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September 2011 Blog

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Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 10
10th edition coincides with software's 10th anniversary; Premier Elements 10 is also announced.

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, September 22, 2011

Guided Edits, new image organization options and a refresh of several tools are highlighted in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements....  > Read more

Tags: adobe,  Image editing,  adobe photoshop,  software,  Elements 

Reflections On Nikon's New Mirrorless World
The Nikon 1 is the their first new camera system in six decades. Who will buy it?

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

With the announcement of the V1 and J1 this morning, Nikon enters the Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact (MILC) Camera world with its eyes on enthusiasts and snapshooters. ...  > Read more

Tags: system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Nikon 1 

Nikon Announces Its First Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact Cameras
J1 and V1 based on a new 16mm sensor; Four lenses introduced.

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, September 21, 2011

Nikon today put months of rumors to rest and announced the Nikon 1 system, the camera giant's entry into the photo industry's fastest-growing category, mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact (MILC) cameras....  > Read more

Tags: system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Nikon 1 

Pentax Q Stress Test: Days 6-9 and Final Thoughts
Did it survive 9 days of Fashion Week?

Blog The ALC Blog - by Sandy Ramirez, September 19, 2011

Despite its puny sensor, Pentax Q is the best mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact camera currently available, according to the author. Read on and learn why....  > Read more

Tags: pentax,  system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Pentax Q,  Focus on Fashion Photography 

Canon announces posh PowerShot S100, SX40 compact cameras
Faster image capture, HD Video, image processing improvements

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, September 16, 2011

Canon has just announced the third generation of its critically-acclaimed S series of compact cameras, the S100, as well as a 35x optical ultrazoom model, the SX40. ...  > Read more

Tags: canon,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  Canon S100 

Weekend Wrap for Sept. 16, 2011
Photo News You Can Use

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, September 16, 2011

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New Kodak and Ricoh compacts, onOne's portrait software, DSLR paradigm changes, and the ACLU weighs in on photographers' rights...  > Read more

Tags: Kodak,  ricoh,  onOne,  Android 

Pentax Q Stress Test: Days 4 and 5
Fashion Week Diary

Blog The ALC Blog - by Sandy Ramirez, September 14, 2011

Can the Pentax Q handle walkthroughs? Sandy tries it out, reports on the results. (He could use some sleep!)...  > Read more

Tags: pentax,  fashion,  Pentax Q,  Focus on Fashion Photography 

Data Crash! Lost and Found
Or how I learned to stop worrying and love my hard drive

Blog The ALC Blog - by Sandy Ramirez, September 13, 2011

Are you backing up your digital photographs? Are you prepared for when (not if) your hard drive fails? Here's a horror story with a happy ending and a lesson learned....  > Read more

Tags: digital,  professional,  storage,  pro,  Digital photography,  digital image,  backup,  Digital Asset Management,  Focus on Fashion Photography,  data 

"No accident. War."
What we lost, and what we gained on 9/11

Blog The ALC Blog - by Ryan Brenizer, September 11, 2011

The attacks on the US ten years ago resonate today for photographer and former newspaper photo editor Ryan Brenizer....  > Read more

Tags: photojournalism,  news,  newspapers,  focus on photojournalism,  New York 

The Pentax Q Stress Test: Day 3
Fashion Week Diary

Blog The ALC Blog - by Sandy Ramirez, September 11, 2011

Sandy sets up the Q to shoot a couple of presentations working with a big potato-masher flash. So far, so good....  > Read more

Tags: system compact,  Pentax Q,  Focus on Fashion Photography 

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