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Shutterbug Staff Nov 30, 2007 0 comments

Stroboframe
a division of The Tiffen Company, has announced the Pro-DCRS, an innovatively
designed bracket for DSLR and 35mm cameras. The Stroboframe Pro-Digital Camera
Rotating System is a fully-functioning bracket right out of the box - no additional
accessories are required. The Pro-DCRS comes with a Universal Camera Mounting
Plate, a built-in tripod/ballhead mount and quick-release plate. Designed for
the professional, the Pro-DCRS fits even the largest DSLR cameras.



This bracket features a 2 Point "Sure-Lock" (patent pending) rotating
system that glides on Delrin components, providing a smooth and virtually silent
90 degree rotation, while locking firmly into place. Delrin is strong, moisture
resistant and has self-lubricating properties making it an ideal choice for
a high performance, professional bracket.

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 25, 2005 0 comments

Editor's Note: We received the following from the Ilford team and report
their release verbatim:

The news that the remaining aspect of the Ilford Imaging Group, the UK arm of
which went into administration in 2004, has been settled with the takeover of
Ilford Imaging Switzerland by Oji Paper of Tokyo, a leading paper manufacturer
in Japan for over 130 years, has been welcomed by ILFORD Photo and HARMAN technology.




Although HARMAN technology, the parent of ILFORD Photo, is a totally independent
company with no corporate ties to the old group, as a gesture of goodwill given
the history of the group, the UK company's directors have been assisting the
Swiss company and the administrators, Grant Thornton, to keep its operation
in a viable state.



The result is that the takeover has been successfully completed for an undisclosed
sum, and that Ilford Imaging Switzerland GmbH will operate as a wholly owned
subsidiary of Oji Paper Company under the continued direction of managing director
David Jones.



Other Ilford Group member companies around the world which also went down have
already been individually sold or replaced, resulting in a global network of
independent companies now distributing ILFORD Photo products.

"Judging by some calls we have received, some confusion has arisen due
to the similarity of company names," says ILFORD Photo's marketing director
Howard Hopwood.



"However, the situation is quite clear: it was the old group headed by
Ilford Imaging UK Limited which went into administration in August 2004. Following
this, the UK operation was bought out by the former management team which established
HARMAN technology Ltd as the holding company trading as ILFORD Photo.



"The Swiss company, which was the old group's inkjet paper manufacturing
arm, remained under the control of Grant Thornton until this acquisition by
Oji Paper. It can therefore be seen that this activity has no connection with,
or impact on, ourselves."


For full detail of ILFORD Photo products and services, visit www.ilfordphoto.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Jul 20, 2007 0 comments

Touchpoint Studios Inc. has introduced Touchpoint Gallery, photo software that
brings your digital photos directly to friends and family in an easy-to-use creative
way.



Using state-of-the-art 3D graphics, the software allows users to see photo collections
as they fill the pages of an animated photo album or as an exhibit on the walls
of a virtual art gallery. Birthdays, family celebrations and any special event
can now be shared with family and friends in a completely new and unique way.



The user-friendly software can be set up to point to as many photo collections
as you like. Switching from one photo collection to another is simple and Touchpoint
Gallery is compatible with Internet picture sources Flickr, Flickr Search, and
RSS Feeds. You can also choose to view photos stored locally on your hard drive.



Friends and family can watch the photos and collections chosen by you while they
work or play, enjoy them as their default Windows screen saver, and use them to
automatically change their wallpaper. The software is truly dynamic, because when
you change the photos in your online collection, your friends and family using
Touchpoint Gallery are automatically updated too.



Touchpoint Gallery is freely distributed from www.touchpointstudios.com . For
more options, including a wider selection of 3D Templates and access to more photos
in your collections, users can choose to 'Go Unlimited' for $24.95.



www.touchpointstudios.com
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Shutterbug Staff Dec 31, 2007 0 comments

Few aspiring photographers get to sit in on a commercial shoot, but thanks
to a new DVD series from Blue Crane Digital, anyone can watch a professional
in action. "Through the Eyes of a Pro: Advanced Techniques for DSLR Cameras"
offers an opportunity to peer over the shoulder of famed commercial photographer,
Tim Mantoani, as he works with light and lenses.


