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June 2009 News  
Image galleries feature Iraq as troops withdraw from cities
The New York Times features U.S Troops Withdraw from Cities and in the Lens blog, Dateline: Iraq, Moses Saman, a photographer from the Times, talks about the situation as U.S. combat troops pull out of Iraqi cities and towns today. A Reuters gallery shows images from Six years in Baghdad.
June 30, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Post selects the Top 10 Sports Photos
The Washington Post has posted the Top 10 Sports Photos, a gallery of last week's best peak action and otherwise interesting sports images.
June 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Explore the wild wonders of Europe
The Wild Wonders Of Europe site exhibits some excellent photography from nature photographers throughout various European countries.
June 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The life of Michael Jackson captured
There are many slideshow tributes to Michael Jackson but one of the most thorough is The Life and Career of Michael Jackson in Photos in the Denver Post photoblog Captured.
June 27, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Phase One announces intent to acquire certain Leaf camera business assets
Phase One has signaled their intent to acquire a portion of the Kodak-owned Leaf business. The deal, once complete, would see Leaf digital backs and perhaps other Leaf products be developed and sold by a newly-formed company called Leaf Imaging, which would be owned by Phase One.*UPDATED*
June 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture looks at Soccer in South Africa
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a gallery on Soccer in South Africa.
June 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts gallery on polluted playgrounds
Reuters features a gallery of disturbing images of children playing in Polluted playgrounds throughout the world
June 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photo Journal editors haven't lost their touch
Photo Journal, The Wall Street Journal's large-image gallery, is always worth a look and the June 24 gallery is no exception.
June 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
SanDisk promises 32GB Extreme SDHC will be world's fastest at that capacity
SanDisk today unveiled the 32GB Extreme SDHC, promising that its read/write speed rating of 30MB/s will make it the fastest card of its capacity when it ships in August 2009. The company is also in the process of renaming its Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards, which will be known hereafter simply as Extreme SDHC. The renamed 4, 8 and 16GB models are expected to hit store shelves at about the same time as the new 32GB is released.
June 24, 2009 | FULL STORY 
It had to happen: a cellphone image gallery
Lens, the new photojournalism blog in The New York Times, features Shoptalk: Dial "P" for Photo, a story and cellphone image gallery from professional photographer Shawn Rocco. Be sure to watch the YouTube clip at the end of the story where United States President Barack Obama poses for a cellphone portrait.
June 24, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters adds a pair of interesting galleries
Showing some compelling sequences of images, Reuters has added Photo technique: In a series to its collection and also an interesting gallery on the Top 25 cities.
June 24, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom, Camera Raw updates
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.4 as well as v5.4 of the Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop CS4.
June 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
A time to reflect on photography
Reuters offers a collection of images on the photo technique of reflections.
June 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
PIXCETERA features nature portfolio
PIXCETERA from AOL news features Portfolio: Jon Cornforth, Nature Photographer, a pleasing collection of images from the natural world.
June 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces the end of Kodachrome
Kodak has announced today that after 74 years, Kodachrome slide film will no longer be manufactured. To honour Kodachrome's retirement from their film lineup, the company has posted a slideshow of pictures shot with the iconic emulsion and taken by Eric Meola, Steve McCurry and Peter Guttman. An Associated Press story notes that retail supplies of Kodachrome are expected to be gone by the fall of 2009.
June 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Firmware mod for 5D Mark II adds fixed audio gain, audio meters and more
An experimental firmware modification for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II that adds audio meters, fixed audio gain, live audio monitoring via the A/V jack and more is now available to try in public beta form.
June 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Times features the bar fighter
The New York Times One in 8 Million series focuses on Steven Marmo:The Bar Fighter in an interesting multimedia story published June 11 by photographer Todd Heisler.
June 19, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Iran's election dispute in The Big Picture
The Boston Globe's The Big Picture features three image galleries on the protests and violence over the elections in Iran but Iran's Disputed Election is the best of them.
June 18, 2009 | FULL STORY 
iPhone OS 3.0 introduces Internet Tethering, Find My iPhone
If you own an iPhone and you've needed to transmit pictures from the field, you've probably lamented the device's inability to share its always-on mobile Internet connection with your laptop. It's a common smartphone feature, but it has only been possible with an iPhone through unpleasant backdoor methods. Until now. Today's release of iPhone OS 3.0 signals the official embrace by Apple of this capability, and the good news is that it's simple to set up and use. We have a first look at iPhone Internet Tethering, as well as an introduction to the new Find My iPhone locator feature of MobileMe.*UPDATED*
June 17, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon features: What's in your kitbag?
The Canon Professional Network series called What's in Your Kitbag? features portrait photographer Manual Carpio Lopez and travel photographer Julian Love.
June 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Fine photography found in Our World Now slideshows
Reuters offers some outstanding photography in a pair of slideshows based on Volume 1 and Volume 2 of its Our World Now books.
