March 8, 2006
Possibility of a Record-Breaking Year Sets Aside Predictions of Soft Sales Performance within Digital Imaging Industry
Press Release: PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, March 6, 2006 – According to leading consumer and retail information provider The NPD Group, forecasts show the U.S. digital camera market will generate close to $6.8 billion in revenue and sell a record-breaking 29.5 million units in 2006. The digital camera market is expected to increase by eight percent in revenue and 17 percent in units over 2005.
March 7, 2006
Removing dust from your digital SLR is tricky—but it can be done
Written by Christopher Breen
I recently found myself on board a cruise ship packed not only with Mac experts but also digital-camera gurus as well. With so many of the brightest brains in the business on board for the MacMania/Photoshop Fling cruise—and with nowhere but the Pacific Ocean for them to flee—I took the opportunity to confide my dirty little secret about my digital SLR camera: I had gunk on my sensor, and I didn’t have a clue how to safely remove it.
March 1, 2006
Source: The Luminous Landscape
Written by Michael Reichmann
Trade shows are always a good opportunity to gauge the state of health of any industry. Walking the isles and talking with both exhibitors as well as attendees provides insights into what people are thinking as well as what they may appear to be doing.
With this as preamble, here are some highly subjective observations on the current (March, 2006) state of the photographic industry. No gospel here, just opinion.
February 27, 2006
Written by Rob Galbraith
Apple has revealed that the next release of Aperture, the company’s pro photo workflow application, will be about more than just support for Macs using Intel processors. During a press briefing yesterday at the PMA 2006 trade show in Orlando, Florida, Aperture product manager Joe Schorr showed off numerous refinements in the upcoming v1.1, including what appears to be much-improved processing of RAW files, as well as greater control over contrast, sharpening and noise reduction during the RAW conversion.
February 27, 2006
New Module Will Improve Digital Imaging Workflow for Photographers Using Adobe Bridge
Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 27, 2006–Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR – News), a world leader in advanced digital media technologies today announced Lexar® Smart Download, an intelligent acquisition plug-in module that will allow photographers to rapidly download and manage images directly from their memory cards via Adobe® Bridge, a component of Adobe Creative Suite (CS2). On display at the Photo Marketing Association International Show (PMA), the new plug-in will make it possible for photographers to leverage advanced features offered by Lexar Professional ActiveMemory(TM) CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure Digital(TM) (SD) flash memory cards and will provide a productivity boost with the ability to manage multiple concurrent downloads using Lexar’s Professional Firewire and USB 2.0 CompactFlash Readers.
February 21, 2006
Press Release: LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 21, 2006–Canon, America’s choice for digital cameras(1), will showcase 22 new products at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) trade show, February 26th – March 1st (Canon Booth #3509), in Orlando, Fla.
February 20, 2006
Source: The New York Times
Written by Ian Austen
Like many serious amateur photographers, Chad Marek has a sense of brand loyalty that rivals the attachment of many sports fans to their home teams.
February 19, 2006
Source: The New York Times
Written by Alex Williams
MORGAN ADAMS, a recent college graduate, decided that her picture on her home page at MySpace.com had lingered a little too long, a full month. To snap a new one she called on the only photographer she thought she could trust: herself.
February 18, 2006
Source: USA TODAY
Written By Jefferson Graham
LOS ANGELES — Mary Pat Dorr is a longtime Southern California wedding and portrait photographer who has refused to switch to digital. She swears by film and the trusty Minolta film cameras she takes to all her jobs.
“I still believe film has better quality,” says Dorr. “And I’m not willing to switch.”
February 16, 2006
Source: Motley Fool via Yahoo
Written by Jeremy MacNealy
Peter Lynch’s book One Up On Wall Street argues that the average person doesn’t have to look far to find knockout investments; we can begin by looking around in our day-to-day life. Applying this street-sense mentality, he offers the following example: