Midweek Photo News Roundup- 6/17

photo by erix! (creative commons)

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

-Fantasea announced two new underwater camera housings just in time for summer: the FL-19/20 for Nikon Coolpix L19 & L20 cameras and the FA-480 for the Canon PowerShot A480.

-onOne Software announced its first ever iPhone application. The new DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone allows photographers using a supported Canon EOS DSLR that is connected to a WiFi enabled computer to remotely control the settings of the camera, fire the shutter, review images, and even get a live viewfinder preview.

-Think Take Photo collaborated on a stunning concept video for their soon to be released addition to the Multimedia Wired Up Collection of bags, specifically designed for those shooting still, audio, and video in the field.

-Getty Images launched a new Flickr photo clouds feature to The Flickr Collection, which lets users visually group images that catch their eye.


DP Twitter Followers’ Dream Photo Shoots


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We asked all our talented Twitter followers what their dream photo shoot would be, if they could photograph anything or anyone, anywhere in the world. The results were inspiring to say the least, and so totally different from one another. Here are a few of our favorites below. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter if you aren’t already, to get breaking photo news and become a part of the DP community of photo enthusiasts.  And be sure to click the links to follow these great photographers below and check out their portfolios of work.

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Photographing Children in a Developing Country


I recently came across this post by cashewman called “13 Tips for Great Photography in a Developing Country” (via BoingBoing) and it got me to thinking about the times I’ve shot scenes of life in a developing country.  Over the past few years, I have spent time visiting the orphanages of Tijuana and Baja California, and always bring my camera along for the trips. Whereas in the U.S., photographing children is  fragile and often dangerous ground for photographers to trample, even for those of us with the best intentions, in Mexico the children and their guardians seem to welcome the chance for little ones to be in front of the lens. However, there are two things about photography that I have learned over the years that have helped me to understand the true experience of these orphaned children even better.

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DP Editor Lynne Eodice’s Online Photo Course


Lynne Eodice, editor of Digital Photographer and author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop, will be teaching an online course on photography basics entitled “How to Shoot Inspiring Images.” This four-week course will be available through on July 1, so reserve your spot now! Check out more information about the course after the jump…

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Chris Golson’s Pacific Coast Photography Workshop


Few could accuse the  Chris Golson Pacific Coast Photography Adventures workshop of being more of the same.  Billed as  “A digital photography workshop in Half Moon Bay, California featuring an airborne safari in a Zeppelin over San Francisco…“, the workshop is all-inclusive and offers participants a view to shoot that many others don’t, to say the very least.  If you’re interested in aerial photography and unique experiences, this three day workshop in September might be for you. See more information about the workshop, led by instructors such as acclaimed Dutch photographer Dirk Karsten and Silicon Valley photographer Chris Golson after the jump…

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