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Thursday, February 08, 2007

GoPro Digital Hero 3 Sport Camera Review

Review: "The tiny, 3-megapixel Digital Hero 3 fits inside a waterproof enclosure mounted on a wristband. It's purportedly a wrist-mounted camera for extreme sports such as snowboarding. The GoPro Digital Hero 3 is a cool idea for a camera, but in action, it simply isn't very good. It's a sluggish performer and shoots soft, small images. That said, the wrist-mounted, underwater housing is a great boon, and it might prove a fun, inexpensive alternative to swimmers and other water-dwellers who want a camera they can submerge." .

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Daily Camera op-ed, Post article, and Gazette and Daily Sentinel ...

Summary: Colorado newspapers continued to uncritically report false or misleading statements regarding the potential impact of House Bill 1072 on Colorado businesses. Colorado Media Matters repeatedly has noted the unsubstantiated nature of the claims that the bill would make it "easier for unions to organize" or harm the state's economy. In opinion pieces and in a news story in their February 4 and February 5 editions, the Boulder Daily Camera, The Gazette of Colorado Springs, The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction, and The Denver Post continued the trend of advancing false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims made by the opponents of House Bill 1072. Among these are assertions that the bill would create so-called "closed shops," make it "easier" for unions to organize, and hurt Colorado's economy.

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Friday, February 02, 2007 Debuts with Fine Surf Art and Photography, a site devoted to promoting artists and photographers who celebrate the simple act of waveriding, has debuted with an extensive collection of signed, limited-edition offerings. Mediums include canvas, paper, film, digital impression, wood and foam. Prices range from $20 to $5,000, with custom framing available for most pieces. Some artists are debuting their work online, while others are well known in the surfing and art worlds. Artists new to the Web, and their mediums, include Meegan Feori, Chris Bolden and Ea Eckerman. Established painters include Ken Auster, Pat Tobin, Wade Koniakowsky and Kevin Short. Prints from renowned surf photographers Brian Bielmann, Sean Davey, and Scott Winer also are available at

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Court cameras pushed in NY

Accused murderer John R. Dean stood in a courtroom in Evansville, Ind. last July and told a judge he had fatally beaten a man after breaking into his home in December 2005. Only a handful of spectators were in the courtroom that morning to witness the proceedings. But thanks to a recently enacted Indiana law, citizens throughout the Evansville area were able to watch and listen to Deans account of the brutal attack. The law, adopted last year, permits Indiana newspapers and television stations to cover certain court proceedings using video and still cameras. Cameras from an Evansville TV station were on hand to cover the plea proceeding, and the prosecutor in the case said he was glad they were there. The more the public knows about how we do our jobs, the better off we all are in government, said Vanderburgh (Ind.) County Prosecutor Stan Levco.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Crumpler 2 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag Review

Review: "This is our second review of a Crumpler bag today. The "2 Million Dollar Home" as Crumpler calls it (?) is the right size to fit most large point & shoot, ultra zoom, and compact digital SLR camera models. The case features a large front pocket for accessories and a smaller mesh-lined pocket inside the top flap. Both pockets are hidden from view when the cover of the case is down. This Crumpler camera bag looks like a scaled down version of their messenger bags, yet larger than "The Bundle" version that we also reviewed today. It is stylish and affordable but is it the right case for you? Read our review to find out." .

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

CASIO Digital Color Camera Wrist Watch Bundled with Image Transfer Kit. Model: WQV10D-2

This wearable digital camera represents the best that Casio has to offer in its high tech wrist technology. Take digital photography on the spur of the moment, capable of capturing up to 100 images from this tiny spy cam. The Casio color camera watch has a compact lightweight body that delivers other watch friendly features such as 5 alarms that can display different digital images, a calendar, a data bank for memo text on each photo, a stopwatch, and oh yes! a timepiece! A 2X Digital zoom let's you get closer to your subjects and IR transfer let's you share your pictures with other Casio wrist cameras (WQV-3 or WQV-10) and your PC. A 25,000-pixel color CMOS sensor lets you capture rich colors when needed and a text editor lets you add notes to your images so you'll always remember the name with the face. WQV-10D-2 has a reflective-type color STN LCD monitor screen that lets you view images on the spot in 4,096 colors. A CASIO original power saving design makes it possible to extend the amount of operation provided between battery changes. The timekeeping and calendar screens of the WQV-10D-2 are also color, which means you can select from among six different color patterns. You can also use different colors to specific dates, which helps to remember anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions at a glance. USB Infrared Adapter (PAD-2B) for PC Included. Bundled with WQV LINK 3.0 PC exchange software, Image-editing software. Water resistant under normal, everyday use. 1 Year limited manufacturer's warranty.

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Avoid lens fungus on your digital camera

If you live in a dry, temperate climate, you're probably saying, "Lens what?" But if you're from one of those ghastly regions where the humidity will melt the headliner out of your car and turn your sun porch into a sauna, you know what we're talking about. Moisture trapped inside a camera can provide a healthy environment for foul fungus to grow, causing cloudiness and veiny patterns to form in the lens. The best way to deal with lens fungus is to prevent it from taking hold, but even if it does creep in, your optics aren't necessarily doomed. 1. An ounce of prevention. Don't leave your camera sitting in a camera bag when you're not out shooting. Store it in a cool, dry place. If you're in an especially humid climate, keep your camera and lenses in an airtight container with some little bags of silica gel that will absorb moisture.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Neda Johnson Photography finds new home

Neda Johnson is excited about moving her portrait photography business out of her home and into downtown Albert Lea."It's a dream come true. It's what I've wanted for the last 10 years," she said.Neda Johnson Photography, 112 S. Broadway Ave., opens Jan. 29, she said. The store offers photography services for weddings, children, families, groups, high school seniors, college graduates and other moments in life.Johnson, 33, grew up in Owatonna and Medford. She attended Mankato State University back when it had that name, but she didn't go to school for photography. She ended up working for Lifetouch School Portraits, with her studio in Mankato. Her job was to shoot school pictures all over southern Minnesota. She has shot pictures of children in Albert Lea, Wells, New Richland and Austin, among others.She then worked for Robin One in Albert Lea and seven years ago began her own portrait photography business in her home.

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