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Weather Photographer of the Year Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-20 05:08

From over 7,700 images submitted from around the world, Rudolg Sulgan has won the Royal Meteorological Society's Weather Photographer of the Year for his image "Blizard" of the Brooklyn Bridge.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-19 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 Kevin Raber, Diana Markosian, Chris Suspect, Apple ProRaw, Mobile by Peak Design and Roger Cicala.


Matinee: 'Through The Looking Glass'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-18 00:26

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 2020-10-17 23:58

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 Dominik Hildebrandt, Louie Palu, a camera quiz, Art Spiegelman and statute of limitations for copyright infringement.


Site Tweak: Form Buttons

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-17 23:21

We've been plowing through our Mojave install on unsupported hardware looking for more obscure issues before doing the installation on our main production box. We came up with two, one which affected the site.


Friday Slide Show: Night Watch

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-17 03:45

Ever since he'd made detective, Nick Nessuno has had a hard time getting dressed for work. The job requires him to don "plain clothes" from a wardrobe that is anything but, if you ask him.


Sneak Peek: Skylum's Water Reflections

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-17 03:35

In a blog post today, Skylum introduced an enhancement to its AI Sky Replacement tool that adds water reflections.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-17 01:38

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 Photo Oxford Festival, Jeff Schewe, Julieanne Kost, Munem Wasif, the Canon R5, CUPS, photos, a cash grant and a legal chat.


Epson Announces SureColor P700 and P900 Printers

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-16 01:19

Epson has announced its 13-inch SureColor P700 and 17-inch SureColor P900 desktop photo printers, which replace the SureColor P600 and SureColor P800 respectively. They are the first models with the new 10-channel MicroPiezo AMC printhead featuring dedicated channels for both Photo and Matte Black ink types and new UltraChrome PRO10 pigment ink with Violet for an extremely wide color gamut.


Fujifilm Introduces X-S10 Mirrorless Camera

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-16 00:11

Fujifilm has announced Fujifilm X-S10 featuring a 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, a high-speed X-Processor 4 image processing engine and in-body image stabilization in a compact, lightweight body.


Fujifilm Introduces Fujinon XF10-24mm f4 Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-15 23:28

Fujifilm has announced its Fujinon XF10-24mm f4 R OIS WR, an X mount lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 15mm to 36mm. The redesign makes the focus and zoom rings slimmer, giving the XF10-24mm a lighter overall weight than its predecessor by 0.88 oz. Its optical image stabilization has also been extended by one stop, achieving a total of 3.5 stops in the new lens.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-15 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 the Movement Voter Project, Anna Walker Skillman, Photo London Digital 2020, Jeff Lipsky, entropy, Sony camera technology and Pete Souza.


Adobe Stock Launches Artist Development Fund

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-15 06:39

In a blog post today by Claude Alexandre, Adobe Stock announced it is launching the Artist Development Fund and Adobe Stock free assets to augment the use of and need for diverse Stock assets.


Apple Announces ProRaw

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-15 01:08

At Apple's product announcement yesterday, the company introduced a new photo format it called Apple ProRaw. It will be available on the iPhone Pro and Pro Max models by the end of the year and the company will also offer an API to facilitate incorporating the format in third-party image editing software.


Apple Announces ProRaw

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-15 01:05

At Apple's product announcement yesterday, the company introduced a new photo format it called Apple ProRaw. It will be available on the iPhone Pro and Pro Max models by the end of the year and the company will also offer an API to facilitate incorporating the format in third-party image editing software.


Remembering Chris Killip

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-15 00:30

British documentary photographer Chris Killip, a key figure in post-war British photography, has died from lung cancer. He was 74.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-14 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 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Denver protest shooting, Kevin Cummins, Sunset Blvd., Mark Rodriguez and a scam.


Nikon Announces Z 6II, Z 7II

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-14 13:22

Nikon has expanded its Z series with two new full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Z 7II features ultra high resolution captures while the Z 6II balances powerful performance with an expert-level multimedia feature set, the company said.


Canon Announces M50 Mark II

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-14 12:28

Canon has announced the EOS M50 Mark II with improved video features like 4K UHD 24p and vertical video support and improved autofocus including eye autofocus for both stills and video.


Canon Announces EL-1 Speedlite

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-14 12:27

Canon has announced the Speedlite EL-1 with higher performance and reliability in comparison to previous models, a new rechargeable lithium-ion battery and newly-designed user-friendly interface.


Moving to Mojave

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-14 03:14

As Apple develops Big Sur, macOS 11 or 10.16 (depending on how you're counting) of the Macintosh operating system, we are starting to see image editing applications cut off support for versions of macOS before Mojave, macOS 10.14.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-13 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 photomicrography, permafrost, Graciela Iturbide, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Herlinde Koelbl, the Sigma 85mm f1.4, folders, the blue hour, a Fotodiox adapter and older readers.


Columbus Day

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-12 20:50

Some time ago we were at the Presidio Visitor Center marveling at the merchandise when we looked up and saw this fanciful kite. At $45 the only way we could possess this beautiful thing was to photograph it. So we did.


Matinee: 'School Portraits'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-10 23:54

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?


212 Photography Istanbul Opens in Istanbul

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-10 23:42

Observing " extensive coronavirus safety measures during the pandemic," 212 Photography Istanbul has opened for its third year. The event, which "embracing photography as a universal language," will run through Oct. 18 at several venues around the city.


