Canon sponsors exhibition in partnership with The Photography Movement to raise mental health awareness in the UK

The exhibition which opened on the 4th October and runs until 13th December, is a carefully curated programme from The Photography Movement, a not for profit organisation founded to help all humankind express their feelings and emotions through the medium of photography. In partnership with Canon (UK) Ltd it showcases work from leading photographers promoting the benefits of photography to support mental wellbeing, as well as raise awareness and funds for charity partners including Help for Heroes, Maytree, Mental Health UK, OCD-UK, and YoungMinds.

Launching on October 10th to coincide with World Mental Health Day, is an exhibition by  students from The London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham and The Photography Movements youth programme, in partnership with Canon (UK) Ltd. This specific exhibition is a series of images shot on Canon cameras that shine a light on students emotions and explore the theme: “How does it feel to be a teenager in the modern world?” The exhibition will raise awareness and funds for YoungMinds, the UKs leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

“We are delighted to be partnering with The Photography Movement to support this exhibition. Their focus struck a chord with us because photography is such a powerful visual storytelling tool that can be used to tell the stories that need to be told and drive change,” said Matthew Searle, Country Director, Canon UK & Ireland.

“At Canon we’re committed to our corporate philosophy of Kyosei: living and working together for the common good, and we demonstrate this through not only working with organisations like The Photography Movement, but also with our own Wellbeing strategy which puts as much importance on mental wellbeing as we do physical wellbeing in the workplace,” Searle added.

The programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks, are taking place at the Exposure Gallery in London and will be open to the public Monday – Friday 09:30am – 7:00pm, and include exhibits from;

  • David Noton, Canon Ambassador (1st – 14th November) – explore the power of photography as therapy with the renowned landscape photographer with “Waiting for the light”, a collection of images portraying sublime moments of harmony from some of the most beautiful locations across the globe
  • Daniel Regan (15th – 28th November) – presenting “I Want to Live”, an exhibition and accompanying book of interviews and portraits of the suicide respite centre Maytree’s volunteer workforce, alongside images of the transitional space
  • Charlie Clift (29th November – 13th December) – in collaboration with illustrator Kate Forrester, the intimate portraits photographer presents images where the subjects inner thoughts and mental history are boldly painted onto their faces

The images exhibited throughout the exhibition series will be available for purchase with proceeds donated to our charity partners. Please visit tictail.com/thephotographymovement  and we thank you for your support and generosity.

To learn more about the exhibits and how you can support Canon’s charity partners visit the Exposure Gallery webpage for more information.


ADNEC to launch first-of-its-kind meeting space in Abu Dhabi

‘The Hive’ is a unique concept where innovation and design converge to enhance the outputs of business events

A new development is set to redefine the meeting and conference space in Abu Dhabi. In direct response to the rapidly changing demands of event organisers and attendee expectations at business events, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has recognized the importance to introduce a new, flexible, first-of-its kind space for meetings and events. Named ‘The Hive’ this new style of meeting space is launching by the end of the current year. It has been developed to offer a vibrant environment for meetings and events specifically designed to encourage attendee participation and in turn maximize the outputs of face to face engagement.

The Hive will complement ADNEC’s existing portfolio of event spaces by introducing a multi-functional environment which combines functionality with aesthetic appeal. Unlike traditional meeting rooms, “The Hive” incorporates a boutique auditorium designed on the same principal as an amphitheater. This design reimagines the traditional speaker to audience relationship and encourages more open dialogue and audience participation. In addition, The Hive offers multiple modular and flexible seating arrangements enabling attendees at events to effectively organize themselves into smaller working parties to collaborate on joint initiatives in an environment which immediately places them at ease. Privacy is also offered with a variety of fully equipped and serviced offices, boardrooms, desks, pods and breakout areas. Every aspect of The Hive has been carefully designed to offer business event organisers the opportunity to allow their attendees to feel energized and comfortable to collaborate on shared initiatives, whilst supported by the latest technology.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “The idea of collaborative meeting spaces is fast gaining traction as being crucial to the success of an event or a conference. Given Abu Dhabi’s growing reputation as a hub for leading international conferences and the diverse global nature of the events that ADNEC hosts and organizes, we decided that the time is right to adapt to the requirements of the international event community and create meeting spaces of the future. In developing The Hive, ADNEC undertook research with a broad client base. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive that ADNEC’s focus on enhancing the output of business events is in stark contrast to the traditional concept of being a provider of blank canvas spaces for event producers to adapt to their specific needs. In addition, research has shown that digital distractions are vying for attendee’s attention in traditional meeting environments, with its one-way, speaker-centric format. The Hive will be a dynamic gathering space that integrates the architectural essentials of light, form, and material, as well as great coffee and food, to offer a stylistic, customizable, next-generation meeting area which will maximize the participation and learning from those in attendance.”

