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 Thursday, October 09, 2014

 
From the Nikon Asia YouTube Channel:
 
Set in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, and shot exclusively with the Nikon D810 DSLR, this video follows world-renowned South African extreme athletes as they perform impressive stunts for adventure sports videographer Craig Kolesky and his team. From high-speed action in Full HD to adapting to different light settings as the scenes shift from sunrise to midday, Kolesky was able to consistently capture stunning image quality in every frame.
 
Check out the behind the scenes video below:
 

 
B&H carries the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera.
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Post Date: 10/9/2014 12:55:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
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In this guide, you’ll also learn:
 
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  • How to use social media to attract the audience you want
  • Secrets to selling your work and bringing in revenue
  • 11 essential tips all freelance photographers should know
  • Plus more!
Whether you’re dreaming of shooting for high-end publications, opening your own brick-and-mortar studio, or documenting stories around the world, launching a successful career will require you to hone your business skills. This guide will help you make smart decisions moving forward and build the successful photo career you want.
 
Download your copy of The Ultimate Guide for Starting Your Photography Business today!
Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:47:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon Asia YouTube Channel:
 
Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses and see why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses.
 
B&H carries Nikon lenses.
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Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:25:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
WD 3TB My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage
eBay (via Buy) has the WD 3TB My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage available for $149.99 with free shipping. Compare at $179.00.
Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:10:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone
Adorama has select microphones on sale with free shipping. See below for details.
 
Microphone Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser$199.95$169.95
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone$329.95$279.95
Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube$999.95$879.95
Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun$229.00$189.00
Post Date: 10/9/2014 9:40:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photos DJI Dividers
From Think Tank Photo:
 
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA – With the Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit, photographers can easily convert a Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator backpack (sold separately) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack. On point with the new era of photographic possibilities and needs, the adjustable dividers offer multi-compartment convenience to hold every key component and accessories of a quadcopter plus supplies for the day’s outing. With its durable and changeable storage dividers, all of their gear and personal items are safe, organized, and at the ready.
 
The base Airport Accelerator backpack integrates quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins. It meets international carry on size requirements. Its light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support. The air mesh paneling keeps backs cool. The height-adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit. A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/ monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend its versatility.
 
The Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit enables not only new backpack divider configurations, but opens the door to a whole new breed of packing strategies.
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • Custom divider set to fit the DJI Phantom 2, including accessories
  • Adjustable dividers allow you to customize the fit of accessories and gear
  • Accommodates 7” HDMI LCD Monitor on Devlcam Camera-Top
  • Rotor mount thread protectors
  • Polyurethane underside coating
  • Fits WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries
  • Superior water resistance with water repellant coating
  • High density closed cell foam dividers for added protection
MATERIALS
 
210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex, closed cell foam and polyethylene reinforcement, 3–ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Exterior Dimensions: 6.7” W x 13.4” H x 2.8” D (17 x 34 x 7 cm)
Weight: 0.7 (0.34 kg)
 
Don't forget: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
 
B&H carries the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter.
Post Date: 10/9/2014 7:35:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 08, 2014

 
Devin Graham has posted a beautiful look at several popular destinations in Italy. While the handheld shots were filmed with a RED Epic Dragon, the timelapse portions of the video (by Parker Walbeck) were captured with the following gear:
 
Post Date: 10/8/2014 12:11:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens available for $1,518.38 with free shipping. Compare at $1,886.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for Nikon USA service or warranty.
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Post Date: 10/8/2014 11:06:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tascam DR-60DmkII 4-Channel Portable Recorder
B&H has the Tascam DR-60DmkII 4-Channel Portable Recorder in stock with free expedited shipping.
Post Date: 10/8/2014 10:15:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Channel:
 
The Photoshop CC 2014.2 update has arrived. Check out features like New Doc Presets, New Guide Layouts, Layouts based on a shape, Smarter smart guides, Overscrolling preference, Creative Cloud libraries, and Extract.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 10/8/2014 7:24:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3300 + 18-55mm VR II Lens
Use coupon code RULEOF3RDS ($50.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Refurbished Nikon D3300 + 18-55mm VR II Lens for $419.00 with free shipping. Compare at $546.95 new.
 
Note: This deal comes with a free copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
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Post Date: 10/8/2014 6:57:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon CF-DC7 Soft Case
To users of the Nikon Semi-Soft Case CF-DC7 – this Service advisory to be applied in the United States only.
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your imaging needs.
 
In Semi-Soft Case CF-DC7, we have found possible cracking or stickiness of the flap of the case may occur after several years.
 
Nikon CF-DC7 Soft Case Flap
 
Identifying affected products:
 
If you own a CF-DC7 semi-soft case, please check the tag inside this case shown in the photo below. If there is a white dot on the back of this tag (also shown below), your case is not affected and you are able to use it with confidence.
 
