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Leica Announces M Camera With Red Anodized Finish

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 01:05

Leica has announced another special edition camera. The Leica M (Typ 262) with a red anodized finish on the top plate and baseplate, matching the color of the special edition Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 ASPH. lens released in 2016. The Leica logo remains red.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-15 00:51

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the good fight, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Joe McNally, Apple discounts at B&H, Sigma lens sale, three Photoshop tools, DxO PhotoLab, three appsperiments and rolling your own holiday email card.


Fiat Lux

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 01:26

The motto of the University of California is "Fiat Lux" ("Let There Be Light" to those of you who've let their Latin lapse). It should be the motto of every photographer, too, when you think about it. It's light we love and chase and capture.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-14 00:11

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 the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest winners, Mars, Puerto Rico, PhotoShelter, Dreamstime and handling the creative phone call.


A Smoky Sunset Miles Away

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-13 06:48

The Thomas Fire in Ventura continues to burn. Late reports today claim 20 percent of the 230,000 acre, week-long fire has been contained. But it continues its march toward Santa Barbara where a Santa Ana wind could threaten coastal communities like Summerland and Montecito.


Outside TV Premieres Clark Little's 'Shorebreak: The Series'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-13 01:40

Today Outside TV has launched a brand-new series "Shorebreak: The Series" to its streaming platform, Outside TV Features. The original series documents photographer Clark Little as he travels around the North Shore of Oahu, intent on capturing the perfect wave shot. The series premieres today exclusively on Outside TV Features.


Adobe Updates Lightroom CC, Classic and Camera Raw

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-13 01:15

Adobe has updated "the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and the web, as well as Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw," the company announced this morning.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-13 01:01

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 macro shots of insects, Christopher Griffith, a 4K monitor buyer's guide, the new iMac Pro, geotag tips and Pixel Shift images.


Think Tank Photo Releases Video Tripod Manager 44

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-12 01:51

Think Tank Photo has just released its $349.75 Video Tripod Manager 44 rolling case with hard case protection and soft case convenience. It can hold cinema-sized tripods, stands, sliders and/or modifiers up to 40 inches in height.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-12 01:25

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 a book on NOAA scientists, Haiti, an amaryllis unfurling, the Panasonic G85 and the Olympus 45mm f1.8 and f1.2 lenses.


Time After Time

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-10 23:45

We don't publish on Sundays. We don't even sit at the keyboard. We take a break. We get some sunshine or let the rain drops fall on our head. It's our idea of a vacation.


Matinee: Tim Knox And The Women Of Gleason's Gym

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-10 00:06

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-09 23:50

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 Julia Butterfly, being a specialist, using the color of the year, visual tech trends, Nikon rebates at midnight and net neutrality.


Friday Slide Show: Autumn Afternoon Light

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-09 04:13

Occasionally we take our own advice. Not as punishment either. Instead, much to our surprise, we benefit from it. Which, after all, is why we pass it along here on a regular daily schedule.


Doyle To Auction Ansel Adams Museum Set

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-09 03:39

A complete Ansel Adams Museum Set will be auctioned during Doyle's sale of photographs on Thursday, Dec. 14, in New York. Spanning Adams' entire career, the set of 75 images includes much of the artist's best-known work.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-09 02:04

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 some hopeful images, Review Santa Fe, Kentaro Takahashi, the Canon 85mm f1.4L IS, Direct Relief's fire mapping and a DIY Lighting Products webinar.


Taking The Calla Lily Cure

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-08 06:58

The poor have religion, the rich have spirituality and enthusiasts have photography to get them through life's bumps and bruises. We fall into the third category, so when the approach of winter started sinking our spirits, we grabbed a camera.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-08 01:32

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 more of 2017 in Photos, Nathan Farb, three Kost edits, Long Exposure mode on the iPhone and mirrorless vs. dSLR.


Meyer Optik Develops Primoplan 75/1.9

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-07 01:09

Meyer Optic has launched an Indiego campaign for its redesigned Primoplan 75/1.9 (aka P75 II), designed as a portrait lens with "versatile bokeh that spans from dreamy and swirly to circular, along with melting colors and smooth transitions from sharpness to soft blurs."


