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Press Release Posted: May 14, 2010 0 comments

Bokeh: The Science of Focus and the Art of Blur with Vincent Versace

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics,
productivity and digital media software, today announced that it has launched
The Painter Factory (www.painterfactory.com), a new online community open to
all Corel Painter artists and enthusiasts. This global community site is the
newest in a series that Corel is launching to support its various user communities.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2006 3 comments

According to an announcement issued by Nikon UK, the company intends to concentrate its efforts on digital cameras and accessories, and plans to discontinue production of most film cameras, manual focus lenses and related accessories.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2007 0 comments

Tamron Photo Workshops, co-sponsored by Bogen Imaging, Expoimaging, Fujifilm
and hosted by leading local photo retailers, are hands-on, in-the-field photo
workshops led by esteemed professional photographers including Angela Carson,
Don Gale, Terry Livingstone, Sandra Nykerk, Judith Pishnery, and Lee Voorhis
(you can click on their websites from the workshop schedule posted at www.tamron.com).
All of them have long track records not only as top pros, but also as great
teachers. Each weekend event includes a Friday evening photo seminar and a full
day Saturday workshop in the field, and admission fees and transportation where
applicable. In addition you'll have access to loaner lenses, cameras and
tripods to enhance your picture-taking experience, and receive exclusive bonus
rebates on equipment plus a $20 Gift Card. The modest $119 per person cost includes
breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or snacks, and there'll be raffle prizes
and giveaways!

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Press Release Posted: May 04, 2011 0 comments

DigiLabs Pro (www.digilabspro.com) introduced “Client Creations” — a variety of client created wedding album packages that photographers can easily market to clients. A complete keepsake that is ideal for savvy wedding couples, the ready-to-sell kit includes a fine-quality leather storage box, software and instructions for couples to quickly create high-quality albums using their digital photographs. Professional wedding photographers will find these comprehensive kits to be a popular and unique client offering that should enable them to bring in supplementary revenue without significant additional labor.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2009 0 comments

Nikon Inc. announced the D3000 digital SLR camera, a compact D-SLR with a 10.2-megapixel sensor. The camera features the new Guide Mode, which lends a smart helping hand to new D-SLR users, and an extensive Retouch Menu, enabling consumers to edit photos, even without a computer. The D3000, which offers an 11-point autofocus system, also leverages proven Nikon D-SLR technologies, including the exclusive EXPEED image processing, Active D-Lighting system and 3D Color Matrix Metering II, enabling entry-level D-SLR shooters to take stunning pictures.

The D3000 includes the all-new Guide Mode with an easy-to-use interface to help new photographers build confidence in using a D-SLR with step-by-step instruction and inspiration. The Guide Mode, easily accessed by the Mode dial on the top of the camera, displays a variety of shooting situations via the LCD screen, indicating the most appropriate settings for a particular scenario. Users can also see sample photos on the LCD screen, which illustrate the effects of different photo-taking techniques. The Guide Mode also helps users easily review, organize and delete images.

With elegant ergonomics, softly rounded corners, and a comfortable grip, the D3000 packs powerful technology into a compact form factor. Though the D3000 is tiny when compared to professional D-SLR cameras, it boasts a large, bright three-inch 230,000-dot LCD screen, and now features an easier-to-read font size, 20 percent larger than in previous Nikon D-SLRs.

Quick performance and response are at the core of the D3000’s design and its 11-point Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus system makes it easy to find and focus on a subject. Also, the D3000 offers split-second shutter response, eliminating the frustration of shutter lag, as well as the ability to capture images up to three frames per second, allowing users capture every moment. Users can enjoy the benefits of Nikon’s advanced 3D Subject Tracking, which continuously focuses on a fast moving subject throughout the frame.

