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SAN JOSE, Calif., – June 8, 2010 – Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software for Windows and Macintosh, the essential digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase their images from one application. First released as a public beta in October 2009, the final version of Lightroom 3 introduces a completely redesigned performance architecture that better handles growing image libraries and provides an unrivaled raw processing engine with noise reduction and sharpening tools to achieve the highest image quality. The 64-bit capable Lightroom 3 includes new features that optimize workflows and allow images to be shared in creative ways, including support for DSLR video files and tethered shooting on select cameras.

Visit the pdn Gear Guide for more on today’s press release.

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Photographers who think their Web sites are simply online versions of their print portfolios aren’t taking advantage of the way people use the internet to find information, and look for products and services they want, says Allen Murabayashi of PhotoShelter. The co-founder of the Web site design and hosting service offered tips for making your site  a more effective marketing tool…

I just downloaded a video tutorial called, “Your Web Site is Killing Your Business.” On May 25, pdn had a virtual trade show called “Focus on Wedding and Portrait Photography. You can log in for free and watch/listen to many other great presentations.

Murabayashi said that search engine optimization (SEO) does not mean just making sure your name pops up in Google. “The goal of search engine optimization is unsolicited web traffic from people looking for goods and services you can supply.”

He ran through the factors that influence how Google ranks sites, and that can determine whether or not your site appears on page one of a search.  The most important factors are external links to your site, and on-page factors, including titles and other text (via pdn)

This is cool. You likely already know about camera straps and how they hang around your neck. Able Straps can even provide some nifty looking and functional camera straps. What you may not know is that instead of hanging your camera around your neck, why not put the weight on your waist? Introducing the Spider Camera Holster. You can watch a short video on the Spider Camera Holster website to learn more about how this device works. You can also read the review by pdn or check out the reviews from people who are actually using the holster on the Spider Holster Facebook page. What you can’t do is rush down to a store in the U.S. and purchase one. It’s only available in a few select stores outside of the U.S. and via the Internet.

In 2008, almost every business PDN covers was hurt in some way by the recession. The year opened with the news that Getty Images, the world’s biggest photo licensor, was for sale. As the months progressed, we reported on hard times for stock agencies, newspapers and magazines, fine art, and advertising. Free digital content became increasingly popular – a positive development in so many ways, yet one that has yielded alarming few opportunities for photo licensing.

As December closed, our look back at the year left us feeling depressed. But when we crunched the numbers to see which stories were most popular among PDN’s Internet readers in 2008, we were pleasantly surprised. You sought out stories about the latest gear and new technology. You spent a lot of time with articles that could help improve your workflow and learn new skills. And you were drawn into spirited debates about the substance of photographs, especially about the impact of political images in this historic election year. [via PDN]

This is a really great read, you’ll want to bookmark it for future reference in 2009.

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The Gril Project has informed me that the 2009 Student Photo Contest From PDN is ongoing.

If you are a photography student in high school or college you can submit your work in one of the following categories:

  • FASHION / PORTRAITURE
  • DOCUMENTARY / PHOTOJOURNALISM
  • STILL LIFE
  • TRAVEL / LANDSCAPE
  • FINE ART / PERSONAL WORK

There is a $10 fee per entry and there is no limit to the number of entries a contestant can submit. Photos must have been taken between January 1, 2008 and December 6, 2008. The deadline for entries is December 7, 2008.

To register go here.
To view the rules go here.

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