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Press Release Posted: Mar 23, 2011 0 comments

Photoflex Inc. of Watsonville, CA. announces the release of its new high-powered TritonFlash™ lithium ion battery powered strobe kit. The TritonFlash™ is designed for the professional demands of events, sports, portraiture, architecture, editorial and other applications where photographers require powerful output without AC power.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 11, 2005 0 comments

Microsoft Corp. has launched Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006, a package of
easy-to-use tools designed to help consumers organize, enhance and share their
rising number of digital memories. The new digital imaging software helps consumers,
from the novice to the sophisticated photographer, easily find their favorite
snapshots and video clips and do more with them in just a few clicks. Digital
Image Suite 2006 includes intuitive tools such as the Hierarchical Keywords and
Hover Thumbnail, offering a more personalized, easy way to manage photos and video.
In addition, the software includes filters and a tone adjuster in the Black &
White Effects feature.



Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 makes it easy to find, view and organize photos
and videos with the following new tools:

Hierarchical Keywords and Labels provide stacked tags that consumers can use to
organize, sort through and find their images in the way that best suits them.


Hover Thumbnail enlarges thumbnail images whenever a mouse hovers above them,
making it easy to view the image, along with details such as date taken, file
type and size, resolution, and assigned Labels.



Video support offers consumers the option to view and organize their videos in
the same place as their photos. They can easily assign a 5-Star Rating, add Keywords
and captions, or mark videos with customizable Flags representing a variety of
actions such as For Review or To Share.



RAW Support for Canon and Nikon cameras allows consumers to view and organize
images shot in RAW category of formats, a high-quality photo format captured by
many models of digital cameras. In addition, consumers can save the RAW format
as a JPEG or TIF file for easy editing of the image.



To help consumers explore their creative side and visually express themselves,
Microsoft Digital Image Suite offers new and enhanced tools, including:

Black & White Effects makes it easy to transform color photos into contrast-rich
black-and-white images by using a variety of preset filters, altering color tone
or manipulating each of the color channels.



Intuitive Crop intelligently analyzes the composition of a photo, such as faces
in portraits or family photos, when a consumer clicks on the Crop task and suggests
a way to crop the photo that will properly frame the subject(s) and create the
best possible image.


Photo Story 3.1 allows anyone to create a photo show with voice narration, customizable
pans and zooms, and music. This year Microsoft has added the ability to make quick
edits (red-eye removal, apply black-and-white filter), create an original soundtrack,
and burn a CD with high-resolution VCD files, perfect for playing back on a TV.




Sharing Disc allows consumers to easily burn photo CDs to share with friends and
family, without disrupting detailed photo archive settings.



Device Sync Support makes it easy to share photos and videos with mobile devices
such as the Portable Media Center, Pocket PCs and Smartphones through synching
with Windows Media Player. Consumers can simply flag the desired images, and the
next time the mobile device syncs with the PC, the photos will automatically transmit.



Microsoft's 2006 line of digital imaging products, including Digital Image
Suite 2006 and Digital Image Standard 2006, is available today. Microsoft Digital
Image Suite 2006 offers more robust organization and editing features for an estimated
retail price of $99.95 with a $30 mail-in rebate open to all consumers and an
additional $10 digital camera mail-in rebate (if consumers purchase any digital
camera within 30 days of acquiring the software). In addition, Digital Image Standard
2006, designed for first-time digital photographers, is available for an estimated
retail price of $49.95.



www.microsoft.com
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 22, 2007 0 comments

Panasonic today expanded its LUMIX family of digital cameras with the introduction
of the compact LUMIX DMC-FX100, the world's first to feature 12.2 Megapixel
resolution with a 28mm wide-angle. The newly developed and exclusive 28mm wide-angle
LEICA DC lens features 3.6x optical zoom, f/2.8 brightness, 1/1.72-inch large
CCD and Intelligent Image Stabilization with Mega O.I.S. and Intelligent ISO
Control. The LUMIX DMC-FX100 will be equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and
its slim lightweight design makes it extremely portable and stylish.

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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 www.5MinutePhoto.com

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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Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2009 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. announced a free, Lite version of PhotoTools 2 Standard Edtion. PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition is a flexible yet powerful plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4 that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

Plasticsmith has introduced a slick (and functional) accessory for those whose
laptop does double duty as a desktop computer. Constructed of laser-cut steel
with a polished acrylic platform, the attractive Lapvantage Loft raises your
computer to eye level for optimal viewing. There's room beneath the platform
to store an external keyboard--a nice feature for those with limited desk
space.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. announced its first shipments of the new CompactFlash UDMA
FireWire 400/800 reader to camera stores, distributors and international channels.
Combining FireWire and UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) technologies, the reader
allows photographers to quickly transfer high resolution photos to a computer,
greatly improving workflow efficiency. The reader features transfer speeds greater
than 45 MB/sec with UDMA enabled CF memory cards.



The Delkin CF FireWire 400/800 reader is compatible with CompactFlash (Type I
and II), MicroDrive, and UDMA enabled CompactFlash media cards. It comes with
an attached FireWire 800 cable and a FireWire 800 to 400 adapter.



Delkin's CF FireWire 400/800 reader will sell at an MSRP of $89.99. For more information,
go to http://www.delkin.com/products/connect/readers/reader39.html.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 25, 2009 0 comments

Lil’ Angels Photography is pleased to announce a new franchise opportunity for many places across the nation. Currently, Lil’ Angels has over 88 franchises nationwide, but plans to expand its reach across the country in the year ahead.   Many of their franchise owners are also expanding their businesses from child care center photography out into the sports and school market.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2005 0 comments

Lowepro
has introduced a new line of camera bags designed for sports photographers,
photojournalists or anyone who needs quick and easy access to their cameras
and accessories. The unique design of the new SlingShot 100 AW and 200 AW camera
bags allow photographers to go from "carry mode" to "ready
mode" in seconds. Without removing the bag, simply rotate or "sling"
the bag toward the front of the body. The SlingShot AW then provides complete
access to cameras, lenses, memory cards and other accessories. The Full Access
Lid with reverse open design allows photographers to safely and easily work
out of the bag and zip stop buckles keep equipment from falling out.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2008 1 comments

Olympus has announced its inaugural "Photographers of Tomorrow"
photo contest, which is specifically designed for aspiring professional photographers
or photojournalists, and will enrich the resumes and portfolios of the participating
students.



Starting January 14, 2008, students will submit their best work captured with
the Olympus E-3 digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera in three categories:
Speed, Travel and Environmental Issues. Student entries will be judged by a
panel of award-winning photographers, comprised of Olympus Visionaries. The
winning images will be announced in April 2008. Complete rules and regulations
can be viewed at www.olympusamerica.com/e3photocontest.



Participating schools include Texas A&M University at Commerce, The University
of the Arts Philadelphia, Art Institute of Colorado, Brooks Institute, Rochester
Institute of Technology, Hallmark Institute of Photography, University of Texas
- Austin, Rockport College, and Academy of Art University San Francisco, among
others.



"The Olympus competition is our way of helping the next generation of
professional photographers and photojournalists to showcase their work nationally,
as the winning submissions will be visible on the Olympus Web site," said
John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Digital SLR at Olympus Imaging America
Inc. "The students will connect with the three distinct categories of
speed, travel and environmental issues."



Photo Submission Categories

Olympus has selected the following categories for contest submissions to inspire
the budding photographers and to best represent the capabilities of the new
Olympus E-3 digital SLR camera.



Speed: Images capturing the essence of speed and movement of
life;

Travel: Images depicting exotic, exciting, or extreme journeys
or adventures, showing the color and temperament of the local culture; and

Environment Issues: Images showing the impact of man and global
warming, or natural settings of landscapes, flora, and fauna.



The Prizes

The students who submit the three winning images (one for each of the three
categories) will be awarded the following prizes. The three students'
respective professors will also be awarded the camera, lenses and accessories.

· $5,000 Scholarship

· Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera

· Two New ZUIKO Digital Lenses -- the ED 12-60mm (24-120mm equivalent)
f2.8-4.0 SWD and ED 50-200mm (100-400mm equivalent) f2.8-3.5 SWD

· Olympus Travel Bag and Lens Cloth



Contest Camera and Lenses

The Olympus E-3 provides the high-precision performance demanded by professional
and enthusiastic photographers to capture exceptional images every time. When
coupled with the ZUIKO digital 12-60mm SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) lens, the
E-3 offers the fastest autofocus system in the world.[1] Body-Integrated Mechanical
Image Stabilization to stabilize every lens, a 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor,
and the reliability of a high-endurance, dust-proof and splash-resistant magnesium
alloy body join the impressive innovations developed for the E-3. Olympus pioneered
Full-Time Live View and Dust Reduction Technologies for digital SLR cameras,
leading where others have followed.



The Judges


An esteemed panel of judges, comprised of Olympus Visionaries, will evaluate
the student submissions and vote for the top winner in each category. The Olympus
Visionary program celebrates the work of some of the most talented still photographers
of the day, who use E-System equipment for travel, news, documentary, fashion,
food, people, nature and landscape, commercial and fine art photography.



Olympus Web site: http://www.olympusamerica.com.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 26, 2010 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., (www.ononesoftware.com) announced the immediate availability of two fully-functional Photoshop plug-ins: PhotoTools 2.5 Free and the new PhotoFrame 4.5 Free. The free plug-ins for Photoshop are based on the award winning versions of PhotoTools 2.5 Standard Edition and PhotoFrame 4.5 Standard Edition and are compatible with Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2006 0 comments

ATP
Electronics Inc. recently unveiled the ProMax line of high-performance CompactFlash
memory cards, designed for use with the latest high-resolution digital SLRs.
Boasting a speed rating of 150X, the water- and shock-resistant ProMax CF cards
feature a 30MB/s data transfer speed for rapid file transfers and seamless multimedia
streaming.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 08, 2008 0 comments

Mamiya has announced a new addition to their professional line of medium format
film/digital cameras -- the Mamiya 645AFDIII.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 30, 2010 0 comments

The Sinar System has become even more versatile. Now, all digital backs made by other manufacturers can be attached to Sinar camera platforms.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2004 1 comments
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