Monday, April 25, 2011

Microsoft Announcing Photosynth Panorama iPhone App

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Engineers, designers and developers collaborated to bring a new vision to life when it comes to taking and viewing photographs. Photosynth allows you to snap and stitch together entire panoramic views of your world and share them with the larger world. All from your mobile device.

By using Photosynth, you'll not only be able to share your creations with your own contacts, but you and everyone else will be able to see your view of your environment right on Bing maps.

Get the app now and see for yourself just how easy creating your own panorama masterpieces can be. Only from Microsoft.

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Tags: microsoft, photosynth, technology, iphone, camera apps, cool app, map, panorama, photography, photo tricks

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Hasselblad launches New Monthly Bulletin in 5 languages

18/04/2011 The first issue of the monthly Hasselblad Bulletin – a redesigned, reformatted, refreshed version of the Hasselblad newsletter – has arrived. The new Bulletin will be published every month, mid-month, by the company's communications department, in five languages – English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Interactive, user friendly, accessible, and informative, each issue of the Hasselblad Bulletin will provide the latest news, photographer profiles, tips and tricks for using Hasselblad cameras and Phocus software, and a generous supply of spectacular Hasselblad images. Regular features include an event calendar for Hasselblad international events and workshops; a community section, where you can influence the Bulletin's content and stay in touch with other Hasselblad photographers.

Chris Russell-Fish, Global Sales & Marketing Director, says, "When we were developing the new publication, we envisioned an innovative, multi-level experience that would merge the images and personalities of Hasselblad users with our desire to inform and connect with everyone about Hasselblad."

Adds Maxi Schumacher, Global Communication & Public Relations Officer, "Coming up with a new design, website and content strategy was challenging. But it was also fun figuring out what would be interesting for photographers from all countries. We are very proud of the first issue and hope you enjoy it. Even though we already have many ideas for the upcoming issues, we would always welcome your input to make the Bulletin as informative and creative as possible."

When you've finished reading the new issue, please click here to answer the question of the month and enter your name in a drawing to receive a Hasselblad Masters Book Vol. 2. Send your comments and suggestions to the Bulletin team at newsletter(at)

To explore and browse the first issue of the Hasselblad Bulletin, simply click here.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

John Todd's Sports Photography Tips & Techniques - Soccer Photos

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- "Welcome to a new episode of the Marc Silber Show - Advancing Your Photography! We're in San Francisco with our guest John Freeman Todd, a professional sports photographer for over 21 years. He shares a few sports photography tips that can help amateurs start taking better photos. John specializes in soccer photography, and as the team photographer for Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes and the U.S. Men and Women's soccer teams, he has taken a number of stunning pictures over his career.

John's style is to take bold, beautiful images. He keeps the background clean so the actions and emotions of his subject are the clear focus of the photo. He follows one of Ansel Adams' best photography tips: think about the end result before you take the picture, and use your mind as a tool to achieve that goal. His advice for amateurs is to move beyond your camera's full auto settings and learn how to use manual settings for focus, lighting, and exposure.

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Tags: john todd, john freeman todd, digital camera, camera, photography, photos, tutorial, lesson, marc silber, tips, techniques, advice, photographing, sports photography, sports photos, action shots, soccer

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Mostly Photo - Sharing Photos Online

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- See the Full Video on the TWIT network - this is just a 3 minute snippet. Featuring Lisa Bettany, Leo Laporte, Trey Ratcliff and RC Concepcion for this episode

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Tags: mostlyphoto, trey ratcliff, hdr, stuckincustoms, photography, instruction

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iPhones secretly tracking you?

(CNN) -- Apple devices appear to be tracking their owners' locations and storing data about people's whereabouts without their knowledge, according to a report posted Wednesday on a site called iPhone Tracker.

The unauthorized surveillance started in June 2010, when the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system was released, according to two researchers who say they discovered a hidden tracking file and posted it out of concern for users. ...

Continue reading the full story - go to CNN Tech Report.

If you like to see visually on a map your tracking, then you can download an open source program here.

Two more good blog posts about this are from Digital Life and Forbes.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Natalie Minh Launches Official Photography Website

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) April 14, 2011 - Celebrity fitness photographer Natalie Minh announced today through her social network in Facebook and Twitter that her new & official photography website, Natalie Minh Photography is now online.

