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George Schaub Posted: Oct 05, 2005 0 comments

Willard (Bill) Clark, a photo industry icon and the former executive director
of Photoimaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association (PMDA), died on Sept.
24. He was 77 years old. Cause of death was cancer.



Mr. Clark was associated with the photo industry for more than 40 years primarily
in consumer and trade journalism, both as a writer and photographer, and more
recently with PMDA. He worked with the senior executives of virtually every firm
in the photo industry, serving as confidant and advisor to many and earning the
respect of all.



Mr. Clark came to New York as a photographer for United Press after working for
a small Ohio newspaper as a reporter and photographer. His equipment in those
days was a 4x5 Speed Graphic, standard issue for a news journalist at that time
but now seen only in photo museums and period movies. In 1954 he became associate
editor of U.S. Camera magazine and then founding editor of Camera 35 magazine.
"I was a staff of one," he once said. He subsequently was appointed
editor.



After a variety of other magazine publishing positions, Mr. Clark came back to
the photo industry in 1981 as editor and associate publisher of Photo Weekly Magazine,
which evolved into Photo Business Magazine. His final publishing stint was a short
one as editor of PTN.



Mr. Clark retired from his position as PMDA executive director earlier this year.



At the time of his retirement, some industry associates paid tribute to him. Stacie
Errera, chief marketing officer for Tamron USA, Inc., and current president of
PMDA, said, "Bill always acted as a professional and was liked by everyone.
Everything Bill did was in the best interest of the organization."



Dan Unger, Agfa's director of marketing and PMDA board member, said of Bill:
"He was an easy-going guy who did everything right."



Mr. Clark is succeeded by two sons, Paul, Ashland, OR, and Bruce, Hopewell, NJ,
both attorneys, and two granddaughters, Fiona, 3 ½ and Emmeline, 1. He
was pre-deceased by his wife, Olga.



Editor's Note: The notes on Bill's life were kindly
provided by Jerry Lansky. I knew Bill for almost twenty years and he was always
a class act, with a kind word and encouragement for all. His "How are you
doin', man!" greeting will always echo in my ears. Those fortunate
enough to have known and worked with him understand that he was a great contributor
to photography and the photo industry and a genuinely good soul. I will miss him
greatly.

--George Schaub ...

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Press Release Posted: Feb 16, 2011 0 comments

Advances in today's imaging sensors have
relinquished the need for excessive power
output in today’s strobes,but the need for
professional quality remains. With reductions in
size and weight each power pack still maintains
the same color temperature and flash
consistency as our previous packs and can now recycle faster than ever before.

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Press Release Posted: Mar 01, 2010 0 comments

Vista by Davis and Sanford, a division of The Tiffen Company, has announced the all new Voyager Lite tripod with BHQ8 ball head. This new tripod will complement the already extensive line of tripods from Vista Series. The Voyager Lite focuses on the needs of serious amateur and working professional photographers using today’s new point and shoot through DSLR cameras. Tiffen’s Research and Development Team gave serious consideration to professional photographers’ needs and a solution was developed that exceeded their requirements for a super light tripod with ball head that could be used most anywhere.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2007 0 comments

Underlining its commitment to the world of black-and-white photography, Ilford
Photo is in the process of reintroducing various specialist films. Leading this
movement, and available from March 2007, is ILFORD SFX 200 film.



Ilford SFX 200 is a special film with extended red sensitivity perfect for landscapes
and similar subjects due to its ability to add high definition to green foliage,
cloud formations and open skies, especially when combined with the ILFORD SFX
200 Cokin 'P' series mounted red filter. It is also popular with architectural
photographers due to its characteristic for emphasizing contrasting textures.




A medium speed panchromatic film, Ilford SFX 200 is available in 35mm and 120
roll film. It has long been a favorite with specialist photographers, but ceased
production when the company went through a corporate reorganization in 2005. Because
of its sensitivity, the film will be produced in small quantities on a 'made on
demand' basis to ensure that it is always fresh and fully active.



Ilford SFX 200 is available in special value promotional packs which contain three
rolls of 36x135 film plus an Ilford Cokin P red filter.



