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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2006 0 comments

The
organizers of photokina will be bringing the "imaging is more" slogan
to life with a diverse program of top-quality supporting events. This program
will provide real added value to the international trade visitors and end-consumers
of photographic products. At the heart of the events for imaging professionals
from around the world will be the opportunity to share information on the latest
sector trends at the international level. In addition, exciting events for the
general public will offer interested consumers an insight into innovations in
the world of digital imaging.



New: International panel discussion on digital printing

On the second day of the fair, the Deutsche Drucker Verlagsgesellschaft in cooperation
with Koelnmesse will be organizing a panel discussion that will address issues
related to digital printing. Appropriately, the event will be titled "Digital
Printing: Innovative Products and Systems for the Imaging Market" with
international participants. According to the latest information, the participants
will be Antonio Perez, President and CEO of Kodak, Anne Mulcahy, Chairman and
CEO of Xerox, and Vyomesh Joshi, Executive Vice President of Hewlett Packard's
Imaging and Printing Group. The discussions will address the wealth of possibilities
for the printing of digital consumer photos and innovative products for professional
large-format printing.

(September 27, 2006, Congress Center North)



International Specialist Trade Center Service

I information and convenience will be the main issues of the International Specialist
Trade Center in Passage 2/4. The center will be open exclusively to international
trade dealers, the most important target group of the World of Imaging. The
International Specialist Trade Center is supported by the Federal Association
of the Technical Retail Trade (BVT), which represents the interests of all specialist
trade groups that sell digital imaging products.



The focal point will be the BVT Business Lounge. Each morning, dealers can prepare
here thoroughly for an effective and efficient visit to the fair. The services
and information offered include detailed trade fair information, specific product
details, individual problem solving and access to special databases. For example,
GfK Marketing Services will be offering ENCODEX, an electronic database containing
master data for products and featuring a new product catalogue that provides
access to a comprehensive range of imaging products at the touch of a button.
Convenience will also be the name of the game at a spacious meeting area, where
participants can hold in-depth talks. Meanwhile, visitors can relax and take
some time out from the hectic fair in a quiet lounge.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2008 0 comments

Olympus, sponsor of the US Open and the Olympus US Open Series, announces its
second annual national sweepstakes that will send five winners and their guests
on the trip of a lifetime to the 2008 US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing
Meadows, New York. Winners will receive a weekend getaway August 29-31, 2008,
which will include hotel, airfare, spending money and two tickets to the Grand
Slam tennis tournament. They will also be granted exclusive access to locations
normally limited to professional photographers where they can capture the on-court
and behind-the-scenes drama.



Starting in the Olympus luxury suite located in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, winners will be coached by an award-winning
photographer, an Olympus Visionary, on best techniques for shooting nonstop tennis
action. They will have access to the photographers' lounge and other elite
locations, to capture images from a vantage point only the pros typically have.
The winners' ultimate photo experience will be in the exclusive Olympus
photo pit, shooting elbow-to-elbow with professional photographers and capturing
amazing up-close images of the tournament action with Olympus E-System digital
single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.



Consumers purchasing an Olympus camera between May 13 and July 18, 2008 may register
to win by completing a registration form at participating retail locations, entering
online at www.getolympus.com,
or mailing a postcard or letter containing their name, mailing address, email
address and telephone number to: emg3, Shoot With the Pros, 215 Commercial St.,
Portland, ME 04101. Registration for the sweepstakes runs through July 18, 2008
and complete rules are available at www.getolympus.com/register.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 15, 2010 1 comments

PocketWizard has three new accessories for use with its MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver units for photographers shooting with Canon and Nikon DSLR camera systems.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2004 1 comments




Tamron USA, Inc. announced that Jude Wolpert was selected by Tamron judges
to attend Barnstorm XVII: The Eddie Adams Workshop this October. Tamron will
pay Wolpert's travel expenses as well as room and board fees so that she may
attend the tuition-free workshop.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 28, 2006 0 comments

Affordable "8x" Eight Slot Smart Charger from Powerex Maha Energy,
the maker of Powerex batteries and chargers, has introduced a new, affordable
eight cell smart charger for AA and AAA batteries. The "8x" is for
users who need to charge more than four batteries offered by the typical charger.
The new MH-C800S features eight independent slots that can charge one to eight
AA or AAA batteries in any combination around one to two hours. The unit also
incorporates a large LCD screen featuring the charging status of each battery.
This new charger uses the same precision microprocessor as its professional
sister model MH-C801D.

