25 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DOMKE NEXT GENERATION -- Chronicle Bag - Dan Havlik: “The Domke brand is a legend in the photo bag industry. And while the company recently updated its line-up of satchels, don’t expect a major overhaul. That’s a good thing. The classic Domke look—part serious business and part serious adventure—is on full display in the new Chronicle bag. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Domke-Next-Generatio-11160.shtml

WIPING YOUR PHONE: Hard Proof That It Actually Doesn’t Delete Everything. - Pete Pachal: “Have you ever er sold an old smartphone on eBay? You might be interested to know that the apps, photos and even Google searches on your phone can still be recovered — even if you performed a factory reset. The team at security software company Avast purchased 20 different phones on eBay and unleashed data-recovery tools on them to see what they could find. The results are persuasive evidence that resetting your phone back to factory settings doesn't mean your data is gone forever. SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/data-wipe-recovery-smartphones/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily

MOBILE MOBILES: Tour De France Loads Up With On-Board Cameras - Tim Barribeau: “This year's Tour De France has seen a new addition to the rigorously designed and controlled cycle frames that the athletes ride in the world's most prominent bicycle race: cameras. That's right, for the first time, the bikes have cameras loaded on them, and you can see just how intense and exciting the race is from the middle of the pack. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/07/tour-de-france-loads-board-cameras

GOPRO -- The Most Successful Camera Of All Time? Lee Morris: “A few days before GoPro went public I was asked by at least 5 different photographers if I would buy their stock. I personally decided that I wouldn't because I feel like this market is too volatile but there are some very credible reasons why GoPro is poised to remain at the top for a long time.” SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/business/will-gopro-continue-most-successful-camera-all-time-or-fail-23360

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

HELP IS THERE -- 10 Mobile Apps Every Photographer Needs - Greg Scoblete: “It’s something of a cliché to complain that we’d be lost without our phones, but for professional photographers and videographers, it’s increasingly difficult to do business without them. Whether you’re an iOS loyalist or an Android aficionado, here are ten recent mobile apps that will help you get the job done. http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/10-Mobile-Apps-Every-11084.shtml

SIMPLE PHOTO EDITING. Aviary Photo Editor is a straight forward and concise graphics editor for Windows 8. It doesn’t have the level of effects and customization as Photoshop or GIMP, but is intuitive enough for novice users. Aviary Photo Editor is powerful for a free app and will be a practical, no frills addition to your library. SOURCE: http://aviary-photo-editor.en.softonic.com/

20 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CARING FOR YOUR CAMERA LENS -- Canon video offers tips. Chase Melvin: “There are plenty of YouTube videos that show you how to properly clean a camera, but Canon has released a short video from its call center that offers some valuable tips on how best to care for your gear.

13 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

-- Nikon Allocates $17.7 Million to Repair D600 Issues… and Its Reputation - DL Cade: If you’re wondering just how big of a pain in the butt for Nikon the D600 sensor oil/dust issues have been, all you have to do is go back into our archives and read about the lawsuits and the outrage… http://tinyurl.com/nuw487a

13 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

Instagram Photo Editing -- DL Cade: “Instagram just released its most significant update since the social photo sharing app enabled video sharing, adding a slew of photo editing features that bring the app in step with other major photo capture and editing apps like VSCO Cam. http://petapixel.com/2014/06/03/instagram-builds-impressive-photo-editing-features-major-version-6-0-release/

FINALLY FIXED PHOTOGRAPHY -- iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will change the way you do photography - Charlie Sorrel,,, Apple finally fixed photography on iOS. Or rather, it’s fixed organizing your photos, wherever they might be. The iPhone is already a great camera. The problem was everything that happened after you tapped the shutter http://www.cultofmac.com/282014/photography-ios-8-os-x-yosemite/

06 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

EDITING PROGRAMS -- Our Ten Favorite. Theano Nikitas: “While most photographers usually have a go-to image-editing program for a lot of the heavy lifting (e.g., Photoshop), many pros use two or more applications to complete their post-processing work. If you’re in the mood to broaden your photo software horizons, take a look at our ten favorite image-enhancement programs. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Our-Ten-Favorite-Ima-10910.shtml

