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June 2008

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The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III is now in for rental. The Mark III has the largest pixel count of any 35mm based DSLR camera on the market with 21.2 effective pixels. The image buffer allows up to 56 Large JPG's or 12 RAW files before you have to wait for the camera to write all the files to the card. At 5616 pixels by 3744 pixels, the 1Ds Mark III gives you a 27MB RAW file that open to 60MB in 8bitor a whomping 120m MB in 16 bit mode. We are now renting this body for $200.00 per day.

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Save up to $300 on select Canon products including cameras, lenses and flashes. Purchases must be made between May 18, 2008 - July 19, 2008. Rebate applies at time of purchase. No form required.

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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
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Speedlite 580EX II
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The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) in Japan, has stopped compiling figures on film camera shipment and production for February and March.

CIPA's website states that the film camera figures 'did not satisfy a statistical rule'. This basicly means that film camera production and sales is not relevant.

According to the Japanese government figures, only 529 film cameras (35mm models) were made in February, versus 708,115 DSLRs

More information here.


Photoshop is a very powerful tool using it to swop heads is almost never right as reported in Texas.

"School officials in McKINNEY, Texas say they are appalled by altered photos " including heads on different bodies" in hundreds of McKinney High School yearbooks delivered.

Besides the head and body switching, some necks were stretched, one girl's arm was missing, and another girl's head was placed on what appeared to be a nude body, with the chest blurred."

"Minnesota-based Lifetouch National School Studios Inc. said the alterations were "an unfortunate lapse in judgment" by an employee but didn't believe it was malicious. The high school had required Lifetouch to make heads the same size and eyes at the same level in all student photos. "

The request was "unusual and definitely very particular, but that's not to suggest what happened here is acceptable," she said.

"...Lifetouch is taking full responsibility for the altered pictures, about 30 in all, and will pay to have the publication reprinted before the seniors graduate.

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Sony bought Columbia Pictures and Columbia Records in 1988, and the company didn’t just acquire a the music. It also acquired decades of photos of musicians like Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen.

Two decades later, Sony is looking to profit off of its image collection. Last year, Sony launched Icon Collectibles, an online operation that sells art-quality reproductions of the images for $300 to $1,700.

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In the same vein as above, there is a blog Photoshop Disasters. This blog shows daily examples of Photoshop gone bad. They post samples of over excited web designers and ad people use photoshop

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa, photographer and founder of ICP (International Center for Photography), died on May 23rd at the age of 90.

Cornell Capa was born Cornell Friedmann in Budapest. In 1936 he moved to Paris, where his brother Andre (Robert Capa) was working as a photojournalist. He worked as his brother's printer until 1937, then moved to New York to join the new Pix photo agency. In 1938 he began working in the Life darkroom.

In 1946, after serving in the US Air Force, Cornell became a Life staff photo- grapher. After his brother's death in 1954, he joined Magnum, and when David 'Chim' Seymour died in Suez in 1956 Capa took over as president of Magnum, a post he held until 1960.

Capa made an empathetic, pioneering study of mentally retarded children in 1954, and covered other social issues, such as old age in America. He also explored his own religious tradition. While working for Life, Capa made the first of several Latin American trips.

In 1974 Capa founded New York City's influential International Center of Photography, to which for many years he dedicated much of his considerable energy as its director.

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography day was Sunday, April 27, 2008, an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. On this unique day, people were encourage throughout the world to take some time off from the increasingly technological world they live in and to participate in the simple act of making a pinhole photograph.

Check out the gallery at web site.

Below is a strip from "What the Duck", the photography themed, web based comic strip. Check out the strip at

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