Adobe Carousel Brings Cloud-Syncing Across Your Devices

Adobe Carousel

Adobe has launched a new cloud-based photo syncing product, dubbed Carousel, which aims to manage photo libraries across multiple devices.  For starters, that means iPhones, iPads and Macs.

As a preface for this new program/service, it is clear from Adobe’s news today that this is a first step.  And while that may be true, it’s a pretty big first step. [Read more…]


‘Bad is Bad’ Feature-length Indie Film Shot on a Canon 7D, Available Free on Vimeo

Bad is Bad

We’ve seen such a democratization of filmmaking over the past 3 years.  ‘Bad is Bad’ is more proof of that.  Kent Lamm and Chris Fornataro used a Canon 7D and a shoestring budget to shoot their first feature-length film last summer.

Bad is Bad is our first feature length movie. It was written when we were 19 and shot when we were 20. Our total budget was about $6,000. We filmed it in 18.5 days in Richmond, Virginia in the summer of 2010 using the Canon 7d (which made up a quarter of our budget alone).

Check out the trailer below. [Read more…]

PocketWizard ControlTL Firmware Update

New ControlTL firmware is now available for Nikon and Canon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radio TTL triggers.  The firmware update adds new features that include HyperSync Automation, SpeedCycler and Off Camera Power Control.

The updates are available to all owners of ControlTL systems via the PocketWizard Utility.

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…]

Elgato Turbo.264 HD Giveaway

Want a free copy of Elgato’s Turbo.264 HD video conversion software for Macs?

This basically converts any video files you can throw at it into iPod/iPad-friendly files, syncs them to iTunes and/or uploads them to YouTube.

How do you get a chance to win a copy?

Just comment below.

Make sure you put your email address in the “email” box (not in the comment body) so I can contact you to let you know that you won.  I’ll pick one random winner after midnight on Wed, Sept. 7, 2011 when the giveaway ends.

I’ll provide the winner with a link to download the software and a full license code provided by the fine folks at Elgato.

Good luck.