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Matinee: 'Krass Clement: Like a Play by Beckett'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-27 23:25

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-27 23:15

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at monochrome boots, Curry's Afghan girl, flower power, a 1957 black Leica, iPhone long exposures and fixing an iPhone yourself.


Friday Slide Show: An Old Thanksgiving

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-26 23:53

Any Thanksgiving before the pandemic would qualify as an old one, we think. Everything was different then. You could gather. You could hug and kiss your loved ones. You could pass a plate or fill a glass with impunity.


Around The Horn

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

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 Colors, wildlife, Ria Mort, gear, lenses, color editing, formats, Lensbaby and the Stahl House.


Around The Horn: Black Friday

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-26 17:50

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. Our traditional Black Friday Horn looks at a few unusual shopping resources with links to their deals. As always, shopping with our affiliates helps support this site.


Happy Thanksgiving

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-25 23:18

Once upon a time in America, families and friends would gather on the fourth Thursday in November to share a large meal over which they would give thanks for their blessings, not the least of which was living in America. They called it Thanksgiving and made it into a national holiday.


Burtynsky Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Photography

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-24 23:31

The World Photography Organization has honored Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky as the Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. Burtynsky is known for his sweeping images of industrial landscapes and the wider environmental crisis.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-24 23:30

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 Anna Cabrera and Angel Albarrán, Fabrice Monteiro, D. Randall Blythe, Ola Cholewa, NDAs and high-end configurations.


The Old Bolt

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-24 03:42

A few weeks ago a storm took out the fence along the side of our, uh, estate. We took the old fence apart board by board to clear the area and cleaned up the retaining wall on which it stood. A few rusted old bolts were all that were left of it.


Pixelmator Pro Adds Intelligent Background Removal

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-24 02:53

In a blog post today, the Pixelmator team announced the release of Pixelmator Pro 2.3 with a new automatic background removal feature, automatic subject selection and a new Select and Mask tool, among other enhancements.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-23 23:32

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 turkeys, Sam Ferris, Harvey Stearn, Dave Williams, Steve McCurry, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini and Andrew Molitor.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-22 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 Afghan girls, Brooke Holm, Erika Astrid, Joe McNally, Portrait Impression Balance, the Swebo tripod head, more camera questions and WD's My Cloud OS plans.


Matinee: 'Shots In The Dark'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-20 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?


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-20 23:00

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 an ICP exhibition, an SFMOMA exhibition, a USF exhibition, Circus Vision, buying a camera and stock photography.


Friday Slide Show: An Old Shoe

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-20 03:32

Shortly after we purchased these remarkable shoes, falling head over heels for them, the company (naturally) went out of business. They weigh no more than a sheet of paper and have a non-slip sole with an invisible spring in it.


Remembering Mick Rock

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-20 01:52

British rock music photographer Mick Rock has died at the age of 72.


PhotoShelter Webinar: Vision Slightly Blurred

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-19 23:46

PhotoShelter will host a free webinar on Dec. 3 at noon ET titled "Vision Slightly Blurred" with National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-19 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 Jennifer Esseiva, Roy Barbee, budget macro lenses, Onyi Moss, Kirk Tuck and amp glow.


Remembering Tom Stoddart

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-19 01:31

British photojournalist Tom Stoddart has died after "a brave fight against cancer," according to a post on his Twitter account. He was 68.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-19 00:20

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 Matt Black, Inzajeano Latif, Justin Bettma, Bertien van Manen, the Instax Mini Evo and APFS backups.


Nikon Announces Non-SE Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-18 21:05

Nikon has announced the non-SE version of its drip-resistant Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 lens. Changes from the SE version announced in June are limited to minor weight and size differences from the modern black finish.


Against the Dark

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-18 00:54

We were focused on the scowling sky over the Pacific Ocean when we noticed this house on the hill, its incandescent room light on against the darkness. We zoomed in for as tight a crop as we could get from a mile away.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-17 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 Mennonites, photo tins, portrait ideas, Rubin's Vase, an estimate, saliva and Apple's self service repair program.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-17 00:22

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Ian Parry Scholarship, Dan Carter, the Natural Landscape Photography awards, Gordon Parks, Mother Nature, still lifes, Lightroom, the Lucid Air and objectivity.


