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Holiday gifts: Cool camera gadgets

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The coolest and most affordable photo gadgets for the holidays.

Affordable holiday photo gifts for moms

Magnetic Photo Rope - $12 - $20
A different way to hang your photos, save on frames, for the modern minimalistic friend.
Website: photojojo.com

Smoy Photo Cuff - $17 - $35
Adorable bracelet for your fashionable friend- take your favorite photo and wear it on your sleeve.
Website: www.coolphotoideas.com

Digi-Dudes - $19.99
The cutiest mini-tripod you've ever seen with little monster characters
Website: www.quirky.com/products

The Bad-Ass Bowler Camera Bag - $50
A fashionable camera bag for the Big Lebowski fan.
Website: photojojo.com

iLife '09 by Apple - $79
Five great photo/video-related software applications in one.
Website: store.apple.com

iLife-created 2010 calendar - $19.99
for Grandma - an affordable gift that lasts all year.
Website: www.apple.com

Photo gifts for those who want to splurge

Fujifilm Z37 compact camera - $150
Stylish, affordable 10 Megapixel, comes in violet, blue or green to match gift receiver's style.
Website: www.fujifilm.com

JVC Picsio GC-FM1 - $199
Photo stills & HiDef video in a small package: First pocket flash memory camera 8MP stills & 1080p Full HD video with image stabilization
Website: www.jvc.com

Nikon D300s - $1,699 (body only)
High-end DSLR with HD video 1080P.
Website: www.nikonusa.com

Fine Art gallery print by yours truly - $200 - $800
Something for your wall to hang for years.
Website: www.seanarbabi.com

About The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure

Exposure is often what separates good photography from truly stunning photography. It's essential to producing high-quality images, but mastering exposure can be very difficult.

No matter how engaging the subject matter, it's often exposure that makes the picture remarkable, powerful, poignant and memorable.

The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure, helps take photos to the next level, by demystifying exposure using the series' signature assignment, diagrams, tips, and illustrations.

The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure is like a full-scale photography course between the covers of a book-all taught by Sean Arbabi, a seasoned BetterPhoto.com instructor whose photographs have been featured in 250 publications and by 150 companies, including National Geographic and Microsoft.

The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure offers the same instruction style as BetterPhoto.com, as it reveals a plethora of information on both digital and film photography, how different file formats affect exposure, how to adjust files, color correction, combining digital exposures, and much more.

And of course, the author's 200 stunning full-color photographs make this hardworking guide as inspiring as it is instructive.

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About Sean Arbabi:

Sean Arbabi is a commercial photographer who specializes in adventure, travel, nature and style imagery for corporate, advertising and editorial clients.

He is an online instructor with BetterPhoto.com and frequently teaches workshops around the country on exposure and other aspects of photography. Sean Arbabi's A BetterPhoto.com instructor, he lives in Danville, CA.

Visit him on the web at www.seanarbabi.com

Upcoming events:

Better Exposure- How to Meter Light
Online Photo Workshop through BetterPhoto.com
4 week course every month
888-927-9992
Website: www.betterphoto.com

Compact Camera Creativity
Photo Workshop through the Point Reyes National Seashore Association
January 16th, 2010
10:30am-5 p.m.
Red Barn Classroom, Bear Valley Rd, Pt Reyes, CA 94956
415-663-1200
Website: www.seanarbabi.com/workshops

Exposure A to Z - The Ins and Outs to Metering Light
Photo Workshop through Camera West
February 25th, 2010 (PART 1)
March 4th, 2010 (PART II)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Camera West, 1255 S. Main Street, Suite #201
'Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-935-1424
Website: www.seanarbabi.com/workshops_exposure


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