June 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic features beauty in New Zealand
National Geographic features Between Fire and Ice, landscape photography from New Zealand's Tongariro Park by Stuart Franklin.
June 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Two daily galleries chock-full of strong images
The Wall Street Journal's Pictures of the Day galleries from Photo Journal, while always good, are especially good June 15 and June 16.
June 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Olympus launches E-P1 compact interchangeable lens digital camera
Olympus has launched the E-P1, an interchangeable lens digital camera that incorporates a 12.19 million image pixel sensor, 3 fps shooting rate, ISO 100-6400 sensitivity range and RAW, JPEG and 720p video capture into a mirrorless compact body. The E-P1 is slated to ship in July 2009 at an estimated U.S. street price of US$749.99 for the body, or US$799.99 when bundled with the ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens.
June 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
LPA Design unveils the PocketWizard ZoneController
If you've been sitting on the fence regarding the Canon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless radio remotes, LPA Design has taken the wraps off an accessory that's meant to change that. Called the PocketWizard ZoneController, it's a small slide-on module for the new PocketWizards that enables the adjusting of remote flash output settings, whether those flash units are Speedlites or, in time, studio packs and monolights.
June 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo to release Multimedia Wired Up Collection next month
Starting next month, camera bag maker Think Tank Photo will begin shipping a line of bags aimed at the growing number of editorial photographers whose work includes capturing audio along with still photos, plus photographers of all stripes who are flocking to the new breed of digital SLRs capable of capturing high-quality video. The line, called the Multimedia Wired Up Collection, is comprised of four belt-mountable pouches and two beltpacks that all share a common design goal: to tame the wires tangling up the stills shooter tasked with gathering sound and moving pictures too. We have a first look.
June 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Denver Post features large-image gallery on D-Day anniversary
The Denver Post features a great collection of old and up-to-date images relating to the 65th Anniversary of D-Day.
June 12, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photo Journal gallery worth a look
The Wall Street Journal's large-image gallery, Photo Journal, has an interesting collection of images in its June 11 edition.
June 12, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Brooks Institute to host no-cost visual journalism workshop next month
Late next month, Brooks Institute will host a multi-day workshop that focuses on the shooting and editing of stills, video and audio into a finished documentary piece. Called the VJ Multimedia Workshop, it's aimed at both visual journalism students and photojournalists who have been recently laid off. It's free to attend.
June 10, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Idruna introduces Pocket Phojo 6 with Eye-Fi Pro support
Support for the new Eye-Fi Pro wireless SDHC card and expanded remote editing capabilities are among the new features of Idruna Software's Pocket Phojo 6, a full-featured image editing and transmission application for Windows Mobile.
June 10, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Galleries feature rise of Taliban and of smoking in China
Reuters features a pair of interesting galleries which include the Rise of the Taliban and China's big smoking habit.
June 10, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi Pro wireless SDHC card transfers RAW files, allows ad hoc connections
Attention, working photographers: this may well be the Eye-Fi card you've been waiting for. The new Eye-Fi Pro combo wireless and 4GB SDHC card for digital cameras is the first from the company to be able to transmit RAW files, in addition to JPEG and video, as well as the first to work over a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) Wi-Fi link, no router required.
June 10, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Great old photos shown in Geographic Flashback
National Geographic features photos from the past in its Flashback gallery and this month six historical images make up the small but interesting collection.
June 10, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Solution for 5D Mark II double system audio drift described
Bruce Sharpe, CEO of Singular Software and creator of the PluralEyes video/audio synchronization application for Final Cut Pro users, has written a helpful tutorial describing how to configure Apple's professional video editor so that video recorded with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and audio recorded separately will stay in sync over time. The solution, as it happens, is quite simple, and should eliminate the need to apply a 99.9% speed adjustment to audio clips.
June 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
They're homeless with Internet addresses
The Wall Street Journal's Photo Journal features Homeless and Online in San Francisco, an image gallery showing people without street addresses staying in touch online.
June 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Dramatic protest images caught in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features Kashmir protests take deadly turn, dramatic protest images from demonstrations across the Kashmir valley.
June 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Apple revamps laptop lineup
At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today, the company rolled out revised 13 inch and 15 inch laptops that feature wider gamut displays, longer battery life and a Secure Digital (SD) slot. Plus, FireWire returns to the unibody-style MacBook (which has now been given the same MacBook Pro moniker as Apple's 15 inch and 17 inch portable models).
June 8, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features week's sports highlights
Reuters focuses on peak action and other interesting moments in the world of sports in its Weekly sports highlights gallery.
June 8, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Multimedia photojournalists reinvent themselves
The Photo District News features Multimedia Journalists Discover Life After Newspapers, an online story about former newspaper photographers with multimedia skills finding a way to make a living.
