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Elia Locardi Launches 'Moments in Time' Video Series

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-19 00:13

Elia Locardi has launched the first episode of his new YouTube series "Moments in Time", created in partnership with Flickr + SmugMug.


Datacolor Launches SpyderX Tool Kits

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 22:35

Datacolor has announced two new product bundles to manage your color workflow: SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio. Both include the recently launched SpyderX color calibrator for monitors.


Lensbaby Launches Omni Filter System

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 22:05

Lensbaby has introduced its Omni Creative Filter System engineered "to create distinct and compelling in-camera effects," the company said. The system attaches any of several Effect Wands to a magnetic ring that screws into a len's filter threads.


Toyo Tires Announces 2019 Shutter Space Contest

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 22:03

Toyo Tires has opened its 2019 Shutter Space Automotive Photo Gallery contest for submissions. This year's theme is "blue" and the First Place prize package includes a Toyo Tires branded Pelican 1535 Air Carry-On Case with a TrekPak Divider System; a Pelican Sport Camera Backpack, Utility Go Case and water bottle; and a trip for two to the annual Shutter Space Automotive Photo Gallery and Car Meet. The First Place Winner's entry will also be featured at the event and in Super Street magazine.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 21:56

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 Mark Power, Hong Kong, Creative Cloud on Windows, iPhone insect macro photography, Sigma sale and Jim Olive's legal options.


Painter's Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-18 04:57

We got our hands on Painter's Lens, a free iOS app by Nandakumar Vadakkath, that takes what your camera sees, processes it with an artificial intelligence library called Fritz.AI to produce an artistic rendering based on a painting style you've selected.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-17 22:12

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 Sophia Loren, Nik Bhatt, disinformation, Joe McNally and deepfakes.


Matinee: Father's Day With Wong Lam & Aaron Wong

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-16 00:24

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?


A Colorized Portrait Redefines Machado de Assis

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-16 00:05

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, who lived from 1839 to 1908, is among Brazil's most revered authors, comparable to Flaubert, Kafka, Henry James and other literary lights. But recently the mixed-raced writer, who lived in the age of black-and-white photographs, has had his portrait colorized.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-16 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 Instagram, Brad Elterman, Studio Holger Kilumets, a nearly perfect poppy, Lightroom's gesture shortcuts, on-sensor PDAF misconceptions and Jim Olive.


Friday Slide Show: Garden Miracles

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-15 03:09

Two halves make a whole. By definition. But in the world we inhabit, it can be hard to tell if something is a half. And even if you can, it can be even harder to find the other half. So we go along picking things up in pieces.


National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-15 01:33

National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest. The $7,500 grand prize went to Weimin Chu for "Winter in Greenland", depicting the fishing village of Upernavik in northwestern Greenland.


Book Bag: How Did You Get That Shot?

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-15 01:20

David Skernick's "How Did You Get That Shot?" is an unusual photography book. You notice that right away from its 10x7 page size with the binding on the short side, landscape style. Even the bookmark supplied by the publisher was tucked in horizontally.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-14 22:24

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 Albania's bunkers, Stephen Dupont, detecting facial manipulations, Drakes Beach and the Canon RF 50mm vs. the Olympus 25mm f1.2 Pro.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-13 23:44

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 fans of the 2019 Women's World Cup, Charlotte Hansel, Birgit Jurgenssen, Arielle Bobb-Willis and Brittney Cathey-Adams, the Panasonic Lumix G95, five monitors, the FlexTilt Head 3D, the NASA Image and Video Library and phrases designed to trap freelancers.


Phase One Releases Capture One 12.1

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-13 22:37

Phase One has released Capture One 12.1, an update to its comprehensive image editing software, featuring additional camera and lens support as well as important bug fixes.


Capture One Launches Capture One Studio

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-13 22:37

Capture One has launched Capture One Studio, a version of its image editing software tailored for "enterprise level production" that includes scriptable enhancements and advanced automation technologies, allowing anyone to build custom workflows, the company said.


Private Equity Firm to Acquire Shutterfly, Snapfish

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-13 07:04

Reuters is reporting that Apollo Global Management LLC has announced an agreement to acquire Shutterfly Inc. for $2.7 billion and Snapfish, which it intends to merge with Shutterfly.


