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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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Press Release Posted: Jul 02, 2010 0 comments

On May 29th, the first commercially produced camera came under the hammer at a sale in the Viennese auction house WestLicht. The attic find of the 1839 camera created a great deal of pre-auction excitement in camera lover circles. Only a few examples of the Daguerreotype Giroux offered by WestLicht are know to exist and those are in public museums and collections. A camera of this type has never been offered at a public auction before.

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Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2009 0 comments

The new HX1 Cyber-shot model can take 224-degree panorama shots in one easy press-and-sweep motion. It is also the company’s first Cyber-shot camera to use the exclusive 1/2.4-inch Exmor CMOS sensor technology. This technology allows it to achieve burst speeds of 10 frames per second at full 9.1 megapixel resolution in continuous burst mode.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2005 0 comments

Juror: Sarah Kennel, Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, National
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This exhibition is open to artists working in all photographic processes. Artists
are encouraged to expand parameters and traditional definitions.

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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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Press Release Posted: Oct 13, 2010 0 comments

Datacolor (www.datacolor.com), a global leader in color management solutions, today introduced SpyderCheckr, a new color reference tool that allows photographers to obtain consistent, accurate color within a standard RAW processing workflow, perform precision in-camera white balance, create custom camera calibration and record known color references. SpyderCheckr features 48 scientifically engineered color patches in a wide range of spectrally neutral colors and user-friendly profiling software that enables photographers to achieve consistent, predictable color control from capture to edit.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2007 0 comments

Epson America Inc. has announced what many professional photographers are saying
is the perfect blend of revered darkroom papers with the limitless creative
control of ink jet printing with the introduction of its Signature Worthy Exhibition
Fiber Paper. The paper will be available in 25-sheet packages of 8.5"x
11," 13"x 19," 17"x 22," and 24"x 30"
cut sheets.



This breakthrough paper was developed over several years in collaboration with
many of the industry's leading professional photographers to meet their
most discerning requirements. Many who have contributed to the development of
Exhibition Fiber Paper have commented that what sets it apart are its extraordinary
blacks, clean whites and a surface texture that is just like a true black-and-white
silver gelatin print. Additionally, Exhibition Fiber Paper produces extraordinary
color output enabling photographers to make stunning prints in both color and
black-and-white.



As part of an ongoing collaboration with creative professionals to produce the
highest quality prints, Epson has partnered with the Pixel Genius group, a unique
collaboration of industry-leading digital workflow experts, to produce custom
color profiles for use with the new Exhibition Fiber Paper. The custom profiles
will be available for download October 15 at www.pixelgenius.com/epson,
along with valuable information on their use and how to optimize a color managed
workflow.

More information about Exhibition Fiber Paper can be found at www.proimaging.epson.com.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Sekonic announces the availability of the new L-308DC DigiCineMate – a simple and easy-to-use compact light meter that is ideal for today's DSLR videographers and digital cinematographers as well as still photographers. It features a full range of shutter speeds plus a special grouping of cine speeds and shutter angles and indicates exposure in f-stops to one-tenth step. The unit’s LCD readout can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the task at hand for fast, easy operation

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Posted: Nov 23, 2005 0 comments

Wacom Technology is now including several additional software programs with
its 6x 8" Graphire Bluetooth wireless pen tablet. Priced at $249.99, the
device now ships with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 and PC digital inking programs
for added versatility. When used in conjunction with the Wacom pen, Photoshop
Elements tools such as the Healing Brush allow users to selectively alter images
and precisely remove photographic flaws with greater ease and accuracy. Nineteen
pressure-sensitive tools deliver dynamic control of important tool attributes
such as size, opacity and color.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. debuts the ImageRouter, their latest, cutting-edge card
reader. The ImageRouter is a reader that offers professional photographers a
complete file import system specifically designed to improve workflow efficiency.
ImageRouter, a four-slot, USB 2.0 CompactFlash card reader with a built-in powered
hub, simultaneously transfers data from four CF cards to a PC when combined
with BackupandBurn file management software. Users simply insert their cards,
start the transfer and walk away.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.will feature renowned Brazilian photographer
Claudio Edinger on its Icons of Photography Web site. Frequently referred to
as the "Master of the Essays" for his natural ability to tell a
complete and detailed story through photographs, Edinger will share some of
the techniques he feels have made him successful and believes can be applied
to anyone. Edinger will also share his thoughts on digital imaging and how it
has changed his professional career--becoming an essential and exclusive part
of his equipment lineup.



