Archive for June, 2005

Nikon Coolwalker firmware update version 1.3

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Nikon Coolwalker firmware update version 1.3
What has been changed?

When some pictures taken with the cameras noted below were viewed in full-screen playback, the image displayed in the monitor did not fill the entire screen. This problem has been corrected.
– D2X, D2Hs: TIFF files
– COOLPIX8800, COOLPIX8400: JPEG files recorded at an image-size setting of 8M, 5M or 3:2 and an image-quality setting of EXTRA
A problem that prevented display of JPEG files recorded with the D50 at an image-size setting of S has been corrected.
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The Photography Portfolio: Building Your Reputation

Monday, June 27th, 2005

If you have hopes of becoming a professional photographer, or even just of trying to get your work published in a public forum, you will need to create a photography portfolio. So what’s so important about a photography portfolio anyway?

Portfolios That Sell: Professional Techniques for Presenting and Marketing Your Photographs
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There are many reasons why having a portfolio of your work available for others to view. If you are seeking employment as a photographer, then the need for a portfolio is obvious. If you are not seeking a photography job, there are still good reasons to have a portfolio. For one, you love photography and you take a lot a pride in your work. They are important to you. Most likely, some of them are very good. Why not create a portfolio that showcases your best work so you can show it to others (even if it’s just friends or family that comes over for a visit)?


Free Wallpaper: Need for Speed

Monday, June 27th, 2005

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Photography Tip: Home Run Baseball Photography Tips

Friday, June 24th, 2005

Strike one! Strike two! Strike three!

Baseball! America’s Pastime, and a sport growing in popularity throughout the world, where the Boys of Summer slug it out. A baseball game is the perfect way to spend a lazy summer afternoon, plus it provides opportunities to take photos that last a lifetime.

While many claim the sport of baseball is a slow-paced affair, when action does occur, it can happen very swiftly, almost too fast for an unskilled photographer to shoot the photos they desire. Baseballs fly quickly when hit or thrown, and timing the action for when to take a digital photograph requires split-second reflexes. Thus, before you plan on taking photos at a baseball game, you may wish to read the following advice:


GOTW: My Home Town by Bernard Tse

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Gallery with amazing Hong Kong night shots…

Fantasea underwater housings announced for Nikon Coolpix 4600/5600, Coolpix 5900/7900

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Maxwell Optical Industries P/L has announced Australian availability of new Fantasea Line housings for popular Nikon Coolpix digital cameras.

Maxwell is exclusive Australian distributor for both Nikon Coolpix cameras and Fantasea Line of underwater housings and accessories for divers, snorkelers, winter sports enthusiasts and outdoor photographers.


AgfaPhoto launches storage media for digital cameras

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

AgfaPhoto is now offering a comprehensive new range of top quality memory cards for digital cameras (Flash Memory Cards) which have long service life, low power consumption and fast to ultra- fast write and read access.

The new memory cards are called “Digital Film”, a name chosen to convey the function of the cards to the consumer in simple words and to help overcome the technology-related inhibitions sometimes associated with such products.


Sigma 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG IF ASP Lens Review & Sample Photos

Monday, June 20th, 2005

There’s nothing like an overseas trip to force you to think long and hard about what camera equipment you’ll take with you. The first thought, of course, is to travel as Light as possible and avoid all the hassles of lugging around a heavy camera bag and constantly worrying that something will be Stolen. But then you panic that you won’t be able to adequately cope with the variety of subjects you’re likely to encounter… Sod’s Law of photography states that the Dens you need right now is always the one you’ve Left at home.

Sigma 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG IF ASP Lens Review


Tips & Tricks to Sell Your Photos

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Tips and tricks on how you make money by selling your photos page has been moved to

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Review

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

About 18 months ago, Adobe loaded the bases with its fantastic upgrade from Photoshop 7 to Photoshop CS (8.0). I have to admit that I thought they would pretty much just phone in the next upgrade. They’d done such a good job with the transformation from 7.0 to CS that no one could blame them. But I was wrong. After spending the last month reviewing the BETA version of CS2.0 (Photoshop 9.0 – code named Space Monkey) I have only one thing to say:

Get out the rye bread and mustard grandma because Adobe has done it again. The new version of Photoshop is Grand Salami! I said that Photoshop CS was a must have upgrade. Accordingly, Photoshop CS2.0 is a must, must have upgrade.