Rob Galbraith DPI Digital photography news, reviews, tutorials and discussion forums for professional photographers http://www.robgalbraith.com/ http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12772 Personal message: a new job means a big change for this website Earlier this month, I accepted a photojournalism instructor position at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) here in Calgary. SAIT is home to one of Canada's premiere visual journalism programs, and I'm excited that the teaching of future Canadian photojournalists will be my full-time gig starting in a few week's time. My new job has led to an especially difficult decision regarding this website, please see the full story for more.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12772 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12776 Nick Didlick demonstrates video, time-lapse abilities of Nikon 1 V1 Vancouver, Canada-based photographer Nick Didlick has recently posted two short movies showcasing the video and time-lapse capabilities of the Nikon 1 V1 camera. Each is well worth a look, both for what Didlick has captured and for the ethereal effect he has given each video in post-production. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12776 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12406 A few thoughts about the Nikon D4 Since picking up a Nikon D4 in March it has been my go-to camera for low light and high speed photography, supplementing a D800E that's now used for just about everything else. Here are a few observations about D4 image quality, autofocus, wireless networking and more. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12406 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12765 Usability improvements headline ShutterSnitch 2.5 ShutterSnitch, our favourite iOS app for receiving pictures from a wireless-capable camera, is soon to be updated to v2.5. The new version brings with it some of the best usability improvements in the app since v2.0 was released back in 2010. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12765 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12751 New Vagabond Mini Lithium mounting option now available In November 2011, we published a roundup of some of the light stand mounting methods available for the Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack. It included a homegrown solution developed by photographer James Burke, one that we really liked but lacked the tools and skill to make ourselves. Burke has solved that problem, by turning his custom clamp into a product that's now available for purchase. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12751 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12771 Third public beta of Photo Mechanic 5 posted Camera Bits has posted the third public beta version of Photo Mechanic 5, the next major iteration of the pro photo browsing, captioning and uploading application for Mac and Windows. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12771 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12770 Sun Scout iOS app displays sun position via iPhone camera We were recently alerted to an iOS app called Sun Scout, which superimposes a graphical representation of the sun's future position on a scene captured by your iPhone's camera. If, for example, you are scouting a shooting location, Sun Scout will plot and display the sun's path, for a date and range of times that you specify, on the image of the scene as captured by your camera. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12770 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12769 Speedlite 600EX-RT, ST-E3-RT support added in latest PocketWizard beta firmware LPA Design has posted beta firmware for the Canon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless remote devices. Beta firmware v6.104 adds support for the Speedlite 600EX-RT and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT. It also incorporates rear curtain sync improvements and corrects a bug related to FlexTT5 remote camera triggering. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12769 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12736 Photography prominent in Posey Magazine Posey Magazine features a look at life in Posey County, Indiana through words and prominent photography play. Featured on the right side of the main page are past issues of Posey that are well worth a look. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12736 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12768 Creativity abounds in Tour de France gallery The Atlantic features The 2012 Tour de France, Part 1 of 2, a gallery exhibiting high creativity of the photographers involved. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12768 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12767 Nik releases HDR Efex Pro 2 Nik has released HDR Efex Pro 2, a major update to the high-dynamic range imaging plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. Major improvements include a new tone-mapping engine, an updated user interface, and a variety of new feature such as chromatic aberration reduction, graduated neutral density control, a history browser, and more.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12767 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12766 How four photojournalism students scooped the world A University of Montana publication called Main Hall to Main Street has a great story recounting a day in the 1990s when four of the University's photojournalism students scooped the world. Alerted to the U.S. FBI's impending arrest of the Unabomber, the quartet followed an unlikely hunch that led to their photos running on the cover of Newsweek, in The New York Times, and in many other international publications. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12766 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12764 SunPhos, sun path prediction app for Android now available Introduced earlier this year, SunPhos, a sun path prediction/display app for Android allows photographers and videographers to graphically display the location and angle of the sun, and thus the path of its light, for any given time and place. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12764 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12763 Reuters features Full Focus for June Reuters Full Focus features the Images of June in a large-image gallery. