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What's Hot For April - Welcome to the ePHOTOzine guide to the HOTTEST products for April. 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 !
DIY Framing M1 Underpinner £200.00 + vat
To coin the cliché, size does matter, especially if you try to make frames for your large format prints. There has always been a bit of a jump even between the joiners used by serious amateurs, when compared to kit used by professional framers. Those differences have not always been limited solely to the price. Having the stability and control offered by using your hands to steady the moulding lengths on the joining “table”, whilst using a foot pedal to insert the v-nail, are clearly not possible on a “bench top” system. The new M1 underpinner has many of the practical features of a professional underpinner with the price economy of “desk top” kit. For those of you with the available floor space in your workshop, the M1 will give the Logan Pro-joiner a run for its money.
NEW photo books - better & bigger!
New Pixum EasyBook Photo Book software: more books, more tools and even better quality!
Great new creative tools – new sizes – the premier of photo books on photo paper – now also available for Mac and Linux-users.
An evolution for photo books: There are new sizes including the impressive EasyBook XXL in 28x36cm portrait, plus a whole new range of photo books printed on real photo paper.
Pixum photo book sizes EasyBook Large (A4), Square (21x21 cm) and XL (30x30 cm) are now available on real high-quality photo paper. Also new is the Pixum EasyBook XXL with a picture hard cover at a massive 36x28 cm (portrait) as well as the long awaited EasyBook Large (A4) in landscape (28x21 cm). All available now at www.pixum.co.uk/photobook - for PC, Mac and Linux.
Have fun with your photo books at Pixum!
OLMEC Photo Gloss & Satin 240g - £12.25 A4, 50 sheets
Fine Art Foto 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.
Olmec Photo Gloss & Satin 240g from Fine Art Foto – 30% discount off RRP!
Benby Flash Bracket £83.25 From The Wildlife Studio
Complimenting the Benby Gimbal Head and Benby Sidewinder tripod heads, The Wildlife Studio is now able to announce the all new Benby Flash Bracket. Capable of being fitted to any lens or camera fitted with an Arca-Swiss style plate, this sturdy aluminium bracket will greatly improve your flash photography results.
By moving the flash unit far enough away from the axis of the lens, the Benby Flash bracket reduces the incidences of red-eye and harsh, unsightly shadows. The Benby Flash bracket is supplied complete with extension that is normally offered as an extra with other brands. The RRP of £110.99 has been slashed by 25% as an introductory offer.
Sunday Schools Workshops With Mark Cleghorn - £20 Off!
These workshops are designed as a perfect portfolio builder as well as a key skills stepping stone to qualifications.
Whether you are a photographer looking to learn basic skills or to move on to the next level these workshops are designed for you, as under the instruction of Mark Cleghorn you will be guided through the shoot initially and then let loose a little with the model or models to create images that will improve your shooting skills.
The Sunday Schools all take place at Mark’s studios in Cardiff, each day is limited to 12 photographers to maximise the experience.
Each day starts at 10am and finishes at 6pm unless stated and includes a light lunch and refreshments.
Studio Nude - May 31st
Studio Portraiture - June 7th
Location Classical - June 14th
Boudoir Portraits Studio & Set - June 21st
Location Creative - June 28th
Save £20 on Sunday School Workshops by entering the code PANEL when you book.
The Lovegrove Flash Bracket - £43.48 + VAT
Take control of your flash and mount it on a stand in any orientation with this nifty stand to flash bracket by the team at Lovegrove Consulting.
Over 6 months of rigorous testing by Damien Lovegrove has resulted in this combination of components from 4 different sources making up the Lovegrove flash bracket. The result is a light, strong, robust bracket with full flexibility that will last you for years.
For more detailed information please visit www.lovegroveconsulting.com
LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk v2.1 - 500GB From PicStop
Have you backed-up your portfolio?
Don't leave it until it's too late, invest in a Lacie hard drive to archive all your valuable photographs & images.
The 500GB, professional standard LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk features a quadruple interface with eSATA, firewire & USB ports for true universal connectivity for PC and Mac users.