He added: “ADNEC believes that the meeting room of the future is not just a place where people come to be told something, rather it will be a place where people come together to make personal connections with likeminded attendees.  We also believe that people are at their creative best when placed in comfortable, flexible settings, and so we decided to embrace "The Hive" as a significant step in this direction. It will add to the existing conference and event facilities at our venues and bolster the growing reputation of Abu Dhabi as a global hub for events and cutting-edge infrastructure, thus enhancing our competitiveness and capabilities in attracting leading international conferences and events which falls in line with our strategy aimed at strengthening the Emirate’s position as the region’s Capital for business tourism.”

“Event organizers will now have another reason to prefer ADNEC as hosts and organizers for leading international events and congresses. The Hive will also do away with hierarchy and make participants realize they are a vital part of the decision-making process. It will allow them to be relaxed enough to engage in productive conversation and experimentation and to get into much closer proximity with thought leaders.” Al Dhaheri added. 

The Hive development follows the inauguration in 2017 of the ADNEC Innovation Lab. Since opening the Innovation Lab, event organisers reaction to having an alternative meeting environment has been sufficiently positive that ADNEC recognized that the building and interior design has a direct impact on output of business events by developing a culture based on collaboration, creativity and innovation. The Hive builds on this concept and extends it to the events space to unite global minds and foster greater collaboration and cooperation, for more productive outcomes.


Northumbria University illustration students drawn to charity's push to raise £40,000 for survivors of abuse

In September 2017, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN), in collaboration with the illustration pathway on BA(Hons) Graphic Design degree at Northumbria University, challenged 2nd year illustration students to come up with designs for new saleable merchandise to help the North-East charity towards its ambitious target of raising £40,000 in its 40th anniversary year.

RCTN set the illustration students three key words to interpret into the merchandise; three important words that most women use to describe how RCTN makes them feel after their counselling… HOPE, SOLIDARITY, and LIBERATION.

The exhibition of work by the students opened on Friday 12 October at the Globe Gallery on Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, running until Monday 22 October, with an evening reception on Thursday 18 October between 5pm and 8pm that is open to the general public.

The students each chose a merchandise category from the list of

Greetings cards, postcards, stationery sets, art prints

T-shirts, scarves, tote bags

Ceramics, cups, plates, mugs

and then they each created six illustrations. In the exhibition, each illustrator has at least two of those illustrations displayed. Each framed illustration is for sale with the student donating 33% of its sale to RCTN, but 100% of the proceeds from the merchandise will go to the charity.

The illustration students exhibiting in this exhibition are:

* Josh Aitken

* Hung-Ling Chen

* Asa Hindarto

* Flora Marriott

* Sarah Montgomery

* Kyle Mooney

* Calum Scott

Josh Aitken’s illustrations were chosen by RCTN to go forward as the design for all the merchandise and will be available to purchase from Globe Gallery,

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland opened on 17 November 1978, making it one of the oldest Rape Crisis centres in England and Wales.

Initially known as Tyneside Rape Crisis; the charity expanded over the years and now offers services not only in Newcastle but also in Northumberland, where it is known as Grace Rape Crisis Centre.

Rape Crisis centres are women-led and offer a range of support, advocacy, counselling and information in a women-only safe space. Some also provide separate spaces and services for male sexual violence survivors and/or for men who are supporting a survivor.

Website: https://rctn.org.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RapeCrisisTN

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/rape.crisis.tyneside.northumberland/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rape_crisis_tn/


Ballerina Orders In-N-Out in First of New Concept Photography Series From Albert Halim

Photographer Albert Halim recently collaborated with ballet dancer D. Sine Chan-Golston and launched a new concept photography series where ballerinas are captured in common everyday settings. The first photo in the series was taken as Sine was placing an order at In-N-Out. Albert was recently interviewed by Creative Squeeze and shared his experience putting the project together.

 

 

What was the inspiration behind this photo?

