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April 2012 Blog

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Ken Rockwell Photo Contest Winners!
Three winners, plus runners up, and why we chose them

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama Learning Center Editors, April 25, 2012

We present the winners and runners-up in our photography contest. You chose the finalists and judge Ken Rockwell explains why he chose the winning photos....  > Read more

Tags: photographs,  photography tips,  Contest,  Ken Rockwell 

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Offers Image Stabilization
First of breed with Vibration Compensation

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, April 24, 2012

The new SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Tamron lens becomes the first mid-range zoom of its kind to have image stabilization....  > Read more

Tags: zoom,  zoom lens,  image stabilization,  Tamron,  lens 

Adobe Photoshop CS6 , Creative Cloud Officially Launched
More powerful software; emphasis on 3D in Extended version

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, April 23, 2012

After a short Beta testing period, Adobe Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended have been officially launched....  > Read more

Tags: photoshop,  adobe,  Image editing,  software,  Adobe Photoshop CS6,  Photoshop CS6 

Samsung embraces wireless digital photography with three new MILC cameras
Samsung NX1000, NX210 and NX20 are dubbed "Smart" cameras.

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, April 19, 2012

In a move that may lead to digital cameras seamlessly connecting with the Internet, mobile devices, and social networks as a standard feature, Samsung today unveiled three new "Smart Cameras."...  > Read more

Tags: samsung,  system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact 

Nikon D3200, 24MP Starter DSLR, Announced
Unprecedented resolution for a $700 camera.

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, April 19, 2012

The Nikon D3200, announced today, is the first starter-level Nikon DSLR to offer 24MP resolution. ...  > Read more

Tags: DSLR 

Joe McNally: The "Pinch Me I'm Dreamin'!" Photo Assignment
Joe McNally's Continuing Adventures with the Nikon D4

Blog The ALC Blog - by Joe McNally, April 19, 2012

Joe McNally always wanted to do a photo shoot in Preservation Hall in New Orleans. A call from Nikon let him shoot his dream assignment....  > Read more

Tags: light,  light stands,  lighting,  lighting technique,  Joe McNally,  Nikon D4,  light bank 

Happy Birthday, Helen Oster!
A surprise (to her) tribute to Adorama's amazing Customer Service Ambassador

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, April 18, 2012

Every day, Helen Oster is busy online helping to make Adorama a better place for our customers. And today, we'd like to give something back to her. ...  > Read more

Tags: adorama,  helen oster 

Adorama Closed for Passover
Will reopen April 15

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, April 6, 2012

Adorama, along with the Adorama Learning Center, AdoramaPIX and Adorama Rental Company, are now closed for the Passover holiday....  > Read more
Panasonic Lumix GF5 MILC Features New Sensor
Improvements in image quality, focus speed and shutter lag claimed

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, April 5, 2012

The latest model in Panasonic's growing lineup of mirrorless interchangeable-lens (MILC) cameras was announced today, the snapshooter-friendly Panasonic Lumix GF5....  > Read more

Tags: Panasonic,  micro four thirds,  system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Panasonic Lumix 

Clay Blackmore kicks off "How To Photograph Everyone" photography workshop tour
Adorama is proud to be part of this 30-city photography workshop tour

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, April 3, 2012

Adorama is proud to be a sponsor of Clay Blackmore’s 30-city 2012 “How To Photograph Everyone” photography workshop Tour. The tour kicked off Monday evening, March, 26 in San Diego and runs through June 11, visiting cities throughout the US....  > Read more

Tags: workshop,  photography tips,  photo technique,  photo tips 

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