ICP Establishes Schwartz Special Collections Room

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-16 00:22

With a gift from The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, the International Center of Photography will establish The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Special Collections Room adjacent to ICP's William Randolph Hearst Library at 79 Essex Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.


LensRentals Announces Keeper, Test Drive Options

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-16 00:07

LensRentals has announced Keeper and Test Drive, two new options to acquire its used gear.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-15 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 the last sievewright, data, event photography, in-person workshops, scan crops, postmortem photography and AIPP closing.


Matinee: 'The Open Windows'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-13 23:15

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 2021-11-13 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 20 photos, TTArtisan lenses, the moon and some steampunk scans.


Friday Slide Show: Blending In

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-13 03:57

We just discovered the overpass on Portola is named the Kensington Bridge. Rather glamorous for a concrete overpass, we think. Like London Bridge. Or the Bay Bridge. You expect to pay a hefty toll to cross something with a name like that.


ACDSee Releases Photo Studio for Mac 8

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-13 01:23

ACDSee has released Photo Studio for Mac 8 featuring faster performance, user-friendly GUI improvements and a customizable Indexer that organizes assets while the computer is idle.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-12 22:14

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Cop26, Landsat 9, conservation photography, David Black, Mike Quyen, scanning film, Paul Melcher, Ask LensRentals and a native NVMe HDD.


Veterans Day

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-12 00:31

We inadvertently caught ourselves working at 3:30 this morning, a national holiday, and horrified, scurried back to bed in an effort to restart the day.


Briscoe Center Acquires Christopher Little Archive

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-11 17:32

The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin has announced the acquisition of the Christopher Little photographic archive. The archive contains contains the photojournalist's work from the late 1960s to the 2000s and includes more than 71,000 slides, 21,500 negatives, 5,000 prints and almost 10,000 contact sheets.


Boinx Software Releases FotoMagico 6 for macOS, iPads

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-11 03:04

Boinx Software has released Fotomagico 6, its slide show creation software, completely rewritten for both macOS and iOS on the iPad. Projects can be stored on your iCloud drive to access them on either your Mac or your iPad.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-10 22:29

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 Mike Smith, Richard Allenby-Pratt, the Oregon coast, new macro lenses, old cameras, the derelict and a contest.


Panasonic Announces Compact Lumix S 35mm f1.8

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-09 23:43

Panasonic has introduced the Lumix S 35mm f1.8, a fast prime lens joining the series of four f1.8 L-Mount optics. The four f1.8 prime lenses from the Lumix S series include the 85mm S-S85), 50mm (S-S50), 24mm( S-S24) and now the new 35mm (S-S35).


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-09 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 winning portraits, Alex Farnum, the Nikon Z 9, Fujifilm X mount lenses, quitting, firing and M1 basic principles.


Dramatic Horizon

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-09 06:35

Last Friday the horizon was the stage for a dramatic cloud show. You had to keep an eye out for the shifts in shape and color because the color was often blocked by the clouds bunching up.


Test Drive: EZQuest Card Reader

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-09 00:12

Nothing takes the shine off a new computer than realizing its ports aren't compatible with your old peripherals. If you don't have peripherals with an oval USB-C plugs these days, you won't be able to do something as simple as mount an external drive or transfer photos from your memory cards.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-08 22:58

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 Angelo Cirrincione, Hoda Afsha, veiling glare, a clever animation, Pinterest and avoiding robberies.


Matinee: 'Lake'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-07 00:18

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?


Fall Back

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-06 23:25

It's something of a surprise that our consumer-driven economy hasn't made a holiday of Daylight Saving Time. They could have us all buying new clocks with the updated time if only they applied themselves a little.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-06 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 week, Pompeii, removing a chain link fence, remembering batteries and a library.