DxO Releases PhotoLab 1.1

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-07 00:55

DxO has announced the release of version 1.1. of DxO PhotoLab (formerly DxO OpticsPro), the first update to its Raw conversion software. DxO PhotoLab 1.1 features U Point local adjustment tools, as well as a Brush tool with adjustable flow and opacity settings. In addition to these new features, the software is now compatible with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, as well as with new cameras and drones.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-07 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 Phnom Penh, Maurice Berger, a 50mm Carl Zeiss lens, an estimate, Lytro's living pictures and Peak Design's anchor links.


Kodak Adds Mini Shot Instant Camera With LCD

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-06 02:17

Joining the Kodak Printomatic, the new Mini Shot adds features like color controls, filter effects and Bluetooth connectivity to the instant print experience.


Lifeprint Launches Wireless 3x4.5-Inch Zink Printer

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-06 01:47

Lifeprint has released its 3x4.5-inch WiFi and Bluetooth connected photo printer exclusively on Apple.com and Apple stores.


LensProToGo Merges With LensRentals

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-06 01:30

Paul Friedman, LensProTo Go "head honcho," announced in a blog post that the company has merged with "our friends and largest competitor, LensRentals."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-06 01:20

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 part of the year in photos, national monuments, the iPhone X (and accessories), Nan Goldin, layer masks, the image tag, Instagram and denagging macOS.


Free Android App Looparoid Creates Photo Stories

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-05 01:41

Magix has released Looparoid, a free Android app to create photo stories of up to eight images that can be distributed as animated GIFs.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-05 01:30

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the top 25 news photos, the shooting experience, Helen Levitt, Tuck's two favorite lenses and a Rocky Nook deal.


Matinee: 'Singing Men of Ohio'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-03 00:25

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-02 23:20

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 tethered shooting, a Lightroom keywording issue, the Sony a7RIII silent shutter and TensorFlow's image recognition software.


Nikon Releases SnapBridge 2.0

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-02 04:48

Nikon has released SnapBridge 2.0, updating the app that connects Nikon digital cameras via Bluetooth to a smart device.


Friday Slide Show: Sugar Castles

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-02 04:07

There is a tradition at the St. Francis Hotel next to Union Square (and the Powell St. cable car line) of erecting a sugar castle in the lobby just before Thanksgiving. This year, for only the second time, there were two.


Bonhams To Auction Berman Collection

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-02 01:10

Bonhams announced it will auction photographs from the collection of film industry executive Bruce Berman on Dec. 14 and 15 in its saleroom in Los Angeles. The sale, titled "The Producer's Pix: Photographs from the Bruce Berman Collection", features works by blue-chip artists as well as emerging talent that capture views of America that are in danger of vanishing.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-01 22:09

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at holiday light shows, a Santa Fe portfolio review, dark skin tones, digital preservation, a Davis webinar, Darktable, how to clean filters, Google's Vision Kit and hand lettering.


November Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-01 21:19

As Masaccio might have told you if you'd bought him a glass of wine, perspective is everything. And as we archive Volume 6 Number 11 of "Photo Corners", perspective is what we're providing.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-01 02:34

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 Maury Gortemiller, Facebook profile picture animation, Pixelmator Pro first impression and books from Pier 24 Photography.


Think Tank Photo Announces Airport Advantage Plus

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-01 02:06

Think Tank Photo has announced the Airport Advantage Plus roller, an upsized version of one of its most popular rolling camera bags. The new roller combines domestic U.S. carry-on size requirements so your gear won't have to be checked with the lighter weight requirements airlines are introducing.


Special Leica 50mm Honors Intl. Leica Society 50th Anniversary

Permalink - Posted on 2017-12-01 01:45

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The International Leica Society, Leica will produce a special edition of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 ASPH. lens uniting the classic look of the Summicron 50mm f2 from 1954 with modern technology.


Phase One Releases Capture One 11

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-30 21:48

Phase One has released Capture One 11 with "new, highly-responsive tools, workflow enhancements and a finely-tuned processing engine," the company said. Capture One 11 has been designed to deliver a significantly faster and smoother experience.


Hasselblad Launches Online Store

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-30 21:44

Hasselblad has launched the online Hasselblad Store in the U.S., China, U.K., Germany and France.


DxO One Early Access Program for Android Available

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-30 21:30

DxO has launched a DxO One Early Access program for Android for anyone with a compatible smartphone or tablet. The program gives you the opportunity to start using the new DxO One for Android right away.


Pixelmator Pro Released For MacOS

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-30 02:40

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator Pro, a new Mac app designed to provide professional-grade editing tools within an intuitive and accessible design. Pixelmator Pro 1.0, code named Whirlwind and built with Swift 4, includes a modern single-window interface with nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features and more.


