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Adobe Revamps Premiere Pro Workflow in Beta Release

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-23 03:20

Adobe has released a beta version of Premiere Pro that significantly revamps the workflow. Both import and export workflows have been redesigned and a new header bar helps to integrate different aspects of the editing workflow.


Pinholed

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-23 02:41

During yesterday's launch of the Lensbaby Obscura, the company conducted a launch party on YouTube and Facebook during which a number of beta testers talked about their experience with the new optic.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-22 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 storms, Shortcuts, 20 Lightroom tips, a Zeiss 35mm f2.0 ZF, Instagram Likes, background control, tungsten and the Emerging Photography Awards contest.


Clay Pots

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-22 02:46

Nothing at all is growing in these pots at the moment. But the morning sun caught them at just the right angle. They seem to be an attentive audience if only in the cheap seats.


Lensbaby Launches Obscura Pinhole Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-22 01:55

Lensbaby has launched a two Obscura lenses to provide a more refined pinhole experience than its original Pinhole/Zoneplate optic swap module. In addition to a 50mm optic swap version for dSLRs, there is a mirrorless pancake version. You can also purchase the optic swap module in a housing. Each of the options offers three aperture options itself.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-21 23:28

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Sebastião Salgado, Ryan Jenq, Heiko Kellwig, Kevin Raber and Thom Hogan.


Matinee: Jane Ussher's 'Still Life'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-19 23:19

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?


Remembering Eva Sereny

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-19 23:08

Eva Sereny, who captured unforgettable images of movies stars in unguarded moments on the sets of now classic movies, passed away late last month in London following complications from a stroke. She was 86.


Site Tweak: Updated Subscription Options

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-19 22:37

A sympathetic reader recently offered to write us a check "because you deserve to have people paying you to read your work." And not only that but our PayPal button wasn't working.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-19 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 Brooklyn, Dylan Hausthor, sky replacement and rickety tripods.


Friday Slide Show: Revisiting Triangle Park

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-19 03:15

Last November, we featured a slide show of Triangle Park as it was getting a major makeover. "Watch this space," we recommended, promising we'd return to the park for another look when it was finished.


Happy Juneteenth

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-18 22:24

Today marks the first federal Juneteenth holiday, which officially falls on June 19. That being a Saturday this year, we're celebrating the new holiday a day early.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-18 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 Mikael Owunna, Lesha Pavlov, a charming animation, OpenWalls Arles 2021 winners, inevitable convergence and laptops.


Phase One Adds Cascable Mobile Access to IQ4 Platform

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-17 23:12

Phase One has announced its collaboration with Swedish-ased software company Cascable AB on mobile platform development for Phase One IQ4 camera systems. The two companies are taking the first steps toward expanded mobile control of Phase One IQ4-based cameras by developing and integrating Cascable software with the Infinity Platform controls on both XF and XT cameras.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-17 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 Earth, 1970s America, airline meals, Antoine Repesse, Terry Godlove and two Fujifilm images.


The Garden of Eden

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-17 00:51

It is a blessing to have a sunny garden. Yes, it takes some work ever since the Original Pair broke the contract. But still you have nothing more to do than sit there for a while to be astonished at what happens.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-16 22:48

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Zac Henderson, Wagstaff and Mapplethorpe, Daniel Kordan, photo printers, animating a photo, pricing headshots, focal planes and Profoto Camera.


Briscoe Center Acquires Polidori Archive

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-16 03:05

The Briscoe Center in Austin, Texas, has acquired the archives of Robert Polidori through the help of a Chicago-area family who made the acquisition possible. The Robert Polidori Photographic Print Archive, valued at more than $30 million, includes over 85,000 archive prints.


Always Good Advice

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-16 00:42

A neighbor with a sense of humor (and who doesn't need one of those) posted this helpful advice without the aid of social media.


Avalanche Unlimited Updated

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-15 23:42

Cyme has released Avalanche Unlimited 1.3.8. Avalanche is an artificial intelligence-powered, macOS tool for Mojave and later to migrate your photo libraries or catalogs "without losing any data and while preserving all your edits."


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-15 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 Horacio Reyes Páez, Adeolu Osibodu, Leo "Bud" Welch, Westcott, protecting gear in the heat, the Platyball Elite, a sweet tweet and macOS Monterey.


Pulitzer Winners in Photography Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-15 08:06

Among the Pulitzer Prizes announced today were two photography honors in the categories of Breaking News and Feature Photography, each of which carry awards of $15,000.


