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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Imaging USA Photos & Survey

Thanks for coming to Imaging USA 2014! Thousands of you took Phoenix by storm and made a positive impact on the city and each other. Picture and video wrap-ups are already on the Imaging USA Facebook page, with more to come in the near future. We'd love to see your pictures from the show—share them with hashtag #IUSA14.

If you did attend, please take a moment to help us make Imaging USA 2015 even better by filling out this brief survey. Complete it by 5pm, January 22, and you'll be entered into the drawing for one of two $250 amazon gift certificates.

Thanks again, and see you all in Nashville!

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Leading Independent Software Makers Team to Offer Seamless Solution for Photographers

Integration of Presentation and Workflow Software Streamlines Professional Studio Operations

Two leading software makers in the photography industry are seamlessly integrating their individual products, bringing together award winning sales, presentation and business management. The result is a new, robust solution for workflow and operational efficiencies in professional studio management. The announcement came at the start of "Imaging USA 2014," the annual conference and trade show of the Professional Photographers of America.

Two well-respected names in the world of professional photography, TimeExposure, of Perth, Australia, and StudioCloud International Inc., of Orem, Utah, are introducing the new solution. TimeExposure is the manufacturer of ProSelect and ProSelect Pro, the leading cross-platform presentation, sales and workflow software packages for professional portrait studios. StudioCloud is the maker of award-winning, free studio management software for professional photographers, used by more than 60,000 photographers.

With this integrated approach, photographers will be able to effectively and easily use both software suites, together, to run their entire studio operation. For example, photographers will be able to seamlessly move and update sales data from ProSelect to StudioCloud, attach StudioCloud clients to ProSelect orders, link product items between the two programs, and connect ProSelect Albums to specific StudioCloud events.

"We are excited about the integration of ProSelect with StudioCloud. Our respective clients have been asking for such a solution. The pro photography industry, as a whole, will benefit now that the best studio presentation and sales software integrates with the best studio management software - creating a unique, total studio solution," said Peter Howlett, Managing Director of TimeExposure.

"With this new integration, all of StudioCloud's users will have the ability to experience the seamless integration with TimeExposure's award-winning sales and presentation software. We expect this seamless integration to revolutionize the photography studio and set a new standard for efficiency in the photography industry. We couldn't be more excited." said Trent Weber, president of StudioCloud.

The seamless integration is available in ProSelect v2014 and in all versions of StudioCloud.

Learn more at http://PresentationMeetsBusiness.com

Contact: Joe Paglia
Office: 585-671-3191
Mobile: 585-781-0095
Email: joe.paglia@studiocloud.com

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

World Photographic Cup Presentation at Imaging USA

Photographers from across the globe set to vie for new gold standard

For years, master photographers from sea to sea have dreamt of a way to bring the global photographic industry together and determine the best of the best. Their dream has become a reality with the formation of the World Photographic Cup (WPC).

For the first time ever, countries will unite as teams to see what nation produces the best images in the world. The WPC is a competition for teams of photographers representing their home countries.

The WPC was founded as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

"The World Photographic Cup has been a long time coming," said Ralph Romaguera, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API,F-ASP, president of PPA's board of directors. "We're really excited to bring the world's best photographers together for a friendly competition. PPA is honored to represent team USA and we hope this opportunity will push PPA members and photographers across the globe to be more."

Each country may be represented by only one team, which generally will be created by a national association made up of professional photographers. Each team will pick its own individuals and images to enter.

Teams may submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial (including advertising, architecture, industrial, fashion), Illustrative/Digital art, Reportage/Photojournalistic and Landscape. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories. However, no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category.

Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the individual creator in each category. Teams are awarded points for each medal they receive (five for gold, three for silver, two for bronze). The team with the most points at the end of the competition judging will receive the World Photographic Cup.

Online judging for this year's WPC opens November 1 and closes November 15. Images will be judged by a panel of 15 jurors from around the world, selected based on their photographic technique, experience and previous training as a photographic judge. The World Photographic Cup and the 18 medal winners will be presented at Imaging USA in Phoenix, Ariz. in January 2014.

With the call for entries going worldwide, 19 countries have already entered, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, the U.K. and the U.S. Entries for team USA were chosen at the International Photographic Competition (IPC) last month in Atlanta. To be considered for entry to next year's World Photographic Cup, U.S. photographers must first enter their images into the IPC.

The WPC organizing body is made up of photographers from across Europe, the United States, and Canada. The body is composed of six members, including three selected by each of the founding member associations. PPA is represented by Dennis Craft, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, F-ASP, Don Dickson, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP and Don MacGregor, M.Photog.Cr., API. Giusseppe Scozzi, CEO of FEP has been named to the same position for the WPC.

For more information on the World Photographic Cup, visit worldphotographiccup.org.

About PPA:
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 26,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry. See why photographers love PPA at www.ppa.com.

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