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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 7/15

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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.

- Nik Software announced its Summer 2009 Webinar schedule–six free hour-long educational webinars that will cover a range of photography topics including weddings, wildlife, portraits, landscapes, and fine art.

- Verbatim announced  its new SureFire™ line of portable combo FW800/USB2 HDDs. The palm-sized hard drives are now available with capacities of 250GB, 320GB and 500GB.

- Hasselblad will invite a limited number of photographers to join Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and their design team at the Kennedy Space Center for an exclusive, all expenses paid weekend of seminars, professional training, and out of this world photography, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first lunar photographs and the launch of the new H3DII-60.

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Samsung Announces Two New Cameras

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Samsung has announced two new additions to their SL line of compact digital cameras–the SL720 and SL50. Both cameras boast 12.2MP and 5x optical zoom. The SL720 has a 28mm wide‑angle lens and Dual Image Stabilization, and the SL502 offers a standard 35mm lens and Digital Image Stabilization. More on both cameras after the jump…

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Check out the New Issue of DP!

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The brand new issue of Digital Photographer features profiles on top photographers, including New York based Barbara Bordnick’s unique take on floral photography and an international look at fashion photographers from New York to London to Shanghai. You are sure to learn about and be inspired by the creative and business sides of shooting in that genre. The issue also features insightful reviews of new D-SLRs, including the Nikon D90, which shoots HD video and the Olympus E-30, which features creative art filters. There are also reviews of the retro looking Canon G10 “prosumer” camera and the Sony Cyber-shot G3, which is Wi-Fi enabled to share photos on sites like Picasa instantly and wirelessly. Also, don’t miss the “Back to Basics” features on those nagging features that you never quite understood: resolution, image quality and zoom range, and the basics of camcorder speak.

Of course, there are always the columns you love: Digital Insider, Exposure and Inside the Image, which features the work of a DP reader. Learn how your photograph could be featured in the next issue here. We look forward to your feedback on the new issue, and as always, you can catch us on Twitter for up to the minute photo world news.

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Sony Announces New Flash Memory Camcorders

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Breaking news this minute:  Sony has just announced their brand new HDR-CX520V and HDR-CX500V Handycam® camcorders, which capture full 1920 x 1080 High Definition video and up to 12-megapixel photos on a 64GB or 32GB internal flash memory, respectively, offering up to 25 hours of HD video (LP mode). Check out more info from Sony after the jump…

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 7/1

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photo by Jon Bakos, via GOOD

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.

-Twitter and Flickr launched Flickr2Twitter integration!!! (Can you tell we’re excited?)

-GOOD’s new Picture Show: At the Truck Stop features  Jon Bakos’ Truck Drivers series.

-The Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting workshops and free guest lectures by top photojournalists on Thursdays and Saturdays at their Los Angeles space.

-Nikon discusses the best way to capture memories of the family through photography with professional photographer Carrie Sandoval and Blogger Elisa Bieg from The Unlikely Housewife in their latest Podcast.

-The Frame takes a look at daily life as captured in the images of Associated Press photographers around the world.

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