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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 07, 2014 0 comments

In 1964 Look magazine recognized the then-23 year-old Bob Dylan as a very promising new star of the American music industry. Shortly before Dylan’s career rocketed him to the heights of fame, the magazine hired photographer Gilbert Douglas to photograph him.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 07, 2014 0 comments

Manfrotto Distribution recently introduced the latest addition to Lastolite’s popular line of photography products: Out of Focus Backgrounds. So, in other words, you don’t need to shoot wide open with a fast aperture lens to create a blurred bokeh background look when shooting portraits. Just stand your subject in front of a Lastolite Out of Focus Background and shoot.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 06, 2014 0 comments

The Wittliff Collections—located on the 7th floor of Texas State University’s Alkek Library—is currently hosting an important new exhibit of famed photographer Mary Ellen Mark’s work, titled Man and Beast: Photographs from Mexico and India.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 05, 2014 0 comments

If you want to correct the color in your photos and videos but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doing it, Datacolor has just introduced the SpyderCHECKR 24, an affordable priced color calibration tool for your camera.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 04, 2014 0 comments

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center will be hosting the traveling show titled, The Curve: CENTER Grant & Award Winners. On view from September 4th to October 11th this event would more accurately be described as three exhibits sharing a single space, with each artist offering a different collection of well-crafted images that explore subjects of cultural significance.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 04, 2014 0 comments

If you've followed the saga of Vivian Maier, you're probably familiar with her revealing, black-and-white street photos that captured a slice of life of Chicago in the 1950s and '60s.

Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 04, 2014 0 comments

Pentax's parent company Ricoh Imaging just announced some product news big and small: a whopping 28-45mm F/4.5 lens for its 645Z medium format camera system; and a tiny, retro-style Q-S1 mirrorless compact system camera.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2014 0 comments
DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.5 for Mac and Windows, the latest upgrade of its image processing software of reference for all demanding photographers. DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers a new image transfer feature that lets users process their RAW photos from Lightroom.
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Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 01, 2014 0 comments

There are lots of apps out there for converting your images into classic looking black-and-white shots but few with the pedigree of Macphun’s new Tonality program. Created, in part, by several former members of Nik Software, who were behind the popular Silver Efex Pro black-and-white app, Tonality aims to to take monochrome conversion one step further.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 31, 2014 0 comments
Rachael Talibart, Into The Mist (2012) Digital photograph, 18" x 12" Edition 1 of 10

An inspiring new photo show explores how photographers confront and, in many cases, overcome depression and mental illness through creating images. Founded in 2012, the Broken Light Collective provides photographers of all skill levels, who are affected by mental health challenges, with a safe and supportive environment in which to display and develop their work.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 30, 2014 0 comments

Some classic slide films never goes out of style. Or at least that’s what Lomography is hoping now that it’s now brought back Agfa CT Precisa color 35mm slide film. Best known the cool blue tone effect it produces in photos – such as the pumped up blues in images of skies – Agfa CT Precisa also has a fine grain quality and is available in ISO 100.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 29, 2014 0 comments

Canon took the wraps off two new compact, superzoom cameras this morning: the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras. The new PowerShot SX520 HS features a whopping 42x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1008mm) and the PowerShot SX400 IS has a 30x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 24-720mm).

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 29, 2014 0 comments

American photographic artist Janelle Lynch had the honor of being the first Artist-in-Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center located in Buffalo, New York. (The Art Center is only museum dedicated to the art of noted American painter Charles E. Burchfield and the artists of Western New York.) Captivated and ultimately drawn to the area by Burchfield’s work, Lynch also found creative inspiration for her verdant photos in Henry David Thoreau’s nature writings and philosophy, which suggests that the natural world is made up of spirits and is part of a far greater spirituality.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2014 0 comments
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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 28, 2014 0 comments

The International Center of Photography (located in New York City) is currently home to the intriguing new Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography exhibition. Urbes Mutantes (Mutant Cities) is a major survey of the dynamic photographic movements that took place in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

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