The D3000 provides multiple ways for users to engage with their pictures, post capture. It uses Nikon’s extensive in-camera Retouch Menu, which allows users to easily apply a variety of fun and dramatic effects to their images even when away from a computer. The D3000 introduces a new Miniature effect, which changes the appearance of distant subjects to look like close-ups of miniature models. The D3000 also inherits the Soft Filter and Color Outline Retouch options from the D5000, allowing users to express their photography in a new and artistic way. As with all Nikon D-SLRs, the camera creates the new retouched image, while preserving the original.

For users who want to take their creativity to the next level, the D3000 also includes the ability to capture images in the NEF (RAW) format, in addition to traditional JPEG. Images captured with D3000 in the NEF (RAW) format include a greater amount of image data, which in turn, affords finer image control and higher uncompressed lossless image quality. With NEF (RAW) images, users can fine-tune the appearance of an image with simple adjustments to things like exposure, color saturation, brightness, and overall tone – especially in the post-production process. Users can use Capture NX 2, Nikon’s powerful image editing software, to achieve these desired effects.

Nikon extends the creativity with Stop-Motion Movie Mode. With this mode, users can choose a collection of images within the D3000’s Retouch Menu, and the camera then compiles and stitches them into a fun and creative video file.

The D3000 leverages proven Nikon technologies to create the most positive picture taking experience for consumers. The D3000 delivers highly detailed images with vibrant color reproduction and low noise across a broad ISO range, due to its 10.2-megapixel CCD image sensor coupled with Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing system. The D3000’s normal ISO range extends from ISO 100 to 1600, allowing for low light versatility. Additionally, the D3000’s ISO range can expand to a Hi-1 setting of ISO 3200, furthering the opportunities for shots that other cameras miss.

The D3000 also makes use of Nikon’s Active D-Lighting system, which automatically compensates to reveal veiled details in shadows and highlights in high-contrast situations. For instance, when selected, Nikon’s Active D-Lighting can improve the appearance of fine detail in a person’s face that was previously hidden in dark shadows or bring out the highlights in a beautifully backlit landscape.

Nikon’s exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II, in conjunction with the EXPEED image processing system, contributes to the D3000’s ability to capture breathtaking images by instantly evaluating the exposure elements of each scene and comparing it to an onboard database of information from more than 30,000 images. These split-second calculations allow the D3000 to ensure beautiful exposures—even when conditions are extreme.

The D3000 also incorporates Nikon’s Integrated Dust Reduction System, which offers a comprehensive solution that combats the accumulation of image-degrading dust from the camera’s image sensor. The system not only utilizes an active sensor cleaning function that activates whenever the camera is turned on or off, but also the Airflow Control System to redirect dust particles, limiting their ability to reach the sensor.

Photographers and enthusiasts alike can also appreciate the D3000’s system expandability, as the camera can work in conjunction with a variety of Nikon accessories, including a broad assortment of legendary NIKKOR AF-S interchangeable lenses. While the D3000 offers a versatile built-in flash, the camera is also compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System and capable of Advanced Wireless Lighting when using the SB-900 Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Commander.

The D3000’s design also supports Eye-Fi memory card functionality, enabling the convenient wireless transfer of images from the D3000 to a computer, when using Eye-Fi memory cards.* Additionally, photos can be securely written to readily available SD cards, high-capacity SDHC cards and Eye-Fi memory cards, offering users a range of data storage options.

Price and Availability
The D3000 outfit, including the versatile AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens, is scheduled to be available at Nikon Authorized dealers beginning in late August 2009 at an estimated selling price of $599.95. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2005 0 comments

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. has introduced the new compact DiMAGE
Z5 -- a digital camera that offers a built-in 12x optical Mega Zoom lens,
Konica Minolta's proprietary Anti-Shake System, 5.0-megapixel CCD, fast
overall response including Rapid autofocusing (AF), and a large 2.0-inch LCD
screen.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 16, 2010 1 comments

Tamron has just announced a full-day seminar series led by award-winning nature and landscape photographer Sandra Nykerk (www.sandranykerk.com). The events will take place in four key U.S. cities:

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments

Online video and photo sharing service Phanfare (www.phanfare.com) has announced
a special offer for current customers of Yahoo! Photos. Yahoo! Photos recently
informed their customers that their photos stored at Yahoo! Photos will be deleted
at the end of the summer. In response, Phanfare is offering Yahoo! Photos customers
the opportunity to move and save their photos from Yahoo! Photos to their own
Phanfare Web sites, known for family-friendly, private, secure, advertising-free
albums. As an added bonus, current Yahoo! Photos customers will get six months
free service when they move their photos to Phanfare.

