Interview with Monthly Website Photo Competition Winner Ben Moscona

BenMosconaFeatured on our website during April 2013 is  ILFORD Website Photo Competition winner, 16 year old Ben Moscona. The 11th grader has only been profpictaking photographs for about a year and half. That’s what makes his winning photograph all the more remarkable. “Last year, I had finally saved up enough money to buy a camera and a couple of lenses,” said Ben. “I’m a runner, a hiker, a skier, and a mountain biker.  I try to incorporate my photography into the sports I love and share the amazing sights I see in nature.  I’ve learned a lot over the past year, especially about shooting sports, and hope to keep learning and pursuing great shots!”

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ILFORD Master Seth Resnick D65 Workshop in NY

ILFORD Master Seth Resnick brings his popular D65 Digital Workflow (not workslow) Workshop to NY May 16-19, 2013. The D-65 workshops are a dynamic resource for photographers of any level. The 4-day intensive is designed to equip you with the tools to manage your work efficiently, effectively, and effortlessly. Utilizing the 7 modules of Lightroom 4 we’ll teach you detailed workflow, digital asset management, processing and image delivery. You’ll also learn to tag, name, size, and sharpen your images so they’re perfect for reproduction. Plus, you’ll become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized and archived.

By the end of the program, you will have the skills to create your own successful workflow in Lightroom 4. And, you’ll also receive our comprehensive Lightroom Book; Workflow, Not Workslow in Lightroom 4.

Workshop Location: NYC SALT Studio
Workshop Dates: May  16-19 (9am-5:30pm daily)
Workshop Fee: $1099.00 regular price – Discount Price $899.00 ($200 off the workshop fee)
DIscount Code: D65 200

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TECCO’s Markus Frings Discusses Alliance with ILFORD

Guest post by Markus Frings, Joint Managing Director

Screen Shot 2013-04-19 at 11.26.31 AMHere at TECCO we have been providing state-of-the-art supplies for the relevant printing and duplicating technologies for more than 30 years. We’ve won numerous accolades for our products and service, but recently we were paid the ultimate compliment when ILFORD approached us about joining forces in a strategic partnership.

Our entire TECCO team is focused on providing our customers with the highest level of service to match our top-quality media. Through our initial discussions I was excited to find this vision was shared by Paul Willems, the CEO of ILFORD Group AG. This mutual vision for our businesses is what really drove our decision to form this alliance with ILFORD.

Ultimately, we’ve strengthened our business with access to one of the most advanced research and development capabilities in our industry as well as a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. The more we talked about combining these attributes with the TECCO best-in-class customer service model and converting facilities, the more we knew that these synergies could create a powerful business model in the market.

Beyond the dovetailing of our capabilities, one aspect of the planned partnership that really drove this decision to join up under the ILFORD Group AG umbrella was the unique opportunity to partner with ILFORD while maintaining our autonomy. We’ve spent more than 30 years building a loyal customer base and an established brand, so maintaining the TECCO presence was important.  As we move forward in this partnership towards our aligned business goals, I’m confident that both ILFORD and TECCO customers will see a noticeably strengthened product portfolio, and will feel the affects our bolstered customer service and distribution capabilities.

To read the press release on the alliance CLICK HERE.

ILFORD Acquires TECCO

 

ILFORD Group AG acquires TECCO GmbH

Guest post by Paul Willems, CEO

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 9.48.07 AMILFORD Group AG, the parent company of ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH, is excited to share the news that we have acquired German-based company, TECCO GmbH (www.tecco.de). Well-known for its extensive selection of photographic, fine art and commercial inkjet media, as well as solvent, proofing and laser papers, TECCO has an unmatched approach to servicing customers worldwide and is an ideal strategic partner whose values ring true to our own.

TECCO’s long history of offering its customers a solid product portfolio makes them a great addition to the ILFORD family and while both TECCO and ILFORD will continue to operate individually, the alliance will benefit from the synergies the two companies will bring.

