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August 2010 News  
Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 updates
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2. The new versions, which were initially made available as release candidates earlier this month, extend RAW conversion support to 16 new camera models including the Canon EOS 60D and Sony Alpha NEX-5. Lens correction profiles have been improved, while 120 new profiles have been added. In addition, Lightroom 3.2 includes a number of bug fixes, plus photos can now be uploaded direct to Facebook and SmugMug from within the application.
August 31, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Highway congestion shown across the globe
Foreign Policy's online magazine features No Exit, a gallery sowing gridlock and busy traffic conditions across the globe.
August 30, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features weekly sports gallery
Reuters features a gallery of Weekly sports highlights from throughout the world.
August 30, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Post features best of week gallery
The Denver Post's photo blog features Pictures of the Week: August 27, 2010.
August 28, 2010 | FULL STORY 
New 500mm f/4, 600mm f/4 in development, says Canon
New versions of the Canon 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 lenses are in development, with prototypes of each to be shown at next month's Photokina 2010 trade show in Cologne, Germany.
August 26, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon unveils 8-15mm fisheye, updated supertelephotos and more
Canon has today introduced four new EF lenses, including an L-series 8-15mm fisheye, plus two new teleconverters. The six are the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS, EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, Extender EF 1.4x III and Extender EF 2x III.
August 25, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces EOS 60D with vari-angle rear LCD
Canon has unveiled the EOS 60D. The successor to the EOS 50D fits in between the EOS T2i/550D and EOS 7D in Canon's lineup and gets many of its still and video features from these models. It has a 17.92 million image pixel CMOS sensor, shoots stills at up to 5.3fps, sports 63-zone metering and 9-point AF systems, can control and trigger remote Speedlites with its built-in flash and captures 1080p video at up to 30fps. It's also the first Canon digital SLR to incorporate a tilt-and-twist rear LCD.
August 25, 2010 | FULL STORY 
NYT Magazine publishes stunning still/video tennis feature
The New York Times Magazine has published a series of powerful still photos and stunning slow motion video of some of the top women's tennis players. Called Women Who Hit Very Hard, both the stills and video - captured with a high speed camera from Vision Research - were produced by a team led by fashion photographer and director Dewey Nicks.
August 25, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Then-and-now images of Katrina featured
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features Hurricane Katrina five years later, a gallery which revisits many of the strong images from that time and also includes a series of interesting then-and-now images.
August 25, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nik Software launches HDR Efex Pro
Nik Software has launched HDR Efex Pro, a high dynamic range imaging plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture that features the company's U Point selection technology, proprietary tone mapping algorithms, automatic image alignment and more.
August 25, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases Capture NX2 v2.2.5 updater
Nikon has released Capture NX2 v2.2.5 for Mac and Windows, an update that adds conversion support for RAW files captured with the D3100, implements various changes to the Picture Control settings, corrects an instance of non-smooth image gradations in RAW files opened in the application, adds correction profiles for certain newer lenses and introduces compatibility with OS X 10.6.4 in the Mac version.
August 25, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Getty Images launches Archive Photos collection
Getty Images has announced the launch of the Archive Photos collection, culled from the Hulton Archive (which Getty owns) and comprised of 80,000 digitized images "carefully selected to reflect America's defining moments, places and personalities."
August 24, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon develops 120MP CMOS sensor in 1.3X size
Canon has announced the creation of a CMOS image sensor that's very slightly larger than that found in the 16.1 million pixel EOS-1D Mark IV, but with a whopping 120 million pixels and a readout rate of up to 9.5fps.
August 24, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Coming DSLR Camera Remote update to support Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D
A coming update to onOne Software's DSLR Camera Remote, the slick remote camera control system for Apple's mobile devices, will add support for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D.
August 23, 2010 | FULL STORY 
V-Grip Air vertical grip incorporates wireless Profoto triggering
Phase One, Mamiya and Profoto have jointly announced the V-Grip Air, a vertical grip for Phase One 645DF and Mamiya 645DF medium format cameras that, in addition to offering a vertical shutter button and other controls, incorporates a Profoto Air transmitter inside that's capable of triggering compatible Air receivers at shutter speeds up to 1/1600.
August 23, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Plog posts another stellar gallery of week's best
The Denver Post's photo blog features Pictures of the Week: August 20, 2010, another fine gallery of the best images from around the world.
August 20, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Colour and landscape used to tell story
LENS, The New York Times blog, features George Georgiou in Modern Turkey, an interesting collection of images which effectively use colour and landscapes to tell a story.
