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Jonathan Singer Photographs Flowers With a Heavenly Touch

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Jonathan Singer’s flower images have been called a marriage of art and science. Dr. Singer is a botanical photographic artist whose images of plant life is awe inspiring.

Jonathan Singer in front of his photograph of a Hippeastrum ‘Toscana,’ a new hybrid amaryllis. (Photo Credit: Howard Schatz via the artist’s Website)

Jonathan Singer in front of his photograph of a Hippeastrum ‘Toscana,’ a new hybrid amaryllis. (Photo Credit: Howard Schatz via the artist’s Website)

His credits include being named a consulting photographer to both the U.S. National Arboretum and the U.S. Botanical Gardens; a guest lecturer in photography at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts; and the first American photographer/artist to speak and have a handmade book accepted in the Swedish Royal Academy of Science.

Click here to view an interview with Singer offered by CBS News.

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April 21, 2009 at 6:27 am

Hasselblad Wins Third Award in Three Months

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I will often publish media releases related to photography on this blog in order to help keep you informed. These media releases are created by the respective companies. I edit the releases for space as needed.

Hasselblad has won the Technical Image Press Association’s TIPA award – one of the photo industry’s most prestigious awards worldwide – for “Best Medium-Format D-System in 2009,” making it the third honor bestowed on the company this year. In January, the H3DII-50 won Professional Photographer’s coveted Hot One Award. Earlier this month, the camera was named Product of the Year at Russia’s Photoforum 2009.
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As announced on TIPA’s Website,  on April 17, editors of 25 renowned photography magazines from 11 European countries honored the Hasselblad H3D system, when they convened this week in Budapest, Hungary, to select the industry’s top European imaging products from the past 12 months.

In making its choice, the TIPA jury said, “Hasselblad’s H3DII-50 is the first camera to feature Kodak’s 50 megapixel sensor, measuring 36x48mm and twice the physical size of the largest 35mm DSLR sensors. The H3DII-50 provides full 48mm coverage and has been designed to provide an ideal solution for any photographer who demands both creative flexibility and ultimate image quality and resolution.”

In a secret vote for the best photographic and imaging products introduced in Europe during the past year, TIPA editors took into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, the design and ergonomics of the products, and their ease of use and price/performance ratio.

Christian Poulsen, CEO of Hasselblad, commented: “Hasselblad is again proud to accept this prestigious award. This honor demonstrates Hasselblad’s vision of providing the world’s best photographers with the most advanced camera system, enabling them to create the world’s best images. With H3DII-50, new components including the HCD 35-90mm zoom lens, HTS 1.5 Tilt & Shift Adaptor, and Phocus software, Hasselblad is helping photographers break creative barriers and achieve image quality that was not possible even six months ago.”

April Issue of VICTOR Now Online

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The latest issue of Hasselblad’s VICTOR online magazine is now available. Here’s a preview of what’s in store:

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  • Hasselblad headline highlights: introduction of the HCD 35-90mm zoom lens . . . the H3DII-50 wins Professional Photographer magazine’s Hot One Award . . . new Phocus features for Mac and Windows users.
  • German fashion photographer Manuel Pandalis went back in time to his years in the music business to create the glam rock mood of the early 1970s for his recent contemporary fashion shoot. It rocks!
  • It is not every day you get a chance to photograph a phenomenon. Claus Peter Dudek did when he captured the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, the fastest and most expensive sports car in the world.
  • The race of the megapixels heats up with an exclusive photo shoot. VICTOR compared a 35mm DSLR with a 21.1-megapixel sensor to the Hasselblad H3DII-31. The winner? Hint: It was no surprise.
  • You may be familiar with the work of these top 10 international photographers, but you’ll see them in a new light when you find out how they each define the word “passion.” Their visual responses are positively riveting.

Watch for the upcoming issue of the online magazine on May 1. The eye-catching portraits by South African fine arts and commercial photographer Michael Meyersfeld will capture your imagination.

Written by jeremyparce

April 15, 2009 at 8:27 am

Calumet and Hasselblad Team up on Sales of Integrated High-end Digital Cameras and Backs

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I will often publish media releases related to photography on this blog in order to help keep you informed. These media releases are created by the respective companies. I edit the releases for space as needed.

Calumet Photographic, with its 29 retail locations across the US and Europe, Internet and direct sales specialists, has become the world-wide leading supplier of digital backs and medium format digital cameras.
Customers have grown to appreciate and respect many of Calumet’s unique advantages, such as skilled and experienced sales associates, a wide range of demo and rental equipment, installation services, and extensive after-sales support.

However, the market has changed significantly in the past two years. Camera platforms and systems have evolved and vigorous price reductions have increased affordability. From Calumet’s perspective, Hasselblad has actively influenced consumers with its decisions and has clearly become the market and technology leader.

For Calumet in the USA, this means an increased focus on distributing Hasselblad high-end products. To this end, all Calumet stores have increased stock levels substantially with demo and rental equipment. Currently, all retail locations offer Hasselblad H3DII cameras with 31-, 39- and 50-megapixel backs in their rental departments.

Jack Showalter, President of Hasselblad USA, and Calumet CEO David Drew are in full agreement that excellent service and high-quality products are essential to generating success. Networking retail stores, rental equipment, demo facilities, and installation services is absolutely key in today’s market.

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March 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Hasselblad H3DII-50 Wins ‘Hot One’ Award

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I will often publish media releases related to photography on this blog in order to help keep you informed. These media releases are created by the respective companies. I edit the releases for space as needed.

The 10th annual Hot One Awards, which drew more than 325 product entries from 180 companies, has announced that the Hasselblad H3DII-50 earned the coveted 2009 Professional Photographer “Hot One Award” for Medium-Format Digital Camera System in the magazine’s largest-ever competition.

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Since 2000, the Hot One Awards have provided Professional Photographer magazine’s readership with a selection of the newest, most innovative products. The panel of 18 judges – independent, professional photographers selected for their expertise and knowledge – know what to look for in the products they want. Judges made their selections based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance, and value for the price. According to Professional Photographer, the Hasselblad H3DII-50 is one of the 60 photographic products that represent photography’s best new products for professional application.

According to Professional Photgrapher magazine, the Hasselblad H3DII-50, armed with a Kodak 50-megapixel 36x48mm sensor, edged out strong competition from Leaf, Mamiya, and Phase One to win the Medium-format Digital Camera System category.

The H3DII-50 combines the features of an integrated DSLR with a large-sensor format, more than twice the size of typical 35mm-style DSLR sensors. This fourth-generation H-system camera sports improved functionality, better sensor cooling, a more intuitive user interface, and a bright, 3-inch display. Photographers can choose an eye-level or waist-level viewfinder, and combine automated and tilt-shift functions for excellent versatility.

The H3DII-50 is compatible with a range of HC and HCD lenses. MSRP: $27,995 US. For more information on the award-winning H3DII-50, visit www.hasselblad.com.

Written by jeremyparce

March 10, 2009 at 11:30 am