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Press Release Posted: Dec 07, 2009 0 comments

The Lowel Blender is said to be is the perfect solution for todays ‘run & gun’ video lighting needs.

Twin array’s of color accurate LED’s, in daylight & tungsten color temperatures, are mixed via 2 rotary
controls on the back of the unit and give the perfect blend of color to match a mixed light source environment.

Shooting in a daylit lobby with a hanging tungsten chandelier? Put beautiful fill-light on your talent that’sall tungsten, or all daylight, or more importantly, that perfect mix of the 2 that suddenly makes your shotlook naturally lit. Blender makes location lighting intuitive, just dial it ‘till it’s right.

The lamphead’s compact size (4 x 3 x 3”) makes it small enough to fit on a camera-top stud, or easilyheld on a pistol grip, or compact stand. It can be powered by popular video camera batteries, or
its own compact AC supply. Blender™ comes with a selection of hard plastic front diffusers for softening & diffusing the mixed output. 1 & 2 light packs in carry bags are available, as well as a more traditional
1 light kit. Originally designed by videographer Tom Robotham, the Lowel Blender is the location light your HD camera has been waiting for.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2005 0 comments

Manfrotto is introducing the new and improved 685B NeoTec Deluxe Monopod with
four new features including a safety lever, foot pedal, leg warmer and suction
cup foot. From the NeoTec line of Pro Photo Supports, the 685B is built around
an innovative self-regulating mechanism inside the leg that allows the user
to quickly and easily extend each leg to the desired height by simply pulling
downwards. There are no locks, knobs or levers of any kind to contend with.
Once the leg is extended into position, NeoTec's patented internal mechanism
automatically locks it there by pushing outwards on the tubing, exerting more
locking power and further stabilizing the tripod as additional weight is added.




The 685B system features a new safety lever that prevents accidental deployment
of the locking release mechanism. To close the monopod, the safety lever must
be activated, which then allows the grip action handle to be depressed. The
lever is simple to operate while still maintaining the one-handed closing operation.




The updated monopod also features a lightweight rubber foot pedal to make opening
or closing the 685B simple, and a protective leg warmer on the bottom leg section
to provide protection against the elements and a comfortable grip. Also, the
685B includes a suction cup foot for extra ground support and increased grip.



The 685B monopod is designed for support with unprecedented speed. The 685B
can fully extend to 166 cm / 65 inches and collapse to 71 cm / 28 inches. It
has the capability of supporting payloads up to 8 kg / 18 pounds and features
the same "upside down" leg construction, further ensuring its durability
and reliability in all environments.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 09, 2010 0 comments

Panasonic announced the new LUMIX DMC-FZ100, a top-of-the-line model in the popular FZ-Series of LUMIX digital cameras with a newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens that features a powerful 24x optical zoom. As the company’s first hybrid compact digital camera with a MOS sensor, the LUMIX FZ100 can record full 1080 High Definition (HD) video – giving consumers a powerful hybrid that can shoot video and still photos with ease and professional-like quality.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2006 0 comments

Wi-Pics is designed for anyone who shoots large volumes of images and needs
to easily find them. The DICE AMERICA Wi-Pics with a USB port allows Wi-Pics
users to work with hand held barcode scanners, magnetic strip readers, and later
this year RFID. What makes Wi-Pics unique from other wireless cameras is its
data association. Data association is the ability to rename files as they are
captured and place data into the EXIF header of a JPEG file. Wi-Pics can work
with virtually any digital camera with a type 2 compact flash port.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 28, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced improvements across its professional output
product portfolio designed to increase efficiency and bolster quality. Products
include a new version of Digital Print Production Software /DP2, the introduction
of Kodak Digital Printing Software/ DP1, an improved Kodak ultra Endura Paper,
improvements to Kodak PROSHOTS and Studio Suite software and Kodak DIGITAL SHO,
GEM and ROC photo software plug-ins.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 13, 2007 0 comments

Freestyle Photographic has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership
with the Julia Dean Photo Workshops. The pairing of these two companies and their
strong commitment to traditional black and white photography promises to create
an exciting opportunity for workshop based photographic education.
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Press Release Posted: May 07, 2010 0 comments

Lightroom Workshops, a series of 40 + two-day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom application intensives are being offered throughout the United States, Australia, UK, and Canada in 2010. These unique hands-on digital photography application workshops are led by one of four award-winning digital photography experts, including Jerry Courvoisier, former Digital Programs Director at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 17, 2011 0 comments

YPOC, a leading producer of custom canvas prints and pioneer of innovative print-on-canvas processes, has re-designed its website to help consumers take all the guesswork out of converting their precious photos into amazing PhotoGiclées on canvas. By incorporating proprietary Image Resolution Detection software, uploaded images are automatically "evaluated" to determine all canvas enlargements that will render excellent results. Canvas sizes deemed too large based on the quality of the original image file can still be chosen, but only those sizes that will showcase the image best will be highlighted, helping to avoid customer disappointment and removing the customer need to use image editors like Photoshop.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

Lenmar Enterprises, Inc. has announced a replacement battery for the Canon Digital
Rebel XT. The Lenmar DLC-2L Li-Ion battery has a capacity of 750mHa with a company-estimated
usage of 525 images. The Lenmar DLC-2L can be used as a replacement for standard
Canon NB-2L (570mHa), and also the new Canon NB-2LH (720mHa). Street price for
the battery is about $34.99.



For a complete "Fits and Replaces" chart, visit www.lenmar.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., announces two new digital imaging software plug-ins --
PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition. onOne Software's new PhotoTools
is a Photoshop plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide
a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production
automation in a full-featured interface. PhotoTools allows users to preview
effects individually or combined/stacked together in a layer-like configuration
as well as save their favorite combinations as presets to be used in the future.

PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition will faithfully
reproduce camera filters like neutral density, color correction and polarization
as well as darkroom techniques and alternative processes like solarization,
cyanotype and palladium printing as well as many paper toners. PhotoTools even
includes cinema looks popularized by Hollywood movies.

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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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Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2009 0 comments

ExposureManager (www.exposuremanager.com), a customizable full-service online sales resource for photographers, announces a new Premium Subscription service created to help increase print and merchandise sales for photographers. ExposureManager’s behind-the-scenes marketing support provides a convenient e-commerce solution for busy photographers through every step from order placement to print production and shipping of the final product.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 16, 2011 0 comments

Photoflex® Inc. of Watsonville, CA. announces the release of five new OctoDome® Extra Small Kits for ShoeMount Flash. Each of the five kits include an 18 inch extra small OctoDome® nxt, adjustable ShoeMount hardware, basic OctoConnector, and a HeavyDuty swivel for connecting the kit to a camera bracket or light stand. The aforementioned items describe the Basic Kit, designed for photographers that already own a ShoeMount flash and radio trigger.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2006 0 comments

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) has introduced a 4-gigabyte SD High Capacity
(SDHC ) card. The new cards, which support capacities of 4GB and higher, are
rated Class 2 for speed and performance. The 4GB SDHC card will be bundled with
the MicroMate USB 2.0 reader at no extra charge. These new readers work with
both SDHC and SD cards. SDHC cards require an SDHC-compatible reader.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software, Inc. has announced Viveza, the latest addition to its line of
photographic plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Nik Software's
Viveza is a powerful and intuitive software tool designed to enable photographers
of all skill levels to precisely select and control the light and color in photographic
images while working within Photoshop.

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