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Ricoh + Miami Marlins Major League Baseball Franchise: Ricoh PJ WX4141NI Ultra Short Throw Projector Technology at the Business Center in Marlins Park

Mon April 6, 2015

Ricoh today partners with the Miami Marlins, becoming the Major League Baseball franchise’s Official Document Solutions Partner.

Also, Ricoh has become the title sponsor for the most exclusive seating, lounge, and business conference space in Marlins Park, which is now called the Ricoh Diamond Club.

  • Ricoh will equip the Diamond Club’s exclusive conference room, now known as the Ricoh Business Center, with the RICOH PJ WX4141NI Ultra Short Throw Projector and other powerful business technology to improve collaboration and information sharing.
  • Use of the Ricoh Business Center will be a new 2015 feature offered to Ricoh Diamond Club season ticket holders and Marlins’ partners.
  • Ricoh Diamond Club guests will be able to do business before, after or between games at the club.
RICOH PJ WX4141NI ultra-short throw projector

RICOH PJ WX4141NI ultra-short throw projector

When you’re in the middle of a presentation, do you want your audience to notice the message or the projection system? The RICOH PJ WX4141NI packs cutting-edge innovations — including network connectivity, remote management and optional interactive features — into a space-saving footprint for more compelling, less distracting presentations. The ultra-short throw projector can be placed within inches of any flat, vertical surface in offices, classrooms and public spaces for bright, crisp displays up to 80 inches diagonal without shadows, noise or glare. Its compact, lightweight design simplifies transport, or you can easily mount it on a wall or set it on a table for everyday convenience. Use it to replace traditional whiteboards and make every presentation more interactive and engaging.

http://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/product_details.aspx?cid=138&scid=150&pid=2664&ptm=features

Turn any space into a multimedia showroom with the Ricoh PJ WX4141N/PJ WX4141NI. "Using innovative, free-form mirror technology, the projection system projects high-quality, high-definition images onto flat surfaces from only inches away (between 4.6" and 9.8"). It produces at least 3,300 lumens with 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution ..... Its prism surface controls light reflection and delivers greater contrast for crisper images. And, its innovative audio system lets you choose from multiple sensory modes (standard/narration/music), so you can provide more comfortable audio performance to accommodate different types of presentations."

Turn any space into a multimedia showroom with the Ricoh PJ WX4141N/PJ WX4141NI. “Using innovative, free-form mirror technology, the projection system projects high-quality, high-definition images onto flat surfaces from only inches away (between 4.6″ and 9.8″). It produces at least 3,300 lumens with 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution ….. Its prism surface controls light reflection and delivers greater contrast for crisper images. And, its innovative audio system lets you choose from multiple sensory modes (standard/narration/music), so you can provide more comfortable audio performance to accommodate different types of presentations.”

handheld remote control let you navigate menu screens and access other innovative features.

The projector will automatically detect keystone distortion and balance images for clarity. Presenters can manually adjust the colors of projected images in relation to the background color on the wall, whiteboard or blackboard. In addition, its intuitive control panel and handheld remote control let you navigate menu screens and access other innovative features.

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RICOH AND MIAMI MARLINS PARTNER FOR BASEBALL AND BUSINESS

New deal covers improved document solutions and sponsorship of exclusive Ricoh Diamond Club
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2015 International Photography Awards Competition: Submit Images Before April 30 – Early Bird Deadline

Mon April 6, 2015

This video presents 2014 IPA Finalists, Photographer of the Year from Lucie Foundation on Vimeo.

The International Photography Awards (IPA) competition is open to any living photographer, 18 years of age or older, from any country.

Lucie Statue: Image by IPA

Lucie Statue: Image by IPA

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.

– Be Honored by receiving the coveted Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards Gala
– Be Published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography
– Be Featured in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition in New York City

  • Each year, the IPA invites an renowned curator to select 45 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second, and third-place winners, to be exhibited in an exclusive show in New York City, during the week leading up to the Annual Lucie Awards Gala.
  • The Best of Show will then travel to various countries to be exhibited at photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.

– Win over $22,000 in cash prizes

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IPA 2015 OneShot Competition–The Theme is HOME: Winners Announced

Mon April 6, 2015
Winning images of the IPA 2015 OneShot Competition

Winning images of the IPA 2015 OneShot Competition

This is an update to the previous blog, IPA 2015 OneShot Competition–The Theme is HOME: Submit Your Photographs Before Jan.31, 2015 (11:59pm PST).

