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What's Hot For June

What's Hot For June - Welcome to the ePHOTOzine guide to the HOTTEST products for June. 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!

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ePHOTOzine June Special - £120 off on All Elite Designs
We are so excited about getting involved with ePHOTOzine that we are extending a £120 discount off all our Elite websites until the end of the month.
Irresistible Flash Templates
Creative Motion Design builds customisable Flash website templates for professional photographers. Each website includes an online content management system that allows users to instantly build, maintain, and update their own professional website.
Take your portfolio to the Next Level!
Match features like Online Proofing, Search Engine Optimization, Custom Design Service, and a FREE year of Hosting, with CMD's stunning flash animations and you'll be amazed at how great your portfolio can look.
Take a FREE Trial of any CMD web design and see how easy it is to create a gorgeous Flash website. It's so simple, there's really no reason not to give our websites a try. Come see what CMD can do for you today.


Datacolor SpyderCube - £43.95 + VAT
Compact and simple to use, the SpyderCube is the first all-in-one RAW calibration tool that facilitates the capture of a wide range of colour and exposure data in one shot.
SpyderCube is the definitive white balance and grey card solution, which can be hung in any environment or mounted on a tri-pod, making it the indispensible colour control tool that belongs in every photographer's equipment bag.
The SpyderCube boasts numerous features and functions including:

  • Fast and accurate whitepoint correction
  • Spectrally neutral, so responds to all lighting conditions
  • Accurately adjust shadows and highlight detail in any RAW image
  • Instantly correct image colours by setting temperature values
  • Bracketed highlight and blacks adjustment
  • Includes black trap, for shadow detail correction
  • Use with any RAW conversion software
  • Can also be used to improve JPEG files
  • Ideal for location shooting
  • Dimensions - 37mm3 (1.5 inches3)
  • 1 year hardware warranty.
 For more information visit www.colourconfidence.com

Photo-shield, specialist professional photographer insurers, are now able to send documents electronically to speed up their service. Account Executive, Steve Beveridge, said that following a discussion with a number of policyholders, it became obvious that in this electronic age this was the way to go. Steve said that one of the major sources of irritation with insurance is the waiting for documents and then having to file the paperwork that comes through the post. By sending them electronically, Steve says clients can get them quicker and store them on their computer systems, allowing them to have them to hand easier.

So far, Steve says that all clients receiving documents this way have been pleased with the speed and ease at which they can now get a policy.

If you wish to get a quote, please visit our website or email  photo-shield@winsoverhowden.com.


Crumpler Jimmy Bo 500 at £30.45
Undreamed-of possibilities for your SLR and Camcorder.
Jimmy Bo 500 is your Camcorder companion and comes in 4 sexy colours. And while he is extremely handsome when he hangs from your shoulder he can also be worn comfortably around your waist using the same strap.
Chicken Tex Supreme™ hyper performance accessory nylon, soft protective lining, protective padded camera compartment, internal divider with mesh and lining pockets, front wide opening with pleats for security, integrated shoulder bag and waist belt function.Chicken Tex Supreme - Crumpler’s own official super high performance 1000d fabric, lightweight, durable, resists tearing and quick drying for cluckin great bags.

Jimmy Bo 500 measurements:

  • External: 29 x 24 x 14cm
  • Internal: 23 x 17 (top) / 7,5 (bottom) x 11cm
  • Fits 1 SLR with long telephoto lens
For more information visit www.cellplus.co.uk

Join Park Cameras on Satuday 13th June for our 1st Year Anniversary Celebrations!
Join Park Cameras on Saturday 13th June for a day to remember as we celebrate the 1st Anniversary of our Showroom in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. With over 40 representatives from the industries leading photographic brands and an unprecedented number of unrepeatable offers on the day this is an event not to be missed.

Take up the chance to attend one of our famed School of Photography courses - for FREE! - with a range of seminars and workshops being staged across the day from the likes of Epson, Nikon, Canon and Apple to name but a few!

Why not make it a day for all the family to enjoy with give-aways, prizes, competitions and free prize draws ensuring that we truly have something for everyone!
For more details  visit www.parkcameras.com


New Elinchrom BX 400 Kit
The Elinchrom BX 400 is a Swiss Made top performer. The Flash Centre has managed to secure the last of these units to make your summer shine!
They feature: Auto Multi-voltage, Plug-in Flashtube, Fan Cooling, Digital Precision, Fast Performance and come with a 2 Year Warranty.

This “super kit” comprises of:

  • 2x Elinchrom BX400 Heads
  • 1x 16cm Wide Angle Reflector
  • 1x 8cm Reflector with Honeycomb Grid
  • 2x lipLock Stands
  • 1x Translucent Umbrella
  • 1x Silver Umbrella
  • 1x Prolinca IR Trigger
  • 1x Soft 2 Head Carry Bag
  • 1x Shoulder Bag
  • Mains and Sync Leads

Available at just £695.00 inc Vat! Saving you a massive £410.15, the normal price would be £1105.15 worth of top gear and add a 66x 66cm Softbox for just an additional £30.00!
So, snap up what has to be the bargain of the summer!

