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The State of Digital Photography with Mikkel Aaland – Macworld San Francisco 2007

In this interview with O'Reilly Media author and photographer Mikkel Aaland, we discuss Bruce Fraser, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, RAW file conversion, and his upcoming book from O'Reilly, the Photoshop Lightroom Adventure on a trip to Iceland by a small group of photographers and the Adobe Lightroom team. Recorded at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, in January 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 2/18/07 (21:04)

Thoughts On All Things Apple with Adam Engst of TidBITS – Macworld San Francisco 2007

In this interview with Adam Engst, founder of TidBITS, Peachpit Press author, and Mac guru, we discuss the state of the world as filtered by the Mac faithful as they flock to San Francisco for the annual Macworld conference. TidBITS is one of the most trusted and respected Mac centered journals, and the second oldest e-zine on the web! Recorded at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, in January 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 2/18/2007 (20:10)

All About Memory Cards with Ritek – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

Memory cards are everywhere, from digital cameras to cell phones. In this interview with Michael Ichwan of Ritek, makers of the RiDATA line of memory cards, we discuss the differences between different formats, and what to look for when buying cards for your digital camera. Confused by read/write speeds, then listen to this interview! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference in New York City, in November 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 1/22/07 (6:48)

The Next Generation – The New “Z Series” Printers from HP – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

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)

Spend Less Time in Photoshop with Preventive Photoshop with Douglas Ford Rea – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

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)

A New Delivery from Lensbabies – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

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)

Alien Skin Software Takes on Digital Photography with Exposure and Blow Up – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

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)

DAM Those Assets with Microsoft’s iView MediaPro – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

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)

An Affordable Solution to Color Management from DataColor – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

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)

Sony's new α (alpha) A-100 DSLR Takes The Shake Out of Digital Photos – PhotoPlus Expo New York 2006

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

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