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April 2011 News  
Technicolor releases CineStyle for video-capable Canon digital SLRs
Technicolor has released a Picture Style file for Canon digital SLRs. Called CineStyle, it's meant to flatten and desaturate video captured with Canon cameras so that optimum colour can be more readily achieved during post production. CineStyle is free and can be loaded into any current Canon digital SLR, though Technicolor advises it was "designed and optimized" for the EOS 5D Mark II.
April 29, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Tips for managing negativity on Facebook pages
BizReport has eight quick tips for business people, such as professional photographers, who may need to deal with negativity on the social media sites that are becoming an ever more important marketing platform for businesses of all kinds.
April 29, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic features the Royal Wedding gallery
The Atlantic online magazine features the Royal Wedding: In Photos.
April 29, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features best of week
MSNBC, as always, features a fine gallery of the weeks best images in the Week in Pictures: April 21 - 28.
April 29, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Devastating tornadoes sweep the south
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee provides coverage of the rash of twisters and their destructive paths in a gallery named Tornadoes devastate South, killing more than 200.
April 29, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Image gallery on food helps explain the world
Foreign Policy's online magazine features How Food Explains the World, a gallery along with a description of each image outlining the importance of certain foods in various parts of the world.
April 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch 2.1.2 for iPad now available
ShutterSnitch 2.1.2 for Apple's iPad and iPad 2 fixes several bugs, including one that was leading to crashes on the iPod touch 2nd generation and iPhone 3G.
April 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photosmith for iPad updated to v1.03
Photosmith v1.03 for Apple's iPad and iPad 2 corrects bugs related to DNG import and the reading of rotation information in JPEGs. It's out now as a free update for licensed users.
April 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2
If you're jazzed about Photosmith, the new app for managing photos on Apple's iPad and then syncing them to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, but you're also bummed that Apple's Camera Connection Kit doesn't include a module for CompactFlash, read on. We have a review of the CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2, a new accessory from Chinese accessory reseller M.I.C.
April 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Phase One releases Capture One 6.2
Phase One has upgraded its raw workflow applications Capture One Pro and Capture One Express to version 6.2. Among the improvements in the new version are enhanced local adjustments, improved performance, and support for raw files from several new cameras, including the Nikon D7000 (with tethered support), the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D and EOS Rebel T3/1100D (with tethered support), and a slew of high-end and interchangeable-lens compacts.
April 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Sony World Photography 2011 award winners announced
The recently-announced Sony World Photography Awards 2011 Winners include this Nature and Wildlife shortlist gallery. Accessing these galleries is a hit-and-miss proposition which hopefully will stabilize soon.
April 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Image Authentication system compromised, says IT security firm
The Russian IT security firm, ElcomSoft, says it has been able to compromise Nikon's Image Authentication system, which is designed to prove whether an image taken with a Nikon camera has been altered after capture. ElcomSoft says it has defeated this system and has posted several obviously faked photographs that are certified as unaltered when examined by Nikon's Image Authentication software. Last year, ElcomSoft similarly compromised Canon's Original Data Security Kit.
April 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic US$60 sale ends this Saturday
In celebration of the company's 15th anniversary, Camera Bits has since earlier this year been offering a special single user license of Photo Mechanic 4.6.6 for US$60. The promotional price for the powerful pro photo browser ends Saturday, April 30, 2011.
April 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes
On the spectrum of promising ways to make a living, fine-art photography exists way out at one end - the wrong end, not too far from shooting craps or, say, selling acorns door to door. Yet, without ever really planning to, Joseph O. Holmes has found himself making a go of it, all the while producing beautiful photographs too.
April 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Foreign Policy features the late Chris Hondros
Foreign Policy's online magazine features A Life Less Ordinary: The Photographs of Chris Hondros.
April 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features Montana horse drive
Reuters features a nice gallery by photographer Jim Urquhart on a Montana horse drive.
April 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Adobe updates Lens Profile Creator, DNG Profile Editor and DNG Codec
Adobe has updated the prerelease versions of its Lens Profile Creator and DNG Profile Editor utilities for Mac and Windows as well as DNG Codec for Windows. Preview version 3 of each is available from the Adobe Labs website.