Lomography Just Jumped Into the Instant Camera Game, Filters and All - DL Cade: For all its toy cameras and DIY cameras and decorate-able cameras, Lomo has never made an instant film camera… until now. Introducing the Lomo’Instant Camera: basically a Fuji Instax camera that boasts some of the quirky features you’ve come to expect from Lomo. Where Lomography’s instant camera stands out is in the customization options, both for the camera and the images it shoots. http://petapixel.com/2014/05/27/lomography-jumps-instant-camera-game-filters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

ANIMATE GIF’s. AT GOOGLE+ -- animated GIFs Google Adds GIF & Collage Creation Tools to Its Google+ Android App - Gannon Burgett: “Google has announced a new set of features for its Google+ Photos for Android app. Two of the features included in the update are the ability to create animated GIFs from a collection of photos, as well as the ability to create a custom collage. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/05/21/google-adds-gif-and-collage-creation-tools-to-its-android-app/

23 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

FLYING CAMERA -- Parrot’s Newest Drone Packs A Serious Camera, Extreme Range -- Matt Burns: “Bebop, aka the AR Drone 3.0 is the latest drone from Parrot. Sticking out of the center of the small drone is a 14 MP camera with a fisheye lens. http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/11/parrots-newest-drone-packs-a-serious-camera-extreme-range/

16 May, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

WATERMARKING PHOTOS -- Tagg.ly on iOS - Gannon Burgett: “When it comes to sharing images on social media, it usually doesn’t take more than a few reflags or retweets before the original creator of the content is completely taken out of the context. Here to help is Tagg.ly, a new watermarking app for iOS which offers up an extremely simple solution for going about properly crediting the images you take on your iOS device. http://petapixel.com/2014/05/06/tagg-ly-makes-for-simple-watermarking-of-photos-on-ios/

WERE THEY FAKE? Canon Report Claims 18% of People Unknowingly Bought Knock-Off Gear Last Year - Tim Barribeau: “According to Canon's counterfeit awareness site, the most commonly copied Canon goods are batteries and chargers. The study, which surveyed 1,069 electronics buyers in 2013, found some 30% of them bought fake goods. In a press release, Canon made the following points: http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2014/05/canon-report-claims-18-people-unknowingly-bought-knock-gear-last-year

06 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CAMERA HACKS -- Samantha Stocks: “If you’re the kind of person who loves to take things apart to find out how they work, you’ll love the ingenious camera hacks below. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/ps9nem9

Lytro Illum Camera: Mind-Bending ‘Light-Field’ Photography Grows Up - Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Though it sounds impossible, these cameras shoot photos that can be focused later. “We think there’s a real opportunity in the way pictures are presented on the Web,” Jason Rosenthal, Lytro’s CEO, told the Journal in an interview. “But to take and share photos that are truly interactive, as light-field photography allows us to do, we need better hardware.” SOURCE: http://blogs.wsj.com/personal-technology/2014/04/22/lytro-illum-camera-mind-bending-light-field-photography-grows-up/

THE GALAXY S5 CAMERA -- Tom Dawson: As someone who is pretty keen on photography, how good a smartphone’s camera performs is important to me. I might own a Nexus 5 day-to-day, but I’m a realist. I cannot and will not expect any smartphone camera to be excellent in low light, take super-detailed shots all the time or replace my beloved Fuji. SOURCE: http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/04/closer-look-galaxy-s5-camera.html

29 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

THE KING STEPS DOWN? The SLR camera is no longer king of the hill - Jeff Harper: “I often get e-mails from friends who want an opinion on what SLR they should get for their first big purchase besides an iPhone. My usual response is “Why an SLR?”. Within the past five years or so, the amount of mirror-free cameras on the market has exploded. By replacing the traditional mirror system with an electronic viewfinder, the size of the camera is drastically reduced but you still retain the ability to change lenses and take more control over your camera settings. SOURCE: http://metronews.ca/voices/photography-out-of-the-box/999503/the-slr-camera-is-no-longer-king-of-the-hill/

Cloud Service - Tim Barribeau: “Auto-upload your photos to a private cloud service, Eyefi. Then access them anywhere, from any device. http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/04/eyefi-launches-cloud-service

FILTER GUIDE -- ‘All Good Friend Camera’ Offers Detailed ND Filter Guide for Professional Photographers -Amateur photographers including many professionals as well often struggle with landscape photography because of bad lighting conditions. To learn all about using the ND filters the right way under different lighting conditions, photographers can log on to ndfilters.org SOURCE: http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/article/All-Good-Friend-Camera-Offers-Detailed-ND-Filter-Guide-for-Professional-Photographers-3183219

