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Press Release Posted: Apr 08, 2011 1 comments

ExpoImaging, Inc. announced availability of the Rogue Grid, the newest addition to its Rogue FlashBender product line.

The patent pending Rogue Grid is uniquely designed to produce three different honeycomb grid angles. A 25˚ grid and a 45˚ grid align and stack to create a 16˚ grid, producing three distinct levels of spot lighting control in a compact and lightweight package.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced Plug-in Suite 4 software for Adobe Photoshop.
Available in early May, onOne Software's Plug-In Suite 4 combines full versions
of six essential software tools -- Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro, PhotoTools
1.0 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoTune
2.2 and FocalPoint 1.0 -- an affordable combination that includes everything
a photographer needs to make their images look their best.



The onOne Software Plug-In Suite 4 for Photoshop CS2 and CS3 is the latest upgrade
to the award winning Plug-In Suite product line that combines several of onOne
Software's individual Photoshop plug-ins into a highly affordable package.

Plug-In Suite 4 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:



· Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro can resize digital images over 1,000% with
no loss of detail or sharpness. It allows poster-sized prints to be made from
almost any image.



· PhotoTools 1.0 Professional Edition is a flexible yet powerful Photoshop
plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a complete library
of effects created by Kevin Kubota and Jack Davis. These effects may be previewed,
stacked and blended together just like filters over a camera lens to improve creativity.
Its built-in batch processing engine improves photographers productivity.



· PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition can be used to create stunning border
and edge effects right out of the darkroom. Select from thousands of edges, including
authentic film and artistic mediums.



· Mask Pro 4.1 can easily create high-quality masks and selections even
from tough subjects like hair and glass, making it easy to place a subject in
a new background.



· PhotoTune 2.2 is a plug-in that provides professional quality color correction
in an easy to use plug-in.



· FocalPoint 1.0 is a new plug-in that simulates selective focus or tilt-shift
lenses, helping photographers selectively blur and/or vignette an image to focus
the viewers attention.



The new Plug-In Suite 4 will be available in early May to new users for $499.95
-- a savings of $799.75 if purchased separately. Existing users of Plug-in
Suite version 1, 2 or 3 can upgrade to Plug-In Suite 4 for only $199.95. Customers
who own any one or more of the products in Plug-In Suite 4 will be able to upgrade
as well. For more information on the Plug-In Suite 4, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com.

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Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2009 0 comments

The Olympus E-P1 is said to be the world’s smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens system camera that blends the high-quality still images of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with High Definition (HD) video, stereo Linear PCM audio recording and In-Camera Creativity within an ultra-portable body.

Olympus has a long history of miniaturizing camera technology. The first-generation Olympus PEN appeared in 1959 and led the way to high-quality images in a small package, matching SLR cameras’ performance of the era.Today, Olympus utilized its miniaturizing and engineering expertise to create a slimmer body, removing the optical viewfinder and mirror box found inside a traditional DSLR, to create a small but high-quality interchangeable lens camera. By reducing its lens mount diameter, Olympus also enabled the production of smaller and lighter lenses to match the E-P1’s body size.

 The camera’s retro-style metal body design is available in either silver or white with accompanying new small and lightweight Olympus M. ZUIKO Micro Four Thirds lenses: 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 (28-84mm equivalent) and 17mm f2.8 (34mm equivalent).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 25, 2005 0 comments

Alera
Technologies has announced an industry first, the DVD/CD duplicator with LightScribe
technology that Laser burns labels directly on DVD/CD discs. The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy
Cruiser Pro LS is the only personal disc publisher that records and duplicates
DVDs and CDs and prints custom silkscreen quality labels without a printer --
all in a machine that fits easily on your desk. You can create your own custom
labels, with text and graphics, using the software included with the unit.



The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro LS, the first LightScribe DVD/CD Personal Publisher,
has anestimated street price of $399.



To print labels you simply place LightScribe certified media with the label side
down in the recorder, attach the DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro LS to your PC and burn
any label you have created. The LightScribe printing technology is very high resolution
and offers superior quality and clarity that can be compared to silkscreen. The
DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro LS incorporates 16x DVD recording technology and can function
as a 1:1 DVD/CD Duplicator or an external USB 2.0 DVD/CD Recorder. The 1:1 DVD/CD
Copy Cruiser Pro LS is a package that is truly desktop with only a 7 x 11 inch
footprint and weighing less than 12 pounds.



