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Epson Stylus Pro 3800

Last Update: Review by Shutterbug (added on 18.02.07)

The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is the most compact A2 printer on the market featuring Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink Technology, with high-speed 10/100 BaseT internal Ethernet along with a custom-designed PostScript Language Level 3 Compatible RIP from ColorBurst, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Professional Edition represents a complete printing solution for the most demanding creative professional. This printer is capable of printing in a variety of sizes, from A6 to A2.

Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

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Model Photoshoot with only Two Speedlights

Bikini model photoshoot with only Canon 580EX & 430EX speedlights. Great results from such an easy setup.

Video Tutorial: Color Match Adjustment

Learn how to apply the look and feel of one photograph to another photograph using the Colour Match Adjustment

Corbis Launches SnapVillage

SnapVillage, empowered by Corbis, today announced the beta opening of a fresh, interactive and innovative online marketplace for user-generated photography at http://www.snapvillage.com. The new website has no membership fees and is now accepting submissions from photographers anywhere in the world and offering image licensing in the United States.

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Built from the ground-up after an extensive review and analysis of existing microstock sites and the rapidly evolving Web 2.0 and user-generated environments, the beta opening of SnapVillage introduces innovative advances in the submission, pricing, searching and purchasing of royalty-free (RF) photography that can be bought once and used almost anywhere for any duration.

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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F/4.0

Last updated: Video Review by CameraLabs (added on 26 June’07)

The Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm (35mm equivalent focal length 14mm-28mm ) F4.0 is a super-wideangle lens featuring fixed aperture (f4.0), minimun aperture of f/22, 114° angle of view at the wide-end, 18 Elements in 12 Groups, including ED Glass Aspherical Lens, ED Lens and Super ED Lenses. The lens is measuring in at 86.5 x 119.5mm, weighing 780g with filter diameter of 87mm.

olympus zuiko-ed-7-14mm
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Prices Info

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Free Photo Software: Easy Thumbnails 2.8

Easy Thumbnails Screenshot

Name: Easy Thumbnails
Description: Create accurate thumbnails from popular picture formats with this handy freeware utility. Find and view images easily, preview your thumbnails, and use its tools to rotate images and adjust their contrast, brightness, sharpness and compression.
License: Free
File Size: 1.04 MB
Requirements: Windows

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Inspiring Photo: Little Worlds

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Little Worlds, originally uploaded by alterednate.

“It’s tricky to get the focus right on my little camera, but after about 15 shots I had a few that looked good. This was my favorite. I cleaned up some smudges on the window that distracted from the blurred background (there are still a few more I would have liked to remove) and flipped it upside down, but other than that I didn’t touch the photo.”

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Inspiring Photo: Big James

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Big James, originally uploaded by Web Monkey.

Technical Info:
- SB600, 1/2 power, zoomed to 24mm with a CTO gel sitting just off the ground and pointing backwards at the wall from between the subject and the wall. eBay RF trigger.
- EF500 SUPER, full power, 26mm zoom pointing towards the camera from about 3′ off the ground between the subject and the wall. Triggered Optically.
- SB25, 1/16 power, zoomed to 85mm and tightly snooted onto his face. Placed just out of shot to camera right. eBay RF trigger.
Taken with a Nikon D70 at f8, 1/160th, ISO200, zoomed to around 30mm

Suggested by Andew

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Shaping the model with light

Learn how to shape the model using a softbox

Fotolia Presents V2

NEW YORK, NY – June 18, 2007 – Fotolia (http://www.fotolia.com), the first global online marketplace for micro-priced digital stock images, announced today the launch of Fotolia V2. This new version offers users both performance and feature enhancement, as well as two new features: a public API and the ability to distribute vector files.

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“Our improvements have been designed around a combination of user feedback and the team’s vision for Fotolia’s continued expansion,” explains Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder and president of Fotolia. “We’ve implemented changes to the site based on feedback from some of the country’s top media buyers and from our community of photographers to ensure the best user experience across the board.”

Performance: Speed, Stability and Search enhancement

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