Leica Announces Noctilux-M 75mm f1.25 ASPH. Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-29 23:41

Leica has announced its Noctilux-M 75mm f1.25 ASPH. featuring a shallower depth of focus than that of the Noctilux-M 50mm f0.95 APSH. and a close focusing distance of 2.79 ft. and a reproduction ratio of 1:8.8.


Deals: $100 Off Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-29 23:18

Sigma is offering a $100 instant savings off its new and very popular Sigma Global Vision 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary zoom lens. The compact, super-telephoto zoom lens is compatible with both full frame and ASP-C crop sensor dSLRs.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-29 23:07

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Guatemala's civil war, the Strobist Lighting Cookbook, working with channels, Marina Amaral and Luminar with the iPhone.


Test Drive: Kodak Printomatic

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-29 03:42

The $69 Kodak Printomatic is not made by Kodak -- just as it's slightly more complicated cousin, the $99 Polaroid Snap, is not made by Polaroid. In both cases the venerable names have been licensed by C+A Global. And both use the same Zink (Zero Ink) thermo paper with an adhesive back.


Adobe Sneak Peak: Select Subject

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-28 22:32

At Adobe MAX Japan yesterday, Adobe offered a sneak peak at an upcoming new Photoshop feature designed to make image editing "faster and easier than ever before."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-28 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 Ancient Silk Road, the Real Hollywood, lighting a stage, QT Luong, After Supper Visions and the iPhone X's lens switching.


The DNP DS620, WPS Pro One-Two Punch: Overview

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-28 03:45

We're beginning our multi-part review of the DNP DS620A dye sublimation printer and DNP's WPS Pro wireless print server after several months of testing. We might have started a review of either individual product on its arrival, as we usually do. But the combination made for some interesting complexities.


Around The Horn: Cyber Monday

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-27 22:14

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. American shoppers spent $5 billion during Black Friday. So this time we look at some Cyber Monday deals, including some held-over our Black Friday deals.


Matinee: 'Roma: Sacro e Profano'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-25 22:54

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-25 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 suburban geometry, photographing architecture, the Panasonic/Leica 8-18mm lens and ParallelDots.


Friday Slide Show: A Vespa Fantasy

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-25 04:04

Since it's Black Friday we seriously thought of leaving you to your shopping and family and leftovers for the day. But we enjoy putting together these little slide shows every week. So why deny ourselves the pleasure?


Around The Horn: Black Friday

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-24 22:21

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. With Black Friday upon us, we look at a few unusual shopping resources with links to their deals. As always, shopping with our affiliates helps support this site.


Happy Thanksgiving

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-24 01:36

The trouble with turkey is it's two meats in one: the white meat and the dark meat. That's a problem because the white meat is cooked before the dark meat is done. If you cook the turkey long enough for the dark meat to be cooked, the white meat will be dry.


Ihagee To Offer $299 Base Elbaflex Model

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-23 01:19

Ihagee has added a basic version of its Elbaflex 25mm analog camera to its Kickstarter campaign. The company also announced both the base and prime models will be offered in either the original Nikon F mount or a screw-threaded M42 mount.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-22 22:32

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at giant pandas, Cig Harvey, a Lightroom preset issue, the Panasonic 12-60mm, some twigs, museums and a Lloyd Chambers lens sale.


Leica Adds Leica CL to APS-C System

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-22 01:32

Leica has announced the Leica CL featuring a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, a Maestro II series processor and fast autofocus system with 49 AF points. The CL introduces a new electronic viewfinder, built-in WiFi and advanced video as well.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-22 00:50

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 2017 Epson International Pano Awards, Photoshop's Fill command, a biography of Graciela Iturbide, smartphone camera showdown, a Neal Preston interview, why buy a 2017 iMac 5K now, a copyright infringement lawsuit and a 2018 visual trend forecast.


A Monochrome Moment

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-21 02:31

Mount Davidson was once a bare hill, nothing but a lump on the landscape. Then it was forested mainly with blue gum eucalyptus. Now the tallest peak in San Francisco looks like it needs a haircut.


Deals: WhiteWall Acrylic Prints

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-21 01:39

WhiteWall has announced a 20 percent discount from Nov. 23 to 27 on its acrylic photo mountings, including the Acrylic Mini, which features your photo under acrylic glass, and the Acrylic Photo Block, a bold, one-inch-thick, free-standing block.


