Panasonic’s On4Today Available This Month: New Non-clinical Tablet-based Telehealth Service Lets Everyone Keep in Touch Via Videos, Photos & Messages

Tue November 18, 2014

Panasonic recently launched the new Health and Wellness Solutions business group to deliver technology solutions to the healthcare market.

  • Health and Wellness Solutions will “leverage Panasonic’s engineering roots and technology portfolio to address the challenges associated with individual and population health management.”

The group’s first offering – On4TodayTM – is a non-clinical telehealth service provided to long-term care and assisted living facilities.

The telehealth services industry delivers health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies.

Did you know?

Panasonic’s On4TodayTM is a tablet-based telehealth service which will be commercially available this month. This telehealth service “bridges potential communication gaps between assisted living facility residents and their families, friends and care providers. It delivers connectivity and easy-to-use communications intended to improve staff efficiencies, reduce anxiety for residents, promote peace of mind among family and friends and encourage stronger levels of resident engagement.”

This video presents An On4Today Story.

  • For assisted living residents, On4Today creates a community of care where everyone stays informed, involved, and connected.

Here are some of the highlights of the On4TodayTM.
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Paris Photo-Los Angeles Edition: The International Art Fair for Photography and Moving Picture May 1-3, 2015

Mon November 17, 2014

Paris Photo Los Angeles

The International Art Fair for Photography and Moving Picture

May 1 -3, 2015

Paramount Pictures Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
United States

Paris Photo Los Angeles is the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium.

The Fair is held annually each spring at the Paramount Pictures Studios, the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries.

In 2014 the Fair hosted 81 leading galleries and art book dealers from 18 countries world-wide and welcomed more than 16,000 visitors.

  • Exhibitors presented historical and contemporary “bodies of works, cutting edge solo shows, and book projects by renowned and emerging artists in the legendary Paramount Pictures’ soundstages and the New York Street Backlot’s exclusive movie set replicas of New York City streets.
  • The public program is an integral component of the Fair.”
    • There are cultural events involving artists, art world professionals, collectors, and cultural institutions.
    • The 2014 program included the Sound & Vision series of conversations and screenings, the UNEDITED! exhibition unveiling photographic material from the LAPD Archives as well as a special tribute to Actor/Director/Legend, Dennis Hopper.

Please click here for more info.


This video (1 hr/2 min/58 sec) presents Sound and Vision – Stephen Shore – Taryn Simon from Paris Photo on Vimeo.

  • The Conversations, organized by independent curator Douglas Fogle, offer visitors multiple intellectual perspectives on the use of images by bringing together notable curators and contemporary artists for a discussion of the practice of image-making.


You’re Invited: “We Are Lawrence Avenue” Photography Exhibition Runs Until November 30, 2014

Sun November 16, 2014


The City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot program recently launched a photography exhibition called We Are Lawrence Avenue, featuring the Lawrence Avenue and Wexford Heights community through the portraits and stories of people who live, work and play there.

The photographs of community members are displayed as an outdoor exhibition along Lawrence Avenue from Kennedy Road to Pharmacy Avenue. The exhibition  in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will run until November 30.

For the month of November, select transit shelters, a billboard and the windows of a building along Lawrence Ave. will be transformed into an outdoor photography gallery showcasing the photographs taken by We Are Lawrence participants of local community members.

Thousands of people travel through Lawrence Avenue East each day, streaming past strip malls and industrial buildings by car, foot or the 54-bus. We Are Lawrence Avenue humanizes this significant avenue, engaging youth and telling the story of shop owners, community elders and leaders, connecting passersby’s with the area and celebrating it through photography.

Nate Martin

The photographs were taken by 20 aspiring young artists who spent months learning about photography and exploring the Wexford Heights neighbourhood.

This project is a collaboration between the Cultural Hotspot program and Toronto-based artist, instigator and photographer Che Kothari – with mentoring support by local artist Jalani Morgan.

Please click here for more info.

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous!



Epson Workforce DS-40 Wireless Portable Scanner: A Lightweight Holiday Gift for Travellers & Workers to Go Paperless and Be Organized

Wed November 12, 2014

This video presents Epson WorkForce DS-40 Wireless & Portable Document Scanner.

  • The wireless portable scanner for smartphones, tablets, computers and more.
  • Stay organized and go paperless, wherever business takes you, with the 1.1 lb WorkForce DS-40 wireless portable document scanner.



Epson Workforce DS-40 Wireless Portable Scanner

Stuck on what to buy for your globetrotting friends and family this holiday season? Don’t despair, Epson has you covered with the Epson WorkForce-DS 40 wireless portable scanner. Whether travelling for work or play, Epson’s DS-40 lightens the load allowing travellers to go paperless while staying organized. At 1.1lbs, travellers can easily slip the scanner into their backpack or briefcase while on the go.”
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Blurb Made by You: Give a Gift as Thoughtful as You Are With a Book from Blurb

Tue November 11, 2014



Give a Gift as Thoughtful as You Are

With a Book from Blurb

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year and cherish the memories you’ve created with loved ones. Creating a book with Blurb, an online self-publishing platform is a fun activity for family to share and also makes for a meaningful and inspired gift for the holiday season.


Blurb author Jane Stokes understands the importance of preserving memories – a notion that goes beyond the traditional photobook – to create meaningful books like the memoir she wrote with and gifted to her mother, Charlotte Stokes.

The following video presents Writing a memoir with Jane and Charlotte Stokes.

It’s said that everyone has a book inside them. For Jane Stokes, Managing Editor at News Canada, that book was a memoir of her 86-year-old mother, Charlotte. Written in collaboration between mother and daughter, “Are you ready for a bumpy ride?” chronicles Charlotte Stokes’s turbulent journey from war-time Germany to England and then to Canada. We were lucky enough to be able to chat with Jane and Charlotte about the importance of making a book about the twists and turns—and the bumps—in one woman’s life.

