NEWS AND NOTES
"Teamwork was the key," said Lance Armstrong as he picked up his amazing fourth consecutive win from the Tour de France. And it was teamwork that brought him,Lord Patrick Lichfield, and Bogen Photo together for a recent photographic shoot.
Lord Lichfield used Elinchrom lighting equipment to photograph Armstrong because of the equipment's reliability and portability. Lord Lichfield began his photographic career in the 1960's and was the official photographer for Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding. Bogen photo is the distributor of Elinchrom lighting equipment.
Fuji Reaffirms Commitment to Westchester
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., will be moving its headquarters to Valhalla in Westchester County, New York. A 10-year lease, which commences in April 2003 covers 164,000 square feet at 200 Summit Lake Drive. This is a 60% expansion over Fuji's current headquarters in the Taxter Corporate Park in Elmsford, NY. The company will be occupying the entire third and fourth floors as well as a portion of the second floor of the building; this is over half of the space in the 200 Summit Lake Drive building, one of three buildings in the Reckson Summit office park. Prior to Fuji's 1986 move to the Elmsford, NY location, Fuji had been headquartered in New York City.
"Fujifilm investigated a number of options in its search for new corporate office space and after weighing them all, we are very pleased to be remaining in Westchester County and New York," explained Stanley E. Freimuth, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Fujifilm USA.
Eagle 44 Lands Second U.S Photo Lab
Houston Photo Imaging has become the latest U.S. photo lab to install the Inca Digital Eagle 44. Houston Photo Imaging is a full service digital graphics bureau with two locations in Houston, Texas offering large format printing, indoor and outdoor printing solutions, digital services and film services. The Eagle press prints on rigid and flexible stock, and can handle sizes up to eight feet long and 63" wide, including double-sided printing.
Steve Hogan, president of Houston Photo Imaging, says, "The Eagle 44 allows us to print directly onto rigid materials without lamination or mounting costs, allowing us to compete successfully in longer print runs. We looked at all of the flatbeds out there and through our research discovered that the speed and print quality of the Eagle 44 places it far beyond any of its competitors."
Photoworks Mail-In Developing For Digicam Owners
PhotoWorks introduced a new service for digital camera owners this summer. Customers can mail their memory cards and CDs of digital images to PhotoWorks for developing. The service also includes posting of the images in a secure online archive at photoworks.com. They will then be able to share the photos and order additional photo gifts. Memory cards or CDs sent to PhotoWorks for developing will be returned with the prints by mail.
"PhotoWorks is one of the first photofinishing companies to offer digital developing by mail," said Gary Christophersen, PhotoWorks president and CEO. "While we've provided quality prints from uploaded images for years, our new digital developing service makes it easy and convenient for digital camera owners to get their images to PhotoWorks, continuing our tradition of providing innovative products and services for our customers."
ArcSoft License Program
ArcSoft Personal Software License is a new way for consumers to upgrade their imaging software. When ArcSoft customers purchase a license for access to all of ArcSoft's photo and video software and subsequent upgrades, they automatically receive those upgrades without having to pay again. The service allows ArcSoft customers to pay one price up front rather than constantly upgrading every few years. Three options are available, including a photo suite, video suite and complete 12 title multimedia suite. For more information, visit the website at www.arcsoft.com.
Celebrated nature photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell were killed in August in a plane crash in the Bishop, California, area, near where they lived and operated a gallery.
The crash occurred just outside of the airport in Bishop as they returned home from Alaska.
Galen Rowell, 61, wrote 18 books of photography and his pictures appeared in such magazines as National Geographic, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer and Sports Illustrated. His wife Barbara, 54, was a photographer, pilot, and president of the couple's gallery in Bishop, California.
Pixel Magic Partners With Photo Ideas
Pixel Magic Imaging (Pixel Magic) announced last month that the company has formed a new working relationship with Photo Ideas, Inc. Photo Ideas, led by founder and president Tom Busch, was established in 1998 to provide tactical sales and marketing counsel to the photo imaging industry.