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Press Release Posted: Dec 23, 2009 0 comments

Camtrol, a stabilizing
platform for video and DSLR cameras, is said to open a new world of balance,
support, and freedom for action shots taken by videographers and photographers.
Camtrol’s action control grip (ACG) with its anatomical articulating ergonomics
provides for natural hand positioning and control. The ACG has a hollow inside,
which accommodates any remote--putting control of the camera always under
the thumb of the shooter. Camtrol with a remote is a one-handed operation
giving the user the liberty to take any shot without restriction, and it works
for right- and left-handed shooters.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2005 0 comments

As America struggles to cope with the devastation and loss caused by Hurricane
Katrina, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has taken unprecedented steps
to assist photographers in the affected areas. Yesterday the PPA Board of Directors
guaranteed up to $200,000 for the recently established PPA Disaster Relief Fund,
as the Association continues its fundraising efforts.



"With more than 250 PPA members in the stricken areas of Alabama, Mississippi
and Louisiana, PPA knows firsthand of the destruction caused by this hurricane,"
said Ann Monteith, PPA President. "We all watched in shock and sadness as
the scope of the damage unfolded, and we felt compelled to find a way to directly
help PPA members affected by this disaster as soon as possible. We will continue
fundraising in hopes that we can surpass the $200,000 mark."



PPA's relief fund was established last week through PPA Charities, a 501(c)(3)
organization. The original intent was to disburse the money collected to disaster
relief agencies. PPA's Board of Directors, in response to requests from
PPA members, voted this week to shift the focus of the relief fund so that it
will now be used to provide direct aid to PPA member photographers. The fund will
distribute $1,000 to each PPA member studio directly affected by Hurricane Katrina.



"PPA's members have a long history of pulling together to help each
other in times of crisis," said PPA CEO, David Trust. "PPA's
Disaster Relief Fund is another example of our members' commitment to one
another and their spirit of generosity and compassion."



In addition to directly assisting its members, PPA is contributing $10,000 ($5,000
each) to its two state Affiliates in the hard-hit areas, Professional Photographers
of Louisiana and Professional Photographers of Mississippi-Alabama. These Affiliates
will use the contributions to directly assist their members.



To request a studio grant, PPA members in the disaster areas should call PPA at
1-800-786-6277 and ask to speak with a Disaster Relief assistant. They will be
asked to provide information and details including name, studio name and address,
temporary location information, brief description of damage/loss, where the grant
money can be sent or wired, and how they can currently be reached.



How Others Can Help

PPA is challenging its other members, along with vendors and suppliers in the
industry, to join forces with PPA by contributing to the relief fund. Contributions
can be made by sending a check payable to PPA Charities to Disaster Relief, c/o
Professional Photographers of America, 229 Peachtree Street, Suite 2200, Atlanta,
GA, 30303. Please note "Disaster Relief" on the check.


PPA also needs your help getting the word out about the Disaster Relief Fund.
If you know of anyone who has been directly affected by the hurricane, please
do whatever you can to get information to them about the relief fund so they can
receive assistance right away. Please also encourage photographers with useful
information to share it on the Hurricane Katrina Forum on OurPPA.com.



PPA Charities is a charitable, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that allows
imaging professionals to combine their individual efforts to make an impact on
the lives of children and families everywhere. It also allows PPA to become a
force for positive change in our society and to make a difference in the lives
of others. For more information about PPA Charities, visit charities.ppa.com.



Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world's largest and most
influential photographic and imaging trade organization, exists to assist its
more than 14,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic, and fraternal
goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making
of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder
of history. For more information about PPA, visit www.ppa.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has introduced an array of new products and services--from
self-serve kiosks and digital capture solutions to professional photo services--at
the photokina show in Germany. Here's a summary of the news, details of
which, on some, will follow later.



New KODAK EASYSHARE Z710 Zoom Digital Camera combines advanced photographic features
with point-and-shoot simplicity. With a 7.1 megapixel image sensor and 10X optical
zoom, the Z710 model makes it simple to zoom and capture crisp shots that can
make high-quality prints up to 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cm).



New KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 350 connects to camera phones for high-quality
prints. Using BLUETOOTH wireless technology, the Photo Printer 350 prints 4 x
6 photos directly from BLUETOOTH technology-enabled devices.



Enhanced KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA color negative films underscore Kodak's
ongoing support of the professional photography market. The recently released
160VC, 160NC, 400VC and 400NC films in the PORTRA film family produce finer grain,
spectacular skin tones and improved scanning performance for greater enlargement
capability. (A report on these films will be in the December issue of Shutterbug.)




New KODAK KAF-10500 Image Sensor--developed specifically for the LEICA M8
digital camera--continues Kodak's legacy of offering high performance
imaging devices that result in low noise, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range.




