Phase One releases Capture One 6.1

by JamesNYCJanuary 27. 2011 07:07

New features in Capture One 6.1


The new Capture One 6.1 release, which includes camera support of the powerfull new Phase One IQ series of digital backs, has been released.

Capture One 6.1 includes the following new features:
- Local contrast and brightness adjustments
- Pen pressure and eraser support
- Getty Images metadate and import

Capture One 6.1 offers support for the following new cameras and hardware:
- Phase One IQ189, IQ160 and IQ140
- Leaf Aptus II 12 tethered
- Canon G12
- Nikon D3100 and P7000
- Panasonic DMC-GF2*, DMC-GH2*, DMC-G2*, DMC-G2, DMC-G10, DMC-FZ100 and DMC-FZ45 (*preliminary)
- Pentax K-5 and K-r

 Download Capture One 6.1 here >>

 

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Leica Camera | full-time position - Product Specialist S-System Position

by JamesNYCJanuary 26. 2011 21:41

Product Specialist S-System Position

 

Leica Camera, manufacturer of premium 35mm cameras, lenses, and digital cameras is seeking to identify candidates for Product Specialist S-System position. 

 

The company creates instruments that provide photographers with the tools they need, as well as inspire their artistic spirit within.  We are dedicated to developing cameras and optical photographic instruments of the highest standards.  The company has a tradition of precision manufacturing and technological innovations which have steadily positioned the brand at the forefront of the photographic industry and has enabled it to establish an unsurpassed standard of excellence.

 

Candidate must be based in Los Angeles or San Francisco.

 

This is a full-time position with full benefits. Start date: ASAP. 

 

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Product and sales training of professionals & assistants, dealers and field sales personnel
  • Sales support on the professional Pro Format products
  • Creation of Business Plan with Top Dealers (in cooperation with Sales Force)
  • Acquisition of new business with Professional photographers, rental houses and advanced amateur photographers
  • Technical support hotline
  • Trade show evaluation, coordination, setup, takedown, consumer/dealer interaction
  • Creation & execution of S2 Road shows
  • Company representation at corporate, dealer, and industry events
  • Maintaining & building of a solid relationship with professionals & industry partners and sales force
  • Writing and design of collateral marketing materials in the above areas of responsibilities
  • Creation of dealer and professional photography programs
  • Answer consumer email and other consumer inquiries
  • Rigorous travel schedule, including weekends for store demos, photo shoots, and product demos.  Applicant must have a passport

Required qualifications:

  • Trustworthy and able to work independently.  Able to generate sales leads and find market leaders to help our marketing efforts
  • Goal oriented and self motivated to achieve and surpass sales and marketing objectives
  • Disciplined, organized, detail oriented
  • Professional demeanor
  • Excellent communications -- verbal and written - Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Computer competency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Medium format photo techniques –camera techniques, photography and lighting
  • Digital photography knowledge (Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, etc.) as well as color management, basic retouching and output
  • Able to prepare and present training and PR programs
  • Licensed driver and able to meet rental car company requirements
  • Eligible to obtain a passport and able to travel internationally
  • Free to travel extensively
  • Located in Los Angeles or San Francisco
  • Deep understanding and appreciation of the high quality photographic products
  • Understanding of the photographic art market and ability/willingness to learn

Preferred qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Photographic education, or relevant subject
  • Photography goods retail market experience
  • Experience with the professional photographic market

 

Important considerations:

 

This is primarily a photography position.  Applicants who have no personal interest, experience, or exposure relative to the world of photography will not be considered.  A passion for professional medium format equipment is a must!

 

Travel is intensive.  The position requires a certain level of energy, enthusiasm, and ability to function in an unstructured environment.  If you enjoy travel and are not concerned about being away from home for long periods of time, often including weekends, then this job might be a good fit for you.

 

 

To apply:

 

Submit a cover letter and resume by email.  Please, no “generic resumes” or “mass mailings.”  Only genuinely interested candidates who submit personalized applications will be considered.  References are not necessary with initial application. 

 

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Phase One announced the IQ series of digital camera backs, setting a new standard for image quality.

by JamesNYCJanuary 24. 2011 09:34

Unlimited creativity at your fingertips



Today, Phase One announced the IQ series of digital camera backs, setting a new standard for image quality.

The IQ series is the answer to the professional photographer’s wildest dreams and exists as the most sophisticated and capable photographic system ever engineered and built!

The first system that will ship is the Phase One IQ180 digital back. Built on the most advanced sensor ever, the IQ180 can capture images at full-frame 80 megapixel resolution with a dynamic range of 12.5 f-stops. The IQ180 also features the sharpest, most vibrant, highest-resolution camera screen ever. The large 3.2” retina type, 1.15 megapixel high resolution display delivers a pixel density so high, that your eye is unable to distinguish between individual pixels which enables you to check even very fine details instantly.

