Tamron Announces 2007 Winners of “An Emotional Appeal” Photo Contest
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Tamron Announces 2007 Winners of “An Emotional Appeal” Photo Contest

December 18, 2007 | By Staff
Leading Professional Photographer and Contest Judge Selects Grand Prize Winner and Twenty Favorites Now Posted on Tamron’s On-Line Gallery
Tamron Launches AF18-250MM Di II With Built-In Motor For Nikon Mount
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Tamron Launches AF18-250MM Di II With Built-In Motor For Nikon Mount

December 6, 2007 | By Staff
December 4, 2007, Commack, NY—Tamron announced that the company has released the AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro, a lightweight, compact and ultra high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors with a Built-In Motor for Nikon (Model A18N II).
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Olympus Announces “Photographers of Tomorrow” Contest For Top Photography Students
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Olympus Announces “Photographers of Tomorrow” Contest For Top Photography Students

December 5, 2007 | By Staff
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., December 4, 2007 – Olympus today announced its inaugural “Photographers of Tomorrow” photo contest, which is specifically designed for aspiring professional photographers or photojournalists, and will enrich the resumes and portfolios of the participating students.
Free DxO Optics Pro Upgrade Increases Speed and Functionality
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Free DxO Optics Pro Upgrade Increases Speed and Functionality

December 4, 2007 | By Staff

Paris, France – December 4, 2006 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v4.1 – an upgrade to the recently released DxO Optics Pro v4, the company’s flagship automatic digital image enhancement software. Among the many speed improvements in DxO Optics Pro v4.1, users will be particularly impressed with the increased speed with which RAW images are previewed (2-4 times faster than in version 4.0) and the increased fluidity of the sliders (more than twice as fast). 

Wacom Expands Cintiq Interactive Pen Display Portfolio
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Wacom Expands Cintiq Interactive Pen Display Portfolio

December 3, 2007 | By Staff
Vancouver, WA – Dec. 3, 2007 – Wacom Technology Corp. announced today the introduction of two new members to the Cintiq family – the Cintiq 12WX and Cintiq 20WSX. The Cintiq 12WX combines all the advantages and power of direct pen-on-screen input with a new low-profile, lightweight and flexible design. The new Cintiq 12WX is aimed at professional creators of digital content looking to improve and streamline their workflow. Storyboarding for 2D or 3D animations, compositing for post production, designing graphics, as well as retouching photos are just a few of the many creative applications where the Cintiq 12WX will excel.
Digital Exposure
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Digital Exposure

December 1, 2007 | Rob Sheppard
What does good exposure give you? And can you trust the histogram?
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Sigma Releases Photo Pro Demo CD
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Sigma Releases Photo Pro Demo CD

November 20, 2007 | By Staff
Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce the availability of the Sigma Photo Pro Demo CD, recently introduced at Photo Plus Expo last October. This CD features both PC and Mac versions of Photo Pro software and a selection of X3F raw image files made by a number of professional and nonprofessional photographers, using the SD14 camera system.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 and Camera Raw 4.3 Updates Now Available
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 and Camera Raw 4.3 Updates Now Available

November 16, 2007 | By Staff
Adobe® has released updates to Photoshop® Lightroom® and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately as free upgrades for existing users. The Lightroom 1.3 update provides added support for Apple® Leopard(tm) Mac OS X 10.5 and includes a technology preview of the Lightroom Export SDK, available as a separate download on the Adobe Labs site. The Lightroom 1.3 and Camera Raw 4.3 updates also include raw file support for seven additional digital cameras including the Nikon D3, Nikon D300 and Canon 1Ds Mark III.
onOne Software Releases PhotoTools Plug-ins
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onOne Software Releases PhotoTools Plug-ins

November 15, 2007 | By Staff
Portland, OR - November 15, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., announces the immediate availability of its two new digital imaging software plug-ins – PhotoTools and PhotoTools Professional Edition. onOne Software’s new PhotoTools is a flexible yet powerful new Photoshop plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface. PhotoTools allows users to preview effects individually or combined/stacked together in a layer-like configuration as well as save their favorite combinations as presets to be used in the future.
onOne Software Releases Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements Software
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onOne Software Releases Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements Software