Google To Change Sync Between Drive and Photos

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-13 04:53

Google has announced that beginning in July new photos and videos from Drive won't automatically show in Photos and vice versa. " This change is designed to help prevent accidental deletion of items across products," Dan Schlosser, Google Drive product manager and Jason Gupta, Google Drive product manager, wrote in a blog post.


Using Keyboard Maestro For Imaging and Other Things

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-13 01:58

We've described the usefulness of the macOS macro software Keyboard Maestro written by Peter N Lewis in 13 separate articles (so far). And that doesn't cover all the applications we've built using it, some of which have replaced paid software on our system.


Fujifilm Announces LiPlay Hybrid Camera/Printer

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-12 23:37

Fujifilm Corp. has introduced its hybrid instant camera instax mini LiPlay, which supports credit-card-size film and prints on the spot in the smallest and most lightweight instax package yet.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-12 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. This time we look at Alex Rothmeier, Lorenzo Tugnoli, Zack Seckler, Tobias Friedrich, a Reuters photograph trumps the president, silhouettes, the Sammons and Robert Doisneau.


Skylum Releases Luminar 3.1.1

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-12 02:11

Skylum has released Luminar 3.1.1 for macOS and Windows with improved usability and enhanced performance.


Epson Announces SureLab D870 Minilab Photo Printer

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-12 00:32

Epson has announced its SureLab D870 Minilab photo printer featuring Epson UltraChrome D6r-S dye-based ink technology and print speeds up to 430 4x6, 275 5x7 or 140 8x10 photos per hour.


Sony Announces 200-600mm Zoom, 600mm G Master Prime Lenses

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-12 00:16

Sony has introduced its FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 OSS and FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lenses for its E mount with August shipping dates for both.


Harvey Posts ExifTool 11.50 Production Release

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-11 23:24

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v11.50, the first production release since v11.01 on June 11, 2018. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-11 23:21

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 Hong Kong protests, Iceland aerials, failure, wireless trigger options and a debate.


Truth Idealized

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-11 02:50

When it gets hot around here, we like to put the big green sun umbrella out on the patio and sit under its shade with a big fat book we've been reading with pleasure a few pages at a time for years.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-10 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. This time we look at Mark Thiessen, Karl the Fog, the format rhetoric, Harold Davis, urban environments, frustration, Magnum Square Print Sale, NeoFinder, a Borrowlenses sale and a camera guide discount.


Sigma Advisory: 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 Sports, 70-200mm f2.8 Sports

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-10 22:34

Sigma has issued a product advisory for its Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lenses. The company is offering a firmware update to resolve a freeze after pressing the shutter button.


Matinee: 'Walter Rosenblum Remembers D-Day'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-08 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 2019-06-08 23:39

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. This time we look at LensCulture's street photography awards, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Michael Wolf, Cindy Sherman, three LGBTQ+ photographers and Mike Johnston.


Friday Slide Show: Obscurity in the Bunker

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-08 03:43

We get to work rather early in the morning, stumbling down the stairs to the bunker with a cup of coffee sloshing in front of us like a lantern with dead batteries guiding the way. Still, we get there.


Archive Your Photos With a Script

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-07 22:59

If you read our piece on "Mounting an External Drive", you may have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. What, after all, do you do with your mounted external drive. Well, you copy (er, archive) your photos to it.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-07 22:24

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 cliff honey harvesting, two Nikon S lenses, pricing portraits, how social media works, fisheye fun and free stock photos.


Canon Announces Two PIXMA All-in-One Tank Printers

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-06 23:36

Canon has announced its PIXMA G6020 all-in-one printer and the PIXMA G5020 MegaTank single-function printer. The new PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers are designed for high-print volume printing with low maintenance.


6x6 Global Talents Announced From Southeast Asia, Oceania

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-06 23:16

The World Press Photo Foundation has launched the second cycle of its 6x6 Global Talent Program with the first edition in Southeast Asia and Oceania.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-06 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. This time we look at women's suffrage, Brian Griffin, Nirvana's Nevermind swimming baby, simulating an etching, the Fujifilm GRX 100, dynamic range explained, the Nikon v1 and a Sigma Father's Day deal.


