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Phase One launches new XF camera system

Phase One today launched the XF Camera System, a new camera range that significantly expands the company’s presence in the camera market and, according to the Danish company, “represents a fundamental re-engineering of all key elements in a modern camera system.” The new system boasts new medium format sensors that are 2.5 times larger than those found in high-end 35mm DSLRs. “Our key objective is to help the world’s best photographers capture more epic images, to stand out as artists and have fun in the process,”” said Henrik O. Håkonsson, President, Phase One. ““Our new XF Camera System is designed to be like a ‘Stradivarius’ in the hands of an expert.”” Phase One’s XF Camera System’s advancements include a new patent pending and fully controlled in-house autofocus system called the Honeybee Autofocus Platform (HAP-1), a new upgradeable ‘OneTouch’ user interface, allowing photographers to personalize camera controls for their specific shooting requirement. XF Camera System also includes –a new full frame 80 megapixel digital back; the first of its kind, the company claims, to offer exposures of …


The Hub – a new direction in photography print sales

How do you make a living out of photography? Declining budgets in editorial and stock have seen many image-makers heading for fine art, selling editioned prints in a bid to recoup their costs and, hopefully, make a healthy profit. But it’s a market still dominated by the galleries, which bring the photographer kudos, collectors and advice, in exchange for a roughly 50 percent cut of the sales. “Artists need guidance and support to promote their work,” says Isabella Brancolini, who co-founded Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Rome and London. “An artist who is serious about their career needs to refer to a professional to help promote and market their work. There are good artists out there who don’t have the chance to fully present their work because it is a long process for a gallery to commit. I encourage artists to show their work and get visibility. But this is simply not the artist’s job; they should be able to spend time to conceive their work.” “One of the first questions I am asked …


Storage with a Taste for Adventure

Your life is wild, to capture it and the content you create in it, you have to go to extremes. This lightweight family of rugged products are designed to go there with you, handling all the knocks, scrapes and splashes of everyday life – protecting your data no matter the terrain. Even under the best conditions, getting the killer shot rarely happens on the first try. The right moment might arrive only after thousands of shots and hours of post, so you need gear that’s always at the ready. That’s why professionals like to use the G-DOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt™ along with the G-DRIVE® ev to capture and transfer their data at blazing speeds so they can keep inspiration front and centre. G-Technology’s new family of rugged products are compatible with the Evolution Series, meaning you can now combine flexibility with increased resilience and durability, making this perfect for those who need storage that’s ready to rock and rumble. With a choice of Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 interfaces, the G-DRIVE® ev ATC can withstand a …


On its 25th birthday, how did photoshop change photography?

Photoshop, which is celebrating its 25th birthday today, began because Thomas Knoll liked to procrastinate. In 1987, Knoll was working on a doctoral thesis in computer vision at the University of Michigan. He developed the early stages of the software almost by accident; pioneering a tool that democratised photography for a generation of people, while spawning a debate in photography, and particularly photojournalism, about the validity and authenticity of imagery that continues today. For now, in the age of Photoshop, any photograph can be manipulated by anyone. Knoll grew up using a darkroom in his parent’s basement, and was a keen amateur photographer. As a way of wasting time, he began creating a collection of image-processing utilities for his brother John, who worked as a digital-effects specialist. The program, which he called Display, was soon being used by many of John’s friends at his company, Industrial Light & Magic. It started to get passed around by word of mouth, and the Knoll brothers started to pitch the product. A number of companies thought about it, …


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