Lemke Software Releases GraphicConverter 11.1.5

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-14 22:54

Last Friday, Lemkesoft released GraphicConverter 11.1.5, the Swiss Army knife image editing utility, with new and updated features plus a few bug fixes.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-14 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 Ming Smith, the G7 in Cornwall, the Palouse, Shasha Lytvyn, dippers, copying watercolors and a free poster template.


Matinee: 'The Cameraman'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-13 00:11

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-12 23:59

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at John Madden, Kunal Shah, a Nikon 50mm f1.4, free ON1 Summer Textures, Photography Camp, Andrew Molitor and a Canon virtual event.


Friday Slide Show: A Quick Walk

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-12 03:41

Fatigue is an occupational hazard in any line of work. We're fortunate to be immune, apparently. So when we read in more than one place this week about the weariness some photographers were experiencing in finding things to photograph, we couldn't imagine what they were talking about.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-11 23:26

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 sports photography, home, 'Burning Monk' and Photoshop neural filters.


Datacolor Introduces Spyder Accessory Line

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-11 00:06

Datacolor has introduces a line of inexpensive Spyder accessories to use with its color management hardware.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-10 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 Dorothea Lange, protest photos, John Topham, behind Adobe's Premium Presets, Android monochrome apps and newborn photography trends.


Test Drive: Avalanche Unlimited

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-10 00:40

Migrating from one photo application like Lightroom to another like Capture One is an exercise in frustration. Left to your own devices, the edits you've made to your images in the original application are lost in the transition to the new one. To preserve them, you typically have to write the edits into a less-editable JPEG version of the image.


Sony Electronics Launches 'Create Action' Initiative

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-09 23:45

Sony Electronics has launched Create Action, a $1 million grant program designed to support underserved, underrepresented communities by amplifying the efforts of local, non-profit organizations in those communities. The program is part of Sony's broader social justice efforts, with funding sourced from the company's Global Social Justice Fund.


OM Digital Introduces M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro Lens

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-09 23:31

OM Digital Solutions Corp., formerly known as Olympus, has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f4.0 Pro lens for Micro Four Thirds. The first lens in the M.Zuiko Pro series to feature a retracting mechanism to ensure its compact size, it weighs less than 15 ounces.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-09 23:08

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at birds, human sculptures, Hal Fischer, Kristi Odom, cameras for grads, the Pentax K-3 III and photojournalism.


Tamalpais Sunset

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-09 00:33

We took our daily walk through the neighborhood a little late yesterday. After dinner when most of the dog walkers had returned home and before the coyotes had come out.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-08 23:09

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jess Gough, Live Mode, Creative Cloud updates, Polaroid x Keith Haring, Apple's World Wide Developers Conference and Fujifilm.


Site Tweak: Counting Matinees

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-08 03:22

Later this week we'll publish our 400th matinee. We started the weekly series in September 2013 and we haven't missed a Saturday since.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-08 00:34

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 the All About Photo Awards, Graciela Magnoni, Cristiano Volk, Ernest Withers, Chris Sims, the Panasonic 50mm f1.4, fill flash, Sony vs. Nikon, the sun, Capcom lawsuit and a Fujfilm attack.


Matinee: 'True Portraits'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-05 23:40

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?


Remembering Sophie Rivera

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-05 23:20

Sophie Rivera, whose portraits of her Puerto Rican neighbors redefined the community, died late last month in the Bronx from a neurodegenerative disease. She was 82.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-05 23:16

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Belmont Stakes, World War II, Tank Man, the Cambo AC-380, pricing used gear, Capture One and NX Field.


Friday Slide Show: Roosevelt

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-05 04:04

We can still recall what it felt like to read a chapter in "Lives of the Saints", a book we'd received as a gift in our youth. Later that was followed by "Profiles in Courage" and still later by Plutarch's "Lives" and Vasari's "Lives of the Artists". Each of these celebrated the lives of some exemplary people as a lesson for young minds.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-04 22:30

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 Ben Eisendrath, Agnes Lopez, Al J Thompson, Super Resolution, the weather, phoning a friend and illustrating photographs.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-03 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 Federico Clavarino, portraits of addiction, Tobi Shinobi and Menja Stevenson.