PIRATES -- Not 'game over' yet, but time running out for online pirates - Jonathan Kok: “In recent years, site-blocking injunctions have been used in several European countries, including Britain, to combat online piracy. According to a recent British High Court decision, such injunctions have been "reasonably effective" in reducing access to pirate websites.
SOURCE: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/opinion/more-opinion-stories/story/not-game-over-yet-time-running-out-online-pirates-20140416

22 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

IT’S I-PAD ONLY -- Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad: Hands-On Preview - Debbie Grossman: “We’ve been hearing rumors - and seeing demos - of Lightroom’s mobile version for a while now At press time, it's iPad-only, which means iPhone and Android users are out of luck. Still, setting it up is simple and seamless, and in its first version it is already incredibly useful. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/files/resize/imce_uploads/-1-600x450.png http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2014/04/adobe-lightroom-mobile-ipad-hands-preview

01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

IMAGES THAT CAN RIVAL PRO CAMERAS -- Carlo Magno De Lacy: “If you’d like to take your “iPhoneography” to another level, having the camera on your phone is one thing, knowing the basics of photography is another and knowing how to utilize the powers and limits of your phone’s camera is essential.
SOURCE: http://www.thebitbag.com/taking-smartphone-photography-like-pro-producing-images-can-rival-pro-camera-results/71681

PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY - Alice Vincent: “In a world where images can be taken and uploaded around the world in seconds, Sebnem Ugural’s pin-hole process seems neanderthal. The half a dozen beautiful, ghostly photographs she shows me are the results of hundreds of failed images. Depending on the light, she will sit for a self-portrait for up to 30 minutes before processing the film in her bathroom in her Hackney flat. “Usually each photograph takes 45 minutes from start to processing”, she says. “Sometimes I use two different cameras at the same time - but generally I can create five or six images a day." SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/10708773/Life-without-a-lens-Sebnem-Ugurals-pinhole-photography.html
PHOTO: Sebnem Ugural

HALT ALL D600 SALES IN CHINA -- After Scathing Nationally Televised Exposé - DL Cade: “Nikon has probably had just about enough when it comes to the D600 and its sensor dust/oil issues. It started with user complaints, evolved to class action lawsuits from a number of different sources, and has now escalated to a full-on order by the Chinese government to stop D600 sales in China after a state-run television show featured a scathing exposé about the issue. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/03/17/nikon-asked-halt-d600-sales-china-scathing-nationally-televised-expose/

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

GONE -- Calumet Photographic, High-End Camera Shop and Rental House, Suddenly Shuts Down All US Stores - Stan Horaczek: “Without warning, a fixture in the photographic community closes up shop in the States. Calumet was a big rental house, so what happens to the stuff that's out on rentals? Was it recalled? Is it still out there?” SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/03/high-end-camera-shop-and-rental-house-calumet-photographic-suddenly-shuts-down-all-us-s

Phone camera vs. full camera:
Which is a better deal? - Karis Hustad: "Smart phone cameras have taken off in recent years as point-and-shoot technology has fused with mobile innovations. This has ushered in an unprecedented era of portable photography – every day more than 4.5 million photos are uploaded to Flickr. This poses a tough decision for shutterbugs: should you put your money into a new smart phone with the latest gadgetry or a high-end camera focused only on taking the best photos possible?
PHOTO: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

Your Sony A7/A7R Might Light Leak & How You Can Fix It - Austin Rogers: “The Sony A7 and A7R were two of the most important cameras released in 2013. They pack a full-frame sensor into a compact mirrorless body with high resolutions of 24 and 36 MP respectively. We reviewed the Sony A7R here. While the A7(R) is an amazing camera (and the first of its kind), recently there have been reports of light leaks. Here’s a quick fix via übergizmo. SOURCE:

11 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CAMERA SALES -- A Look at What 2013 Was Like for the Photo Industry. Gannon Burgett: “Although there was plenty to be happy about for us photographers last year, 2013 was statistically a very bad year when it comes to camera sales. And now, thanks to an infographic and accompanying video put together by LensVid, we get to look back and find out exactly why that is.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/03/05/a-look-at-what-2013-looked-like-for-the-photography-industry-not-good/

REPLACE D600 SHUTTERS ? Yes for free - Angela Nicholson: Nikon has issued a Technical Service Advisory in which it says it will inspect, clean and replace the shutter assembly and related parts of customers' D600 cameras free of charge. This move is designed to deal with the issue of dirt building up on the D600's sensor.

