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  • [Reuters: Private Equity] Carlyle, Old Mutual to acquire S.African tyre firm from Ethos: JOHANNESBURG, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group LP and the private equity arm of insurer Old Mutual have agreed to buy South African tyre retailer Tiger Automotive from Ethos Private...
  • [Reuters: New Issues News] Indian regulator warns against novel bond structure: SINGAPORE, Nov 26 (IFR) - The Reserve Bank of India has effectively outlawed a new structure, pioneered by Greenko Group in July this year, which had promised to open up the offshore bond market to a far wider number of Indian issuers.
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] UPDATE 1-Kellogg tops Abraaj offer for Egypt's Bisco Misr: CAIRO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Kellogg Co, the world's biggest breakfast cereal maker, has offered 908.5 million Egyptian pounds ($127 million) for Egyptian cake and biscuit maker Bisco Misr, setting up a...
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] UPDATE 1-Japan Post says IPO details likely delayed to January: * Election likely to cause delay in IPO scheme announcement
  • [Reuters: Technology] BRIEF-ICT Automatisering modernises Evonik's industrial water production: * Says to have worked with Evonik Degussa Antwerpen NV to modernise purification process for industrial water at site in Antwerp
  • [Reuters: Hot Stocks] UPDATE 2-Online fashion retailer Zalando on track for profitable 2014: * On track for slightly positive group EBIT for full year
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] RPT-UPDATE 1-Juncker unveils investment plan to kick start EU growth: STRASBOURG, France, Nov 26 (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented a plan on Wednesday to leverage some 300 billion euros ($375 billion) of largely private new...
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] UPDATE 1-Rouble extends losses as oil falls before OPEC meeting: MOSCOW, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The Russian rouble fell for a second day on Wednesday, as oil prices slipped before a meeting of the OPEC oil producers' club to discuss weak prices.
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] SE Asia Stocks-Philippines outperforms, most others rangebound: Nov 26 (Reuters) - Philippine stocks rose to two-month high on Wednesday, outperforming other markets in the region as investors waited for a raft of U.S. data and ahead of a crucial OPEC meeting....
  • [Reuters: Technology] BRIEF-BPOINT Ltd buys 13.75 pct stake in Cloud Technologies SA: * BPOINT Ltd acquired 13.75 pct stake or 550,000 shares of the company Source text for Eikon:
  • [Reuters: Technology] BRIEF-Comendo sells all operational activities to j2 Global Ireland: * Sells all operational activities to j2 Global Ireland Limited
  • [Reuters: Industrials] UPDATE 1-Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 bln in shares: * Buyback comes amid growing demand for shareholder returns
  • [Reuters: Technology] UPDATE 1-Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 bln in shares: * Buyback comes amid growing demand for shareholder returns
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] CORRECTED-European shares rise for 4th day; Thomas Cook slumps: LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A key European equity index rose for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as investors continued to bet on further monetary stimulus in the euro zone, although gains were...
  • [Reuters: Financials] CORRECTED-European shares rise for 4th day; Thomas Cook slumps: LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A key European equity index rose for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as investors continued to bet on further monetary stimulus in the euro zone, although gains were capped by fresh falls in energy shares.
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] Russia sees average oil price of $80-90 per barrel in medium, long-term- minister: MOSCOW, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Russia sees an average oil price of around $80-90 per barrel in the medium- and possibly in the long-term, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday.
  • [Reuters: Deals] EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT: LONDON (Reuters) - EE's German and French owners confirmed on Wednesday they were in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT as part of a wider review of its options.
  • [Reuters: Financials] Dubai's Amlak Finance signs financial, debt restructuring deal: DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Dubai's Amlak Finance said on Tuesday it had signed a $2.7 billion debt and financing restructuring deal with creditors.
  • [Reuters: Mergers News] UPDATE 1-EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT: (Adds details, changes news reference labels used by some subscribers)
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  • Space Needle

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    I think those are the Olympic Mountains in the background.