This month, Edinger shares some of his thoughts, philosophies and shooting styles
which allow him to separate his commercial photography from the journalism he
finds himself doing for TIME Magazine and other news publications.



"For my personal work," said Edinger, "I like to photograph
small universes, where the human element is special, even exceptional and I
can stop and talk to the people. With my work, I try to understand what the
human being is, why we are here, and mainly, who I am. The journalistic pictures,
on the other hand, require agility and quickness, especially with specific assignments."



"Digital imaging has changed the way I shoot and the way I see,"
Edinger continued. "I rely on different things today, including my Kingston
media cards. When I was shooting film, I had a favorite type like many photographers.
Media cards today are no different. It really comes down to who you trust so
you can concentrate on the art."



"When it comes to equipment, the real key is what you feel comfortable
using and trust to help you get the job done," said Jaja Lin, Flash memory
marketing manager, Kingston. "Kingston's reputation and longstanding
heritage as a worldwide leader and provider of `everything memory'
has become the basis for the relationship with world class photographers we
enjoy today. It is a great honor to be associated with these photographers--and
a great responsibility. And certainly one we don't take lightly,"
added Lin.



Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Sao Paulo, Edinger moved to New York when
he was 24 years old. After 30 years of admiring Rio, Edinger released the book
"Rio," nominated as one of the best of the year by Photo District
News in 2001 and American Photo magazine in 2003. At that time, Edinger defined
the photo essay as, "An attempt of picking up the dream, the utopia, that
place where, as the chamber of secret of each one of us, where we go to reload
ourselves to continue. The place where we get undressed and find ideally the
fraternity and the sameness: the beach."



Every month Kingston spotlights a world-class photographer who provides helpful
tips and interesting anecdotes for taking better pictures. Photographers previously
featured at Kingston.com include Colin Finlay, Douglas Kirkland, Barbara Bordnick,
Chris Rainier, Peter Read Miller, Gerd Ludwig and Harry Benson. These accomplished
Icons of Photography deliver useful suggestions that photo enthusiasts at all
levels can apply to their own photography as they learn to make digital imaging
a natural part of their workflow, or learn a unique process or trick the Icon
has provided to give them a competitive edge.



Kingston will introduce a new photographer with their featured photographic
tip, gallery of images, calendar of events and biography around the 15th of
each month. Photographers and consumers can read the latest tips and view images
by visiting http://www.kingston.com/digitalmedia/iop

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Press Release Posted: Nov 09, 2009 0 comments

Alien Skin Software has announced the immediate availability of Blow Up 2.0.3, the new version of its photo resizing plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  Blow Up 2.0.3 is a free update for owners of Blow Up 2.0.0 or later.  Simply installing the latest demo of Blow Up from the Alien Skin Software Web site will upgrade an existing installation of Blow Up 2 to version 2.0.3.

Blow Up 2.0.3 comes with two Photoshop CS4 panels that are accessed in the Window->Extensions menu.  These panels can be moved and docked just like Photoshop’s built-in panels, such as the Layers palette.  The first of these is the Startup Panel which makes common output sizes and paper types available with a single click.  The Startup Panel can also start Blow Up’s full interface with a single click rather than navigating into Photoshop’s menus.

The other Photoshop CS4 panel installed with Blow Up 2.0.3 is the Gallery Wrap Panel.  This panel prepares images for printing on canvas that is stretched around the outside of a wood frame.  This popular mounting technique requires extending an image to cover the sides of the frame, which can be a confusing and tedious process.  The Gallery Wrap Panel provides full control over this process while taking care of all the technical details.  The resulting image is ready to send to professional printing companies such as APC (http://artisticphotocanvas.com).

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Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2008 0 comments

The Tamrac Adventure 5 is a "messenger" type bag designed to hold
a digital SLR with up to 7-inch zoom lens attached, plus several addition lenses,
flash and accessories. It also can hold up to a 13-inch laptop in a separate
side, zippered compartment. The top is Tamrac's Speed Flap with an Esay
Squeeze buckle. Foam padded, movable dividers hold gear separate and securely.
There is also a zippered front poclet and back pocket. The bag has both a padded
shoulder strap and carrying handle. To complete the convenience the bag has
Tamrac's Picggy Back Pocket, which allows it to slip over the handle of
a Tamrac rolling case. The bag is lightweight at 2 lbs 6 oz and measures (external)
14.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches. You can find dealers by visiting the Tamrac web site.

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