Canon Lowers Earnings Outlook as Digital-Camera Business Struggles

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Canon lowered its full-year earnings outlook on Wednesday, expressing concern that worse-than-expected economic conditions in China and Europe are hurting the company’ s digital camera business.

via Canon Lowers Earnings Outlook as Digital-Camera Business Struggles –


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“Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.


Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs,’ at MoMA

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Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs,’ at MoMA -

In 1938, the Museum of Modern Art mounted its first solo photography exhibition, a display of 100 pictures by Walker Evans 1903-75 bearing the flatly declarative title “American Photographs.”…….So it is a fine thing that MoMA is presenting a 75th anniversary reprise of the show with a display of more than 50 prints from the original body of work.

via Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs,’ at MoMA –

Nokia Lumia 1020 – 41MP smartphone

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With a 6 element optically stabilized Zeiss lens and a sensor with 41MP pixels, the Nokia 1020 leads the pack when it comes to cell phone cameras!

Espoo, Finland and New York, NY – Today, Nokia established a new benchmark in smartphone imaging with the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 1020, boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor. Unlike any smartphone in the market today the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera.

via Zoom. Reinvented. Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives » Nokia – Press.

Build your own camera – $35

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Build your own camera for $35! It’s not digital, but that’s the point. It’s an actual SLR with a detachable lens! The aperture is fixed (50mm f10) and the shutter speed is fixed (1/80s – or bulb) and it shouldn’t take more than an hour or so to put together. Focus is from 0.5m to infinity.

How long before someone put s a digital sensor in one I wonder…


Chicago Sun-Times Lays off all Photography Staff

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The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire full-time photography staff Thursday, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, in a move that the newspapers management said resulted from a need to shift toward more online video.

via Chicago Sun-Times Lays off Photography Staff – ABC News.

Compact camera sales down, Olympus focuses on MILCs

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With the market for compact digital cameras rapidly shrinking, Olympus set its sales target for compact cameras at 2.7 million units for the current business year, compared with 5.1 million units in fiscal 2012. It will continue to focus on development and sales of mirrorless cameras, while drastically reducing its lineup of compact cameras.

via Olympus returns to black in fiscal ’12 but digital camera sales weigh – The Japan Times.

MoMA – 19 New Acquisitions in Photography

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This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions

via MoMA | XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography.

Photographing Food May Be Sign of Mental Illness…

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I think this only applies to those who obsessively photograph the food they eat and share it on Facebook. Commercial food photographers need not worry…

Sure people who photograph everything they eat can be annoying, but are they also mentally ill? According to a Canadian mental health expert, taking lots of pictures of food can indicate health or mental problems. CBC reports that Dr. Valerie Taylor gave a presentation called “Food Fetish: Society’s Complicated Relationship with Food” at the Canadian Obesity Summit in Vancouver last week in which she argued that “For some people who have the predisposition for weight behaviours” food photography and social media activity can anticipate “unhealthy weight disorders.”

via Expert: Photographing Food May Be Sign of Mental Illness – Photography Wire – Eater National.

Photoshop – Last chance to buy…

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Adobe aren’t going to sell you any more versions of Photoshop. If you want anything newer than CS 6, you’ll have to pay them a yearly subscription to the “cloud” version. That will cost you $240/yr.

We’re reinventing our desktop apps to make your creative process seamless, intuitive, and more connected than ever. Our newest release — including Photoshop® CC and Illustrator® CC — is coming soon, and will be available only in Adobe® Creative Cloud™. If you join Creative Cloud now, you’ll have access to the new CC applications the moment they are available.

While Adobe Creative Suite® 6 products will continue to be available for purchase, Adobe has no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products.

via Creative Cloud now includes Creative Suite Master Collection and Design Premium features.