Sigma Announces June Lens Workshops

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-05 23:38

Sigma has announced its June lineup of Lens Workshops that cover a variety of subjects from macro photography to astrophotography. Workshops include...


DxO Releases Nik Collection 2

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-05 23:28

DxO has released Nik Collection 2 with 150 creative filters, local adjustments on Raw files, support for HD displays, DxO's advanced optical correction tools and a copy of PhotoLab 2 Essential to run the suite.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-05 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 the earth, Corinna Hopmann, Slinkachu, a rose, the FBI's photo cache, Apple, a proposal, Affinity Photo and infringement.


Sony Opens 13th World Photography Awards Contest

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-04 22:14

Submissions for the 13th edition of the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are now open and free for all to enter.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-04 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. This time we look at John MacLean, Bob the flamingo, the Mori Digital Art Museum, WWDC news, Lightroom Collections and Adorama's Inspire event.


Fiehl's 'Resilient Souls' To Benefit Bowery Mission

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-04 21:11

French photographer Steve Fiehl will exhibit his series "Resilient Souls" at a private reception at the International Center for Photography on Monday, June 10.


Porcelain Dolphin

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-04 04:36

This graceful figure is only an inch and a quarter tall. For years it has leaped on the shelf above our computer table, which in the 1980s held small monitors before being raised to accommodate larger ones in the 1990s.


Adobe Opens Early Registration For MAX 2019

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-04 00:38

In a blog post today, Adobe announced early registration for MAX 2019 is now open. The event for creatives will be held in Los Angeles with a precon from Nov. 2 to 3 and the conference itself from Nov. 4 to 6.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-04 00:00

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. This time we look at Chernobyl, the 2019 Wellcome Photography Prize, dating app photos, the Nikon Z system, shooting in harsh sunlight, Snapseed, the colors of climate crisis and rediscovering a lost photo.


Matinee: Anna Devis and Daniel Rueda

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-01 23:34

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 2019-06-01 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. This time we look at D-Day veterans, the Nikon AF-P 10-20mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR, Rocco Rorandelli, the Contact photography festival, Ringer Fellowships and a lens set.


May Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-01 21:22

We've just archived Volume 8, Number 5 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 18 Features, 25 commented News stories, 27 Editor's Notes (which included 183 items of interest), two reviews and one site note for a total of 73 stories.


Friday Slide Show: An Old Watch

Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-01 04:16

We were obliged to come up with Dad's Social Security number to investigate some benefit or another Mom might claim. He passed away in 2005 so he couldn't furnish it himself. And we were going a little nuts trying to guess where we might uncover that little bit of information without leaving the house.


Applications Being Accepted For OpenWalls Arles 2020

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-31 22:32

The British Journal of Photography in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles is seeking 50 winning images and two winning series to be exhibited as part of a group show coinciding with Les Rencontres d'Arles 2020.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-31 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 Tiananmen Square, Venice at night, Photolucida, Dina Litovsky, the Arab Photography Archive, cameras for kids and Tuck on his father.


Mounting an External Drive

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-31 02:32

It's a fact of digital life. If you play this digital photography game long enough, you're going to need to mount an external storage device to archive your collection. That can be an annoying household task but don't despair.


National Park Foundation Announces Photo Contest Winners

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-30 23:43

The National Park Foundation has announced the winners of its Share the Experience photo contest and, at the same time, officially opened the 2019 contest for entries.


Excire Search Beta Adds Intel Tech

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-30 23:28

Excire has announced beta version 1.4 of Excire Search featuring an initialization speed increase thanks to its strategic partnership with Intel under the Intel Software Partner Program.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-30 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 tornado damage, the NYT's photo archive, Chas Gerretsen, dSLR roster revisions, bargain full frame cameras, the first movies and a panorama technique.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-29 23:46

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 Lake Baikal, Fred Baldwin, still lifes, street photography, Google's super-resolution tech, Martian clouds, #PhonicFilters, ExifTool and BorrowLenses.


The Florist's Van

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-29 02:26

Well, we just gave away the punch line. But it won't hurt to tell the story anyway. There's always more going on than it at first (or at last) appears.


