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August 2011 Blog

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School's In: Keep Learning!
Why Workshops@Adorama can make a difference in your photography

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

September's upon us, and a new season of Workshops@Adorama is open for registration. Take this opportunity to improve your photographic knowledge and experience....  > Read more

Tags: workshop 

The Adorama Learning Center celebrates MTV's Video Music Awards
Learn about photographing musicians and creating your own music videos

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, August 26, 2011

There's a very strong link between photographers and music, and thanks to changes in imaging technology, that link has gotten much stronger. ...  > Read more

Tags: concert photography,  musicians,  concert,  hd video,  music,  MTV VMA Awards 

Canon announces late-summer trio of compact cameras
12 zoom in pocket-sized camera

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, August 26, 2011

In what has become an annual late-August ritual, Canon has just announced three new cameras. This announcement doesn't cover as many products as in previous years, likely due to the after effects of the March Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan....  > Read more

Tags: canon 

Panasonic Announces New Cameras, Lenses for Fall '11
Wi-Fi pocket cam, Superzoom EVF, two zooms

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, August 26, 2011

The end-of-summer flood of new camera announcements continues with today's news from Panasonic. The electronics giant announced two new compact cameras and a pair of lenses for its Micro Four Thirds MILC cameras....  > Read more

Tags: Panasonic 

Nikon Revamps Compact Camera Lineup For Fall 2011
Debuts new lens design technology, making compacts smaller, zoom longer

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, August 25, 2011

Nikon today announced six new compact cameras, including the company's first rugged compact camera and an update to its flagship model, the P7100....  > Read more
Joe McNally's Faces of Ground Zero, 10 Years Later
More than just pictures at an exhibition

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

When you go to an exhibit of photographic portraits and get to speak with the people portrayed—and knowing they survived the worst terrorist attack in US history—you know this was no ordinary photo exhibit opening....  > Read more

Tags: photojournalism,  Joe McNally,  Polaroid 

Sony Refreshes Camera Lineup, Boasts "World's Fastest Camera"
24.3MP, New NEX MILCs, more

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama Learning Center Editors, August 24, 2011

High-end OLED viewfinder with near-optical quality unveiled; new high-end 24MP interchangeable-lens compact, among new cameras and lenses introduced today. ...  > Read more

Tags: sony 

First Person: How I Made a Viral Music Video
Douglas Sonders describes how he went from photographer to music videographer

Blog The ALC Blog - by Douglas Sonders, August 23, 2011

With high-quality DSLR video at your fingertips, how do you get started shooting music videos? This award-winning music video shooter tells the story behind the making of the video of Cedric Gervais's “Ready or Not,” and offers advice based on his experience....  > Read more

Tags: canon,  video,  hd video,  Canon EOS 5D Mark II,  Canon EOS 1D Mark IV,  hdslr 

EISA Top Photo Product Awards: Did They Get It Right?
Analysis of 50 photo mag editors' top gear picks

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

The European Imaging and Sound Association this week unveiled its picks for top cameras and photo accessories for 2011-2012. There are several surprises among the winning gear. Dare I challenge their collective wisdom? Why not?...  > Read more

Tags: canon,  Casio,  Olympus,  Panasonic,  pentax,  epson,  sigma,  sony,  Nik,  Tamron,  Nikon D7000,  Pentax K-5,  Canon T3i,  Olympus E-P3,  Panasonic G3 

The Continuing Story of Vivian Maier
New photos still emerging by a recently-discovered 20th century master photographer

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

Since the late Ms. Maier's street photography was first discovered over a year ago by Chicago-based realtor John Maloof, there have been exhibits of her work, a book is being published, and a film about her life is being made. And we've barely scratched the surface....  > Read more

Tags: Focus on Street Photography,  Vivien Maier 

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