New Album Templates from Red Boot Design

Here’s something new from the Kubota world. The newest templates from Kubota Image Tool’s sister company, Red Boot Design, “give photographers new ways to easily provide amazing-looking deliverables.”  Rounded White is a fresh spin on the popular classic white template, and the Gallery Wrap set includes 5 templates available through White House Custom Colour, all with the same clean and fresh look that makes it an appropriate choice for many occasions.

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

NAB 2011 Report

NAB 2011 takes place in Las Vegas from April 9-14 this year.  If you are familiar with the NAB Show, it serves as the cornerstone trade show for the National Association of Broadcasters and, in recent years, has featured new product announcements that are very relevant to the growing HDSLR user base.

Relevant exhibitors for the HDSLR crowd include Adobe, Avid, Camtrol, Canon, Cinevate, Hoodman, IDC Photo Video, iKAN, Jag35, Leica, Litepanels, Manfrotto, Marshall, Red Digital Cinema, Red Giant Software, Redrock Micro, Sennheiser, Singular Software, Sony, Tiffen, Tokina and Zacuto. [Read more...]

Japan Earthquake Effect on Camera Manufacturers

As you are probably aware, many camera manufacturers are based in Japan.  Nikon, Canon and Sony (among others) were all affected by the catastrophic earthquake that struck Japan last week.

Below you will find links to relevant stories concerning damage to manufacturing plants and the temporary closings of certain plants, which resulted from the recent earthquake, tsunami and/or nuclear disaster in Japan. [Read more...]

Kubota Image Tools Secret Italy Workshop

Kubota Image Tools has announced its sixth annual “Secret Italy Workshop” to be held October 2-8, 2011.  The workshop is hosted by Kevin Kubota and will feature “daily photo excursions, hold classroom sessions and photo critiques.”  You can register for the workshop on Kubota Image Tools’ website.

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

PMA Event is Now Called CliQ

PMA has rebranded its annual photo tradeshow event as CliQ.  So, we’ll be referring to what was previously known as “PMA 2011″ as “CliQ 2011″ going forward – although, you’ll have to excuse me if I mess up the letter casing on CliQ from time to time.  (They don’t really think of the editors at the keyboard, do they?)

I think Jeff Revell over at PhotoWalkPro has a pretty good perspective on this rebranding, which is worth a read if you’re interested in the nuts and bolts of this type of thing.

For those looking for the official line, you can read the press release below. [Read more...]

CES 2011 Camera and Photo Gear Report

CES 2010

LIVE UPDATE:  Growing list of announced cameras and accessories below.

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show takes place January 6-9 in Las Vegas.  While the show is massive, encompassing everything from video games to car tech to household appliances, there are a number of cameras and other photo products unveiled during or around the event each year. [Read more...]

Kuwait Times Issues Retraction: No DSLR Ban in Kuwait

Earlier this week, it appeared that Kuwait had banned DSLR use in public places.  Several major photography news outlets (including Photography Bay) picked up the Kuwait Times’ story.

As it turns out, no such ban was ever implemented.  Today, the Kuwait Times issued the following retraction of the story:

“On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the Kuwait Times published an article titled ‘Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists’ in which incorrect information was provided. The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

[via Kuwait Times - Thanks to moayad for the tip.]