Bride Drowns During Photoshoot in Wedding Dress

While posing for a photo shoot in her wedding dress near a river in Montreal, a woman slipped and fell into water about 1-foot deep.  The “wedding dress got soaked and became extremely heavy.  She started slipping and falling down when the photographer grabbed her but she was too heavy that he couldn’t pull her from the edge,” according to Quebec provincial police Sgt. Ronald McInnis. [Read more...]

New Canon PIXMA Printers

Canon PIXMA MG4220 Wireless Printer

Canon recently launched several new photo printers, which include PIXMA Photo All-in-One (MG4220, MG3220, and MG2220) and SELPHY CP900 printers.

The MG4220 and MG3220 are wireless printers, while the MG2220 rounds out the low-cost end as a starter all-in-one printer. They are priced at $130, $80 and $70, respectively.

The SELPHY CP900 is a compact photo printer that can print 4×6 images.  It runs $100.

Free Webinar on Architectural HDR Photography

Unified Color

Unified Color (maker of HDR Expose 2) will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 15.  The webinar will feature professional architectural photographer Michael James, “during which he will discuss and demonstrate how Unified Color’s color-safe editing tools and workflow-simplifying features of the fully-featured HDR Expose 2 and Photoshop® plug-in,32 Float v2 have enhanced his commercial work.”

You can register for the free webinar here.

CES Unveiled Kicking Off Now

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CES gets its official start tonight with a media preview called CES Unveiled.  I’ll have more updates later this evening as WD get our first look at the newest gear for 2012.

Amazing Tech: Rendering Synthetic Objects into Existing Photos

The objects in the bottom row of images have been placed in the original photos after the fact.  What’s so impressive though, is that lighting and color characteristics of the objects and scenes interact with each other.  That is, the objects appear to be lit by the existing lighting of the scene and, at the same time, cast new shadows in the scene.

Check out the video below for a more in-depth look. [Read more...]

Photo Industry to Raise Funding for Japan Relief Effort

Japan Fundraiser PhotoPlus

PhotoPlus Expo will host a special fundraising event on Friday evening, October 28th to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

To help raise funds for the Red Cross, fifty of the world’s most respected photographers will donate an original print as part of a silent auction that will take place throughout the evening. Benefit attendees will have an opportunity to bid on original, signed images from a broad range of world renowned photographers including Harry Benson, Susan Meiselas, Douglas Kirkland, Ryszard Horowitz, Scott Mead and John Isaac, to name a few.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

PhotoPlus Keynote and Seminar Schedule Announced

PhotoPlus is coming up next month (Oct. 27-29) at the Javits Center in NYC.  If you’re going to be in or around NYC during that time, you’ll be interested to see the line up of keynote and seminar speakers, which reads like a who’s who list of popular photographers and industry pros.

Some of this year’s confirmed presenters include, Julieanne Kost, Colin Finlay, Jasmine Star, Michael Grecco, Lauren Greenfield, Bambi Cantrell, Jay Maisel, Mary Virginia Swanson, Joe McNally, Derrick Story, and Joyce Tenneson, to name only a few.

More info in the press release below. [Read more...]