August 20, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Zoom H1 audio recorder now shipping for US$99
The diminutive Zoom H1 digital audio recorder is now shipping. Despite its small size it incorporates many of the features of the popular (and larger) H4N, ones that should make it suitable for capturing sound alongside digital SLR video. These features include built-in stereo mics, an external 3.5mm mic jack, recording in either WAV or MP3 format at up to 24-bit/96kHz and a 3.5mm headphone jack for both monitoring and playback.
August 19, 2010 | FULL STORY 
BBC features audio slideshow of jazz photographer
The British Broadcasting Company features a delightful audio slideshow of the black-and-white images of the late Herman Leonard who photographed many of the jazz legends.
August 19, 2010 | FULL STORY 
NPR hesitant to ask if photojournalism is dead
National Public Radio features a story and images in Is Photojournalism Dead? We Almost Hate To Ask.
August 19, 2010 | FULL STORY 
How to beat the heat
Reuters features a fine gallery of images showing how people throughout the world are Beating the heat.
August 19, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Last combat brigade leaves Iraq
The Denver Post photo blog features On War: Last American combat brigade leaves Iraq, a extensive gallery of poignant images from the the past seven years and five months.
August 19, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon PowerShot S95 gains in-camera HDR, 720p video
The 9.98 million image pixel Canon PowerShot S95 adds in-camera high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, 720p video (with stereo sound) and Hybrid IS image stabilization to the S90 it replaces. The S95 is slated to ship later this month at an expected street price of US$399.99 in the U.S.
August 19, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon rolls out four new lenses including AF-S 85mm f/1.4
Nikon has today introduced four new Nikkor lenses, three of which are geared for use on FX Format (full frame) cameras. The 
AF-S 85mm f/1.4G, AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR are all to ship in September. Including these four additions, Nikon has introduced a total of seven lenses this year.
August 18, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D3100 digital SLR includes 1080p video with continuous autofocus
Nikon has officially unveiled the D3100, an entry-level digital SLR that's the first from Nikon to capture video at 1080p resolution, as well as the first from any digital SLR maker to offer continuous autofocus operation while video is being recorded. The camera is built around a 14.2MP DX-size CMOS sensor and has an 11-point AF system, 3fps burst rate, ISO range of 100-3200 (plus 6400 and 12,800) and new EXPEED 2 image processing.
August 18, 2010 | FULL STORY 
An artistic view of cities from around the world
Foreign Policy's online magazine features Metropolis Now, a collection of artistic images taken of cities from around the world.
August 18, 2010 | FULL STORY 
PluralEyes for Premiere Pro out of beta
The beta period for PluralEyes for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5 has now ended, paving the way for today's official release of the audio synchronization add-on. Purchases made between now and September 17, 2010 will receive a 20% discount on the US$149 price when ordered direct from Singular Software. PluralEyes for Premiere Pro is for Windows only, while a Mac version is to follow at an unspecified later date.
August 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Fujilfilm to ship compact 3D digital still/HD video camera next month
Fujifilm has announced the FinePix REAL 3D W3, its second twin-sensor compact digital camera capable of producing images suitable for viewing on 3D televisions and the first camera of its kind to capture 3D video at 720p resolution. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 will ship in early September 2010 for US$499.95 in the U.S.
August 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon Canada CPS program extended to video shooters
Canon Canada has announced that, starting September 1, 2010, its Canon Professional Services (CPS) program will be opened to those using Canon equipment to capture video.
August 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces EOS 7D Studio Version camera, kit
Canon USA has formally announced the EOS 7D Studio Version camera and barcode kit. The combination of EOS 7D body and WFT-E5A wireless transmitter, both modified for use with barcode scanners, began shipping late last month at an expected street price of US$2599. Canon USA has now set a US$1829 body-only price, for those who want this special 7D's ability to lock camera settings but already have or don't require a WFT-E5A for barcode scanning.
August 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases ViewNX 2
Nikon has released ViewNX 2, a new version of its basic browsing and RAW conversion utility for Mac and Windows.
August 17, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Nikon introduces update to projector-equipped Coolpix
Nikon has officially introduced the Coolpix S1100PJ, an update to its S1000pj compact camera that incorporates a brighter built-in projector, 14.1MP sensor, 28-140mm (equivalent) VR lens, 3 inch (diagonal) touch LCD screen and 720p/30fps video recording in a restyled body.
