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Hi folks. Scott Bourne here with a message about a photo conference you can’t afford to miss. It’s Skip’s Summer School. I’m proud to once again be on the teaching faculty at Skip’s Summer School for 2012. I’ve taught at each of these events and hands-down, they have been some of my favorite in the […]

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Several months ago I reported that Adobe was going to release a public beta of Photoshop CS6, as they usually do Lightroom. Today that prediction came true. New Features in Photoshop CS6 Beta include but are not limited to: 1. There are new additions to the Content-Aware tools: Content-Aware Patch allows greater control by letting […]

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The New Canon 5D MK III Is Official I took a bunch of crap from the trolls yesterday over offering a 5D MK III as a prize in my new contest, but I knew something the trolls didn’t – the new Mk III is on its way and it will be here soon. Here are […]

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Special Photofocus Coverage A while back during CES I told you about the Lytro camera. You can read all about that below. http://photofocus.com/2012/01/12/lytro-light-field-camera/ I highly recommend you read my previous post if you’re sincerely interested in the subject. I can now tell you more. I had to back my original test camera but today I […]

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Guest Post by Skip Cohen I recently saw an email blast from my buddy George Varanakis at Rangefinder/WPPI. He listed the top ten reasons not to miss WPPI. Personally, I’d drop a few and add a few, one of them being your ability to interact with vendor after vendor to help strengthen your business. I’d […]

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NOTE: to see a demo check out the image below – Here you go ladies and gents. This is the first Lytro Light Field Camera. I got my hands on one yesterday and all I can say is that if you can open your mind, and think in new ways, you’ll see that there is […]

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Adobe released the beta version of Lightroom 4. Here are just some of the killer new features: 1. MUCH better video integration 2. Soft proofing 3. Better geotagging 4. New shadow/highlight controls 5. Photo books via Blurb – (Will this be the end of Aperture for Scott Kelby who primarily liked Aperture’s photo books feature:)) […]

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I’m no Joe McNally – and accordingly, I don’t get paid to shoot with Nikons and don’t yet have a D4. As close as I can come is reading the same spec sheet you do. If you look at ALL my posts about new cameras, you’ll see that I always say the same thing – […]

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As 2011 winds down I am getting ready to make my year-end picks for best-of in the photo industry. I already gave this season’s pick for camera of the year and now I continue with Photographic Educator of the Year. Every year I make a list of the best photo educators I know. I am […]

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I rarely use this space for this sort of thing but it’s such a good deal I can’t resist. If you sign up for one paid month of AnimotoPro – the online service that turns your photos and videos into animated slide shows – then you will get another month free AND a copy of […]

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FINALLY! My new book with Skip Cohen – Going Pro: How to Make the Leap from Aspiring to Professional Photographer has started shipping. Between us, Skip and I have had more than 10 books published. This book was easily the most important of any of those. Both Skip and I have been thinking about, planning, […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Canon let everyone know this week that it really does have a new camera coming. Unfortunately, it’s not actually going to be available until spring of next year. It’s probably a good […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that this Fall, we’re expecting major announcements from Canon and Nikon regarding future camera releases. I very, very rarely report on rumors […]

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NOTE: I wrote this post the day before Steve Jobs died. I wasn’t going to run it but decided that a story about the success of the iPhone is the perfect way to celebrate his life. This post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 If you look at this strictly […]

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The rumors of a mirror-less camera from Nikon have been swirling around forever. Now we see that it’s true. However, many of the Nikon faithful were hoping for something more. The new “Nikon 1″ system is 100% aimed at the consumer point-and-shoot crowd. It is an interchangeable lens system – that is the good news […]

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Imagine a world where photographers, illustrators and designers all peacefully co-exist. That’s Photoshop World. On September 7-9th, attendees were exposed to three days of fun. There were more than 100 sessions, 35 instructors, contests, portfolio reviews, a keynote session and a huge trade show plus parties and networking. The semi-annual PSW is held in the […]

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Apple has pushed an update for Aperture down through Software Update. This update supports general compatibility issues, and also addresses overall stability and performance. Minor issues addressed include the following: Improves reliability and performance when syncing web-published albums Slideshow exports are now handled as a background operation Crop tool now correctly supports use of gestures […]

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Here’s an update to this post – written to help settle the confusion caused by trolls mischaracterizing what I said. Please read my words – not what the trolls say I said – and judge for yourself. Thanks. Google is the company that started out with a simple mission – don’t be evil. I think […]

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There have literally been hundreds of tweets and emails sent to me about the Lytro technology. Light field camera technology isn’t new. This particular incarnation was developed at Stanford, but I’ve seen other incarnations. That said, it is interesting and it is attracting a great deal of attention. Not just attention – but concern. In […]

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The recent disaster in Japan has heavily impacted the camera and lens manufacturers. We now know how badly. Some lenses will be delayed by as much as seven months. Here’s the current list from Canon. The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is expected to be available in late July for an estimated retail […]

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