Combining a new multi touch screen and the intuitive 4-button navigation, the IQ180 makes it easier than ever to navigate between different menus and features. The multi touch screen lets you zoom, pan and browse through images or menus fast, and the unique instant zoom function allows you to zoom with the tap of a finger.

The first product of its kind to feature a USB3 connection, the IQ180 facilitates extremely fast image transfers. The IQ180 also features a FireWire 800 connection, ensuring the fastest tethered capture speeds possible today. For untethered shooting, the IQ180 digital back’s new memory card interface is so fast that it eliminates buffering delays, supporting continuous shooting until a card is filled.

 

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K5600 Big Eye

by JamesNYCJanuary 20. 2011 22:04
K5600 Big Eye

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The Photographers Survival Guide: How to build a successful business.

by JamesNYCJanuary 18. 2011 23:49
Suzanne Sease & Amanda Sosa Stone speak with 1ProphotoTV.com about their book: The Photographers Survival Guide: How to build a successful business.

Part 1

Part 2

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Interview with photographer Lou Benjamin author of: 'The Naked and The Lens'

by JamesNYCJanuary 17. 2011 19:23
Here is an interview with photographer and ICP instructor Lou Benjamin. Lou wrote a great book called: "The Naked and the lens." Beyond the fact that the book features fine art nudes and the discussion of thereof, it is also an incredible photo graphic resource with the amount of information it contains regarding photography, digital photography and digital capture.

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New Firmware for the Leica S2

by JamesNYCJanuary 13. 2011 06:57

A new firmware version for the Leica S2 is available free of charge for all registered S customers in our owners´ area.

Thanks to our close cooperation with professional photographers, we are always well informed about our clients' needs and wishes, as you will see in the improvements of our firmware for the S-system. The new update FW 1.0.0.24 offers a range of interesting and helpful improvements.

From now on, lossless DNG-compression is possible, which reduces the file-sizes and increases the burst-rate capability. Further new features are a new maximum exposure time, shutter speed section in bulb mode and a setting option in highlight and shadow level warning.
Also, there are improvements towards the histogram display, the legibility of the display, memory card compatibility as well as setting option for the memory button. Not least the increase of autofocus precision, which improves the focusing on very small picture details, speaks for the update FW 1.0.0.24. As of now, registered clients can download the update at the Leica owner's area, as a matter of course for free.
TO THE OWNERS´AREA

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The truth about working for free.

by JamesNYCJanuary 12. 2011 15:43

Should I work for free?—a flowchart

This is a great little item that is getting passed along in just about every photo forum and photo related web site and it's well worth passing along here too with credit to it's author Jessica Hische  http://jessicahische.com/spendstoomuchtimeinternetting/

Click the image to view it larger.

 

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Leica | Invitation to submit entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photographic competition

by JamesNYCJanuary 12. 2011 10:41

Invitation to submit entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photographic competition 

Solms, Germany (January 12, 2011) - Leica Camera AG invites professional photographers to submit entries to the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award,’ an international photography competition. Photographers wishing to take part may submit their entries online from January 15, 2011 to March 1, 2011 at www.leica-oskar-barnack-preis.de. This year, the value of the competition prizes has significantly increased, with the award winner receiving their own piece of Leica history.   

 

For the first time, the winner of the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ will receive a Leica M9 camera and a lens worth 9,500 euros (approximately $12,300) in addition to a cash prize of 5,000 euros (approximately $6,500). For the ‘Newcomer Award,’ open to all (aspiring) professional photographers aged 25 and under, the award has also been increased. The winner will receive a Leica M9 camera and a lens.  

Competition entry conditions: An international jury awards the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ / ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’ to photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between humans and the environment in graphic form in a sequence of up to 12 images. Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between humans and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, unobtrusive and groundbreaking.

 

The competition is a memorial to Oskar Barnack (1879–1936), the inventor of the Leica. From 1914 on, he increasingly used the prototype camera he developed, today known as the Ur-Leica, for photography. The history of photojournalism is closely tied to his invention, as, beginning in 1925, the compact and easily carried Leica cameras were instrumental in enabling entirely new and expressive forms of photography.  

The terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded at www.leica-oskar-barnack-preis.de.

 

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Improving your digital work flow with Lexar media

by JamesNYCJanuary 9. 2011 11:21

Jeff Cable from Lexar shows us how to use SSD drives and Crucial memory to speed up our computers and increase a photographers digital work flow and save time.

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Stuff people say

Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. - Helmut Newton

 

"The Camera does not lie, Post Production and Publishers do". - James-ism 09/06/2013

 

"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10

 

"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984

 

 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison

 

"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton

 

"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz

 

"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee

 

" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles

 

"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton

 

"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla

 

"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon

 

"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton

 

“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston

 

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston

 

"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle

 

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

 

"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe

 

" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand

 

"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst

 

"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein

 

"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson

 

"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith

 

"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan

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