Leica, Peak Design Collaborate On Backpack Capsule

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-21 01:24

Leica Camera and Peak Design have announced their collaboration on the Leica Backpack Capsule, a Peak Everyday Backpack with Leica design elements. Only 100 units will be made available.


Storyglory Launches First Thanksgiving Challenge

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-21 01:10

Storyglory has launched its first Thanksgiving Challenge. The free and private iOS app lets you attach an audio memo to any photo. Until Sunday, Nov. 26, the company is challenging you to share your memories with family members.


Storyglory Launches First Thanksgiving Challenge

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-21 01:06

Storyglory has launched its first Thanksgiving Challenge. The free and private iOS app lets you attach an audio memo to any photo. Until Sunday, Nov. 26, the company is challenging you to share your memories with family members.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-21 00:42

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the American family, Lightroom's Sensei search, Raw+JPEG Files in Capture One Pro, QromaScan and International Smoke.


Matinee: 'Behind Their Eyes'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-19 00:13

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-18 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Istanbul, the women who covered Vietnam, iPhone X questions, Persistence of Vision and Medium Photo Boards.


Friday Slide Show: South Of Market

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-18 05:47

The first big storm of the season was on its way in but the winds hadn't been as strong as forecast so it was taking its time. We had an appointment downtown and debated whether or not to bring a camera. Always bring a camera.


Photography As An Art

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-18 02:24

We had wandered onto the sunny patio with a little book we rediscovered in our library of unread titles. The sun could not exert itself to reach very high in the sky but it was enough to read by. Especially in a reflective mood.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-18 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Paul Struijk, the world's largest digital camera, the Profoto A1, Clips, Drip, teens at the Getty and Samantha Clark.


Jeff Borkowski Wins Documentary Family Photography Awards

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-17 01:33

Massachusetts photographer Jeff Borkowski took home First Place Environmental Portrait, Anna Kuperberg's Judges Choice and Best Overall awards in the 2017 Documentary Family Awards. The winning image features his daughter, age 3, a frequent subject in his personal work.


Hasselblad Launches Rental Program

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-17 01:23

Hasselblad has launched Rent a Hasselblad to "allow photography enthusiasts and professionals to benefit from the advantages of medium format technology," the company announced.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-17 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Delhi, Nina Berman, changing requirements, amateur volcano hunting, Neal Preston and Adorama's gift guides.


2017 Windland Smith Rice Awards Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-16 06:43

The 2017 Windland Smith Rice Awards have been chosen from over 26,000 entries and an exhibition will showcase 60 of the images from the work of outdoor photographers in 59 countries.


Adobe Releases Lightroom Downloader

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-16 01:46

Adobe has released Lightroom Downloader, an application to download your synced Lightroom photos and videos to your computer's hard drive. Edits are stored in XMP sidecar files on the drive.


Nunn Awarded 2017 Bob & Diane Fund Grant

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-15 23:46

The Bob & Diane Fund, a grant-making organization dedicated to promoting Alzheimer's awareness, is awarding $5,000 to British photographer Christopher Nunn for his work, "Falling into the Day". In addition, Sony Imaging is generously donating an a7S II camera and an FE 24-70 ZA lens to this year's grantee. The contest attracted 67 submissions from 22 countries.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-15 23:42

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Puerto Rico, Antarctica, Gianni Berengo Gardin, the iCloud Photo Library, the 'Robin Wong' Look, Sebastien Hue, JPEG settings, a free photo contests guide and pricing business portraits.


Adobe Issues Photoshop, DNG Converter Security Updates

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-15 11:05

Adobe has issued security updates for both Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows and Mac) and DNG Converter (Windows). "These updates resolve critical vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution," the company said.


Remembering Patrick Nagatani

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-15 00:45

Patrick Nagatani was born in Chicago on Aug. 19, 1945 to Japanese-American parents who had both been held in detention camps during the war and met in an early-release program in the city. It was just days after Hiroshima, his family's hometown, had been destroyed by the atomic bomb.


