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Francisco - Digital Photography related Products and Exhibitors
As we all know by now, this Macworld will be mostly about new iPods and
Intel Mac announcements. For photographers the 30GB or 60GB iPods are
really a pretty good deal, but the iPod Camera Connector is really kind
of lame and needs to be upgraded with a built in slot for CompactFlash
cards (this will take care of the professionals) and a USB 2 cable
connected multi-card reader for everyone else. I know that there are
plenty of multi-card readers on the market but Apple needs to either
make one, recommend one, or guarantee that they will all work (the
Apple iPod Photo support page no longer exists) because there is a lot
of confusion on the Apple support forum right now.
Intel Mac announcements will be a mystery and a surprise to all of us,
right up to the moment they are made, and if not at the Macworld, they
will more than likely come very soon. Apple has no choice but to
upgrade all of it's computers this year. There is not much sense in
trying to second guess Apple about exactly what and when, they know
what they have to do and we will be wowed again and again in the next
Aperture has a lot of growing up to do but don't expect Apple to admit
that their Professional Photography workflow product is not ready for
prime time yet. I have made the mistake of arguing with Apple employees
before, they are worse than Scientologists when it comes to defending
the company line. It can be pretty irritating at times but it seems to
work for them.
I still believe that Aperture will be the product that it promises to
be (before then end of 2006 hopefully), but I sure can't afford to
experiment with it on my own dime. If Apple would like to loan me a
(dual processor & dual monitor) Power Mac G5 workstation and the
Aperture software package for a year, I would be more than happy to
play with it every day and give them the constant feedback they need to
speed up the development process. This kind of offer makes the Apple
guys laugh of course, because it is much more rewarding to get the
paying customers to do the product testing for them.
Anyway, I am just as excited about January 9, as the rest of us.
|2006 Macworld San Francisco
Conference & Expo
January 9-13, The Moscone Center, San Francisco
10 - Steve Jobs to Kick Off Macworld San Francisco 2006 with
9-13 - Power
Tools Conferences at Macworld Offer Two
Days of Intensive Training on the Hottest Mac Topics; Featuring the
first in-depth public training of Aperture for professional
9-13 - Users Conference
at Macworld Features Training
on Tiger and Digital Video and Photography; New York Times Columnist
David Pogue to deliver his popular ''Tiger Secrets'' session
Lightroom beta - Adobe Takes a Shot Across Apples Bow
Digital Imaging Light -
Lowel, the Academy Award winning world leader in location lighting for
film & video, introduces a revolutionary tabletop fluorescent
like an incredible product and I will try to get one to review very
- The fastest growing
royalty-free stock photography in the world.
|NewerTechnology - 80 to 500GB miniStack has been named Mac
mini Accessory of the Year.
- Portable and desktop
storage solutions, introducing a 5 Terabyte Portable Raid system.
Press - Tons of books on
Macintosh and digital photography.
Packard - Digital cameras
and photographic printers.
Smarts MemoryMiner - threaded
personal digital media album software
Very unusual new product,a digital story creator for schools and
individual multimedia authors.
Watch for in-depth reviews on all the above products as more
information becomes available.
12/12/2005 - Highlights
include “Digital Photography Day”; Aperture training; Photoshop
education; Adobe, Nikon and Canon exhibiting
FRAMINGHAM, MA, December 12, 2005
– IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows,
conferences and events for technology markets, today announced a major
focus on digital photography at Macworld Conference & Expo®,
place January 9-13, 2006 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Several new
features have been added to this year’s event that will provide
attendees with more education, services and product insight about
digital photography – always one of the most popular topics at Macworld.
Macworld will mark the first in-depth public training on Apple’s newly
launched product, Aperture – the first all-in-one post-production tool
for professional photographers. Taught by best-selling digital
photography author, Derrick Story, this conference session is part of
the Power Tools Conference and provides two full days of in-depth
training on this powerful tool.
Digital Photography Exhibitors
leading companies in the digital photography industry will be
exhibiting or sponsoring at Macworld. A sample of those exhibiting
companies include: Adobe, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Quark, FileMaker,
Lowel-Light, HP, Epson, Filmloop, Light Crafts and B&H
Digital Photography Day
by Olympus, FileMaker and Lowel-Light, this new Macworld educational
feature provides attendees the opportunity to improve digital
photography skills in one day under the instruction of top-notch
industry photographers. Professional and novice classes will include
classroom instruction; outdoor shooting; indoor lighting and shooting;
downloading and critique; editing; and organizing and sharing images.
The Dr. Is In – Digital Photography Help
new Exhibit Hall feature is a complimentary service where attendees can
bring prints, camera (bring cables for download) or images on flash
storage to the digital photography doctors in the Creative Corner of
the Macworld Exhibit Hall and let members of the American Society of
Media Photographers give pointers. The Doctors will be in all week.
Open to all Exhibit Hall attendees.
Digital Photography Birds-of-a-Feather: ASMP/
SFDIG: “The Digital Camera of 2015”
American Society of Media Photographers will host Mac industry luminary
David Pogue of The New York Times, as he discusses the next decade of
digital photography. You’ll hear about the screens, batteries, storage
devices, and software of the next decade’s digital camera, including
which current annoyances will go away and which will only get worse.
Features virtual video visits from the top visionaries at Kodak, Nikon,
and Canon. 1/11/06 at 6:00 p.m. Open to all Exhibit Hall attendees.
Photoshop Feature Presentation
expert Russell Brown of Adobe will entertain and educate with an
“altered” view of Photoshop, guaranteed to make you smile. Russell will
take you on a wild and wacky ride through some of the key new features
found in Photoshop CS. 1/13/06 at 10:00 a.m. Open to all attendees.
• Users Conference: “Photoshop Digital Creation: Uncanny Realism,”
75 minute session.
• Users Conference: “Photoshop CS2: Secrets to Levels and Curves,”
75 minute session.
• Power Tools Conference: “Professional Photoshop,” two full days
of in-depth training.
of the Conference: "Photoshop CS: Essential Tips & Tricks," gives
essential, time-saving techniques on Photoshop. 1/11/06 at 5:00 p.m.
Open to all Exhibit Hall attendees.
Digital Photography Education
Conference: Learn how to use a digital camera, take better pictures and
share them with friends, family and other associates with sessions on
Wednesday. Thursday sessions offer tips, tricks and vision to the
advanced Digital Photographer. This track includes five unique
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.macworldexpo.com.
About Macworld Conference & Expo
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