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 Monday, November 7, 2016
Originally announced and available to iOS users on October 5, 2015, Adobe's Android version of Photoshop Fix has finally been released.
 
Here's a quick rundown of the app:
 
Image Retouching & Restoration
 
Adobe Photoshop Fix enables powerful, yet easy image retouching and restoration on your Android phone. Heal, smooth, liquify, lighten and make other edits and adjustments that give you the precise look you’re after. Access edited photos within other Adobe mobile and desktop apps by signing in to Adobe Creative Cloud to further refine them or use them in other creative projects – it’s all powered by Adobe CreativeSync.
 
Photoshop Fix Features
 
  • Retouch and restore photos using tools that give you the exact look, structure and feel you want:
    • Face-aware Liquify – Make dramatic edits to facial features. Create a bigger smile, slim down those cheeks or edit other facial points with remarkable ease.
    • Liquify — Push, pull, rotate, swell or reshape any area to create subtle or drastic effects.
    • Heal and patch — Fix imperfections using content from surrounding areas and then blend the result.
    • Smooth — Simply paint to smooth or sharpen skin, landscapes or other content.
    • Lighten and darken — Add or remove light from specific parts of a photo.
  • Edit and adjust photos using a variety of essential tools:
    • Color — Desaturate to remove all color or to create a mix of color and black-and-white.
    • Paint — Get precise effects with an eyedropper that lets you sample colors, an adjustable brush and an eraser.
    • Adjust — Add vignettes and control exposure, contrast and saturation
    • Defocus — Blur part of a photo to draw attention to your key subject.
  • Send your images directly to Photoshop CC on the desktop so you can refine them and take them further. Fix converts all your edits to layers and packages your image as a PSD file.
You can download Photoshop Fix for Android from the Google Play store. The iOS version can be downloaded from the iTunes App store.
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/7/2016 5:31:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head available for $169.00 with free shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports Up to 11 Pounds
  • 75mm Ball/Bowl
  • GA752 2-Stage Legs with Mono-Lock Design
  • 26–61" Tripod Legs Height Range
  • Easy Lock Baseplate
  • Fixed Counterbalance
  • Variable Fluid Pan & Tilt Drag
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Accessory Socket
  • Padded Bag with Shoulder Strap
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Post Date: 11/7/2016 5:05:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, November 6, 2016
From now until 11/25, use coupon code ticktock at AdoramaPix to save on your purchase. If you purchase today the coupon code is worth 30% off, but the amount of reduction realized by the promo code declines by 1% daily through November 25th.
 
Act fast to maximize your savings!
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Post Date: 11/6/2016 11:59:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 5, 2016
There are few churches with a view comparable to that from The Chapel of the Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park. I'm thinking that this view would be a strong distraction from the sermon.
 
The next time you visit Grand Teton National Park, make sure that The Chapel of the Transfiguration is on your to-photograph list. It is as attractive outside as it is inside. Morning is the best time of the day to photograph at this location as the tall mountains go dark when the sun sets behind them. A visit timed for the right week (late September) results in brilliantly colored aspen trees for the mid-ground layer of interest (though the aspens are only barely visible in this image).
 
Obviously, I went inside to capture this photo. My goal was to see the mountains through the window while capturing most of the interior of this little log-constructed church. My preference was to see the mountain peaks in the window and this meant a low shooting position at the back of the sanctuary was required. That position seemed to work well for the rest of the scene, so I went with it.
 
Though a steady stream of people were coming through the little church, there were enough breaks that patiently waiting was all that was needed to capture a wide range of exposures. Because the dynamic range was extreme, the wide range of exposures were required. I later used a manual HDR technique to composite several of those images into a balanced final result.
 
The Canon EOS 5Ds R and EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens were the perfect combination for this photo.
 