April 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts Photoshop Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4
Originally posted as release candidates last month, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 for Mac and Windows are now available in final form. The updated versions extend RAW conversion support to 13 additional camera models including the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D, Fujifilm FinePix X100, Hasselblad H4D-40, Nikon D5100 and Olympus XZ-1 and correct several bugs including a magenta cast problem that affected Nikon D7000 multiple exposure NEFs. A total of 25 new or improved lens correction profiles are also included.
April 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon unveils AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens
Nikon has officially unveiled the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G, an update of the classic kit lens back in the days when film ruled the roost. The 2011 version features seven lens elements in six groups (including one aspherical element), Silent Wave autofocus with M-M/A switch, an aperture range of f/1.8-16, rounded (seven-blade) aperture diaphragm, a close focus distance of 1.48ft/45cm and a 58mm filter size.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon updates Digital Photo Professional, other digital SLR apps
Canon has posted updaters for Digital Photo Professional (DPP), EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor for Mac and Windows. Changes include support for the EOS Rebel T3i/600D and T3/1100D and various other feature modifications and corrections.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases firmware v1.2.5 for EOS 7D
Canon has posted firmware v1.2.5 for the EOS 7D. It corrects several bugs with and improves the performance of certain CompactFlash cards, fixes Arabic and Portuguese menu screen mistakes and addresses an instance in which lens image stabilization would not engage.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Lower-profile protective cover now available for Einstein 640
Paul C. Buff is now shipping a lower-profile protective flash tube/modeling light cover for the Einstein 640 monolight. Called the Einstein Shipping Cover, its reduced length should make it easier to fit the Einstein 640 into shallow carrying bags.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SLRGear reviews Nikon AF24mm f/1.4G lens
SLRGear has published its review of the AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens, which concludes that the lens "almost reaches" the very high expectations for it.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
iFixit tears down Nikon D5100
The online gadget repair emporium, iFixit, has disassembled the new Nikon D5100 DSLR, with accompanying photographs that give an idea of the complexity of a modern DSLR.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic focuses on Holy Week and Easter
The Atlantic features Holy Week and Easter, 2011, a gallery showing images of Christians around the world celebrating this time of year.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture features Chernobyl
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features an interesting gallery on the Chernobyl disaster 25th anniversary.
April 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photosmith iPad app now available
Photosmith, a new app for Apple's iPad that allows sorting, rating, captioning and keywording of pictures on the go, and then later syncing those pictures and metadata to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on a Mac or Windows computer, is now available from the iTunes App Store. We've had the pleasure of using Photosmith during its beta period and it has already joined our list of must-have photography apps for Apple's tablet. If you use Lightroom and own an iPad, we strongly recommend checking out Photosmith.
April 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Two war photographers talk injuries and ethics on NPR
National Public Radio features Two War Photographers On Their Injuries, Ethics, a multimedia presentation on combat photographers Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich.
April 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC sports gallery always worth a peek
MSNBC's the Week in Sports Pictures features peak action and otherwise interesting images from the previous week.
April 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Images show effects of oil spill one year later
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features Gulf oil spill one year later, a gallery of images showing the environmental and human effects of the disaster. By clicking on some of the images, it's possible to see a before-and-after effect of a 2010 image then a present-day image.
April 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases firmware v1.02 for D7000
Firmware v1.02 for the Nikon D7000 changes the long exposure noise reduction threshold from eight seconds to one second and corrects several bugs.
April 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Outside publishes Tim Hetherington's last interview
Outside's online magazine features an interview with Tim Hetherington, a few weeks before his death in Libya earlier this week.
April 22, 2011 | FULL STORY 
OnOne offers preview of layers plug-in for Lightroom, Aperture
OnOne is now offering a free public preview of Perfect Layers, a new plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and (eventually) Apple Aperture that brings to those applications much of the power of Photoshop's layers feature, including layer masks, blending modes, and adjustable opacity.
April 22, 2011 | FULL STORY 
TIME posts a whale of a gallery
TIME features Among Giants: A Life with Whales, an interesting gallery of images on whales in various parts of the world.
