Recently, PhotoWorks launched a new service called My Storefront, which allows photographers and photo enthusiasts to sell content (images, photo books, postcards, photo gifts, etc.) and pocket a profit from their photographic creativity. Many amateur-to-professional photographers are currently “setting up shop” and self-promoting their work.
Additionally, photographers can self-promote their photos through PhotoWorks’ offering of widgets, which allow members to easily showcase slideshows of photo albums stored on their PhotoWorks accounts from within their personal Web sites, homepages or blogs.
Plus, the site is giving photographers and photo enthusiasts a way to share ideas and great shots with the launch of communities including Adventure Travel, Cycling, Dog Lovers, Gardening, etc. You can even win a Nikon camera by submitting your best shot in any of the 10 current communities. Finally, PhotoWorks is launch a month-long “Forgotten Film” promotion.
Photoworks Press Release
PhotoWorks to Offer Members FREE Processing and Scanning
For All Those “Forgotten” Rolls of Film
SEATTLE, WA, October 22, 2007— Everyone has them. Hidden in sock drawers, sitting in the glove compartment, buried in the pocket of an old suitcase…forgotten rolls of film! PhotoWorks®, Inc. (OTCBB:PHTW), an Internet-based personal publishing company and photography community, today announced the kick-off of its “Forgotten Film” promotion, inviting shutterbugs to remember their forgotten rolls by offering free processing and scanning to anyone who sends in their rolls of film in the next month.
Starting today, casual and die-hard photographers alike can visit www.ForgottenFilm.PhotoWorks.com to download a special mail-in form (Limit one form per customer. Five rolls per form. Quantities are limited). The promotion runs through November 22, 2007.
“PhotoWorks caters to all types of photographers – whether they use digital or film – and we know that many of our customers still use film and love the way it looks,” said Andy Wood, President and CEO of PhotoWorks. “In addition to catering to the needs of today’s digital photographer, we are actively embracing our heritage by going ‘back to the future’ to reinvigorate the Seattle Film Works brand name. Even people who’ve made the switch to digital still may have undeveloped rolls of film lying around the house or office. And now more than ever, PhotoWorks is able to deliver the best solutions for both the digital and film photographer.”
PhotoWorks allows members to capture their memories using the type of medium they prefer, whether it be digital, disposable cameras, professional-grade film or slides. PhotoWorks also offers an array of high-quality photo products, including hardcover photo books, as well as photo gifts such as jewelry boxes, playing cards, frames, clothing, and more.
Forgotten Film Day is a nod to PhotoWorks’ heritage as Seattle Film Works, a leading direct-to-consumer marketer and provider of high-quality amateur photo-finishing services and products since 1978. Seattle Film Works became PhotoWorks in 2000.
PhotoWorks(R), Inc. is an Internet-based personal publishing company and photography community. The company’s web-based services allow PC and Mac users to share and store their digital photos, host personalized My Share Web pages, sell one-of-a-kind products through My Storefront, join photo communities, and create hardbound photo books, customized greeting cards, calendars, prints and other photography-sourced products. Formerly known as Seattle Film Works, PhotoWorks has a 30-year national heritage of helping photographers share and preserve their memories with innovative and inspiring products and services. More information on the Company is available at www.photoworks.com.