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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 07, 2008 0 comments

DxO Labs today announced that DxO Optics Pro v5, the latest version of its
award-winning flagship software application for automatic image quality enhancement
for Digital SLR camera users, now supports the new Nikon D3 camera body and
an initial selection of lenses. The addition of this professional Digital SLR
comes close on the heels of support for the recently released Nikon D300 advanced
Digital SLR. Lens correction modules for three popular Nikkor lenses are available
for the Nikon D3: the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
and the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED. Support for the Nikon D3 and lenses is
available in DxO Optics Pro v5 Elite.

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Press Release Posted: Aug 11, 2010 0 comments

Professional and amateur photographers around the world were invited to enter The EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards to compete for over $13,000 in cash and prizes.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 15, 2010 0 comments

Calumet Photographic is pleased to announce an exciting new Pro Series range of portable, versatile, and dependable LED video lights for today’s camcorders and DSLR cameras with video capabilities. Each of these units is equipped with super bright, flicker-free LEDs that produce a very clean and natural light, perfect for high-resolution, professional-quality video work.

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Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2009 0 comments

Interfit is pleased to announce the arrival of a new brand, STROBIES, for use with many of the leading manufacturers hotshoe flashguns.

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Press Release Posted: May 02, 2011 1 comments

Bron Imaging Group, Inc., (www.bronimaging.com) announces that its professional-standard, European Sun Sniper camera straps have been launched nationwide in the United States. Amateur and professional photographers across the country, who are serious about their camera equipment can now find the Sun Sniper Pro and Sun Sniper Compact straps to enhance the security of their cameras. They also provide back and shoulder support that is superior to any traditional neck strap on the market.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2006 0 comments

Three Ultra Hi-Definition photo printers from Epson are said to deliver the
ultimate professional-level prints to the home photo enthusiast at amazing print
speeds. The Ultra Hi-Definition product line consists of the Epson Stylus Photo
R260 and R380 photo printers, along with the Epson Stylus Photo RX580 photo
all-in-one.



A key component of the new product line is Claria ink, the latest in Epson's
long line of ink innovations, which is said to deliver superior image quality
with Ultra Hi-Definition richness, depth and clarity. With Claria ink and a
newly designed print head, these products deliver the fastest photo print speeds
of any previous Epson model, and print longevity that is superior to lab photos.


The Ultra Hi-Definition product line offers automatic photo correction, which
automatically adjusts improperly lit photos and corrects skin tones for better-looking
prints. All three models also print directly on ink jet printable CDs and DVDs
without messy labels.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 07, 2006 0 comments

Rick
Sammon's new instructional DVD, Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Outdoor and Travel
Photographers, is designed to help you improve your wildlife, landscape, nature
and travel images. With 10 lessons and more than 1.5 hours of training, Rick's
latest DVD teaches you how to transform snapshots in great photographs.



The lessons are presented in the QuickTime movie format that includes Rick's
voice and on-screen enhancements guiding you through each step of the process.
Users can stop the movies and go "back in time" if they miss a step
in the enhancement process. Each lesson includes a high-quality JPEG work image,
enabling users to apply Rick's suggestions during their practice sessions.



Free lessons are posted on rickspixelmagic.com to give viewers a glimpse of
Rick's teaching style and the innovative QuickTime movie technology. The interactive
DVD, a rickspixelmagic production, is available for $39.95 (plus shipping and
handling). For more information on Rick's complete line of DVDs, see www.rickspixelmagic.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2005 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to learn a specific Adobe© Photoshop© Elements
technique quickly and easily, with a pro guiding you all along the way? Now
you can with full-quality, on-demand lessons at www.ricksammon.com.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 06, 2009 0 comments

Skooba Design has again expanded its original Checkthrough “checkpoint-friendly” laptop bag collection, with the addition of an ultralight backpack and a rolling laptop/business case. Checkthrough bags are specially designed and tested to pass through airport security x-ray screening without having to remove the computer. According to the company, its Checkthrough bags—developed in close coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)—are the best-selling items in Skooba’s 10-year history, and the new styles are in response to significant customer demand for more and different versions of the product. The company has multiple patents pending on both current and future Checkthrough products, and also offers a broad range of checkpoint-friendly laptop skins.

At first glance, the Checkthrough Backpack looks like a standard, high-end business or travel backpack. But unlike traditional laptop packs, it opens and hinges in the middle to separate and isolate the laptop compartment from the rest of the bag. For initial, immediate visual reference, the laptop can be seen by the inspector through a clear window that is exposed when the bag is unfolded. With the window facing up, the bag is sent through X-ray screening. The design of the laptop compartment is such that the image presented to the screener is the same as if the laptop were removed and placed in a bin. The Checkthrough bag and all of its contents can be carried securely with or without the hinge zipped shut, so it can be readied in line, prior to screening. Once through, the traveler can simply pick up the bag and go, zipping it back up on the move or at the gate.

