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Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.1 via their Software Update utility and website. According to the company, this update extends RAW image compatibility for Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’09 to the following cameras:

  • Hasselblad H3DII-50
  • Leica M9
  • Leica X1
  • Olympus E-P1
  • Olympus E-P2
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
  • Pentax K-7 Pentax K-x
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.1 weighs in at 6.77MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.2.

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This is absolutely hilarious.

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Meet the Artist at the Opening Reception on Dec 16, 7-9pm, Everybody is Welcome!

Start Time: Monday, December 14, 2009 at 2:30pm
End Time: Friday, January 8, 2010 at 11:30pm
Venue: Culture Club, 15, Elgin St.(lower), Soho, Central, Hong Kong

All the way from a place called “The Wirral” in the North West of England(about 10 miles north of Chester), Andrew Cattrell came to Hong Kong over 20 years ago and was immediately fascinated by the striking architecture of the city. Initially working as a computer draughtsman on projects that included the Exhibition Centre, the Hang Seng Bank and the HSBC building, he went on to study Interior Design. During this time he developed his skills in Photoshop, discovering the benefits of creating composite elevations and perspectives as well as the general power of the program. His skills eventually surpassed the needs of interior design and led to his current passion. In the bustle of city life we don’t always find the time to notice and appreciate the beautiful architecture that surrounds us.

His aim with this project is to give a fresh perspective to iconic buildings of the Hong Kong skyline and inspire us to look again.

You can see his work here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/45199074@N08/

Source – JoeyLawrence

FWTA

For their Facebook event link, click here.

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After 4 months of planning, 6 grueling weeks of renovation, PASM Workshop finally opened its door on 24 October 2009.

In a nutshell, PASM is not just another photo studio or workshop, PASM is a unique new community where people of like minds and common interests can join together to share their passions and inspirations.  PASM is a dimensioned space containing infinite ideas.  Not only for photographers, PASM is for artists and educators from across the creative spectrum.

At PASM you’ll find a fully equipped professional studio with the latest equipment from Elinchrom, Skyport, Alien Bees, Profoto and much more.  Our 1,300 square foot studio features a 19 foot by 38 foot lane (that can be subdivided) along with 14 foot ceilings and a 450 square foot outdoor terrace (also suitable for shooting). Our Partners, Associates and Staff are ready to offer you whatever support you will need during your project.

Whatever images exist in your brain, at PASM they will become reality.

Our shooting lane can be easily converted into

(a) two 18ft. wide and 18 ft. long shooting lanes for small group or product shoots;
(b) one multi-purpose teaching area (seats 16 persons) equipped with projector and other teaching equipment and a 19ft. wide and 19ft. long shooting lane for live demonstration and practice (great for photography courses);
(c) the make-up counter linking together with the multi-purpose teaching area forms a great teaching platform for makeup / styling courses; and
(d) one large lecture room (seats up to 50 persons) equipped with projector and other teaching equipment.

Fore more info, check us out at the following links –

http://www.pasm-workshop.com
http://www.facebook.com/pasm.workshop

We are situated at Workshop No. 5, 2/F, Laurels Industrial Centre, 32 Tai Yau Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong (5 minutes walk from Diamond Hill MTR).

PASM是一間佔地1,300平方尺的新式 studio,更附設450平方尺的露天平台。我們擁有完善的設施,如一流的攝影區 (19尺寬,38尺長,14尺高),還配備了兩個座位及設施齊全的化妝櫃檯,以應付所有化妝和造型之需要。

大型的攝影區可以輕易地轉換成:

(一)兩個18尺寬乘18尺長的攝影區,可供小組或產品拍攝;
(二)一個可容納 16人的多用途教學區,配備了投影機及大型銀幕,和19尺寬乘19尺長的攝影區,可作現場示範及練習場地,適合舉辦大型的攝影課程;
(三)化妝櫃檯連接起多用途教學區,而形成了一個廣闊的教學平台,適合舉辦化妝/形象設計課程;
(四)一個可容納 50人大型的演講室,配備了投影儀等教學設備。

於PASM裡,『你所想像的,非你所限的』,皆因我們會盡量迎合你的需要。

我們位於新蒲崗, 大有街32號, 泰力工業大廈 2 樓, Workshop No. 5

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If you’re running out of ideas for your coming Halloween shoots, check out Tim Burton’s latest at Harper’s Bazaar.

Image from Harper's Bazaar

Image from Harper's Bazaar

Source – Harper’s Bazaar

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Hiding your iPhone Pics”. Click here for the full read.