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January 2004 News  
WHNPA Eyes of History 2004 contest results posted this weekend
The White House News Photographers' Association (WHNPA) annual photo contest, The Eyes of History 2004, is being judged today and tomorrow. The winning photos will be posted on the WNHPA web site through the weekend as the judging progresses....
January 31, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon USA posts comprehensive EOS-1D Mark II info
Canon USA has posted a comprehensive sales guide, white paper and brochure on the EOS-1D Mark II....
January 29, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces two new zoom lenses
Accompanying the unveiling of the EOS-1D Mark II is the announcement of two new Canon zoom lenses, the EF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM and EF70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM.
January 29, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon unveils EOS-1D Mark II
Canon today has announced the successor to the EOS-1D. Dubbed the EOS-1D Mark II, the 1-2 punch of the new model is its ability to record 8.2 million pixel photos at a sprightly 8.5 fps, making it the first digital SLR ever to incorporate truly high resolution image capture and an ultra-quick frame rate into a single camera model.
January 28, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces Coolwalker MSV-01
Among the spate of product announcements from Nikon today is the COOLWALKER MSV-01, a digital wallet-type device that sports a 30GB drive, CompactFlash card slot, 2.5" LCD review screen, support for JPEG, TIFF, NEF, QuickTime Motion JPEG and WAV format files, a USB 2.0 port for connection to a Mac or Windows...
January 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Nikon reveals details of upcoming D70 digital SLR
Nikon today has taken the wraps off the D70, which it first revealed was in development late in 2003. Though aimed squarely at the same market segment as Canon's EOS Digital Rebel/300D, its impressive list of features for an entry-level camera are likely to make it a worthy competitor to the EOS 10D and Nikon's own D100 when it ships this spring.
January 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Speedlight SB-600 joins Nikon flash lineup
Nikon is rolling out a little brother to the SB-800: the Nikon Speedlight SB-600 offers many of the SB-800's features, including wireless mutiple flash triggering with the D2H and D70, but has a lower guide number, no Auto Aperture sensor on the flash and a lower expected selling price.
January 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
8MP Nikon Coolpix 8700 unveiled
Entering the 8MP compact camera arena is the Nikon Coolpix 8700. In addition to its high-resolution sensor, the camera features an 8x zoom (35mm-280mm equivalent), electronic viewfinder, RAW format support and more. It's expected to ship in March 2004. Nikon Coolpix 8700 Additional details are in a Nikon USA press release: Press Release...
January 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
The Santa Fe Workshops schedule: February/March
The Santa Fe Workshops schedule for February and March includes the following topics and instructors: Publishing the Photographic Book(Sam Abell, Leah Bendavid-Val & Mim Adkins) B&W Digital Darkroom Techniques(Carlan Tapp) National Geographic Expeditions: On Assignment in Santa Fe(David Alan Harvey and Susan Welchman)...
January 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Tamrac Photo/Digital Computer Backpack
Tamrac recently introduced the Model 5259 Digital Computer Backpack designed to carry digital SLR equipment and a laptop. List price in the U.S. is US$279.95....
January 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
DSLR Remote Pro for Canon cameras released
Breeze Systems DSLR Remote Pro for Windows, released today, enables the remote control and previewing of photos from a tethered Canon EOS-1D, EOS-1Ds, EOS 10D or EOS Digital Rebel/300D.
January 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Adobe Creative Suite tour
Through February and the first half of March, Adobe will be conducting a tour of 12 U.S. cities to demonstrate the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, Acrobat 6.0 Professional, and others). The 4-hour sessions are free....
January 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Globe and Mail: Digital cameras shutter era of film
Darkrooms are being phased out in favour of computers and digital photography in retail stores and on college campuses across Canada, says a story in the Globe and Mail....
January 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Camera Works: One Photographer's Return to Film
Frank Van Riper discusses One Photographer's Return to Film in a column in the Camera Works section of the washingtonpost.com web site....
January 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Creativepro.com: Photoshop How-To: Painting with Light
Creativepro.com has published a tutorial by John Paul Caponigro explaining his technique for combining multiple exposures to add highlights and shadows to an image. The article is a PDF excerpt from Caponigro's book Adobe Photoshop Master Class: John Paul Caponigro, Second Edition....
January 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
NAPP: Photoshop CS resource center
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals has put together a resource center for Photoshop CS that includes more than 50 articles, tutorials, screen captures, and downloadable video clips.    ...
