R.I.P. Polaroid Instant Film

Last week I read some upsetting news. Polaroid is closing its plants that make their instant film. They claim that they will have enough film to last through the end of the year. They are also looking for companies that would be interested in taking over production. This only leaves Fujifilm around for instant film. Here are some links to Fuji’s offerings on their site(it is hard to find things … Read More →

Tethering with 4.0 and 3.7.8

When Capture One 4.0 Pro is released it will sport several major enhancements including the choice when shooting tethered to always jump to a new incoming capture, or to ignore incoming captures so that an assistant or digital tech can check the focus, exposure, and composition of previous exposures while the photographer continues to shoot. Until them you can use a combination of Capture One 4.0 and Capture One 3.7.8 … Read More →

OSX Leopard for Photographers

Capture One 3.7.8 Brings Leopard Compatibility OSX Leopard was released in October, 2007. It has lots of new features, some of which are very useful to photographers. Capture One 3.7.8 brings full Leopard compatibility to Phase One shooters. As with any change to your workflow, it is strongly suggested that you set up a dry run; it is never a good idea to have an important job or shoot as … Read More →

Batch Processing in 4.0

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In Capture One 4.0 the ability to batch process is not obviously implemented, but it IS there! In fact, once you know the secret you will unlock a powerful new tool. The key is the batch modifier key (no pun intended). You can read the Two page PDF from Phase One. However, the bottom line is this: Holding shift when you press “process” will process all selected images! You can … Read More →

C1 4.0 launches when I sync my iPhone

Everyone that I know that has an iPhone loves it. I have found one little bug if you have Capture One 4.0 loaded on your Mac and try to sync your iPhone, it launches Capture One and iTunes at the same time. Here is a work around that Doug Peterson told me: 1. Open Spotlight 2. In the Spotlight window type “image capture” 3. Image Capture should show up under … Read More →

Go gently Mr. Froehlich

Go gently Mr. Froehlich

Last week we lost a hero in our industry. Henry Froehlich, age 85, passed away on January 24th. Henry was the kindest and most sincere man that I have ever met in the photographic community. Whenever I had the chance to speak with him, I would stretch it as long as I could (and Henry always obliged!) just trying to gain a fraction of his wisdom and experiences. The labels … Read More →

Dream Season

Dream Season

Well its already been a banner year to be a sports fan from New England. My wife and I flew to Colorado for game 4 of the World Series to see my beloved Red Sox clinch their second Championship in 4 years. Now the Pats have won 18 straight and are facing Eli and the Giants in Super Bowl XLII this Sunday. I don’t know how it will turn out … Read More →

Capture One 3.7.8 Released

On Friday, February 1st Capture One 3.7.8 was released. This new version features: Full Leopard Compatibility Processing capability for: Canon 1DsMarkIII and Nikon D3 (no tethered capture) Improved tethered stability with Phase One backs Pattern Noise Suppression on Intel macs now supported Improved preview of LCC You can find a Stay tuned to the news section of our website for our own evaluation of performance/stability.

Phase One comes to the Rolleiflex

Fans of the Rolleiflex 6008 rejoice! Until now Phase One has only offered a P20 for this medium format body. In its continued commitment to open and diverse medium format options, Phase One is now offering Rolleiflex 6008 mounts for all of its new P+ digital backs*. Worried about locking into any one platform? Phase One recently announced that they will provide a free 3-year Platform Change Guarantee for any … Read More →

Party Pics

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“Ambient Night 2008” was a raging success. Thank you to our cohosts Ambient+ Studios, and Morel Studio Support. Hundreds of members of the photo community attended We have posted photos from our recent party “Ambient Night 2008” to our website. See all of the photos after the jump.