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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments

Ray Metzker was an extraordinary photographer whose work is in the collections of dozens of art institutions. During his photographic career he had more than 50 one-person museum exhibitions and was the recipient of two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. His photographs are in museum and art institution collections all over the world. When he died last week on October 9, 2014 his hometown newspaper, The Inquirer (Philadelphia), wrote that, “Ray K. Metzker, 83, (was) widely considered one of the nation's greatest photographers.”

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments

Leica has introduced a chic-looking new compact camera: the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler,” which goes on sale this month for an as-yet undisclosed price.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 13, 2014 0 comments

We've covered a lot of exotic lenses being sold for exorbitant prices on eBay in the past– remember this $96K Nikon 6mm F/2.8 fisheye? – so this rare glass offering really caught our eye.  It’s a Nikon 13mm F/5.6 wide-angle lens currently drawing a maximum $18,099 bit on eBay. (The auction ends on Thurdsay.)

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 10, 2014 0 comments

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals is a retrospective opening on November 1, 2014 at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA). The show will be the largest presentation of this pioneering photographer’s work, and is organized by Linda Benedict-Jones, curator of photography at CMOA.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 10, 2014 2 comments

Photographers have a chance to make some history if they join Samsung, Nick Cannon and Julianne Hough for the Ditch Your DSLR event next week to potentially break a Guinness World Record.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 09, 2014 1 comments

Ok, this should give you a good chuckle this morning. Photographer Tony Northrup has teamed up with his wife Chelsea, who's also a photographer, to create a hilarious video called “Stuff that Annoys Wildlife Photographers.”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 09, 2014 1 comments

The new Flic app from Lifehack Labs gives you a quick and easy way to get rid of unwanted iPhone photos with just a swipe of your finger. Swipe to the left and an image is deleted. Swipe to the right and it's saved to your phone's camera roll.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 08, 2014 1 comments

Ricoh Imaging has just unveiled the new rugged and waterproof WG-30W compact camera. The latest addition to the well-known WG series of tough cameras – which used to carry the Pentax brand that’s now owned by Ricoh – the 16-megapixel WG-30W features built-in WiFi connectivity and a snazzy, rough-and-tumble build.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 08, 2014 0 comments

We've seen some amazing images of Great White Sharks before but this one might take the cake…er…fish.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 08, 2014 0 comments

Imaging drones have become so popular, Think Tank Photo has now created a special kit that lets you fit one into a backpack for easy transport. With the new Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter divider kit ($34.75), photographers can easily convert a Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator backpack (sold separately for $294.75) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 08, 2014 1 comments

GoPro recently launched an update to its popular line of rugged POV (point-of-view) cameras. Called HERO4, the pint-sized photo/video cameras are available in two flavors: HERO4 Black for $499, and HERO4 Silver at for $399.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 08, 2014 0 comments

Despite big changes in the imaging market, Polaroid is a brand that continues to have staying power. First the company unveiled a curious new, cube-shaped camera and now there's a new instant film.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 07, 2014 0 comments

We thought our job was pretty cool until we saw this great short video from Lockheed Martin. In the clip, aerial photographer Liz Kaszynski talks about what it’s like to photograph fighter jets from the air.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 06, 2014 0 comments

Adobe has announced an update to Photoshop CC that adds new features including changes to the Creative Cloud service; improvements to some existing features; and various other refinements. Key among those additions are updates to 13 Photoshop CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps; Touch support for Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3; the Creative Profile (that connects CC desktop tools); and nine new mobile apps.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 03, 2014 0 comments

Seventeen news, photographers’ and First Amendment organizations have sent a joint letter to the U.S. Forest Service protesting a move to make a temporary plan to restrict filming in wilderness areas into a permanent rule.

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