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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;EIZO EasyPIXAnnounced Tuesday 9 August, EIZO's EasyPIX software now supports Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).  Download directly at http://www.eizo.com/data/downl​oads/software/lcd/easypix/Easy​PIX210.dmgEIZO ColorNavigator 6Still 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 http://www.eizo.com/global/products/coloredge/cn/index.html#4   Nik Software - Dfine V2.0Dfine 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! ...

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.  ...

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.Details:Monday 8th of AugustThe Oxford Hotel368 Oxford St, Leederville  WA  6007www.theoxford.com.auTo book into one of the last available spots register athttp://www.albumsaustralia.com.au/shop/Default.aspx...

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 www.eizo.com 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....

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!  http://www.worldphotoday.org/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!...

It's not just weddings - it's not just portraits - it's every time you send out a flash over a long distance and capture the image with a long lens. Red-eye! If your flash is plugged into the hotshoe of your DSLR you are guaranteeing extra computer time to isolate and correct the problem. Do 500 shots at a dance show and that is 500 x 30 seconds at the least  = 4 hours sitting there waiting for the thing to crank over...

Epson Winter Warmers is in its last week. For those of you who have been waiting to digitize your images or get into printing - now is the time. Epson has 3 fabulous offers available till 31 July 2011.Purchase any of the following and receive a BONUS gift from EPSON! Epson Stylus Photo R3000 - $1295 Receive BONUS Epson P6000 PRE Viewer - Valued at $899 RRPEpson Stylus Photo R2000 - $999Receive BONUS Epson 2 Year Warranty  - Valued at $199 RRPEpson V700 Scanner - $830Receive BONUS Epson Picture Mate PM235 - Valued at $199 RRP* Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Visit www.epson.com.au for full terms and conditions....