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Industry News: Photokina Goes Annual - and Beyond Cameras

PetaPixel   Tuesday May 30, 2017

Photokina, the world’s leading photography, videography, and imaging trade show, is making some big changes, reports PetaPixel: Until now the event in Cologne, Germany, has taken place every other year, but starting in 2018 it will happen annually. Organizers say it will also reposition itself to cover a broader range of products — including augmented and virtual reality technology, cloud computing, image recognition and holography, archiving and content management, social media, and computer-generated imaging.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 2: World's First Multi-Aperture Pinhole Lens for DSLRs

KICKSTARTER   Tuesday May 30, 2017

In the digital age, pinhole photography has become a trendy antiquated process, notes DIY Photography, which spotlights the Thingyfy Pinhole Pro, a variable-aperture pinhole lens for DSLRs. The 50mm lens, now being Kickstarted, features pinhole sizes ranging from 0.1 to 0.8mm in diameter that can be dialed in. It’s made from anodised aluminium alloy and features a 58mm front filter thread. It’s also available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and Pentax K mounts.    Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 1: World's First Tempered Glass ND Filters

KICKSTARTER   Tuesday May 30, 2017

Breakthrough Photography is using tempered glass — a toughened form of glass used in car windows, shower doors, refrigerator trays, and mobile screen protectors —  to create its new Dark CPL and X4 GND filters, notes PetaPixel. The tempered glass is resistant to scratches:  Breakthrough says it won’t break even when dropped on hard surfaces. It also prevents warping and is better at accepting coatings, allowing Breakthrough to apply its MRC16 and nanotec coatings for reduced surface reflection and easier cleaning. Now being funded at Kickstarter.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Visualizing the Dangers and Hopes of the Underground Railroad

By David Schonauer   Monday May 29, 2017

Since 2012, Dallas-based photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has been retracing the routes of the Underground Railroad, shooting during the night at locations from Louisiana and Alabama to Indiana and Michigan. Her images visualize furtive wanderings through unknown, dark landscapes, the danger and the safety that lurked behind doorways, the immense star-filled skies above and the breaking dawns promising freedom. Now the series has been collected ...   Read the full Story >>

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