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12763 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12762 Nikon developing AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6G supertelephoto Nikon has announced the development of the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6G supertelephoto lens. It will feature Silent Wave autofocus, a three-position (A/M, M/A, M) focus mode switch, a drop-in filter slot and Vibration Reduction. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12762 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12750 Feature: Steve Simon's passion for documentary photography A career in documentary photojournalism has never been an easy path and that seems to be more true now than ever before. Yet Steve Simon persists. For us, Simon has long been an exemplar of a photographer doing consistently excellent work while pursuing his passion for documentary photography and managing, by hook or by crook, to get interesting and worthwhile projects done. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12750 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12757 Lexar to release XQD memory cards before end of September Lexar has announced their intention to ship Lexar-branded XQD memory cards later this quarter, meaning they should be available before the end of September. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12757 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12756 Lexar releases firmware fix for USB 3.0 reader incompatibility Lexar today has posted a firmware update for its Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader that corrects an incompatibility with the USB 3.0 ports of Apple's newest notebooks, including the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12756 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12755 onOne reduces cost of DSLR Camera Remote apps onOne Software has cut the prices of its DSLR Camera Remote apps in half. Now, DSLR Camera Remote Professional Edition 1.4.3 for the iPhone and iPod touch is US$9.99, down from US$19.99, while DSLR Camera Remote HD 1.4.3 for the iPad is US$24.99, rather than US$49.99. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12755 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12752 MSNBC features week in sports MSNBC features some interesting moments in this edition of the Week in Sports Pictures. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12752 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12753 Los Angeles Times: Pictures in the News The Los Angeles Times has published a fine daily gallery in Pictures in the News: July 9, 2012.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12753 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12754 The Atlantic: The Running of the Bulls 2012 The Atlantic has an interesting gallery on the spectacle that is The Running of the Bulls 2012. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12754 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12748 Second public beta of Photo Mechanic 5 posted Camera Bits has posted the second public beta version of Photo Mechanic 5, the next major iteration of the pro photo browsing, captioning and uploading application for Mac and Windows. Sat, 07 Jul 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12748 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12747 Camera Bits releases public beta of Photo Mechanic 5 Camera Bits has released a public beta version of Photo Mechanic 5, the next major iteration of the pro photo browsing, captioning and uploading application for Mac and Windows. New features include optional automatic image import when a memory card is mounted, video playback (including frame grabbing on the Mac), a non-modal preview window, streamlined photo transfers and various IPTC/XMP metadata improvements. Photo Mechanic 5 also has a refreshed user interface and a new application icon. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12747 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12746 Reuters gives a peek at remotely aimed DSLR system slated for Olympics The Reuters photography blog has posted a story on the remote-controlled DSLR systems the wire service has been developing and will deploy at the upcoming London Olympics. Reuters refers to the systems as "robotic cameras" and while the post is short on details it's clear that the cameras can not only be triggered but also aimed and zoomed remotely. The post includes several interesting pictures of the rigs, including one rafter-mounted unit with a Canon EOS-1D X in place. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 08:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12746 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12745 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM deliveries delayed until mid-September The Canon EF-24-70mm f/2.8L II USM will now ship in the middle of September, says Canon USA in a notice today. This is the second shipping delay for the new L-series zoom, which was originally slated for release in June. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12745 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12744 Firmware update 1.02 released for Nikon D4 Nikon has released firmware v1.02 for the D4. The update correct bugs related to memory card formatting, FTP uploading, using aperture ring-equipped lenses in video mode, displaying Adobe RGB photos on the rear LCD and more. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 06:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12744 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12743 Photographer worked with music's legends TIME LightBox features Rock 'n' Roll Legend: Jim Marshall's Musician Portraits, an interesting gallery featuring some of the greatest musical artists. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 05:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12743 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12742 NYT LENS: features Witnesses to War LENS, The New York Times photo blog features Witnesses to War, accounts collected by Michael Kamber from his fellow photojournalists covering the conflicts of our time. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 06:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12742 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12741 Die Presse.com features interesting gallery Vienna's Die Presse.com features an interesting gallery of a collection of daily images. