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Bogen Imaging’s Bogen Cafe is presenting photographer Michael Clark this July 17 from 2 to 3pm ET in a free webinar – Fundamentals of Adventure Sports Photography – that includes interaction with the presenter as well as one of three prize giveaways of the Traveler Series 2 Carbon Fiber 6X Monopod. Unfortunately, only our neighbours in the US are eligible for the draw, but the seminar alone is reason enough to reserve a spot and tune in. Everyone gets a recorded version on the entire webinar, however – a pretty handy reference tool to have. Topics include: Artificial lighting Photo equipment…

You ought to be in the movies: Achieving a film look with selective focus aka Shallow Depth of Field When everything is in sharp focus, no one thing stands out. And that’s no way to tell a story. Selective focus is just the opposite. It allows the videographer to guide the viewer to a specific place or person on screen by placing everything else, usually the background, out of focus. This article will discuss how selective focus, depth of field and focal length work together in film – and using new technology, can work in video as well. The selective…

Phase One A/S, along with the product managers of medium format maker, Leaf, have announced plans to purchase key elements relating to the Leaf brand from current owners, Eastman Kodak Co. Under the newly-formed entity, Leaf Imaging Ltd. (wholly owned by Phase One), the deal would include such assets as the Leaf brand product names, engineering design and production tools. The new entity will also enter into an intellectual property license with Eastman Kodak Company that is royalty-bearing to Kodak. Read the press release from Phase One.

Sandisk announced, today, the 32GB SanDisk Extreme® SDHC™ card:  their newest in the Extreme® SDHC™ lineup. And, with 30MB/s read & write speeds, they claim this bad boy is the fastest of its kind on the market. Already available in 4GB, 8GB & 16GB capacities, the new 32GB is geared toward the new MacBook Pros (which now have SD card slots). And, with a number of newer DSLRs featuring HD video capture, the larger capacity & higher speed these cards offer is suited perfectly to photographers & videographers. The new card can endure temperature extremes from -25°C (-13°F) to 85°C…

In 1935, Eastman Kodak Co. introduced to the world the first successfully mass-marketed color still film – Kodachrome. And (rocketing right past the seemingly-obligatory Paul Simon references) on June 22, 2009 – after 74 years – announced the end of Kodachrome production. For generations, Kodachrome was used to capture everything from everyday family snapshots & vacation photos shown on carousel slide shows to portraits of world leaders and entertainment giants and global events that changed our world. Kodachrome reached it’s heyday in the 50s and 60s when it was favoured by still and motion-picture photographers for its rich tones and…

Once upon a time, Olympus made a cute little camera called the Pen. It was a compact half-frame camera with a viewfinder, no meter and completely manual settings. It had a 28mm f/3.5 lens, an aperture range from 3.5 to 22 and a limited ISO range (25, 50, 100, 200 & B). This was back in 1959. Several incarnations followed from the Pen series’ inception in 1959 until the end of its run in the early ’80s. Some were met with success. Some not so much. But the tiny camera that could has been in semi-retirement since then. Until today,…

Glenbow Museum (Calgary, AB) Vistas: Artists on the Canadian Pacific Railway (June 20 – Sept. 20, 2009) Includes works by 20 artists who travelled west on the railroad promised by Sir John A. Macdonald in 1871. The artists featured in this exhibition captured images of the prairie and the mountains in over 130 art works and photographs from Glenbow, and from public and private collections in Canada and the United States. Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC) Andreas Gursky: Werke/Works 80-08 (until Sept. 20. 2009) More than 70 works from throughout his career, reaching back in time to his student days at…

Documentary Now celebrates the enduring documentary impulse through multiple forms including film, photography, new media, installation, performance, and bookworks. The two-week festival exhibits the thesis work of the artists in the Documentary Media MFA Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. With four gallery exhibitions, three days of film screenings, an artist-panel talk and other special events this festival extends Ryerson’s reputation as a cultural production house to the arts community, industry professionals and the Toronto public. Documentary Now takes place over two weeks in seven Toronto venues, including: Gallery 1313, Lennox Contemporary, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto Image Works Gallery, and…

Phase One’s new P40+ is now available and, rather than riddle you with specs (like the fact that, with its Sensor+ technology, it features a 40-megapixel sensor with 6 micron pixels, producing a 7320×5484 pixel image with a 4:3 ratio format), we thought it might be more interesting to hear about what a photographer in the field thinks of this latest incarnation from the Danish leaders in direct digital imaging. Peter Eastway interviews Aussie photographer Jerry Ghionis about his move to medium format digital and what it means for his wedding and portrait photography. You can read the full article…

Phase One’s new P40+ is now available and, rather than riddle you with specs (like the fact that, with its Sensor+ technology, it features a 40-megapixel sensor with 6 micron pixels, producing a 7320×5484 pixel image with a 4:3 ratio format), we thought it might be more interesting to hear about what a photographer in the field thinks of this latest incarnation from the Danish leaders in direct digital imaging. Peter Eastway interviews Aussie photographer Jerry Ghionis about his move to medium format digital and what it means for his wedding and portrait photography. You can read the full article…

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