In its role as an official sponsor of the US Open Tennis Championships, Fujifilm hosted members of the Harlem Center for Education to a day-long event that kicked off the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, NY. This is the fifth consecutive year that Fujifilm has invited local youth to attend Arthur Ashe Kids' Day. The kids enjoyed a day of activities including interactive games with some of their favorite tennis players. Musical groups Lil' Bow Wow and O-Town were also featured. In addition to donating the tickets, Fujifilm provided QuickSnap One Time Use cameras and U.S. Open t-shirts to the kids.
Stop Violence Start Art
Eastman Kodak, Tommy Hilfiger and SHiNE are pleased to announce the grand-prize winner of the "Stop Violence, Start Art, Picture Your Future" contest. Atlanta's own Tiffany Carrol (10) received an expense-paid trip with her family to view a replica of the photo collage depicting her vision of peace on the Kodak Times Square Gallery - a six-story electronic billboard - in New York City on August 7.
Internet Photography Contest
Circle 24, a worldwide foundation of photography experts, is launching a digital photography contest open to all photographers, including professionals, amateurs and students. The first-prize portfolio will be posted on the Circle 24 gallery for one year. All entries will be posted on phototrends.net.
Contest entries are to be submitted and will be exposed on the Internet. Entries will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2001. Complete details are available at www.phototrends.net/contest.html.
Nikon has announced the winners of the 28th edition of the Nikon Photo Contest International (NPCI), which is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Nikon received more than 34,000 entries from over 6,000 photographers in 73 countries. The Grand Prize was awarded to Mr. Yao Fang Cai from China for his submission entitled "Wedding at Nursing Home," in Category B, a family-theme category. The Grand Prize winner was awarded $10,000 worth of Nikon photographic products. The competition awarded more than 150 prizes for three categories, and each winner also received an original Nikon optical engraved glass medal. Winning photos will be published in the full color NPCI Annual, available through Nikon Inc. Information about the next contest will be posted on www.nikonusa.com in the spring of 2002.
Photographers Get an Education
Global Imaging Inc., has created a separate division called Demystify Digital (D2) to train and educate digital photographers, in response to all the camera choices available and the fear of the digital learning curve. D2 offers customized training and long-term support on Leaf and Sinar digital cameras as well as educational seminars and customized training on technology workflow, color management and usability issues of digital cameras. Celene Bridgford, a professional photographer, heads up Global Imaging's D2 division.
Image © Corbis Stock Market Corbis Introduces 10 Royalty Free Collections
Corbis Stock Market (CSM) announced the availability of 10 new CD collections to its rapidly expanding library. The 10 new titles are featured in the newly released Brochure 3, an eye-catching booklet containing a brilliant assortment of images. More than 700 previously unreleased images are included in the 10 new titles. All CSM royalty free single images and CD collections are available now for online pricing and downloading at www.corbisstockmarket.com.
Skip Cohen, president of PhotoAlley.com was presented with the 2001 PPA Charities Legacy Award during the PPA national convention in August. Professional photographer Cindy Behnke of Behnke Photographers in Frankfort, IL., was also presented with the 2001 award. Both received the award from their work with PPA Charities annual auction, which raised over $17,000 this year. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was this year's recipient of a $15,000 contribution from PPA Charities.
(Pictured are PPA President Dominic Iodice (left) presenting the 2001 Legacy Award to Skip Cohen (center) and Cindy Behnke.)
High Impact Portrait Photography by Lori Brystan (ISBN 1-58428-062-X) is now available from Amherst Media. Author Lori Brystan covers all of the techniques she uses to create "magazine style" portraits. The book includes a collection of great, creative photographs of women, men, children and families. The author covers techniques for selecting props and clothing as well as how to pose and light subjects in a flattering manner. Alternative techniques are also covered, to add a more creative flair to your photography.
For more info., visit www.amherstmedia.com.
"Miles n' Smiles"
Custom photofinisher and portrait studio Glenn's Custom Photo, Chicago, Ill., introduced the "Miles n' Smiles," club to its customers. The Miles n' Smiles program allows customers to receive one American Airlines AAdvantage mile for every dollar spent at Glenn's. Other benefits of the program include discounts on custom photofinishing, frames and albums. As part of an on-going customer appreciation promotion, Glenn's also supplies customers with free film for vacations.