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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2008 0 comments

For
a limited time only LumiQuest will be offering the LumiQuest Bounce Kit, a 3 piece
kit that includes a Pocket Bouncer, Gold and Silver Metallic Inserts and a free
storage envelope.



The Pocket Bouncer redirects light at a 90 degree angle from the flash to soften
harsh shadows and more evenly spread the light over a wider area. A Gold insert
is ideal for late afternoon fill and the Silver insert will add a more specular
look to the highlights. Included with the Bounce Kit is a free clear storage envelope.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2006 0 comments

Photographer and author Mikkel Aaland is the quintessential early adopter, always
one of the first to master new digital photography software--and to wring every
bit of functionality out of it in the process. Shortly after the public beta
release of Adobe (R) Lightroom (TM) software, a digital imaging workflow solution
for professional photographers, he devised the ultimate road test to put Lightroom
through its paces in the field: Adobe Lightroom Adventure 2006.



Aaland invited eleven acclaimed photographers to join him in Iceland, from July
28 to August 5, 2006. This intrepid crew--joined by three top Icelandic photographers--is
shooting by day and using Adobe Lightroom beta to import, select, develop, and
showcase their large volume of digital images each night. Adobe is represented
by four imaging specialists who will both shoot and assist other photographers
as they work with both the Lightroom and Photoshop applications. The journey
and a sampling of the resulting photographs are chronicled in the Lightroom
Adventure blog at http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/adventure.
And Aaland is capturing the lessons learned in the field for his book on Adobe
Lightroom, to be published by O'Reilly Media in early 2007.



Premium sponsors for the Lightroom Adventure are Adobe, ExpoImaging, the Iceland
Tourist Board, Icelandair, Lowepro, and O'Reilly. Additional sponsors supporting
the event are Epson, Fosshotel, Graystone Travel, Hertz, the Oflun Group, SanDisk,
and SAS Radisson 1919 Hotel.



The photographers joining Aaland in Iceland for the Lightroom Adventure are:

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Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

Nik Software announced that Silver Efex Pro, its popular digital photographic plug-in offering the most advanced, complete, and straightforward black-and-white solution, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. The update is available now as a free download to current owners of Silver Efex Pro.

Silver Efex Pro installs as a plug-in for Lightroom 2.3, itself a free update from earlier versions and available for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates. Once installed, Silver Efex Pro is accessible via the Lightroom Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the plug-in within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original. It also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for everyday tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time and increasing www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro.

The fully compatible Silver Efex Pro product, offering support for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, is available immediately for electronic delivery directly from Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) or through specialty camera retailers. A complete list of resellers may be found at www.niksoftware.com/resellers. Current owners of Silver Efex Pro may download a free update at www.niksoftware.com/lightroom.

The suggested retail price of Silver Efex Pro is $199.95. Silver Efex Pro installs as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom or Apple Aperture 2.1 and is available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems, including Vista and Leopard. For more information about Silver Efex Pro, including video tutorials showing the software running within Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture and a free 15-day fully functional trial version, please visit www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments

Kevin Kubota has created another set of image enhancement Actions for Adobe
Photoshop. The release of a fourth set of Artistic Tools, available starting
next week, features over 40 new Actions and is now available to the professional
photography community. In addition, this new set of Actions features Kubota
Image Tools' exclusive new Kubota Action Dashboard tool for quick and
easy access to all Kubota Actions.

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 26, 2005 0 comments

There's lots to like about the new Olympus C-7000 camera, including the
size of the image files it puts out and the "seamless" 30X zoom
(5X optical and 6X digital combined) that delivers better quality digital zooms
than many cameras we've worked with in the past. The C-7000 is aimed at
those who like to get involved with their photography, and offers as many options
and modes as you could desire. They certainly make this a camera that allows
you to flex your creative muscles. Granted, you have to delve into the menu
to get at most of the options, something that helps streamline the body but
can hold up spontaneous changes.


Olympus C7000 camera from file (PMA)

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Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

It's not often a camera like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ comes along.
But when it does, it thankfully arrives in several flavors to suit various tastes,
in 4-, and 5-Mp versions, priced at $499 (DMC-FZ15), and $599 (DMC-FZ20), respectively.




For starters, what makes the Lumix FZ stand out is the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit
6-72mm/12x optical zoom lens, which translates into 36-432mm, in 35mm parlance.
More astounding still is the maximum aperture: f/2.8, which defines a fast lens
for this zoom range, one eminently suited to low-light situations. As if that
weren't enough, optical image stabilization should help when shooting
in subdued light at relatively long shutter speeds, a key feature we'll
be testing.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

PhotoshopCAFE.com has announced the availability of Photoshop Secrets: Wacom Tablets
and CS2 For Digital Photographers on both a DVD and Download. The video is broken
into 2 parts: Part 1: Weston Maggio from Wacom explains in detail how to set up
a tablet and make the most of all the features. He then shows you how to fully
personalize the experience and unlock all the hidden features. In Part 2 Colin
Smith shows you how you can change the way you think about Photoshop.



A full feature list and ordering information is available at http://www.photoshopcafe.com/video/products/05_Wacom.htm.

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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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Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2009 0 comments

Toshiba’s new Digital Media Frame models make it possible for users to automatically share priceless memories with friends and family anywhere in the world thanks to FrameChannel. Simply set up a FrameChannel account and upload images or link favorite photos, music and videos from popular sites like Flickr, Photobucket, and Facebook. Friends and family can stay updated with new photos when their frames are connected to the account.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2005 0 comments

The
Samsung Digimax V700 is a 7-megapixel digicam that sells for $409.99. The pocketable
camera features a 4 cm super-macro mode, a 2-inch color LCD display and a Schneider
7.8-23.4mm zom lens, equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm format. Menu navigation
is aided by a bold, graphic user interface, which includes scene modes, text
modes and Program, aperture- and shutter-priority modes. There's also
a "live", real-time histogram to aid in getting good exposures.

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Staff Posted: Oct 05, 2009 0 comments

The Photographic Historical Society, founded in 1966, is the oldest such group in the world. It will sponsor PhotoHistory XIV in Rochester, NY on Oct. 16-18, 2009.

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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: Apr 19, 2007 0 comments

Interfit Studio Lighting has announced the the Super Cool-Lite 5 System. These
units offer a convenient yet economical method of modern studio lighting, suitable
for use with conventional still, digital or video cameras. They provide a soft,
uniform diffused light. Ideal for portraits in a confined area or product photography,
and can be combined with a light pod or pop up light tent. The company offers
a twin head kit which features twin softboxes and 2 high contrast reflectors
in the kit. The Super Cool-Lite uses daylight balanced lamps for excellent results
as shared with the Prolite and Cool lite 3 ranges.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 12, 2010 0 comments

Mamiya is pleased to announce the newly released Capture One v5.1 adds support for shooting tethered with the Mamiya DM series of DSLRs and Digital Backs. Now photographers can make full use of the powerful workflow features of one of the world’s leading RAW file processing solutions, including ultra-fast tethered FireWire 800 capture.

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