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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-17 22:18

The convergence of St. Paddy's Day on a Sunday would seem to be like a total eclipse. Of one or the other. It's hard to countenance both at once.


Matinee: Paul Swee

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-16 23:14

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 2019-03-16 22:40

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. This time we look at the Global Climate Strike, Jacob Blickenstaff, the next full frame cameras, Polarr, printing and money.


Bob & Diane Fund Launches 'Still Living' Photo Contest

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-16 21:49

The Bob & Diane Fund is now accepting submissions for its new "Still Living" photo contest open to "those living with Alzheimer's or dementia."


Friday Slide Show: Portrait of a Fence

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-16 03:45

Good fences make good neighbors, so the proverb says. And thinking back over all the fences we have lived with does indeed bring back fond memories of the good neighbors we have been blessed to live near.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-15 23:34

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 Blackpool, Mike Warren, the Fujifilm XT-30, simple portrait lighting, Peggy Levison Nolan and Lightroom basics.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-15 01:16

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 Bruce Polin, a diffuser, Exposure X4.5, amateurs, digital literacy and two Supreme Court decisions.


Hasselblad Announces Release Cord, Charging Hub

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-15 00:42

Hasselblad has expanded its accessory line for the X System with the introduction of its new Release Cord X and Battery Charging Hub.


Lensbaby Introduces Edge 35 Optic

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-15 00:27

Lensbaby has announced a new 35mm wide-angle tilt lens available as either an Optic for owners of a Composer or with the Composer Pro II. The new lens is available in mounts for the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras. The Edge 35 Optic joins the company's existing 50mm and 80mm lens options.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-13 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 Venezuelan blackouts, photographing bipolar disorder, Kirk Tuck returns, home brew color grading, timelapse photography tips, imposter syndrome and a Rocky Nook deal.


Think Tank Photo Announces Vision Shoulder Bag Series

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-13 04:15

Think Tank Photo has announced its Vision shoulder bag series signed for both capacity and security. Large enough to pack a dSLR or mirrorless kit, the affordable workhorse bags feature a top zipper plus an internal zippered flap.


Book Bag: Recent Releases

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-13 03:22

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


Houses on a Hill

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-13 00:07

Beautiful views come at a price. And not just the price of the real estate. There is the assault of winter storms bringing hard rain and strong wind. And, yes, they are getting worse. Harder rain, stronger wind.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-12 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 end of winter, masculinity, four modern freedoms, the Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM, fusion X-Ray images, a Frans Lanting offer, Bell Labs long ago and Tim Berners-Lee.


New Meyer Optik Gorlitz Updates Company Status

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-12 03:00

After taking over Meyer Optik at the end of last year, OPC Optics has been busy resurrecting the brand and its reputation. In addition to launching a new Web site, the company has discontinued the Somnium and Nocturnus lens lines after discovering "the Somnium was actually a modified Russian lens and the Nocturnus was a modified Chinese lens."


Two Views

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-12 00:38

Against our better judgement yesterday, we took a walk. We didn't get too wet but that's only because it hailed instead of rained on us. The little ice balls bounced right off our jacket.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-12 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. This time we look at Savannah to Miami, switching brands, empty folders, tripod maintenance, a Durst LED conversion and Nicole Fruge's upcoming AMA.


Remembering Vivian Cherry

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-10 00:45

She started dancing when she was five years old and worked on Broadway before becoming a street photographer in the 1940s, licensing her photo essays to Popular Photography, Collier's, Sports Illustrated, Red Book, Life, Ebony and other publications for 50 years. She passed away on March 4 at the age of 98.


Matinee: 'Women in the 21st Century'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-10 00:41

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?


Spring Forward

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-10 00:01

Public service is in our blood. Twice a year, anyway, when we feel the urge to remind you that Daylight Saving Time (for those of us who observe it) takes effect at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 3 a.m.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-09 23:55

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 Joe Perri, the Rohingya, Daido Moriyama, a Flickr policy update and the recent Supreme Court copyright ruling.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-09 06:34

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 International Women's Day at National Geographic and Adobe with contests Female in Focus and the IWD 2019 Worldwide Photo Competition.


