New Year’s Eve News

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The end of 2007 is finally upon us, and I thought I would wrap this year with some interesting news from the photography industry.

  • Photoshop User Awards – Today is the last day that you can enter your work into the Photoshop User Awards. This photography contest is presented by The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), featuring a Grand Prize that includes an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii for you and an assistant of your choice. In addition your work will be the cover of an issue of Photoshop User Magazine, the publication produced by NAPP. You can find out more details and enter here.
  • Canon USA Offers Discounts – Canon is now offering up to $125.00 savings on EF lenses and their 580EX speedlight. You can check out more details regarding these instant savings here.
  • Nikon D40 Sweepstakes – Nikon has got the sweepstakes of a lifetime! You can enter to win an all expenses paid trip for two to Tuscany, Italy to shoot with your brand new Nikon D40. Now you don’t have to purchase anything to enter this sweepstakes. And the D40? That’s part of the prize! According to Nikon’s terms and conditions of the sweepstakes, the grand prize package is worth around $31,000.00! WOW! Something else that blows my mind… you have 1 year to book and take the trip! So if you’re the lucky winner, you don’t have to worry about arranging time off from work or school to meet specific trip dates. You can find out more about the sweepstakes and enter here.
  • DisplayCalibration.com – I stumbled across this website yesterday and thought it might be a useful one to bookmark. The site walks you through a basic display calibration of your computer monitor to help you achieve the best results you can without using a calibration device. It covers factors that affect calibration like lighting conditions, location, etc. I tried it myself and it works quite well. You can find their site here.

That’s it for today’s news. This year has been an incredible one for me. I have traveled a little, shot a lot, and spent a lot of time and had a ton of fun with my family. I got to live in Dahlgren, VA and Brunswick, ME. Next year will be even better as I’m moving back to San Diego, CA and have a lot of travel plans along the way. I hope to bring you some shots from some exotic places and I’m sure it will be a blast taking them. I wish you and yours all the best for 2008! Have a safe and Happy New Year! See you next year! šŸ™‚

Warmest regards,

Stephen

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