August 16, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Sports action caught in Stern gallery
Stern's online magazine features an interesting collection of images from the world of sports.
August 16, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Baumann finds work in retirement
J. Bruce Baumann, who retired from the Evansville, Indiana Courier in 2007, launches Posey Magazine, an interesting bi-monthly online magazine dedicated to the people of Posey County, Indiana.
August 15, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Paul C. Buff to commence shipping revised PLM umbrellas later this month
Paul C. Buff will commence shipping revised versions of the most sought after sizes and surfaces of its Parabolic Light Modification (PLM) system umbrellas later this month. This includes the 64 inch and 86 inch silver versions, as well as the new 51 inch silver. The 51 inch white surface model is available now.
August 14, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Firmware v5.150 for PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 released
LPA Design has released firmware v5.150 for the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon. The new version corrects instances of partially dark frames affecting the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV, as well as improper flash exposures with several Canon models.
August 14, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Plog posts best images of the week
The Denver Post's photo blog features Pictures of the Week: August 13, 2010, an interesting gallery of images to close out the week.
August 13, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Young photographer talks about internship
LENS, The New York Times blog features a gallery and story about Luke Sharrett, 21, who talks about his internship with the Times which included a stint with the Washington press corps.
August 13, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Interesting gallery features Russia
Reuters features an interesting gallery from Inside Russia.
August 13, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Gallery features images taken in silhouette
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a gallery of images taken In silhouette.
August 10, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Editor's Choice gallery worth a look
The first image alone is a good reason to look at this Reuters slideshow of the best images from the past 24 hours called Editor's Choice.
August 10, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Lightroom 3.2, Camera Raw 6.2 release candidates posted
Adobe has posted release candidates of Photoshop Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2.
August 9, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts July's best
Reuters features Pictures of the month: July, a gallery of the best images in July by Reuters photographers around the world.
August 9, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Images show severity of flooding in Pakistan
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a gallery of stunning images from the Severe flooding in Pakistan.
August 7, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Tether Tools introduces Aero series laptop platforms for photographers
Tether Tools has launched a new line of laptop platforms for photographers. Called the Aero series and available in two sizes and finishes, the platform is made of high strength aluminum, is designed to quickly attach to a light stand or tripod and includes a soft case. Tether Tools also makes and sells a variety of accessories for use with tethered setups, including the cleverly named JerkStopper Tethering Kit designed to prevent the accidental pullout of camera and computer cables.
August 6, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Post blog captures Pictures of the Week
The Denver Posts's photo blog features Pictures of the Week: August 5, 2010.
August 6, 2010 | FULL STORY 
LPA Design releases v5.100 firmware for Canon MiniTT1, FlexTT5
Firmware v5.100 for the Canon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 is now available. This is the official release of the firmware that first appeared last month in public beta form and includes support for the AC3 ZoneController, adds or improves support for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D, EOS 7D and EOS-1D Mark IV and fixes various bugs.
August 4, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Gallery highlights pictures in the news
The Los Angeles Times features nearly 100 images in a gallery of Pictures in the News.
August 4, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Northern and southern lights on display
The Christian Science Monitor features a gallery of colourful scenic images on The Northern and Southern Lights.
August 4, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Perilous journey to the north documented
Foreign Policy online magazine features Blood on the Tracks, a gallery of black and white images of Central American migrants and their dangerous journey north.
August 3, 2010 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC galleries top notch
MSNBC features This Week in Pictures, July 22 - 29 and flooding in Pakistan, a pair of galleries that caught our eye.
August 3, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Metadata editor METAmachine 2 released
HindSight has released METAmachine 2 for Mac and Windows, a new version of the powerful metadata editing software that improves the keywording and licensing capabilities of the program while also providing a significant speed boost when run on Macs with Intel processors.
August 3, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.3
Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.3 for the Mac OS. It adds support for the RAW formats of eight additional digital cameras, mostly compact models, from Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.
August 2, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Former Magnum London head declares photojournalism dead
In an insightful if gloomy article on the Editorial Photographers UK site, Neil Burgess, a founder of Magnum in London who now runs his own picture agency, argues it's time to stop talking about the pending death of photojournalism and instead declare it officially dead.
August 2, 2010 | FULL STORY 
Article on Canon EOS 7D with barcode support updated
Lots of new information has been added to last week's article on the Canon EOS 7D barcode camera. If you're interested in this new kit from Canon you'll want to give the article another read.
August 2, 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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