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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 8/12

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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.

- Nikon announced their much anticipated D300s and D3000 D-SLRs.

- I came across John Sypal’s blog, tokyo camera style, which I quite like.

- Verbatim announced their new “penny thin” TUFF-’N'-TINY 8GB USB Drive.

- Nikon also announced the winners of their highly regarded International Photo Contest.

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Polipics: Clinton to the Rescue

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I chose this photo this week because the story seemed to be more about President Clinton’s trip to see ailing Kim Jong Il (he has pancreatic cancer and had a stroke a year ago) than it was about returning the “convicted,” then pardoned journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee of Comment TV. Apparently months of backroom dealing at the White House made this all happen so easily as Clinton was the person the ill Il wanted—and needed—to give his friendless country a positive spin.

With no announcement, Clinton arrived in North Korean in an unmarked plane, yet is greeted with diplomacy and flowers, meets with Il, and brings the women home. (So many opportunities here for bad jokes, I’ll leave them to you.) But having a former president play Dudley Do-Right elevated this medium-hot story to another level.

Ling and Lee had been arrested for illegally entering the country, and convicted of it, but insiders on NPR and other news outlets say Korea never planned on really keeping them locked up, as all things are politics in Korea. This was not a raid on Entebbe. This was political maneuvering at the highest levels—Korea needs friends and we don’t take kindly to having our journalists or citizens jailed. Just what all the talk was about while Clinton visited, as the White House says he not there to negotiate government deals, is yet to be revealed. What do you think? Should Clinton have gone? Did Il get the attention he wanted? Is that ok?

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 7/29

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photo © Still Life With…

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.

-Stll Life With… posted a great, comprehensive and beautifully illustrated piece on the 2009 International Conference on Food Styling & Photography Master Class that she attended.

-onOne Software released their Plug-in Suite 4.5.1, and it’s now available for immediate download.

-On view right now at the Getty Center is “In Focus: Making a Scene“– photographs “drawn exclusively from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection,” which “make no pretense about presenting the world as it exists; instead, they are the productions of directors and actors who rely on stagecraft and occasional darkroom trickery to tell stories.”

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Reader Photos: Louise Fahy

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Digital Photographer reader Louise Fahy is a Canadian lawyer and photographer based in Paris, France.  She has a deep interest in foreign travel and languages, and has traveled extensively throughout the world, capturing scenes of sprawling landscape and city life with her Sony D-SLR. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times and on various websites in France. Below is a  selection of some of her powerful shots, as well as her thoughts on the images she captured, from a trip she took to central Australia in January 2008. More of Louise Fahy’s work can be seen at either of her online portfolios: http://louisefahy.redbubble.com or http://louise-fahy.fineartamerica.com.

Enjoy Louise’s  shots after the jump, and be sure to join the DP Flickr Group, and to send me your thoughts on why you should be the next photographer highlighted in the DP Blog’s Reader Photos section through Flickr mail or on Twitter at twitter.com/digiphotomag.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 3rd Ward Fall Group Show

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3rd Ward in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has issued an open call for their Fall Group Show, which is an opportunity I would counsel all budding career photographers to not let pass them by. This competition is, according to 3rd Ward, “an international search for the best new work from emerging photographers.” Beyond the exposure of having your photography exhibited in the renown gallery space, one winner will get a $500 prize and a 3rd Ward bike (!), and the top 25 photographers will also have their work exhibited in the show, will be featured in 3rd Ward’s quarterly print publication, get a one month membership at 3rd Ward with access to their photo studios and heavy local exposure. The contest is taking submissions until August 7, 2009 at 11:59pm (EST). Fore more information, go to the 3rd Ward website here.

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