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Winner of the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Photography Artist Lisa Oppenheim

Fri October 31, 2014

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Winner of the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Lisa Oppenheim (USA). Image by Lisa Oppenheim.

Winner of the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Lisa Oppenheim (USA). Image by Lisa Oppenheim.

Aimia and  Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announced that Lisa Oppenheim (USA) won the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, $50,000.

Also, each of the three finalists — David Hartt (Canada), Elad Lassry (Israel/USA) and Nandipha Mntambo (South Africa) — received $5000 toward their practice and a fully funded residency in Canada.

Come visit the AGO to see the finalists’ exhibition until January 4th, 2015, and go to www.aimiaagophotographyprize.com to learn more about the winning photographer, and the three extraordinary finalists.

Congratulations!


Contests, Press Releases

Sony Canada + Sony World Photography Awards: Canada National Award 2015 is Open to All Canadians Until 5 January

Fri October 31, 2014

Each year the Sony World Photography Awards celebrates the very best international contemporary photography.

This is an update to the previous blog, Sony World Photography Awards 2015 For All: Enter Now for Professional, Open, Youth and Cruises Competitions.

Calling all Canadian photographers. Have your best photograph seen by the world in the Sony World Photography Awards National Award competition.

The Sony World Photography Awards are committed to engaging with and supporting talented photographers from around the globe. It is for this reason that we are thrilled to be able to work closely with Sony Canada to identify the local photographers that are producing great work and pushing their own creative boundaries, so that we can raise their profile across the globe and provide inspiration to other budding Canadian photographers.

Scott Gray, Managing Director of the World Photography Organization (WPO)

The Canada National Award will uncover and honour the best single image by a Canadian photographer.

  • The winner of the Canada National Award will be chosen from entries into the ten Open categories of the Open competition of the 2015 Sony Word Photography Awards taken by Canadian nationals.
  • Entries are FREE and photographers can enter any of ten categories.
  • The judges will uncover and honour the best single image by a Canadian national from across these categories.
  • Entries close: 5 January 2015.

Prizes

One winner and two runners-up of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Canada National Award will receive:
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Articles

Leica Gallery Wetzlar Invites You to Two New Exhibitions: “Magic Moments – 60 Years Leica M” and Claire Yaffa “100 photographers – 100 portraits”, Until 4 Jan.2015

Thu October 30, 2014

Leica Gallery Wetzlar. Image by Leica.

Leica Gallery Wetzlar. Image by Leica.

Leica Gallery Wetzlar
At the Leica Headquarters

Presents

Various Artists – Magic Moments

60 Years Leica M

17/10/2014 – 04/01/2015

and

Claire Yaffa

100 photographers – 100 portraits

17/10/2014 – 04/01/2015

Leica Gallery Wetzlar

FREE Admissions

Leica Camera AG
Am Leitz-Park 5
35578 Wetzlar, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 6441 – 2080-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6441 – 2080-333
E-Mail:

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 08.00 pm
Saturday/Sunday 10.00 am – 06.00 pm

This year, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, is celebrating the following two special anniversaries via two new exhibitions which continue until 4 January 2015:

  • 100 years of Leica photography, and
  • the 60th birthday of the legendary Leica M rangefinder system.
Magic Moments – 60 Jahre Leica M (‘60 years of the Leica M’) exhibition. Image by Leica.

Magic Moments – 60 Jahre Leica M (‘60 years of the Leica M’) exhibition. Image by Leica.


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Press Releases

Epson Canada: New SureColor P600 13-Inch Professional Photo Printer Provides Next-Generation Epson UltraChrome HD Pigment Inks

Wed October 29, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Epson Unveils the SureColor P600 13-Inch Professional
Photo Printer

 Epson SureColor P600 Leverages Next-Generation Epson
UltraChrome HD Ink to Deliver Exhibition-Quality Prints with Unprecedented Black Density

MARKHAM, ON – Oct. 29, 2014 – Epson Canada Ltd, announced today the industry’s most advanced 13-inch photo printer – the Epson SureColor® P600. Designed for creative professionals, fine artists, and advanced amateur and pro photographers, the SureColor P600 combines an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome® HD pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhotoTM HD imaging technology to produce exhibition-quality black-and-white prints with never before seen pigment black density and stunningly vivid colour prints.

