Networking and competition site launched to advance student art

Stating that students produce “trend setting art sparked by their experimental natures,” yet have few marketing channels exclusively showcasing their creativity, a veteran area designer/art director announces the introduction of www.pxldust.com, a global design networking and competition site exclusively for student artists. Focusing on three key art mediums – illustration, graphic design and photography, the …
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Art.com to expand west coast framing digs

Bucking the trend of a sluggish economy, Art.com recently announced that the company is moving its West Coast framing operations from Oakland, CA, to an expanded, 48,000 square-foot facility in Hayward, CA. The company says the move south will enable it to significantly increase its production capacity, better service customers’ custom-framing and mounting needs and …
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National Geographic Books creates new imprint dedicated to fine photography

National Geographic Books’ Focal Point imprint, the Society’s newest venture, will draw on National Geographic’s legendary photographic archive — encompassing 16 name collections and more than 10 million images — as well as the work of distinguished photographers around the world. The imprint, debuting this fall, will present the finest in documentary photography past and …
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Cost-conscious individuals passionate about photography can travel the world with one click

Fotocommunity.com, the site that has turned photographic enthusiasm into a social networking phenomenon throughout Europe, is inviting Americans to join the fun. It’s fun America could use. “Americans received and used the least amount of vacation time of anyone on the planet for the eighth straight year. Add to that the increasing popularity of “staycations”, …
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Getting rid of camera shake

Don’t let blur ruin an otherwise great shot. Here are some tips on how to hold your equipment steady for really sharp pictures and clips. Use a shutter speed fast enough to reduce the chance of hand-held camera movement. It should ideally be about 1/60 second. Grasp your equipment fully with both hands, not just …
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Tips for taking better photos

Here are some great tips for taking better photographs. Move away from the middle Center-stage is a great place for a performer to be. However, the middle of your picture is not the best place for your subject. Bring your picture to life by simply moving your subject away from the middle of your picture. …
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New Software from ADBASE Gives Exclusive Marketing Advantage to Photographers and Illustrators

Powerful email marketing campaigns are suddenly within easy reach for commercial photographers, illustrators and their reps. Emailerv2 from ADBASE is uniquely and specifically designed for artists, enabling them to maximize their selling impact with every art buyer on that all-important mailing list.

Newly launched, ADBASE Emailerv2 is the result of meticulous beta testing with a select list of ADBASE clients. The program is a highly user-friendly tool, enabling the creation of email marketing campaigns with no designer needed! Emailerv2 offers several templates for photos, illustrations and copy and a choice of custom color backgrounds. Commercial photographers and illustrators can enjoy dramatically