Ihagee Elbaflex Film Camera To Be Resurrected

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-14 23:30

A team of German and Ukrainian engineeers hopes to resurrect the Ihagee Elbaflex 35mm film camera with a Nikon F lens mount, wooden grip, your choice of leather coverings and a two-year warranty.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-14 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 finding the best average focus point, smart filters, Citizen of the Year, a dramatic photo edit and the case for RSS feeds.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-13 23:11

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at smartphone photographs, a sensor wars update, Maarten van Dijk, celebrities at airports, art in snapshots, five tips, European libraries, Guy Aroch and the CokexAdobexYou challenge.


Matinee: Stacy Pearsall's Veterans Portrait Project

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-11 23:46

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


Friday Slide Show: Bufano's Madonna

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-11 04:22

Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano, sculptor, was not born in America," begins Lois Rather's "Bufano and the U.S.A." "He was born in San Fele near Rome, Italy,on October 14, 1898 -- or was it, as his death certificate states, on October 15, 1890? Or in 1909, as he brashly announced at one point?"


Veterans Day Observed

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-11 00:50

Today we observe Veterans Day, which actually always falls on Nov. 11 and therefore doesn't actually occur until tomorrow. Our observation of it today is merely a time out from business as usual. A holiday.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-10 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 school children in Syria, a possible photo of bluesman Robert Johnson, Pete Souza on the road, the last Lighting 103 installment, fine-tuning autofocus, Lena Herzog, syncing 32 strobes and Apple Clips.


Sigma To Ship 16mm Contemporary This Month

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-10 01:25

Sigma has announced its Global Vision 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for APS-C mirrorless Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds camera systems will be available at the end of November for $449 through authorized U.S. retailers.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-10 01:20

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 Louvre Abu Dhabi, Best Individual Focus MTF curves, a timelapse with a broken lens, Bokehmarket, the Camera app's new floor crosshair feature and QR codes.


The Art Of Composition

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-09 01:36

Your eyes do not frame what they see. They notice some detail in passing. You stop. You begin to frame. And in framing begins composition.


Leica Marks Canada's 150 Years with Special Edition Leica

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-09 00:14

Leica Camera will mark Canada's 150th anniversary with the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Canada Edition Set. With only 25 units available, the limited-edition set will include a special red cowhide leather Leica M-P (Typ 240), a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2.0 ASPH. lens and a red rope strap.


GlobellColor Launches Calibration System Kickstarter Campaign

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-09 00:02

The German firm globellColor has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an innovative calibration system that starts with a lens cap and ends with a monitor calibration unit that does not need to actually touch the screen.


Panasonic Announces Lumix G9

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-08 23:22

Panasonic has announced the Lumix G9, a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera featuring a 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor matched to its Venus Engine processor with ISO up to 25,600, 60 fps continuous shooting and UHD 4K at up to 60p.


Panasonic Announces Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f2.8

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-08 23:20

Panasonic has introduced the Leica DG Elmarit200mm f2.8 Power O.I.S., the first large-diameter ultra-telephoto fixed focal length lens within the Leica DG family. It features the sharpest-ever corner-to-corner image quality in the history of Lumix digital interchangeable lenses, the company said, in a compact, lightweight design.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-08 22:54

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Pete Souza, an affordable normal lens, selecting metadata for Lightroom exports, the Internet warriors and the Ghent Altarpiece.


Site Tweak: Longer Horn Tweets

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-08 06:31

No, you won't need earplugs. But we'll be sending longer tweets for our "Around The Horn" column now that Twitter has raised the 140-character barrier to 280 characters. Longer "Horn" tweets at last.


Miops Launches App-Based Mobile Remote

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 22:52

Miops has launched its $125 Miops Mobile Remote, a versatile smartphone-based wireless camera remote which received $275,188 in Kickstarter funding from 2,548 backers. Miops Mobile Remote uses the smartphone's built-in capabilities to remotely fire the camera with various creative modes like Vibration, Sound, Motion, Distance as well as advanced Timelapse modes.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 22:38

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 1939 New York World's Fair, Walker Evans in Cuba, filtering your flash, the Reflex SLR, Austin Mann's latest iPhone reviews and a 100-Mp moon.


Remembering Mel Rosenthal

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 06:12

For Mel Rosenthal, who passed away last week a victim of Alzheimer's, photographer was not just a job. It was a calling.


Deals: Nikon, Olympus Rebates

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 02:44

Instant rebates are now available from both Adorama and B&H on select Nikon lenses and Olympus products. Free shipping is included in the offer and Adorama includes a four percent Adorama reward as well.


