The Holidays are in full swing, and if you’re looking for a gift for the photographer on your list (even if that photographer is you) you can’t go wrong with one of the books recommended by David Hobby (aka. Strobist).
Books on the list include Greg Heisler’s 50 Portraits, Brian Smith’s Secrets of Great Portrait Photography and Dan Winters’ yet unreleased Road to Seeing.
When Adobe officially announced its special Creative Cloud plan/bundle for photographers, there was a catch: you had to own Photoshop CS3 or above in order to qualify for the special $10/month pricing. Well, no more. For a limited time, Adobe is lifting that restriction and making the special bundle available for everyone. Read more…
Alright folks, we don’t often post about deals but this is a great one and it’s only available through midnight tonight (Eastern Standard Time). If you’re in the US and you’re okay with buying some refurbished Canon gear instead of brand new, today only, you can get $20 off a purchase of $100 or more, $50 off of $250 or more and $125 off $500 or more. Read more…
The formidable little sibling to Fuji’s X-Pro1, the X-E1, has seen a $200 price drop in preparation for the expected release of the X-E2. According to Fuji Rumors, the X-E2 is set to make it’s debut on October 18th, but if you’re just fine with saving a few hundred and going with the predecessor, now would be the time to buy.
The camera, body only, is now selling for $800. And even more compelling is that the X-E1 kit with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens is selling for only $1000. The lens on its own costs $700. If you’re interested, head over to B&H to get yours now.
Want to quickly make your digital photos look like analog ones without shelling out big bucks for paid software by VSCO and DxO? You’re in luck: for a limited time, DxO is giving away free licenses for the previous version of its creative image processing program FilmPack 3. By comparison, VSCO charges $119 for its film emulation packs, and DxO charges $79 for FilmPack 4.
All you need to do is visit the promo page and enter an email address the activation code should be sent to. The software download weighs in at about 280MB. This promo ends on October 31st, 2013, so act soon if you’d like this free program.
DxO FilmPack 3 Free License [DxO via Reddit]
Photographers still irked about about Adobe’s decision to make Photoshop rental-only have a new alternative with the re-release of the pioneering LightZone application as a free, open-source program for Windows, Linux and (eventually) Mac OS.
If you’ve been eyeing the Canon EOS M but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, today would be a great day to do so. B&H is currently selling the camera at the crazy price of $300, or 1/2 off the ordinary retail price of $600.
The camera was criticized for slow AF performance early on, but Canon has since announced a firmware update that will increase the speed by up to 2.3 times. There’s reportedly a new EOS M camera on the horizon, so it appears Canon is committed to this APS-C mirrorless camera idea.
Deal alert: Phase One and Digital Camera Magazine are running a promo that lets you download Capture One Express 6 (the previous version of Phase One’s professional RAW editing software) for free. Ordinarily priced at $99, the price drops down to $0 when you enter the voucher code “DCM2013″ at checkout (see screenshot above).
Need extra memory cards for your camera? Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day today is for SanDisk memory cards. Until the end of the day, you can save up to 60% on a selection of the popular cards.
One deal is for the SanDisk Extreme 64 GB SDXC card. It retails for $200, but you can pick one up today for just $59.
Newegg has a sweet deal on Adobe Lightroom 4 going on. The popular program ordinarily costs $110, but combine it with AVG TuneUp Utilities and the combo only costs $70. An additional $20 mail-in rebate brings the final price of the package down to an oh-so-cheap $50!