Friday Slide Show: Hot Wheels

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-09 04:19

We hadn't lived in the new place very long when, walking by Glen Canyon, we came across a small black metal toy car on the sidewalk. That stretch of the walk was not a place anyone would have returned to look for a lost toy. So we rescued it.


A Deep Thought On Camera Reviews

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-09 01:38

It's always interesting to hear what pros like about their gear and, as in today's Horn, what made them switch from one brand to another. One reason it's interesting is because the discussion reveals what really matters (gear-wise) when you're trying to take photographs.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-08 21:41

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 International Women's Day, women at Adobe, Gerda Taro, Rosie the Riveters, minefields in Sri Lanka, Doug Mills, a comparison shoot, Route 66 and worthless camera reviews.


Leica Announces Q2

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-07 23:14

Leica has introduced the Leica Q2 camera with enhanced imaging quality from its 47.3-Mp full-frame CMOS sensor, weather protection, an upgraded viewfinder over its predecessor, precise autofocus and more.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-07 22:36

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 Mary Mildred Williams, Astrid Verhoef, Julia Margaret Cameron, sexism in photography, customizable Photoshop keyboard shortcuts, lightning and Monday's Supreme Court copyright ruling.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-07 04:32

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 Alabama, Erin Sullivan, Apple Photos shortcuts and the Save the Internet Act.


Black Eye Launches Smartphone Pro Kit G4

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 23:50

Black Eye has announced its Pro Kit G4, a one-kit solution for pro-level mobile photography and filmmaking. The kit features three new Pro lenses: the Pro Portrait Tele G4, Pro Fisheye G4 and Pro Cinema Wide G4 in a durable, compact travel case.


DxO Releases PhotoLab Update with Nikon Z, Canon R Support

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 23:33

DxO has updated PhotoLab to version 2.2 with support for four the Nikon Z 6, the Canon EOS R and EOS M50 and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone, bumping the hardware-smart image editing solution over 46,000 camera/lens combinations.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 23:31

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 Brian Frank, Shawn Theodore, Sigma Art lenses, Photo Mechanic 6, child photography tips, the Kirk GFX 50R L-plate, editorial photography, agencies and Oracle Arena.


Surviving The Morning

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 22:25

In contrast perhaps to yesterday morning's exuberant celebration of Monday as a concept, we confess that we find starting any day harder than it should be. All anyone ever wants is "one more day" and yet here we are, stumbling out of the hay loft in the dimness toward the salvation of the coffee machine.


Remembering Wil Riera

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 01:47

The freelance photojournalist Wil Riera, who covered his native Venezuela for BBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, died March 2. He was 36 and had suffered from a congenital disorder that led to a stroke in 2018. He was recuperating from brain surgeries to address the disorder.


Remembering Yannis Behrakis

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 01:22

Greek photojournalist and Reuters senior editor Yannis Behrakis passed away March 2 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.


Phase One To Host Free March Webinars

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 00:46

This month Phase One will stream a series of three free webinars on Capture One, its image editing software, hosted by David Grover.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-06 00:28

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 the Smithsonian photo contest, Pictures of the Year International contest, the Art Institute of Chicago's Photo Conservation Department, Ethan Pines, Spectre reviewed and some legal advice.


The Keys To Lost Locks

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-05 03:53

Mondays are less a return to the harness for us than a launch day. After taking a day off, we find ourselves full of fresh ideas. And that often means working with our hands to see just exactly what we're thinking about.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-05 01:02

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 Los Angeles, portraiture, Sally Mann, ISO and the format revealed.


Matinee: Peter Turnley's 'French Kiss'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-02 23:12

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 2019-03-02 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. This time we look at Inge Morath, a guessing game, Annie Griffiths, Nick Brandt and the Stratomax Vehicle Doorstep.


Friday Slide Show: Angels

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-02 04:25

We're no expert on angels. We know a lot about thieves, liars and scoundrels but angels mainly elude us. Not entirely, however. Now and then our load is lightened by an angel or two that we had no idea existed.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-01 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 Alam's Photo Festival, masks, fedoras, Spectre, CHDK, a gear sale and the 2019 Daylight Photo Awards.


February Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-01 22:26

We've just archived Volume 8 Number 2 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 11 Features, 34 commented News stories, 24 Editor's Notes (which included 152 items of interest), two reviews and two site notes for a total of 73 stories.


Topaz Labs Introduces Sharpen AI

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-01 02:06

Topaz Labs has introduced Sharpen AI, an artificial-intelligence driven image sharpening tool that works as a standalone or plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, or Topaz Studio.


Leica Announces 35mm Prime For SL System

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-01 01:50

Leica has announced its APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f2 ASPH for the SL system. The new prime takes advantage of "innovative production methods and new technologies," the company said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-01 00:46

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 Alec Soth, Kent Andreasen, stacking photographs in Lightroom, flying with lithium-ion batteries and a 10-TB external drive.


Canon Launches RAISE Online Photo Community

Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-01 00:20

Canon has launched RAISE, the company's first online photo-community platform. The platform uses artificial intelligence to help photographers organize and categorize their photos through auto-tagging.


Photography Show Announces AIPAD Talks

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-27 23:28

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, has announced a 12 AIPAD Talks to be held during the Show, which runs April 4 through April 7 at Pier 94 in New York City.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-27 22:52

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 underwater contest winners, Scott Wallace, Ron Jude, Nicolas Bruno, the new Olympus 12-200mm, Aundre Larrow, Huntington Witherill, Visenze, branding, USB 3.2 and a Rocky Nook deal.


Site Tweak: Story Counts

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-27 21:41

Last August we wrote a little Perl script to run inside a Keyboard Maestro macro on our laptop to count the stories we've published during the month. It does more than count stories, counting the kind of story, adding up Horn items, totaling published images (plus stories with images) and calculating percentages, too.


Sony Adds Fast 135mm Prime to G Master Lineup

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-27 01:44

Sony has announced the addition of the FE 135mm f1.8 GM prime lens to its G Master lineup. The new prime offers "exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony's flagship G Master brand," the company said.


Smith Fund Increases Smith Grant To $40,000

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-26 22:25

The W. Eugene Smith Fund has raised its Smith Grant to $40,000 to celebrate the foundation's 40th anniversary. The increase has only been approved for 2019 but the board of trustees will reconvene following this year's award presentations in New York in October to determine if the increase will become permanent.


Sigma Announces L-Mount Art Primes, Mount Converter

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-26 22:22

Sigma has announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will be available for L-Mount bodies. The company also announced the launch of its Mount Converter MC-21 to allow Sigma's SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on the L-Mount camera bodies.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-26 22:20

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 Grand Canyon, Shot on iPhone, Andrew Quilty, Imageprograf Pro-2000 and a Nikon Z7 PDAF Banding FAQ.


SD Association Introduces microSD Express Cards

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-26 00:55

The SD Association has announced microSD Express, offering the popular PCI Express and NVMe interfaces along with a legacy microSD interface for backwards compatibility. Like SD Express, microSD Express uses the PCIe interface to deliver a 985-MB per second maximum data transfer rate and the NVMe upper layer protocol for advanced memory access mechanism.


Sigma Announces March Lens Workshops

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-25 23:18

Sigma has announced its March lineup of Lens Workshops in New York and Indiana. The workshops offer hands-on experience in genres like astro and food photography with guidance from Sigma's photo specialists.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-25 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 the Oscars, WWII in color, Johnston x 3, the PEN-F, one-bag travel, Peter Karbe, a chocolate box studio, new step-up rings, Photoshop shortcuts, Rogue Photo and Fujifilm media price increases.


Matinee: 'Resistance Photographers'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-23 23:13

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-23 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 Nicholas JR White, "Britain From the Air", Wayne Miller and Esperanza Spalding.


Friday Slide Show: City College

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-23 03:54

Two and a half miles from the bunker, on a little hill of its own, City College has stood as a beacon of learning since the first half of the last century. It's dark observation dome stands above the motto chiseled in its facade: The Truth Shall Make You Free.


