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Sigma Announces 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-30 22:49

Sigma has announced its 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens for Leica L and Sony E mounts, the first macro lens for mirrorless cameras in the Art line of lenses for mirrorless cameras.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-30 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 macro photo contest winners, Jamie Johnson, Thea Traff, shooting wide open, Brad Moore and Negative Lab Pro.


Olympus Details Imaging Business Transfer to JIP

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-30 13:40

Olympus has announced it has concluded a definitive agreement to transfer its imagine business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.


Checking Photo Corners With Blacklight

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-30 06:34

Blacklight is "a real-time Web site privacy inspector" by Surya Mattu. Type in a URL in its search field and Blacklight will scan the site for user-tracking technologies, reporting the results in about 30 seconds.


Meyer Optik Görlitz Ships Trioplan 50 f2.8 II

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-30 04:02

Meyer Optik Görlitz has announced its Trioplan 50mm f2.8 II is now available in a variety of mounts. The 50mm prime joins the company's Trioplan 100 II and our Lydith 30 II released previously this year.


Persistence

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-30 01:10

Eugenio Montale observed enigmatically in a poem called "Piccolo Testamento", "ma una storia non dura che nella cenere/e persistenza è solo l'estinzione." But a story lasts only in ashes, he wrote, and persistence is only extinction.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-29 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 Priscilla Gragg, Evelyn Dragran, new Nikon Z countdown, gimbals and two Leica SL2 bundles.


The Modern To Host Shirin Neshat Exhibit in 2021

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-29 00:50

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has announced it will exhibit "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again" from Feb. 19 through May 16, 2021.


Eight Meero Grant Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-28 23:57

Eight recipients have been awarded Meero Foundation Grants for their "innovative storytelling methods to impact the collective consciousness." The open grant call attracted 53 applications from five continents over 14 days.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-28 23:22

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 Anna Fox, the 10 best cameras, cameras under $1,000, the camera you click with, change and Tuck returns.


Lightroom Sneak Peek: Color Grading

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-28 22:37

Adobe has posted a sneak peep at a new Advanced Color Grading feature coming soon to Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw. It enhances the former Split Toning tool.


Matinee: 'New Photography II Awards'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-27 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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-26 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 Greg Miller, Leila Jeffreys, scripting Pixelmator Pro, a pandemic Photo Walk and Peter Turnley.


DxO Announces Free October Photography Seminars

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-26 09:07

DxO has announced a new slate of free photography webinars for October. The webinars showcase the company's Nik Collection 3.


Friday Slide Show: A Painted Lady

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-26 03:51

Just a few days before we lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who certainly had more to say to us, this butterfly made its last landing near our front door. An ominous sign, we thought at the time, although we couldn't have guessed the specifics of its warning.


Tamron Announces Affordable, Compact Telephoto Zoom for Sony E

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-26 00:42

Tamron has announced a 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD telephoto zoom for the Sony E mount. The company claimed the new zoom is the world's smallest and lightest 70-300mm zoom lens at under six inches long and under 20 oz.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-25 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 black female photographers, Luke Nugent, David Hobby, Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique, a Miops discount, a Harold Davis webinar and the Newspaper Navigator.


Vivid-Pix Updates Restore

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-25 01:20

Vivid-Pix has released an update to Restore, its one-click image restoration software, featuring metadata archiving, local refinement and support for more image file formats


HEX Announces Ranger dSLR Sling V2

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-25 00:45

HEX has announced its all-new Ranger dSLR Sling V2 is constructed in water-resistant Cordura with YKK zippers with custom metal pulls for strength and consistent experience. Upgrades include integrating an integrated, hide-away rain fly, upgraded EVA padding and a double buckle strap that allows for both smaller and larger sizing.


Adobe Reports 'State of Stock'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-24 23:28

In a blog post today, Adobe's Sarah Casillas summed up the company's bi-annual study of the stock industry. The post shares insights from global stock users and marketers to identify the design and creative trends and challenges facing stock users today, as well as how creatives expect to rely on stock content more in the future.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-24 23:05

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Imogen Cunningham, Nadia von Scotti, the pandemic in Germany, the Blanton Museum, AliveColors and the Mercury Pro LTO.


