Don’t Miss the Show Specials at the HP & LexJet Live Event and Webinar

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Join us on Tuesday, July 28, as HP and LexJet come together to present a free educational live event and webinar that will bring you up to date on the newest HP Latex and HP DesignJet technology, while helping you discover new business opportunities. Go HERE to reserve your spot.

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During the event, HP’s John Stevens and LexJet’s Michael Clementi will present engaging information on HP’s innovative technology. Stevens, who works for HP Business & Channel Development, teams up with resellers and end users to aid in augmenting their return on investment and profitability. Clementi instructs print providers so they can deliver a wide range of applications and solutions in large format printers and print media.

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Michael Clementi

Those who attend in person at LexJet’s Sarasota, Fla., headquarters will have the opportunity to watch live application demonstrations by HP and LexJet training experts. All attendees will receive special event pricing and promotions. They include:

Media Specials:

Take 25% off one HP media roll of your choice (valid through Aug. 18, 2015)

Take $50 off your next LexJet-branded media order of $200 or more (valid through Aug. 18, 2015)

July Printer Specials:

Upgrade to an HP Latex 360 printer and get $1,000 cash back (mail-in rebate), or to an HP Latex 370 and get $3,000 cash back (mail-in rebate) with a qualifying trade-in. Save an additional $1,000 with a letter of intent (LOI) from any HP event.

$1,880 Instant Rebate on HP DesignJet Z6800 or DesignJet Z6600, HP DesignJet Postscript Upgrade and HP DesignJet Media Bin*

$3,145 Instant Rebate on HP DesignJet Z6200, HP DesignJet Postscript Upgrade and HP DesignJet Take-Up-Reel*

*Must purchase one of each qualifying SKU on same invoice to be eligible for bundle instant rebate

For additional information on the upcoming event or the show specials and printer rebates, call LexJet at 800-453-9538.

Free Webinar this Friday with Chris Orwig Explores Lightroom

Lightroom Webinar with Chris OrwigCalifornia-based photographer, author and educator Chris Orwig, who has a reputation for bringing practical experience, technical expertise and passion to the teaching he provides, will lead a free webinar hosted by X-Rite this Friday, April 11, starting at 1 p.m. ET.

Using his own images from start to finish, Chris will highlight how photographers can use an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Adobe Lightroom, to make better photographs. Attendees of this live webinar will also have the opportunity to ask Chris questions.

Here are some of the topics Chris will discuss:

  • Lightroom new features
  • Working with Catalogs and backing up your work
  • Creating custom profiles with the ColorChecker Passport
  • Organizing with the Library Module
  • Enhancing your photographs with Develop Module
  • Crafting expressive photographs
  • Lightroom workflow from start to finish

To register for the free 1 p.m. ET webinar on April 11, visit:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/357466666

Free Webinars for Photographers in November from X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing just announced its schedule of November 2012 Webinars, developed to address specific color management topics and designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the live trainers.

Landscape photography editing with Photoshop“This month’s webinars provide color management tips not only for photographers but videographers as well,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “From learning about professional color management applications for video as well as still photography to creating images with amazing colors or gorgeous landscapes, one of X-Rite’s November webinars is sure to provide the expert advice and education that photographers need.”

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video: As more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output. When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorCheckers the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene. This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.

To register for this webinar at 10 a.m. EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/897514314
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/337121170

Thursday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. EST, Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera: The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used. From monitor and projector to printer and camera, the ColorMunki family provides choices and solutions for any photographer’s needs.  All options are small and portable for travel. This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 3 p.m. EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/702231450
To register for this webinar at 7 p.m. EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/718015994   

