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No one has more fun making, selling, or creating new bags then the folks at Crumpler Bags. Whether it's their "Beer for Bags" week in New York, or their irreverent catalogs, names, or website, everywhere you look the bags from down under are carrying computers, cameras, or helping messengers deliver their loads. In this interview with Lindsay Cousley of Crumpler Bags we learn about their product line, and how they manage to have so much fun at work! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/2006 (8:50)

Katrin Eismann is the author of numerous books for Peachpit Press, New Riders, and O’Reilly Media on Photoshop and digital photography and the newly appointed Chair of the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In this interview we discuss subjects ranging from photo education in the digital age to Katrin's beginning as a best-selling author, to her current status as the Photoshop Diva! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/2006 (17:57)

In this interview with Sony Electronic's Mark Weir we discuss their first digital SLR camera, the Sony α (alpha) A-100. The photography world was shocked at the 2006 decision by Konica/Minolta to exit the photography market. Their assets were purchased by Sony, and the new Alpha camera and system is the first result of that marriage. Building upon Minolta's respected image stabilization technology, and with lenses designed by Carl Zeiss, the new camera is a force to be reckoned with from a consumer electronics giant. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel.  (11:07)

Harris Fogel, posted 12/25/2006

Ever since the publication of Martin Parr's photographs of life in the British Isles in the early 1980s, Parr's keen observations of modern life have placed his photographs in the collections of museums, galleries, and publications, and influenced a new generation of color photographers. He has been very visible with recent exhibitions of his work at the Photokina Conference in Germany, and at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York, both of which were printed on the newest generation of HP "Z Series" printers. His recent books for Aperture and Phaidon have garned critical praise, and in this interview with Martin Parr, we discuss these topics and more. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/2006 (15:40)

The recent introduction of a new class of printers from HP has taken the photography world by storm. The HPZ2100 and Z3100 are the first inkjet printers to combine state-of-the-art pigment print technology coupled with an integrated GretagMacbeth iOne colorimeter, clearly points the way to a new generation of printers, and may even shift the landscape of printing for digital photography. In this interview with Walt Sledzieski of HP we learn what led to the new printers, and the features that set them apart from the competition. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/06 (8:24)

In this interview with Peachpit Press author Douglas Ford Rea, we discuss how to spend less time in Photoshop, and concentrate on capturing the image properly in the first place! Douglas Ford Rea is a professor of photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and President of PixelWing Technologies. His book Preventive Photoshop: Take the Best Digital Photographs Now for Better Images Later was recently published by Peachpit Press and brings pre-visualization into the digital age. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/06 (13:51)

In the past three years since a small company from Portland, Oregon introduced a small lens on a bendable mount, scores of photographers have found photographic inspiration in their Lensbaby line of lenses. Their first child was the Original Lensbaby, then came the Lensbaby 2.0, and fresh from the delivery room is the Lensbaby 3G which allows you to lock in the precise settings that your lens is adjusted to. Learn all about the new baby in this interview with Craig Strong of Lensbabies. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/2006 (9:56)

In this interview with Alien Skin's Amedeo Rosa we discuss their hot new plug-ins for Photoshop, Exposure and Blow Up. Exposure allows you to apply classic film styles and effects to your digital files, and Blow Up helps to enlarge your files and retain detail, all without proprietary file formats. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/2006 (6:20)

Until recently, creating your own printer profiles required expensive equipment and a learning curve worthy of a MacArthur Fellowship. While printer and monitor calibration have gotten easier, it's still a pretty expensive proposition, that was until the introduction of the PrintFIX PRO from DataColor. In this interview with David Tobie of DataColor, we learn how they approached the challenge of producing professional profiles while keeping the PrintFIX PRO as the most affordable solution for photographers seeking predictable and superior prints than afforded by generic profiles. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/2006 (11:22)

Is your hard drive filled with images, or your shelves bursting with CDs and DVDs of your photographic projects? Is finding them becoming more of a chore then a pleasure? Then you probably need to look at a real DAM (Digital Asset Management) application like Microsoft's iView MediaPro. In this interview with Shayne Bowman, we learn about iView's transition from a small shareware developer to one of the newest additions to the Microsoft portfolio. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 12/25/06 (7:25)

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