Archive for November 21st, 2005

Nov 21, 2005

On the road to Antarctica


Yep, down in the land of penguins. A group of intrepid photographers led by Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape and joined by instructors; John Paul Caponigro, Stephen Johnson, Seth Resnick and myself, will be spending 10 days on the ship Akademik Shokalskiy–a converted Russian research vessel based out of Ushuaia, Argentina–doing photography and generally having a great time.

We will cross the turbulent Drake Passage (did anybody mention Sea Sickness?) and then spend a week in the calm waters of an Antarctic spring, going ashore in Zodiacs two to three times each day to photograph the unique landscape and wildlife found at the bottom of the world. Our voyage is operated by Quark Expeditions, one of the most experienced operators of adventure tours in the Antarctic. Quark’s ship is a converted Russian research vessel designed for Antarctic conditions and specially fitted-out for this type of expedition. Quark will dedicate this ship to our expedition, and all 47 passengers will be members of our workshop / expedition. Our itinerary will be designed to maximize photographic opportunities.

My wife and I will be spending about a week in Buenos Aries prior to my going down to Ushuaia and her return to Chicago. No, the thought of her spending 10 days with a bunch of photographers cooped up on a small ship is_NOT_ her idea of a fun trip.

So, as a result, PhotoshopNews will be on “Antarctic Hiatus” until about December 12th. We may be able to post from Buenos Aries and if Michael can figure out how to hook up his sat-phone modem we may even try to do a post from the Antarctic Circle.

Nov 21, 2005

New DxO Optics Pro V3.5 Software Now Available In Stores And Online

Enhanced optical correction possibilities and greater processing speed are the hallmarks of this free new upgrade which also adds support for the Canon EOS 5D

Press Release: New York, NY–November 17, 2005 – DxO Labs announced today that DxO Optics Pro v3.5 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software is available for download at the company’s e-store ( and via selected resellers.

Nov 21, 2005

Say Sayonara to Blurry Pics

Written By Rachel Metz

A prototype camera made by a Stanford University graduate student could herald the end of fuzzy, poorly lit photos.

A computer science Ph.D. student at Stanford University has outfitted a 16-megapixel camera with a bevy of micro lenses that allows users to take photos and later refocus them on a computer using software he wrote.