November 15, 2007 | By Staff
Portland, OR - November 6, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the availability of Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements. This updated version of onOne Software’s popular software suite includes technology from onOne Software’s newly acquired PhotoTune color correction software, and onOne Software’s Mask Pro, PhotoFrame, and Genuine Fractals software products fine-tuned specifically for Adobe Photoshop Elements.
National Geographic Digital Media Launches New Features For Photographers
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National Geographic Digital Media Launches New Features For Photographers

November 15, 2007 | By Staff
Site launches new interactive photo page applications including “Shoot Like a Pro” tips, instructive videos alongside expanded wallpapers and iconic photos available for purchase.
New Minnesota Commemorative Stamp By Longtime OP Contributor
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New Minnesota Commemorative Stamp By Longtime OP Contributor

November 15, 2007 | By Staff
To honor the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s statehood, the U.S. Postal Service on Saturday unveiled a commemorative stamp to be released next year. Here are the details:

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Nikon School Of Photography
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Nikon School Of Photography

November 1, 2007 | By Staff
What lens to buy next?
Master nature photographer Fritz Pölking dies
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Master nature photographer Fritz Pölking dies

October 30, 2007 | By Staff
The nature photography community suffered a great loss this year with the passing of Fritz Pölking. The German photographer was regarded as a pioneer of modern wildlife photography in Europe, winning many awards throughout his career including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He was 71.
Olympus Announces E-3 Digital SLR
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Olympus Announces E-3 Digital SLR

October 16, 2007 | By Staff

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 16, 2007 — Olympus today announces the new Olympus E-3, which is the flagship of its Digital SLR line and provides the high-precision performance demanded by professional and enthusiastic photographers. It combines speed and weatherproof durability for capturing exceptional images in any situation. Olympus pioneered Full Time Live View and Dust Reduction technologies for digital SLR cameras, leading where others have followed. Now, the new E-3 enhances those technical innovations and raises the performance bar with the fastest autofocus in the world.

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Olympus Announces Three New Zuiko Digital Lenses
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Olympus Announces Three New Zuiko Digital Lenses

October 16, 2007 | By Staff
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 16, 2007 - Launching together with the new Olympus E-3 Digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera, Olympus proudly adds three new ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses to its line of 100 percent digital-specific optics. These innovative lenses employ Olympus’ newly-developed Supersonic Wave Drive™ (SWD) technology inside to provide quiet, ultra-fast autofocus (AF) speed, and offer several impressive distinctions, including:
National Geographic Magazine To Award Second Annual Photography Grant
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National Geographic Magazine To Award Second Annual Photography Grant

October 11, 2007 | By Staff
WASHINGTON (Oct. 11, 2007)—Following its long tradition of supporting and fostering new photographic talent, National Geographic magazine will again award an annual grant of $50,000 to a professional still photographer. In addition to the grant, the magazine will assign a photography editor to provide guidance for a project undertaken by the grantee. The grantee will have full access to all of the facilities provided to the magazine’s regular contributing photographers.
Legion Paper Goes Green
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Legion Paper Goes Green

September 24, 2007 | By Staff
New York, NY (September 18, 2007) – Legion Paper, the leading supplier of fine art paper in North America, launches a comprehensive eco-friendly paper classification system as part of their website, www.legionpaper.com. This new tool is the first of its kind within the paper industry to provide a powerful ‘green’ search engine.
Adobe Introduces New Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements
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Adobe Introduces New Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements

September 24, 2007 | By Staff
Best-Selling Photo and Video Software Feature New Levels of Integration and Creativity
Sony Introduces New High-Performance D-SLR
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Sony Introduces New High-Performance D-SLR

September 6, 2007 | By Staff

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2007 — Sony is expanding its (Alpha) digital SLR system with the introduction of the DSLR-A700 camera, which is aimed at photo enthusiasts or serious photo hobbyists. The new model features advanced imaging technologies and ultra-responsive operation, as well as a lightweight, dust- and moisture-resistant, magnesium alloy construction common to enthusiast-class D-SLR cameras.

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