“The Epson SureColor P600 was designed to not only meet, but exceed the capabilities of today’s exceptional digital image captures by producing prints with the superior level of quality our customers have come to expect,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “With the advent of next-generation Epson UltraChrome HD inks and unrivaled fine art and roll paper support, the Epson SureColor P600 is poised to represent the new benchmark in desktop photographic printing.
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Press Releases

New RICOH THETA Model: Spherical Camera Captures Spherical Videos, and 360-Degree Images in One Shot

Wed October 29, 2014

RICOH THETA

RICOH THETA

This video presents【RICOH THETA】Concept movie 90sec ver.

  • This 90-sec video expresses the concept of RICOH THETA.

NEWS RELEASE

New RICOH THETA model, capturing 360-degree images in one shot, is on sale soon
– Spherical video function, API and SDK (beta version) now available –

Tokyo, October 28, 2014—Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced today that it has developed a new model of the RICOH THETA, an input device that allows users to capture the area all around them in a single spherical image. The new spherical camera, which can also capture spherical videos, will be marketed by Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. from November 14.

Since its launch last year as the world’s first image input device*1, the RICOH THETA has opened a new world of imaging possibilities. Users can shoot game changing new spherical images at any time, capturing more than they ever imagined. In response to popular demand, the new model enables Wi-Fi transfer that is almost twice as fast as the previous model as well as spherical video capture, all with the same small, lightweight and easy-to-carry design as before. Video image conversion processing can be performed on a computer after shooting, enabling users to enjoy up to 3 minutes*2 of spherical video footage that will make them feel like they’re right there. Users can also choose from four body colors, providing a more fun and attractive tool to carry around every day.
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Press Releases

WestLicht Photo and Camera Auction Presents Leica Camera Rarities and Collectables on Nov.21 and 22, 2014

Wed October 29, 2014

WestLicht Auction Leica IIIF Black

WestLicht Auction Leica IIIF Black

WestLicht Photographica Auction

11th WestLicht Photo Auction on November 21, 2014, 6pm (CET)

26th WestLicht Camera Auction on November 22, 2014, 11am (CET)

Contact Info:

WestLicht Photographica Auction
Westbahnstrasse 40
1070 Vienna, Austria
Tel: ++43 1 523 56 59 15
Fax: ++43 1 523 13 08
E-Mail: auction(at)westlicht.com

PRESS RELEASE

28/10/2014

The WestLicht Photo and Camera Auction on 21 and 22 November, 2014, Presents Leica Camera Rarities and Collectables

WestLicht, the world’s leading auction house for vintage cameras, is holding two auctions in November 2014 to celebrate two anniversaries, ‘100 years of Leica photography’ and ‘175 years of photography’. The WestLicht photo auction on 21 November 2014 puts the focus on pictures, while the WestLicht Photographica Auction on 22 November 2014 will be offering historical photographic equipment, including rare Leica products. All lots can be viewed online at www.westlicht-auction.com.

Amongst the highlights of the WestLicht photo auction on 21 November are photographs shot by Diane Arbus. The photographer, born in New York in 1923, revolutionised and changed the face of photography. Amongst her pictures, many of which have long since become icons of the 20th century, Identical twins (Cathleen and Colleen) from 1967 (estimated value: 80,000 to 100,000 euros) is almost certainly the most well known. This, and three other of her works, like The King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, New York 1970 (estimated value: 50,000 to 70,000 euros), are from her only portfolio entitled A Box of Ten Photographs, that was a concept produced in 1971, shortly before her death. The work of one great Austrian Leica photographer, Franz Hubmann, is also on display. Hubmann captured the greatest musicians and artists of his time in a way that only very few photographers could. His photograph entitled Pablo Picasso in his Villa La Californie, Cannes 1957 (estimated value: 3,000 to 3,500 euros) is particular proof of this. Vintage prints from Hubmann’s private collection of pictures the photographer was given by prominent international photographers (including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Otto Steinert, William Klein and Frank Horvat) in the 1950s and early 1960s are also up for auction.

