Archive for June 2013

Phase One and Profoto Announce Lighting Control Integration For Capture One Software

Posted by on Monday June 17, 2013 | Uncategorized

Phase One and Profoto today announced that their collaboration has produced a new integration between Profoto’s studio lights and Phase One’s Capture One software. Now photographers can link their Profoto studio light to the aperture or ISO settings of their DSLR or medium-format camera system. While shooting tethered in Capture One Pro, any changes to... More

Look3: Josef Koudelka on the Measure of a Photographer, Courage, and Controlling Your Own Destiny

Posted by on Monday June 17, 2013 | Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Legendary photographer Josef Koudelka packed the house at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville during the Look3 Festival of the Photograph over the weekend, and the audience greeted him with a standing ovation after master of ceremonies, photographer Vince Musi, announced that Koudelka had been reluctant to participate. Koudelka, who has a reputation as a... More

Look3: Richard Misrach on Documentary vs. Art, the Complications of Portraiture, and Digital Photography

Posted by on Friday June 14, 2013 | Events, Fine Art

Forty years after making his mark in photography with a self-published book of social documentary portraits of homeless people called “Telegraph 3 a.m.,” photographer Richard Misrach is working his way back to portraits–ever so tentatively–as part of his exploration of the passage of time, and the metaphysical questions of aging. Misrach’s described his circuitous (and... More

Look3: Carrie Mae Weems on Race, Sexuality, History and Finding Meaningful Work

Posted by on Friday June 14, 2013 | Events, Fine Art

  Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, who appeared on the main stage of the Look3 Festival of the Photograph last night for a conversation about her work with photo historian and curator Deborah Willis, is finally getting the recognition that she deserves. Weems recently received the Gordon Parks Foundation Award, and her rich, wide-ranging oeuvre... More

New Colorful DSLRs And Q Mirrorless Body From Pentax

Posted by on Thursday June 13, 2013 | Uncategorized

Have you been looking for a camera that offers 120 color combinations? Then Pentax has got some news for you with both DSLR and Mirrorless bodies that can be configured in all sorts of beautiful or garish color combos. Pentax has announced two new 16MP DSLR bodies, the K50 and the K-500, that are both... More

Abigail Heyman on Women, Photography, and Being a Women Photographer

Posted by on Wednesday June 12, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism

In her obituary, photojournalist Abigail Heyman, who died May 28, was remembered for her pioneering work on the changing roles of women. She produced her landmark books  Growing Up Female and Butcher, Baker, Cabinetmaker in the 1970s, a time when artists, academics and social scientists were still being told that devoting time and attention to... More

Samsung Announces 10mm Fisheye Lens For NX System

Posted by on Tuesday June 11, 2013 | Uncategorized

Samsung has announced a new 10/3.5 fisheye lens for its NX mirrorless system. They claim that it is “the smallest AF fisheye lens on the market” that it is “half the size and weight of its competitors”. At 2.5 ounces and barely over an inch deep (including its mount), the 10/3.5 looks to be tiny... More

Leica X Vario Large Sensor Compact Announced

Posted by on Tuesday June 11, 2013 | Uncategorized

So the Mini-M that Leica has been teasing on its Facebook page has been announced. It is the Leica X Vario, a 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor fixed lens compact camera. Its lens is a Vario Elmar 18-46mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH lens and Leica is claiming that the X Vario is the first large sensor compact with a... More

PDN Video Pick: Open Lanes

Posted by on Monday June 10, 2013 | PDN Video Picks

In his short video “Open Lanes,” photographer Stephen M. Keller captures an honest, revealing portrait of a bowling alley owner struggling to keep his business alive. The video, with audio and visuals that are equally compelling, was one of several noteworthy projects by participants at the 2013 NPPA Multimedia Immersion workshop at Syracuse University last... More