Photo News I Am Not So Sure About. And Beware Of These Email Scams.
I use and really, really like Nik Software’s post-processing programs. Yesterday it was announced that Google has purchased my favorite, go-to processing company. I don’t know if that is good news or not. It seems to me that photography-oriented companies are the logical and preferred choice to own and manage photo processing software companies. If nothing else, I hope Google doesn’t mess up what we have now. I’m just not so sure about this news.
Photokina is underway over in Germany, and it is a big deal in the photo world. I have been suggesting for a few days that you bookmark Thom Hogan’s site (byThom) for the week to get his take on the gazillion announcements that are being released. Yesterday I saw that dpreview has dedicated a section of their front page to news from Germany. They have a nice organization to that section, divided by manufacturer for the most part. Check it out daily this week for up-to-date news. And then you have news also from Imaging Resource, Steve’s Digicams, Nikon Rumors, Canon Rumors, 1001 Noisy Cameras and The Luminous Landscape. Keep an eye on all of them at least once in a while this week. There is a lot of news going to be coming our way this week. And some of it may or may not be what you want to hear.
And a timely reminder and rather amusing post from Neil van Niekerk over at his site, Tangents. Scammers have been preying on the naive and unaware for centuries. And I guess we photographers have our share of those easy-pickings customers, because Neil has some examples of emails he has received that demonstrate this sad fact. Review them by clicking here; they are informative and pretty amusing. The really helpful thing Neil does is give you markers that should raise all kinds of red flags if you begin receiving similar missives. Thank you, Neil!