"I’ve been wanting to shoot this concept for a while now and I’m stoked to finally get it off the ground. I’ve always had a gravitation towards ballet dancing. There’s a beauty and grace to it that simply inspires me. My idea was to contrast a ballet dancer in different scenarios throughout the city where they would be doing different things that you wouldn’t normally picture them doing in ballet form."

Who was the subject?

"Sine was the model for this photo and she was incredible to work with. She’s actually a ballerina and travels back and forth between LA and New York to dance. She was fearless and not afraid to put herself out there and do her thing."

How difficult was it to shoot this?

"Incredibly nervous! I knew we had very limited shots and time to work with, so we had to plan out the pose and composition ahead of time. We actually had a few other concepts we wanted to shoot, but we had to settle for the first and only composition we were able to shoot inside the location."

Was everyone okay with the shoot?

"There was definitely a lot of staring, but surprisingly no hard time from In-N-Out. I’m sure they appreciated that we were quick about it. The cashier was game and willing to cooperate with us. I’ve learned over time to not be afraid to simply ask. Asking, being polite and respectful will surprisingly get you further than you think."

Are there other concepts or ideas lined up?

"This is the first of a series that I have lined up, but I’ve got more coming up. Can’t wait to share it!"

After the photo, was there any ordering done?

"Of course! Double-Double - Animal Style with extra grilled onions and whole grilled onions. With fries and a root beer :)"

Wedding Website:

http://www.toviah.com/

Personal Website:

https://alberthalim.com/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/alberthaleem/

D. Sine Chan-Golston (Model):

https://www.instagram.com/sine.changolston/


The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS features a powerful 65x fixed lens zoom with DSLR-style looks and true portability

Canon Europe announces the launch of the PowerShot SX70 HS, a bridge camera with a powerful 65x optical fixed lens zoom, equivalent to a 21-1365mm focal length. Featuring DSLR-style looks and handling, a 7.5 Vari-Angle LCD screen, 20.3 Megapixel sensor and 4K Ultra High Definition video, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is an ideal all-in-one camera, capable of handling all types of shooting scenario, without the need to carry multiple lenses.

      

The PowerShot SX70 HS’s 65x zoom extends to an impressive 2730mm equivalent focal length with Canon’s ZoomPlus functionality, ideal for capturing distant scenes from afar. With a focal length of this strength, the camera is well equipped to capture everything from a concert, graduation ceremony or even the details on a distant plane. The 0cm macro mode enables users to focus on objects that are virtually touching the lens, ideal for capturing the intricate detail of a watch face, plate of food or wild flowers in bloom. The Zoom Frame Assist Lock function helps maintain framing when taking super-telephoto images, suitable for capturing fast-moving sports or wildlife.

The classic DSLR-style ergonomics of the camera and its high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinder delivers sturdy handling and control when composing photographs, particularly helpful at popular tourist attractions or while on the move.

The power of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS lays with the cutting-edge and superfast DIGIC 8 processor, which produces high resolution images, 4K Ultra High Definition video and a continuous shooting speed of 10 fps (frames per second). The autofocus is highly responsive and adaptive, even in low-light and continuous autofocus is possible when shooting at 5.7 fps, allowing spontaneous moments to be captured with ease.

The DIGIC 8 processor also powers the cameras 4K Ultra HD video capabilities, including 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs, so stunning landscapes or special memories can be captured and preserved in the highest of resolutions.

The camera’s enhanced 20.3MP 1/2.3-type CMOS sensor delivers a 25 per cent increase in resolution, compared to the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS predecessor, the SX60 HS at 16.1MP, bringing a new level of detail and vividness to images. This sensor upgrade also means that large photo prints look beautiful when taken on the camera, doing justice to precious family memories as they take pride-of-place on the wall.

In addition to sharp JPEGs, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS can capture images in RAW or compact RAW format, opening a world of professional post-production techniques, providing limitless ways to impress with optimised photographs.

It has never been easier to sync images or videos to a smart device, PC or Mac1 via the Auto Image Sync and Transfer mode using the Canon Camera Connect app (iOS/Android), or Image Transfer Utility 2 for PC and Mac. The PowerShot SX70 HS also features Remote Live View, which enables images to be taken remotely via a smartphone2, meaning no-one is ever left out of a family portrait.

Canon’s new premium bridge camera delivers a truly portable and versatile shooting experience, capable of capturing everything from a vlog to wildlife on the African Savanna or a portrait of a loved one at a family occasion. This multi-purpose camera will get users closer to the action, when it matters.

