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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2005 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., maker of PowerEx brand batteries and chargers, has announced
an Ultra High Capacity rated addition to its NiMH battery product line, the
PowerEx 2500mAh AA batteries. These batteries can be recharged hundreds of times
with no memory effect. Memory free operation means PowerEx batteries may be
charged anytime without having to drain them all the way first, saving time
without compromising performance. PowerEx batteries are also said to recycle
flash in half the time compared to fresh alkaline batteries.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 18, 2006 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., maker of PowerEx brand batteries and chargers, Has launched
its latest 2700 mAh NiMH AA rechargeable batteries, the highest yet from the
company. These batteries are designed to provide maximum run time in power intensive
applications such as digital cameras, MP3 Players, PDA's, hand-held games,
portable CD players, flashlights, etc. The low-impedance design allows the batteries
to deliver a tremendous amount of energy in a short period of time, making them
ideal for devices like camera flash units that require short recycle time.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2006 0 comments

October will be a month of a thousand smiles for families across the country as
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) designated it as Family Portrait Month.
Studios from across the country will join together to participate in the benefit
to assist Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org),
a nonprofit organization that helps children with facial deformities such as cleft
lips and cleft palates.



More than $15,000 was raised during last year's drive and PPA member studios
have pledged to contribute a portion of each Family Portrait sale to the cause.




"October is an ideal time for families to have their portraits created,
because the holiday season is just around the corner," said Ann Monteith,
Chairman of the PPA Board of Directors. "Few gifts are appreciated as much
as portraits of family members."



Operation Smile, along with more than 5,000 specialized health care professionals,
performs free surgeries on thousands of children annually. More than 100,000 children
are born with facial deformities in Operation Smile's 23 mission countries.



For complete information, visit: www.familyportraitmonth.com.


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Press Release Posted: Jun 28, 2012 1 comments
Every 2 years, photokina sets the stage for innovations and trends in the international photography and imaging industry. This event regularly attracts hundreds of North American photo imaging retailers, distributors, imaging professionals and photographers all seeking to source the latest in camera equipment, accessories, kiosk software, scrapbooking, lab options and printing equipment.

1,250 exhibitors from all over the world are expected to showcase their photo/imaging products and services during the 35th edition of photokina. KoelnMesse Inc., the North American arm of the photokina organizer, today issued following tips for North American attendees to make the most of their travel and photokina experience:

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2006 0 comments

Fujifilm U.S.A. has announced a new, lower price for the FinePix S3 Pro professional
D-SLR camera: $1,699. This new price carries additional value as it includes
an AC adapter and the HS-V2 Hyper Utility software. Both were optional accessories.

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Posted: Feb 01, 2004 1 comments


The former Audio Video Interiors magazine names former Mediaweek and Cable World editor Bill Gloede as editorial director, and relaunches as the authority on home and personal technology and "The Digital Lifestyle."Primedia has announced The Connected Guide To The Digital Home, the first consumer magazine dedicated entirely to adopting and...

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Press Release Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

White House Custom Colour announced the expansion of its product offering with the launch of Backdrops by WHCC, a line of contemporary, wrinkle-free printed photography backdrops for portrait photographers. Unlike traditional hand-painted muslin backdrops, White House Custom Colour backdrops are printed directly onto wrinkle-free 100% polyester fabric, which allows for easy transport and storing.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 02, 2013 12 comments
Interfit Photographic Ltd announced that they will be sole distributors for the Priolite lighting range from Germany. Available for the first time in the USA, but designed and manufactured in Germany, Priolite is a range of highly portable battery powered monoblocs and power packs designed for the demands of the new generation of photographers.
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Press Release Posted: Aug 29, 2013 0 comments
The Evolution 2 Pete is 3 Legged Thing's new professional monopod. Built to withstand loads up to 18kg, this powerful 3 section monopod can take the heaviest equipment available today, remaining completely rigid and totally uncompromising.The new 32mm Stealth Carbon Fiber Tubing is both rigid and ultra light weight, and at just 450g it's the strongest and lightest monopod in its class. WIth 3LT detailing, copper ring, bronze mounting plate, and Evo 2 double-break friction lock system, the 3LT Pete is said to be the ideal companion for sports and long lens users.
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Press Release Posted: Sep 24, 2013 0 comments
Tether Tools and Phase One have announced a special Pro Tether Kit with Capture One Pro 7 that provides photographers the optimal tools for professional tethered capture. Together, the Tether Tools photo workstation and Capture One Pro 7 provide an exceptional workflow configuration for photo capture, camera control, processing and output, whether the shoot is in the studio or on location.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2005 0 comments

As America struggles to cope with the devastation and loss caused by Hurricane
Katrina, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has taken unprecedented steps
to assist photographers in the affected areas. Yesterday the PPA Board of Directors
guaranteed up to $200,000 for the recently established PPA Disaster Relief Fund,
as the Association continues its fundraising efforts.



