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Shutterbug Staff May 28, 2008 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced the beginning of a DxO Optics Pro v5 public beta testing
period for users running the software on the Apple Macintosh platform. The free
public beta --available in English only at www.dxo.com -- will run for
several weeks. Users are invited to provide their feedback at www.dxo.com.



The public beta for Mac features the new breakthrough RAW converter and noise
removal technology unveiled in the Windows version, support for the Canon EOS
40D, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D300 and Nikon D3 camera bodies, and improvements
to the existing functionality of the software.

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Shutterbug Staff 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 May 30, 2008 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced it has posted the latest Critique
My Image, a collection of photographs submitted by enthusiasts and pros from
around the world seeking advice from Kingston's `Icons of Photography'
on improving their skills as photographers.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 02, 2008 0 comments

As part of its campaign to `Defend the Darkroom', Ilford Photo
- the monochrome brand of Harman technology Limited -- has announced a
special initiative in support of ultra large format (ULF) photographers. In
an increasingly digital world, these photographers can find it difficult to
buy the specialist analog products they require due to a shrinking number of
manufacturers and stocking dealers. However, to help ULF users overcome this
limited availability, as well as the need to purchase a minimum order quantity,
Ilford Photo has revealed it is running a two month ULF product ordering window.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 03, 2008 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced Plug-in Suite 4 software for Adobe Photoshop.
Available in early May, onOne Software's Plug-In Suite 4 combines full versions
of six essential software tools -- Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro, PhotoTools
1.0 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoTune
2.2 and FocalPoint 1.0 -- an affordable combination that includes everything
a photographer needs to make their images look their best.



The onOne Software Plug-In Suite 4 for Photoshop CS2 and CS3 is the latest upgrade
to the award winning Plug-In Suite product line that combines several of onOne
Software's individual Photoshop plug-ins into a highly affordable package.

Plug-In Suite 4 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:



· Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro can resize digital images over 1,000% with
no loss of detail or sharpness. It allows poster-sized prints to be made from
almost any image.



· PhotoTools 1.0 Professional Edition is a flexible yet powerful Photoshop
plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a complete library
of effects created by Kevin Kubota and Jack Davis. These effects may be previewed,
stacked and blended together just like filters over a camera lens to improve creativity.
Its built-in batch processing engine improves photographers productivity.



· PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition can be used to create stunning border
and edge effects right out of the darkroom. Select from thousands of edges, including
authentic film and artistic mediums.



· Mask Pro 4.1 can easily create high-quality masks and selections even
from tough subjects like hair and glass, making it easy to place a subject in
a new background.



· PhotoTune 2.2 is a plug-in that provides professional quality color correction
in an easy to use plug-in.



· FocalPoint 1.0 is a new plug-in that simulates selective focus or tilt-shift
lenses, helping photographers selectively blur and/or vignette an image to focus
the viewers attention.



The new Plug-In Suite 4 will be available in early May to new users for $499.95
-- a savings of $799.75 if purchased separately. Existing users of Plug-in
Suite version 1, 2 or 3 can upgrade to Plug-In Suite 4 for only $199.95. Customers
who own any one or more of the products in Plug-In Suite 4 will be able to upgrade
as well. For more information on the Plug-In Suite 4, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 04, 2008 0 comments

xTrain.com, a leader in online video training for photography, media, arts, and
design, announced that the company has licensed over 100 training segments that
will be featured on Adobe TV. In addition, xTrain's parent company Splash
Media LP, an innovator and market leader of online content communications and
training, and producer of xTrain content, has created original programming content
for the Adobe TV audience of creative professionals.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 05, 2008 0 comments

Different cities in different states in the US and Canada have varying humidity
levels, some of which can detrimental to the life of your photographic gears
and lenses. Humibox Dry Cabinets are available online at special introductory
prices.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 06, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software has released the Viveza plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple's groundbreaking
photo editing and management software. The Viveza plug-in allows Aperture users
to selectively control light and color in photographic images without ever having
to leave Aperture.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 04, 2008 0 comments

Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products
and accessories in North America, is proud to announce a free, introductory
lighting webinar titled "How to Overcome 5 Common Problems When Shooting
Outdoors." Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 6, 2008, this introductory
course on the basics of lighting is a surefire way to get up to speed on how
to capture the best images when shooting in the field.

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Shutterbug Staff Jun 06, 2008 0 comments

Manufactured of high-strength, super light aircraft alloy, the black anodized
leg segments feature a unique octagonal profile which enhances the rigidity
of the tripod. With a leg spread of nearly 6 ft., it provides maximum stability
for nature, macro, architectural or portrait photography. Each leg segment is
independently adjustable so that the tripod can easily be locked on uneven terrain.
The center column is easily removable from the main body of the tripod via a
spring-loaded locking screw. Once removed, the center column can be inserted
"upside-down" with the tripod collar, facilitating close focus/macro
photography. Large easily,adjustable lever locks enable fast height adjustments.
Weighs less than 4 lbs. MSRP $179.

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