Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its 13th Digital Photography Bootcamp. This Bootcamp is a 5-day workshop for professional photographers designed to supply all of the technical know-how to run a successful digital portrait/wedding studio; at the same time, it encourages continued development of a photographer’s unique style and creativity.
November 20, 2006, Commack, NY— If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a how-to video must be as good as a book, especially if it compresses the knowledge contained in a 45-minute lecture into a concise, well-focused, viewer-friendly 4-minute format you can download to your iPod or computer and view again and again. That’s the exciting concept behind the incisive, entertaining, and informative new podcasts posted in the Tamron Pro Learning Center at www.tamron.com. Hosted by leading photographers, each one gives clear step-by-step pointers on shooting everything from surfing to portraits to macro in Central Park. The information is presented in simple, direct language with verbal hints and tips immediately illustrated by concrete visual examples. Watching one of these podcasts on the screen feels more like being at a hands-on photo workshop in the field than sitting in the classroom. And by mixing video footage with outstanding still photographs, each technique becomes crystal clear. It’s easy to hook up with this incredible learning experience—just make sure you’ve got QuickTime on your ‘pod or PC, click on podcasts at the Pro Learning Center and take a few minutes to download the videos.
Valhalla, NY, November 14, 2006—FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce plans to re-introduce an ISO 50 Fujichrome Velvia professional film, tentatively named Velvia II. Fujichrome Velvia (RVP 50) was the first high color saturation, high contrast transparency E-6 compatible film when it was introduced in 1990 and was a favorite among photographers. Its discontinuation was announced last year due to difficulties in procuring some of the raw materials used to produce the emulsion.“Since we announced the discontinuation of Velvia 50, we have been inundated with requests from photographers worldwide to continue production,” said Christian Fridholm, Director of Marketing, Picture Taking, Imaging Division, Fujifilm USA. “They had used Velvia for many years and consider it unmatched in terms of quality and character. One of Fujifilm’s main priorities is to nurture the culture of photography, so we took those requests very seriously.”
OTTAWA, November 14, 2006 – Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRX) today announced a major new update of Corel Snapfire, the digital photo and video sharing and enhancement software that debuted on September 5, 2006. After receiving significant customer feedback on the Snapfire public preview, Corel has added new features and enhancements to both its breakthrough free download (www.snapfire.com) and the enhanced version known as Snapfire Plus.
San Francisco, Calif. — November 14, 2006 — Blurb, the creative book publishing service, today announced that its new BookSmart™ beta release version 1.5 is available for download at www.blurb.com. Version 1.5 of the BookSmart application enables Blurb customers to create soft cover books and slurp blogs from any TypePad or WordPress account, while the Bookstore now offers a new Book Preview feature.
Taipei, Taiwan - November 13, 2006 - CyberLink Corp. (5203.TWO), a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for the Digital Home, announced today the release of PowerProducer 4 Next-Gen, an enhanced version featuring high-definition video capturing and production, widescreen support and advanced Magic Video Editing tools.The new features combine CyberLink’s intelligent DVD authoring technologies with the newest generation of disc technology, offering authoring and burning on HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.