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 Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/10/2013 11:29:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From AdoramaTV:
Learn how to light up a portrait subject in open shade using a very basic lighting setup.
In this episode of Photo on the Go, shot exclusively for AdoramaTV, Joe McNally deconstructs the lighting setup of a location shoot at a coal mine in Sydney, Australia. When taking a photo in bright sunlight, open shade can be your best friend. Joe explains how he was able to capture a portrait in bright sunlight by using a single small light and finding open shade.
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Post Date: 7/10/2013 10:39:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon UK:
Nikon takes a giant leap forward in photographic development, with the introduction of a revolutionary new robotics solution that allows professional photographers to achieve shots that were never before possible.
Bob Martin, legendary sports photographer, made history at Wimbledon 2013 as the first photographer to trial a new fast action robotics system; the product of a collaboration between Nikon and Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a leading designer and manufacturer of quality motion control products.
Using Nikon’s award-winning D4 digital SLR camera; one of MRMC’s SFH-30 robotic heads quickly moves and rotates the camera from a position that would not normally be physically possible, allowing photographers to shoot difficult angles and in impossible locations. The camera is then controlled and used to shoot images by a photographer from a remote location. The impressive latency of this system of less than 0.1 seconds makes this robotics system an ideal solution for shooting fast action sporting events.
By attaching a camera to the roof above Centre Court, Bob was able to capture images from a location that had never before been attempted at the event.
James Banfield Professional Services and Business Solutions Manager at Nikon UK says: “Our robotics project has been in the making for some time; since the London Olympics we’ve been working with Bob Martin and leading photo agencies who needed more from existing robotics systems, listening to their feedback and requirements to refine and develop this system.
He adds: “Initially the robotics set up has been designed to support sports photographers, maximising the qualities of the D4 camera and allowing them to track fast moving subjects, however there is great scope to use it for other areas of photography - our customers will dictate where this solution is used next.”
Bob also made history during the first week of the oldest major tennis championship, shooting with a new MRMC Polycam configuration, with three separate robotic heads being used in synchronisation. As the master head was controlled by Bob, two other robotic heads overlooking Centre Court moved at the same time to track the same subject, allowing Bob to capture the action from three separate angles, using a remote, with every release of the shutter.
Bob Martin, sports photographer, says: “The demand for new images at big sporting events is what encourages me to push the limits of photography. Using this set up, it’s proved that capturing the impossible is now possible, which is very exciting for the future of photography. I had some images in mind at Wimbledon before we set everything up; I was constantly hoping for sun so that I could capture the players on the grass with stunning shadows. Eventually the sun came out, so I’ve now got new, different images to add to add to my portfolio and offer my clients.”
Nikon is working with Bob Martin to trial the setup. He used a Nikon D4 camera, 200-400mm and 80-400mm lenses with the robotic system and MRMC Polycam configuration set up. Three Nikon D4’s were also set up in various locations to record time-lapse images, with each taking one picture every minute and feeding it directly to the Wimbledon Ipad App giving viewers a unique Wimbledon experience in superior full-frame resolution.
Assaff Rawner, Managing Director at MRMC, says: “We’re pleased to be working with Nikon, to explore this new area for us creating solutions for photographers who are keen to take photography to a new level, with the help of our robotic and Polycam systems. Whilst the partnership has only been going since the start of the London Olympics, we’ve learnt so much and look forward to taking the systems further to support creative ideas and other specialist projects.”
See a couple of Bob Martin's photographs using the robitc setup on the Nikon UK website.
Adorama carries the Nikon D4 DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/10/2013 9:03:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
News/Static/DxO-Logo.jpgDxO LogoDxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 Now AvailableFrom DxO:
DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5
July 10, 2013 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1, its software solution dedicated to correcting distortions caused by wide-angle lenses and to redressing keystoning. This upgrade means that DxO ViewPoint is now fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5.
DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 easily restores the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images ? a distortion known as ?volume anamorphosis? ? and accurately corrects keystoning and other perspective problems frequently found in architectural and landscape photos. Based on DxO Labs? exclusive geometrical corrections, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 provides simple visual tools as well as advanced controls for applying spectacular corrections with unparalleled accuracy.
Expanded compatibility
With just one license, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and as a standalone application.
Used as a plugin, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 integrates perfectly with Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and CC, as well as with Lightroom 3, 4, and 5. The software allows photographers to preserve their usual work environment and habits while enhancing their Adobe® solution. Among other things, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1?s ability to save correction settings provides an extremely smooth workflow: users can save their settings to re-use the same corrections in just one click, even after backtracking and changing their image in the host application.
As a standalone application, DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 lets users directly apply their corrections to their photos in just a few clicks.
Availability and price
DxO ViewPoint v1.2.1 is now available at photo resellers at a special discount price through July 31, 2013:

