Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
Apogee Photo Magazine, one of the oldest online photography magazines, is excited to announcement the recent launch of their newest Facebook page in celebration of National Photography Month. More and more people are taking an interest in photography, creating images and sharing them on the web, and May is a very special month of the year – a time to honor both photographers and their photographs.
“Apogee Photo Magazine is designed to INSPIRE, EDUCATE and INFORM photographers of all levels,” said Marla Meier, owner of Apogee Photo Magazine. “For over 16 years our free, online photography magazine at http://www.apogeephoto.com has been helping photographers reach their photographic apogee their peak photo skill level. We are thrilled to be able to offer photographers an outlet through Facebook so every photographer has the opportunity to pick up tips and tricks of the trade.”
The Apogee Photo Magazine Facebook page was designed so fellow photographers from around the globe could interact in open conversations with other photo community followers, share their images, and offer their own personal tips and advice. Its a great place to learn and ask questions about, or provide solutions to, photo related topics. Its a win-win for all as we pass on our ideas and knowledge with all of our Facebook friends.
And to top off the celebration of National Photography Month, Apogee Photo’s updated website with quick navigation makes it easy for photographers to reach the topics that will meet their needs and help them grow as photographers. Participating writers and photographers from around the world will get the readers engaged in the world of photography. From tips and techniques on camera settings, composition, photo ideas and projects to topics like business, travel, people, nature and wildlife, Apogee Photo Magazines weekly articles and features are designed to get readers excited about creating their own images.
About: Established in 1995, Apogee Photo Magazine is one of the oldest online photography magazines and makes learning this form of art comfortable in the home, in the field, the classroom, the club meeting, or the studio. Our tone is conversational and friendly. We are here to share the art of photography. The name Apogee was chosen to suggest a high point of achievement, the goal of all photographers. Visit http://www.apogeephoto.com, published by Apogee Photo Magazine, LLC, Jacksonville, Florida.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
The Sheffield School announced this week that it has signed a new agreement with Creative Routes, a classroom based school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to teach a residential version of the Complete Course in Interior Design and the Complete Course in Wedding & Event Planning. The deal renews and expands on a long-standing partnership in the region.
The Complete Course in Interior Design is the Sheffield Schools signature course. First offered in 1985, the Course has successfully trained interior designers around the world for over 25 years. The Complete Course in Wedding & Event Planning was introduced in 2007, and is designed to train aspiring event planners as they prepare for a new career.
The Sheffield School is a premier home-study school for creative professionals with a large student base in the United States and abroad, said Keith Bernhard, the schools business developer who helped establish the partnership, and this partnership is an excellent opportunity to offer that same quality education to the people of Saudi Arabia.
The courses will be taught in English by Creative Routes in a residential classroom setting. The Sheffield School ensures the high-quality of lesson materials provided to Creative Routes. Both courses will be launching in 2013.
About the Sheffield School
For over 25 years, the Sheffield School has trained successful designers and wedding planners. Founded in 1985 as an Interior Design school, it has since added courses in Feng Shui Interior Design, Wedding & Event Planning, and Jewelry Design. All of the Sheffield Schools programs are distance education courses and serve students all over the world. The Sheffield School is owned and operated by Distance Education Co., LLC, with two sister schools also located in Manhattan, the New York Institute of Photography and the New York Institute of Career Development.
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Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to announce the acquisition and permanent siting of a major piece by the eminent American sculptor, Richard Serra.
The sculpture, Equal Intervals, Equal Elevations, is a site-specific work and has been the focal point of significant research, furthering Fred Meijers vision and desire to build a collection of sculpture of international significance.
Meijer Gardens has long been committed to the opportunity to introduce a work by Richard Serra one of the most acclaimed and influential sculptors of our time to the collection, said Joseph Becherer, vice president and chief curator at Meijer Gardens.
Equal Intervals, Equal Elevations is composed of four large, weathering, forged-steel blocks placed at equal intervals in the hillside and valley in the very heart of the Sculpture Park.
Serra visited Meijer Gardens last fall to review the site and specifically place and orient each of the blocks in the landscape.
The sculpture is sited so that the four blocks are set on the same contour equal distance apart in an arc so as to frame the pond, explained Richard Serra.