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS will be available to purchase from November 2018

For more information, please visit: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS


Wacom and Magic Leap Team Up

For over 20 years, Wacom has converged traditional styles of art into digital workflows for the Desktop PC, Mobile Tablet, Smart Phone and now Spatial computing.

Today, Wacom and Magic Leap will announce its exclusive partnership at the L.E.A.P (Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Program) Conference in Los Angeles, California.

The partnership is aimed at delivering spatial computing and pen input solutions, for content creators seeking hyper-realistic, collaborative, 2D and 3D work environments – all without the need for a screen. It will transform the way people see, interact and build content in the creative space, via games, movies, photos and products.

During the keynote presentations at L.E.A.P, Nobutaka Ide, CEO of Wacom, will present an overview of the exclusive partnership with Magic Leap and the creative solution the two companies have been working on over the last two years.

“Wacom and Magic Leap are collaborating to define the future of digital design workflows together,” says Mr Ide. “Our goal is to provide the best instruments for creative expression and our unique solution, combining precision pen input with spatial computing, will allow creators of all disciplines including animators, industrial designers, game developers and educators to create and collaborate in ways few dreamed possible.”

 

Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President of Wacom’s Creative Business added, “together, Wacom and Magic Leap are staying ahead of the technology curve by creating innovative products for artists and designers of the future. We look forward to continuing being the indispensable partner for the creative professional community of today and tomorrow.”

Wacom and Magic Leap’s prototype demonstration will simulate a four-person collaborative design review meeting, where the participants will each be wearing a Magic Leap headset linked to Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablets. The end result will be a work session that allows the design team to view, scale, move, sketch and annotate 3D content in a vivid, realistic environment.

“Magic Leap and Wacom believe that the computing experience should be completely natural and intuitive,” says Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap. “The solutions we’re developing together will define how the next generation of creatives will work tomorrow.”

Moving forward, Wacom and Magic Leap will continue to validate their prototype by working closely with the entertainment and design communities and fostering a 3D application ecosystem through relationships with creative software developers.

The L.E.A.P. Conference is Magic Leap’s first developer conference and will host creators, developers and technology partners from around the world. The conference will include keynote addresses, workshops, product demonstrations and networking opportunities.

For more information on Wacom and the L.E.A.P. Conference, please visit:

www.wacom.com and www.magicleap.com/leapcon


Abby Ziemer Malone of Pawsonality Pet Photography is honoured by peers and jurors for high-quality pet photography.

Abby Ziemer Malone of Pawsonality Pet Art in Central Arkansas was named a Bronze Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2018 International Photographic Competition. Malone's work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 20-22, 2019. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

A panel of 32 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,073  total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, 2,622 images were selected for the General Collection, and 513 (roughly 10 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and over 365 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press. Malone's image "Orobouros" will be featured in the 2018 "Showcase" Collection.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honour: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Malone was named a Bronze Medalist by earning a merit—a mark of quality and honor—for each of the four images included in her entry case to the International Photographic Competition. This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other. In 2018, She was one of only 208 Bronze Medalists.

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's roots date back to 1869. It assists 30,000 members through protection, education, and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at PPA.com.

About Abby Ziemer Malone:  

Abby Ziemer Malone is an artist and photographer located in Central Arkansas and operates Pawsonality Pet Art.  Pawsonality Pet Art, founded by Malone in 2012, offers pet photography services for pets and their owners and focuses on capturing each pets unique personality.  Malone captures pets and their owners from all over the Central Arkansas areas of Benton, Bryant, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Maumelle, Conway, Cabot and beyond. Many of her client images have been featured in the General, Showcase or Loan collections with the Professional Photographers of America. Malone offers photography services beyond her pet brand and offers quality photography and printmaking to children and families in the Central Arkansas area. 

Contact: Abby Ziemer Malone

501-749-3814

woof@Pawsonality.Photography


Quark Teams up with Fontsmith to Provide £1240 Worth of Fonts for Free

Special Bundle Offer – Buy or Upgrade to QuarkXPress 2018 Now and Get 12 Professional Fontsmith Typefaces (includes 56 individual fonts plus 200 icons) Worth More Than £1240 FREE!

Quark Software announced today a new software bundle offer that will save designers £1240* when buying or upgrading to QuarkXPress 2018. The bundle offer allows users with any version of QuarkXPress to receive a set of 12 professional Fontsmith typefaces encompassing 56 individual fonts plus 200 icons, completely free when they upgrade to QuarkXPress 2018 or purchase a new license.

