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Exciting news in the world of medium format digital photography. Phase One is bringing their IQ Photography Conference to the US with 3 stops on their International tour. Joined by lighting industry leader, Bron Imaging Group US, the conference will be making stops in  Miami, NY and LA  and give photographers the opportunity to go hands on and try the greatest digital medium format camera system in the world.

Each event will be hosted by a local studio and feature two Phase One pro shooters to share with you intimate knowledge of workflow, on-set experiences and how they use the Phase system to maximize the potential of their digital images. In addition there will be digital workflow workshops, access to on-site Phase One engineers, door prizes and current Phase One owners can even get free servicing Phase products they already own.

If you are interested in attending tickets are available for purchase through the Phase One site but we want our fans to get in for FREE!.  If you want a pass to the IQ conference in your city,  just leave us a comment with a link showing that you shared this blog post on FB or Tweeted about it by mentioning @ResourceMag. The first 30 fans in each city will win a pass. To add to the prize we’re going to choose one person at random, from everyone who shares this blog post via FB or Twitter, to win a copy of Capture One Pro, the world leading RAW file converter and image editing software, valued at $400.00.  The first 30 fans in each city will win passes.

Each city is highlighted below. If you haven’t yet experience the incredible power and awesome design of a Phase One IQ camera system you won’t want to miss these events.

Miami – March 15th, 2012 – Presented by Capture Integration at  Maps Studio 212 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Featuring Keynote Speakers: Ed Cooley and Jack Flesher

 

New York – March 20th, 2012 – Presented by Digital Transitions at Milk Studios 450 West 15th St. NY, NY 10011

Featuring Keynote Speakers: Jaime Demarco and Steve Giralt

Los Angeles – March 22nd, 2012 – Presented by Samy’s Camera at Siren Studios 6063 West Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Featuring Keynote Speakers: Kurt Iswarienko and George Simian

 

From February 26 to June 11, you can see a major retrospective of Cindy Sherman’s work at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Contemporary artist Cindy Sherman, who is both model, stylist, makeup artist, and photographer in her shoots,  will show more than 170 images spanning 3 decades. This show will also feature some films, from MoMA’s own collection, chosen by Sherman to accompany her retrospective. This is an event you will not want to miss! For a virtual tour of what you will see at the event, click HERE.

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Jesse Newman describes himself as a visual effect artist; the images he creates have a complexity rarely seen. For years, he has now been working on a project of epic proportions. The Rebirth of Gaea is his ode to Greek mythology, the environment, and his daughter. The final image is comprised of thousands of images and represents hours of manipulations in post-production. Click here to watch a video that gives us a glimpse of the insane amount of work involved (and remember that this image represents only a small fraction of the overall image!).

From March 22 to 25, 2012, The Rebirth of Gaea will be unveiled at the International Art Expo in New York City. More information on this amazing project can be found on his website: jessenewman.com

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Is the iPhone your camera of choice? Then you will not want to miss out on this workshop with iPhone photographer Harry Sandler, sponsored by Foto Care! This day and a half event will teach you everything you need to create the best possible photos using your iPhone or iPad. You will learn:
  • proper set-ups
  • resolution, capture, and image adjustments
  • printing solutions
The workshop will take place on March 10-11, 2012. You will also receive free codes for Machpun’s FX Photo Studio Pro and Snapheal for Macs, as well as an automatic submission to win a Schneider iPro iPhone lens kit! For more information or to register for this workshop, click HERE!
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This year’s New York Photo Festival will take place in Dumbo from May 16 to the 20th. Every year NYPH has a theme, and this year’s theme will be the art/doc matrix: where do fine art and documentary photography meet? 5 artists will exhibit works that best illustrate this idea. Artists and times will be released on New York Photo Festival’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages shortly.

The NYPH will also introduce a new initiative: The New York Photo Festival Invitational. Here, you can submit work that will be reviewed and, if selected, will be exhibited at the Festival! The top submissions in each category will be awarded prizes. To learn more about this, or to submit your work, click HERE

 

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Losing valuable data is a terrifying thought–thank goodness there’s a place that can recover any lost data quickly and securely. With the highest hard drive recovery success rate the industry has ever seen, it’s understandable why DriveSavers Data Recovery is the worldwide leader in data recovery services. Currently attending WPPI 2012 in Las Vegas, DriveSavers just released some useful safety tips to help photographers who use flash memory cards. To prevent data loss DriveSavers suggests you:
  • Back up images – use CD/DVDs, external hard drives etc.
  • Transfer photos from flash memory to computer ASAP
  • Make duplicate copies of images in secure location
  • Use the protective cases/holders when carrying flash memory cards around
  • Replace flash memory cards regularly
For the rest of DriveSavers recommendations and to learn more about their services, click HERE
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WPPI 2012 is in full swing, and to celebrate Pro Photo Deals is offering some amazing deals over the next 3 days! The site is updated daily so make sure you continually check back as you don’t miss out on any of the awesomeness! You can also get up to the minute info via their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Are you currently at WPPI? You have the chance to win up to $52,000 in some cool prizes including:

  • iPad Cases
  • RedCart Subscriptions
  • Adorama Gift Cards

and TONS MORE! For your chance to win big, just stop by booth #1670.

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Looking to buy photography software but feeling the pinch? Here’s your chance to save a ridiculous amount of money on some of the best photography software around! Phase One is offering 50% on ALL their software; save money on products like:

  • Capture One Pro 6
  • Media Pro
  • Capture One Express

This offer will only last till February 26, so don’t wait! Click HERE to start saving!

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WPPI 2012 in Las Vegas has brought us so a lot of exciting news, and it’s only day 1! Visitors can witness a live photo shoot at the SONY Electronics booth (#421), in which the ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Pearl media will be on display. Photographers Me Ra KohMatthew Jordan Smith, and Brian Smith will print images in a live demo so visitors will have the full experience of the product as managed by professionals.

Visitors can also view the Canon PIXMA Pro-1 printer at the ILFORD booth (#621), which prints on GALERIE Smooth High Gloss media. While you’re there, you should enter ILFORD social media competition where you will have the chance to win one of the few GALERIE sample packs! To enter via the ILFORD GALERIE Facebook page, either “Like” ILFORD Imaging, or “Share” a post about WPPI. To enter through the ILFORD GALERIE Twitter page, just “Follow” and “Retweet” this phrase: Visit @ilfordimaging at WPPI booth 621 to enter “Follow ILFORD and Win!” http://blog.ilford.com/?p=633 #stepupfromtheordinary.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 28 on the ILFORD blog. Here are a complete list of the prize packages available:

  • 10 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk List $19.28
  • 25 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Pearl List $20.52
  • 25 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Gloss List $20.52
  • 25 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Lustre Duo List $23.59
  • 50 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Heavyweight Matt List $16.97
  • 10 Sheet Pack 8.5×11 of GALERIE Smooth Fine Art List $21.26

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It was just announced today that the online-photo sharing site SmugMug will partner up with White House Custom Colour print lab.  The new union will allow pro users to sell WHCC products from their SmugMug sites, allowing for less stress and a more convenient workflow. SmugMug already has partnerships with Bay Photo and EZ Prints, and with the addition of  the Minnesota-based professional photograph and press printing company, SmugMug Pro users now have access to one more excellent printing service provider.

To find out more about the SmugMug’s printing partnerships, click HERE, or if you are at WPPI 2012, feel free to visit SmugMug at booth #1528 or WHCC at booth #1201.
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