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April 28, 2007

Nikonians News Flash #47


This week's episode includes news about Camera RAW, Aperture, the D40, a new CoolPix, as well as contest information!

Download Nikonians News Flash #47 (NPC-NF-2007-04-28.mp3; 7:29; 6.9MB; MP3 format)

April 28, 2007

In The News:
Adobe's Camera RAW 4.0 and Photoshop CS3 are now available!

Apple has released the latest version of Aperture..1.5.3!

Test images from Nikon's new CoolPix P5000 are available.

Nikon's D40 has won yet another award.

From The Forums:
Segment #1 of the Photographers of the Year 2007 is almost closed, and Segment #2 starts May 1. Check here for more information.

Forum of the Week:
Landscape Photography

Weekly Photo: Smoking.

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 5:42 PM

April 27, 2007

ILFOCHROME and ILFOCOLOR Receive NorthAm Distribution

Good news for our members who prefer Ilford Film - the popular ILFOCHROME and ILFOCOLOR emulsions are still in production. Ilford Imaging Switzerland GMBH is dispelling rumors that ILFOCHROME is now unavailable. They are also ensuring US and Canadian distribution through the recently minted agreement with WYNIT Inc. of North Syracuse, NY.

Posted by covey22 at 5:21 PM

SPAA Sports Photography Seminar Tour Kicks Off

For our members seeking to explore the exciting world of commercial sports photography or even learn new trade techniques; the Sports Photographers Association of America is kicking off their 2007 tour 25-Jun-2007 in Portland, Oregon USA.

The one day seminar will feature topics such as posed action shots, learning the basics of the business, logistics, distribution, sales strategies and more. Admission is USD95 and includes lunch. The tour will make the rounds at various Western and Mid-Western US locations.

Posted by covey22 at 5:09 PM

D40X is TIPA's Entry-Level DSLR of the Year

Congratulations are in order to Nikon on winning the TIPA award for best entry-level Digital SLR with the D40X.

Other notable winners include the Coolpix P5000 for Best Digital Compact camera, the Nikkor 55-200 DX VR for Best Entry-level Lens, and Apple's Aperture workflow program for Best Photo Software. Congratulations to all the winners!

Posted by covey22 at 1:15 AM

April 26, 2007

ID#39: The Image Doctors

This week on The Image Doctors: Jason & Rick bring you tips on setting white balance, discuss how and when to use your camera's auto ISO setting, and give suggestions for shooting locations in Colorado.

Download The Image Doctors #39 (NPC-ID-2007-04-26.mp3; 53:38; 18.8MB; MP3 format)

Show Notes

02:12 Tips for setting White Balance
25:33 Using Auto ISO
40:35 Where to shoot in Colorado
50:51 Weekly prescription

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Posted by drjay32 at 4:16 AM

April 25, 2007

Nikon CoolPix P5000 test images

Testing the Nikon Coolpix P5000 digital compact camera, Dennis Hissink, Chief Editor for LetsGoDigital took it along for a vsit to the Railway Museum in Utrecht, Holland. We recommend you check the resulting gallery of test images of this new 10Mpix camera, auto adjusting up to ISO 3200 for low light ambient light.

Posted by jrp at 3:08 PM

April 24, 2007

X-Rite's Picture Perfect Color Seminar Tour

Get your colors spot on with X-Rite's Picture Perfect Color Seminar Tour.

The full day instruction will walk you through integrating color management techniques into your post-processing workflow. The tour is supported by Adobe, Epson, Fujifilm and many other industry names. The 40-city tour starts 15-May in Boston, MA. Registration is USD299 and discounts are available.

Posted by covey22 at 6:44 PM

Digital Photo Workshops - At Your Drugstore?

Digital photo workshops everywhere - but at your local drugstore? CVS Pharmacy, a nationwide chain of convenience drugstores headquartered in tiny Rhode Island, is sponsoring Digital Sundays - a summer series of workshops running every Sunday through August of 2007, and designed to teach consumers everything from camera settings to printing options.

Posted by covey22 at 1:07 AM

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Ships

Eagerly awaited by many Intel Mac owners, the latest edition of Photoshop has finally shipped and is available for order. For our members still on the fence, check out the Macworld Review that gives it a thumbs-up with some minor nits about the interface.

Posted by covey22 at 12:59 AM

Aperture 1.5.3 Now Available

The latest iteration of Apple's workflow program focuses on overall reliability and performance. For Mac platform users, Apple recommends installing OSX 10.4.9 for it's ability to read a variety of DSLR RAW files, including Nikon models.

