Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Tip of the Week: Dreams

Follow your dreams and let nothing get in your way. Just don't hurt anyone along the way.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Tip of the Week: Send in Your Photos

This week is more of a request than a photography tip. We here at the Camera Corral Blog would like to see your photos. We are requesting that you submit photos of the weather, landscapes and wildlife, sports, portraits, or any other great photos that you might want to share. Don't send us all of your photos - just your best ones. Give us a little info about the images also. We would like to know what equipment you used, technical settings, technique and any other info (place, time, story, etc.) that might be of interest. We will then post your pics here. Discussion is welcome in the comments area. We may not be able to post every photo, but we'll do our best.

Send your images to cameracorralblog[at]gmail[dot]com.
Please put 'submission' in the subject line.

Let's get the ball rolling with a photo that customer Rebecca Harlow made while on the ski hill this year.

© Rebecca Harlow

**Copyright belongs to the photographer and we will credit your images as such. By submitting to the above mentioned email address, you grant the Camera Corral and it's employees to post your photographs on this blog. Although we will not share your information or images with any other person or entity without your permission, we cannot be held responsible for other, less respectable persons and their intent regarding your ownership and property.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Polaroid Quits Film

Polaroid to shut down last two manufacturing facilities. (Story Here)

"The Norwood plant is shutting down, and we will soon be winding down activities at the Waltham facility as well," said Kyle MacDonald, senior vice president of Polaroid's instant photography business segment. The closures, set for completion during this quarter, will eliminate about 150 jobs. In the late 1970s, Polaroid employed about 15,000 in Massachusetts.

"We'll continue to have a strong presence in Massachusetts for the next 30 or 40 years," said Beaudoin. But Polaroid will now focus on flat-panel TVs and digital photography gear.

This is sad news for those of you who are using Polaroid. And this just as I was making some nice stuff. I say gather up as much as you can and shoot, shoot, shoot. I plan on getting some large format and making some history.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sigma DP1

Sigma's new compact DP1 is a photographer's dream. A compact point and shoot with the qualities of an SLR. With a 14 megapixel sensor the same size as entry level and intermediate SLRs using Foveon X3 technology, It's sure to provide excellent image quality. The Sigma 16.6mm f4 lens (28mm equivalent) is a fantastic choice for a compact camera like this allowing a wide range of photographic possibilities. Although, I personally, would like to have seen an aperture of f2.8. With an ISO range of 100-800 it is a little limited in low light situations, but definitely usable. Altogether, it looks like an excellent camera. It is slated to arrive in the spring of 2008. I have not, at this time however, seen any info on pricing. For more info go to Sigma's site or to the nice flash site dedicated to the DP1.

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