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December 2010 News  
Epson introduces three new canvas fine-art papers
Epson has recently announced three new canvas fine-art printing papers: Exhibition Canvas Gloss, Exhibition Canvas Satin, and Exhibition Canvas Matte.
December 31, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Year in Photos features The White House
White House photographer Pete Souza shares The Year in Photos at The White House.
December 31, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Lots of good viewing in 2010 Frame galleries
The Sacramento Bee features its best galleries in The Frame's Top 20 from 2010.
December 31, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Vagabond Mini Lithium shipping pushed back to late January
Paul C. Buff has begun informing customers on the pre-order list for its upcoming Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack that shipping has been pushed back to late January.
December 30, 2010 | FULL STORY 
NPR: After 75 years, Kodachrome says goodbye
Today, Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas, the world's only remaining photo lab that can process Kodachrome, will develop its last roll of the legendary slide film.
December 30, 2010 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch 2.0.1 submitted to App Store
ShutterSnitch 2.0.1, a maintenance release of the superb app for receiving pictures wirelessly on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, has been submitted for approval to Apple's App Store. It includes a fix for a crash that could occur when invoking Actions for the first time, improves the speed and stability of the app while working with large collections, adds the Dropbox online storage service to the list of export locations and more.
December 29, 2010 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features best of animal images
A favourite site to visit, MSNBC features The Best of Animal Tracks.
December 29, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Times features best from the archive
The Los Angeles Times features an interesting gallery of old images From the Archive: Best of 2010.
December 29, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Pro photographer interviews at Nikon's NPS Spotlight
The Nikon USA web site's "NPS Pro Spotlight" page is featuring five videos of free-ranging ten to twenty minute conversations with and among an assortment of professional photographers.
December 28, 2010 | FULL STORY 
US eastern seaboard receives winter's icy blast
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features old man winter in a gallery called Blizzard menaces US East Coast.
December 27, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Stern sports galleries always interesting
We never see pole vaulting and pole dancing in the same gallery but Stern's online magazine always surprises us. Here is the latest edition of nearly 100 interesting images from the world of sports.
December 27, 2010 | FULL STORY 
LENS provides us with memorable sports moments
LENS, The New York Times blog, features Memorable Moments of 2010: Sports which has been updated to include a few extras.
December 24, 2010 | FULL STORY 
LeBron praises AP photographer's shot
Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James singled out AP photographer Morry Gash for his photo of him dunking the ball with teammate Dwayne Wade flying through the foreground.
December 24, 2010 | FULL STORY 
LA Times daily gallery consistent
The Los Angeles Times' Framework features Pictures in the News which always provides a fine collection of images and the Dec. 23 edition is especially good.
December 24, 2010 | FULL STORY 
SI features Pictures of the Year
Sports Illustrated features a gallery of the best sports Pictures of the Year.
December 23, 2010 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC's yearly best always a favourite
If you follow MSNBC's stunning weekly galleries like we do, then you especially look forward to The Year in Pictures.
December 23, 2010 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch 2.0 now available from the App Store (updated)
ShutterSnitch 2.0, a major revision of what was already a fine app for receiving and displaying pictures wirelessly on an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, is now available from Apple's App Store. Changes include improved stability and speed, full-resolution zooming, RAW display support, expanded sorting options, geolocation tagging, automated image export, slideshows and more.
December 22, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated)
Over the last few days we've gotten to know the Speedlight SB-700, Nikon's newest i-TTL/Creative Lighting System shoe mount flash, and it's a gem. Here's what we like, and what little we don't.
December 22, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Photographer does the right thing
John David Mercer, a photographer with the Press-Register in Mobile, Alabama, spotted a motel fire, called fire department then went door-to-door waking guests and helped evacuate them before taking pictures of the fire.
December 22, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D7000 firmware update, released today, tackles bright spots problem
Nikon has issued a firmware update for the D7000. Firmware v1.01 is meant to reduce the occurrence of bright spots, which "were sometimes noticeable with live view mode or movie recording of especially dark scenes or subjects."
