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Parentography Episode 5: Organizing

Written by Jay on October 16, 2008 – 4:31 pm

 
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Panasonic DMC-G1 tentatively priced at $799
According to Engadget that first micro Four Thirds Camera being released from Panasonic is due in November (just in time for the Holidays) and priced at $799.

Panasonic Olympus parting ways on 4/3 systems.
Olympus has stated that they are still fully committed to the Four Thirds specification.  This may explain a bit why Panasonic’s first micro four thirds camera looks like an attempt to “replace” a dSLR with this type of camera whereas the Olympus is definitely more of a retro looking pocket shooter.

Jill-e designs supports Breast Cancer Awareness month with two new camera bags


Canon introduces special edition pink SD1100 IS camera and Selphy Picture Printer to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Ads starring Maria Sharipova will run for month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).  But do things like this really “raise awareness” or is it just exploitation and marketing?

Fuji Introduces their new line of SD and SDHC cards
This is a case of, “what took you so long”?  It seems like a logical step for Fuji which is a trusted name in film to offer “digital film” for cameras, I just can’t figure out what took them so long to introduce them.

Nintendo introduces DSi
Why is this important?  Well, because the big new feature is… a camera.

Gimp version 2.6 released
This free alternative to Photoshop keeps getting better.


TSA Screening Agent busted as One Man Theft Ring

http://flyingwithfish.blogspot.com/2008/10/airport-tsa-security-screener-busted.html

His Listings on eBay
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=alirla&ftab=AllFeedback&myworld=true


T-Mobile to offer a frame that shows pictures… as you take them.
OK, not quite that simple, for a $10/month fee, when you take a picture (presumably with your phone) you send it to a a mobile number that you are provided, and it sent via MMS to the frame.

Topics
Organizing and Tagging Photos
Free Programs like Picasa from Google or Windows Live Photo Gallery, Apple iPhoto
Low Cost Programs like Photoshop Express, ACDSee
Premium programs like Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Apeture, ACDSee Pro, Microsoft Expressions Media

Tip of the Week
Get to know the Rule of Thirds… And then use it.   Essentially you want to imagine your viewfinder has a tic-tac-toe board on it (some point and shoot camera actually have a mode which will show you the grid in your electronic viewfinder.  Avoid placing your main subject in the middle square.

Site of the Week
http://www.photoshopdisasters.com – want to feel better about your own photography?  Few things you can do are as bad as some of the things that they have found from Photoshop Disasters.
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