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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 07, 2007  |  0 comments

Tamron Photo Workshops, co-sponsored by Bogen Imaging, Expoimaging, Fujifilm
and hosted by leading local photo retailers, are hands-on, in-the-field photo
workshops led by esteemed professional photographers including Angela Carson,
Don Gale, Terry Livingstone, Sandra Nykerk, Judith Pishnery, and Lee Voorhis
(you can click on their websites from the workshop schedule posted at www.tamron.com).
All of them have long track records not only as top pros, but also as great
teachers. Each weekend event includes a Friday evening photo seminar and a full
day Saturday workshop in the field, and admission fees and transportation where
applicable. In addition you'll have access to loaner lenses, cameras and
tripods to enhance your picture-taking experience, and receive exclusive bonus
rebates on equipment plus a $20 Gift Card. The modest $119 per person cost includes
breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or snacks, and there'll be raffle prizes
and giveaways!

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2007  |  0 comments

Aimed at professionals, enthusiasts, and amateur photographers throughout the
New York tri-state area, Adorama Camera, Inc. has announced the launch of an
affordable new educational series, Workshops@Adorama. (www.adorama.com/workshops)

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Nikon has introduced
the COOLPIX P5000 to the Nikon COOLPIX Performance Series of digital cameras.
The P5000 boasts 10 effective megapixels, a 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, an optical
viewfinder, and a high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating.
The P5000 incorporates a new advanced image processing engine, which optimizes
low light performance and color reproduction, and Nikon's optical VR image stabilization,
which compensates for camera shake.



The P5000 provides optical VR image stabilization, which helps compensate for
camera shake to produce sharper images. The VR stabilizes images displayed on
the 2.5-inch LCD, which makes it easier to frame and capture images. Another advantage
of the optical VR image stabilization is that it helps achieve smoother action
in the movie shooting modes of the P5000 and when using the optional TC-3ED Tele
converter with 378mm of telephoto performance.



The COOLPIX P5000 features a new advanced image processing engine with enhanced
noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio that preserves image
quality even when shooting at high ISO settings. The P5000 extends the light sensitivity
range to ISO 3200, which makes it possible to capture fast moving subjects with
outstanding clarity, even in lower light conditions.



COOLPIX P5000 users can take advantage of the new mode dial which provides quick
access to a selection of 16 different scene-optimized modes, seven movie modes,
Anti-Shake mode and High Sensitivity mode. A turn of the mode dial to Anti-Shake
mode activates High ISO and Best Shot Selector (BSS) in addition to VR, which
automatically sets the optimal ISO for steady results and will allow users to
select and save the best image from up to ten sequential shots. In addition, the
mode dial has the choice of Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority
Auto [A], and Manual [M] exposure modes for even greater camera control.



The COOLPIX P5000 features a new menu interface that makes navigating and selecting
images simple, while providing easy access to advanced functions for enhancing
and correcting images. This includes everything from the new image optimization
settings, which offer a choice of four color filters for shooting with monochrome
filter effects, to barrel distortion control, which can correct images when using
a wide-angle converter and can display the corrected image on the LCD in real
time.



The COOLPIX P5000 has three Nikon In-Camera Image Innovations to correct common
photo problems. This system includes Face-priority AF**, which can automatically
find and focus on a subject's face, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically
corrects red-eye, and D-Lighting, an innovation that automatically creates a copy
of the image with detail added where necessary, but with well-exposed areas left
completely untouched. Because the P5000 has a 2.5-inch high resolution LCD monitor
with anti-reflection coating, viewing the monitor is easy even in bright sunlight.
The COOLPIX P5000 also features a new optical viewfinder for those photographers
who prefer a classic composition aid.



The COOLPIX P5000 is compatible with add-on system components to extend the user's
creative possibilities, including the 24mm Wide-angle lens Converter (WC-E67)
and the 378mm Telephoto Converter lens (TC-E3ED). A built-in accessory shoe supports
the use of Nikon's advanced i-TTL flash control for external flashes, including
the SB-400, SB-600, and SB-800 Speedlights.



The P5000 also comes with Nikon's PictureProject software. Powerful yet user-friendly
software makes transferring, organizing, editing and sharing photos easy. Furthermore,
the P5000 has PictBridge support and is compatible with SDHC cards.



The COOLPIX P5000 will be available nationwide in March 2007. The P5000 has an
MSRP of $399.95.


For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikondigital.com.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Built for one-person mass transit, the Pelican Products, Inc. 1780 Transport
Case features nearly 14,000 cubic inches of usable storage space with two double-wide
handles and dual sets of rugged polyurethane wheels with stainless steel ball
bearings and nylon hubs for extended towing durability.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) has announced that Corel Painter X
is now available for pre-order from www.corel.com/painterx.
The latest version of Corel Painter continues its focus on giving professional
artists, designers and photographers a natural painting and illustration experience
that is unmatched by any other software.

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 |  Mar 01, 2007  |  0 comments

March 2007

On
the Cover

This month our mission is to provide you with as many Digital Darkroom
tips and tricks as possible. For example, Philip Andrews illustrates that you
can do more with layers thanju...

Joe Farace  |  Mar 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.--Okakura Kakuzo

These days my influences are not other still photographers, but movie directors, especially Asian filmmakers who, unbridled by Hollywood's fiscal realties, feel free to create imagery that defies reality. Akira Kurosawa's 1990 film Dreams (a.k.a. Yume) is a collection of...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 01, 2007  |  0 comments

My wife and I were on safari in Tanzania. It was our last day at Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest waterless caldera (a volcano that fell in on itself). It's 7500 ft so you can't see the crater due to the mist.

I finished breakfast and was going to our room to get our luggage as we were leaving shortly. I was going past...

Steve Anchell  |  Mar 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Even though I am pretty handy with Adobe's Photoshop there is always more to learn and so many new avenues to explore. As a photographer, I want to learn and play with as many of the new techniques as I can, applying those to my own work that are most appropriate. And as much as I would like to take a workshop with John Paul Caponigro or Eddie Tapp it just isn't...

C.A. Boylan  |  Mar 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The Stuff-It Lens Cloth From Carson
This microfiber lens cleaning cloth is housed in a 2" cone to prevent it from picking up dust and dirt that may harm the delicate surface of the lens. The Stuff-It lens cloth can be easily attached to your belt loop, gear bag, or backpack with the aid of its key clip. Contact: Carson Optical, 35 Gilpin Ave....

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