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Staff  |  Dec 03, 2008  |  0 comments

The first rental website for Scenic Backgrounds by Westcott will be available online October 31, 2008. With over 100 backgrounds to choose from, these backgrounds will appeal to everyone including the high end professional, photo enthusiast and even the parent or scrapbook mom. The rental program will allow photographers creativitywithout the expense of investing in a lifetime commitment to a background. Rentals will list at $49.99 for a 5’X6’ and $69.99 for the 6’X8’ line. Customers can save $20.00 with a coupon from their local participating dealer and the postage-paid packaging is provided to return it.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2006  |  0 comments

Pentax has announced the smc DA FISH-EYE 10--17mm F3.5-4.5 ED [IF] lens.
Designed exclusively for use with the Pentax line of digital SLRs, this interchangeable
lens offers fish-eye to super wide-angle performance in a single unit. Mounted
on the Pentax *ist D series of digital SLRs, the new lens will capture fish-eye
imagery with a 180° angle-of-view and a focal length of 10mm.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. debuts the ImageRouter, their latest, cutting-edge card
reader. The ImageRouter is a reader that offers professional photographers a
complete file import system specifically designed to improve workflow efficiency.
ImageRouter, a four-slot, USB 2.0 CompactFlash card reader with a built-in powered
hub, simultaneously transfers data from four CF cards to a PC when combined
with BackupandBurn file management software. Users simply insert their cards,
start the transfer and walk away.

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Press Release  |  Jun 09, 2010  |  0 comments

Jamie Russell’s gritty black-and-white images of a bleak city landscape helped her beat out 121 other candidates to win the first-ever Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship Contest.

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George Schaub  |  May 20, 2009  |  0 comments

Nik Software and Shutterbug have teamed up to bring you a chance to use the wide variety of Nik software products and to enter one of the images you create in a contest that offers some very nice prizes.  In my way of thinking the contest is the gravy; the real  treat here is getting to use demo versions of software like Nik’s Viveza, Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro on your images. Let’s see how all this works.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 17, 2006  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced that world-class portrait
and fashion photographer Barbara Bordnick is the new featured photographer on
Kingston's Icons of Photography beginning today. "Icons of Photography"
is an online forum consisting of several of the world's most respected
photographers who share some of their unique tips and techniques with photo
enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. Each month Kingston spotlights a new
Icon who provides interesting advice and anecdotes for taking better pictures
and shares how they successfully navigate through the exciting world of digital
imaging, storage, and workflow.

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Press Release  |  Sep 24, 2010  |  0 comments

Kubota Image Tools, provider of photographer-empowering creative imaging tools, workflow-saving solutions and educational offerings for photographers of all levels, today announced details of the 20th iteration of its award-winning Digital Photography Bootcamp and launched an entirely new event to precede Bootcamp, called, SummitUp 2010. The two events will run consecutively starting on November 6 through November 13, 2010. Both are specifically designed to help photographers build the necessary skills to drive their business success while improving the technical and creative abilities that ultimately enable them to reach their artistic and professional goals. To meet the varying needs and educational preferences of photographers, the two events offer differing formats. The Bootcamp is an immersive week-long workshop program while SummitUp was designed as an intensive day and a half program featuring six focused sessions from leaders in the photography industry.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 22, 2006  |  0 comments

Lost
and Found represents a two-part exhibition of 60 vintage prints from the Dennis
Reed Collection and features works gathered during some 25 years of research and
drawn from a selection of nearly 700 prints. The first installation of the exhibition,
Lost and Found: Japanese American Photographs from the Dennis Reed Collection,
opens August 12 and provides a rare glimpse of 30 photographs by a group of Japanese
Americans who worked during the 1920s and 1930s before they were interned in relocation
centers during WWII.



The second part opening in October, Lost and Found: California Pictorialist Photographs
from the Dennis Reed Collection, focuses on those photographers involved in California's
Camera Clubs, including Los Angeles Camera Club, the Camera Pictorialists, the
Pictorial Photographic Society of San Francisco, and the California Camera Club.




