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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 27, 2004 0 comments

The F.J. Westcott Company has introduced their new Spiderlite for still and
video imagemakers. The Spiderlite is less than five inches deep and is constructed
of solid metal. The inner metal surface of the light offers a highly reflective
surface. Any light falling backwards is again reflected back into a Soft Box
allowing for maximum output of the lights. Built-in points allow for direct
attachment of a Soft Box onto the Spiderlite itself. This not only cuts down
the cost of purchasing an adapter ring, but also allows the end user fewer parts
to carry or lose as well as quicker set-up.

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 21, 2004 0 comments

There are many ways to work with monochrome images, including selective adjustment
of tonal values, contrast and even image color that can emulate toning. In this
installment of our Web How To's we'll play with colorization, adding
color to selective parts of a monochrome image that can make it look like a
combination hand-painted (with photo oils) and toned photograph. You can paint
in selectively with brush tools if you like, but this how-to deals with a more
simplified approach.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2004 0 comments

About the size of a hockey puck, the new Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive is
billed as the biggest small hard drive on the planet - it's the world's first
external hard drive small enough to fit in your pocket or throw in a backpack.
Safely encased in its sleek palm-sized shell, it's as convenient as a USB thumb
drive - but it offers an incredible 5GB of storage to conveniently carry a huge
amount of digital music, photos, video, and business files.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2004 0 comments

Recent tests found no evidence of X-ray scanner damage to digital camera media
cards or to the images they hold. The tests of scanner models currently in use
in the U.S. transportation industry were jointly conducted by the International
Imaging Industry Association (I3A), the leading global association for the imaging
industry; SanDisk® Corporation, a manufacturer of digital media cards; and
the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2004 0 comments

Delkin Devices Inc. has introduced a new version of its BurnAway portable combo
media player that burns DVDs. With recordable DVD's being able to store
up to 4.7 Gigabytes (GB) of data, Delkin sees the DVD BurnAway as a valuable
companion for digital photographers wanting to take advantage of the new crop
of SLR (Single Lens Reflex) digital cameras. New high-resolution cameras need
additional memory to accommodate larger file sizes, making the DVD BurnAway
a perfect solution for quickly clearing memory cards on the go so you can keep
shooting.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2004 0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company continues to expand its digital SLR lens family with
the announcement of a fourth member - the smc Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 Limited lens.
Designed for exclusive use with Pentax digital SLR cameras, the unique pancake
style standard lens measures a mere .59 inches in length and weighs just 3.17
ounces. Combined with the popular Pentax *ist DS digital SLR, the Pentax DA
40mm F2.8 Limited lens will offer the smallest and lightest digital SLR combination
available from any manufacturer.

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 07, 2004 0 comments

Every month in Shutterbug we publish photographs from readers based on an assignment
published in a previous month's issue. We get hundreds of photographs
from readers all around the world and unfortunately we are limited to publishing
just a small fraction of the work we receive. We've had topics including
"Black and White in Color", "Silhouettes" and "Historical
Reenactments." Our purpose in creating this section in the magazine is
to create a visual forum for readers and to challenge them to fulfill assignments.
It's always a delight to open the packages we receive. I know the thrill
I got when my fist photo was published, and my hope is that the same excitement
is shared by those whose images we select to publish each month.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2004 0 comments

For registration or more information, log on to www.photographycruise.com
 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2004 0 comments

Pelican Products has announced their Pelican Tough photo contest. Running from
November 15, 2004 to February 28, 2005, contestants have a chance at a share
of nearly $5000 worth of prizes in three different categories: Most Scenic,
Most Adventurous and Best Story. Winning photos and stories must feature Pelican
cases or lights and may be featured and credited in special Pelican Products
advertisements throughout 2005.

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Dec 01, 2004 6 comments

Parties and celebrations vary among family and friends and around the world, but festive occasions are very important universally. Gatherings of people--whether it's a child's birthday party, holiday dinner, or a class reunion--provide memories and numerous picture opportunities. These photos let us relive important events in later years.

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