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Who we are... XShot is based in California, we design our products ourselves, and we’ve been in business since 2007. What we do... We make innovative and travel-ready products for today’s modern photographers & videographers using iPhones, GoPro/action cameras, or Compact Cameras. We do this because... Travelers, Photographers & videographers need tools to use with their mobile phones and action cameras. They want gear that is smart, and that is top quality. They want something to handle extreme conditions, or allow them to get (and share) better and unique photos or videos of themselves, the action, and the entire experience. Target Audience: The audience for this piece are camera store owners –– these are retailers who own camera shops, photo shops, etc. They are typically selling photography equipment, Advertisement Type: Advertorial, featuring article content as well as XShot product photos. Illustrations, etc to match the story are strongly encouraged!!! Advertisement placement: Pixel Magazine (UK) - this is a TRADE ONLY publication (not for general public). It is for retailers/resellers and those involved in the photo industry in some way shape or form.
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Advertorial layout of the below content (in OTHER section). Some basic illustration/concepts to go with the text could be great, but are not required. Just a simple suggestion to give some interest to the content. The intent is to convince the independent retailers that mobile phone photography, GoPro cameras, and camera accessories (such as the selfie stick) are here to stay and are valid items to sell in their store. You have a free hand to be creative. Illustrations (if used) can be fun and whimsical. Size is A4 (full page, full bleed). We also have imagery of our selfie sticks to use here, downloadable via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zdji55evwlrjpeq/AADPAvg5w6DxGxq0gCpcmLH2a?dl=0 And some lifestyle photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9jgci17gpxm6dhv/AACMNQKVImpOVJSgQqeYKQPva?dl=0 And our logo: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dvtezjzwd2k8jd0/AABBb_ND56uBRAcCqx2_Ky3Fa?dl=0
Please use product pictures from: XSHOT SELFIE https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zdji55evwlrjpeq/AADPAvg5w6DxGxq0gCpcmLH2a?dl=0 XSSHOT SPORTS https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jwc16yeah0klwu4/AACFuwg-txeEN7xfNVUpz88Va?dl=0 SELFIE TEXT (PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FILE) A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SELFIE Selfies aren’t exactly unique to the Millenial Generation. Afterall, anyone with a camera and mirror can easily take their own portraits – with some examples even dating back to the 1800s. Tripods especially have been used for the purpose of “selfies” for decades. Who among us can’t remember the setting the camera timer and the mad dash to get in front of the lens and make sure the group was composed? 1800s From daguerreotypy, to albumin. The 19th century is full of rapid change. Photography is well outside the realm of every day use, but many examples exist of self portraits of these early photographers. 1930s Kodam Kodachome is introduced and 35mm film popularized – the format’s dominance will last for more than 70 years. A tripod is still required for any self pictures, but photography has now become accessible and commonplace. 1980s Instant photo gratification arrives with the Polaroid 600 series cameras, popularizing photography with a whole new generation. Fences, rocks, and tables serve as impromptu camera mounts for spontaneous photos. 1983 Minolta introduces a 35mm camera with a “telescopic extender for supporting compact camera” – the first modern selfie stick but it doesn’t catch on. 1999 The Kyocera VP-210 Visual Phone arrives on the market in Japan, with a digital camera. Though limited to images at 0.1megapixels, it’s still the shape of things to come. January 2007 XShot introduces the first modern selfie stick – known then as a “camera extender” in the United States at the CES & PMA show in Las Vegas. 2010 The iPhone receives the front-facing camera, making it the selfie machine of choice. At the same time, Instagram arrives and quickly becomes the world’s choice for photosharing. 2011 GoPro releases the HD Hero2 camera, igniting the action camera space. GoPro users quickly turn to the XShot as the first go-to accessory for self filming. 2013 Selfie enters the popular culture full force with celebrities, politicians and evenOxford English Dicitonary. The Future of the Selfie Self photography, and now videography with the popularization of GoPro cameras goes well beyond silly happy snaps with friends. Photography has always been a blend of art and technology, and like any new technological advancement, there’s always the question of how lasting it will be – the focus now may be on the “fad of selfies”, but a desire for self-photography transcends the latest gizmo. It would be just as fair to ask if the tripod has seen the end of its useful time. Has our venerable three-legged friend ran its course except for professional usage? Given the state of ‘traditional photography’ perhaps this is a fairer question to ask than that of the selfie stick and the vibrant state of mobile photography. Most people are now being introduced to photography through their smartphones, and every indications point to digital, and more specifically mobile phone photography, as all but replacing compact or full size cameras. The only exception to this trends lies only in specialized cameras for hobbyists, such as a DSLRs, or action cameras popularized by GoPro – with the latter also a market for “selfies” of their own sort with specialized, rugged poles. In our connected world, the desire for travelers to show oneself in a place, or for loved ones to share pictures with far-flung family members and friends, has only grown stronger with the selfie during the past five years. However, many travelers aren‘t nearly as willing to hand off their phone to a stranger like they’d done for decades before with traditional cameras. The mobile phone is one of the most valuable and useful possessions while abroad and filled with personal information and payment accounts – in this instance the selfie stick or camera pole serves a wonderful option for safety, too. At the end of the day the selfie stick is just another tool in a photographers kit, and it has more than earned that place. Photos taken and shared on a daily basis shows no sign of abating with the growth and engagement of Instagram eclipsing even Twitter and Facebook by many metrics. The trend of increasingly sophisticated cameras built into mobile phones will not slow, and therefore we should expect mobile phone to continue to be the primary camera for the majority of people. Having a handy gadget to assist in this is a fantastic thing for everyone. The Business End of the Selfie Stick Selfie sticks were one of the most popular items of all of 2014, and in 2015 the demand continues unabated. The potential global market size is estimated at well over £50million for simple selfie sticks, not to mention their specialized cousins used with sports cameras. Echoing this, the latest selfie trend has been away from the simple cheap gift, and towards a flight to quality. As people use selfie sticks and realize these devices are useful in many ways, much of the demand has shifted towards high quality instruments – something which the photography industry and retailers have a fantastic amount of experience with. Perhaps the top quality device today comes from XShot, the original manufacturer of the selfie stick from 2007, which pioneered several patented features to the device which have stood the test of time. In 2015 XShot revamped its mobile phone selfie stick lineup with an all new design featured brilliant anodised aluminum construction and precision engineering to ensure the devices stand up to the rigors of travel and daily use, and has also added a range of hard-anodized aluminum camera poles suitable for sports and specialty outdoors use. The opportunity for retailers is great when filling this genuine and real need of consumers. After all, taking and sharing photos of ourselves is nothing new – what used to take place around a shoebox or album of photos was replaced by the slide carousel and now swiping through a photo app. The selfie stick is just the latest tool that helps the photographer do what’s really the most important thing of all – capture the moment.
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