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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Live on Stage – Hasselblad supports student project at Melt! open-air music festival

21/03/2012 On stage the bands were rocking, but the students of the University of Art and Design (HfG) in Offenbach were letting nothing ruffle them as they continued shooting countless live performances with the Hasselblad H4D, as part of the non-profit project

"Blue Hour"; Beady at Melt! Festival 2011
Image by Geert Schäfer
What began in 2010, when Clemens Mitscher and Martin Liebscher created the non-profit project, has extended beyond the university boundaries to become a recognized project. Seventeen students are part of, the project from the photography teaching department at HfG. Seventeen young artists who are realizing their passion for photography and music at numerous gigs through expressive images. A work which has provided inspiration beyond the confines of the university and this year has achieved its high point to date, thanks to the cooperation with Melt! and numerous supporters from the photo industry. At the internationally acclaimed music festival in July 2011, which has been honoured with the title "Artist's Favourite European Festival" award, the students had the opportunity to document numerous musical stage performances using photography and film.

Olympus firmware for the E-5, E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1 and E-PL2

Today Olympus announces the release of new firmware for the E-5, E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1 and E-PL2 that stabilizes operation when using SDXC cards larger than 48 GB and, for the E-PL3 and E-PM1, improves external flash operation in RC mode.
Here are the updates:
>> Firmware Version 1.3 for the E-PL3 and E-PM1
>> Firmware Version 1.3 for the E-PL2, E-P3 and E-5
There are two options for updating the firmware:
1) Simply launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
2) Download the software updater from the following link: and follow the installer instructions.

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