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Award Winners...

White Glove owners Larry Crandall and Paul Thompson came away from the PPA National Convention with three award-winning books entered in the wedding album competition.
One book, submitted by Thompson, was awarded a merit for excellence and was classified as the smallest "album" entry ever submitted in national competition. It measured less than 3 inches by 4 inches. The judges were overwhelmed with the creativity displayed in this White Glove First Edition book.
Thompson also received an award of merit for a book (this one measured 8.5x12) entered into national competition.
The highest honor went to Crandall, who was awarded one of the top five albums nationwide by the Print Competition Committee for his submission of "The marriage of Kristin and Tim".
All three books were created by White Glove First Edition Books, which specializes in uniquely designed "coffee table" style books. Crandall and Thompson personally design the books White Glove produces, drawing on their more than 45 years of firsthand experience in the wedding photography business.
Unlike traditional photographs mounted onto album pages, the three award-winning books were created on Epson's Gemini Portrait Printing System, using a non-photographic process of printing archival ink onto enhanced matte paper.
For more information, visit www.wgbooks.com, call (714) 841-6900.


Derek Fell, a well-known gardening writer and photographer, received the Garden Writers Association of America (GWAA) Garden Globe Top 10 Award for Best Talent in Photography for the book Van Gogh's Gardens, published by Simon & Schuster.
Fell is now a finalist for the Garden Globe Award of the Year, the highest honor bestowed on a horticultural communicator.
This award was announced at the 54th annual GWAA Symposium in Seattle, August 5, 2002.
To view all the recipients, log on to www.gwaa.org/awards.


Sinar p3 Wins TIPA Award

The Sinar p3 has won the TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Award as "best professional product 2002/2003". The jury representing 32 European photographic magazines, said, "With the Sinar p3, the professional photographer has a new, handy tool specially designed for digital photography, with Swiss precision and sizes smaller than most view cameras."


Product News...

Nikonusa.com Launches Digital Tech Support Center

Nikon Inc. today announced the addition of a Digital Tech Support Center to the existing information and services provided on its product website, NikonUSA.com. Within the Digital Tech Support Center, visitors can now quickly and easily gain access to valuable technical information about Nikon digital imaging products, including product FAQs, firmware upgrades, new software uploads, and various additional technical information for Nikon digital SLR cameras, Coolpix digital cameras, and Coolscan film scanners.
The new Digital Tech Support Center includes the collection of information previously available through NikonTechUSA, combined with the user-friendly NikonUSA interface. The result is a site where digital camera and Coolscan owners can visit to learn about all digital product upgrades and technical service updates, information on repairs, Microsoft, and Mac OS product compatibility, and even upgrades and trial versions of NikonView and Capture browsing and photo-editing software.

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