Tokina Announces 16-28mm Opera Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-22 23:21

Inspired by the focal length and aperture of the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f2.8 Pro FX lens, Tokina has announced its Opera 16-28mm f2.8 FF will join the already released Opera 50mm f1.4 FF in the company's premier lens line.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-22 22:58

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 Syria, Elina Zolotareva, Fabian Oefner, astrophotography, the Nikon 105mm and free Photoshop/Lightroom tutorials.


Ricoh Unveils Smaller, Faster GR III

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-22 06:42

Ricoh has announced its GR III featuring a newly designed lens, image sensor and imaging engine in a compact, lightweight package smaller than its predecessor.


Ricoh Announces Heavy-Duty G900, Ruggedized WG-6

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-22 06:29

Ricoh has unveiled its G900 designed for demanding industrial environments including disaster relief alongside its ruggedized WG-6. The cameras share man of the same features.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-22 00:24

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 the Super Snow Moon, portraiture, a unique image of the moon, "Earth", camera physics, DropKey Studio in a Bag and FlexClip.


Remembering Guy Webster

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-21 01:26

Guy Webster, one of the early innovators of rock-and-roll photography, died on Feb. 5 in Ojai, Calif. He had been suffering from diabetes and liver cancer in the months before his death.


Tamron Developing Three New Lenses

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-21 00:31

Tamron has announced the development of two new lenses for full-frame dSLR, a 35-150mm zoom and a 35mm prime, and one 17-28mm zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-21 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 Carnival, Julia Lomax, a fisheye, color, portraiture, online printing, a contract, used gear prices, a compact USB hub and a Rocky Nook discount.


Panasonic Introduces FZ1000 II Digicam

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-20 00:51

Panasonic has announced its FZ1000 II digicam with a 16x 24-400mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens coupled to a 20.1-megapixel sensor. Shooting up to 12 frames per second and UHD 4K video with 5-axis image stabilization, the FZ100 sports a 2.36m-Dot OLED live viewfinder and 3.0-inch 1.24m-dot free-angle LCD monitor.


Panasonic Introduces Lumix DCZS80 Travel Digicam

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-20 00:37

Panasonic has announced its Lumix DCZS80 compact digicam designed for travel with a 30x, 24-720mm 35mm equivalent zoom with optical image stabilization that can captures UHD 4K video. Along with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, the new digicam features up to ISO 6400 sensitivity and Depth from Defocus technology for fast autofocus.


Smith Fund Increases Applicant Diversity, Waives Fees

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-19 23:24

To increase the diversity of entrants and make it easier for more photographers to submit their work for grant consideration, the Smith Fund has partnered with six international organizations to encourage its members to submit their work. The Smith Fund has also given each organization the ability to waive entry fees for members based on the quality of work and financial need.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-19 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 chimney sweeps, watches, Chinatown, custom workspaces in Photoshop, Enhance Details continued, photos developed in space and graffiti.


Presidents' Day

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-18 22:53

So we have gone from the Year of the Dog to the Year of the Pig. In 2020, the lunar calendar will take us to the Year of the Rat. Nothing quite as well describes what this nation is going through.


Matinee: Laura McPhee

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-16 23:56

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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-16 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 landscapes, the week in review, William Christenberry, gardens, Nan Goldin, more on Enhance Details, a free Topaz webinar, free images and free ringtones.


Friday Slide Show: The Mandolin

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-16 03:39

We happen to have Uncle Louie's mandolin. In all the years we knew Uncle Louie, we never heard him play. He emigrated to this country at the beginning of the last century, unwillingly because he had to leave his beloved pet goat behind.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-16 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 Kirk Decker, In Between Storms, Antarctica, a Canon mismatch and the Fujifilm XF +50-140mm f2.8 zoom.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-15 01:59

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 1969, adoptions, Fashion Week and a Capture One update.


Canon Introduces EOS RF Mirrorless

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-15 01:38

Canon has announced its EOS RF full-frame mirrorless, the second body in the R system, compatible with both Canon's RF lenses adn its EF and EF-S lenses with an adapter. Smaller than the company's Rebel T7i, the RF is designed as the entry-level full-frame mirrorless option in the R system.


