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Matinee: 'My Labor of Love'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 23:20

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 2020-01-25 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 platinum prints, alternatives to Instagram and Facebook, photography contests and a print deal.


Friday Slide Show: Revelation

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 03:23

The day we visited our optometrist, we stopped by Yerba Buena Gardens to take a few photos of Revelation, the second largest monument to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the U.S.


Topaz Labs Release Denoise AI With Batch Processing

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 03:17

Topaz Labs has released an update to its Denoise AI that can batch process images. The company announced the new release in an email, the text of which follows...


AKVIS Releases Explosion 1.0 Special Effect Software

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-25 00:10

AKVIS has released Explosion 1.0, a new application designed to create particle explosion effects to simulate explosions in images.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 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. This time we look at Matthieu Litt, Raul Arantes, the LumoPro LP180, flash-free school portraits, View-Master reels, Julieanne Kost, gifts and the Macintosh.


DNP Announces Compact QW410 Dye Sub Printer

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 02:32

Dai Nippon Printing has introduced the DNP QW410, a 4.5-inch printer capable of 4x6 prints that weighs in under 13 lbs., making it the lightest industrial-strength dye sublimation printer on the market, the company said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-24 02:08

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jim Kasson, Anders Vinberg, 'A Terrible Past', Nan Goldin, Gideon Mendel, breaking a camera and Jim Lehrer.


Fujifilm Unveils the X-T200 Mirrorless

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 22:13

Fujifilm has announced its X-T200 mirrorless camera featuring a lightweight and compact body with a newly-designed EVF, quick face detection AF and a new sensor and processor combination that can create 24.2-megapixel stills at 8 fps and record 4K UHD video at 30fps.


Fujifilm Introduces the GF 45-100mm f4 Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 21:42

Fujifilm has unveiled its Fujinon GF 45-100mm f4 R LM OIS WR zoom lens for the GFX system, providing the 35mm equivalent range of 36-79mm. The new zoom fills the gap between the current GF 32-64mm f4 and GF 100-200mm f5.6.


Fujifilm To Develop Two New GFX Lenses

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 21:23

Fujifilm Corp. has announced its plans to add two new lenses to its GF lineup, bringing the total to 13 lenses designed for the GFX system. The new options will include a 30mm f3.5 prime and an 80 mm f1.7 prime.


Ricoh Announces 70-210mm Pentax Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-23 07:01

Ricoh has announced the HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f4 ED SDM WR zoom lens for full-frame Pentax K-mount dSLRs. The telephoto zoom features a lightweight body with weather-resistant construction, the company said.


Think Tank Photo Introduces Retrospective Backpack

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-22 22:58

Think Tank Photo has introduced the Retrospective Backpack 15L made from form-fitting canvas treated to repel the elements.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-22 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 Ferdinando Scianna, Sohrab Hura, Free Transform, Polaroid, Luminar 4.1, motion art, Photo L.A. and a deadline extended.


Remembering Bill Ray

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-21 23:33

Bill Ray, who photographed everyone from Marilyn Monroe to the Hells Angels for Life and Newsweek, passed away earlier this month at his home in New York City. He was 83.


Steidl Awarded Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-21 22:50

The World Photography Organization has announced printer and publisher Gerhard Steidl is the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography at the Sony World Photography Awards. This is the first time in the Awards' history that the award will be presented to someone other than a photographer.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-21 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 Ben Brody, Xiomara Bender, Cindy Sherman, Ellen Silverman, focus, the Nikon Z50, used gear and two theories.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-20 23:19

Waiting for justice can be like waiting for a trickle of water to cut a path through rock. You may not live to see it. But you may.


National Archives Apologizes

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-19 04:47

With words never uttered by the current administration, the National Archives of the United States has apologized for altering images of the 1913 and 2017 Women's Marches.


Matinee: 'Don McCullin: The Stillness of Life'

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-19 00:32

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?


Tokina Announces 85mm f1.8 Prime for Sony

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-18 23:26

Tokina has announced the Tokina atx-m 85mm f1.8 FE for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras, its first lens in the atx-m series. The new atm-x series will include lenses for several mounts and sensor formats, the company said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-18 23:10

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Dakar Rally, the National Archives, Brian Bowen Smith and Jim Kasson.


Friday Slide Show: Remembering a Friend

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-18 03:38

Last month we lost a friend of over 30 years. The memorial service was just last weekend. And she has been very much on our mind these past few days.


Leica Introduces M10 Monochrom

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-17 23:01

Leica has announced the Leica M10 Monochrom with a newly-developed 40-megapixel sensor, new WiFi capabilities and an expanded ISO range from ISO 160 to 100,000.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-17 22:53

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at ocean art, Ashton Hugh, the Comoros, Alan Schaller, the Filter Photo Festival, Desiree Rios, Harold Davis, banned photography, the Sony FE 135mm f1.8 lens, ultraviolet photography and Merge to Panorama.


A Blue & Gold Evening

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-17 08:16

Today's storm brought hail that piled up on the street and winds that made the fences dance but it's moved on now. As we looked westward tonight we saw a blue and gold evening.


Book Bag: Recent Releases from 2019

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-17 04:43

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-16 23:53

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at taxi driver costumes, Life magazine,, the Female in Focus Award, Scott Kelby interviewed, Jim Kasson camera deals and Gary_Starkweather.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-15 23:25

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at impeachment trial press access, the family Volvo, the Nikon Z 24-70mm, Photoshop Camera, archiving, DIY photobooks, Yandex, automation and a contract.


Hasselblad Announces Compact XCD 4/45P Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-15 22:05

Hasselblad has introduced its XCD 4/45P designed portability. The XCD 45P is the most lightweight and compact member of the XCD lens family at only 0.7 lbs. and measuring 1.85 inches deep. The company claims the XCD 45P is the world's lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today.


Miops Launches Capsule 360 Motion Box

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-15 02:39

Miops has announced its Miops Capsule 360, a compact motion box with automated pan, tile and slide movements driven from an app.


X-Rite Announces Next Generation i1Pro 3

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-15 02:39

X-Rite has announced the redesigned i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer featuring higher accuracy and reliability as well as twice the speed of its predecessor. The i1Pro 3 is designed to track and verify monitor and print quality and capture spot color measurements.


Audubon Society Opens 2020 Bird Photography Contest

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-15 00:25

The National Audubon Society has announced it is accepting entries for its annual Audubon Photography Awards photography contest. Deadline for entries is April 6 with discounts for early entries ending March 30.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-15 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 free images, finding images, Dawn Huemann, a twilight tip and three answers.


January Free Webinars

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-14 03:59

Both Rocky Nook and Phase One are offering free webinars this month, two of which will be broadcast this week. Here's the schedule...


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-14 00:41

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at backups, mirrorless, one roll of film, photo printers and lens tutorials.


Matinee: Kate Parker's Girl Scout Photoshoot

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-11 22:41

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-11 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 Gregg Segal, good photographs, software, cheap lights, Capture One, Reichmann book, deals and Pier 24.


Friday Slide Show: Twin Peaks in Winter

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-11 03:49

Among the blessings we count are the hills surrounding us. In the middle of the city, you can walk for an hour without seeing a sidewalk or a fire hydrant or a utility pole.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-10 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 Wayne Levin, Dan Ryan, a little history, event photography, gloves and stock design trends.


A Storm Passes

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-10 01:53

We were chasing a sunset last night (it got away) when a storm passed by. In the high resolution version of this image, you can see the rain coming down on the ocean at an angle under the dramatic cloud formations.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-09 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 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Kennecott Mines, 2019 Gear, Nikon feedback, creatives' predictions, CES and Canon's RF 70-200mm firmware update.


Canon Announces Image Connect Service, Lightroom Plug-In

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-09 22:28

Canon has announced Image Connect, a new service to match customers with photographers, and a Photo Culling plug-in for Lightroom Classic that uses artificial intelligence to screen images for quality.


Being Held

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-09 02:05

Looking through the images we captured on Twin Peaks earlier this week, we paused for a moment on this one. It was overexposed so the color was weak but we liked the composition of the rock wall beyond the woman holding the child.


HEX Introduces Its Mini dSLR Sling

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-09 01:26

HEX has announced the Mini dSLR Sling, a smaller version of its dSLR Sling, featuring EVA padding, fold-away dividers and multiple accessory pockets. It's available in Black, Glacier Camo and Camo.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-09 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 autos, surfers, AI, a white rose, women, a microphone, the most important products and an iPhone contest.


Wacom Introduces the Wacom One Pen Display

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 23:44

Wacom has unveiled its Wacom One, an affordable 13-inch display with a pen interface compatible with Android, macOS and Windows. While a pen is included, the tablet is also compatible with pens from Staedtler and Lamy, among others.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 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 Cooper Island, the Acropolis, Joan Shelley, Bosque del Apache, a travel kit, Abdul Saboor, iPhone photo apps, Type 1 fonts and cultural heritage.


