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What's Hot For March! - Welcome to the ePHOTOzine guide to the HOTTEST products for March! Every month we bring you the hottest products and offers from some of the top retailers' advertising on ePHOTOzine. Simply follow the links to the retailers websites to read more details and purchase their hot suggestions for this month. Also be sure to mention that you saw it here on ePHOTOzine !
Printed Cover Photo books from £41.99 from Fotobook
Now you really can judge a book by its cover!
Award-winning company Fotobook.co.uk have this month introduced a high-gloss, printed cover option to their full range of photo books.
Photo books printed and bound to the high quality for which Fotobook.co.uk are known can now have your own images or design on the hard-back cover. You’ll never put your photo book away on the bookshelf again!
Fotobook.co.uk’s free photo book creation tool is available at www.fotobook.co.uk
A double disk offer combining 'The Big Day' - a lavish documentary DVD showing the whole wedding day shoot from start to finish with Damien & Julie Lovegrove plus 'Lighting Winter Weddings' - the essential lighting tutorial DVD for wedding shooters who have to work in the dark.
Over a year of planning, preparation, filming and editing have resulted in this definitive two part guide on professional wedding photography. With their latest DVD pairing, Damien and Julie Lovegrove combine two of the most powerful ways you can learn about wedding photography. The 'Big Day' discs give you the best seat in the house, with fly on the wall observation at a real wedding throughout the whole day, being in exactly the right place at the right time to miss nothing. You get to see the Lovegrove rhythm and rapport first hand on the wedding day itself. By contrast, the 'Lighting Winter Weddings' disc is a tutorial, just like a 1:1 training masterclass where all the Lovegrove shooting and lighting techniques are explained in full and you, the viewer, are the recipient of the knowledge.
Save £20 when you buy both wedding DVDs together (price if bought separately £150).
For more information visit www.lovegroveconsulting.com
Introducing another exciting new addition to the Hahnemühle environmentally friendly range of papers, addressing the growing concerns and demands of artists and photographers who want to reduce their own carbon footprint and do their bit for the environment. Hahnemühle Sugar Cane is made from 75% sugar cane fibre. The organic by-product of sugar cane processing is used to make a pulp. This pulp or “bagasse” is an eco-friendly renewable resource endorsed by environmental organizations. Cotton fibres extracted from recycling their own paper surplus make up the remaining 25% of raw material used to produce the paper. The result is an extremely archival natural white Fine Art paper. The premium inkjet coating guarantees Fine Art images rich in contrast and detail, and the texture of this artist paper has a wonderful feel to it. Hahnemühle Sugar Cane is ideal for colour and monochrome Fine Art photography.www.green-rooster.com
Canvas Stretching Courses from DIY Framing
Canvas prints are all the rage. They have massive impact and can lift a “holiday snap” into the realms of fine art ,well almost! However the bit about the dramatic effect is definitely true. And the fine art bit can become true too. The fact is enlarged images look great on canvas, which as a medium, copes with definition issues on normal shots better than some others. It's also very easy to turn them into 'feature artworks'. Using good quality stretcher bars, stretcher pliers and a staple gun, soon you will have 'gallery wraps' hanging all over your home.
At our UK School of Framing we run the courses: next session about canvas stretching 22nd June, Beaconsfield. Use stretcher profile moulding to create frames to the size you want.
Even easier, choose from our range of ready made stretcher bars. We stock 3 grades: professional, exhibition and museum stretcher bars and everything else you may need.
For more information visit www.diyframing.com
The Nikon D300 defines a new class of compact professional SLR, incorporating groundbreaking technologies and performance of the D3 into a compact DX format body.
Beat the recent price rises with a refurbished Nikon D300 with Full UK 12 Month Guarantee from www.mpbphotographic.co.uk at just £899.
Our stock lists contain a selection of used digital SLR cameras, lenses, flashguns and accessories from the Canon EOS and Nikon digital ranges of equipment, with new stock arriving daily. For more information visit our website www.mpbphotographic.co.uk
LaCie Rugged USB 2.0 Hard Disk - 320GB Only £89.99 From Picstop
The ultra-portable LaCie Rugged Hard Disk has a unique varnished, scratch-protected aluminum shell with a shock-resistant rubber sleeve making the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to damage. LaCie Rugged Hard Disk offers the cross-platform convenience of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface and is USB 1.1 backward compatible. Exchanging data between Macs and PCs is easy, simply plug it into any computer with a USB port anywhere. Created by world-renown designer Neil Poulton the Rugged is perfect for users who need backup, storage and large volume exchange of data or photographs.