Canon Announces Development Of Six RF Lenses

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-15 01:09

Canon has announced it is developing six new RF lenses for its full-frame mirrorless R system.


Fujifilm Unveils X-T30, XF 16mm Prime, Firmware Updates

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-15 00:49

Fujifilm has made several new announcements for the Fujifilm X series, including the launch of the Fujifilm X-T30, its new mirrorless digital camera, the Fujinon XF 16mm f2.8 R WR wide-angle lens and firmware updates to the series.


Fujifilm Introduces Ruggedized XP140

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-14 23:55

Fujifilm Corp. has announced the FinePix XP140, the latest addition to its XP series of digicams designed for outdoor sports and other leisure activities. The XP140 features Fujifilm's proprietary image processing engine in its palm-sized compact body and a variety of automated functions like Main Subject Recognition to track a subject and Eye-Detection AF.


Nikon Announces 24-70mm Zoom For Z System

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-14 21:48

Nikon has announced the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f2.8 S lens for the Z Mount system featuring a useful zoom range, fast aperture, edge-to-edge sharpness and compact/lightweight design, the company said.


Test Drive: SpyderLensCal To Tweak Autofocus

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-14 02:37

One of the more obscure features of your digital camera may just be the Autofocus Micro Adjustment. Not every camera includes it but it's an essential setting for tweaking how your camera autofocuses with any autofocus lens or a particular autofocus lens.


Six 6x6 Global Talent Program Winners From Asia Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-14 02:35

World Press Photo has announced six winners from Asia in its Global Talent Program. Asia is the final edition of the program's first cycle that began in August 2017.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-14 02:25

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 Martin Parr, testing ACR's Enhance Details, five iOS camera apps, Birmingham discount tickets, PhotoShelter discount, 500px statement and a copyright rule.


Kim Phuc Awarded Dresden Peace Prize

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-13 22:14

Kim Phuc, the naked child running down the road in Nick Ut's photo from the Vietnam war, received the Dresden Peace Prize in Germany in recognition of her work for peace.


Olympus Unveils M.Zuiko 12-200mm Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-13 21:45

Olympus has introduced its splash-proof and dust-proof M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 featuring a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-400mm, "the highest magnification zoom available on an interchangeable lens for mirrorless systems," according to the company.


Adobe Updates Lightroom Ecosystem, Camera Raw

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-12 23:54

In a blog post today, Adobe's Josh Haftel announced substantial updates to the Lightroom ecosystem, including Camera Raw. Updates have been released for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Lightroom CC for iOS, as well.


BJP Accepting Entries For Fourth Portrait of Britain

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-12 23:41

The British Journal of Photography is now accepting entries to the fourth edition of its Portrait of Britain, a nationwide exhibition in partnership with JCDecaux UK.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-12 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. This time we look at Wesaam Al-Badry, Robert Darch, Tokyo, Gloria (the model), ACR's Enhanced Details, Jim Kasson and mistakes.


Leica Announces ASC 100 Edition Of M10-P

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-11 23:10

Leica has announced the Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers. Comprised of a Leica M10-P camera and a Leica Summicron-M 35 f2 ASPH. lens, the kit offers two specially tailored Cine Look modes for cinematographers and filmmakers.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-11 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 Farsahd Usyan, Stefan Huber, advice for Canon and Lightroom's folder panel.


Datacolor Introduces SpyderX Monitor Calibration Tool

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-11 22:32

Datacolor has announced SpyderX, a color calibration tool for monitors that it says is faster and more accurate than it's previous calibration tools. SpyderX features a redesigned, lens-based color engine with better color accuracy and low light capability, the company said.


Prograde Digital Releases Recovery Pro

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-11 22:28

ProGrade Digital has released Recovery Pro, a software application to assist with recovery of photo and video files that have become lost, accidentally deleted and/or corrupted.


Matinee: 'The Wild in Me: Dave Cuthbertson'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-10 00:35

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 2019-02-10 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 a street-style pre-wedding shoot, two SFMOMA shows, Larry Racioppo's Brooklyn and Gruber on webcam security.


