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The Importance Of Being Social On Social Media

Let’s get right to it.  I have written before on our studio blog, where I have tackled the subject about social media for photography studios and how to create good content (and how to avoid creating bad content).  I usually stress the importance of being social on social media, as well, but unfortunately many of you…

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS now rumored to offer 100x zoom lens

Although there are plenty of Canon rumors circling online, there is room for one more. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS will be announced soon and will employ a staggering 100x optical zoom lens. The optic will cover a focal range from the wide-angle 20mm to the super-telephoto 2000mm.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 rugged compact camera unveiled

Olympus has decided to unveil a new flagship rugged compact camera. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 replaces the TG-2 version introduced at the CES 2013. It comes packed with an improved set of specifications as well as a lot of cool tricks that will provide a lot of options for adventurers in need of a “tough” camera.

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Canon PowerShot G17 announcement date set for May 2014

Canon has launched the PowerShot G16 camera in August 2013. Although it is considered a decent camera, it seems like the company may already be working on a replacement. The specs of the Canon PowerShot G17 have showed up online and the compact camera’s announcement is rumored to take place sometime in May 2014.

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Canon C200 and Canon C400 4K cameras coming at NAB Show 2014

The rumor mill is once again discussing about Canon’s plans for the NAB Show 2014. After saying that no new gear is coming at the event, sources are reporting that the Canon C200 and Canon C400 camcorders will become official in early April. The duo will be able to record 4K videos, replacing the non-4K C100 and C300 cameras.

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Olympus Stylus SH-1 camera becomes official with 16MP sensor

The second camera announced by Olympus today is the new Olympus Stylus SH-1. It is also a compact model, but one which features a high zoom lens like a bridge. The brand new Stylus SH-1 has a design inspired by PEN cameras and features the 5-axis image stabilization technology found in the OM-D-series shooters.

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The funniest images of the Awkward Family Photos exhibition

Photo sessions involving the whole family can get pretty weird. There are so many cringe-worthy family images out there that a website called “Awkward Family Photos” exists. The site in collaboration with the California Heritage Museum have decided to open an exhibition, showing off the funniest and weirdest family photos ever.

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Leonardo DiCaprio wins “Famous Actors as Hipsters” contest

DesignCrowd has announced the winner of the “Famous Actors as Hipsters” contest, where designers have been invited to reimagine celebrities as hipsters. The winner is Free Imagination who has submitted an amusing photo of Leonardo DiCaprio, proving that the star of Inception and many other movies would make a great hipster.

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Nikon offering free D600 replacement for faulty cameras

Nikon has issued a new product service announcement, revealing that it is offering a free D600 replacement camera for photographers who are still troubled by dust accumulation issues even after servicing their DSLRs. The company will also pay for the shipping costs and if the D600 is out of stock, it will offer an “equivalent model”.

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Olympus 9mm f/2.8 PRO lens rumored to be in development

The rumor mill is claiming that an Olympus 9mm f/2.8 PRO lens is in the works. An inside source is reporting that the company is manufacturing several prototypes of the lens, which features a metal construction, leaving room for sealing. This means that the lens will be weathersealed and will allow photographers to shoot in the rain.

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Get the Looks You Want for Your Images NOW!

Get the looks you want using these quick, easy steps and our new Infusion and Illuminate Lightroom presets. Starting with an already great image definitely opens up a world of possibilities with editing.  You, as the photographer/artist, can take the edit in nearly any direction.   Edit 1 – the matte look (first image below these…

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Sony A77II announcement date rumored to be May 1

After revealing that the release date of the Sony A77 replacement is June 2014, sources inside the company are claiming that the Sony A77II announcement date has been scheduled for May 1. The camera will become official on the first day of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the Somerset House in London.

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Zeiss CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 and MA 135mm T1.9 lenses announced

Zeiss has unveiled two new cine lenses aimed at videographers and filmmakers. The new Zeiss CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 and the ARRI/Zeiss MA 135mm T1.9 cine lenses will be on display at the NAB Show 2014. The event will allow visitors to break down the doors on April 7, although companies will hold their press conferences as of April 5.

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Tamron 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens patent discovered in Japan

Sources in Japan have discovered that Tamron has patented the first fisheye lens in its history. The new Tamron 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens patent hints that the product will feature Vibration Compensation technology and video recording support. It will be aimed at cameras with APS-C sensors, although the release date details are unknown.

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Tokina AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 cine lens officially unveiled

Tokina has officially announced the price and release date of the AT-X 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens for the US market. Moreover, the company has unveiled its second cinema series in the body of the Tokina AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 cine lens, which will be released this April for Canon DSLRs with APS-C sensors and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

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Mamiya 7 could be Sony medium format camera’s inspiration

Sony is preparing to join the medium format market with its own camera and new information has just been leaked on the web. Inside sources have revealed that the upcoming Sony medium format camera will feature a design inspired by the older Mamiya 7, a rangefinder film camera with a medium format sensor.

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Kate Parker captures enchanting photos of her two daughters

Professional photographer Kate T. Parker is also a loving mother of two young daughters: Ella and Alice. The photographer is aiming to document the changes and the “terrible things” in her daughters’ childhood through a series of enchanting photos that will last forever, unlike the memories which will fade away as time passes by.

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Kodak PixPro S-1 camera coming soon, JK Imaging says

One of the cameras which has been announced numerous times but not released so far is the Kodak PixPro S-1. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor and lens mount is now listed as “coming soon” at the official website of JK Imaging, the owner of the Kodak brand.

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Haunting photos of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster aftermath

The explosion of the Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 is one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. Photographer Gerd Ludwig has made several trips to Ukraine and has gathered enough material to create a photo book which consists of haunting photos of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster aftermath.

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Selling Framed Portraits: Make Your Photography Business More Profitable

Amy Harnish, photographer from Fishers, IN writes a guest blog on MCPActions about selling of framed portraits in your photography business.

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Canon 5D Mark IV to feature big megapixel 4K-ready sensor

Canon will not announce any Cinema EOS cameras at the NAB Show 2014 after all. Sources have backtracked on their claims and have decided to focus on other matters. Without further ado, it seems like we will be graced by a Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR camera with a big megapixel sensor and 4K video recording support in the near future.

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