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COLE THOMPSON’S Personal Vision

Harbinger No. 1 © COLE THOMPSON At the age of 14, Cole Thompson decided to make photography his future, long before he ever used a camera or saw an image come up in the darkroom. “I had been out hiking with a friend in Rochester, New York,” he recalls, “and we came across this old ruin of a house.” [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

SERGE RAMELLI: Visual Storyteller

Venice church © SERGE RAMELLI There is something powerful in capturing cityscapes in black-andwhite. The grit on the walls, moisture collecting on the pavement, windows weathered with use and time — all come to life in the details of texture, shadow and form. There may be fewer distractions with black-and-white images than with color, but there can also be [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

JONI KABANA: Compassion In Action

Tiwon Lema, age 77, from the series The Market Workers, 2014 © JONI KABANA They tended fires, planted seedlings and carried babies. Some simply stood in front of their temporary huts built of branches, grasses and white-plastic tarps. Here in the encampments for internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joni Kabana photographed as much [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

Digital Photography

IMAGING ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM FUJIFILM

FUJIFILM North America Corporation has recently introduced several innovative products: The Instax SHARE SP-2 smartphone photo printer; the lightweight X-T2, a durable mirrorless digital camera; and the EF-X500 flash, designed for use with FUJIFILM’S X-series cameras. Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer FUJIFILM Instax SHARE SP-2 In keeping with the growing trend of smartphone photography, FUJIFILM has expanded its Instax product line with the new SHARE SP-2 photo printer, which enables you to create high quality, credit card-sized prints from your smartphone. This printer is encased in a sleek silver or gold body, offers crisp image quality, and improved WiFi connectivity over its predecessor, the SHARE SP-1. It delivers a print quality of 800x600 dots and 320 dpi for clean, sharp images. FUJIFILM has launched a free SHARE app for the SP-2 that’s available on the App Store and Google Play. You can share images quickly and easily online or in [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

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  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II The OM-D E-M1 Mark II (shown here with the M.ZUIKO® 12-40mm PRO lens) is equipped with the newly-developed high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor and a new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor. These technologies work together with the camera's silent electronic shutter to provide full-resolution RAW images at up to 60 frames per second in [...]

  • Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Camera Bags

Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Camera Bags

Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Camera Bags All the bags in the Windsor Collection from Manfrotto feature genuine leather trim, premium water-repellent fabric, metal details and a tartan pattern interior lining. The Windsor Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLRs has a removable padded internal compartment that holds a medium DSLR with up to a 70-200mm lens attached and two additional lenses. [...]

  • RICHO INNOVATIONS

Ricoh Innovations Debuts Keenai Photo Management

Ricoh Innovations Corp. (RIC), a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., has launched Keenai, a smart photo-management service that keeps digital memories safe and organized. Available on all popular platforms, Keenai is the only photo service that connects all your devices and cameras, unifying your photos and videos for viewing and sharing on any device. Perfect for people with lots of [...]

  • Lusana Studio GLC212 Soft Box Umbrella Photography Kit

Lusana Studio GLC212 Soft Box Umbrella Photography Kit

Lusana Studio GLC212 Soft Box Umbrella Photography Kit Lusana Studio presents the GLC212 lighting video photo soft box umbrella kit with muslin backdrops. Designed for creative professionals, advanced amateur and pro photographers, the kit supplies photographers and videographers with four adjustable stands, and chromo key green, black and white backgrounds with an aluminum alloy support system. The soft box [...]