38th Nikon Photo Contest Opens in October

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-24 21:51

Nikon has announced it will begin accepting submissions to the 38th Nikon Photo Contest on Oct. 22 at 12 a.m. EDT. Since the first contest was held in 1969, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted more than 1.7 million imaging works.


Cookie Quarantine Ends

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-24 04:28

As they like to tease on TV, "Breaking news! Exclusive!" But stop us if you've heard this before.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-23 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 Mark Seliger, William Neill, Jeff Schewe, camera collecting, Nikon's webcam utility for macOS, CineBloom diffusion filters, Facebook takedowns and the Nik Collection.


Coming Apart

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-22 23:46

This old chair has been in the back yard for a long time. It was part of a set that ostensively needed no maintenance. But it didn't quite turn out that way.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-22 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 Olivo Barbieri, Photoville, Sebastian Rich, Ethan Pines, improvement, Walter Chandoha and hammocks.


OWC Announces Mercury Extreme Pro 6-GB SSD

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-22 02:00

Other World Computing has announced the Mercury Extreme Pro 6-GB SSD, optimized for high-performance computing tasks including audio, video, photo editing and production, including in-camera use with Black Magic cameras, AJA and more.


Pixelmator for iPad Adds AI Resolution Enhancement

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-21 23:04

The Pixelmator Team has released ML Super Resolution, which uses machine learning to enhance the quality of low-res photos on the new iPad Air. The team said it's the first first AI-powered image enlargement tool on a mobile device.


Photoshop Sneak Peek: Sky Replacement

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-21 22:47

Adobe has just posted a sneak peek of a new Sensei-powered AI Sky Replacement feature coming soon to Photoshop.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-21 22:33

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 Tour De France, Catherine Panebianco, Japanese potters, Chilean mining, Frames magazine, the Z system and photography ethics.


Matinee: 'What is Las Fotos Project?'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-20 00:07

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 2020-09-20 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 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lensfun, Paul Reiffer and Facebook.


Friday Slide Show: The City Center Caper

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-19 03:53

Detective Nick Nessuno found himself inexplicably stuck with another stakeout in the very neighborhood in which he had followed a perp picking up his car one afternoon. This time, however, was different.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-18 23:47

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 Muhammad Ali, Julieanne Kost, the 13th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, a Nagaoka, Nikon Z sales and Richard Liebowitz.


Christie's Announces Fall Photograph Online-Only Series

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-18 23:10

Christie's Photographs department in New York has announced it will offer an extensive auction series featuring three online-only sales spaced over six weeks this fall.


Prestel to Publish 'Ernst Haas: New York in Color, 1952-1962'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-18 22:21

Prestel has announced it will publish "Ernst Haas: New York in Color, 1952-1962" on Oct. 6. The 208-page 9.5x11-inch hardback is the first book on Haas dedicated to both his classic photographs and newly-discovered New York City images from the 1950s and early 1960s.


The Web We Weave

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-18 05:13

Our caretaking duties have, admittedly, worn us down a bit this strange and trying week. Working on "Photo Corners" has been a tonic, though. An effortless production system makes it a joy to focus on the work rather than the limitations of the method.


HDRinstant Mines Video Clips For Composite HDR Stills

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-18 02:21

HDRlog has released HDRinstant [MW] to extract several frames of one moment from video clips, composite them and enhance them with high dynamic range processing.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-17 22:44

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Sept. 15 satellite shot, women over 55, the pandemic, Trump's 'reality show' pictures, Quintin Lake's walk, live streaming and Artists Sunday.


Adobe MAX to Offer Five Free Photography Courses

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-17 05:00

In a blog post today Josh Haftel announced the first five free sessions on the photography track at Adobe MAX, which is being held online this year.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-16 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 Oregon, Rene Burri, the New Nikon 14-24mm f2.8, full-frame lenses, a disability, a model's lament, infringement, firmware and a free air quality macro.


Nikon Announces Nikkor Z 50mm f1.2 S, Z 14-24mm f2.8 S

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-16 11:54

Nikon Corp. has announced two new Nikkor Z S lenses for its full-frame mirrorless Z cameras. They include a fast 50mm f1.2 prime and a 14-24mm f2.8 zoom.