A larger version of this image is available on SmugMug, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
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Post Date: 11/5/2016 6:38:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 4, 2016
B&H has the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black) available for $289.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $349.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 13.4"
  • Folded Length: 15.75"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.4 lb
  • Independent Leg Angle Selector
  • Quick Release Ball Head
  • QR Plate Included
  • Fitted Case
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Post Date: 11/4/2016 6:13:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 3, 2016

 
From the National Geographic YouTube Channel:
 
Wildlife cameraman Bertie Gregory takes the stage to share stories about his adventures photographing urban-jungle wildlife in England.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/3/2016 1:58:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
You may know Moose Peterson as the go to nature photography guru, however he has a second photo passion: Aerial photography. Moose has built up a body of work from visiting air shows, sitting in the co-pilots seat and hanging out in hangars. This presentation showcases Moose’s best work.
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Post Date: 11/3/2016 9:46:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Flashpoint RF-400 Ring Li-On 400ws Ringflash with Battery Pack available for $349.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Extremely Powerful 400 W/s RingLight Flash with a GN of 82
  • Uses an Advanced 4500mAh Li-Ion Polymer Long Life Expectancy Battery
  • Recycle Time from .05 to 2.8 seconds
  • Approximately 450 Full Power Flashes Per Charge
  • Perfect For Shadowless Applications
  • Remote Power Control with Wave Commander System
  • Regular and Intelligent Optical Slave Modes
  • Perfect for On and Off Camera Use
  • Constant Led Lighting With 3 Power Settings
  • Snap on Diffuser
  • Includes adjustable bracket to mount to most cameras and lenses
  • 1/4" Screw on Bottom for Mounting to a Tripod, Monopod, or Handle Grip
Originally scheduled for widespread availability in mid-October, many DJI Mavic Pro preorder customers are still anxiously awaiting their foldable quadcopters. Unfortunately, production delays and higher-than-expected demand mean that preorder customers may not get their drones until right around Christmas time.
 
Here's DJI's official apology:
Dear DJI Customers:
 
We owe you an apology for our delays in delivering the new Mavic Pro. We want to thank you for your patience and also advise that we are looking into improving our order process and systems, based largely on your feedback.
 
When we announced Mavic Pro and began accepting pre-orders, we expected to deliver the first units in mid-October. However, ramping up production to full speed at top quality took longer than planned. Prior to our scheduled shipping target, we encountered an issue integrating a part into the Mavic Pro. We resolved that within a week. On top of that, the excitement for the Mavic Pro beat our expectations. As a result, we are working diligently to ramp up production to meet the higher-than-anticipated demand for the Mavic Pro.
 
We have been shipping for nearly two weeks, but even with round-the-clock production, we unfortunately cannot give specific delivery estimates for many orders moving through various global sales channels because of this demand. For Mavic Pro orders received before November 3, 2016, we will do our best to clear them all within the next seven to eight weeks.
 
Some of you waiting for your Mavic Pro also expressed concern about our immediate billing of pre-orders. We’ve heard you and are examining potential alternatives with our payment provider.
 
DJI exists to put amazing technology and innovation into your hands, and we’re sorry it’s taking so long with Mavic Pro. Our internal systems haven’t kept up with the enormous demand for our products, and your enthusiasm for our newest offering is spurring us to improve. We appreciate your understanding and are doing everything we can to get Mavic Pro to you as quickly as possible.
 
Sincerely, DJI
If you hope to get the DJI Mavic Pro before Christmas, preorder it now.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 11/3/2016 8:07:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Beachtek DXA-MICRO-PRO Active XLR Compact Adapter available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For DSLRs and Camcorders
  • Connects External Microphones
  • Powerful Preamplifiers
  • 1 x XLR Mic Input with 48V Phantom Power
  • 2 x 1/8" Mic Inputs with Plug-In Power
  • Easy to Set up and Use
  • Compact Chassis with Flexible Mounting
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Post Date: 11/3/2016 7:02:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Quickly discover all of the little known feature enhancements in Photoshop CC 2017 that can make a big difference in your workflow, including improvements to Artboards, the Properties panel, Copy As SVG, SVG font support, Export As, and more!
 
Note: Some of the more interesting features (for us photographers, at least) are mentioned at the very end. For more in-depth information, check out this CC 2017 feature summary. One tidbit I found – Adobe Camera RAW now supports pressure-sensitive devices. [Sean]
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Post Date: 11/3/2016 6:03:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 2, 2016
From SKB:
 
Orange, California — Industry leaders SKB Cases and Think Tank Photo have teamed up to develop a high-quality line of Photo and Video hardshell cases that provide the ultimate in protection, versatility, and convenience for today’s globetrotting photographers and videographers.
 
The co-branded line of Flyer Series Cases are designed around SKB’s virtually indestructible waterproof iSeries hardshell cases, and feature premium interiors designed by Think Tank Photo, the world’s premier manufacturer of photo and video soft cases and backpacks. These exclusive interiors boast durable, fully customizable divider options for camera/video equipment and accessories, and also include new innovations like robust lid organizers, a wrap- around hard case cover with shoulder strap, a unique zippered pull-out divider case, and a backpack specifically designed to fit the SKB rolling carry-on case (3i-2011-7B). Flyer Series Cases will be available in four popular sizes, including two carry-on sized options ideal for DSLR or Mirrorless cameras, a rolling carry-on size, and a checkable case for larger video gear.
 
“To design the best interiors for photographers and videographers, we turned to the best: Think Tank Photo designs components that are second to none,” explains Jerry Andreas, Sr. Vice President at SKB Corporation. “Together with their industry-leading expertise and our proven, travel-tough iSeries cases, we’ve developed an unparalleled solution; I’m confident that our new Flyer Series will be extremely popular.”
 
SKB’s Flyer Series Cases will start shipping in December 2016, and will be available exclusively from SKB Cases through SKB dealers worldwide.
 
B&H has the SKB cases with Think Tank Photo interiors available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/2/2016 2:07:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens Review
 
The G2 is a more substantial upgrade than I expected to see in a lens updating an only-3-year-old lens.
 
B&H has the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/2/2016 10:57:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Adobe:
 
SAN DIEGO–The power of 10,000 creative people is in full force today at Adobe MAX 2016, the world’s leading creativity conference. Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) will showcase next-generation Creative Cloud innovation, including a new breed of applications in experience design, photography and 3D compositing, as well as exciting developments brewing in the company’s research labs. Adobe is also announcing Adobe Sensei, a new framework and set of intelligent services spanning the entire Adobe Cloud Platform, aimed at dramatically improving how customers design and deliver digital experiences. Adobe MAX will feature keynotes from inspirational creative leaders, including filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, fashion designer Zac Posen and photographer Lynsey Addario. To view the keynotes on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. PDT and Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:00 a.m. PDT via a live stream, visit: http://www.adobe.com/go/maxkeynote.
 
“Adobe MAX is where the creative community comes together to see the latest in Creative Cloud innovation and be inspired by the world’s best creative minds,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. “This year, we’ll be showcasing amazing breakthroughs in experience design, photography, virtual reality, character animation and 3D compositing.”
 
Adobe Showcases Innovation Coming to Creative Cloud
 
  • A new Mac release of Adobe Experience Design CC (XD), the first all-in-one tool for designing, prototyping and sharing user experiences for website and mobile apps, is now available with two highly anticipated features - Layers and Symbols support. First made popular in Adobe’s flagship design tools Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, XD reimagines Layers and Symbols to address the specific needs of user experience (UX) designers. Designers using XD can now easily share prototypes and get feedback in real-time. At MAX, Adobe will give a sneak peek at new capabilities that enable real-time collaboration including co-editing of documents, visual versioning and Creative Cloud Libraries enhancements. This innovation helps individuals and enterprises keep pace with the surging demand for high-quality content.
  • Project Felix is an industry-first design tool that enables graphic designers to easily create high-quality, photo-realistic images by combining 2D and 3D assets for projects such as product shot comps, scene visualization and abstract design. Users have in-app access to 3D models, materials and lights from Adobe Stock as well as the ability to customize specific properties like materials, perfect lighting and adjust camera angles. Real-time rendering allows users to preview work while editing and before exporting to Photoshop to complete their design.
  • For filmmakers, advancements in virtual reality, character animation and 3D across Adobe’s video tools set the stage for the future of video. The next release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes auto-aware virtual reality (VR) that seamlessly detects and applies the correct setting to stereoscopic and monoscopic media. First introduced at IBC, updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects CC and Prelude CC will also include a Beta of Team Projects that allows teams and enterprise customers to co-edit and collaborate on Creative Cloud projects. Adobe is also releasing a new Cinema 4D renderer in After Effects that will speed up efficiency and quality of 3D content generation. In addition, a new Social Publishing Panel (Beta) in Premiere Pro is powered by Adobe Marketing Cloud technology and enables quick exporting of videos to social channels, as well as data analysis of video content.
  • Adobe Sensei is a framework and set of intelligent services built into the Adobe Cloud Platform that leverages Adobe’s massive volume of content and data assets to enable customers to work faster and smarter. For creatives, Adobe Sensei automates mundane tasks, allowing them to spend more time on inspiration and design. Adobe has leveraged machine learning and AI for many years within its creative applications enabling capabilities like Facial Recognition, Content-Aware technologies and Camera Shake Reduction. New Creative Cloud features that leverage Adobe Sensei include Adobe Stock Visual Search, and Match Font and Face-Aware Liquify in Photoshop. For more information on Adobe Sensei see separate press release.
Advances in Adobe Stock
 