January 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Kanguru announces FC-RW flash card-to-CD burner
Kanguru has announced the FC-RW, a standalone device for burning data from a flash media card onto a CD. The FC-RW measures 6 x 8 x 2 inches, weighs two pounds, and apparently runs on AC power only. It's available directly from Kanguru for US$199.95....
January 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Registration now open for Northern Short Course
Registration is now open for the Northern Short Course in Photojournalism, which will take place March 11-13, 2004 near Providence, RI, USA. The fee to attend all three days is US$230, but members of certain professional organizations can attend for US$175, and students can register for US$95....
January 21, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces US$1,000 "off-invoice discount" on DCS Pro 14n
Kodak has announced a US$1,000 "off-invoice discount" on the DCS Pro 14n. The offer is valid on purchases made from authorized Kodak Professional dealers in the United States and Puerto Rico and runs from 1/19/2004 through 3/31/2004.
January 20, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Alera introduces Slim Cruiser Quad DVD+R/RW external recorder
Alera has announced the Slim Cruiser Quad and Slim Cruiser Quad Plus portable external DVD+R/RW recorders. Both are less than an inch thick and feature 4X DVD write speeds. The Quad Plus is equipped with an integrated Li-on rechargeable battery pack. List prices in the U.S. are US$399 for the...
January 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
PDNOnline: Uncertain future for NFL photo archive
PDNOnline reports that contributing photographers to the USA's National Football League photo archive have been offered a new contract proposal by the NFL. The new proposal requires photographers to grant the NFL "exclusive rights to license the photos in perpetuity" in exchange for certain annual minimum payment guarantees, but many photographers...
January 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Kodak discontinues the manufacture of DCS Pro Back line
Kodak last week began informing dealers of their decision to cease manufacturing of their DCS Pro Back line of medium format digital backs. Instead, says a memo to Kodak Professional retailers, "Kodak will focus its digital camera development resources on the growing segment of professional digital SLR users," suggesting that new digital models in 35mm-style bodies are in Kodak's future.
January 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
2003 Southern Short Course contest winners online
Winning entries from the 2003 Southern Short Course news photography contest can be viewed on the SSC web site....
January 18, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Aperture: Salgado exhibits in two US locations
Aperture's Traveling Exhibitions Programs is sponsoring Sebastiao Salgado shows at Duke University in North Carolina and the University of Miami in Florida. Both exhibits begin February 1 and run through late March. A third Aperture exhibit, a 50-year retrospective of images of China that includes work by Robert Capa, will be...
January 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Press tent must-have: USB beverage warmer
Captioning photos after a double-overtime winter playoff game? Deploy your USB-powered beverage warmer and savor hot coffee long after envious colleagues are sipping cold swill. It's available here for US$9.99 in the US....
January 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Registration now open for Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop
Applications are now being accepted for the Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop, which takes place June 4-9 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, USA. The cost of the workshop is US$650....
January 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
PhotoshopWorld 2004 to take place in San Francisco
The PhotoshopWorld Conference and Expo is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from March 1-3, 2004, with a pre-conference track commencing on February 29, 2004. For information on the event and to register, see the PhotoshopWorld web site....
January 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
eWeek: The Year of the Mobile Worker
Photographers interested in developments in wireless connectivity for road warriors might want to browse through eWeek's roundup of wireless news and commentary pieces in which the magazine declares that 2004 will be the year of the mobile worker....
January 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Registration now open for Southern Short Course
Registration is now open for the Southern Short Course in News Photography, which will be held April 1-4 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. The registration fee is US$60 (US$30 for students)....
January 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
MacCentral: Kano debuts double-sided DVD+R media
MacCentral reports on new double-sided DVD+R media, jointly developed by Kano and Verbatim. The discs have a capacity of 9.4GB, are compatible with all existing DVD+ recorders and players, and will cost US$9.99 each in the U.S....
January 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Washington Post: Best of 2003 posted
The Best of the Post 2003 features galleries in 5 categories showcasing the best photography from the Washington Post in the past year....
January 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
January 2004 issue of The Digital Journalist now online
The January 2004 issue of The Digital Journalist features photos from Philip Jones Griffiths' book Agent Orange: "Collateral Damage" in Viet Nam as well as a look inside Saddam's Spider Hole by Chris Hondros....
January 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Reuters: Kodak exiting film camera business
A Reuters report says Kodak will stop selling film cameras in Canada, the US and Western Europe by the end of 2004....
