£1million secured investment for growth

 

Along with the £1million investment secured for growth, Pixelrights have appointed three industry leaders* on their Board in the form of Christina Vaughan, founder of Image Source and former Vice President of PACA and former President of CEPIC as new Chairman, James Rutherford CIO of Hermes SourceCap and Bill Flind CEO of Ipsotek as Non-executive directors.

They have now expanded their in-house team to 17, moved to Farringdon, and set up offices for their technology development in Poland.

They have also expanded across the web into new platforms, licensing their image technology to major players from image libraries to digital asset management companies such as Sodatech, Capture, MEMAT, Xpertise and Image Protect, who are now integrating the technology into their platforms and extending it to their clients.

Pixelrights are also working with associations and brands from the RPS to Metro and Fujifilm with joint promotions with all the major camera retailers from WEX and Calumet to John Lewis and London Camera Exchange.

Photographers can now sell prints as a self-fulfil option or select a print partner, they have more designs to choose from to build their sites and they have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders from articles on their new newsletter and blog, plus photographers can connect on social media with their members’ community.

Pixelrights websites will also be further enhanced this year as the service grows from strength to strength. It will be under-going some significant feature-based enhancements that will bring it to the top of its game.

“We are confident that Pixelrights in the coming months will become the most compelling option for anyone looking to build a website,” said Shaun Curry, founder of Pixelrights. “We want to show that our roots are in photography and that we understand this better than any other platform. Also providing the very latest technology to help photographers gain more from using the internet to promote their work. You only have to read our reviews on Google to understand what we mean to the photographic community.”

Pixelrights are pleased to announce they were invited to the DMLA conference in New York and the ACE Picture Library conference in London to present their new .PXLR image format, which uses their revolutionary SmartFrame technology. Recently featured by Alamy, their SmartFrame innovation is taking the image industry by storm offering substantially more protection than the standard jpg format online.

All images on the Pixelrights platform are protected by SmartFrame which reduces image theft and ensures attribution wherever they are shared.

Pixelrights have significant new features in development for the Smart Frame technology which will allow it to be shared on any website outside of our own platform framework,” continued Shaun. “To add to these exciting new developments we have decided to introduce our WordPress plugin, that will provide free use of the Smart Frame to around 70 million WordPress based websites. This is implemented or redacted at the flick of a switch, it is incredibly powerful and simple to use.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INTERVIEW THE FOUNDERS, WALK THROUGH THE WEBSITE BUILDER, LEARN MORE ABOUT SMARTFRAME TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY MARKET, ETC,

CONTACT VANESSA CHAMPION, MARKETING DIRECTOR

vanessa.champion@pixelrights.com + 44 7747 025361

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Worldwide launch of Shimmerdisc – Sign and Digital Show NEC stand K12

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Never before seen in the UK, the new printing technology and display product Shimmerdisc – Photographic Sequin Displays, will be unveiled for the first time at The Sign and Digital Show, NEC, Stand K12 19-21 April 2016.

This will be start of the World Wide launch of Shimmerdisc.

What is it? Shimmerdisc is a blanket of individually printed sequins. Each disc is individually printed creating pixel perfect images. Each module is reverse printed and optically clear. The finished effect presents a display that looks almost 3D and with the most amazing movement.

Come and see our 67,500 sequin display – Stand K12

With over 5000 sequins per square metre, Shimmerdisc offers Photographic quality shimmering brilliance using thousands of light-reflecting discs to create inspiring, eye-catching moving image displays. It is used to add the WOW factor to Boardrooms, VIP nightclub walls, Home Art, Retail POS, Outdoor Display, Theatre, Exhibitions, Gigs. Modular and scalable. Each disc is individually printed creating pixel-perfect images.

Interior designers, architects, photographers, artists and branding agencies now have a brand new tool in their display portfolio, Shimmerdisc.  Designers can exploit a full colour pallet including white to add depth, turning a plain foil sequin into a pixel of magic. Scalable to any size from 1 square metre to billboard size.

Already commissioned by household names, Shimmerdisc, adds animated brilliance to design.

Shimmerdisc new digital mosaic sequin display product Sign and Digital show display

http://www.shimmerdisc.com/

Our patented modular disc display can be custom printed – plain or reflective,” says Andrew Ainge, founder and inventor of Shimmerdisc. “The bigger the display the more impact it has. A 1000 x 1000mm display is the smallest we will do – 5625 discs. Wall Installations typically have around 100,000+ discs. Truly stunning.

Designers, architects, the press and branding agencies are invited to stand K12 to see the product demonstrated for themselves and take advantage of 10% off on all orders placed at the show.

Contact us to book an interview with the inventor, Andrew Ainge.

Shimmerdisc digital mosaic sequin display product Sign and Digital show display

International Landscape Exhibition opens this week in Athens

Our director has a landscape selected to exhibit at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens.  Opening Private View :  Friday 16 October, 20:00

Landscape, French Alps. exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery, Landscape exhibition, Athens, copyright Vanessa Champion

Landscape, French Alps. exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery, Landscape exhibition, Athens, copyright Vanessa Champion

Blank Wall Gallery, 12 Yakinthou Street Kipseli tel. 694.3868.124  http://www.blankwallgallery.com   Curator: Markos Dolopikos

Exhibition Duration: From 16 October until 30 October 2015

The gallery says: “Blank Wall Gallery will host landscapes taken by international photographers from around the world. Color and black and white landscapes draw the viewer’s attention and do not leave anyone indifferent, since through them the greatness of nature and the contradictions that make up this planet are displayed.  The photographers have their own style and their own techniques each, to present the theme, but the ultimate feeling that the photographs leave us with is one. Admiration and awe for the beauty found in nature and a sense that people are very small in front of it, even though we tend to forget it. The power of nature is what captivates and enchants the viewer. Even in photographs where the human presence is evident, the style of photography is ultimately influenced by the landscape and not by the human intervention on it.”

