Why photobooks are booming in a digital age

Why photobooks are booming in a digital age
… photographic books — in buying them, selling them, making them, exchanging them, sharing news of them on social media, attending book-signings that promote them — on a scale that has defied all predictions of the death of the physical book in a …
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Apple ad shows off stunning shots by iPhone snappers
Called 'Shot on iPhone 6,' the campaign will this week leap off the Web and onto giant billboards in 70 cities across 24 countries, with snaps by nearly 80 iPhone photographers featuring in the ads. In a bid to show what everyday users of the iPhone …
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These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch
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Cumberland County Library is Celebrating Black History Month with

Cumberland County Library is Celebrating Black History Month with
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Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens Named to the Haute 100 List

(PRWEB) February 06, 2015

Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, has been named one of the Haute 100 most influential Bay Area residents in Haute Living magazine’s annual list of “Billionaires, Philanthropists, Power Couples, Entrepreneurs, Athletes and Tech Titans.”

Dr. Stephens, who makes a repeat appearance this year, was named a top “Commander” in the education realm in the January/February 2015 San Francisco issue, which also includes a separate “Day in the Life” profile on Stephens. She holds the distinction of being part of a very small number of female university presidents nationwide, and one of only 23 women on the Haute list. Other high profile women in the Top 100 include Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice and Sheryl Sandberg.

Haute Living has issued its Top 100 list for the past six years and Dr. Stephens has appeared four times. Since her last inclusion in 2014, Dr. Stephens has received a number of additional honors, including her recent appointment to the Smithsonian National Board and, closer to home, the “Community Hero” award from the SF Firefighters Local 798 for her invaluable contributions to the SF Firefighters Toy Program.

In the past year, she has expanded Academy of Art University’s accredited degree programs to a total of 28. The university now offers its first Bachelor of Science degree in Game Programming, as well as accredited degree programs in Costume Design and Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media. In addition, Dr. Stephens has kicked off a global outreach initiative, designed to attract students from all over the world.

“Haute always surprises me with its great content – from travel tips to profile stories and restaurant reviews. I’m really honored to be included on a list of such remarkable, innovative thinkers. It makes me very proud to live in the Bay Area,” she said.

A native of San Francisco, Stephens became President of Academy of Art University in 1992, the third-generation Stephens to lead the university since its founding by her grandfather in 1929. Under her leadership, Academy of Art University has become the largest accredited private university of art and design in the United States. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs at its unique urban campus in downtown San Francisco, Dr. Stephens created online education programs in art and design, propelling Academy of Art University to a premier position in the digital education world.

Dr. Stephens is a member of the Prince of Wales Foundation, Young Presidents Organization, World Presidents Organization, Vistage International, Council on Competitiveness, Committee on Jobs, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, SPUR, San Francisco City Club, Metropolitan Club, University Club, Belizean Grove, San Francisco Junior League, Nob Hill Association, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS Foundation) and the Royal Society of Arts.

About Academy of Art University:

Academy of Art University, the largest private university of art and design in the United States, is educating students for the art and design jobs of the 21st century. Established in 1929, the Academy is an output-based higher education model that provides an inclusive admissions policy to all students, but imposes a rigorous curriculum that requires the students to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates a mastery of their field in order to graduate. Students are taught by a faculty of professionals from the existing marketplace, both online and on campus in San Francisco, who provide them with an understanding of what it takes to succeed in today’s business environment. The Academy’s hands-on curriculum produces graduates who possess outstanding artistic and design skills—and equally as important, the ability to put those talents to work immediately after graduation. As a result, Academy graduates are ready to compete for and win the jobs of the 21st century in the fields of Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Costume Design, Fashion, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Design, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Studio Production for Advertising & Design, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media and Art Teaching Credential, and Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media. Academy of Art University is accredited by WASC, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) (BFA/MFA-IAD), NAAB (B-ARCH*, M-ARCH), and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). *B-ARCH program in candidacy status. Visit http://www.academyart.edu for more information.

About Haute Living:

Haute Living was founded by Seth Semilof and Kamal Hotchandani and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a celebration in Miami, where it was launched. It has an international following online and circulation for the San Francisco magazine is 35,000. The publication is distributed to an affluent audience from Pebble Beach to Napa. Visit http://www.hauteliving.com for more information.

Familys war story told in two parts in I.P. Aspinalls new fiction

MANCHESTER, England (PRWEB) November 13, 2014

Drawing upon her personal experience of growing up during World War II, author I.P. Aspinall wrote her new children’s fiction book, “Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup” (published by Lulu).

“Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup” centers on two young boys named Luke and Jack. In the first half of the book, the boys are both 8 years old, while in the second they are 13. The first half of the story deals with the implications of danger and privation on the two boys, who enlist the help of magical creatures to overcome obstacles. The second half involves the children and their families enduring a drought, forest fires and the threat of wolf attacks on their land during what was considered peacetime following the war.

“This is a time before computer games, texting, cell phones, the Internet and the World Wide Web,” Aspinall says of her book’s setting. “TV was very basic black-and-white. The story tells of a time when life was much simpler and kids could play outdoors without worry.”

An excerpt from “Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup”:

“In Dragonfly House the Summers were good

Out on the lake or up in the wood

You could swim on a fish

Or talk to a fly

Even feed a bear as he passed by

When the rain was dark and pouring

Dragonfly House was never boring”

Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup

By I.P. Aspinall

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781483410791

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781483410777

E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781483410784

About the Author

I.P. Aspinall was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Her husband’s work has led her around the world to live in Manchester, England; Swansea, Wales; Urbana, Illinois; and Xi’an in the People’s Republic of China. She is a mother of three and a grandmother of three.

Lulu empowers people of all ages to explore and express their interests, passions and expertise through books, photography and art. Since introducing self-publishing in 2002, Lulu has empowered creators in more than 225 countries and territories to produce nearly two million publications. Lulu Jr. allows children to become published authors, encouraging creativity, strengthening literacy and building self-esteem. Picture.com offers professional photography of collegiate and professional sports, memorable and historic events, fine art and home décor. For more information, please visit http://www.lulu.com.

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Savage Announces Photographer Lineup for Exciting Studio Demonstrations at the 2015 Wedding & Portrait Photographers Conference

Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) February 13, 2015

Savage Universal, the worldwide leader in backgrounds and photographic products, is excited to announce that it will be featuring a diverse lineup of award-winning photographers for live demonstrations at the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Expo in March 2015.

The Savage Universal exhibition booth #833 will host live demonstrations featuring new and popular studio gear like seamless paper backdrops, Translum diffusion material and new macro art accessories. The booth will feature a dedicated studio space complete with ample visitor seating and viewing. The award-winning featured photographers range from experts in wedding and portrait to fashion and commercial photography niches. The demonstrations will be focused on a variety of photography styles and techniques beneficial for beginner through professional photographers:

Creative Business Headshots with Collapsible Backdrops

-Wedding & portrait photographer, Miguel Quiles, shows off one way to push your creativity by using collapsible backdrops and photographing them with lower apertures for creating a unique, dreamlike effect to portraits.

-Featured products: Savage Collapsible Backdrops

Exploring the Versatility of Translum

-Portrait photographers, Craig Stidham and Miguel Quiles, will switch off demonstrating various applications of the popular new product, Translum diffusion material, including silhouettes, high key work and light modifiers.

-Featured products: Savage Translum®

Dramatic Commercial Portraits with Seamless Paper

-Commercial advertising photographer, Clay Cook, will walk through the best method to dramatically light both male and female subjects in a studio environment and provide tips for tackling any commercial job.

-Product Spotlight: Savage Seamless Paper

Using Bold Backdrops for Eye-Catching Portraits

-Senior portrait expert, David Hakamaki of Cutting Edge Photography, will demonstrate with various bold backdrops that are perfect for showing off the unique styles of diverse clientele.

-Featured products: Savage Wrinkle Resistant Polyester Backdrops, Seamless Paper

Men’s Fashion Photography

-Marc Anthony and Tony Ryan will share their creative process behind a men’s fashion shoot, combining fashion inspired poses with simple lighting techniques and classic backgrounds to produce images that will wow any client.

-Featured products: Savage Seamless Paper

“Savage is looking forward to presenting informative and engaging live demos this year, providing resources to conference-goers who are avid Savage backdrop users, and educating those who may not be as familiar with our brand,” said Rich Reiser, Savage’s COO.

Schedules and more details will be posted on the Savage Universal blog this month. For more questions on Savage’s presence at WPPI 2015, email press(at)savagepaper(dot)com.


About Savage Universal

From its beginning in 1937 as a manufacturer of quality board and paper products, Savage has provided photographers the essential elements for success. Family-run from the start, Savage has a commitment to quality and innovation that defined the company in the beginning and continues to define it today. Products such as photographic backgrounds continue to be a key focus of Savage’s manufacturing efforts, but there’s much more to the Savage story. The company continues to develop innovative products, especially in the digital arena, to meet the needs of today’s more diverse photography community—professionals and semiprofessionals alike.

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