Peak Design Launches 'Greatest Hits' Kickstarter Campaign

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 02:12

Peak Design has launched a five-day Kickstarter campaign featuring its greatest hits, including a brand new V3 Capture camera clip and Slide/Slide Lite camera straps.


Phase One Appoints Capture One Brand Ambassadors

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 01:46

Phase One has put together "a team of ambitious creatives and experts in their fields, who all believe in the power and precision of Capture One," the company said. "They are uncompromising in their approach for success and eager to help educate and inspire you to achieve amazing results."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 01:39

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at PhotoPlus Expo, Mark Mann, the dSLR, accessories and group unpublished works.


Matinee: 'Art Shay: The Sporting Life and Times'

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-05 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?


2017 Lucies Awarded To Outstanding Photographers

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-04 23:04

The 15th annual Lucie Awards black-tie gala was held last Sunday at Carnegie Hall in New York to present awards for achievement in photography ranging from Achievement in Fine Art and Documentary to achievements in industry support categories, including Photojournalism and Advertising.


Fall Back

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-04 22:55

Only a public service announcement (of nearly the most significant kind) would oblige us to interrupt the weekend. We could just have tweeted this reminder but we take our responsibilities seriously. And you should too if only for tonight. The occasion? The end of Daylight Saving Time (for those of us under its thumb) at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 1 a.m. again.


Friday Slide Show: The Golden Gate Bridge

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-04 04:06

Hard to believe we've done 202 of these Friday Slide Shows without featuring the one San Francisco landmark everyone knows. And we can't explain it as an oversight because the Golden Gate Bridge has showed up in several of them, as well as modeled for a few of our tutorials, like "The Split-Toning Solution".


MindShift Gear Announces BackLight 36L Backpack, Relief Initiative

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-04 03:41

MindShift Gear has introduced its $289.99 BackLight 36L Photo Daypack with 10 more liters of capacity than its predecessor. Like the original BackLight, the back-panel accesses your gear when you can't take the pack off. The zippered compartment reduces the amount of dust, mud, ice or other elements coming in contact with gear, while keeping the pack and shoulder harness clean.


Hasselblad Updates 2018 Lens Road Map

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-04 00:37

Hasselblad has updated its XCD lens roadmap for the X1D-50c, adding the XCD 135mm and the 80mm lenses for a total of nine dedicated lenses. By end of 2018 X1D users will have a wide range of lens options, the company said.


Remembering Virginia Thoren

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-04 00:18

You were a camera and eyewitness to a golden age -- the rebirth of Paris after the war," New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham once wrote to Virginia Thoren. Thoren passed away on Oct. 27 in Manhattan at the age of 97.


Blakesberg Rock & Roll Retrospective Opens Nov. 9

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-03 23:28

A retrospective of the work of Jay Blakeberg sponsored by ChromaLux will open in San Francisco on Nov. 9 and run through Jan. 6, 2018. The exhibit, titled "Dark + Light", features 142 images printed on ChromaLuxe aluminum.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-03 23:08

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Fortepan Iowa, Shin Noguchi, a new printer for the ISS, essential Photoshop training and the Nikon D850's autofocus accuracy.


Affinity Photo, Designer Both Updated

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-03 06:22

Both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer have been updated to 1.6 versions that introduce a new architecture to make them faster, smoother and more powerful. The updates also feature a light user interface mode, brush stabilization and performance improvements and enhancements, the company said.


Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 10.2.1 Update

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-03 01:41

Phase One has released an update to Capture One Pro, its image editing software, with new camera and lens support as well as a few bug fixes.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-03 01:31

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, HEX, clipping paths, a ridiculous Copyright Office proposal and Adobe Sensei.


Digital Film Tools Releases Film Stocks 3.0

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

Digital Film Tools has released Film Stocks 3.0 featuring new black-and-white films, Polaroid presets, color presets, black-and-white presets and 16 motion picture film presets. In addition, 89 color-grading presets from Academy Award nominated movies are also provided. And a new visual Color Wheels interface adjusts brightness, hue and saturation using master, shadows, midtones and highlights wheels.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-02 01:53

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Julia Child by Paul Child, the Tusheti Mountains, Matthias Hombauer, ISO choice and Luminar 2018.


October Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-01 21:43

Our usually reflective hour spent archiving the month was a distracted one with Halloween and Game 6 of the World Series competing for attention in the same window. But a window it is and we were happy to gaze back through it as we archived Volume 6 Number 10 of "Photo Corners".