That works out to roughly $8.33 per month for Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC. For what it's worth, I consider the Creative Cloud Photography Plan to be the best $10.00 investment I make each month. [Sean]
NORTH WHITE PLAINS, NY – AUGUST 11, 2015 – Elinchrom, Phottix and Sekonic have come to be regarded as leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Together they plan on defining an exciting, new future for the lighting category.
The Elinchrom, Phottix and Sekonic design engineers are hard at work on the most revolutionary lighting control system ever.
The key to this epoch-making event is a common “operating system” shared among the three partners incorporating their respective controllers, transmitters and receivers via a shared signal.
Phottix flash systems are currently capable of TTL and manual control with Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR systems as well as their own Mitros+ hot shoe TTL flash and their portable, TTL monobloc Indra systems. Elinchrom is known for their high performance, portable power systems, exemplified by the ELB 400 and is also renowned for their light-shaping tools. Sekonic is known for their accuracy and reliability of meters for lighting measurement and control. The integration of select existing technologies as well as the joint development of new ones from this global alliance will create a creative lighting toolkit allowing photographers to dramatically expand their repertoire.
This industry-redefining partnership will result in new products and processes that will enable photographers to enjoy the portable power and simplicity of Elinchrom, the surety of precise metering with Sekonic and unfailing TTL triggering and power control with Phottix for unmatched lighting control.
Current new products in the works include:
Phottix and Elinchrom design engineers are collaborating on enhanced features for the next generation of the Skyport transmitter which will include hyper-sync functionality.
Photographers using the Phottix Indra 360 TTL or Indra 500 TTL lighting systems will soon have the ability to use the broad range of Elinchrom light-shapers, the most popular light-shaping tools in the world.
Sekonic is collaborating with both Phottix and Elinchrom to finalize two new 478-series LiteMaster Pro flash meters; one for Elinchrom featuring in-meter power control and one for Phottix that allows for triggering of groups from the meter.
Many more exciting collaborative projects are in the works and on the drawing board between these three powerhouses.
Jan Lederman, President of MAC Group US and MAC Group Europe, which will lead the way in marketing this new alliance said: “As children, we were always told to play nice in the sandbox. Now that we are grown, we want to redefine the sandbox. The goal of this revolutionary alliance is to give photographers around the world access to the very best products and technology no matter what their needs, style of shooting or experience level. With these three companies working together, we are creating an all-new future for what’s possible in the photographic lighting category.”
Steve Peer, CEO of Phottix added, “Ours has always been a culture of seeing an opportunity and pursuing it with relentless focus. Together with our new partners at Elinchrom and Sekonic, we will set an all new standard for lighting and control.”
Chris Whittle, President of Elinchrom commented “With so many technological firsts, we at Elinchrom are extremely ambitious for all photographers. We live light, and this new alliance will accelerate a raft of inclusive lighting solutions for Elinchrom mount users Worldwide.”
Harry Harada, Director of Sekonic said, “Our partners’ lighting tools working in concert with Sekonic lighting technology will make photography more enjoyable and controllable. Sekonic is now open to this enhanced partnership.”
In this video, Mia McCormick introduces DJI's latest application of 3-axis gimbal technology, originally developed for multi-rotor UAVs. The Ronin-M is a scaled-down version of the original Ronin, weigh about 5lbs unladen, optimal for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even compact cinema camera like the C100.
For a limited time, students and teachers who have never signed up for Creative Cloud can get the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for only $199.00 for the first year – which works out to rougly $16.58 per month, which is the same as getting two free months of service on top of the promotional rate of 60% off ($19.99/mo, $359.88/yr) – when the full one-year membership is paid up front.
This is a great deal as the normal Creative Cloud subscription for students and teachers is regularly $29.99 per month ($49.99/mo for regular customers).
Here are the fine print details from Adobe:
For a limited time between July 31, 2015 and October 30, 2015, eligible students 13 and older and teachers in North America can purchase an annual membership to Adobe Creative Cloud for a reduced price of $199.00 for the first year. After the first year we will renew your contract automatically for another year at the then-current standard annual price [for students and teachers] (currently at $359.88), unless you cancel. This pricing is available for first time membership only and limited to eligible education customers who purchase directly from the Adobe Store or by calling Adobe Sales. This pricing is not available to OEM, commercial or volume licensing customers. This pricing is limited to one (1) purchase of one (1) Creative Cloud annual membership per customer. Offer may not be assigned, exchanged, sold, transferred, or combined with any other discount or offer, or redeemed for cash or other goods and services. This pricing is subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.
NY Times Food Photographer and Director Andrew Scrivani leads a talk about the use and power of social media for photographers and videographers. Andrew discusses both the practical matters of gaining and maintaining a following and the artistic outlet that platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and others can be for creatives.
New York, NY – August 10, 2015 – Powered by Rokinon, XEEN is an all-new, professional grade cine lens system. It offers the professional optical quality, features, specifications, and performance that are expected of a superior cine lens system with a significantly lower price tag.
The initial three XEEN lenses consist of a 24mm, 50mm, and 85mm. All three feature a constant aperture of T/1.5 and Full Frame coverage. They will be available in mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and yes, even PL. Additional focal lengths are already scheduled to be introduced throughout 2015 and 2016.
Features common to XEEN lenses appreciated by professionals include:
4K+ Ready Optics
Full Frame Coverage
Tightly Color Matched
Durable All Metal Body
Unified 40° Iris Rotation
Unified 200° Focus Throw
Large Easy To Read Markings
Lens Support Mount (Except PL)
11 Bladed Diaphragm for Superb Bokeh
Xeen Proprietary X-Coating Technology
Unified 114mm Non-Rotating Front Diameters
Dual Calibrated Right and Left Side Distance and T-Stop Scales
Unified Focus and Aperture Gear Positions for Easy Follow Focus Use
Mounts can be shimmed and are interchangeable by a qualified technician
Incredibly smooth and fully damped movement of focusing and aperture controls
Engineered and optimized for high use professional cine and video applications, they are all backed by a Three Year Limited Warranty, the longest in the industry.
All three focal lengths are immediately available for purchase from the following authorized XEEN by Rokinon dealers.
XEEN by Rokinon lens mechanics and optics are manufactured and precision assembled in Korea utilizing cutting edge techniques. Offering a MSRP of $2,995 each, they are extraordinary affordable when compared to other true cine lenses in their class.