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Press Release Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1 comments
Nearly everyone owns a point-and-shoot that can take pictures up close, whether a digital compact or the camera in a cell phone. Getting the right light isn’t so easy, though: Built-in flash units can wash out the subject, and the surrounding light often isn’t adequate for a clear, colorful picture. LitePad, an exciting new product available from Visual Departures, is the solution. It’s a bright, flattering, easy-to-use light source that fits in a pocket, ready for your next close-up.
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Jon Canfield Posted: Feb 22, 2005 0 comments

Paper Anyone?

There are a large number of new papers and inks being shown at PMA this year,
with better archival properties and new surfaces - both traditional RC type
papers and fine art textures. Oriental, long known for their papers in the traditional
film market was showing a new line of inkjet papers, the Graphica Fiber Base
Glossy, ideal for those looking for traditional silver halide print quality,
Graphica RC Professional in gloss and luster finishes, Graphica Designer Art
Canvas, which can either be stretched like traditional canvas or mounted and
matted like traditional papers. The papers are available in cut sheet sizes
for desktop printers and roll sizes up to 42 inches.







MediaStreet was showing their new black only ink set and papers. Currently for
the Epson R series printers, MediaStreet has expanded beyond their Niagra continuous
ink system into what looks to be a very strong entry for dedicated black and
white ink jet printing. Their profiles have several tone curves that mimic traditional
alternative processing. The Niagara system now supports the Epson 4000, R300
and R800 printers as well as the Canon i9900 printers.



Arches, who makes the popular Infinity fine art papers was showing a new line
of papers from Canson. Surfaces include Torchon, Canvas, Mi-Teintes, and Watercolor
for the fine art photographer, and both PhotoGloss and PhotoSatin for a more
traditional look. The Canson line will be available in cut sheet and rolls up
to 50" width.



Hahnemuehle introduced a new series of fine art papers - the White Etching 100%
Rag in both 350 and 500 gsm as well as a new Photo Rag Bright White 308 gsm
paper.



Good news for many though is that Ilford has announced that black and white
film, paper, and chemicals will continue to be available, good news for the
many fans of Ilford film products.



Ferrania has a new line of archival paper out that offers excellent fade protection.
Compatible with dye and pigment printers, the paper is available in gloss and
satin finishes.







Kodak has finally made their Professional line of inkjet papers available in
10", 16", and 24" x 100' roll sizes. These papers have
the look and feel of traditional Kodak gloss (F surface) and luster (E surface)
paper with the familiar Kodak logo on the back.

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Jon Canfield Posted: Feb 23, 2005 0 comments

There were only a few new software announcements at PMA this year, but they
were good ones. One of the most exciting things I've seen at the show
is the new Pixmantic RawShooter Essentials being shown by Corel.

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Jon Canfield Posted: Feb 21, 2005 0 comments

Welcome to Shutterbug's live show coverage from PMA 2005. The Photo Marketing
Association's annual show is considered to be the photographic industry's
most important annual event and is being held in Orlando FL from Feb 20-23 this
year.



Every day throughout the show I'll be providing updates of major announcements
and new products that will most likely be on your list of future purchases. While
digital is the dominant theme at PMA this year, there is plenty out there for
the film shooter to get excited about.

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 04, 2004 0 comments

SanDisk
Corporation has introduced the world's fastest flash memory cards --
the SanDisk Extreme III line of CompactFlash, SD and Memory Stick PRO digital
film cards. The CompactFlash and SD cards have minimum write and read speeds
of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.).Memory Stick PRO has minimum write and
read speeds of 18 MB/sec. The SanDisk Extreme III cards, which range in capacity
between one and four gigabytes (GB), have essentially double the performance
speeds of SanDisk's predecessor Extreme product line which currently has
the fastest working cards in many of today's leading digital single lens
reflex (SLR) cameras.

