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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 11, 2015 0 comments

appleJuce: Sooner or later the LCD screen on your camera (tablet, laptop or smartphone) will lose its luster due to the dust, dirt and smudges accumulating on its surface. The dirt reduces the screen’s clarity, brightness and color accuracy but it can be restored with a good cleaning. Many household cleaners contain ingredients that can damage the screen’s sensitive surface. appleJuce is a complete solution for cleaning these devices. The 2oz appleJuce pump is ideal for use at home, in the studio, or on location. Its TSA-approved size is small enough for travel and fits easily in an organization case so appleJuce is handy whenever you need it. appleJuce is alcohol and ammonia free and it removes stains/oils from all screens, it also polishes the surface of your electronics. Environmentally friendly, appleJuce has a green apple scent and the package includes appleJuce solution in a 2oz pump bottle and two reusable screen cleaning cloths for a suggested retail price of $12.95.


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Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2009 0 comments

5 Minute Photo announced today that it will be holding a training seminar at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Branson, MO on July 3, 2009.  This one day training seminar will be jammed packed with information on how to be successful doing Onsite Event Photography Viewing and Printing, along with technical training on how to get the most out of today’s computers, computer networks and the latest digital technologies.

The seminar will be led by David Whitson, a professional software developer and onsite event photography specialist. The seminar will be covering many aspects of onsite event photography including: new business opportunities, growth & trends, advantages using today’s technology over traditional methods, computer hardware, software, networks and internet tools, terminology, business & event planning, marketing and how to schedule events.  Hands-on training using 5 Minute Photo’s Version 5.3 Loader/Viewer onsite event photography software will also be provided.

"Despite the recent economic turndown in our country, the onsite event photography business is already seeing a rapid increase in the demand for photographers that offer onsite event photography viewing and printing” said David Whitson, co-founder of 5 Minute Photo. "This seminar will teach you how to take advantage of this outstanding business opportunity and learn how to increase the WOW factor and instant gratification customers are seeking and demanding."

Registration for this seminar is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  The complete line of 5 Minute Photo’s products and services can be found on their web site at

About 5 Minute Photo:
5 Minute Photo is a leading online company specializing in products and services for the onsite event photography industry.  Their services and products include onsite event photography software, training, “How To” booklets, custom turnkey computer systems & components, online poster printing services and other onsite event photography related items.   David Whitson’s professional career includes over 30 years experience as a software solution developer, Microsoft® Certified System Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, project manager and over 5 years experience in the onsite event photography business.


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Press Release Posted: Feb 16, 2011 0 comments

Photoflex® Inc. of Watsonville, CA. announces the release of five new OctoDome® Extra Small Kits for ShoeMount Flash. Each of the five kits include an 18 inch extra small OctoDome® nxt, adjustable ShoeMount hardware, basic OctoConnector, and a HeavyDuty swivel for connecting the kit to a camera bracket or light stand. The aforementioned items describe the Basic Kit, designed for photographers that already own a ShoeMount flash and radio trigger.


Josh Haftel Posted: Jul 27, 2016 1 comments

The first thing I do in a new country is get a prepaid SIM card for my phone. Sure, this means that I’m still connected, but the ability to address Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Foursquare at any point far outweighs the negatives of being sucked back into the infinite void that is Facebook. Pre-paid SIM cards are available everywhere, and let you use your phone to research photo opportunities and share your next masterpiece in every corner of the globe. 

Mike Stensvold Posted: Jul 01, 2005 31 comments

Photography is all about light. But wherever there's light, there are shadows lurking nearby. And therein lie some great photo ops.


Exposing Shadows
Contrasty shadow scenes can fool reflected light meters, such as those built into cameras. A spot meter enables you to meter the most important highlight area, and determine an exposure that will give...

The Editors Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments

Professional photographer and Shutterbug contributor James Patrick has no shortage of great photography-related tips so we had him step in front of the camera recently to share them with our readers. 

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Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments

The F.J. Westcott Company is now offering twice the power of their daylight
balanced fluorescent bulbs for the Spiderlite TD5 with a new 50-watt compact
bulb. The new fluorescent bulb pack combined with a Spiderlite TD5 will provide
over 900 equivalent watts of power.

Spiderlite TD5 is one light source providing Tungsten Halogen, Fluorescent or
Strobe capability. Westcott is known for its focus on customer feedback and
has proved this again by offering the new 50-watt fluorescent bulb. The bulb
will be available at MAP $39.90 individually or $159.90 per pack of four 50-watt
and one 20-watt.

The Spiderlite TD5 allows you to change your light source, light output, color
temperature or environmental temperature instantly. Three separate controls
on the back allow you to run from 1-5 lamps allowing you to quickly change lighting
ratio without changing color temperature. The Spiderlite TD5 includes a 15'
cord and a built-in handle for Soft Box rotation. No adapter ring is needed
as the soft box fits directly onto the Spiderlite TD5.


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Press Release Posted: Nov 26, 2013 0 comments
For the fifth straight year, the juried Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show (ANMPAS) will reveal a truly stunning image collection to the public that ranges from evocative toprovocative and from humorous to haunting.
From Sunday, December 8th until Sunday, December 29th, ANMPAS will display nearly two hundred images that showcase some of the very finest work available by New Mexico photographers.
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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 22, 2016 0 comments

If you were asked to do a photo shoot in an empty studio could you harness your skills and creativity to come up with an interesting image? That’s exactly the task at hand in this latest video from The Lab, titled “Blank – Creating something from nothing.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2015 0 comments

We’ve really been enjoying The Lab’s ongoing video series about photography and the group’s latest clip (embedded below) could be its most creative one yet. In the 2:30-minute spot titled “MINDFRAME – Think First. Shoot Later.”, six photographers are invited to a cemetery and are asked to capture “eternal life” in a single photo.

Jason Schneider Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments

When applied to humans, the word “character” has two distinct meanings, an oddball or eccentric as in “Fred is a real character” or a morally upstanding person, as in “Charlie is a man of unimpeachable character.” When it comes to machines created by humans, the word “character” conveys a slightly different constellation of meanings, hovering somewhere between “having lovable defects” like an old Model T Ford, and expressing a distinctive personality, like a classic Ferrari.

Josh Miller Posted: Feb 12, 2016 0 comments

While everyone’s definition of “extreme” is a little different, the one thing that can be said of extreme outdoor photography is it involves leaving the car far behind and dealing with whatever difficulties present themselves without running for cover. To help get you ready for your next extreme shoot, here are my seven most important tools for working in the wild under tough conditions.

Jason Schneider Posted: Feb 05, 2016 0 comments

Ever since digital supplanted film as the primary capture medium sometime in the early 2000’s, the number of new analog cameras available on the market has declined precipitously.

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 09, 2015 0 comments

Since scratching the first drawings of animals onto cave walls, humans have been compelled to create images of their world for others to see and understand. During the past 150 years, the shape, size, and technology of the tools we have used to produce photographs has changed drastically. To capture sweeping landscape vistas, we no longer need to drive a mule-drawn darkroom wagon into the wilderness. Now a camera that fits in a pocket can do the job. During the coming year, the means that we will use to capture photographs may change but not the motivation to share a view of our world with other people.

Jason Schneider Posted: Jul 20, 2015 0 comments

The flash bracket has become the “forgotten accessory” in photography but it’s still an essential tool if you’re looking to achieve consistent studio-quality lighting on the fly.