According to the artist, placement of the four elements, and the relationship of the objects to the surrounding space, is critical to the work both physically and intellectually.
Far more than four measurable steel blocks, the work is about our perceptions of a space that, in this specific instance, is the entire hillside, described Becherer. Most works of sculpture are about the measureable object or the object in space, but Serra pushes the boundaries of sculpture to help the viewer perceive the entirety of space.
Equal Intervals, Equal Elevations will be unveiled on May 14th. A special open house will be held for media from 1-3 p.m. The site will be open for video and photography and Joseph Becherer will be available for interview.
The acquisition of Equal Intervals, Equal Elevations was made possible through the generosity of Fred and Lena Meijer. It was facilitated through Serras primary gallery, Gagosian Gallery.
It is always inspiring when an important work of art is permanently sited in a public context, said Larry Gagosian, owner and director of Gagosian Gallery. We have appreciated the thoughtfulness with which Meijer Gardens has approached the re-siting project and we feel that it has been a very successful experience.
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About Richard Serra
Richard Serra (b. 1939, San Francisco, CA) expressed an interest in art from childhood. He went on to study literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara and later earned his M.F.A. at Yale University. To earn money for his education, he worked in local steel millsan experience that would greatly inform his future sculptural repertoire. Serras early work focused on an array of materials ranging from rubber to molten lead and the manipulation of those materials. After controversy surrounding the commission of Tilted Arc, Serras critical acclaim broadened and exhibition and installation opportunities came from across Europe and the United States. His sculptures were acquired for the most prestigious and private collections across the globe. He has been the subject of many exhibitions at prominent museums including Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Serpentine Gallery.
About Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
One of the worlds most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a 550,000 visitors annually. Meijer Gardens was recently ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news. The 132-acre grounds feature Michigans largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest childrens gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois and Plensa, among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero, Borofsky, Calder and Dine.
(PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Photography Orders, a market leader in photography software for professional and amateur photographers, has released the next version to complement their existing software range. The best software on the market for photographers to work with, process and track orders, the latest release, Photography Orders Version 2.8 comes with many new features.
The latest release, Version 2.8 has the ability to sell packages an alternative to standalone orders – providing discount advantages to clients. It also allows clients to upload photos by signing up to a secured internet site, order and purchase the prints online. Another big change with Version 2.8 is the addition of new payment gateways such as Multi Safe Pay and Authorize Net Direct Payment Integration.
With the added feature of Facebook integration, it makes sharing public photo galleries via social media easy. Digital downloads that are free are available instantly after ordering. Another new feature is the easy addition of statistics tracking code such as Google Analytics.
Photography Orders offers time-saving solutions to photographers who want to sell more photos with less effort and time. Essentially Photography Orders is a photo gallery website with a photography shopping cart. For photographers, photos can be easily uploaded from the camera or computer to a password secured site whilst clients can login and easily place an order. Shipping and tax are calculated during the order process which provides a simple and hassle-free online shopping experience for clients.
Photography Orders can be used as a link to an existing website or it can be customized as a standalone website. The software enables easy and quick-to-add client databases with editing and maintenance options readily available. Multiple galleries and sub-galleries can be created for each client. Galleries can either be password encrypted or publically accessed by anyone.
Different price lists can be set up for different types of photography there is no limit to the sizes and prices. Digital downloads are delivered automatically and instantly after payment is made. Professional photographers can be assured of image protection through the use of watermarks as well as the built-in no right click feature that hinders clients from saving unpaid photos. As a developer of the software, Photography Orders offers first-hand support and easily accessible customer service.
For more information on Photography Orders please visit the website at http://www.photographyorders.com/.
About Photography Orders
Photography Orders is simple software used by hundreds of photographers to sell millions of photos. It is a photo gallery with a shopping cart for all types of photography including portrait, wedding, event and commercial. The software is easily installed on the licensed customers web hosting account. A once-off fee enables full source code access. There are no monthly fees or commission involved. Photography Orders offers first-hand support with easily accessible customer service. With endless options, it is an easy way to present photographs to clients. The simple and easy to use administration interface allows licensed customers to upload photos and galleries, create price lists, create clients and accept orders online.
Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 12, 2007
Sybex’s new online practice testing site, Sybex TestSuccess (http://www.sybextestsuccess.com), is available and running now.
