July 10, 2012, Commack, NY — Tamron USA, Inc., has announced the launch of an Android App for MyPhotoExhibits (MPE), an innovative way for photographers looking to showcase their favorite images in a unique, free online venue. This new app is in addition to the previously announced iPhone and iPad apps.
New Android App Joins iPhone and iPad App for On-The-Go Viewing and Sharing
To enhance the convenience and user-friendliness of the MyPhotoExhibits site, companion iPhone and Android applications for photography enthusiasts on the go accompanies the site launch. The convenient apps, found at http://tmrn.us/itunes for iPhone and iPad and http://tmrn.us/android for Android, offer easy access to MyPhotoExhibits wherever users may be. Through their iPhone, users can browse through all available MPE exhibits; view their own 3D exhibits; check out exhibits of other photographers that they may “follow”; and share their exhibits by sending out an e-mail or Facebook invite to friends.
Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron's SoHo-styled MPE interface, available at http://myphotoexhibits.com, allows users to create customizable gallery exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience. Photographers simply set up a user avatar and bio, upload their favorite high-resolution images from their hard drive or Flickr™ account and create their personalized on-line exhibit space. After organizing the exhibit and captioning the photographs, users can put finishing design touches on their exhibit. By choosing wall and floor textures and colors, frames, furniture, and lighting, photographers are invited to extend their creativity and show their work in complimentary settings. It’s easy to go back into the MPE interface at any time to add more photos, tweak presentation specs, or create an unlimited number of new exhibits that feature travel pictorials, special events, projects, and more.
Spreading the word about these custom exhibits is another way in which MyPhotoExhibits stands out from other online galleries. Once an exhibit is ready to “open” it’s easy to share it with friends. Users simply send invitations from the website or the iPhone & iPad app to Facebook or other social media platforms or by email. Visitors can sign the photographer's guestbook, choose favorite exhibits and follow exhibiting photographers.
My Travel Exhibit Photo Contest on MPE
Tamron is sponsoring the 2nd annual "My Travel Exhibit" photo contest offered exclusively to Tamron USA lens users. Entrants will create a 3D virtual exhibit showcasing 8-14 of their best images in a travel theme. Professional photographer Ian Plant (ianplant.com) will judge the contest and choose the winning exhibit based on overall image quality and originality of the collection. The winning exhibit will be featured on the Tamron USA website and Tamron eNewsletter. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of five Tamron lenses: 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom lens (model B008); SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC (model B005); SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (model A005); SP 60mm F/2.0 Di II 1:1 Macro (model G005); or 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony E-Mount (model B011). The contest officially launched on June 1, 2012. Entrants without a computer or Internet access may send in entries by mail. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2012; complete contest rules are available at http://tamron.myphotoexhibits.com/contest.
Tamron is a recognized leader in the manufacture of precision optics, offering a broad selection of meticulously engineered interchangeable lenses for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. Founded in 1950, Tamron’s passion for innovation brought forth the ground-breaking development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements, giving way to enormously popular compact, wide-range zoom lenses. Dynamic research and development, committed to advanced optical engineering, has produced a stream of award-winning Tamron lenses and defined the All-in-One zoom lens category, exemplified by the 18-270mm Di II VC PZD, the 2011-2012 EISA winner for Best Product, Zoom Lens. Astonishingly compact and lightweight, this 15X zoom features proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) technology, effectively counteracting image-degrading blur caused by camera shake along with a fast, quiet PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus mechanism. Tamron lenses deliver a superb fusion of performance and value, enabling today’s high-resolution digital SLR cameras to perform at their peak.
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