LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products announced a major update to its ControlTL firmware for the MiniTT1®, FlexTT5®, PowerMC2 and PowerST4 radios and minor updates for the Plus® III and MultiMAX radios.
The redesigned Phottix US-A3 is an affordable umbrella swivel for off-camera-flash. Made from tough and durable quality aluminum alloy and fireproof PA66 plastic, the US-A3 is ready for any photographic situation. The ball head design is easy to adjust for fast on-scene lighting changes. With an 8mm locking umbrella mounting hole, the US-A3 will accept most standard sized umbrellas. Included are a locking ring and a metal cold shoe for mounting flashes. The US-A3 3/8” threaded female lug (with 1/4” threaded insert) mounts onto many light stands.
The new lens represents Samsung’s innovation in 180-degree lens technology, and is compatible with the NX system, including the new NX300. Its expanded field of view makes the new 10mm fisheye lens the perfect companion for landscape photographers – allowing users to compose stunning images of sprawling cities, picturesque scenery and beautiful skies that stretch further than the eye can see. The lens’ ultra-wide fisheye perspective also lets users create unique portrait images, producing interesting effects and striking portraiture, allowing shooters to have more fun with their photography.
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.”