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Books for Your Library: ‘African Air’

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Photo books are a great addition to any library. As photographers, we are constantly searching for new ideas and are always interested in seeing concepts-done-well. Here’s a suggestion to add to your library …

“African Air,” a photo essay by George Steinmetz, offers a unique, bird’s-eye view of Africa through the lens of an award-winning National Geographic photographer.
Steinmetz, who has been a contributing photographer to National Geographic and GEO magazines for more than 20 years, takes to the air in this book, flying sometimes thousands of feet in the air with the aid of a motorized paraglider (think parachute with a motor).

This book features amazing panoramic photos taken in more than 14 African countries. From urban sprawls to remote villages and miles upon miles of seemingly endless desert, Steinmetz offers the viewer a unique look of the African landscape.

Since 1986, Steinmetz has completed 18 major photo essays for National Geographic magazine and 25 stories for GEO magazine. Born in Beverly Hills in 1957, he graduated with a degree in geophysics from Stanford University. He began his photography career after hitchhiking through Africa for 28 months.

KODAK Gallery Launches First Ever Mom-a-Thon by Giving Away One Million Free Photo Cards for Mother’s Day

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I will often publish media releases related to photography on this blog in order to help keep you informed. These media releases are created by the respective companies. I edit the releases for space as needed.

KODAK Gallery recently announced that it is giving away one million free personalized Photo Cards as part of Mom-a-Thon 2009. KODAK Gallery is calling upon all children, fathers, spouses and friends – both young and old – to participate in this first ever Mom-a-Thon.

People simply visit, create a one-of-a-kind personalized printed Photo Card featuring a photo and message and share it with someone they love on Mother’s Day.

“KODAK Gallery’s Mom-a-Thon makes it easy to show mom how much she’s appreciated on Mother’s Day. Moms share a special bond with their children and they deserve more than a typical card and flowers,” said Peter Brumme, Senior Director of Marketing, KODAK Gallery. “We are not just giving away one million free cards, we are giving away one million personalized cards and each one is as unique as the mom who receives it.”

KODAK Gallery needs help to get these free cards in the hands of one million deserving mothers:

1. Consumers visit and browse the Gallery’s exclusive designs in a variety of shapes and sizes.
2. Choose the design that best reflects their relationship with mom. Select a favorite photo and add a personalized message.
3. That’s it – one more mom will be smiling this Mother’s Day!

KODAK Gallery encourages people to celebrate all the relationships in their lives with a free personalized Photo Card or one of the Gallery’s other unique personalized photo gifts. Gallery makes it easy to create high quality, affordable personalized gifts like Photo Books, Calendars, Mugs, Mouse Pads, and more that mom will treasure for years to come.

Shipping is an additional charge. Offer entitles consumer to a $2.49 credit toward any photo card. Offer expires May 16, 2009.

Written by jeremyparce

April 29, 2009 at 6:22 am