An Ilford SFX 200 print competition is planned to encourage photographers to experience
the versatility of this film, and to put their artistic talents to the test. Full
details will be announced shortly.



A full technical data sheet on the Ilford SFX 200 film can be downloaded from
www.ilfordphoto.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2007 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability
of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software, a major upgrade to the No. 1 selling
consumer photo-editing software. Available for Windows, Photoshop Elements combines
power and simplicity for consumers to find, view and easily infuse creativity
and personality into their photos. This landmark release helps consumers at
all experience levels achieve outstanding results and provides interactive options
for sharing unique creations via print and Web.



In addition, Adobe today announced Adobe Premiere Elements 4 software, a complete
home video-editing solution (see separate press release). Available separately
or together in a single retail package, Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere
Elements give photo and video enthusiasts more creative ways to organize, edit,
create and share digital photos and home movies.



Photoshop Elements software helps enthusiasts achieve desired results quickly
and easily. New Photomerge technology helps address the challenge of capturing
the perfect group photo by combining the best facial expressions and body language
from a series of shots to create a single cohesive group shot. The new Quick
Selection Tool reduces a once time-consuming select-and-adjust task to a single
click. Photographers at all grades -- beginner to expert -- can choose
from one of three edit modes, each geared toward a different experience level.
A new Guided Edit mode helps walk users through the steps of improving a photo.
Photoshop Elements 6 streamlines editing with clean, uncluttered screens that
draw focus to where it belongs, with new tabs providing simple access to the
many capabilities of the program. Tight integration with Adobe Premiere Elements
and a shared Organizer, with a common database accessible from either application,
allow users to do more with their photos and videos with speedy performance
and easy import, tagging and retrieval tasks. Additional enhancements include
an improved conversion tool that dramatically converts color images into elegant,
nuanced black-and-whites.



Photoshop Elements 6 offers users more creative sharing possibilities, including
online galleries based on Adobe Flash which provide an interactive experience
for friends and family to enjoy. With a variety of settings and themes, these
galleries can be easily accessed via the Web and help bring moments and memories
to life. Animated slideshows, e-mail and printed creations available in Photoshop
Elements such as photo books, scrapbook pages, cards and CD/DVD labels deliver
high-impact sharing options, and also require no previous experience.



Adobe's digital imaging and digital video products are available immediately
at www.adobe.com and online retailers including, Amazon.com. The products will
also be available at Best Buy, Staples, Costco, Fry's, Circuit City, Office
Max, Office Depot, Microcenter, J&R, Buy.com and NewEgg.com. Photoshop Elements
6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 4 for Windows are available separately for an
estimated street price of US$99.99 each. Photoshop Elements for the Macintosh
platform is expected in early 2008. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 & Adobe Premiere
Elements 4 for Windows is available as a bundle at an estimated street price
of US$149.99. Information about the other language versions, as well as pricing,
upgrade and support policies for other countries is available on www.adobe.com/go/pse6.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced it is expanding
its line of CompactFlash Elite Pro cards with the addition of a new 8-GB card.
The card is for studio, catalog and portrait photographers who need to produce
large files for catalog reproduction and other commercial purposes.  The
8-GB CompactFlash Elite Pro card joins the company’s 512 MB, 1-GB, 2-GB
and 4-GB CompactFlash cards. When used in conjunction with matching high-performance
digital devices, Kingston’s entire line of CF Elite Pro cards are said
to provide ultra-fast transfer times with read speeds up to 8 MB/sec. and write
speeds up to 6.75 MB/sec.

Kingston’s 8-GB Type I CompactFlash Elite Pro card has an
MSRP of $399.99. Kingston notes that some of the listed capacity is used for
formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For
more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Digital_Media_Guide.

All Kingston CompactFlash products come with a lifetime warranty
and free technical support. For more information on Kingston’s complete
Flash Memory product line, visit http://www.kingston.com.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 30, 2010 0 comments

Creative Light is now introducing a new series of Deluxe Reflectors. Their special shape
and handles make it even easier to shoot on location.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2006 0 comments

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., has officially launched its new online
forums site for open discussion on all things related to Extensis and its product
lines. The Extensis Forums can be accessed at http://forums.extensis.com/
and community members are encouraged to post tips, tricks, questions and general
discussion on font and digital asset management markets.



