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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2005 0 comments

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. has introduced the new compact DiMAGE
Z5 -- a digital camera that offers a built-in 12x optical Mega Zoom lens,
Konica Minolta's proprietary Anti-Shake System, 5.0-megapixel CCD, fast
overall response including Rapid autofocusing (AF), and a large 2.0-inch LCD
screen.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2007 0 comments

JOBO AG has announced that the new JOBO Spectator mobile storage device for
digital images is now shipping and available for sale. The Spectator joins JOBO's
GIGA Vu PRO evolution and GIGA one family of image storage devices by offering
consumers an affordable option for backing up, storing and viewing their digital
images. Similar in style to the GIGA, with the added benefit of a vivid color
display, the new Spectator allows users to immediately view and share images
in high quality without the need for a PC.

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Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2009 0 comments

X-Rite, Incorporated announced ColorChecker Passport (www.xritephoto.com), an all-new solution for digital photographers working in a Raw workflow to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, and maintain color control from capture to edit. For more info: www.cjcstrategists.com/resources/xrite/X-Rite_Passport_Press_Brief.pdf

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 08, 2005 0 comments

Casio, Inc.has released the newest model in its EXILIM digital camera series.
The new EXILIM PRO EX-P505 is equipped with a 5.0 megapixel imaging element and
a 5X optical zoom. It not only takes digital photos but is also capable of shooting
extended video scenes with high-image quality. The EXILIM PRO EX-P505 will be
available at retail the end of February, MSRP $499.99. The 5X optical zoom lens
has macro capability down to 1 cm, as well as aperture priority or shutter priority
automatic setting, along with manual exposure mode for completely manual operation.
The adoption of MPEG-4 technology enables full-scale high quality video shooting
in VGA size (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second. "Movie BEST SHOT"
allows the user to select from sample scenes for a wide range of shooting styles.
"Short Movie" lets users film short movies during a single shutter,
while other shooting and editing functions such as "MOTION PRINT"
can be used to obtain a still image from a movie.


www.casio.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2008 0 comments

For
a limited time only LumiQuest will be offering the LumiQuest Bounce Kit, a 3 piece
kit that includes a Pocket Bouncer, Gold and Silver Metallic Inserts and a free
storage envelope.



The Pocket Bouncer redirects light at a 90 degree angle from the flash to soften
harsh shadows and more evenly spread the light over a wider area. A Gold insert
is ideal for late afternoon fill and the Silver insert will add a more specular
look to the highlights. Included with the Bounce Kit is a free clear storage envelope.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2005 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., the maker of PowerEx batteries and chargers, has introduced
the MH-C801D Eight Cell One Hour Charger. This international, high-performance
charging system refreshes old and degraded batteries and makes charging easy.
The MHC-801D features eight independent circuits that charge one to eight AA
or AAA batteries in any combination. The charger incorporates a large LCD screen
displaying the charging status of each battery. The English-language-based display
replaces traditional LED indicators.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments

Kevin Kubota has created another set of image enhancement Actions for Adobe
Photoshop. The release of a fourth set of Artistic Tools, available starting
next week, features over 40 new Actions and is now available to the professional
photography community. In addition, this new set of Actions features Kubota
Image Tools' exclusive new Kubota Action Dashboard tool for quick and
easy access to all Kubota Actions.

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Press Release Posted: May 12, 2010 0 comments

Imagenomic announced the release of its award-winning Portraiture 2 Plug-in for Aperture 3, Apple's latest version of its digital photography workflow application. This new Portraiture 2 edition provides native 64-bit operation within Apple's Snow Leopard operating system, and represents one of the first purpose-built, third-party image processing plug-ins to be optimized and released for Apple's latest 64-bit systems and software applications.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2006 0 comments

Epson America Inc. has introduced a new digital workflow system that is tailor-made
for portrait photographers who are looking for an immediate and simple way to
increase their productivity, image quality and profitability. The Epson Gemini
K3 Portrait Printing System combines the benefits of Epson's UltraChrome
K3 photographic printing technology with new image management and enhancement
programs that are designed to dramatically improve the way portrait photographers
do business.



Epson Gemini K3 is designed to give portrait photographers a simple way to control
and speed up the entire print production process while eliminating their dependence
on printing labs, and lab-related issues such as delays, peak season cut-off
dates and unpredictable results. Whether a photographer captures all of their
images from a digital camera or with the combination of film and a scanner,
the Epson Gemini K3 Portrait System is engineered to help manage all their photographic
files in an organized method that enables them to quickly and easily select
the images they want to print. By having this system on site, photos can be
viewed by clients immediately and selecting images is simply a matter of mouse-clicking
their favorites.



Once images are selected, the photographer can quickly crop and retouch images
prior to creating proofs using either the system's built-in photo enhancement
software or with other programs such as Adobe Photoshop. When clients place
their orders, the photographer simply drags and drops the selected images into
built-in or custom-designed photo templates that enable them to print in a variety
of common or custom sizes, on different types of media and into a wide array
of custom packages. The system can save additional time by applying automatic
color corrections that are pre-determined by the photographer.



Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology uses eight high-density pigments designed
to increase image quality for both professional color and black and white prints.
In addition to cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan and light magenta, Epson UltraChrome
K3 features a unique three-level black ink system that simultaneously uses black,
light black and light light black inks. These new inks combined with Epson's
proprietary driver and screening technology are designed to create professional
neutral and toned black and white prints without color crossover or color casts.




The Epson Gemini K3 Portrait Printing system incorporates the Epson Stylus Pro
4800 printer (see review in Shutterbug at http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/scanners_printers/1105epson)
which is capable of printing a wide selection of images up to 17 inches wide
with unprecedented image quality. In addition to printing on traditional E-surface
luster papers, Epson



Gemini K3 offers a wider range of media types such as photographic matte, fine
art and canvas. The printer also features a built-in, high-capacity paper tray
that can handle up to 100 cut-sheets of 8.3" x 11" photographic
media or up to 50 cut-sheets of photographic media up to 17" x 22".
As the photographer's business grows, or if they require printing in sizes
beyond 17 inches wide, he/she can print up to 24 inches or 44 inches wide (respectively)
by adding an Epson Stylus Pro 7800 or Stylus Pro 9800 printer to their existing
system.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2006 0 comments

Phase One and SanDisk Corporation are helping photographers to realize the benefits
of shooting in RAW. All SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards now include a full
and free edition of Phase One's Capture One LE RAW Workflow software. Capture
One LE normally retails at $99.



The bundle of the two products will enable photographers that shoot in JPEG to
easily join their professional peers in working in RAW. Extreme III users who
already shoot RAW images can now process their images in the industry leading
Capture One at no additional charge.



Purchase of Extreme III CompactFlash cards also offers upgrades from Capture One
LE to Capture One PRO at a 15 per cent discount. Upgrades can be purchased through
Phase One's on-line store at www.phaseone.com.




The RAW file format has transformed digital photography. A RAW file contains the
original, unprocessed data from a camera's image sensor. Unlike shooting in JPEG,
where camera settings are recorded and fixed at the time of capture, shooting
in RAW enables photographers to make post capture changes to the many exposure
settings including the linearity, matrix processing, white point, color balance,
sharpening, contrast, brightness, color space and saturation.



The Capture One LE license bundled with Extreme III cards works for both Windows
and Mac operating systems and includes 2 computer activations and one free LE
to LE update.



This is the second bundling collaboration between Phase One and SanDisk. All of
Phase One's P-series digital camera backs, including the P 45, P 30 and P 21 products,
are bundled with the award winning SanDisk Extreme III Compact Flash storage cards
and accommodating USB readers.



Customers can find more detailed information on how to download, install and activate
the Capture One LE license by referring to the coupon enclosed in the SanDisk
Extreme III packaging or at www.phaseone.com/sandisk.




More information about SanDisk's Extreme III cards is available at www.sandisk.com/highperformance.

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Posted: Aug 15, 2008 4 comments

Calumet's new backpacks combine the comfort and protection necessary
for transporting your digital SLR camera system and laptop computer anywhere
in the world. They feature innovative materials and construction techniques
that allow rapid access to your camera equipment and maximum protection when
you are on the go.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 01, 2010 0 comments

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the addition of five new PIXMA printers with a new Full High Definition (HD) Movie Print feature. In addition to this new and exciting technology, these new models will feature improvements to Auto Photo Fix II to further enhance those near perfect memorable moments while Easy-PhotoPrint EX software now allows users to search and use images from Flickr.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 15, 2006 0 comments

Rick Sammon's latest interactive DVD -- Adobe Photoshop CS2 for the
Portrait and Wedding Photographer -- is the latest DVD available on www.rickspixelmagic.com.
The info-packed DVD includes 20 lessons that make learning fast and fun. Lessons
include: Saving Face, Hand-Coloring, Layer Masks, Creative Studio Color, and
Add a Key Light. The lessons are presented as QuickTime movies that capture
Rick's voice and his on-screen enhancements. It's like having Rick right
there with you, showing you each step of the process. Using QuickTime technology,
users can stop the movies and go "back in time" if they miss a step
in the enhancement process.



The interactive DVD is available for $39.95 (plus shipping and handling). For
more information on Rick's Adobe Photoshop CS2 for the Portrait and Wedding
Photographer, as well as his other DVDs, see www.rickspixelmagic.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2007 0 comments

Hasselblad has launched the Hasselblad H3D-31, the 31 megapixel version of the
H3D-39, the world's first 48mm full-frame DSLR camera system. Featuring
near full-frame capture, the H3D-31 uses a 44×33mm sensor enhanced with
micro-lenses to boost ISO rating one stop to a new maximum of ISO 800. The system's
new high-speed capture architecture, which is common to all H3D models, gives
the H3D-31 a capture rate of 1.2 seconds per image in either mobile or tethered
mode. These features give the H3D-31 the highest burst rate of the H3D family
and make it the camera of choice for the professional mobile photographer.
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Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2009 0 comments

Brooks Institute is proud to announce that four students and a graduate from its Visual Journalism program are the recipients of eight top awards from the 2008 College Photographer of the Year (CPoY) competition.  The copy event is held annually at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia.

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