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    The Longest Day – Episode 2

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    by Jeff Greene /   The teams have 24 hours to create, film, and edit a video and  PSA for their respective charities. Viewers will vote next month on the final videos and the winners will be announced at WPPI 2009   In this episode, the...
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    The Longest Day

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    24 Photographers, 24 Hours, 2 teams, 1 Winner   by Jeff Greene /   The premiere episode of  “The Longest Day”, an online reality TV show about professional photographers, is now online.       The premise is simple… bring...
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    2009 New Years Photography Resolutions

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      by Jeff Greene /     Every New Years Day a vast majority of us break out pencil and paper and jot down some New Years Resolutions in a misguided attempt at self-improvement. Unfortunately, these lofty goals for the year are usually abandoned...
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    Best Photos of 2008

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    by Jeff Greene /   For better and worse, 2008 was a historic year. Every week there were exhilarating highs and demoralizing lows in the news, and all of these valleys and troughs had at least one commonality; they were photographed and published...
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    The “Albuquerque Photo”

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    by Jeff Greene /   An Iconic Microsoft Company Photo – 30 Years Later Top row, L-R: Steve Wood, Bob Wallace and Jim Lane; Middle row, L-R: Bob O'Rear, Bob Greenberg, March McDonald and Gordon Letwin; Front row, L-R: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla...
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    Microsoft Icon of Imaging – Deanne Fitzmaurice

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    TIME – Pictures That Matter   by Jeff Greene /   Pulitzer prize winning photographer, and Microsoft Icon of Imaging , Deanne Fitzmaurice has once again been recognized for her outstanding work in  photojournalism.   TIME Magazine has...
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    Microsoft Icon of Imaging – Matthew Jordan Smith

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    by Jeff Greene / Matthew Jordan Smith is one of the world’s most respected fashion photographers; creating portraits of celebrities, appearing on America’s Next Top Model , and shooting for major corporate advertising accounts. My article in this months...
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    The Online Microsoft Store

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    By Jeff Greene /     For those of you who are too lazy to drive to your local computer store prefer the convenience and environmentally sound option of shopping online, Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Store – the first online store...
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    Microsoft Icon of Imaging Reed Hoffmann

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    “Surprise Me”   By Jeff Greene /     Our good friend and Microsoft Icon of Imaging Reed Hoffman is profiled by writer Mark Lapin in a new article posted on the Microsoft Pro Photo website .      Reed discusses his award-winning...
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    Vote! …and take a few pictures

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    by Jeff Greene /     First of all, if you haven’t done so already, quit reading this and go vote . Now. If you are not sure where your polling place is located, take 30 seconds and check here: http://www.voteforchange.com/ I’ll wait…  ...
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    …Fall Back!

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    Daylight Saving Time Ends   by Jeff Greene /      It’s the first Sunday in November and that means it’s time to run around the house setting all your clocks back one hour.  Well, with all the confusion don’t forget to set the...
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    The Peace Caravan Project

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    by Jeff Greene /     The Peace Caravan Project is an ongoing collection of images by photographer Marla Mossmann that aims to “ nourish the principles of international co-operation, exchange cultural values, share understanding of the environment...
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    PhotoShelter Rescues Stranded DRR Passengers

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    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...
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    Digital Railroad De-railed

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    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...
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    PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

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    by Jeff Greene /     Microsoft will once again be presenting at Photo Plus in New York City, the years’ largest pro and prosumer trade conference for photographers.  Over 30,000 photographers and digital imaging professionals are expected...
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    Epson Print Academy

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    by Jeff Greene /       Microsoft is once again proud to sponsor the Epson Print Academy   which will be back on tour featuring an all-new curriculum and instruction from world-renowned photographers, master printmakers and color management...
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    Photokina Day 2

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    by Jeff Greene / Some photos from around Photokina . Words cannot describe the immense size and scope of this bi-annual expo so I’ll let a few pictures do the talking: Canon World Pentax built a desert with REAL sand…. ...
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    Metadata Working Group Announced

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    by Jeff Greene / Today at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, six industry-leading companies announced the Metadata Working Group , whose mission is to publish technical specifications that propose standards for effectively storing metadata into digital...
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    Photokina Press Day

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    by Jeff Greene / Press Day here at Photokina which means we’re putting the finishing touches on the Microsoft booth, briefing the staff, and fine-tuning the demo stations that will showcase the Microsoft digital imaging products I mentioned yesterday...
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    Photokina Preview

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    by Jeff Greene / …and yes, I’m a PC . Photokina is the largest international photography trade show in the world and this year Microsoft is once again proud to be a major part of it. Held every two years in Cologne, Germany, Photokina attracts...
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    New Version of Pro Photo Tools released

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    Pro Photo Tools v2.0 by Jeff Greene / The latest version of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools has been released with some newly added features and improvements in performance. Microsoft Pro Photo Tools provides a set of tools for photographers allowing...
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    Photoshop World – Las Vegas

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    by Jeff Greene /   Photoshop World September 4-6, 2008 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas, NV   It’s that time of year again when Scott Kelby and the Photoshop Dream Team beam down from their places on high and dispense priceless nuggets...
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    Photosynth - Mesa Verde National Park

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    Spruce Tree House by Jeff Greene / An example from one of the "synths" created from a recent trip. I shot the collection of images specifically for Photosynth based on the instructions in the Photosynth Photography Guide . Lots of overlap...
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    Photosynth For the World!

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    by Jeff Greene /     Microsoft Photosynth , a new service from Microsoft Live Labs , transcends and redefines the way photographers can view, experience and share photos. Photosynth transforms large collections of regular digital images into...
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    ShutterSpeed – Art Wolfe

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    by Jeff Greene / Our friends over at Microsoft Channel 10 have done it again and produced a terrific new episode of ShutterSpeed. Frankly, Episode 2 is still my personal favorite, but this months’ feature on Microsoft Icon of Imaging, and world...
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