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Albert Watson’s advice for aspiring photographers (Video)


Albert Watson, one of the most successful fashion and commercial photographers working today, gives the advice every photographer starting out should take note of. Albert Watson is most known for his iconic picture of Steve Jobs. Click on picture to see video.

Seasons Greeting From SJO with 250 GB of free Space


Seasons Greeting  from Silent Journalist Organization. As Visual Artists, we know just how important it is to have a safe, secure and convenient way to access our files. As a way to say thank you for your support, here are some free offers from our Partners at Dropbox, Adrive and Symform.

Second chance to download a free copy of the Wildlife Photography book


Wildlife photography On Safari with Your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow The English and German copy of the book will be available for a free download again on Sunday, December 18, 2011 from  midnight till 11.59pm CET (starting 6:00pm EST on December 17th).

XQD – a new memory card standard


The CompactFlash Association (CFA) announced the release of the XQD specification as a new high performance memory card. This XQD specification is based on the PCI Express® specification, which provides a solid base for future performance scaling.

Statement by the President on the Passing of Steve Jobs

 Statement by the President on the Passing of Steve Jobs   Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. By building […]

President Obama, Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Others React to the passing of Steve Jobs

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President Obama, Bill Gates, Paul Allen and others React to Steve Jobs’ Death. Jobs death prompted several Fortune 500 company CEOs, celebrities, politicians, fellow tech-savvy experts and Apple lovers to offer their condolences and praises of Jobs’ life accomplishments. Here are there words.

Official Photo of Steve Jobs by Albert Watson

Steve Jobs

Steven Paul “Steve“ Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was the Chairman of the Board of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Apple is leading the consumer technology world with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, its family of iPod media players and iTunes media store, and its Mac computers, iLife and iWork application suites.

Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

  Apple’s Board of Directors issue a Statement on the Passing of Steve Jobs.

Nikon files patents for new 70-200mm f/4 VRII,18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and rear lens release option


Patents are a great source that provide valuable information about upcoming products. Here are the latest patents filed from Nikon. 

R-Strap Instructions


Black Rapid releases there R-Instructions for each one of our R-Straps. Each R-Strap has it’s own PDF document available to view, download and print.

Nikon releases the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens Nikon 1 J1 / V1


Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the first two models in the new Nikon 1 series, the J1 and V1. Nikon 1 is an advanced interchangeable lens that proposes new forms of imaging expression with a new super high-speed AF CMOS image sensor, the new high-speed image-processing engine, EXPEED 3.

Nikon releases its Dedicated accessories for the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera System

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Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of dedicated accessories for the new Nikon 1 camera system. The Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens is a new digital camera system that proposes new forms of imaging expression and enjoyment.

Nikon releases the first four 1 NIKKOR lenses

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Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the first four 1 NIKKOR lenses for the new Nikon 1 camera system. The Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens is a new digital camera system that proposes new forms of imaging expression and enjoyment.

Nikon proudly introduces the Nikon 1 brand


Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce its new Nikon 1 brand, an Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens that proposes new forms of imaging expression and enjoyment.  The new Nikon 1 brand joins existing Nikon D-series digital-SLR cameras and the COOLPIX brand of compact digital cameras as the third brand in Nikon’s digital camera arsenal.

Empower Your Hand-held Shooting


Various tips and techniques for fully utilizing the potential of the VR (Vibration Reduction) function are introduced in the following pages. You can experience the power of VR with movie files included for each applicable shooting scene.

OS X Lion: How to use Migration Assistant to transfer files from another Mac


The instructions in this article refer to Migration Assistant, but they also apply to migrations performed using the Setup Assistant. Setup Assistant starts the first time you start up your new Mac and helps you enter your Internet information and set up a user account on your computer.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 Release Candidate Download


Thank you for your interest in downloading the Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3.5 release candidate on Adobe Labs. A “release candidate” label indicates that this update is well tested, but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers.

Aperture: Learn about the difference between scaled and non-scaled watermarks


The Show Watermark section of the Aperture Image Export window offers a choice to scale watermarks. Learn how this setting affects the way Aperture renders watermarks on your exported images.

Creative Light

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Creative Light is an international photographic lighting accessory company created by photographers for photographers.


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Sekonic provides the widest range of light measurement devices for photographers around the world. Established in June 1951 as Seiko Electric Industries Co., Ltd., the first Sekonic brand exposure meter introduced was the revolutionary Sekonic P-1.



The Profoto philosophy demands that tools be designed to shape light in specific ways, with minimum effort. Profoto’s unique modular system of optically designed light shaping tools allow you create the “perfect light” on demand. With them, you can work simply, consistently, and efficiently.



For over 50 years, Mamiya has been a name synonymous with excellence and innovation in professional photographic cameras and lenses.


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PocketWizard radios are the photo industry’s leaders in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash lighting and light meters.

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