Photographers have a seemingly endless choice of support heads to perch atop their tripods: panheads, ballheads, and a wide array of other head accessories. There are times, however, when these may not be the optimum choice for special shooting situations.
On May 29th, the first commercially produced camera came under the hammer at a sale in the Viennese auction house WestLicht. The attic find of the 1839 camera created a great deal of pre-auction excitement in camera lover circles. Only a few examples of the Daguerreotype Giroux offered by WestLicht are know to exist and those are in public museums and collections. A camera of this type has never been offered at a public auction before.
Calumet Photographic is pleased to announce an exciting new Pro Series range of portable, versatile, and dependable LED video lights for today’s camcorders and DSLR cameras with video capabilities. Each of these units is equipped with super bright, flicker-free LEDs that produce a very clean and natural light, perfect for high-resolution, professional-quality video work.
Lensbaby announces the addition of its new Fisheye Optic and Soft Focus Optic to the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. Each new optic is available for use with the Lensbaby Composer, Muse and Control Freak. Both the Fisheye and Soft Focus optics give photographers a new way to express their creativity and vision. The lenses and optics are available now from leading retailers everywhere and from www.lensbaby.com/shop.
Collages.net’s CEO Kevin Casey has launched an initiative to collect used cell phones for Cell Phones For Soldiers. Kevin is an Air Force veteran and former B-52 flier and continuously joins efforts to assist the military and military families.
RTP, Rehabilitation Through Photography announces the “final month” in their 2010 Summer Camera Drive. Only 75 more cameras are needed by September 1, 2010 to help equip the current RTP programs. RTP has been transforming lives of people with special needs through photography for almost 70 years. Now is the time for you to become part of the “Regenerate & Reinvigorate” program with donations of cameras. This is your opportunity to donate a “new” or “used” camera which can be a “digital” or “film” camera to help change the lives of hundreds of people with special needs through the magic photography.