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June 2011 Blog

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Olympus Relaunches Digital Pen Camera System
Three new cameras designed for snapshooters, enthusiasts, and photojournalists

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, June 30, 2011

Olympus today relaunched its groundbreaking Digital Pen compact interchangeable digital camera system, giving it a top-to-bottom makeover....  > Read more

Tags: Olympus,  micro four thirds,  system compact,  Olympus E-P1,  Four Thirds,  Olympus E-P2,  Olympus E-PL1,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Olympus E-P3 

Hands On: Road Trip With The New Olympus E-P3
First impressions of the next generation of the camera that started the MILC revolution

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, June 30, 2011

Last week I had the opportunity to take a full production model Olympus E-P3, announced today, on a road trip through Pennsylvania. Does this re-launch of the Digital Pen represent a fulfillment of the promise of the original?...  > Read more

Tags: Olympus,  system compact,  Olympus E-P1,  Olympus E-P2,  Olympus E-PL1,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Olympus E-P3 

The Art of Audio at Adorama
Sound: the thorn in the side of freelance videographers and filmmakers, which separates the amateur film from the professional. Learn the basics of audio equipment

Blog The ALC Blog - by Atif Hashmi, June 30, 2011

Imagine you’re at Adorama Rentals. You’ve reserved the camera you have been dying to use. You have a light for every contingency. You even managed to get that bizarre lens you’ve always wanted to use… You know the one. You’re about to check out, and you are gearing up in your head for the shoot, thinking, “I’m going to kill this film.” You go up to the counter with your treasure. You open the bag. It’s all there. Glorious. You turn to leave, when something pulls you back, it’s the hand of your friendly Adorama employee, who simply asks, “Will you be recording sound?” Uh oh....  > Read more
The Incredible Vanishing Data Storage Costs
Not to state the obvious, but let’s just take a moment to reflect on the awesomeness that is Moore’s Law and its ilk. Case in point: data storage costs.

Blog The ALC Blog - by Nathan Bush, June 29, 2011

Push Pop Press Promises Drag-and-Drop Publishing for iPad
Self-publishing just got easier with a set of simple tools to create multimedia books for the Apple iOS store

Blog The ALC Blog - by Nathan Bush, June 29, 2011

Weekend Wrap for June 24, 2011
Happenings on the Bleeding Edge of Photography

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, June 24, 2011

Lytro's imaging breakthrough, an iPhone/Leica mash-up, Kodak recycles, Lomo's fishy toy cams, Apple's New Final Cut Pro X, more ...  > Read more

Tags: Leica,  sigma,  Leica M9,  WPPI,  Lomo,  Final Cut Pro,  Velbon 

Pentax Announces The Q, Claims It's World's Smallest Interchangeable-Lens Compact Camera
New camera system includes new mount, lenses, backlit 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, June 23, 2011

Pentax today announced the world's smallest interchangeable-lens compact digital camera....  > Read more

Tags: pentax,  system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Pentax Q 

Get Closer...
"If your pictures aren’t good enough, you're not close enough" - Robert Capa

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mark Wallace, June 21, 2011

Yesterday was a tough day for Luka, our dog. He's had a two small growths on his legs for a few weeks that we've been watching closely. Our vet, Dr. McComb, had examined the growths when we first noticed them and decided it would be best to monitor closely and take action only if necessary....  > Read more

Tags: street photography,  photojournalism,  documentary,  focus on photojournalism 

How To Make a “Disgusting” Photo
Photographing and meeting my hero, James Nachtwey, while getting an earful from the peanut gallery

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mark Wallace, June 21, 2011

I was very excited to have the opportunity to hear James Nachtwey speak at Photo Plus Expo in New York City last year. James Nachtwey is no ordinary photographer and for me to see him speak, and even have a remote chance of shaking his hand, was a dream come true. ...  > Read more

Tags: photojournalism,  Photo Plus,  focus on photojournalism 

Leica announces M9-P “Discrete” digital rangefinder camera
21mm f/3.4 ASPH Super-Elmar lens also unveiled

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

The Leica M9-P rangefinder retains same full-frame sensor as M9, but it loses the big red dot and is designed to blend in better. It will be available along with the M9. ...  > Read more

Tags: street photography,  Leica,  photojournalism,  rangefinder,  Leica M9 

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