Phase One Industrial Introduces Three High Performance Lenses

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-29 00:01

Phase One Industrial has expanded its RS and RSM lens offering with three new high performance lenses for high-altitude aerial photography and long-range aerial and ground inspection applications.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-28 23:39

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. This time we look at El Salvador, birding, Qatar, a senior photo, fill flash, Hashim Badani and Julieanne Kost interviewed.


Memorial Day

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-27 23:01

It is an unusual Memorial Day. The president is in Japan giving a grotesquely large trophy to sumo wrestlers rather than laying a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


Matinee: 'I'll Save You'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-26 01:05

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 2019-05-26 00:41

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. This time we look at photos of the week, Michiko Chiyoda, the Fujifilm GFX100 and bowling alleys.


Friday Slide Show: Beneath the Clouds

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-25 03:26

The forecast was "scattered showers" after a few days of rain. When we saw shadows on the brick patio we jumped at the chance to get a little Vitamin D sunshine. We took a chair and soaked in the warm radiation. When we looked up, we saw clouds dancing in the sky, sailing quickly to the east in a breeze we couldn't feel.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-24 22:11

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 Indonesia, the Sardinian spring, Gordon Parks, Everest, Harriet Tubman, lighting equipment and a black-and-white techniques ebook.


Leica, Lenny Kravitz Collaborate on Leica M Monochrom 'Drifter'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-24 00:13

Musician, designer and photographer Lenny Kravitz has collaborated with Leica again to unveil the Leica M Monochrom "Drifter" special edition set with two lenses plus a photo exhibition. A self-proclaimed drifter himself, the set was inspired by Kravitz's vision of being a free spirit, always on the road and open to adventure.


Fujifilm Introduces 100-Mp GFX100

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 23:56

Fujifilm has announced its flagship GFX100 mirrorless digital camera, incorporating a newly-developed 102-Mp, large format image sensor with in-body image stabilization.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 23:21

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 solar system, that Lens retrospective, Fernando Maselli, Eva and Franco Mattes, Raw Develop vs. Accent AI, a Miops promo and a Topaz Labs discount.


Adobe Honored with NCMEC Hope Award

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 06:31

For more than a decade, Adobe has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization. This week on May 18 the company was honored with a Hope Award from the NCMEC, as the private non-profit organization marked its 35th anniversary.


Olympus Unveils Tough TG-6

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 00:25

Olympus has announced its Tough TG-6 featuring a shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof shell with expanded rugged and underwater shooting capabilities. The camera's Variable Macro System provides a Microscope mode for shooting up to 1cm from the front of the lens and a new fisheye converter lens adds to the numerous options.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-22 23:41

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. This time we look at Susie Keef Smith, Niko J Kallianiotis, the N.Y. Times Lens column, Frank Doorhof, focusing on the iPhone, a one-hour photo printing app and a Nik Collection discount.


Peak Design KickStarts Travel Tripod

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-21 23:59

For the last four years Peak Design has been reinventing the compact travel tripod. And this week it launched a KickStarter campaign to fund the resulting Travel Tripod.


OpenWalls Arles Shortlist Revealed

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-21 23:31

The OpenWalls Arles contest has published its 50 shortlisted images and three finalists based on this year's theme of "Home & Away."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-21 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 the Volhynia massacre, Pelle Cass, FotoKonBit, Buddha Day, stacking errors, making basic selections, Synology and a copyright webinar.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-20 23:52

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 Jana Sophia Nolle, Frederick Douglass, 20 rising female photojournalists, the state of the art, carrying two cameras and a 15 percent rental discount.


Matinee: 'Nina Fuller, Photographer'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-18 23:23

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 2019-05-18 23:03

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 Brown v. Board photos, Bay to Breakers costumes, World War I biplane pilots, a Broadway play and rotting data.


Friday Slide Show: Steps and Stairs

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-18 03:25

When we launched Lightroom to ponder this week's slide show, Excire let us know there was an update. Delighted to be able to procrastinate, we downloaded and installed it before using it to collate images of "stairways" using that as a keyword.


Leica Announces Special Edition Leica CL 100 jahre bauhaus

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-17 23:35

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school of art and design in Germany, Leica has announced its special edition Leica CL 100 jahre bauhaus camera kit.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-17 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 powerful offices, the Denver Portfolio Walk, Kelby goes mirrorless, your Aperture libraries , the Fuji X-T3, a print sale and Jim Kasson.