Blank Wall Gallery tel. 694.3868.124 www.blankwallgallery.com

Gok Wan to open International Art Prize

Gok Wan to open ArtGemini Prize 2014

Gok Wan to open International Art Prize

Gok Wan to open International Art and Photography Prize

The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration of international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world. Now in its second year, the finalists’ exhibition, showcasing the 48 works shortlisted for the main prize of £5000, takes place at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey from October 23rd-November 1st.

Gok Wan will be opening the private view of the finalists’ work on 23rd October at 6.30pm.

With over 760 entries from 44 countries, The Art Gemini Prize is one of the fastest growing international art prizes.  Judges include Zoe Wishaw, former European Director of Photography at Getty images.

20% of all sales go to Kidscape. Nikki Kerr, head of fundraising at Kidscape said: “We are delighted to be supported by Jimmy Lek and The ArtGemini Prize. The money donated from the art sales will make a big difference to our work as we strive to keep more children safe from bullying and abuse.”

For more information, including a preview of the finalists’ work, please visit www.artgeminiprize.com.

Images attached Adrian Scicluna (painting), Kevin Shepherd (photography)

To reserve a space at the PV please message info@dragonflycommunications.co.uk

Art Gemini PV – Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey from October 23rd-November 1st  6.30 – 8.30pm

Exhibition continues daily 11am – 6pm (closed Sunday)

  • The Art Gemini Prize is an independent International competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants. Promoting excellence in art and photography. www.artgeminiprize.com
  • A cash fund of £5000 will be awarded to the winners in four categories. The Public Choice Prize is open for voting by the public during the exhibition, and the winner will be announced at the close of the show.
  • Painting and Sculpture Prize: First prize £2000, second prize £1000
  • Photography Prize: First prize £1000, second prize £500
  • Young Artist Prize (under 25 years): £500
  • Public Choice Prize: £500
  • Judges and founders biographies see http://www.artgeminiprize.com/about/
  • Gok Wan is a Fashion expert, award-winning TV presenter, author and all round national treasure, Gok Wan has taken the fashion and TV world by storm and has become one of the UK’s most sought-after entertainers.  www.gokwan.com
  • Anti-bullying charity Kidscape is the charity partner for this year’s ArtGemini Prize and will receive 20% of the sale price of any piece sold during the exhibition.   www.kidscape.org.uk.

International Art Gemini Prize – exhibition and Private View 23 January 2014

Art Gemini prize winners will be announced at the PRIVATE VIEW and EXHIBITION at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2A Conway Street W1T 2NA on 23 January 6pm – 9pm   Please contact us for an invitation.

Artists, for 2014 entries, please register interest online now.

www.artgeminiprize.com   www.facebook.com/artgeminiprize @artgeminiprize

Private View and announcement of the Art Gemini prize winners, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 23 January 2013

Private View and announcement of the Art Gemini prize winners, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 23 January 2013

 

New children’s Facebook page and App launched – The Trepets

Tara the Tiny Trepet

Tara the Tiny Trepet

The Trepets series is written by C.A.Chance and sold thousands of copies when the three books of short stories were published a few years ago. Now The Trepets have their own Facebook page  and also children and families can download the books from the iTunes App store  for iPad and iPhone.

For children who love nature, fairies, elves, leprechauns and having fun! The Trepets live in a big Oak Tree on the edge of a field, every day they get up to all kinds of fun adventures with the animals and fairies they share their home with. They also recycle and take care of wildlife.

Contact us for: Distribution and partnerships with teachers, schools, educational suppliers, retailers, booksellers and wildlife and heritage outlets. Activities linked to the National Curriculum.

News Post 31 – New electronic backdrop system for photographers from Creativity Backgrounds

#Photographers can now automate #backdrops in seconds with the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Engagement with the #model is important to all #photographers, and being able to change the #background simply and remotely while still facing and engaging the model without having to disturb the energy of a shoot is an asset to any session.

A new Motorised Rotor Roller system for supporting photography background rolls in fixed #studio installations has just been launched by Creativity Backgrounds. It can be fixed to the wall or with mounted brackets or simply attached to background support stands using clamp brackets. 

View Video and see product: http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/vmchk/Background-Stands/Motorised-Rotor-Roller.html

Mobile photographers can also benefit from the speed and convenience of using the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller, this is especially useful with the full-width rolls. Event photographers will get a huge advantage from using the automated system. You can set up different colours before the event and change swiftly as the night progresses, flipping between white and greenscreen even.

The Rotor Roller of course also works on the Creativity car-friendly rolls as well

http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/2.08-x-11metres.html

 

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Photographers and videographers are invited to get in touch if they want more information or want to submit images to the gallery vanessa@creativitybackgrounds.co.uk

 

It will be showcased at the SWPP convention stand W2, Photovisions, The Photography Show and Photokina.

Creativity Backgrounds are the suppliers of Superior Seamless paper backgrounds, used by Professional Photographers for over 30 years. Guaranteed hotspot free, there are over 50 colours of Creativity Paper Backgrounds and new fabric and pattered designed ranges continue to expand the business. Creativity Backgrounds continue to gain good market share of loyal and growing business from leading award-winning fashion, product and portrait photographers as well as national institutions, agencies, film companies and fashion houses. 

www.creativitybackgrounds.co.uk 

Bump to baby photographers will also be interested in this new Ella Bella launch, click here for more info.