  • USD : $49 instead of $79
  • EUR : €49 instead of €79 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
  • GPB : £39 instead of £59 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)

Adorama carries DxO ViewPoint.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 7/10/2013 8:29:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From SanDisk:
MILPITAS, Calif., July 9, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards, the ideal companions for users who want fast expanded memory for the newest smartphones, tablets and cameras.
“The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices,” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the high-quality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets and action cameras.”
The microSDXC card is equipped with the fastest speeds available on the market, with up to 80MB/sec read and up to 50MB/sec write speeds, allowing faster shot-to-shot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst mode and quick file transfers. Additionally, this memory card is an ideal choice for Android-powered devices with 64GB of capacity, providing an instant storage upgrade for capturing and keeping data.
Also compatible with the latest cameras and sport/action Full HD camcorders, the card’s extreme speed allows users to capture amazing pictures and videos. The card’s UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) and Speed Class 10 video recording ratings ensure users will enjoy higher performance than ordinary memory cards can deliver for Full HD and even 4K HD video recording and playback.
“Most high-end smartphones are now driven by high-speed quad-core processors, which deliver Full HD content and applications to large, high-resolution external displays," said Stuart Robinson, director, handset component technologies service, Strategy Analytics. “Such applications require high memory bandwidth which is ideal for the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card, the world's fastest microSDXC memory solution.”
The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards are built for and tested in harsh conditions. They are waterproof, shockproof and resist x-rays. In addition, the new cards include:

  • An adapter for compatibility with full size SD/SDHC/SDXC supporting devices
  • A downloadable offer for RescuePro® Deluxe data recovery software for bringing accidentally deleted images back to life
  • A lifetime limited warranty

SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards are available worldwide now in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $59.99 to $199.99.
Adorama carries SanDisk memory cards.

Category: SanDisk News
Post Date: 7/10/2013 7:10:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 9, 2013
From CES:
Register for free, but only if you act now! The registration fee will increase to $100 starting September 1 and $200 on January 2, 2014.
Over four days, January 7-10, 2014, those who shape the future gather in Las Vegas. Here, brands, markets and economies converge in what's far more than a tradeshow. And in 2014, there's more opportunity than ever to connect with those who matter. All that's missing is you.
New and greatly improved badges mean less hassle for you. NO BADGES WILL BE MAILED FOR 2014. Instead, you'll pick up your badge at the show - either onsite or at one of our many convenient satellite pickup locations.
Official CES hotels are now accepting reservations. Find the best rooms and rates at If you’re an international attendee, don’t forget to start your visa process early.
Post Date: 7/9/2013 4:21:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Receive up to a $200.00 rebate on select Gitzo Mountaineer Tripods now through August 31, 2013.
Gitzo Tripods Eligible for Visa Prepaid Card Rebates

  • GT0531 Series 0 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT0541 Series 0 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT1531 Series 1 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT1541 Series 1 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2531 Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2541 Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2542L Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod Long - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2541G Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod Geared Column - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT3531 Series 3 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT3541 Series 3 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT3541L Series 3 Carbon 6X Long Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card

Note: As of this post, the rebate form found on Adorama's product pages incorrectly shows a $125.00 rebate on some of the tripods. The correct rebate form can be found on Gitzo's site.

Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 7/9/2013 1:50:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Datacolor:
The world presents us with a variety of subjects to photograph. Some may be extremely small and a bit difficult to discover or even recognize their full potential. Macro photography allows us to capture an extreme close-up and emphasize intricate detail. It can be challenging and demands a great deal of attention to photographic technique.
Join us, Tuesday, July 16th from 3PM-4PM EDT, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie explore techniques and possibilities in Macro photography, including camera and lens selection, camera supports, focusing rails and focus control, lens reversal, extension tube lighting, capture color control, image stacking for depth of field, and post-production techniques. You'll find that Macro photography is easier than it looks which will enable you to produce impressive images in no time!
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
Webinar attendees will have the chance to win a free SpyderLENSCAL, Fotodiox Macro Extension, DIY Photography Camera Cookie Cutter set or Bokeh Masters Kit. Tune in to also receive exclusive discounts!
Title: Macro Photography
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Register Now
Adorama carries Datacolor products.
Post Date: 7/9/2013 1:45:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the Adobe Blog:
In this video tutorial by Julieanne Kost (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/9/2013 11:32:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From DxO:
Learn to use DxO Optics Pro's many advanced tools to control the white balance, the vibrancy and saturation, and the contrast and sharpness of your images during this one-hour webinar presented by professional photographer Hector Martinez.
Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 3:00pm Eastern Time
Registration: July 18 Webinar
Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 8:00pm Eastern Time
Registration: July 25 Webinar
Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro 8.
Post Date: 7/9/2013 8:41:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Cactus Laser Trigger LV5 in stock with free shipping.
I can think of several uses for these laser triggers – photographing water droplets or capturing a race's finish line are at the top of the list, though.
I [Sean] wish these had been available in January when I tried capturing the shot below. While I eventually got what I wanted, it took about 50 attempts before I timed it just right.

Bell Peppers in Water

Post Date: 7/9/2013 7:40:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Rokinon 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens in stock with free shipping.
Post Date: 7/9/2013 7:22:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 8, 2013
The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens is the first "Sports" model from Sigma's Global Vision lineup to hit the streets. The review page now has links to image quality, flare, vignetting and distortion test results along with product images and lens specs/measurements.
I'm still trying to find out exactly what is new with this lens, but the image quality of the lens in my hands right now is impressive – noticeably better than my previous version lens (comparison).
Post Date: 7/8/2013 8:53:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, July 7, 2013


"This is's Weekend Recap for the week ending July 6th, 2013
In the news...
On Monday, Nikon published an updated “Lens Vibration Reduction Performance Chart” to coincide with newly introduced CIPA standards. The new standards established by the CIPA mean that Vibration Reduction performance values advertised before July 1, 2013 may be inaccurate.
Also on Monday, Canon North America celebrated one million views on YouTube. This milestone came less than 4 months after Canon celebrated a similar milestone – 1 million minutes watched on its YouTube channel.
On Tuesday, Canon announced the EOS 70D. The new camera features an all-new 20.2 megapixel sensor, a DIGIC 5 processor, built-in WiFi, intelligent viewfinder and a 7 frames-per-second burst rate. And speaking of the sensor, the 70D is the first camera to feature Canon’s Dual Pixel AF system. The new AF system allows for instant, precise, continuous focusing in live view and movie recording. The new technology is touted as being a “game changer” by Canon; we certainly look forward to putting it through its paces first hand.
And, we have a three-way tie for our deal of the week…
On Wednesday, we posted two deals from Adorama where you could get a Canon EOS M with 22mm f/2 STM lens for $299.00, or an EOS M with the 18-55mm IS STM lens for $349.00 – both with free shipping and 2% Rewards. For perspective, the EOS M with the 22mm lens originally debuted for $799.00.
And on Thursday, we posted another deal from Adorama where you could get the Canon EOS 6D plus EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens kit with the PIXMA PRO-100 Printer and Photo Paper for $1,999.51 after $400.00 mail in rebate. At that price, it’s like buying the camera and getting the lens, printer, and paper – for free.
Note: Deals have expired.
This has been the’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 7/7/2013 3:29:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 5, 2013
Happy Independence Day, USA! I know – I'm a day late (the holiday is on the 4th). But, the cake was not done in time to post this yesterday.
One of my life's best investments was in The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook. We gave it to my oldest daughter, Brianna, for Christmas a couple of years ago. The cookbook seldom left her side for the next year and it still gets lots of use. Brianna has become an excellent chef in that time – with deserts being one of her specialties.
Fast forward to earlier this week. I showed Brianna a picture of a cake decorated as a flag using fruit and whipped cream (our Independence Day holiday is best represented by the American flag).
Yesterday, the investment in the education (the cookbook and the time Bri spent with it) and the inspiration of a picture came together to yield this cake.
The cake of course turned into a photo subject. This time the Canon SL1 was paired with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM IS Lens (above) and the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC Lens (below). While the lenses were not the most drool-worthy, the subject sure was.
American Flag Cake
The design was a few blueberries short of authentic, but the cake still looked great. And I can tell you that it tasted twice as good as it looked.
What inspiration are you finding in pictures? Are you generating inspiration with your pictures?
Post Date: 7/5/2013 9:06:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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