December 22, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Denver Post's blog features best of sports for 2010
The Denver Post's photo blog features more than 100 images in The Game: 2010 Sports Photos of the Year.
December 22, 2010 | FULL STORY 
CPN features multimedia of Editor's Choice
The Canon Professional Network features Editor's Choice 2, a multimedia slideshow with Tim Harris explaining his favourite nature and wildlife images from CPN readers.
December 21, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Beta testers wanted for PocketWizard PowerMC2 control module (updated)
Do you own a Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 and a PocketWizard MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 (Canon or Nikon version)? LPA Design, the maker of PocketWizard gear, would like to hear from you. The company is planning a brief beta test of its upcoming PowerMC2 remote power control module for the AC-powered monolight and has begun building a list of photographers interested in participating. Update, December 21, 2010: A strong response to yesterday's request for beta testers means that LPA Design now has all the photographers they need to evaluate the PowerMC2.
December 20, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Shipping update: PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 For Nikon
LPA Design's latest projections for the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon are that units will ship in the middle of January 2011 in the U.S., while Canadian dealers will see their first deliveries this week as the distributor starts shipments to them tomorrow. The new wireless radio remotes for Nikon digital SLRs were released earlier this month in most other countries where PocketWizard gear is sold, including across Europe.
December 20, 2010 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features The Year In Pictures - Sports
We would not want the job of picking the best image in MSNBC's The Year In Pictures - Sports gallery where great moments abound.
December 20, 2010 | FULL STORY 
WhiBal White Balance Reference Cards updated
Michael Tapes Design has released new, thinner versions of its WhiBal neutral gray reference cards for achieving accurate white balance.
December 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Interesting gallery in Framework
The Los Angeles Times features Pictures in the News as part of its Framework section on multimedia.
December 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
First beta of DualEyes audio-to-video sync software for Mac now available
Released earlier this year for Windows, Singular Software has now brought its DualEyes audio-to-video synchronization software to the Mac platform, in public beta form. The standalone application, which is based on the company's superb PluralEyes plug-in for Final Cut Pro and other pro video editors, takes video from a digital SLR or other source plus separately recorded audio and synchronizes the two together.
December 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Apple posts Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.5
Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.5 for the Mac OS. It adds support for the RAW formats of seven additional digital cameras including the Canon PowerShot G12, Nikon D7000 and Coolpix P7000.
December 16, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Post features year's best
One of our regular stops, The Denver Post's Plog features The Year in Pictures.
December 16, 2010 | FULL STORY 
A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
A new version of ShutterSnitch, our favourite app for receiving and displaying pictures wirelessly on an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, has been submitted to the App Store. ShutterSnitch 2.0 is a significant rework that adds a long list of new features and, more importantly, seriously improves its stability when juggling both large photos and largish collections. This new release of ShutterSnitch takes what was already a really useful workflow tool and moves it several steps closer to being a true killer app for photographers who need to send pictures from one or more wireless-capable digital cameras, or even those who simply need a better slideshow function than what's offered in Apple's own Photos app. Here's a first look at what's coming soon in ShutterSnitch 2.0.
December 16, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon updates firmware for EOS 60D
Firmware v1.0.8 for the Canon EOS 60D corrects "a phenomenon in which captured images may become overexposed when using the camera's built-in flash or an external Speedlite" in combination with certain lenses.
December 15, 2010 | FULL STORY 
PhotoShelter launches Print Vendor Network, rolls out other improvements
PhotoShelter has launched the Print Vendor Network, a new feature of the online service for serious and pro shooters that enables members to "sell prints and products via their PhotoShelter websites while assigning fulfillment to a print vendor of their choice, virtually anywhere in the world." PhotoShelter has rolled out a number of other improvements too that enable increased customization of how photos are presented on member sites.
December 15, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits issues Photo Mechanic 4.6.7 public beta 1
Camera Bits has posted the first public beta of the next release of its pro photo browser Photo Mechanic. Version 4.6.7 public beta 1 for Mac and Windows fixes minor bugs, improves support for files captured with the Canon EOS 60D and updates the SmugMug uploader template.
