3D Imaging with Visual Realms

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 15.06.50.pngIf you could teleport your customers to your premises, without them having to leave their desk, how much easier would it be to convince them to buy? How much easier would it be for you to run unlimited tours at no extra cost?

Visual Realms scan your building to create a photo-quality 3D virtual tour that you can embed on any website.

With their VR tour technology, it’s the next best thing to being there.

Give your potential customers the chance to experience your space before they invest the time to see it in person – helping you make the shortlist for when they visit, or maybe removing the rest of the shortlist altogether!

At no extra charge, photo-quality 3D models can also be combined with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream or Samsung VR goggles for a fully-immersive experience. It’s like being there, even if ‘there’ is thousands of miles away. There is no extra charge for this – all of our scans can be viewed in this way.

For more information or book a full demo contact Visual Realms 

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ARGENTA Fine Art #biophilic catalogue now out

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For jaw-droppingly beautiful prints of nature, for fine art collectors, interior designers and galleries, leaf through the ARGENTA Summer collection showcased in their new #biophilic catalogue now out.

https://argentaphotographicprints.com/2017/05/12/summer-nature-biophilic-catalogue-photography-fine-art-prints-for-sale/ 

Art Gemini Prize 2017 opens for entries 3 April.

ArtGeminiPrize 2017in collaboration with Asia House – Now Open to all artists UK & Worldwide  Call for entries. 5th edition £5000 Cash Prizes for winners.

Acceptable media: Paintings include oil, acrylic, mixed media, drawing, ink, watercolour, calligraphy & original print; Sculpture; Photography & digital art.

Exhibition of shortlisted works will take place at Asia House, London in September 2017

Judging Panel : Jo Baring, Director/Curator Ingram Collection; Cristina Cellini Antonini, Founder & Co-Director ArtRooms; Pamela Kember-Tong, Head of Arts & Learning, Asia House; Sajid Rizvi, Founder & publisher of EAP Group International Media; Dr Vanessa Champion, Creative Director PhotoX, Lead Photographer and Director of ARGENTA; Isabel H Langtry, Principal at Hampstead School of Art & Sculpture Artist.

Cash Prizes :

1st Prize £2000, 2nd Prize £1000.

Photography Prize – £1000

Sculpture Prize – £500 plus £250 voucher

Public Choice Prize – £500

Deadline: 3 July 2017

www.artgeminiprize.com

 

Connect and follow the prize on @artgeminiprize on social media.

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PhotoAid Global partners with Workaid.

PhotoAid Global is the UK based photography service that connects photographers to charities and NGOs both here in the UK and abroad, and also curates exhibitions to drive awareness and revenue for good causes.

PhotoAid Partners with Workaid. Left to right Rob Levine of Workaid, Vanessa Champion of PhotoAid and David Newton lead trainer for PhotoAid who is running the first course. Photo credit Angus Thomson.

PhotoAid Partners with Workaid. Left to right Rob Levine of Workaid, Vanessa Champion of PhotoAid and David Newton lead trainer for PhotoAid who is running the first course. Photo credit Angus Thomson.

Workaid, winner of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living. Since 1986, Workaid has helped around 100,000 disadvantaged people to break the cycle of poverty and build better lives for themselves and their families. 

How did the partnership come about?

Dr Vanessa Champion is founder of PhotoAid and lives in Tring in Hertfordshire, she was looking for someone to fix up the old cameras that PhotoAid receives as donations. Mutual friends recommended she contact Workaid, based in neighbouring Chesham. One brainstorming meeting later with Rob Levine, chairman of Workaid, a partnership was forged.

It’s great to form partnerships with organisations we have real synergies with and PhotoAid is definitely one of those.” Said Rob Levine. “At Workaid we are updating our website and social media presence; arresting and exciting photos are a critical part of that. When we connected with Vanessa it was clear that she had just the sort of skills and connections to help us down that path. Brilliantly, she is also building our own capabilities so that we are enabled to take better photos ourselves and can take advantage of opportunities whenever they arise. Ultimately all this will help us to attract more donors and volunteers, and give more meaningful and engaging feedback to those we already have.

I am so pleased to be partnering and supporting Workaid, their ethics and energy match ours,” said Vanessa. “We are running training workshops with their staff so they can take their own photos for website and social media collateral, plus running a ‘Volunteer’s Voice’, ‘If Tools could talk’, and hopefully helping to document the projects they are doing actually on the ground in Africa. Also Workaid are kindly storing the cameras people donate to us in their warehouse and helping to ship them to Africa for us. Note, that we also distribute our recycled cameras here in the UK and Europe.

One of PhotoAid’s main photographers is David Newton, known to many in the photography world. David teaches extensively for Canon and also presents for SanDisk, Manfrotto and Lastolite, giving presentations and workshops all over the world. He, along with Ness, is running the first workshop at Workaid.
In my work I spend a lot of time ‘taking’ pictures. The whole language around photography is in taking or capturing something, but there is very little giving.  PhotoAid, and the partnership with Workaid, offers me the opportunity to give something back instead.”

PhotoAid is heading out to India in April for the charity, Born to be Beautiful. Later in the year we are also curating an exhibition of photography in the UK from the children of Ana by Karma, a charity based in Bhutan.