  • Dusk at Winnisquam ?#dusk #lake #lakelife #winnisquam #reflection #clouds #stillness #603


    Dusk at Winnisquam ?#dusk #lake #lakelife #winnisquam #reflection #clouds #stillness #603

  • Yiayia's Tree Forever ?? #familyisforever #japanesemaple #trees #november


    Yiayia's Tree Forever ?? #familyisforever #japanesemaple #trees #november

  • The Ghost Cave


    The Ghost Cave

  • Watching the Flames


    Watching the Flames

  • A walk in the woods! #autumn #trees #leaves #newengland #crisp #november


    A walk in the woods! #autumn #trees #leaves #newengland #crisp #november

  • Flowers still going strong, just like our veterans. Thank you ? #veteransday #gratitude #thankful #flowers #bouquet #america


    Flowers still going strong, just like our veterans. Thank you ? #veteransday #gratitude #thankful #flowers #bouquet #america

  • ? ?? @shannongeo @slyvia44 #denver #autumn #rockies #suburbia #friends #theotherisgold


    ? ?? @shannongeo @slyvia44 #denver #autumn #rockies #suburbia #friends #theotherisgold

  • My momma told me to #vote ! #democracy #choice #electionday2014 #doit


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Entries

  • Hong Kong police clear protest site (267 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:07:00 -0500Hong Kong police clear protest siteWorld: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post

    HONG KONG ? Police cleared demonstrators from one of Hong Kong?s largest protest sites Wednesday and arrested two student leaders at the forefront of the pro-democracy movement that has gripped the Asian financial hub for two months.

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  • Japan vows to resume Antarctic whale hunt for ?science? next year (484 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:02:00 -0500Japan vows to resume Antarctic whale hunt for ?science? next yearWorld: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post

    TOKYO ? Critics of Japan?s whaling practices are guilty of ?eco-imperialism? for trying to impose their beliefs on countries that hunt and eat whales, says Japan?s pointman on the issue.

    Japan is now embarking on a campaign to prove the scientific merits of its controversial Antarctic whaling missions, after the International Court of Justice earlier this year declared its purported research program was just a cover for commercial hunting.

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  • SE Asia Stocks-Philippines outperforms, most others rangebound (496 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:45:00 -0500SE Asia Stocks-Philippines outperforms, most others rangeboundReuters: Financials

    Nov 26 (Reuters) - Philippine stocks rose to two-month high on Wednesday, outperforming other markets in the region as investors waited for a raft of U.S. data and ahead of a crucial OPEC meeting. The Philippine stock index advanced 1 percent to its highest since Sept. 25 with SM Investments and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co gaining 2.4 percent and 1 percent, respectively. Analysts said investors waited for clues on the global economy from U.S. data, including personal income and

  • REFILE-BRIEF-India Cbank says yield on 91-day treasury bills at 8.2692 pct (310 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:36:00 -0500REFILE-BRIEF-India Cbank says yield on 91-day treasury bills at 8.2692 pctReuters: Financials

    RBI says yield on 91-day treasury bills at 8.2692 pct vs 8.2692 pct last week India sells 80 bln rupees of 91-day treasury bills at 97.98 rupees - RBI RBI says yield on 364-day treasury bills at 8.2947 pct vs 8.3535 pct two week ago India sells 60 bln rupees of 364-day treasury bills at 92.36 rupees - RBI






  • RPT-Turkish Cypriots to Greek Cypriots: Cut gas deal or forfeit peace deal (257 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:33:00 -0500RPT-Turkish Cypriots to Greek Cypriots: Cut gas deal or forfeit peace dealReuters: Utilities

    LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A peace settlement in Cyprus is not possible unless Greek Cypriots cut a deal on natural gas exploration with the Turkish-backed breakaway state in the north of the island, the chief Turkish Cypriot negotiator said on Tuesday.

