Photographers Against Hunger

  By Jeff Greene /   I’m a big Bruce Springsteen fan….   This comes as no surprise to my family and friends since I own every E Street Band album, numerous tour T-shirts, a few bootlegs, and have been to dozens of concerts since the late 70’s.   My unbridled enthusiasm was, however, a…

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2009 Microsoft Future Pro Photo Competition –

Just 2 Days Left to Enter…. By Jeff Greene /   Only two days left to enter the 4th annual Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition.    Entry deadline is Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM (PDT)   Judges for this years competition are: Art Wolfe world renowned travel & nature photographer Peter Read Miller…

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"Friend", "Follow", or "Stalk" Us Online

By Jeff Greene /     As part of our ongoing effort to keep you updated about Microsoft’s efforts in digital imaging, we have now added a Microsoft_Photo Facebook page.    In addition to Facebook, our online presence also includes the Microsoft Pro Photo Community web page,  the Microsoft Pro Photo Blog, and Twitter/Microsoft_Photo.  …

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World Pinhole Photography Day 2009

By Jeff Greene / The last Sunday of every April is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, which is this Sunday, April 29th.   The day is set aside each year to celebrate the wonders of images created by pinhole camera or, camera obscura. The WPPD site offers plenty of information regarding the history, technique, and construction…

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Name Your Dream Assignment Winners

Name Your Dream Assignment Winner Announced by Amy Sorokas /   I am not very good at suspense so…, the 2009 Name Your Dream Assignment winners are… the Shutter Sisters – specifically Jen Lemen and Stephanie Roberts with their assignment “Picture Hope”.   The Name Your Dream Assignment contest awards Jen and Stephanie $50,000 to…

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Microsoft Deep Photo Zoom

Microsoft Deep Photo Zoom   by Jeff Greene /     Microsoft has announced DeepZoomPix, a web demonstration of Microsoft® Silverlight™, Deep Zoom and the Azure™ Services Platform. Using Silverlight’s exclusive Deep Zoom technology, DeepZoomPix enables photographers to interactively explore and share photos with the following features and functionality: A very fluid and seamless experience…

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Happy Earth Day!

by Amy Sorokas /   Happy Earth Day! In celebration of Earth Day, I am personally hoping that the weather holds out here in the Pacific Northwest and I get a chance to take the camera out and get some shots of the beautiful spring flowers that are beginning to bloom everywhere….    In the…

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Microsoft_Photo – "Top 20 Photography Twitters to Follow"

by Jeff Greene /   OK, so we’re no Ashton Kutcher or CNN Breaking News with their millions of Followers, but our little marketing team is darn proud to have @Microsoft_Photo named one of the top "20 Photography Twitters Worth Following" by Popular Photography Magazine.   As a big thank you to our 1.155 Followers,…

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Earth Mosaic Project April 22, 2009

Record Your Piece of the World on Earth Day by Jeff Greene / Photographers around the world can contribute to an ambitious project that will attempt to create a photo-composite of the world on Earth Day.   The Earth Mosaic project started out as a wild idea to do something truly significant, involving photography. Something…

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Microsoft Woman Photo Entrepreneur of the Year Award

African Photo Entrepreneur Programme 2008 by Jeff Greene / Johannesburg-based Toni Jade Efune won the “Microsoft Woman Photo Entrepreneur Award” in the first African Photo Entrepreneur of the Year Awards which were presented by Africa Media Online.    The award, sponsored by Microsoft’s Pro Photo Community, is part of the African Photo Entrepreneur Programme run…

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