New KODAK batteries for digital cameras maximize speed, performance and battery
life, resulting in an increase in the number of pictures consumers can take between
battery charges.



More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.

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Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments

From October 10-13, Nikon will sponsor 100 of the world's most promising young photojournalists in upstate New York for the 21st annual Eddie Adams workshop, also known as the “Barnstorm.” Seasoned professional photographers and photo editors will mentor the handpicked selection of students during the intense four-day workshop. This year, Barnstorm students will have the opportunity to try out Nikon’s new D3 and D700 professional digital SLR cameras as well as receive technical advice from Nikon experts available on-site.

“Nikon is proud to continue its tradition of educating the photographers and photojournalists of the future through the Eddie Adams Barnstorm Workshop,” said Bill Pekala, general manager of Nikon Professional Services, and Eddie Adams Workshop board member. “We at Nikon are honored to have the opportunity to provide these outstanding students with access Nikon's extensive line of high-quality cameras and precision lenses, as well as empower them with the photographic knowledge the world has come to expect from Nikon.”

To tailor the learning experience to the ever-changing industry, participants have access to a state-of-the-art digital photo and multimedia studio with all of the latest technologies. Additionally, Nikon will provide access to the D3 and new D700 digital SLR cameras, allowing these students to capture the world around them in stunning detail and clarity.

Barnstorm participants are the visionary photographers of tomorrow and will benefit from the experience and advice of professional mentors such as John White, Bill Epperidge, and Clay Patrick McBride. Other famous photographers available to Barnstorm participants include individuals from top-tier photojournalism publications such as National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Getty Images and The Associated Press.

During the workshop, the Barnstorm students are divided into ten teams, with each team paired with a photographer, an editor and a researcher. Each day consists of hands-on activities such as shooting and editing, as well as speeches and panel discussions. Over the course of the workshop, students are exposed to many types of photography including photojournalism, fine art photography, studio portraiture, underwater work, long-term projects, and conflict photography.

Following an overwhelmingly positive response the past two years, the multimedia workshop will continue as part of the core curriculum. With many news outlets and other publications expanding their offerings to include interactive slideshows and audio, students receive a crash course in the new media marketplace with access to the top multimedia editors in the country.

In addition to sponsoring the Barnstorm, this is the fifth year that Nikon will award a $10,000 scholarship to the top student from the Barnstorm XXI Workshop. A panel of judges selects a student based on the work he or she presents during the workshop. The scholarship money must be used by the winning student to further his or her education in the photographic arts field, and will be applied towards their tuition and/or housing at the college of attendance.

"For over 20 years, the Barnstorm Workshop has served as a vital tool for educating and inspiring the photographers of the future,” said Alyssa Adams, executive director, Eddie Adams Workshop. “With an alumni base of over 2,000 members, it is their continued passion and love for communicating through vivid imagery that has laid the foundation for this year's Barnstorm class and we are proud to continually renew the tenets of powerful photojournalism and photography."

About Barnstorm: The Eddie Adams Workshop
The purpose of the Eddie Adams Workshop is to create a forum where the exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The workshop is a tuition-free, invitation-only event. Attendees are portfolio-selected by the Eddie Adams Workshop Board of Directors. For more information, please visit www.eddieadamsworkshop.com.

About NPS
Nikon Professional Services provides valuable assistance for pros in every segment of the photography field, including newspaper, industrial, police and forensic, medical photography, commercial studios and even special movie productions. NPS is also available to work with national photographic organizations offering advice and assistance, demonstrations of the latest Nikon products, and lectures on various photography topics. NPS is also well known as a resource for professional photographers at various field events. For more information on NPS and membership requirements for the program, please visit www.nikonpro.com.
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Press Release Posted: May 26, 2010 1 comments

Lexar Media announced the availability of the Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash (CF) Reader and the Lexar Professional 600x and 300x 32GB CF cards in traditional and online retail channels. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 600x and 300x CF cards or the ExpressCard CF Reader, visit www.lexar.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2004 1 comments




Tamron USA, Inc. announced that Jude Wolpert was selected by Tamron judges
to attend Barnstorm XVII: The Eddie Adams Workshop this October. Tamron will
pay Wolpert's travel expenses as well as room and board fees so that she may
attend the tuition-free workshop.
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Press Release Posted: Oct 04, 2010 0 comments

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced a new addition to its FinePix REAL 3D system – the FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 steps it up from its predecessor with the ability to shoot high-resolution 3D photos and movies in 3D HD at 720p, with the help of a new RP (Real Photo) Processor. It also sports a new Mini HDMI port for easy playback on most 3D television systems and an Autostereoscopic 3D Widescreen 3.5” LCD. All components make for stunning 3D still photos and movies that can be viewed and enjoyed through an easy connection between the FinePix REAL 3D W3 and their 3D TV³, or printed in stunning 3D quality.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 02, 2011 1 comments

MAC-On-Campus and Photoshelter are proud to announce a new and free webinar series, Beyond the Classroom: A Photo Student's Guide to Turning Pro.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is adding interactive features to the popular
`Icons of Photography' microsite on www.kingston.com. New components
allow visitors to pose questions directly to some of the world's most
respected photographers and also provide an opportunity for submitted photographs
to be critiqued by members of the `Icons' program.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2007 0 comments

Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce a new promotion that enables professional
event, school, and directory photographers to purchase an entire S5 Pro commercial
studio system kit, complete with bar code reader, at a price of $2399.95. Available
through authorized Fujifilm dealers, this promotion represents a savings of $360
on the original price.