Leica Hosts 37th Annual Leitz Photographica Auction

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-10 23:39

Leica has announced the 37th Annual Leitz Photographica Auction will be held Nov. 21. The event has established itself as one of the world's leading auctions for classic and vintage cameras and photographica.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-10 23:38

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at smartphone light meters, Nikon's spreadsheet mentality, a Red River paper and sexy onions.


Friday Slide Show: The SkyStar Wheel

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-10 03:36

Stopped for a red light near Golden Gate Park, we looked into the distance and saw a big white wheel looming over the trees. That shouldn't be there, we thought. What's going on?


Think Tank Photo Introduces BackStory Backpack

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-09 22:47

Think Tank Photo has announced its new BackStory backpack series available in two sizes.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-09 22:34

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 a biology contest, Mono Giraud, Horacio Reyes Paez, bad habits and the issue of alignment.


Adobe Elements 2021

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-09 00:36

We've always found Adobe Elements to be one of the most overlooked training tools for digital image editing. The earliest versions had superb documentation that explained everything from what a pixel is to color channels. And the newest versions were like a magic kit with tricks called Guided Edits that would amaze your friends.


Camera Bits Releases Photo Mechanic Plus

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-09 00:24

Camera Bits has announced the release of Photo Mechanic Plus featuring "the power and speed of Photo Mechanic with the addition of a premium, powerful image database for cataloging every image you've ever taken."


Nikon Launches Yellow Program for Z 5

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-09 00:01

Nikon has announced it is launching a Z 5 Yellow program for its newest mirrorless camera. From now until Nov. 30, you can try a Nikon Z 5 camera risk free for 30 days. If it fails to win you over, you can return it for a full refund, including shipping.


Adobe's 'Create Change' Chats with Creators

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-08 23:42

Adobe has launched "Create Change", a new series of discussions with creators from a spectrum of disciplines who share how their creativity empowers and inspires them to make an impact on the world.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-08 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 Photographic Journeys, Lucy Laucht, Wally Koval, Taylor Roades, 12 Sunsets, Nikkors retiring, Medium Format Magazine and the blue cellophane trick.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-07 22:51

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at extraordinary women, Drone Photo Awards, Ed Ruscha's snow, Photo London 2020, a Nikon Z 5 review, social media influencers, Joseph Ross, a contract and a Davis panel.


PhotoShelter Webinar: The Power of a Strong Portfolio

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-07 01:03

PhotoShelter has announced a free portfolio review webinar with photojournalist Essdras M. Suarez on Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. EDT. Essdras has been published by the New York Times, Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and CNBC among others.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-07 00:44

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 Max Whittaker, the state of the market, Japan colorized, Dave Williams and Conan O'Brien.


Exposure Software Releases Exposure X6

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-06 20:03

Exposure Software has released Exposure X6, the latest update to its image editing software. The new release features GPU optimization, automatic adjustments, enhanced shadow and highlight processing, profile-guided noise reduction, a new color editor, an updated user interface, a haze slider, new mask virtualization options, integrated DNG conversion and a new manual.


Deals: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Discounts

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-06 06:46

Most computer deals we run across are nice discounts on current hardware with less than impressive options like the 27-inch iMac for $1,649.99 at Costco that includes just 8-GB RAM and a puny 256-GB SSD. But both Amazon and B&H are offering the 16-inch i9 MacBook Pro with 16-GB RAM and a 1-TB SSD for $2,399, which is $400 off.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-05 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 Vanja Bucan, Christopher Anderson, Andy Bernstein, the Panasonic GH5, Nikon's Webcam software, the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 S, 43mm lenses, Jeff Schewe and discounted rolling cases.


Matinee: 'Cirque Bijou Umbrellas'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-03 23:17

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 2020-10-03 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 nature photography, phone photos at night, Joe McNally, the Peak Design Travel Tripod, Web site tips and a copyright ruling.


Friday Slide Show: A Foggy Day

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-03 03:51

There's just something about the shutter sound of the Nikon D200 that makes every shot sound like a keeper. We've also noticed we touch type better when we have audible feedback (we use JazzUp from Irradiated to emulate a typewriter sound). Audible feedback is both a pleasure and a tool.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-03 01:13

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the first day of school in 1957, Shin Noguchi, David Lienemann, fluid head tripods, a Thunderbolt hub and tips for the Worldwide Photo Walk.


Flying Meat Releases Acorn 6.6.2

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-02 00:24

Flying Meat has updated Acorn, Gus Mueller's image editing software for macOS to version 6.2.2.


Datacolor Introduces ColorReader EZ

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-02 00:10

Datacolor has announced its new ColorReader EZ, a pocket-sized, Bluetooth-enabled color matching device you can use anywhere. Its smart color sensor communicates with an app to convert real world color into reproducible values.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-01 23:37

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 Pelle Cass, Joe Pugliese, Jan Erik Waider, Lightroom Mobile tips, a exhibit in space, greeting cards, lenses, Pixelmator 2.6, LensRentals gear and Alfredo Boulton.


September Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2020-10-01 14:55

We've just archived Volume 9, Number 9 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 16 Features, 29 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 163 items of interest), one review and one site note for a total of 73 stories.


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.