Software Cinema Announces “The Best of Dean Collins”

Software Cinema has announced The Best of Dean Collins Finelight Video DVD set, featuring the late Dean Collins, one of the most celebrated educators of lighting and camera techniques in the industry. To honor Dean Collins, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to CureSearch, the world's largest pediatric cancer research organization working towards the cure and prevention of childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery.

Transferred from video to the high-quality DVD format, this six-hour tutorial created for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers covers fundamental and advanced lighting techniques that can be applied to standard or digital photography. Lessons range from lighting techniques in portrait, product and fashion photography on both small and large sets. Dean Collins teaches in-studio and on-location about set up and reasons for lighting when creating the image. Included in the re-release are commentary and overview by Skip Cohen, Rangefinder Magazine's publisher and author; Tony Corbell, noted photographer and author; and Julieanne Kost, Adobe's official Photoshop Evangelist.

Since the loss of Dean Collins to cancer, Software Cinema has become proactive in the support of cancer research. In Dean's honor, the company now partners with CureSearch, the largest pediatric cancer research organization. CureSearch unites the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) through a shared mission to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. For every Dean Collins DVD purchased, Software Cinema will donate $5 to CureSearch.

Pricing and Availability
Software Cinema's The Best of Dean Collins will be available in June 2006 and can be purchased by going to Regular price is $179.00, but reserve a copy before June 2006 to save over $50.00.