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Exhibitions...

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, Oklahoma City, features the images of Yousuf Karsh and Peter Dombrovskis, on display in the Fred and Jayne Quellmalz Main Gallery through March 31. An induction ceremony was held last month to honor Karsh, Dombrovskis, and Disderi.

Upcoming Workshops...

This year's Gostin Photo Workshops, run by Ira Gostin, include three by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich of the San Francisco Chronicle; one on travel photography by Brenda Tharp and Doug Keister, with a travel writing symposium by expert Julie Fanselow; plus Gostin's own workshops, which stretch through Nevada and California. For more info, call (775) 333-9173 or visit www.GostinWorkshops.com.

From June 29 through July 5, 2003, The New Mexico Photography Field School presents "Places of the Spirit: New Mexico's Catholic Churches Through Photography," which explores beautiful churches throughout northern New Mexico. Check out www.photofieldschool.com for additional workshops.

Industry News...

DigitalCustom and Image Arts Sign Agreement

DigitalCustom Group (www.digitalcustom.com) and Image Arts Etc. (www.iaetc.com) have penned an agreement under which DigitalCustom will provide creative imaging services and support to Image Arts Etc. franchises for DigitalCustom's complete line of creative-art treatments. DigitalCustom's treatments involve artist-executed custom digital editing techniques to create new artworks that simulate an original oil or watercolor painting, pastel illustration on native media, as well as hand-caricatures and illustrations.

New York City photographer Jay Maisel (www.jaymaisel.com) was the latest presenter at the Hallmark Institute of Photography (www.hallmark-institute.com). The Hallmark Institute is a one-of-a-kind educational venue for the serious photography student with the desire to make a living in photography. Students attend full time for 10 intense months, immersing in 1,400 hours of photography and business. During his session, Maisel also signed copies of his book, A Tribute, and chatted with students one-on-one. Nikon sponsored the presentation.

Product News...

(www.polaroid.com) introduces the Digital Miniportrait (DMP), a self-contained, compact, digital/thermal printing system; and Polaroid T690 Professional Film, technologically engineered for proofing and document I.D.

Lexar Media, Inc. (www.lexarmedia.com) announced plans to manufacture and distribute Memory Stick PRO. The new media, when produced by Lexar Media, will integrate the company's proprietary controller technology to achieve advanced speed performance. Available in 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB, Memory Stick PRO will feature MagicGate, a copyright protection technology for authentication and encryption.

Prop developer American Rotational Molding (www.americanrotational.com/countrygarden.shtml) has unveiled three lightweight prop rocks featuring natural-looking textures, ridges, and colors for realistic visual appeal. The non-reflective, rugged rocks are rotationally molded in one seamless piece from weatherproof, UV-resistant polyethylene to endure any indoor or outdoor conditions without fading, discoloring, or cracking.

Roland (www.rolanddga.com) introduces its Hi-Fi JET Pro II, which prints up to three times as fast as previous models. With more than 100 technical enhancements, the Pro II Series can print up to 300 sq. ft./hr at 450 dpi. The wide-format inkjets can also print up to 1440 x 1440 dpi with huge color gamut for fine art reproduction and photography.

The Giclée Printers Association (GPA) recently certified Roland's Hi-Fi JET Pro II pigment printers for producing TruGiclee fine-art reproductions, a standard which distinguishes fine art reproductions printed with the most advanced techniques and equipment. The GPA has also approved Roland's pigment ink, Concord Rag fine art paper, BullDog NIJ and NIJ Matte canvas, and BullDog Ultra coating.

Imacon is shipping the Ixpress digital camera back. In conjunction with this product release, Imacon has also launched a new website dedicated to the Ixpress, www.ixpress.dk. The website contains detailed product information and gives customers the ability to register for a demo and order a CD or DVD movie detailing the features of the new product.

Extensis (www.extensis.com/portfolio61) announces availability of Portfolio 6.1. Built specifically for Mac OS X, Portfolio 6.1 features an Aqua interface, redesigned top to bottom for Mac OS X; fast access to catalogs; support for PDF files; and long-file name support.

The latest version of the Kodak ProShots system, announced by Kodak Professional (www.kodak.com/go/professional), connects wedding and portrait studios to their customers and labs to create sales opportunities and simplify workflows. It's integrated with their PhotoDesk software, digital camera backs, SLRs (including the DCS Pro 14n digital camera), ML-500 and 8500 thermal printers, Kodak's lab digitization workflow software, and hardware powered by Digital Print Production software.


   







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