04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

GOING AFTER NIKON -- Will Fix D600s Regardless of Warranty - DL Cade: “Following on the heels of the news that no less than four law firms were going after or planning to go after Nikon over the D600 dust/oil spot debacle, Nikon has issued a service advisory announcing that they will fix ALL D600 cameras with sensor dust/oil problems for free regardless of warranty status. http://petapixel.com/2014/02/26/nikon-solving-dustoil-issues-will-d600s-regardless-warranty/
PHOTO: Chris Zielecki

18 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DIGITIZE YOUR SLIDES –FAST -- Diy Projector Rig Lets You Digitize 15 Slides Per Minute Automatically - DL Cade: ‘Not having a dedicated film scanner is no barrier to being able to digitize your slides, but DIY methods we’ve presented in the past tend to be time-consuming. Well, we’ve finally stumbled across a rig that fixes this problem: All you need is a modified slide projector, a macro lens, and an intervalometer to digitize hundreds of slides in minutes.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/02/11/neat-diy-projector-rig-lets-digitize-15-slides-per-minute-automatically/

5 reasons digital cameras leave smartphone photography in the dust - Terry Sullivan: “Which camera is the best one to use? Here are five reasons a camera such as the RX10 can take much better photos than a smartphone.

11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SOLD OUT -- The Leica Monochrom “Ralph Gibson” camera priced at €21K LR Admin: “The limited edition Leica Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" camera is (was) priced at 21,000 Euros (around $28,000). A total of 35 units were produced and my understanding is that they all sold out very quickly, just like any other Leica special edition model.

Olympus' tiny OM-D E-M10 mirrorless camera arrives next month for $700 - Steve Dent: Olympus has just made an offer that may be too good to refuse for those who couldn't afford the $1,000-plus OM-D EM-1 or EM-5 mirrorless cameras. It just launched the much more compact, but equally good-looking OM-D EM-10 Micro Four Thirds model for $700 (body only) or $800 with a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. SOURCE: http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/29/olympus-om-d-e-m10-mirrorless-camera/

04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


The Future Of Photography?
- Zach Sutton: “My time machine is missing just a few key components, so at this time we can only make speculations, but speculations are a plenty. Many believe that the DSLR is a dying breed, and will soon be replaced with mirrorless and 4/3rds cameras. SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/the-future-of-photography

04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Fujifilm X-T1 Weather Sealed X Camera - First Image of the (Digicame-info) The Fujifilm X-T1 weatherproof digital compact X-mount camera uses the same sensor of the X-E2 and specs list include a 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor with two SD card slots. http://tinyurl.com/kbzatf5

JPEG STANDARD GETS A BOOST, Supports 12-Bit Color Depth and Lossless Compression - DL Cade: ‘The JPEG standard made its debut in 1991 (publicly in 1992), and since then it’s become the most widely used lossy compression format for digital images. http://petapixel.com/2014/01/22/jpeg-standard-gets-boost-will-support-12-bit-color-depth-lossless-compression/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

"MagSafe" Lenses -- Apple Awarded Patent. Tim Barribeau: ‘A magnetic mount would make iPhone lenses a lot more feasible.” http://tinyurl.com/k9sbz4z

21 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

FUJI DEBUTS FOUR NEW CAMERAS -- DL Cade: “The black version of the X100s wasn’t the only camera Fuji decided to announce ahead of CES. The main attraction of the bunch is the FinePix S1, a new high-end superzoom that claims the title of “world’s first weather resistant super zoom bridge camera.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/01/06/fuji-debuts-four-new-cameras-including-first-weather-resistant-superzoom/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_me

WORLD’S BEST -- New ‘Moment’ Smartphone Lenses Claim Unmatched Image and Build Quality - DL CADE: “Considering the plethora of smartphone lens add-ons on the market, it will probably surprise you to learn that new kid on the block Moment and their two lenses for iPhone and Galaxy devices achieved full funding in just ONE DAY. They did this with one simple promise: that these lenses are the world’s best lenses for your phone. Period.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/o8zeg7l

MORE WITH YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS - Karen Bajaj and Hitesh Raj Bhagat: Chances are, you have thousands of digital photographs just sitting there on various drives. Why not take advantage of that large, high resolution screen you have on your smartphone or tablet? Economic Times offers some tips on how to put them to good use. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-01-15/news/46224697_1_photos-google-drive-dropbox