April 22, 2011 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch 2.1.1 fixes FTP export, highlight warning bugs
ShutterSnitch 2.1.1 for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch corrects FTP export and highlight warning bugs and adds the option to turn off the display of status messages in the app's title bar.
April 21, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photographers Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington killed in Libya
Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros and photographer and documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington, on assignment for Panos Pictures, died in a mortar blast in the Libyan city of Misurata earlier today. Two others, Michael Brown of Corbis and Panos Pictures Guy Martin, were treated for injuries sustained in the attack, note published reports.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
iPhone, 3G iPad discovered to be storing detailed location history (updated)
Data researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that Apple's iPhone and 3G-equipped iPad models running iOS 4.x store a detailed history of device location data on both the device and within computer backups created when syncing with iTunes. This data, which by default is not kept in encrypted or protected form, can be viewed with a program (Mac only, it appears) the researchers created to demonstrate their discovery.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Gigapan releases firmware update for Epic Pro
Firmware v171 for the Gigapan Epic Pro, a robotic device for capturing multiple-frame panoramas with digital SLR cameras, adds automatic exposure bracketing, timelapse panoramas, improved mirror lockup support, additional aspect ratios and more.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Oloneo announces PhotoEngine 1.0
Oloneo has announced that PhotoEngine 1.0 for Windows, its High Dynamic Range (HDR) and raw processing software, which has been in beta for the past nine months, will become available on May 31, 2011.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts white paper on optimizing Photoshop CS5 performance
Adobe has posted an 11-page white paper that goes into extensive detail on both hardware and software considerations and settings for optimizing Photoshop CS5 performance.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad announces focus on aerial photography, other specialty applications
Hasselblad has unveiled a new Special Applications division within the company, one which will at first focus on products for aerial photographers and will offer the H4D Aerial, a version of the company's flagship medium format digital camera that's purpose-built for shooting pictures from the air. Customization options include the addition of a GPS unit, automatic engagement of the mirror-up feature when the camera is powered on and support for tightly-synchronized multiple camera triggering.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LENS features the Pulitzer Eddie Adams didn't want
LENS, The New York Times photo blog, features a story on The Pulitzer Eddie Adams Didn't Want.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic galleries worth seeing
National Geographic features half a dozen fine galleries on its gallery page but two in particular that caught our eye are Buoyant in Bangladesh and Open All Night (Happy Hour in a Tree).
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Imaging Resource reviews Olympus XZ-1 high-end compact
Imaging Resource has published a detailed review of the Olympus XZ-1, a compact digital camera aimed at serious photographers that includes the ability to shoot in RAW format and a 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) lens that opens to f/1.8.
April 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi 2.0.1 for iOS devices adds support for Direct Mode transfers
Eye-Fi 2.0.1 for iOS devices adds support for the Direct Mode feature of Eye-Fi X2-series wireless/memory SDHC cards running firmware v4.5021 or later. The new version of the app is available now as a free download from the iTunes App Store and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft releases Photosynth panorama app for iOS
Microsoft has released an iOS app for its Photosynth technology, a set of tools for creating and viewing 3D and immersive panorama imagery. The Photosynth iOS app lets you interactively shoot immersive panoramas with your iPhone and easily share them in various ways, including via social networking sites or Bing Maps.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PhotoRescue Wizard beta adds video recovery preview
A beta release of PhotoRescue Wizard, the powerful photo and video recovery application for Mac and Windows, adds the ability to preview - even before purchasing the software - whether the application is able to recover video files from a malfunctioning memory card. The feature is similar to the photo recovery preview the program has had since its inception, but is now extended to video. PhotoRescue Wizard beta 3.2.7.13957 is available for download now.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SI leads off with best sports images
Sports Illustrated highlights a selection of the best sports images of the week in Leading Off: Pictures of the Week.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic takes a look at recent tornadoes
The Atlantic features Tornadoes Sweep Across the South, a gallery of images from the 250 reported tornadoes in the southern US.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photographers in peril and their work featured
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a look at Photographers in peril and images from their dangerous work.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon posts Capture NX2 2.2.7, Camera Control Pro 2.9.0 (updated)
Nikon has updated Capture NX2 to v2.2.7, adding support for NEFs shot with the D5100 and correcting several bugs. Camera Control Pro 2.9.0 also adds support for the D5100, including its HDR and Special Effects features, plus the new version is certified for use with OS X 10.6.6 on the Mac.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi officially releases Direct Mode firmware update (updated)
Eye-Fi has now officially made available the Direct Mode firmware update for its X2-series wireless/memory SDHC cards. While it has been possible since the weekend to install the new firmware, to do so required the use of a backdoor method. Now, when you insert an Eye-Fi X2 card into a reader and launch Eye-Fi Center, the software should automatically prompt you to install v4.5022.