Posted by covey22 at 12:43 AM

Camera RAW 4 - Not For CS2

Adobe pushed out Camera RAW 4.0 and it's latest DNG Converter late last week. But CS2 owners beware; the RAW converter is not backwardly compatible with Photoshop CS2 and Elements 4.0 or earlier.

Posted by covey22 at 12:34 AM

April 23, 2007

European Nikonians - You can win a brand new A3 printer

Our European Nikonians have been invited to assist with a ten-minute survey that could earn them one of three brand new A3 printers.
The prizewinners will be drawn from people who complete the entire questionnaire.
Your comments will be treated in the strictest confidence and it will not be possible to identify you personally by your responses.

Posted by flashdeadline at 9:46 AM

April 21, 2007

Nikonians News Flash #46


All the latest about The Nikonians Academy expansions, Sony memory cards, and memory cards in vending machines!

Download Nikonians News Flash #46 (NPC-NF-2007-04-21.mp3; 7:46; 7.2MB; MP3 format)

April 21, 2007

In The News:
The Nikonians Academy is proud to announce new venues throughout North America! Check here for the complete list of cities and workshops in 2007.

Kingston memory from a vending machine in Gatwick Airport!

Sony is entering the memory card market! Find out more in our news blog.

From The Forums:
Forum of the Week: Bags, Backpacks, & Cases.

The "What Bag" FAQ page can be found here.

This week's contest article can be found here. Tune in to find out what to do!

Weekly Photo : Cadillac Ranch.

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 5:55 PM

Nikonians community grows strongly

A strong growth in traffic and membership throughout the last year causes the Nikonians community to switch to a larger server system. The system consists of a cluster of servers and is scheduled for launch in May this year.

Posted by bgs at 10:02 AM

April 18, 2007

Sony Enters CompactFlash Market

Sony makes a late entrance to the CompactFlash market with two tiers of memory cards; a 66x set with 1GB to 4GB capacities and a professional set of 133x 2GB and 4GB cards backed by Sony's Image Recovery Service.

Posted by covey22 at 7:01 PM

April 17, 2007

Still Photography RIP?

In what could be one of the most provocative articles for this year, well-known photojournalist and industry pundit Dirck Halstead writes about the coming death of dedicated still photography at the hands of HD video cameras.

"First, most of the major camera manufacturers that are now associated with still photography will probably be out of business by 2016. Of the majors now selling cameras, I would put my money on only Canon to survive."

Posted by covey22 at 7:37 PM

PhotoWorld Dubai 2007

For our members near or in the Gulf States, PhotoWorld Dubai opens it's doors starting today through Thursday 19-April, with over 75 top vendors from 16 countries showcasing the latest in imaging technology.

Posted by covey22 at 7:17 PM

April 16, 2007

Nikonians Academy expands territorial coverage

Mike Hagen, Director of the Nikonians Academy, announced today a big expansion on workshops. Initially present in 13 locations, workshop listings for 2007 now cover 23 major cities of North America, including Vancouver and Toronto in Canada.

The very popular Master your DSLR series includes one day seminars each on the Nikon D200 and D80/D70/D70s plus two days sessions on the D2X/D2Xs/D2Hs DSLRs. The current roster also includes workflow, with Nikon Capture NX hands-on in depth instruction, as well as Nikon i-TTL flash. The successful personalized format of no more than 12 students per class is kept, ensuring no question goes unanswered and that the instruction level is set depending on attendance, from beginners to working pros.
Make sure you book early, Nikonians Academy Workshops are sold out very fast.

Posted by jrp at 12:25 AM

April 15, 2007

Flash Memory Vending Machines

They're everywhere - lines of automated machines selling sodas, chips, candy and sometimes even small meals, but flash memory? Memory maker Kingston Technology has partnered with UK retailer MyMemory Ltd to provision the first-ever Flash Memory vending machine at Gatwick Airport in London.

Posted by covey22 at 9:33 PM

April 14, 2007

Nikonians News Flash #45


Tune in for what's hot in the Forum of the Week, and find out how you can get your very own Nikonians t-shirt!

Download Nikonians News Flash #45 (NPC-NF-2007-04-14.mp3; 7:20; 6.8MB; MP3 format)

April 14, 2007

In The News:

The merger between Pentax and Hoya, previously announced on News Flash, has come to a halt. Read more about it here.

Our friends at LetsGoDigital have highlighed a new digital camera aimed at realtors!