14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

WEARABLE CAMERA -- Photo Innovation: Google Glass as a Teaching Tool and a Street-Shooting Device - David Walker: Photographer Richard Koci Hernandez talks about why he's impressed with Google Glass, and how he's been using the wearable camera in his work and classroom SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Photo-Innovation-Go-9860.shtml
PHOTO: Richard Koci Hernandez

PORTRAIT CAMERA? Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras - David Becker: “Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, yes and yes. The upcoming device manages the increasingly difficult feat of pioneering a new and potentially useful category by turning an iPhone into a seriously capable portrait camera. http://petapixel.com/2014/01/09/ladibird-aims-turn-iphone-serious-portrait-camera/

CES 2014: Samsung Announces 20.3MP NX30 Mirrorless Camera, Lenses and Galaxy Camera 2 - Dan Havlik: “The NX30, which uses an APS-C-size CMOS sensor similar to what you’d find in entry-level digital SLRs, is the follow-up to the NX20 we reviewed in 2012. Like its predecessor, the NX30 offers a variety of WiFi-connectivity features including new Dropbox and Flickr integration. The biggest change to the Galaxy Camera 2, fuhowever, is that while it has full wireless functionality, Samsung is no longer offering the model with 3G or 3G cellular connectivity. http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/01/ces-2014-samsung-announces-20-3mp-nx30-mirrorless-camera-lenses-and-galaxy-camera-2.html

07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- For a Century Frozen In Antarctic Ice - Stan Horaczek: “We've heard quite a few stories about camera memory cards surviving under tough circumstances, but recently, some negatives were discovered after spending almost a century frozen solid in a block of ice in Antarctica. SOURCE:

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07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

TECH TRENDS -- Changing the Photo Industry Today - Dan Havlik: “With the start of 2014 upon us, I decided to survey what’s been happening in the photo industry during the past 12 months, and weigh in on photo tech trends I feel are shaping the future of the industry today. Here’s what’s looking especially interesting in my crystal ball right now. http://www.pdnonline.com/features/5-Tech-Trends-That-A-9748.shtml

COMPLEX PHOTO EDITING -- Dual-camera module for mobile. Chris Smith: “Toshiba has announced a new camera module for smartphone and tablet devices which will allow users to alter the focus of their shots and even remove some objects from the frame. The TCM9518MD dual-camera module takes two shots, simultaneously and from slightly different angles, which, when combined with an image processing app, will enable more complex editing.” SOURCE: http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/toshiba-battles-the-photobombers-with-dual-camera-module-for-mobile-1210826

DRONE PHOTOS help promote Georgia park. Russ Bynum: “Promotional images that capture sweeping, aerial views of Jekyll Island's main resort and unspoiled beaches were captured by a photographer and his remote-controlled assistant — a mini-drone carrying a mounted camera.” SOURCE: Associated Press http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131223/PC1610/131229770

NEW YEAR, NEW GEAR? Embracing the old and the new in photography - KEITH HEPPELL: “What are the photography predictions for 2014? A quick walk onto the retail parks will show that the compact camera is dying out but what about the DSLR? I hope that it has a few more years as it is my favoured style of camera. Its main competition is the CSC (Compact System Camera) – their main failure over DSLR is their poor performance focusing in low light and when subjects move quickly around the frame. As each year passes the wealth of imaging globally grows on an exponential basis and I never cease to admire the images taken by pros and amateurs alike. I am a self-confessed gadget and technology geek but in photography I find myself continually struggling with a dilemma. Does the technology built into a camera make for better or worse photographers?”

PHOTO: Keith Heppell

17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

GEAR UNDER $100 -- Pro Photographers Share Their Picks for The Best - Topher Kelly: “Any great photographer will tell you that it’s not about the gear, it’s about skill. Award-winning photographer Scott Robert Lim says, “upgrading your gear doesn’t upgrade your talent. What are the inexpensive essential items that the pros carry in their gear bags? We reached out to some of the biggest names in the industry to find out their favorite items under $100. http://blog.creativelive.com/photography-pros-unveil-best-gear-100/

10 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

ONE BIG TOY BOX - Jeff Glotzl: “Or rather, a virtual machine shop with a photo studio in the back. The learning curve to use 3D software is steep, but it’s really fun. I focus on still image renders as this works well with my other services, but I see real potential for animation on interactive projects down the road. http://tinyurl.com/nyt3exe
PHOTO: Jeff Glotzl