Nikon Unveils Full-Frame D780 dSLR

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 11:41

Nikon has introduced its D780 full-frame dSLR, the successor to the D750, with an EXPEED 6 processor, touch operability, advanced autofocus capabilities, extensive video features.


Nikon Shows Off Two Lenses, Coolpix P950

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 11:33

In addition to the D780 announced today, Nikon also introduced a new Z system 70-200mm zoom, an AF-S 120-300mm zoom and the Coolpix P950. We'll look at each of them in detail.


Nikon Announces CES Offerings

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 10:34

Nikon has announced four products and the schedule of its presentations at CES. The Nikon Booth will feature three Pop-Up Studio scenarios and the chance to check out Nikon's latest imaging technologies at display tables showcasing it mirrorless, dSLR, Nikkor and Coolpix lineups.


Canon Announces 1D X Mark III

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 08:35

Canon has introduced its 1D X Mark III camera featuring improvements over the Mark II inspired by "extensive feedback from the professional sports, photojournalist, wildlife and wedding photographers," the company said.


Cityscape 2020

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 07:37

Remember those little pencil marks that climbed up the door jam marking your height as you grew up? Cities can use that kind of periodic mark up, too. So we hiked up Twin Peaks today before the rain came in to capture the skyline at the beginning of the year.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-07 01:19

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 Marzio Emilio Villa, the Golden Globes, Kelby's challenge, the Book of the Year, installing a split image focus screen, KeyboardCleanTool and the Getty.edu redesign.


Matinee: Mustafa Hacalaki

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-04 23:24

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-04 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 Vogue Italia, Michael Mack, National Geographic cameras, Elias Chasiotis, Maine and HDMI cables.


Friday Slide Show: The Grandfather Clock

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-04 03:40

In 1992 Mom and Dad bought themselves a grandfather clock. They went to a shop in Benecia, Calif., that specialized in them and ordered the Sligh you see in today's slide show. It has been running in the entry hall ever since.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-04 02:14

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 Feature Shoot awards, Institut pour la Photographie, Thilde Jensen, Russell Brown, a better dSLR, best-selling cameras of the decade and a free portrait webinar.


Mount Diablo in the Clouds

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-03 02:55

We took a walk on New Year's Day before the wind chilled things down to miserable on the comfort index. Climbing a hill, we turned around and saw Mount Diablo in the east covered in clouds.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-03 00:37

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 Australia, photojournalism, Venice, Nishant Shukla, the best cameras of 2019, Steve Brazill, the iMac Pro, camera company resolutions, archives and Albertina Martinez.


December Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-01 23:54

As the Rose Parade marches through Pasadena this morning, we archived Volume 8, Number 12 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 21 Features, 25 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 165 items of interest), one review and one site note for a total of 74 stories.


It's 2020!

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

Over the years (and there have been a few), we've grown particularly fond of our New Year's Day ritual of taking out the Sharpie and a Post-it note to scribble a reminder to use the new year in our dates from now until further notice. Today was no exception.


Happy New Year!

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-01 09:49

Once again we've asked Judy's Band to play Guy Lombardo to end one year and start the next with a little music. Lombardo, who did that for nearly 50 years on both radio and TV, was required viewing at midnight on Dec. 31.


As Dawn Dissipates

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-01 00:47

We were up in time to catch the last sunrise of the year. But we were looking west rather than east. To the future, in a manner of speaking.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2020-01-01 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 free Photoshop effects, the Panasonic GX85, prisms, high-resolution displays and suggested resolutions (New Year's style).


2019 Taken to the Cleaners

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-31 07:53

The last days of the year always seem pretty quiet as far as news stories go. It would have been a great time to catch up on reviews if Cal, our alma mater, hadn't played in the Redbox Bowl today at Levi Stadium. Some events are so rare can't be missed.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-30 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 Reuters, Yumi Goto, Ignant, Fatemah Hosein Aghaei, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, gear picks and Paul Melcher.


Matinee: 'Ode To The Rose Bowl Game'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-28 23:57

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-28 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 women's sport, Bruno Ceschel, an old portrait, Avalanche, an iPhone LED flash and New Year's resolutions.


