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PhotoPlus Expo 2014 Day 1 Quick Review

It’s late October, and that means the candy store of all candy stores for those who love everything related to photography and video (a.k.a. the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo) is open for business at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Before Day 2 begins, I wanted to get a quick post out [...]

Sony launches support program for pro photographers

Sony has launched a 'Pro Support' program with the aim of offering professional photographers the levels of support available from the big DSLR makers. The move presumably comes to help persuade pros to consider switching to the company's SLT and mirrorless camera systems. Show More Summary

How I Shot This Light Painting Photo In Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

The location for this light painting shoot is one of the most famous tourist spots in Kyoto, the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It is famous for its endless red gates, that look like tunnel! I’ve been there so many times, and always wanted to do something with this wonderful location, but this was the first time to actually [...]Show More Summary

Seven Skulls: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "NO CAPTION (man with skull display)." Friends of the family, no doubt. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan

Olympus has announced the Japan-only release of the Stylus 1s, a successor to its Stylus 1 enthusiast compact camera. Maintaining almost all of the same hardware as the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1s offers an OM-D based design with a fixed lens and provides some software upgrades. Read more

Photographer’s Patents for Event Photos Declared Invalid

While another form of intellectual property, patents are different than copyrights. In the United States, a patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale,Show More Summary

Candid Kitchen: 1910

From around 1910 comes this 3x5 glass plate that Shorpy found in a drawer. Two people just minding their business who find themselves staring into the ravenous maw of the Internet. Names, location, photographer unknown. View full si...

Parlor Musicale: 1905

From around 1905 comes this 5x7 glass negative that I bought years ago but never got around to scanning till today. On the piano: That old toe-tapper "Roosevelt's Grand March." Photographer mercifully unknown. View full size.

DxO Labs introduces OpticsPro 10 with atmospheric haze correction feature

DxO has taken the wraps off its OpticsPro 10, the latest software version that brings with it, among other things, DxO ClearView for correcting atmospheric haze. Joining the new feature are some improvements to the software, not the least of which is enhanced noise reduction promised to trump competing products, as well as interface changes. Read more

Photographers You Should Know: Aaron Jones

The first time I saw Aaron Jones work was in a Communic […] Categories: LE News and Info Photographers You Should Know Seen & Noted (Read more...)

Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df

Luxury goods brand Brikk has released the price of its forthcoming 'Lux Nikon kit' that has been finished in its trademark yellow gold and which will be on sale this month. Set to cost $41,395, the kit will include a gold plated Nikon...Show More Summary

Card-Fraud Software Spends Your Money Like a Human

One cybercrime group has created a program that mimics human behavior, making it harder to detect automated credit-card fraud.

5 Fears to Overcome When Starting a Photography Business

As you enter the field of professional photography, there is one thing that will become immediately clear. One of your biggest obstacles will be fear. You will worry that you are not prepared for a job, that you are not experienced enough, that something will go wrong, or that they will not like your images. Show More Summary

Inside Information: 1954

So how does the account exec know what the prices are? 1954. "Merrill Lynch account executive chalks up current stock prices on quotation board in firm's new mobile office." One of the earlier mobile apps. View full size.

The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t […]

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