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Blaine Harrington Posted: May 17, 2016 0 comments

Not too long ago I entered a PhotoShelter contest that called for entrants to submit a single photo they deemed their best travel image. I didn’t know if the one I sent was in fact my best, but I was certain it would get the judges’ attention. If you’re a regular reader, you might have seen it featured in my column in the November, 2014, issue: the image of trucks, sheep, and goats held up by a landslide in the Zojila Pass in Kashmir, India.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments

liveBooks, Inc. is proud to announce the release of its new version, liveBooks
5.0. The new liveBooks 5.0 software builds on the intuitive navigation and professional
aesthetic of its predecessor by adding new navigation options, website styling
options, and features such as: slideshow movies, HTML gallery presentations,
music upload, integration with other web services, and a robust shopping cart
for selling prints. Additionally, Client Access, the feature that enables users
to create a password-protected area of their site with customized content, and
the website's search engine compatibility have been enhanced.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 06, 2007 0 comments

liveBooks, Inc., announced it is releasing new packages and new pricing under
the product name liveBooks Professional. The decision to revise and enhance
their product line is based on the experience of servicing thousands of photographers
over four years and
recognizing that photographers have many common needs which could be
addressed with a common feature set. In addition, they realize that each
photographer has their own individual needs which require the flexibility to
customize their web presence. Therefore, a robust feature set and custom
design time are included with all three of the liveBooks Professional packages
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Unlimited, Select and Basic.

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Staff Posted: May 27, 2009 0 comments

liveBooks, Inc., (www.livebooks.com) introduced liveBooks Photojournalism, a cost-effective, pre-designed  website offering and community for photojournalists launched in partnership with FiftyCrows and the National Geographic All Roads Photography Program.

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Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2009 0 comments

liveBooks, Inc., (www.livebooks.com) has introduced liveBooks Photojournalism, a cost-effective, pre-designed website offering and community for photojournalists. This new offering will provide photojournalists worldwide with an opportunity to have a professional web presence at an affordable price. liveBooks Photojournalism (http://pj.livebooks.com) is designed to help photojournalists and documentary photographers gain visibility for their work and build successful careers by offering cost-effective, yet highly professional pre-designed websites that will garner additional exposure for their creative visions. liveBooks Photojournalism users can choose a website look and feel that best fits their style by choosing from 78 variations of page designs created by the same liveBooks creative team that has been developing award-winning, customized sites since 2004.





Every pre-designed liveBooks site offers the same benefits of the company’s custom-built sites, including:

  • An intuitive, drag-and-drop interface for users to easily update the content of their sites
  • Easy upload of multimedia including videos, music, slideshows and more
  • Advanced search marketing tools to turn each site into a virtually effortless, yet sophisticated and powerful marketing tool
  • Free web support from liveBooks

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2007 0 comments

LiveBooks, Inc. has announced it will begin providing two new website packages
created specifically for the needs of wedding photographers. These new packages
-- liveBooks Wedding Platinum and liveBooks Wedding Gold -- will enable wedding
photographers to transform their websites into compelling multi-media presentations
that capture the imagination and hearts of potential clients.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments

LiveBooks, Inc. announced it has consolidated its liveBooks|edu product offerings
to a single premium product for students and instructors at an annual subscription
price of $99, including the annual hosting fee. The revised liveBooks|edu product
consists of two parts: a templated Flash website and a sophisticated online
admin tool known as the editSuite. With the new, expanded features of the editSuite
tool -- a transition picker, PDF downloads from the editSuite and a loading
page graphic -- students can more effectively present their brand online,
keep their website content current and gain firsthand experience of the same
tool used by leading industry pros. Using liveBooks|edu, students and faculty
can quickly create and launch a professionally presented online portfolio website.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 12, 2006 0 comments

LiveBooks, Inc., a provider of Web based image portfolio management and marketing
software, has announced it will provide a new subscription based package for
students and teachers of photography for its Web-based portfolio software. The
new package, called LiveBooks|EDU, is designed to empower students with the
same photographic marketing tools used by professional photographers to share
their work via the Internet. Students who build a LiveBooks|EDU portfolio Website
can easily share their images with professors, fellow students and friends and
begin to create a unique and independent approach to their photographs and individual
style as photographers. The program will allow students (and teachers) to build
a beautiful, fully-functional Web-based portfolio which can be updated daily,
if desired, for as little as $29.00 per month.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 11, 2014 0 comments

The new BirdCage modular rig from LockCircle offers an innovative cage design and mounting system to stabilize the latest mirrorless Lumix GH4 and Sony A7 Series cameras for video shoots.

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