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January 2009 News  
Times features The Subway Busker
Photographer Todd Heisler and Emily S. Rueb of the New York Times make very good use of black and white, sound and a very innovative beginning in this multimedia presentation on Henrique Prince: The Subway Busker.
January 30, 2009 | FULL STORY 
London-at-night aerial photographer shares shooting details
Once again, The Big Picture from the Boston Globe features Jason Hawkes outstanding nighttime aerials over London. Shot from a helicopter, using Nikons and either a 14-24 or 70-200 lens on gyro-stabilized mounts, Hawkes contributes a few more details in the comments section following the images.
January 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Winter's icy grip viewed in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee has posted a nice collection of weather photography in a gallery of images called Ice storm invades the central plains.
January 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Pool photography editors select most meaningful Bush photos
In this New York Times blog, Errol Morris asked photo editors for the various news services traveling with former President George Bush to select images that best captured his character and that of his administration.
January 27, 2009 | FULL STORY 
A look at the evolving laptop display
Eighteen months have elapsed since we published an assessment of the matte display in the MacBook Pro 15 inch, and in that time the laptop display landscape has changed plenty. Apple has switched to a glossy-only screen design for most of its lineup, Lenovo has released a laptop with a screen calibrator built into the palmrest while netbooks have evolved into surprisingly useful tools for some types of photography. To that end, we've gathered and tested the displays in three current laptops: the late-2008 MacBook Pro 15 inch, Lenovo ThinkPad W700 and Dell Inspiron Mini 9, plus one from the recent past, the IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T60. Here's what we found.
January 26, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Post finds a different way to show historical moment
The Washington Post made a collage of the inauguration based on an image by Post photographer Jonathan Newton and thousands of photos taken by people at the event in addition to images from other photographers from The Post and The Associated Press. The photo mosaic comes with instructions on how to use mouse options to view it.
January 24, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalist explores the cloistered life
Photographer Toni Greaves makes good use of narrative, music and images in a TIME multimedia presentation called Radical Love: The Sisters of Summit, NJ.
January 24, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Beautiful scenics caught inside The Frame
Politics and war have dominated the image galleries lately so it's nice to see a gallery of outstanding scenic images inside The Frame from The Sacramento Bee.
January 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters gallery shows sporting spills
Reuters has posted a gallery of images called All fall down which shows athletes having a bad day in their respective sports.
January 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
CPN features Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008
The Canon Professional Network's Behind the lens features a story and slideshow on Steve Winter: A natural talent.
January 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Remote 5D Mark II used for new inauguration angle
The NPPA reports that Chuck Kennedy from the McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service used a remote Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera placed at the base of the podium for the closest access and a different view of the inauguration.
January 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The inauguration takes center stage
There are image galleries galore from Tuesday's inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama, but a gallery from National Public Radio and another from The Sacramento Bee's The Frame seem to sum it up nicely.
January 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Firmware v1.1.1 for Canon EOS 40D posted
Firmware v1.1.1 for the Canon EOS 40D has been posted. It provides fixes for several bugs and enables the PC sync terminal to be used to trigger an external flash, even when the built-in flash is popped up.
January 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D700 firmware updated to v1.01
Firmware v1.01 for the Nikon D700 corrects a focus tracking bug, addresses a problem with black dots appearing in long exposure photos and more.
January 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases firmware v2.01 for the D3
Nikon has released firmware v2.01 for the D3. The update expands GPS support, implements several minor bug fixes and feature tweaks, promises improved autofocus responsiveness when tracking dark subjects and corrects an instance of black dots appearing in long exposure photos.
January 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
iPhone crash photo graces several front pages
The Photo District News reports that Janis Krums used an iPhone to take this dramatic front-page image of the plane crash into Hudson River. An earlier story provides an account and there is also an MSNBC interview with Krums in addition to a Twitter feed.
January 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photo Journal slideshows worth seeing
Photo Journal from The Wall Street Journal features daily galleries of strong images and the offerings from this week are no exception.
