Leading Japanese presentations solutions company Asukanet is set for an official UK launch of its upmarket AsukaBook ranges at an exclusive June seminar event.
UK distributor Everleaf, the Herts-based supplier of high-end digital art books, is working with Asukanet to stage the summer seminar coup after signing up two of the world’s most highly acclaimed portrait and wedding photographers.
Australia-based Marcus Bell, widely recognised as one of the world’s top ten wedding photographers, and Dorset-based Kevin Wilson, a pan-Europe acclaimed, multi-award winning photo-guru, will deliver two keynote seminars in London and Cheshire.
The seminar programme, which includes Bell’s highly praised ‘Shift Happens’ address on dealing with change in the social photography environment, underpins day-long photo- events, including exhibitor stands at the RAF Museum, Hendon (June 8) and The Statham Lodge Country House Hotel in Lymm,Cheshire (June 9)
Everleaf proprietor Andrew Moorcroft said: “This is set to be the ‘hot’ seminar event of the summer. All delegates will receive a 50% discount voucher for any AsukaBook product – which means they could effectively attend the seminars free of charge.
With this recession now biting hard it’s more important than ever for photographers to run their businesses at maximum efficiency – and the experience and full-on ‘know-how’ that Marcus and Kevin will impart to our delegates will be priceless.”
He added: “Between them they will cover all the major aspects of running a successful portrait and wedding business including; how to improve your marketing; how to maximise profits from future album sales – including portraiture; how to control costs and keep up with all the latest digital innovations in the social photography marketplace.”
“And in addition, our delegates will be the first photographers in the UK to see the stunning new AsukaBook products, with new six colour digital printing, improved paper quality and a stunning patented ‘glass-like’ new hard cover option, alongside new sizes and formats and increased pagination options, PLUS a brilliant new time-saving software download – which will be available free to AsukaBook customers.
Marcus Bell said: “Photographers can always count on one thing; change.
And this time it’s not merely digital change, it’s customer-driven change.
This ‘shift’ is happening now and will advance dramatically over the next few years.
Photographers need to understand how these changes will affect them.”
He added: “We’ll be looking at how to spot and capture those unforgettable moments; how to present them as everlasting impressions – and how to communicate that vision into print. We’ll also be looking at new products and technologies for a new area of clients, and how to successfully merge video and stills. This will be a truly memorable event for every delegate – and there will be 20% discounts on my own products at the events.”
For more details visit www.asukabookseminar.co.uk