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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.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Hasselblad Announces Comprehensive New Customer Care Program

Demonstrating its commitment to users, Hasselblad is today launching a comprehensive new Customer Care Program, featuring special prices on product upgrades, refurbishment, and extended warranties and support for all registered Hasselblad owners. The first stage of the program, starting today, will provide owners of Hasselblad H1 and H2 cameras with an extremely beneficial trade in or upgrade of their equipment to a number of the most recent model configurations.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

onOne Software Releases Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements Software

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.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Master nature photographer Fritz Pölking dies

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.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Olympus Delivers E-3 Digital SLR

Olympus E-3CENTER 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. Body-Integrated Mechanical Image Stabilization to stabilize every lens, a 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor to capture beautiful images, and a magnesium alloy body for dust-proof and splash-proof durability join the impressive innovations developed for the E-3.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Olympus Announces Three New Zuiko Digital Lenses

Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm 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.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

National Geographic Magazine To Award Second Annual Photography Grant

Magazine Targets Professional Photographers In Selection Process Open Until Feb. 1, 2008 

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.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Legion Paper Goes Green

Legion launches industry-first eco-friendly search tool to legionpaper.com

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.
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Photographer Groups Call on Getty Images to Remove Rights Managed Collections from $49 Web License

Heavy discounting of premium stock imagery risks future revenue potential from major digital uses, as budgets shift from print to online.

Last week, Getty Images announced a new $49 “web use” license for images from all of its collections, including its highest quality Rights Managed collections. With this move, Getty has effectively slashed the value of commercial web use licenses by up to 96% off their established rates for Rights Managed photography.

 

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sinar Bron Imaging Recognizes Student's Mastery Of Storytelling With $5,000 Scholarship

EDISON, NJ, September 6, 2007 — Sinar Bron Imaging, the exclusive US distributor of broncolor, Foba and Sinar professional photographic equipment, has awarded the $5,000 Carl Koch Scholarship to Ross Thompson, a third year advertising photography major at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).   Erik Benjamins from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles; Jacquelyn Cynkar from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; and Brian Kellet from Columbia College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH, received honorable mentions.  The scholarship, presented this year for the first time, commemorates Sinar's founder and photography pioneer Carl Koch (1916-2005).

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sony Introduces New High-Performance D-SLR

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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