December 15, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Big Picture's best of 2010 (updated)
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features 2010 in photos (part 1 of 3). Part 2 of 3 is also available now.
December 15, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon issues firmware update for Coolpix P7000
Nikon has posted firmware v1.1 for the Coolpix P7000, its compact digital camera geared towards pro shooters. Firmware v1.1 reduces the frequency of the lens resetting when the camera can't acquire focus, corrects an instance in which the lens would fail to zoom as well as a bug that caused the on-screen rendering of the scene to blow out when focus was locked (the actual picture was fine). Most importantly, the firmware update is meant to reduce the interminably long post-shot wait time when the P7000 is set to capture RAW or RAW + JPEG photos. *UPDATED*
December 14, 2010 | FULL STORY 
World Press Photo Contest 2011 open for entries
The 2011 World Press Photo Contest is now open for entries. The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2011.
December 14, 2010 | FULL STORY 
LA Times features year's best
The Los Angeles Times features a gallery of nearly 100 images in 2010: The Year in Pictures.
December 13, 2010 | FULL STORY 
A wide variety of Christmas images captured
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a large-image gallery called Beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
December 13, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Monitor features Alaska
The Christian Science Monitor features a good selection of nature photography in Alaska, all natural.
December 11, 2010 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC galleries always good
MSNBC editors consistently collect good images for the sites image galleries and the latest edition of The Week in Pictures is no exception.
December 11, 2010 | FULL STORY 
PDNOnline: Photographer shoots soft-sell video advertorials with Canon EOS 7D
PDNOnline has published a story about Oregon photographer Benji Wagner, who used a Canon 7D to shoot a series of short documentary advertorials of epic bike rides around the U.S. for Rapha, a cycling clothing brand.
December 10, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Article on blueSLR GPS/remote triggering module for Nikon updated
We now have answers from XEquals' Derick Cassidy to several questions posed this week about blueSLR, a combination of Bluetooth module and companion app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that enables Nikon digital SLRs to be wirelessly triggered from the app while also embedding location data into picture files. Cassidy's responses, including information on their plans for supporting Canon digital SLRs, have been added to our announcement article.
December 10, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Aperture 3.1.1 bug fix update released
Apple has released Aperture 3.1.1, an update that corrects a number of bugs in the pro photo management and RAW conversion application for Mac.
December 10, 2010 | FULL STORY 
The best of LIFE revealed
LIFE offers an interesting gallery of images in 2010 Pictures of the Year.
December 10, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features Pictures of the year 2010
Reuters features a collection of the best images taken by its photographers this year in a Pictures of the year 2010 gallery.
December 10, 2010 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features Holiday lights
MSNBC features a colourful gallery of the best of the season in Holiday lights.
December 9, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Reuters gallery on the shifty side
Reuters features Photo focus: tilt-shift lens, a gallery of images taken by Reuters photographers using tilt-shift lenses for a special effect.
December 9, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Paul C. Buff updates Cyber Commander firmware
Lighting maker Paul C. Buff has released a firmware update for its Cyber Commander remote power control device. Firmware Version 32 promises a range increase of up to 25% and corrects two small bugs.
December 8, 2010 | FULL STORY 
blueSLR for Nikon combines GPS and iPhone remote triggering functionality
XEquals, a new company based in Ottawa, Canada, has launched blueSLR, a combination of Bluetooth module and companion app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that enables Nikon digital SLRs to be wirelessly triggered from the app while also embedding location data into picture files within the camera based on location information streamed from the iOS device. *UPDATED December 10, 2010*
December 8, 2010 | FULL STORY 
HDR Express introduced
Unified Color Technologies has introduced HDR Express, an application designed to simplify the creation of HDR images.
December 8, 2010 | FULL STORY 
FP gallery depicts a polluted China
Foreign Policy's online magazine features The Great Wall of Smog, a gallery showing pollution in China.
December 8, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Reuters adds another best-of-year gallery
Reuters features Pictures of the year: Environment which clearly shows that it was a a tough year for our environment.