This includes providing customers in our well-established markets with an improved level of customer service. This will be achieved through a winning combination of outstanding and complementary capabilities that only the two could jointly offer. We at ILFORD, along with TECCO, are excited to begin this new alliance and trust our customers will immediately benefit from this union.

For more information on the acquisition, CLICK HERE to download the complete press release.

Artists in Motion AIM in LA | Portfolio Reviews

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ILFORD is excited to be partnering with NYCFotoWorks’ Artists in Motion AIM portfolio reviews launching in LA in two weeks on April 17, 2013. This portfolio review series is a rare opportunity for photographers to have face-to-face meetings with top art buyers, artist agents, and photo editor. LA is less than two weeks away and with only 20 spots left be sure to apply today.

Here’s how it works –

  • All artists must first apply.
  • Accepted photographers will be emailed an acceptance email with a link – see available packages
  • Schedules are emailed to photographers the week before the event.
  • All meetings are 1-on-1 and based upon the reviewers’ attendance time, they choose when they can come, we schedule your meetings within those time frames.

Portfolio reviews will also be held in NY in June. If you apply to both LA and NY, you receive 20% off. Visit nycfotoworks.com for complete information on LA and NY events.

Check out what folks who attended last year’s event had to say! This is your opportunity. Apply today!

nycfotoworks.com/apply

Attendees will receive free prints on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art papers from Gotham Imaging. Gotham Imaging brings a traditional eye to the medium of digital print making. With over twenty-five years of printing experience, they bring an in depth knowledge to every print. Learn more about Gotham Imaging www.gothamimaging.com.

Find out more about Gotham Imaging at www.gothamimaging.com. Experience the ILFORD difference and learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art papers at www.ILFORD.com.

New Webinar from ILFORD | Creating, Editing and Printing Black and White Fine Art Prints

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Printing black and white fine art prints has long been recognized as an art form. Silver gelatin black and white prints have been recognized as the ultimate printed form of photography known for the wide tonal range, beautiful paper surfaces, and permanence ratings. Since the advent of digital photography inkjet papers and inks have evolved dramatically causing collectors, galleries, and museums to recognize that digital prints now rival and surpass silver gelatin prints. Now your desktop becomes the black and white darkroom that no longer requires an enlarger, orange safe light, and trays filled with chemicals.

ig_b_w_01_a4-25_h12_h100_MainWith the introduction of the latest fine art inkjet papers and in particular, ILFORD’s new Gold Mono Silk Paper, black & white printing on today’s inkjet printers has taken a great leap in quality. To get the best results from these prints, you need to understand the tools available for converting full color captures into gray-scale images, understand how to adjust tonal distribution in an image and decide which type of paper will do the best job in conveying both the dynamic qualities of the photograph and the intended mood.

Join host Joe Brady in this free webinar sponsored by ILFORD as the workflow and techniques from capture to edit to print are discussed and explored. If you are a fan of black and white images or interested in getting started, this presentation will be time well spent.

This will be a live streaming webinar. CLICK HERE to bookmark the page where the webinar will be broadcast and learn how you can be sure you know about all the great educational opportunities available from ILFORD.

Find out more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige inkjet papers at www.ILFORD.com.

Genesis Exhibition to Feature ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk

GenesisOn April 11th ILFORD Master Sebastiao Salgado‘s much anticipated Genesis exhibition will open its doors at the Natural History Museum in London featuring 200 stunning black and white images printed on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk.  Genesis is Salgado’s third and perhaps last great photographic project. The exhibition is the culmination of a photographic journey of an epic scale which began in 2004 traveling to over 40 countries and culminating in this body of work 8 years later at the end of 2011. The results show a series of pictures about what is still pristine on the planet and Salgado’s hope is “to do a kind of new presentation of the planet, in order to identify it and see it differently. With these pictures we are trying to see if we could understand the planet and respect it in a new way.”

Genesis will be in London from 11 April to 8 September 2013. For tickets, prices and details please visit the Natural History Museum website. Click here for a full list of GENESIS Exhibition Venue information.

