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DPReview’s in-depth hands-on preview of the Olympus PEN E-P3

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Andy Westlake and Richard Butler of DPReview gives you an extensive hands-on preview of the Olympus PEN E-P3:

The E-P3’s similarity of appearance to its predecessors could, all too easily, suggest that Olympus has again been subtle with its changes. But this isn’t the case at all, and the new model brings with it a whole raft of updates and refinements. Olympus has addressed many of the key criticisms of the older models, to the extent that we’d be tempted to say that the E-P3 is finally the camera that the PEN has always promised to be.

I’m always impressed with the utter depth and thoroughness of the reviews of the guys over at the Digital Photography Review website. Whenever I read any of the reviews from their site, it feels strangely enough as if I am about to read some sort of dissertation or a doctoral thesis–only, written in lay man’s terms. In other words, they write their reviews as if their very lives depend on it. Everything you ever wanted to know about every bit about the cameras they review is there. For me, DPReview is where you need to go on the net when you want to read greatly exhaustive camera reviews.

Too bad though, where it actually may matter, it would seem that the picture sample galleries for each camera reviewed usually fails to match the awesome quality of the written reviews. The way I see it, the pictures they show are not as interesting as the reviews themselves. In my opinion, the pictures in the reviews never live up to one’s expectations of the kind of images the cameras can do, and it can be a little bit of a let-down. One may be inclined to wonder, “Is this the only kind of picture that this camera can take?”

Great reviewers aren’t necessarily great photographers.


The new Olympus E-P3

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Tim Moynihan, PC World (syndicated in Macworld):

The E-P3 introduces a 3-inch OLED touchscreen, a revamped 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor, and a new imaging engine. The new “Fast AF System” supports 35 individual focus points and touch-to-focus controls while shooting still images; Olympus claims that the camera’s focus speeds are faster than those on any other compact interchangeable-lens camera on the current market.

If you are in the market for a new DSLR camera, something that’s small, but also full-featured, take a look at the new Olympus E-P3.

Improve your Flickr experience

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Let Derrick Story tell you how:

Many people don’t explore all of the personal settings in their Flickr photo sharing account, and end up using the default controls. But with a little customization, I think you can improve your Flickr experience.

Click here.

Written by dominiquejames

June 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Leica & Lonely Planet: A marriage made in heaven

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What could possibly be a better match than this?

Leica Akademie North America (with Lonely Planet) continues Leica’s long tradition of photographic education through experiential workshops offered in cities across North America. The Akademie’s goal is to increase the fun and enjoyment of photography, expand photography knowledge and bring the total Leica experience to a new generation of photographers.

Nothing, I guess.

Written by dominiquejames

June 28, 2011 at 11:45 AM

And so it has come to pass …

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Joe Solmonese, president of Human Rights Campaign:

The hopes and dreams of millions just came true: Marriage equality is about to become the law of the land in New York. Just now, in a bipartisan vote, the New York State Senate approved a bill granting same-sex couples the same rights and responsibilities of marriage as everyone else. It’ll soon go to Governor Cuomo – a stalwart champion of marriage equality – for his signature.

New York has done the right thing today. I am very proud of my city.

A picture-perfect moment

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New York says yes to same-sex marriage.

Cameron Tolle, Freedom To Marry:

In a resounding win for the freedom to marry movement in the United States, the New York legislature today sent a marriage bill to Governor Cuomo’s desk that, when signed, will more than double the number of Americans living in a state with the freedom to marry for all committed, loving couples.

The greatest city in the world has done the greatest thing ever.

Written by dominiquejames

June 24, 2011 at 11:13 PM

A photographer’s business card

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Cotton Paperie pressed photographer Ryan Flynn’s square business cards in style:

Ryan Flynn Photography had an awesome design that they wanted letterpressed. We were excited to put this concept on paper! It’s printed on Crane 100% cotton Crane Lettra paper in black with black edge painting.

And it all started with, not surprisingly, photography:

Our passion began with photography and it’s slowly grown into all things pretty. We love weddings and all the beautiful things associated with weddings. As time moved on, and we photographed more weddings, the one thing we grew to appreciate is letterpress invitations and stationery. The elegant papers, smooth inks, and creative designs really made a difference at the events. Almost as to set the stage before the event. We had a higher expectation for events that took the time to invest in letterpress and that’s exciting.

We began studying the art and the key components needed to deliver a letterpress product that was in line with our expectations as wedding photographers. No ordinary letterpress would do! We found the best papers, best presses, and combined that with our vision to deliver products that we’re truly proud of. We enjoy the process of designing and delivering a one of a kind letterpress product that you’ll be excited to share with family and friends. We love letterpress and we know you will too.

Press on, Chavvon and Larissa!

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