Posts Tagged ‘amazon’

Canon 7D Officially Marked ‘Discontinued’ on Amazon

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There are plenty of reliable rumors from trusted sources claiming that the 7D Mark II (if that’s even what it’ll be called) will finally be arriving sometime in early September, but those rumors are now being bolstered by another piece of news. Read more…

Cartier-Bresson’s ‘The Decisive Moment’ is Back in Print 60 Years After the First Run

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is a name forever engraved on the face of photographic history. Known for his humanist approach to photography and the world around him, the so-called father of street photography defined his photojournalistic style with each snap of the shutter.

And while his individual photographs are something to marvel at in their own right, one of the greatest contributions he ever gave the world was a book called The Decisive Moment, which you can now once more own without spending $500+ dollars. Read more…

Amazon’s ‘Fire Phone’ Comes with a 13MP Camera and Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage

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Today, Amazon showed us that where there’s smoke, there’s most definitely Fire. After years of rumors that Amazon was working on a phone, CEO Jeff Bezos officially unveiled Amazon’s first attempt at a smartphone at today’s event.

It’s called the Amazon Fire Phone and it comes to market with a few interesting, photo-centric features that go beyond the standard camera specs. Read more…

Get 900 Free Amazon Coins for Grabbing These 9 Free Android Photo Apps

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Today only, Amazon is giving away 900 free Amazon Coins (worth $9) for downloading 9 free photography Android apps. Ranging from camera apps to editing apps, the free bundle comes in at $17 worth of Android applications for nothing, plus Amazon Coins that are good for future downloads!
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Stephen Colbert Goes After Amazon and Its Ridiculous Photography Patent

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Last week, we reported on the news that Amazon had actually patented the age-old practice of photographing things against a white background. This led to much ridicule from the photography community, but one of the big guys just got in on the well-deserved roast, and his name is Stephen Colbert. Read more…

Amazon Patent Shows Common Seamless Background Lighting Technique

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Is Amazon attempting to patent an age old photography lighting technique? A recently published patent seems to suggest that, and it’s getting some photographers up in arms.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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New #AmazonCart Hashtag Brings Gear Shopping to Twitter

For those of you who already have an Amazon camera gear purchasing infatuation, leading to a slim wallet and empty bank account, this may be NSFL (so turn your head away): Amazon has teamed up with social media giant Twitter for a new feature that allows you to now add items to your Amazon cart directly through the social network.
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Cameraman Loses His $15k Quadcopter in the Amazon Rainforest

I don’t know about you, but I cringe when I lose a lens cap. So I can’t imagine how Christ Newman of CineChopper felt when he lost, not a measly lens cap or even a lens, but a $15,000 quadcopter. Read more…

Blurb Announces Partnership with Amazon to Simplify Self-Publishing Photo Books

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As of Yesterday, Blurb — an online platform and service that allows you to create and publish photo books — announced that you will now be able to sell and distribute said photo books through none other than online retail giant, Amazon, regardless of how many copies are sold.

This is considerably big news, as it opens up an entirely new realm of possibilities for photographers who want to get some of their work out there in the form of printed books, but don’t have the means to desire to go through more traditional methods of ordering massive quantities and trying to get those sold. Read more…

What Amazon’s Most Wished For Cameras Tell Us About the Industry

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There are all sorts of statistics we can look up to tell us how the photography industry is doing and whether or not smartphones really are going to steamroll the market (spoiler alert: it’s not as bad as some make it out to be). One source of information that probably doesn’t cross your mind, however, is Amazon’s Most Wished For lists.

Where statistics on cameras shipped give us an idea of what the companies want, Amazon’s list gives us a glimpse of what the customers want, which might just be a good indicator of how the big players in the industry are really doing. Read more…