Friday Slide Show: Boats

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-09 03:55

We had no idea when we woke up this morning what we would do for a slide show. We've spent the week quarantined with a cold so there was nothing fresh in the hold. But we have a fond spot for our slide show on Bikes and we thought we might ask Excire to dig up our photos of boats.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-08 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 Chinese landscapes, lens laws, the Olympus 25mm Pro lens, creative compositing, Emoji Mosaic, Jim Olive and the Rocky Nook Book Club.


Leica Announces Entry Dates For Oskar Barnack Award

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-08 03:01

Leica has announced photographers can submit entries to the international photographic competition from March 1 through April 1 for the 2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Award.


Bamberger's 'Hoops' To Open At National Building Museum

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-08 00:02

Opening just in time for March Madness, the National Building Museum in will exhibit Bill Bamberger's "Hoops". The series of images of private and public basketball courts share one unique trait. They are devoid of people.


Capture One Introduces Editorial Color Grading Styles

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-07 23:49

Capture One has released its Editorial Color Grading Style Pack featuring three sets of seven Phase One styles each made by Michael Woloszynowicz, Marie Bärsch and Pratik Naik.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-07 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 Mohammad Ismail, Tod Papageorge, event photography, Teju Cole and fashion portrait retouching tips.


Test Drive: Retrospective 2.0 Series Bags

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-07 03:19

If there was one thing we didn't like about Think Tank Photo's gorgeous Signature 13 Bag it was the $300 price tag. We don't have that problem with its Retrospective 2.0 Series bags. They're nearly the same design at almost half the price.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-06 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 the Lunar New Year, using a fisheye lens, the far side of the moon, a power boost, an IR filter, customizing Photoshop's toolbar and FCC oversight.


Angry Sky, Happy Clouds

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-06 03:20

A series of downpours blew in off the Pacific every few minutes or so yesterday as if they were following a bus schedule. Sometimes there was sunshine between them, sometimes not. The wind blew ferociously.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-05 22:20

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 Cantlie, Don McCullin, the Authority Collective, the best compact camera, Harold Davis, Amy Shore, Renan Ozturk and the Fence.


A Model Neighborhood

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-05 00:35

Once in a while it pays to visit the local branch of the public library. Last year, for example, we picked up eight free LED light bulbs there. Just for popping in. And the other day we got a peek at a 3D map of our neighborhood in 1938.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-04 22:58

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 Robert Frank, Sam Youkilis, Shin Noguchi, Greg Kahn, off-camera lighting, greeting cards, Nikkor lens rebates and Google+.


Matinee: 'Football 100 Years Ago'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-02 22:51

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 2019-02-02 22:37

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 Irving Penn, Tara Todras-Whitehill, black-and-white color, three prime lenses and an ON1 sale.


Friday Slide Show: At The Ballet

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-02 05:38

We haven't been to the ballet in years. But this Christmas a nephew who himself is a dancer gave us a couple of tickets to the San Francisco Ballet's performance of "The Adventures of Don Quixote". So last Saturday off we went.


Panasonic Introduces Lumix S1, S1R

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

Panasonic has released the full specifications of its dSLR mirrorless cameras the Lumix S1R and S1 with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, featuring pixel-shift technology and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Based on the L-Mount standard, the new cameras feature a well-balanced, large inner diameter and compact dimensions for a flange focus to realize optimum size and performance as a mirrorless camera system, the company said.


Panasonic Introduces Three L-Mount Lenses For S Series

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-02 04:55

Panasonic has introduced three new interchangeable lenses based on the L-Mount system for the Lumix S Series full-frame digital single lens mirrorless camera also announced today. They include...


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-02 01:00

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 our frozen world, Ruairidh McGlynn, the British Photography Awards, fixing a closed eye and marketing.


January Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2019-02-02 00:29

We had to double check but it's true, we've just archived the first number of Volume 8 of "Photo Corners". It seems like on three volumes. Anyway, you'll find the latest on the Archive page, packed with 16 Features, 18 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 160 items of interest), three reviews and one site note for a total of 64 stories.