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Keep abreast of the photography industry's latest news. From new camera equipment to imaging software updates our digital photo newswire covers it all.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Think Tank Photo Backpack

First to Expand and Fit D-SLR Equipment

SANTA ROSA, CALIF – In December, Think Tank Photo will release the Shape ShifterTM, the first backpack designed to expand and contract to fit DSLR equipment. By contracting down to 3 inches, the backpack keeps photographers from having to carryaround a large foam box on their backs once their equipment is removed. To be alerted when the backpack is available, go to www.thinktankphoto.com/shapeshifter.   Read More...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Phase One Releases Capture One 4 PRO

Delivers Superior Image Quality; Adapts to Pros

COPENHAGEN, October 15, 2008 -- Phase One A/S today announced the immediate availability of Capture One 4 PRO, the RAW workflow software for photographers focused on transforming RAW files into the highest quality photographs.  Read More...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Now Shipping

Improved Workflow Efficiency, New Innovations and Speed

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 15, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 product family, the highly-anticipated release of industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical breakthroughs in workflow efficiency - and packed with hundreds of innovative, time saving features - the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, interactive, film, video and mobile.  Read More...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Four Thirds Interoperability

Olympus, Panasonic and Sigma Launch Update Service for Four Thirds lenses

Olympus Imaging Corporation (hereinafter "Olympus"), Panasonic Corporation (hereinafter "Panasonic"),and Sigma Corporation (hereinafter "Sigma") have joined forces to launch an online firmware update service that will enable users to easily update the firmware in interchangeable DSLR lenses compliant with the Four Thirds System Standard, even when the camera and lens are not made by the same manufacturer. Scheduled to start on October 15, 2008, this new joint service is the first of its kind in the industry*.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Apple Releases New MacBook Family

Faster, New Technology and More Affordable

CUPERTINO, California—October 14, 2008—Apple® today unveiled an all new MacBook® family that redefines notebook design, and at the same time dramatically lowers the entry price for advanced notebook features including all-metal enclosures and pro-performance notebook graphics by $700 to make them far more affordable. The new MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro both have a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, resulting in thinner, more durable and incredibly beautiful designs. In addition, every member of the new MacBook family includes state of the art NVIDIA graphics, brilliant instant-on LED-backlit displays and new large glass Multi-Touch™ trackpads that offer almost 40 percent more tracking area and support more Multi-Touch gestures. The entire new MacBook family meets stringent Energy Star 4.0, EPEAT Gold and RoHS environmental standards, and leads the industry in the elimination of toxic chemicals by containing no brominated flame retardants, using only PVC-free internal cables and components, and using energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass.  Read More...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Photo Contest For a Good Cause

PNY Donates $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – October 13, 2008 – PNY Technologies®, Inc. announced today that they will donate $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as part of the 2008 Thanks and Giving® campaign to help find cures for pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases. PNY also unveiled a family photo contest to raise additional money for the hospital.  Read More...

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Additions to Hahnemuhle Line

Papers and Canvasses to be Exhibited at PhotoPlus Expo

Woodstock, IL October 13, 2008 Hahnemuhle USA is pleased to announce that they will once again be exhibiting at PhotoPlus Expo from October 23 through 25th 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.  Read More...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Earn Money For Your Photos

Contest for Students of the Digital Photo Academy

Each month, the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy (DPA) will award two new DPA students $100 for their selected image from the Student Gallery on their Web site. The winning images will be chosen by the 15th of each month, and the student will be notified and the prizes will be awarded by the 30th of each month. In order for images to be eligible, they need to be uploaded to the DPA site under the Gallery section.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Frans Lanting’s ORIGINS

Multimedia Production Inaugurating the Large Hadron Collider

SANTA CRUZ, CA, October 7, 2008. The Frans Lanting Studio announced today a new multimedia production, ORIGINS, which will be performed on October 21, 2008, at the official ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, to inaugurate the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful machine ever built to study the origins of the universe. ORIGINS will be presented as the entertainment centerpiece of the ceremony, which will be attended by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, King Juan Carlos of Spain, and more than 20 other European heads of state, as well as dozens of Nobel laureates and many international scientific and diplomatic delegations.  Read More...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Profoto Power Pack

Blazing Recycling Times and Ultimate Control

Profoto, manufacturer of professional-quality electronic flash lighting systems and light shapers, announced today a revolutionary new power pack called the Pro-8. The company is well known for its rugged Pro-6 and Pro-7 lines of strobes that have become the de facto standard for rental houses around the world.  Read More...

 

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