Olympus Developing Firmware for Raw Video Data Output

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-15 23:18

Olympus has announced development of firmware to enable output of Raw video data from the Olympus OM-D E-M1x and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless cameras to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor recorder.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-15 23:04

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Ana Zibelnik, Steve Gosling, Nicholas Busch, the Sony FE 28-60mm, layer styles, six tips, the half rule, that folding Android phone, a monochrome contest and a free copyright webinar.


Sony Announces Alpha 7C Compact, Full Frame Mirrorless

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-15 14:36

Sony has announced the Alpha 7C full-frame mirrorless along with the FE 28-60mm f4-5.6 zoom lens and HVL-F28RM flash.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-15 00:03

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 Dan Lincoln Harris, Cris Toala Olivares, Michael McIlvaney, Comedy Wildlife Photography finalists, challenging times, the best camera, Jeff Katz and a SIP party.


Matinee: 'Jason Florio's 911 Story'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-12 23:08

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 2020-09-12 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 Joshua Rashaad McFadden, importing photos, smartphone fail on red skies and some free presets.


Friday Slide Show: Smoky Sky

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-12 03:11

Early Wednesday morning we peeked out the window to an unusual yellow cast. It wasn't from the sun rising but from wildfire smoke. We thought we ought to take a photo.


Ice Climber Discovers Impact of Climate Change on Kilimanjaro

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-12 00:54

Red Bull has released "The Last Ascent", a free 45-minute film that begins with ice climber Will Gadd's first trip to Kilimanjaro in 2014, which he left in awe of the mountain's unique glacier formations.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-12 00:29

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 9/11 photography, Astronomy Photographer of the Year, the Fall Foliation Predication Map, that video of San Francisco, 3,000 cameras, meteor showers, an eBay sale and ovens.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-11 00:23

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at wildfire skies, falling trees, covering protests, Rebecca Solnit, transparent masks, the Holodomor, that large camera, Z lens design, favs and Canon R5 heat emission.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-10 00:39

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 Mark Levoy, composition, a spectrophotometer, blurring, Tokyo and digiKam.


Darkness After Dawn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-09 22:13

Sunrise was at 6:45 this morning. This shot was taken over an hour later and, as we write this at 8:10 a.m., the sky has gotten so dark we can't photograph it. It's like an eclipse has blocked out the sun.


PhotoShelter Webinar: Separate Yourself From the Pack

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-09 04:32

PhotoShelter has announced a free webinar with Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman on Friday, Sept. 18 at 12 p.m. EDT on taking risks to separate yourself from the pack.


'Discovering' New Tools

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-09 01:47

We've visited the Lightroom Discovery site a few times over the last few weeks, intrigued by the online image editing playback. The site presents a gallery of images, each of which you can open to see what edits were applied.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-08 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 architectural replicas, domestic violence, Down syndrome, molds, peppers, the Canon EOS R5, an Epson P700 and an Adobe job offer.


Labor Day

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-07 23:11

This year's celebration of our nation's workers is a little dampened. Almost five million fewer Americans have jobs than when Trump took office and it is still unsafe to gather publicly for fear of spreading the coronavirus.


Remembering Joseph Bartscherer

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-06 23:24

The fine art photographer Jospeph Bartscherer passed away from hypertensive cardiovascular disease on Aug. 13 at his home in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. He was 65.


Matinee: 'Miyako Ishiuchi: Photography Makes History'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-05 23:28

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 2020-09-05 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 35 photos of the week, Rosem Morton, Christian Rodriquez, Jonathon Keats, Andrew Molitor and Jim Kasson.


Friday Slide Show: A Porcelain Music Box

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-05 03:26

Now and then we play what we call the home version of "Antiques Roadshow". We put our hands behind out head, lean back in our chair and look around the room for something we might bring to the show.


Book Bag: Seeing the Body

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-04 23:52

From the first word of the title itself, you realize this is not a book to skim through. Rachel Eliza Griffths titles her book of poems and photographs on the loss of her mother "Seeing the Body", playing on the common notion of "viewing" the body at a wake.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-04 22:31

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 Shroud, Tony Fouhse, El Santo and Julieanne Kost.


