If you're in the UK there's an opportunity for you to get your hands on the new Nikon D200 next week at the free Solutions Expo. The expo will be held at the Olympia Conference Centre, London next Tuesday and Wednesday (22nd - 23rd November). Other highlights of the conference are sessions on Apple Aperture, Adobe Photoshop, Asset management, Stock Photography and even Color Space.

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Stay Ahead in the Digital World...

If you're a professional photographer and you want to stay ahead in the world of digital photography then Nikon’s Solutions Expo is for you. This FREE two-day conference led exhibition, features the experts behind the newest products in a series of major presentations and interactive seminars from Nikon and its partners.

Nikon's new D200 digital SLR goes on sale on December 15th - but you can see it first at Solutions Expo. 10.2 megapixels, new 11-area AF system, D2X processing engine all for an exceptional body only price of just £1299.99

Here are a few of the conference highlights:

Apple Aperture

Solutions Expo will host the UK’s only dates for Apple’s Aperture roadshow. This two hour session will showcase Aperture, the first all-in-one post-production tool for photographers. Join us and find out how you can harness Aperture and Mac OS X Tiger to give you a complete workflow for today’s digital environment. For more information on this session click here to visit the Apple website.

Adobe Photoshop explained

Photoshop's greatest strength is its ability to combine, merge and manipulate multiple layers within a single document. But the days of erasing elements we don't want are long gone; instead we have Layer Masks, Blending Modes and Clipping Groups to control the visibility of each layer. In this lively session, Steve Caplin will construct a photomontage from scratch, using a variety of layer techniques to explore the capabilities of the world's favourite photo editing application.

HP’s case studies

HP hosts two case studies feature heavyweights from the world of photography, Stuart Franklin of Magnum Photo and Fred Zuill of HP USA. Franklin's most well-known photograph is from Tiananmen Square, China, 1989 - a man defying a tank, for which he won a World Press award. Zuill will be revealing secrets and revelations behind printing technology.

You can download a full seminar programme here.

With so much progress and development in the market, this is your chance to get your hands on the latest equipment, to try out the best hardware solutions for your requirements, to learn the latest process techniques and to test out the ultimate output solutions. Be one of the first to try out the new Nikon D200 before its release!

Solutions Expo will bring all aspects of digital photography together under one roof with an exhibition and four themed seminar streams covering Image Capture, Hardware, Process and Output. Visitors will discover the latest tips and tricks in the conference and see how they can improve their workflow and productivity.

It’s not all theory. You will be able to get hands-on with the latest equipment and get advice at three ‘tableaux’ created for the show – a fashion, bridal & portrait runway, a live action shoot and a still life & macro scene. Solutions Expo is also installing a state-of-the-art wireless infrastructure so visitors can send their pictures directly to the partners’ stands for practical advice and critique based on their own images.

For professional photographers Solutions Expo will be the un-missable event of the year and it’s free.