  • An Insane Rig Of 50 EOS1DX DSLRs Captures Really Expensive Bullet Time Photos (421 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:33:00 -0500An Insane Rig Of 50 EOS1DX DSLRs Captures Really Expensive Bullet Time PhotosDIYPhotography.net -DIY Photography and Studio Lighting

  • Opposing Japan's whaling program is 'eco-imperialism': official (265 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:18:00 -0500Opposing Japan's whaling program is 'eco-imperialism': officialReuters: Environment

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Opposition to Japan's whaling program is a kind of "eco-imperialism" that imposes one value system on another and is based on emotion, not science - much the way killing elephants is now opposed, Japan's top whaling official said on Wednesday.






  • Hasselblad launches the Stellar II (based on the RX100II) (342 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:17:00 -0500Hasselblad launches the Stellar II (based on the RX100II)sonyalpharumors

  • Amadeus placed at 31.415 eur/share to cover Air France sale deal (258 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:13:00 -0500Amadeus placed at 31.415 eur/share to cover Air France sale dealReuters: Technology

    MADRID, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday it had sold shares in Spanish travel technology firm Amadeus at 31.415 euros per share - or 194 million euros ($242 million) for the block of 6.2 million shares - to cover a derivatives contract.

  • Amadeus placed at 31.415 eur/share to cover Air France sale deal (258 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:13:00 -0500Amadeus placed at 31.415 eur/share to cover Air France sale dealReuters: Financials

    MADRID, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday it had sold shares in Spanish travel technology firm Amadeus at 31.415 euros per share - or 194 million euros ($242 million) for the block of 6.2 million shares - to cover a derivatives contract.






  • Skype now lets you videocall while doing other things on your Android phone (934 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:12:00 -0500Skype now lets you videocall while doing other things on your Android phoneEngadget RSS Feed

    A call comes in on Skype from that old family friend who's now living in Sweden, but you're in the middle of a pretty amazing game of Threes, or finely honing a very important email that needs to be sent this hour. Take the call? Pretend you're not there? Well, you can now multitask on your Android phone in the latest Skype app update. It adds a picture-in-picture floating window of the incoming video call, which can rest over whatever you're already doing on that device. Just remember to keep those filler noises flowin', even if you're paying no attention.

    Now, the funny thing is, the Android version for tablets has been able to do this for almost a year. Is it because of the influx of giant Android phones, or a feature that the Skype team works on only in fall? Whatever the reason, you can test the feature in latest iteration, available here.

    Filed under: Internet, Microsoft

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    Source: Skype (Google Play)

  • 2014 Gift Guide the Discerning Photographer (19220 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:06:00 -05002014 Gift Guide the Discerning PhotographerThe Digital Trekker Blog & Photography

     

    Every year I try to create a Christmas Gift List that I think my readers might enjoy. It started out as a list of things I had that I thought others should have as well. But it has since morphed into both a list of things I can vouch for and things I am putting on my own wish list. I wanted to get this out before the notorious “Black Friday”. For those of you that are not American this is the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and it has proven to be the biggest shopping day of the entire year.  I think I gave you a real variety – but no fedoras or pipes this year. Sorry. I did manage to add a bowtie , though . They are in general price categories from the most costly to the least. This way if you have a budget you know where to look at a glance. So without further to-do here is my list.

     

     

     

     

    FujiFilm’s X-T1 Graphite Silver edition

    Price: $1499.00

     

    Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver edition

     

    If we are going to make a list of gifts for a photographer then we need to start with a camera. And what better camera in my book than the Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver. There is just one word to describe this little camera: sexy. With its graphite silver and black look it harkens us back to the 1960s and 70s before every SLR was black on black. It looks remarkably like my old (1986) Olympus OM-4T. T was for Titanium. This unfortunately is not titanium, but it does have that look. It is cool looking but better still it is crazy functional. This camera has features no other Fuji has (at least until a firmware update on Dec 18th). This camera is on my wish list.