The site has been designed with a clean, minimalist interface to easily navigate the pages and features a collection of Natalie's work in Europe and North America. Her portfolio, organized into categories (Men, Women, Beauty, Fitness and Commercial) include images of popular fitness celebrities such as 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, Bodybuilding Hall of Famers Shawn Ray and Kevin Levrone, IFBB Japanese superstar Hidetada Yamagishi, Model Universe Champion Thierre di Castro, MMA Expert Julien Greaux, Mr. Canada Eric Dilauro, WBFF World Champions Chady Dunmore and Rob Riches, Ms. Bikini Universe Classic Nicole Moneer, IFBB Bikini Pro Tianna Ta. Mainstream personalities include Baywatch's Jeremy Jackson, French Actor Anthony Dupray, Mr. Belgium 1999 Maurizzio, Mr. Belgium 2007 Michael Verlackt, and many more.

Natalie Minh notes, "My objective with launching the new site was to present a cleaner looking portfolio and further enhance my clients' experience. Since moving from Belgium to Los Angeles in 2010, my work has expanded into the exciting Fitness Hollywood scene and it's been a pleasure to fuse my European editorial shooting style to the California fitness energy."

About Natalie Minh
Natalie Minh is an internationally published model/photographer based in Los Angeles. She is highly experienced in the genres of fashion, beauty, glamour fitness, editorial, commercial and model portfolio development. Her images are used by well-known modeling agencies throughout Europe, appeared in global advertising campaigns and published in magazines such as Muscular Development, IronMan, World Physique, Inside Fitness, Muscle Insider, Marathon Muscle, Ultra-Fit, and World Physique Magazine.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Photoshop: Fisheye Effect

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This video will show you how to create a fisheye effect in Photoshop!

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Tags: Photoshop, CS5, Adobe CS5, Photoshop CS5, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop CS5, fisheye, effect, Download Photoshop, Photoshop CS4, Tutorials, Tutorial, HD

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Digital Photography One on One: Episode 61: Viewer Feedback: Adorama Photography TV

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- AdoramaTV Presents Digital Photography One on One. In this week's episode Mark answers 12 questions from viewers in this viewer feedback special. Topics include: setting your camera's picture control, exposure compensation, understanding the lumisphere, wind screens, focus issues, Lightroom tricks, learning from failure and more.

Category: Education
Tags: Adorama, picture control, Nikon, Canon, camera, photography, digital, Mark Wallace, exposure, metering lumisphere, audio, focus, Lightroom, travel

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How Do You Vectorize A Palm Tree or Other Silhouette Photo With Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator? HD

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- Stock Imagery brings you fresh techniques for your workflow. In this easy to follow Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator tutorial, I take you step by step through the process of how to convert a regular silhouette photo to a vector format image. You can then save it as .eps or .ai and manipulate it any way you want, change the color, scale it to any size without any loss or pixelation.

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Tags: adobe, photoshop, tutorial, video, vectorize, vector, silhouette, palm trees, shadow, shape, outline, illustrator, howto, eps, ai, convert, conversion

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Friday, April 15, 2011

iPad Photography App: Photo Makeover: Adorama Photography TV

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- Adorama Photography TV presents Photo Makeover for the iPad. This iPad app is a ton of fun, letting you manipulate pictures of faces.

Go here to learn about more related photo apps for the iPad:

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Category: Howto & Style 
Tags: digital photography, ipad, apple, app, photo makeover, manipulation, silly, fun, making faces, mark wallace

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Introducing the 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD (Model B008) , The World's Lightest, Smallest 15x Zoom*1, with Tamron's First PZD (Piezo Drive)*2 AF for Sony mounts.

April 7, 2011, Saitama, Japan - Morio Ono, President and CEO of Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the release of yet another groundbreaking lens: the world's most compact, lightweight lens with a 15x zoom ratio*1, featuring a 62mm filter diameter and Tamron's first standing wave ultrasonic motor system for SLR lenses, PZD (Piezo Drive) *2. The 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD (Model B008) digital SLR ultra-high-power zoom lens for Sony*3 mounts will be released in Japan on April 15, 2011.

