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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2005 0 comments

The
new KODAK EASYSHARE V550 and V530 zoom digital cameras blend video and still photography.
The V550 and V530 cameras are equipped with 5-megapixel (MP) resolution sensors
and the packages include the KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Frame Dock 2 -- which provides
one-touch picture transfer to a connected computer while keeping the cameras'
high-capacity battery charged and ready to go. Users can play video and photo
`slideshows' on the cameras' high-resolution LCD screens. The
V Model V550 has a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON 3X optical zoom lens and nineteen
scene modes such as beach, snow, sunset and party. The EASYSHARE V550 camera will
be available worldwide beginning this June for US$399 (MSRP). The EASYSHARE V530
camera will be available worldwide beginning in July 2005 for US$349 (MSRP).



V-series cameras include KODAK EASYSHARE software for WINDOWS and MACINTOSH systems,
providing effortless digital picture organization, editing, sharing and printing
-- and even CD and DVD burning. The exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures feature
takes advantage of proprietary color technologies developed by Kodak to help users
get prints from inkjet printers. Version 5.0 -- available as a free download from
www.kodak.com beginning this
summer -- will feature new video editing tools that allow users to quickly and
simply trim, splice, rotate and add music to videos.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2006 0 comments

Lost
and Found represents a two-part exhibition of 60 vintage prints from the Dennis
Reed Collection and features works gathered during some 25 years of research and
drawn from a selection of nearly 700 prints. The first installation of the exhibition,
Lost and Found: Japanese American Photographs from the Dennis Reed Collection,
opens August 12 and provides a rare glimpse of 30 photographs by a group of Japanese
Americans who worked during the 1920s and 1930s before they were interned in relocation
centers during WWII.



The second part opening in October, Lost and Found: California Pictorialist Photographs
from the Dennis Reed Collection, focuses on those photographers involved in California's
Camera Clubs, including Los Angeles Camera Club, the Camera Pictorialists, the
Pictorial Photographic Society of San Francisco, and the California Camera Club.




Both exhibitions showcase the photographic movement of Pictorialism that was in
vogue from around 1885 through the early years of the 20th century, and declined
rapidly after 1914. Pictorialism is a photographic term used to describe images
that emphasize the artistic quality of the photograph rather than the scene it
depicted, with the primary aim of bringing photography into the fine art realm.
Among the distinguishing characteristics of the movement are soft focus, special
filters and lens coatings, heavy manipulation in the darkroom, and exotic printing
processes. In 1898 rough-surface printing papers were added to the repertoire,
to further break up a picture's sharpness. Some artists even "etched"
the surface of their prints using fine needles. The overall aim of such technique
was to achieve what the 1911 Britannica termed, in discussing Pictorialism, "personal
artistic expression."



This movement began its decline as photographers and critics in the 1920s began
to embrace a more modernist approach to photographic practice. As such, Pictorialism
came to be seen as outdated and even chastised for its embrace of these idealized
notions of photography. The trend evolved to an appreciation of more urban, industrial
and technological subjects, and a utilization of pure photographic vision through
control of perspective and sharp focus.



Enter collector Dennis Reed -- who searched for and saved the Pictorialist
photographs that fell out of professional and public popularity. In the case of
the first installation, Lost and Found: Japanese American Photographs from the
Dennis Reed Collection, many of the Japanese-American photographers were sent
to relocation camps during World War II, and in some cases lost their life's
work - or their lives - leaving work in the hands of families or friends who had
little knowledge of its significance in photographic history. Through dedicated
and arduous research, Reed located six photographers, and with their help, began
to gather material to create a context for his collection and preserve the legacy
of these important and under-recognized photographers.



This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Barrows.



The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a privately funded, not-for-profit institution
that provides internationally recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad
array of cultural and educational activities as well as travel opportunities around
the world.



Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday
- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Monday. Free every Sunday. 805.963.4364 www.sbma.net.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 12, 2010 0 comments

Panasonic announced the new LUMIX DMC-FX75, a super-slim digital camera that features a 24mm ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 bright LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 5x optical zoom, which can be used while shooting High Definition video. The slim and stylish LUMIX FX75, a 14.1-megapixel digital camera, is one of Panasonic’s high-performing hybrid models with the ability to not only take high-quality still photos, but can also record HD video in the AVCHD Lite format.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2008 0 comments

Induro, manufacturer of professional quality tripods, monopods and heads,
announced a new line of tripods aimed at budget-conscious photographers. Called
the Induro Adventure Series, each model comes as a complete kit, including tripod,
head and carrying case. Ease of operation, quality and strength are integrated
into a lightweight, compact design. The tripod is made from an advanced combination
of magnesium and aluminum alloy and features quick lock legs, a precisely matched
interchangeable ball head and a quick release plate.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 30, 2006 0 comments

The Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography will host a two-week
Benefit Exhibition and Print Sale, June 22 through July 2, 2006. A gala
Public Reception, with live music and refreshments will be held
Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. All are welcome
to the free exhibition. The entire proceeds from the print sale will be
donated to aid the international humanitarian medical organization,
Doctors Without Borders.


The exhibit and sale is a collaboration between the museum and
contributing students from Hallmark Institute of Photography. It will
showcase over one-hundred fifty professional- level, donated
photographs having appeal to a wide range of tastes and preferences in
visual art.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announces that leading documentary photographer
Colin Finlay will reveal his latest tip on Kingston's `Icons of
Photography' Website. Finlay, fresh from a three-month educational tour
teaching photo students at 25 top universities in the U.S., hones in on lighting
in this month's profile.

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Press Release Posted: Oct 18, 2010 0 comments

Schneider Optics introduced the PC-Super-Angulon 28mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens with Perspective Control for 35mm film and digital SLR cameras. This superior quality optic offers creative control normally achievable only with a view camera.

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Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments

The Epson Print Academy will be back on tour featuring an all-new curriculum and instruction from world-renowned photographers, master printmakers and color management experts using the latest digital workflow and printing technology, including new Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4. The 15-city touring program kicks off on Nov. 8 in Atlanta, GA and continues through May 2009 with stops throughout North America. 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2007 0 comments

Lexar
has introduced Image Rescue 3, the new version of the company's award-winning
image recovery software. In most circumstances, Lexar Image Rescue 3 allows
users to recover lost or deleted photo, video, and audio files, regardless of
flash memory card format, manufacturer, or mass storage compliant reader. Designed
for both professionals and consumers alike, Image Rescue 3 boasts a redesigned,
step-by-step interface that walks the user through the intuitive image recovery
process, delivers extensive recovery capabilities, and offers a live online
customer support chat link as an enhancement to its existing support features.

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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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Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2009 0 comments

Lensbaby announced a new 0.42x Super Wide Lens for use with their new line of selective focus lenses – The  Composer, The Muse, The Control Freak and their companion Lensbaby Optic Swap System consisting of Double Glass, Single Glass, Plastic, and Pinhole/Zone plate interchangeable optics.  The .42x Super Wide lens has optics that are optimized for use with Lensbaby lenses, eliminating the diffusion and reducing the vignetting that occur when industry standard wide angle conversion lenses are used with a Lensbaby lens.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2006 0 comments

Fuji Photo Film USA. is offering a hardware upgrade for the FinePix S3 Pro
professional DSLR camera that improves its continuous shooting capabilities
and delivers other performance enhancements. The upgrade will double the camera's
internal buffer memory capacity (from 128MB to 256MB), increasing its continuous
frame shooting capabilities. When shooting in RAW format at the widest dynamic
range setting, for example, the FinePix S3 Pro's continuous shooting capabilities
jumps from three frames to eight frames.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced the availability of the Kingston
DataTraveler 100 (DT 100) USB Flash drive. With a capless design, the USB connector
is safely housed inside the DataTraveler's casing. A new, "thumb-action"
slide positioned on the side of the drive makes retracting and protracting the
USB connector, a simple, single-hand operation.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2005 0 comments

Epson's new P-4000 Multimedia Storage Viewer combines an 80GB hard drive
for storing, sharing and viewing thousands of photos with a high-resolution 3.8"
LCD offering vivid color and superb image detail.



With its built-in memory card slots and high storage capacity, the new Epson unit
is an ideal companion for today's high-resolution digital SLRs.
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