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Remembering Ray

The Online Photographer - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:54
Ray K. Metzker, 1931–2014 - Written by Keith F. Davis Photographs by Rachael Jane After a long illness, the great photographer Ray K. Metzker died on October 9th, 2014. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and many... Michael Johnston
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Quick Review: Using Iconosquare to manage and grow your Instagram following

DPReview News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00

Instagram's straightforward user interface is geared for posting and viewing photos, but if you've got an eye on growing or managing a large following, you'll soon run into the app's limitations. Iconosquare aims to give Instagram users basic metrics about their content and help manage large groups of followers. We tried the service out to see how it works and how useful it is. Read more

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Canon PowerShot G7 X and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 added to studio comparison

DPReview News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:27

We've just added a trio of cameras to our studio comparison tool: the Canon PowerShot G7 X, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 and the Sony Alpha a5100. The Canon G7 X and Panasonic LX100 were two of the most talked-about cameras to emerge from Photokina 2014, both managing to squeeze large sensors into compact camera bodies. Read more

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Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2

DPReview News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:14

Nikon has released updated versions of its image processing software, bumping its Capture NX-D software to version 1.0.3 and View NX software to version 2.10.2. Both updates introduce a number of bug fixes for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Learn more

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Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service

DPReview News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:46

Flickr has introduced a new service for US users who want to order physical prints of their photographs. Called Flickr Wall Art, the printing feature caters specifically to those looking for high-quality pieces for mounting on walls, with two different options currently being available to registered users. Read more

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A Special Post Coming Up

The Online Photographer - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:28
I'm honored to report that very soon I'll be publishing a remembrance of the late Ray K. Metzker written for us by our friend Keith F. Davis of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Keith is one... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

The Small Cameras We Love List So Far

The Online Photographer - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:56
Sony A7s The following cameras are first-ballot inductees to this Fall's Small Cameras We Love list: Sony RX100 series Sony A7 series Panasonic GX7 (Currently favorably priced.) Ricoh GR Fuji X100 series Fuji X-T1 (Everyone has his or her own... Michael Johnston
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The Internet Is a Constant Experiment

The Online Photographer - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:53
I'm afraid I have to give up on the "Morning Coffee" feature. It's just not fitting the way I work. What happens is that a) I think to myself that it doesn't need to be posted until the next morning,... Michael Johnston
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High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review

DPReview News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:00

The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is the company's newest flagship consumer drone, outfitted with a 3-axis gimbal, Adobe DNG RAW capture in addition to HD video recording, and operated by the DJI Vision smartphone application. It's capable of producing 14MP JPEGs and Raw images, and could be an ideal tool for a real estate photographer or independent filmmaker looking for b-roll. Does it rise to the occasion? Read our review

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Sigma updates USB dock for new lenses

DPReview News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:00

Lens manufacturer Sigma has issued an update to the firmware of its USB dock to make it compatible with the new 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 DG OS HSM S and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3DC Macro OS HSM lenses. Although these lenses are available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts, the update for the USB dock does not yet cover these lenses in the Nikon fit, and Sigma hasn't indicated when it will. Read more

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PhotoShelter introduces Pinterest-like photography curation service Lattice

DPReview News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:09

PhotoShelter has introduced a new project it has been working on called Lattice, which allows the service's users to browse images that have been aggregated into boards. The way the service works is similar to Pinterest and will be rolling out in phases, the first of which is now available to the public. Read more

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Ferrania to restart film production in still and movie formats

DPReview News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:11

Italian film and camera brand Ferrania is set to come back to life after a Kickstarter fundraising project reached its target with over two weeks left to run. A company called FILM Ferrania will use the money raised to re-commission and redesign existing machinery from closed sections of the Ferrania factory to begin the manufacture of film. Initial production will be for 35mm and 120 roll formats for stills, and Super 8 and 16mm movie film. Learn more

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10/13/14 The Morning Coffee: Pine Lake

The Online Photographer - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:30
Good morning— Yesterday I went to watch the Packers game at the house of my friend Jack MacDonough, who you know. He lives on a lake. Halfway through the game we left for a boat ride, which was a smart... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Open Mike: Lists, and the Top Three Small Cameras

The Online Photographer - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:47
So a not-so-idle question: What do you think are the top three most generally recommendable small(ish) cameras, circa October 2014? I'm pretty determined to publish a list of "Small Cameras We Love," which I've had on a low boil for... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Around the world by bicycle with photographer Nicolas Marino

DPReview News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:00

Nicolas Marino has been to 56 countries in his lifetime and has his sights set on the other 140. He's traveling around the world with his camera and he's not taking the easy way, crossing deserts, jungles and everything in between by bicycle. Why? In his words, 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture.' See gallery

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year releases images from winners shortlist

DPReview News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:00

Britain's Natural History Museum has disclosed four of the winning images from the shortlist of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. With a judging panel chaired by Jim Brandenburg, the competition attracted almost 42000 entries from 96 countries this year, and 100 of the best images will form a touring exhibition that the museum says will visit six continents. See gallery

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10/11/14 The Morning Coffee: Vacation Snaps

The Online Photographer - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:30
Poet and editor Jim Schley is a "FOLD" (friend of long duration)—as of this month, he and I have known each other for fifty years, since we were seven. This is the solar house designed by his wife Rebecca Bailey... Michael Johnston
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Ray K. Metzker 1931-2014

The Online Photographer - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:05
I am desperately sorry to report that Ray K. Metzker has died at the age of 83, following a long decline. The news struck at me deeply, because nothing makes an artist I don't know personally more alive to me... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

TOP Classic: Creative Livings

The Online Photographer - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:39
[Originally written in 2007. Re the last paragraph, at the time I did not envision that this site would provide me with a living. —Mike] "Along with teaching creative thinking, art schools should encourage creative ways of making a living."... Michael Johnston
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10/10/14 The Morning Coffee: Home Again

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:43
I'm finally back home in Waukesha, having driven 2,759 miles (4,440 kilometers) since Friday September 26th. I saw five sets of friends, one twice, and had a grand and meaningful vacation. It's done me a world of good. I must... Michael Johnston
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