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Allendale, NJ (October 27, 2010) - Leica Camera Inc. is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with the Center for Digital Imaging Inc. (CDI), an international digital imaging consulting firm. This collaboration will offer training programs for the Leica S-System beginning November 1, 2010. A service beyond typical Pro Dealer resources, CDI will work with S-System users one-on-one to help them create new or redefine current imaging workflow strategies.
Meet The Leica S-System
Try The New S Lenses At The Leica Studio in New York City.Leica Camera is pleased to feature the S-System at Production Central Daylight Studio in New York City on October 28 and 29, 2010 as part of its activities for Photo Plus East 2010. Try the Leica S-System, a class of its own from capture to output during Leica’s open shoot sessions and lectures from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.
Leica Camera AG Product Managers and Product Specialists will be available to assist and answer questions. Renowned photographers, Rinze Van Brug and Chiun-Kai Shih will also be on hand on October 28 and 29 respectively to discuss their work.
Scott Geffert of CDI will give a short presentation titled “The Leica S2 and International Standards - The latest methods to increase productivity and image quality” followed by a sneak peek into the future of photographic lighting by CDI Technology.
Each day, Jon Slesinger from Fotocare will have a printing demonstration from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Leica invites all photographers to take this opportunity to experience and evaluate the Leica S-System.
For more information, please contact Leica Camera at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.leica-camera.com or www.facebook.com/s.system. Production Central Daylight Studio is located on 369 W. 34th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10001(Across from B&H)
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As our industry continues to pick itself up after a hideous 24 months of little to no work thanks to a crap economy; I too am now inundated with photo production work as well as our existing projects for the web sites.Most notably is the impending completion of our new and completely overhauled database system.
This new Database will be expanded to allow listings for every member of the commercial photo industry as well as offer some features similar to those found on social networking sites, features currently not offered anywhere else that I am aware of; and 1 or 2 features that other industry related sites currently charge you for.
I currently have a dozen people testing it and abusing it thoroughly and expect to launch it in the next 10 days.
Next week is the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javitz center here in NYC. It's the one time every year I get to see some of my friends now spread out across the country and many of you that I have met over the years either through workshops or through the site or our networking events. So hopefully we'll have a chance to meet again.
I would also like to welcome or new sponsor Leica Camera. In the coming weeks and months we will be presenting a number of events that will be hosted in part by Leica and maybe even a few surprises.
Digital Tech Appreciation Day
Monday, November 8, 2010
Leica Camera is pleased to invite you to participate in Digital Tech Appreciation Day on Monday, November 8, 2010. This day is to honor and show appreciation to all of the digital techs in the field of photography. Leica Camera just wants to say "Thanks" for all you do! Please join us on the S-System page on Facebook for a day of appreciation: http://www.facebook.com/S.System. Don't miss the behind-the-scenes stories, shout-outs and extras that are in store. Also, Leica Camera will announce the digital tech winner of a three day rental of the S-System free of charge.
Are you the best digital tech or know who is?
To kick off all of the appreciation we're opening up nominations for who is the best digital tech: is it you or someone you know? Out of the nominations, Leica Camera will award a three day rental of the S-System free of charge to the digital tech that stands out the most.
Submissions will be held starting Wednesday, October 20 - Friday, November 5. The winner will be announced on Monday, November 8 on the S-System page on Facebook as part of Digital Tech Appreciation Day. To nominate you or someone you know now, please visit http://www.facebook.com/S.System.
Check out our full length interview with lifestyle and advertising photographer David Harry Stewart. And for those of us with short attention spans all of our videos and interviews are also available in short form.
I look forward to seeing you all at the PhotoPlus Expo next week and on our new site.
The Light of Day by Simon Biswas
The Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition
Limited Edition Camera Only Available Through the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Allendale, NJ (October 5, 2010) – Leica Camera AG is pleased to be included in the 84th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as one of the coveted Neiman Marcus “Fantasy Gifts.” The Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition is available in a limited edition of only 50 pieces exclusively through the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.