January 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Images show aftermath of plane crash into the Hudson River
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee has a large-image gallery from "A miracle on the Hudson." Reuters has posted images of the Hudson River plane crash and The New York Times coverage of the includes this slideshow of the rescue.
January 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Bee posts cold snaps of the cold snap
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features a gallery of cold-weather images called Cold wave stuns the northern United States that you might want to bundle up before viewing.
January 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Official U.S. Presidential portrait shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II
The text accompanying the release of the first official portrait of U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama indicates that it's also the first such portrait to be taken with a digital camera. Pete Souza, who was recently chosen to be official White House photographer for the incoming administration, shot the photo using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
January 14, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalist describes chopper crash
Dave McDermand, a photographer with The Eagle in Bryan-College Station, Texas, gives a first-person account of a Black Hawk helicopter crash that happened right in front of him.
January 14, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Website covers a career of wire work
Vancouver-based Reuters photographer Andy Clark recently launched Clarkfoto, a website of recent, past and favourite images from more than 35 years as a wire service photographer.
January 13, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Editor selects favourite National Geographic photos for 2008
In a multimedia presentation, National Geographic Editor in Chief Chris Johns shows and describes some of his favourite photos published in the magazine last year.
January 12, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Frame features a pair of strong galleries
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features the effects of Mother Nature and politics in Floodwaters swamp Washington state and Russia cuts off natural gas supply.
January 12, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture posts powerful images from Gaza
The Boston Globe's large-image gallery The Big Picture features more powerful images in Scenes from the Gaza Strip.
January 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Bee gallery focuses on extreme weather
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features a gallery on Extreme weather around the world.
January 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
iMovie '09 Missing Manual tentatively planned for March release
The Missing Manual for iMovie '09 and iDVD is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2009, says its author David Pogue. Pogue's similar tome on iMovie '08 is one of the most useful books we've read on using Apple's consumer video editing application in both light pro and non-pro workflows, and so we're looking forward to the release of the new edition.
January 8, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon posts firmware update for EOS 5D Mark II
Firmware v1.0.7 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, released today, addresses two image quality shortcomings: the "black dots" phenomenon widely discussed on Internet forums, plus a more rare instance of vertical banding when the camera is set to sRAW1. The new firmware "improves and mitigates" these problems. Canon has also announced Digital Photo Professional 3.5.2 and Picture Style Editor 1.4.2, updates to each application that correct a magenta shift brought on when firmware v1.0.7 sRAW1 or sRAW2 photos are viewed in previous versions.
January 7, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Apple releases downloadable trial version of iWork '09 for Mac
While this year's release of Apple's iWork productivity suite for Mac won't be available for purchase for several weeks, a 30 day trial version of iWork '09 can be downloaded now from Apple's website. The suite is comprised of Pages (word processing and page layouts), Numbers (spreadsheets) and Keynote (presentations, including photo slide shows with slick transitions), and is US$79 for a single license, US$99 for a five-license Family Pack or US$49 when purchased with a new Mac (all prices for the U.S. market).
January 7, 2009 | FULL STORY 
SDXC, follow-on to the SDHC memory card format, announced
The SD Association, an industry working group that manages the Secure Digital (SD) memory card specification, has announced a new variant of SD called SDXC. With a roadmap to achieve speeds of up to 300MB/s and capacities of up to 2TB, it's designed to eliminate the bottlenecks of the current SDHC specification, which already limits transfer rates for this memory card type.
January 7, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Post galleries feature photos of the year
Canada's National Post features five fine galleries on photos of the year: The Extraordinary; Crisis and conflict; Political figures; Faith; and Mirth and Joy.
January 7, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters gallery explores photo technique
Reuters has posted images featuring repetition and patterns in a gallery called Photo technique: repeat after me.