January 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
iView MediaPro for Mac upgraded to 2.0.2
iView MediaPro 2.0.2 for Mac, a free update for registered users of v2.0, is now available for download....
January 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
IDG News: Airline to offer in-flight WiFi e-mail
An interesting IDG News story published on the PCWorld web site describes plans by Emirates Airline of the United Arab Emirates to install WiFi wireless LANs on the company's new Airbus jets. The article also links to an earlier story about the upcoming Connexion by Boeing high-speed in-flight Internet service....
January 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
PDNOnline: 2003 PDN/Nikon self-promotion award winners
Winning entries for the 2003 PDN/Nikon self-promotion awards can be viewed at the PDNOnline web site....
January 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
ImageStore image management app announced
U.S. software developer, Through The Lens, Inc., has announced a new image cataloging and management program called ImageStore. It's compatible only with Windows 2000 and XP and is available on CD only for US$49.95....
January 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Denis Reggie digital wedding workshop schedule, 2004
Well-known wedding photographer Denis Reggie has scheduled "Digital Wedding Photojournalism" workshops for March, April, and May of 2004....
January 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
FocusFixer v1.3.1 released
U.K. software developer FixerLabs has released version 1.3.1 of FocusFixer, a Photshop plug-in designed to improve sharpness in out-of-focus pictures. A downloadable demo is available, and a full license costs US$57 (+ VAT in EU)....
January 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
News.com: Adobe, others slip anticounterfeiting code into apps
Photoshop and other imaging applications contains code to detect whether files being opened contain images of currencies from several different, unspecified nations, says a story on CNET News.com. ...
January 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Creativepro: Photoshop CS review
Creativepro.com has published Bruce Fraser's review of Photoshop CS. Fraser's opinion? "If you shoot digital, or do serious work with high-bit imagery, this upgrade is a must-have."...
January 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Time magazine freelancer Teru Kuwayama's Iraq blog
New York photographer Teru Kuwayama, freelancing for Time in Iraq since December 14, has been writing occasional entries in a weblog while he waits for his images to transmit....
January 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Verizon plans rapid expansion of U.S. 3G wireless network
Verizon Wireless has announced plans to dramatically expand its so-called "3G" wireless data network, dubbed BroadbandAccess and already available in two U.S. cities. According to a Verizon press release, BroadbandAccess will be available "throughout significant portions of the Verizon Wireless national [U.S.] footprint" by this summer. The network, based on...
January 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Seth Resnick/D-65 digital workshop schedule for 2004
Seth Resnick's digital photography education firm, D-65, has scheduled four six-day workshops, taglined "Digital Workflow, Not Work Slow", for 2004 in the U.S. Locations include Miami, New York City, New Orleans, and Denver, and the workshop fee is US$999, not including airfare, lodging, or meals....
January 8, 2004 | FULL STORY 
NPPA's Best of Photojournalism contest opens
The NPPA's annual Best of Photojournalism contest is now accepting entries for 2004. The deadline for still photojournalism and still editing submissions is February 13, 2004....
January 8, 2004 | FULL STORY 
EZQuest introduces Boa Slim DVD+/-R/RW
EZQuest has announced the Boa Slim DVD+/-R/RW, an external optical drive that can burn DVDs or CDs, weighs less than a pound, and measures only .75 inches thick. It's Windows and Mac compatible, connects via FireWire or USB 2.0, and lists for US$319.00 in the U.S....
January 7, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Nikon introduces a trio of new film scanners
Nikon has announced three new film scanners, the Coolscan V ED, the Super Coolscan 5000 ED, and the Super Coolscan 9000 ED. All three will be available this month, and suggested list prices in the U.S. are US$599.95 for the Coolscan V ED, US$1099.95 for the Super Coolscan 5000, and...
January 7, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Nikon posts WT-1/WT-1A Configurator software
Nikon this week has posted WT-1/WT-1A Configurator software for Windows. The application assists in the creation of a settings file for the WT-1/WT-1A Wireless Transmitter which can be loaded into the D2H from a CompactFlash card. A Mac version is planned, though no release date has been set. Nikon USA WT-1A Configurator...
January 6, 2004 | FULL STORY 
A report on processing performance
A report on the processing performance of PC and Mac computers in pro digital photography.
January 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Joyce Tenneson in Dyna-Lite's "V.I.P. Spotlight"
Portrait photographer Joyce Tenneson is briefly profiled in Dyna-Lite's current "V.I.P. Spotlight"....