With exquisite craftsmanship and premium digital technology, this gift is simply one of the finest cameras in the world. Limited to a worldwide edition of just 50, the Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition is the only camera that combines the classic Leica M shooting experience with the latest digital technology and luxurious design. The rugged Leica M body and matching Summicron-M 35mm f2.0 ASPH lens are flawlessly finished in silver chrome, and the body is covered in luxurious brown ostrich leather trim with a matching ostrich leather strap. It is the world’s smallest digital rangefinder camera with a full-frame 18 mega-pixel sensor and interchangeable lenses to capture ultra-high resolution images. The high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD screen is protected by sapphire cover glass.
The Leica M9 is a true connoisseur’s camera for photographers that value ultra-precise manual focusing and relish taking personal control of the creative process. Each body is numbered and your gift can be personalized with an engraved signature. A full suite of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 digital editing software, a personal letter from Leica CEO Alfred Schopf and certificate of authenticity, are included. The Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition can be personally delivered by a Leica photography expert, which would also include a private training and orientation session to introduce new photographers to the full Leica experience (only available in the continental US).
For further information on Leica, please visit www.leica-camera.com or www.facebook.com/leicacamera.
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Solms, Germany (September 21, 2010) – Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the V-LUX 2, debuting at Photokina on September 21. The V-LUX 2 combines a high-performance lens and outstanding image quality with a sleek and compact body. Equipped with a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. lens, a 3’’ rotating LCD display and a wide variety of video functions in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD, the V-LUX 2 is ideal for almost any photographic situation. "Its versatile lens and compact form make the LEICA V-LUX 2 the ideal camera for the ambitious travel and wildlife photographer," says Peter Kruschewski, Product Manager for Digital Compact Cameras at Leica Camera AG. "In certain shooting situations the use of camera systems with lens changes is often required. Thanks to the V-LUX 2’s large range of focal lengths, this compact camera has the ability to capture almost all moments of life." Kruschewski continues, "The V-LUX 2 is an interesting alternative to comparable SLR systems. Compact and lighter, it significantly reduces the weight and volume of a traveler’s photographic equipment."
Lexar and Crucial Memory Solutions Enhance Productivity by Reducing Up To 80 Minutes of Unwanted Downtime
Photokina, Cologne, Germany, September 21, 2010 -- Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today demonstrated how photographers can spend more time taking the perfect shot and less time waiting in the studio by using high-performance Lexar® and Crucial® memory solutions. The results showed that with a full suite of Lexar memory cards, readers, and backup drives, as well as Crucial DRAM and solid-state drives (SSDs), a photographer can shave approximately 80 minutes off a typical one-day photo shoot by replicating Lexar Media’s testing scenario.
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Profoto Introduces D4 Air Series Precise, versatile flash generators with integrated radio remote and synchronization
Elmsford, NY – September 20th 2010 – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and light shaping tools is proud to introduce the D4 Air series.Profoto D4 flash generators are renowned worldwide for their exemplary color and power stability, wide power range, precise adjustments and easy handling. Four fully a symmetrical flash sockets, in combination with a wide assortment of light shaping tools, make them perfect all-around tools to master even the most demanding photographic jobs.Profoto also implements its proven "Air" radio remote and sync system in the D4 series. The new D4 1200 Air, D4 2400 Air and D4 4800 Air generators offer comfortable radio remote and reliable radio synchronization via the small and handy Profoto Air Remote or Profoto Air Sync transceivers (Air Sync – synchronization only). Profoto's Studio software makes it possible, in combination with the optional Profoto Air USB transceiver, to control, save and recall all settings wireless by a Mac or PC.
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"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison
"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton
"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz
"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee
" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles
"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton
"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla
"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon
"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton
“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston
"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston
"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle
"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams
"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe
" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand
"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst
"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein
"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson
"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith
"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan