Digital Camera Magazine – Photographer of the year contest

UK-based Digital Camera Magazine features this huge international photography contest, 120.000 submissions, and the winners of up to a top prize of £15.000 will be announced Feb. 15.

The top runners are an interesting browse. Obviously, there’s quite a lot of good work out there.

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Nikon D400 rumor

So, even though this is unofficial in my part of the world, a Russian magazine had an article on an upcoming Nikon D400, a successor to the popular and coveted Nikon D300.

I’ve read a Danish translation of the article that listed these specs:

14.3MP CMOS
ISO 100-6400
Up to 7 frames pr second (probably in crop mode?).
And video in 1080p, 24FPS.

The video part is interesting, because not only is it 1080p, like in the Canon 5D II, but Nikon also seems to have listened to the critics of the Canon 5D IIs 30FPS video, and implemented the more ‘movie like’ 24FPS video mode.

The camera will take UDMA CF cards, and has an LCD with 922.000 pixels, which automatically dims and brightens depending on ambient light.

Price is anyones guess, but in Russia, it will list for around US$2000 (supposedly, cameras are more expensive in Russia compared to the US).

Reuters explores photo technique

Reuters has posted an interesting gallery of photographs exploring repetitive patterns:

Reuters Repeat after me.

Capture One 4.6 available

Phase One has today released an update to their popular RAW software Capture One.

Among the new features are:

Tethered shooting for the following Nikon cameras:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D80
  • Nikon D60
  • Nikon D40x
  • Nikon D40
  • And added support for

  • Phase One P 65+
  • Nikon D3X
  • Canon G10
  • Olympus E-30
  • As well as improved support for Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 50D – including sRAW.

    Other improvements include:

  • Improved performance in processing, browsing, folder viewing and Color Editor
  • Load / Save workspaces (Mac only)
  • and

  • Automatic software update notifications.
  • The year 2008 in photographs

    Boston Globe’s ‘The Big Picture’ is easily the best photo blog of last year.

    – Do bookmark!

    If you haven’t yet, you ought to enjoy their collection of the best of 2008 in photojournalism:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    But don’t stop there! Visit often for more goodies.