Nikon CF-DC7 Soft Case Tag
 
Nikon will extend a free replacement CF-DC7 case to those customers who have purchased units that are affected.
 
To have your affected CF-DC7 case replaced free of charge, please follow the below steps:
 
  1. For more information regarding this matter, contact Nikon Customer Relations by phone at 1-800-Nikon US (1-800-645-6687), 9AM–8PM EST, Monday to Friday (closed certain holidays) or online here.
  2. Work with a Nikon customer service representative to confirm you have an affected CF-DC7, and you will be sent a pre-paid UPS return shipping label to send your case to Nikon for replacement
  3. Nikon will replace the affected CF-DC7 cases free of charge and return it to the customer. The entire process, including shipping time, should take between 7-10 business days
Nikon thanks you for making our brand an integral part of your photographic system and regrets any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
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Post Date: 10/8/2014 6:43:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 07, 2014
WD 3 TB Elements External Hard Disk Drive
B&H has the WD 3 TB Elements External Hard Disk Drive available for $91.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $118.00.
Post Date: 10/7/2014 3:06:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photoshelter
From Photoshelter:
 
Light plays a huge role in creating the mood in environmental portraiture, and with your subject in the right light, you can nail the shot. In this webinar, co-sponsored by Manfrotto, award-winning NYC based photographer Tony Gale will deliver lighting techniques and tips you can take with you to your next shoot.
 
From this webinar you'll walk away with advice about how to enhance the mood in your images by using strobes, softboxes, and Tony's favorite: the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra. He'll touch on metering, why using a color checker is an important tool for a better shot, and how to scout for the best locations for telling your subject's story.
 
This hour will cover:
 
  • Choosing the right location for your shoot
  • Using a meter for a more enhanced shot
  • Indoor and outdoor lighting tips and set ups
  • Using a color checker for a more accurate image
Register Now
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:42:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Throgh 10/12, CanvasPeople has the following standard gallery wrap canvas sizes on sale:
 
SizeReg. PriceSale Price
8x10$49.99$10.00
11x14$69.99$15.00
16x20$93.99$20.00
20x30$128.99$30.00
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:24:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 06, 2014
WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External Hard Drive (Titanium)
Through tomorrow, Adorama has the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External Hard Drive (Titanium) available for $91.99 with free shipping. Regularly $129.00.
Post Date: 10/6/2014 7:06:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Speedlight SB-910 Flash
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon Speedlight SB-910 Flash available for $445.00. Compare at $546.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
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Post Date: 10/6/2014 2:43:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
Latest Creative Cloud Release Drives Deep Connections Between New Family of Mobile Apps and Enhanced CC Desktop Tools Via All-New Creative Profile
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Oct. 6, 2014 — At Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud that transforms how creatives work across desktops and devices. This major release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps. In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include breakthroughs in Touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3. Central to this release is an all-new Creative Profile that drives deep connections between CC desktop tools and nine new mobile apps that extend the power of the Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere franchises onto mobile devices.
 
Adobe also launched a public beta of a Creative SDK that enables the delivery of mobile apps that connect to Creative Cloud, kick-starting a new era of third party app innovation for creative developers. The company also introduced Creative Talent Search, connecting creatives around the world with job opportunities from top brands and companies. These innovations and more will be demonstrated in today’s keynote session at Adobe MAX, beginning at 9:30 a.m. PT. To view the event via a live stream, visit: www.adobe.com/go/maxkeynote.
 
"The pace of innovation continues to accelerate with Creative Cloud and today we are introducing a new family of mobile apps that are deeply integrated with flagship CC desktop tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, and taking mobile devices into the creative mainstream,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe. “Also, new capabilities such as Creative Talent Search show that Creative Cloud is evolving into an increasingly powerful resource for our millions of members.”
 
All-New Creative Profile is Member’s Creative Identity Within Creative Cloud
This Creative Cloud release includes a new Creative Profile that connects creatives to their work, to the assets they use to create, and the communities that matter to them – no matter where they are. Files, photos, colors, brushes, shapes, fonts, textstyles, graphics and any other assets are always at their fingertips. This new Creative Profile moves with creatives from app-to-app and device-to-device, so assets automatically appear when they need them, in the right context.
 
