For those looking to switch from Aperture To Lightroom Adobe provides this PDF.
With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app Aperture. Users of that program will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the WWDC keynote and that will be released next year.
Photos integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found in Aperture and will replace iPhoto on the new OS X as well.
With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.”
Apple says that it will provide compatibility updates to Aperture that allow it to run on OS X Yosemite, but will not continue to develop it. Adobe says that it will ‘double down’ on Lightroom support and offer Apple users a way to migrate: Put simply we’re doubling down on our investments in Lightroom and the new Creative Cloud Photography plan and you can expect to see a rich roadmap of rapid innovation for desktop, web and device workflows in the coming weeks, months and years. We also continue to invest actively on the iOS and OSX platforms, and are committed to helping interested iPhoto and Aperture customers migrate to our rich solution across desktop, device and web workflows.
Here's a new image of Photos on OS X Yosemite:
Apple will also provide update paths that help users transition from Aperture and iPhoto to Photos for OS X. This does not, Apple says, signal a move away from servicing pro customers with other apps like Final Cut Pro and Logic, which will stick around.
As a long-time Lightroom user and ex pro photographer, this news doesn’t surprise me in the least. Lightroom did a killer job of siphoning Aperture customers, especially as Aperture endured long periods of languishing without a lot of major updates. Now, Apple is formalizing that shift by unifying its photos apps into one offering. And Photos, unlike Aperture, integrates Apple’s new iCloud Photo Library, which should make things easier for people with multiple Apple devices.
I would also not be surprised if Apple discontinued iPhoto on iOS in favor of one photos app there, as iOS 8 will introduce new editing tools to the stock app. But I have no information on whether that will happen or not; it’s just a hunch.
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BlackMagic’s DaVinci Resolve has for along time been the industry leader in color grading software for movie industry professionals. When the company released the free version of Resolve lite several years ago movie makers around the country began to take notice, and began using it on independent or low-budget projects; from music videos to feature documentaries.
The release of DaVinci Resolve 11 beta, now delivers a full featured non-linear editing system (NLE) to manage everything from media management through editing and grading through finishing, all in one powerful, high-end system.
Editing in Resolve 11
For those movie makers whose NLE loyalty remains with Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, Resolve 11 brings improved round trip collaboration features. These allow indie directors cutting their movies in PPro and FCP X to easily move their edit to a post-production company for final color grading and finishing. Perfect when independent documentaries and features find backing for mainstream release.
Color Grading in Resolve 11
BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve 11 Enhancements
Resolve 11′s improved collaboration workflow tools enable editors and colorists to work on different workstations simultaneously while sharing the same timeline. This allows feature film and television creative teams to work faster and in sync.
BlackMagic has also improved DaVinci Resolve 11′s color correction tools. Its new color grading and RAW image controls will be especially welcomed by stills photographers who are in the process of becoming digital cinematographers and directors.
This new version includes controls already familiar to RAW photo processing software users - highlight and shadow recovery, mid-tone detail enhancement, color boost, saturation, lift, gain and contrast. Some hybrid stills/video photographers have reportedly been using Resolve Lite for stills images. This new version should tempt many more to do that and apply it to their video footage too.
DaVinci Resolve 11 has now also become an on-set asset management tool through secure backup and saving of your digital camera files via its new clone tool. The tool copies memory cards, media drives and camera packs to multiple back up drives at the same time. Clone backups can be done with DaVinci Resolve Lite 11 on your Mac Book Pro or Windows laptop or through DaVinci Resolve 11 full version in your video village.
These enhancements are just the tip of the iceberg. For more information go to the BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve pages. If you are new to DaVinci Resolve, it's a good idea to get a feel for things by trying out the full version by downloading DaVinci Resolve 11 Lite.
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Go‘s recent music video for the song “The Writing’s On the Wall” was a huge hit, receiving over 7.6M views on YouTube.While it was shot in a single take, doesn’t mean it only took just one take to get it right. The end result is the best of 50 tries and 3 weeks worth of rehearsals.
OK Go - The Writing's On the Wall - Official Video
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Dior recruited director Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers) for its latest perfume spot, featuring Russian model Sasha Luss in a through-the-looking-glass scenario set to a Die Antwoord soundtrack.
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This is what creative people do when they are stuck at the Las Vegas airport overnight; Shoot a music video on your iPhone.
All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.
The following is an interview with Richard Dunn from CBC radio Canada
Tags: iPhone, Las Vegas, Photo, Photography, Photographer, Photo Assistant
PHOTO PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, NY www.IndustrialColor.com
Industrial Color, the leader in digital still and video capture and post-production services, seeks a full-time Photo Production Coordinator to join our New York team.
Handle all aspects of shoot production, including:
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Competitive benefits, salary and compensation dependent upon experience
Go to the Industrial Color site.