Adobe Stock is evolving the way people market and sell their work to peers. At MAX, Adobe announced a partnership with Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, to bring Reuters video and photography to Adobe Stock’s new editorial collection. Available through Adobe Creative Cloud, creatives will be able to access Reuters editorial content including:
 
  • Reuters photos covering news, sports and entertainment events with thousands of images added every day and over twelve million images in the archive
  • Reuters video footage covering all major events across the globe, including the unique Reuters archive library of historical news footage featuring over a million news clips
Released as a beta in September 2016, the Adobe Stock Contributor site is now available at MAX and allows users to sell their creative work to the world’s largest creative community from within Creative Cloud. The expanded Adobe Stock service now offers more than 60 million royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, illustrations, graphics and 3D models, as well as the addition of templates, a new asset type designed to help users kick-start new projects. Adobe Stock also leverages machine learning to dramatically improve search and contributor workflows, including a new auto-keyword feature (Beta), that save time by automatically generating the first five keywords of each image based on keywords from successful similar images.
 
Adobe is also introducing a new way to find, purchase and manage individual fonts from premier foundries including Frere-Jones Type, Type Network/Font Bureau and Émigré with the new Adobe Typekit marketplace. Complementing the Typekit subscription included in the Creative Cloud membership, Typekit marketplace will integrate across Creative Cloud tools to nearly double the number of individual fonts available for use. Businesses and consumers can use Typekit marketplace to more easily find and purchase fonts for professional or personal design projects, including websites, marketing materials, invitations and more.
 
Creative Cloud Applications Receive Major Updates
 
Updates to Creative Cloud include new offerings and functionality that enhance collaboration, learning and discoverability to help users deliver their best work faster. Key updates include a modern new interface and fast, flexible coding engine in Dreamweaver CC and a new Photoshop universal search bar that allows users to quickly search tools, panels, menus, Adobe Stock assets, help content and tutorials. Adobe Spark allows anyone to easily create and share stunning content and Creative Cloud paid members now have access to exclusive features in Adobe Spark. Adobe is also bringing its popular mobile applications Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Comp CC and Photoshop Fix to Android with this release.
 
  • For the latest updates to Photoshop CC, Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix, and an introduction to Project Felix, click here.
  • For graphic designers, updates to Illustrator CC and InDesign CC can be found here.
  • For web designers, updates to Dreamweaver CC and Animate CC.
  • For filmmakers, a comprehensive view of the latest video and audio tools news can be found here. In addition, updates to Character Animator (Beta) and Audition CC.
  • For more information on the Adobe Photoshop Sketch update introducing Photoshop brushes from designer Kyle Webster, click here.
  • For more information on State of Create: 2016, a global survey from Adobe that found investing in creativity pays off with tangible benefits – from higher income to greater national competitiveness and productivity.
Pricing and Availability
 
Updates to Creative Cloud desktop software will ship to Creative Cloud members before the end of the year. Membership plans are available for individuals, students, teams, educational institutions, government agencies and enterprises. Adobe’s new and updated mobile apps are available for free download from Apple App Store and Google Play now. When adding Adobe Stock to any paid yearly Creative Cloud membership plan, creatives can save up to 40 percent over purchasing stock content separately.
 
B&H carries the Adobe Photography Plan.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/2/2016 9:56:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Freely Vimeo Channel:
 
A little over 3 years ago Freefly released the original MoVI. It was the first digital handheld stabilizer, and changed the way films are created.
 
3 years and thousands of shots later, the team at Freefly is unleashing the MoVI Pro. We believe its the most versatile, adaptable, and high performance camera movement system ever created.
 
We’ve stripped everything down to basics, analyzed the problem statement from first principles, and then tried to solve it with the fewest number of parts.
 
We can't wait to see what you will create with MoVI Pro.
 
B&H carries MoVI products but does not have the MoVI Pro product page available just yet.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Freefly News
Post Date: 11/2/2016 9:01:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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