Test Drive: Nik Collection 4

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-03 02:29

With the release of Nik Collection 4, DxO Labs has revised the venerable U Point interface of Viveza, added ClearView to Silver Efex Pro as well as new film emulsion emulations and added Meta Presets for Photoshop, among other enhancements.


Toyo Tires Announces Fifth Shutter Space Contest

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-02 23:37

Toyo Tires has opened its fifth Toyo Tires Shutter Space Automotive Photo Contest for submissions. This year's theme is "creative motion" and the Grand Prize package includes a trip for two to Las Vegas with the opportunity to be a guest photographer for Toyo Tires during the SEMA Show and at an exclusive photo shoot.


Nikon Announces Two Z Series Micro Lenses

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-02 23:17

Nikon has announced the first Nikon Z series micro lenses designed for macro photography: the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f2.8 VR S and Nikkor Z MC 50mm f2.8.


Panasonic Announces Lumix S 50mm f1.8 L Mount Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-02 22:28

Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 50mm f1.8 lens with nine lens elements in eight groups including three aspherical lenses, one Extra-Low Dispersion lens and one Ultra-High Refractive Index lens. The three aspherical lenses provides "both high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh," the company said.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-02 22:08

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 a mountain activity contest, Dawoud Bey, Wil Sans, Man Ray, Slim Aarons, Tom Copi, the Canon R3, Juan Pons and AirTags.


Drought

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-02 01:10

Summer is upon us but the drought has already gotten a head start. And that's ominous considering the fire danger.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-01 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 Carlota Guerrero, Lea Thijs, Brad Walls, Tamary Kudita, students, feathering, Google Photos, photo planning apps, Zingst and Anton Corbijn.


May Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2021-06-01 23:03

We've just archived Volume 10, Number 5 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 23 Features, 10 commented News stories, 25 Editor's Notes (which included 175 items of interest), no reviews and three site notes for a total of 61 stories.


Memorial Day

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-31 22:27

Today's national holiday honors those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces, protecting us. Since we launched "Photo Corners", we have set the day aside with a commemoration of our own, as the sidebar shows.


Matinee: 'The Apparatus'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-29 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 2021-05-29 23:27

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 Harold Davis, the Sony a1, the Paul Buff Link 800ws monobloc, the Leica SL, film processing, a Photoshop bug and losing a brother.


Friday Slide Show: A Return to the SkyStar

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-29 03:57

Last October we featured the Skystar Wheel in a slide show before it had been completely installed. In fact, it was just a wheel, with no gondolas yet.


Learning the Game

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-29 01:53

This month we've been wrestling with a new application that addresses a need we have for handling very long documents. It's been around a long time and it's rather complex so we've had to get off the mat more than a few times.


Remembering Kay Tobin Lahusen

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-29 00:16

The photojournalist and gay activist Kay Tobin Lahusen passed away this week in West Chester, Pa. She was 91.


2021 BigPicture Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-28 23:28

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has announced the winners of this year's BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition. Over 6,400 photographic submissions were entered by photographers representing 65 countries.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-28 23:27

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 the Milky Way, An-My Lê, Arnaud Freitas, mental health, Tajette O'Halloran, Apple in Rome and SanDisk Professional.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-27 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 the super moon, Isla De Las Munecas, bees, the M1 iPad Pro cameras, the Forth Road Bridge, Big Sur 11.4, Bill Atkinson's Polaroids, Capture One, Luminar AI and Lensbaby Omni.


Wildlife

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-27 00:44

We were on the prowl, our daily safari through the neighborhood with a camera of some sort, mainly for protection. Suddenly (well, not all that suddenly), there appeared a family of Modelos in the savanna grass.


Hasselblad Invites You Home

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-26 23:37

Hasselblad has launched a video series titled "Hasselblad's Home" to take you behind-the-scenes at its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-26 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 Sebastião Salgado, Dina Litovsky, the Vietnam War, the lunar eclipse, the Northern Lights, Photoshop actions, Leica batteries and Visualizing Climate Change.


Remembering Chi Modu

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-26 04:36

Chi Modu, who photographed the stars of hip-hop, has died at the age of 54. He had been battling cancer, according to some reports.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-26 00:19

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Shahzad Bhiwandiwala, Joe McNally, bad weather, theft and photography jobs.


Panasonic Introduces GH5 II

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-25 23:38

Panasonic has introduced the Lumix GH5 II (or GH5M2) with C4K/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit video recording and simultaneous output of 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI during 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording. With the pre-installed V-Log L, it is easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded in V-Log of S1H/S1 and V-Log L of GH5/GH5S, the company said.


