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 talk about Sony’s current prowess at producing high tech, feature packed cameras at aggressive price points, which is at odds with the stagnation affecting the company at large; Anna Fischer has a grip guide devoted to our dizzying selection of clamps; we look at a newly added addition to our arsenal, the Mole-Richardson 2K Spacelight, with examples of how to use it; we announce new photography job openings at ARC in New York City; I link to a clip from the HBO show VEEP which perfectly captures the obsession with “the best” camera, as opposed to the right camera debate; we cover Adorama Pro’s Think Tank and Nikon Demo Day; and we highlight the week’s photo and video events in NYC.
On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Jena Ardell interviews Tom Carey on successful surf photography; Michele Westmorland and Matt Weiss provide some underwater photography composition ground rules to work from; Bryan Peterson gives some creative flash photography tips; and Mason Resnick offers tips for B&W photography printing from Photoshop Elements;
On the Gear Guides and Reviews Blog, Mason weighs in on the pros and cons of the best digital cameras for street photography; Sandy Ramirez reviews the Fujifilm X100 with firmware update as a street photography tool; Mason analyzes the new Canon Rebel T4i; and he reviews the Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye Lens.
At the Adorama News Desk, Sony introduces an impressive new large sensor compact, the RX100; Canon announces a new 18MP mid-range DSLR, the T4i; Sigma announces a new 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for APS DSLRs; Fred Singer reports on the newly announced Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G and 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G lenses, commemorating it’s 70 millionth lens produced; and AdoramaPix is running a special for its fantastic 14 page, 8×8 photobooks for only $9.99.
On the PhotoZAP Photo Critiques blog, the Adorama team dissects two photos to see whether a pile of bricks can be elevated and whether a portrait of a grandson can break the rules and get away with it.