Friday Slide Show: All Souls

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-06 03:48

If Halloween is for kids, All Souls Day is for the older of us. The kids get to pretend they are whatever they want to be for a day. The older of us get to remember how once, long ago, we were just kids.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-05 23:30

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 Fabien Dendiével, readers reading, the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, eyewear reflections and future Silicon Macs.


Light & Motion Introduces Two Continuous Strobe Hybrids

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-05 03:46

Light & Motion has introduce StellaPro Reflex and Reflex S, the first hybrid lights that offer powerful both continuous LED light and strobe behavior via Digital Burst. The company has christened its technology as a new category of lighting called Continuous Strobe Hybrid.


OM Digital Announces M.Zuiko 20mm f1.4 Pro Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-05 00:54

OM Digital has announced the OM System M.Zuiko 20mm f1.4 Pro prime lens featuring a 40mm equivalent focal length for Micro Four Thirds cameras in a dust and splash proof design with a fast f1.4 aperture.


An Eerie Sunset

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-05 00:04

We were whipping up dinner last night, a master of the Frozen and the Canned, imitating the finest restaurant dishes within half an hour in the kitchen, when we stopped dead in our tracks at the sight out the window.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-04 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 Emerging Photography Awards, the Seoul Metro, Rachel Wisniewski, Brad Wilson, lens adapters, the TTArtisan 35mm f1.4 and M1 core management.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-03 22:10

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 beach bums, Hannah Altman, Khara Plicanic, Pamela Paul, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, an M1 Pro and NFTs.


Working Around Photoshop's Guide on White Problem

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-03 01:02

Sometime in the dear departed past, as Adobe was converting perfectly functional CPU instructions into GPU code, dragging a guide from the ruler onto an image lost the guide color specified in Preferences.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-02 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 Abdulla Elmaz, Marilyn Stafford, Angelica Edwards, Russell Brown, Graeme Jennings, the mechanical camera, black women photographer grant, M1 Pro vs. M1 Max and Shortcuts (and Keyboard Maestro).


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-01 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 Andrea Torrei, Alice Mann, the Canon Powershot PX, Harvey Stearn, Live Text, the TTartisans 35mm f1.4, macOS security and the Bidi algorithm problem.


October Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-01 22:16

We've just archived Volume 10, Number 10 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 17 Features, 21 commented News stories, 24 Editor's Notes (which included 156 items of interest), 3 reviews and 2 site notes for a total of 67 stories.


Climbing onto Catalina

Permalink - Posted on 2021-11-01 06:18

We never expected to run macOS 10.15 Catalina on our 2010-era MacBook Pros. But here we are on the cusp of revolutionary new image processing hardware in the 2021 MacBook Pros running macOS Monterey with our hands in our pockets.


Photoshop 2022: DOA

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-31 04:59

We've updated our 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16-GB RAM and a 500-GB hard drive to Catalina. And we've been shaking down the installation for a couple of days, testing production software to see if we can live with it.


Matinee: 'My Camera Packaging Technique'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-31 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 2021-10-30 23:57

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 a rare bioluminescence bloom, the House of Mirrors, training NASA's Rovers, Ethiopia revisited and a Leica CL.


Friday Slide Show: After the Storm

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-30 03:44

The convention is to document devastation after a storm. But devastation alone is not an accurate picture of a storm's aftermath. Yes, there are some twisted things to see but, walking around, what also strikes you is that some things did, after all, survive intact.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-29 23:07

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at ghostly clouds, Austin Mann on the M1s, Joe McNally's book, the Sony A6600, Seim's free AI mask presets, RawPreviewExtractor, mirrors and calibrating an XDR display.


Nikon Announces Z 9 Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-29 02:43

Nikon has announced the Z 9, the first flagship model of its Z series mirrorless cameras and the first without a mechanical shutter.


Nikon Announces Z 100-400mm, 24-120mm Zooms, FTZ II Adapter

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-29 02:06

Nikon has announced the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 VR S, a super-telephoto zoom, and the Nikkor Z 24-120mm f4 S, a standard zoom lens. Both are compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras with a Z mount. The company also announced the Mount Adapter FTZ II.


