QTalk America launches `2012 Pride in Living Pictures Photowalk`
Posted: 04/05/2012 - 14:16
Partners with Lytro’s revolutionary light field cameras.
QTalk America is excited to announce a joint project with Lytro, the company that has re-invented digital photography as we know it, to capture the diverse rainbow of imagery from gay pride celebrations in the United States through Lytro's “living pictures” technology. The Lytro camera is the world’s first consumer light field camera, which allows you to take pictures first and change their focus later. QTalk America is the first locally-focused, nationally connected network of online talk shows and programming for the LGBT community.
In addition to the Photowalk, a local affiliate of QTalk America, QTalk Arizona, is actually giving away a Lytro camera to one lucky winner who enters the giveaway at their exhibitor space at Phoenix Pride, April 21-22, 2012. Registering an email address with them during that weekend is all that is required to be eligible to win. Additional chances to win are available by recording a 30-second video at the QTalk Arizona booth (why you really want the camera?) and also receiving the most “likes” on your video once uploaded to the QTalk Arizona YouTube channel. The winner will be announced Saturday, May 5 on-air during “Joe and Babe” on QTalk Arizona. See official rules at QTalkAZ.com/giveaway
"QTalk America chose Lytro initially to help make our “big splash” at Phoenix Pride this year, but also because we believed it’s such an innovative new camera and that it would be a total hit with festival attendees," said QTalk America Founder Joe Dugandzic. “Introducing the concept of imagery into QTalk America is a deliberate foreshadowing of our eventual move to a video platform for our shows within the next year.”
During initial discussions, Lytro introduced the idea of a "photowalk", which eventually blossomed into a 20-city tour. QTalk America worked to create the schedule of Pride festivals where the cameras would travel, while Lytro agreed to supply the cameras along with logistics. The local Pride organizers are selecting photographers to use the Lytro cameras to capture their festivities, and the "living pictures" will be uploaded to lytro.com/pride. With the Lytro technology, the pictures can be re-focused right on the camera, but also through the camera software and the Lytro website. The “living pictures” can also be shared across social media, including Facebook and Twitter, from the Lytro website.
Lytro staff will also be in Phoenix in conjunction with QTalk America at our exhibitor space but will also be conducting photowalks with the general public. More details forthcoming.
The 2012 Pride in Living Pictures Photowalk, presented by QTalk America and powered by Lytro, kicks off in the East at Miami Beach Pride on Sunday, April 15th and in the West at Phoenix Pride, April 21-22.
For the full list of Pride festivals and dates, please visit prideinlivingpictures.com. The Pride “living pictures” are available at lytro.com/pride
QTalk America is the first locally-focused, nationally-connected network of online talk shows and programming for the LGBT community in the United States and beyond. QTalk America originated as QTalk Arizona in June 2010, the brainchild of podcaster and media enthusiast Joe Dugandzic. Over the next nearly two years, QTalk Arizona grew from a single podcast to eight regular series on diverse topics, three of which being live call-in shows. Original programming is produced and broadcast from QTalk's own cutting-edge, post-PC production studio in Central Phoenix. In March 2012, when the time was right, QTalk America was launched to further expand the reach of the network. QTalk America's lineup also includes syndicated LGBT radio shows and podcasts from around the country. Learn more about QTalk America and listen live, download episodes at qtalkamerica.com or subscribe on iTunes.
Lytro is transforming light field technology from a scientific theory into a reality for everyone. The revolutionary Lytro light field camera was announced in the summer of 2011 and garnered immediate attention from the press and consumers. Founder and CEO Ren Ng was originally pursuing a dream to become a professor, but the purchase of his first DSLR camera sparked his entrepreneurial spirit. He decided to apply his theoretical work on light field technology into a business, which eventually produced the Lytro camera. That’s how the Lytro picture revolution began. Learn more about Lytro and their revolutionary camera, plus re-focus “living pictures” in the online gallery at lytro.com
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