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March 2008 News  
Michael Bass offering new PocketWizard cable customization
If you have an existing pre-release cable for an LPA Design PocketWizard radio remote, Michael Bass is now offering a modification service that will enable it to work with the accessory port at the base of newer MultiMAX units, instead of (or in addition to) a miniphone jack on the top.
March 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Hoodman now shipping clear cover for Nikon D3 LCD
Earlier this month, Hoodman released the D3 LCD Hoodcap, an optically clear, scratch resistant cover for the rear LCD of Nikon's flagship digital SLR.
March 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad Phocus 1.0b13 for Mac now available for download
Hasselblad has released a new public beta version of Phocus, its upcoming RAW conversion and image editing software for Hasselblad and Imacon image files.
March 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Image editing plug-ins section of Aperture 2.1 article updated
The image editing plug-ins section of last week's article on Aperture 2.1 has been updated to include additional price, ship date and feature details for several of the plug-ins announced for Apple's pro photo management and RAW conversion application.
March 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Multimedia story tells of U.S. Marine's flashback and disappearance
The New York Times features a powerful multimedia story about a U.S. Marine who returned from Iraq only to experience a flashback then disappear.
March 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Images show the History of Photography timeline
A timeline for the History of Photography shows a number of firsts in photography in this The National Geographic slideshow.
March 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Farmers protesting the world over
The Christian Science Monitor has published a slideshow of images with a common theme: farmers protesting their plight in various parts of the world.
March 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalist's images capture a country's mood
There's a very moody quality to the images captured by photographer Jehad Nga for the New York Times in a slideshow called Somalia on the Brink.
March 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters photographer explains underwater setup
In a Reuters blog called "How Did He Shoot That?" photographer Wolfgang Rattay explains the underwater setup he used to photograph a world record 100-meter freestyle race and how he had images on the wire seconds after the race.
March 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Image editing plug-ins the centrepiece of Aperture 2.1
The Aperture changes keep on coming: Apple today has released Aperture 2.1 for Mac, an update that incorporates various bug fixes and feature tweaks. But the centrepiece of this version - the seventh Aperture-related software release from Apple in a little over six weeks - is the rollout of image editing plug-ins to Apple's pro photo management and RAW conversion application. While Apple has included an example plug-in of its own, the roster of outside developers already working on plug-ins is the real story: among early plug-in creators are Nik, with Viveza, and PictureCode, with Noise Ninja. Here's a first look at Aperture 2.1.*UPDATED*
March 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Post gallery reveals quality and variety in sports images
The washingtonpost.com has published a set of interesting and excellent photos from a wide variety of sporting events in an Eye on Sports gallery.
March 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
A Portfolio of Work taken mainly from political arena
Reuters features a Portfolio of Work from Jim Young who covers politics in Washington and the U.S. election campaign trail.
March 27, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Adobe unveils online Photoshop Express public beta
Adobe has launched a free public beta of its online photo editing, display and storage service, Photoshop Express. The service, which is aimed squarely at consumers, features 2GB of storage, basic slideshow and sharing capabilities plus the ability to edit the tone, colour and more in photos right in your browser, all in a minimalist interface that's reminiscent of Photoshop Lightroom.*UPDATED*
March 27, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Project looks at mental health in America's prisons
Photojournalist Jenn Ackerman, a graduate student at Ohio University, uses black and white for her powerful multimedia project called Trapped: Mental Illness in America's Prisons.
March 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Basketball's March Madness images emerging
In the middle of the NCAA basketball tournament, commonly known as March Madness, lots of great basketball photos are emerging, including Sports Illustrated slideshows from the first and second rounds; the Washington Post 's Tournament Snapshots; and this offering from Reuters.
March 24, 2008 | FULL STORY 
NPAC finalists selected for 2007 awards
The New Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) has announced its finalists for the NPAC 2007 Pictures of the Year competition.
March 20, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Apple releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.0
Apple today released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.0 for Mac, adding support for twelve new digital camera and back models from Hasselblad, Leaf, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony to Aperture 2.x and iPhoto '08 in both Mac OS X 10.4.11 and OS X 10.5.2.
March 20, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Video captures lion's playful lunge onto subject in photo shoot
Video shot by the Toronto Star's Bernard Weil, during a magazine photo shoot by fellow Star staffer Richard Lautens, shows the hazards of working with powerful 400 pound animals, even trained ones. In the video, Leo the lion playfully but unexpectedly tackles the main subject of the shoot, a martial arts teacher, breaking her ribs and bruising her lung in the process.
