Stan Trzoniec Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Stan Trzoniec, All Rights Reserved


According to a recent survey, there are still over 140 million film cameras in use within the boundaries of the US. No doubt that digital has taken the world by storm, but is there still a sizable market out there for the dedicated film shooter? Looking at the recent introduction of an improved version of the...

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Maria Piscopo Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Steve Mitchell, All Rights Reserved

Digital event photography is providing high-quality photos with a quick turnaround time at an event where people are highly motivated to buy photos as a momento. With the proper equipment and marketing, this profit center could be added to any type of photography business. For commercial photographers, these...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

As another year comes to a close, it's time to reflect upon some of the finest coffee-table books of 2004. Here is a collection of my personal favorites and I'm certain that you will enjoy them as much as I have.

Flying Flowers; by Rick Sammon; Welcome Books, 6 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011; hard cover; 100 pages; $40; (ISBN 1-932183-27-2)

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 30, 2004 0 comments

Olympus has announced what they dub their next generation Stylus series camera:
the Stylus 500. Featuring a 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD, 5.0-megapixels of image
resolution, and a compact, durable, all-weather body, the Stylus 500 offers
Olympus' exclusive image processor, TruePic TURBO(tm), which is said to significantly
enhance image quality and deliver faster overall processing speeds for rapid
startup, shutter release and playback. The fast startup of less than one second
and nearly instant shutter release time ensures high-speed response. The body
is constructed of durable, lightweight metal with rubber gaskets throughout
the interior to ensure that rain, sleet, snow or sand won't get in the way.
The Stylus 500 has a new flat-surface body design that takes the series in a
new direction and, at a compact size of 3.9" (W) x 2.2" (H) x 1.2"
(D), it fits snugly into a pocket. The circular lens barrier tucks away inside
the camera body with a snap when powered on, and protects the lens with an impenetrable
seal with closed, leaving the camera face smooth and flat. The camera's 23 shooting
modes now include two new underwater shooting modes and two Shoot & Select
modes, which enable users to shoot rapid sequences of frames then select the
best shot from the series and delete the rest.


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Posted: Nov 23, 2004 0 comments

Lyson, Inc. has introduced the first bulk feed ink delivery system with complete
pigment and dye-based inksets for the Epson Stylus Pro 4000. According to the
company, Lyson's bulk-enabled inksets can save upwards of 70% on ink costs
versus cartridges, significantly speed workflow processing and eliminate the time
and hassle involved in changing cartridges. The company also claims that Lyson's
inksets deliver a wider color gamut and more intense color reproduction than standard
OEM inks. The combination of Lyson's Fotonic™ dye-based inks and Lyson's
pigment-based Cave Paint™ provides a comprehensive ink offering for any
photographer using the Epson 4000. The Lyson bulk feed system for the Epson Stylus
Pro 4000 includes eight half-liter bottles of Cave Paint and has a suggested retail
price of $1199.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2004 0 comments

Media Street, Inc. has announced the release of its Niagara Continuous
Ink Flow System for the Epson 4000, R300, R800 and Canon i9900 inkjet printers.
The company claims that by eliminating the need for cartridges, the Niagara
eliminates waste, increases efficiency and turns a desktop inkjet printer into
a continuous printing workhorse.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2004 0 comments

Leaf America has announced the latest generation of portable and studio digital
camera backs - the Leaf Aptus. This new product line has the portability and
ease-of-use of consumer products, combined with the robustness, resolution and
powerful workflow required by professional photographers. The Leaf Aptus product
line includes the Leaf Aptus 22 and Leaf Aptus 17 digital camera backs with
resolutions of 22 and 17 megapixels respectively.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2004 0 comments

MAC Group, a leading marketer of imaging equipment, has announced a broad-ranging
alliance with carrying case manufacturers Tenba and RoadWired. The three companies
will collaborate on product design and manufacturing, marketing, international
sales and distribution. Tenba is credited with developing one of the first modern,
soft-sided camera bags in 1977, and in the years since has grown to be one of
the leading brands in its field. RoadWired specializes in carrying cases and accessories
for laptop computers and other portable electronics. The MAC Group is dedicated
to marketing and distributing what it describes as "best-in-class"
products for imaging professionals and enthusiasts. The company is the exclusive
US distributor of Mamiya, Sekonic, Profoto, Monaco by X-Rite, Tenba, PocketWizard,
Toyo-View, XtremePower, Cabin and ShootSmarter.

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 22, 2004 0 comments

Remember the shoebox, the place where all those snapshots were stored? It was
a great tradition to take a roll of film, share it with family and friends and
then dutifully deposit the pictures and negatives into a cardboard container that
would be stocked away on some closet shelf. Well, digital photography hasn't
changed that great tradition, but nowadays the "shoebox" is more likely
filled with CDs or DVDs that hold the pictures--only to be stacked away in that
same closet next to that snapshot shoebox.


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