*1 For SLR camera high-zoom-ratio lenses with 15x magnification capability. Current as of December 2010. (Source: Tamron).
*2 PZD (Piezo Drive) is a standing wave ultrasonic motor system developed by Tamron. The motor is faster and quieter than DC motors when the AF drive is operated, and compared with ring type ultrasonic motors, it has an actuator that facilitates lens design and reduced size.
*3The Sony mount is not equipped with the VC image stabilization mechanism, as the body of Sony's digital SLR cameras has a built-in image stabilization function. Consequently, the lens with a Sony mount is referred to as the 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD and does not include the VC description.

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FUJIFILM Re-Launches SEEHERE.COM That Lets Users Capture Even More Of Their Creativity

New Customers Entered To Win Digital Camera And Photo Book

VALHALLA, N.Y., APRIL 6, 2011 – Today FUJIFILM North America Corporation re-launched FUJIFILM, the company’s unique photo printing, gifting, and sharing website. offers users the unparalleled ability to break free from restrictive template layouts and use unlimited free-form creativity to design one-of-a kind personalized photo books, photo cards, calendars, and a variety of photo gifts. Users can add as many photos and decorations as they want to their products and rearrange and resize as they like, as well as include multiple text captions with total control over placement.

Among its exceptional features, is easy to use and offers an abundance of designs where users can select and choose as many pictures as they want, and place them anywhere on their photo gifts. In addition to the latest usability enhancements, allows users to upload and store their full resolution photos and also let their friends and family download them. Some of’s improvements include:
  • Ease of use – Users can get more done in less time with easy-to-use site navigation and simplified ordering.
  • Huge creative workspace – Create unique photo gifts using a larger canvas area and new product creation tools.
  • New decorations and designs – Hundreds of new decorations and backgrounds are available to create one-of-a-kind photo gifts.
  • New photo card designs – Choose from a wide selection of card designs – all of which allow free-form customization and use of multiple photos.
  • Easy access – Enjoy full usage of high resolution images.
“Our goal with has always been about creative freedom. We want our customers to be able to have a full range of designs that they can use to easily create and personalize their photo books, photo cards, and gifts with flexibility,” said Manny Almeida, vice president & general manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “We built the new using feedback from our customers, providing new features and enhancements based on their input and requests. The new site truly improves the consumer experience, and lives up to Fujifilm’s reputation for quality and innovation. Fujifilm products have long been the choice of photography professionals and enthusiasts, and now offers the everyday photographer an easier-to-use photo platform that enables a high degree of flexibility and creativity.”

Starting April 5th through April 18th, all new customers that sign up for an account at will be automatically entered into the ‘See What’s Here’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize package including a FUJIFILM FinePix Z90 digital camera, a 12” x 12” Classic Photo Book, and a FUJIFILM 4GB SDHC Card. will give away 14 prize packages over the new site’s first 14 days.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM is a photo printing, gifting, and sharing website that provides its users with freedom of expression and creativity along with free sharing and free photo storage. Follow deals on Twitter at or become a fan on Facebook at

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit, or go to to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit

* At an exchange rate of 93 yen to the dollar.

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Nikon Podcast 40: Nikon Launches The New D5100 and ME-1 Microphone

Host Mark Ellwood and guest Steve Heiner talk about the latest Nikon D5100 camera.

Nikon Podcast 40: New Announcements – The new D5100 and ME-1 Microphone

Join Mark Ellwood as he sits down with Nikon’s Steve Heiner to discuss Nikon's most recent D-SLR camera, the exciting D5100 including the ME-1 microphone for the D-SLR video enthusiasts.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mostly Photo 2: Mobile Photography


- Hosts: Leo Laporte and Lisa Bettany
Mobile phone photography tips, post processing tools, what's in Trey's bag?, and more. 

Guest: Trey Ratcliff
Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast.

Category: Science & Technology
Tags:Leo Laporte, Lisa Bettany, photography, DSLR

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Photoshop Tutorial: Pain Free Tattoo

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on Apr 3, 2011 - Photoshop tutorial showing how to realistically (and painlessly) add a tattoo onto a person's physique by making use of a 'Displacement Map'

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Tags:Glyn Dewis, Photography, Adobe, Photoshop, Tutorial, Technique, How To, Editing, Retouching

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A Photoshop Tutorial: Isolating Hair (Basic)

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embryoconceptdesigns A tutorial on hair isolation using some basic techniques.

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Tags: hair, isolation, photoshop, layer, composite, cs, ps, adobe, help, tutorial, instruction, howto, embryo, concept, design, joseph, brewster, photography

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