Nikon Releases NX MobileAir, NX Tether Apps

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-29 01:12

Nikon has announced the upcoming availability of the app NX MobileAir and the desktop application NX Tether, two new products designed for the requirements of professional photographers.


Nikon Announces Development of Z 400mm f2.8 Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-29 00:32

Nikon has announced the development of the Nikkor Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S super-telephoto prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with a Z mount.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-29 00:15

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Susana Vera, Kai Yokoyama, David Doubilet, a coffee maker, the real Enric Sala and Shortcuts.


On Reflection

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-28 03:16

At Adobe MAX yesterday, we were treated to an interview with graphic designer David Carson. We enjoyed both his work and how he talked about it. But there was one thing he said that we didn't buy.


Site Tweak: Autofocus Find

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-28 03:13

This was a simple little addition of nine characters that makes using the Find command on the index pages a little more convenient. By adding "autofocus" to the text input box, the cursor starts there where you click on Find.


Adobe Shares Nine Sneak Peeks at MAX

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-28 02:53

On day two of Adobe MAX, comedian Kenan Thompson hosted Sneaks, a preview of the nine cutting-edge innovations and experimental technology being developed in Adobe Labs.


OM Digital Solutions Announces OM Systems Brand

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-27 23:26

In a statement on its new Web site, OM Digital Solutions introduced the OM System brand for its lines of interchangeable lens cameras and lenses, compact digital cameras, audio products, binoculars and other services.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-27 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 climate crisis, war relics, Hoan Kiem Lake, a toy photographer, a folding iPhone tripod, Rick Sammon, medium format, a blur effect and a recap on Adobe MAX announcements.


Adobe MAX Photography Releases

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-26 23:34

As Adobe MAX, the free online creativity conference, opens today, the company has announced updates to Lightroom, Camera Raw and Photoshop in three blog posts. Jojo Giltsoff covered the enhancements to the Lightroom ecosphere while Julieanne Kost details the Camera Raw improvements and Pam Clark covered Photoshop. The updates will be rolling out this week.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-26 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 one compelling shot, zombies taking vows, WaterAid, Dave Williams, a Godox event setup and the Fujifilm X-T4.


The Morning After

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-26 10:50

The morning after the atmospheric stream dipped low into Northern California, our view of the Pacific Ocean looked like this.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-25 23:03

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 Romanian weddings, national monuments, melting glaciers, Sara Cucè , funny pet photos, Anna Cor, Skier Sunray box, Tuck's new camera, Moment mount, M1 MacBook Pros and Adobe MAX.


Matinee: 'Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-24 00:29

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 2021-10-24 00:01

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at photos of the week, Diane Arbus, GPU performance in the new M1 chips and Amiga OS 3.2.


Friday Slide Show: An Interlude

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-23 03:10

Earlier this week, we escaped. With Joyce home from the hospital, we were no longer commuting there every day. So we converted our commute time into a walk on a sunny day as a series of storms promised to come in over the next few days.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-22 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 micrometeorites, Confederate monuments, the TTArtisans 50mm f1.4, multiple exposure, Catherine Opie and migrating to a new Mac.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-22 01:02

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Close-Up Photographer of the Year, Sophie Green, Karen Marshall, the holiday season, viewfinders, Printique, abandoned houses and the Delia/Renty daguerreotypes.


Sony Introduces Alpha 7 IV, Two Strobes

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-21 23:50

Sony has announced its Alpha 7 IV camera with a newly-developed 33-megapixel full-frame image sensor, as well as two new flashes: the HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM.


Ricoh Announces Pentax-D FA 21mm f2.4 Prime

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-21 07:12

Ricoh has announced the HD Pentax-D FA 21mm f2.4ED Limited DC WR with a 35mm equivalent of 35mm. It's the first D FA-series lens designed "to optimize the visual characteristics of digital images," the company said.


