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Photo Tips & News, Issue #007 -- What's New !
March 13, 2010

Welcome to the March 2010 issue of   DPTips Central   newsletter!


In the increasingly technological world of photography nowadays, we tend to forget the simple act of making a photograph. What better way to remind yourself of the magic of photography than to take part in the World Pinhole Camera Day .

This international event is in its 10th year of running and this year, it is celebrated on Sunday, April 25th.

The aim of this unique day is to encourage you to take time off from complicated photo technology and go back to basics by enjoying the experience of pinhole image making. In their core all cameras are really just light-tight black boxes , they just differ in the way they capture the images. So pinhole photography allows you to make a photograph by making your own light-tight container with a tiny hole in one side and a photo-sensitive surface in it.

To help you in that, you can download, print out and follow the instructions to build your very own Pinhole camera just like this one ( there are a couple of other cool choices to download too!) . Pinhole Camera Once you have built your pinhole camera, test it to become familiar with how it works and the exposure times. Develop the created images and continue testing until you are with the camera and the process. Then on April 25th just go out and start exposing...

You can then upload and share your image on the official website and it will become part of its permanent gallery. Last year, for example over 3200 pinhole photographs were uploaded from photographers from 69 different countries. Do not forget to share your experience and results with us too !

Photography Industry News

Adobe Photoshop is 20 years old ! In 1987, Thomas Knoll developed a pixel imaging program called Display which was a simple program to showcase grayscale images on a black-and-white monitor. After collaborating with his brother John Knoll, the two began adding features that made it possible to process digital image files. The program eventually caught the attention of the big players in the industry, and in 1988, made the decision to license the software, naming it Photoshop, and shipping the first version in 1990. Nowadays, is considered the industry premier image-editing program with its wide range of selective correction possibilities through layers.

And to celebrate the occasion, here are some cool tees...

Photoshop is helping ugly people since 1988

Alamy pays out over £8 million to contributors in 2009. The online stock photography site Alamy has defied the economic crisis by producing a 'healthy income' for its contributors. Of the £8 million that was handed out, around £5 million went to individual photographers rather than picture agencies.

New Nikon Pro Lenses
AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f4G ED VR Lens
RRP: £1049.00
Designed for FX-format cameras such as the D700, the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f4G ED VR is the world's first ultra-wide angle zoom lens with Vibration Reduction technology, which provides photographers with the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower.

AF-S Nikkor 24mm f1.4G ED Lens
RRP: £1949.00
This is ultra-fast aperture wide angle lens is designed for professional reportage and landscape photography and features a new optical design for improved image quality and minimal distortion. This lens' f/1.4 aperture and nine-blade rounded diaphragm promise impressive images even in tricky dim indoor shots, and the Silent Wave Motor will provide smooth and quiet autofocus.

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Thanks for your support and it just remains for us to wish you the happiest of Christmases and a prosperous New Year!

Irina & Gianfranco

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