Panasonic Lumix Luminary Lounge

Discover Panasonic’s Social Community for Hybrid Photographers Panasonic launched the Lumix Luminary Lounge, a new social community for hybrid photographers where hybrid photography and other photo content will be hosted by Lumix Luminary photographers and sponsored by Panasonic. Panasonic is spreading the word about hybrid photography, the combination of still, video, and audio as a more »

Sigma Capture Pro 1.1.1. Available for Download

Sigma Corporation’s Sigma Capture Pro 1.1.1 software update is available for download. When using either Sigma Capture Pro 1.1.1 for Windows or Macintosh, it is now possible to create black-and-white images in RAW or RAW+JPEG mode. In conjunction with the Mac OS X 10.8.4, the update corrects the phenomenon where the Sigma Capture Pro shuts more »

Sony Academy In-Store Photography Classes

Sony Academy kicked off the summer with free in-store photography classes. The classes feature tips for those just starting out to those who feel most at home with a camera in hand. The goal is to get out of “auto mode” and into the inner workings of the Sony camera, whether it’s a Cyber-shot P&S more »

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Advances Photography Workflow

Adobe announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac OS and Windows, which is offered as an individual license or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Designed for both photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds photo-editing capabilities to create more efficient workflows. “Lightroom was originally conceived through the requests of Adobe more »

The 2013 Schedule of Canon Live Learning Events for Pros & Enthusiasts

Canon USA released the 2013 Canon Live Learning (CLL) workshops and programs schedule. The on-site program, in its fourth year, is aimed at helping both advanced imaging enthusiasts and professionals elevate their knowledge of photography, filmmaking and the technologies within Canon’s professional imaging and printing devices. CLL programs feature the EOS Immersion seminars, EOS Destination more »

Satechi Adds Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Trigger Wireless Timer Remote iOS “Appcessory”

The Satechi Bluetooth (BT) Smart Trigger is a new “appccessory” for prosumer photographers, allowing them to manage their DSLR directly from an iOS device. The compact wireless timer remote fits into any camera bag and features Bluetooth 4.0 technology with a range of 50 feet and a battery life of 10 years. The BT Smart more »

Polaroid Z340 Instant Camera Blends the Digital and Analog Worlds

Polaroid announced that its Z340 instant digital camera is “the next step in the evolution of the famed instant camera.” It features a full-function 14 megapixel digital camera and an integrated ZINK printer. To deliver a new twist on the instant experience, the Z340 enables users to customize each individual photo between snap and share, more »

How to Make Environmental Portraits

An environmental portrait shows the subject encompassed in its surroundings. It reveals a habitat in which it belongs, lives, works, or plays. It provides a visual representation of what the human or wildlife subject does or who it is. Environmental portraits are frequently used in magazines, newspapers and by photojournalists recording images for varied publications. more »

DxO ViewPoint Restores Natural Proportions & Perspectives in Your Photos

DxO ViewPoint v1.1 is a software solution for Windows and Mac dedicated to correcting keystoning and shape deformations caused by wide-angle lenses. The latest version improves the accuracy of ViewPoint’s perspective and cropping tools, as well as its speed, for a better user experience. DxO ViewPoint corrects the distortion of the subjects on the edges more »

Olympus InVision Photo Festival Headlined by Tenneson, McNally, Strauss & Dickman

Internationally acclaimed photographers Joyce Tenneson , Joe McNally , Zoe Strauss  and Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman  headline a dynamic lineup of presenters for the Olympus InVision Photo Festival, to be held November 2-4, 2012, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. “Olympus is proud to reinforce its commitment to the local community with a multiyear title sponsorship of the Olympus InVision more »


Don’t Let Rain Slow You Down: Protecting Your Camera Gear in the Rain

Being caught in a rainstorm sucks, but it sucks even worse when you are rocking a camera and a lens or two. However, rain can also greatly enhance a scene by providing some added interest. Let’s look at how a bit of planning can help making some water falling from the sky more bearable. First more »

Olympic Athletes Photographed With Today’s Technology and a Field Camera with a 100-Year-Old Lens

Los Angeles Times’ photographer Jay L. Clendenin spent four weeks leading up to the Olympics traveling around Southern California, making portraits of athletes on the US Olympic Team. While he certainly wasn’t the only one shooting the athletes, Clendenin chose an interesting way of capturing them. He used his Canon 5D Mark IIs for digital more »