By on 2008-07-08

Westcott Offers More Educational Opportunities In New Online Community
TOLEDO, Oh. – July 1, 2008 – The F. J. Westcott Company’s newly redesigned web site, www.fjwestcott.com, now provides a community for imagemakers to share their knowledge with others and learn new ideas and techniques through discussion. The Westcott Community will offer a contest for the Top 100 Westcott Endorsed Pros, an Image Gallery, a Forum and an Ask the Expert advice panel.

The Top 100 Westcott Endorsed Pros contest was created to recognize professional imagemakers as true Pros of the industry. These Pros will represent the diverse talent in our industry, ranging from seasoned veterans to beginners who show a drive and passion we all respect and seek. Interested imagemakers are encouraged to register online and provide samples of their work for the contest. The company will recognize those imagemakers that stand out through unique use of lighting, posing and creative capture. Winners’ images will be internationally recognized and showcased on Westcott’s web site. Westcott’s Top 100 will also receive free tickets to seminars and trade shows, and will be eligible for product discounts for personal use. As a member, each Pro will have a page on www.fjwestcott.com dedicated to their work showcasing a library of their images, bio information, workshop or event listing and educational materials. The Endorsed Pros will be allowed to use the “2009 Top 100 Westcott Endorsed Pros” logo for use within their work, web site, advertising and self promotion.

The Westcott Community Image Gallery is a place for users to post images for the community to view. Sharing images allows for feedback from other community users, who can post opinions, suggestions and inquiries with each image. Having an image posted on the F. J. Westcott web site also allows for public recognition that might otherwise not be available to the imagemaker.

The Westcott Community also includes a discussion board. Interested imagemakers are encouraged to register online and view current topics and threads or create their own. Topics may be viewed by non-registered visitors, however only registered users may post comments. The discussion boards are an excellent source of information for quick solutions or ideas. For over 80 years, Westcott has been bringing innovative lighting products and accessories to the photography market. Much of the product development results from listening to our customers and the Pros in the imaging industry. Users of the community are encouraged to offer feedback on product uses and suggestions.

Another tool available to the community is the Westcott Expert. John Williamson, the Technical Representative for Westcott, will be available for assistance on questions such as posing, lighting, ratios and more! With the numerous relationships Westcott has built over the years with Pros in the industry, well-known imagemakers will make appearances in the forums as well for further assistance and ideas.

About The F.J. Westcott Company

Westcott headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is a leading manufacture of light control equipment, backgrounds and accessories for professional imagemakers in photography, video, and broadcast fields.

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