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January 2011 Blog

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David Hobby! Joe McNally! 29 Cities, 13,000 miles. Let's Go!
Announcing the FlashBus 2011 Tour!

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 31, 2011

Two of the biggest names in flash photography—David Hobby and Joe McNally—have teamed up for a nationwide workshop tour, coming to a city near you, sponsored by Adorama....  > Read more

Tags: workshop,  flash,  Joe McNally,  David Hobby,  FlashBus 

Zen and the Art of Vivian Maier
An enigmatic photographer, working in obscurity, finally gets recognition

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 25, 2011

A woman who was unknown until January may turn out to be one of the most important photographers of the 20th century....  > Read more

Tags: Focus on Street Photography 

Weekend Wrap: January 21, 2011
Our Weekly Round-Up of All Things Photographical

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 21, 2011

Samsung announces 5 new compact cameras, Sony unveils colorful compacts across the pond, Nik bows Silver Efex Pro 2, Sekonic's video meter ships, Epson introduces new pro printer...  > Read more

Tags: epson,  samsung,  sony,  Nik,  Sekonic 

Photography and a Death In The Family
Our condolences to Joe McNally

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 19, 2011

It's always sad when a member of the Adorama family loses a loved one. With that in mind, we send out our condolences to Adorama partner and friend Joe McNally on the loss of his mother, last night....  > Read more
Weekend Wrap for January 14, 2011
Another newsworthy week in the world of photography

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 15, 2011

PMA goes CliQ; Getty relaunches Microstock site, Lexar shows its facilities, Akvis fixes focus, Sony adds a video monitor for DSLRs, Leica announces a contest...  > Read more

Tags: canon,  street photography,  microstock,  PMA,  sony,  firmware,  Leica M9,  CliQ 

CES 2011: Final Thoughts
Winners in Vegas

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 12, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Show 2011 is history. Which products and trends stood out?...  > Read more

Tags: Casio,  Olympus,  Panasonic,  Polaroid 

Videos from your stills, made fast and easy
An online service with huge potential for pro shooters

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 11, 2011

Animoto intelligently turns your still images into videos with a soundtrack. It’s hours of fun for enthusiasts, and could provide pro photographers with an opportunity for additional income....  > Read more

Tags: street photography,  professional,  video,  marketing,  portfolio,  social network 

CES 2011 Report, Day 3
More photo news from the Consumer Electronics Show

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 7, 2011

We interrupt our regular Weekend Wrap to bring you a few more new and interesting product announcements from the Las Vegas Convention Center....  > Read more

Tags: Olympus,  sandisk,  Polaroid,  JVC,  Kingston,  Toshiba 

CES 2011 Report, Day 2
The latest photo news from Vegas as the Consumer Electronics Show goes into high gear

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, January 6, 2011

Today’s big news has to be the new Olympus E-PL2 and posh compact, the XZ1, as well as oodles of new compact cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and Casio. 3D, touchscreen control, and 16MP sensors rule the day....  > Read more

Tags: Casio,  Olympus,  Panasonic,  samsung,  sony,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  CES 

CES 2011 Report: Day 1
First product announcements from the Big Show in Vegas

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, January 5, 2011

The Consumer Electronics show opened its doors today, and while its main focus is not necessarily photography, there were plenty of new consumer-oriented cameras and related products to see. Let’s take a look at today’s offerings....  > Read more

Tags: CES 

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