QuarkXPress 2018 is the latest version of the professional graphic design software that includes industry-first features that boost productivity, support modern font requirements, and advance print and digital publishing. New features include full colour font support, first-class OpenType controls, hyphenation strictness levels, direct InDesign IDML import, built-in JavaScript support, unlimited Android and IOS app creation and more. According to customers, QuarkXPress is the best choice in professional design and layout software.

Fontsmith’s Professional OpenType Fonts
Fontsmith is a leading and established boutique type foundry known for creating fonts that are distinctively human and full of character. Founded in 1997 by Jason Smith, Fontsmith today represents a truly international team of designers working from a London studio. The Fontsmith library includes an extensive collection of typefaces – elegant and traditional, contemporary and quirky – suitable for a range of applications. In addition, the team design and create bespoke typefaces for global brands including ING Bank, British Gas, Jaguar, ITV, Renault, Sainsbury’s, Sky News, Telefónica Movistar, UEFA Champions League, Colgate, and Xerox.

Pricing and Availability
The new Fontsmith bundle is available until 30 November 2018 with the purchase of every new full version of QuarkXPress (£725), upgrade (£159 from version 2017; £349 from versions 3 to 2016) or Competitive Upgrade (£349 from InDesign, CorelDraw, Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop users).

The offer is also valid on the purchase of non-profit (£149) and single education licenses (£69) of QuarkXPress 2018. To find out more about the offer, restrictions and how to redeem the free fonts please visit: http://content.quark.com/fontsmith-bundle-en.html.

For Just £349 Switch from InDesign to QuarkXPress and Get Fonts Worth over £1240
Attention InDesign, CorelDraw, Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop users: Anyone who owns software that competes with QuarkXPress is eligible to purchase a full new, perpetual and upgradeable QuarkXPress 2018 license for just £349 instead of £725. Customers who purchase the Competitive Upgrade will also receive the free Fontsmith typefaces as part of the font bundle promotion. Find out more about the competitive upgrade offer.

QuarkXPress 2018 is available for purchase through the Quark Store, from our Quark telesales team or from any of our Authorised Resellers.

Learn more about QuarkXPress 2018: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/.

*Original SRP in GBP prices shown as USD or EUR are approximate price values based on the actual currency exchange rate and are excluding VAT.


Adobe Unveils Next Generation of Video Innovation at IBC 2018

Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled new video features coming to Adobe Creative Cloud that will speed up production timelines, enable more seamless workflows and deliver powerful capabilities to bring filmmakers’ and video professionals’ creative visions to life. The updates include Adobe Sensei-powered animation, intelligent audio cleanup tools, selective color grading, advanced data-driven motion graphics templates and end-to-end VR 180 support. These new features will enable filmmakers and video professionals to spend more time shaping their next creative project and less time on repetitive editing tasks.

Adobe’s Premiere Pro, After Effects and other Creative Cloud apps are behind some of the most cutting-edge work in Hollywood over the last year, including series such as “Atlanta,” “Stranger Things” and “MINDHUNTER;” documentaries like “RBG,” “Unbanned” and “Wild Wild Country;” music videos such as Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” and Jason Mraz’s “Have It All;” as well as upcoming feature films “Searching,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “THE OLD MAN & THE GUN.”

“Video professionals face short deadlines, clunky handoffs and long lists of deliverables,” said Steve Warner, vice president of digital video and audio at Adobe. “This latest Creative Cloud release introduces new innovation and capabilities to address these challenges and make common tasks faster and easier.”

These updates follow Adobe’s recent unveiling of Project Rush, the first all-in-one, cross-device video editing app designed specifically for online content creators. Project Rush delivers a streamlined and intuitive user experience that makes creating and sharing online content easier than ever by harnessing the power of Premiere Pro and After Effects, and Project Rush projects are seamlessly opened in Premiere Pro. Currently in beta, Project Rush will be available later this year.

