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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2007  |  0 comments

Sony's new mega-capacity Cyber-shot® DSC-T2 digital camera is an
8-megapixel model that features 4GB of internal memory and can store up to 40,000
VGA-quality photos or 1,000 8 megapixel pictures, eliminating the need to manage
multiple media cards. The camera's album folder makes it easy to organize
and access thousands of photos in-camera. Images can be viewed in chronological
order and displayed in a helpful calendar view. By installing the bundled Picture
Motion Browser software, you can also view images by events like birthdays or
Sunday BBQs.



The "sharemark" folder can store those photos and videos deemed
worthy for sharing beyond the camera onto the web. The T2 model is pre-loaded
with Sony PMB Portable software, a user-friendly application that automatically
runs when the device is connected to a compatible PC via the supplied USB cable.
The software lets you publish photos and videos directly to popular web sharing
sites, such as Crackle, Flickr, Photobucket, Shutterfly and YouTube.



The camera has a new look with a compact silver body; black LCD frame; and a
sliding lens cover available in blue, green, pink, white or black. The Sony
LCS-TWE carrying case is also available in the same colors to match the camera.
Its touch-panel LCD screen replaces small buttons with on-screen icons and a
user-friendly interface to make camera operation fast and simple. You can touch
the screen to select the subject you want to focus on (shooting mode) and where
you want to zoom in (playback mode).



Sony's distinctive "smile shutter" function makes capturing
informal portraits and family snapshots effortless. The function automatically
detects and captures a person smiling without the need to press the shutter.
If there are several people in the frame, you can select the primary subject
for the camera to watch by touching the screen. A sequence of up to six smiling
shots can be taken without the need to manually press the shutter.



Combined with such technologies as face detection, optical image stabilization
and high sensitivity (ISO 3200), the camera is equipped to capture life-like
holiday memories.



The T2 camera can be connected to the TV set via HD component cable or an HD
cradle (both sold separately). Equipped with a built-in slide show function,
the camera lets you view photos, complete with dynamic transitions choreographed
to your choice of programmed music clips or by adding your own.



The Cyber-shot DSC-T2 digital camera will ship in December for about $350. Additional
accessories will include batteries, travel chargers, sports packs and cases.
All can be purchased online at sonystyle.com, at Sony Style® retail stores
(www.sonystyle.com/retail),
and at authorized regional dealers.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 09, 2007  |  0 comments

Polycolor, a professional photo lab in Essen, Germany has developed a unique
CRT based digital enlarger, the Variochromat. This machine is capable of exposing
onto all photographic materials, including traditional fiber-based paper for
black and white prints.



The Variochromat is based on a high resolution cathode ray tube (CRT) which
has a resolution of over 30 mega pixels with an 8-bit grayscale. The Variochromat
software is said to provide optimal tonal reproduction of grayscale digital
images, creating a profile for each size and material. Before actual production
starts, a stepwedge is processed and measured to guarantee consistent reproduction
of tonal values.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 09, 2008  |  0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics,
productivity and digital media software, today announced that it has launched
The Painter Factory (www.painterfactory.com), a new online community open to
all Corel Painter artists and enthusiasts. This global community site is the
newest in a series that Corel is launching to support its various user communities.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 31, 2007  |  0 comments

JOBO AG has announced that the new JOBO Spectator mobile storage device for
digital images is now shipping and available for sale. The Spectator joins JOBO's
GIGA Vu PRO evolution and GIGA one family of image storage devices by offering
consumers an affordable option for backing up, storing and viewing their digital
images. Similar in style to the GIGA, with the added benefit of a vivid color
display, the new Spectator allows users to immediately view and share images
in high quality without the need for a PC.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 15, 2005  |  0 comments

Set to take place June 1 through August 31, 2005, the Turks and Caicos underwater
photographic competition will give scuba divers, free-divers and snorkelers
the chance to win exciting prizes based on their underwater photographic skills,
according to Lindsey Musgrove, director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos
Tourist Board.



"The waters off the coast of Turks and Caicos are some of the most undiscovered
in the Caribbean, and perfect for underwater adventurers and photographers of
all skill levels," said Musgrove. "We are home to one of the largest
coral reef systems in the world, creating an aquatic ecosystem full of eagle
rays, black coral, sea turtles, reef and nurse sharks, grouper and barracuda."




With over 40 islands to discover, the Turks and Caicos has a variety of unique
dive sites. Providenciales features fabulous coral gardens and sand ribbons.
Grand Turk and Salt Cay feature distinctive wall diving, an incredible fish
population, and countless manta rays in the summer. With a starfish-scattered
white sand bottom, West Caicos is best known for its famous sponge formations.
During the months of July and August, French Cay is frequented by mating nurse
sharks, between December and March hundreds of migrating humpback whales call
the waters of the Turks and Caicos home.



