has announced two new programs to recognize and support the next generation of visual creators. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students with academic scholarships of $10,000. Additionally, Nikon Inc. will recognize rising stars on digital platforms as a part of its curated Nikon100 List.


TSA: Separate Bin For Electronics Larger Than A Phone

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-27 22:30

The Transportation Security Administration has announced new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items. The new measures require travelers to place "all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening." For photographers that includes cameras and likely lenses and strobes as well.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-27 22:27

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at photo-multigraphs, deleted protest photos, iOS 11's new document scanner, transparency and SD memory cards.


Primera Introduces Bravo 4200-Series Disc Publishers

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-27 03:19

Primera Technology has announced its new Bravo 4200-Series disc printers and disc publishers. The Bravo 4200 series automates the process of burning and printing quantities of recordable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs with built-in robotics and either single or dual optical drives.


Oberwerth Launches ISAR Wrist Strap

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-27 02:52

German bag manufacturer Oberwerth has introduced ISAR, a padded wrist strap made from rhubarb leather that is designed for dSLR and full-format cameras.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-27 01:27

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at wildfires along the Riviera, Stephen Matera, pseudo batch processing for Apple Photos, Instagram hashtags and Flash.


Nikon Celebrates 100 Years Today

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-26 06:26

Established on July 25, 1917, Nikon today celebrates its 100th anniversary. After announcing the development of new flagship dSLR, the company marked the occasion with a message from Kazuo Ushida, its president and representative director...


A Thank You To Our Subscribers

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 22:59

Stop the presses. We'd like to take a moment to express our appreciation to our subscribers and other financial supporters. We do it every day when we sit down at the keyboard but once a year we like to make a public display of our gratitude.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 22:39

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 2017 Silk Way Rally, a street photography workflow, the Magnum Photography Awards 2017, Joe McNally's portraits on the prairie, Callie Mills and Photoshop automation.


Nikon Announces D850 Development

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 11:47

On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Nikon has announced it is developing the D850 dSLR, its next generation full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed flagship camera to replace the D810.


The San Francisco Art Book Fair

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 01:56

Last weekend the 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair was held at 1275 Minnesota St. That particular venue could hardly contain the numerous exhibitors, each limited to a small folding table, not to mention the crowds pouring in to the free event.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-25 00:51

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Harf Zimmermann, the beta Photos for macOS, street photography drama, Lightroom mobile and Bowens.


Site Tweak: Carousel Navigation

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-24 03:20

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


Matinee: 'Argento Ritrovato'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-23 00:13

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: Photodrive

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-22 03:50

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


Win A DNP Printer With Your Vacation Photo

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-22 02:16

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-21 22:02

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jonathan Castellino, using color gels, the 2017 World Aquatics Championships and a stolen gear story.


Take A Seat On A Share Chair

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-21 03:21

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-21 01:31

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at trees, the 2018 Pirelli Calendar, Lightroom Web, older lenses and a Clip update.


Deals: Alien Skin 40 Pct. Summer Discount

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-20 21:15

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


Anthropics Tech Releases LandscapePro 2

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-19 23:16

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


Adobe Updates Camera Raw, Lightroom

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-19 22:52

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-19 22:41

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Igor Posner, Austin Burke, Irving Penn, negotiating stock licensing, Daniel J. Gregory and the Modular Cleaning Program.


Lightroom Mobile Updated For Android, iOS

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-18 22:54

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-18 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at hijacked educations, photographing the solar eclipse safely, swan upping, how to shoot like an astronaut and Ed French.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-17 22:10

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 Art lens, poems inspiring pictures, the Leica TL2, architectural portraits, rail systems for rent, external drives and a smartphone tether.


Matinee: Daniel Berehulak

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-15 23:30

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?


Friday Slide Show: Photowalk

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-15 03:54

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-15 00:05

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Australia's Outback, video file structures, the Olympus PEN-F and a used lens sale.


Deals: Kodak Printer Dock $40 Off

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-14 22:39

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


Nikon Updates D750 Service Advisory Again

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-14 02:39

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


Deals: Rocky Nook 24-Hour Fifty Pct. Discount

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 23:41

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


DxO Updates FilmPack, ViewPoint

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 22:35

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 22:23

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Jupiter's red spot, architecture, womanhood, photojournalism, the unseen, texting a photo, a studio setup, David Slater and a National Parks senior pass price increase.


Book Bag: Black & White Photography

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-13 00:59

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-12 23:38

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at documenting community radio, Google Photos, the DxO One, infringement, Filmulator and Net Neutrality Day.


Citizen Photo Launches CY-02 Dye Sub Photo Printer

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-12 02:13

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


The WhiteWall Experience

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-12 01:10

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-11 22:47

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 2017 Audubon photography awards, a Ming Thein video, social media and smart filters.


Hogarty Invites Feedback On Lightroom Performance Issues

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-11 22:26

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


DNP Updates SnapLab SL620A, DS-Tmini Software

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-11 22:13

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


Flying Meat Releases Acorn 6

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-11 22:02

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


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

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-11 12:21

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


The Biggest Wedding Photographer Fail

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-11 02:08

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


Leica TL2 Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-10 23:23

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-10 22:48

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Autophoto, Dronestagram photo contest winners, a stock photo copyright shell game, Chris Killip and lenses for ultra hi-res sensors.


ON1 Issues Photo Raw 2017.5.1 Update

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-09 20:29

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


Site Tweak: Blocking Google Again

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-08 23:20

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


Matinee: 'Familia Carvalho'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-08 22:43

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 2017-07-08 22:41

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Letizia Battaglia, the right to film police, Joshua Holko's toughest print job and a Nikon battery recall.


Friday Slide Show: Glass Swizzle Sticks

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-08 03:54

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-07 23:15

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Mosul, landscape focal lengths, critical camera features, Instagram's Archive feature and a KelbyOne deal.


Adobe MAX 2017 Early Bird Discount Ends This Month

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-07 01:43

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


Goertz Launches Fixed-Focus Citigraph 35mm Lens Campaign

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-06 23:12

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


2017 Nikon Photo Contest Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-06 22:54

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-06 22:51

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Thomas Annan, Masahisa Fukase, avoiding cross contamination, Amelia Earhart, QromaScan and the Glif.


Neomodern Opens Concierge Print Service

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-06 00:48

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-05 22:07

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Volvo XC60's camera, 10 years of iPhone, shutter therapy, Arved Colvin-Smith, an update to Pixel Peeper and Dae Cross's Dehaze for CS6.


The Fourth

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-05 00:13

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


Building Macros For DxO Optics Pro

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-04 01:56

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


Photobucket Blocks Free Hotlinking

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-04 00:08

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


Of Fireworks We Singe

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-03 23:39

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-03 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Lee Friedlander, Sascha Rheker, Sony a9 banding and Hany Farid.


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

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-01 23:48

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 2017-07-01 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at PF Bentley, Kelby's tethering kit, selfie taker categories and publishing technology.


June Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2017-07-01 22:56

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