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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 16, 2006 0 comments

Mamiya-OP, in Japan, who has three business divisions including Camera, Golf,
and Electronic Equipment, has recently announced that its Camera Division will
be transferred to a new company to be called Mamiya Digital Imaging.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 15, 2006 0 comments

Boasting more than 2,000 cubic inches of possible storage space, the Pelican
1440 features a unique top loading design that gives immediate, easy access
to its contents. Standard features include stainless steel, ball-bearing, polyurethane
wheels; an extra-long, telescoping, metal handle for easy transport; and rubberized
top and side grips for maximum comfort. The case also features stainless steel
reinforced padlock protectors for added defense against cutting and theft.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 12, 2006 0 comments

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) has introduced the world's first three-quarter
Terabyte external hard drive - the Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive.
What previously would have resided on multiple hard drives in a large enclosure
on the floor has now been replaced by Seagate with a sleek, stylish desktop design
that takes up as little space as a tape dispenser.

The Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive includes easy-to-use backup software
that protects your system and data files with a simple touch of a button on the
drive. The Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive also includes USB 2.0 and Firewire 1394
connections to provide a wide range of connectivity choices. The unit has a non-slip
stand for vertical desktop placement plus the ability to stack multiple drives
on top of one another, creating a massive, multi-Terabyte desktop storage system
in approximately a 7 by 7 inch footprint.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 11, 2006 0 comments

Freestyle Photographic Supplies, in its continuing efforts to showcase the works
of black-and-white photographic masters, brings Mr. Gil Garcetti's Frozen
Music to its Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography. With his stunningly
powerful images--some as large as four by six feet--Mr. Garcetti captures
the powerful aesthetic of Frank O. Gehry's architectural masterpiece, the
Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Viewers are treated to a unique insider's look at this breathtaking building
as it was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles, California. With this show,
Mr. Garcetti, who retired as the Los Angeles County District Attorney in 2000,
establishes himself as a serious photographic talent. The opening reception is
from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on May 11, 2006 at Freestyle's Creative Center for
Photography Gallery, 5124 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California.

· Exhibition Dates: May 11 -- June 16, 2006.

· Reception and Book Signing. Meet Mr. Garcetti as we unveil his stunning
exhibition on Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. No reservations required.
Admission is Free.

· Exhibit Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00--6:00. Sat 9:30--4:30,
Sun. 10:30--4:30

Freestyle Photographic Supplies, Freestyle's Creative Center for Photography,
and the Freestyle Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals work closely to
promote the advancement of fine-art photography through exhibits, lectures, workshops
and innovative photographic products.

Established in 1946, Freestyle Photographic Supplies is a leading retail, mail
order and internet provider of photographic supplies and equipment nationwide.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 05, 2006 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the EX-Z1000, the latest addition
to CASIO's series of EXILIM ZOOM digital cameras. The EX-Z1000 features
a new wide-format Super Bright LCD display. CASIO makes the most of this extra
screen space to offer new functions like simultaneous viewing of a wide angle
and a telephoto shot, and a convenient right-side set of icon controls. The
EX-Z1000 has an effective 10.1 million pixels, powered by a large 1/1.8-inch
format, high resolution CCD. The EX-Z1000's LCD display is a 2.8-inch
monitor in wide format. The EX-Z1000 will have a suggested retail price of $399.99
and will be available at retail in June.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 04, 2006 0 comments

The Plugin Site (
has released the MacOS X version of LightMachine, a plugin for performing all
kinds of light adjustments in photos.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 03, 2006 0 comments

Mamiya O/P has announced that it's Optical Equipment Division, manufacturer
of leading medium format cameras and lenses will be transferred to a new company.
The new company, Cosmo Digital Imaging Company, Ltd. was formed by Cosmos Scientific
Systems,Inc., a leading company in IT technology.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 02, 2006 0 comments

Pictage has unveiled their Album Designer 2.0, the latest version of its online
album designer tool. The Pictage Album Designer 2.0 will be available to all professional
photographers partnered with Pictage. A.D. 2.0 is an online application requiring
absolutely no downloading; and, since it was created using the latest AJAX technology,
it's compatible across multiple platforms.

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This month we are on the road bringing you special reports on photo tips and
lots of gear. For starters, be sure to check out our report on Apple's
Aperture, an "alli...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2006 6 comments

Photographing a cake can be art.
--Irving Penn

Although I am probably better known for eating cakes than photographing them, my late brother Michael Farace not only photographed cakes that were delicious examples of edible art, he baked them as well. You can see some of these delightful examples of sugar art in his book Cakes by Design, co-authored with...