The competition will award prizes in two categories: Amateur and Professional
Photographers. Individuals participating in the competition can submit their
entries to any participating dive shop or the Tourist Board offices. All entries
will be evaluated by an expert team of judges and must be received by August
31. Participants are encouraged to submit entries prior to departing the Islands
to ensure authenticity.



To receive more information on travel or learn more about diving and photography
in the Turks and Caicos Islands, visit the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist
Board Web site at www.turksandcaicostourism.com
or call 1-800-241-0824.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 04, 2004  |  0 comments

Manfrotto
has introduced what they call the world's first fully automatic
self-regulating tripod - the NeoTec. The NeoTec line of Pro Photo Supports,
currently comprising the 458B tripod and 684B monopod, is built around
an innovative self-regulating mechanism inside the leg that is said to
deliver unmatched speed, stability and ease-of-use.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 22, 2005  |  0 comments

High-resolution
digital cameras and a growing number of multimedia devices have catapulted flash
memory cards to much higher capacities and performance levels than ever before.
Transcend Information Inc. recommends its 80X Ultra-Performance high-speed Secure
Digital (SD) Cards (128MB to 1GB capacity.). Transcend's 80X SD Cards
are easy to carry and can be used in most modern-day personal electronics devices.
Extremely fast data transfer speeds of up to 12MB/sec, give the new 80X SD Card
70% faster performance levels. Transcend's digital card series is fully
compatible with digital cameras and other handheld devices. Transcend's
80X SD cards are now available from 128MB to 1GB capacities.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 06, 2006  |  0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced that the U.S. leg of its
Project: Photoshop and Lightroom education road show has begun. In collaboration
with Colin Finlay, a world-renowned documentary photographer and four-time Picture
of the Year Award winner, the road show will give students and educators direct
access to Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom public beta, the new digital
workflow solution for professional photographers. In further support of this initiative,
Adobe is also launching a destination Web site (www.projectphotoshoplightroom.com),
which provides participating students with a universal place to share their work
and blog about their experiences.



Adobe Lightroom, available in public beta for both Windows and Macintosh platforms,
is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, manage and
showcase large volumes of digital photographs. The two-day seminar at each school
will involve a one-day lecture by Colin Finlay in which he shares his career as
a photographer, including his commercial work and documentation of social issues.
The following day, Julianne Kost, senior evangelist at Adobe, will provide students
with an in-depth seminar on using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom beta,
highlighting their combined support for a digital workflow. In addition, a select
group of students will participate with Finlay in a workshop assignment. Students
will place images from this assignment into a portfolio which will be uploaded
to the Web site for sharing with the Project: Photoshop and Lightroom education
road show is scheduled to take place in the following cities and colleges in the
U.S.



Oct 11-12, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Oct. 16-17, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, Colo.

Oct. 18-19, Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct 23-24, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, N.Y.

Oct. 27, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York City, N.Y.

Oct. 28, Parsons - The New School for Design, New York City, N.Y.

Nov. 6-7, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.

Nov 15-16, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Nov. 27-28, New England School of Photography, Boston, Mass.

Nov. 29-30, Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turner's Falls, Mass.

Dec 4 -- 5, Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Wash.

Dec 7 -- 8, School of Visual Arts, New York City, New York



For detailed information on the Project: Photoshop and Lightroom education road
show, please visit: www.projectphotoshoplightroom.com.
To download a free trial version of Adobe Lightroom beta, please visit http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom.




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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 15, 2005  |  0 comments

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, members of the
professional photography trade have established a relief effort to help industry
colleagues get back on their feet. The P.H.O.T.O. Foundation (Photographic Industry
Helping Others To Overcome) aims to rally industry support in the form of financial
contributions, loaned equipment, extended billing and payment arrangements,
and in-kind services to help photographers rebuild their businesses. Donations
may be mailed to: P.H.O.TO. Foundation, PO Box 611, Deerfield, IL 60015.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 12, 2007  |  0 comments

The Silver International Conference and Print Competition of Black-and-White Photography
runs March 30 through April 1 at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,
California. It includes special guest speakers, panel discussions, silver one-on-one
darkroom demonstrations, print sharing sessions and portfolio reviews. The conference
and print competition is designed for all professional and serious photographers,
photo students and photo instructors. As the digital world evolves, it is Silver's
mission to make sure this founding tradition of photography continues to have
a voice and community.

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