IPA One-Shot “Home” Winners were recently announced.

The nine winners are:

  • First Place: Amanda Campbell, Krovblit, Andy Yeung
  • Second Place: Nigel Moyes, Željko Stevanić, Laily Hassan
  • Third Place: Brooke Shaden, Tamas Schild, Marta Witkowska

Please follow the link to see the nine winning images as well as the numerous honorable-mention images:
http://www.photoawards.com/winner/index.php?compName=One+Shot%3A+Home

Congratulations! / Félicitations!

Articles

You’re Invited: Try Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Compact Camera & Lenses at ‘A Night of Wonder’ in London, UK Apr.16, 2015

Sun April 5, 2015
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, silver

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, silver

The following video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II – 40M High Res Shot:

Olympus & Park Cameras’ London

Present

A Night Of Wonder

FREE Admission

April 16, 2015 @ 18:00 – 19:15

Park Cameras – London
53-54 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JR United Kingdom

Please click here to register now: presently, there are 13 spots available.

Olympus invites you to:

  • get hands on with their newest compact system camera, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II,
  • inspect images shot with its “breakthrough 40 megapixel mode”, and
  • try out a complete collection of Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories.
OM-D E-M5 Mark II cameras available in black and silver, plus M.Zuiko lenses

OM-D E-M5 Mark II cameras available in black and silver, plus M.Zuiko lenses


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Nikon Scholarships for Canadian Photography Students in Canada or Abroad to Attend Magnum Masterclass: Applications to Be Received Before 6 PM EST Apr.30, 2015

Sun April 5, 2015
A Magnum photobook with Magnum photographers' signatures: Image by Magnum Photos

A Magnum photobook with Magnum photographers’ signatures: Image by Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos @ ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Festival

Presents

A Photobook Masterclass in Toronto

Book Making: May 22 ­­– 24, 10am – 5pm

Magnum Lectures: May 22 – 24, 7pm
Shopify – 80 Spadina Ave, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May 22: Michael Christopher Brown

May 23: Mark Power

May 24: Larry Towell

www.magnumphotos.com

Magnum Photos will provide a three-day Magnum Masterclass led by acclaimed contemporary photographers Michael Christopher Brown, Mark Power, and Larry Towell, in conjunction with the ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Festival.

For over sixty years, Magnum’s international photographers have chronicled the world; interpreting its environment, people and events and helping to shape documentary photography as a modern form of artistic expression. In the tradition of Magnum’s commitment to emerging photographers, this Masterclass will give limited participants an opportunity to refine their photographic practice and editing skills with a sense of authorship under the guidance of Magnum photographers.

The Magnum Masterclass at CONTACT 2015 will be focused on book editing.
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You’re Invited: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada May 1 – 31, 2015

Sun April 5, 2015

The following video presents Nikon Canada @ 2014 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival kickoff!

Time lapse video of the 2014 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Launch and Public Reception at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in Toronto. (May 2, 2014)

Nikon Canada is proud to be the official camera sponsor of CONTACT for 2014, demonstrating our ongoing support of artists and photographers in their passion for delivering messages through art.

Announcing the full exhibition program for the 2015 edition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: May 1 – 31, 2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please click here for the interactive map of events: Some exhibitions/events/activities have FREE admission

Festival Launch Party: May 1, 7:00 pm10:00 pm @ MOCCA

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
952 Queen St W
Toronto M6J 1G8

Phone: 416 395 0067
Website: www.mocca.ca/
Email:  info@mocca.ca

Celebrate the month of photography in Toronto!

Follow Contact on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

CONTACT showcases Canadian and international artists throughout the month of May, and is one of Toronto’s premier cultural events.

Now in its 19th year, the Festival includes these highlights.
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3D Printers

Stratasys’ Worldwide ‘Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge’ for Students: 2015 Regional Semi-finalists & Top 10 Finalists are Announced

Sun April 5, 2015

The worldwide Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge gives students in secondary and post-secondary educational instituations the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished.

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, recently announced the 2015 regional semi-finalists and top 10 finalists! Please click on the following links to see the:

Congratulations and Good Luck!

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STRATASYS ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2015 EXTREME REDESIGN
3D PRINTING CHALLENGE

Record number of worldwide entries were received

Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel – April 2, 2015 – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has selected finalists for the 11th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
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The World of FUJIFILM Film Simulation – Episode 4: PRO Neg.

