Audubon Annual Photography Awards

The National Audubon Society, in association with Nature’s Best Photography, announces its annual bird photography contest. Judges include birding legend Kenn Kaufman and famed photographer Joel Sartore. Winning photographs will be published in Audubon magazine and Nature’s Best Photography. Prizes include a trip for winner and guest to St. Lucia, Peru, Honduras and more. Winning…

WOW! The Camera That I Want!

Phase One today begins shipping the first A-series medium format camera systems. Blending the best of Phase One and ALPA technology through highly-integrated precision components, these cameras are designed to capture outstanding images with greater ease, convenience, and fun. The three Phase One A-series models include the A250, A260 and A280. They are based on the ALPA 12TC…

Photomatix Essentials 4

HDRsoft announces the release of  Photomatix Essentials 4, a major upgrade of it’s high dynamic range (HDR) software aimed at enthusiast photographers. Photomatix Essentials is an intuitive standalone photo processing application that merges bracketed photos to allow a greater dynamic range than conventional digital photography. It is designed to be easy-to-use but powerful enough to…

Capture One Cultural Heritage Edition Software

New Capture One CH Edition Software Phase One and Digital Transitions are proud to announce the upcoming special edition of Capture One 8 for Cultural Heritage Imaging expected to be released in December 2014. Capture One CH Software is being designed to support and enhance cultural heritage workflows from capture through post-processing. Features like AutoCrop,…

Hasselblad: New H5D-50c Wi-Fi Camera

The new model – a feature-rich upgrade to the H5D-50c CMOS unit launched earlier this year – provides photographers with more freedom than ever before, thanks to an innovative Wi-Fi module. The H5D-50c with Wi-Fi makes it possible for users to fully control the camera and browse/view images on iPhone/iPad on location via Phocus Mobile…

Perfect Photo Suite 9

Perfect Photo Suite 9 adds lightning-fast Raw previews, re-editable files, improved selection tools and more. onOne Software has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9, an updated version of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Included in the new release are many significant performance and feature improvements, all designed to…

onOne Software Makes Perfect Photo Suite 8 Beta Version Available to Public

Perfect Photo Suite 8 Public Beta Delivers Free Complete Trial of New Photo Editing Tools Designed for Photographers by Photographers onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative and time-saving solutions for digital photography, today announced Perfect Photo Suite 8 Beta for Windows and Mac. Available as a free public download, Perfect Photo Suite 8…

Hands-on workshop with ALPA

On Friday, November 22nd from 10am-12pm, Foto Care proudly presents the ALPA 12 Professional Camera System with Andre Oldani of ALPA featuring the new ALPA 12 FPS. Join Andre Oldani of ALPA for a Foto Care in-store seminar and hands-on workshop. The ALPA 12 FPS opens up new potential to use dozens of new or…

Hasselblad Goes Retail

Hasselblad just launched its first-ever retail outlet. The company, famous for over half a century for its world-leading, technically advanced, medium format cameras for high-end professional and amateur photographers – and now with an additional portfolio of consumer cameras for photo-enthusiasts worldwide – will opened for business in Tokyo’s fashionable Harajuku area on September 14.…

How do you spell SINAR?

If anyone has used a Sinar camera, they know the amazing quality of the equipment. Although their market is much smaller, given the flight from large format to medium format and DSLRs, they still produce quality equipment for a few markets. Sinar has just published a cute way of remembering their specialty markets. 65 years…

Leaf Credo Just Got Faster

With Mamiya Leaf’s release of new firmware for its Credo backs and Mamiya 645DF+ cameras, they have taken a giant step forward in enabling the use of USB 3.0. The new Firmware Updater utility also simplifies the updating of firmware in the camera and the digital back, making future updates a simple task. Also new…

Goodbye Neopan 400 and more…

Fujifilm announces discontinuations In acknowledgment to recent speculation surrounding film discontinuations, Fujifilm Professional has confirmed that a number of its films have ceased production. The affected films are: 1. Fujifilm Neopan 400 35mm black and white film 2. Fujichrome Provia 400X 35mm and 120 colour transparency film 3. Fujifilm Superia 400 120 medium format colour negative…

Moving up from DSLR

I read an interesting account of why Mike Evans, a commercial photographer  moved to medium format…. Last year, after a long career using digital SLR cameras, commercial photographer Mike Evans made the change from 35mm to a Phase One medium format camera system. Mike didn’t feel he got the quality he needed for his jobs with…

Transcend Introduces New Solid State Drive

Transcend Information, Inc. has just introduced the HSD740 half-slim SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD). Featuring the latest SATA specification, Transcend’s HSD740 SATA III half-slim SSD delivers peak performance in industrial grade standards, yet offers significantly smaller dimensions and superior long-term reliability than 2.5” form factor hard disk drives. SSD Performance and Applications Transcend’s…

Creative Cloud or…?

With Adobe’s change in Adobe CS, some people have wondered about alternative software. Adobe makes an excellent product and CS has been the industry standard. The question is, will their domination continue given their change in how CS is acquired. We will review various products and comment on how useful they might be for professional…

End of an Era

Hasselblad is to cease production of its 503CW model – the last V System camera in the company’s portfolio. The decision, which comes into immediate effect, brings to an end over a half century of evolution of the company’s original camera line. Dr. Larry Hansen, Hasselblad Chairman and CEO said: “Everything has its place in…