1ProPhoto.Com - Photo Tip of the day

by JamesNYCMay 3. 2010 22:29
When picking up equipment at a photo rental company DO NOT park your mini-van between 2 signs that read "No Standing anytime" Especially when you have the mini-van packed with equipment for the days shoot that includes a laptop with the previous days image files and all of the audio gear that your going to be using on the shoot today. Always leave a photo assistant or better yet leave the photographer sitting in the car so that your mini-van and equipment don't get towed away. I just saw this happen on 22 Street here in NYC.

PocketWizard Announces MultiMAX Firmware Upgrade 7.5 for USB-enabled MultiMAX radios

by JamesNYCApril 22. 2010 22:03
Elmsford, NY – April 22, 2010PocketWizard today launched a major firmware upgrade for USB -enabled MultiMAX Transceivers. Firmware Version 7.5 for both FCC and CE MultiMAX radios is packed with new features and capabilities for serious pro shooters including Long Range Mode for remote camera triggering, Custom ID Move, Signal Strength Indicator and Radio Relay Mode. More...

3-day workshop with Vincent Laforet Introduction to HDDLSR Cinema

by JamesNYCApril 13. 2010 08:39
I can not say enough about this workshop, absolutly amazing, and its FREE on line. For anyone looking to get more information on useinga nd shooting HDDLR's this Vincent Laforet has put together a 1 of a kind event along with Chase Garvis and CreativeLive.com If you can't make time to see this live streaming event they will be offering a DVD version inteh future. But I hada the chance to watch the rerun late last night and can't say enough about it. check it out here. Event: creativeLIVE Weekend Workshop: Vincent Laforet Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday April 30 - May 02, 2010. Times: Daily, 9am - 6pm P.S.T (See in Your Timezone) LIVE Video Feed: creativelive.com/live Your 3-day workshop with Vincent Laforet starts today! Vincent's 3-Day Introduction to HDDLSR Cinema is a special event for photographers making the leap into video. You will come away from this online workshop with a good understanding of what tools you need for your productions, and when and how to best use them. How to Watch and Participate in the LIVE Event: This workshop is streamed as a live video feed for as many people as we can reach. Use these links to watch and participate in today's workshop: Live Video Feed: creativelive.com/live Lowres Video Feed: creativelive.com/live/lowres.html Online Chat: creativelive.com/chat IMPORTANT Note About Prepurchased Videos: If you have prepurchased the course downloads, we will send you a download link later. Because the live event has not happened yet, there is nothing to download. We will send you links to the video download pages as videos become available. Video production take time. We hope to have rough videos available within 24 hours of each day's live events. The 3-Day Course Schedule is posted! Day 1, Friday: 1 - Introduction, Still Photos vs Video. 2 - HDDSLR Camera 3 - About Audio 4 - Into to the Gear Day 2, Saturday: 5 - Language of Cinematography 6 - Lights & Camera 7 - The Film Team 8 - Our First Shoot! Day 3, Sunday: 9 - Preproduction for Second Shoot 10 - Our Second Shoot! 11 - Workflow Issues 12 - Finishing Details Check the creativeLIVE calendar at http://creativelive.com/calendar for a breakdown of this 3 day broadcast in your local time zone. Vincent has posted a more detailed description of topics for this workshop on his blog. Follow creativeLIVE on Twitter for breaking news: A live event like this can change quickly. To stay in touch in case of problems or changes, follow @creativeLIVE on Twitter. Even if you don't use Twitter, you can check our Twitter page for updates as the weekend progresses: http://twitter.com/creativelive Note: If problems occur during the live feed, we'll post updates on our Twitter. Pass the Word! This type of live free event take a LOT of work to put on. The way you can help support this effort (and ensure more like it) is by spreading the word, and helping us attract as large an audience for Vincent as possible. We get a lot of our referrals from Twitter, and we'd appreciate your help spreading the word further. Post a Tweet about tomorrow's class: FREE Weekend Workshop: @VincentLaforet teaches dSLR Cinema in the @creativeLIVE classroom! Starts TODAY!- http://bit.ly/DSLRCinema

Phase One releases Capture One Pro V.5.1.1

by JamesNYCMarch 25. 2010 22:41
Phase One has released the latest upgrade to Capture One Pro V.5.1.1

 

