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September 24, 2008

Photokina Update - Nikonians in line for a sweet deal

Day Two at Photokina 2008 in Cologne, Germany includes news of an HP printer cash back offer for Nikonians, the first Pascal Baetens fine art nude photo demonstration session
and a spotlight on a husband-wife team of volunteers.

PK_Day2_1_350.jpgThe opportunity to receive free large prints produced by an HP Designjet Z3200 printer offered for Nikonians members drew many members to our booth in Hall 2.1. One of our members, shown here (on the left) admiring his fresh print is Lars Peter (EpsilonZero), who took advantage of the free offer to print a photo he took of his brother Arne kite surfing. Lars was standing in knee-high water when Arne nearly ran him over. His blow-up, which was prepared with the help of Apple computer consultant Mitch Enzmann (on the right).
The HP Z3200 is big brother to many of the HP Photosmart Pro printers, and in Photokina special extended to all Nikonians, HP has set up a Photokina cash-back deal for HP B9180, B8550 and B8550 printers up to 100 Euros.
The offer is open to all HP customers; however, for those living outside of Germany, HP has set up a special phone number to call to make arrangements. The number in Germany is +49 7031 763 418.
For more information visit

PK_Day2_2_350.jpgPascal Baetens kicked of the first of his twice daily fine-art nude photo sessions Wednesday morning. Within less than an hour, he demonstrated more than just lighting techniques and posing. The mini-workshop also showed visitors to the Nikonians booth how to work with models to make the shooting session comfortable for his model. The narrative, presented by Pascal with German translation provided by Nikonians Photo Pro Shop Director Jürgen Plessing, included real-time samples of his images on screens outside of the booth. This photo was taken by our own ¨on Location¨ podcaster Martin Joergensen, who was on hand to record segments for a special Photokina podcast he will be posting on Monday.

PK_Day2_3_350.jpgThe Nikonians volunteers dropping in to help distribute flyers and direct Photokina visitors to the Nikonians booth included the husband and wife combination of Jan R. Smit (JRSMIT) and his wife Ella. They arrived ready for a full day, and spent the majority of their time traveling the many halls at Photokina, telling visitors to visit the Nikonians booth.

Tomorrow´s schedule includes two more Pascal Baetens fine art nude demonstrations.

Posted by flashdeadline at September 24, 2008 6:04 PM