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  • Blog Post: "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 , ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate PC Workflow

    by Jeff Greene / Microsoft Icon of Imaging Reed Hoffmann has spent the last 20 years of his award-winning career honing his photojournalism skills and perfecting his digital imaging workflow. He has worked closely with Microsoft's Ultimate PC team formulating a comprehensive end-to end solution...
  • Blog Post: Mentor Series Trek - Colorado

    by Jeff Greene / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Engine 480 chugs back to Durango. Another great Mentor Series Trek, this time led by noted adventure photographers Tom Bol and Beth Wald . Both reside in Colorado and have an intimate knowledge of the state and it's unique...
  • Blog Post: Pro Photo Tools 64-bit update

    Microsoft Pro Photo Tools Update by Jeff Greene / In response to the comments and suggestions submitted by many users, we have updated Microsoft Pro Photo Tools to run on Vista 64-bit operating systems. However, since most manufacturer codecs are 32-bit and Pro Photo Tools does not...
  • Blog Post: Sports Illustrated Photographer - Peter Read Miller

    by Jeff Greene / Ever wonder what it would be like to shoot an assignment for Sports Illustrated magazine? Ever imagine the opportunity to photograph a future NBA Hall of Famer superstar? Follow the link to read my article in this months' Rangefinder magazine about a typical...
  • Blog Post: Mentor Series Trek - Vermont

    -by Jeff Greene / Boyden Valley Winery, Cambridge, Vermont I was fortunate this past week-end to hang out with two incredible instructors and 35 talented workshop attendees at one of the immensely popular Mentor Series Treks produced by Popular Photography magazine and sponsored in...
  • Blog Post: Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Printer

    by Jeff Greene / Continuing from Monday's post... more details about Epson new 13" color photo printer that incorporates the Epson UltraChrome K3 inkset technology with Vivid Magenta ink and a high-performance print head for professional photographic output. The printer also features...
  • Blog Post: Mentor Series Workshop - Colorado

    by Jeff Greene / Popular Photography Mentor Series Workshops In two weeks I will be joining Mentor Photographers Tom Bol and Beth Wald in Durango, CO for three days of shooting Mesa Verde National Park, historic Silverton, kayakers, mountain bikers, and even some good 'ol fashioned...
  • Blog Post: "Shutterspeed" on Microsoft Channel 10

    by Jeff Greene / ShutterSpeed Episode 01 "Shutterspeed" is a new podcast produced by Microsoft Channel 10 that focuses on ( pun intended ) issues related to photography, cameras, and digital imaging. In the premier episode, host Nic Fillingham moderates a panel of Microsoft imaging experts...
  • Blog Post: The Top 100 Iconic Photos Places in the World

    by Jeff Greene / "Photography is an adventure in discovery." In that spirit, Outdoor Photography and PC Photo magazines are publishing a three month feature sponsored by Microsoft and Canon USA that seeks to identify and recognize the Top 100 Iconic Photo Locations of the World . The interactive...
  • Blog Post: Expression Media 2 Video Tutorials

    by Jeff Greene / Peter Krogh and Jay Kinghorn have produced a set of podcasts discussing some of the key functions offered by Expression Media 2 for cataloguing large image collections. Discussions include importing and downloading files, using metadata to organize collections, and the fundamental...
  • Blog Post: Expression Media 2.0

    -by Jeff Greene / What's New in Expression Media 2.0 ? Support of new file formats Expression Media 2 supports the Microsoft Office 2007/2008 file formats DOCX, DOTX, PPTX, POTX, XLSX and XLT. On Windows, Expression Media 2 also supports XAML, Expression Design, CSS, JS, and VBS file...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Pro Photo Tools

    - by Jeff Greene Microsoft has released the first version of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools with geotagging today. Microsoft Pro Photo Tools provides a set of tools for photographers to perform various tasks with their images—including RAW captures. Download the current version to quickly geotag your photos...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Photosynth on CSI: New York

    - by Jeff Greene Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) and computer expert Adam Ross (A.J. Buckley) use Photosynth to investigate the death of a New York prep school guidance counselor on CSI: New York Wednesday night on CBS. Photo: Randy Tepper, CBS Demonstrating that Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Future Pro Photo Competition

    Third Annual Microsoft Future Pro Photo Competition / Jeff Greene Take Your Best Shot at a $20,000 Grand Prize and an amazing digital prize package! The 3rd annual Microsoft Future Pro Photographers Photography Contest is the most lucrative contest of its kind and provides a unique opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Pro Photographer Magazine Cover Contest

    by Jeff Greene / Professional Photographer Magazine Announces Cover Photo Contest Most photographers dream of getting their work on the cover of a magazine. Here’s your chance. Microsoft is proud to sponsor the Professional Photographer Cover Contest. Visit www.ppmag.com and upload your photographs...
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