April 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
2011 Pulitzer Prizes for photography announced
The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography has been awarded jointly to Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn, and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post, and the Pulitzer for feature photography has gone to Barbara Davidson of The Los Angeles Times.
April 18, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC posts weekly best in sports
MSNBC features the Week in Sports Pictures, a selection of the best peak action or otherwise interesting images from the world of sports.
April 18, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon Female Photojournalist Award open for submissions
The 11th annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is open for submissions. The submission deadline is May 31, 2011, and the winner will receive a 8,000 grant to continue and complete a photojournalism project.
April 18, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2)
Eye-Fi is in the process of rolling out the Direct Mode router feature for its X2-series wireless/memory combo cards. Eye-Fi Center 3.3 for Mac and Windows, which is required to enable and configure Direct Mode, is now live. The Direct Mode-savvy Eye-Fi mobile app for Android is also available, in the Android Market (the updated iOS app, v2.0.1, is not yet showing in the iTunes App Store). The final piece of the puzzle, new card firmware v4.5201, is officially out for the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 8GB and - through a backdoor procedure detailed at the end of this article - for other X2-series cards as well.
April 17, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Free webinar on "What Brides Want" from their photographers April 19th
Album maker Zookbinders is offering a free half-hour webinar for wedding photographers entitled "What Brides Want". It takes place this Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 1:00pm EDT.
April 16, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC's weekly gallery always good viewing
MSNBC features a fine gallery in The Week in Pictures.
April 15, 2011 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch 2.1 improves zoom, adds star ratings to JPEGs (updated)
ShutterSnitch, the stellar app for receiving pictures wirelessly on an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, has been updated to v2.1. Smoother zooming (the blocks-coming-together weirdness of the zoom function has been eliminated), the ability to add star ratings to JPEGs (which are then recognized by Photo Mechanic, Photoshop Lightroom and other star ratings-savvy programs), an overexposed highlights alert and SmugMug export are among the list of refinements in the new release.
April 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Free webinar on HDR photography from Sekonic
Sekonic is hosting a free webinar on high dynamic range (HDR) photography that will be presented by photographer Joe Brady on April 20, 2011 at 1:00pm EDT and repeated at 3:00pm EDT.
April 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
CalDigit updates USB 3.0 drivers to support Mac OS X 10.6.7
CalDigit has updated the Mac driver for its USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI Express Card and SuperSpeed ExpressCard for Laptop products. Version 1.2.6 of the driver adds support for Mac OS X 10.6.7 as well as the Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro 17 inch.
April 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Dan Winters talks about his career in editorial photography
The blog A Photo Editor has published part 1 of a lengthy 2-part interview with well-known editorial photographer Dan Winters. In part 1, Winters talks about his start in photojournalism and the early breaks he got by attending the Eddie Adams Workshop.
April 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PocketWizard PowerMC2 module for Einstein 640 monolight now available
LPA Design has released the PocketWizard PowerMC2 remote power control module for the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight. The version that's now shipping is compatible with U.S./Canada 340-354MHz PocketWizard transmitters, and is available exclusively from Paul C. Buff for US$99.95.
April 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Police misconduct: what Times-Picayune staff photographer didn't shoot
The Los Angeles Times has published a story, part indictment and part regret, about a former New Orleans Times-Picayune staff photographer, Alex Brandon, now with the Associated Press, whose court testimony last year highlights complex questions about journalistic independence. In his testimony, Brandon acknowledged withholding some information about, and in one case following instructions not to shoot pictures of, extreme police misbehavior in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, including the unprovoked killing of unarmed civilians.
April 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Art directors on how still photographers can land video gigs
PDNOnline has posted a short article with some hints from photo editors and art directors about what they look for when they consider giving a video assignment to a still photographer. It includes three short reels by still photographers that landed video jobs for their creators.
April 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
When bad things happen to good cameras
In the newsroom where Rob Galbraith and I first worked together, there was an aquarium with a Nikon F3 being used as an artificial reef. It was on display courtesy of one of the other staff photographers, who had accidentally dipped it into the Pacific Ocean, thereby bringing its working life to a premature end. Here are links to some other cameras that met with similar difficulties.
April 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LENS highlights multimedia clip on the Salton Sea
LENS, The New York Times photo blog highlights a multimedia presentation on the Salton Sea by Jim Lo Scalzo.
April 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G poised for release?
Nikon's global website contains an entry today for an as-yet-unannounced AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens, complete with specifications and reduced-resolution sample photos. Main features of the apparent replacement for the AF 50mm f/1.8D include one aspherical lens element, Silent Wave autofocus with M/A switch, seven-blade diaphragm and a minimum focus distance of 1.48ft/45cm.
April 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic looks at Signs of Spring
The Atlantic features a large-image gallery on the Signs of Spring.
April 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Apple to ship Final Cut Pro X in June for US$299
Apple previewed the next major revision of its flagship video editing software today at the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Called Final Cut Pro X, it's to ship in June for US$299 from the Mac App Store.
April 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Dynalite XP1100, Tronix Explorer XT SE data added to Vagabond Mini Lithium review
We've added test results for the Dynalite XP1100 and Innovatronix Tronix Explorer XT SE to our recent review of the Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack, as well as information on a suggested method for mounting the Vagabond Mini Lithium to a lightstand in the event the unit's included spring clamp isn't cutting it.
April 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PhotoRescue Wizard updated to v3.2.6.13029
PhotoRescue Wizard, the venerable photo and video recovery program for Mac and Windows, has been updated to v3.2.6.13029. Changes include improved recovery capabilities for certain Pentax, Canon and Hasselblad files.
April 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo unveils Retrospective 5 shoulder bag
Camera bag maker Think Tank Photo has unveiled the Retrospective 5, an addition to its classically-styled soft shoulder bag line that's aimed at rangefinder and 4/3s camera users but is equally useful for digital SLR shooters who desire a small, unobtrusive bag in which to tuck a flash, short lens and other accessories. We've been test driving the Retrospective 5 for about a week and it has instantly become a favourite, thanks primarily to its compactness, carrying comfort and, like the rest of the Retrospective line, its old-school appearance.
April 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Wi-Fi router functionality coming to Eye-Fi X2 cards this week (updated)
Eye-Fi has announced that Direct Mode, the Wi-Fi router functionality announced in January for its line of memory/Wi-Fi combo cards, will be available later this week. It will enable any X2-series Eye-Fi SDHC card to act as an infrastructure-type Wi-Fi hotspot, complete with WPA2 security and DHCP server functionality. Eye-Fi has also retooled its X2 lineup, which is now comprised of the Connect X2 4GB and new Mobile X2 8GB, which differ only in their capacities, and the Pro X2 8GB, which has been reduced in price.
April 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Cinevate announces compact DSLR slider, accessory mounting 'sticks'
Cinevate has announced two new DSLR video products: a slider called the Atlas FLT, which is 26 inches long and weighs less than 10 lbs., and Proteus Grip Sticks, a line of simple, configurable arms for mounting accessories like video monitors or audio recorders to DSLR video rigs.
April 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Reuters' Goran Tomasevic talks about shooting the Libyan rebellion
The BBC has posted an interview with Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic, a 20-year veteran of conflict photography, who talks about some of his pictures from the Libyan rebellion, as well as his experiences shooting in that chaotic environment.