Panasonic Announces Flagship GH6 Development, New Lenses

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-25 22:54

Panasonic has announced it is developing the Lumix GH6 for release by the end of the year. The new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera will feature a new Venus image processor with "next-generation video expression."


Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Extension for Chrome

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-25 22:10

In a blog post today by Minson Chen, Adobe announced Creative Cloud for Google Chrome, "a new Chrome extension that brings the power of Adobe Capture to Chrome on the desktop."


Roots

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-25 04:03

We've long admired this tree just off JFK Drive behind the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. It has been fenced off for a few years, the erosion endangering it, but it still stands.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-24 23:27

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 Jana Sophia Nolle, Robert Rieger, light placement, the Fujifilm GFX 100S, nightmares, the Great British Photography Challenge and Twitter's AI cropping tool.


Matinee: The Keeneland Archives

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-23 00:03

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 2021-05-23 00:00

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Jovana Rikalo, the total lunar eclipse, blogging, the Seagate Mach2 and PhotoPXLcom 2.0.


Friday Slide Show: The Rose Garden

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-22 03:38

We may never have promised you a rose garden, but when we returned to the Golden Gate Park Rose Garden this week, we decided to devote ourselves to just that. It's May, the roses are in bloom and we couldn't resist.


Harvey Posts ExifTool 12.26 Production Release

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-21 21:36

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v12.26, the first production release since v12.15 on Jan. 18. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-21 21:30

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 video histories, Meteora, Dan Ginn, the Kensington SD5700T Dual 4K Dock and John Swarce.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-21 00:31

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 Albert Watson, Gabriele Galimberti, Roman Yarovitcyn, Joe McNally, top lenses, Hahnemühle's print registry and RSS.


Hasselblad Phocus Updates Adds Focus Bracketing

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-20 22:16

Hasselblad has updated its Phocus and Phocus Mobile software today. "Taking into account feedback from Hasselblad users that lets us continuously improve our systems, we're excited with this latest Phocus release to introduce Focus Bracketing capabilities along with other useful tools for all our camera lines," says Carsten Pedersen, Phocus software manager.


An Apple Blossom

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-20 00:51

Yesterday the sun came out and the winds died down (a bit, for a while), so we grabbed a camera and took advantaged of the situation. By the time we were done, we'd walked over six miles and taken 93 photos.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-19 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 Giverny, Halide on the iPad, Rick Sammon's new ebook, breathing, Andrew Molitor on words and Women of Concern.


The Eye of the Beholder

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-19 01:48

We've always been charmed by Henry Moore's contention that the holes in his monumental sculptural figures are, in fact, connections. Not, that is, holes.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-18 22:59

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Westerbork Film, Hackney, the Path Blur filter, Brett Williams Childs, Epson's new EcoTank printers, teaching photography and Michael Reichmann remembered.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-17 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 Xuebing Du, Cornelia Thonhauser, Matilija poppies, wildlife ethics, profit not sales, iPhone remote control and macOS trends.


Matinee: The Photography Foundation

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-15 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 2021-05-15 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 Myanmar, Steve Gosling, the Menu Problem, Kirk Tuck, the MoMA Photo Club and a temporary portrait at the National Portrait Gallery.


Friday Slide Show: Neighbors

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-15 02:33

The weather has turned here. As the heat of the Central Valley hits the cool air blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, we get fog all day. We've also been battered lately by strong onshore winds. But one day this week, we had sun all day with little more than a breeze.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-14 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 Eid Al-Fitr, Mirja Maria Thiel, George Aquilla Hardy, the Sigma 24-70mm Art, impulse buys and Andrew Molitor.


Prince Albert Environmental Photography Award Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-14 02:04

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has announced the winners of the first edition of its Environmental Photography Award. Over 1,300 photographers globally responded to the call for entries with 5,600 images submitted in the three categories of Incredible Wildlife, Wildlife in Crisis and Reasons for Hope.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-13 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 Kristin Bedford, before-they-were-famous photos, Ishiuchi Miyako, Tony Novak-Clifford, Printerville, voice-over image descriptions as you shoot, dSLR lens discontinuation, Carmen Docampo and shedding gear.


