I've been working on a really special trip with my friend Jon Cornforth...a dual-hemisphere humpback whale extravaganza in the summer of 2012. The basic idea is to travel with a small group of people to two prime humpback areas...Alaska in the northern hemisphere and Tonga in the southern hemisphere...to see these amazing animals up close, learn first-hand about their behaviors, and capture great photographs along the way. At the risk of sounding overenthusiastic...this will be an epic experience!
The Magic of Landscape Photography boils down key landscape photography tips you need to know in order to take better pictures of landscapes and is based on Rob Sheppard's book, The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, Lark Books, 2010.
Do you have some wildlife photos that are just too good to be tucked away on your hard drive? How about entering them in the Wildlife Waystation’s first ever photo contest? There are some pretty cool prizes and you’ll be helping the “critters” at the WW too! For more info and to enter see www.wildlifewaystation.org
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 27, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new media types for use with Canon’s award-winning imagePROGRAF large format printers, Premium Glossy Paper 2 (280 gsm) and Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2 (280 gsm).
Produces tack-sharp image quality and extreme low-light performance
MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 27, 2011) – Nikon Inc. today announced the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens, a fast, compact lens that affords photographers the versatility of the classic 50mm focal length and the benefits of a fast aperture for photos and D-movies. Whether a new D-SLR enthusiast or a seasoned pro, users will appreciate the tack-sharp image quality, extreme low-light performance, shallow depth of field and Nikon core technologies that improve upon the original to make a great lens even better.
Adobe today announced the Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 updates are available for immediate download on Adobe.com. Originally posted as release candidates on Adobe Labs, the final updates bring raw file support to 13 popular camera models including Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Nikon D5100 and Fuji FinePix X100, and add over 25 new lens profiles to help photographers automatically correct unwanted distortion and chromatic aberration.
COPENHAGEN, April 26, 2011 — Two new Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) workshops are now open for enrollment. Participants enjoy the full attention of world-class instructors; and the all-inclusive venue (including airport pickup, hotel accommodations, meals, camera equipment and materials) is designed so they can focus solely on the art and craft of photography for the duration of the action-packed workshop.
It is with profound sadness that we mark the untimely passing of Hilary
Araujo on April 14, 2011 at the age of 65 after a short illness. Mr.
Araujo had been Vice President of Marketing for The Tiffen Company of
Hauppauge, New York since June of 2004 and was responsible for the
company’s overall advertising, marketing, and public relations programs
during that time.
Andrew Lu receives $5,000 in cash and $1,000 in Sigma gear
Ronkonkoma, NY, April 18, 2011 – When Andrew Lu entered the Sigma
Corporation of America Scholarship contest, he had two goals: To evoke
emotion with his black-and-white imagery and to take home the grand
prize. Today, the camera and lens manufacturer announced that Lu has
successfully accomplished both of those objectives. The Yorktown
Heights, NY, native has been announced as the winner of the second
annual Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship Contest, for which he
will receive a prize of $5,000 in cash and a $1,000 credit toward Sigma
products of his choosing.
Today Olympus announces the release of a firmware update for the XZ-1.
Version 1.2 adds picture orientation: Horizontal/Vertical, to the
camera menu. The camera will record which way the image was oriented
when captured, so in playback, the orientation of an image can be
rotated by using the control ring. The desired orientation is then
saved in the Exif portion of the image file. Photographers can choose
to turn this function on or leave it off.
SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the new Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 product line (see separate releases), enabling designers and developers to target popular and emerging smartphone and tablet platforms, as the revolution in mobile communications fundamentally changes the way content is distributed and consumed. Substantive advances to HTML5, Flash authoring, digital publishing and video tools as well as new capabilities that kick-start the integration of tablets into creative workflows, anchor the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product family.
Tamron's SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD zoom lens delivers class-leading
sharpness, brilliant color and striking contrast. The lens features
Tamron's USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) auto-focus drive mechanism and
VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, and these proprietary
technologies are teamed with XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass to make a
top-notch performing product. APS-C-sensor photographers will enjoy
extreme telephoto subject magnification, with its 109-465mm
35mm-equivalent angle of view. Winner of the prestigious EISA Award
2010-2011 for Best Zoom Lens. $50 mail-in-rebate thru 4/30/11.
MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 5, 2011) – Today, Nikon announced the new
16.2-megapixel Nikon D5100 Digital SLR designed for those ready to
artistically express themselves and need a versatile camera that can
keep pace creatively. The Nikon D5100 D-SLR houses a host of new and
innovative features aimed at giving photographers the tools to shatter
creative constraints and tell stories with amazing image quality and
stunning HD movies.
LOOK3 is returning to beautiful Charlottesville. The 3-day festival
will take place June 9,10,11 when we welcome photographers, editors,
and media professionals from around the world. With Guest Curators
Kathy Ryan (NYTimes Magazine) and Scott Thode (VII magazine), LOOK3
will present another inspiring three days of exhibitions,
presentations, interviews, workshops, and outdoor projections.
RONKONKOMA, NY, March 28, 2011 – Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com),
a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of
some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and
flashes, today announced pricing and availability for the company’s new
DP2x compact camera.
Allendale, NJ (March 28, 2011) - Leica Camera Inc. is pleased to
announce a firmware update for its high-performance digital compact
camera, the LEICA X1. Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings
can download the firmware update from the Leica website and take
advantage of new, improved features beginning Tuesday March 29, 2011.
Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2011) – The National Park Foundation, the
official charity of America’s national parks, and Olympus are proud to
announce the winners of the 2010 Share the Experience photo contest.
More than 9,500 amateur photographers submitted images to the contest
which ran from June to December 31, 2010. Mike Mamrosh of Tucson,
Arizona was selected as the grand prize winning photographer with his
photo of a jubilant hiker in Glacier National Park in Montana (below).
Mr. Mamrosh’s photo will be featured on next year’s Federal Recreation
Lands Pass and he will receive a five day / four night trip for four to
the National Recreation Area of his choosing, an Olympus PEN® E-P2
Camera Kit and a STYLUS TOUGH-8010, a Gander Mountain Gift Card,
Merrell Moab Shoes and a Federal Recreation Land Pass.
Ronkonkoma, NY, March 11, 2011 – A diverse collection of photos
depicting high school student life, nature scenes, exotic foreign
destinations and urban landscapes are among the hundreds of images
submitted by 167 high school seniors who are competing in Sigma
Corporation of America’s second annual Scholarship Contest.
Los Angeles, CA – March 8, 2011 -- World Class Sports Illustrated
Photographer Peter Read Miller has announced he will conduct his annual
Sports Photography Workshop in Denver, Colorado on April 4-10, 2011.
The workshop, now in its 7th year and limited to only 25 attendees,
will provide a personal and hands-on approach to teaching a variety of
shooting and lighting techniques that have helped Miller's photos grace
more than 100 Sport Illustrated covers. Workshop participants will
have an opportunity to apply their new skills to live sporting events
throughout the weeklong workshop. Photographers interested in learning
more about the workshop or registering to attend can visit Peter Read
Miller Sports Photography Workshop.