January 7, 2009 | FULL STORY 
New Apple 17 inch MacBook Pro offers anti-glare display option
Apple today has announced the latest iteration of its 17 inch MacBook Pro. It features a 1920 x 1280 pixel, LED-backlit display that comes in both standard glossy and optional, extra-cost anti-glare versions. The new laptop's enclosure uses the same extruded aluminum design as the 15 inch MacBook Pro and MacBook released in the fall, includes a non-removable battery with a charge life specified to be up to eight hours, plus three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port (the FireWire 400 port of the previous generation is gone), Mini DisplayPort, ExpressCard 34 slot and CD/DVD-writing SuperDrive. The new 17 inch MacBook Pro will accept and recognize up to 8GB of RAM.
January 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Apple unveils iLife '09
During this morning's keynote presentation at Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller, unveiled a new release of the company's iLife suite, iLife '09. Among the changes he highlighted were much-improved handling of audio, finer video editing controls and software image stabilization in iMovie '09 plus face detection and geotagging features in iPhoto '09.
January 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Version 4.6 of SeeFile digital asset management software announced
SeeFile Software today is rolling out v4.6 of its namesake digital asset management product for Mac, as well as taking the wraps off a new web-hosted version. Version 4.6 of SeeFile incorporates several changes, including a user interface that's promised to be both more intuitive and more compatible with current web browsers, an automated notifications feature, improved administrative controls and broadened file type support.
January 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon marks 50 years since the introduction of its first SLR camera
It has been 50 years since Canon introduced its first single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, and in that time it has shipped over 53 million units, says a Canon USA press release. The first SLR model from Canon, the Canonflex, was launched in May 1959.
January 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
ThinkPad W700ds now available for ordering from Lenovo website
The ThinkPad W700ds, a dual-screen version of Lenovo's performance laptop that was officially announced yesterday, is now available for ordering on the Lenovo website. The secondary 10.6 inch, 768 x 1280 pixel screen, adds US$420 to the price of the machine.
January 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Gallery shows the beauty of ice and snow
The Boston Globe's feature gallery The Big Picture has tackled the ice and snow theme with a very nice gallery of images called Icy days and nights.
January 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nature Photographers pick 2008 awards
The 2008 Editor's Pick Awards have been posted on Nature Photographers Online Magazine. Every year members of Nature Photographers recommend a fellow photographer's work and this year's honour goes to Marsel van Oosten whose site features some outstanding image galleries.
January 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Phase One releases Capture One 4.6 in basic, PRO and DB versions
Phase One has released Capture One 4.6 in basic, PRO and DB versions. The latest release of the RAW converter and pro workflow application adds the ability to convert NEFs captured with the Nikon D3X, expands Canon EOS 5D Mark II CR2 support to include the sRaw1 and sRaw2 formats and adds several feature improvements including expanded camera remote control capabilities.
January 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts December's best
Reuters offers an image gallery of Pictures of the Month: December from its photographers from around the world.
January 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture offers a pair of strong image galleries
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a fine gallery on the sport of ski jumping and another gallery on the stark reality of war in Israel and Gaza.
January 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Lenovo poised to update ThinkPad W700 with dual screen, 8GB RAM and new processor options
Next week, Lenovo will officially take the wraps off the first significant update of the ThinkPad W700 laptop since it was introduced in the fall of 2008. Leading the list of what's new is an optional slide-out second screen in a variant called the W700ds, but there are other noteworthy changes in both the single and dual screen versions of the company's photographer-friendly desktop replacement. These include a more affordable quad core processor option, the ability to order the machine with as much as 8GB of RAM (up from a maximum of 4GB previously) and the correcting of a problem that rendered the optional built-in CompactFlash slot unusably slow.
January 2, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Galleries bring in the New Year
Starting with Reuters' Welcome to 2009, there are several image galleries celebrating the New Year, including The Frame from the Sacramento Bee with a nice selection of New Year's images and The New York Times with a slideshow called New Year's Eve Around the World.
January 2, 2009 | 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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