OWC Introduces Mercury Elite Pro Dual

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-04 03:51

OWC has introduced the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with 3-Port Hub. The Dual offers up to 32-TB of storage capacity plus a built-in high-powered USB hub for accessory connectivity and device charging.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-03 22:46

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 a trend, Getty's new Viewer, retouching, LuminarAI, Serif videos and Instagram.


Fujifilm Announces 50mm f1.0 Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-03 17:13

Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon XF 50mm f1.0 R WR lens, which it claims is the world's first autofocus lens with a maximum aperture of f1.0 designed for mirrorless cameras.


Olympus Launches 'Break Free' Program

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-03 05:29

What do you dream of creating? That's the question Olympus is asking 15 to 29 year olds with its Break Free program, a three-month, hands-on opportunity to provide emerging photographers both the tools and mentoring support to bring their vision to life.


Panasonic Introduces the Lumix S5

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-03 02:57

Panasonic has introduced its Lumix DC-S5 featuring a full-frame 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, UHD 4K60 10-bit internal recording, Dual Native ISO and a 14+-stop dynamic range.


Adobe Announces 2020 Rising Stars of Photography

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-03 02:06

In a blog post today, Lex van den Berghe revealed Adobe's fourth annual "Rising Stars of Photography," 10 up-and-coming ambitious photographers from all over the world.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-03 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 Josiane Faubert, Tracy Sweeney, Kevin Raber and a backpack discount.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-02 00:57

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jackie Black, Alvaro Gracia, Roland Barthes, Harvey Stearn, Samant Chauhan and luck.


August Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-01 23:24

We've just archived Volume 9, Number 8 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 16 Features, 27 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 183 items of interest), no reviews and one site note for a total of 70 stories.


Lady Gaga Lenses Launch in Photoshop Camera

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-01 03:39

Lady Gaga, the masked intruder who took home five awards last night at the MTV VMAs, has teamed up with Adobe to introduce new "Rain on Me" themed lenses in Photoshop Camera, Adobe's free camera app featuring creative filters as lenses.


Remembering Jürgen Schadeberg

Permalink - Posted on 2020-09-01 00:37

Jürgen Schadeberg, who documented the beginnings of the freedom movement in South Africa, died from a stroke at his home in La Drova, Spain on Saturday. He was 89.


Phase One Adds 90mm Lens to XT System

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-31 23:33

Phase One has announced the Rodenstock 90mm, a new lens for its XT Camera System featuring "outstanding sharpness and unbeatable image quality with minute depth of field, uniform bokeh and precise focus," the company said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-31 23:12

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 Jacques Pion, Debi Cornwall, Harold Davis, a Fujifilm GFX 100, camera buyers and Darkroom for iOS.


California Association of Museums Contests Reopening Blueprint

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-30 01:46

The California Association of Museums contested California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, announced yesterday by Governor Gavin Newsom in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.


Matinee: C&GXCC Winning Images 2020

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-30 00:11

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-29 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 a last responder, James Hill, beets and radishes, a Bristlecone Pine, ISO and Portland.


DxO Announces Free September Photography Seminars

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-29 04:47

DxO has announced a new slate of free photography webinars for September. The webinars showcase the company's software lineup, including PhotoLab 3 and Nik Collection 3.


Friday Slide Show: The Waiting Game

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-29 03:50

Detective Nessuno let his seatbelt fake retracting before reaching down to his left to lift the lever that locks in the angle of the driver seat back. He pushed back from his heels, reclining until only the tip of his nose was visible above the dash board.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-28 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 Hurricane Laura, Australian, Christian Colomer, Gregory Halpern, Harold Davis, William Neill, negative dehaze and virtual art education.


SmugMug, Pixsy Announce Partnership

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-27 23:54

SmugMug and Pixsy have announced a partnership to help SMugMug members find where and how their images are being used online. SmugMug members will be able to instantly protect their collection of photos with one click and use Pixsy to monitor photo use on the Web to find unlicensed use and copyright infringement.


