What’s Involved in Mounting a Major Show?

 By Bill Peters

 

Earlier this year I was offered the unprecedented opportunity to show work that I’d been doing for a decade at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California. The Bay Model is a spectacular 1.5-acre indoor hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay. Opened in 1957, this giant model of the Bay was used to evaluate plans to dam or otherwise alter the Bay until digital computers took over this task around the year 2000. Today it is an educational attraction. It also has a wonderful, high ceiling exhibit hall that has become the major public art gallery for Marin County, the county just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware Update 2.10 Available!

 By Ryley Smith

 

For those of you who own a Nikon Z6 or a Nikon Z7, I have some exciting news! Nikon just released firmware update version 2.10! Now, just saying there’s a firmware update is like smelling freshly baked cookies, it gets your mouth watering, but you the best part is munching on those delicious, little treats. So let’s get to the good stuff! 

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Real Photography: Five New Books

 By John Veldhoen

 

Talking with photographers reveals much, and it is a privileged position I have to be able to do so. One of the most illuminating discussions I have had is with the great Terry Munro about his time under instruction with Henry Wessel in California. 

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Real-Time Eye AF Firmware Update for Sony RX 10 IV!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Sony RX 10 IV camera users! If you haven’t heard yet, Sony released Firmware Update 2.00, letting you finally use advanced real-time Eye AF for Animals on your camera! This new machine-learning-driven focusing system, and enables Eye-Af activation though a half-press of the shutter, giving you, even more, shooting opportunities!

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Three Tamron Lenses On Their Way!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Time to get excited for some new lenses! Tamron is releasing not one, not two, but three close-focusing fixed focal lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The first two to be released November 20th are the 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 and 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2. Then the third lens, 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, will be released in January 2020. Let’s bring back the joy and fun of fixed focal-lenses with these awesome new Tamron lenses.

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