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Articles

You’re Invited: Leica M and Leica T Camera System – Walking Tours Commencing from Leica Store SoHo, New York Oct.30-Nov.1, 2014

Tue October 28, 2014

leica-m-and-leica-t-camera-system-walking-tours-from-leica-store-soho

LEICA M and LEICA T Camera System
Walking Tours commencing from the Leica Store SoHo

 FREE Admissions

Thursday, October 30th to Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Leica Store SoHo
460 West Broadway
New York, New York 10012 USA

Leica T-Camera System Walking Tour: 11:00am to 1:00pm each day
Leica M Camera System Walking Tour: 3:00pm to 5:00pm each day

RSVP required: rsvp@leicacamerausa.com

Discover for yourself the essence of Leica photography!

Under the guidance of a Leica Akademie instructor, have hands-on, real-world, street-photography time with one of the digital Leica M cameras – the Leica M (240), Leica M-E or Leica Monochrom – or a Leica T Camera, get tips from instructors and meet the New York Leica community!

Leica has 15 person capacity per session and kindly asks you to bring a valid photo ID & credit card to borrow equipment.

All walking tour registrants will be entered to win a voucher valued at $199 for a future Leica Akademie workshop valid at any US Leica location.

Enjoy and Good Luck!


Press Releases

Gentec International: Manfrotto’s New Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod for Travellers is Now Available

Tue October 28, 2014

Manfrotto’s newest entry into the Befree line, the Befree Carbon, is an ultralight carbon fibre tripod that is sleek, easy to use and even easier to transport. It’s the perfect travel companion, weighing only 1.1kg (2.4 lbs) and measuring 40cm (15.7 in) when folded. Photographers and hobbyists alike will celebrate Befree’s compact size, functionality and design.

The new Befree Carbon has a suggested retail price of $399.95 and is currently available.

NEWS RELEASE

The New Befree Carbon: The Best Travel Companion

TORONTO, ON., October 28, 2014 –  Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto photo and video products, announces the launch of the Befree Carbon, a new product in the Befree range. The carbon fiber version, devoted to hobbyists who love to travel, is now lighter but still fast to set up, intuitive to use and absolutely stable for capturing precise and sharp pictures.

Light and portable
Befree Carbon legs are made entirely of carbon fiber, which guarantees lightness as well as rigidity and transportability. It weighs only 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs). It’s foldable legs allow for a folded length of just 40 cm (15.7 in), thanks to the ball head’s compact quick release adaptor. In addition to that, it is very fast to set up and amazingly stable. These characteristics allow traveling photographers to take stunning pictures wherever they go.

Befree Carbon Tripod in a cushioned carry bag

Befree Carbon Tripod in a cushioned carry bag

Easy to transport  
Befree Carbon is the ideal tripod for travellers thanks to its size, which perfectly fits into carry-on luggage or backpacks. It can be comfortably carried everywhere thanks to its included cushioned carry bag, that preserves it from any unintentional damage.
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Press Releases

A Panasonic Film Shot Entirely on Lumix GH4: “DRIVE, The Air Cooled Wanderer Gary Foo by LUMIX GH4″

Mon October 27, 2014

Image is extracted from video below.

Image is extracted from video below.

NEWS RELEASE

Oct 27, 2014

DRIVE, The Air Cooled Wanderer Gary Foo by LUMIX GH4

This film is shot entirely on Lumix GH4.

“PHOTOS TO IMPRESS, 4K VIDEOS TO INSPIRE”


Press Releases

Samsung NX1 + Joseph Gordon-Levitt + hitRECord: “In a City”, a New Short Film for 4K UHD Viewing

Fri October 24, 2014

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Today, Samsung Electronics announced a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. Titled, “In a City”, the campaign will see the actor and filmmaker direct a short film inspired by cities across the globe shot entirely on the NX1 for 4K UHD viewing.

 Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Image by Samsung Electronics.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Image by Samsung Electronics.

The following video presents HITRECORD: In a City w/ Samsung NX1:

Attention everybody — I’m directing a new short film, come make it with me!
Contribute here: http://bit.ly/1tmOCxE
The film is called #inacity and it’s inspired by the experience of walking through cities – cities all over the world. Through writing and video footage, I wanna capture intimate moments, beautiful textures and grand skylines. But, the only way to tell the story of global cities is to get the perspectives of the people who live in them. No matter where you live in the world, I want you to be a part of making this.