The holidays aren’t just about reflection and preservation, but are also a time for planning ahead and making resolutions. Blurb takes an out-of-the-box approach when it comes to gift-giving this holiday season.

This video pesents Welcome to Blurb!

Three different bookmakers. Three different stories. Create your own book at

Here are some Blurb holiday book ideas for inspiration:
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You’re Invited to a Special LUMIX Event at Panasonic Australia Head Office Nov.18, 2014

Fri November 7, 2014

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography:

The new LUMIX DMC-GH4 is evolved to bridge the gap of consumer video camera and professional video camera. One of the most prominent advance is unlimited* 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. What you can do is not just recording a video in 4K but there are more ways to take the most of 4K video. Please learn them and get inspired for your creativity.
* Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area.

The inserted video of birds is recorded by Bence Máté.



Special LUMIX Event

Date: 18 November 2014
Time: 6-8pm

Venue: Panasonic Australia Head Office
Address: 1 Innovation Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Getting here: Train (Macquarie University station), Parking at Macquarie Shopping Centre (3 hours free)

Please complete Panasonic’s registration form or simply email

Panasonic invites you to a special Lumix event held at the Panasonic Australia Head office. Come along to see presentations from expert photographers and videographers, get hands on with the range of Lumix cameras and lenses, and learn about the latest 4k technology. You’ll even have the opportunity to meet Australia’s leading landscape photographer, Ken Duncan!

Here are the highlights of the Special LUMIX Event.
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Articles, Press Releases

New Lytro Platform Provides Lytro Development Kit for Companies to Explore Developing Custom Light Field Cameras & Applications

Thu November 6, 2014

Lytro sells light field cameras that can capture all of the light rays in a scene to offer photographic capabilities never before possible, such as

  • focusing a picture after it’s taken, and
  • creating interactive, living pictures that can be endlessly focused and refocused by both the photographer and the viewer, bringing new creative possibilities to photography.

In April 2014, Lytro launched the consumer Lytro Illum: A new camera that lets you capture and harness the power of light field, allowing you to create living pictures.

This silent video presents Midnight Jellies with LYTRO ILLUM.

  • Midnight Jellies by Alex Krafcik.

Today, Lytro presents the new LYTRO PLATFORM.
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Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer: A Family Gift to Print Your Holiday Photos

Tue November 4, 2014

The Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One® All-in-One Printer

The Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One® All-in-One Printer

This video presents Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer.



Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One® All-in-One Printer

Give the gift of memories with the ultimate printer for home

“Let’s face it, sometimes it’s important to do some self-gifting during the holiday season. However, in the spirit of the holidays self-gifting is best disguised under the guise of a gift for the entire family.

This year, commit to replacing the aging black & white printer that the entire household battles with and give your family the gift of easy, wireless and quality printing. The Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One® All-in-One Printer is the ideal tool for the multi-tasking family that’s looking to simplify life. Forget lining up at your local photo shop to print your holiday photos. Print them at home with the XP-820’s unbeatable photo quality – vivid and smudge free right out of the dedicated photo tray in as fast as 12 seconds!”

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CONTACT Photography 2015: Call for Submissions by Nov.10, 2014 to Hold an Open Exhibition on Queen Street West, Toronto

Mon November 3, 2014

This is an update to the previous blog, CONTACT Photography 2015 Featured Exhibitions: Send a Submission by the Deadline of Nov.14, 2014 by 5PM.

Visitors at an Open Exhibition, 2013. Photo © Hitoshi Murakami

Visitors at an Open Exhibition, 2013. Photo © Hitoshi Murakami

Call for Submissions: Exhibit on Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for CONTACT 2015

Submission Deadline: November 10, 2014
Artists will be notified by December 1, 2014

Looking for a venue to hold an Open Exhibition in? The Queen Street West Business Improvement Area (BIA) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will be hosting Open Exhibitions as part of CONTACT 2015.

Submit your photographs for an opportunity to exhibit in one of several selected venues on Queen Street West, between University Avenue and Bathurst Street.

The Open Exhibitions provide a non-juried platform for artists, from emerging to established, to exhibit their work. These exhibitions include a wide range of projects, promote independent artists and collectives, and facilitate community collaboration. Register your exhibition to be part of this citywide celebration of photography.

Please click here for more info and instructions on how to apply.
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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


Various Artists – Magic Moments

60 Years Leica M

17/10/2014 – 04/01/2015


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

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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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 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:

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!


GoPro Helmet Camera Probed In Michael Schumacher’s Ski Accident

Tue October 14, 2014

GoPro shares tanked more than 10% in early trading today after French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet told radio station Europe 1 that the problem for Schumacher was not his fall but the GoPro camera he had mounted to his helmet.

A report in The Telegraph back in February revealed that ski and climbing academy ENSA is conducting tests to determine whether the GoPro camera worn on Michael Schumacher’s helmet may have weakened it. In the ski accident he suffered in the French Alps on Dec. 29, the helmet he was wearing (which sported a GoPro camera) split in two while the camera remained intact. Schumacher suffered severe head injuries, emerging from a medically induced coma in June.

According to the report, experts were exploring whether “a solid object between a helmet colliding with a rock would weaken the structure.”

It’s strange that the camera should get the blame instead of the helmet. Maybe ski helmets should be made of whatever material the rugged GoPro camera is made of. Of course, the problem was his fall on a rock. But it does raise the question as to how best to safely mount a camera onto a helmet so as not to weaken the latter structurally or the camera becoming a danger to the wearer. In any instance, this applies to any helmet camera, not just GoPro cameras.

via Yahoo!

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