Around the Adoramasphere

Posted in News by Nathan Lee Bush on February 4, 2011

Around the Adoramasphere is our weekly roundup of the internet goings-on of the Adorama family.

At the Adorama News Desk, Mason Resnick rounds up the weekly photo news, including the Leica M-Mount Module for the Ricoh GXR Camera system, as well as the Flickr account deletion that has everybody looking cockeyed at the photo-sharing service.

On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, Nathan Lee Bush interviews Tim Hetherington on war and the ubiquity of images in the digital age, and what it means for photographers and filmmakers; Dave Goldgaber highlights the Comtek wireless audio monitoring system; Nathan writes about the fantastic new online resource for art-lovers, the Google Art Project; we list an agenda of the week’s photo events from our calendar; and we encourage our readers across the country to look into the Adorama-sponsored portable strobe event, the Flash Bus, touring 29 cities from two of the fields leading educators.

On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Mark Wallace demos two iPad apps, piRAWnha, a nice RAW image editor, and ComicStrip, which lets you make comics from your photos; and shows off some video stabilization equipment, the Manfrotto 501HDV Fluid Video Head with 546B Aluminum Tripod Legs, and a portable dolly.

On the Gear Guides and Reviews Blog, Mark releases part 3 of his ongoing series on shooting video with a DSLR, about the essential subject of sound recording; Mark chats with the creator of the DSLR video hubPlanet5D; in an excellent new FAQ column, Mason answers the the vexing question of if and when to buy one long zoom over two shorter zooms; Guest Author Brian McCarty shows how to take studio-quality pictures in less-than-ideal conditions; Fred Singer explains why you might consider shooting with a green screen.

On Tech Tock, Mason announces the exciting Flash Bus tour, the upcoming Adorama-sponsored event where Joe McNally and David Hobby tour 29 cities in six weeks, elucidating the world of small strobes; Then he updates the situation, explaining that the registrations are filling up fast, and that Seattle is sold out.


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