LexJet’s “The Click & Print Event” Sponsored by Canon is Now Open

“The Click & Print Event” starts today and runs through April 2. This is a virtual, interactive, and educational experience for photographers at every level and features eight of the world’s best Canon photographers together to focus on education on everything from capture, to edit, to print.

Hear from current and former Explorers of Light, including:

  • Clay Blackmore – Get Moving! How Video Can Grow Your Photography Business
  • Gary Hughes – Model Behavior: The Best Ways to Photograph People
  • Bob Davis – Great Images in a Flash: Techniques to Master Off-Camera Flash
  • Jeff Bowman – It’s More Than Just Funny Videos: How Social Media Can Grow Your Photography Business
  • Eddie Tapp – Finding Light in the Darkness
  • Joel Grimes – The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Digital Technology with Classic Photography Techniques

All this week, there will be live Q&A sessions with each of the keynote speakers, bonus content, and if you’ve never been a part of a photo competition, you can watch the judges as they discuss submissions for the Sunset Image Awards to gain insight into the judging process.

If you can’t make it to one of the sessions, don’t worry, all of the keynote discussions, the printer and software demonstrations, and other video content will be available on-demand through April 16.

You won’t want to miss the chance to save over $3,900 off MSRP with special event pricing on the purchase of a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printer available through now through April 16.

Click HERE to see the full schedule of events and sign up now!

Free Color Management and Photography Webinars this Month at X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of May 2012 Webinars, which start on Thursday, May 3, that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.

Here are the webinars on tap for May…

Photography and color management webinarsThursday, May 3, 1 p.m. ET., Eddie Tapp on Creating a Gallery Quality Print: This hour-long live video broadcast, presented by professional photographers Eddie Tapp and Joe Brady and sponsored by Ilford and X-Rite, will explore the tools, tips and techniques to make sure that a final print is ready for the gallery or for a prominent location in a client’s space. Both Joe and Eddie will be live on set to answer questions during the broadcast. This live video broadcast will start with a photo shoot and discuss exposure, color, mood, lighting and posing using both ambient and studio lights. Then it’s on to making sure monitors are calibrated and profiled, software choices for image editing and paper choices for the final print. This presentation will be the first overview in a series as this subject has many facets. In future sessions they’ll break down each step into more detail to show how to truly master the art of creating a gallery-quality print. Pre-registration is not necessary. To join this live video broadcast at 1 p.m. ET, visit: http://www.macgroupus.com/xrite/webinars/

Monday, May 14, Noon ET, The New i1Photo Pro 2, a New Standard for Color Management: X-Rite hosts an in depth look at the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer and the three new professional solutions, including the i1Photo Pro 2, featuring this new hardware device. This webinar will discuss how and why the new device is different and what makes it a more accurate instrument. Also discussed will be new hardware/software configurations available to give photographers the most advanced options for color management in digital photography. Attendees will learn about upgrade options, new software features, and more. There will be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. To register for this webinar, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/690804266

Tuesday, May 15, 2 p.m. ET, Get to Know X-Rite, Wacom, and OnOne Software Webinar: Each of these companies creates tools to help streamline and enhance a photographer’s digital color workflow. This webinar will walk attendees through the tools that each company provides to give them a better understanding of what is available to them. Brenda Hipsher will review X-Rite color management solutions to help attendees understand which options are right for them. ColorChecker targets, display solutions and spectrophotometer solutions including the brand new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometers will be discussed. This review will help attendees decide which solution is best for their workflow. Wes Maggio and Joe Sliger will demonstrate the new Intuos 5 Touch with its new multi-touch surface, wireless capabilities and ExpressView heads-display function. Additionally, they will discuss the new Cintiq 24HD Pen Display, which lets users edit directly on-screen. Wacom makes a variety of pen-input solutions that enable users to edit and finish their images. Brian Matiash will give webinar attendees an overview of onOne Software. Brian will explain all the different offerings from onOne. From masking to edges to layers, onOne has software solutions to help photographers with their creative workflow. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. To register for this webinar, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/283524744

Thursday, May 24, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Landscape Photography Enhancements with Nik Viveza 2 and Silver Efex Pro 2 – with Joe Brady: Joe Brady shares his techniques and workflow for turning good landscape photographs into great images with beauty and impact. Featuring the capabilities of both Nik’s Viveza 2 and Silver Efex Pro 2, Joe will share his insights using these two software programs from within Adobe Photoshop and in some cases, use them in ways you might not have thought of. Before starting any serious image editing, Joe will provide a quick overview of how and why he uses X-Rite’s monitor profiling equipment so that we know the image on the screen is accurate to the file. Then Viveza 2 and Silver Efex Pro 2 will be demonstrated step-by-step so that you can put the power and simplicity of these Nik software products to use right away. Joe Brady is a photographer, educator, workshop leader and studio owner who has been teaching Adobe Photoshop for 20 years. He produces and presents numerous online educational webinars for companies including X-Rite, Sekonic, PocketWizard, Induro and Mamiya/Leaf having had over 100,000 viewers in 2011. A speaker at many local and national venues, Joe also teaches hands-on photography workshops around the country specializing in landscape photography. To register for this webinar at 11 a.m., go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779906490, and to register for this webinar at 1 p.m., visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/171251746.

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.

Eddie Tapp Earns Rave Reviews for Print Like a Pro Presentation

Kudos to Canon Explorer of Light Eddie Tapp for presenting such a dynamite program at the Learn from a Pro/Print Like a Pro events the last week of July. LexJet and Canon teamed up to present the Open House events at the Canon USA offices in Irvine, CA and Irving TX.

Canon Explorer of Light and Photoshop expert Eddie Tapp gave a free presentation to Learn from a Pro/Print Like a Pro Open House events LexJet and Canon conducted in Irving, TX and Irvine, CA.

We enjoyed meeting so many customers face to face, and are pleased that we received so many favorable comments from attendees. For example, here is an excerpt from the email LexJet account specialist Michael Clementi received from Michael Ryan Ripley of Ripley & Associates photographers: “I just spent six hours in a room full of people listening to what I thought was going to be a sales-pitch seminar, followed by moments of old Photoshop tricks. Boy was this old dog surprised…I have been to many Photoshop (Barnum & Bailey style) seminars that left me feeling like I had to pour my mind into a jar when I left. But not with Eddie. This was a first-class presentation. When it was over and done, I walked away feeling that it had been worth my (valuable) time and effort to go. You and your company are to be congratulated for teaming up with Canon and Eddie Tapp and putting on one helluva show. And after talking to Justin Craft and your team, I am even now more convinced that dealing with LexJet is a solid choice (not to mention that this was a great to introduce the metallic paper, which is incredible!)”

Photographer Eddie Tapp Will Show How to Print Like a Pro at Open House Events

Digital-imaging expert and Canon Explorer of Light Eddie Tapp will be the featured speaker at the free Learn from a Pro/Print Like a Pro open houses that Canon and LexJet are hosting July 26 in Irving TX and July 28 in Irvine, CA. Photographers of all backgrounds and skill levels can benefit from Eddie’s easy-to-understand explanations of color balance and exposure/tone controls, color management, image enhancement techniques, and how to select the correct print settings.