ON1 Releases Photo Raw 2019.5

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-17 07:11

ON1 has released Photo Raw 2019.5, its image editing software for macOS and Windows, with improved speed, performance, workflow enhancements and several new features.


You Know My Name...

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-17 01:50

Passing this alley entrance, we were struck by the street number. It seemed put together from scraps at the spur of the moment rather than the official designation of a particular address. There was something squirrelly about clamping numbers on iron mesh.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-16 23:44

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 1919, Weegee, marble quarries, British press photography, Nick Rasmussen, David Severn, Nikon Z Firmware 2.0, an iCloud guide, an ON1 Photo Raw 2019.5 webinar and street photography.


At the Doctor's Office

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-16 00:27

The medical office at Geary and Divisadero is an all-in-one location. You can see your doctor, get blood tests, get an X-ray and pick up a prescription just by riding the elevator. It's an enormous convenience.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-15 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 the Nikon D1, cats, Adobe Flat Field, forum discourse, Alistair Taylor-Young, a lighting lesson, Robert Vanelli, unauthorized versions, open source, software and insurance.


Book Bag: Ansel Adams, The Grand Canyon and the Southwest

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-14 22:59

On the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Canyon National Park, Little, Brown and Company has published "Ansel Adams: The Grand Canyon and the Southwest". He loved the place from the moment he set eyes on it.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-14 22:29

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 climate change, the Lens Blog, a Huawei campus, Ragnar Axelsson, the mirrorless market, the Nikon D3500 and Mike Johnston.


Adobe Lightroom Releases Significant Updates

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-14 21:49

On the heels of a macOS security update to Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra, Adobe has released an update to its Lightroom ecosystem with "new features that help you become a better photographer, collaborate and take your editing to the next level."


AppleInsider: Adobe Warning Users Off Old CC Versions

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-14 05:04

In a report today by William Gallagher, Adobe is sending email notices to users of older versions of its Creative Cloud applications warning them that continued use may expose them to "potential claims of infringement by third parties" because they are "no longer licensed to use them."


A Day in the Reviewer's Lab with Photo Mechanic

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-14 04:26

We've wanted to review Photo Mechanic by Camera Bits for years. We kicked the tires on v4 for nearly six years and have been running the windows up and down on v6 for a few weeks now.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-13 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 Olympus at 100, white rhinos, author photos, film vs. computational photography, another Fujifilm lens kit and that "passion" thing.


Matinee: 'Poetics of the Everyday'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-12 00:48

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?


Hannah Reyes Morales Wins Hetherington Visionary Award

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-12 00:33

Hannah Reyes Morales has been awarded the 2019 Hetherington Trust Visionary Award for her project "Living Lullabies", the Trust announced earlier this week. The award includes a £20,000 grant.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-12 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 Tiananmen Square, the school photo industry, that Salvini photobomb, the invention of color photography, Susan Wright, a Fujifilm lens kit and photographing Chernobyl.


Friday Slide Show: The Promise of Blossoms

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-11 03:17

Our apple "tree" is really three trees that sprouted together from different apple seeds our neighbor gave us. "Separate them," he advised us. But we didn't want to plant an orchard. Instead, we thought we'd plant them together, saving us the trouble of grafting them later.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-11 00:59

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 dinosaurs, a Fujifilm/Skylum deal, keeping every Raw file, removing objects on iPhone photos and a magazine cover photo contest.


Wacom Introduces Intuos Pro Small

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-10 05:08

Wacom has completed its line of Intuos Pro tablets with the Small model, which joins the Medium and Large models in the line of pressure-sensitive, wireless tablets.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-10 04:47

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. This time we look at the Ever app deception, Big Sur, Payboo caveats and SSD price-per-GB prediction.


Holding the Fort

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-10 02:19

The "fort" in North Beach depicted here burned down in March of last year, closing 10 businesses. No one was injured. Today only the brick facade remains.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-10 00:41

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. This time we look at the 2019 Venice Biennale, Eudora Welty, Patrick Wack, Alyssa Meadows, black-and-white calculations, Nikon's strategy, photographic storytelling and Sigma savings.


Adobe Announces Nine New Creative Residents

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-09 00:46

Adobe has announced nine 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.