Complete information available at http://www.aleratec.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2004 0 comments

MAC Group, a leading marketer of imaging equipment, has announced a broad-ranging
alliance with carrying case manufacturers Tenba and RoadWired. The three companies
will collaborate on product design and manufacturing, marketing, international
sales and distribution. Tenba is credited with developing one of the first modern,
soft-sided camera bags in 1977, and in the years since has grown to be one of
the leading brands in its field. RoadWired specializes in carrying cases and accessories
for laptop computers and other portable electronics. The MAC Group is dedicated
to marketing and distributing what it describes as "best-in-class"
products for imaging professionals and enthusiasts. The company is the exclusive
US distributor of Mamiya, Sekonic, Profoto, Monaco by X-Rite, Tenba, PocketWizard,
Toyo-View, XtremePower, Cabin and ShootSmarter.
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Press Release Posted: Aug 20, 2010 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced its upcoming schedule of free Pro Series Live Webinars. Acclaimed photographers and Photoshop Gurus will be hosting the live hour-long sessions, enabling participants to submit questions during the sessions. Topics will include lifestyle, landscape, portraiture, travel and HDR photography, with new sessions being added regularly. Attendees who attend will not only be inspired by the amazing photography of the speakers but will also learn valuable tips and techniques on using onOne Software products.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced the latest additions to its line of consumer
digital cameras, including the Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS and Z885 Zoom Digital Cameras,
with high ISO and image stabilization for taking great action pictures in any
lighting conditions.



The Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera combines a 12X optical zoom lens
(36-432 mm equivalent Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon) with optical image stabilization,
delivering superior performance to aspiring photographers. The 7.1 megapixel camera
is said to deliver best-in-class click-to-capture performance (0.26 sec.) with
superb picture quality at an affordable price, making it a solid alternative to
digital SLRs. Available in April, the Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera
will retail for US $299.95 (MSRP).



The Kodak Easyshare Z885 Zoom Digital Camera boasts a 5X optical zoom lens and
8.1 megapixel resolution. When combined with high ISO (up to 8000), it tackles
low-light environments and action situations with ease. The fast AF 5X optical
zoom lens (36-180 mm equivalent) combined with 10 automatic smart scene modes
makes it easy to get stunning shots every time. Available in May, the Kodak Easyshare
Z885 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US $199.95 (MSRP).



Two additional digital cameras are announced today, including the Kodak Easyshare
C613 Zoom Digital Camera with 6.2 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom lens
in a compact and stylish body; and the Kodak Easyshare C763 Zoom Digital Camera
with 7 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom at a truly affordable price point.
Available in April, the Kodak Easyshare C613 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for
US $119.95 and the Kodak Easyshare C763 will retail for US $179.95 (MSRP).

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Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2008 0 comments

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today that the company has further increased the capacity of its widely popular Platinum II flash memory card line by introducing a Platinum II 60x 16GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card and Platinum II 80x 16GB CompactFlash® (CF) card. The new, high-capacity cards give value-conscious video and photo enthusiasts the ability to shoot longer and faster, while taking advantage of new higher-resolution and high-definition digital camcorders, digital SLRs and point-and-shoot cameras. When used with many of today’s popular flash-based digital camcorders, the Platinum II 16GB memory cards allow up to six hours of 1080 high-definition video recording. The Platinum II SDHC memory card is speed-rated at 60x, capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second, while the Platinum II CF memory card is speed-rated at 80x, which represents a minimum sustained write speed of 12MB per second. The high-speed cards provide faster transfers of high-resolution video and photos, as well as large audio and digital multimedia files.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2006 0 comments

Lost
and Found represents a two-part exhibition of 60 vintage prints from the Dennis
Reed Collection and features works gathered during some 25 years of research and
drawn from a selection of nearly 700 prints. The first installation of the exhibition,
Lost and Found: Japanese American Photographs from the Dennis Reed Collection,
opens August 12 and provides a rare glimpse of 30 photographs by a group of Japanese
Americans who worked during the 1920s and 1930s before they were interned in relocation
centers during WWII.



The second part opening in October, Lost and Found: California Pictorialist Photographs
from the Dennis Reed Collection, focuses on those photographers involved in California's
Camera Clubs, including Los Angeles Camera Club, the Camera Pictorialists, the
Pictorial Photographic Society of San Francisco, and the California Camera Club.




Both exhibitions showcase the photographic movement of Pictorialism that was in
vogue from around 1885 through the early years of the 20th century, and declined
rapidly after 1914. Pictorialism is a photographic term used to describe images
that emphasize the artistic quality of the photograph rather than the scene it
depicted, with the primary aim of bringing photography into the fine art realm.
Among the distinguishing characteristics of the movement are soft focus, special
filters and lens coatings, heavy manipulation in the darkroom, and exotic printing
processes. In 1898 rough-surface printing papers were added to the repertoire,
to further break up a picture's sharpness. Some artists even "etched"
the surface of their prints using fine needles. The overall aim of such technique
was to achieve what the 1911 Britannica termed, in discussing Pictorialism, "personal
artistic expression."