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Posted: Aug 15, 2008 4 comments

Calumet's new backpacks combine the comfort and protection necessary
for transporting your digital SLR camera system and laptop computer anywhere
in the world. They feature innovative materials and construction techniques
that allow rapid access to your camera equipment and maximum protection when
you are on the go.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2006 0 comments

Nikon has announced the addition of a 10x zoom camera with image stabilization
to the COOLPIX Style series line-up. The new COOLPIX S10 features a 10x optical
Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, Vibration Reduction (VR), 6.0 effective megapixels,
a 2.5" LCD and a compact swivel design allowing the long-zoom camera to
fit into a shirt pocket.



With a wave-surface design and a high-quality finish, the COOLPIX S10 has a
built-in 38-380mm (35mm equivalent) 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens. It features a handy
One-Touch Portrait Button that provides direct access to three unique Nikon
In-Camera Image Innovations to fix common photo problems This system includes
Face-priority AF, which automatically finds and focuses on a subject's
face, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically corrects red-eye, and D-Lighting,
an innovation that automatically corrects images with insufficient light. The
S10 is equipped with Blur Warning, which alerts the user when an image is blurred
and Best Shot Selector, a feature that automatically identifies and saves the
sharpest image from a series. The COOLPIX S10 with its supplied rechargeable
lithium-ion battery can take up to 300 shots on a single charge. The COOLPIX
S10 is PictBridge compatible so there's no need to use a computer at all
when printing -- just connect the camera straight to a PictBridge-compatible
printer and print directly easily and without delay.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 03, 2010 1 comments

The LumiQuest SoftBox LTp is the newest and largest SoftBox from LumiQuest.

The SoftBox LTp is stored in the pocket of your laptop bag/backpack; it takes up no valuable camera space yet conveniently gives you a softbox that is roughly 40 times the size of the flash head itself. The SoftBox LTp produces the softest shadows of any LumiQuest SoftBox.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2005 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., maker of PowerEx brand batteries and chargers, has announced
an Ultra High Capacity rated addition to its NiMH battery product line, the
PowerEx 2500mAh AA batteries. These batteries can be recharged hundreds of times
with no memory effect. Memory free operation means PowerEx batteries may be
charged anytime without having to drain them all the way first, saving time
without compromising performance. PowerEx batteries are also said to recycle
flash in half the time compared to fresh alkaline batteries.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 27, 2010 0 comments

Tamron has just announced a new, user-friendly way for everyone from casual shooters to serious shutterbugs to showcase their prized images, share them with like-minded enthusiasts, tell the fascinating stories of how they were created, and get valuable feedback that will help participants take their photography to the next level. To access this innovative, interactive blog-style sharing site, users just go to www.ShareItWithTamron.com where they can answer regularly posted questions with a blog comment that includes the respondent’s relevant photos and the stories behind them. The kick-off question is a midwinter classic: “Just how cold is it really? Show us your ‘freeziest’ winter shots and tell us all about the latest temps where you live or vacation.”

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2007 0 comments

The Tamron "Make Your Mark: Landmarks--Natural or Manmade"
2007 Photo Contest was open to U.S. residents submitting any original photograph
prominently including a natural or manmade landmark that was taken with a Tamron
lens. The Grand Prize: A Tamron AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical LD Di II (IF)
Macro zoom lens in the DSLR mount of the winner's choice, plus having
the winning picture showcased in the Tamron Viewfinder newsletter, and in the
Gallery section of the popular Tamron website. In addition, twenty photographers
whose images were selected as Favorites would have their names and winning images
published on the website for all to admire.

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