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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.

Monday, August 13, 2007

First-Ever World Photography Biennial, Paris: October 30-November 25, 2007

June 6, 2007: Paris – This November, the Musée du Quai Branly will inaugurate Photoquai, the first biennial ever to be dedicated to the presentation of contemporary photography from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Representing the geographic regions included in the collections of the Musée du Quai Branly, the photo festival will include more than 30 city-wide exhibitions in museums and cultural centers, in outdoor plazas, under bridges and along the banks of the Seine River.
 

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Friday, August 10, 2007

After Protests, City Agrees to Rewrite Proposed Rules on Photography Permits

Responding to an outcry that included a passionate Internet campaign and a satiric rap video, city officials yesterday backed off proposed new rules that could have forced tourists taking snapshots in Times Square and filmmakers capturing that only-in-New-York street scene to obtain permits and $1 million in liability insurance.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Olympus E-System Firmware Upgrades

One of the advantages of the 100% digital design of the E-series DSLR cameras from Olympus is that components can be updated (lenses, flashes and bodies) via a software connection to the Internet long after they've been purchased. So, when better system performance is available via enhancements to firmware, users will be able to get more out of their Olympus E-System equipment. Olympus has announced firmware upgrades for the E-410 and E-510. Both updates can be easily applied by the end user via the Olympus Master Software which ships with the camera body, and an Internet connection.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Hasselblad Masters Award 2007/2008

As you probably know, the Hasselblad Masters Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, has made a reputation over the years by celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. The Masters Awards are given in recognition of a photographer's contribution to the art of photography and are judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength, and technical skill. Hasselblad has awarded twelve separate Masters Awards each year, with an annual calendar presented featuring the winners' work. Past Masters have included both renowned artists of international standing e.g. Albert Watson, Anton Corbijn or Patrick Demarchelier as well as promising newcomers in a wide range of fields and disciplines.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Now Available

San Diego, CA – August 7, 2007 - Nik Software Inc. today announced that its award-winning noise reduction software tool Dfine 2.0 is now available for sale from specialty camera retailers in the U.S. or direct from Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) at a suggested retail price of $99.95. Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software's patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

For Canon EOS Users: EOS-1D Mark III Firmware Update, Version 1.0.9

In order to provide customers with enhanced customer support, Canon has developed a new Version 1.0.9 firmware for the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR camera. This firmware update incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

Improves the look of images when enlarged on the LCD monitor. Applies a slightly stronger sharpness setting to the LCD monitor when images are enlarged.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

City May Seek Permit and Insurance for Many Kinds of Public Photography

Some tourists, amateur photographers, even would-be filmmakers hoping to make it big on YouTube could soon be forced to obtain a city permit and $1 million in liability insurance before taking pictures or filming on city property, including sidewalks. New rules being considered by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting would require any group of two or more people who want to use a camera in a single public location for more than a half hour to get a city permit and insurance.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Calumet Photographic Offers Hasselblad H3D-39 Upgrade

Calumet Photographic is offering professional and passionate photographers a unique opportunity to upgrade to the finest, state-of-the-art medium-format digital imaging system available today. Trade in an 18 MP or larger medium-format back, then lease the Hasselblad H3D-39 for only $699.99 per month. At the conclusion of the 36-month lease, the H3D can be purchased for only one dollar!

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Mamiya Introduces the First 22-Megapixel Digital Camera System for Under $10,000

Mamiya Digital announced an exciting new product—the Mamiya ZD 645AFD II Digital System. The System consists of the Mamiya 645AFD II Medium Format Camera with 80mm f/2.8 AF lens and the newly introduced Mamiya ZD 22 Megapixel Digital Back. At a retail price of $9,999, the digital system marks a new era in the high-end digital market.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Mamiya Teams Up with Adobe Systems and Introduces the Mamiya ZD 22-Megapixel Digital Back

Mamiya Digital announced the release of the new Mamiya ZD 22 megapixel Digital Back. The Mamiya ZD Back is compatible with the Mamiya 645AFD II, 645AFD and RZ67 Pro IID, cameras popular among professional photographers and advanced amateurs.

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