If you have old cameras, would like to be part of PhotoAid as a photographer, supporter or other capacity, or can donate time to fix up old cameras do get in touch with Vanessa at PhotoAid makeadifference@photoaid.org.uk  “We all have something to give, and it’s like kick-starting positive karma, you give a little and buckets of goodness come back to you in return. Thanks to everyone in the industry who is supporting us, it means a lot.”

PhotoAid – Making a difference, one image at a time.

PhotoAid Partners with Workaid. Photo credit Angus Thomson.

PhotoAid Partners with Workaid. Photo credit Angus Thomson.

Some background on PhotoAid and Workaid:

PhotoAid  Our Mission – PhotoAid Global celebrates photojournalism which inspires understanding and action through visual documentary. Covering human and animal rights & environmental awareness.

PhotoAid Services: Photography and Video, Expertise, Opportunities (see more below)

www.photoaid.org.uk     make@difference@photoaid.org.uk

Workaid, winner of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living. Since 1986, WORKAID has helped around 100,000 disadvantaged people to break the cycle of poverty and build better lives for themselves and their families. They accept donations of unwanted tools and equipment which are collected from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers at the Workaid workshop. The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn trade skills and start their own businesses.

 www.workaid.org

  1. Photography and Video

We source professional photographers in different parts of the world to document your charity’s story. We have been generously supported by Fujifilm UK, Loxley, Genesis Imaging, and others.

  1. Expertise

PhotoAid provides full service support from booking a photographer right through to the design of a book, organizing an exhibition or creating an event.

We also run educational programmes here in the UK and on location, with photographers and local people, from the youngest child to the oldest grandmother!

Talks – invite us to speak to your club or group. We give advice on how to monetise your photography when you return, raise awareness of your cause, and tell inspirational stories, of which there are many from standing in a deafening silence while surrounded by 200 Ankoli cattle in the heart of Africa to covert photography in a third-world prison  …

We know and work with highly trained and motivated photographers, all of whom have stories to tell. If you are interested in hosting a talk or lecture do get in touch. Read some fascinating stories on F8, the editorial and news publishing arm of PhotoAid.

One of our board of advisors is an expert on central and eastern Africa and can give valuable advice on the region, and who can also visit your company/ organisation to advise in more detail. We also have an expert on security in the Middle East and other conflict zones.  Confidentiality assured.

  1. Opportunities

PhotoAid Global helps broker photography with NGOs  doing good in remote places around the world. Offering unique life-changing experiences for the photographer and financial and awareness life-lines to these smaller charities who are working at grassroots level. A perfect symbiosis to pull all the threads together. On a global scale.

We also support local charities from Rotary to Youth football associations, amateur groups desperately needing promotional images through to helping give opportunities to up-and-coming photographers.

Our Founder, Dr Vanessa Champion, is a former London newspaper Editor, published writer, international art and photography judge, and documentary photographer. She is also Director of Dragonfly Communications, based in the UK and Direcotr of ARGENTA Fine Art. She will be your point of contact for marketing support and advice.

Connect on Social media:

Twitter @PhotoAidGlobal

Instagram @photoaid

Facebook PhotoaidGlobal

£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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20% off Pixelrights website

https://www.pixelrights.com/r/REF2961058 

 

Create your own online shop.

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Websites for photographers and artists – protecting your image IP. Don’t let people nick your work and get paid for the images you upload.

Turn your photography into beautiful quality prints that are ready to sell and order directly from your website. With total control over pricing and stock, to ensure quality control and limited editions. Pixelrights image technology goes even further, allowing you to retain your ‘buy print’ button on your image, no matter where it goes!

Stolen and mis-used images cost photographers thousands in lost income.
Pixelrights Smart Frame technology provides you with the digital tools to plug that hole.

And it makes you look good.

Maximise your selling reach and attribution.

Photographers meet clients.

Finding new customers can be difficult. Pixelrights will actively help and market you using our directory and network to help you find new clients. New clients means new opportunities for you.

“Pixelrights is the easiest and most considered system that I’ve ever used.”

Photographer: Leon Neal @tabascokid

“compared with the mind**** that my last website was, this is like being covered in warm honey by Salma Hayek.”

Photographer: Jonty Wilde @jontywilde

“Honoured to be a part of such an awesome platform for photographers.”

Photographer: Ross Wheatley @V_SUALS

“Pixelrights has to be one of the best for dealing with its clients. Excellent support The ImageRights add on has also already paid dividends. Five star service. Keep up the great work.”

Photographer: Owain Betts @OMBNewsandPics

“Pixelrights is the easiest and most considered system that I’ve ever used.”

Photographer: Leon Neal @tabascokid

“compared with the mind**** that my last website was, this is like being covered in warm honey by Salma Hayek.”

Photographer: Jonty Wilde @jontywilde

“Honoured to be a part of such an awesome platform for photographers.”

Photographer: Ross Wheatley @V_SUALS

“Pixelrights has to be one of the best for dealing with its clients. Excellent support The ImageRights add on has also already paid dividends. Five star service. Keep up the great work.”

Photographer: Owain Betts @OMBNewsandPics

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.

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