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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2006 0 comments

Panasonic Corporation of North America (NYSE: MC) has announced the availability
of its first digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with an interchangeable
lens, the DMC-L1. The camera will be available beginning early September for
a suggested retail price of $1,999. The camera comes equipped with a LEICA D
VARIO-ELMARIT lens featuring the industry's first optical image stabilization
system -- MEGA O.I.S -- designed specifically for the Leica lens.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments

Kubota Image Tools announces that there are still spots available for professional
and advanced amateur photographers that would like to attend Kevin Kubota's
4th creative Italy photography workshop. This inspiring 7-day photography workshop
(October 5-11, 2008) includes several exciting photo excursions, classroom instruction,
photography critiquing and more.



This year's Secret Italy workshop attendees will tour Southern Italy. Highlights
include excursions to the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, the ruins of Pompeii, as
well as visits to some of the oldest and most picturesque towns in the world.
The photographic opportunities are endless.



For photographers who have never had the opportunity to travel to Italy, this
is the perfect way to experience it and photograph it. For those photographers
that have been to Italy before, then they already know why they want to go back.
This time husband and wife team Kevin and Clare Kubota will share some of the
undiscovered gems of this beautiful country that they know so well.



Daily photo excursions will include escorted trips to:

· Pompeii

· The island of Capri

· Amalfi Coast

· Adriatic Coast

· National Park of Abruzzo
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 23, 2006 0 comments

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX K100D, which combines 6.1 effective
megapixels with a host of advanced technologies including a Shake Reduction
(SR) system to deliver high-quality digital SLR photography and user-friendly
operation to all levels of photographers. The PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction
(SR) system in the K100D effectively offers a two-stop advantage for sharp,
blur-free images even under difficult shooting conditions, such as using a telephoto
lens or shooting in low light without a flash.



The SR mechanism is designed to minimize camera shake by oscillating the CCD
image sensor vertically and horizontally at high speed using magnetic force,
while adjusting the speed of oscillation in proportion to the amount of camera
shake detected by a built-in sensor. As a result, the system does not require
special anti-shake lenses and can be used with almost all existing PENTAX interchangeable
lenses.



Also announced is the PENTAX K110D, an entry-level digital SLR camera, which
has all of the features of the K100D with the exception of Shake Reduction.
Both models reflect a new digital SLR naming system that references the reverse
compatibility that each body has with the legacy of PENTAX K-mount lenses. The
PENTAX K100D will ship along with the smc 18-55mm lens in July 2006 for $699.95
US, while the PENTAX K110D will ship along with the smc 18-55mm lens in August
2006 for $599.95 US.



Along with the two new SLR models, PENTAX announced the smc PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2
AL Limited interchangeable wide-angle lens. Previewed at PMA 2006 in Orlando,
the lens features a versatile angle of view and an ultra-thin, pancake design
that offers go-anywhere portability that is ideal for casual, day-to-day snapshot
photography. The latest lens inherits all the attributes of the acclaimed PENTAX
Limited lens series including high-quality image reproduction, distinctive visual
description, and high-grade lens-barrel finish. The smc PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2
AL Limited lens will ship in July 2006 for $549.95.



www.pentax.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2006 0 comments

Mpix.com is now offering personal greeting cards, business cards, playing
cards, and calendars -- through a new service called MpixPRESS.



Mpix.com is a division of Miller's Professional Imaging. Miller's
president, Todd Coleman, said, "Ordering professional
quality press products at affordable prices has never been easier and faster.
It's as simple as going to Mpix.com, downloading the MpixPRESS software,
selecting a product, and submitting an order. As with all the orders that arrive
at Mpix.com, quality control and turnaround is what we feel is our strength."



To learn more about MpixPRESS, log on to www.Mpix.com. While you are there,
click on "Take the Tour.".

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2004 1 comments




All artists working in digital media
are encouraged to enter a contest for a prestigious award. The IDAA seeks to present
the very best artists working in 2D digital stills and New Media art. The IDAA
was one of the first international awards to present an online and touring hard
copy exhibition with publication. The 2005 program will also include a fully integrated
web conference featuring several leading international artists and academics.
Those artists interested in participating in this conference should reply by email.




The 2005 prize list is extensive and can be viewed online. Epson and DES will
be supporting two artists with special printing prizes in the 2D category. The
IDAA offers FREE entry to all artists. Deadline for entries is 30 November 2004
- Those artists who enter before October 30 will be eligible to win the new G
600 Konica Minolta 6 meg Digital Camera.



Enter now - http://www.internationaldigitalart.com/IDAA/idaafront.html


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced the latest additions to its line of consumer
digital cameras, including the Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS and Z885 Zoom Digital Cameras,
with high ISO and image stabilization for taking great action pictures in any
lighting conditions.



The Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera combines a 12X optical zoom lens
(36-432 mm equivalent Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon) with optical image stabilization,
delivering superior performance to aspiring photographers. The 7.1 megapixel camera
is said to deliver best-in-class click-to-capture performance (0.26 sec.) with
superb picture quality at an affordable price, making it a solid alternative to
digital SLRs. Available in April, the Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera
will retail for US $299.95 (MSRP).



The Kodak Easyshare Z885 Zoom Digital Camera boasts a 5X optical zoom lens and
8.1 megapixel resolution. When combined with high ISO (up to 8000), it tackles
low-light environments and action situations with ease. The fast AF 5X optical
zoom lens (36-180 mm equivalent) combined with 10 automatic smart scene modes
makes it easy to get stunning shots every time. Available in May, the Kodak Easyshare
Z885 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US $199.95 (MSRP).



Two additional digital cameras are announced today, including the Kodak Easyshare
C613 Zoom Digital Camera with 6.2 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom lens
in a compact and stylish body; and the Kodak Easyshare C763 Zoom Digital Camera
with 7 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom at a truly affordable price point.
Available in April, the Kodak Easyshare C613 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for
US $119.95 and the Kodak Easyshare C763 will retail for US $179.95 (MSRP).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 18, 2006 0 comments

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., has released two free updates to Portfolio
8 -- the Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for creative professionals.
These updates include two file format support filters, which add support for Microsoft
Office allowing users to catalog, find and view files from Microsoft Word and
Excel on the Windows platform. Additionally, Extensis has added support for 22
new camera RAW formats on both Mac and Windows versions of Portfolio. Registered
owners of Portfolio 8 are eligible to receive the free upgrades immediately through
the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.




The Portfolio RAW Filter 3 update adds support for many current cameras, bringing
the total number of supported professional digital cameras to more than 80. For
a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://www.extensis.com/portfoliofilesupport.




The Portfolio RAW Filter is powered by technology from Bibble Labs, one of the
leading developers of RAW image processing software.



The RAW Filter and MS Office updates for Portfolio are immediately available via
download from the Extensis website and are free of charge for registered Portfolio
8 users. Portfolio 8 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for
full product.

French- and German-language versions of the Portfolio update are also available
now for download from the Extensis website. The Japanese-language version of the
Portfolio update is available from http://www.extensis.co.jp.




For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 05, 2007 0 comments

From the beaches of the eastern seaboard to the Great Plains, and from the wetlands
of the south, to the towering sequoias of the west, America and its pristine parks
have always been hailed as top destination sites for photography enthusiasts and
their families. Canon U.S.A., Inc. and the American Park Network continue to help
define the relationship between photography and the great outdoors with the introduction
of a free photography workshop program on select dates throughout the summer in
Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks. These programs will be
artfully hosted and instructed by a select few of the world renowned Canon Explorer
of Light photographers including Adam Jones and Lewis Kemper, along with other
Canon-selected photographers such as Rob and Ann Simpson. What's more, the
Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest returns this year to offer photographers
the chance to display their work and win prizes in the categories of landscape
and wildlife photography in the parks.



From June 1st to September 29th, photographic enthusiasts are encouraged to submit
their favorite photographs from an American park to the Canon Digital Learning
Center. Winning photographs in the categories of landscape and wildlife will win
a trip to the participating parks of their choice, along with a full suite of
Canon photographic equipment. By logging onto the Canon Digital Learning Center
at www.usa.canon.com/dlc,
potential winners will not only have the opportunity to submit their photos, but
can also peruse the Web site to explore the various educational resources that
Canon has to offer for novices and advanced photographers alike.



With the help of the Canon Explorer of Light program, park visitors will have
the opportunity to participate in free daily guided visual photographic journeys.
Additionally, Canon will loan participants top-tier digital camera equipment to
capture those awe-inspiring sights at no additional cost. Aspiring photographers
will learn the tips and tricks to taking great outdoor photos and experience hands-on
training using some of the same equipment that professional photographers use.
Evening programs are also offered, providing visitors the rare opportunity to
spend time with the Explorers of Light, view stunning imagery, ask questions,
and receive prints and a CD of their own photos.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2006 0 comments

Based on early commitments by North American exhibitors, photokina 2006 holds
a lot of promise for photo and imaging companies from the United States and Canada.
photokina will take place from Sept. 26 -- Oct. 1, 2006 in Cologne, Germany.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2007 0 comments

The new ClearWhite white balance filter is used to obtain an accurate white
balance in your digital camera, regardless of the type of light conditions.
The colors obtained from customizing your color balance with this filter are
clean and neutral. Regardless of the file format you're shooting (including
JPG TIF or RAW), this filter will help maintain good clean colors from the moment
the image is captured on your camera's sensor, minimizing the need for destructive
color corrections.

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