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October 1, 2005

Hasselblad's next generation

200510bc_hasselbladh2 A look at the Hasselblad H2, H2D cameras and Ixpress CF and CFH digital backs

By Stan Sholik

While other camera manufacturers may be searching for direction as the medium-format world makes the transition from film to digital, Hasselblad’s direction is clear. This was the message from Christian Poulsen, founder of Imacon and new CEO of Hasselblad, at the West Coast launch of Hasselblad’s next generation of products. That direction is embodied in the newly released Hasselblad H2 cross-platform (film and digital) camera and H2D fully integrated digital camera, and two new digital backs, the Ixpress CF and Ixpress CFH.

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Karen Sperling presents workshop with Laurence Gartel

200510bc_gartelmozaic Karen Sperling is pleased to present a one-day workshop with pioneer digital artist Laurence Gartel as part of her November 2005 Artistry Corel Painter Retreat.

Laurence Gartel has been creating art with digital tools since before there was a Painter and a Photoshop. And he has had successes internationally with his art, as reflected by his list of accomplishments: http://gartelmuseum.com/resume.html/.

Laurence Gartel's 'Mozaic Lady Land' (right)

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Annual Evidence Photographers' School to Convene in Atlanta

In a four-day series of lectures and workshops, Evidence Photographers International Council will hold its 2005 School of Evidence Photography and Imaging in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-6.

This year’s curriculum offers the opportunity for participants to learn a new technology that captures 360-degree panoramic images of crime scenes, study the intricacies of lighting and photographing ballistic wounds, and go away with a complementary kit to build a portal axial apparatus for shooting in low-contrast lighting.

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Painting tips from Karen Sperling

200510bc_sperling03 Composites

By Karen Sperling

When I turn a photo into a painting in Corel Painter, I often composite the photo, adding elements from other photos if necessary, before painting. If you want to combine photos, do the compositing as your first step.

For instance, I wanted to add flowers from another photo I took to the original photo from a wedding I photographed with a Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro digital SLR and a Nikon 24-120mm lens from Alkit.

Painting ©2005 Karen Sperling

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Photodex ProShow Producer

200510bc_proshowprod01bx When what you really want to do is produce, ProShow Producer puts you in charge of the show

by John Stein

I create about 10 DVD slide shows each month for my wedding and portrait clients, and I am always looking for an easier way to get the job done.

ProShow Producer is one of the easiest programs that I have found for making DVDs for clients. Within 20 minutes of installing the program I was burning a DVD, using just the quick start guide. This was a very simple presentation of around 200 images using a single transition style.

I wanted to go further into the program and see how difficult—or easy—it would be to create a presentation using multiple transitions and a larger amount of images. Once again, the program surprised me with its ease of use. It was a simple task to create a presentation that I could use to promote my company and another that I can use when I speak at camera clubs to promote the state PPA affiliate association I belong to.

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eMotion Media Photo Showcase DVD

200510bc_emotion01logo Try it, you'll like it ... if you like to save time and make money

By Angela Nivens Rose

Not long ago I decided to take on yet another project, since it wasn't like I didn't have enough to do between running the studio, and managing a family. My goal was to put together a DVD for one of our best clients as an expression of our thanks for their business. After three hours of trying to create something wonderful that I could only envision in my mind, I turned off the computer and gave up.

Shortly after that, can you believe I received a fortuitous e-mail about a service that creates DVD presentations for professional photographers—Photo Showcase DVD. I clicked on the link and was taken to eMotion Media's Web site for a thrilling showcase that surpassed the way I imagined my images could be seen. I was excited to see how my images could be experienced!

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The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers

200510bc_dambookcov In the world of digital photography, digital asset management (DAM) refers to every part of the process that follows the taking of the picture, through final output and permanent storage.  Anyone who shoots, scans or stores digital photographs is practicing some form of DAM, but most of us are not doing so systematically or efficiently.  In The DAM Book, photographer Peter Krogh presents a solid plan and practical advice on how to file, find, protect and re-use photographs, focusing on best practices for digital photographers using Adobe Photoshop CS2.

"The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers" by Peter Krough, publisher O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-10018-3.

Visit O'Reilly online to order your copy.

Read Chapter 3: Creating the Digital Archive

October 14, 2005

Bronica medium format business terminated

Rapid shift to digital SLRs by Bronica’s core customer base prompts move to terminate Bronica medium-format business

October 14, 2005, Commack, New York — Tamron USA, Inc. announced today that it has discontinued the production of the Bronica RF645 6x4.5 range finder camera model along with its relevant interchangeable lenses and accessories. The discontinuation of this last Bronica model marks the termination of the Bronica brand business. Bronica withdraws from the medium format camera business after 47 years since its first model, the Zenza Bronica D, was introduced in 1959.

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October 29, 2005

OBITUARY: Mike Skurski, software designer, founding member PixelGenius

By Jeff Schewe

It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that I must announce the passing of Mike Skurski on Thursday, October 27th, 2005. Mike passed away after post-operative complications. He was at home, from the hospital, being cared for by his parents.

Only some of you may have known Mike, but many, many people knew of Mike. He was a very talented software designer and engineer. He liked to mention that he has been doing Photoshop Plug-ins for almost as long as Photoshop has had plug-ins. He received a hand written floppy disk from Thomas Knoll with the then, Photoshop 1.0 SDK-such as it was.

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