Thursday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. EST and 1 p.m. EST, Landscape Editing and Enhancements with Photoshop CS6: During this hour-long webinar featuring professional photographer Joe Brady, attendees will learn how to enhance landscape images using Adobe Photoshop. In this free webinar Joe Brady will share some of his favorite techniques and processes to bring out the beauty in landscape photography. There are times when photographing landscapes when the weather and atmosphere just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. During this session, Joe will share his workflow, decision-making process and enhancement techniques to bring life into image files that just don’t match the beauty and spirit of the scene the way the photographer envisioned it. Following a short discussion about workstation color and calibration, Joe will show attendees step-by-step Photoshop edits that they can put to work right away to bring life and drama back into their landscape images. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Monitor color for consistent results
  • Image edits from minor to major
  • Using Adobe Camera RAW, even with JPEGs
  • Exposure, contrast and light shaping
  • Global and local color adjustments
  • Compositing new skies
  • Composition
  • Removing unwanted elements from an image
  • Image sharpening options
  • Preparing files for printing

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/959824538 �
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/734153922

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

Free Webinar: Secrets of Great Portrait Photography with Brian Smith

PhotoShelter and X-Rite are co-sponsoring a free webinar geared toward portrait photographers on Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. ET.

Photographer Brian Smith and portrait photographyThe webinar will be hosted by Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Brian Smith, who has spent the last 30 years photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life, including Shaquille O’Neal, Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Anne Hathaway, among many others.

In the live webinar, Smith will share his best tips and techniques for mastering professional portraits. Smith’s insights are geared toward helping photographers create meaningful portraits for everyone. Among other topics, Smith will discuss:

  • How to really connect with your subjects and tell their story through portraiture
  • How to find the perfect shoot location and get the ideal pose
  • How to best capture emotion and gestures, and light the scene just right

Click here to register, and find out more about Smith’s work at his website, including a preview of his new book, Secrets of Great Portrait Photography.

X-Rite Announces October Color Management and Photo Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of October 2012 Webinars designed to address specific color management topics for both professional and serious amateur photographers. Note that there is only one left in October. However, X-Rite archives its webinars (see the end of this post). Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers…

Portrait photography editing with PhotoshopThursday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET
Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6: Photographer and educator Joe Brady will guide attendees step-by-step through techniques that will add shape, beauty and polish to portrait photographs using Photoshop CS6. From simple blemish retouching, to skin smoothing techniques, to amazing eye enhancements, learn how to add drama and shape to create portraits clients will love.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m., visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/461053186

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m., visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/916976138

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

X-Rite September Webinars: Edits, Enhancements and Updates

X-Rite Photo Marketing today announced its schedule of September 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.

Webinar on using Lightroom for landscape photographyTwo free Webinars this month are designed to help photographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the live trainers.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Landscape Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 4: Adobe’s new Lightroom 4 offers new options for editing and output that make this a must-have upgrade for Lightroom users. In this free webinar professional photographer Joe Brady will explore both basic and advanced image editing techniques in this new update and the importance of a solid color managed workflow to take advantage of them. During this session, he’ll focus on the new editing capabilities offered in this upgrade. In future sessions Joe will explore the new modules and Lightroom file organization.  One of the new additions to Lightroom 4 is its ability to soft-proof. Now users can choose their printer profile and see what effects it will have on the printed image. This makes monitor profiling and accurate printer profiles important for Lightroom 4’s workflow.

Topics will include:

  • Why monitor color is important for Lightroom 4
  • Image edits and batch processing including: global image edits; local color and light adjustments with Lightroom 4’s new options; retouching and composition; image sharpening, noise reduction and lens profiles, and preparing files for lab printing

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/213677986

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/370887210

Thursday, Sept. 13, Noon ET, Step up to i1Pro 2: This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the new X-Rite i1Pro 2 Upgrades and is designed for those considering whether they should upgrade their i1Pro device or are considering purchasing one of the i1Pro 2 solutions.  Discussed will be how and why the new X-Rite solutions are different and why upgrading to them requires consideration if color is important to the user’s work. Also discussed will be the new hardware/software configurations available to give photographers the most advanced options for color management in digital photography. To register for this webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/379193178

For more information an all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.