Friday Slide Show: A Holiday Medley

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-28 02:18

This time of year it's easy to find a concert of holiday music featuring some medley of traditional melodies. But what, we wondered, would a medley of holiday images look like?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-27 22:26

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Christmas again, Kodak's proprietary film formats, Contax, a steal and the Excire Search Pro 2 discount.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-26 23:33

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 Christmas Day, #joinin, Holger Mischke, Earthrise and a Rocky Nook discount.


Merry Christmas

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-25 22:44

Now and then incontrovertible evidence presents itself to us that you don't have to be wealthy to be rich. Christmas Day is one of those occasions.


Tracking Santa After the Chaos

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-25 05:57

Christmas on a Wednesday is challenging. It makes for a hectic Christmas Eve in the city with a shortage of parking places and shopping carts (real ones) and cashiers and everything but holiday spirit. We know because we ventured out to shop for Christmas dinner today.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-24 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 sports photography, new stars, the Staten Island Ferry, gifting photography, Christmas photography and Darktable 3.0.0.


Boinx Releases FotoMagico for iPad

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-23 22:36

Boinx Software has released FotoMagico for iPad, bringing its powerful and easy-to-use application for creating slide shows to iOS.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-23 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. This time we look at Felipe Dana, Dresden's Christmas markets, White Sands Monument Park, photographing Christmas Day, moderately-priced monitors, face recognition software and exhibiting in space.


Matinee: 'Coal for Christmas'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-21 22:44

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-21 22:35

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at clouds, rentals, the Nikon 24-70/2.8 S, Tuck's recommendations, Google Portrait Mode, Instagram, the Getty and a Rocky Nook discount.


Friday Slide Show: Gump's Returns

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-21 03:34

Last December we were saddened to walk by Gump's on Post Street only to see closeout signs in the windows. The venerable San Francisco department store that opened its doors in 1861 had filed for bankruptcy.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-20 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 Bill Boswell, Maxim Dondyuk, St. Bride's of Fleet Street, Bernhard Lang, Mark Koskulitz, the iPhone 11 Pro, Capture One, Flickr Pro, Canon refurb deals and TheFilmCameraShop.


Leica Camera Debuts Leica M10-P White

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-20 06:56

Leica has announced its flagship rangefinder, the Leica M10-P, has been recast in a new special edition with an all-white aesthetic. The Leica M10-P White comes with a unique silver chrome version of the Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH. lens, featuring white engravings on its barrel to match the camera.


Remembering Christine Jean Chambers

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-20 02:05

Christine Jean Chambers passed away in Manhattan earlier this month from complications of a lung infection at the age of 39. She had suffered from lupus since she was 12.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-20 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 photos of the decade, photography trends, Stephanie Galea, David Hobby, a Nikon D750, post-processing and Kirk Tuck.


Pier 24 Faces Eviction

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-19 05:10

The Port of San Francisco has given the private Pilara Family Foundation run by Andy Pilara, which operates Pier 24, 30 days to vacate its space below the Bay Bridge. Pier 24 houses the permanent collection of the Foundation, which is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting photography.


Deals: DxO PhotoLab, Nik Collection 2

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-18 23:59

DxO has extended its Christmas deal for PhotoLab, its image editing software, and added the Nik Collection 2 to it. The company is offering a 30 percent discount on both products...


NPPA Lawsuit Challenges California Contractor Law

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-18 23:44

The National Press Photographers Association has filed a lawsuit challenging AB-5, the new California law defining the classification of independent contractors in accordance with the California Supreme Court's unanimous decision in the Dynamex case.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-18 23:24

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Getty Center, ML Super Resolution, Gilmar Smith, Saul Leiter, the Leica Q2, jewelry photography, Ilford darkroom printing survey and Trace.


Remembering Ken Heyman

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-18 10:39

Ken Heyman, whose photography celebrated "feelings and relationships" over people and things, died in Manhattan last Tuesday. He was 89.


Sigma Announces January Photography Workshops

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-18 06:10

Sigma has announced a January lineup of Photography Workshops covering a variety of subjects. In January, workshops will cover sports, dance, portraiture, aviation, street and outdoor photography.


Clarissa Bonet Wins Hasselblad X You Contest

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-18 02:05

Hasselblad has awarded the grand prize in its Hasselblad X You contest to Clarissa Bonet for her dramatic composition of a woman in a green suit in front of a dark office building.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-18 01:54

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 Jakob Schnetz, safaris, preparing for an exhibition, books, camera shopping and Nikon's Yellow program.


