Archive for November 7th, 2005

Nov 7, 2005


Navigating the Slippery Slope of Digital Manipulation With Eyes Wide Shut

Source: The Digital Journalist
Written By Robert Trippett

The moment a photojournalist releases the shutter a sacred threshold is crossed. The instant after the shutter blinks open and closes, whether it is for a thousandth-of-a-second to freeze the impact of a baseball bat on a ball, or several hours to soak up the faint glow of a passing comet, the door also shuts for a photojournalist to manipulate that captured representation of reality. Any technical choices made before that moment – whether a choice of cameras, light, lenses, filters, exposure settings, or simply where to stand – are generally accepted as tools for achieving the photographer’s vision. Any digital post-processing beyond the accepted darkroom techniques of yore, such as burning or dodging, are usually considered a prohibited manipulation of that sacrosanct moment of exposure.

Nov 7, 2005

Hands-on with Aperture

Source: PDN Online
Written By David Schloss

When Apple took the wraps off Aperture, the company’s new professional photography workflow tool at the recent Photo Plus trade show in New York, shockwaves spread out through the industry. Very quickly photographic forms filled with posts about the new program (and, interestingly as it was not yet available, its “shortcomings”) and seemingly ever conversation I had at the show turned at some point to the new program and the implications for the photographic market.

Nov 7, 2005

Wacom Presents World’s First Wide-Format Tablet

New Intuos®3 6×11 is Designed for Use with Widescreen Displays and Dual Monitors

Press Release: Vancouver, WA, Nov. 1, 2005 – Wacom Technology Corporation’s new Intuos3 6×11 pen tablet is specifically designed for photographers, designers and artists who are using multiple monitors or a widescreen display like the 23” Apple® Cinema HD display. The Intuos3 6×11 features an active area with an aspect ratio (height-to-width) that is a great match to the screen aspect ratio of either a widescreen display or two standard displays used together. This provides optimal pen control and efficient use of the entire tablet.

Nov 7, 2005

theimagingfactory releases NoiseReduction Pro v3 for Mac OS X

Press Release: November 7th, 2005, theimagingfactory releases NoiseReduction Pro v3 for Mac OS X.

NoiseReduction Pro is a Photoshop plugin for reducing several types of luminance and color noise in digital images. Based on an extremely fast, split 5 level redundant wavelet algorithm, this plugin is without a doubt the quickest offering of its kind. Incorporating a resizable, live preview window and interactive controls, the plugin allows for easy determination of the optimal parameters.

Nov 7, 2005

Digital Video Expo West Opens Its Doors for the 9th Consecutive Year

December 4th – 9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Video Professionals Will be Introduced to the Latest Trends in the Industry

Press Release: LOS ANGELES/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CMP Media‘s Digital Video Group is proud to announce the return of Digital Video Expo West to the Los Angeles Convention Center, December 4th-9th, for the ninth straight year. This industry-leading event is the core event for professionals working in audio, broadcasting, digital photography, independent filmmaking, lighting, visual effects, video and high-definition technology. Not only will there be exhibits, conferences and Apple and Avid certification training courses, but the sixth-annual DV Film Festival will also be taking place December 7th and 8th.

Nov 7, 2005

For whom the bell tolls

Source: The Age
Written By Terry Lane

Digital technology continues to cut a swathe through the businesses built on traditional chemical-based photography.