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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 66th Annual Pictures of the Year International

    Microsoft Icon of Imaging Deanne Fitzmaurice Wins 2009 POY i 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. ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: $20,000 Microsoft Photo Contest

    2009 Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition   by Jeff Greene /   Once again, I am quite pleased to announce the 4th annual Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition .    This is the most lucrative and influential international student photo contest in the world. The Grand...
  • Blog Post: Name Your Dream Assignment!

    Win $50,000 to Photograph Your Dream Assignment   By Jeff Greene /   Lenovo and Microsoft are sponsoring the Name Your Dream Assignment contest, an amazing photography contest that will provide one fortunate photographer with a rare opportunity to photograph their ultimate dream assignment...
  • Blog Post: Spring Forward!

    Daylight Saving Time Begins Tonight....   by Jeff Greene /   It’s the second Sunday in March and that means it’s time to run around the house setting all your clocks forward one hour.  Don’t forget to set the clocks on your digital cameras forward as well.   The days are getting longer...
  • Blog Post: Art Wolfe & Miss Aniela

      by Jeff Greene /   As I mentioned in earlier posts, 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 Icon of Imaging Art Wolfe for...
  • Blog Post: ASMP Seminars - 2009 Schedule

      by Jeff Greene /   Microsoft is proud to once again sponsor this year's tour of ASMP Seminars in the interest of helping photographers efficiently run their business and thrive in this challenging economic climate.  From now until the end of May 2009 we will be supporting the following...
  • Blog Post: Bambi Cantrell - Microsoft Icon of Imaging

    by Jeff Greene /   The Devil Wears BODA   Microsoft Icon of Imaging Bambi is one of our charter Icons and it's always a blast to work with her at the various special events we sponsor. In addition to her incredible talent behind the lens, she is also has a great sense of humor and has made...
  • Blog Post: Matthew Jordan Smith - Video Tutorial: lighting

    Videos on Lighting,  Getting Published , and  Knowing Your Tools   by Jeff Greene /   Microsoft Icons of Imaging Matthew Jordan Smith has just completed three short tutorial videos sharing his insights on beauty lighting, publishing your work, and how to get the most out of your equipment...
  • Blog Post: The Longest Day Winning Videos

    by Jeff Greene /   After 24 hours of brainstorming, prepping, shooting, and editing; the final videos were posted online for viewer voting. Finally, last week during the WPPI awards ceremony inn Las Vegas, the winner was announced....   Congratulations to Team A led by Dane Sanders for their...
  • Blog Post: Focus On Imaging

    By Amy Sorokas /   Greetings from Birmingham NEC! The Microsoft stand is a popular place to be! In the first two days of Focus on Imaging, the crowds are enthusiastic and there have been over 50 attendees for every session in the theater.  We have had seven presentations each day with three...
  • Blog Post: WPPI Conference & Trade Show - Day 2.1

    Big Numbers Mean Big Competition   By Jeff Greene /     Speaking of crowds...   the projected attendance was announced today and is expected to reach 12,000 registrations. That would be a record for WPPI and quite impressive, if accurate, in a recession.  The word on the trade...
  • Blog Post: WPPI Conference & Trade Show - Day Two

    By Jeff Greene /   Photosynth of Microsoft Booth     It's becoming a trade show tradition that we create a Photosynth of our booth. This was taken early this morning before the crowds arrived.   The synth is comprised of 175 photos and is 94% "synthy", which means that most...
  • Blog Post: WPPI Conference and Trade Expo - Day One

    February 16th, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada                                                                         ...
  • Blog Post: The Longest Day - Finale

    Time to Vote for Your Favorite Video!   by Jeff Greene /   Twenty-four photographers.   Twenty-four hours.   Two teams.   ....But there can be only ONE winner.     It’s been a long journey for both teams, but finally, here is the “ The Longest Day Big Reveal .” In this...
  • Blog Post: Art Wolfe's Field Seminars

    TRAVELS TO THE EDGE FIELD SEMINARS & CREATIVE SESSIONS By Jeff Greene /   Microsoft Icon of Imaging Art Wolfe is now offering a series of photographic field seminars and workshops that offer many of the same tips and techniques shown on his popular television series " Travels To The Edge...
  • Blog Post: The Longest Day - Episode 9

        It’s the penultimate episode. Both teams have shot their respective PSA videos and Team A has rallied and started filming their SECOND video (in addition to their PSA).   Finally, the editing begins...   Special guest appearances by Rachel and Andrew Niesen of LaCour, Skip Cohen...
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