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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 01, 2014 0 comments

If, like most of us, you think that you know all about the Dust Bowl/Depression Era photography of the Farm Security Administration, think again. While you may have seen some of the FSA’s greatest hits, like Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” there is a rich vein of images still to be discovered.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 30, 2014 1 comments
What does the future hold? It’s a question that’s been pondered by philosophers, scientists, and dreamers through the ages. But accurately predicting the future is no easy task and, in fact, it’s been a fool’s errand for many. Take, for instance, the photo industry. It may be hard to believe, but just a little over a decade ago, there were still some major manufacturers banking on film to lead them through the years of digital disruption.
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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 30, 2014 2 comments

The George Eastman House is currently hosting the Innovation in the Imaging Capital exhibit from September 20, 2014 to January 4, 2015. The main focus of the show is the major contributions to the development of imaging technology made possible by the various inventions that were created—or developed—in the town of Rochester, New York. Since 1888 Rochester has been widely known as America's center for imaging innovation. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 30, 2014 0 comments

Corel has launched its new AfterShot 2 software for Windows, providing photographers with a Raw photo editing and adjustment application at an affordable price. Available for just $39.99, AfterShot 2 offers 64-bit performance and a variety of features including: complete photo adjustment tools include Crop, Straighten, Highlight Recovery, Noise Removal, Color, Temperature, Exposure, Highlights and Fill Light.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 29, 2014 0 comments

We just returned from the 33rd Photokina World of Imaging in Germany, and if there were any questions about the rate of excitement and technical innovation within our industry they were quickly answered. Some 185,000 visitors from over 160 countries once again flocked to Cologne for photography's bellwether event. On the exhibitor side 1,074 companies from 51 countries were represented, illustrating the degree to which imaging technologies play a roll in virtually every aspect of our lives.

 

 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 29, 2014 0 comments

The new AeroTab series allows tablet users a sleek way to mount their tablet to any tripod, light stand, arm or clamp used for photography/videography work. Created for use with tablets from Acer, Amazon, Apple, Asus, Dell, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Wacom and more the series has four AeroTab options to choose from that will safely accommodate a wide range of tablet sizes with variable mounting options. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 29, 2014 1 comments

These days, digital technology dominates the world of photography and it has become nearly impossible to locate the film stocks we once loved and relied upon. Don’t give up hope just yet, Totally Rad has come to our rescue with their Replichrome I: Icon software. Offering a wide selection of presets that expertly duplicate the most iconic films from Kodak and Fuji you may now create images with the same look you once got from film. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 26, 2014 0 comments

Polaroid’s latest imaging device takes the form of an colorful little box that measures slightly over one cubic inch. Called, appropriately, the Cube, the tiny Polaroid camera/camcorder just started shipping this week.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 25, 2014 0 comments

Here’s a little more photo gear news we didn’t fully get to in our comprehensive photokina coverage last week. Third-party lens manufacturers Sigma and Tamron both made waves at the show by announcing intriguing new zoom lenses.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 25, 2014 0 comments

ACD Systems recently announced the release of two new image-editing/management products: ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18. Offering users a variety of imaging features in an easy to use, affordable package, ACDSee Pro 8 is designed to be the complete solution for image enhancement and the control of image production for professional level photographers.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 25, 2014 1 comments

A great tool to have in your gear bag or pocket when shooting at night or in dark areas in the rugged outdoors, the Pelican ProGear 3310PL LED flashlight flashlight was created to be tough, reliable and practical.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 25, 2014 0 comments

Designed to be fashionable, durable and functional Capturing Couture’s line of camera bags are  made in the USA and are available in a wide selection of colorful patterns and prints. Measuring 13x8x4”, the bags feature front stash pockets (5x4”) that are wide enough to hold your keys, a cellphone or a point-and-shoot camera.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 24, 2014 14 comments

In a move that is sure to spark outrage amongst nature and wildlife photographers, the U.S. Forest Service wants photographers to pay for a $1,500 permit if they plan to shoot images on Federally-owned wilderness areas. Permits would be required even if you’re shooting images or video with a smartphone.

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Howard Millard Posted: Sep 24, 2014 0 comments

If you are an aficionado of the rich tones and subtle gradations of fine black and white and toned images, Tonality Pro 1.0 from Macphun is a tool you will want to try. For Mac only,  the Tonality black-and-white photo converter is available as a stand-alone and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements, as well as Apple Aperture.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 24, 2014 0 comments

Designed with many of the same features that made the original Odin so popular, the Phottix Odin II TTL UI and control system are now faster and easier to use. This updated model offers a 2.5 GHz frequency (with a range of 100m), 32 channels (with a digital ID code), 5 groups (A, B, C, D, E), group buttons and a convenient control dial for fast power changes, a manual power control (1/1 to 1/256), a flash zoom control, high speed sync (up to 1/8000s), an AF assist beam, a modeling light control (Indra500 only), second curtain sync and a TTL power control +/- 3EV. 

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