Portrait of Britain Shortlist, Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-27 22:24

The British Journal of Photography and 1854 Media have announced the 200 shortlisted and 100 winning images for this year's Portrait of Britain, the fifth anniversary of the national photography award that celebrates the many faces of modern Britain.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-27 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 wimmelbild, an odd camera, the value of a photo, home ownership and grants for photographers.


Leica Launches Second Annual Leica Women Foto Project Award

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-27 00:13

On Women's Equality Day today, Leica Camera USA has launched its second annual Leica Women Foto Project Award. As part of the Leica Women Foto Project, three photographers will each be awarded $10,000 and a Leica Q2 camera to support the completion of a personal project expressed through the female perspective.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-26 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 Iowa, dreams, birds, gardens, Stephen Wilkes, the Opteka 420-800mm lens, Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta, a cancellation policy and Tinybeans.


How We Celebrated Street Photography Day

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-26 05:01

The prepared mind favors chance, we've always believed (as someone in the habit of transposing things). So when some old friends invited us to lunch, we were prepared to say yes.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-26 00:22

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 Colby Deal, Critics' Choice Awards, KR Sunil, travel, nano-textured glass, pricing, AI portrait shadow manipulation, a DxO discount and another Shutterbug Sweepstakes.


PhotoShelter Webinar: Selling Your Travel Photos

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-25 03:04

PhotoShelter has announced a free webinar on Friday, Sept. 4 at 12 p.m. EDT offering practical tips on how to sell your travel photography with Lola Akinmade Akerstrom.


Remembering Dan Budnik

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-25 01:00

After a battle with metabolic encephalopathy and dementia, Dan Budnik passed away last Friday in Tucson, Ariz. He was 87.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-25 00:16

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 send you off to 14 item worth your attention including an image of JFK, Franck Bohbot's style, Letizia Le Fur, the Canon RF 600mm, the Godox SL 150 II and much more.


Matinee: 'A Conversation with the Artist Michael Shainblum'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-23 00:01

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 2020-08-22 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. This time we look at Post Office murals, Gregory Crewdson, the Zhiyun Smooth Q2, most missed cameras, a Sony A6600, Kevin Raber and James Walker.


Friday Slide Show: Miraloma School Tiled Stairs

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-22 03:48

The Dragon is the mascot of Miraloma Elementary School a few blocks away. Having been born in the Year of the Dragon (by the skin of our fangs), we're partial to the mythical beasts. Our disappointment in rarely seeing one is balanced by the knowledge they will never be an endangered species.


Shortlist Announced for Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-22 01:03

The Royal Meteorological Society, in association with AccuWeather, has announced the 26 finalists for this year's Weather Photographer of the Year. The finalists have been presented at photocrowd.com/wpotyvote~ for a public vote which closes at midnight on Sept. 25.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-22 00:40

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 spiral staircases, Belarus, Paulo Coqueiro, Catherine Nelson, ambiguity and surviving the sun in style.


Adobe, UN, Ocean Agency Launch Ocean League Campaign

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-21 00:40

The ocean is facing a perfect storm of pollution, overfishing and climate change, pushing its ecosystems to the tipping point of collapse. Threatened coral reefs alone support 25 percent of all ocean life and over half a billion people with food and income. In response, Adobe, the United Nations Environment Program and the Ocean Agency have launched Ocean League, a campaign to showcase "the power of creativity in driving positive change for ocean protection and climate action."


Top Kenyan Photographers to Capture the Great Migration

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-21 00:18

Four of Kenya's best wildlife photographers and filmmakers have been capturing the Great Migration as the country reopens. For two weeks the four have been hosted by Angama Mara~, the award-winning safari lodge overlooking the Maasai Mara.


DNP Launches ID520 Passport/ID System

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-21 00:06

DNP has announced its IDW520 passport and ID photo solution designed to produce passport and ID photos that comply with federal regulations. The IDW520 system uses DNP's smallest and lightest passport printer tethered to a Panasonic FZ80 camera, FlashAir cCard, Touchscreen monitor and the 13 lb. ID Photo Printer.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-20 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 dementia patients, sea shells, Arseniy Neskhodimov, David Alan Harvey, the Canon R5, LitraTorch, Street Photography Day, free online photography courses and Fresco.


