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Hossein Farmani, founder of the Lucie Awards and co-founder of the Palm Springs Photo Festival, and Jeff Dunas, creative director and co-founder of PSPF, announced this year’s Lucie Awards honorees. They include Elliot Erwitt, Kenro Izu, and Eugene Richards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for October 15, in New York City. The Lucie Awards will also celebrate top winners from the International Photography Awards competition, The International Photographer of the Year, The Discovery of the Year, and The Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year.

Eugene Richards Kenro Izu Elliot Erwitt
Eugene Richards
Kenro Izu
Elliot Erwitt

The Academy of Art University’s School of Graphic Design (www.academyart.edu) announced the five student scholarship winners from its annual Spring Show and portfolio review. The Academy's Spring Show drew more than 1,400 attendees. Recipients of this year’s student scholarship awards are: Tiffany L. Ricardo, Travis Retter, Daniel Patrick Liston, Andrew Johnson, and Priya Rajan.

Workshops

Stephen Johnson (www.sjphoto.com/workshops) is offering field and lab workshops, as well as critiques, throughout the summer. Programs include: From Raw to Print in One Week, Professional Image Editing, Fine-Art Digital Printing Hands-On, Fundamentals of Digital Photography, and Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierra.

Product News

ARGRAPH CORPORATION (www.argraph.com) is now offering free Zigview S2 accessories. Buy a Zigview S2 and receive a free transceiver cable and shutter release cable. With these two products you can remotely view and fire your camera from up to five feet away, and as far as 70 feet with additional extensions.

CANTO SOFTWARE (www.canto.com) announced immediate availability of Cumulus 7.5, offering enhanced support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007, and Adobe InDesign CS3. Upgraded features include the ability to hide master category tabs from certain users or groups to provide an easier-to-understand workspace, and the ability for Cumulus 7.5 to perform user-defined "trigger" actions when a metadata field is changed to a certain value.

DXO LABS (www.dxo.com) announced that DxO Optics Pro v4.2 software now supports the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro and FinePix S3 Pro, as well as the Pentax K10D Digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Support for the new cameras and their associated lens correction modules is available in the DxO Optics Pro v4.2 Standard and Elite editions. Upgrades to this latest version, including support for this new set of digital cameras, are free for all DxO Optics Pro v4.x users (Standard and Elite editions).

EXTENSIS (www.extensis.com) a brand of Celartem Inc. (www.celartem.com), announced Portfolio Server 8.5, a significant upgrade to its Portfolio Server digital asset management (DAM) product. Portfolio Server is a multi-channel system that makes it fast and easy to find and share valuable creative assets internally or with distant partners. The Portfolio 8.5 product family includes Portfolio Server, Portfolio Client, Portfolio Express, Portfolio NetPublish, and SQL Connect modules, as well as a Single-User version of Portfolio.

FUJIFILM U.S.A., INC. (www.fujifilmusa.com) now offers software from DigiLabs for use with Xerox’s Phaser 7760 tabloid color laser printer and Xerox DocuColor Digital Color Printers. The DigiLabs software is a suite of software applications for making photo books, cards, and calendars that runs on the Windows XP platform.

IMARK PRINT FINISHING SOLUTIONS (www.goimark.com) by AccuCut announced that its new specialty table-tend dies make great add-on sales for photographers by increasing revenue on corporate functions, restaurants, real estate open houses, and community events.

JOBO AG (www.jobo.com) announced that all JOBO GIGA One and JOBO Spectator mobile storage devices now come bundled with MAGIX Software “MAGIX Photos on CD.” As an added value (worth about $25), JOBO customers who purchase a GIGA One or Spectator will receive “MAGIX Photos on CD” free of charge.

JOBO Spectator MAGIX Software JOBO GIGA One
JOBO Spectator
MAGIX Software
JOBO GIGA One

MODERN POSTCARD (www.modernpostcard.com) unveiled a new paper stock. The latest Modern Postcard “Inspire” paper is now whiter and brighter, improving the quality and impact of postcards. The paper has increased from a brightness rating of 91 to 94, which allows for a greater contrast and, ultimately, a higher print quality. Similarly, the whiter the paper, the higher the quality of light the paper emits. The new paper will have stronger visual appeal with blue whites as opposed to warm whites.

KNOWLEDGE BACKGROUNDS (www.knowledgebackgrounds.com) has introduced their PopFlex backgrounds. These versatile backgrounds measure 6x7-feet and can be twisted up for storage, allowing users to “pop” them out for usage.

MonsterPod
MonsterPod

OMEGASATTER (www.omegasatter.com) is now distributing MonsterPod, a new camera stabilization device that was designed for giving tripod-like stability. The secret ingredient to the MonsterPod’s success is a patented Viscoelastic morphing polymer base, which allows the MonsterPod to conform its shape to fit any surface.




OWC Products
OWC Memory

OTHER WORLD COMPUTING (OWC) (www.macsales.com) announced that it is now offering 4GB Memory Kits for Apple’s recently announced MacBook Pro 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz models. OWC Memory options for up to 3GB are also available for the Apple MacBook 13.3-inch and Apple MacBook Pro 15- and 17-inch models.


   







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