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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.
July 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 14, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 14, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features Full Focus for June
Reuters Full Focus features the Images of June in a large-image gallery.
July 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 11, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 11, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features week in sports
MSNBC features some interesting moments in this edition of the Week in Sports Pictures.
July 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 7, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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.
July 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
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