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Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2008 0 comments

Leica Camera AG and Phase One A/S have agreed to enter into a long-term strategic alliance. Both companies are in mutual agreement on the terms of
close future cooperation in the technical development and marketing
of premium products for the professional photography segment. The
objective is to offer photographers innovative high-end solutions
that guarantee the greatest possible creative freedom and set
standards in terms of performance, quality and technological
maturity. Close cooperation has also been decided upon for the
expansion of effective service and marketing structures.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 13, 2011 1 comments

Apple has announced a major update to Apple 3. Visit Support at www.apple.com for more information and download. This update improves overall stability and performance, and also includes the following specific fixes.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2005 0 comments

Apple has introduced Aperture, a unique all-in-one post production tool that
provides a sophisticated workflow that's designed to make working with
RAW images as easy as dealing with JPEG files. Aperture features powerful compare
and select tools that enable photographers to easily sift through massive photo
projects to quickly identify their final selections. Aperture has the unique
capability to automatically group sequences of photos into easy-to-manage "stacks"
based upon the time interval between exposures.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

Faces Of Sunset Boulevard

A Portrait of Los Angeles

Patrick Ecclesine

www.facesofsunset.com



April 12 -- May 4, 2007

L.A. City Hall Bridge Gallery

Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

Enter City Hall East at 200 N. Main Street

Los Angeles, California 90012

** Free to the public, please bring a valid photo ID for entry**

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Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2009 0 comments

Bogen Imaging has announced a free webinar titled “The Language of One Light: Roundtable with Will Crockett.” Part of the company’s Bogen Café series of free instructional webinars, “The Language of One Light: Roundtable with Will Crockett” will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, March 13th. Joined by David Fisher, Bogen Imaging’s Metz and Gossen product manager, Will Crockett will provide photographers with innovative ideas on how to effortlessly create great lighting to help enhance one’s images and creativity.

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Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2009 1 comments

Bogen Imaging announces a free webinar titled “Adventure Sports Photography: Round Table with Adventure Photographer Michael Clark.”  Part of the company’s Bogen Café series of free instructional webinars, the seminar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, July 17th.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2007 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced DxO Optics Pro v5, the latest version of its flagship software
application for automatic image quality enhancement for Digital SLR camera users.
Due to be released later in the fall, DxO Optics Pro v5 is said to set a new standard
for image quality with its new RAW conversion engine. All purchasers of DxO Optics
Pro v4.5 on or after August 1st, 2007 are eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics
Pro v5.



DxO Optics Pro v5's RAW conversion engine includes a completely new demosaicing
algorithm which produces images with much more detail and fewer artifacts. Demosaicing
is the crucial step of RAW conversion during which the camera's image sensor
pattern is reconstructed as a visible image for the human eye. Inherently, demosaicing
involves trade-offs between image sharpness, details, noise, processing time and
conversion artifacts. The quality of demosaicing determines the amount of detail
and artifacts in the final image. These artifacts, particularly visible and unsightly,
are compounded at high ISO settings and are in large part responsible for what
is deemed the unnatural look of digital images.



The other key characteristic of DxO Optics Pro's new RAW Engine is that
instead of applying noise reduction techniques after demosaicing, a newly-developed
noise reduction is performed upfront, before noise has a chance to be amplified
by the RAW conversion process and absorb important fine details.



Combined with other proprietary techniques, DxO Optics Pro v5's new RAW
Engine is said by the maker to produce both the most detailed and most natural
looking images yet -- its very fine and homogenous grain translating into
subtle shades and textures. DxO Optics Pro v5's new RAW conversion engine
has been fine-tuned and optimized with the rest of the software's automated
image enhancement features (optical corrections, color rendering, exposure optimization,
highlight recovery, etc.) to produce best-in class results.
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Press Release Posted: May 10, 2010 0 comments

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), joined by the Graphic Artists Guild, the Picture Archive Council of America, the North American Nature Photography Association, Professional Photographers of America, photographers Leif Skoogfors, Al Satterwhite, Morton Beebe, Ed Kashi and illustrators John Schmelzer and Simms Taback, has filed a class action copyright infringement suit against Google, Inc. in the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York. The suit, which was filed by Mishcon de Reya New York LLP, relates to Google’s illegal scanning of millions of books and other publications containing copyrighted images and displaying them to the public without regard to the rights of the visual creators. ASMP and the other trade associations, representing thousands of members, decided to file the class action after the Court denied their request to join the currently pending $125 million class action that had previously been filed primarily on behalf of text authors in connection with the Google Library Project. The new class action goes beyond Google’s Library Project, and includes Google’s other systematic and pervasive infringements of the rights of photographers, illustrators and other visual artists.

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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2008 0 comments

FotoNation has announced "ChromaFix" a new one-step chromatic aberration
correction technology. ChromaFix brings advanced image processing technology
normally found in much higher-priced cameras to low-cost low-power devices,
including consumer digital cameras and camera phones. ChromaFix is offered in
several configurations: a software-only solution or coupled with FotoNation's
IP-Core hardware acceleration technology to achieve maximum performance.



Higher-end digital cameras often include sophisticated glass lenses that minimize
aberrations. Low-cost consumer-level cameras and camera phones have different
price/performance dynamics, resulting in lower quality optics through the use
of plastic lenses. With ChromaFix, consumers can get high-quality results at
a low cost.



An example of chromatic aberrations is the occurrence of purple fringes around
high contrast edges in a photo, which is the result of a misalignment of the
red, green and blue wave-lengths of light during focusing. The prevalence of
purple fringing is dependent on the design of the optical system in the camera,
including: optical light path, lens materials, aperture of the exposure and
the design of the image processing system executed during image capture. The
purple color results from the fact that most lens designs are optimized to focus
based on the green wave lengths of light. The blue and red wavelengths of light
fall out of focus and overlap, producing a purple color due to the additive
properties of color perception (blue and red result in purple).



For more information, see www.fotonation.com

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