Custom sites (prices quoted individually) and Portfolios
From what we are seeing at the moment it seems that those with small businesses or even individual photographers can definitely ride out any threat of recession by giving excellent service and continuing to promote like crazy to clients old and new.
One client who had a portfolio site for some time and now has a beautiful new custom site to promote his work is www.riffraffphotography.co.uk

This site combines a lot of different elements and layers of navigation whilst keeping a clean and simple look. The slide show on the opening page lasts a few seconds and then takes the viewer into the site.
Amazing Internet continue to produce their Portfolio series template sites.
For more information email contact@amazinginternet.com


Amateur Photography Insurance Scheme Strengthens
The Aaduki Insurance Scheme suitable for budding amateurs has been such a large success that new rates have been added to keep the Scheme cost effective for all. The insurance is exclusively available online from Aaduki and caters for those photographers that are hobbyists and want to make sure they have the top cover available for their equipment. Aaduki are now recognised as one of the leading insurance providers in the UK market and the latest offering provides essential cover for non working photographers.
All cover is online 24 hours a day at www.aaduki.com


Say 'I Will' with CPT's Getting Started with Weddings
Whether weddings are the sole focus of your business, an element in your repertoire, or an area you are looking to branch into, it’s crucial to know the fundamentals behind this challenging area of photography.

So, join the team at CPT for a rewarding two-day seminar on 8th & 9th July, which will simplify the process of wedding photography, give you confidence in your abilities and the business know-how to get the most from every shoot.

'Getting Started With Weddings' will equip you with the theoretical knowledge, practical techniques and commercial awareness you need to make wedding photography a successful part of your business. You will leave energised, motivated and ready to hit the ground running.

For more details please visit www.annabelwilliams.com


10 Sheet Packs of Inkjet Paper - Ideal for trying out new surfaces, from £12
The latest feature in the Digital FineArt Collection is a pack with 10 sheets in A4 format, perfect for trying out the Hahnemühle range without investing in larger boxes. A selection of six matt artist’s papers including the two innovative and absolutely unique environmental papers are available, an inkjet printable canvas and two new glossy papers: FineArt Baryta and the world's top inkjet paper - TIPA award winning Photo Rag Baryta.

With their premium inkjet coating and beautiful surfaces, all the papers give stunning results to your photographic images. Try them out now! Available at all Hahnemühle FineArt Stockists (uksales@hahnemuehle.de)
For more details visit www.hahnemuehle.com

Soundtraveller K3000ST portable speaker + FREE Solar charger - Only £45.98
The summer months are upon us and it's time to start chilling in the sun! Pop your iPod or MP3 player on, listen to your favourite tracks and daydream the afternoons away but, don't just hog the music to yourself! Hook up your MP3 player to the latest and greatest PowerTraveller portable speaker, the Soundtraveller K3000ST!

We know the name sounds a bit like the next orbiting satellite to be launched but trust us, these speakers are the business. Built from only the best quality materials, the K3000ST produces outstanding crystal-clear sound without distortion.

For a limited time we are offering the K3000ST with a FREE Solar Slave charger and a universal mains charger so you can keep your speakers powered wherever you go.

The Soundtraveller K3000ST is compatible with all iPods and virtually every other MP3 player! Only £45.98. For more visit www.memorycardzoo.com


Introducing Metallic Prints From £1 each
 With its Metallic prints Fotostation has opened a whole new dimension for commercial and portrait output. Colour images can now be vibrant with flattering flesh tones and black-and-white scenes are stunning, with dramatic impact and fluid contrast.
Offer Metallic Prints to expand package orders or to open up new avenues of business. It is ideal for portrait sports, special events, youth, wedding mementos and commercial applications.
Metallic prints are:
* Striking, distinctive metallic look that catches the eye
* Rich colour gamut and intense blacks enhances print appeal
* Drives commercial sales interest for standard and pop-up displays
* Expands portrait print options, accenting quality and developing new business

Visit us at www.fotostation.co.uk

Location Location Wedding DVD from Mark Cleghorn - only £25
This training film is based on an after wedding photography service that Mark Cleghorn has been selling to his clients since 1989.

His after wedding shoots which he calls “Location Location” take place in at least 3 different locations, which can be either  Mark’s choice or the Bride & Grooms. This session takes place over 4 locations in and around the city of Cardiff, using contemporary and classical locations to give variety to the shoot. Due to time restraints of a real wedding, each stop takes around 20 minutes to shoot.

