"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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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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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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Seattle is One of America’s Most Photo-Friendly Cities

by Amy Sorokas / When I moved here about 5 years ago, I definitely was excited to live in Seattle. It’s beautiful mountain air, abundant lakes, and all the trees give it that Emerald City glow…  Seattle is a very photogenic city and also a photo friendly one!    PopPhoto.com named Seattle number six overall…

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Art Wolfe & Miss Aniela Part 2

by Jeff Greene /   Two weeks ago I wrote in an earlier post how we were quite fortunate to host photographer Natalie Dybisz (aka Miss Aniela) early last month for a series of photo events in Seattle and California .    During that time, she was invited by Microsoft Icons of Imaging Art Wolfe…

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PhotoWalk San francisco – DAy One

UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens / The Ferry Building   by Jeff Greene /  We had a great turnout Monday for Photowalks in Berkeley and San Francisco.  About sixty people joined Miss Aniela and Ziv Gillat of Eye-Fi for the first two photowalks of this West Coast tour.   First we headed across the Bay to…

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PhotoShelter Rescues Stranded DRR Passengers

by Jeff Greene /     PhotoShelter is offering a rescue package for Digital Railroad customers who wish to transfer their images from their existing DRR archive to a PhotoShelter Personal Archive 2.0.   According to PhotoShelter, the following terms apply: – Sign up for a PhotoShelter Personal Archive 2.0 account – Provide proof of…

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Digital Railroad De-railed

Digital Railroad Jumps the Tracks By Jeff Greene /   This announcement from Digital Railroad was posted on the DRR.net  site today recommending immediate action for member photographers:   We’re sorry to inform you that Digital Railroad (DRR) has shut down. On October 15th we reported that the company had reduced its staff and was…

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A Laptop for Photographers

Introducing the Lenovo W700 by Jeff Greene / Finally…. a laptop PC that makes no compromises in performance and offers features for serious photographers that want the best in portable digital imaging workflow.   Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad W700, a Windows-based laptop PC with a high quality 17 inch screen ideal for photographers and graphic…

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