Sybex TestSuccess is a fully-featured subscription-based testing engine that allows users to take their own customized practice exams and get detailed feedback. Certification candidates can get 24-hour access to this online test prep environment that enables users to learn how they want, when they want, from wherever they can access the internet. With a paid subscription, the user will be able to:
Gain access to 200 questions per exam covering all exam subject areas
Learn through detailed explanations of questions and answers
Take notes and post comments to review later or share with others using the product
Select their own questions from any one or multiple subject areas, allowing them to test themselves directly on areas of weakness
Create a “quick” exam, pulling questions randomly from the entire test bank
View detailed strength and weakness reports separated by subject area
Compare their performance and scores to other users
Use the Exam Clock for realistic timed test practice
Select questions by keywords
Created in partnership with ExamWeb, the website offers 30- and 90-day subscriptions to practice tests on leading certification programs. Certification Exams available now are:
CompTIA A+ Essential (220-601)
CompTIA A+ IT Technician (220-602)
CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-002)
CompTIA Network+ (N10-003)
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-101)
CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate (640-802)
MCTS: Microsoft Windows Vista Configuration (70-620)
CISSP: Certified Information System Security Professional
PHR/SPHR: Professional/Senior Professional in Human Resources
PMP: Project Management Professional
Now through December 31st, 2007, Wiley is offering a 25% discount on all of the available practice exams.
Sybex has been a leading publisher for the global Information technology community for nearly 30 years. Known for its high quality publications that are translated into more than 20 languages, Sybex published about 100 new titles a year and has an impressive backlist of over 450 titles in the graphics, digital photography, operating systems, programming, and gaming categories. Sybex, enjoys a very strong presence in the areas of IT and Business certifications and has close relationships with a number of leading technology companies, including Alias, Microsoft, and Juniper. For more information, visit sybex.com. Sybex is an imprint of Wiley.
ExamWeb LLC (http://www.examweb.com), established in 1997, is a privately held California limited liability company specializing in online assessment technologies. Its powerful online testing engine is used by small, medium and large companies worldwide to power online test preparation products, training-related testing initiatives, and continuing professional education. As a result of close relationships with its clients and its advanced knowledge assessment technologies, ExamWeb-powered products have remained “best-of-breed” for almost a decade and have enabled organizations such as Prudential Financial, the American Association of Pediatrics, United Way, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Kaplan, Elsevier, Wiley, and others to offer industry-leading assessment products and services which set the benchmark for online knowledge assessment.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
Chapel of the Flowers launches three new specials for weddings or renewal of vows ceremonies to enhance that special day for couples booking or upgrading now through June 30, 2013.
Take Your “Soon to Be’s” Breath Away with the First Look
Keep the tradition and element of surprise in your ceremony with the First Look service. Forever remember the look on the Grooms face as he sees his Bride for the first time walking down the aisle when you book or upgrade your Wedding or Renewal of Vows to the Regal Package on or before June 30, 2013 and receive a complimentary First Look service.
The More the Marry-er!
Pre-purchase your Primary Photographers Copyrights for $ 895.00 along with your Photo Session on or before June 30, 2013 and receive a Lifestyle Photographer and their Copyrights Complimentary!
Capture Your Many Memories Forever!
Book a Tulip Photography Session or Higher Session on or before June 30, 2013 and receive a Complimentary Lifestyle Photographer!
The Tulip Photography Session includes an exclusive 45-minute on-site photo session with a Chapel of the Flowers professional photographer on the chapel grounds and in the photo studio, a selection of your favorite 50 color 4×6 prints from a minimum of 110 images taken, two 8×10, two 5×7 prints, a Flower Shower Photo Opportunity, two additional weeks of ceremony broadcasting on the internet, personalized on-site appointment in our photo gallery for viewing and selecting photos and shipping.
Lifestyle Photographers are second photographers in addition to the Primary Photographer that comes with your Photo Session. Lifestyle Photographers capture the intimate perspective of whats happening behind-the-scenes at your wedding, illustrating the emotion of your day with a more photojournalistic style of photography. The photos are mainly taken in black & white, removing the aspect of color from the photos to focus on the emotion evoked within them. This new special gives you amazing photography by one of our acclaimed Lifestyle Photographers!
