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It’s Friday; the end of a great week, and before we get to what’s up, I just want to thank Bryan Hughes for his Guest Blog Post on Wednesday. I don’t know if you read the comments readers posted about his post, but he really turned a lot of photographers on to Photoshop CS4 features, and ways of using them, that many folks hadn’t realized were there. I can’t tell you how many people have emailed me to thank me for having Bryan as my guest, but honestly all the credit goes to him. Thanks, Bryan! Now, onto the news:

  • Honl Flash Modifiers Now Over at Expo Imaging
    I just found out yesterday that the David Honl flash modifiers I’ve talked about again and again on this blog (and in my books) are now available direct from the Expo Disc people (Expo Imaging). His stuff is so cleverly designed, so lightweight, and so effective (some of them are shown above) that I became a fan more than a year or so ago, and now I’d hate to be without them. Here’s the link to them over at Expo Imaging.
  • Amazon Releases Kindle 2 Book Reader
    By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon released a major update to their popular Kindle ebook reader, the Kindle 2 (I have the original version, and it’s surprisingly cool), but a lot of folks don’t realize that a number of my books are available on Kindle. For example, my book “The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1″ is available for wireless download to Kindle (believe it or not, on Amazon.com it’s the #10 bestseller of ALL photography books, including printed books. I know—I’m just as surprised as you are). Anyway, the Jaldous Journal Blog did piece about how a color book like mine works in a Kindle format (here’s the link). Also, here’s the link for more info on Kindle 2.
  • NAPP’s Larry Becker Interviewed
    Jason Moore over at the Photoshop and Photography Blog Roll did an interview with my buddy, NAPP’s Executive Director Larry Becker. If you’ve got a quick sec; jump over right here and give it a quick read.
  • Trying out a New Camera GPS This Weekend
    I have a location portrait shoot this weekend, and I’m going to be trying a new digital adapter I just got this week called the JOBO PhotoGPS. I’ll let you know next week how it worked.
  • One Week Left to Save $100 on Photoshop World
    We’re only one week away from the Photoshop World Conference & Expo Early Bird registration deadline, so if you’re going to join us in Boston (and I hope you are), don’t forget to sign up now to save $100 (hey, saving $100 bucks means more than ever, right?). Here’s the link for details.
  • Very Cool Bird Photography
    Want some inspiration to take you into the weekend? Holly Tarquinio, one of my readers, turned me on to this site she found with some incredible parrot photography (it’s cooler than it sounds). Here’s the link (thanks Holly for sharing this with us!).

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend everybody, and we’ll see you back here next week. :-)