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April 2006 News  
Sportsshooter.com: Infrared basketball photography
SPORTSSHOOTER.COM has published an article by freelance photographer Tom Dahlin who shot some unusual, and quite beautiful, infrared images on assignment for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Dahlin describes how he used a Canon EOS D60, modified to record infrared light, in conjunction with an Elinchrom flash that was filtered to emit only infrared illumination.
April 27, 2006 | FULL STORY 
PocketWizard PLUS II slated to ship in third quarter
LPA Design is prepping for release the PocketWizard PLUS II, a replacement for the entry-level PLUS wireless radio remote that melds transmitting and receiving functions into a single unit while also beefing up its usability in remote camera + strobe installations.
April 25, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits releases beta of Photo Mechanic 4.4.3
Camera Bits today has released a public beta version of Photo Mechanic 4.4.3, the next release of the pro photo browsing software for Mac and Windows. Highlighting the list of changes is the ability to upload directly to a PhotoShelter account in Photo Mechanic on both platforms, improved CD/DVD burning in the Windows version and numerous other fixes and enhancements. The Mac version of 4.4.3 also marks the return of RAW conversion to the program after a several-year absence, this time utilizing the RAW support built into the Mac OS.
April 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Apple introduces 17-inch MacBook Pro
Apple has announced its second Intel-based laptop, the 17-inch MacBook Pro, which will ship with a 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor. It will become available starting next week for a suggested list price of US$2,799.
April 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Mamiya to transfer camera business
Over the weekend initial sketchy reports have hardened into confirmed news that Mamiya O/P Co. Ltd. (Mamiya Japan) will be transferring its Optical Equipment Division, which makes Mamiya cameras and lenses, to a new company, Cosmo Digital Imaging Company, Ltd.
April 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
PDN/Nikon Self-Promotion Awards entry deadline is May 24, 2006
The Photo District News/Nikon Self-Promotion Awards, which honor self-promo campaigns produced by professional photographers, are now accepting entries. Submissions must be received by PDN no later than May 24, 2006 (or June 7, 2006 if you're willing to pay a $10 late fee).
April 20, 2006 | FULL STORY 
PictureCode releases Noise Ninja for Intel Macs
PictureCode today has posted Noise Ninja 2.1.1 beta 1 of the standalone version of the company's powerful noise reduction software. In addition to minor bug fixes, version 2.1.1 is being released for several different platform types, including Macs with Intel processors.
April 18, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture NX and Nikon View Pro release delayed
The release of both Nikon Capture NX and Nikon View Pro, two new software applications announced by Nikon this past February 21st, has been delayed. The debut of Capture NX has slipped from May 2006 to July 2006 and Nikon View Pro has slipped from May 2006 to an undetermined later date.
April 18, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Dallas Morning News, Todd Heisler win Pulitzers
The 2006 Pulitzer prizes have been announced with the staff of The Dallas Morning News winning the Breaking News Photography award and Todd Heisler of the Rocky Mountain News taking the Feature Photography prize.
April 17, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Jobo revises Giga Vu Pro evolution ship date
The ship date for the Giga Vu Pro evolution is now the end of May 2006, says Jobo AG marketing representative Michaela Dietrich. At the PMA trade show in late February of this year, Jobo staff were anticipating an April 2006 rollout, but a delay in the commencement of full production of the photo storage device has also meant a slippage in the release date.
April 15, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Staying sharp: A veteran news shooter seeks new challenges
Jens Dresling has been a news photographer every working day of his life. He sold his first picture when he was 15, to his tiny hometown newspaper in Elsinore, Denmark, the same town where, centuries earlier, another young man, called Hamlet, had some family troubles. But even after 25 years in the business, Dresling, today a staffer at the daily broadsheet Politiken, remains committed to making good pictures. We look at how he challenges himself to stay fresh.
April 15, 2006 | FULL STORY 
April 2006 issue of The Digital Journalist posted
The April 2006 issue of The Digital Journalist has been posted with articles on Gordon Parks and a television documentary called "Beyond Words: Photographers of War", among others.
April 14, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Apple publishes expanded Aperture user guide
Along with the release of Aperture 1.1 for Mac, Apple has published an expanded version of the user guide for the software as well as several other documents designed to get photographers up to speed with the new version.
April 13, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Aperture Hot Folder 1.1 available for download
Aperture Hot Folder v1.1 for Mac is a freeware AppleScript application that will monitor a folder and automatically import into Aperture photos arriving into that folder.
April 13, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Aperture 1.1 released; price drops to US$299
Apple today has released Aperture 1.1, a significant upgrade to its pro photo management and RAW conversion application. With the release of Aperture 1.1, the software is now US$299 in the U.S.
April 13, 2006 | FULL STORY 
RAW file support updated in Portfolio 8
Extensis has updated the RAW file support in Portfolio 8 for both Windows and Mac, as well as added a new file filter that enables the Windows version of Portfolio to catalog Microsoft Word and Excel documents.
April 12, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Official release of Capture One 3.7.4 slated for April 20
The official release of Capture One 3.7.4 (in PRO, LE and DB flavours) is slated for April 20, 2006, says Trine Voss, VP for Sales and Marketing of the software at Phase One, and will be a free update for licensed users.
April 11, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Rent lenses online at Rentglass.com
Rentglass.com rents Canon EOS lenses (and Nikon soon) online and will ship them to any of the 48 continental U.S. states. The company rents optics for periods of one to three weeks at prices, including 2-way shipping, that appear to be modestly lower than typical big-city rental houses. Super-telephotos, however, are not on their menu.
April 10, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 4.7 released
Bibble Labs has released v4.7 of both the Pro and Lite editions of its RAW workflow/conversion application, Bibble, which is available in versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update incorporates automated image optimization technology called Perfectly Clear from Athentech Technologies and adds support for the Canon EOS 30D and the Olympus E-330.
April 10, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Apple releases software to boot Windows XP on Intel-based Macs
Apple today released a public beta of Boot Camp, software that will allow Windows XP to boot on Intel-based Macs. It's available for download now as a limited time trial. The final version of Boot Camp will be available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard".
April 5, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Aperture TIFF export tweaked in OS X 10.4.6
Mac OS X 10.4.6, released today as a free update for Macs running an earlier version of OS X 10.4.x, slightly changes the TIFFs exported from Aperture. Specifically, exported TIFFs will now contain the EXIF shooting data found in the source picture. In addition, Aperture will no longer quit unexpectedly when exporting a file with keywords that contain twelve or more Cyrillic characters.
April 3, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Good blog: The Online Photographer
The Online Photographer, a 5-month-old blog run by longtime photography writer Mike Johnston, is regularly turning out interesting, eclectic, and thoughtful posts -- from Mike and several other contributors -- on a wide range of matters photographic. We check it often and are usually glad we did.
April 3, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Clothing optional in new addition to Craig's Actions
Photographer Craig Minielly has added an unbelievable new set to his collection of portrait treatment and production Actions for Photoshop. Called Naturalizers, the addition to the Craig's Actions line employs nano-pixel mapping technology - co-developed with NASA - to enable the removal of items of clothing from a subject, all at the touch of a button and without resorting to time-consuming and elaborate retouching techniques. UPDATE, APRIL 2: Yes, this was an April Fool's Day prank, and yes, we were in on it!
April 1, 2006 | 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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