December 8, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Shakodo photo and assignment pricing site launched
Billing itself as dedicated to "educating amateur and professional photographers through an interactive and open exchange of real business situations and real prices," the Shakodo website has launched. Started by Juergen Specht, a Tokyo-based pro shooter and proprietor of the D1scussion mailing list, and Ken Lee, an avid amateur photographer with a background in the financial industry, the site enables photographers to pose questions to other photographers about assignment pricing, licensing and more, the goal being to "stop the downslide of photographic service rates by having 'people in the know' educate professionals and amateurs on proper pricing."
December 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Panorama Corrector 2 released
Altostorm Software has released Panorama Corrector 2, an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in filter for correcting perspective and geometric distortion in both stitched panorama images and in non-panoramic single-shot photographs. This new version is the successor to Rectilinear Corrector and features an improved user interface, support for multi-gigabyte images, and better control over angled view images.
December 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon digital SLR image verification not secure, says IT security firm
Russian IT security and password recovery firm Elcomsoft claims to have found a vulnerability in the Original Decision Data feature of Canon digital SLRs that allows altered pictures to be certified as unmanipulated by Canon's Original Data Security Kit. *UPDATED, December 8, 2010*
December 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
CPN features SI sports editor's choice
The Canon Professional Network features Sports Illustrated photo editor James K. Colton who explains - in a multimedia presentation called Editor's Choice - his selection of CPN readers' best sports images.
December 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features best of the kid pictures
Reuters features Pictures of the year: Children, a selection of interesting images from around the world. Also appearing on the Reuters site is a Pictures of the month: November gallery.
December 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
BenVista updates PhotoZoom Pro image enlargement software
BenVista has released an update to its excellent image enlargement software PhotoZoom Pro. PhotoZoom Pro 4 promises better image enlargements, supports 64-bit operation on both Windows and Mac, includes new adjustment controls and more. PhotoZoom Pro 4 ships as both a standalone application and Photoshop plug-in. A feature-reduced version, PhotoZoom Classic 4, has also been released and comes as a standalone application only.
December 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
BBC posts images of the week
The British Broadcasting Company features a interesting gallery of large news pictures in the Week in pictures: 27 November - 3 December.
December 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop CS5 12.0.2 updater released
Adobe has released an updater for Photoshop CS5 on Mac and Windows. Version 12.0.2 tackles various crashing, security vulnerability and other bugs in the company's flagship image editor.
December 6, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts Photoshop Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3
Adobe has posted Photoshop Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 (part of Photoshop CS5) for Mac and Windows. Lightroom and Camera Raw extend RAW conversion support to 15 new camera models including the Canon PowerShot G12 and S95 plus the Nikon D3100, D7000 and P7000. A long list of new or updated lens correction profiles for Canon and Nikon lenses are also included, plus various bugs are fixed.
December 6, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Reuters picks weekly sports highlights
Reuters features a selection of the week's best in Weekly sports highlights.
December 6, 2010 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC sports gallery top notch
MSNBC's gallery of The Week in Sports Pictures is definitely worth a look.
December 6, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Ansel Adams multimedia book for the iPad released
The Ansel Adams Trust has released as an iPad app a multimedia book on the famous American landscape photographer. It features a 40-picture slide show with commentary, documentary video clips, correspondence between Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Weston and others, Adams' Playboy magazine interview and more.
December 3, 2010 | FULL STORY 
No business like snow business
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a gallery on weather called Let it snow!
December 3, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon prepping D7000 firmware update to correct video "bright spots"
Nikon is preparing a firmware update for the D7000 that will reduce the visibility of bright spots appearing in videos recorded of dark scenes or subjects. A date for its release has not been given.
December 3, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Phase One releases Capture One 6, announces iOS app
Phase One has released Capture One 6 for Mac and Windows in both Express and Pro versions, as well as unveiled that Capture Pilot, an app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, is in development and will allow you to "wirelessly view, zoom in on, and pan high resolution RAW, JPEG and TIFF images from leading DSLR and medium format camera systems."
December 1, 2010 | 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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