Digital Copyrights give you the ownership of all of your photos, taken by both photographers. In speaking with past Chapel of the Flowers couples, many say that they wish they either planned ahead to purchase their Digital Copyrights or regret that they never did purchase their copyrights. From sharing your day with all your Facebook friends to passing your photos down through the generations, the photos are yours to do with as you wish. This new special gives you amazing photography by one of our acclaimed Lifestyle Photographers!
For more information or to book your package, contact your Wedding Planner today at (800) 843-2410 or visit us online at http://www.littlechapel.com.
*Exclusive is valid for new bookings and booking upgrades made on or before June 30, 2013. Photo Session and/or advance Full Copyrights Bundle must be reserved by June 30, 2013, but can take place at any time. Not valid on holidays and specialty dates. Ask your Wedding Planner for details.
About Chapel of the Flowers
Chapel of the Flowers has provided traditional, intimate and elegant Las Vegas weddings on the world-famous Strip for nearly 60 years. It is a full-service wedding venue, with three elegant wedding chapels as well as a beautiful outdoor gazebo and glass garden. Its cobblestone-accented grounds and lush landscaping create a variety of options to capture that picture-perfect moment. The chapels professional wedding planners work with couples on a daily basis from one-year out to day-of planning.
On-site, Chapel of the Flowers provides fully-equipped white limousines; videography where a couple goes home with their ceremony DVD that same night; world-class photography where couples can pick up their photos and view slideshows in its photo gallery the following day; and a full-service florist, making fresh, custom bouquets and flower arrangements on a daily basis. Additionally, the Las Vegas wedding chapel offers live Internet viewing to cater to the destination bride.
Chapel of the Flowers has won numerous awards; for 2012 these include: TheKnot.com Best of Weddings(2012,2013) and WeddingWire.com Brides Choice Awards for Best Wedding Venue: Las Vegas; as well as the Las Vegas Review-Journals Readers Pick for Best Wedding Chapel; and Best Wedding Chapel and Best Website by the Las Vegas Wedding Awards and Beautiful Bride Magazine. For more information, please visit http://www.littlechapel.com.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is renowned for leading the country in progressive ideas and innovation. The Boston-based apparel, art and accessories company, OneGig Co., hallmarked these tributes in their homage to Massachusetts when they launched Americas Technology Highway, a hand-drawn masterpiece of the state of Massachusetts, embellished with its entire world changing inventions including the telephone, the Internet, and the first subway system in the nation. This original artwork is silk-screened on fine French Paper. The French family established this 6th generation owned mill in 1871 in Niles, Michigan. It is one of the last, small independent mills in America and pioneers of recycled paper manufacturing.
OneGig is a team of creative thinkers and designers with a mission to develop designs and experiences that represent the diverse voices, stories and spirits of urbanites in global communities, under a united voice and a singular identity,” said Ferguson Herivaux, Chief Executive Officer, at OneGig. Mr. Herivaux is the principal of Ferguson ET Co., a long established marketing and event promotions company, in Boston, and the former owner of M & Co., in Boston, a fashion and jewelry store specializing in custom luxury goods.
The original artwork Americas Technology Highway, will only be available online at http://www.onegigco.com, and represents the companys philosophy of promoting unity and lifting spirits in the community through modern art. The launch of Americas Technology Highway will mark OneGigs campaign of unity and awareness through the medium of art, and will be followed up by a series of new and original designs. Mr. Herivaux stated, Our mission is for our creations to spark a fire and open windows to possibilities, which, may counter the intense negativity that people around the world are suffering from today. The art campaign reflects the mission of OneGig and The idea that positive messages can engender positive response.
The OneGig Co brand is where music and art meet to create an empowering impact on our local and global community through innovation and the use of technology, thus creating new economic opportunities.
The company is launching a multimedia event in May to display Americas Technology Highway as well as other artworks, including paintings and photography from a wide range of artists with whom they collaborate. There will be live performances by some of Bostons best recording artists and dancers, as well as an electrifying digital lighting installation.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announced the publication of iPad for Digital Photographers (Wiley, 978-1-118-49813-2, April 2013, US $ 24.99) written by professional photographer and business owner Derrick Story. Many photographers are turning to the flexible, easy-to-use tools of the iPad and relying on it to wear a variety of hats for photography and business needs. Whether portable portfolio, editing tool, payment-tracking system, or appointment calendar, the iPad melds together the best attributes of the cell phone and a laptop computer and this unique book highlights it all.
