Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nikon Announcements

I'm not sure about all the other Nikon users out there but the anticipation leading up to the Nikon announcements overnight was pretty high for me (Emily).  Was there going to be a D800 or a D4 or something else new and exciting?!?! 

Instead, Nikon announced 8 new editions to their Coolpix range.  Don't get me wrong, it's not that it isn't exciting that there are 8 new cameras to the Nikon range but I wanted to hear about the DSLR range - we've been waiting for ever!!!!  Ok, rant over!

So, for those interested in the new Coolpix range here's the brief rundown.....

Coolpix P7100
This is the replacement for the P7000.  It will provide users with clearer, sharper images and less in-camera processing, meaning quicker response times.  There has also been the inclusion of special effects programs and HD video with stereo sound.

Coolpix S8200
Replacing the S8100, users will see an increased pixel count to 16megapixels and the inclusion of a 14x zoom.

Coolpix S6200
Oh the colours - pink, red, blue - take your pick!!! With 16megapixels, a 10x zoom, this small compact camera now has one of the highest powered optical zooms in it's class.

Coolpix S100
Successor to the S80, a slim-line camera that now includes a 3D photography function and full HD movie capture capability.

Coolpix S1200pj
Provides the unique feature of having an in-built projector that can be utilised with iPad, iPhone or iPod via a dedicated cable.

Coolpix AW100 and AW100s
 The first in a new series of waterproof, shockproof and coldproof cameras with extras such as GPS functionality.

If you wish to know more about these new additions head to for full specs.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Profoto Special - D1 Studio Kit

Have you been debating about what studio lighting kit you want? Look no further!  The D1 Studio Kit with two 500 watt heads, stands and umbrellas will provide you with the perfect option.  Not to mention we have it on special!!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Hoodman Gadget!

Are you like me and wear glasses?  If you are, then you know what a pain it can be wearing glasses and trying to look through the viewfinder of a camera.

Hoodman have come up with a solution - HoodEYE for Glasses.

Based on their popular original HoodEYE product, HoodEYE for Glasses has been created with a new oversized eyecup designed specifically for use with glasses.  YAY!!!

If you are not yet familiar with the Hoodman HoodEYE product here's the basic deal

- Comfortably seals out ambient light
- Reaches back to cover light leaks behind your glasses.
- Self Locking mount keeps eyecup in place
- Slides over eyepiece mounting rails
- Eyecup rotates to accommodate right or left eyed shooters
- Hypoallergenic silicon rubber eyecup

For more information check out the Hoodman website

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Software Upgrades - OSX Lion Compatible

As previously blogged, there is a number of software that is currently not compatible with the new OSX Lion.

The following software upgrades are now available and are compatible to OSX Lion;

Announced Tuesday 9 August, EIZO's EasyPIX software now supports Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).  Download directly at​oads/software/lcd/easypix/Easy​PIX210.dmg

EIZO ColorNavigator 6
Still on EIZO, ColourNavigator 6 has also been upgraded to meet compatibility requirements of Lion.  Read about the improvements that come with ColorNavigator 6 and download directly at  

Nik Software - Dfine V2.0
Dfine 2.0 has been updated to install properly on Mac OS X Lion.  If you need to make a fresh installation of Dfine or have purchased a new Mac, download v. 2.108
**Please note - this is the only upgrade we have been notified of thusfar for Nik Software.

As we become aware of new updates we will continue to let you know!

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XMentors Seminar

We recently had the good fortune to have the XMentor team of Nick and Sharifa Ghionis and Rocco Ancora in state to share their vast knowledge on everything from posing photographic subjects right through to effective album designing.

The seminar series commenced on Monday night with a short "teaser" seminar - Shoot to Design, Design to Sell.  Nick and Rocco shared some of their wedding secrets while Sharifa was on hand to answer questions about album design and sale.

The full seminars kicked off the following day starting with Module 1: Posing and Lighting and then on Wednesday with Module 2: Album Design & Sales.

In true style, the XMentor team presented in a fun and informative manner.  They worked together with attendees to demystify some of photography's difficult situations, such as working with bright sunlight to create stunning images.

All in all, the seminars were successful and inspiring, presenting not only training opportunities for attendees but also the opportunity to network with Australia's premier wedding team. 

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Masterclass #4 with Tony Hewitt and Denis Glennon AO

Combine the brilliant photographic skills and expertise of Tony Hewitt and Denis Glennon at Karri Valley Resort and you have Masterclass #4!

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Claire Martin Interview

Claire Martin was recently interviewed by Better Photography. Below is a copy of the article.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Last Chance Seminar Spots!!!!

Last chance to spend an amazing evening with multi-award winning photographers Rocco Ancora and Nick Ghionis as they share their Elinchrom lighting secrets and album design techniques.  Also in attendance will be Nick's wife Sharifa, a guru on the sales and marketing of wedding photography.

At the bargain price of $25, drinks and finger food will be provided at the this not to be missed night.

Monday 8th of August
The Oxford Hotel
368 Oxford St, Leederville  WA  6007

To book into one of the last available spots register at

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Software Update - ColorNavigator v6

If you own an Eizo monitor then this post is marked for your attention!!!
An update to the ColorNavigator software is due to be uploaded to this month (expected August 10th).

The new version will be presented with a brand new GUI and will have a number of new features.  The other upside to this new update is that it is compatible with OSX Lion.

We highly recommend keeping your eye on the website and moving over to the new version once it becomes available.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

What are you doing for World Photography Day?

World Photography Day is all about celebrating photography and remembering how special a photograph can be.

Today, we take our photographs for granted. But next time you're flicking though photos from your last holiday, remember that there was once a time when photography didn't exist. A time when those precious moments couldn't be captured, uploaded or shared.

On August 19th, celebrate photography and share your world with the world!

Is there really such a thing? 

It really doesn't matter - there are not many events we can embrace as an industry to market photography to our customers. 

So why not leap aboard and run a photo walk or event on August 19th!

World Photography Day can be as big as you want it to be!

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