This movement began its decline as photographers and critics in the 1920s began
to embrace a more modernist approach to photographic practice. As such, Pictorialism
came to be seen as outdated and even chastised for its embrace of these idealized
notions of photography. The trend evolved to an appreciation of more urban, industrial
and technological subjects, and a utilization of pure photographic vision through
control of perspective and sharp focus.



Enter collector Dennis Reed -- who searched for and saved the Pictorialist
photographs that fell out of professional and public popularity. In the case of
the first installation, Lost and Found: Japanese American Photographs from the
Dennis Reed Collection, many of the Japanese-American photographers were sent
to relocation camps during World War II, and in some cases lost their life's
work - or their lives - leaving work in the hands of families or friends who had
little knowledge of its significance in photographic history. Through dedicated
and arduous research, Reed located six photographers, and with their help, began
to gather material to create a context for his collection and preserve the legacy
of these important and under-recognized photographers.



This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Barrows.



The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a privately funded, not-for-profit institution
that provides internationally recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad
array of cultural and educational activities as well as travel opportunities around
the world.



Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday
- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Monday. Free every Sunday. 805.963.4364 www.sbma.net.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2006 0 comments

X-Rite Inc. has introduced the the OPTIX XR2 display calibration and profiling
solution. Combining a state-of-the-art colorimeter with enriched software, the
OPTIX XR2 is said to deliver an unparalleled color management solution for displays;
including LCD, CRT and newly developed wide gamut technologies. Easy to use, the
OPTIX XR2 is X-Rite's most recent upgrade of MonacoOPTIX XR, which joined
X-Rite's product line after X-Rite acquired Monaco in 2003. This latest
iteration completes the integration of the product into the X-Rite family of color
measurement solutions.



The first and most fundamental step to ensure consistent and accurate color is
a properly calibrated monitor. The OPTIX XR2 allows users to adjust color at the
touch of a button. Plus, a new help system puts easy to find answers at the user's
fingertips.


OPTIX XR2 also has the ability to automatically recognize and take control of
your color display, with Automatic Display Control (ADC). Using one touch, ADC
will optimize your display's color temperature, contrast and brightness
settings to ensure you build the highest quality ICC profile and obtain the best
color results from your monitor.



In addition, an ambient diffuser attaches to the bottom of the OPTIX XR2 hardware,
allowing for more exact characterization of the user's environment, thus
improving the accuracy of profiles.



Designed to advance with users as they upgrade their display types, the OPTIX
XR2 builds the highest quality profile for today's as well as tomorrow's
advanced display technologies. Additionally, it recognizes when an upgrade is
necessary and prompts users to download the correct information required to properly
profile their monitor.



The OPTIX XR2 will be available to the market in late May, as will the OPTIX XR2PRO,
a network version for multi-workstation environments.



www.xrite.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 04, 2006 0 comments

The Plugin Site (www.thepluginsite.com)
has released the MacOS X version of LightMachine, a plugin for performing all
kinds of light adjustments in photos.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 27, 2011 1 comments

Velbon’s new GEO-series tripods use a unique Carbon Fiber and Basalt composite material which gives the legs added strength and rigidity. They feature Spiral-Etched surfaces for smooth, fast extension as well as unique Lever-Locking leg sections. Each leg is fitted with an adjustable tip, giving the photographer the option of a rubber foot for grounding on slippery surfaces or a spiked foot for rougher terrain. Another unique feature includes Velbon’s new Center Column Quick-Release Lever which allows for fast adjustment of the column height. The two-section center column can be split for low-angle set-up.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 03, 2007 0 comments

Aluratek, Inc. has announced a new lineup of a high resolution Digital Photo
Frame with built-in memory that comes in three different models. The 10.5-inch
frames are available in traditional brown and black modernistic style. Both
10.5-inch models feature 256MB built-in memory and video resolutions of 1024
x 768 . In addition to allowing users to conveniently view and print quality
pictures by directly inserting their camera's or camcorder's digital
media card or USB thumb drive, the built-in 256MB flash media also lets them
transfer favorite digital files directly from their computer--quickly and
easily, without any software.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announces that leading documentary photographer
Colin Finlay will reveal his latest tip on Kingston's `Icons of
Photography' Website. Finlay, fresh from a three-month educational tour
teaching photo students at 25 top universities in the U.S., hones in on lighting
in this month's profile.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 30, 2009 1 comments

Sigma Corporation of America ( href="http://www.sigmaphoto.com/" target="_blank">www.sigmaphoto.com) is pleased to
announce that it is now accepting applications for the company’s first-ever
scholarship contest. The Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship will award a
cash gift of $5,000 and $1,000 in Sigma products to one talented high school
senior to advance his or her education and goals toward obtaining a career in a
photo-related field. Students pursuing higher education in industries such as
photography, photojournalism, graphic arts and design, visual arts and art
history are eligible to apply.

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