    X-T1 Graphite Silver edition key features:

    • 16.3 million Megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
    • Dust and water-resistant body with more than 75 points of weather sealing. Freeze resistance to 14°F (-10°C).
    • Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second
    • Highest viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
    • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
    • Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models) and new Natural Live View
    • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical.
    • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3″ tilting LCD monitor
    • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
    • Completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds
    • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
    • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
    • NEW ?Classic Chrome’ and other film simulation modes
    • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats
    • Manual focus available during video recording
    • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi
    • Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer

     

     

     

     

     A Photo Workshop in Colorful Rajasthan, India

    Price: $5,499 (single room occupancy)

     

     

     

     

    We have one spot left for the 2014 Rajasthan Photo Trek & Workshop. Don’t let the term trek fool you. This is sleeping in some of the finest hotels in India. We will be traveling through some of the most storybook locations a photographer could hope to visit. There will be an abundance of camels, castles, and color ? throughout this trip. We refer to this as a ?photographic trek? in that we will be traveling ac ross Rajasthan and stopping all along the way to photograph its amazing cultures and traditions. We will take time to visit historical locations where our local “fixers? will show us things that few travelers get to see. Throughout the trip we will be staying the nights in ancient forts , castles and historic Rajasthani Havelis.

    Our trip starts off in New Delhi where we will visit some famous shrines and markets. After Delhi we will proceed by overnight train to Jodhpur, Rajasthan also called the ?Blue City?. Jodhpur stands on a range of sandstone hills surrounded by a strong wall. Dominating the city is a massive fortress. Very near Jodhpur are the Bishnoi settlements, the eco soldiers. Unique and highly photogenic, these shepherds and farmers live simple lives that we will be able to photograph. From Jodhpur we travel to Pushkar, a friendly town built around the edge of the small Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage center where you will find plenty of sadhus. After Pushkar, we travel to the small village of Pachewar where we will photograph village life. Then on to Jaipur, the ?Pink City?, the capital of Rajasthan. Surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts enclosed by embattled walls, the city was built in the early eighteenth century. While staying in Jaipur we will make the excursion to the city of Amber to visit its ancient fort and the amazing Amber Step Well. Following Jaipur we drive down the road 3 hours where we will stay our last two nights at a 15th century Neemrana Fort Palace.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Price: $390.00

     

     

    Tanner Goods Field Camera Bag
    Waxed Field Tan

     

    To be honest, I don’t own this bag… yet. But it looks classy and frankly a lot more practical than any of the Ona bags. The Ona bags look too narrow and small. This looks like the right size for a proper camera bag. Normally I would say if you want a retro looking bag then go for the Think Tank Retrospective. But they don’t have a leather trimmed bag, and I wanted to feature a canvas and leather bag here, just for the looks. Is it the perfect canvas and leather bag? No. It needs more pockets. But it’s made like a saddle and looks pretty great! It will go with that retro style we are sporting on this page. Be sure to visit the link for more detailed images of the bag.

     

     

     

     

     

    The Think Tank Airport Roller Derby roller bag

    Price: $389.75

     

    Think Tank Airport Roller Derby

     

    I never carry my cameras through airports. My back just wont take it. I use a roller bag. I have used close to every bag Think Tank Photo has made. But I can tell you the best bag to date is the newest as well. It is the Roller Derby. It is a Goldilocks bag. What is a Goldilocks bag you may ask? Well, it is not too big and not too small. It is just right! This bag is made with four rollers (exclusively made by Think Tank). This bag make walking through airports easy as.. well walking through an airport. My only minor issue with the bag is on ramps it wants to roll away, so you need to be a little careful or you might go chasing your bag though the airport rather than rolling it. But over all this is the best roller bag I have owned.

    As a special for Black Friday Think Tank is offering a great deal. When you buy a Think Tank Photo rolling camera bag you are eligible to receive their new ?Road Warrior Kit,? a $44.98 value, for free!  The kit consists of ten Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder (holds up to eight AA batteries), and a Small Travel Pouch. Frankly, I use all those accessories so this is a nice incentive to buy this bag now.

