Kodak Moment: Photography Giant To Exit Bankruptcy

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in business, news, photography, technology | No Comments

Bloomberg reports Eastman Kodak Co. has received court approval of a plan exit bankruptcy. Focusing on printing technology for commerical customers, Kodak will no longer sell cameras, film and developing services to consumers. Jason Farago of The Guardian has a brilliant piece about what this all means.

Flickr Reinvented: Never Meant For Pro Photographers

A new and improved Flickr photo sharing site debuted recently, with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer making some controversial remarks about whether professional photography exists anymore, with everyone carrying a smartphone with camera these days. While Flickr formerly offered both free and pro versions, the pro version allowed only greater organizing capabilities and storage space in exchange for the $25 annual […]

New Adobe Lightroom 5: Greater Editing Capabilities

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in art, business, photography, technology | No Comments

Adobe announced recently the availability this week of Adobe Lightroom 5.  New features include Advanced Healing Brush, Upright Tool and Radial Gradients. I’m looking forward to experimenting with the Advanced Healing Brush.  It sounds much like the “Content Aware Fill” capability introduced some time ago on the larger and more expensive PhotoShop CS, a potential serious timesaver when editing/retouching […]

Shooting Too Much? Slow Down & Shoot Some Film

A long-time friend returned recently from a extended adventure in Asia. In recounting his journey, I was stuck that his thoughts weren’t about what he saw and experienced, but of the nearly 10,000 exposures he made with his DSLR, and to say he put it away and shot with just his iPhone on the last few days […]

Think Tank Photo: New Bags For Mirrorless Cameras

Think Tank Photo has just released a new camera bag collection scaled to fit today’s smaller mirrorless cameras. The Mirrorless Mover collection offers photographers the same top quality materials and craftsmanship for which Think Tank is renowned. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice to consumers; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, […]

Lights Out: Sears & Walmart Portrait Studios Close

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in art, business, photography, technology | No Comments

CPI Corp., operator of portrait studios inside Sears and WalMart stores across the country, has abruptly ceased operations, according to Wall Street Journal Online. Perhaps a victim of the growth and ease of digital photography, COPI’s workflow included the outdated method of processing prints at a central lab then having customers return weeks later to pick them […]