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12741 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12740 Elinchrom releases RQ Li-Ion Battery for Ranger Quadra Elinchrom has announced that the RQ Li-Ion Battery for the Ranger Quadra portable flash system is now available. Compared to the standard sealed lead acid battery, the new Lithium-based unit is promised to deliver more than double the number of full power pops while also being less than half the weight. It's said to charge faster and provide faster recycle times too.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12740 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12739 Paul C. Buff now shipping 22-inch Reflector Bag Paul C. Buff has released the 22-inch Reflector Bag, a padded, soft-sided nylon case for the company's High Output Beauty Dish (white or silver) and Retro Laser reflector. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12739 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12738 Adobe posts CS6 hardware recommendations Adobe has posted a PDF document with hardware recommendations to provide "good", "better", and "best" performance for Creative Suite 6 applications such as Photoshop CS6. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 10:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12738 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12737 Sony announces faster, higher-capacity XQD cards Sony has announced a new line of XQD memory cards that feature higher read/write speeds than existing XQD offerings. Sony XQD S Series will be capable of read/write speeds of 168MB/s, says the company, as compared to 125MB/s for the H Series, which began shipping earlier this year. Two S Series capacities are planned, 32GB and 64GB, with the latter providing double the maximum capacity of the H Series. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 07:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12737 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12735 Great soccer action in The Big Picture The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features Euro 2012 Soccer Championship, Part II: The action. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 06:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12735 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12733 LATimes: features best images of the week The Los Angeles Times features The Week in Pictures: June 25 - July 1, 2012. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12733 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12734 The Atlantic features Scenes from Underground The Atlantic features a pair of interesting galleries in Scenes from Underground: Part 1 and Part II. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-12721-12734 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12732 Alamy releases white paper on the current state of image licensing The stock photo agency Alamy has released a white paper reporting on a round table discussion the company recently hosted addressing the current state of stock image licensing. The white paper, called "Image Licensing: Time for a Change?", is available as a free PDF download. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:35:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12732 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12731 NPPA 2012 Short Grants open for applications The U.S. National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is now accepting applications for its 2012 Short Grants program. The program awards six grants of US$3,000 each to fund picture story projects where the bulk of the work can be completed in two weeks or less. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12731 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12730 MSNBC features the Week in Pictures MSNBC features another fine gallery in the latest version of the Week in Pictures. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12730 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12729 Freeware IPTC Preset Editor for Nikon D4 comes to the Mac After releasing a Windows version earlier this month, Jarle Aasland has now posted IPTC Preset Editor for Mac. The free utility creates and edits IPTC metadata files that can subsequently be loaded into the Nikon D4. It performs the same task as Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, but without the need to install Microsoft Silverlight.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12729 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12728 New firmware for Canon EOS 7D will increase buffer capacity, more Canon has announced that firmware v2.0 for the EOS 7D, a free update slated for release in August, will increase the specified number of RAW frames that can be captured in a burst from 15 to 25, enable audio levels to be adjusted in 64 increments, add support for GPS Receiver GP-E2 and more. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12728 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12723 Feature: An eye for nature's whimsical moments For many years, photographer Robin Loznak's photo credit has been popping up on MSNBC.com's Week in Pictures feature on a surprisingly regular basis. Loznak's knack for making offbeat, "found" nature images and animal photos has endeared him to the site's photo editors and readers alike. It has been an unusual level of consistent exposure for a photographer who has spent most of his 20-year career as a newspaper staff shooter in small towns. We asked Loznak how he gets so many cool nature pictures and what it's like making a go of it as a photographer far from the urban hubs. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12723 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12724 MSNBC features week's best sports images MSNBC features the best from the world of sports with a gallery on the Week in Sports Pictures. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12724 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12725 Reuters features Best of Euro 2012 Reuters features an updated gallery on the Best of Euro 2012. