Manfrotto School of Xcellence, a free resource for anyone who wants to learn more about photography, announces a webinar titled, “Shooting the Forests Series,” which will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Monday, December 6th. The host, Drew Gardner, a renowned London-based photographer, will take participants behind the scenes of his acclaimed series, “The Forest” which was shot in the United States, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor are offering a free webinar titled “Color Management in the Professional Photographer’s Workflow with Stacy and Datacolor,” which will take place on Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Sigma Corporation of America is currently accepting photo and application submissions for its second annual Scholarship Contest. The contest, which will award $6,000 in cash and photography gear, is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a photo-related career.
Hamrick Software, the developer of VueScan, has released its latest version 8.6.66 – with support for importing scans directly into Photoshop – allowing for faster, more convenient image importing directly from the scanner.
Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com) posed a challenge to its community a few months ago to come up with a new shape for their Creative Aperture Kit. Lensbaby is proud to announce that its Creative Aperture Kit 2, featuring winning designs from that contest, is now available. Creative aperture disks are dropped into a Lensbaby lens in place of one of the round hole aperture disks that come with all Lensbaby optics. When a Creative Aperture disk is used with a Lensbaby SLR lens, the shape cut into the aperture disk will appear in the photograph anywhere bright points of light (specular highlights) are out of focus (ie, decorative lights at night or the sun shining through leaves).
The Inspire LiveView Remote Control utilizes the latest GHz technology to design a remote trigger that will enable photographers to improve the creative results of their remote photography. It is available for Canon and Nikon DSLR's. Street price is $299.The built-in larger 3.5" color LCD on the handheld transmitter displays a LiveView which is independent of the DSLR. The color view screen provides crisp, clear resolution for easy confirmation. Photographers can view these live images up to 180 feet away from the camera location, giving visual confirmation of the scene as well as the photo taken. The photographer can play back the pictures taken without going back to the camera.
X-Rite Photo Marketing announced a new Camera Calibration Promotion. Available until December 31, 2010, customers who purchase a new X-Rite i1Display 2, i1Display LT or ColorMunki Photo from any authorized dealer in the US or Canada and register their product at www.xritephoto.com will receive a free pocket-sized mini ColorChecker Classic (a $62 value) by mail along with a link to download the latest version of the ColorChecker Camera Profiling Software.
Benro announces its new ‘Travel Flat’ series of professional tripods. The new Travel Flat tripods utilize the finest Aluminum, Carbon Fiber, Magnesium and Stainless Steel components to deliver strong support with the added convenience of ultra-compact design and rapid deployment, making the Travel Flat series ideal for demanding photographers on the go.