R.I.P. Andrew MacNaughton: Feb. 25, 1964 – Jan. 24, 2012

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Toronto photographer Andrew MacNaughton died Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the age of 47. Famous for his portraits of iconic Canadian celebrities, MacNaughton suffered a heart attack while on assignment in Los Angeles.

In addition to having been the principle photographer for Rush (since 1989), MacNaughton is well-known for his photos of Rufus Wainwright, Sloan, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Peter Mansbridge, Margaret Atwood and the Trailer Park Boys. His resumé also boasts video direction for the likes of Great Big Sea and Michael Bublé. And his most recent work, Grace: Africa in Photographs, donated proceeds to Art Gives Hope – a charity he founded in 2006.

Check out some of MacNaughton’s photographs here.

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Happy Birthday, Elinchrom!

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That’s right – today marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of the day Elinchrom started to manufacture Studio and Outdoor flash systems.

Check out this incredible timeline, outlining the highlights of Elinchrom’s past 50 years — from January 26, 1962 right up until today!

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Henrieta Haniskova Gears up for Elvis

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Check out this video that gives us a day-in-the-life glimpse into photographer Henrieta Haniskova‘s world. Henrieta was one of Vistek’s CONTACT Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award winners in 2010 and her project documenting 50 Elvis tribute artists from the Collingwood Elvis Festival (an annual Ontario event that’s been running for close to 20 years!)has been receiving acclaim wherever it’s presented.

I Am Elvis – Henrieta Haniskova from Amanda Lowe on Vimeo.

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HD Time-Lapse of Yosemite National Park

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Check out this gorgeous collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty – shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.
 

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Wed., Jan. 25: Free Nikon D4 Webinar

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SF Photo School is offering a FREE webinar this Wednesday, Jan. 25 that will outline Nikon’s new D4 DSLR. Presented by Uzair Kharawala & Mark Higgins of Nikon UK, this informal webinar will explore the exciting features (did you know you can control the D4 with your iPhone?) of new the new flagship of the Nikon DSLR lineup. Sign up now and get the inside scoop!

What: Nikon D4 Webinar
When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 | 9am ET
Cost: FREE

SIGN UP HERE!

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Focal Point – Friday, Jan. 20

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Photo Fabulousness —

Singles Scene
Singles Scene by lynn.h.armstrong
 

Online Awesomeness

The Digital Visual started with the goal to create emotional experiences through the visual mediums of film and photography as well as educate and inform by way of a comprehensive blog detailing industry news and views. This site is geared around the aspiring digital visual maker and the growing community of independent creatives. Freelance filmmaker, photographer, cinematographer, and CAD designer Manuel Calle created The Digital Visual in order to showcase personal projects as well as connect with the thriving film and photography community.
 

Video Virtuosity

A young woman living in Los Angeles named Madeline did a 365 day project that’s a bit different than most: instead of taking a picture a day, she decided to document each day with roughly one second of footage. At the conclusion of 2011, she combined all 365 video clips into this beautiful 7-minute-long video that offers a glimpse into what her year was like.

2011 from hey_rabbit on Vimeo.

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Chapter 11 for Eastman Kodak

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A press release, today, has announced that photography pioneers Eastman Kodak Co. has officially filed for bankruptcy.

After months of speculation and rumour, the New York-based company has revealed that, after 131 years, its U.S subsidiaries are starting a “voluntary Chapter 11 business reorganization.”

The business reorganization is intended to bolster liquidity in the U.S. and abroad,  states the press release. And the flow of goods and services to customers is said to continue globally as Non-U.S. subsidiaries are not included in the U.S. Filing

Said Antonio M. Perez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: “Chapter 11 gives us the best opportunities to maximize the value in two critical parts of our technology portfolio:  our digital capture patents, which are essential for a wide range of mobile and other consumer electronic devices that capture digital images and have generated over $3 billion of licensing revenues since 2003; and our breakthrough printing and deposition technologies, which give Kodak a competitive advantage in our growing digital businesses.”

>>Read the Press Release.

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NEW from Sony: Micro Vault MACH

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Newly launched from Sony is the SDMicro Vault MACH — the first family of flash memory drives from Sony with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology.

Available in capacities from 8GB up to 64GB, Micro Vault MACH offers data speeds up to 120 MB/s (read) and 90 MB/s (write) – ideal for consumers and business users who need the convenience and reliability of ultra-fast on-the-go data transfers.

The thumb drive’s aluminium body is built to withstand day-to-day knocks, while its retractable USB connector’s click mechanism offers extra protection. It’s also backward-compatible with USB 2.0, so if your PC (or any device) doesn’t support 3.0, you’re still good to go.

The Micro Vault MACH is available now.

>>Read the Press Release.

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2012 Photographer’s Social Media Handbook

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As part of their ongoing series of free business guides for photographers and marketing professionals, PhotoShelter has recently released The Photographer’s Social Media Handbook.

The free two-part document is packed with tips to grow your photography business and offers information to help you:

  • Optimize Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter to generate new business.
  • Learn to attract followers and engage your audience from top photographers.
  • Understand the newest social media features and how they can help introduce you to new potential clients.

Download your copy HERE.

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Focal Point – Friday, Jan. 13

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Photo Fabulousness —

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Self Portrait by Andre Vautour
 

Online Awesomeness

Have you already slipped up with your New Year’s Resolutions? Why not make one that’s both creative and easy to keep (we won’t tell that you started a few days late!) The 365 Project is easy and incredibly fun: take one photo every day for 365 days.  That’s it. You can upload, share, and check out other photographers’ work. Check out the 365 Project’s blog, too, for more year-round fun!
 

Video Virtuosity

If you’re thinking of jumping on the 365 Project bandwagon and need a bit of inspiration, check out this video from Jeff Harris – who started his project ten years ago… and is still going strong!

Jeff Harris: 4,748 Self-Portraits and Counting from We Know Music.

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