April 11, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Adobe announces Creative Suite CS5.5, subscriptions and iPad SDK
Adobe has unveiled Creative Suite CS5.5, featuring enhancements to several of the applications that comprise the suite; a new subscription option that enables Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications to be licensed for use month-to-month or a year at a time; and the Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK, which allows developers to create apps for Apple's iPad, RIM's upcoming Playbook and Android devices, apps that can interact with Photoshop CS5 running on a Mac or Windows computer. Adobe themselves have created three iPad apps - Color Lava, Eazel and Nav - which are expected to be available in the iTunes App Store in early May.
April 11, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Rich Clarkson talks about his favourite photos
The Denver Post blog features Rich Clarkson: Life behind the lens, a selection of the photographer's favourite sports images along with a description of each one.
April 11, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LA Times features best of the week
The Los Angeles Times features an extensive large-image gallery of The Week in Pictures: April 4 - 10, 2011.
April 11, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic features gallery on world's artificial reefs
The Atlantic features Artificial Reefs Around the World, a look at a number of these structures and the surprising variation in materials used to build them.
April 9, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC selects its weekly gallery
MSNBC features the Week in Pictures, a selection of the top images from March 31 - April 7.
April 9, 2011 | FULL STORY 
ABC News exec cites high demand for economical, high quality video news
In a two-minute video interview with Beet.TV, the man in charge of digital for ABC News, Paul Slavin, spoke of the "limitless" demand for video journalism and said the challenge is to produce economical, high quality video news to meet it.
April 8, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Getty Images editorial photography grants open for applications
The editorial photography grants program from Getty Images, which provides five grants of US$20,000 each for photojournalists, is now open for applications. Getty must receive applications by May 1, 2011.
April 8, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro v1.2 announced
Canon Europe has announced that the free Canon EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro, which helps simplify and speed up the transfer of Canon DSLR video footage into editable format in Apple Final Cut Pro, is being updated to version 1.2.
April 8, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Delkin unveils Elite 633 SDHC UHS-1 cards, USB 3.0 card reader
Later this month, Delkin will ship a line of SDHC cards specified to deliver up to 95MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds, and has already released a USB 3.0 card reader that accepts CompactFlash, SD/SDHC/SDXC and several other memory card formats. The Elite 633 SDHC UHS-1 series will come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities; their official speed rating suggests they'll be the fastest SD-format cards available, by a wide margin, in devices that can take advantage of their throughput potential. The USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader, which is shipping now, is the first USB 3.0 reader to emerge from a name brand accessory maker and promises quicker card-to-computer transfers than a USB 2.0 reader when copying photos from speedier memory cards.
April 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalist comments on early experiences with crowd-sourced project funding
The blog A Photo Editor has posted some brief but interesting comments by photojournalist Thomas Van Houtryve about his experience using the new crowd-funding web site Emphas.is to fund a documentary photography project called "21st Century Communism".
April 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
NPPA features dean of all picture editors
The National Press Photographers Association features John G. Morris: Capa's 11 frames from D-Day, a multimedia presentation about the man who's been called "the dean of all picture editors."
April 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon's Japan lens plant to resume operation mid-April
Canon's latest news release on the impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the northeast region of Japan indicates the company's lens plant in Utsunomiya will resume production mid-month. The status of Canon's other domestic production facilities varies, though most are at least partly operational while some are achieving full production levels. The release cites the ongoing blackouts and difficulties in procuring parts and raw materials as continuing to impact manufacturing activities.
April 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos
Last fall, Agence France-Presse staff photographer Carl de Souza shot a series of photos inside a steel mill in Islamabad, Pakistan. Armed with a Nikon D3S, he captured the grit and beauty of the molten metal rods, and the workers wrangling them, during a day-and-a-half at the hot, smoky facility in the country's capital. The result is a set of remarkable pictures of an industrial setting few get to see. We spoke to de Souza about the experience.
April 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
India's World Cup cricket win captured
People are so passionate about baseball and hockey, the sports are sometimes likened to religions in North America but India's recent cricket victory looks every bit the part in a gallery from The Atlantic called India Wins 2011 Cricket World Cup.