DIFFERENT DIRECTION -- Lytro plans to bring camera technology to other fields - raises $40 million. Shawn Knight: “Lytro’s shoot now, focus later camera was the talk of the photography industry when it was first unveiled nearly two and a half years ago. The $399 camera was unique in virtually every aspect but it ultimately proved to be a dud for a number of reasons. Lytro has just completed a $40 million round of funding that will allow them to apply their unique technology to new categories. SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/news/54758-lytro-raises-40-million-plans-to-bring-camera-technology-to-other-fields.html

How to take the perfect family holiday portrait - Muscatine Journal: "If your family’s seasonal traditions include taking a holiday portrait, you probably have a stack of photos that all pretty much look the same. Rather than adding another stilted family photo to the pile this year, consider breaking out of the mold with a candid portrait instead. Think for a moment about one of your favorite photos. Is it the one where everyone is posed, sitting properly with a perfect smile, all eyes on the camera? Or is it the one where you caught an unexpected laugh? Candid photography is how you can really capture the personality and spirit of your subjects, say the experts.

ADOBE LISTENS -- Adobe's Photoshop Deal now for everyone - Jarvis Grant: “Back in May of 2013, after the clamor by photographers, both professional and enthusiasts of foul play, Adobe offered a new deal. The deal offered Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 as a separate application subscription. The foul as described by photographers was that they only needed the tools offered in Photoshop and/or Lightroom. Why should they pay for tools they may not or never use? SOURCE: http://www.examiner.com/article/adobe-s-photoshop-deal-now-for-everyone

LEICA BUYS SINAR -- More than seven years after it tried to take control of Sinar, Leica has finally achieved its goal, finalizing on Monday its acquisition of the Swiss view camera manufacturer. SOURCE: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2309439/leica-buys-view-camera-maker-sinar

03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

MEMORY CARDS The top 10 of 2013 - Photography Talk: “Good cameras, good bags, good tripods, but what about memory cards? Here are the best memory cards, both SD and CF, to use in 2013. SOURCE: http://www.photographytalk.com/photography-articles/3765-the-top-10-memory-cards-of-2013

25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NIKON STICKS TO CAMERA ROOTS -- Rivals Dabble in New Sectors – Reuters: “Japan's iconic camera maker Nikon Corp will rely on emerging market consumer sales to fuel growth even though it forecast in August its first-ever drop in digital SLR sales, the company's president told Reuters. Makoto Kimura said on Tuesday Nikon is counting on consumers in markets like Brazil and India to drive sales of its single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) in the mid-term and has no immediate plans to follow its rivals into other sectors.” SOURCE: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/11/12/nikon-sticks-to-camera-roots-while-rivals-dabble-in-new-sectors/

BUYING A HYBRID CAMERA -- 5 things to know before buying.
Kim Kommando: “It’s the hottest selling camera now. Hybrid cameras, also called mirrorless or compact-system cameras, are compact like a point-and-shoot camera but offer a larger image sensor for better-quality shots. Plus, like more expensive DSLRs, you can change lenses to fit the sc

CHANGE YOUR FOCUS -- Nokia releases Refocus photo-editing app to let you pull focus in post. Katie Collins: “In its determination to prove that it's taking phone photography ultra seriously, Nokia has today released the Refocus app, which lets you change the focus of photos after you've captured them.” SOURCE: www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-11/13/nokia-refocus

BEST SELLER -- How skydiving, surfing, and kittens have made GoPro the best-selling camera on the planet. The GoPro is presently the world's best-selling camera according to the NPD Group and GoPro's internal sales data. The waterproof, mountable device can shoot video and stills, and has rapidly become the go-to tool for adrenaline sports fans, allowing point-of-view footage by affixing a GoPro to an opportune body part. SOURCE: http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5089668/how-gopro-became-the-worlds-best-selling-camera

19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

EXPERT VERDICT -- video - Instagram aficionado Dan Rubin, editor-at-large of the Photographic Journal, takes a handful of high-end smartphone cameras on a visual tour of colorful east London. Covering the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Nokia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1, Rubin gives his expert verdict on everything from ease of use to picture quality. SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/video/2013/nov/07/smartphone-cameras-reviewed-photography-video

