Hey gang – Brad here with a killer holiday deal, some book reviews, and plenty more. Let’s get to it!

NAPP and onOne Software have joined together this holiday season to give photographers and Photoshop professionals one of the best deals of the year, a package valued at $600 for only $349.95!

It’s the award-winning Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 ($499.95 value) from onOne Software (seven products in one that will save you hours of time enhancing photos) plus a 1-year NAPP membership or renewal ($99 value). This exclusive offer ends December 8th, 2010. Check out NAPP’s own RC Concepcion as he covers the benefits of the Perfect Photo Suite, or get more product details here. Also, be sure to scroll down the page to check out the online class RC has created called “Gear and Software Tips for Fall Sports with onOne Software” where he shows how this new product helps solve the most common problems facing photographers!

Ron Martinsen has posted his review of Scott’s Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers, in which he reviews the book chapter by chapter. Very helpful if you’re wondering exactly what’s in the book and don’t want to drive to the store to find out :) Check it out here, as well as his “What Photoshop Books Should I Read?” post that also has lots of great recommendations for learning Photoshop!

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the budding photographer friend and/or family member, check out Shawn King‘s post “Holiday Gift Giving (and Getting).”

Speaking of gift ideas, Lens Pro To Go‘s annual gear sale is still going on!  They’ve got tons of used Canon and Nikon gear available, so check their inventory (bottom left) to see if they have that lens (or camera, flash, etc) you’ve been drooling over :)

The Manfrotto School of Xcellence has some great free online webinars coming up over the next week.  They’re starting off tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. with “Great Portraits Don’t Just Happen” featuring Bill Frakes, followed on December 6 by “Shooting the Forests Series” with Drew Gardner, then finishing on December 8 with “Color Management in the Professional Photographer’s Workflow” with Stacy Pearsall. Get all the details and register right here!