Crab Season Opens After Whales Migrate

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-17 04:55

The whales have at last moved out of the area on their way to warmer waters. That means the crab season can open. We've only had fresh Dungeness crab from Oregon the last few weeks. At $20 a pound.


Excire Search 2 Has Arrived

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-17 01:55

Excire has announced the launch of Excire Search 2, its intelligent Lightroom image searching utility, with a new Search for People feature that can find photos of particular people.


Barnack Award Adopts Nomination-Base Submissions

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-17 01:41

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award is adopting a new, nomination-based submission process to further heighten the prestige of the award. The Award will now consider finalists and ultimately select winners based on nominations from 70 world-renowned photographic experts from over 30 countries.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-17 01:29

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 Chrispher Nunn, Ignacio Palacios, camera repairs, a Photoshop for iPad update, 15 camera accessories, Steve Lazarides and JR Maddox.


Matinee: 'Be a Kid This Christmas'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-14 23:11

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?


Deals: Think Tank Photo Emergency Rain Covers

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-14 23:06

Think Tank Photo has introduced large-sized emergency rain covers that protect your camera with a huge telephoto lens mounted and, at the same time, discounted all its emergency rain covers 20 percent through Dec. 31.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-14 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 Morgan Hornsby, Bill Cunningham, viewfinder follies, shutter sounds and upcoming Davis workshops.


Friday Slide Show: Walls

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-14 03:22

We enjoyed working on last week's slide show "Empty Rooms" so much that we thought we'd challenge ourselves to do a complementary piece this week.


Datacolor SpyderCHECKR

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-14 02:46

This is the third in a series of five product reviews of Datacolor's color management tools, which the company has this year combined into two kits. SpyderCHECKR is part of the Capture Pro kit but can also be purchased separately.


Deals: Topaz Labs AI Editing Software

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-14 02:33

Topaz Labs is offering a holiday sale of 25 percent off all of its products and bundles through Dec. 27. That includes the artificially-intelligent image editing applications we've recently reviewed...


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-13 22:27

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 female street photography, the Filter Photo Festival, Rodrigo Prieto, David Brandon Greeting, Robert Koch and Capture One tethering issue.


Leica, Hodinkee Collaborate on Ghost Edition M10-P

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-13 00:09

Leica Camera has teamed up with Hodinkee to create the Leica M10-P Ghost Edition, a new special edition set inspired by the faded bezel of a vintage timepiece owned by Hodinkee founder and CEO Ben Clymer.


Leica Announces Summilux-M 90mm f1.5 ASPH Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-13 00:07

Leica has added a new telephoto lens to its line of fast M-System primes. The Summilux-M 90mm f1.5 ASPH. renders portraits with "a breathtakingly shallow depth of field -- allowing for the subject to stand out in perfect focus with amazing clarity while the background appears lusciously blurred," the company said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-12 23:21

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Leica M, Robbie Lawrence, David Carson, Scott Rinckenberger, the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art lens and infrared photography.


DxO Releases PhotoLab 3.1

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-12 04:35

DxO has released version 3.1 of PhotoLab, its photo editing software. The update includes support for recently released cameras, Windows keyword management and other improvements.


Phase One to Host Free Webinar on Capture One 20

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

Phase One will host "The Top 5 Things to Know About 20", a free webinar covering Capture One 20, its recently released image editing software.


Deals: DxO PhotoLab, Olloclip

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-12 00:19

Both DxO and Olloclip are offering significant discounts on excellent products at the moment. Here are the details...


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-12 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 the Americas in darkness, distilling the year in photos, journey orchestration, the Fujifilm X-H1, the iPhone 11 Pro, Twitter, portraits and your remote release.


The Difference a Day Makes

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-11 03:48

Forty-four and eight. Two important numbers around here. Today we're celebrating our 44th anniversary with Joyce, which also happens to be the eighth anniversary of the launch of "Photo Corners".


Think Tank Photo Introduces Urban Access Sling Bags

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-11 02:56

Think Tank Photo has expanded its Urban Access line to two new sling designs, the $99.75 Urban Access 8 Sling and $109.75 Urban Access 10 Sling.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-11 00:14

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 Gabriele Micalizzi, military photographers, a 40mm f0.85 lens, the Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 IS, calibration and Nikon's authorized repair program cutback.


