Ideal Gift for Dads, Grads or Yourself;
Share Digital Pictures from the Palm of Your Hand ! A Credit
Card-Size Viewer with Big, Bright LCD Display
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 24 -- Are you searching for a trendy
yet affordable gift for dads and new graduates, one that theyll
actually use instead of tossing in a drawer after a week? Look no
further than the new KODAK EASYSHARE Picture Viewer, which is available
at retail stores worldwide. (US$149).
This credit card-sized digital photo album can be slipped
into a pocket or purse, but is powerful enough to hold lifes
biggest memories. With the ability to internally store and show up
to 150 digital pictures with its crystal-clear, 2.5-inch LCD screen,
the EASYSHARE Picture Viewer is perfect for dads who want to show
off snapshots of the kids, or the graduate who wants to keep pictures
of hometown family and friends close at hand. To view even more pictures,
simply insert a standard SD or MMC memory card.
Alternatively, as summer holiday plans take shape, buy a Picture Viewer
for yourself. Its an ideal companion for sharing pictures with
friends while away from home. This tiny marvel can even automatically
update itself with your most recent favorite snapshots -- new pictures
from the beach, amusement park or family barbeque, for instance --
simply by connecting it to a personal computer.
The Picture Viewer makes picture sharing convenient and portable,
not to mention incredibly easy, said Jeanine Thiemel, marketing
manager for digital viewers at Kodak. No longer will you be
embarrassed when asked by a friend to share your latest pictures,
only to pull out a handful of outdated prints from your purse or wallet.
The Picture Viewer lets people mark their favorites for printing or
e-mail with the simple touch of the exclusive, red-jeweled Share button.
By simply placing the viewer on a KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series
3, pictures can be printed in as little as 90 seconds at the touch
of a button. The device can also be connected directly to other printers
that are IMAGELINK Print System compatible or PICTBRIDGE technology
For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/pictureviewer/
Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view
images for memories, for information, for business, and for
entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is
committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on four
businesses: Digital & Film Imaging Systems providing consumers,
professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products
and services; Health supplying the medical and dental professions
with traditional and digital imaging and information systems, IT solutions
and services; Graphic Communications providing customers with
a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing,
and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; and Display &
Components supplying original equipment manufacturers with
imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for
the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries.
More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.
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for test details and information on other Epson papers. Actual prints
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humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity
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WIPI Conference Seminar PANEL April 20, 2-4pm -
follow up will be posted shortly
Do's and Don'ts of Working in Photography Jean Ferro, Photo Artist/President,
Women In Photography International Sponsored by Women In Photography
International Business/Marketing Track WIPI (Women In Photography
International) presents a roundtable discussion by a group of established
professionals working in the fields of photography, from Commercial
to Fine-art. Specific suggestions for achieving personal and financial
goals while avoiding mistakes will be covered throughout the discussion.
Moderated by Jean Ferro, Photo Artist/President, WIPI
Jean Ferro, Moderator
Françoise Kirkland, Consualtant/Manager, DouglasKirkland.com
Scott McKiernan, Founder/Director ZUMA PRESS, ZumaPress.com
Karen Hansen, Owner, Fresh Lists, FreshLists.com
Conference Seminar PANEL April 20, 2-4pm, follow up from Panel will
be posted shortly.
BY: WIPI, International Photography
and the LUCIE AWARDS
Launches Lensbaby 2.0 for Brighter, Sharper, Faster Selective Focus
March 21, 2005, Las Vegas, NV. Today at the WPPI trade show, Lensbabies
launched Lensbaby 2.0, a second-generation selective focus SLR camera
lens, bringing brighter, sharper, and faster selective focus photography
to professional and avid amateur photographers.
Lensbaby 2.0 has proven to be a wonderful creative tool for
demanding photographic assignments. Compared to The Original Lensbaby,
Lensbaby 2.0 has a greater range of aperture settings, a much sharper
sweet spot of focus, and a new levitating magnetic aperture
system, which makes it a snap to change apertures, said Craig
Strong, the inventor of the Lensbaby and Co-CEO of Lensbabies, LLC.
