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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 09, 2014 0 comments

SlowExposures 2014 (an annual event created to celebrate photography of the rural South) will be host to the Confessions for a Son exhibit. Featuring a selection of images from photographer Millford Evans’ book of the same name, the show will be on view from September 19 to 28 at the R.F. Strickland Building, 144 Main Street, Concord, GA 30206. The accompanying pre-publication book signing will be held on September 21 from 12:30 to 1:30pm. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 08, 2014 0 comments

Zeiss has introduced the second lens in its coveted Otus family: an 85mm F/1.4 lens known as the Apo Planar 1.4/85. Designed for portrait photography or any imaging job that requires extreme sharpness and the ultimate in resolving power, the Otus Apo Planar 1.4/85 is comprised of 11 elements in nine groups and comes in both ZE (EF bayonet mount for Canon) and ZF.2 (F bayonet mount for Nikon) versions.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 08, 2014 0 comments

If you want to move out from behind the camera and join the fun by getting into your shots, ioShutter SLR is an innovative system that allows photographers to connect their DSLR camera to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. With the aid of the ioShutter cable and a companion app, you can remotely control the camera’s shutter from your mobile device.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 08, 2014 0 comments

A venerable brand in medium format photography has announced a long-awaited new system: the new 50-megapixel, CMOS sensor-based Leaf Credo 50. The Leaf Credo 50 was unveiled by Mamiya Leaf this morning, 14 years after the CMOS-based 6MP Leaf C-MOST digital back was announced at photokina 2000.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 08, 2014 0 comments

Due to its wonderfully quirky nature, photographers love experimenting with Lomo film-based toy cameras. Unlike the images produced by its more high tech digital and film cousins, a quirky Lomo produces shots with a certain style and character.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 05, 2014 0 comments

The International Center of Photography (ICP) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have embarked upon a unique project to make photographer Roman Vishniac’s (1897-1990) archive available to the public and the research community. Developing an innovative digital database to help facilitate access to this vast archive that is known to contain 40,000 objects and spans more than 60 years. The ICP and the Museum are pleased to invite scholars, students and families to explore the archive and to contribute their own family stories.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 03, 2014 0 comments

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College has announced its new exhibit titled: Andy Warhol’s Photo-Aesthetic and Beyond—on view from September 11 to November 1, 2014. The museum’s large collection of Warhol art (including the famous Campbell’s Soup and Electric Chair photo-silkscreen prints), recent gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation and loans from other collections will be at the heart of this event.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 03, 2014 0 comments

Corel introduced PaintShop Pro X7 and PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate today, which are the latest editions to the company's line of professional quality image-editing and design software. The new imaging software features Magic Fill, which provides content aware editing that works with your favorite selection tools. With the tool, you can erase any unwanted elements in your photo and replace them seamlessly with content that matches the background, even if it is textured or varied.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 03, 2014 0 comments

Think Tank Photo’s just released a new accent color—a subtle crosshatch weave of heathered grey—to its popular Mirrorless Mover bag collection. Designed exclusively to fit today’s smaller mirrorless compact system cameras, this collection offers photographers top quality materials and superior craftsmanship. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 03, 2014 0 comments

Sony just expanded its lens-style camera line with the new 30x zooming DSC-QX30 and the E-mount interchangeable lens ILCE-QX1 models. The odd-looking devices combine compact lenses and image sensors into one hybrid unit and are designed to be clipped over your smart phone for better image quality when snapping mobile photos.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 03, 2014 0 comments

Along with the two new lens cameras announced this morning, Sony has just unveiled a super small POV (point-of-view) camera: the Action Cam Mini, model HDR-AZ1. The Action Cam Mini is clearly designed to compete with the popular GoPro camera models that have dominated the POV market.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 03, 2014 0 comments

WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 02, 2014 0 comments

Crafted from type II hard anodized aluminum, Pelican’s durable ProGear (2380R) rechargeable LED flashlight weighs just 6.6 ounces and offers 3 modes: High (305 lumens), Low (30 lumens) and Strobe. Ideal for night photography and various other uses, it is powered by an efficient lithium ion battery allowing it to shine bright for 3 hours and 30 minutes in High mode or up to 25 hours in Low mode. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 02, 2014 0 comments

Canon announced today it is commemorating the 80th anniversary of its very first camera: the Kwanon. Initially produced in prototype form in 1934, the Kwanon was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 02, 2014 0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to power up Photoshop, you might want to consider Perfect Photo Suite 9, a plug-ins package unveiled today by onOne Software. We reviewed Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, last month and liked this photo editing and effects app quite a bit. Version 9 of the Suite, which will be available in late October 2014, adds a number of new features and upgrades including faster Raw image previews, re-editable image files, and improved selection tools.

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