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Photographer’s Forum :: Summer 2015 issue

Craig Semetko • Ray K. Metzker • Ami Vitale

The Charm of Serendipity: a Conversation with CRAIG SEMETKO

By |May 15th, 2015|

He began his professional career as a comedy writer and actor for corporate events and wandered into photography later in life. At first he enjoyed street photography purely for pleasure and had no expectations. But serendipity stepped in, and since then Craig Semetko’s life has been one lucky break after another. After 10 years of working as an amateur photographer, […]

RAY K. METZKER Photography’s Alchemist

By |May 15th, 2015|

In a career spanning six decades, Ray K. Metzker, who called himself “an intellectual wanderer,” created images of rare variety and intensity that reflected his commitment to exploring blackandwhite photography. From overlapping exposures to making a single picture from a roll of film, from using prints as building blocks for composite works to playing with the developing process, he was […]

Behind The Shots with AMI VITALE

By |May 15th, 2015|

Ami Vitale is a renowned photojournalist whose work is exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries and published in international magazines, including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered awards from prestigious organizations such as World Press Photos, as well as the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, the Lucie Awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for […]

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New Product Introductions From MAC Group

MAC Group is a sales and marketing company that represents 18 diverse image-making companies, with a lineup of top brands that includes Benro and MeFOTO tripods, Vü camera filters, ILFORD inkjet media, PocketWizard wireless triggering systems and Tenba camera bags. These tools are geared towards professional photographers, filmmakers, educators and students.

Vü Filter Series

Vü is a U.S.-based optical design company that creates high-quality UV (Ultra Violet) Circular Polarizers, Neutral- Density and Variable Neutral-Density filters for the photography and film industries. They recently announced the Sion and Ariel Filter collections, which incorporate innovative design processes such as black-edged glass to minimize internal reflections and CNC (computer controlled cutting) machined aluminum filter rings to provide precise optical alignment. Vü Filters’ proprietary White Balanced Multi-Coating supports optimum transmission of image-forming light, while avoiding color shifts.

“The brand has two very unique patentpending features,” says Victor Ha, Brand Manager of Vü Filters. “The first is the […]

By |May 15th, 2015|

Nikon’s Nine New COOLPIX Cameras

By |May 15th, 2015|

Nikon’s new COOLPIX models range from budget friendly to rugged and durable, to an entire stable of long zoom options. The COOLPIX AW130 is of the rugged kind: waterproof to 98 ft, shockproof (6.6 ft), freezeproof and ready for adventure. It sports built-in Wi-Fi, a 16 MP sensor, 5x zoom and full HD video. In addition, the built-in GPS, POI, […]

Manfrotto’s New Fluid Video Monopod Kit

By |May 15th, 2015|

Manfrotto has added a new kit, MVM450A, to its line of fluid video monopods and accessories. The new MVM250A fully functional aluminum fluid video monopod features the MVA50A fluid base with retractable feet, and a customized XPRO Fluid Video Head (MHXPRO-2W). The new fluid monopod is lightweight and stable, with a patented fluid cartridge system design in the base, allowing […]

The New 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens From Sigma

By |May 15th, 2015|

Sigma’s 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens features a light-weight and compact construction. It has a new and improved Optical Stabilizer, for mobile, handheld shooting in the field, and features a new water and oil-repellent coating on the front and rear lenses. At 4.1 inches by 10.2 inches, it features 20 elements in 14 groups – including one FLD […]

Digital Film Tools Releases EZ Mask V3

By |May 15th, 2015|

Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, has released EZ Mask v3.0, an interactive image masking tool capable of extracting almost any object in an image, even fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. EZ Mask iteratively estimates the transparency value for every pixel in the image, based on a small sample of foreground (what you want to cut out) […]

Epson’s Surecolor P600 Professional Photo Printer

By |February 15th, 2015|

The Epson SureColor® P600 is designed for creative professionals, fine artists, and advanced amateur photographers. It combines an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome® HD pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhotoTM HD imaging technology to produce exhibition-quality black-and-white prints and stunningly vivid color prints.

Advanced media handling, including a front-in and front-out paper path, enables borderless photos with exceptional […]

Cotton Carrier’s Strapshot EV1

By |February 15th, 2015|

Looking for a way to reduce the strain on your neck and shoulders that comes from traditional camera neck straps? Cotton Carrier’s StrapShot EV1 is newly designed to securely carry compact, mirrorless, fourthirds and full-sized DSLR cameras. EV1 is thinner than the original StrapShot, and includes a redesigned tether and wrist strap that will act as a safety leash against […]

Nikon Announces New D5500 DSLR

By |February 15th, 2015|

Nikon’s latest DX-format DSLR, the D5500, is a lightweight, powerful entry-level DSLR. It offers an array of imaging technology, including a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), a new 3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The new monocoque design makes the camera one of Nikon’s lightest and most convenient-to-carry DSLR cameras. The EXPEED […]

Manfrotto’s 2-Way Head with Fluidity Selector

By |February 15th, 2015|

The new XPRO Fluid Head (MHXPRO- 2W) with Manfrotto 200PL quick release plate offers easy swapping between photo and video applications. This is the only lightweight video head that allows the user to switch between hard fluidity for slow tilt movement and soft fluidity for fast tilt movement. The compact MHXPRO-2W is both lightweight and portable; its durable body is […]