March 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Magnum in Motion launches series on wars
Magnum's Magnum in Motion has launched a multimedia presentation of images and commentary called WARS.
March 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Capture One 4.1, coming in second quarter, to offer improved lens correction
Phase One has announced that Capture One 4.1 will be released in the second quarter 2008 and will include RAW conversion support for the Mamiya ZD camera and digital back as well as improved correction for lens abnormalities such as chromatic aberration (the new correction technology will be limited to certain Mamiya lenses initially).
March 18, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Mamiya, Phase One unveil co-developed medium format system
Last fall, Mamiya Digital Imaging and Phase One announced they were working together on a new medium format camera system. Now, they're releasing more information about the new model, which will be co-branded the Mamiya 645AFDIII and the Phase One 645 Camera and sold by each company under their respective brand name.
March 18, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases firmware updates for EOS 5D, EOS 30D
Canon today has released firmware updates for the EOS 5D and EOS 30D. Changes in the EOS 5D firmware include the ability to recognize the full capacity of Compactflash cards over 8GB, while changes in the firmware for both models includes the embedding of newer lens names into the EXIF metadata of captured photos and broader support for the lens aberration correction function of Digital Photo Professional 3.2.
March 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalists bear witness to five years in Iraq
The work of a team of Reuters photojournalists appears in a strong multimedia presentation called Bearing Witness: Five Years of the Iraq War.
March 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
X-Rite announces ColorMunki colour management suite
X-Rite has today announced ColorMunki, a new colour management suite targeted at photographers and designers who want to be able to profile their own monitors and printers, but who also want the process to be simpler and more affordable than other X-Rite options.
March 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
PBS Frontline features slideshow on Kashmir
Photojournalist Amy Vitale photographs Kashmir or what has been described as "paradise on earth" in a multimedia slideshow for PBS Frontline World.
March 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
DataRescue updates PhotoRescue image recovery application
DataRescue has released PhotoRescue 3.1.3 Build 10708 for Mac and Windows, a new version of the company's powerful photo recovery and memory card maintenance application.
March 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Adobe pulls Lightroom 1.4, recommends Camera Raw users revert to 4.3.1
Adobe has pulled the Lightroom 1.4 updaters from its website after several RAW file handling bugs were found, says Adobe's Tom Hogarty. While Camera Raw 4.4 is affected as well, the plug-in downloads have not been removed at this time.
March 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad releases Mac public beta of Phocus software
Hasselblad has released a public beta of Phocus, its next generation browsing and RAW conversion software for files shot with Hasselblad digital cameras and Hasselblad/Imacon digital backs. While the program will ultimately ship for both Windows and Mac, Phocus 1.0b11 appears to be available for Mac only.
March 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Audio slideshow captures pilgrimage to Mecca
Photographer Irfan Khan of the Los Angeles Times shows the journey to Mecca in a multimedia presentation which includes interesting commentary and photos showing the masses and the motion around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest site.
March 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Adobe releases Camera Raw 4.4, Photoshop Lightroom 1.4
Adobe has released v4.4 of Camera Raw, its RAW conversion plug-in for Photoshop CS3, as well as Photoshop Lightroom 1.4. New in both is support for the RAW files from nine additional cameras, including the Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D and Nikon D60 plus a correction for poor results when choosing extreme temperature and tint settings. Also on the list of changes is compatibility with older printer drivers in the Mac version of Photoshop Lightroom when run in OS X 10.5 and later. *UPDATED*
March 13, 2008 | FULL STORY 
National Newspaper Award finalists selected
Judges for Canada's National Newspaper Awards (NNA) have selected three finalists for 2007 from each of the major photography categories.
March 13, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Pro Imaging group develops Bill of Rights for photo contest entries
Pro Imaging, an organization for professional photographers based in the UK and with members around the globe, has developed a Bill of Rights by which photography contest terms can be evaluated, and in particular any clauses that grant the contest all-encompassing rights to submitted photos. The group has also dedicated itself to informing contest organizers whose submission rules run afoul of their Bill of Rights and to list on their website contests that don't change their terms.
March 13, 2008 | FULL STORY 
ESPN tells baseball card photographer's story
ESPN columnist Gene Wojciechowski writes an interesting column on Gregg Forwerck, "the Annie Leibovitz of sports trading card photographers."