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Claudia Paul is a german-born photographer based in Harlem, NY - She specializes in editorial and commercial portraits. Whenever she gets a chance she likes to pursue her passion of working with Non-Profits and help them spread the work by documenting their causes. One of these great organizations is "Artists for World Peace". You can find out more about what they are up to on their website: http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org
Two years ago Claudia went to Africa with AFWP to document their work at an orphanage in a remote village called Kibosho-Umbwe at the bottom of Kilimanjaro. Artists for World Peace has been working to improve the education, health and living standards of orphans and villagers in Tanzania. This grassroots organization brings artists together to change the world, one person, one family, one community at a time. Watch Claudia’s video of her trip in 2012:
Tanzania 4 Two - the video from Claudia Hehr Photography on Vimeo. Much has happened since and the team is going back this July, 2014 for a little over 2 weeks. Exciting news: - A team of eye doctors will be joining this year to set up a temporary eye clinic at the brand new health center. - A public television producer/editor and an award-winning writer will be joining the team - Middlesex Hospital has donated hospital beds for the health center - Bikes for Kids has donated bicycles for the orphans and villagers - Mission Soccer has donated soccer equipment to build a soccer field Claudia’s way of giving her talent to better humanity is through her photographs and video. Please help her travel to Tanzania this summer so she can continue to raise awareness and tell AFWP's important story. In addition to the documentation of this great organization, Claudia's imagery is an important source of promotion that AFWP uses for fund-raising.
Currently there are two wonderful campaigns running benefiting Claudia’s efforts: You can buy a limited edition T-shirt until Midnight on June 4th, 2014: www.teespring.com/teesfortanzania Or you can donate money directly via Fundrazr - the campaign just went live and will be running until June 18th at Midnight: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/amDv6 Summary on the 5 Ways you can help Claudia to get to Tanzania - lots of options for everyone: 1) Contribute via Fundrazr: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/amDv6 2) Buy an awesome T-shirt on Teespring: http://teespring.com/teesfortanzania 3) Contribute via check: Check payable to: Artists for World Peace Memo: Claudia Paul Send to: Artists for World Peace P.O. Box 95 Middletown, CT 06457 4) Share on Facebook, Twitter, Email, shout it from the mountains - you get the idea ! 5) Sponsor photography/video equipment - please contact claudia@claudiahehrphoto for specifics. Claudia Paul - CLAUDIA HEHR PHOTOGRAPHY www.claudiahehrphoto.com Follow Claudia om Twitter here https://twitter.com/ClaudiaCPaul
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A campaign film featuring the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, directed by Steven Klein and featuring Kate Moss.
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The Nokia cell phone is not a video camera, but this video by Paul Trillo caught our attention. Unfortunately it may cause some people motion sickness watching it. Arc of Wonder: Bullet- Effect Photoshoot with 50 Lumias It was transported through the bustling streets of New York to capture “Living Moments” using the powerful 41-megapixel camera on the Lumia 1020.
It’s another first for Lumia, connecting 50 smartphones and enabling a “bullet-effect” photoshoot pushes the boundaries of photography and technology. Pioneering filmmaker Paul Trillo, said: “We used a Microsoft Surface tablet to control the shoot and a special app which was designed for the Windows 8 mobile platform.“We captured a total of 30,000 images across Manhattan, including Union Square, Allen St. and Central Park West.”“The Multi Lumia Arc of Wonder combines smart technology to demonstrate the power of Lumia imaging, and the results are stunning” said Costas Syrmos, head of the creative lab.
The film was compiled from the still images shot with 50 Nokia Lumia devices.
Microsoft and renowned filmmaker Paul Trillo joined forces to create a smartphone system that allows users to control multiple Nokia Lumia 1020 devices both wirelessly and simultaneously. Designed for the Windows 8 mobile platform, the “bullet effect” is a technical first on a mobile device, offering 100% mobility.
Behind the Scenes of ‘Living Moments – Lumia Arc of Wonder’
After connecting 50 Nokia Lumia devices, a separate, designated Surface tablet was used as a remote control, creating the “Lumia Arc of Wonder”.
The result reveals the phones’ incredible capabilities for striking, vivid imagery, whilst pushing the boundaries of photography and technology.
Paul’s previous project – ‘Soundtrack: “Robots” by The John Brother’s Piano Company
Tags: NOKIA, Lumia, Microsoft, Surface tablet, Photo, Photography, Photo Assistant, Photo Assistants, PhotoAssistant, Video, NYC.
Zoom has released the new Zoom H5 Handy Recorder; a sequel to the H4n that was embraced by many in the DSLR video world.
The new H5 now includes a brighter LCD screen than the H6 which was previously released.
X/Y recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it ideal for all types of live stereo recording. The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule included with the H5 provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to isolate the unit from the H5 body and thus minimize vibration and handling noise. The design of the XYH-5 also allows the H5 to handle louder sounds than any other Handy Recorder model: 140 dB SPL, to be precise—equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away—enabling you to capture sounds louder, closer, and cleaner than you ever could before.
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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
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington
"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