onOne Software Offers Free Photoshop Plug-ins

onOne Software

onOne Software just announced the availability of free versions of its PhotoTools 2.5 and PhotoFrame 4.5 Photoshop plug-ins.  The Standard versions of each will set you back $160 each; however, the free versions are based on the standard versions, only they have less content.  These are free forever though – unlike the 30-day trial versions you see out there.

The plug-ins are compatible with Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4.  I don’t see any downside to this deal from onOne.  So, head on over and check them out at http://www.ononesoftware.com/free.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Free Wedding Photography Webinar Today

This is a reminder for those of you who didn’t sign up when I mentioned it earlier.

Sign up here.

Press Release

Ramsey, N.J. (April 14, 2009)– Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, announces a free webinar titled “Fashionable Wedding Photography: Roundtable with Claudio Basso.” Part of the company’s Bogen Café series of free instructional webinars, the seminar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, April 17th. Seasoned fashion photographer Claudio Basso and David Fisher, Bogen Imaging’s Metz and Gossen Product Manager, will discuss new techniques and what photographers need to know when it comes to capturing stunning and fashionable wedding photographs.

Internationally renowned in the fashion-photography industry, Claudio Basso’s work has appeared in magazines including American and Italian Vogue, New York Woman, French Elle, Vanity, and Grazia. Basso’s remarkable images have also been featured in high-fashion catalogues, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Bonwitt Teller. With over 20 years of experience, Basso currently shares his talents and knowledge with others as the primary trainer for Renovance.tv (http://www.Renovance.tv).

Topics for Discussion Include:

  • The importance of understanding the concept of fashion and how it is created
  • Making the most of one’s environment
  • Avoiding the “cheesy” image
  • What is “Fashion Flair” and how to successfully add that style to your photography

Webinar participants will have access to a number of exclusive benefits, including one‑on‑one interaction with the guest speaker, and will be automatically entered in a chance to win one of three Metz 45 CL-4 Digital Handle Mount Flashes, each valued at $474. Winners will be announced at the end of the webinar, so participants must attend the event in its entirety to be eligible to win. A free recorded version of the webinar will also be available to registered participants within 24 hours of the event. Winners must be US residents.

To register for the free Bogen Café webinar and for additional information, please visit http://www.bogenimaging.us/webinar/

Additional information about the Bogen Café as well upcoming webinars can be found at www.bogencafe.us.

About Bogen Imaging

Bogen Imaging Inc is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Bogen is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, National Geographic Bags and Tripods, Avenger, and I.F.F. As the exclusive US distributor of Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Lastolite, Reflecmedia, Formatt Filters, and Rotatrim, Bogen offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Bogen Imaging international network covers the USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK and Japan.

Win A Great Photography Book

I told you it was coming when the Photography Bay Forum launched.  This is the first giveaway for forum members.  (The second giveaway is already in the works too.)

What’s Up for Grabs?

Back in July, Thursday Bram reviewed the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Photography Essentials here on Photography Bay. (See Review)  Since Thursday liked the book so much, I decided to contact the publisher to see if they wanted to sponsor a giveaway for Photography Bay readers.

Good news . . . I’ve got 5 brand spanking new copies to give away to Photography Bay readers – for free.

How Can I Win?

All you have to enter is be an active Photography Bay forum member.  Existing active members are already eligible to win.  If you are not a member, head on over, register and join in the discussions.

In summary, there are two things you need to do:

  1. Be a forum member
  2. Make at least one worthwhile post in the forum between now and September 19th


A worthwhile post is something that adds to a discussion or starts a discussion.  A spammy post will qualify you from winning anything. Additionally, only forum posts will qualify – blog comments do not apply to this contest.

This should be pretty straight forward; however, for the avoidance of doubt:  Critique requests, questions about your gear, speculations on rumors, and so on are valid posts.  Saying “You suck” or “Visit my site for free viagra” is not a worthwhile post.

Prize Announcement and Details

I will use a random drawing to determine the winners.  The winners will be announced by their forum usernames on September 20th on the front page of Photography Bay.  I will also contact those members by the email used to register in the forum for shipping information.  Photography Bay will cover the shipping charges to anywhere in the world that you are legally permitted to receive prizes from contests/drawings.

Winners will have one week to reply with valid contact information.  If I don’t receive a response, the prize will go to another forum member.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the prize announcement or other exciting news by subscribing to Photography Bay’s free news feed.

Special Thanks:

Mark Jenkinson for authoring a solid book.

Penguin Group (USA), Inc. for providing the copies of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Photography Essentials for this giveaway.

PS: If you would like to sponsor a contest/giveaway on Photography Bay, please email us at contact [at] photographybay.com