     

     

     

     

    Suunto Ambit2 HR

    Price: $364.99

     

    Suunto Ambit2 Black HR

     

    This is the watch I wrote about a few weeks back. I have this watch?s older brother the Ambit which I use when I run. Frankly because it is so techie it helps keep my interest in running. I track all my runs on the Movescount website. The HR stands for Heart Rate monitor. So as I run it tracks my heart rate, calorie burn etc. I know many of you have sport watches and you are wondering why this one and why on this photography site. Well for one thing this is a heck of a lot easier to use than my wife’s Garmin and much better than the Polar she had before that. It is simple and intuitive. Now why here on this site? Well, I also use it to geotag my photos. Yeppers, this little guy will track your movements and then let you download a GPRX file that you can then upload to Lightroom and geo-code your photos. You can read how I do it HERE. Amazon is having a Black Friday special on this watch and others HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

    Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1

    Price: 151.95

     

     

    Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1

    If you or the person you are buying a gift for uses Fujifilm X-series cameras or they are just a smartphone photographer this is a great gift. This small instant photo printer pairs with the latest X-series cameras and most any smart phone  through an ad-hoc wifi signal. Once paired you can print small business card size instant prints directly from your camera or phone. A great way to share memories or “ad-hoc” (sorry) gifts on the fly. I use my all the time.

     

     

     

     

     

    Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly  &  Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x Combo

    Price: $216.20

     

     

    Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly & Quasar Sensor Loupe Combo

     

    One of the major banes of the photographers existence is dust on the sensor. There are two ways around this. send in your camera for servicing or do it your self. I choose to spend the money on these two little guys and save in the long run. Seriously, there is no better gift for a photographer than this. Easy to use and incredibly effective at removing dust from your sensor. In my opinion no photographer should be without this in their kit!

     

     

     

     

     

    RFID Travel Vest for Men

    Price: $135.00

     

     

    ScottEVest RFID Travel Vest for Men

     

     

    ScotteVest’s, #1 selling travel vest, just got even smarter with the added feature of an RFID-blocking pocket to protect your valuables from high-tech skimmers that can steal your identity. Their advanced two-way zipper allows you access to all 26 pockets with ease. This is a good looking vest, there is no doubt about it. If you travel and especially if you are a photographer traveling it is getting harder and harder to take what you need in your carry-on. So here is the answer. A vest that holds everything and still looks nice. As they say, “There?s more than meets the eye and even more that doesn?t.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bradley Mountain Pipe Roll Waxed Canvas

    Price: $45.00

     

    Bradley Mountain Pipe Roll Waxed Canvas

     

    If you have read my blog for any amount of time you would by now know I smoke a pipe. You will also know I don’t entertain comments about how bad it is for me. I already have a mother. Now I find it interesting that pipe smoking is gaining a bit of a resurgence. More and more men (even some women) are digging out their grandfather’s old pipes and lighting up. The only complication to this is a newbie pipe smoker has no way to keep their pipes out side of a drawer in their office or a show box. Not to mention they have no way to travel with the pipe, the tobacco, tamp and lighter. Well, not any more! Now you can carry your pipe essentials with some class. This roll is specifically designed to hold your pipe essentials. Made out of leather and waxed canvas, this is a thing of class and your grand kids will appreciate you when they start lighting up because this roll is made so well it will still be around.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    iPhone and Android Film Scanner

    Price: $59.00

     

    iPhone and Android Film Scanner

     

    This might just be what your special photographer is looking for. I certainly want to give it a try. The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner! You can now scan 35mm film directly to your smartphone. Show everyone on Instagram your analogue shootin’ skills. Let all of Facebook see your passion for film. No middleman, middlecables or cumbersome equipment here. It’s simple: slide any smartphone into the scanner’s snug mount, switch on the battery powered backlight, slip in your film and snap a pic of the negative. Straight forward and easy.

