The Art of Photographing Water; Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls, Streams and Seashores by Cub Kahn (ISBN 1-58428-060-3) is now available from Amherst Media. Everything a photographer ever wanted to know about photographing water is discussed in this new book. The book is illustrated throughout with a variety of color photographs. Author Cub Kahn is a professional nature photographer, writer and environmental educator. For more information, visit www.amherstmedia.com.
Alexandra "Sasha" Rudensky has been selected as the recipient of the first annual Leica Camera/Jim Marshall Photo Scholarship. The award ceremony was held in June, where Jim Marshall and Leica representatives were on hand to personally present Ms. Rudensky with the prestigious award. In addition to a $2,500 cash prize, Rudensky received a Leica M6TTL and a 35mm f/2 aspheric Leica lens. Pictured (left to right): Tom Brichta, Alexandra Rudensky, Jim Marshall.
Fall Colors Across North America
Fall Colors Across North America, a traveling exhibit of nature photography by Anthony E. Cook opened in September at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA and will be on display until January 6, 2002. The show features over 40 photographs from Cook's newest book, Fall Colors Across North America. Cook traveled across the continent from the Alaskan tundra to the swamps of Louisiana. For more information regarding the exhibit, visit www.CarnegieMuseums.org/cmnh.
The Photoshop 6 Wow! Book (ISBN 0-201-72208-9) by Linnea Dayton and Jack Davis is now available from Peachpit Press. The Photoshop 6 Wow! Book was designed for beginners through advanced users of Adobe Photoshop 6. The authors show readers how to get the most out of version 6 of Photoshop. Expanded coverage includes detailed guidelines for retouching and enhancing photos, tips and techniques for painting and drawing, and image processing and animation for the Web with ImageReady 3.0. The accompanying Wow! CD-Rom is loaded with before and after tutorials and libraries of new Wow! Patterns, custom shapes, and more that users can apply to their own work as well as an Instructor's guide pdf for educators. For more information, visit www.peachpitpress.com.
Express Digital's software, Internet and lab connectivity solutions have been chosen to drive Princess Cruises' new Internet-based photo services. Princess has continually broken new ground with cutting edge technology, including a wide range of digital photography innovations. Princess will use Express Digital's software to power its Internet-based photo sales capability currently being tested on www.princess.com. The "My Princess Photos" feature enables passengers to conveniently view and purchase photos taken during their vacation, even after they return home.
Eastman Kodak Wins Emmy Award
Eastman Kodak Company has received an Emmy Award for its role in the development of the consumer camcorder. The award was presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which also named Hitachi, JVC, Matsushita, and Sony as co-recipients. Kodak was recognized for its pioneering work in the development of image sensors with integral color filter arrays which, for the first time, allowed a single solid-state sensor to produce a color image.
West Point is the latest book from photographer Marcia Lippman. As an Artist-in-Residence, Ms. Lippman spent a year with the cadets of West Point, photographing them and life at the academy. West Point is distributed by Advanced Global Distribution and contains 80 black and white photos printed in Tritone.
Leica Camera and Minox have expanded the collection of Leica Classic Cameras with the addition of the Leica If. The Leica If joins the Leica IIIf and M3 miniatures in the series. The If classic camera was first available in 1951 and the first edition produced a total of 2200 cameras. Another 1300 were made between 1952 and 1956. The miniature If uses Minox miniature 8x11mm film. Optional accessories include an attachable 15mm viewfinder, flash unit, case, strap and lens cap.
Polaroid's "Life of the Party" Holiday Sweepstakes
Polaroid launched their "Life of the Party" promotion to encourage consumers to use Polaroid cameras and film at their seasonal celebrations. The centerpiece of the promotion is an instant-win sweepstakes game open to U.S. residents that can be played on- or off-line, giving consumers the chance to win $100,000 to throw the "party of a lifetime."
At retail, consumers will find a scratch-off game ticket in specially marked packages of Polaroid products. Consumers also may register to participate in the sweepstakes on the Internet, at www.polaroid.com/party. Consumers who come to visit the site will also find unique ideas for using Polaroid cameras and film at their next party.
The Life of the Party promotion ends March 31, 2002.