From 2nd – 4th September 2011, the Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany celebrates the premiere of the PHOTO+ART BOOK HAMBURG. This new fair focuses on the printed publication as an autonomous form of artistic expression. It accommodates not just a variety of exciting stalls but also offers exhibitions, workshops, lectures and booksignings. The PHOTO+ART BOOK HAMBURG addresses professionals, artists, creative individuals, printers, interested amateurs as well as book and art lovers.
PWD Labs announced that its image processing services are now available to Hasselblad digital photographers. PWD editors have been trained by Hotwire-Digital, a Hasselblad premier partner, to use native Hasselblad digital files in the post-production process. Extending this digital service to the Hasselblad photographic community is a natural outgrowth of the value-added services PWD Labs offers and is available to Hasselblad photographers throughout the world.
Professionally constructed with new design features, the Flashpoint PZ series Softboxes have a unique, patented design that uses a zipper to relieve the pressure on the inner rods making it easy to assemble and close them up. They are available in sizes from 12" X 36" to 40" X 60". The Octaboxes are available in 3’ and 5’ sizes. All Softboxes and Octaboxes come with a baffle, recessed front and a convenient carry bag.
In X-Rite Photo Marketing's Seasons of Color Photo Contest, photographers are invited to submit their original images that they feel best represent the week’s featured PANTONE PLUS SERIES color. The top 10 winners each week, determined by popular vote will receive an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.
Nikon Inc. today announced the launch of the “Nikon Aspire” Sweepstakes (www.nationalgeographic.com/nikonaspire) offering the chance to win an exclusive photo excursion with renowned National Geographic photographer, Annie Griffiths. The lucky winner will also receive the new award winning Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera and a private tutorial from a Nikon product specialist.
OmegaBrandess announces the exclusive distribution in the United States of the b-grip line of camera belt grips. The b-grip, made in Italy by CPtech, provides a strong safe support for your DSLR. The base attaches to your waist belt (or to the belt provided), while the quick-release plate attaches to the camera tripod socket. A quick release mechanism provides instant access to the camera when required. A simple safety system prevents accidental release of the camera. An additional supplied safety cord can be deployed for extra peace of mind.
DxO Labs announced the immediate availability of the latest version of its award-winning image enhancement software for demanding photographers, DxO Optics Pro v6.5. Along with providing photographers with high dynamic range (HDR) capability from a single RAW image, version 6.5 improves accessibility and productivity. DxO Optics Pro v6.5 and upgrades will be offered with an exceptional 30 percent holiday season discount through December 25, 2010.
World Press Photo invites all press photographers and photojournalists around the world to participate in the 54th World Press Photo Contest. The annual competition is the largest press photography contest in the world. The 2011 World Press Photo Contest is now open for entries.