Welcome to episode 30 of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast.This week, Neil, Peter, Roger and Neil talk about the launch of CS 6 and Adobe’s subscription programme.
We look at the launch of two new cameras, one of which is actually real – which is a bit like one of the two Neil’s who appear in this episode.
There is a discussion about light in landscape photography and talk of a super moon: bigger, brighter, better – and coming to a sky near you soon.
Here’s what it might look like:
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Swedish furniture company IKEA has launched a cardboard camera called the Knäppa, a 2.3MP camera that can take 40 photographs. Image stabilization and zoom functions are optional – dependent entirely on a) whether there is a stable surface nearby and b) whether the operator can be bothered to get off their fat rear-end and move.
Here is the promotional video.
Instagram has also released a new camera. Maybe. Not.
Both Peter and Roger have won national awards for their landscape work in the past.
Peter can be forgiven. He’s a landscape photographer.
Roger really has no excuse whatsoever. This is his award-winning landscape image, which is discussed, albeit it mercifully briefly, in the episode.
Bag maker Vanguard gave us one of its Skyborne 51 backpacks to review as part of a group test in episode 2 of Dynamic Range and we have that bag to give away. Despite the pummeling it got during the test, it is in almost mint condition and Vanguard has said we can either keep it or use it as a prize. So guess what? We’re
keeping it using it as a prize.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning it is to purchase a copy of either episode 1 or episode 2 of Dynamic Range between 5th April 2012 and 31st May 2012. Your name will go into the hat and we’ll announce the winner on 7th June in the podcast.
It’s a great prize and we’d like to thank Vanguard for its generosity.
FREE SEGMENT FROM DYNAMIC RANGE EPISODE 2
We produced an abundance of great content for episode 2 of Dynamic Range. We can’t possibly include it all in the release next week, so we’ve decided to give you an entire segment for free here. It’s offered in full HD, and will play automatically at that resolution in full screen mode. If your broadband connection is having trouble with that, click the little gear icon near the bottom right of the player to choose a lower res.
If you like it, why not buy the full episode? It’s available for pre-order here: Dynamic Range Episode 2.
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Blatant plug for our wares
Don’t forget, you can purchase the first episode of our landscape photography video series Dynamic Range for just €9.95, and as a bonus, the pilot episode is just €4.95! You’ll receive the download link via email as soon as you’ve completed the purchase.