by Wendell Benedetti
March 18, 2013 —
Rangefinder presents a variety of exhibits; book releases; new products tools and software; special projects by photographers; and more.
Two New Photo Books from Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook publishing recently released Digital Capture After Dark, a 192-page book that reveals all the exciting possibilities of using long-exposure digital photography to capture nighttime images. Co-authored by Philipp Scholz Rittermann and Rangefinder magazine contributor Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler, Digital Capture After Dark explains the unexpected difficulties photographers encounter when they first try their hand at nighttime photography. It also includes tips on buying the appropriate camera gear, as well as techniques that meet the after-dark challenges, such as careful color balancing, expanding dynamic range, controlling flare, dealing with noise, and converting files to black and white. It features more than 200 images, including contributions from photographers Michael Penn and Kevin McCollister. Price: $39.95.
A Historical Look at Native America
Fundy Updates Software Suite
Lexar’s High-Performance Memory Products
Memory product manufacturer Lexar recently introduced high-performance memory cards that leverage the XQD specification for next-generation DSLR camera models backed by Nikon and Sony. Available in 32GB and 64GB sizes, the new Lexar Professional 1100x XQD cards offer a minimum guaranteed read transfer speed of 168MB/sec. Utilizing PCI Express and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technologies, the new cards also support 1080p full-HD and 3D video, and sequences of up to 100 RAW format frames in the continuous shooting mode. High-speed data transfers from XQD cards to computers is made possible by Lexar’s new Professional XQD USB 3.0 Reader, which delivers transfer speeds up to five times faster than USB 2.0. Lexar’s Professional 1100x XQD cards have MSRPs of $299.99 (32GB) and $579.99 (64GB). Thhttp://www.courseptr.come Lexar XQD USB 3.0 Reader has an MSRP of $44.99.
Class of 2014
PaintShop Pro X5 Explained
Color Fantasies 2 for Lightroom
Seim Effects recently introduced Color Fantasies 2, a system of more than 100 software-based presets that dramatically refine color images in Adobe Lightroom. Rebuilt for better workflows and mixing of effects, Color Fantasies 2 includes five categories of powerful tools that define color schemes from classic color to cinema-inspired tones. Its improved tools allow photographers to leverage the subtleties of color in their own way, mixing, matching, and adjusting on their own terms. Color Fantasies 2 supports Mac and Windows systems, working independently of white balance and exposure settings. Download price: $49.
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