Lensbaby 2.0 and The Original Lensbaby bring one area of a photo into
sharp focus, with that sweet spot surrounded by graduated
blur, glowing highlights, and subtle prismatic color distortions.
Photographers can fluidly move the sharp area around the photo by
bending the flexible lens tubing.
Lensbaby 2.0 features an f2.0 aperture setting in addition to The
Original Lensbabys f2.8, f4.0, f5.6 and f8.0. With Lensbaby
2.0, a photographer can control the size of the sweet spot of sharp
focus by changing the apertures.
the aperture, the smaller the sweet spot of focus and the greater
the amount of graduated blurring in the photos surrounding area.
Lensbaby 2.0 also features a coated, high refractive index, low dispersion
optical glass doublet instead of the singled uncoated optical glass
element in The Original Lensbaby.
In the year since we launched The Original Lensbaby, we
learned many photographers wanted to create Lensbaby images that
had an even sharper sweet spot. Lensbaby 2.0s optic creates
a much sweeter sweet spot of focus, which allows photographers
to print large photos and see fine details like eye lashes or individual
threads of fabric in the sharp area. Photographers will also find
that Lensbaby which allows photographers to print large photos and
see fine details like eye lashes or individual threads of fabric in
the sharp area. Photographers will also find that Lensbaby rsions
of Lensbabies in their camera bags; others will naturally find a favorite.
We expect those who love soft focus, diffused images will gravitate
towards The Original Lensbaby, while photographers who want a brighter
lens with a very sharp sweet spot of focus and minimal diffusion will
favor Lensbaby 2.0.
Kevin Kubota, a professional photographer who used a prototype Lensbaby
2.0, was thrilled. The optic is bright and crisp. The images
have beautiful mix of clarity and dreaminess. I love using it with
my wedding work and find it perfectly suited to feminine portraits
like pregnancy and high school seniors. My customers love the new
look, said Kubota.
Lensbaby 2.0 also features a levitating magnetic aperture system that
makes changing apertures faster than with The Original Lensbaby, which
uses a rubber gasket to hold aperture disks in place. Lensbaby 2.0
uses three shielded magnets embedded inside the optics cup to suspend
metallicized plastic aperture disks just above the coated optical
glass doublet. When a photographer drops an aperture disk into Lensbaby
2.0, it quickly snaps into position. Removal is also very easy: Lensbabies
provides a complimentary Cell-Klear Lenspen® that the photographer
inserts through the center hole in the aperture disk to lift it out.
Lensbaby 2.0 is available for sale now at www.lensbabies.com for $150,
in camera mounts for virtually all SLR camera bodies. It will be rolled
out to specialty photographic supply stores starting in mid-April.
Lensbabies continues to offer The Original Lensbaby for $96.
Both Lensbaby 2.0 and The Original Lensbaby combine several
vintage camera technologies in a novel, patent-pending combination.
The shooter focuses a Lensbaby using the same general principle
used with a bellows camera, by moving the focusing collar in and out
with his or her fingertips. The photographer moves the sweet
spot of focus around the picture by bending the glass optic
out of a parallel position to the image capture plane, like a tilt-shift
Lensbabies, LLC is a Portland, Oregon based manufacturer and marketer
of selective focus SLR camera lenses. Lensbabies was launched in February
2004 by Craig Strong, a professional photographer and the inventor
of the patent pending Lensbaby selective focus SLR lens. Lensbabies
sells to photographers all over the world through its website, www.lensbabies.com,
at tradeshows, and through specialty photographic equipment retailers.