From The Forums:

The "Best Submission" winner from the March Online Photo Assignment is Derek Jordan, for "St. Hubert's Chapel".

Forum of the Week: Underwater Photography
Tips on improving your underwater photography.

Photos of D200s with underwater housings.

Help Nikonian Scuba Doo in his search for new strobes for his D200 rig!

Listen in to find out how to get your own Nikonians t-shirt!

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 5:55 PM

April 13, 2007

Real Estate Digital Camera

Our colleagues at LetsGoDigital report on a dedicated real-estate digital camera; with a 22mm f2.0 lens and 90 degree FOV, internal memory of up to 400 shots and 640x480 resolution, it promises to be a "simple to use and download" solution for on the go realtors.

Posted by covey22 at 5:00 AM

April 12, 2007

ID#38: The Image Doctors

Join Jason and Rick for another episode of Nikonians Talk Radio. This week's topics include Part #2 of the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 printer review, more thoughts on Adobe Lightroom, and a new release of Photo Mechanic. Plus, the "doctors" answer listener mail and offer their weekly photo prescription.

Download The Image Doctors #37 (NPC-ID-2007-04-12.mp3; 31:25; 11.0 MB; mp3 format)

Show Notes

01:26 Listener Mailbag: More thoughts on Adobe Lightroom
09:12 HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Review (Part II)
21:07 Photo Mechanic 4.5 released
26:55 Weekly Photo Prescription: Keywording

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Posted by drjay32 at 3:13 AM

April 11, 2007

Pentax and Hoya Call It Quits

Pentax and Hoya have stepped away from the table for now over the proposed merger, but a tendered offer may allow the deal to continue later on.

Posted by covey22 at 4:31 AM

April 7, 2007

Nikonians News Flash #44


Did you win? Listen in for the winner of the final HP Photosmart printer, as well as all the latest from the Nikonians community!

Download Nikonians News Flash #44 (NPC-NF-2007-04-07.mp3; 8:09; 7.5MB; MP3 format)

April 7, 2007

In The News:
Congratulations to the First Place winner of our Photographer of the Year 2006 Contest, Knut Askim! To see his winning shot, "Day Dreamer", click here.

From The Forums:
Contact The Changing Man if you're interested in wedding photography in Edinburgh next January.

April's Online Photo Assignment is Multiple Exposure.

Contact Ben if you have any advice on portrait shots in the DC area.

Nikonians Academy North American Workshops!
As promised, here's the direct link to the information on our workshops in May!

Congratulations to David Ralph of Horseheads, NY!

From A Picture I Took:

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 2:51 PM

April 1, 2007

Nikonians announces winners of 2006 Photo Contest

Winnipeg, Canada. Chris Gray, Director of Nikonians Photo Contests, announced today the winners of the Nikonians Photographers of the Year 2006 Contest.
First Place was won by Nikonian Knut Askim, username "DrBjarnt", from Norway, with the portrait "Day Dreamer". Knut will receive a Hewlett-Packard B9180 Photosmart Pro Printer for gallery-quality prints with extended archival properties, a 3-Years Nikonians Gold Membership and a Certificate of Nikonians High Photographic Achievement.

53699Gentile_Gentoo_thumb.jpgSecond Place was awarded to Nikonian Nico Housen, username "nhou", from Belgium, for his wildlife image "Gentle Gentoo". Nico will receive a Capture One Pro RAW workflow software by Phase One, a 2-Years Nikonians Gold Membership and a Certificate of Nikonians High Photographic Achievement.

For the 3rd Place Award and prizes, Nikonian Russ Barker, username "LeCCy" from the United Kingdom, impressed the judges with his landscape "Jokulsarlon". Russ will receive a Color Efex Pro 2.0 Software Imaging Pack by Nik Software, a 1-Year Nikonians Gold Membership and his Certificate of Nikonians High Photographic Achievement.

"It was an exciting year for the Contest." Director Chris Gray added. "The quality of the entries keeps on improving. It took the judges several weeks to select 18 finalists from all entries and then choose the 3 final winners. The growth rate of our community remains growing itself, and as our Systems Engineering team migrates the Nikonians Members Galleries to new servers within the next few weeks, we expect to see a big expansion in the number of participants. We are also very happy to see our enthusiastic sponsors adding to the prestige and attractiveness of our contests."

Congratulations to all participants and to the winners.

More information on this link for the 2007 Nikonians Photo Contest

Posted by jrp at 6:53 AM