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Archive for 2004

Copyright Guide for Photographers

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

Say you just snapped a work of art or a prize-winning photo. Do you own the rights to this photograph — and how does one copyright this image? Unless the photo was made as an employee for a company, or you have a written and signed agreement saying otherwise, you own the rights to your work and its copyright.

The American Society of Media Photographers has released a mini-guide as a service to photographers, buyers and users of intellectual property. Download a copy of this guide here.

New 8 Megapixel, 8x Optical Zoom Nikon(R) Coolpix(R) 8700

Saturday, February 14th, 2004

Rewrites the Definition of Superior Quality and Performance.

Latest Coolpix Camera Establishes New Benchmark for High-End Consumer Digital Camera Market – to The Power Of 8

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 28 (PRNewswire) — Nikon has taken the lead in the popular and powerful “prosumer” camera category with its new Coolpix 8700 digital camera ( This remarkable new product combines 8.0-megapixel resolution with an 8x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens (35-280 mm, *35mm equivalent) and legendary Nikon quality and design to bring experienced digital photographers the most versatile and capable compact digital camera available today. The Nikon Coolpix 8700′s impressive performance and stunning images will quickly establish it as the new flagship for high-end consumer compact digital cameras.

Canon debuts three new digital trendsetters

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

Including the First Five Megapixel Digital Elph Camera. New Top Tier PowerShot S500 Digital ELPH Camera Adds High Resolution Sensor as Entire New Elph Line Streamlines Image Printing and Sharing Process.

LAS VEGAS (PMA, BOOTH # E11), Feb. 9, 2004 — Whether it is the picture-perfect merger of style and substance or simply an inevitable advance, Canon’s newly enhanced line of “go anywhere” Digital ELPH cameras—including its first high-resolution five megapixel model—continue to capture consumer consciousness and those irreplaceable images that only exist because a diminutive digital camera was conveniently in-pocket, in-purse and on-hand to preserve memorable moments.

Welcome to my new site !

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

Well another year has passed by and I was reviewing my old website and realized I haven’t done much with it in the past few years. Updating the old site was always put on the back burner and it look so 90ish. It was definately time for a change.

I began looking at the sites I like to visit often and realized the thing that attracts me, and many others, to today’s popular sites is its personality and interactivity. So in my quest to be able to offer something along these lines, I offer you the opportunity to participate and contribute along with me at the new


Editorials, photo, land-sale stories bring state awards for News-Item

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

SHAMOKIN — The News-Item has won statewide awards for writing and photography in the prestigious Keystone Press Awards contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA).

The News-Item won three awards in the 2003 competition, which involves work published the previous year. The newspaper competes in Division V (daily newspapers under 20,000 circulation), which involves dozens of newspapers throughout Pennsylvania.)


Silcox wins photography award in state competition

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

SHAMOKIN – News Item staff photographer Ray Silcox has won a 2002 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) award.

His photograph of murder suspect Brandon Brown, his eyes closed, being led out of a court proceeding by police officers, won second place in the News Photo category. A crowd of youngsters and others were looking on in the background of the photograph, which was published Sept. 28. Silcox, who has been a newspaper photographer since 1983, has been with The News-Item for two years. He was previously employed with The Citizen-Standard, The News-Item’s sister weekly in Valley View, for six years.