Kingston Updates Icons of Photography Website

April 10, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Websites | Comment |

Kingston Icons of PhotographyKingston Technology has added several new interactive features to its Icons of Photography microsite, including the opportunity to be critiqued by members of the ‘Icons’ program. 20 Questions is a personal interview conducted with each photographer, Ask the Icon allows you to submit questions directly to an Icon, and Critique My Image does the same with your images. Current Kingston icons include Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller, National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig, world-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson.

Kingston Technology Press Release

Kingston Technology ‘Icons of Photography’ Encourages Interactivity with World-Class Photo Pros - ‘Ask the Icon’ and ‘Critique My Image’ Offer Feedback, Image Reviews to Microsite Visitors

Fountain Valley, CA – April 10, 2007 – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is adding interactive features to the popular ‘Icons of Photography’ microsite on www.kingston.com. New components allow visitors to pose questions directly to some of the world’s most respected photographers and also provide an opportunity for submitted photographs to be critiqued by members of the ‘Icons’ program.

Consisting of three new elements – 20 Questions, Ask the Icon and Critique My Image – visitors can gain personal insight in an interactive forum where questions can be asked and images can be shared with the Icons. The microsite will continue to showcase the latest work produced by each photographer, along with a listing of upcoming projects, lectures and workshops from each.

20 Questions is an up-close-and-personal interview conducted with each photographer that details many aspects of their career including how they got started, whose work they admire most and what they would be doing if they weren’t a photographer. Beginning in May, Ask the Icons will provide an interactive way to become part of the Kingston Icon experience, whereby visitors submit questions directly to an Icon. Critique My Photo gives visitors an opportunity to submit photographs and have them reviewed by the Icons. Submission form will be ready when site goes up.

“Kingston is excited to provide an opportunity for photographers to interact directly with the Icons and ask questions or submit an image for a constructive critique,” said Jaja Lin, Flash marketing manager, Kingston. “Our ‘Icons of Photography’ Web site was designed to inform, educate and provide a venue with which photographers can interact with the Kingston Icons.”

Kingston’s ‘Icons of Photography’ includes Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller, National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig, world-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson and internationally-acclaimed photojournalist and advertising photographer Colin Finlay.

For more information, please visit Kingston’s ‘Icons of Photography’ web site at http://www.kingston.com/iop

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.

Kingston Technology Press Release

Sports Illustrated Photographer Peter Read Miller Answers “20 Questions” to Kick-Off New Features of Kingston Icons of Photography Web Site

Miller Discusses Work, Music and What Life Might Be Without Photography; Web Site Encourages Visitor Participation with Interactive Programs

Fountain Valley, CA – April 10, 2007 – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the first in a series of interviews with photographers on its ‘Icons of Photography’ Web site. The first interview is with award-winning Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller. The 20 Question, interview series provides visitors with an up close and personal look at some of today’s most respected photographers. The announcement also marks the debut of a newly-designed Web site created to encourage visitor participation and interaction with Kingston’s Icons.
Miller’s photos have graced over 90 magazine covers during his 40-year career as a sports photographer. When asked about Kingston’s interactive approach to the Icons Web site, Peter replied, “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in photography to pick our brains and show us their work. Any time you can find opportunities to share thoughts and ideas, something good will always come from it. I’m looking forward to the new format of the Web site.”

“The ‘Icons of Photography’ Web site was originally created as an educational forum where photographers—professional and enthusiast – could learn helpful tips from some of the world’s most respected photographers,” says Jaja Lin, Flash marketing manager, Kingston. “The fact that our customers now have an opportunity to interact with the Icons, either by asking them a direct question or having one of their images critiqued, provides even greater educational value because it promotes the sharing of ideas,” added Lin.

Interviews with other Kingston ‘Icons of Photography’ including world renowned photographer Harry Benson, renowned photojournalist and advertising photographer Colin Finlay, and National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig, will be published over the coming months.

Kingston wants visitors to its ‘Icons of Photography’ Web site to take an active role through new features including Ask the Icon which gives photographers an opportunity to submit their own questions and Critique My Image which invites photographers to submit their favorite photo to be constructively critiqued by one of Kingston’s Icons.

To learn more about Peter Read Miller and the new ‘Icons of Photography’ Web site, please visit http://www.kingston.com/iop

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.



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