     

     

     

     

     

     Price: $30.50

     

    Urge Basics Soundbrick Ultra Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

     

     

    This is a great deal and unlike so many good deals it is a great value. In other words, it is not going to break right out of the box. I bought this speaker after comparing it with a Bose SoundLink Mini, essentially the same size. The Bose was better sound and made unquestionably better, but it was also $200. This Urge has a full sound and frankly not that far off from the Bose and it is only $30.50 and can work as a hands free device. There is another version of this same speaker branded by BiJELA. It costs twice as much but with the BiJELA you get a taste of Asia that as far as I know no other speaker gives you. When you pair your device with it it gives you this lighthearted update:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lume Cubes for the iPhone and GoPro

    Price: $59.00 ish (KickStarter)

     

     

     

    Lume Cube was drawn to my attention over Twitter and it looks like fun. It’s an external flash for your smart phone. It’s time to go beyond selfies (OH Lord I hope so!!). Sync your Apple iPhone or Android Smartphone to Lume Cube’s bluetooth interface, and adjust up to 1,500 lumens of light output to find the perfect complement for your mobile photos and video. It also works with the GoPro. You can sync up to 5 Lume Cubes to your iPhone or Android smartphone using a simple Bluetooth-powered app. The app allows you to adjust the brightness and duration of lighting to capture the perfect shot long after the sun goes down. This is still in Kickstarter mode so it will cost you at least $59.00.

     

     

     

     

     

    PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS Volume 1 and 2 (Bundle)

    Price: $40

     

     

    This is a deal. I know Piet Van den Eynde very well since he is my co-leader of my Photo Treks to Rajasthan and Ladakh, India. He is a master at Photoshop and Lightroom.  This 42-video double-volume set has nearly 7 hours of laser-focused, live-screen tutorials that will teach you more than you thought you needed to know about Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and Adobe Photoshop.

    Photoshop for Photographers is a video tutorial series made by a photographer for photographers which means it focuses on the tools and processes that photographers need. Beginner and intermediate users will love Piet?s approach and workflow as his tightly scripted, detailed instructions make every step easy to follow.

    Most of the Photoshop training videos out there jump ahead in the editing process leaving photographers with unanswered questions and unnecessarily large files with no option of non-destructively changing settings or synchronizing edits across multiple images like ACR or Adobe Lightroom.

    Throughout these concise and action-oriented, bite-sized videos you’ll be guided through the essentials on what remains the most powerful photographic editing software on the planet.

    Bonus content includes Piet?s EasyDodge 2.0 custom Photoshop Action set ($10 value all on its own) and a downloadable Exercise File Packages (.zip) so you can follow along with the tutorial using the same image files.

    This full-time bundle saves you 25%.

     

     

     

     

     

    Peak Design Camera Straps

    The Slide

    Price: $59.95

     

    Peak Design Slide

     

     

     

    The Clutch

    Price: $39.95

     

    Peak Design Clutch

     

    I have tried so many camera straps along the way from the high-end sling straps like Black Rapid, the more costly Artisan & Artist all the way down to the humble homemade strap and none work as well as the Peak Design Leash.  But, as I was writing this I saw on the Peak Design website they have two new models that look really promising, the Side, a wider version of the Leash and a new design called the Clutch a beefed up version of the Cuff. Both look very promising and look like something I would use. These are currently in a “pre-order” state on their website and I have no idea if you would be able to get them for Christmas. But check them out.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     USB Film Roll

    Price: $20

     

    USB Film Roll Fit 4GB of photos into one roll of film.

     

     

    Remember the days of film? Well, there back… sort of. At least the canisters are. Because some creative soul has thought of sticking a 4GB memory stick into recycled film canisters. So now you can  have your favorite film with you and this time it will hold a lot more than 36 exposures!

