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Nothing to do on Valentine’s Day? X-Rite is there for you. They’re sponsoring a webinar on Tuesday, February 14th, centered around teaching you the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom 3. In addition to all the information you need on image editing, you’ll learn how to best organize your images in Lightroom’s library and how to make sure your monitor is calibrated to most accurately display color.

Topics to be covered in the hour include:

  • Why monitor color is important for Lightroom 3
  • Global image edits
  • Local color and light adjustments
  • Retouching both skin and landscape “blemishes”
  • Composition
  • Image sharpening options
  • Preparing files for lab printing

There are two sessions available on the 14th: 11AM Eastern time and 1pm Eastern time. To register, click HERE! Hurry, space is limited.

Savings alert! onOne Software is offering a coupon code for 25% off your ENTIRE order. Use the code REWARD25 to save BIG on all of their great tools for photographers, or to update the software you currently have. Act fast, this code expires on January 26th!

Canon‘s flagship much-anticipated digital cinema camera, the EOS C300, is finally available for pre-order, with a ship date of after January 30th. The actual price is considerably less than the $20,000 that was originally reported: it’s $16,000 for the body only. The EOS C300 has a Super 35mm sensor capable of up to 1080p capture.

The rush on this camera is sure to be huge, and is only being carried by 18 stores, so order fast!

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The latest addition to Samsung‘s DualView point-and-shoot line, the DV300F, was announced today. The 16-megapixel camera has a 3-inch LCD screen on the back, as well as a 1.5-inch one on the front, which makes taking those self-portraits we’ve all become so fond of a breeze. And with the WiFi capabilities of this model, you can upload that self-portrait right to your Facebook page! Uploads to Picasa and YouTube (for videos) are also available, and the contents of the disk can transferred to your computer using the Auto PC Backup function.

The DV300F is projected to cost $199 and ship in March.

What do you think? With all of the camera phones in the world, is it worth it to put WiFi on a camera for the purpose of mobile Facebook uploads?

 

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Professional digital techs in Chicago, listen up: ProGear is hosting the Phase One Certified Professional Training program on January 26th & 27th. The program aims to help pros get the skills they need to master the Phase One camera system and the Capture One software. Over the course of two days, participants will get one-on-one training in addition to lectures in order to get all the info they need, from workflow tips to software use.

One of the biggest perks of this program: after two days of training and a written test, you can officially be a Phase One Certified Professional. So if you want to give yourself another thing to brag about, register HERE.

Are you a photographer looking for a way to stabilize your camera during a shoot?  Want to create photo void of vibrations and awkward positions?

If so, you’re in luck!  Induro®, the maker of tripods, heads and accessories, revealed its new low-profile, heavy-duty Induro BHL Ballheads!

They’ve been designed with the passionate photographer in mind! The new ballheads provide quick and precise camera positioning for all professional camera systems. Don’t believe it’s powerful or withstanding enough for your needs? Well, think again!  It’s capable of supporting significantly more weight than most conventional ballheads!

Also, the new ballheads feature oversized head lock knobs, with a unique integrated lock limiter tension control, independent panning action lock and an Arca-Swiss style quick release system with double safety lock.  Whew, this innovation is a mouthful! As if that wasn’t enough, they also include a built-in bubble level for accurate camera alignment! If this ballhead doesn’t make the cut for you, then nothing will.

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300 years of headlines. 4 million pages. 65 million articles. News junkies and history buffs alike will be pleased to hear that the British Library has digitized the majority of its newspaper archive–and now you can search them online! The British  Newspaper Archive allows users to search for and browse through a wide range of UK papers from the past three centuries. Isn’t that impressive? We sure think so.

The best part? It is completely free and open to the public. You only have to pay a minimal fee if you want to download any article as a PDF. So, if you’re even slightly curious about history–or if you have ancestors who may have made headlines in the UK within the past 300 years–you should definitely check it out!

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Do you want to share photo albums with people in the other side of the world? Flickr now offers a new service, Photo Session, to help you do just this. You can share photographs , zoom in or change the images colors by using digital color pens or filters.

The service is available not only in PC’s but also on iPhones and iPads. To read more about this, click in HERE.