Camera Electronic would like to congratulate all the entrants to the WAPPA awards night. There were fantastic entries from all over WA. We would also like to acknowledge all category winners. In particular, congratulations to Christian Fletcher on winning the Camera Electronic Landscape award, while big congratulations go to James Simmons for winning the WA Professional Photographer of the Year Award. ...

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...

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...

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....