June 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Weather around the world caught in The Frame
The Frame from the Sacramento Bee has posted an eye-catching collection of images on Weather around the world.
June 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.6
Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.6, which adds the ability to decode RAW files taken with the Canon EOS Rebel T1i (known in other parts of the world as the 500D or Kiss Digital X3), Nikon D5000 and Olympus E-30 to Aperture 2.x and iPhoto '08/'09 for Mac.
June 4, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nikon versions of PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 slip to the fall
LPA Design has announced that the Nikon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless radio remotes will not ship in the second quarter of this year as originally planned. The company is now targeting a fall 2009 release.
June 4, 2009 | FULL STORY 
PluralEyes plug-in automatically syncs double system audio, video in Final Cut Pro
A new helper application for Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing software is designed to automatically and accurately synchronize video with separately recorded audio without the need for clappers or timecodes, enabling users of video-capable digital SLRs like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and several others to more-easily meld video footage from the camera with audio recorded by a mobile field recorder or other device. Called PluralEyes and developed by Vancouver, Canada-based Singular Software, it's available now for US$149.
June 4, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features Best of French Open
Reuters features a large gallery of peak-action tennis images in Best of French Open.
June 3, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Gallery of images effective without people
In Made in N.Y.C., New York Times photographer Richard Perry set out to show products still manufactured in New York City and accomplished it quite effectively without any people in his images.
June 3, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photographer captures birds and insects in flight
Canon's Behind the lens features a story and the photography of Stephen Dalton: The wildlife maestro who uses high-speed flash photography to capture birds and insects in flight. Dalton talks about his passion for the natural world and his switch from film to digital, starting with the Canon EOS 1Ds.
June 2, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases firmware update for EOS 5D Mark II
Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II that enables manual control of ISO, aperture and shutter speed while the camera is set to capture video. Firmware v1.1.0 also disables the depth of field preview button when playing back photos or viewing menus and corrects various bugs.*UPDATED*
June 1, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Pre-orders now being accepted for AlienBees MAX, accessories
Earlier today, Paul C. Buff in the U.S. began accepting pre-orders for the upcoming AlienBees MAX monolights, parabolic umbrellas, new-design reflectors and Cyber Commander master and remote modules. All items are tentatively scheduled to begin delivery on July 1.
June 1, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts best images of May
Reuters features a gallery of images from its photographers throughout the world in Pictures of the Month: May.
June 1, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Times features Salgado gallery
The New York Times features a black-and-white gallery of images from Brazilian photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado called Nature, Nurtured.
June 1, 2009 | FULL STORY 
  XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (View)
  LPA Design announces PocketWizard Plus III transceiver (View)
  Announced: Nikon D800 with 36.15 million image pixel sensor (View)
  Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694) (View)
  Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (View)
  Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi (View)
  Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X (View)
  Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR (View)
  First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 (View)
  Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910 (View)
  Feature: Stephen Mallon shoots a bridge's journey (View)
  Feature: Wildlife shooter Scott Linstead captures slices of time (View)
  Tip: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (View)
  Review: Nikon's J1 and V1 cameras and 1 Nikkor lenses (View)
  Canon announces 17.92 million image pixel EOS-1D X (View)
  Feature: William B. Plowman goes underground (View)
  Feature: Joel Hawksley starts a photography career (View)
  Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (View)
  Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2 (View)
  Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2 (View)
  Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes (View)
  Photosmith iPad app now available (View)
  Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2) (View)
  Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (View)
  Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated (View)
  Feature: Crisp light, great moments typify the wedding photography of Cliff Mautner (View)
  Review: Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack (View)
  Review: blueSLR remote trigger and geolocation system for Nikon (View)
  Patent infringment suit filed on eve of 344MHz Phottix Atlas production (updated) (View)
  Dynalite revamps power pack lineup, releases high performance 1600ws pack (View)
  Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated) (View)
  A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (View)
  PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 for Nikon head to dealers (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 2 (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 1 (View)
  Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch (View)
  Canon Expo 2010 kicks off in New York (View)
  Fighter jet crash "one of the most unforgettable moments," says photographer (View)
  Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark IV autofocus performance (View)
  PLM umbrellas offer sweet combo of efficiency and softness (View)
  A first look at Nikon D3S high ISO image quality, plus the new 70-200mm f/2.8 (View)
  LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 provides premium portable power for strobes (View)
  DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone comes to life in v1.1 (View)
  Revamped MacBook Pro line delivers top-notch display quality (View)
  A look inside Nikon's Sendai digital SLR factory (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark III autofocus performance (View)
  Notes from Canon headquarters (View)
  Staying sharp: A veteran news shooter seeks new challenges (View)
  Beneath the waves with the Nikon D2X (View)
  Alex Majoli points and shoots (View)
  A look back at the NC2000 (View)
  Shooting the D1X for National Geographic (View)

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