Archive for December, 2008

Stroboframe U-Pro – The Universal Professional Flash Bracket Introduced By Tiffen

December 30, 2008

Las Vegas, NV — December 30, 2008 – Stroboframe, a division of The Tiffen Company, a Hauppauge, New York camera accessory company, announced the introduction of the U-Pro, the universal professional flash bracket for Digital SLR and 35mm cameras.  The U-Pro offers new Stroboframe design features with the same quality and engineering as its predecessors. Stroboframe U-Pro is available at photo specialty dealers nationwide. Suggested retail price is $269.95.

Stroboframe U-Pro – The Universal Professional Flash Bracket Introduced By Tiffen –


Photographer “Duchess of Carnegie” refuses to leave home –

December 29, 2008

(CNN) — Editta Sherman has celebrated more than half a century’s worth of new years in her palatial studio apartment above New York’s Carnegie Hall. But it’s unlikely the celebrated portrait photographer will be raising her glass there next year.

Known as the Duchess of Carnegie, the 96-year-old came home a few days ago to find an eviction notice on her door.

“I thought, oh, what is this? Are you kidding me that they are really going to send a woman like me down the street just like that? Have me scurry away without a fight,” she said, delivering a whooping cackle, punctuated with a grandmother’s tsk tsk.

“Oh, no, that’s not what I am going to do. They’ll have to take me out of here with their bare hands.”

Duchess of Carnegie, 96, refuses to leave home –

An Evening with Anne Geddes at Imaging USA, January 11-13, 2009

December 26, 2008

Share this special evening with Anne Geddes, sponsored by Epson, as she details the emotions and attitudes that have shaped her life and underpinned her artistry, the unrivaled and inspiring baby photography that has made her a household name.

An Evening with Anne Geddes::Imaging USA, January 11-13, 2009.

NEWS – LensAlign Review Updated -Imaging Resource

December 24, 2008

With production units of the LensAlign Lite just coming off the assembly line, Michael Tapes sent us a comparison between the Pro and Lite models of his focus calibration system.

At the same time, he told us he has decided to include the Lite’s mirror alignment system with the Pro model.

We’ve consequently updated our review with a table comparing the models and noting the addition of the mirror system to the Pro model.

NEWS – LensAlign Review Updated from

Marilyn Monroe pics sold for nearly $150,000 – Yahoo News

December 23, 2008

NEW YORK – A collection of photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken for Vogue magazine the year she died has been auctioned in New York for nearly $150,000.

A spokeswoman for Christie’s auction house says the 36 photos taken by Bert Stern sold for $146,500 on Tuesday. The pre-sale estimate was $100,000 to $150,000.

Christie’s says the photos from a 1962 shoot were the last professional images taken of Monroe before she died that year of a drug overdose. They ran in Vogue instead as a memorial.

They’re among more than 100 Monroe images being offered for sale at Christie’s. The sale continues Wednesday.

Marilyn Monroe pics sold for nearly $150,000 – Yahoo News.

“She was beautiful and untouched, it was as though she were just beginning.”
— Bert Stern, photographer

Nikon – 75th Anniversary of NIKKOR Sweepstakes

December 22, 2008

The NIKKOR lens is a marvel of clarity, consistency, precision and reliability – that’s why we continue to make our own glass for our lenses, and why we’ve done so for the last 75 years.

In celebration of this milestone, we’re giving away Nikon products featuring NIKKOR lens technology every week now until the end of the year! Plus, one lucky winner will win the grand prize trip to the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico for a workshop taught by today’s most influential instructors!

Nikon – 75th Anniversary of NIKKOR Sweepstakes.

Breeze Systems release D90 & D300 Remote software: Digital Photography Review

December 19, 2008

Software maker Breeze Systems has launched remote capture software for the Nikon D90 and Nikon D300 DSLRs. Both enable users to control focus from a PC, shoot time-lapse sequences and display live images. They incorporate the company’s Photobooth shoot and print feature designed for event photographers. The packages are the first time Breeze Systems has supported remote capture for Nikon cameras, having covered Canon DSLRs since 2001, and trial versions are now available.

Breeze Systems release D90 & D300 Remote software: Digital Photography Review.

Polaroid files for Chapter 11 –

December 19, 2008

(CNN) — Polaroid Corp. announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The Minnesota-based company said it is taking itself and its subsidiaries into bankruptcy in order to restructure its finances.

“Our operations are strong and during this process Polaroid will ship products to our retail partners, work with our suppliers and contract manufacturers to fulfill retailer demand …” said Mary L. Jeffries, Polaroid chief executive officer.

“We expect to continue our operations as normal during the reorganization and are planning for new product launches in 2009,” she said, adding that employees should receive their paychecks without interruption.

The bankruptcy filing was necessary because of an investigation of its parent company, Petters Group Worldwide, which has owned Polaroid since 2005, the Polaroid statement said. The group’s founder and other employees are under investigation for fraud. Polaroid said the investigation does not involve its leadership team.

Polaroid files for Chapter 11 –

John Nack on Adobe: Supporting colorblind accesibility in CS4

December 18, 2008

Considering just how many people are affected worldwide and that this technology was both expensive and not deeply integrated prior, this is an important step forward for accessibility in Adobe applications. While seeing photos and web sites as ALL users do is very important, imagine what this means to things like maps, GPS devices, ATMs, forms, medical materials, etc.

John Nack on Adobe: Supporting colorblind accesibility in CS4.

Macworld without Apple? – (From CNET)

December 17, 2008

(CNET) — With its decision to end its relationship with the Macworld Expo, Apple is cutting one of its last ties to an era in which it wasn’t a technology powerhouse.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs, shown here in September, has given his last keynote at Macworld.

The shocking news that January’s Macworld would be the last with Apple’s participation–and that CEO Steve Jobs will not appear–reveals an Apple that has decided it no longer needs to make an appearance at the event that has come to define the company in recent years.

In doing so, it’s also preparing for a future when its iconic founder no longer dominates the stage the way he currently does while confirming a shift in its strategic thinking when it comes to reaching customers.

Without Macworld, how will Apple create the buzz? –