     

     

     

     

     

    Bow Tie by the Tie Bar

    $15.00

     

    Diamond Tip Bow Ties

     

    ?When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back; your style is a little more dynamic. It?s about the reestablishment of the gentleman? ? Dhani Jones (former American football linebacker)

     

    For the photographer who wants to look great. I have only recently started wearing bow ties again. I wore them when I was a kid. But recently my daughter begged me to get a bow tie. I told her if I get a bow tie then it has to be a “self tie” bow tie. Meaning, the kind you tie yourself. None of this clip on or pre-tied stuff. I want to tie it myself.  Then last Christmas my mother and sister sent me a vintage silk diamond tip bow tie and I couldn’t believe how cool it looked. The diamond tips are unusual and thus distinctive.  So now I am finding every excuse I can to wear a bow tie. After all as the 11th Doctor says, “Bow ties are cool!” These bow ties are from The Tie Bar and are 100% silk. You can get the self tie or if you are not as daring as me, pre-tied. These are also a great deal. Until I ran across these most silk bow ties I have bought run around $35. These are a mere $15.00

     

     

     

     

     

    Fotodiox 5-in-1 22″ Premium-Grade Professional Collapsible Disc Reflector

    Price: $12.95

     

     

    5-in-1 22″ Premium-Grade Professional Collapsible Disc Reflector

     

    This is a crazy deal. $12.95 for a 5-in-1 disc reflector? This is almost a disposable price.  Even if your photographer gets one or two shoots out of them, and I am sure they will get many more than that, it is worth the price. A reflector is that extra bit of lighting equipment that separates the men from the boys… er the women from the girls… the sheep … ok you get my point. It is a piece of photography kit that anyone that is serious about their photography should have and this is the best price I could find for you.

     

     

  • Floody hell! Brits cram Internet of Things into tight White Spaces (274 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:02:00 -0500Floody hell! Brits cram Internet of Things into tight White SpacesThe Register

    Surprising what you can do with a river and 13Mbps over old telly frequencies

    Geeks in Oxford, England, have squeezed 13Mbps down and 3Mbps up a single channel of White Space ? unused TV frequencies in their area ? and used the tech to connect up river flood sensors.?

  • Fitch Rates Sampath Bank's Subordinated Debentures Final 'A+(lka)' (500 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:59:00 -0500Fitch Rates Sampath Bank's Subordinated Debentures Final 'A+(lka)'Reuters: Financials

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) COLOMBO/HONG KONG, November 26 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings Lanka has assigned Sampath Bank PLC's (Sampath; AA-(lka)/Stable) proposed subordinated debentures of up to LKR7bn a final National Long-Term Rating of 'A+(lka)'. The assignment of the final rating follows the receipt of final documents that conform to information previously received. The final rating is at the same level as the expected rating assigned on 11 November 2014. The deb

  • Czech telecoms firm O2 CR may take $1.44 bln loan (253 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:54:00 -0500Czech telecoms firm O2 CR may take $1.44 bln loanReuters: Telecommunications Services

    PRAGUE, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Operator O2 Czech Republic could take a syndicated loan of up to 31.8 billion Czech crowns ($1.44 billion), to cover financial assistance requested by its majority owner, investment firm PPF, the company said on Wednesday.






  • CONGRATULATIONS: We have the Winners of the BIG COSYSPEED Camslinger Giveaway! (1649 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:40:00 -0500CONGRATULATIONS: We have the Winners of the BIG COSYSPEED Camslinger Giveaway!Fuji Rumors

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    The big COSYSPEED Giveaway is over and the Software selected randomly the winners from all over the world.

    The main prize for Fujirumors readers is the new, sylish Paris Grey edition of the Camslinger 160. Place 2 and 3 will get a nice little Phonebag 135. The winners will be contacted by Thomas from Cosyspeed via email. So check out your Inbox in the next few days (and the Spam Box, too).

    And a big big Thank You to Thomas from COSYSPEED for this amazing giveaway. You know I’m a big Camslinger fan, so I’m really happy that Thomas decided to organize this giveaway with Fujirumors and with my friends of 43rumros, CanonWatch & SonyAlphaRumors.

    I invite you all to check out the new line of products at the COSYSPEED Website here. And if you want to pruchase one, you can find it for example here at BHphoto.

