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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 7/29

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It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

-Stll Life With… posted a great, comprehensive and beautifully illustrated piece on the 2009 International Conference on Food Styling & Photography Master Class that she attended.

-onOne Software released their Plug-in Suite 4.5.1, and it’s now available for immediate download.

-On view right now at the Getty Center is “In Focus: Making a Scene“– photographs “drawn exclusively from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection,” which “make no pretense about presenting the world as it exists; instead, they are the productions of directors and actors who rely on stagecraft and occasional darkroom trickery to tell stories.”

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Check out the New Issue of DP!

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The brand new issue of Digital Photographer features profiles on top photographers, including New York based Barbara Bordnick’s unique take on floral photography and an international look at fashion photographers from New York to London to Shanghai. You are sure to learn about and be inspired by the creative and business sides of shooting in that genre. The issue also features insightful reviews of new D-SLRs, including the Nikon D90, which shoots HD video and the Olympus E-30, which features creative art filters. There are also reviews of the retro looking Canon G10 “prosumer” camera and the Sony Cyber-shot G3, which is Wi-Fi enabled to share photos on sites like Picasa instantly and wirelessly. Also, don’t miss the “Back to Basics” features on those nagging features that you never quite understood: resolution, image quality and zoom range, and the basics of camcorder speak.

Of course, there are always the columns you love: Digital Insider, Exposure and Inside the Image, which features the work of a DP reader. Learn how your photograph could be featured in the next issue here. We look forward to your feedback on the new issue, and as always, you can catch us on Twitter for up to the minute photo world news.

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onOne Software Announces Free Version of Photo Tools 2

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onOne Software just announced the availability to consumers of  a free, “Lite” version of their PhotoTools 2 Standard Edtion plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, CS3 and CS4 that “utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.”

PhotoTools 2 Lite includes 14 effects found in both PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition and PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition, including: “reproducing classic photographic effects like Bleach Bypass and Cross Process, to reproducing film stock such as Kodachrome® and Velvia®, to modern effects including automatic skin smoothing.”

Go to www.ononesoftware.com/pt2lite to request a free download.

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Nik Software’s Viveza Now Available for Lightroom

Nik Software has announced that Viveza, it’s popular U-Point powered plug-in filter (reviewed in DP October/November ’08 issue), is now available for use with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and higher, in addition to its already having been available for Photoshop, Elements and Aperture. Additionally, the complete lineup of plug-ins, including Dfine 2.0, Viveza, Color Efex Pro 3, Silver Efex Pro (see DP Winter 2009 issue soon) and Sharpener Pro, will now be on shelves at Apple Stores and apple.com.

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