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Recent news: GoPro announced HERO3+, the latest versions of their popular action cameras; Nikon released the rugged, weather-sealed 1 AW1 mirrorless camera; Leica came out with a new S-System Elmarit-S 45 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens; Lomography introduced a new Diana F+ medium format camera with an Instax back; and Native Instruments unveiled the new Maschine Studio.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 4, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

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Tips and Solutions

Colorist and Adobe Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker explores how color-grading techniques are used in film, and he provides practical demonstrations on how to create moods, suggest genres, and inform the audience of the motivations of on-screen protagonists, using Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite of plug-ins.

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Learn about the Fujifilm X-M1 mirrorless digital camera, along with the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, in this video with Larry Becker, of Kelby Media. The video explores the new X-M1 and some of its features, including its compact, sleek form factor, tilting LCD monitor, and physical-control design.

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For some photographers, a favorite secret weapon may be a coveted vintage lens, a unique post-production tweak, or an obscure in-camera trick. But if you analyze the work of Stephen Wilkes, the secret arrow in his quiver would likely be a 52,000 pound Condor bucket truck. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Stephen about his early mentors in color photography, how an image can carry the subtext of soul, and the ten-foot-wide gorilla in the room—his wildly popular 'Day to Night' series.

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Hands-on Review

Impact Studio Lighting, which provides quality lighting equipment and accessories for photographers, has just created a line of Embossed-Velour Backgrounds in a convenient 9 x 12-foot size. The new seamlessly designed Impact backgrounds are constructed from one piece of polyester nylon and feature large, highly visible embossed-velour patterns.

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Vello provides an array of versatile hot-shoe adapters with PC sockets for connecting off-camera flash units and studio strobes with cables. These solution-oriented devices add a PC sync connection to cameras or a shoe-mount flash.

 
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Watch and listen as Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses Westcott's new SkyLux LED continuous light source. Becker explores the attributes and special qualities of LEDs, impressive power versus traditional tungsten sources, dimming features, long lamp life, and accurate color rendering.

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For more than 100 years camera companies have been trying to squeeze the best specs into the smallest available formats. Smart phones and point-and-shoot cameras are too limiting, and digital SLRs are too bulky. Enter the mirrorless generation: Now we can pack big-image quality into a small, travel-friendly package.

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In this second episode of our new series, Prospectives, much sought-after headshot photographer Peter Hurley explains his approach to taking a headshot. From the tools he uses, to creating rapport with the client, Hurley demonstrates the different elements that will make one's photography look strong and professional.

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Sony’s Technical Training Staff was on site at B&H Photo to present the exciting new Cyber-Shot Digital Still Cameras: the DSC-RX100 II and the DSCRX1R. In this video, they discuss all of the new advances and enhancements that have been made to these products, to help you achieve their potential with your own photographic experience.

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Image by Siobhan Landry

The International Center of Photography in New York City has served as a school, research center and museum for artists, students and scholars for over thirty years. It's one of the world's most-extensive and best-equipped schools for photography, and an important institution for the craft itself. A special promotion is currently running, which will save you $50 off of any course (including online courses). Read on to learn more about the ICP, see more images by instructors, get the $50 discount code, and get the details about the open house being held on September 18, 2013.

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While Photoshop is one of the most popular software programs for photographers of all levels, InDesign has unique features that can be useful for photographers who want to create albums, templates or portfolios. The ability to create multi-page documents separates InDesign from Photoshop, which allows photographers to go beyond just editing their images.

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Matthew Swaggart, the founder of HoldFast Gear, creates classic designer accessories with style and durability, along with greatly enhanced functionality. Each strap, wallet, belt and bag is handmade or hand-finished by Swaggart from quality leather or canvas, and many of his products work together for a complete storage and carrying solution.

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Manfrotto has introduced a line of magnesium-alloy ball heads that feature the Q6 Top Lock Quick-Release. The company that has made myriad quick releases and plates has decided to put its own spin on the classic Arca Swiss format.

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Join Kelby Media's Larry Becker as he explains the workings of the Canon EOS 70D DSLR. The video explores the 70D’s many professional and consumer-level features, and HD video capability, including its new Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor, touchscreen LCD, and Creative Auto shooting mode.

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