For the past 11 years, the Hot One Awards have provided Professional Photographer magazine's readership with a resource of the newest, most innovative products. The panel of 52 judges - independent, practicing professional photographers selected for their expertise and knowledge - know what to look for in professional products. Their selection was based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance, and value for the price.
Viewbook.com stands out from the many static template website solutions available today because of its sophisticated design, flexibility and complete feature set. Viewbook.com is a multi-facetted online portfolio tool that enables photographers to easily create custom portfolio websites, client presentations and promotional widgets in one place, instantly. The fully customized websites can include branding elements, scalable slideshows, full-screen views and video. The portfolio's and projects can easily be shared through blogs and social networks as well.
"We've built a modular system that enables people to use their creativity and create solutions their own way and not force too many conventions on them", says Rien Swagerman founder and developer of Viewbook.com. "It's great to see so many photographers around the world working with our tools." Current users include distinguished photographers like Markus Klinko & Indrani, David Leslie Anthony and Melissa Rodwell.
Look for the special Hot One Awards article, detailing the Viewbook.com Pro Account and the other winning products, in the February 2010 issue of Professional Photographer and online at www.ppmag.com/hotone
Viewbook.com is a privately-held company founded in Rotterdam, the Netherlands by the four Swagerman brothers. The four brothers - Rien, Alrik, Paul and Rudin are all professionally active in the field of design, web-development and photography. Dissatisfied with the available crop of online image presentation services, the four put their creative minds together in early 2008 to develop and launch the innovative online portfolio service, viewbook.com. Designed as an online service to help members of the creative industries upload, organize and present their work, Viewbook was immediately embraced by the creative community, and built up an enthusiastic following during its beta period. Today the application helps thousands of creatives around the world to present and deliver their work simply and with style. For more information visit www.viewbook.com and keep up to date with Viewbook's blog, Facebook and Twitter!
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