March 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photography student posts Nikon D3 torture test videos
Joseph Spina has posted several videos on YouTube showing him giving a Nikon D3 a real working over. In three separate clips, Spina, whose YouTube profile describes him as a photography student in California, is shown scraping a metal key over the D3's rear LCD, dropping the camera from a high height (though the body isn't clearly shown to be a D3 in this case) and - the most bizarre of all - dumping all manner of foods and liquids on it and an attached AF-S Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8G ED.*UPDATED*
March 11, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Images show mass of humanity on skis
Reuters has published a gallery of images from the Engadin Ski Marathon featuring 10,500 skiers.
March 10, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer makes art from above
Already a rich man, Robert Haas picked up a camera 13 years ago and has reached even greater heights with his book Through the Eyes of The Condor.
March 10, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Audio slideshow looks at hunting's decline in West Virginia
It's difficult to imagine a time when 13-year-old students would take their .22 rifles to school, leave them in the principal's office then hunt on the way home but that was a way of life at one time in West Virginia. The New York Times staff photographer Stephen Crowley shows hunting's decline, and the attempt to recreate an interest, in an audio slideshow called A Sport and a Pastime, in Decline.
March 8, 2008 | FULL STORY 
A view from the inside of a couple's struggle with disease
Photojournalist Carol Guzy provides us with a sensitive look at a couple's struggle with disease in a washingtonpost,com feature called The Caretaker.
March 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft extends MediaPro to Expression Media free upgrade period
Microsoft has extended the period in which licensed users of iView MediaPro 3.x for Mac and Windows can upgrade to Expression Media at no charge. The free upgrade period was originally slated to wind up at the end of July 2007, but has been extended multiple times and is now running until June 30, 2008.
March 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Michael Bass now shipping pre-releases cables for newer PocketWizard MultiMAX
Michael Bass, maker of all manner of shoe mount flash and remote camera accessories, has completed development of pre-release cables designed to work with mid-2007 and later LPA Design PocketWizard MultiMAX wireless remote triggering devices. The cables plug into the accessory port at the base of the receiving MultiMAX, rather than a miniphone jack on top, and allow a transmitting MultiMAX to enable and disable a camera's pre-release state from afar (for those who often set up remote cameras, this is a fantastic MultiMAX feature).
March 6, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Public beta of Microsoft Expression Media 2 now available
A public beta of Microsoft Expression Media 2, the application formerly known as iView MediaPro, is now available. New in Expression Media 2 is hierarchical keywording, faster catalog creation and updating, basic catalog sharing across a network, better use of multiple monitors, support for new, mostly non-image file formats and more.
March 6, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nik now shipping Viveza image adjustment plug-in for Photoshop
Nik Software has begun shipping Viveza, an innovative colour and tone correction plug-in for Mac and Windows versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that makes selective adjustments simpler to perform than Photoshop's own tools (especially for photographers not familiar or comfortable with Adjustment Layers). Viveza is built around U Point, Nik-developed technology that first appeared in Nikon Capture NX.
March 5, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 4.5.3.1 released
Camera Bits has recently released Photo Mechanic 4.5.3.1, a maintenance update to its pro photo browsing and transmission application for Windows and Mac.
March 5, 2008 | FULL STORY 
EOS-1D Mark III autofocus better than all previous EOS cameras, says Canon
Canon USA this morning has updated the EOS-1D Mark III sub-mirror fix service notice with a statement indicating that the camera's autofocus performs better in Canon tests than all previous EOS cameras.
March 5, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographers' creativity shines on election campaign
Creativity is at its best in this Reuters gallery on the U.S. Road to the election.
March 5, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer describes her National Geographic work
National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt describes some of her best images in this multimedia slideshow.
March 5, 2008 | FULL STORY 
NANPA members showcase best nature images
The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) features its Members' Showcase 2008, a collection of outstanding nature photographs.
March 5, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features best images for February
Reuters has published a slideshow of the Pictures of the Month for February.
March 4, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Apple releases Aperture 2.0.1
Apple has released Aperture 2.0.1 for Mac, a maintenance update to the latest version of its pro photo management and RAW conversion application.
March 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Power of photography at work in Exxon court case
The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) reports that photos taken by Natalie Fobes, who photographed the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill for National Geographic, are being used in a case before the Supreme Court.
March 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Gallery captures the struggles of migrant workers
A multimedia gallery from the Stockton Record captures the struggle of migrant workers, who crossed the border illegally, to work in the San Joaquin Valley and their journey back home to their remote Mexican Village.
March 1, 2008 | 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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