World-class nature / wildlife photographer Scott Mead will conduct his annual "Day with the Whales" workshop on the island of Maui, Hawaii on March 3. The one-day workshop begins with classroom instruction where attendees will learn how to properly setup and protect their camera gear for the prevailing conditions on the water, gain some insight to the history of whaling in Hawaii, and learn a series of tips and tricks for capturing amazing images of these magnificent creatures. Last year, workshop attendees encountered a female with her calf, and a competition pod of no less than 13 whales. Photographers can register for the workshop here. The total cost of the workshop is $250.
With the new Strap-Surfer, the German company Sun-Sniper GmbH introduces the next revolution in savvy camera carrying and presents the most clever connection between a regular shoulder bag and a camera since the invention of the tripod adapter. With only a few simple steps, the Strap-Surfer is firmly attached to the shoulder bag and secured. The camera can then be carried right on the bag – the photographer no longer has to decide whether to take the bag or the camera strap and does not have to wear a strap over each shoulder.
Nikon Inc. has introduced the newest addition to the Nikon 1 system, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens, a fast medium-telephoto lens. With a fixed focal length of 32mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the new 32mm lens is the fastest in the ever expanding 1 NIKKOR lens lineup. An ideal lens for portraiture, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens is capable of rendering breathtaking images that capture every detail.
Press Photo invites professional photographers and photojournalists from around
the world to enter the 53rd World Press Photo contest. The web entry site is
open for uploading entries from 1 December 2009 until the deadline of 14
January 2010. The web entry site can be accessed via
For the 2010 contest, it is no longer possible to submit entries by post on a
CD/DVD. Entries submitted by email are also not accepted.
The 2012 CES boasts more than 250 conference sessions and 500 speakers ready to expand your knowledge and increase your inspiration. Pair that with the more than 2,700 exhibitors showcasing their most innovative and ingenious products and services, you’ll quickly see why CES is the home of unbridled, jaw-dropping ideas.
Get ready to "learn, live and love" photography at WPPI 2013, the nation's leading conference & expo for wedding and portrait photographers. Find inspiration from top photographers, gain knowledge and ideas from educational seminars, and discover and compare new products and services at the expo. There are over 100 seminars, from lighting and posing to marketing and beyond. There's a class tailored to your photographic needs.
22Slides is a new kind of website builder for photographers and other artists, boasting simplicity, ease of use, and helpful customer support. It's made with first-hand knowledge of the photography industry because it was built from the ground up by professional photographers. Customer service puts the user in direct contact with the people who built the service: real professional web developers.
Argraph Corporation is introducing the new V-HQ 300 – 600mm IF ED f/4.1-5.7 Macro Zoom Lens. For the past five years Elicar has been developing its new super telephoto 300-600mm f/4.1-5.7 and after a continuous process of improvements after improvements they have succeeded in adding Macro capability to the lens.
Nikon Inc. announced the highly anticipated D800 HD-SLR, engineered to provide extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.
Photoflex® Inc. of Watsonville, CA. announces the release of five new OctoDome® Extra Small Kits for ShoeMount Flash. Each of the five kits include an 18 inch extra small OctoDome® nxt, adjustable ShoeMount hardware, basic OctoConnector, and a HeavyDuty swivel for connecting the kit to a camera bracket or light stand. The aforementioned items describe the Basic Kit, designed for photographers that already own a ShoeMount flash and radio trigger.