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Launch of film users’ group announced - Focus-on-Imaging was used as the launch pad for a major new initiative to promote traditional film within the professional and enthusiast markets.
The scheme - choose-film.com – is supported by Fujifilm Professional and is a one-stop portal for all users of film. Subscription to choose-film.com is free, and once photographers have signed-up they can enjoy a host of benefits. Members are able to create their own profile web page that carries a gallery of their images, a blog, links and contact details. In just two weeks, over 1,200 photographers have signed up to the programme.
The members’ area of the website also features a lively forum, free classified advertisements, a directory of where to buy film and film cameras and a shop where photographers can buy film at special offer prices. There is also an Image of the Week competition with prizes to be won.
Plus, anyone signing up to the website before 1 May 2007 will go into a draw to win £200-worth of Fujifilm Professional film and a host of goodies.
Jerry Deeney, of Fujifilm Professional, explained the thinking behind the initiative: “We want Choose-film to become an online community where supporters of traditional film can come and exchange experiences, information, tips and of course show their images. Film is the creative choice for many photographers and this scheme is an outlet for this creativity. While Fujifilm Professional is supporting the website, I hope the members will be the driving force behind it and that they will shape the way things go in the future.”
Choose-film is the latest ‘film only’ project from Fujifilm Professional in the UK, following on from Distinctions and the Fujifilm Student Awards See the choose-film website for further detail