Alien Skin Software announced the immediate availability of Exposure® 5, the new version of its flagship photography effects software. Exposure 5 enables digital photographers to achieve accurate film simulation, using a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface. Significantly, Exposure 5 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a stand-alone program for even greater flexibility.
onOne Software, Inc. announced the availability of Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Apple Aperture, and as a standalone application. The update includes a new Quick View Browser, refinements to the Perfect Brush, tested compatibility with the upcoming Lightroom 5, performance improvements, and general bug fixes. Also included since the initial launch of Perfect Photo Suite 7 are tools that tackle problems commonly encountered in photo editing—Red Eye reduction tools and a Clone Brush that removes distractions.
Housed in a stylish new design, the Nissin Di700 Flash provides a wide range of innovative features, all created to meet photographers' needs, even beginners. With its colorful LCD control panel and selector dial, all settings can be operated easily with one fingertip.
The Cultural Cordon Exhibition Hall in Burgos (Spain) hosts, until August 25, "A Portable History of Photography. Lola Garrido's Collection", with more than one hundred images of sixty-three different authors belonging to the personal collection of Lola Garrido. In the exhibition are represented the great masters in the history of photography, from the mid-nineteenth century until the Decade of the nineties of the twentieth century. It is the first time that so large selection is made (so far has been showed fragmented or as part of thematic exhibitions) with the intention of addressing the practical totality of the history of the photography, through the most representative authors. The exhibition has been produced by Caja de Burgos and coordinated by diChroma photography.
The New York Institute of Photography has launched a brand new school website for photographers around the world. The new website is intended to both make finding the right photography course easier for prospective students, and getting the necessary support easier for students currently enrolled in the school.
“The Hand Strap is quick and easy to use, providing additional comfort and security when holding your DLSR,” said Brook Parker of Cotton Carrier. “The heavy-duty Velcro strap allows you to instantly tighten or loosen your hand against your camera’s body, making holding heavy cameras and lenses a pleasure to use.”
The deep-dive SeaLife ReefMaster is a self-contained 9-megapixel digital dive camera that's waterproof down to 200 ft. and features advanced underwater color correction. The ReefMaster provides an intuitive Easy Set-Up interface that you can access via the camera's 2.4-inch color LCD screen. Just navigate the graphic on-screen guide to select the mode that suits your environment-from Land to Snorkel to Dive-and the ReefMaster does the rest for you. It also includes a quick-detachable wide-angle lens that increases the view angle by 33 percent and allows close ups within 12 inches of the subject.
This lightweight camera precision cut and formed from expanded PVC, and is made of two interlocking sections. The photographic medium is loadedinto the bottom section in darkroom conditions, and then held in place by sliding in the top section, which locks into place by use of magnets. The top section of the camera also holds the stainless steel chemically etched 0.3mm pinhole in place. Designed for 4x5 inch film or paper, the camera is 87mm focal lengthgiving wide-angle images. The pinhole exposures are controlled by a magnetic locking shutter, which can be left in the open or closed position.
Photogenic Professional Lighting introduced the new ION portable power supply. Small size and lightweight make the ION the perfect choice to replace gas generators, bulky old fashioned inverters or tons of extension cords. In short, the ION lets you take the power on location and leave the baggage behind.
The newly released jAlbum 11 introduces an easy way to share your videos. Drop photos, videos, and even folders onto jAlbum and it will create stunning web galleries for you. Your photos and videos are downscaled, decreasing their size by about 90%. This means faster uploads and a smart way to share both photos and videos. With the built-in FTP uploader, jAlbum lets you publish your albums on your own hosting and domain. jAlbum does not claim any rights to your images, and never will. jAlbum’s commercial features make it easy to sell your images as prints or by digital download. Available integrations include Google checkout, Paypal, and Fotomoto. jAlbum is optimized to handle huge amounts of images no matter how you’ve organized them on your hard-drive. Batch downscaling, watermarking, and smart upload.
The U160 is a ballistic nylon soft bag integrated with a crushproof Pelican case that features the same military-grade attributes as Pelican’s classic case products (including a watertight o-ring seal with automatic pressure equalization valve). The case also features a removable padded divider set to protect a camera body, extra lenses and flash equipment inside. Remove the padded dividers and the compartment becomes a travel pack large enough to fit a few days’ worth of personal gear.
Adorama is now selling the new Flashpoint 180 Monolight Kit. The Flashpoint 180 Monolight is compact and ideal for on-location shooting. Lightweight and versatile, the complete lighting kit comes pre-loaded with all the accessories needed to achieve the perfect lighting for any shoot, including a case to carry it all. Two readily available NP-F960 batteries power the light, providing up to 700 flashes at a full 180w/s and giving photographers ultimate control for all of their lighting needs. The Bowens-compatible mount enables the use of advanced light modifiers, such as beauty dishes, while the Flashpoint Bowens Speed Ring Adapter allows the use of soft boxes and other lighting accessories to help deliver flawless results.
The exhibition will be on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery, 6 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA, July 5th -September 30th, 2013, with an artist's reception Saturday, July 20th, 4:00 - 8:00. The exhibition features a curated selection of Gorman's nudes and celebrity portraits highlighting Gorman's impressive 40 year career. In conjunction with the exhibition, a public artist's presentation and book signing will be held at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA on July 18th at 7pm. Also, 2 one-day artist led workshops ("Mastering Portraits" and "Nudes") July 21 and 22, 2013, and one Critique Day Workshop July 23, 2013, will be held at Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club. Sign up for workshops at Sohn Fine Art.