    Here is the whole list of winners… and have fun with your new bag

    FUJIRUMORS WINNERS
    1) YAROSLAV (USA) – Camslinger Paris Gray
    2) ADRIEN (FRANCE) – Phonebag 135
    3) JOEY (USA) – Phonebag 135

    43RUMORS WINNERS
    1) KYLE (GUAM) – Camslinger Paris Gray
    2) TIM (USA) – Phonebag 135
    3) ALESSIO (ITALY) – Phonebag 135

    SONYALPHARUMORS WINNERS
    1) MAURICIO (COLUMBIA) – Camslinger Street Edition
    2) PAULUS (INDONESIA) – Phonebag 135
    3) RAY (USA) – Phonebag 135

    CANONWATCH WINNERS
    1) CLIFF (USA) – Camslinger Street Edition
    2) ALEX (ITALY) – Phonebag 135
    3) NICCOLÒ (ITALY) – Phonebag 135

    COSYSPEED WINNERS
    1) GASPER (SLOVENIA) – Camslinger Street Edition
    2) MATHEW (INDIA) – Phonebag 135
    3) BHAGYESH (CANADA) – Phonebag 135

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  • BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network (256 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:40:00 -0500BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL networkThe Register

    Take your license demand and stick it in your ASSIA

    BT's patent spat with US company ASSIA will start to be noticed by customers, with the carrier reportedly shutting down boxes that provide rate adaptation after it lost a crucial round of legal action.?

  • Apple's virtual reality ambitions tipped in new job listing (786 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:32:00 -0500Apple's virtual reality ambitions tipped in new job listingThe Verge - All Posts

    While third party developers work on transforming iPads into imitation Oculus headsets, Apple is searching for a virtual reality app engineer. As spotted by Mashable, the company recently put up a job listing that foreshadows some interesting possibilities.

    On top of meeting the usual list of criteria, would-be applicants are required to be experienced in virtual reality and augmented reality development. The lucky hire will reportedly be creating "high performance apps that integrate with virtual reality systems for prototyping and user testing." Apple has been quietly applying for patents related to head-mounted displays since 2006, and was most recently granted one for a multi-purpose goggle system. The job posting suggests that...

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  • TABLE-Foreign trading in South Korean stocks (345 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:22:00 -0500TABLE-Foreign trading in South Korean stocksReuters: Financials

    SEOUL, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Daily net trading in shares on South Korea's main stock exchange by three major categories of investors as of 0720 GMT, in billions of South Korean won (a negative figure indicates net selling): FOREIGNERS INSTITUTIONS RETAIL Nov 26 58.9* 6.3 -62.9 Nov 25 387.5 42.3 -415.8 Nov 24 353.3 86.6 -443.4 Nov 21 58.6 70.1






  • Bank of England's Haldane: rates might stick at 3 pct-paper (268 characters)

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:22:00 -0500Bank of England's Haldane: rates might stick at 3 pct-paperReuters: Financials

    LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The Bank of England's chief economist Andrew Haldane said official interest rates in Britain, after they start to rise, might end up sticking at 3 percent, below their level before the financial crisis, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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  • Samsung Samples 1.0um Pixel Products

    Samsung has held Investors Forum 2014 on Nov. 17 in NYC. Image sensor business update includes sampling of 1.0um pixel sensor:

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    From a dramatic snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y. and the slaying of worshipers in a Jerusalem synagogue to Obama’s immigration plan and the murder of Honduras’ beauty queen, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.


  • Published Photographs Lead to Death Threats in Pakistan

    A photographer has received ?a credible and direct threat” against her life after five years of images shot in Pakistan were published in the U.K.


  • How iPads are making airports less terrible

    What if airports weren?t miserable gauntlets of long lines, heat-lamp food, and ambient anxiety?

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  • Pictures of the Week: Nov. 7 ? Nov. 14

    From Putin?s ?coatgate? moment with China?s first lady and the funerals of Kurdish fighters killed in clashes with ISIS, to One World Trade Center?s 69th floor rescue and Brad Pitt?s selfie, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.


  • Winter parking ban 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

    Upton?s winter parking ban is in effect. The ban prohibits on street parking between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. from November 1 through April 1.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: upton winter parking ban

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