Features include: Quadruple interface, Full PC/Mac compatibility, Burst transfer rates: up to 115MB/s, Sturdy aluminum d2 heat sink, Genie & Intego Backup Assistant included, Apple Time Machine compatible, 3 Year Warranty.
Only £119.00 With Free Delivery From PicStop.co.uk
Ranger Quadra Battery System from The Flash Centre Only £1121.00
We are all awaiting the imminent arrival of the latest bit of kit from Elinchrom. The new Ranger Quadra which is a 400 W/s portable battery flash pack with an aysmetric output and built in Skyport Radio Remote System. The Skyport is not only a Radio Trigger with a choice of 8 Frequencies, each with 4 groups, but a full remote control of power in 1/10ths of a stop and modelling lamp switching.
The Pack weighs in at just 3Kg with its battery and has many programmable functions. Add to this either the standard "S" head or the Fast "A" head which both feature an amazing daylight balanced LED Modelling lamp. First shipments are due in May, but you need to get your orders in fast as they are going to be in limited supply!
For more information visit The Flash Centre.
Change your life with the A to Z of Photography and Business from the Annabel Williams Team! 26-29th May 2009
Give your photography a new-year kick-start with this fabulous course from the expert team at Contemporary Photographic Training (CPT). This intensive four day training course will quite literally teach you everything you need to know about photography – including getting started in business and marketing, brand building, three live shoots with a range of models, digital workflow and how to sell you images. If you want to avoid mistakes and are determined to make your mark in the photographic lifestyle market, then this is the seminar for you. You will also learn how to attract the right clients and create a complete photographic experience to remember – from the first point of contact to the image viewing.
With advice and training on hand from some of the top mentors and photographers in the country, don’t miss out – book now! Full details visit www.annabelwilliams.com.
Exclusive Anniversary Edition A3+ box of Inkjet Paper
An exclusive Anniversary Edition A3+ Box has been released for 2009 to celebrate Hahnemühle’s 425th Birthday. This special offer box can be purchased for LESS than the price of the normal A3+ boxes, but comes in a special anniversary design filled with digital Hahnemühle papers and added extras…
The high quality hinged black presentation folder contains 50 sheets of one of the following three popular papers from the Digital FineArt Collection:
Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth, FineArt Baryta or Bamboo. The anniversary presentation box which is ideal as an elegant cover for portfolios also contains Hahnemühle Certificates of Authenticity so you can guarantee the quality and edition of your prints using the hologram-certificate system, and an exclusive pair of paper handling gloves with the famous Rooster logo. It has been designed exclusively for Hahnemühle by Prat, Paris, while stocks last. For more information visit www.hahnemuehle.com
Waddesdon Manor and Gardens £135 incl lunch and entry
Seminar Outline: Waddesdon Manor is one of the UK's most spectacular château's. Built in the French Renaissance style in 1874, the architect Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur created a very lavish construction. Originally it was only used at weekends by Lord Rothschild's well to do friends.
At this time of year the Manor is at the peak of Spring and
you’ll be able to capture the splendour of its early flowers,
magnificent statues, spouting fountains and fantastic architecture.
Helpful learning sessions on a range of topics are given regularly throughout the day, there will also be plenty of opportunity to get your questions answered and you'll return with some great pictures. Lunch, refreshments and entrance fee (if applicable) is included.
For more information visit www.photo-courses.com
Mains Flash Studio Portrait Workshop Day With Will Cheung Only £150.00
Studio Anglesey Arms, Anglesey, Sat 18th April 2009, 10.00am until 5.00pm.
Learn how to work in a studio environment with professional photographer Will Cheung. You will be shown why and how to use mains flash, lighting control basics, light positioning, how to use backgrounds, brollies, softboxes and a beauty dish. You will practice using reflectors, metering and using one and two heads. You will be given posing and composition tips. The workshop will also cover how to use beauty, fashion, low key and high key lighting.
The day starts with tea and coffee on arrival and a short talk, followed by a demonstration then its time to practise yourself. Cost - £150.00 and includes buffet lunch, numbers will be strictly limited. For more information visit www.welshotimaging.co.uk