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Confused by LCD and Plasma Technology? Ken Lowe of Vizio Explains How to Buy A TV In The Digital Age – Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas 2008

Are you confused by the racks of LCD and plasma TVs on sale at the store? Are the stories about plasma true? Does a LCD really save energy. Which type of set is better if the room is light? What's best if you watch a lot of sports? Ken Lowe of Vizio answers those questions and more and how to buy a TV In the digital age. Recorded at the Consumer Electronic Show, in Las Vegas, in January 2008 by Harris Fogel. Posted 7/04/2008 (22:12)

Datacolor Refines Its Affordable Solutions to Color Management With David Tobie – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

Last year we wrote that creating your own printer profiles required equipment and a learning curve worthy of a MacArthur Fellowship. The past year has brought new products at affordable price points, and the introduction of the Spyder3 Studio from Datacolor has brings revised hardare, software, and capabilities. In this interview with David Tobie of Datacolor, we learn how they approached the challenge of producing professional profiles while keeping the Spyder3 Studio one of the most affordable solutions for photographers seeking control over color management. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 7/04/2008 (9:55)

Printing Your Own Photo Book With Blurb’s Robin Goldberg – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

Few mediums exist as well on the printed page as does photography. The love affair between photographers and books has existed since Fox Talbot's "The Pencil of Nature" and yet for most of that history, only a select few could hope to see their work in book form. The expense, complexity, and technical requirements necessary to reproduce photographic work, were the limiting factors. However all that changed with the advent of Direct To Plate (DTP) printing technology, which allows for one-off books with high quality and low cost. Many photographers are taking advantage of this and a new industry and creative outlet has been born. In this interview with Robin Goldberg of Blurb, we learn how Blurb came to be a favorite choice of photographers printing books of their work. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 7/04/2008 (7.47)

Michael Tapes, Inventor of the WhiBal, Wants to Reduce Your RAW Anxiety – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

The RAW file format has given digital imaging many of the attributes of working with film, coupled with the flexibility of working with digital cameras. Despite the clear superiority of the RAW format, many photographers are still hesitant to adopt it as their format of choice. In this interview with Michael Tapes, inventor of the WhiBal light balancing tool, he explains why he created his new DVD "How To Shoot RAW Without Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt." So, if you have questions about shooting in RAW, or are worried that it's too complicated, then listen to this interview! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 7/04/2008 (20.33)

Author Steve Weinrebe Explains What Led To His New Book, “Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography” – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

I sat down with author and photographer Steve Weinrebe to discuss the process that led to the writing of "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography" which was recently published by Delmar. Steve designed the book to introduce his students to Photoshop, and used a number of outside voices, such as John Paul Caponigro, Joyce Tenneson, Lisa Holden, Graham Nash, Maggie Taylor, Lois Greenfield, Olivia Parker, Clark & Pougnaud, Pedro Meyer, Julie Blackmon, R. Mac Holbert, and Jerry Uelsmann. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 7/03/2008 (13.17)

Author David Saffir Explains “Mastering Digital Color” – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

Photographer David Saffir is well known to printing aficionados as one of the HP printing masters. I sat down with David to discuss his new book "Mastering Digital Color: A Photographer's and Artist's Guide to Controlling Color (Digital Process and Print)" which was recently published by Thomson. David discusses his epiphany of shooting with a Hasselblad digital back, and how working with that level of data changed his photography, and we discuss color spaces, approaches to printing, and more! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 7/03/2008 (18.48)

Sheltering Your Digital Photos and Files with Allen Murabayashi of PhotoShelter – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

The advent of digital imaging has presented extraordinary challenges for photographers wishing to have easy access to their images, yet provide a protected environment. In this conversation with Allen Murabayashi of PhotoShelter, we discuss what led to the creation of PhotoShelter, and how they are helping photographers to shelter their digital photos and files. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 6/30/2008 (13.42)

Designing the New Olympus E-3 Digital SLR with Toshiyuki Terada & Sally Smith Clemens – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

Olympus introduced the E-3 Digital SLR camera in late 2007 as a successor to their flagship E-1 camera introduced several years earlier in 2003. In this interview with Toshiyuki Terada and Sally Smith Clemens of Olympus we learn what the priorities were in the design of the new camera, and new technologies that it introduced. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 6/30/2008 (18.33)

Using Plug-Ins To Sharpen Your Prints, Improve Color, and More With Nik Software’s Tony Corbell – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

One of the most important innovations introduced by Adobe was the creation of the plug-in architecture, allowing users to improve upon the capabilities of the host application. Some of the most popular plug-ins are from Nik Software, ranging from their well-known Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0, Color Efex Pro 3.0, DFine 2.0, to their newly released Viveza. In this interview with Nik Software's Tony Corbell, we discuss the workflow considerations for sharpening images, and how plug-ins can improve your digital images. Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 6/30/2008 (13.37)

Camera Bellows' Low-Tech Solution To High-Tech Screen Glare Woes Makes Looking At Your Laptop Screen A Pleasure! – PhotoPlus Expo, New York 2007

It's pretty amazing to sit down with a modern laptop and work in the field on your digital images, of course if you have any screen glare it's pretty much a useless and frustrating experience. Several years ago I discovered a very simple but fantastic product from Camera Bellows. In this interview with Tony Eaton of Camera Bellows, and Jessie Friend of Lee Filters, we learn how this low-tech solution to high-tech glare problems came into being! Recorded at the PhotoPlus Expo Conference, in New York, in October 2007 by Harris Fogel. Posted 6/30/2008 (7.39)

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