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12725 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12722 Ilford launches new Galerie Prestige and Premium papers in U.S. (updated) Ilford has launched two new Galerie Prestige inkjet papers in the U.S., a Smooth Gloss 310 gsm and a Smooth Pearl 310 gsm. The company is also launching a new paper lineup called Galerie Premium with a quality level just under the top-line Galerie Prestige papers. The first two Galerie Premium papers are a Gloss 270 gsm and a Lustre 270 gsm. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12722 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12720 Official White House photographer Pete Souza posts Canon EOS 5D Mark III picture to Flickr (updated) The great majority of photographs captured of U.S. president Barack Obama, by his official photographer Pete Souza, have been taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The same is true of other members of the White House photo team; the all-Canon crew have used mainly that camera, the EOS 5D or the EOS-1Ds Mark III since Obama took office in January 2009. Late last week, Souza signaled that he has recently been giving the EOS 5D Mark III a whirl, when a picture shot with Canon's new 22.12 million image pixel digital SLR showed up in the White House's Flickr photostream. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12720 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12719 National Geographic selects contest sampling Editors from the National Geographic Travel Magazine: 2012 Photo Contest have selected a sampling of the best ones from thousands of entrants. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12719 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12718 DxO Optics Pro v7.5.1 released DxO has updated its raw conversion application, Optics Pro, to version 7.5.1. The update adds support for raw files from the Nikon D800/D800E and D3200, the Sony SLT A35 and A57, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12718 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12717 NYT: sports photog remembers the days of manual focus, Tri-X, and a Nikon F The New York Times has published a short article and a gallery of pictures by sports photographer Steven Sutton who remembers shooting the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in 1972. The gallery photos, all from the Trials, are in black-and-white and shot on Tri-X film with a Nikon F tricked out with a "revolutionary auto winder". Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12717 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12716 D4, D800, D800E and SB-910 support added in latest PocketWizard beta firmware LPA Design has posted beta firmware for the Nikon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless remote devices. Beta firmware v3.110 adds support for the D4, D800 and D800E cameras plus the Speedlight SB-910. It also incorporates fixes related to D7000 HyperSync operation, occasional overexposure involving Speedlights in zone C and for other operational quirks.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12716 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12715 MSNBC posts best of week MSNBC features another fine selection of the Week in Pictures. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12715 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12714 More blog posts on shooting EOS-1D X at Canon Pro Network The Canon Professional Network has published two more blog posts from photographers using the EOS-1D X to shoot the UEFA EURO 2012 soccer tournament. We noted the first post in the series last week, and it appears it may be an ongoing feature for the EURO 2012 tournament, which ends July 1, 2012. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12714 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12713 Epic storms highlight National Geographic gallery National Geographic features a gallery on Epic Storms, the black-and-white work of Mitch Dobrowner. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12713 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12711 Ilford offering free printing webinar Thurs, June 21 Ilford is offering a free webinar on printing and the company's Galerie Prestige papers called "How to Print Like an Ilford Master". The webinar takes place this Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:00am EDT and repeats in a second session the same day at 1:00pm. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12711 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12710 Canon issues firmware v1.1.3 for EOS 5D Mark III, DPP 3.11.31 Canon has issued firmware v1.1.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III, which adds support for the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and fixes bugs related to Auto Lighting Optimizer, the rear LCD and the use of certain supertelephoto lenses with teleconverters attached. Various language mistakes in the camera's menus have also been corrected. Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 3.11.31 for Mac and Windows tackles minor bugs while also adding support for the EOS Rebel T4i/650D and EOS 60Da. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12710 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12709 SI features Leading Off Sports Illustrated features the best in sports images with Leading Off: Pictures of the Week. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12709 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12708 Stern gallery on McCurry well worth a look Stern's online magazine features an interesting gallery of some of Steve McCurry's best images. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12708 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12707 Apple posts revised Thunderbolt updater After last week's Thunderbolt Update 1.2 was implicated in a spate of kernel panics and boot errors affecting some Mac owners, Apple pulled the updater. They've now issued a revised version, Thunderbolt Software Update 1.2.1. As before, the only stated change is support for the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter accessory that Apple also introduced last week. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12707 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12706 Interesting collection features Paul McCartney In recognition of Paul McCartney's 70th birthday, TIME LightBox features an interesting collection of images of the Beatle. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12706 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12705 MSNBC sports gallery a winner MSNBC features a top-notch gallery of images in the Week in Sports Pictures.