Although the two-volume set focuses on developing the photographer rather than
teaching camera-specific skills, Blue Crane Digital produced separate titles
for Nikon and Canon users.



Through the Eyes of a Pro: Advanced Techniques for Canon DSLR Cameras Volumes
1 & 2



And



Through the Eyes of a Pro: Advanced Techniques for Nikon DSLR Cameras Volumes
1 & 2

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News
Shutterbug Staff Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

Transcend
Information, Inc. has released the lightest JetFlash T2K USB 2.0 Flash Drive
with memory capacity up to 4GB. Transcend's JetFlash T2K is a tiny and slim
flash drive; it measures a mere 42.6mm x 16mm x 3.1mm and is almost weightless
(2g). The JetFlash T2K uses advanced sealing technique to assemble memory chip
and casing into a perfect whole. Its design includes a hook to use with a neck
strap for convenience and to prevent loss.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 22, 2005 0 comments

High-resolution
digital cameras and a growing number of multimedia devices have catapulted flash
memory cards to much higher capacities and performance levels than ever before.
Transcend Information Inc. recommends its 80X Ultra-Performance high-speed Secure
Digital (SD) Cards (128MB to 1GB capacity.). Transcend's 80X SD Cards
are easy to carry and can be used in most modern-day personal electronics devices.
Extremely fast data transfer speeds of up to 12MB/sec, give the new 80X SD Card
70% faster performance levels. Transcend's digital card series is fully
compatible with digital cameras and other handheld devices. Transcend's
80X SD cards are now available from 128MB to 1GB capacities.

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Newsletter
Shutterbug Staff Aug 29, 2006 0 comments

Travel Package to Photokina

This
is the last call on a very special travel package to Photokina 2006, which takes
place toward the end of September. We always look forward to this amazing photographic
and imaging show for both a look at the latest and coming gear and some of the
best photographic exhibitions of the year. Photokina is notjust...

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Shutterbug Staff Feb 09, 2007 0 comments

Longtime Shutterbug contributor Howard Millard is offering his "Travel Photography
in the Digital Age" workshop in Italy May 12-19. While staying in a country
villa nestled in the verdant hills of Tuscany, participants will photograph evocative
landscapes, a vineyard, an outdoor market, and the exquisite towns of Florence
and Siena to learn techniques to make stunning images for personal, editorial
and fine art use. While film will be covered, the emphasis will be on shooting
and processing digitally. Howard gives personal, hands-on instruction and reviews
of your work to help refine your personal vision, maximize your photographic and
digital skills, and energize and stimulate your image-making process. Topics include
photographing people, architecture, interiors, landscapes, nurturing a personal
style, natural and artificial light, equipment, working with Photoshop, and printing
options including fine art papers.
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Shutterbug Staff May 21, 2007 0 comments

The legendary photographs by Art Wolfe are a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty
of the undisturbed remote corners of the Earth, painted by an artist that illuminates
surreal colors that are otherwise invisible to untrained eye. Canon is presenting
viewers the opportunity to experience the world through Art's lens for a
truly interactive experience at the Canon Digital Learning Center Web site http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=HomePageAct,
and go behind the scenes on the new Canon sponsored television series, Travels
to the Edge with Art Wolfe.
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Shutterbug Staff Jan 19, 2006 0 comments

Iomega's new triple-interface 7200-RPM external hard drives range in capacity
from 160GB to 400GB, are whisper-quiet in operation, and include USB 2.0 FireWire
400, and FireWire 800 interfaces for maximum versatility for both Mac and PC
users. With pricing starting at $199 for the 160GB model, $279 for the 250GB
model, and $429 for the 400GB model, the units are packaged in an attractive,
rugged enclosure with a high-gloss black finish.

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