Test Drive: PhotoLab 5

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-21 00:05

With PhotoLab 5, DxO complements circular U Point local adjustments with a linear version that resembles Lightroom's gradient filter. Welcome as that new approach is, they didn't leave it at that. DeepPRIME denoising processes data four times faster in this version, metadata gets a little more sophisticated and Fujifilm X-Trans data is now supported.


Test Drive: FilmPack 6

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-20 23:44

Breathing new life into its venerable emulsion simulator, DxO has released a significant update to FilmPack. Version 6 introduces new emulsions, cinematic renderings and support for X-Trans Raw files.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-20 23:02

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Rich Stapleton, Tom Wood, Mars, a $15K estimate, a full moon time lapse and next week's macOS updates.


Sigma Announces 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN Contemporary

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-20 00:53

Sigma has announced the upcoming release of the Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN Contemporary lens, the company's first APS-C size mirrorless zoom lens.


Remembering Robert Haas

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-20 00:15

Robert (Bobby) Haas, whose aerial photographs were published by National Geographic Books, died Sept. 28 from a respiratory illness in Dallas at the age of 74.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-19 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 6Mois Awards, Sara Cwynar, the Canon mirrorless platform, Instagrammable locations, environmental photography and the Notch.


Evening's End

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-19 11:01

We had a little rain last night, just enough to dampen the dirt on the electrical transformers to cause them to blow out throughout the Bay area. We were spared again this time, although we've had our share of first-rain power failures in the dear departed past.


Apple Introduces New M1 Chips, MacBook Pros

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-19 03:43

At it's launch event today, Apple introduced two new versions of its M1 processor and two new MacBook Pros that use them to take performance in a laptop higher than its ever been while reducing power requirements.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-18 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 Nina Röder, infrared photography, what Tuck did on vacation, Cartier-Bresson, Canon and LunaNet.


Matinee: Karen Halverson

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-16 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?


Weather Photographer of the Year Winners Announced

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-16 23:10

The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners of its annual Weather Photographer of the Year competition in association with AccuWeather. Giulio Montini's "Morning Fog", taken on a opaque autumn day from a small church on a hilltop in the town of Airuno, Italy, took top prize.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-16 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 the week in photos, the LA Six, 300 African artists and Chinese lenses.


Friday Slide Show: Two Gifts

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-16 03:39

When you spend 28 days in the hospital, as Joyce just did, it's nice to come home to a few beautiful gifts. Among the ones cheering her up this week were two very different ones that suspiciously resembled photographic subjects.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-15 22:38

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Nancy Sheung, 30 emerging photographers, scanning illuminants and an app for mics.


Epson Releases Free App For FastFoto Scanner

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-15 03:37

Epson has released FastFoto app for Android and iOS to scan to your phone from the Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner. The app can also capture the audio to creates custom videos with music, sound, text and transitions.


You Can Lead a Horse to Water

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-15 00:19

It was cold. It was dark. It was windy. We had stumbled down the street trying to get a little exercise and were wondering if we'd gone beyond our range already. The thought of a warm cup of coffee formed in our mind like a mirage.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-14 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 street photography, Mariachi portraits, a music photographer and nightscape photography.


Remembering Mary Bloom

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-14 07:12

Mary Bloom passed away Sept. 28 from gall bladder cancer in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at the age of 81. A staff photographer for the Westminster Kennel Club, she shot the club's dog show for 21 years beginning in 1995.


Sony Announces 70-200mm f2.8 GM Zoom

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-14 00:48

Sony has announced the FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS II, the newest lens in its G Master lineup, featuring a constant f2.8 aperture, four times faster autofocus, advanced video features and more.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-13 23:48

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 the Huntington Beach oil spill, Edward S. Curtis, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, St. Peter's Basilica, the LaGuardia Airport camera collector, auto modes and Shortcuts.


Test Drive: Exposure X7

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-13 16:39

We downloaded the new Exposure X7 from Exposure Software shortly after the announcement late last month touting three new features, among other enhancements.


