The Wednesday Rundown 9.12.12

Howdy everyone and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have photographers Paul Manoian and Brooke Shaden who walk us through one of their latest shoots. Paul shoots in Motor City Casino while Brooke takes us to a local park and uses the creek. If you have a great and informative video you want to see in the Wednesday Rundown please shoot me an email jerrit@fstoppers.com .

Samsung’s NX1000 SMART Camera With Built In WiFi

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the NX1000, the first compact system cameras (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connectivity is available at the touch of a button, thanks to a dedicated Smart Link Hot Key on the top of the NX1000. Available in black, white and pink, the NX1000 offers extreme portability and convenience combined with the power to capture premium photos and videos that are the standard of Samsung’s NX Series. A great introduction into the CSC category, the NX1000 is available now from Samsung retailers, priced at $699.99 MSRP.

Sony RX-1 is Official: The World's First Full Frame Compact Digital Camera

We were discussing the rumors over the past 48 hours, and now we have all the juicy details to think over as Sony has officially announced the RX-1 as the world's first full frame compact digital camera. The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 digital camera packs an advanced 35mm full-frame 24.3 MP Exmor CMOS sensor and Carl Zeiss T*t 35mm f/2.0 fixed lens into a highly portable, lightweight camera body.

Banksy's Work As Animated GIFs

If you haven't heard of Banksy by now, let me introduce you. Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter that is probably most known for his street art and most recently his film, "Exit Through The Gift Shop". Yesterday, Banksy mentioned on his tumblr that an unnamed animator, which I will call ABVH, has been creating GIFS out of his work, and Banksy wishes he would have thought of it first. I really like these animations, and I sure hope to see more of them come soon. Enjoy!

Revolutionize The Way You Sell Your Images To Clients With Fiducia

Selling your images to clients has to be one of the toughest aspects of photography along with being the most stressful. There are so many different applications you can use on everything from your computers to iPads. That is all about to change with Fiducia. Created by Mario Masitti of Mario Masitti Studios, he is going to revolutionize the way we sell our images to clients with this simple iPad application.

A Tribute In Lights: A Touching 9/11 Timelapse Tribute

The Cleverkids have come out with a timelapse of NYC's cityscape with the September 11th, memorial lights. The timelapse was recorded in Brooklyn looking over towards Manhattan. A somber reminder of the horrific events of that day. I know this question gets asked quite a bit, but where were you the day the attacks happened, and what are some of you doing to reflect back on this horrible yet historical event?

Behind The Scenes With Ryan Allen: Creating An Iconic Skateboarding Image That Will Make Your Palms Sweat

Ryan Allen, the founder of SBC Skateboard Magazine, has worked tirelessly for over 15 years to create timeless images of skateboarders risking life and limb. Check out this incredibly down to earth behind the scenes video, which gives some insight into what it took to create a jaw-dropping image of a skateboarder ollieing (jumping, in non-skateboard slang) between two towers of shipping crates. The sweaty palms are included at no extra cost!

CreativeLIVE's Fashion Week With Matthew Jordan Smith and Yoanna House

Each week creativeLIVE has unbelievable live content that you can stream for free. Starting today through Sept 15th, creativeLIVE will host one of Fstoppers' most featured photographers Matthew Jordan Smith. Matthew is an acclaimed fashion photographer, and he has brought along America's Next Top Model winner Yoanna House to talk about everything that goes on in the fashion industry. For more information about this week's entire event, read the full post.

Hasselblad announces H5D Series Camera

Hasselblad announced their new H5D series medium format cameras. The H5D features a modernized design and a complete new electronic engine to pave the way for ultimate quality imaging, for print ready JPEG files, and for a smooth and intuitive user interface. The camera is billed by the Sweden-based company as "the latest step in the evolution of the best high-end camera system in the world."

7 Tips by Reuters' Damir Photojournalism Sagoli

Have you ever thought about making the exciting move to photojournalism? Then we have someone you have to listen to. Sarajevo born photographer Damir Sagolj has been on the Reuters' staff since 1997 and is currently their chief photographer in Thailand. He spent five years in the Bosnian army and worked for the Paris-based Sipa press agency as their Bosnian photographer. To sum it up: he knows his shit. So if you answered "yes" to the question above here are 7 tips from Damir that you better take to heart.

View From Space: New York City on September 11, 2001

For once, I'm going to keep my mouth shut. I'll let NASA do the talking on this one, and then let the picture speak for itself: "Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) the morning of September 11, 2001.

Lenovo's "Seize the Night" Alternate Ending Challenge: "Do"

Lenovo, a worldwide computer company that manufacturers laptops, have gathered fifteen of what they believe are the best college filmmakers for their 'Seize the Night' Alternate Ending challenge. One of the contestants is a graduate of the University of Alabama (now a film student at USC), Xavier Burgin. His entry into the competition is called 'Do'. Shot with a Canon 5D MarkII and a Canon T2i, this is definitely a forerunner in the contest.