Sat April 4, 2015

PRO Neg. STD PRO Neg. Hi
Images courtesy Fujifilm. Left: PRO Neg. STD, Right : PRO Neg. Hi

PRO Neg. Fujifilm has published Episode 4 – “PRO Neg.” in their series of “episodes” on their unique Film Simulation modes. PRO Neg. (or “Professional Color Negative Film Mode”) simulates “NS160,” a color negative film used for professional studio portraiture.

It is a great mode to use for shooting portraits when desiring to emphasize skin tones. There are two PRO Neg. options:

  • PRO Neg.Std : Capture photos with soft gradations and exceptional skin tone description.
  • PRO Neg.Hi : Add a touch more tonal texture and color vibrancy to photo expression.

Here’s episode 4 (“PRO Neg.”) of the “The World of Film Simulation”:

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award & Public Award 2015: View the Shortlist & Vote Before 28 May For a Chance to To Win A Leica C Camera

Sat April 4, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 for Photographers: Submit Online Applications Between 15 January and 1 March 2015.

This year’s competition attracted a total of 1700 entries from photographers in 88 different countries, from which the shortlist of 70 finalists has now been selected.

Leica Oskar Barnack Public Award (third category): Vote To Win A Camera

The winner of this award will be determined from a shortlist of candidates selected by the jury in an online vote organized in collaboration with www.i-shot-it.com, a platform for photographic competitions.

  •  The photographer with the most votes will receive a cash prize of 2,500 Euros (2723.75 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).

Public voting started on April 1, 2015. Voting ends in 58 days.

Please take the time to look at all of the entries.…..Each entry is a set of 10 to 12 photos. Some entries contain nudity or scenes that some people may find disturbing.

The I SHOT IT Team

Leica C, dark red

Leica C, dark red

  • A prize draw for non-cash prizes of Leica compact cameras is also held for all those who participated in the vote.
  • There will be 10 prizes for anyone who adds a vote (drawn by lottery).
  • The 10 winning voters will receive a Leica C Camera worth $700. The ten voters who win a Leica C Camera will be drawn by lottery. You will have a choice of a dark red, or light gold camera.
  • To have a chance of winning one of these cameras, all you need to do is sign in and vote. If you don’t have an I-SHOT-IT account it just takes a few seconds to create an account. Every I-SHOT-IT member will be able to add a maximum of 5 votes.
  •  The 10 winning voters will be notified by email.
Leica C, light gold

Leica C, light gold

Leica Oskar Barnack Award (main category) and Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award (second category)

The Leica Oskar Barnack jury has selected 50 finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 (main category) and the 20 finalists of the der Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2015.

Prizes

  • This year, for the first time, the winner of the main category will be presented with a cash prize of 25,000 euros (27237.50 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) valued at an additional 10,000 euros (10895.00 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).
  • The winner of the Newcomer Award will be honoured with a cash prize of 5,000 euros (5447.50 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) and a Leica rangefinder camera complete with a lens.

The following video presents Craig Semetko: How to use a Leica M Camera from Leica Camera on Vimeo:

What makes the Leica M different from SLRs? Follow along with photographer Craig Semetko as he answers this question and explains how to use the Leica M, including techniques on focusing. For Craig, the benefits of the Leica M include its small, discreet nature and big, bright viewfinder that allows you to see more. Because of this, the Leica M demands more from the photographer. Watch this video and discover the capabilities of the Leica M. Learn more about the legendary Leica M here: http://bit.ly/LeicaMCamera  #LeicaM .

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015: the finalists have been chosen


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2015 MakerBot Summer Intern Program in New York Jun.15-Aug.14 for USA & International Students: Apply Online for Paid Positions

Sat April 4, 2015
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2015 MakerBot Summer Intern Program is open for undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for a summer internship position at MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry.

  • International students are eligible to apply for these positions.
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College students will gain valuable work experience in the exciting and challenging environment of one of New York’s fastest-growing tech companies.

  • MakerBot internships are paid positions.
  • As part of the internship experience, participants will attend special lectures and participate in programs on 3D printing within their area of expertise, as well as interact with senior leadership.
  • The program begins with an orientation on June 15, 2015, and concludes on August 14, 2015.
  • Previous MakerBot interns have gone on to work at other top technology companies, as well as come back to work at MakerBot.
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Presently, the 17 open positions offered for the 2015 Makerbot Summer Internship Program can be viewed at: http://www.makerbot.com/careers/department/5120 page wherein you:

  • click on the title of the open position that interests you in order to get more info, and
  • then click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to get the corresponding application form.

