Today Olympus marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary PEN F with the launch of the new Olympus PEN E-P5, a digital update of a classic film camera designed with breakthrough technology and incredible performance advancements. Developed for photographers looking for superior image quality in a portable body, the PEN E-P5 delivers a stellar shooting experience with 1/8000th of a second shutter speed – a world-first for the Compact System Camera class – built-in Wi-Fi, autofocus advancements, easy-access manual controls and a host of other features.
The new optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder provides an impressive 1.48X magnification, a 2.36 million dot LCD, eye detect to turn it on at the right time, and intuitive functionality that enable real-time viewing of shooting conditions.
Most people love the clean lines of Apple products and the pictures on the Apple web site and other publications emphasize the beauty of the products. But, unlike those hamburgers that never live up to their photos, Apple products are as beautiful as their photos indicate.
To capture that beauty, Apple photographer Peter Belanger painstakingly adjust lights, add one lamp here, move another an inch, try a reflector, a translucent screen,… I can only groan as I watch the video of a [2009 Making of a MacWorld cover] shoot: it’s painful, and there’s still a lot of image editing that go on afterward to accentuate various aspects of the products.
Customers buy solutions to their problems. They are not interested in your flashy photo gear. They’ve got a problem or need a service and want to know how you can provide the solution or service. In this helpful video, Beate Chelette of the Ask the Photo Business Coach talks about how to go past your reluctance to be a salesperson and zoom in on customers’ needs. Show them how you solve their problems!
Do you hate selling? Feel like a cheesy car salesman when you are offering your services? Here are a few tips on how to overcome your fear of selling.
NASA looks “back at the best views of our planet Earth from space in the last year, including true color satellite images, Earth science data visualizations, time lapses from the International Space Station, and computer models.”
As Summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, we can look forward to enjoying more of the sun’s warmth and light. It is this light that allows to record pictures. This video from NASA distils 3 year’s of sun watching by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) into 3 minutes, at a pace of two images per day.
00:30 Partial eclipse by the moon
00:31 Roll maneuver
01:11 August 9, 2011 X6.9 Flare, currently the largest of this solar cycle
Syngenta Photography Award Rural – Urban Exhibition
Somerset House, London 17 – 21 May 2013
The Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition will take place at Somerset House, London from 17 – 21 May 2013. The Syngenta Photography Award is a new international competition that aims to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges through compelling imagery.
In its inaugural year, the theme of the award is “Rural-Urban”, which aims to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue about the relationship and tensions between urban and rural environments, and to further explore the impact these issues have on global resources.
The Syngenta Photography Award exhibition will bring together the finest work from both the Professional Commission and Open Competition categories and will further explore six inter-related themes emerging from the photographs submitted for the award: urban sprawl; greening urban environments; deforestation; food production; infrastructure and migration.
This video presents “McAfee Mobile Security at MWC13″:
McAfee Mobile Security Demo at Mobile World Congress 2013
McAfee Mobile Security app for Android designed to keep you safe from malware, bad apps and bad websites
McAfee today announced that McAfee Mobile Security, a comprehensive solution for protection against unwanted programs, received a perfect score on the most recent mobile security test by independent research lab AV-Test.
Additionally, McAfee announced that McAfee Mobile Security has been updated with new privacy controls and the option for users to select a monthly subscription for their Android-based smartphones and tablets.
McAfee Mobile Security:
combats the privacy threats associated with risky apps:
It is now equipped with the most robust privacy protection technology available to consumers
scans app permissions
checks apps for associations with risky URLs
offers App Lock:
which allows Android users to protect installed apps against misuse by locking them with the same PIN that’s tied to their McAfee Mobile Security account
does not reduce the battery life of a device
does not slow down the device during normal usage
Cybercriminals continue to widen their nets with mobile threats to take advantage of the explosion in mobile devices and steal confidential and personal data:
Every user requires protection against viruses and malware, data theft and loss, privacy breaches, and Web scams
McAfee’s image: an infographic that illustrates Canadian online/mobile surfing habits and concerns
Illustrating the importance of installing security protection on mobile devices, a recent survey released by McAfee Canada and Harris Interactive showed that:
30% of Canadian smartphone/tablet owners do not pay attention to permissions when downloading apps
83% of Canadian smartphone/tablet owners are concerned that their personal information could be stolen while using an app
68% of Canadians connect to free Wi-Fi on any device
92% of Canadians believe there is at least a little risk to personal identity when using free Wi-Fi on a mobile device
A FREEtwo-week trial of McAfee Mobile Security software is available on Google Play.
McAfee Mobile Security Receives Highest Rank on Android Mobile Security Lab Report by AV-Test
McAfee Mobile Security enhances privacy protection, offers flexibility with monthly subscription option
MARKHAM, Ontario – April 23, 2013 – McAfee today announced that McAfee® Mobile Security, an all-inclusive solution for protection against unwanted programs, received the highest score on the most recent mobile security test by independent research lab AV-Test, putting it at the top of the list of 26 security companies included in the report. In addition, McAfee announced that McAfee Mobile Security has been updated with new privacy controls and the option for users to select a monthly subscription for their Android-based smartphones and tablets.
Mobile devices have become an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals who are now going to great lengths to insert infected apps into trusted sources such as Google Play. According to the recently released Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report, the average consumer has a one in six chance of downloading a risky app. The results from AV-Test’s research demonstrate McAfee’s commitment to providing consumers with the most comprehensive security and privacy solution on the market.
Focus, Frame and Fire! So advises Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and current mission leader aboard the International Space Station.
Nikon DSLR, what else. Sunny 16 rule on Manual shooting mode. ISO 200. RAW/NEF. 400mm Tele Lens.
It’s amazing that he looks up to shoot down on the Earth! Ah, he mentions that since the ISS goes around the Earth so fast, he does not have to worry about missing a shot since it will soon enough come around again. Talk about ” The Little Prince” on his small planet.
The Nikon DSLR with the 400mm lens attached look huge. Of course, a mirrorless would be more compact BUT… it’s weightless on the ISS, so weight is not a concern (though size may be in a confined area).
With all the talk about space tourism, wonder when some brave soul will organize a space shoot aboard the ISS.