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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2008 1 comments

Olympus has announced its inaugural "Photographers of Tomorrow"
photo contest, which is specifically designed for aspiring professional photographers
or photojournalists, and will enrich the resumes and portfolios of the participating
students.



Starting January 14, 2008, students will submit their best work captured with
the Olympus E-3 digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera in three categories:
Speed, Travel and Environmental Issues. Student entries will be judged by a
panel of award-winning photographers, comprised of Olympus Visionaries. The
winning images will be announced in April 2008. Complete rules and regulations
can be viewed at www.olympusamerica.com/e3photocontest.



Participating schools include Texas A&M University at Commerce, The University
of the Arts Philadelphia, Art Institute of Colorado, Brooks Institute, Rochester
Institute of Technology, Hallmark Institute of Photography, University of Texas
- Austin, Rockport College, and Academy of Art University San Francisco, among
others.



"The Olympus competition is our way of helping the next generation of
professional photographers and photojournalists to showcase their work nationally,
as the winning submissions will be visible on the Olympus Web site," said
John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Digital SLR at Olympus Imaging America
Inc. "The students will connect with the three distinct categories of
speed, travel and environmental issues."



Photo Submission Categories

Olympus has selected the following categories for contest submissions to inspire
the budding photographers and to best represent the capabilities of the new
Olympus E-3 digital SLR camera.



Speed: Images capturing the essence of speed and movement of
life;

Travel: Images depicting exotic, exciting, or extreme journeys
or adventures, showing the color and temperament of the local culture; and

Environment Issues: Images showing the impact of man and global
warming, or natural settings of landscapes, flora, and fauna.



The Prizes

The students who submit the three winning images (one for each of the three
categories) will be awarded the following prizes. The three students'
respective professors will also be awarded the camera, lenses and accessories.

· $5,000 Scholarship

· Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera

· Two New ZUIKO Digital Lenses -- the ED 12-60mm (24-120mm equivalent)
f2.8-4.0 SWD and ED 50-200mm (100-400mm equivalent) f2.8-3.5 SWD

· Olympus Travel Bag and Lens Cloth



Contest Camera and Lenses

The Olympus E-3 provides the high-precision performance demanded by professional
and enthusiastic photographers to capture exceptional images every time. When
coupled with the ZUIKO digital 12-60mm SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) lens, the
E-3 offers the fastest autofocus system in the world.[1] Body-Integrated Mechanical
Image Stabilization to stabilize every lens, a 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor,
and the reliability of a high-endurance, dust-proof and splash-resistant magnesium
alloy body join the impressive innovations developed for the E-3. Olympus pioneered
Full-Time Live View and Dust Reduction Technologies for digital SLR cameras,
leading where others have followed.



The Judges


An esteemed panel of judges, comprised of Olympus Visionaries, will evaluate
the student submissions and vote for the top winner in each category. The Olympus
Visionary program celebrates the work of some of the most talented still photographers
of the day, who use E-System equipment for travel, news, documentary, fashion,
food, people, nature and landscape, commercial and fine art photography.



Olympus Web site: http://www.olympusamerica.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2006 0 comments

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 09, 2008 0 comments

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

Capture One RAW offers RAW files support for new DSLR cameras such as Nikon's
new flagship, the D2Xs, Nikon D80 and Canon EOS Rebel XTi. (The new Rebel is
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2006 0 comments

Brandess-Kalt-Atena Group, Inc. has announced the introduction of the first
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professional digital photographers on the move. The PCS247 model is an upright
camera/computer case on wheels that measures, outer dimensions are 18x14x10".
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case that can be hand or shoulder carried and can fit into the Pelican 1550
shell for added security. It measures 17 1/2x12 1/2x7" and features an
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2007 0 comments

Canon celebrates the 20th anniversary of its top-selling EOS single lens reflex
camera system by announcing the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, the world's
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Mark III digital SLR can fire huge motor-driven bursts of 110 Large JPEGs or
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

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photographers handle thousands of pictures, maintain quality and efficiency in
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the effectiveness and efficiency of the complete digital process - after they've
taken the picture. The Just Show Me How Tour for professional photographers begins
in February 2005 and will visit 10 cities through April 2005.



The seminar will be taught by Rob Galbraith, professional photographer and digital
photography educator. Rob will guide attendees through the process of creating
an end-to-end solution that really works, using the best features of the hardware
and software available today. The goal of these seminars is to help serious and
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they can direct their creative energies into what they really love - shooting
pictures.



Seminar Registration Details


Interested seminar attendees should visit www.justshowmehowpro.com
to register for an upcoming event. The cost to attend is $149 in advance or $169
for day of, walk-in registration. Check this web site for the seminar schedule,
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 29, 2008 0 comments

Nikon, Inc., has introduced the new D60 digital SLR camera. The D60 joins Nikon's
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