"With more than 250 PPA members in the stricken areas of Alabama, Mississippi
and Louisiana, PPA knows firsthand of the destruction caused by this hurricane,"
said Ann Monteith, PPA President. "We all watched in shock and sadness as
the scope of the damage unfolded, and we felt compelled to find a way to directly
help PPA members affected by this disaster as soon as possible. We will continue
fundraising in hopes that we can surpass the $200,000 mark."



PPA's relief fund was established last week through PPA Charities, a 501(c)(3)
organization. The original intent was to disburse the money collected to disaster
relief agencies. PPA's Board of Directors, in response to requests from
PPA members, voted this week to shift the focus of the relief fund so that it
will now be used to provide direct aid to PPA member photographers. The fund will
distribute $1,000 to each PPA member studio directly affected by Hurricane Katrina.



"PPA's members have a long history of pulling together to help each
other in times of crisis," said PPA CEO, David Trust. "PPA's
Disaster Relief Fund is another example of our members' commitment to one
another and their spirit of generosity and compassion."



In addition to directly assisting its members, PPA is contributing $10,000 ($5,000
each) to its two state Affiliates in the hard-hit areas, Professional Photographers
of Louisiana and Professional Photographers of Mississippi-Alabama. These Affiliates
will use the contributions to directly assist their members.



To request a studio grant, PPA members in the disaster areas should call PPA at
1-800-786-6277 and ask to speak with a Disaster Relief assistant. They will be
asked to provide information and details including name, studio name and address,
temporary location information, brief description of damage/loss, where the grant
money can be sent or wired, and how they can currently be reached.



How Others Can Help

PPA is challenging its other members, along with vendors and suppliers in the
industry, to join forces with PPA by contributing to the relief fund. Contributions
can be made by sending a check payable to PPA Charities to Disaster Relief, c/o
Professional Photographers of America, 229 Peachtree Street, Suite 2200, Atlanta,
GA, 30303. Please note "Disaster Relief" on the check.


PPA also needs your help getting the word out about the Disaster Relief Fund.
If you know of anyone who has been directly affected by the hurricane, please
do whatever you can to get information to them about the relief fund so they can
receive assistance right away. Please also encourage photographers with useful
information to share it on the Hurricane Katrina Forum on OurPPA.com.



PPA Charities is a charitable, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that allows
imaging professionals to combine their individual efforts to make an impact on
the lives of children and families everywhere. It also allows PPA to become a
force for positive change in our society and to make a difference in the lives
of others. For more information about PPA Charities, visit charities.ppa.com.



Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world's largest and most
influential photographic and imaging trade organization, exists to assist its
more than 14,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic, and fraternal
goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making
of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder
of history. For more information about PPA, visit www.ppa.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2005 0 comments

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, members of the
professional photography trade have established a relief effort to help industry
colleagues get back on their feet. The P.H.O.T.O. Foundation (Photographic Industry
Helping Others To Overcome) aims to rally industry support in the form of financial
contributions, loaned equipment, extended billing and payment arrangements,
and in-kind services to help photographers rebuild their businesses. Donations
may be mailed to: P.H.O.TO. Foundation, PO Box 611, Deerfield, IL 60015.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 23, 2011 1 comments

The PROFILUX PLUS 800 completes the TIPA Award 2010 winning (named Best Flash System 2010) PROFILUX
PLUS system and replaces the PROFILUX PLUS 600. It delivers 200 W/S more energy, features
8 instead of 7 f-stops, and can be remotely controlled with the new Trigger Happy
radio trigger just like any other PROFILUX PLUS unit.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 04, 2014 0 comments
Ever since its release in November 2013, the B1 off-camera flash has flown off the shelves as fast as Profoto has been able to deliver it to the stores. The most attention-grabbing features have always been the B1’s TTL metering and its cordless operation. Both of these convey the same message: the B1 is not a studio flash. It is an off-camera flash designed for on-location photography.

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