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I want to share with you a great place to photograph especially if you doing HDR. It’s in the northern panhandle of Florida a place called Apalachicola. About a month ago I was going up to photograph a couple of military bases and on the way took about an hour the photograph in the city, and wish I would’ve had more time. There were a lot of great opportunities to photograph both the buildings and nature along the coast. I wish I would’ve had more time to explore and really get the feel for this area, but we are on a tight time schedule. Here are a few of the images that had a chance to work on.

onOne Software has announce  it’s the new Perfect Photo Suite 5.5

Current customer and owner of Plug-In Suite 5, well get a free update to Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 when it’s available in December 2010. Current users will receive an email with a link to download the update at that time.

Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 features the next generation of Genuine Fractals now called Perfect Resize 7, the exciting new Perfect Layers 1 for adding a layered workflow to Lightroom and Aperture, and new features and functionality in PhotoTools 2.6, PhotoFrame 4.6, FocalPoint 2, PhotoTune 3, and Mask Pro 4.
All of the products in the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 will work as plug-ins for Photoshop. But now, for the first time, five of the seven products in the Suite will work as standalone applications, giving you the ultimate workflow flexibility. Only PhotoTools and Mask Pro will require Photoshop.

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Think Tank Photo Releases the Redesigned Urban Disguise® V2.0 Series Shoulder Bags

For photographers operating in urban or dangerous environments, carrying thousands of dollars worth of photo equipment can be an invitation to have their gear stolen. Now, with Think Tank Photo’s completely upgraded and larger Urban Disguise® shoulder bags, photographers can travel in style while still protecting their valuable equipment from prying eyes.

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Win either a Sigma Camera, Lowepro Camera Bag or Shopping Spree with! is proud to announce the start of the 2010 holiday season Give-A-Way drawing! By signing up (for free) as a member of before November 19th 2010 you will automatically be registered to win either a Sigma camera, Lowepro camera bag, or a shopping spree with!

Walgreens Launches New Digital Media Recovery Service at Stores Nationwide

Walgreens customers now have a convenient, affordable way to recover deleted or corrupted digital photos thought to be gone forever. The new Media Recovery Service now available at more than 7,500 Walgreens Photo Centers nationwide offers customers professional retrieval of lost images and other files from memory cards or USB drives.

Walgreens Media Recovery Service, provided by award-winning data retrieval specialist FlashFixers, supports recovery of standard image formats and camera RAW files, as well as most sound, video, office and graphics files. Recovery prices are based on media size and begin at $39.99. The recovered files are saved to a CD or DVD for customer pick-up at Walgreens. The customer’s card or drive is returned and there is no charge if the recovery is not successful.

onOne Software Announces New Volume of Free Perfect Presets for Photoshop Lightroom 3.0

onOne Software has announced Perfect Presets for Photoshop Lightroom. Designed to help photographers work more quickly and easily while expanding their creative options, Perfect Presets for Lightroom 3.0 now offers a third volume of effects created by Mike Wong for a total of 192 presets.

“We are pleased to announce Perfect Presets for Photoshop Lightroom 3.0, the latest in our line of free products for the photography community. This update includes new content developed by Mike Wong, our VP of Marketing, and supports Lightroom 3,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “onOne Software strives to constantly provide value to our customers and the photography community as a whole. Whether it’s being first to market with free updates to support the newest releases of Lightroom and Photoshop, to robust free products, excellent technical support or live webinar training, we are focused on satisfying our customers.”

“I initially developed these presets for my own images, ” said Mike Wong. “Like every other photographer, I enjoy editing my images to make them look better and Lightroom is the application where I start that process. These presets are meant to be a starting point to help other photographers in that process and to be used potentially as the basis for creating their own presets. ”

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Have you ever taken a photograph outside a Federal Courthouse or building and have a security guard come up and tell you that you can’t take photos of government buildings. I have, but no more. In a settlement reached in New York, photographers now have the right to take photos of federal buildings from public places.

“This settlement secures the public’s First Amendment right to use cameras in public spaces without being harassed,” said a statement issued by Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, which represented Mr. Musumeci in Federal District Court.

Here is the link to The New York Times to read the full article.

Nik Software has released their new HDR Efex Pro program and I think a lot of you will really like it. Here is a video showing you some the features of HDR Efex Pro. Let me know what you think of it, I would love hear your comments on it.

Canon EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

A lot of people are waiting for this lens.

Check out a video made with the upcoming EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye lens. It’s going to be a very fun lens to use. They used a 5D Mark II and 7D to make the film. This is a very cool movie, and make sure you check out the making of the movie. I want to know how they got the piano in top of the mountain.

All signs point to us not being able to buy this lens until January.

Click the image for the movie