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Sundance 2015: Hellions and Reversal Both Start Strong, So That's Something
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SPIE Year of Light Photo Contest Winner Captures Moving Light Show

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) January 05, 2015

A 35-second-exposure image by Paul Reiffer of traffic and other lights on and around the Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai has been selected as first-place winner of the SPIE International Year of Light (IYL) Photo Contest. The depiction of the multicolor LED light show was selected from among nearly 800 images submitted last year to SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for the contest.

The SPIE IYL Photo Contest was organized to raise awareness of the United Nations International Year of Light 2015 (IYL 2015) observance, and the vital role that light and light-based technologies play in daily life, promoting sustainable development and providing solutions to global challenges in energy, education, security, agriculture, and health. SPIE is a Founding Partner of the IYL 2015.

The man-made movement and complexity of the light in Reiffer’s photo effectively illustrates the goal of the IYL 2015 as well as light in everyday life, the contest theme, said Joe Niemela of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, one of the contest judges and global coordinator for the secretariat for IYL 2015.

“The creativity in selecting the perspective, with the natural motion through the curves and onto the bridge, is very appealing,” he said.

“I have been impressed by the quality, variety, and large number of submissions,” said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. “I congratulate the winners on behalf of the optics and photonics community and send our thanks to the distinguished judges for their dedication in the difficult task of picking winners from so many winners!”

Along with Niemela, judges for the contest included award-winning American photographer Mathieu Young; Deborah Klochko, director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in California; Jana Huisman, the Photonics21 Young Ambassador for Photonics Education; and nearly 40 graduate students from university art programs and SPIE Student Chapters.

SPIE is providing prizes of US $ 2,500 for the first-place photo; $ 1,000 for second place; and $ 500 each for third place and a People’s Choice Award to be voted on later this year. SPIE Professional is featuring the winning photos on the covers of each quarterly issue of the magazine in 2015.

All 32 finalist images will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award. Details about viewing and voting on the images will be announced this spring.

Reiffer, a professional photographer from Weymouth, England, took the first-place photo with a Phase One 645DF camera on 31 December 2013, and titled it “Over the Rainbow.” On certain holiday weekends in Shanghai, not only do the traffic trails create amazing shapes with headlights across the three-layer ramp, but a rainbow show of different-colored LEDs makes the entire scene come to life, he noted.

Second-place winner Susanta Mukherjee, an amateur photographer from West Bengal, India, traveled to a village without electricity in March 2014 and captured the appreciation of children who received free solar-powered study lights.

Ian Bell, a student studying photography and business at Montana State University in Bozeman in the United States, won the third-place prize with a long-exposure photograph of an athlete on a stand-up paddle board with LEDs mounted on the paddle. The photographic technique created a “light painting” across the water of Fisherman Bay off Lopez Island in northwestern Washington State.

About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided more than $ 3.4 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2014.

What If Clients Don't Really Need 'Professional Photography'?

What If Clients Don't Really Need 'Professional Photography'?
Author's disclaimer: This article is aimed toward commercial, business-to-business photographers. Consumer photographers may get something from it as well, but there are different market forces at work in that genre. Yes… it is sort of a “link-bait …
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Game of Drones: How This Husband and Wife Team Took Photography to New
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The haunting street photography of a Hong Kong migrant domestic worker
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The new iOS app that brings back the old days of photography
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Smile! Next startup from Blade incubator wants to solve digital photos
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Digital photography: message and memory
Photographs have a way of transporting us back to the time they were taken and dredging up hidden memories. However, new research shows that in our rush to digitally record every moment we're actually remembering less and less, writes Antony Funnell.
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Photos of the day 01/21
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The Irish Jewelry Company Launches New Website

Lynbrook, NY (PRWEB) January 01, 2015

The Irish Jewelry Company, a fast growing online retailer, today announced that it has revamped and re-launched its e-commerce and mobile commerce sites for The new website’s features will empower online growth and enhance the customer experience purchasing Celtic jewelry.

The new site upgrades put a greater emphasis on photography, content and social media. It provides a more engaging user experience through wish lists, customer reviews and tags. In addition to the online redesign, IJC now offers a currency converter that will allow customers to view the jewelry prices in US dollars, British Pound Sterling and Euros.

The website continues the Irish tradition of high quality jewelry design, steeped in meaning for both the Irish and non-Irish alike. They offer the same great quality Irish jewelry and prices but now with $ 5.99 flat rate shipping. In addition the site will now be offering order tracking, a digital ring sizer tool and an e-Gift Certificate.

Also featured on the new site is The Irish Jewelry Company blog The blog will educate and entertain you with Irish culture and customs such as Irish folklore, traditional Irish sayings and Irish blessings. It is you go to online reference for all thing Irish and Celtic.

About The Irish Jewelry Company:

The company is owned by a husband and wife who are jewelry industry veterans. Owner and designer Jennifer Derrig is a classically trained jewelry designer from the renounced Fashion Institute of Technology has an uncanny knack for reading the trends and bringing you original Irish Jewelry pieces that keep you in style. The jewelry designs are at the forefront of the fashion trends and are so welled designed they have crossover appeal to all nationalities, Irish and non-Irish alike.

The Irish Jewelry Company is a leader in social media. Its Facebook page has over 160,000 fans and its Pinterest page has over 3,700 followers.’s trademark is specializing in copyrighted original Celtic Jewelry and Irish Jewelry designs.