Both exhibitions showcase the photographic movement of Pictorialism that was in
vogue from around 1885 through the early years of the 20th century, and declined
rapidly after 1914. Pictorialism is a photographic term used to describe images
that emphasize the artistic quality of the photograph rather than the scene it
depicted, with the primary aim of bringing photography into the fine art realm.
Among the distinguishing characteristics of the movement are soft focus, special
filters and lens coatings, heavy manipulation in the darkroom, and exotic printing
processes. In 1898 rough-surface printing papers were added to the repertoire,
to further break up a picture's sharpness. Some artists even "etched"
the surface of their prints using fine needles. The overall aim of such technique
was to achieve what the 1911 Britannica termed, in discussing Pictorialism, "personal
artistic expression."



This movement began its decline as photographers and critics in the 1920s began
to embrace a more modernist approach to photographic practice. As such, Pictorialism
came to be seen as outdated and even chastised for its embrace of these idealized
notions of photography. The trend evolved to an appreciation of more urban, industrial
and technological subjects, and a utilization of pure photographic vision through
control of perspective and sharp focus.



Enter collector Dennis Reed -- who searched for and saved the Pictorialist
photographs that fell out of professional and public popularity. In the case of
the first installation, Lost and Found: Japanese American Photographs from the
Dennis Reed Collection, many of the Japanese-American photographers were sent
to relocation camps during World War II, and in some cases lost their life's
work - or their lives - leaving work in the hands of families or friends who had
little knowledge of its significance in photographic history. Through dedicated
and arduous research, Reed located six photographers, and with their help, began
to gather material to create a context for his collection and preserve the legacy
of these important and under-recognized photographers.



This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Barrows.



The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a privately funded, not-for-profit institution
that provides internationally recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad
array of cultural and educational activities as well as travel opportunities around
the world.



Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday
- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Monday. Free every Sunday. 805.963.4364 www.sbma.net.
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 |  Jan 18, 2005  |  0 comments

Freestyle Photographic Supplies and The Holga Manufacturing Company of China have
announced the continuation of Freestyle as the exclusive United States distributor
of Holga brand cameras and photographic equipment. The Holga camera line, which
now consists of nine models and numerous accessories, has achieved near cult status.
The Holga continues to increase in popularity with photographers in virtually
every area of the creative process - from students & educators to fine-art
professionals.



Freestyle introduced Holga¹s new line of filters and lens attachments in
December 2004, along with the new Holga N, FN and CFN model cameras using 120-size
film. These cameras feature important enhancements to the original Holga, including
a "bulb" time exposure switch, brass tripod mount, film-handling improvements
and a color flash wheel on the CFN model. Additionally, Freestyle will now market
& distribute the new Holga 35mm camera both manual and auto focus models.
The new 35mm will be available in April, 2005.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 01, 2006  |  0 comments

PhotoshopCAFE.com has announced the availability of Photoshop Secrets: Wacom Tablets
and CS2 For Digital Photographers on both a DVD and Download. The video is broken
into 2 parts: Part 1: Weston Maggio from Wacom explains in detail how to set up
a tablet and make the most of all the features. He then shows you how to fully
personalize the experience and unlock all the hidden features. In Part 2 Colin
Smith shows you how you can change the way you think about Photoshop.



A full feature list and ordering information is available at http://www.photoshopcafe.com/video/products/05_Wacom.htm.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 07, 2007  |  0 comments

Jobo AG announces today the immediate availability of a firmware update to
its award-winning GIGA Vu PRO evolution digital image storage and viewing device.
This firmware 2.0.4 update includes the new JD Loupe, Incremental Back-up and
increased RAW Format compatibility and is available for free download at http://www.jobo.com/jobo_service/digital/index.html.
In addition, all GIGA Vu PRO evolution units shipped from now on will feature
this latest firmware.



