Archive for December, 2006

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Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

The Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM is a large aperture macro lens enables you to shoot up to 1:1 life size close-ups optimized specially for digital/film SLR cameras. The lens featuring SFloating Focusing System produces excellent optical performance, Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) with full time manual focus override, and a Detachable Tripod Socket.

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>> REVIEWS (last updated: 07.12.06)

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Comic Strips: WTD – “Calling the shots”

Calling the shots

“Calling the shots” © 2006 Aaron Johnson

CameraArts Announces its First Monthly Photo Contest

December 6, 2006 – Until December 31, 2006, CameraArts Magazine will be accepting entries for its very first photography contest at The CameraArts Blog. The theme for December will be “People & Portraits.” Only low res jpegs will be accepted, in color or black and white, digital or traditional. Every week during December, we will post the best submissions at


…and that’s not all. For the first week of the New Year, our readers will have a chance to vote on their favorite entries. Three winners will be announced soon afterwards, and each will receive a FREE one-year subscription (or 6-issue renewal) to CameraArts magazine. Photographers will retain all rights to each image and CameraArts will be able to use images for publicity and promotion. One image per person, please!

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Landscape Photographer of The Year 2007 Competition

The launch of the first ever Landscape Photographer of the Year competition took place on the 14th November 2006. Backed by The Automobile Association (The AA), Take a view is the brainchild of renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite and offers a total prize fund of £20,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner. A six-week exhibition on London’s South Bank will allow many entrants to see their work on public display and a full-colour book of the winning entries will be available from AA Publishing.


Britain’s heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in Britain or simply visiting. Set to become a major annual event, the competition offers various categories for both adults and children, allowing for a wide variety of styles and subjects as long as the images are of the British Isles. Entries will be judged by a celebrity panel from the photographic and film industries.

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Download Free Photoshop Tips and Tutorials

Adobe has posted some very white papers and primers for digital photographers available as PDF downloads. These tips are authored by some of the very well known names in the Digital Photography and Photoshop world.


Here are some of the papers posted at photoshopnews;

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Leica D-LUX 3

Last update: Review by CNET (added on 07.12.06)

Leica D-LUX 3 is compact point-and-shoot digital camera offering 10 million effective pixels, 4x optical zoom (28 – 112 mm equivalent) with image stabilization, three picture formats (16:9, 3:2 and 4:3) in different resolutions, and a 2.8″ LCD screen. The LEICA D-LUX 3 is available in silver or black finish.

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Canon PowerShot A700

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ DigicamReview (added on 05.12.06)

Canon PowerShot A700 is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 6x Optical Zoom lens (35 – 210mm equivalent), a 2.5″LCD screen, measures 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7″ (94.5 x 66.5 x 43.4mm), weighs 7.0 oz (200.0 g). It has 22 shooting modes and shoots at an ISO of up to 800 and has USB 2.0. It allows some in-camera editing and it’s running on 2 x AA Alkaline, NiMH Batteries. Canon PowerShot A700 will be available in stores from March 2006 with an estimated retail price of $349.99 USD.

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>> SAMPLE PICTURES (last update: 05.12.06)

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Comic Strips: WTD – “Moldie, but Goodie”

Moldie, but Goodie

“Moldie, but Goodie” © 2006 Aaron Johnson

Download Free Photo Software: Noiseware Community Edition 2.5

Noiseware Community Edition 2.5 screenshot

Name: Noiseware Community Edition 2.5
Description: Noiseware is the highly-acclaimed, award-winning software tool from Imagenomic that is setting the standard for digital image noise reduction. Noiseware leads the field for speed, quality and ease-of-use in restoring image fidelity by eliminating digital noise and unwanted artifacts introduced by high ISO photography and less than optimal environmental conditions.
License: Free with some limitations
File Size: 1.5 MB
Requirements: Windows

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 57

In this episode, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to create websites using the Slice tool and Slice Select tool, how you can make a stationary car into motion with Motion and Radial blurs.

Tutorial by Photoshop Guys

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