To learn more about the MakerBot Summer Intern Program, visit makerbot.com/careers.

The following video presents MakerBot Careers from MakerBot on Vimeo:

Around the globe, we’re changing how people think about 3D printing. A movement this big takes a team that works full speed ahead. We get things done, we empower our users, and we have fun doing it.

Good Luck!

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February 17, 2015

MakerBot Announces Summer Intern Program for 2015

Summer Intern Program Offers College Students Positions in Engineering, Sales, Marketing and More

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, is now taking applications for its 2015 MakerBot Summer Intern Program. Since the company’s founding just six years ago, MakerBot has helped define the desktop 3D printing category and has grown from just three employees in 2009 to more than 600 employees today. MakerBot is offering opportunities this summer for passionate, driven, talented college students to gain valuable work experience in the exciting and challenging environment of one of New York’s fastest-growing tech companies. Internship positions include engineering, manufacturing, production, customer support, sales, marketing, public relations, software and business development. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for a summer internship position at MakerBot should visit makerbot.com/careers.
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Nikon 1 J4, Nikon 1 S2 and COOLPIX S6900 Cameras are Recipients of the Prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Fri April 3, 2015


The Nikon products that receive the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 are:

The following video presents Nikon COOLPIX S6900: the Compact Camera That Does it All:

This Full HD video is recorded exclusively with the Nikon COOLPIX S6900, a truly multi-tasking compact camera that makes it easy to capture picture-perfect moments on the go. Snap amazing selfies with the vari-angle monitor and front shutter control, or shoot hands-free with a built-in camera stand. When you’re done, all your best shots can be shared on the spot with built-in NFC and Wi-Fi®!

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Three Nikon products receive the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015
The Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2, and the COOLPIX S6900

April 2, 2015

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that three Nikon products, the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses, and the COOLPIX S6900 compact digital camera, are recipients of the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, sponsored by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design is a world-class award presented to products released over the past two years that exhibit superiority in terms of a total of nine aspects, including innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology, and durability.

4,928 products from 56 countries were entered in this 60th Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 competition. Winners will be on display at a special exhibition to be held from June 30, 2015 to July 26, 2015 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen Germany.

See the Red Dot Online website for further information on the Red Dot Design Awards.

Nikon 1 J4 Overview

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4


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Sony CineAlta Partners with La Semaine de la Critique May 14 – 22: Showcase Emerging Talent & Cinematography at Cannes Film Festival 2015

Fri April 3, 2015

The International Critics’ Week (French title is La Semaine de la Critique) from May 14 – 22, at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

  • La Semaine de la Critique is a parallel section independent of the Festival de Cannes, organised by the French Union of the Film Critics.
  • It is dedicated to discovering new talent in the film industry by showing first and second feature films from around the world, as well as a short film competition.
  • La Semaine’s Artistic Director and selection committee members are all journalists and film critics, appointed by the Board of the French Union of the Film Critics.
    • The 54th edition’s line-up will be announced at the end of April 2015.
  • From Friday to the next Thursday, films in Competition at La Semaine will also be screened at 8:30am at the Espace Miramar the day after their presentation (original version with English and French subtitles).
  • For more info, please click here.

Contact Info:

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous bien !

Israeli actress and filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz will preside over the jury of the 54th Semaine de la Critique in Cannes (May 14-22). She will award ….., the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize for short films….

Headed by Ronit Elkabetz, the jury awarding these three prizes will be made up of four international personalities, each representative of a different cinema field: Katell Quillévéré (film director), Peter Suschitzky (director of photography), Andréa Picard (programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival) and Boyd van Hoeij (journalist).
http://www.semainedelacritique.com/news/Communique_Ronit_Jury_EN.html

To celebrate this continued partnership, Sony is again running a competition on its Sony Professional Europe Facebook page from 3 April, which will give professional participants the chance to win a trip for two people to Cannes during the festival, as well as passes to the La Semaine de la Critique screenings.

Sony F65 motion picture camera used by Nuri Bilge Ceylan to film Winter Sleep, the 2014 Palme d'Or winner, with cinematography by Gökhan Tiryaki

Sony F65 motion picture camera used by Nuri Bilge Ceylan to film Winter Sleep, the 2014 Palme d’Or winner, with cinematography by Gökhan Tiryaki

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Sony CineAlta partner with La Semaine de la Critique at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Paris, 3 April 2015: Sony is honoured to announce that it will once again partner with “La Semaine de la Critique” for the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
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