EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS LAUNCES ONLINE 'CAPTURE MY ARIZONA' WEBSITE
WHERE PHOTOGRAPHERS SHARE, VOTE AND PUBLISH THEIR WORK
PHOENIX…April 4, 2012…Calling all photographers – from novices to experienced shutterbugs and seasoned pros! Eight, Arizona PBS announces “Capture My Arizona,” an online community of people who love to take, share and publish their photos via capturemyarizona.com. Joining this digital photographic community is free.
Here’s how it works: Photographers submit their photos in a wide range of categories, everyone votes on their favorites and editors highlight the best. Every day, Capture My Arizona members weigh in on their top choices, and those photos with the most votes, comments and “loves” are recognized on the website and Eight’s Facebook page: facebook.com/arizonapbs.
At the same time, rotating photo challenges ask for entries that illustrate specific topics – like sunsets, desert flowers and summer heat – by specific deadlines. Top-rated photos and editors' picks get showcased in online digital publications. Additionally, Eight will publish the best of the best photographs annually in a coffee-table book and calendar available to the public.
“As a public television station, we’re in the business of sharing high-quality images,” said Eight’s General Manager Kelly McCullough. “We want Capture My Arizona to connect and reward Arizona photographers who share our passion for top-notch digital photography.”
“Sunset Tracks” by Mark Harms was voted a Photo of the Day by the capturemyarizona.com community.
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