Adobe Ships December Photography Releases

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-10 23:24

Adobe has released December updates for Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic as well as Lightroom for Windows, Mac, Android, ChromeOS, iOS and iPadOS.


Nikon to End Third-Party Repair Program

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-10 23:14

According to a report published by Kevin Purdy at iFixiIt, the teardown site, Nikon will end its authorized repair program in early 2020. Purdy estimates Nikon repair facilities in the U.S. will consequently drop from "more than a dozen independent shops to two facilities."


Reichmann's 20-Year Retrospective Available Again

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-10 22:58

Josh Reichmann has announced the renewed availability of "A 20 Year Photographic Retrospective", his father Michael Reichmann's 400-page, large format, 20-year retrospective.


Deals: SpyderLENSCAL, SpyderCHECKR

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-10 04:05

Datacolor is offering a substantial discount on two of its calibration products exclusively through Amazon but only until tomorrow.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-09 23:41

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Maroesjka Lavigne, George Georgiou, black-and-white problems, Russell Brown's adventure, Cascable 4, dual-layer LED monitor technology, putting together a system and testing a new camera body.


Matinee: 'Antoni Arissa: The Shadow and the Photographer'

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-08 00:19

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-07 23:45

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at hopeful images, a climate change protest, testing a new camera, the 16-Inch MacBook Pro, product photography, a daguerreotype preserved and a photo expo.


Friday Slide Show: Empty Rooms

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-07 02:51

In 2003, we were cast our of our home of 28 years when new owners took over the property. We realized our time would be up because our rent-controlled unit wouldn't have paid the property taxes the new owners would have had to pay. An owner move-in was the most likely outcome.


Remembering Raeanne Rubenstein

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-07 00:13

Raeanne Rubenstein, who died Saturday in Nashville, was known as a celebrity photographer. "It was just pure luck," she once explained her career. "It could've been somebody else."


Datacolor Updates SpyderPRINT Software For Catalina

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-06 23:29

Datacolor has released Version 5.5 of its SpyderPRINT software for macOS. Both the application and installer are now 64-bit and fully compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-06 23:24

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 Mark Rammers, Paul Kitagak, Rob Kessler, color confusion, the $1,000 camera, documenting dreams, photographing people, 75 photos from the Pilara Foundation and the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link printer.


Tamalpais

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-06 07:00

This afternoon we used the new Capture One 20 to convert a recent DNG of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County into a black and white image. We shot the image from the corner up the street, about 20 miles away.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-06 00:53

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jessie Rieser, 'Masters of Distraction', Ctein-Reichmann videos, the Color of the Year and Adobe Portfolio.


Out of Order

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-05 01:43

One of our standard test shots when we were reviewing digicams was of the closets fire alarm box, which happened to be affixed to a telephone pole. The shot demonstrated how well the camera captured red.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-05 01:22

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 Justin Bettman, Masako Metz, the reduction method, an $82,000 contract and Copyright Office invitation.


Phase One Releases Capture One 20

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-04 20:28

Phase One has released Capture One 20, an update to its image editing software that was guided by user feedback. The new version features "a refined design with new processing capabilities and significant workflow enhancements," the company said.


Candelabra

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-04 02:00

As we were taking a walk between showers yesterday, we were admiring the median strip on Portola to our right. It had recently been festooned with fresh wood chips surrounding new plantings.


Academy of Sciences Opens 'Big Picture' Contest

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-04 01:19

The California Academy of Sciences is now accepting submissions to its BigPicture: Natural World Photography competition. Last year's BigPicture contest received over 6,500 submissions from photographers representing 67 countries.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-03 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 the top news photos, 'Splash Villains' calendar, Kristina Makeeva, Cyber Monday sales, Christmas lights, strangers and Creative Bursary grant winners.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-03 02:13

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 National Geographic's best photos, new cameras, a full-frame dSLR on sale, food photography tricks, 22 free photography titles and alternatives to hanging (your photos).


World Press Photo Contests Open for Entries

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-03 01:46

The 2020 Photo Contest and Digital Storytelling Contest has opened for entries. Entering the contests is free and open to all professional visual journalists around the world.


Around The Horn: Cyber Monday

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-02 21:15

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. We're updating our continuing Black Friday deals with new Cyber Monday deals from a few unusual shopping resources. As always, shopping with our affiliates helps support this site.


November Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2019-12-02 21:05

We've just archived Volume 8 Number 11 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 20 Features, 24 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 162 items of interest), five reviews and one site note for a total of 76 stories.