12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

IT CHANGED PHOTOGRAPHY -- Clinedinst's invention. NewsLeader Staff: "Barnett M. Clinedinst may not be the best known of Staunton’s old-time photographers, but outside of the darkroom Clinedinst was by far one of the most inventive. In fact, so inventive was he that he successfully patented improvements to the camera that helped revolutionize the field of photography. Those improvements are still in use today. http://www.newsleader.com/article/20131101/LIFESTYLE22/311010012/Clinedinst-s-invention-changed-photography?nclick_check=1

28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

UPDATE: Ali Jennings: “Fuji has announced a new firmware update to the original X100 premium compact camera, enhancing three major areas of the camera's performance. Firstly addressing focus issues, owners of the original X100 will be pleased to hear that the focus, both manual and automatic have been greatly improved.” SOURCE: http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/fuji-updates-x100-firmware-1190506

21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

TABLET MAGAZINES…a failure? – Jon Lund: “Not that tablets aren’t suited for reading. I discover most of the articles I read every day through my favorite iPad apps: Zite, Flipboard, Facebook and Twitter. These apps don’t produce any content themselves. They’re merely curating what’s already out there. My dedicated magazine apps, on the other hand, have been lost among the many other apps on my iPad. I never read them, even those I pay monthly subscription fees for. Here’s why. SOURCE: http://gigaom.com/2013/10/06/tablet-magazines-failure/

16 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Kickstarter project. -- Mike Tomkins: " iPhoneographers: Motrr's awesome remote-controlled Galileo iPhone mount ships soon. No sooner had we covered the news that the crowdfunded, wearable Memoto camera is about to reach the market having rebranded as the Narrative Clip than we heard an update from an even more popular Kickstarter project." SOURCE: http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/10/03/motrr-remote-controlled-galileo-iphone-mount-shipping-soon

PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS -- Using Mathematical Models For Image Stitching were invented to capture large objects or scenes that could not otherwise fit within the constraints of a single photo. Panoramic photography is achieved through image stitching, a process that combines two or more photographs, seamlessly blending input images with overlapping regions into one picture. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Photo: Wei Wang and Michael Ng.

07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SOUND OF MUSIC -- Still Photos Now Have a Soundtrack with New Shuttersong Social Photo App. It (www.shuttersong.com) launches today, the first free mobile app that combines any digital image with up to 15 seconds of sound, forming a single, shareable, high-quality JPEG file. Like still photography, Shuttersongs capture defining moments in time and, by adding voice, sound or music, they become multi-sensory, memorable and intuitively shareable creations. SOURCE: http://news.gnom.es/pr/still-photos-now-have-a-soundtrack-with-new-shuttersong-social-photo-app

01 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

PIXELS GALORE! - Ben Pitt: “Megapixels. How did such a simple concept become so wrapped up in hyperbole, controversy and confusion? Compact camera manufacturers act like everyone needs more of them. Photography pundits generally wish there were less. Smartphone manufacturers are completely unable to agree where they stand on the issue. The current generation of premium smartphones includes a 4MP model from HTC, 8MP from both Apple and Google, 13MP from Samsung and LG, 20.7MP Sony and 41MP from Nokia. Surely they can’t all be right? So how many megapixels do you really need?
SOURCE: http://connect.dpreview.com/post/1313669123/how-many-megapixels?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_9?news

RAW-to-JPEG -- Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras – DL Cade: “The network’s ability to handle full-size RAW uploads, in addition to the easy-to-manage system and powerful new in-browser editing tools makes it a popular social network choice for photographers. Another update has been pushed Google+’s way that shows how good your RAW files look when they’re automatically converted to JPEGs for viewing.” http://petapixel.com/2013/09/26/google-unveils-improved-raw-jpeg-conversion-supports-70-cameras/

22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

PROOF: An Inspirational Photo Blog from National Geographic - DL Cade: "In celebration of their 125th anniversary, National Geographic is launching PROOF, a photography blog all their own that is already full of great content - and it's only been running for 2 days. Proof will offer a real-time look at our storytelling process - everything from how to edit down 60,000 photographs to 12, to which single item a photographer on a four-month assignment can't live without." SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/mfxlf3c

SMART ENLARGER -- Enfojer is an Enlarger For Your Smartphone. Tim Barribeau: "Ever wanted to do some dark room printing from your smartphone? The Enfojer works by using any smartphone as both the negative, and light source for the enlargement, beaming it down onto photographic paper up to 6x6 in size. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2013/09/enfojer-enlarger-your-smartphone