Nikon Announces 18-140mm Zoom for Z System

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-13 14:10

Nikon has announced the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f3.5-6.3 VR for APS-C size mirrorless cameras with the Nikon Z mount. The 3.6-inch long, 7.8x zoom features a short minimum focus distance of 0.66 ft. at wide-angle and five-stop vibration reduction.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-12 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 Sadie Catt, Tomeu Coll, Tobias Kruse, Joe McNally, Dave Williams, iPhone tutorials, enlargements, Lecia SL2 firmware 3.0, Russell Brown and Ken Light.


Photoshop on the iPad Sneak Peek: Raw Import, Editing

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-12 23:33

Adobe has shared a sneak peek of a Adobe Camera Raw update coming soon to Photoshop on the iPad that adds Raw file import and editing.


Avalanche Updated With iView MediaPro Support

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-12 22:12

Cyme has released Avalanche 1.5 (1.2 for Capture One) with support for converting iView MediaPro catalogs. A working version of iView MediaPro is not required to migrate the libraries because Avalanche opens these libraries in native mode.


Columbus Day Observed

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-11 23:08

Tierra! Tierra!" were the words we imagined that announced the sighting of land on the Santa Maria but also the first ones in the grammar school essay we submitted to the Knights of Columbus contest. We won the top prize with that essay and Cathy, a girl who lived a few blocks from us, came in second. It was usually the other way around.


Matinee: 'Matthew Lewis'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-09 23:42

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


Friday Slide Show: The Hospital Room

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-09 03:47

Whoever first observed that photography is all about the light must have been the Jack Handey of his day, drowning in his deep thoughts. But there's no better laboratory proof of the argument than taking a series of images in a hospital room.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-08 23:19

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at pumpkins, the Arc De Triomphe, travel cameras, glass orbs, fewer pixels and a Wiki photo contest.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-08 01:36

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 Tyler Hicks, biology photos, Francesca Magnani, Gordon Parks, Kevin Saunders, the Kentucky Derby, Halide 2.5, Adobe Elements 2021, the Flickr Foundation and a WD SSD issue.


DxO Releases PureRaw 1.5

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-07 02:29

DxO has released an update to PureRaw, its pre-processing software for Raw files. The new release offers new options for controlling sharpness, distortion and exports while adding support for eight cameras and 18 lenses.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-06 23:29

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 Lauren Grabelle, Roland Miller, ISO Invariance and a ProGrade Digital SDXC card discount.


CASE Art Fund Announces Fall Events

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-06 00:12

The CASE Art Fund established in 2018 by fine art photography gallerists Catherine Edelman and Anette Skuggedal has announced both in-person and online events this October and November.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-05 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 the Nature Conservancy winners, the Female in Focus winners, Riccardo Svelto, Jill Freedman, Martin Parr, dynamic range, the Lens Blur filter, the Lensbaby Omni Deluxe Collection II and art quantified.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-04 23:23

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 Sam Ferris, Dash Snow, Thom Hogan, Rob Spring and a $12 accessory.


Matinee: 'How to Take a Group Photo During the Pandemic'

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-03 00:01

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


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-02 23:35

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 Colin Jones, Liam Wong, Helen Levitt, the Sigma Contemporary i-Series 90mm lens, and iOS 15 Messages photo bug and user error.


Friday Slide Show: Water Torture

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-02 03:44

It's been a while since we caught up Detective Nick Nessuno but that wasn't our fault. He was on vacation. And when he goes on vacation he doesn't go to Club Med (anymore) or Hawaii or Las Vegas. He goes home to Momma.


Around The Horn

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-01 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 Alexander Turner, portrait photographers, Hasselblad Masters, Photography as a service and secure connection failures.


September Archived

Permalink - Posted on 2021-10-01 22:28

We've just archived Volume 10, Number 9 of "Photo Corners" on the Archive page with 15 Features, 22 commented News stories, 25 Editor's Notes (which included 164 items of interest), no reviews and one site note for a total of 63 stories.