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CTS_boom_small.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Sharpics Releases Studio Lighting Kits to Capture Professional Product Images

Comprehensive Solutions Offer Convenience with Superior Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- July 16, 2007 -- Sharpics, Inc., a leading source for product photography, today revealed its line of enhanced Studio Lighting Kits, designed to offer cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions for achieving professional product photography images.

Sharpics' Compact Studio Light Kit (model LKT-92) and Clamp-on Overhead Light (model CLK-9) are built to ensure accurate product photography and bring out the true colors of the particular object being photographed. Sharpics' compact designs deliver ideal lighting placement for tabletop photography.

The company is proud to announce that it will also include two compact 30-watt fluorescent bulbs with the LKT-92 lighting kit, which provide the equivalent to a 240-watt incandescent bulb. The CLK-9 Overhead Light will feature one bulb. The compact fluorescent bulbs use 75 to 80 percent less power than equivalent incandescent bulbs, offering energy-efficiency, cooler temperature and longevity. The addition of these 'daylight-balanced' bulbs will also offer customers the ability to achieve lighting effects comparable to natural daylight.

"We understand that working under the heat of strong lights to achieve the perfect photo can be exhausting and uncomfortable," said Danica Mazon, co-founder of Sharpics. "We're thrilled to introduce the benefits of energy-efficient light bulbs to customers through our new lighting kits --which will allow for a much more pleasant experience especially when working with tabletop applications or in a small space like a home office. Our customers will now be able to easily adjust their lighting angles when working, without the fear of burning themselves!"

Compact Studio Light Kit

The $129.95 compact studio light kit includes two mini studio lights, designed for applications such as tabletop photography.

Features: Two compact light stands Two 30-watt fluorescent bulbs, Color Temp. 5000K 2-section column with flip grip adjusts from 12" to 18" Two 9" reflectors with adjustable ball bracket On/off switch and 7-ft cord Each light fixture is rated 120V, 250 watts maximum.

Clamp-on Overhead Light

Sharpics' $89.95 Clamp-on Overhead Light extends product photography capabilities to include overhead lighting effects.

Features: 2" clamp with molded knob. One 30-watt fluorescent bulb, Color Temp. 5000K 2-section vertical column and 2-section horizontal column with twist lock. 9" reflector with adjustable ball bracket. On/off switch and 7-ft cord. Rated 120V, 250 watts maximum.

Sharpics is also the creator of the D-Flector -- a patent-pending portable photo studio that quickly unfolds into a tabletop background stand to support the product photography needs of everyone from professional to novice photographers. The product is ideal for individuals to easily create high-quality product images needed for selling items via the Internet, designing print catalogs, marketing and promotional materials, art projects, etc. The D-Flector has also proven to be helpful for documenting items for insurance claims, appraisals, home and office inventories or estate planning.

Product Availability

Sharpics' lighting products are available for purchase online at http://www.sharpics.com and in a variety of retail camera stores.

About Sharpics

Based in San Diego, Calif., Sharpics, Inc. is a privately owned company and is responsible for all facets of its product development -- from conception to completion. Sharpics makes it easy to capture high-quality product photos for use with websites, online auctions, Internet retailing, print catalogs and promotional materials, graphic design and more. Sharpics products are available for purchase at a variety of specialty retailers throughout the United States or online. To locate a retailer or to purchase online, please visit http://www.sharpics.com for more information.

(First posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 17:03 EDT)

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