April 2001Drive Away With Fuji And A Beetle
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. has launched a mail-in promotion offering consumers the chance to win one of six 2001 VW New Beetle automobiles. Consumers who purchase four rolls or a four-pack of 35mm Fujifilm, three rolls or a three-pack of APS Fujicolor Nexia film, or any Fuji Quicksnap one-time-use camera and mail in the proofs of purchase, and one dollar for shipping costs will received a VW Beetle miniature car. The promotion runs from March 2001 through June 2001 and entry forms must be received by July 31, 2001.
Fight Against Cancer
Tamron USA, Inc. recently concluded its 4th annual photo contest to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer. Tamron made a $7,500 donation this year to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on behalf of the entrants to this year's contest. Tamron donates $5.00 per entry received to the charity, and has raised more than $36,000 to date. For more information on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, visit www.bcfrcure.org or call 646-497-2600.
This year marks the sixth year of the Tuscany Workshops. Joel Meyerowitz will be teaching an intensive, two week workshop on Color Photography on the estate of the Castenuovo Tancredi. Maggie Barrett, founder of the Tuscany Workshops will be teaching a writing workshop at the same time. The workshop runs from June 3 through June 16, 2001 in photogenic and inspirational Italy. For more information, visit www.tuscanyworkshops.com or call 212.666.6505.
Express Digital gives away $50,000
Express Digital held a $50,000 drawing for some of its customers during a special reception at the PMA show in Orlando. There were 14 entries in the 'Shoot for the Loot' drawing, comprised of winners of Express Digital's monthly drawings. Photographers who used and promoted Express Digital's products were included in the monthly drawings.
Gerard Esposito of Visual Touch was the winner of the $50,000 grand prize. Owen Kassimir of Owen Photography won the second prize, a Foveon digital camera. Carl Brown of Southern Exposure was selected for the third prize, Express PhotoPC software from Express Digital.
Last year, more than 300 people attended the Olympus School of Digital Photography. The School debuted in San Francisco in June 2000 and traveled to Chicago, New York and Atlanta as part of a ten-city tour that continues through May 2001. Based on student responses, Olympus plans to increase the number of locations for 2001-2002 and to begin offering beginner and advanced workshops.
The School covers the gamut of digital photography techniques, including digital basics; file formats; resolution; digital file workflow; file transfers; digital input; digital light box, digital darkroom; digital output (printing) and more. Robert DiNatale, noted lecturer and photographer is the instructor. The information will be posted on the School's Website, at www.olympusphotoschool.com, as it becomes available.
The DPIX 2001 exposition and conference will take place at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, May 17-19, 2001. DPIX 2001 consists of an exposition featuring major manufacturers and suppliers from all areas of the industry and a conference with experts conducting valuable seminars on a wide range of topics, including tips and information for growing a successful digital imaging business.
The three-day conference features more than 40 seminars with topics including digital capture, workflow, image-enhancement and color management; desktop photo output to large format digital printing; and marketing. For further information about DPIX 2001 visit www.DPIXevents.com.
The Portrait Photographer's Handbook (ISBN: 1-58428-043-3) is a new release from Amherst Media which features the images of twenty award winning professionals.
Included are images from such notable photographers: Monte Zucker, Michael Ayers, Michelle Celentano and others. Author Bill Hurter explores bridal, individual, and family portraits with formal as well as contemporary techniques.
All aspects of portrait photography are covered including available and studio lighting, corrective portraiture and compositional techniques.
Winning High School Photographers Honored By Minolta
Minolta Corporation has announced the winners of its second annual "Show Us Your World" student photography contest, co-sponsored by National Geographic magazine.
More than 5,500 entries from high school students across the United States were received. Each student was challenged to depict what best described his/her own world through photography.