For this project, we’re collaborating w/ Samsung Camera & we’ll be sending out new #NX1 cameras to 5 cinematographers to help make the short film.

WRITERS – Write some poetic thoughts about your unique experiences in your city – we’ll all be a part of writing this piece. Please refer to THIS POEM – http://www.hitrecord.org/records/53155 – for inspiration.

CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Shoot beautiful, cinematic shots of your city as you take a walk through it. Check out THIS FOOTAGE – http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1689770 – for what I’m looking for. Upload your footage to hitRECord by Thurs. 10/30 to be eligible for a #NX1.

Thanks again
J

PRESS RELEASE

Samsung Electronics Launches the NX1 Campaign Partnering with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord

 As a renowned actor and filmmaker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce a short film using Samsung NX1, a new premium camera

Ridgefield Park, N.J. – October 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. Titled, “In a City”, the campaign will see the actor and filmmaker direct a short film inspired by cities across the globe shot entirely on the NX1 for 4K UHD viewing.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Joseph on this project and are confident that his creative talent, combined with the capabilities of the NX1, will create a memorable short film that captures the lives of consumers in cities across the globe,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “The NX1 offers ultimate filming experience with its sophisticated features, so filmmakers like Joseph can focus on telling their story without worrying about the technical performance of their equipment.”

“Cinematography is one of the most powerful aspects of filmmaking. To visually express the mood of a scene or moment is as essential to storytelling as a script, a score, or an actor’s performance. When you’re creating art, it’s important to know that your tools will match your ambition, and that you can rely on the technology to enable, not limit your artistic vision,” said Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “I’m looking forward to filming with Samsung NX1 and eager to work with the hitRECord community to create something truly special”
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Press Releases

Fujifilm Imagine App for United Kingdom Customers to Instantly Print Photos from Smartphone or Tablet Devices

Thu October 23, 2014

This video presents Imagine V8: Comprehensive and cost-effective cloud-based photo solution.

  • “Fujifilm’s Imagine software developed by the innovative Fujifilm subsidiary called Whitech is one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective cloud-based photo solutions on the market today.
  • The low cost, self service offering includes traditional photo kiosks, tablet kiosks, online ordering and a powerful range of mobile Apps designed to make preserving memories on prints, photobooks, wall art, stationery and a wide range of gifts convenient and easy.”

United Kingdom

PRESS RELEASE

How amazing is the Fujifilm Imagine Software? Fujifilm interviews Frosts Photo Centre

23.10.2014

How amazing is the Fujifilm Imagine Software? Fujifilm interviews Frosts Photo Centre

Fujifilm Imagine is a multi-platform software solution which offers the retailer flexibility, choice and ease of use across in-store, online and mobile platforms.

The amazing software has been evolving over time to provide even more functionality, products and services to enhance your customers’ experience. It is perfect for a photo retail environment. It goes without saying; if your customers’ experience is enhanced they will purchase again and again.
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Press Releases

Samsung Electronics Extends Worldwide Paralympic Partnership Through to Beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Thu October 23, 2014

This video presents What’s Your Problem? Sport Doesn’t Care – Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Sport doesn’t care about abilities or disabilities. Sport makes no distinctions. All that matters is that you give your best to win.
What’s your problem? Sport Doesn’t Care.

PRESS RELEASE

October 23, 2014

Summary:
• Samsung extends its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) through to the PyeongChang 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Samsung Electronics Extends Worldwide Paralympic Partnership through 2020

Samsung signs an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to extend partnership through to the PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Samsung Electronics, the Worldwide Paralympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, has announced that it has signed an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to extend its partnership through to beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Image by Samsung Tomorrow

Image by Samsung Tomorrow

For the next six years of this agreement, Samsung, who has sponsored the IPC since 2006, will remain as one of the IPC’s Official Worldwide Paralympic Partners and will expand after 2016 its category of sponsorship to the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment,” including smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and other computing equipment, and desktop printers.

“Samsung aims to empower athletes to spread their passion and dedication through our wireless technology, inspiring Paralympic Games fans worldwide,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the IPC, and we plan to develop a variety of meaningful programs together with the Paralympic athletes, to honor their competitiveness and Paralympic spirit.”
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