Highlighted new features
This new release of Capture One comes in three versions: 5.1.1, 5.1.1 PRO and 5.1.1 DB.
Capture One 5.1.1 is a free service release to existing Capture One 5.x owners.
Capture One 5.1.1 is a paid upgrade to customers with Capture One 4.x and 4.x PRO and a free
upgrade to customers with Capture One 4.x DB.
Capture One 5.1.1 PRO/DB is a major upgrade to the respective versions of Capture One 3.x. Existing
customers with Capture One 3.x PRO/DB can upgrade to a similar version of Capture One 5.1.1 at no
extra cost.
Enhancements:
• Improved default film curves for Leaf backs.
• Support of develop-curves from Leaf MOS files.
• White balance can now be set when shooting tethered with Leaf backs.
• Orientation can now be set when shooting tethered with Leaf backs.
• More accurate color profiles for Sony A900, A850, A700, A550 and A500.
• Improved noise behavior for Sony A900, A850, A550 and A500.
• Base characteristics gains presets.
• A number of bug fixes.
Additional camera tethered support:
• Leaf Aptus II 8
• Mamiya DM40
• Canon 550D/Rebel T2i
Additional camera file support:
• Leaf Aptus II 8
• Mamiya DM40
• Canon 550D/Rebel T2i
You can learn more about the new release at: http://www.phaseone.com/5.

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Adobe CS5 to launch in April

by JamesNYCMarch 25. 2010 21:31
Adobe delivered the next update to its suite of applications. The launch date has been announced: We can expect Adobe CS5 on Monday, April 12, at 8 am PT, 11 am ET.

http://cs5launch.adobe.com/

How To Quit Assisting and Be a Photographer

by JamesNYCMarch 25. 2010 09:07
I rarely promote articles from other web sites but I just read this over at PDN and think its a must read.

http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_display/features/pdn-online/e3i6e499b206b4e48abf842da64ff64107a

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.0.3 update available now.

by JamesNYCMarch 16. 2010 09:40
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.0.3 update available now

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=314&modelid=17662 Firmware Version 2.0.3 incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function of the EOS 5D Mark II camera. 1. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates NTSC: 1920x1080:30 fps (changed - actual 29.97fps) 1920x1080:24 fps (added - actual 23.976 fps) 640x480:30 fps (changed - actual 29.97fps) PAL: 1920x1080:25 fps (added - actual 25.0 fps) 1920x1080:24 fps (added - actual 23.976 fps) 640x480:25 fps (added - actual 25.0 fps) 2. Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels). 3. Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure. 4. Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies. 5. Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz. 6. Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.4.) Firmware udate info http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html Offical download pagae http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/download.html?submitButtonName=I+Agree Firmware download file for PC http://aux1.jp.canon.com/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/data/eos5d2203.exe Firmware download file for MAC http://aux1.jp.canon.com/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/data/eos5d2203.dmg

Easy Release - model and property releases made easy

by JamesNYCMarch 11. 2010 07:56
Professional-grade releases, created and signed, right on your iPhone.
Wizard style interface guides you step-by-step.
12 language translations.
Same format and legal language used by the world's leading photo agencies!
PDF format (and optional JPEG) – emailed right to you!
Includes a picture of the model or property right on the release.
Sign on the touch screen using your finger or optionally using a special stylus

http://www.applicationgap.com/

   

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PDN is conducting a survey of photo assistants

by JamesNYCMarch 2. 2010 07:47
PDN is conducting a survey of photo assistants: what they earn, what skills are in demand, how they find work, what skills they would like to learn.  We need your input if you have assisted in the past 18 months. And we need your help spreading the word about the survey to other assistants and digital techs that you may know. The survey results will be published on PDNOnline in March.
It’s a totally anonymous survey, and takes about 10 minutes to fill out. Here’s the link:

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Canon USA announces the image PROGRAF iPF6300, iPF6350 and iPF8300 wide format photo printers

by JamesNYCFebruary 25. 2010 07:51
Canon USA announces the imagePROGRAF iPF6300, iPF6350 and iPF8300 wide format photo printers.

The trio utilize a newly formulated 12-colour Lucia EX inkset for promised wider colour gamut and ship with improved drivers and plug-ins.
The 24 inch iPF6300 has a manufacturers suggested list price (MSRP) of US$3695 in the U.S. The 24 inch iPF6350 includes a 80GB hard drive (but is otherwise identical to the iPF6300) and has a MSRP of US$3995 in the U.S. The 44 inch iPF8300 has an MSRP of US$5995 in the U.S. All three models are to commence shipping in the U.S. in March 2010.

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