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Launch of KODAK WINNING FOTOS App aims to build photography community through a blend of photo showcase events and personalized feedback to sharpen skills

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Winning Fotos, a Kodak brand licensee, is releasing the KODAK WINNING FOTOS App and website, a digital platform where photographers of all skill levels can exhibit their work in a number of themed showcases. The platform will also serve as an online community where photographers will receive personalized feedback and find other informative resources to improve their techniques.

“Photography is such a powerful and universal medium that’s able to connect people from all walks of life. We want to encourage continued growth in this art form.”

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Every submitted photo is analyzed by a panel of professional photographers, industry leaders, and fellow community members. The feedback is broken into specific categories, like composition and lighting, and is accompanied by recommended resources for areas that need improvement.

Among the panel of expert photographers who help provide feedback are: Katherine Evans, Best of The Knot 2015, 2016, and 2017; Tom Saimon, LooksLikeFilm Artist of the Month; Jordan Hefler, whose photography for Pacific Sunwear was featured in Teen Vogue; and others.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze awarded photos earn cash, photography merchandise, tokens, or even career-related opportunities. Community members can join a variety of showcases, that run daily, weekly, or monthly — all with different themes, designed to encourage users to try new genres of photography. For the app launch, the showcases featured will be: Sweeping Landscapes, Up Close Art, and New Life.

“This is a platform for photographers who have the desire to improve. They are looking to get feedback from industry professionals and belong to a community of people who are passionate about photography,” said David Young, Winning Fotos’ chief executive officer. “Photography is such a powerful and universal medium that’s able to connect people from all walks of life. We want to encourage continued growth in this art form.”

KODAK WINNING FOTOS App integrates seamlessly with a smart phone’s camera, and the website allows users to upload images from their digital cameras and is available, for free, on both iOS and Android.

The app debuted in the Kodak Studios at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

For more information about the app and community, visit kodakwinningfotos.com.

About Winning Fotos:

Founded in 2016, Winning Fotos is a Seattle-based, global company. Inspired by the desire to give talented individuals the chance to explore professional photography, Winning Fotos provides a place for photographers to hone their skills in a collaborative community. By employing themed showcases and personalized feedback, we offer our community members valuable insights that they can put into practice behind the lens.

For additional information on Winning Fotos, visit us at kodakwinningfotos.com, follow us on Twitter @KodakFotos, or like us on Facebook at KodakWinningFotos.

About Kodak

Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at Kodak.

Jackie Augustine
Jackie is a veteran of the photography industry and a member of the PMDA Board of Directors since 1985
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