YOU TUNES -- Mhoto analyzes any image, gives it an appropriate, customized soundtrack - Michael Gorman: "Imagine if you will, an app that analyzes your picture and creates a soundtrack suited to you. Mhoto does just that, and it can synthesize an appropriate tune for any digital photograph. SOURCE: http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/09/moto-composes-music-from-pictures/

42 megapixel camera: Nokia’s smartphone. Jeff Jedras: “With all those megapixels, Nokia is really talking-up the Lumia’s camera – it’s also loaded with a range of photography-related tools and settings for the novice and the expert alike. It’s also pushing its new streaming Nokia Music service, and a turn by turn GPS program that can store maps on the phones and includes free updates for as long as the phone still works. SOURCE: http://www.computerdealernews.com/video/nokias-smartphone-with-the-42-megapixel-camera

18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn

IPHONE 5 -- The things we love and don't love about the new iPhone
Rod Chester: “Apple calls the iPhone 5 the world's most popular camera and certainly photography sharing sites such as Flickr support that claim. But the camera in the iPhone 5S will let you take much better pictures even though they are both 8 megapixel cameras.”

iPHONE MAGIC -- DL Cade: “Hasselnuts is built to work specifically with the Hasselblad V-System cameras. It looks exactly like any other digital back, only it allows for you to slide in your iPhone and use the accompanying Hasselnuts app to take digital photos using the phone instead of ponying up the dough for a full-fledged digital back” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/09/05/hasselnuts-adapter-turns-iphone-medium-format-digital-back/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SMART CAMERA -- Sony Builds A Camera For The Smartphone. Enid Burns: “The smartphone has become the camera in everyone’s pocket. It’s always there, hopefully charged, and adept at snapping a quick shot. Yet many of those shots are lacking the crisp focus and detail of a DSLR or even a point-and-shoot camera. To give that higher-quality capability to smartphones, Sony developed the QX series “Lens-Style Cameras” for iOS and Android devices. SOURCE:

PROCESS YOUR FILM -- Ilford opens lab in U.S. While the world may seem stacked against film photographers, every now and then there's a glimmer of good news. The folks at Ilford, makers of black-and-white film and papers, have opened up a lab in California, and will turn their expertise to developing and printing your film for you. SOURCE: http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/08/28/ilford-opens-lab-in-u.s.-will-start-processing-your-film-by-mail

04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn

MORE PIXELS? Jaan Al Balooshy : "Even on a phone, one does not need such high quantity of megapixels, four or five is enough for the average user. Gadget freaks, most often, don't mind 'overspending' on megapixels as they consider it as a hugely decisive criteria while purchasing a phone. Urging to avoid this 'seduction', photographers opined that megapixels are being over emphasised, SOURCE: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/8/31/stop_flirting_with_mobile_camera_s.htm

26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

STILL GROWING -- Eugene Mahalingam: CANON Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd sees good growth opportunities in the local camera market this year, although expecting competition within the industry to continue to intensify. Donny Ling, Marketing director: "This year we have announced several new models namely the EOS 100D, EOS 700D and the PowerShot N – the powerful imaging tools that redefine photography with its versatility, powerful performance and technological enhancements.” SOURCE: http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Business-News/2013/08/10/Canon-sees-good-growth-opportunities-in-camera-market.aspx

20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson

How to speed up a slow iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or other older iPhone handset - David Price: “Speed tips for older iPhones. Apple's iPhone 5 is its flagship smartphone, but older models remain popular. But is your iPhone 4 or 3GS still performing? http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/?newsid=3463276&pagtype=allchandate

MANAGING YOUR PHOTOS -- “Regular People Have No Idea How To Manage Photos On Their iPhone” -- Bradley Chambers: “I'm serious, they don't. They don't know that they don't, but they don't. If you grab a co-workers iPhone and they have 2500 photos on the camera roll, then you know they don't. They'll just keep taking photos and assume "the cloud" or whatever is backing it up. SOURCE: http://gizmodo.com/regular-people-have-no-idea-how-to-manage-photos-on-the-1081987451

HOW MUCH IS YOUR GEAR WORTH? -- eBay Unveils ‘My Gadgets’ Feature, Keeps Track. -– DL Cade: “Called My Gadgets, the new eBay feature can keep track of all of the gear you own and let you know about how much you can expect to make when you sell it, making it that much easier when it comes time to upgrade. http://petapixel.com/2013/08/15/ebay-unveils-my-gadgets-feature-keeps-track-of-how-much-your-gear-is-worth/