PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced its 2011 keynote presentation and seminar schedule at the Javits Convention Center in New York from October 27-29, along with a daylong series of wedding and portrait seminars scheduled for October 26. The lineup offers the largest and most diverse learning curriculum for photographers, videographers, and other visual creatives in the Expo's 29-year history. The addition of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) to PhotoPlus Expo 2011, along with keynote presentations from Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, and Thomas Mangelsen, among others, sets the stage for an incredible learning experience filled with inspiration at every turn.
The Cotton Carrier Steady Shot is engineered to provide a rock-solid shooting platform. Made from anodized, machined 6061 aluminum with all stainless steel fittings, the Steady Shot can handle the weight and is built to last. This is the perfect accessory to the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest, as theSteady Shot easily slides into your Camera Vest’s Lexan receptacle allowing you to support your camera, whether its with a big lens or a setup for DSLR video shooting. The multi-holed mounting plate of the Steady Shot is ready to add any manufacturer’s quick release plate, or add a fluid video head to help provide an amazingly stable platform for comfortable shooting. Initial release of the Cotton Carrier Steady Shot will be limited, so pre-order yours today. Delivery scheduled for August 30, 2011.
Panasonic announced a new stylish compact digital camera, the LUMIX DMC-FX90, which adds Wi-Fi® connectivity (802.11 b/g/n) to a high-performing and feature-rich model that boasts a 24mm ultra-wide LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens with F2.5 brightness. With the addition of the Wi-Fi connectivity, the LUMIX FX90 addresses the growing communities of people who take photos and videos and want to share them instantly via online social networks.
Starting next month, the smallest, lightest, and the most portable Olympus PEN camera – the PEN E-PM1 – will be available for $499.99. The Olympus “PEN Mini” comes in six stylish colors (purple, pink, brown, white, silver and black) to suit your personal style. The “PEN Mini” is said to be the easiest PEN to use, with a new user interface that takes the guesswork out of capturing the perfect shot. A simple one-touch button enables you shoot HD video. iAuto and scene select modes enable you capture images with ease and speed, and six built-in Art Filters enable you explore your artistic side.
Savage Universal is proud to announce the launch of their new Green Screen Central. Green Screen Central incorporates everything a photographer needs to replace the background of their photo.
The Green Screen Central is a self-contained educational center designed to teach photographers green screen technology. It is equipped with a monitor that easily demonstrates green screen capabilities using any of the several Savage products. Products include the Digital Background Starter Discs, Digital Themed Background DVDs, Accent Green Screen Cloth Backgrounds, Green/ Blue Collapsible Backgrounds and Complete Photo Creator Kits.
The digital background starter disc is said by the company to be the easiest software to use for removing backgrounds. Simply select the photo that was shot on a Savage green screen background, click on the tab to remove the background, then choose from a number of Savage’s digital backgrounds.
Nikon Inc. announced the new COOLPIX AW100, a camera that is waterproof, freeze proof and shockproof. The COOLPIX AW100 hosts a myriad of Nikon core technologies aimed at providing stunning images and Full HD 1080p movie recording as well as new GPS technologies for outdoor enthusiasts.
Sony has introduced the new NEX-7 camera. Styled in magnesium alloy for strength and designed with a unique blend of classic and modern inspiration, the new compact interchangeable lens model weighs only 10.3 ounces (291g). The NEX-7 camera features a new Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with 24.3 effective megapixel resolution that complements the latest generation of Sony’s BIONZ® image processing engine.This unique combination of sensor and processor technology delivers flawless image and HD video quality with very low noise and exceptionally fast shooting responses. An ultra-high sensitivity range extends from ISO 100-16000, making it easy to capture clean, low-noise images in dimly lit interiors or exteriors.
PhotoGuide by Self Study Apps allows you to find out the correct F-Stop for portraits, best angles and framing for each shot, and even composition tips on all types of photograph settings. PhotoGuide does not need an Internet connection, allowing the photographer to take the perfect photograph in every situation. According to Rafal Jedrzejewski, Self Study Apps: “Photo Guide Apps is a great tool that was developed to cater to the beginners and amateur photographers.
For more information, visit Photo Guide on Facebook and view the promotional video on YouTube.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the addition of the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 All-in-Ones to the Company’s line of Wireless1 Photo All-In-One models with the ability to print, copy and scan images and documents. These affordable printers are compatible with many of the popular wireless devices on the market today for easy printing from almost anywhere. Additionally, consumers can unlock their creative printing side with the significant software upgrades to Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print2.
ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH (www.ilford.com) is pleased to announce its line of GALERIE inkjet photo media has received high print permanence ratings from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., the world's leading independent permanence testing laboratory.
Results show that ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss media achieved a very high level of overall Print Permanence and Dark Storage Stability Ratings. When printed with HP Vivera pigment inks, the papers were found to withstand fading and yellowing for more than 250 years in archival album or dark storage conditions, and are stable for more than 200 years when displayed under glass. The Smooth papers also demonstrated a “very high” resistance to high humidity.