Microsoft and Phase One Form Strategic Alliance

by JamesNYCNovember 1. 2007 09:42
Microsoft and Phase One Form Strategic Alliance to Improve Digital Photography Solutions. Read press release here.

I find this qoute some what troubling.

"Professional photographers are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of time they spend in front of the computer," said Henrik Håkonsson, CEO of Phase One. "At the same time, Microsoft and Phase One Form Strategic Alliance to Improve Digital Photography Solutions

enthusiasts want professional-quality tools but don’t want to be bogged down with features and functions they won’t use. We believe our combined expertise in digital imaging technology will help address these unmet needs to the benefit of our digital back customers and our digital SLR software customers."

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Fuji GX645AF - The H1 as a history lesson.

by JamesNYCOctober 18. 2007 09:36
This camera was first introduced back in 2002. and has been for sale in Japan almost as long. Strangely there is renewed talk of it on the internet.

As most of you know the Hasselblad H1 & H2 cameras were in fact cameras manufactured by FUJI/FUJINON with the Hasselblad name licensed for use by FUJINON and using FUJINON lenses. So now that Hasselblad has opted to compete in the digital capture market with strictly an "Integrated system" what do you do with a manufacturing process that is already setup and still has the possibility of making you money? 

Why you keep making cameras and making money of course.

This new Fuji GX645 is actually the same body and lens configuration as the Hasselblad H1 system. However my sources can not assure me that these cameras have the current H1 firmware revisions’, or if a new firmware has been implemented. This new Fuji camera should be able to accept all of the digital backs previously available to the H1 series cameras, and should have the exact same functionality.

It should be noted that even though this camera has been talked about on other web sites and forums, its is through a marketing agreement between Fuji Japan and Hasselblad Sweden only going to be available for sale in Japan. Should you find this camera being sold in the U.S you can be sure that it is grey market. Additionaly this camera will only be available in limited quantities.

Your Values, Your Business

by JamesNYCAugust 18. 2007 09:03

Building a business based on your values is one of the most important responsibilities that you have as a freelance photographer. It is also a tremendous opportunity.

Being awake to ideals that you hold as “true” creates a state of consciousness that will positively affect every aspect of your business.

As you develop a body of work from a state of true awareness of your talent and market needs you will be able to create online and print portfolios that clearly represent your visual value to buyers.

Your principles will also serve you well as you create your service goals. Making conscious choices about how you will meet deadlines, entertain clients and follow up jobs will guarantee your clients a positive experience.

Business and licensing practices developed around your standards can be clearly and kindly communicated to clients as needed.

While most photographers do have values that define their company, few take the time to pro actively examine, define and build their businesses around them. Have you built your business with your principles in mind? Do they guide your daily decisions? Are your business goals in synch with your family and personal values?

Ted Rice has been a successful photographer for many years. He is the person that comes to mind when I think of a photographer who is invested in building a business and a life from a position of being aware. He has recently made a life change that has temporarily taken him out of the mainstream photo world. He has made this decision in order to” live” the values that he has set for himself.


Digital Back Shoot Out - By: Running Pixels

by JamesNYCJuly 22. 2007 09:55
Running Pixels did a heavy shoot test with the new Digital Backs. This test was about speed and stress, not processing. Here's a link to the Results PDF. Lots of info so probably better to print it out and read versus scrolling and zooming on your screen.

Digital Back Shoot Out Results

Erik Hillard

Los Angeles, CA.

Fashion Photographer Alban Christ passed away 03/06/2007

by JamesNYCMarch 7. 2007 01:51
To everybody who knew and loved my husband , Alban Christ,
I have very difficult and sad news to tell you, he passed away on
Tuesday night, march 6th,
after a short but very difficult fight with lung cancer.

There will be a memorial service on march 18th 2007 in New York
Andrett Funeral Home
353 Second Avenue
New York,New York, 10010
T 212 475 2024

Memorial 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Service 4:00 to 5:00 pm

His wife, Pascale Grisé
if you need any information or anything else,you can contact me at and please do not reply to Alban's address
also, please forward this message to everybody you know , in case i am
forgetting anyone,or missing any addresses or information
thank you

A tous ceux qui ont connu et aime mon mari, Alban Christ,
J'ai une triste et difficile nouvelle a vous annoncer, il est decede
mardi soir, le 6 mars,
apres un court mais tres difficile combat d'un cancer des poumons

Il y aura une cérémonie commemorative le 18 Mars a New York
Andrett Funeral Home
353 Second Avenue
New York, New York, 10010
T 212 475 2024

Ray Chin

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