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Thursday, June 19, 2008

PhotoShelter Announces 'Shoot! The Day' Global Event

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Beginning today, photographers can register free of charge, at www.shoottheday.com to participate in all Shoot! The Day events including:

*Shoot! Anywhere Online Community, and Remote Groups. Photographers worldwide are encouraged to register for the event and participate remotely either individually or as part of a regional group or association. Participants can create their own local events that include organized shoots in the day's five main image categories and where appropriate, expert instruction and parties. Several PhotoShelter partners have already started assembling online groups and remote events in key cities worldwide, including the Advertising Photographers of America (http://www.apanational.com), Slideluck Potshow (http://www.slideluckpotshow.com/), and Strobist (http://strobist.blogspot.com/). The Shoot! The Day global community, accessible through www.shoottheday.com, will begin growing online starting today.
*Shoot! On-Location. 20 spots are available, by application only, for PhotoShelter Collection contributing photographers to join recognized experts for live photo shoots based on the day's five key image categories. Top-of-the-line equipment will be provided by Nikon, and models, stylists, makeup artists and photo assistants will be provided by PhotoShelter. The application deadline is June 25, 2008 and selected photographers will be announced June 30, 2008.
*NYC Live Gathering. 500 spots are available, on a first-come, first-served basis, to register and attend this all-day event at Shoot Digital Studios filled with demonstrations and panel discussions featuring photographer, technical and image buyer experts. Partners Nikon, Adorama Camera and other leading industry brands will be on hand offering hands-on product demos and special discounts. The event will culminate with an evening party and a sampling of the five on-location photo shoots from earlier in the day.
*Competition, Prizes, and Image Sales Opportunity. All photographers who take pictures in the five Shoot! The Day categories are encouraged to submit their work to the PhotoShelter Collection, PhotoShelter's stock photo marketplace, where images can be licensed as stock photography to top buyers. By submitting images by July 27, 2008, photographers will be eligible for prizes and large scale recognition. Best images from Shoot! The will be selected by a panel of leading image buyers. Winners will be announced September 8, 2008.

Promotional partners for Shoot! The Day include JPG Magazine (Lead Media Sponsor), the Advertising Photographers of America, Slideluck Potshow, Strobist, Blind Spot Magazine, City Magazine, FlakPhoto, Artlog, and Humble Arts Foundation.

Photographers Get Schooled on Stock...by the Customers

The School of Stock is PhotoShelter's groundbreaking new effort that will provide photographers with clear guidance on how to succeed in the stock photography business.

On an ongoing basis, the School of Stock will provide practical insights culled from interviews with stock photography's "power users"- art buyers, photo editors and creative professionals at leading magazines, advertising agencies, publishing companies and corporations. Moreover, recognized pro photographers provide production insights on shooting for stock. Participating buyers for the features include professionals from media outlets like McGraw Hill, Discovery Communications, American Express Custom Solutions, MTV and advertising firms like Grey Worldwide and Agency RX. School of Stock content is presented for all experience levels including seasoned photographers looking for new ideas, the art or commission photographer who wants to get into stock for the first time, or the hobbyist who believes their work might have commercial potential.

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