Use the included LaCie "1-Click" back-up software to archive your important files on an external hard drive with just one simple click.
For more information visit our website www.picstop.co.uk
Explore The Big Picture with Annabel Williams Contemporary Photographic Training
Does your photographic business need a real boost?
Do you need the creative inspiration to take your business forward to the next level? The Big Picture covers brand building, marketing, how to attract the right clients and implement a successful marketing campaign. You’ll also work on shoots using both natural light and artifical light, working alongside an industry-leading photographer to learn how to push your photographic boundaries. You will be shown how to create vibrant images using flash alone and how to combine flash and natural light to expand your photographic repertoire.
Discover how to select and work the best locations, while helping clients to choose the best overall look for them. On the final day, see how sales performance is at the heart of every thriving business. Explore the ‘shoot to sell’ concept and the ways in which you can shape the ultimate sales experience! For more information visit www.annabelwilliams.com
Posters & Canvas prints, big formats for lifes big moments! Impressively decorative and personalisaed in the best way possible: your best and most valuable photos printed as huge posters or luxurious canvases are a popular form of home decoration. With new formats and paper types the XXL specialist Pixum offers an unrivalled selection to decorate your home at great prices, with brilliant quality and fast delivery.
The XXL specialist Pixum offers an extraordinarily large product line on www.pixum.co.uk/xxl. There is a huge selection of 15 poster formats from 20×30cm up to the new XXL giant format of 90×160cm. With 5 different sizes from 30×30cm up to an amazing XXL format of 60×80cm everyone will find their perfect wall art to decorate their home. With prices from £3.99 for posters and £24.99 for canvas prints (postage excluded) it makes it possible to decorate your home several times a year with your personal photos.
For more information visit www.pixum.co.uk
Park Cameras are able to offer this printer at an incredible price of only £479.99 including VAT if purchased between 7th March & 6th April 2009. Money saving deals with paper and ink are available at www.parkcameras.com.
New Household Scheme for Photographers!
Aaduki Multimedia and her sister company Versatile Insurance have put together a Household Product especially designed for photographers and video makers who work from home. As well as the standard covers of Buildings, Contents and Personal Possessions, the new scheme recognises those who work in the multimedia community and provides great cover, as well as keen premiums, from Insurers who know about the industry we are in. Cover can include garden studios and those based and working from home who have clients or visitors. We can also cover unoccupied properties and let properties as well! For a no obligation free quotation, please call our Office on 0845 838 6933 Monday - Friday between 9am and 5pm and ask for Sandie or Ann. Or get a quote online by visiting www.versatileinsurance.co.ukand selecting Household Quotation 24 hours a day!
One of the key purposes of this course is to stretch your photographic skills in terms of the subject material you choose. Specifically, to broaden the range of your work by tackling subjects that include people. It is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their photographic practice and gain an understanding of particular challenges of portraying human subjects and their environment.
A second key purpose of this course is to start you thinking in terms of photographic assignments; Photographs to order, in other words. There is a considerable difference between photographing at leisure and photographing to deliver a particular result that you have promised in advance. This course was written for the OCA by best selling photography author Michael Freeman.
For more information visit www.oca-uk.com
Canon iPF6100 Inc. Stand £1,695.00 + VAT from Revolution Transfer
One time only offer! We have a brand new Canon image PROGRAF 6100 a 24"/A1 FineArt, Photographic printer with stand including delivery (UK mainland only) at a great price of £1,695.00. We offer 1 free remote access session to help you install software and set up colour profiles. As an authorised Canon reseller we are always on the other end of a phone for any printing queries or questions you may have. Any enquires please ring 0800 298 5086 and ask for Emma or Jan.
Elinchrom BXRi Trade-In Deal from The Flash Centre worth £100 minimum
Trade up to an Elinchrom BXRi kit and save £100.
Bring in your unwanted two head lighting set (working or not, but there must be 2 heads and 2 stands) and we'll give you a minimum of £100 off of a brand new Elinchrom BXRi two head kit.
This is a great opportunity to get rid of that old gear and upgrade to:
Faster flash duration
Skyport Radio triggering and control
Elinchrom System integration
Intelligent slave cell
Check out the deal online and then contact your local branch to arrange the trade.