PROfessional Member Meg Madison created images from her 1st generation
La Mascota Tamales Christmas 2004
Camera: Nikon 1DX, Aperature: Lensbaby F4, Shutter: 60 sec, ISO: 400
Camera: Nikon 1DX, Aperature: Lensbaby F4, Shutter: 125 sec, ISO:
provided by Meg Madison are supplied by Women In Photography
See WIPI Recommend
2.0 Product Specs:
Brighter, Sharper, Faster selective focus photography
in mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Olympus E1, Minolta Maxxum,
Olympus OM, Canon FD, Leica R, Minolta Manual, Sigma, Contax/Yashica,
and Screw mounts
Length: right around 50 mm
Type: Manual, fingertip, actually
element: coated, high refractive index, low dispersion optical glass
Type: Interchangeable levitating magnetic apertures
f2.0, f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8
Focus: approximately 18 inches
Focus: infinity and beyond
Focus: approximately 10 inches (achieved by pushing on the back of
the focusing collar)
2.25" high x 2.5" wide
Suggested Retail Price: $150
Original Lensbaby and Lensbaby 2.0 Compared
Lensbaby 2.0 is brighter, sharper, and faster
f/2.0, f/2.8. f/4.0, f/5.6, f/8.0
f/4.0, f/5.6, f/8.0
Optical glass element
Coated, high refractive index, low dispersion optical glass doublet
single optical glass element
Levitating magnetically receptive aperture discs that float above
discs held in place with a friction fit rubber gasket
Contact: Sam Pardue, Co-CEO, Lensbabies,
LLC 503-516-5569, firstname.lastname@example.org
For release on March 21, 2004: 12:01 AM
recommends this product to every photographer who wants to have the
best possible research for pricing their photography. It's a must
have program and will bring great clarity to your photography promotion
and contract negotiations. One of the most frequest questions in photography
relates to "HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE..?" You won't have
to ask anyone that question again if you invest in yourself and purchase
this program. It's a great asset to photographers and image makers..!
For Immediate Release Contact: Therese Bagshaw
Director of Sales
Cradoc Corporation Releases fotoQuote Pro 5.0
The Industry Standard Price Guide for Stock and Assignment Photography
Version 5.0 has over 80 new Categories with completely updated Pricing
information including new technologies. Also has a new Interface,
Find screen, Notes window, and more.
Point Roberts, WA February 2004 Cradoc Corporation,
a major developer of computer software for the freelance photographer,
today announced the release of fotoQuote Pro 5. FotoQuote Pro 5 is
an electronic price guide for stock and assignment photography. FotoQuote
Pro 5 is the only source of pricing information for photographers
that gives you powerful Coaching help in every one of its 218 pricing
categories. FotoQuote not only helps you come up with a fair price
for your image license, but also gives you the inside information
you will need to help you negotiate and close the sale.
The changes in the photo industry are huge since we last released
the original fotoQuote in 1993, said Cradoc Bagshaw, President
of Cradoc Corporation and Creator of fotoQuote. I spent nearly
a year working on this update and I was surprised at how much time
it took to get a handle on what is currently happening in the photo
industry. I believe that there are two main reasons for the changes
I am seeing. The first is that two large stock agencies are dominating
the world markets. The other is that companies are using photographs
in many different ways because of digital technology and more targeted
advertising. The photo industry is transforming in major ways and
I wanted to be sure that fotoQuote Pro 5 would supply the photographer
with the information that he or she needs to understand and take advantage
of those changes.
FotoQuote automates the process of creating a quote for stock photography
submissions. Our research has shown that when a price quote
is given in writing instead of verbally there is a much higher chance
of getting the asking price, said Bagshaw. There are
fewer problems, including copyright infringement or rights grabs,
if the photographer is willing to take the time to send the client
the correct paperwork outlining the exact details of the job, including
usages and rights that are to be granted.
The Coach section is a very popular feature of fotoQuote and its
packed full of more negotiating and pricing information than ever
before. Its been compared to attending a weekend pricing seminar.
"FotoQuote is the number one program to help photographers gain
a clear picture on how to price their photographic images. Most photographers
would be nuts if they dont have fotoQuote, said photographer
Jean Ferro, the President of Women In Photography International.