The iPad is a terrific tool for photographers because it allows us to travel much lighter than carrying a laptop around, said Story, Not only is the iPad good for quickly uploading photos and editing them, but also for helping us keep up with our day-to-day business needs through email access, invoicing and scheduling client appointments. Its fantastic for all the areas of business that we need on-hand, but hardly takes up any room in your photography bag.
With iPad for Digital Photographers, readers will learn how to get the most out of the iPad to not only improve business but also enhance photography skills. In this useful guide, author Derrick Story:
Details how to use your iPad to schedule client appointments, accept payments, sign model releases, track business expenses, and more
Teaches readers how to take advantage of the hi-res display, cellular and WiFi connectivity, and powerful processor to increase efficiency
Covers ways to use the iPad on location with on-the-fly editing techniques
Offers suggestions for using the iPad as a backup storage device and how to use it in the studio
Explains shooting movies with your iPad
iPad for Digital Photographers is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.wiley.com/buy/9781118498132.
Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wileys Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company’s website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Adorama, one of the worlds largest photography, imaging and electronics retailers, is one of the first to make available the newest photo equipment from Olympus, the new PEN E-P5, a redesigned electronic viewfinder, and black versions of three prime f/1.8 lenses.
The first of the digital PEN cameras to sport the brand name on its face, the styling of the camera is reminiscent of Olympus beautiful vintage PEN film cameras. Image quality on the new PEN E-P5 is exceptional it shares the Olympus OM-Ds 16 megapixel, four-thirds sensor and TruePic Vl image processor as well as the five axis image stabilization system, which controls shake in horizontal and vertical directions as well as in rotation around the lens and axis points. This camera can automatically detect the direction of panning and use the appropriate image stabilization mode to ensure great results. It is the first mirrorless camera to offer 1/8000-second shutter speed, using a mechanical shutter.
Featuring a seamless build with a wireless-capable built-in flash and accessory port, the new Olympus PEN E-P5 has a 1/320-second flash sync and up to nine frame-per-second continuous shooting rate. Gadget and tech fans can use the built-in Wi-Fi to remotely operate the shutter release, Touch AF (auto focus) and viewing from their smartphones and tablets, and as an extra bonus, Olympus even added a users request for focus peaking, making the PEN E-P5 the first camera to offer this feature, which is better for manual focus lenses. The PEN E-P5 also offers a revamped, LCD monitor that can be flipped up even if the camera is attached to a tripod, and it can accommodate the new Olympus VF-4 external electronic viewfinder (not included) that attaches to the cameras hot shoe. The VF-4 has 2.6 million pixel resolution and the highest image magnification of any EVF on a mirrorless camera a great asset for photographers wearing glasses or who are just more comfortable with an eyepiece size closer to that of a DSLR.
The PEN E-P5 doesnt miss when it comes to modes and creative functionality either. The self-timer features an audio countdown, so theres no more guessing to get the photographer into group photos. The built-in intervalometer is an advantage for interval shooting and time-lapse video. Twelve art filters, seven art effects, a feature called Photo Story, which lets users create multiple image composites in-camera, and impressive RAW development with art filter bracketing combine to make this camera the creative photographers best friend.
Three new prime lenses for the micro-four-thirds camera are also available in black, at 75mm, 45mm and 17mm, all at f/1.8, which can create a pleasing, extremely shallow depth-of-focus image. The E-P5 body is available in black, silver or white, and as a kit with the 17mm, f/1.8 lens in silver or black body.
Adorama is one of the first retailers who will have this camera available for pre-order. A hands-on video overview of the Olympus PEN E-P5 can also be seen on AdoramaTV. See the products available for pre-order at highly competitive prices on Adorama.com.
ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store – its one of the worlds largest photography, imaging and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 30 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in video channels such as the popular AdoramaTV.
Adorama is listed as Forbes.coms “Best of the Web” and in the Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Photo and Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.
Visit ADORAMA at http://www.adorama.com.