Faster Video and Audio Workflows

New capabilities coming later this year to Adobe Creative Cloud include:

  • Explore new ways to animate – Mold layers into new, dynamic shapes with new Mesh Sculptingtools that twist, bend and scale under your creative control in After Effects. Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in Adobe Sensei, instantly create and animate unique, stylized puppets using a webcam and reference artwork with Character Animator’s new Characterizer.
  • Sound better – Instantly improve audio with intelligent cleanup tools, DeNoise and DeReverb, in the Essential Sound panel in Adobe Audition. Dial down or remove background noise and reverb from a sound clip that’s been intelligently adjusted by adaptive algorithms.
  • Take control of color – Take the guesswork out of curve adjustments and bring simplicity and precision to selective color grading and color management with new Lumetri Color tools in Premiere Pro and After Effects.
  • Turn data into stories  Drag and drop spreadsheet files to Motion Graphics templates to generate visual representations of information within video projects using data-driven infographics in Premiere Pro.
  • Jump into immersive video – Add new support features for 180-degree immersive video in Premiere Pro and After Effects, including optimized ingest, effects and output in Google VR 180 for viewing on YouTube or other platforms.
  • Collaborate seamlessly – Invite groups and individual collaborators for Team Projects and easily access team members from your enterprise address book to choose collaborators and save groups.
  • Improve Adobe Stock workflows – Search and sort millions of curated, contemporary 4K and HD cinematic footage and professionally-designed Motion Graphics templates, right from the Essential Graphics panel in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Attendees at this year’s IBC conference can get a closer look at the newly revealed features and hear from industry experts at the Adobe booth (#7.B35, Hall 7, RAI Amsterdam) and at over 100 partnerbooths from September 13–18. Tune-in to Facebook Live with Jason Levine on September 13 at 9 a.m. PST to hear about the upcoming release.

Pricing and Availability

The new features for Adobe Creative Cloud announced at IBC will be available with the next version of Creative Cloud coming later this year. For more information on pricing, visit https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html. Multiple subscription plans for Adobe Stock are available at https://stock.adobe.com/plans.


Picture Your Name Proudly Presents the Signature Collection of Original Home Décor Featuring Creative Photographic Art Framed With Reclaimed Barn Wood

Dawn DeCourcey, artistic director and owner of the Fredericksburg, Virginia home decor company, Picture Your Name, releases her Signature Collection of photographic art with recycled barn wood frames. The unique concept of “alphabetography,” the art of photographing everyday items that appear to form a letter of the alphabet or number, is featured in this signature product line of custom-made home decor signs.

The photographer and designer, DeCourcey herself, combines her creatively captured photographs of numbers and letters into custom names and dates, which are framed as special gifts to commemorate a wedding date, arrival of a new baby, birthday, graduation or other occasion.

After forming the artistic photographic letters into custom designed phrases including names or dates specified by the customer, the designer frames each individual letter and number in a rustic-style picture frame made of reclaimed barn wood.

As a unique way to display a baby name, wedding date, or other special occasion, each item in the Signature Collection will be custom made to order as a conversation piece for those who love to decorate their homes, create family memories, and celebrate the proud moments in life.

Picture Your Name carries the slogan, “Create the Unexpected” as an answer to the “call of the wall,” a catchy phrase referring to the search for tasteful home décor items to display on a wall, shelf or fireplace mantel. A custom-made photographic name or date sign from the Signature Collection adds a personal touch to a living room, kitchen, bedroom or baby nursery.

A custom framed wedding date with the names of the bride and groom is perfect as a personalized gift for the happy couple, or as a fun and eye-catching piece of art to be displayed on a table at the wedding reception. A set of artistically photographed letters that spell out a soon-to-be-born baby’s name is a creative idea for a unique baby shower gift.

The Signature Collection includes a selection of Picture Your Name’s most popular wedding date signs, family name signs, and individual photographic letters and numbers which can be formed into phrases of up to ten characters per frame. Each custom-made sign, framed with rustic reclaimed barn wood, showcases a one-of-a-kind design which will be treasured as an heirloom and proudly passed down to the next generation.

The photographic prints of alphabetic letters and numbers in the Signature Collection are available in black & white, sepia, or colour photography. The neutral tones of black and white or sepia photography lend themselves beautifully to a wide variety of home decor settings, and the rustic barn wood frames fit perfectly with today’s design trends.

In addition to individually framed photographic letters, numbers and custom phrases, Picture Your Name also offers printed greeting cards and ready-made signs featuring popular words and phrases about the celebration of life’s memorable events and the joy of family togetherness.

The Signature Collection ranges in price from $3.99 to $185.00 and will be released on Sept. 1, 2018, online at https://picturename.etsy.com.

Picture Your Name can also be found on the following social media platforms:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/PictureTheName

Instagram: https://instagram.com/picturenamesby_dawn

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drenedecourcey

For more information about the Signature Collection or to contact the owner/designer of Picture Your Name, please email Dawn DeCourcey at create@xendecor.com.