The new Checkthrough Roller works the same way as the backpack, with a hinged laptop compartment and preview window. It glides on urethane skate wheels mounted to aluminum wheel guard brackets, pulled along by a heavy-duty retractable handle. Skooba says that the roller is among the lightest rolling cases in its category, capacity and feature-set, and that it fits in all major airline storage spaces. Yet the case has room for a large stack of files and papers, or even an overnight’s worth of clothing and travel necessities.

Both the backpack and roller feature durable, weather-repellant ballistic exterior fabric, nickel-finished hardware, Doc Pocket™ organizers for airline tickets and passport, clear zippered pouches for allowable liquids, and many other travel-friendly features. Plenty of pockets—20 in the backpack and 18 in the Roller—organize gadgets, accessories and other small items.

The new Checkthrough Backpack and Roller are in stock now and available for immediate delivery, at suggested retail prices of $129.95 and $189.95, respectively. For more information, visit www.Tenba.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 23, 2007 0 comments

Brooks Institute of Photography has announced that it's "5 x 5"
fine art photography exhibition will be the school's featured event as
a participant in the Downtown Organization's 1st Thursday initiative.
A public artist's reception will take place on Thursday, February 1, 2007
from 5 -- 9 pm at the Cota Street Campus and Gallery, located at 27 E.
Cota Street in Santa Barbara.



Five photographic perspectives by five recent Brooks' graduates depict
this "artist invitational" public exhibition. More than 50 images
will be on display by photographers: Chris Buckpitt (2003), Adam Gerlach (2003),
Kodiak Greenwood (2004), Serena Lee (2005) and Matthew Rainwaters (2003).



Adam Gerlach, who serves as the gallery's assistant director, specializes
in black-and-white photography. He also specializes in hand-toning his work
to transform reality and create strange and unfamiliar qualities in his images.
Greenwood, a native of Big Sur, has twice earned awards in the Fuji photography
competition, and is represented in private galleries. His extensive photography
of the West Coast -- both in color and black-and-white -- has garnered
critical acclaim.



In contrast to outdoor and landscape photography, Chris Buckpitt strives to
capture the essence of people. About his work, he says "I have a very
deep connection to the human race, and I have always found the human body to
be very beautiful."



Serena Lee, already distinguished in her field of portrait, wedding and fine
art photography, finds that her passions lie in using antique and alternative
processes, and digital imaging, to mix the old world with the new. Her work
has been seen in many venues, including the International Photography Hall of
Fame.



Matthew Rainwaters began working with cameras at age 14 shooting skate videos
with his friends. Five years later, he bought a Pentax K-1000 and took a junior
college photography course. A teacher's comment that he was "pretty
good" forever changed his life. Today, his work's featured twice
in the Advertising Photographers of America annual Personal Ads show, appeared
in the notable Focus on Aids charity auction in Beverly Hills, and has shown
in the Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House. He presently teaches photography
and reprints portfolios for publication.



The `5 x 5' exhibition, which opens on January 18, will run through
March 31, 2007. In the coming months, the Cota Campus and Gallery will feature
exhibitions by a range of professional photographers, as well as shows presented
by Brooks Institute students and alumni. The public is invited to visit the
gallery on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 9
p.m. For more information, call the Brooks Institute Cota St. Campus and Gallery
at (805) 690-4913.


www.brooks.edu, or call
805-966-3888.

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Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments

The National Park Foundation and Olympus Imaging America Inc. challenge everyone
who can point and click to grab their camera, head to a federal land, and enter
the 2008 Share the Experience Photo Contest. This year's official contest
is sponsored by the National Park Foundation and Olympus in partnership with the
National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation,
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.



The 2008 Share the Experience Photo Contest will run from August 18, 2008 through
December 31, 2008 and showcases the more than 500 million acres of Federal Lands,
drawing entries from all across the United States.



All 2008 entrants will have the opportunity to win one of five exciting prize
packages with a total of 14 winners. The Grand Prize winner will earn the international
honor of having the winning image grace all the 2010 "Federal Recreation
Lands Pass," an annual admission that provides access to all participating
Federal Land Management Agency sites where an entrance fee is charged. Additionally,
the grand prize winner will receive an Olympus E-3 DSLR digital camera kit and
a five-day, four-night trip to a Federal Recreation Land of his/her choice.



