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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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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Expression Media 2 – SP2 Released

by Amy Sorokas /   " What is Expression Media 2 ? " Expression Media 2 is software that allows you to catalog, then organize, annotate, share, present, publish and protect your work.  It handles over a hundred file types that include not only still image files but also video, music, graphics, fonts, Excel sheets…

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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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Internet Explore 8 released

by Jeff Greene /   Today Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8 in 25 languages.   IE 8 helps make what people do on the web every day a faster, easier, and safer experience. The free download is available from http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 for PC systems running Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server.     Some of…

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66th Annual Pictures of the Year International

Microsoft Icon of Imaging Deanne Fitzmaurice Wins 2009 POYi Award of Excellence   by Jeff Greene /     Congratulations to Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, and Microsoft Icon of Imaging, Deanne Fitzmaurice who has once again been honored by her peers for photographic excellence.  This time the honor was bestowed during judging at the 66th…

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Intense Moments with Peter Read Miller

by Jeff Greene /       With more than 20 years of experience, Sports Illustrated Staff photographer, and Microsoft Icon of Imaging, Peter Read Miller is recognized as one of the premier sports photographers in the world. Miller’s photos have captured some of the biggest and brightest moments in sports history and his compelling…

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