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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2008 0 comments

Promark International has introduced new lighting and tripod cases: The Photogenic
OB42 Lighting Accessories Case, the Smith-Victor Soft Case on Wheels and the
Smith-Victor TB990 Pro Tripod Case.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2008 0 comments

Olympus, sponsor of the US Open and the Olympus US Open Series, announces its
second annual national sweepstakes that will send five winners and their guests
on the trip of a lifetime to the 2008 US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing
Meadows, New York. Winners will receive a weekend getaway August 29-31, 2008,
which will include hotel, airfare, spending money and two tickets to the Grand
Slam tennis tournament. They will also be granted exclusive access to locations
normally limited to professional photographers where they can capture the on-court
and behind-the-scenes drama.



Starting in the Olympus luxury suite located in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, winners will be coached by an award-winning
photographer, an Olympus Visionary, on best techniques for shooting nonstop tennis
action. They will have access to the photographers' lounge and other elite
locations, to capture images from a vantage point only the pros typically have.
The winners' ultimate photo experience will be in the exclusive Olympus
photo pit, shooting elbow-to-elbow with professional photographers and capturing
amazing up-close images of the tournament action with Olympus E-System digital
single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.



Consumers purchasing an Olympus camera between May 13 and July 18, 2008 may register
to win by completing a registration form at participating retail locations, entering
online at www.getolympus.com,
or mailing a postcard or letter containing their name, mailing address, email
address and telephone number to: emg3, Shoot With the Pros, 215 Commercial St.,
Portland, ME 04101. Registration for the sweepstakes runs through July 18, 2008
and complete rules are available at www.getolympus.com/register.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments

The new Olympus E-520 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera offers Image
Stabilization built into the camera body and Autofocus Live View.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 11, 2008 0 comments

Adobe has released an update to the Adobe Digital Negative specification (DNG),
a publicly available archival format for the raw files generated by digital cameras.
This update provides new and expanded specifications that provide the digital
imaging industry with increased flexibility and improved workflow for their raw
images. A DNG Codec for Windows Vista has also been released on Adobe Labs, allowing
photographers utilizing the Windows Vista platform to work with raw files in a
more seamless manner.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2008 0 comments

Eye-Fi makers of the world's first wireless SD memory card, announced an
extended product line-up designed to make photo sharing easier and meet the needs
of individual users. Eye-Fi will launch three new wireless memory cards, including
Eye-Fi Explore, which will automatically add geographic location tags to each
photo and will allow on the go users to upload their memories from Wi-Fi hotspots.
The original Eye-Fi Card, now called Eye-Fi Share, is designed for the photographer
who wants to effortlessly upload images directly to their preferred photo sharing
site in addition to their computer. And, the new Eye-Fi Home card is aimed at
those who want to simply and wirelessly upload digital memories to their home
computer.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., announces that its new software plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
and Photoshop Elements -- FocalPoint 1.0 -- is now available for immediate
download. onOne Software's FocalPoint is a selective focus and vignetting
plug-in designed to help photographers easily blur and/or vignette areas of
an image.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments

Manufactured of high-strength, super light aircraft alloy, the black anodized
leg segments feature a unique octagonal profile which enhances the rigidity
of the tripod. With a leg spread of nearly 6 ft., it provides maximum stability
for nature, macro, architectural or portrait photography. Each leg segment is
independently adjustable so that the tripod can easily be locked on uneven terrain.
The center column is easily removable from the main body of the tripod via a
spring-loaded locking screw. Once removed, the center column can be inserted
"upside-down" with the tripod collar, facilitating close focus/macro
photography. Large easily,adjustable lever locks enable fast height adjustments.
Weighs less than 4 lbs. MSRP $179.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software has released the Viveza plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple's groundbreaking
photo editing and management software. The Viveza plug-in allows Aperture users
to selectively control light and color in photographic images without ever having
to leave Aperture.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments

Different cities in different states in the US and Canada have varying humidity
levels, some of which can detrimental to the life of your photographic gears
and lenses. Humibox Dry Cabinets are available online at special introductory
prices.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments

xTrain.com, a leader in online video training for photography, media, arts, and
design, announced that the company has licensed over 100 training segments that
will be featured on Adobe TV. In addition, xTrain's parent company Splash
Media LP, an innovator and market leader of online content communications and
training, and producer of xTrain content, has created original programming content
for the Adobe TV audience of creative professionals.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments

Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products
and accessories in North America, is proud to announce a free, introductory
lighting webinar titled "How to Overcome 5 Common Problems When Shooting
Outdoors." Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 6, 2008, this introductory
course on the basics of lighting is a surefire way to get up to speed on how
to capture the best images when shooting in the field.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced Plug-in Suite 4 software for Adobe Photoshop.
Available in early May, onOne Software's Plug-In Suite 4 combines full versions
of six essential software tools -- Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro, PhotoTools
1.0 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoTune
2.2 and FocalPoint 1.0 -- an affordable combination that includes everything
a photographer needs to make their images look their best.



The onOne Software Plug-In Suite 4 for Photoshop CS2 and CS3 is the latest upgrade
to the award winning Plug-In Suite product line that combines several of onOne
Software's individual Photoshop plug-ins into a highly affordable package.

Plug-In Suite 4 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:



· Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro can resize digital images over 1,000% with
no loss of detail or sharpness. It allows poster-sized prints to be made from
almost any image.



· PhotoTools 1.0 Professional Edition is a flexible yet powerful Photoshop
plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a complete library
of effects created by Kevin Kubota and Jack Davis. These effects may be previewed,
stacked and blended together just like filters over a camera lens to improve creativity.
Its built-in batch processing engine improves photographers productivity.



· PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition can be used to create stunning border
and edge effects right out of the darkroom. Select from thousands of edges, including
authentic film and artistic mediums.



· Mask Pro 4.1 can easily create high-quality masks and selections even
from tough subjects like hair and glass, making it easy to place a subject in
a new background.



· PhotoTune 2.2 is a plug-in that provides professional quality color correction
in an easy to use plug-in.



· FocalPoint 1.0 is a new plug-in that simulates selective focus or tilt-shift
lenses, helping photographers selectively blur and/or vignette an image to focus
the viewers attention.



The new Plug-In Suite 4 will be available in early May to new users for $499.95
-- a savings of $799.75 if purchased separately. Existing users of Plug-in
Suite version 1, 2 or 3 can upgrade to Plug-In Suite 4 for only $199.95. Customers
who own any one or more of the products in Plug-In Suite 4 will be able to upgrade
as well. For more information on the Plug-In Suite 4, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments

As part of its campaign to `Defend the Darkroom', Ilford Photo
- the monochrome brand of Harman technology Limited -- has announced a
special initiative in support of ultra large format (ULF) photographers. In
an increasingly digital world, these photographers can find it difficult to
buy the specialist analog products they require due to a shrinking number of
manufacturers and stocking dealers. However, to help ULF users overcome this
limited availability, as well as the need to purchase a minimum order quantity,
Ilford Photo has revealed it is running a two month ULF product ordering window.

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Jason Schneider Posted: Jun 01, 2008 1 comments

What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there--unless it happens to be one of the eight hot new D-SLRs that debuted at the annual PMA Show. Yes, 2008 is shaping up as a banner year for the expanding D-SLR sector and neither the pace of D-SLR sales nor the advancing technology that goes along with it is showing any sign of slowing down.

With eight new D-SLR...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

Although the D-SLR category is growing more rapidly, digicams with integral lenses still outsell the larger cameras by roughly 10 to 1. That's primarily because of the lower price and particularly the greater portability. Even the most serious photographer usually wants a pocket-size camera--with built-in lens and flash--that they can carry most anywhere.
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