The S5 Pro's new bar code reader functionality combines with unique features
such as password protected feature and control lockout, film simulation modes,
iTTL commander flash control, and white balance and color fine tune adjustments.
In addition to the renowned Super CCD SR Pro color accuracy and high quality JPEG
modes, the FinePix S5 Pro is quickly becoming the camera of choice for professional
event, school and directory photographers.



At the heart of the FinePix S5 Pro is Real Photo Technology Pro, which combines
the Super CCD SR Pro sensor and the new RP Processor Pro, and allows for the wide
dynamic range with smoother tonality from brightest light to darkest shadow. The
S5 Pro offers six preset dynamic range settings for expanded dynamic range between
100% and 400% and three new variations of the original film simulation modes pioneered
in the FinePix S3 Pro have been added (five modes in total).



Of particular appeal to event and school photographers is the ability to attach
a bar code reader wand directly to the FinePix S5 Pro via the 10-pin serial port
on the camera. Bar codes are stored directly in the image file's EXIF header
so that images can later be linked to a school, hotel, cruise ship or other name
database. The FinePix S5 Pro also offers an innovative password protected menu
and button lock down system that enables flawless deployment in a multiple photographer
environment, thus reducing errors caused by changing the camera's programmed
setup.



In addition, Fujifilm is also offering professional photographers a free copy
of Fujifilm HyperUtility HS-V3 and Pantone Huey Pro with purchase of the S5 Pro
Body Only Kit, a savings of $240 with mail-in rebate.



For more information on the FinePix S5 Pro, visit www.fujifilmusa.com.

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Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2009 0 comments

liveBooks, Inc., (www.livebooks.com) has introduced liveBooks Photojournalism, a cost-effective, pre-designed website offering and community for photojournalists. This new offering will provide photojournalists worldwide with an opportunity to have a professional web presence at an affordable price. liveBooks Photojournalism (http://pj.livebooks.com) is designed to help photojournalists and documentary photographers gain visibility for their work and build successful careers by offering cost-effective, yet highly professional pre-designed websites that will garner additional exposure for their creative visions. liveBooks Photojournalism users can choose a website look and feel that best fits their style by choosing from 78 variations of page designs created by the same liveBooks creative team that has been developing award-winning, customized sites since 2004.





Every pre-designed liveBooks site offers the same benefits of the company’s custom-built sites, including:

  • An intuitive, drag-and-drop interface for users to easily update the content of their sites
  • Easy upload of multimedia including videos, music, slideshows and more
  • Advanced search marketing tools to turn each site into a virtually effortless, yet sophisticated and powerful marketing tool
  • Free web support from liveBooks

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2007 0 comments

PictoColor Corporation has released inCamera 4.5 for Photoshop CS3, a new
version of its digital camera and scanner ICC profiling plug-in. This digital
camera and scanner profiling software features an easy to use interface and
a User Guide that explains how to successfully create and use ICC input profiles
in Adobe Photoshop.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2004 0 comments



The LetsGoDigital team is once again present at this year's important Digital
Imaging show: the Photokina 2004 in Cologne, Germany. A 'live' report is brought
to you directly from the 'Koelnmesse'. More than 1600 exhibitors from 45 countries
are exposing their products and an amount of 160.000 visitors are expected from
140 countries.



Also the press is well represented; 5300 journalists, coming from 66 countries,
which underlines the importance of this international show for imaging. The
opening times are: from Tuesday September 28 to Sunday October 3; daily from
10.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. This trade show, held every two years, is the largest
show in the field of digital imaging and offers a complete overview of all imaging
media, imaging technologies and imaging markets. All well-known brands are exposed
here.





The LetsGoDigital team brings you the new introductions, the highlights and
an overview from the boots from different brands, live from the show floor of
the Photokina 2004, Cologne, Germany! Make sure you don't miss it, keep following
the news closely, the LetsGoDigital team is ready to roll!

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2008 0 comments

We recently received an email from photographers James C. Williams about his
efforts to convince Kodak not to discontinue manufacture of HIE-135mm film.
We reproduce his letter and plea for photographers to join his efforts to save
this film.

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