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12705 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12703 Nikon-compatible Phottix Odin TTL flash triggering system ships tomorrow Phottix has announced that Nikon-compatible versions of the Odin TTL flash trigger are about to ship. The 2.4GHz wireless TTL system, which has been available for Canon since September of last year, is comprised of a four-channel, three-group on-camera transmitter plus a receiver module for Nikon Speedlights. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 07:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12703 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12704 Washington Post: David Burnett reflects on an iconic moment missed The Washington Post has posted a very interesting article by David Burnett who remembers the day that Associated Press photographer Nick Ut made his famous "napalm girl" image during the Vietnam War. Burnett, then 25 and a stringer for Time and Life magazines, was in the same location at the same time but was delayed by about 30 seconds trying to reload his Leica and missed the telling moment that turned Ut's photograph into an iconic anti-war image. The Post story includes a few previously unpublished pictures that Burnett shot that day. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 06:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12704 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12702 Photographer Steve Simon posts Nikkor 24-85mm examples to Flickr New York-based documentary photographer Steve Simon was hired by Nikon to produce a series of pictures demonstrating the capabilities of the new AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR. From that effort, he has published online almost two dozen pictures shot with Nikon's new zoom, photos that also showcase his skills as a street photographer. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12702 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12700 Reuters features Best of Euro 2012 Reuters features a 70-image gallery on the Best of Euro 2012. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12700 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12701 A look at life off the grid TIME LightBox features A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia, a look at Americans who like to do it themselves and favour a life off the grid. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12701 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12699 MSNBC weekly gallery featured MSNBC features its usual fine selection in the Week in Pictures: June 7 - 14. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12699 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12698 Macworld: computational photography in iOS Macworld has published a relatively short article on computational photography, the broad name for combining information from several images into a single photograph (two examples are HDR imaging and panorama stitching). The article briefly discusses two free computational photography applications available for iOS devices, Microsoft's Photosynth and an app called SynthCam. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12698 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12697 Carl Recine blogs on shooting the Canon EOS-1D X at UEFA EURO 2012 The Canon Professional Network has published a blog post by sports photographer Carl Recine who writes about his experiences using the Canon EOS-1D X to shoot the UEFA EURO 2012 soccer tournament. Included with the post are 10 of Recine's images. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12697 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12696 Beta firmware 7.51 for PocketWizard MultiMAX released LPA Design has posted beta firmware 7.51 for the PocketWizard MultiMAX (USB port model). The release adds a feature called Patterns, which is intended to improve triggering reliability at large events at which many PocketWizards are in use, as well as a new option to disable the automatic powering off of the MultiMAX after 40 hours. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12696 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12695 Total Nikkor lens production surpasses 70 million Nikon has announced that total production of Nikkor lenses surpassed 70 million last month, a number that includes 30 million equipped with the company's Silent Wave Motor autofocus mechanism. The first lens to emerge under the Nikkor name was in 1933. The current Nikkor lineup is comprised of over 70 different lens models.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:01:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12695 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12694 Nikon unveils 24-85mm, 18-300mm lenses Later this month, Nikon will begin shipping two new zoom lenses, the AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR and AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:01:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12694 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12693 The Atlantic focuses on child labour The Atlantic features World Day Against Child Labor, an interesting gallery on child labour throughout the world. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12693 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12692 Thunderbolt Update 1.2 for Mac causing boot-up problems (updated) Among Apple's flurry of software releases yesterday was Thunderbolt Update 1.2, an update of Mac OS X 10.7.4 that adds support for the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter accessory. Installing the updater on site co-editor Mike's Sturk's MacBook Pro 15-inch has brought his computer to its knees. A little Googling reveals that many, many other Mac owners have been stricken with the same thing. If you've not yet installed the update, the prudent move would be to hold off. If you have, and your Mac is down for the count, we have a link to information that might be helpful in recovering from the problem. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12692 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12690 Clive Rose goes swimming with a Canon EOS-1D X, Olympics in mind Recently, a great underwater picture from the Olympic Games Synchronized Swimming qualifications in London really caught our eye. Artfully composed and perfectly timed, it was shot by veteran Getty Images photographer Clive Rose at the London Aquatics Centre. When we got in touch with him, Rose agreed to give us the lowdown on how he did it. And it turned out that he had a couple of surprises up his sleeve. Rose made the shot using a pre-production Canon EOS-1D X while testing a system for shooting underwater that Getty and Canon together have been developing specifically for the upcoming London Olympics. Here’s what Rose told us about shooting his fine photo, his path to a career in sports photography, and the challenges of shooting sports. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12690 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12689 Canon posts EOS-1D X user guide, updates AF settings info Canon USA has just posted both a brief setup guide and the full user manual for the EOS-1D X. The company has also recently updated the EOS-1D X AF Settings Guidebook on the Canon Digital Learning Center site, in part to draw distinctions between the 61-point AF system in the upcoming 1-series camera and the EOS 5D Mark III. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12689 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12688 NEF Codec 1.14.0 supports D800, D800E Nikon has updated the list of camera RAW files that can be decoded by NEF Codec 1.14.0 for Windows. Now, both the D800 and D800E are counted among the supported models. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12688 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12687 Apple updates Aperture, Final Cut Pro X, iPhoto Apple has released Aperture 3.3, Final Cut Pro X 10.0.5 and iPhoto 9.3. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12687 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12686 Apple preparing Aperture update with new features, Retina Display support Apple has revealed the changes coming in Aperture 3.3 for Mac, an upcoming new version of its pro photo management and RAW conversion application that's designed to take advantage of the high-resolution screen in the just-announced MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Other changes include the adoption of a common library shared by iPhoto and Aperture, faster browsing plus several image adjustment improvements. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12686 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12685 Apple announces MacBook Pro with Retina Display, more At the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, added USB 3.0 plus made other improvements to the rest of its laptop lineup and showed off the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion operating system for Mac and iOS 6 for iOS devices. Also introduced today was a new Airport Express wireless router and the iPad Smart Case, a new accessory that covers both the front and back of Apple's tablet. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12685 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12684 LA Times best of week featured The Los Angeles Times features a fine gallery in The Week in Pictures: June 4 - 10.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12684 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12683 Shuttles set sail to new locales The Atlantic features Shuttles Sail to Their New Homes, an interesting gallery of images on the trips made by the Enterprise and Explorer shuttles to New York and Houston. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 09:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12683 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12681 June 15 is application deadline for Performance Photography Workshop in Banff This July, The Banff Centre will once again be staging an intensive seven-day workshop on photographing dance, music, theatre and more. The Performance Photography Workshop features a mix of seminars and shooting time and is led by photographers David Cooper, Trudie Lee and Donald Lee. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 08:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12681 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12682 MSNBC posts weekly pictures MSNBC features a fine gallery with the Week in Pictures. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 08:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12682 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12669 Canon announces touchscreen-equipped EOS Rebel T4i/650D Canon has unveiled the 17.92 million image pixel EOS Rebel T4i/650D. The follow-on to the EOS Rebel T3i/600D adds a touchscreen rear LCD, faster 5fps burst rate, promised smooth and accurate tracking autofocus during video capture (thanks to the embedding of phase detect AF points within the image sensor itself) and a built-in stereo mic. The new camera's remaining features are otherwise very similar to its predecessor. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:01:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12669 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12670 Canon unveils STM-series 40mm f/2.8, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses Alongside the introduction of the EOS Rebel T4i/650D come two new Canon lenses, the ultra-compact EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The stepping motor focus mechanism in these lenses is promised to enable them to shift focus smoothly and quietly, even when continuously tracking a moving subject in video mode on the T4i/650D. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12670 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12679 Photosmith 2.0.1 for iPad released Photosmith 2.0.1 for Apple's iPad, an update of the app for sorting, rating, captioning and keywording pictures on the go, as well as syncing with Photoshop Lightroom, corrects numerous bugs and improves picture swiping and zooming functions. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12679 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12675 Canon Canada to dealers: EOS-1D X delayed until July (updated) Canon Canada this week has begun informing pro photo retailers that initial shipments of the EOS-1D X digital SLR are not slated to arrive until July and that only "a small number of units" are expected at that time. While the Canon email being sent out to Canadian dealers is specific to the Canadian market, it almost certainly signals a worldwide slip in the release of the new camera. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12675 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12674 Early days of Kodachrome captured by amateur Captured, The Denver Post photo blog, features a large gallery on the early days of colour photography in Cross Country in Color: The Road Trips of Charles W. Cushman, 1938 - 1949. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12674 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12676 Rollei announces four add-on lenses for iPhone Rollei has announced European availability of four add-on converter lenses for the Apple iPhone 3G/4/4s. The lenses include 12x and 9x telephoto optics, a .5x wide-angle converter, and a .28x fisheye converter. They mount to the iPhone via a hard case or bracket, which appears to be included with each lens. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12676 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12673 Verbatim releases Power Pack chargers for tablets, smartphones Verbatim has released a series of three supplemental lithium battery packs, and a fourth that uses AA batteries, designed to charge electronic devices such as iPhones and other smartphones, iPads and other tablets, iPods, e-readers, and more.<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td><td><a href="http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/ad_link.asp?ads_id=410"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/data/1/rec_docs/258_picturecode_728x90.gif" border="0" alt="Go to advertiser website."></a></td><td bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="1" width="2"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#a5b5bd"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="2" width="1"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.robgalbraith.com/imgs/blank.gif" height="6" width="1"></td></tr></table> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12673 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12672 Freeware IPTC Preset Editor creates IPTC files for Nikon D4 IPTC Preset Editor for Windows, a free application from Jarle Aasland, creates and edits IPTC metadata files that can subsequently be loaded into the Nikon D4. It performs the same task as Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, but without the need to install Microsoft Silverlight. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:30:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12672 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12671 SI features Leading Off gallery Sports Illustrated features some peak-action sports moments in its Leading Off gallery this week. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12671 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12668 Transit of Venus well documented The Atlantic features an interesting gallery of creative images on The 2012 Transit of Venus when the planet passes between the earth and the sun. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12668 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12667 Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, large sensor fixed-lens compact Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, an ultra-compact 19.96 million image pixel camera with a fixed (i.e. non-interchangeable) zoom lens and a large sensor (13.2 x 8.8 mm) similar in size to the so-called 1" sensor in the Nikon 1-series cameras. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12667 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12666 WSJ features photos of the day Photo Journal from The Wall Street Journal features an interesting gallery of images on Photos of the Day: June 5. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 06:00:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12666 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12665 Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrated in images Celebrations are underway for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with impressive image galleries from MSNBC and The Atlantic. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12665 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12664 GoPro now shipping Wi-Fi BacPac, Wi-Fi Remote GoPro this week has released two wireless accessories for its GoPro HD Hero and HD Hero2 wearable still/video cameras. The GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac enables remote control, including triggering and settings adjustments, of either camera model using the GoPro Wi-Fi Remote. And, with the HD Hero2 exclusively, remote control, preview, playback and transfer of pictures and video will soon be possible using the upcoming GoPro apps for iOS and Android. The HD Hero2 will also soon support live streaming from the camera to the Web. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 05:45:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12664 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12663 Free CheatSheet for Mac OS overlays keyboard shortcuts on screen Can't remember all of the keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop or Aperture or whatever application you're working in? A free application for Mac OS X 10.7 or later, called CheatSheet, shows your foreground application's keyboard shortcuts in a temporary overlay on your Mac's screen. All you do is hold down the Command key and they pop up. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:35:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12663 http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12653 GeoSnitch for iOS gathers location data for embedding by ShutterSnitch GeoSnitch, a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, tracks the position of your device and then creates a geolocation file which can be imported by ShutterSnitch, our longtime favourite iOS app for receiving pictures from a wireless camera. ShutterSnitch then reads the geolocation data and embeds it into corresponding picture files. For ShutterSnitch users, it's a slick and simple way to put location information into pictures within the app's collections. In addition, the files created by GeoSnitch can be read by any other geolocation software capable of parsing .kmz documents, such as Google Earth. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:15:00 MST http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11678-12653