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Press Release Posted: Nov 23, 2009 0 comments

Knowledge Backgrounds, a leading manufacturer of handpainted muslin and canvas backdrops introduces a new product line, KnexGen.  Designs for the KnexGen line are digitally printed on a light weight material, using an advanced dye transfer process with the highest quality inks available to ensure vivid and radiant colors that match their handpainted counterpart.   KnexGen™ does not stretch, therefore the designs will not become distorted making them easy to store, easy to transport and easy to use.  Whether you use a roller system or simply hang the backdrop, KnexGen™ makes preparation easy and allows photographers the time to focus on the shoot itself.  The material, printing process and designs are available exclusively through Knowledge Backgrounds.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2005 0 comments

AgfaPhoto today announced the opening of its Third Annual International AgfaPhoto
Multicontrast Black-and-White Photo Competition. Open to both professional and
amateur photographers, this year's competition is themed "Insights into
the Human Condition: Body Language."

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

This ultra-telephoto
zoom lens covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows photographers to bring
the subject close and short perspective. Sigma's original OS (Optical Stabilizer)
function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower. It is
ideal for sports, wildlife and landscape photography with handheld shooting. Three
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for chromatic
aberration. This lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuation
of aberration caused by focusing. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare
and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed
AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The addition of the (optional)
1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters produce a 210-700mm F7-9 MF ultra-telephoto
zoom lens or a 300-1000mm F10-13 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens respectively. A
removable tripod socket (TS-31) is included as a standard component.



www.sigmaphoto.com...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 05, 2010 0 comments

The Leica X1 looks like an analog camera. It has a compact body with a high quality finish and offers two setup dials on the top. If both dials are set to A-mode the camera will set aperture and shutter speed value automatically. If the photographer changes the aperture setting manually to a value between f2,8 and f16 the camera will work in aperture priority mode and set up shutter speed automatically. Similarly, a change of the shutter speed dial and setting the aperture-dial to A will switch the Leica X1 into “shutter speed priority mode. It’s a very efficient and easy system. The camera doesn’t offer any scene modes.

The X1 is Leica’s newest compact camera. It is based on an APS-C-sized image sensor and a lens system with fixed focal length with 36mm (35mm film equivalent). The camera has a small and compact body, offers easy handling and creates very crisp images.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 13, 2005 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced the availability of
an updated Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Photoshop
Elements 3.0, as well as an updated Adobe DNG Converter that adds compatibility
for four new camera models. The Adobe Camera Raw 3.1 plug-in and DNG Converter
now support over 75 camera models, including the newly added Canon EOS Rebel
XT, Nikon D2X, Olympus EVOLT E-300 and Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

The first-ever Sundance Photographic Workshop opened with great acclaim from
students who are experiencing one-to-one and group instruction from wildlife
photographer Moose Peterson and photojournalist Kevin Gilbert. Moose and Kevin
are world-renowned as highly accomplished and creative photographic instructors.



Photo-passionate students are excited by the opportunity and challenge of honing
their craft, as well as inspired by the immense, awesome natural beauty of the
mountainous Sundance region. They are also enjoying Sundance's famous 4-star
cuisine -- a signature feature of the Utah resort community among travel aficionados
worldwide. The Sundance Photographic Workshop continues the Sundance community's
dedication to supporting the arts and the creative process.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments

Tenba has announced the addition of the first in a new series of Convertible
Photo Sling Bags to its growing Shootout collection. According to the company,
the new Slings are unique in their ability to be converted from a "quick-draw"
shooting bag to a long lens bag configuration, offering significantly more versatility,
especially to sports and wildlife/outdoor photographers. Tenba says its new
line brings a variety of other new, innovative and exclusive features to the
sling-style bag category.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 21, 2010 0 comments

Corel’s Quest for the Best Creativity Challenge is looking to discover and showcase some of the extraordinary and inspiring work made in Corel software every day. Whether you’re someone who makes a living from your creations or you create art for the love of it, you’re invited to enter your best work created using Corel software! If you simply want to enjoy what others have created, just visit the site and vote on your favorites for a chance to win.

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Posted: Jul 05, 2005 0 comments

PictoColor announces the release of iCorrect Portrait, a color correction plug-in
for Adobe Photoshop and Elements and other photo editor that accept Photoshop
plug-ins. It is compatible with Photoshop CS2 and is available for both Windows
and Macintosh operating systems.



iCorrect Portait gives the "people" photographers a very easy "point
and click" method to color correct their digital pictures. The skin tone
technology in iCorrect Portrait is licensed from Pictographics International
and is considered by many to be the best skin tone algorithm available.



iCorrect Portrait information can be found at http://www.pictocolor.com/portrait/default.htm.
The price is $99.95 and is available as a software download through www.pictomarketplace.com,
PictoColor's on-line store.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 17, 2007 0 comments

MediaStreet Inc. has used its award-winning photo inks and papers to produce
a magnificent photo exhibit to raise money to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Produced with MediaStreet's Generations inks and enlarged to 30x40-inches
on their Royal Renaissance papers, the exhibit-quality prints were displayed
during the foundation's annual Gala fundraiser. The gallery prints were
auctioned individually to the highest bidders during a live auction. ? ?With
the help of MediaStreet's participation and other corporate sponsors,
Cystic Fibrosis was able to raise more than $130K for CF research.



"It is a wonderful feeling to know that our products and services were
used to raise funding for medical research," said Norm Levy, President
of MediaStreet. "The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is geared toward one thing
-- raising money for research to find a cure for CF. We were honored to
be asked for our help and thrilled to do whatever we could to help," Mr.
Levy added.



About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was
established in 1955, children with cystic fibrosis (CF) were not expected to
live long enough to attend elementary school. Thanks, in large part, to the
Foundation's aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive
care, the median survival age for people with this disease is now nearly 37
years.???After more than 50 years of service, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
remains committed to its core mission: to develop more therapies that will extend
and enhance the lives of those with cystic fibrosis and ultimately to find a
cure or control for CF.

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Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2008 0 comments

Named after famous Japanese poet Ono no Komachi, who was renowned for her beauty, the E-420 Komachi Kit certainly lives up to its namesake. The new limited-edition kit caters to those looking for amazing image quality in a small and light digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera with an elegant design.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 03, 2010 0 comments

Manfrotto School of Xcellence, a free resource for anyone who wants to learn more about photography, announces a webinar titled, “Shooting the Forests Series,” which will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Monday, December 6th. The host, Drew Gardner, a renowned London-based photographer, will take participants behind the scenes of his acclaimed series, “The Forest” which was shot in the United States, Poland and the United Kingdom.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2006 0 comments

Sanyo's new Xacti HD1 is the world's smallest and lightest high-definition
digital media camera, designed to record both 720p high-definition video and
5.1 megapixel digital still images to a standard SD flash memory card. The innovative
camera will be available in the U.S. in late March at an MSRP of $799.99.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is adding interactive features to the popular
`Icons of Photography' microsite on www.kingston.com. New components
allow visitors to pose questions directly to some of the world's most
respected photographers and also provide an opportunity for submitted photographs
to be critiqued by members of the `Icons' program.

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Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2009 0 comments

Interfit has announced the arrival of the new Kooltubz 4 x 55 watt and Kooltubz 6 x 55 watt flat panels, thus adding to their versatile fluorescent range. The new Kooltubz 4 and Kooltubz 6 will be available as a single head with barndoors, Velcro fit softbox  cover for ease of use and an all-in-one carry bag.

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