Site Note: That 'Not Secure' Warning

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-13 00:28

For some time now, Google has been reporting any site that uses "http" instead of "https" as insecure. Many of us who run secure sites that do not (because they can not) use an SSL certificate and yet also do not "host confidential information or perform material transactions" have complained that this is at best misleading. And frankly, false.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-12 23:26

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 Castelgrande, Lauren Tepfer, long exposures, Peak Design Marketplace, the Sony A6600, finding studio space and a lifestyle shoot contract.


Friends in High Places

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-12 00:48

We've always liked this corner cottage in St. Francis Woods. It has a fairy tale feeling to it, as if it were made of watercolors instead of stones. But as many times as we've wandered by it, we never noticed one little thing.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-11 22:41

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 BPPA Press Photographer of the Year photos, the Polish secret police, Austin's Tent City, Total Relighting, customizing Photoshop, landscape patterns, depth of field and Pixlr.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-11 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 15 Asian photographers, Alfredo Cunha, Katerina Vo, ants, the best all-around cameras, the WeMacro focus stacking rail, ON1 Effects 21, Joe McNally and Ifeoma Ozoma.


Remembering Faye Schulman

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-09 05:55

Faye Schulman, the only know Jewish partisan of the second World War, died last month at the age of 101.


Matinee: 'Dotty'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-09 01:09

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 2021-05-09 00:08

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 Cuba, a 1970s Canon 50mm FD-mount prime, a FujiFilm GFX 100S review, a GFX 100S bracketing issue and camera bag inserts.


Friday Slide Show: Glass Pagliaccio

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-08 03:11

This Murano glass clown has entertaining us since Christmas 2004. Joyce discovered it in a little store that was closing and made a present of it. It stands in the alcove where once the telephone of the house, with a cord long enough to reach any bedroom, would (clown-like) ring its own bell.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-07 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 Marco Kesseler, Wolfgang Fröhling, lighting tips, portable photo printers, photo tricks and Aperture.


About That Lemon (and Deconvolution Sharpening)

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-07 02:15

We had applied our usual corrections and enhancements to our macro shot of lemon skin the other day and left it at that. It was the best we could do, after all, even if it didn't appear entirely sharp to us.


Remembering Robert Houston

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-07 01:19

Robert Houston, who documented the civil rights movement in the U.S., died late last month at the age of 86.


Leica Adds 24-70mm f2.8 SL Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-06 23:30

Leica Camera is expanding its SL lens portfolio with a lightweight, weather-sealed 24-70mm f2.8 zoom lens, while also launching in two new bundle options with the SL2 and SL2-S.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-06 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 Brad Walls, the Holodomor, Shahzad Bhiwandiwala, Roger Ballen, Selene Magnolia, blinking, content-aware fill, the rise of photography, holograms and a new directory.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-05 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 an Asian American photo exhibition, underwater photography, a powdery pooch photo, camera debates and Munker-White illusions.


The Promise of Another Day

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-05 00:39

Somehow we had an urge this morning to wander through the garden with a long lens before the sun had a chance to flood the foliage with light. Almost everything we shot suffered from camera blur but a few came through.


Think Tank Photo Introduces Rotation Backpack Series

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-05 00:36

Building on the MindShift Rotation180 Backpack series, Think Tank Photo has introduced its next generation of Rotation Backpacks.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-04 22:37

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Cholita's Escaladoras, Patagonia, birds, military camps and infrared on the Fujifilm GFX 50R.


Remembering James Prigoff

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-03 23:15

James Prigoff, who had documented public murals since the 1970s, died April 21 at home in Sacramento, Calif., at the age of 93.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-03 23:13

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 Ioanna Sakellaraki, Geloy Concepcion, Nelvin Cepeda, Deanna Templeton, the Empire State Building, a background effect, the industry, a 1.4x teleconverter, AI technologies and Safari 14.1.


Site Note: Bing Blocked

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-03 22:30

We began the month on an ominous note. Our Internet service provider advised us that after a gigabyte of downloads the first day of the month, we were headed for a $75 surcharge.


Matinee: 'Doing All Right!'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-01 23:10

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 2021-05-01 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 nature, used gear, breathless reviews, a case in point, infinity, Peter Eastway, NFTs and Frank Bernard Clench's statue.


April Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2021-05-01 21:46

We've just archived Volume 10, Number 4 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 19 Features, 17 commented News stories, 26 Editor's Notes (which included 169 items of interest), one review and one site note for a total of 64 stories.