LCI Brands Upgrades Current Website

(PRWEB) January 09, 2015

LCI Brands™ has relaunched its web presence featuring new design and functionality. Buyers will be able to view and compare all of LCI Brands’ 500+ items as well as access high resolution images and other company assets when they sign up for an account. The website will also feature product manuals, videos, and reviews for all of its internal and partner brand products.

“We have much more control over the process now, which means we will be able to release our newest products in real time,” said Franz Wieshuber, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

With quarter-over-quarter growth since 2012, the company felt it was a move in the right direction to update the website to reflect modern trends in graphic design and photography. It also features improved search capabilities.

LCI Brands hosts a number of well-known brands in the travel and outdoor industries, including Lewis N. Clark®, Belle Hop®, and UrbanGear™, and also sells products for lines such as Cabeau™, Pom-ID®, i-stay®, and GoGirl™.

Wieshuber continued, “Our customers have never been able to see Lewis N. Clark items next to Belle Hop items or humangear® items. This website allows us to showcase the full breadth of what we offer, and we are excited to write the next chapter in LCI Brands’ history.”

About LCI Brands

LCI Brands, formerly known as L.C. Industries, Inc., began with the manufacturing of luggage caddies in 1971. Since then, it has expanded to offer over 500 products in categories such as security, comfort, convenience, and health. LCI Brands owns several internal brands, including Lewis N. Clark and Belle Hop. For more information, visit

Stefanie Bernstein, Broker Associate With Berkshire Hathaway Home Services FNR Providing Commentary On First Real Estate Agent To Receive FAA Approval For Drone

St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2015

The FAA Clears First Real Estate Agent To Use Drones For Property Shoots. This technology can and will change how potential buyers view homes for sale in St. Augustine, Florida. The digital movement has changed the way that real estate consumers search for information. They search and switch between multiple devices during the sales cycle and video is rapidly becoming a staple in this process. From “how-to” videos to professional walk through videos, professional video can play an important role in matching potential buyers with their homes for sale in St. Augustine. Enter the Drone Era.

Stefanie Bernstein is a Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty in St. Augustine, Florida and she uses many forms of media to professionally market homes for sale in St. Augustine. “Images have and continue to be a determining factor in which homes in St. Augustine consumers place on their must see list. Drone photography enables a potential homebuyer the ability to view larger homes with a view, like never before”, says Bernstein.

When asked how drone photography could benefit her customers, Bernstein stated, “We live in a very unique location that is surrounded by water. Still images will always be a critical tool for home buyers, but the footage that can be shared from drone photography showcases special features of larger homes. Specifically, those with spectacular views”.

“Drone photography gives the potential home buyer the ability to actually experience the home in a way that still images can’t. I employ many strategies to effectively market real estate in St. Augustine, but video seems to get the best results”, said Bernstein when asked why video was her favored marketing tool. “There is a big difference in viewing an image of the sun setting over a waterfront home and watching a drone video of it. Video helps me place consumers on the property before they actually get there”.

Stefanie Bernstein is a Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty in St. Augustine, Florida. She puts herself in her customer’s shoes and works tirelessly to reach their goals, simply because that’s exactly how she’d want to be treated. And though she is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced professional, she continually strives to exceed her customer’s expectations by going the extra mile at every turn.

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Learn the Secrets to Telling Your Design Brands Visual Story with Houzzs Lindsey Thudin and Interiors Photographer David Duncan Livingston

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2015

Join Lindsey Thudin of Houzz–the leading platform for home remodeling and design–with award-winning interiors photographer David Duncan Livingston for Technology for Storytelling: How to Reach New Clients and Engage a Global Community. The two-hour seminar is geared towards design professionals eager to expand their online presence and cultivate a signature digital brand. On Wednesday, January 14th, the pair will present a two-part seminar covering how to visually tell the story of a design brand through fabulous photography and a fully optimized Houzz profile.

For the first hour, Thudin will outline how to streamline client communication, build and engage an online community, and generate new business on Houzz. For the second hour, Livingston will divulge insider tips on how to best photograph interiors, breaking down the process of defining your digital brand, planning a photo-shoot, and editing and posting images online.

The seminar will be held on January 14, 2015, from 11-1pm at Coupar Consulting’s Tête-à-Tête Lounge located at 101 Henry Adams Street, Suite 416, San Francisco, CA. There will be a $ 15 registration fee and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Draw Bridge Foundation, an organization that provides underprivileged and homeless children access to art programs to foster creativity and community. Please RSVP online via

About Houzz is an innovative online design resource that curates decor images, connects design and construction professionals with clients, and serves as the leading online community to share styling tips and ideas. Houzz has over 25 million monthly unique visitors and features over 600,000 active home remodeling professionals.

About David Duncan Livingston

David Duncan Livingston is a renowned interior, architecture, and lifestyle photographer based in Mill Valley, CA. With over a decade of experience, Livingston’s work has been the focus of numerous interior design books that include San Francisco Style, California Country Style, Hawai’i: A Sense of Place, and The New City Home, Patterns of Home. With an eye for style and striking compositions, Livingston is an industry leader and icon.

About Coupar Consulting

Established in 2007, Coupar Consulting is a full-service business consulting firm exclusively for the interior design industry. They work with creative talent, helping turn a client’s passion into a profitable business. Whether starting small or overwhelmed by growth, interior designers come to Coupar Consulting to strategize, build, manage, analyze, and design. Utilizing the latest technology platforms, they take a business’s pain points and turn them into success stories.

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