The Perfect Home for your Digital Camera Only £10.99
Your shiny new digital camera deserves the best home that money can buy, fortunately these super stylish Crumpler camera cases will not even put the smallest of dents in your pay packet! Starting from £10.99 these Crumpler Camera cases are made from super soft neoprene, which is not only stretchy but incredibly tough! Featuring an internal mesh pocket to store all those memory cards, a colour coordinated lanyard and a king kong strong zip. Available from the Memory Card Zoo in 4 funky colours, Black, Red, Silver and Chocolate.
At a time when promotion of your services is vital and where those who are active in creating more work are doing well, having a Portfolio site that you can update at any time is a great bonus!
With the new templates on Portfolio Series you can create a big "Splash".
www.williamabolton.com has used his splash image to advertise his exhibition Visions of the Natural World in Burton-upon-Trent
www.billpound.co.uk has put up a striking splash image!
www.davittphotography.ie is a new site using a striking architectural image on the splash.
www.oisevalgallery.co.uk always great to see a regular change of splash image!
www.rocklens.com has a composite on the front with a difference!
With even more choice and code going live soon there has never been a better time to join Amazing Internet.
Camo-Tree Ghillie 360° Wildlife Hide from Ultimate Nature Gear, only £149.99
Camo-Tree Elite 360° Wildlife Photography Hides £149.99 each. This is one of the latest ground-breaking wildlife photography hides on the market. This is the ultimate wildlife photography hide on the market. Using the UK-designed camouflage pattern "Camo-Tree" blends into nature. This 360° outdoor photography hide is specifically designed for photographers and is packed with great features. It is ideal as an unexpected gift for budding wildlife photographers and bird watchers.
For more information visitwww.ultimate naturegear.co.uk
Free Fine Art print with every Canvas Print order!
The Fresh Pixel Design team is celebrating the revamp of our look and website with a fantastic special offer. Order a canvas print and we will give you a free fine art print of the same size (up to a maximum size of 24" x 36")!!
Benro C258 m8 Carbon Fibre Tripod, £239 from The Wildlife Studio
Benro's new generation 8 ply carbon fibre goes into these superb tripods to make them up to 40% stronger than first generation and similar offerings.
The C-series tripods provide adjustable leg angle stops. Individual legs can be set to 24, 55 or 80 degrees for maximum convenience and flexibility. Low level photography is achievable by setting legs to the widest angle, and/or inverting the centre column.
As the leading far eastern tripod manufacturer, these top quality tripods from Benro are superb value for money.
The Uniross Smart battery charger is designed to charge AA/AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries of all capacities and is perfect for general use both at home and in the car. The charger is supplied with 4 x Uniross HYBRIO Multi Usage longlife AA NiMH batteries which will power everything from toys to digital cameras. Charging all four of the supplied batteries takes about 3 hours to fully charge, lower capacity batteries will charge more quickly. You can charge 2 or 4 batteries of the same size and capacity at the same time. (You cannot charge an odd number of batteries). Supplied with UK mains supply and a handy car cord for charging on the move.
For more information visit www.cellplus.co.uk
With the current economic climate showing no signs of easing, many people start to look for ways to save money. Unfortunately, cancelling insurance policies they feel they do not need becomes one of them.
In an effort to assist photographers keep their policies in force, but be able to spread the cost without an extra charge, specialist photography insurers Photo-shield are able to offer payment of their package policy by INTEREST FREE DIRECT DEBIT. Offering covers for kit inclusive of opportunist theft and whilst in an unattended vehicle, they now give Public Liability at £5m and Professional Indemnity at £75,000 under their comprehensive policy.
For a free no obligation quote, contact us on 01775 714424 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine Art Foto and are offering a special 30% discount on Olmec Mid-weight papers in cut sheets
OLMEC Gloss and Satin RC papers are midweight 240gsm bright white high quality RC papers in a smooth gloss or satin surface. They are single side coated and work with dye and pigment inks. See Innova’s website for details and icc profiles:
The Olmec brand of Professional Photo RC Papers has long been popular with photographers thanks to their excellent image quality and similarity to traditional halide prints. Click here for a full list of products.
Olmec Photo Gloss & Satin 240g from Fine Art Foto – 30% discount off RRP!