Among fotoQuote Pro 5s new features are:
New Categories: There are over 80 new categories for a total
of 218. There are dozens of new categories that deal with new technologies
like, Film, Web, CD/DVD and Television.
New Interface: Using fotoQuote is greatly simplified. When
creating a quote you simply click a category tab: Advertising, Corporate,
Editorial, Electronic, etc, and select the usage you want. FotoQuote
once again runs in a single window making it easy to use with other
New Find Screen: There are so many categories in fotoQuote
Pro 5 weve added a new find screen that makes finding usages
easy. Just type in a word or phrase, click the find button, and you
will get a list of usages from throughout the program that match.
New Notes Window: Each of fotoQuotes main categories
now has a notes window that lets you keep multiple notes with sales
information for each of your transactions in that category.
New Updated Pricing: All of the prices have been carefully
reviewed from actual sales records, and raised or lowered to reflect
the current market.
Thanks for all your good work. I have used fotoQuote many times
to price sales and it has been invaluable at protecting me from seriously
under pricing my work. It gives me the confidence to offer a price,
based on your database, then clam up and let the client
do the rest of the talking. Plus your helpful tips and tutorials on
pricing unusual uses, negotiating and all the rest of it are a godsend
for those of us slogging it out in the freelance market, said
Jim Lawrence, photographer and writer.
Priced at $149.95, fotoQuote Pro 5 is an excellent value ($139.95
for the download version). An upgrade price for registered owners
of fotoQuote or fotoBiz is also available. Please view our web site
call us at 360-945-1380 for more specific details on upgrade pricing.
By popular demand fotoQuote is now available once again as a standalone
Founded in 1993 Cradoc Corporation is a leading developer of computer
software for the freelance photographer. Cradoc Corp also develops
fotoBiz the complete business management solution for the freelance
photographer. For more information visit www.fotobiz.net.
PO Box 1310
Point Roberts, WA 98281
The Lomolitos are single-use cameras
- disposable in cost and simple construction, but absolutely priceless
in sheer photo-impact. For the first time ever, a compact throwaway
(or more accurately, "throw to the developer") camera has
been fitted with our color-gel flash apparatus - resulting in the
hectic colorsplashing effects that we have all grown hopelessly addicted
to. Allow us to break it down:
The distinguishing feature - Lomolitos includes an integrated
color filter that can be switched on or off at will. Instantly, you
can add a burst of wild colored light into both your daytime and nightime
exposures. Each Lomolitos includes one of four tasty colors - yellow,
blue, red, or green.
Not cheaply made, but cheaply priced. Outside of being easy on
the purse, the low price of Lomolitos allows you to experiment with
each individual camera at will. Fiddle with the lens, try a crazy
mounted filter, play with the rear door - each Lomolitos begs to be
explored and modified. And the best news: the more you get, the cheaper
Lomolitos are small little things - tiny in weight and size -
that fit just about everywhere. The lens is focus free, and the color
gel needs merely a moment's attention to flick on and off. Given this
conveinence, there's no reason not to have a Lomolitos at the ready
for every given moment - ready to instantly slap your subject with
a burst of colored light and record a quick Lomograph through its
beady lens. Once your roll is finished, drop off your entire camera
with any 35mm developer.
Lomolitos flip the usual equation of one camera with multiple
rolls of film over to many cameras available simultaneuosly. This
means: color-splashed pictures from one hand with green and the other
with blue, a group of your 30 closest friends lighting up the party
all at once, one camera with a clear lens and one with a lens painted
with nail polish for before-and-after portrait, a camera always stashed
in your car for those unexpected roadside lomographs, exchanging a
Lomolito with your international friends to yield a few Lomographs
from each country, never reloading when time and Lomographic necessity
is of the essence, heart-pounding Lomolito-duels with your photographic
adversaries, and full-scale Lomographic power at your fingertips when
and wherever you need it!
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