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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Recalled

Tue March 11, 2014

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of all Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras:

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

It deemed that a chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinder can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction to the user.

Canon has received one report of itching and two reports of eye redness and pain.

The camera was sold and purchased from OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart and on various websites including Amazon.com, Best Buy.com and BHPhotoVideo.com from October 2013 through January 2014 for about $430.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon to arrange a free repair.

Read the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Recall.

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Contests, Press Releases

Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown 2014 Finalists Announced

Mon March 10, 2014

Olympus has announced the five finalists of its Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown, an action sports photography competition held on April 17th at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC. The finalists will be competing for a $10,000 grand prize for “Best in Show” and the chance to showcase their work to over 15,000 enthusiasts and experts.

For more information about the OLYMPUS Pro Photographer Showdown and to purchase tickets, head to www.wssf.com/event/olympus-pro-photographer-showdown.

When: April 17, 2014 / Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
Where: Whistler Conference Centre
Cost: $30.00
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Please note, the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown is open to all ages. Some shows may include adult humour and a small amount of profanity. Please attend at your own discretion.

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OLYMPUS PRO PHOTOGRAPHER SHOWDOWN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014

Action Sports Photography Titans To Battle It Out At The World Ski And Snowboard Festival

WHISTLER, BC March 10, 2014 – The OLYMPUS Pro Photographer Showdown at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is one of the most prestigious action sports photography competitions of its kind in the world. Since its inception in 1998, WSSF has invited action sports photography masters from around the globe each year to compete at the Pro Photographer Showdown in Whistler, BC. On the line for the competitors is a shot at the $10,000 grand prize for “Best In Show” and an opportunity to showcase their life’s work to a live audience of over 1,500 sports enthusiasts, media and industry professionals.

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Press Releases

Panasonic LUMIX GH4 DSLM Camera with 4K Video Recording Capabilities: Pricing & Availability

Mon March 10, 2014

Today, Panasonic announced that the Lumix GH4, the first DSLM with 4K cinematic recording capability, will be available at retail locations at the beginning of May. The camera body will be available at $1699.99 and the Video Adapter for cinematography will be $1999.99 at shop.panasonic.com and other photo specialty retailers.

This video presents “[NEW] Panasonic LUMIX GH4 | PHOTOS TO IMPRESS, 4K VIDEOS TO INSPIRE.”


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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING & AVAILABILITY FOR THE LUMIX GH4 DSLM WITH 4K VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES

Designed To Meet Professional Needs for Both Still and Video Capture

NEWARK, NJ (March 10, 2014) – Panasonic, a leader in Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) technology, announced today pricing and availability of its much-anticipated LUMIX GH4. The GH4, the world’s first DSLM with 4K cinematic recording capability designed for both still photographers and cinematographers will be available at retail locations at the beginning of May.

The LUMIX GH4 camera body (DMC-GH4K) will be available at $1699.99 and the Video Adapter for cinematography (DMW-YAGH) will be $1999.99 at shop.panasonic.com and other photo specialty retailers.

The GH4 advanced features include:

  1. A newly developed 16.05-Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine achieving high speed, high sensitivity image recording
  2. High speed response required for professionals and practical auto focus options
  3. Stunning mobility supported by mechanical advancements
  4. Expandability for a variety of workflows
  5. Easy wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi® / NFC with smartphones
  6. Other features including Luminance Level Adjustment, Focus Peaking, Silent Mode, Highlight/Shadow Control and RAW data development in camera.


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Deals

Panasonic GH4 Available for Pre-Order

Sun March 9, 2014

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Behind The Scenes, Videos

Making of Panorama of One World Trade Center

Sun March 9, 2014

The challenges facing the TIME crew in taking a unique 360° panorama of the new One World Trade Center is explored in this video. The picture is taken at 1,776 feet and the crew had never climbed the tower before, so designed a jib contraption in Autocad using blueprints of the tower, taking into consideration strong winds, vibration, etc.

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how TIME scaled the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and snapped an historic photographic panorama.

via LaughingSquid

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Articles

Embed Getty Images For Free

Thu March 6, 2014

Starting from today, blogs can freely embed any of the more than 35 million images available on Getty Images for free.

Craig Peters, senior vice president of business development, content and marketing at Getty Images, explains that blogs that draw revenues from Google Ads will still be able to use the Getty Images embed player at no cost. They will be able to use the embed feature as long as they use them for non-commercial purposes, i.e. are not using the images “to promote a service, a product or their business.

This embedding works similar to what is already available for YouTube or Vimeo videos. However, the image creator does not have the option to opt-out.

Read the article at: BJP.

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Featured Site

Selfies And The City

Tue March 4, 2014

Never mind the gargantuan disappointment that [most people believe that] the Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie that went around the world was in fact a planned advertisement for the Samsung smartphone (which Samsung denies) and that Ellen herself uses an iPhone to tweet personally… now, you can sift through actual selfies taken by real people (not that Ellen & Company at the Oscars are not real, but you know what I mean, it’s all a show) in 5 real cities across the world, play around with the data, discover what your personal selfie style is (selfiexploratory), and find out answers to hot burning questions you always wanted answered like:

Do angry people tilt their heads more strongly? And what is a characteristic mood for people in Moscow?

There, satisfy your inner urge. Visit our Featured Site: Selfiecity.

via FlowingData

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Articles

The Technology Behind the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Images

Mon March 3, 2014

The beautiful images from the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia required many long hours of planning. To photograph the ski races, photographers skied the challenging course in search of the best spots to take their pictures. Lots of cameras were placed in inaccessible places for humans and triggered remotely. A drone carrying a camera even saw action for the first time over the Slopestyle course.

Read the whole article at: ExtremeTech.

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Featured Site

The Magical Worlds of Adrien Broom

Sat March 1, 2014

Today, we feature the magical worlds of Adrien Broom, where reality and illusions mix to create a childhood world of fantasy. She bills herself as having “a penchant for the bizarre and beautiful.” Part of The Color Project, The World of Blue captures the underwater world.

These two videos shows how that underwater world was built and photographed so that it seems that the young girl was really underwater.

Building a World of Blue from Adrien Broom on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes of the Blue World from Adrien Broom on Vimeo.

Visit our Featured Site: AdrienBroom.

Studio Tour: Adrien Broom’s Place to Work and Play

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