"The National Park Foundation is grateful to Olympus for supporting the
8th annual federal lands photo contest, providing park goers with the opportunity
to discover the beauty and diversity of our nation's protected lands and
share that experience with all of America," said Vin Cipolla, President
and CEO of the National Park Foundation. "By entering in the 2008 Share
the Experience Photo Contest, individuals can take part in a truly American pastime:
helping others see the beauty and value of our national parks. The National Park
Foundation is delighted to sponsor this year's contest with Olympus to get
people out to the parks to capture great photo memories."



"Olympus is proud to be the official sponsor of the National Parks photo
contest," said F. Mark Gumz, President, Olympus Imaging America Inc. "We
offer shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof and highly portable cameras, which are
perfect for capturing the parks' elements in any season. We are committed
to respecting nature and promoting healthy, active lifestyles. We encourage everyone
to capture our nation's parks through photography while leaving these majestic
lands untouched for future generations to appreciate."



Citizens and legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of
age can enter by submitting up to three photo entries online at www.sharetheexperience.org;
or via mail in a hand-written, stamped envelope to:

Share the Experience Official Federal Recreation Lands Photo Contest

c/o ePrize, LLC

PO Box 8070

Royal Oak, MI 48068



All photographs entered must be taken in one of the Federal Recreation Agency
Lands between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008, must be original creations,
and must be submitted by the original photographer. PLEASE SEE OFFICIAL RULES
AT www.sharetheexperience.org.



Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2008 and received by the close
of business on January 8, 2009. Each envelope must include only one entry. All
photos will be judged on creativity; photographic quality; visual appeal; appropriateness;
ability to show diversity and the richness of the Federal Recreation Lands.



Additionally, the public will be able to view an online photo gallery of 2008
submissions from January 9, 2009 -- January 16, 2009 and vote on their favorites
from January 17, 2009 - January 31, 2009.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2007 0 comments

BenVista announces today the release of a major update for PhotoZoom Pro 2. The
new version 2.2 for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms is now available. PhotoZoom
Pro 2, BenVista's digital image resizing software, was initially released in August
2006. BenVista continued to work on further improvements and additional features,
which have now been added in today's release.



The S-Spline XL resizing technique, which (together with the original ?S-Spline
technique) is unique to the PhotoZoom software range, has been improved and now
gives even better results. PhotoZoom Pro 2 comes both as a standalone application
and as an export plugin for Adobe(R) Photoshop. The plugin version is now compatible
with Photoshop CS3. While the standalone version already was a Universal application
for the Mac, the plugin now too is Universal (when used in CS3).



Other improvements are speed boosts, preference settings for a more convenient
workflow, and a fully rewritten, up-to-date manual.



The latest version of PhotoZoom Pro 2, for both Windows and Mac OS X, can be downloaded
directly from www.benvista.com.
PhotoZoom Pro 2.2 comes as a free update for registered PhotoZoom Pro 2 users.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2005 0 comments

Lyson, Inc.has named Kenneth A. Holtane as Technical Support Manager for its
photographic products. Holtane comes to Lyson with a strong background in technical
service and field applications engineering. Most recently, Holtane served as
Senior Technical Service/Applications Field Engineer for ILFORD, where he was
responsible for pre- and post-sales technical support and service to sales representatives
and direct customers throughout ILFORD's 13-state Midwest region. At Lyson,
Holtane's responsibilities extend nationally.



"For a market as broad and rapidly changing as the photographic market,
it is imperative that technical support be informed, responsive, and highly
skilled in the use of RIPs, profiles, and other digital imaging tools and applications,"
says Tony Martin, president of Lyson, Inc. "Ken Holtane combines these
capabilities with a unique ability to communicate clearly, regardless of the
audience he's addressing. His addition to the Lyson team further strengthens
the value we offer to the photographic value chain -- from dealers and
distributors to the end user."



www.lyson.com

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Press Release Posted: Mar 05, 2010 0 comments

TAP is proud to announce Packaging Solutions, everything the photographer needs to make a lasting impression. TAP launches two new box lines in 7 colors with coordinating tissue and ribbon. Choose from Earthenware, 1pc clam shell boxes in buff, slate and bark or Tonal Trends, 2 piece slide boxes in lilac, sky, citrus and moss. Both lines are available in a variety of sizes.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 25, 2005 0 comments

Olympus has announced the development of what they dub the world's fastest
"Designed for Digital" interchangeable fixed-aperture wide zoom
lenses. Designed for use with Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras, including
the E-1 and EVOLT E-300, these three new Digital Specific lenses -- Zuiko
Digital ED 14-35mm f2.0, Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2.0 and Zuiko Digital ED
90-250mm f2.8 -- feature fixed apertures through the entire zoom range.
These three lenses are due to go on sale in fourth quarter of 2005.

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