A 2 volume book titled Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis is coming soon. Click here for availability and more information. Check out Sebastian Salgado’s two other major photographic projects. “Sebastião Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age” is available as a hardcover book in addition to “Sebastiao Salgado: Migrations” both published in 2005.

ig-prestige-gpgfs13-a4_a12_h100_MainFive sets of the prints for Genesis have been printed and will be touring the world in coming months and years. “In order to choose a paper we made a lot of tests with many different types of paper,” said Salgado.  “We loved this one, but we did try lots of different types. Then for the Genesis show we decided to be much stricter in our choice as we wanted to use a paper that would give us only the best… [W]e came back to … ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk. It’s a really beautiful paper. A nice, nice paper and we are very happy with it.” Read the entire interview with Salgado and why he selected ILFORD paper for this historic exhibition click here.

Learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige papers at www.ILFORD.com. Find out why Gold Fibre Silk is the choice of ILFORD Masters like Sebastiao Salgado.

ILFORD and Hunt’s Photo and Video offer Free Webinar

Join ILFORD and Hunt’s Photo and Video for this free webinar on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1pm EDT.
Click the “Join Us Live” button and see instructions for registering and bookmarking the page to return for the webinar. We hope to see you there!

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Friday, March 29th at 1pm EDT

What are the aspects and qualities that make for a Gallery-Quality Fine Art Print? This Live Video Webinar will give you the answers. Exacting color, smooth tonal transitions, a well-balanced contrast range and the best paper choice for the image all come together to make a print worthy of hanging in any venue or location. Join us for this free live video webinar sponsored by Ilford and see what it takes to make prints that qualify as “Gallery Quality”.

Color workflow, soft-proofing and what fine edits to make will all go a long way towards making your results both accurate and repeatable. In this presentation, we’ll explore the process, tools and techniques from edit to output that allow you to produce a print both you and your customers will be proud of.

Start Times: 1 PM Eastern, 12 PM Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific
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ILFORD Master Seth Resnick D65 Workflow in LA in April

ILFORD Master Seth Resnick brings his popular D65 Workflow (not workslow) Workshop to the LA area in April 2013. The D-65 workshops are a dynamic resource for photographers of any level. The 4-day intensive is designed to equip you with the tools to manage your work efficiently, effectively, and effortlessly. Utilizing the 7 modules of Lightroom 4 we’ll teach you detailed workflow, digital asset management, processing and image delivery. You’ll also learn to tag, name, size, and sharpen your images so they’re perfect for reproduction. Plus, you’ll become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized and archived.

By the end of the program, you will have the skills to create your own successful workflow in Lightroom 4. And, you’ll also receive our comprehensive Lightroom Book; Workflow, Not Workslow in Lightroom 4.

Workshop Location: LA LOFT STUDIOS (Hollywood)
Workshop Dates: April 18-21 (9am-5:30pm daily)
Workshop Fee: $1099.00 regular price – Discount Price $899.00 ($200 off the workshop fee)
DIscount Code: D65 200

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GoldCottonSmooth-234x300Coloratti Seth Resnick is a gifted photographer and educator. See his photography at www.SethResnick.com. And enjoy this video on his love affair with ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth fine art photo paper.

Seth uses ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton Smooth fine art photo paper for his beautiful landscape photographs from Antarctica, South America, Namibia, Iceland, and wherever his travels take him. Learn more about new ILFORD GALERIE Prestige fine art papers at www.ILFORD.com.

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NEW Articles on ILFORD Blog

ILFORD blog ArticlesThere’s a new tab on the ILFORD blog homepage called “Articles.” Here you’ll find links to stories, how-to pieces, photographer profiles and more. It’s part of a lot of new content that we’re placing here on the ILFORD blog so that you can find the information you need in one place.

Take a few minutes and explore the new “Articles” tab. And let us know what you would like to know more about. We want to provide you with the information and tools you need to make your printing life easier! Leave a comment here on the blog.

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