Consensum Offers Free Worldwide Copyright Registry

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-09 00:18

Concensum has announced the Concensum Global Copyright Register, a worldwide registry based on blockchain technology connecting image copyrights with the author to protect assets worldwide. The Concensum Register is live now and available for free to all copyright owners to protect photos and other images from theft.


Canon Announces RF 85mm f1.2 Prime Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-09 00:04

Canon has announced its RF 85mm f1.2 L USM prime lens, the fifth lens in the RF family for the EOS R or EOS RP cameras.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-08 23:45

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 series on robots, German nature photographers, NASA Antares rocket launch, Kampung Datuk Keramat, beating the grind, a $32K bid, three free ebooks and hard drive reliability stats.


Facts Online

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-08 01:09

The phrase "facts online" struck us as a bit awkward at first. Then we considered the source, famous for the perfectly natural-sounding "beer on tap." The one phrase echoes the other not by accident, we presume.


Red Bull Illume Image Quest Opens For Entries

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-07 23:13

Red Bull Illume is now accepting entries for its fifth Image Quest contest to showcase "the most creative and captivating images while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture of the photographers who shoot them."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-07 22:04

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 the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition, Bob Colacello, improving your photography, removing or deleting photos in Lightroom, Adobe tutorials, capturing panoramas and fair use.


Portrait of Humanity Winners, Shortlisted Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-07 21:12

The 50 winners and 200 shortlisted entries in the Portrait of Humanity contest created by 1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, in partnership with Magnum Photos, have been announced.


B&H Introduces Sales Tax Free Payboo Credit Card

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-07 21:07

B&H has announced Payboo, a credit card that instantly applies a reward in the amount of the applicable sales tax on B&H purchases.


How Was Your Weekend?

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-07 00:47

The faceless "Ladies of the Roof" by Muriel Castanis adorn each side of Philip Johnson's 580 California St. Castanis was going for the corporate goddess look and totaling 12 in all, they make a quorum for a mythological board of directors meeting.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-07 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. This time we look at George Etheredge, Sayuri Ichida, Pat Kane, more MTF charts, interesting photographs and the American Photography Open 2019.


Matinee: Yucho Chow

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-05 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 2019-05-05 00:06

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 photos of the week, Garry Winogrand in color, the Panasonic G9, a Sony APS-C lens set, Derrick Story interviewed, pro skills and travel photography jobs.


Friday Slide Show: Doors

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-04 03:21

When we put together our "Favorite Windows" slide show in 2017, we scrolled through our collection of 60,000 images to make the selections. Since 2018, though, Excire Search Pro has been doing the scrolling for our themed slide shows.


Adobe Clarifies Photography Plan Options

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-03 23:12

In the answer to a question posted by Betty Wiley in the Photoshop Family support forum, Laura Shoe reports Adobe's explanation of the apparent increase in Creative Cloud's Photography Plan subscription price.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-03 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 LaToya Ruby Frazier, National Geographic Travel Photo Contest entries, Vincent Glielmi, Global Big Day, comparing two cameras and the new Creative Commons search engine.


Adobe Launches PhotoWalk Sweepstakes

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-02 23:41

Adobe has launched its PhotoWalk Sweepstakes, inviting smartphone photographers to follow in the footsteps of local photographers in three U.S. cities and upload their shots for a chance to win a DJI Spark drone.


Think Tank Photo Introduces Stash Master 13L

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-02 23:39

Think Tank Photo has announced its $59.99 Stash Master 13L, a travel cube with padded dividers that can be slipped into any large backpack to expands its capacity to protect photo gear.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-02 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 mediums, the oldest photos, sleep paralysis, Elise Mesner, Giverny, photo storage, the Fuji 16-55mm f2.8, Dave Debaeremaeker, the Adobe Photography Plan and a Small Claims Court.


Apple Blossoms

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-02 01:57

Our apple tree was a little late to blossom this year but since it has a September deadline we weren't worried. And one day last week we saw it had gotten to work without letting us know.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-02 01:26

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 paired images of New York, the Godox AD200, laptops for photo editing and Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 2.


April Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-01 21:34

We've just archived Volume 8 Number 4 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 17 Features, 28 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 191 items of interest), 4 reviews and 2 site notes for a total of 77 stories.