Sony a6000: Focusing Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! LOOK! Up in the sky! It’s a…

…APS-C new camera from Sony!
At this point all we can do is drool over the stats: 11FPS! Claiming to be the world’s fastest AF performance at just 0.06 seconds. Continue Reading »

Capa in Color : One Step Closer to Real @ ICP

The archives of Robert Capa, Master Photojournalist are housed in The International Center of Photography, which was started by his brother Cornell Capa. They have just released a set of images from mid-century that will breath a whole new life into the world of photojournalism from that period.

His coverage of World War II across Europe,the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War,the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War brought the world some of the most emotion riddled images of those wars. While a student at Ryerson in Toronto, one of his most famous images,”Falling Soldier” greeted us in the student lounge daily. It was in 1938, he began the use of Kodachrome into his work, often carrying 2 cameras, one for B&W and one for Color.
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Robert Capa, [Pablo Picasso playing in the water with his son Claude, Vallauris, France], 1948. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.

Even before starting Magnum Photo Agency with cohorts Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymor (Chim), George Rodgers and William Vandivert, he knew that with the rise of the weekly mags, the public wanted more color imagery. It was time for the public to leave the big war behind, and start looking ahead to better times. Color helped in that healing.
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Shoot the Moon with New Nikon Compact

How many times have you marveled at the full moon on a clear night, swore you’d get that shot that would have rivaled Melies in personality, and NASA in clarity?

You pull out your longest lens (300mm?), get the tripod set, aim and shoot. OK, you change exposure and shoot again. In post you intend to blow up that pup till it looks large and looming. And you kinda get it. Sharpen it to death, add contrast and you’re close. But no cigar.

Nikon is about to release a camera that will get that shot and more. The P600


I first saw one of their high power zooms at CES a couple of years ago. Pointing up at the ceiling at LVCC, the grid around a bulb could be picked out. This new camera with a 24- 1440mm lens equivalent, may just get you a clean snap of the filament burning inside.

This incredibly powerful, zoom lens camera, has built in VR. It better have , with lens lengths like that.
But when I talked about the moon, I wasn’t kidding.

For the first time, there is a MOON mode in the scene selection. Fine, maybe the Cosmos isn’t your thing.
Did the bird photographers out there just realize what they could get in a compact camera that shoots RAW, and has a 1440mm lens?? Of course they did.
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Profoto Collapsible Reflectors: Buy your gear one time. Invest in the best.

If you know what to use collapsible reflectors for, you may already own at least one.

It’s probably a White on one side, Silver on the other, circular, and has a wrist twist to fold it into itself and put away in a circular pouch.

Profoto has come out with a line of reflectors that are some of the most well built I have used.DSC_0211

What’s different:profoto-reflectors-600x527

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Nikon D3300 and 35mm 1.8 lens Start Off The New Year

D3300_BK_18_55_VR2_frt34lOn the heels of the D3200, Nikon has made some upgrades on this popular entry level DSLR that add to a great value package.

On a topline, you get ISO range of up to 25,600, a sweet compact size, and the new EXSPEED 4 processor.

Oh, right 24.2 megapixels to make full use of the new processor.

Here is some of the new tricks this pup has:

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Upcoming Events

  • WPPI
  • Feb. 27-March 6, 2014
  • MGM Grand
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • International Consumer Electronic Show
  • APRIL 10-13, 2014
  • NEW YORK, NY 10065
  • The Association of International Photographic Art Dealers

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Current Exhibitions

  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years”
  • Current to April 27th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Capa in Color
  • January 31–May 4, 2014
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography
  • February 4–June 8, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • David Goldes, Electro-graphs
  • January 30–March 8, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Bernice Abbott and Charles Marville
  • February 27-April 12,2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Real and Surreal
  • Feb. 27-April 19th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
  • January 29–May 4, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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