The new JD Loupe (the brain child of National Geographic photographer and loyal
GIGA Vu PRO evolution user Jay Dickman) provides users of this mobile image
storage device with a button in the unit's zoom menu that causes a magnified
rectangular loupe to appear on the LCD screen so photographers can closely examine
important details of their pictures.



In addition there is a new easy-to-use one-touch-software-update called Incremental
Back-up (the brain child of wildlife photographer and loyal GIGA Vu PRO evolution
user Andy Rouse). This update allows users who transfer the data stored on their
GIGA Vu PRO evolution via Incremental Back-up to an external storage device
such as the Jobo GIGA one, to automatically synchronize the data on both devices
with just one touch. The new data will be added to the external device without
deleting any already existing data on the device.



With this new update, the GIGA Vu PRO evolution now features RAW compatibility
with even more camera models from manufacturers including Canon, Casio, Contax,
Fuji, Hasselblad, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Leica (the GIGA Vu PRO evolution can
decode the Leica M8 RAW), Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma,
and Sony. And Jobo continues to test more camera models for compatibility on
a regular basis at the request of their customers. A full list of currently
compatible camera models is available on the Jobo AG Web site (www.jobo.com).

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 12, 2005  |  0 comments

Epson America Inc. has introduced the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 and Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. The
Epson UltraChrome K3 pigment ink set is said to ensures both a wider color gamut
and
superior black and white output with enhanced print permanence ratings. With three
levels of black and advanced driver controls, the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 replaces
the Epson Stylus Photo 2200.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 23, 2008  |  0 comments

Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the Unibind binding, lamination and
presentation product line, announced today the launch of WWAOW.com (pronounced
"WOW!"), the first low-cost self-publishing service for creating high-quality
hard or soft cover books, documents, and manuals online at http://www.wwaow.com.




Short for "Worldwide Association of Writers," WWAOW is a revolutionary
online service that opens the market to everyone to publish their own high-quality
books "on demand" for only $79 for 5 books -- no long-term commitments,
sign-up fees, or service contracts are required. Authors simply agree to purchase
the first five copies of their books for $79.



Created by Peleman Industries, the award-winning company with a 69-year history
of binding high-quality books, WWAOW gives everyone, including fiction and non-fiction
writers, speakers, schools, corporations, and government groups, etc., the opportunity
to instantly print editions of their own books, manuals or catalogs on an "as
needed" basis.



Instant Publishing -- No Shipping or Invoices

Within minutes of uploading a book to WWAOW, the order is placed in the system
for printing and the book is instantly posted for sale online at WWAOW.com. Authors
earn royalties with every sale. They can choose their royalty percentage of up
to a 20 percent royalty of the book's retail value, calculated based upon
the book's number of pages and cover type. There is no need for authors
to pay for storing, shipping, or invoicing books.



Key Features of WWAOW.com:



· Priced starting at $79 vs. competitors at $499. Competitors also often
require the purchase of marketing, graphics, and editing services.

· The price of a hard cover book is about the same as a soft cover (only
about $1 more).

· Peleman has been in the business 69 years -- superior quality of
printing and binding.

· Books, catalogues, and manuals can be updated online and newer versions
are available within minutes.



"As a business owner or author, WWAOW means you never have to pay for storage,
packing, shipping, or invoicing another book or document, ever. That's the
power and the beauty of on-demand printing," said Kimberly Boim, Vice President,
WWAOW.com.



Go to www.wwaow.com to upload
your book.

Press Release  |  Jan 03, 2011  |  0 comments

Kubota Image Tools announced it has created the new Kubota Creative Tools – The Lensbaby Pak, specially designed to enhance the artistic effects created with Lensbaby optics. Kevin Kubota, founder of Kubota PhotoDesign and the Idea Guy behind Kubota Image Tools, created the set of Photoshop image enhancing tools as part of the Lensbaby Kubota Contest. Winners of the contest, selected by Kubota, were announced previously. The Lensbaby Pak includes 15 brand new Photoshop image enhancement tools Kubota devised to enhance contest-winning images captured with each of the unique six Lensbaby Optics, and includes the Kubota DASHBOARD 3.

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