December 6, 2006
Introduction to tethered shooting – If you are able to connect your camera directly to the computer, Lightroom has the potential to let you import image files directly from the camera.
Photographs can be quickly brought into Lightroom, bypassing the need for a camera card and having to configure the Import settings every time you import a batch of images.
This is also referred to as ‘tethered shooting’ and I say Lightroom has the potential to do this because Lightroom will need to rely on other software that can communicate with your camera and download capture files to a specified folder location.
With this in place, Lightroom can be configured to automatically import these images into the library.
December 5, 2006
DxO Optics Pro v4.1 improves speed and fluidity for greater comfort and productivity. DxO Optics Pro v4.1 is compatible with the all-new DxO FilmPack and is immediately available for Windows and Mac users.
Press Release: PARIS, France — DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v4.1 — an upgrade to the recently released DxO Optics Pro v4, the company’s flagship automatic digital image enhancement software. Among the many speed improvements in DxO Optics Pro v4.1, users will be particularly impressed with the increased speed with which Raw images are previewed (2-4 times faster than in version 4.0) and the increased fluidity of the sliders (more than twice as fast).
December 4, 2006
Emphasis shifts to enhanced image processing and ‘hybrid’ still/video models
Press Release: Scottsdale, Arizona — After years of spectacular growth, the market for digital still cameras appears to be leveling off at about $18 billion per year now that most photographers and camera-toting consumers have switched from film to digital photography, concludes IC Insights’ new 2007 IC Market Drivers report.
December 4, 2006
Source: Houston Chronical
Written by Patricia C. Johnson
In Arequipa, an elegant Peruvian city in the high mountain desert 630 miles south of Lima, two photography connoisseurs discovered a lost world of 1920s elegance.
Beginning in 1999, Adelma Benavente of Arequipa and Houston-based photographer Peter Yenne sorted, inventoried and sometimes restored approximately 15,000 glass negatives from the archives of Estudios de Arte Hermanos Vargas.
In moody black-and-white photos, the Vargas brothers documented fashion, celebrities and the gorgeous city itself.
At Houston FotoFest, Benavente and Yenne have installed City of Night, an exhibit of approximately 80 digital prints and a few archival ones, dated 1912 to 1930, from the historic Estudio Vargas.
December 1, 2006
…with a few friends for the Epson Print Academy in Atlanta this Saturday, December 2nd, 2006.
We’re coming to Atlanta for a special one day Epson event – check out the Epson Print Academy web site for details and online registration. There’s still room available!
November 30, 2006
Just getting Fido to look up as you shoot is not all there is to making a great dog portrait.
Source: Toronto Star
Written by Jennifer Brown
November 28, 2006
Press Release: Paris, France – November 28, 2006 – DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of DxO Analyzer version 3, adding groundbreaking innovations to the product’s image quality evaluation and analysis capabilities.
November 28, 2006
Geotagging hobbyists organize pictures using maps to create a new kind of digital photo album.
Source: StarTribune via NY Times
Written by Ian Austen
Kathleen Bennett recently bought a device that keeps track of her location with help from the satellites of the Global Positioning System. But the Seattle woman is not using it to find her way through the wilderness.
Instead, the gadget is for Bennett’s personal passion, photography. She is one of many people who have taken up “geotagging,” the practice of posting photos online that are linked to Web-based maps, showing just where in the world the shutter was pressed.
November 16, 2006
Source: Business 2.0
Written by Jon Fortt
A few days ago, two of the brightest minds from Adobe Systems (ADBE) dropped by my office to give me a rare and exciting look at what the software maker is cooking up in its imaging labs.
In the couple of hours we spent together, I learned that Adobe doesn’t just want to revolutionize photo editing. It wants to revolutionize cameras.
November 14, 2006
A revolution has taken place. The digital revolution has altered the nature of illustration beyond recognition – taking it from cottage industry to household phenomenon…
Things weren’t always this way. Before the digital revolution, life as an illustrator was fairly straightforward, or so it seemed – there was no Bill Gates, no Apple, no Photoshop, no Google, no internet, no email… no hassle. Looking back at life before the revolution, albeit through rose-tinted specs, the working day for your lone illustrator was a fairly simple affair. In fact, depending on just how far back you wish to peer, it’s clear to see just how much has changed.