January 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Chimera announces Octaplus lightbank
Chimera has announced the Octaplus, a presumably octagonal softbox ("lightbank", in Chimera terminology) that's available in 3-ft. and 5-ft. versions. For location shooters seeking flexibility with the lowest weight, the 5-ft. version is convertible to a 7-ft. lightbank via an expansion module. No pricing information is available yet....
January 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
NikonNet's January Legend Behind the Lens is James Kay
Outdoor sports and skiing photographer James Kay is profiled for January's Legend Behind the Lens feature at NikonNet.  ...
January 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
SportsShooter: Terrill's Take on the Nikon D2H
SportsShooter has published another article on the Nikon D2H. Written by Los Angeles-based AP staff photographer Mark Terrill, it looks at both the camera's core systems and the image quality it produces....
January 3, 2004 | FULL STORY 
KaptureView 35 digital SLR view camera adapter
The KaptureView 35 lends view camera movements to your Canon EOS-1Ds or Kodak DCS Pro 14n by allowing either camera to be mounted to a Sinar P or Horseman view camera body. It's available directly from The Kapture Group for US$2495.00 in the U.S....
January 2, 2004 | FULL STORY 
ICP: January Workshops
The International Center for Photography in New York City is running numerous workshops in January, including "Photoshop Crash Course" and "Digital Studio Lighting"....
January 2, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Rocky Mountain News story in Digital Newsbook format
The Rocky Mountain News has published a Digital Newsbook version of the paper's special report, "Dividing the Waters". The Kent Format Digital Newsbook, developed by Kent State University in the U.S., is a new Adobe PDF-based format for distributing newspaper stories and pictures on standard computers and pen-based Tablet PCs....
January 2, 2004 | FULL STORY 
SportsShooter: D2H: Good News or Bad News?
SportsShooter's Bert Hanashiro has published an interesting article on the Nikon D2H. D2H: Good News or Bad News features quotes from sports photographers across the US on the strengths and weaknesses of Nikon's latest digital SLR. The article has prompted an equally interesting response from Ed Betz, a NY-area photojournalist that...
January 1, 2004 | FULL STORY 
  XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (View)
  LPA Design announces PocketWizard Plus III transceiver (View)
  Announced: Nikon D800 with 36.15 million image pixel sensor (View)
  Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694) (View)
  Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (View)
  Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi (View)
  Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X (View)
  Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR (View)
  First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 (View)
  Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910 (View)
  Feature: Stephen Mallon shoots a bridge's journey (View)
  Feature: Wildlife shooter Scott Linstead captures slices of time (View)
  Tip: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (View)
  Review: Nikon's J1 and V1 cameras and 1 Nikkor lenses (View)
  Canon announces 17.92 million image pixel EOS-1D X (View)
  Feature: William B. Plowman goes underground (View)
  Feature: Joel Hawksley starts a photography career (View)
  Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (View)
  Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2 (View)
  Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2 (View)
  Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes (View)
  Photosmith iPad app now available (View)
  Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2) (View)
  Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (View)
  Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated (View)
  Feature: Crisp light, great moments typify the wedding photography of Cliff Mautner (View)
  Review: Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack (View)
  Review: blueSLR remote trigger and geolocation system for Nikon (View)
  Patent infringment suit filed on eve of 344MHz Phottix Atlas production (updated) (View)
  Dynalite revamps power pack lineup, releases high performance 1600ws pack (View)
  Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated) (View)
  A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (View)
  PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 for Nikon head to dealers (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 2 (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 1 (View)
  Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch (View)
  Canon Expo 2010 kicks off in New York (View)
  Fighter jet crash "one of the most unforgettable moments," says photographer (View)
  Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark IV autofocus performance (View)
  PLM umbrellas offer sweet combo of efficiency and softness (View)
  A first look at Nikon D3S high ISO image quality, plus the new 70-200mm f/2.8 (View)
  LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 provides premium portable power for strobes (View)
  DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone comes to life in v1.1 (View)
  Revamped MacBook Pro line delivers top-notch display quality (View)
  A look inside Nikon's Sendai digital SLR factory (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark III autofocus performance (View)
  Notes from Canon headquarters (View)
  Staying sharp: A veteran news shooter seeks new challenges (View)
  Beneath the waves with the Nikon D2X (View)
  Alex Majoli points and shoots (View)
  A look back at the NC2000 (View)
  Shooting the D1X for National Geographic (View)

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