Smoke Without Mirrors

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-20 20:02

It was 9:30 last night when I sat down to write this with the outside temperature still 65 degrees when it would normally be in the mid-fifties. We're having a hot spell after our weekend electrical storm.


Resurrecting a Dead Mouse

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-20 01:05

Every once in a while you get the gratuitous miracle. We got one today when our antique Wacom Intuos 2 mouse can back to life. All we had to do was breathe on it.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-20 00:19

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. On World Photography Day, we look at California's Japanese Pictorialists, Dubai, Mikael Owunna, being prepared, advice for starting out and Bill Murray.


Portrait of Humanity Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-19 01:59

1854 Media and British Journal of Photography have announced the 30 single image winners and three series winners of Portrait of Humanity. The winners were selected by an international panel of judges including Caroline Hunter, picture editor the Guardian; Mallory Benedict, photo editor at National Geographic and Istvan Viragvolgyi, curator at the Capa Center, Budapest.


North, Central American 6x6 Talents Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-19 01:43

The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the results of the second cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program in North and Central America. Selected from 74 nominees from 10 different countries, the six visual storytellers are...


Adobe MAX Free Registration Opens

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-18 23:31

Adobe is now accepting registrations for Adobe MAX, its creativity conference being held Oct. 20-22 online this year as a free virtual event.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-18 23:19

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the International Space Station, dried blossoms, pattern plotting, Photoshop preferences, Nikon Z vs. dSLR, photographer selfies, a YouTube Channel and Google Search image license badges.


A Sulphur Sky

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-18 06:57

Two nights ago, after an oven-hot day, we saw a rare summer sunset and grabbed a camera to capture the moment. We didn't know it at the time, but we were about to be hit just seven hours by an electrical storm that would last until the middle of the next day.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-18 00:23

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Panicale, Pierre Belhassen, white rhinos, Hernease Davis, dancers, photorealistic Roman emperors and a BuzzFeed infringement.


Matinee: Graeme Purdy Goes to Mexico

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-15 23:31

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-15 23:28

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 Alyssa Pointer, creativity, a business lesson, the Panasonic GX9 and Volvo.


Friday Slide Show: Match Books

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-15 03:38

Do you smoke?" they always ask as we undress. It's part of the physical. Along with how much we exercise and if we drink alcohol and, well, we suspect you know the drill. Good questions, tough answers.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-15 01:14

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 Still Lives, Zaido, Atlanta, the PhotoPXL team and Backup Friday.


Epson to Participate in Sony Kando Everywhere

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-14 00:04

Epson has announced a schedule of presentations it will host at Sony Kando Everywhere this year. The virtual event to be held this weekend is free to anyone who registers in advance.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-13 23:05

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at World Elephant Day, Vivian Keulards, Leon Foggitt, a vintage look, Reveni Labs light meter, editing workflows, Shutterbug's sweepstakes and Russell Kirsch.


Hasselblad Updates Support iPhone in Phocus Mobile 2

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-13 22:08

Hasselblad has released Phocus Mobile 2 with support for the iPhone, as well as firmware update 1.3.0 for the X1D II 50C, 907x Special Edition and 907x 50C to add Live View functionality to Phocus Mobile 2 for iPad.


Hasselblad to Ship 907X 50C Medium Format Mirrorless

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-12 22:20

Hasselblad has announced it will start shipping its 907X 50C medium format mirrorless digital camera this month. The 907X 50C matches the modern CFV II 50C digital back with the new 907X camera body to marry the company's "photographic legacy and future into one system."


Remembering Matt Herron

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-12 22:12

Last Friday afternoon, famed civil rights photographer and activist Matt Herron was at the controls of an LAK-17B FES Mini Glider, taking off from Lampson Field near Lakeport, Calif., en route to Mendocino County.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-12 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 Museo Alfa once again, Jackie Kramer, Aubrey Powell, Nikon Z flash and Kando Everywhere.


Lowel Introduces Century C-Stands

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-12 03:14

Lowel has introduced a line of 40-inch C-stands with a double-riser shaft, locking tri-knobs and staggered leg heights to allow close spacing.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 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 Belarus, Dorothea Lange, Harold Davis, a 120-year-old cat, Kevin Scanlon and inside the Getty Museum Challenge.