The new Forums site is an interactive environment where Extensis users and employees
can communicate with, support, search for, and share industry knowledge with one
another on topics ranging from font management in Mac OS X and Windows to Portfolio
best practices. Extensis Forums is a neutral location for all font and digital
asset management dialogue and strives to provide interesting discussion and topics
for user to user conversation.



http://www.extensis.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2007 0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has released iCorrect EditLab Pro 5.5 Plug-in for Adobe
Photoshop CS3. The new version of the color correction software features full
compliance with the latest Photoshop Plug-in SDK (Software Development Kit) from
Adobe as well as support for Intel and PowerPC-based Macintosh. Free upgrades
are available for registered users who purchased iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in
on or after January 1, 2007.



New features include:

* Fully Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Plug-in SDK

* Universal Binary for Macintosh

* Native support for Intel and PowerPC-based Macintosh

* Support for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Smart Filters

* Improved support for Photoshop selections and layers

* Now supports huge documents - images larger than 30,000 x 30,000 pixels

* Enhanced SmartColor™ technology for improved automatic color correction



iCorrect EditLab Pro also includes sharpening and noise removal technology for
enhanced image quality and productivity. Plus, iCorrect EditLab Pro's tradition
of fast and easy color correction and color editing is bolstered by its advanced
automatic black and white conversion and sepia toning tools for creating sophisticated
artistic effects while adding additional levels of expression to any image.



Compatibility

* Microsoft Windows XP, Vista

* Mac OS X, v 10.2.8 - 10.4.8,

* Photoshop CS2, CS3, Photoshop Elements 4.0.1 (Macintosh) Photoshop Elements
5 (Windows).



iCorrect EditLab Pro may be purchased at PictoColor's secure on-line store
at www.pictocolor.com for $99.95 as a software download. A free downloadable demo
version is available at www.pictocolor.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments

LiveBooks, Inc. announced it has consolidated its liveBooks|edu product offerings
to a single premium product for students and instructors at an annual subscription
price of $99, including the annual hosting fee. The revised liveBooks|edu product
consists of two parts: a templated Flash website and a sophisticated online
admin tool known as the editSuite. With the new, expanded features of the editSuite
tool -- a transition picker, PDF downloads from the editSuite and a loading
page graphic -- students can more effectively present their brand online,
keep their website content current and gain firsthand experience of the same
tool used by leading industry pros. Using liveBooks|edu, students and faculty
can quickly create and launch a professionally presented online portfolio website.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 13, 2005 0 comments

Avvenu, Inc., has announced that its new remote access and photo sharing service
supports Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0 and the newly announced Photoshop
Elements 4.0, Adobe's (Nasdaq:ADBE) powerful, easy-to-use photo editing, sharing
and organization tools for consumers. This integrated support lets Photoshop
Album Starter Edition and Photoshop Elements users share images directly from
their collections, as well as remotely access these images from any web-enabled
computer, laptop, PDA or mobile phone. Avvenu eliminates the inconvenience of
uploading photos to a web-based photo service and large email attachments, making
it extremely fast for sharing digital photos.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 28, 2008 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced the beginning of a DxO Optics Pro v5 public beta testing
period for users running the software on the Apple Macintosh platform. The free
public beta --available in English only at www.dxo.com -- will run for
several weeks. Users are invited to provide their feedback at www.dxo.com.



The public beta for Mac features the new breakthrough RAW converter and noise
removal technology unveiled in the Windows version, support for the Canon EOS
40D, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D300 and Nikon D3 camera bodies, and improvements
to the existing functionality of the software.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

Hawk Mountain Papers, creators of quality, archival inkjet paper, has redesigned
their website for greater ease of use. Customers can search for paper by thickness,
brightness, or what type of printing being conducted. Hawk Mountain's selection
of paper is available in various sized sheets and rolls.



www.hawkmtpaper.com...

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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2005 0 comments

In conjunction with the launch of its JUICE brand rechargeable battery line,
Winner International is introducing a unique, microprocessor based JUICE Multi-Charger
that eliminates the need for multiple charging systems.

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