Tether Tools Introduces "Better When You Tether" Series
From Tether Tools:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (September 16, 2013) – Tether Tools is proud to announce "Better When You Tether," a 3-month behind-the-scenes blog series showing how professional photographers capture the perfect shot. The series focuses on education and inspiration around tethered photography, and those who experience the benefits of shooting tethered in various environments.
The series launch showcases professional sports and commercial photographer Steve Boyle, whose clients include ESPN the Magazine, Gatorade, Chase Sapphire, Muscle & Fitness, colleges around the country, and other commercial clients. Other photographers involved in the series are Rick Gayle, Shawn Corrigan, Glyn Dewis, Joe McNally, Eric Eggly, Peter Hurley, Jeremy Cowart and many more.
From commercial location shoots to premier classroom environments, each photographer dissects a shoot and shares their insight on improving their own work. Jeff McLain, teacher at Rocky Mountain School of Photography, was recently featured. McLain states,“…in my view, tethering is pretty critical in today’s photographic market…a tethering workflow vastly improves the quality of work.”
All posts will be featured on the Tether Tools blog, www.TetherTalk.com
. Tether Talk, the goto online resource for the tethered photography industry, offers knowledgeable and objective insight on the latest gear and software while also connecting you with top industry professionals for advice on everything from photography workflow to marketing and sales tips. Adorama
carries Tether Tools
Adorama Announces Pro Event Featuring the Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera
From Adorama: World-renowned photographer and filmmaker John Huba demonstrates the full production-to-post hybrid workflow using the Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera at FREE Adorama Pro event on October 10th New York, NY – September 18, 2013
– Adorama, the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, will be hosting world-renowned photographer and filmmaker John Huba at its free Adorama Pro event on Thursday, October 10th. Huba will demonstrate the revolutionary hybrid method of combining photo and video at this exclusive event featuring the Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera. The only DSLR of its kind that can shoot in 4K, Huba will film a live fashion shoot with the EOS-1D C, then import the footage into Adobe Premiere Pro. He will then extract still frames in 4K, putting the entire hybrid workflow on display from start to finish.
Hybrid shooting allows photographers to streamline their creative workflow to achieve high quality video and stills from one camera, enabling a single vision to come to fruition. Huba will be demonstrating the hybrid workflow in three different sessions during the evening event, at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Doors open at 4:30pm; light refreshments will be served. Who:
Adorama Pro and John HubaWhat:
From 4K to PhotoWhen:
October 10, 2013; Doors open at 4:30pmWhere:
Adorama event space, located at 55 West 17th Street, New York CityCost:
FREE Register Now
This event is free but space is limited; register today
for one of three sessions. Sessions will run at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm.
To see the Canon EOS-1D C in action, check out the footage from Nolcha Fashion Week here
Sigma to Update Optimization Pro Software and 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Firmware
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
We'd like to announce that we are going to introduce SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver. 1.1, an update to the dedicated software for the SIGMA USB DOCK, in the end of September.
Even after the update of lens firmware, this updated version of software will allow customers to secure all the settings and adjustment values of AF and OS that are customized via the USB DOCK.
As SIGMA USB DOCK users, please be sure to update to SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.1 from the following page, before operating any lens firmware updates. http://www.sigma-global.com/download/
Moreover, as the new version of SIGMA Optimization Pro becomes available, we are planning to update lens firmware for 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 for Canon mount as well as 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 for Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.
We appreciate your continuing support for our company and products.
Adorama carries the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
and 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
global vision lenses.
Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm VR Lens - $489.99
has the Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm VR Lens
available for $489.99. This price represents a $90.00 price drop from only a few days ago.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 9/18/2013 6:48:54 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Photoshop Photography Program for Creative Cloud is Now Live - $9.99/month
is now offering its newly announced Photoshop Photography Membership Program
for Creative Cloud – that's Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and Bridge CC for $9.99 per month with annual commitment. Note:
You must have a valid Photoshop CS3 - CS6 serial number to qualify for this program. Directions:
- Go to the Adobe Creative Cloud portal.
- Click on "Membership Plans."
- Click on "Individual."
- Click the "Join" button in the "Creative Cloud plan for Photoshop Customers" section.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 and Camera RAW 8.2 Now Available
The final release versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 and Camera RAW 8.2 are now available.
From Adobe: Photoshop Lightroom 5.2
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 update includes these enhancements:
- A color noise reduction slider in the Detail panel and a feather adjustment slider for the Spot Heal tool.
- Bug fixes, new lens profiles, and support for 16 new cameras, including the Canon EOS 70D, Fujifilm X-M1, and Sony A3000
Download Photoshop Lightroom 5.2: Windows | Macintosh
Adobe DNG Converter 8.2
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.2.
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format.
Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
- Canon EOS 70D
- Canon PowerShot G16
- Canon PowerShot S120 (preliminary)
Download Camera RAW 8.2: Windows | Macintosh
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Camera Backpack - $158.60 Shipped (Reg. $259.99)
has the Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Camera Backpack
available for $158.60 with free shipping. Regularly $259.99.
PhotoShelter Announces Six Luminance Seminars at Photoville NYC
From Photoshelter: Industry leaders including the Rolling Stone photo editor and the secretary of the World Press Photo Competition discuss the business of photography, September 26th - 27th. New York, NY – September 17, 2013
– PhotoShelter is thrilled to host six 45-minute Luminance seminars at Photoville NYC September 26 - 27, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Photoville is a pop-up photo destination, featuring a mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, food trucks, and more.The full schedule of PhotoShelter's free seminars, plus links to register, can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/luminancephotoville
In the spirit of PhotoShelter’s Luminance 2012 which brought together top creatives, technologists and innovators to explore the intersection of business, technology, culture, and photography, the six Photoville Luminance seminars will showcase topics ranging from iPhoneography to a behind-the-scenes look at shooting for Rolling Stone to guerilla marketing for photographers. Panelists include:
- Renowned conflict and editorial photographer, Ben Lowy
- Rolling Stone Photo Editor, Deborah Dragon
- Award-winning editorial photographer, Peter Yang
- Secretary of the World Press Photo Competition, Stephen Mayes
- International Photo Editor at TIME, Patrick Witty
- Publisher of aCurator.com, Julie Grahame
Speakers with different backgrounds and viewpoints will present on the same panels to provide the audience with a full spectrum of ideas and insights on the business of photography. Interested attendees can register for panels here.
PhotoShelter will also host a Peer Review Happy Hour on Friday, September 27th, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET at the Photoville Beer Garden. Photographers are encouraged to bring their portfolio, grab a beer, and provide feedback in this informal portfolio review. The first drink is on PhotoShelter and it’s free to attend, but photographers need to register here.
For Discussion: What's your favorite camera bag?
Here at The-Digital-Picture, we love our gear. We especially have a soft spot for (make that, incurable fascination with) camera bags
. So we want to know...
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Sample Pictures
The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens is one of the most exciting lenses to appear in long time. I have added some sample images
captured with this lens to the review
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens - $499.00 (Compare at $549.00)
has the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens
(Canon/Nikon) available for $499.00. Compare at $549.00.
Check out T-D-P.com's full review
of the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX.
Nikon Uses New Technology to Measure Optical Performance
From Nikon: New technology introduced to the development of lenses for digital SLR cameras and Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses September 17, 2013
– Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce the development and deployment of OPTIA, a new measurement device that is able to measure all forms of aberration in interchangeable lenses for cameras, as well as a dedicated image simulator.
Nikon has spent decades researching and developing ultra high-performance, ultra-precise projection lenses for IC steppers and scanners, as well as means of evaluating their optical performance. Currently, Nikon is one of only two companies in the world manufacturing and selling the latest ArF (argon fluoride) immersion scanners, and the only Japanese company doing so. For OPTIA, a means of measuring aberration originally developed for IC steppers and scanners has been further developed for use with camera lenses.
While the light used for exposure with IC steppers and scanners is of a very narrow band of wavelengths, light used by camera lenses covers a wide band of wavelengths that includes the entire visible range. What's more, the amount of aberration that occurs with camera lenses is significantly greater. OPTIA is equipped with a brand new aberration measurement sensor that responds to these characteristics of camera lenses, making it a ground-breaking device capable of measuring nearly all aspects of optical performance for a wide variety of camera lenses.
In addition to resolution, camera lens performance is indicated by such characteristics as blur (as known as "bokeh"), reproduction of textures, and sense of depth (these characteristics combined are referred to as "lens characteristics"). The application of OPTIA's aberration measurement to Nikon lenses, which have always had a very high reputation, enables clarification of the correspondence between lens characteristics and aberration.
The image simulator (software) developed alongside OPTIA enables simulation at the design stage that is equivalent to actual photography with lens prototypes. Therefore, by utilizing the correspondence relationship between lens characteristics and aberration clarified with OPTIA, lenses can be developed with greater control over not only resolution, but also a wide variety of lens characteristics.
Adoption of the new design concept formulated with the use of OPTIA and the image simulator will enable more effective development of high-performance lenses with unique characteristics, and allow Nikon to provide customers with interchangeable lenses that offer new forms of value never before seen. Development Background
- Development of OPTIA (hardware) was completed in May 2012. Development of related software, inspection and evaluation of camera lens performance initiated.
- Full deployment of OPTIA with the use of the new image simulator initiated in September 2013.
Adorama carries Nikon lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 9/17/2013 5:44:12 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Enter to Win a 15" Macbook Pro and a TTP My 2nd Brain Bag
Think Tank Photo
is raffling off a 15" Macbook Pro with one of their newly released My 2nd Brain bags. The drawing will be held Tuesday, September 24. Enter the Giveaway Drawing
Receive a Special Gift with Purchase of Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi or Glass Limo
Think Tank Photo
is running a special promotion with it's long lens backpacks - the Glass Taxi
and Glass Limo
. Purchase either bag and receive one of the following items for free:
Datacolor Spyder4Elite Colorimeter - $199.95 (Reg. $249.00)
has the Datacolor Spyder4Elite Colorimeter
available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $249.00. Note:
This purchase qualifies for a free download of Perfect Effects 4 Premium Edition.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 - $84.99 Shipped (Reg. $129.99)
has Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11
available for $84.99 with free shipping. Regularly $129.99.
Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L AW Backpack - $154.82 Shipped (Reg. $199.99)
has the Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L AW Backpack
available for $154.82 with free shipping. Regularly $199.99.
Kata DB-453 DPS Series Camera Bag - $24.95 Shipped (Reg. $59.95)
has the Kata DB-453 DPS Series Camera Bag
available for $24.95 with free shipping. Regularly $59.95.