Adobe Announces Diverse Voices Platform Campaign

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 00:52

In a blog post today by Ann Lewnes, executive vice president and CMO, Adobe has announced a new campaign called Diverse Voices with New York Times and Sundance Film Festival initiatives to support a diverse set of voices.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 23:51

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Beirut, a perfect day, Pete Rush, Museo Alfa again, landscape layers, fast normal lenses, sensor technology, Photoshop shortcuts and Darktable.


Matinee: 'The Story Behind the Image with John Moore'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-08 23:55

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 2020-08-08 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 the week in photos, Derrick Story, Kirk Tuck and Kevin Raber.


Friday Slide Show: A Telephoto on Mount Davidson

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-08 03:57

We really can't say what got into us the other day. Some wild hair. Some daft idea. Some crazy inspiration. We mounted the Lensbaby Twist onto a Kenko 2x teleconverter and put that on an adapter to mount on the Olympus E-PL1.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-08 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. This time we look at Elena Cremona, Lewis Miller Design, inexpensive lenses and chromatic aberration.


DC's Union Station Photo Mural Honors Ida B. Wells

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 23:57

The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission has announced it will commemorate 100 years of women's constitutional right to vote with National Women's Suffrage Month by sponsoring a mosaic of the iconic suffragist and civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells, in the Main Hall of Union Station in Washington, DC.


Sigma Announces 85mm f1.4 Art Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 23:19

Sigma has announced its 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, which the new "DN" designation indicates. The dust-and splash-proof design in L and Sony E mounts features a new optical formula that includes five Special low dispersion elements and one aspherical element.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 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 Hiroshima, bombing photographers, Alfa Romeo, Srinivas Kurugant, printer ink, Lightroom tips, Google's Pixels and Nikon's Web Utility.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 22:50

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Europe's Woodstock, the new Olympus 100-400mm, Tamron's 17-28mm and 28-75mm E-mount zooms, Bob Davis and Adobe Portfolio.


Davis, Rueda Become Hasselblad Ambassadors

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 18:29

Hasselblad has announced Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda are now Hasselblad Ambassadors.


Olympus Introduces M-D E-M10 Mark IV

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 00:06

Olympus has introduced the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV with a compact, lightweight interchangeable, Micro Four Thirds design tailored for the beginner's budget but outfitted with features from higher-end systems. Through Nov. 1, the company will include an Olympus camera bag, an extra BLS-50 battery and a32-GB SD card (starter kit valued at $99.99) with each purchase.


Olympus Announces Lightweight Super-Telephoto Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-04 23:02

Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS lens featuring a relatively compact and lightweight design covering a 200mm to 800mm equivalent focal range in the Micro Four Thirds format.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-04 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 Iringo Demeter, Big Kid Circus, Tatsuya Tanaka, the Google Pixel 4A, Instagram tips, Google's free backup tool and a new iMac.


Nikon Offers Trade-In Program For Z 5

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-04 02:17

Nikon has announced a limited-time introductory trade-in offer to make it easy to move to mirrorless with the new full-frame Nikon Z 5. The Z 5 includes features inherited from both the Z 7 and Z 6 and Nikon's next generation Z mount at an affordable price.


Canon Shuts Down Image.Canon Service

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-03 22:52

After noticing original photo and video files had been lost in the 10-GB long-teerm storage on image.canon, Canon's cloud storage service, the company has temporarily shut down the service.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-03 22:05

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at a wildfire, lenses, a fast lens, photo layouts, white balance charts, mics, vision, a manuscript and the Content Authenticity Initiative.


Matinee: 'The Painter's Revenge'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-01 22:02

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 2020-08-01 21:19

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Elinleticia Hogabo, deepfakes, Canon R5 shipments, sharpness, a PenFT lens, R5 IBIS, Adobe bans political ads and Bill English.


July Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-01 21:09

We've just archived Volume 9, Number 7 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 20 Features, 33 commented News stories, 28 Editor's Notes (which included 199 items of interest), one review and one site note for a total of 83 stories.