Mobile Apps Deliver New Creative Cloud Connections
This release includes radical new connections between essential CC desktop tools and a new family of mobile apps that extend the power of Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Lightroom onto mobile devices. The line-up includes:This release includes radical new connections between essential CC desktop tools and a new family of mobile apps that extend the power of Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Lightroom onto mobile devices. The line-up includes:
 
  • In the Photoshop family, Photoshop Sketch lets creatives draw with new built-in expressive brushes and enables an integrated workflow with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. Updates to Photoshop Mix extend precise mobile compositing capabilities and now includes enhanced integration with Photoshop CC, as well as a new iPhone version. A new Lightroom Mobile app builds on integrated desktop and mobile workflows and includes features to allow clients, friends or family to select favorites and leave comments for photos shared online; and GPS information from iPhone photos now syncs with Lightroom desktop.
  • In the Illustrator family, Illustrator Draw (formerly Adobe Ideas) gives users access to their favorite vector drawing tools and features in a modern, streamlined interface, high-fidelity integration with Illustrator CC and enhanced support for Adobe Ink and Slide. Illustrator Line, a precision drawing app, gives creatives new features for perfectly distributing shapes as they draw, plus the ability to send sketches to Illustrator CC where they have full access to their original vector paths for editing.
  • In the Premiere family, the brand new Adobe Premiere Clip app easily transforms the video shot on iPhone or iPad into edited videos that are simple to share. Aspiring videographers can then send their compositions to Adobe Premiere Pro CC for advanced editing and finishing.
Adobe also introduced a new category of “capture” apps to create designs and bring them into creative workflows:
 
  • Adobe Brush CC lets designers craft unique brushes, on iPad or iPhone, to use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Adobe Illustrator Sketch. Any photograph can be made into a brush, so creatives can quickly and playfully design beautiful, high-quality brushes that can range from photorealistic, to organic, painterly or graphic.
  • Adobe Shape CC is a simple, unique and fun way to capture and create shapes on iPhone or iPad, wherever inspiration strikes. A high-contrast photo of anything - a chair, a pet, or a hand-drawn font - is converted into vector art that can be used immediately in Illustrator CC and Adobe Illustrator Line via Creative Cloud Libraries.
  • Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler) allows creatives to capture colors and save them as themes that are immediately available in other Adobe applications, including Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC.
These mobile apps work with all Creative Cloud plans, giving everyone – from freelancers to creatives in large organizations – access to all the benefits of a deeply integrated mobile and desktop workflow, connected via their Creative Profile. Adobe also launched the public beta of a Creative SDK that powers the delivery of new third party mobile apps that connect to Creative Cloud. Adobe Creative SDK is available at: www.creativesdk.adobe.com.
 
New Features for Essential CC Desktop Tools
This Creative Cloud release includes powerful new features for Adobe’s flagship creative desktop tools. Highlights include: Touch support on Windows 8 devices for key design applications; new 3D print features and enhanced Mercury Graphics Engine performance for Photoshop CC; a new Curvature tool in Illustrator CC; interactive EPUB support in InDesign CC; SVG and Synchronized Text support in Muse CC; GPU-optimized playback for viewing high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage in Premiere Pro CC; and HiDPI and new 3D support in After Effects CC. Through a member’s Creative Profile Adobe is driving frictionless creative workflows, with CC desktop tools able to access powerful new mobile apps and services. Building on the success of Creative Cloud capabilities such as file sharing, Behance and TypeKit, new services available today, include:
 
  • Creative Cloud Market is a collection of high-quality, curated content that’s freely accessible to Creative Cloud members. Access and use thousands of professionally crafted files, including user interfaces, patterns, icons, brushes and vector shapes, to speed through desktop and mobile projects.
  • Creative Cloud Libraries is a powerful asset management service that lets creatives easily access and create with colors, brushes, text styles and vector images through Creative Cloud desktop, mobile apps and services. Creative Cloud Libraries connects desktop tools like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC to each other – and to companion mobile apps.
  • Creative Cloud Extract is a cloud-based service that reinvents the Photoshop CC comp-to-code workflow for Web designers and developers, letting them share and unlock vital design information from a PSD file (such as colors, fonts and CSS) to use when coding mobile and desktop designs.
All-New Talent Search Connects Creatives with Job Opportunities
Adobe also launched Creative Talent Search today. Talent Search connects creatives across the globe with job opportunities from top brands and companies. Hiring managers using Talent Search are able to use advanced discovery tools to find the right talent for their job – for example, finding experts in Photoshop, who live in a specific city, and have worked in automotive design is easier than ever. Custom algorithms recommend candidates for roles and get smarter the more a recruiter uses the system. Also, public postings will advertise job opportunities to the millions of creatives on Behance. More information is available at: https://www.behance.net/talentsearch.
 
Pricing and Availability
Today’s updates to Creative Cloud are expected to be available to Creative Cloud members by the end of the day as part of their membership at no additional cost. The new and updated mobile apps are free to everyone. More information will be available later today at: http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/mobile.html.
 
The value of Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program grows with each new feature that is added. And it's still only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 8:28:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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