April 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
X-Rite i1 Photo Pro, other i1Profiler packages now available
X-Rite is now shipping its long-awaited i1Profiler colour management software, in i1Photo Pro and several other hardware and/or software packages.
April 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Remarkable machine vision recognition and tracking technology demonstrated
A Ph.D student at The University of Surrey named Zdenek Kalal has released a very cool video demonstrating an object tracking algorithm he has developed for video image streams. You designate the object within a scene that you want to track and the algorithm can not only follow it as it moves, it also learns how the object's appearance changes as its angle or distance to the camera changes.
April 5, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photographers describe covering the tsunami aftermath
The Los Angeles Times features Behind the lens: Covering the Japan earthquake aftermath, a first-hand account from two photojournalists covering the early days of the tsunami's devastation.
April 5, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon launches 16.08 million image pixel D5100
Nikon has launched its latest amateur-oriented camera, the D5100. The new digital SLR, an upgrade of the D5000, incorporates a 16.08 million image pixel DX-size sensor, 4fps burst rate, ISO range of 100-6400 (plus 12,800 and 25,600), 11-area autofocus, in-camera HDR, 1080p/30fps video with continuous AF and the option of connecting an external stereo mic. The D5100 retains the tilt/swivel screen of its predecessor, but it's now hinged on the side rather than the bottom of the camera.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces Stereo Microphone ME-1 for digital SLRs
Nikon's second announcement of the day is the ME-1, an ultra-compact unidirectional condenser microphone featuring a hot shoe mount, 3.5mm stereo output connector, low-cut filter, removable windscreen and "noise dampening components designed to minimize noise resulting from AF operation," says a press release. The ME-1 is meant for use with Nikon digital cameras that incorporate a stereo audio input jack, including the D3S, D300S, D7000, D5100 and P7000. The new microphone does not require a battery; instead, it draws power from the connected camera.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikkor lens production reaches 60 million units
Total production of Nikon's Nikkor-series lenses reached the 60 million mark last month, notes the company in a press release. The Nikkor lineup is now comprised of over 60 lenses from fisheye to supertelephoto.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Innovatronix releases specifications for upcoming Explorer Mini, XT3
Innovatronix has now released detailed specifications for its upcoming Tronix Explorer Mini and Tronix Explorer XT3 portable power packs for studio flash, which the company plans to ship starting in May and June, respectively.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
NPAC posts 2010 Pictures of the Year nominees gallery
The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) has published a gallery showcasing the nominees for its 2010 Pictures of the Year competition.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
New DSLR-based immersive video technology previewed by Danfung Dennis
Photographer and Sundance Film Festival winning DSLR filmmaker Danfung Dennis has previewed a new immersive video technology dubbed Condition ONE. The prototype is reportedly based on a video-capable Canon DSLR which captures the entire human field of view as a distorted circular image. The resulting footage can be projected without distortion on the interior surface of a dome, or viewed interactively on a tablet device.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Reuters photoblog features commentary
Reuters features, Asia - A Week in Pictures April 3, 2011, a photoblog and commentary on some of the recent images in the news.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Rubber ducks and cricket highlight gallery
MCNBC features a gallery of interesting moments in The Week in Sports Pictures.
April 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated
Recently, Houston-based photographer Robert Seale was hired by Sports Illustrated magazine to make a picture of Tampa Bay Rays slugger Evan Longoria for its April 4, 2011 issue. Like so much of what Seale does, the strong photo he produced was the combination of a good idea, extensive preparation and, in this instance, a willingness to photograph straight up from beneath a 400lb sheet of Plexiglas. Here is his account of how the photo came together.
April 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SI gallery features a couple of dandies
There are a couple of images in this gallery from Sports Illustrated that make the gallery a worthwhile visit.
April 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Reuters highlights the best images of March
Reuters features Pictures of the month: March, a selection of the best images taken by the news agency's photographers from around the world.
April 1, 2011 | FULL STORY 
People the focus of this Afghanistan gallery
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features Afghanistan, March 2011, a gallery of images from that focuses more on the people than the military.
April 1, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nice gallery on springs storms in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features an interesting gallery on the wacky weather with Spring storms across the U.S.
April 1, 2011 | FULL STORY 
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