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George Schaub Posted: Mar 22, 2005 Published: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

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If you enjoy exploring the fascinating world of close-up photography you should consider a ring flash as an essential part of your creative kit. A ring flash mounts around your taking lens and eliminates problems associated with standard shoe-mount flash and even off-camera flash, mainly the inability to down-angle the...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 22, 2005 0 comments

Mitch
Goldstone, president and CEO of 30 Minute Photos Etc., Irvine, Calif., USA, reports
"Operation Photo," appealing to U.S. photographers to donate older model
digital cameras and accessories to families of military service members distanced
from loved ones, has been extended through July 4. Since its launch a few weeks
ago, Operation Photo has provided approximately $110,000 in donated digital cameras
to military families through www.operationhomefront.net.
"We needed to extend the deadline because there are so many more military
families requesting the cameras," Goldstone says.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2005 0 comments

Lowepro's Orion Trekker II includes two distinct compartments -- a well-padded, removable lower camera compartment for storing an SLR camera digital or analog) with an attached lens, several additional lenses, a flash unit, compact binoculars and accessories and an upper compartment for safely
housing non-photographic gear such as a jacket, audio equipment, food and water.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2005 0 comments

Photodex Corporation has introduced ProShow Gold 2.5, the newest version of its
slide show software for photo enthusiasts and professionals. ProShow Gold 2.5
allows users to create quality multimedia slide show presentations to share with
friends and family. Slide motion effects, captions effects and over 280 transitions
are available for creating DVD, PC, and Web slide shows.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 16, 2005 0 comments

The Gepe Card Safe Extreme Combi is designed to hold two Compact Flash or Microdrives,
Smart Media, Memory Stick or MMC/SD cards. Each card compartment can hold any
of theses cards. In addition -- on the opposite side -- it can hold
one Canon NB L1 or NB L3 battery or an Olympus LI 12B battery. When not used
to hold a battery that side accepts two additional CF cards or Microdrives.
Anti-static material protects memory cards from erasure or damage from static
while a shock resistant special insert material provides protection from impact
and shock. The case is water and dust proof for protection in wet and dusty
conditions and even floats for improved safety at the pool, on the beach or
on a boat trip.

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Jack Warren Posted: Mar 15, 2005 0 comments

Drew Hallowell and travel partner, Hunter Martin, are photographers for the
Philadelphia Eagles. Mentors of Ed Mahan, long time Eagles photographer, they
are the young shooters on their way up with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL
photographic arena.

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 15, 2005 0 comments

The pixels that make up a digital image each have an "address",
a code that defines color, brightness and shades. When we make images with a
digital camera or from film with a scanner we are creating a matrix of pixels
that altogether create the illusion of a continuous tone image. These codes
are not dyes or even densities, but specific information as to how the computer
will interpret the colors and tonal values on the screen. It is only when we
make a print that we leave the "digital" world and enter the world
of dyes and pigments. Because each pixel has a code, basically a bunch of information
that is composed of bits and bytes, we can alter that code to change the "address",
or color and tonal look of every pixel. In this lesson we'll use the Replace
Color dialog box, found in most versions of Photoshop, or under other names
in other programs, to illustrate the point and give you an easy, fun way to
play with your pictures.

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 15, 2005 0 comments

Shutterbug Forums create an online community for information, questions and
debate on topics of interest to photographers today. A wide range of topics
are covered, including various camera User Groups, 35mm and Digital SLR photography,
camera collecting, Help desks and more. The Forums are also a great way to get
in touch with Shutterbug writers and editors as well as professional photographers
from around the world. Many of these experts will be moderating focused discussions,
as well as participating in all the Forums at the Shutterbug site.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2005 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to learn a specific Adobe© Photoshop© Elements
technique quickly and easily, with a pro guiding you all along the way? Now
you can with full-quality, on-demand lessons at www.ricksammon.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2005 1 comments

Eastman
Kodak Company has announced enhancements to its consumer and professional film
portfolios. Kodak unveiled a number of emulsion improvements to KODAK MAX Versatility
400-speed film, adding more flexibility for clearer, sharper pictures in underexposed
situations, such as low-light and extended flash range conditions. KODAK MAX
Versatility film is said to provide the best skin tone reproduction, fastest
speed, widest latitude, and unsurpassed sharpness and color. The suggested retail
price for Kodak MAX Versatility 400 Film is US$8.99 - US$9.99 MSRP for a four-pack,
varying by retailer. This film will begin to ship in the second quarter of 2005.




Enhanced KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA film features an improved surface coating
technology that delivers increased performance with KODAK DIGITAL ICE technology
and improved scanning with specular light. The new overcoat technology maintains
the excellent scratch resistance of PORTRA films. This improvement applies to
120/220 (medium format) and sheet format films across the entire PORTRA film
family, including 160 and 400-speed NC (natural color) and VC (vivid color)
PORTRA films.



www.kodak.com

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