Around the Adoramasphere
Around the Adoramasphere is our weekly roundup of the internet goings-on of the Adorama family.
At the Adorama News Desk, a writer highlights the new Olympus Micro Four Thirds 12-50mm zoom lens with weather sealing.
On the Gear Guides and Reviews blog, Mark Wallace reviews the new GR Digital IV enthusiast compact from Ricoh; and Mark reviews the Koredoko iPad app, which allows you to pinpoint your photos on a map.
On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, I highlight the newly renting Panchro Primes from Cooke, affordable but sophisticated PL Mount lenses, which also transfer metadata to select Digital Cinema Cameras; I share a new superwide Canon L fisheye zoom lens in our arsenal, which is the only lens allowing both full-frame and circular fisheye effects; and, as always, we divulge the week’s photo and video openings, workshops, talks and networking events.
On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, contributor Mark Rockwood demonstrates how to recreate 1920s glamour portrait lighting; Mark takes you behind the scenes for part two of his start to finish shoot of a photo book cover, with a byzantine lighting setup and on-the-fly mockups; Allen Rokach and Anne Millman have tips on holiday party photography; and Mason dons his citizen journalist hat and captures a story that had eluded the local media, all in under an hour from shoot to upload, thanks to batch processing in Photoshop Elements.