This film is a rare insight into the techniques that separates Mark from the rest in both the basic lighting and posing to the fun and informal animation of the couple with real expressions from real people in real time.You get to see Mark shooting in his Real & Raw style with pieces to camera.

This June, buy the Location Location DVD for £25 saving yourself £45.


PS4042 PhotoSkill TrekMaster BackPack, £54.95 or less
Great summer deals on backpacks, real tripods and studio flash units at PhotoSkill, with new stock including VC-500 studio flash units arriving in early July. Contact Richard on skill@photoskill.biz for your customised kit or to discuss your equipment needs.
Please see our directory listing on ePz or visit our website here which has a navigation button to our equipment sales pages.
Photoskill is the sponsor of ePHOTOzine's Monday night challenge for the last year.


Mari Sterling Seascape Workshop starting from only £190.00. Bring a friend for half price
Mari Sterling will host another Seascape Workshop on behalf of Welshot Imaging based in North Wales on the weekend of 4th and 5th July 2009.
The workshop will take in a number of beauty spots in the stunning location of Anglesey such as Penmon, Llanddona, Rhoscolyn and Telfords Bridge at night, as well as time in the lecture room showing you how you can process your images.
Time for a sunrise and a sunset too, so you can capture those fantastic images that Mari is renowned for.
The weekend includes lunches and evening meal on Saturday night. You can buy the package, with or without accommodation which includes a full Welsh breakfast.
Mari will make you think and look differently to enable you to capture that special image.pYou will notice her passion for Seascapes which is infectious and you will find yourself unable to leave this wonderful place called Anglesey.
For more information visit www.welshotimaging.co.uk


Tamrac Backpack - 3375 £89.99 + FREE SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 4gb - worth - £39.99
Tamrac 3375 Aero Speed Pack 75 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black) RRP £129.99. Now only £89.99 with Free SanDisk EXTREME III SDHC 4GB card offer ends June 26th.
The Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 75 Photo Backpack is suitable for carrying a range of photographic gear including a DSLR with up to a 7in lens attached, 1-2 additional lenses and accessories.
When wearing the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 75 pack you can access your gear through a side access panel and when removed there is an alternative access point in the the front.
For weather protection, the side door in the Aero Speed Pack 75 is equipped with a water-resistant zipper while the front panel has a weather flap.

Features include:

  • Holds DSLR - Zoom Lens, 1-2 lenses & accessories
  • Internal Size - Top: 26x15x21cm
  • External Size - Bottom: 29x14x20cm
  • External Size: 34x19x46cm
  • Weight: 1318g
  • Colour: Black
  • Warranty: 1 Year
For more information visit www.picstop.co.uk

Canon EOS 500D with your 450D In Part Exchange
Upgrade to the Canon EOS 500D with your Canon EOS 450D in Part Exchange- Just £449 with MPB Photographic.

With the EOS 500D, every side of your story comes alive. Capture every detail in stunning 15.1 Megapixel resolution, or switch to shooting pin-sharp Full High Definition video.

The 500D is a very worthy upgrade from the 450D and this part exchange deal from MPB offers exceptional value for money with free postage included in both directions- you pay just £449.
For this and much more visit www.mpbphotographic.co.uk


Photography 1: Digital Photographic Practice - £580
This course was written for the OCA by best selling photography author Michael Freeman. The course aims to develop your photographic skills in terms of the quality of the images produced. Specifically, to ensure that whatever equipment you own you can produce the best quality images for print or web. In the increasingly democratic world of digital photography these skills are essential to make your work stand out.

Further, the course starts you thinking about images and ethics; photographs are representations of fact or as expressions of your personal vision. The many small changes which are possible in digital images can enhance an image or mislead a viewer.

Enrol online at www.oca-uk.com and save £50.

Amazing NEW Photo book software!
The new Pixum EasyBook software is now also available for Mac and Linux users and offers more formats, cool graphics and extreme layout tricks!
Tested by PC Advisor, their verdict was: "EasyBook is intuitive beyond compare! In terms of ease of use and creative options, it's hard to imagine it being beaten!"
Keep all your best memories in our popular photo book, available in 7 different formats, with many high-quality bindings.
Have fun with your pictures and your EasyBook by www.pixum.co.uk


Tuscany Workshop 7 nights with LPH - £920 inc
We have 3 places left for our Tuscany trip leaving on 19th September for 7 nights.
Price is £920 inc except for flights and insurance.
Workshop includes 6 full days of photography led by John Gravett including Belvedere, Sienna, Bagno Vignioni and accomodation in the lovely Pian del Colombaio farmhouse owned by Jimmy and Angela McCracken. Price includes transfers, all trips, accomodation, photographic tuition and food, only flights and insurance are not included.
For more information visit www.lakelandphotohols.co.uk

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