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Fashionable Wedding Photography: Roundtable with Claudio Basso on April 17th

April 15, 2009

At this Webinar our speakers, David Fisher & Claudio discuss:

* The importance of understanding the concept of fashion and how it is created
* Making the most of your environment
* Avoiding the “cheesy” image
* What is “Fashion Flair” and how to successfully add that style to your photography

During this Webinar, you have exclusive advantages:
1. Interact one on one with our special speakers. Ask questions & get the answers you need!
2. Automatic Chance to Win one of three Prize Giveaways of the Metz 45 Cl-4 Digital Handle Mount Flash, a value of $474.The 3 winners will be announced at the end of the Webinar, so you must attend the Webinar in its entirety, from beginning until end to qualify for a chance to win.*
3. FREE recorded version on the entire webinar. Within 24 hours of the event, you will automatically receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar.

Special guest Claudio Basso is renowned from Milan to London, Paris and New York for creating editorial for prestigious magazines such as American and Italian Vogue, New York Woman, French Elle, Vanity and Grazia. The elegance of his work has also contributed to such prominent catalogues as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and Bonwitt Teller. Enriched by twenty something years behind the camera with a unique style that combines sensuality, elegance and sophisticated photography.

*In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must have a valid United States address and a valid email address upon registration.

Note: Webinars are now available by audio podcast via VOIP and a standard phone line. If you attend following the audio podcast online, be sure to have speakers or a headset.

Offical Link For Information & Registration

Nik Software Announces Silver Efex Pro™ Update for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2

April 9, 2009

San Diego, CA (April 8, 2009) – Nik Software announces today that Silver Efex Pro, its popular digital photographic plug-in offering the most advanced, complete, and straightforward black-and-white solution, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. The update is available now as a free download to current owners of Silver Efex Pro.

“With Silver Efex Pro now joining Viveza and Color Efex Pro for Lightroom, three of our most powerful products offer photographers even more efficient ways to apply image enhancements seamlessly within Lightroom,” said Michael J. Slater president and CEO of Nik Software. “Our goal is to provide compatibility with popular photo applications such as Lightroom. Offering these free updates for Lightroom enables our users to continue their workflow using their favorite plug-in products regardless of which application they use.”

“Silver Efex Pro installs as a plug-in for Lightroom 2.3, itself a free update from earlier versions and available for download here. Once installed, Silver Efex Pro is accessible via the Lightroom Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the plug-in within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original. It also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for everyday tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time and increasing productivity for photographers.”

Nik Software Announces Silver Efex Pro™ Update for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2

Photobucket Launches Mobile Photo Application with Danger

March 20, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Photobucket (http://photobucket.com), the Web’s premiere standalone photo and video sharing site, today announced the availability of a mobile Photobucket application exclusively for the T-Mobile Sidekick. Built in conjunction with Danger, Inc. (a Microsoft subsidiary), the software services provider for the mobile device, this feature-rich application enables users to access and interact with Photobucket media directly from anywhere.

The new application provides users with the richest mobile experience to date. Users upload photos and videos from their handset directly to their Photobucket album. From here, there are a number of options, including adding and editing titles, descriptions and tags, as well as rotating and resizing images. Additionally, users can:

  • Create a Photobucket account
  • Log into Photobucket to access their albums
  • Browse and search images and videos on Photobucket
  • Browse other users’ albums
  • Share images

“Photobucket is thrilled to team up with Danger to bring subscribers the most comprehensive mobile application for Photobucket to date,” said Alex Welch, President of Photobucket. “Photobucket is always seeking out ways to make photo sharing easier and more convenient and this collaboration enables our users to share and manage their photos easily while on the go.”

Users can download the application on-the-fly, directly from the on-device catalog and use it on a subscription basis for $1.99 per month. It’s easy to create a free Photobucket account for users that don’t already have one, from http://photobucket.com or directly from within the application. For more information, please visit http://photobucket.com/mobile.

Press Release and Information From Imaging Resource.

iSynth: Microsoft’s Photosynth on the iPhone

March 11, 2009

I’m really impressed by Microsoft’s Photosynth, clearly an interesting direction in photography and the web. (Still haven’t seen it yet? Take this walk around the Great Pyramid of Giza. HDR treated, no less.) Today TechCrunch is reporting that the iPhone can now join the fun with iSynth:

iSynth brings much of the functionality of the original Photosynth to the iPhone, and for the most part it works well. In fact, the touch-screen interface makes the experience even more intuitive than the original – tapping on the screen causes the app to zoom in on the highlighted photo, shifting the viewer’s position in the 3D scene.

 

iSynth Brings Microsoft’s Powerful 3D Photo Viewer Photosynth To The iPhone