Around the Adoramasphere
Around the Adoramasphere is our weekly roundup of the internet goings-on of the Adorama family.
On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, I asked six photographers who attended the Emerge Face2Face Portfolio Review at Canoe Studio about their experience, and how valuable these events are for their business; Melanie Mclean described her experiences on location with the Kessler Cineslider; and as always, we listed the upcoming photo and video events around New York City, from openings to workshops.
On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Mark Wallace reviews the Manfrotto Complete AutoPole Expan background system; Mark shows how to composite multiple images using Photoshop; Mark shows off 100 Cameras in 1 for iPad, which let’s you add a variety of photo effects by swiping and has a unique adjustment interface; and Michael Freeman gives his ten point travel photography shot checklist.
On the Gear Guides and Reviews Blog, Mason reviews the Casio’s Exilim EX-ZR100, a compact built for speed; Greg Scoblete reviews the new Motorola Xoom Tablet; he also reviews the Sandisk Sansa Fuze+ portable music player and the Sony Reader Daily ebook reader.
On the new Pro Audio Blog, Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil review an industry favorite handheld condenser microphone, the Shure SM81-LC; they create a handy guide to studio monitors for a recording studios; they also introduce a buying guide for live mixers for recording pristine audio of an event; and they review the Lexicon MX-200 dual reverb USB effects processor.
At the Adorama News Desk, Mason highlights the new stripped down – both in size and features – touchscreen Panasonic Lumix GF3, as well as the new Leica-branded lens for Micro Four Thirds mounts; and he highlights the week’s photo news, including the new Sony NEX-C3 mirrorless compact, Ricoh’s entry into the Rugged Camera club, a firmware update roundup, and the world’s most photographed thing (which we could probably stop photographing now).