Thursday, November 17, 2011

Change in Adobe's Upgrade Policy

ON SALE! Photoshop CS5 upgrades are 20% off until December 31st

Adobe has recently announced a major change to their upgrade policy. Starting next year with Photoshop CS6, if you want to buy a reduced price upgrade, you will only be able to do so if you already own CS5. Unlike the current CS5 upgrade, which will allow you to upgrade from CS4, CS3 and even CS2, the upcoming CS6 will only allow upgrading from a single version back.

What this means is that if you are not currently on CS5 and wait until CS6 starts shipping, you will miss out and will need to buy a full (and very expensive) copy of CS6! Adobe realizes that there may be quite a few people who have made it a habit to skip one or more upgrade versions and who may not be on CS5 yet, so they are offering a discounted price on CS5 upgrades until the end of the year.

Our normal price is $210, but we have Photoshop CS5 Upgrades ON SALE for $169 until we shut down for Christmas in December.

One benefit to upgrading sooner rather than later, is Photoshop CS5's dramatic improvement in image quality when processing digital camera RAW images. There really is a huge difference in image quality and CS5 will render images with improved detail and less high ISO noise than previous versions of Photoshop. The improvements are so dramatic that it is like getting a whole new and improved camera!

Lastly, as I understand it, this upgrade policy is not just for Photoshop, but includes all upcoming Adobe Creative Suite bundles or individual programs.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zoom H4n - Now at Beau Photo

They're here! They're here! The Zoom Mics are here!  The ZOOM H4n is perfect recording device for DSLR Video. Described by some (more famous bloggers than myself) as the industry standard, they have enough features to satisfy even the most demanding filmmakers.  Features like adjustable stereo-mics that allow you to set the recording pattern to either a 90º or 120º angle, adjustable recording rates up to a high resolution uncompressed 96KHz/24-bit, dual XLR/phono inputs, and a digitally controlled high quality preamp for incredible sound. The H4n boasts a very low noise floor for very clean low-level audio recording. For more info go to:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hasselblad Trade-In Promotion

There are lots of Hasselblad upgrade options to be had for year end! Even if you are shooting with a competing digital back system, there are still discounts available too. For a full list of upgrade pricing (in US dollars), please see the following link here: Full Trade-In Pricing Download

If you want to arrange for a trade-in, or for more information, please contact us!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Phase One Blog

As we start to hunker down to face the next few months of rain, Peter Eastway's Travelogue on the Great Barrier Reef reminds us of warmer days and tropical travel.  If you have ever been so lucky to travel to this part of the world, his images should bring back a flood of memories and teach you a thing or two about the Phase One Digital system as well. Check it out at

Monday, November 7, 2011

Used Continuos Light

Used Lowel DP Light with Barndoors: This used light is great for video or filming.  Depending on what bulb you put in, they have a range of output from 500 Watts to 1000 Watts.  Some focusing / spot adjustment allowed with this unit. It's a great deal for the price.

$200.00 each (2 available)