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S T E V E B E D E L L
Jan - Feb 2002 EDP
By: Steve Bedell
Topic: Web Reviews
One of the things I like most about writing the web reviews is the fact
that I must take time from my busy schedule of creating portraits and
running a business to find sites that will be of interest to you, the
readers. I don't take this charge lightly and spend a considerable amount
of time searching for sites worthy of our knowledgeable readers. Like most
subjects you can find on the internet, you must sift through a lot of sand
before finding gold. I'm happy to report that Pixiport is a site worth
The site is the brainchild of Florida photographer Helyn Davenport.
Pixiport does much more than serve as simply a gallery for Helyn's stunning
digital work. It also serves as a "Portal To The Arts" , an online venue
for photographic artists to showcase their works and offer educational and
informational opportunities to art in photography to the public. Each month
different international photographic artists are showcased. The site is
available in twenty different languages, offering true international access.
Various styles of art in photography are featured. A popular section called
"Bob's Portal", written by Bob Snell, (no, not Bob Shell!) offers link
information to other sites within the arts of interest.
"PixiPort's Lightroom", a technical forum is one of the great educational
features on the site each month. It is written and edited by top
international photography experts and deals with the new technologies
available together with tradition standards. This forum offers educational
resources and tips to photographers wishing to learn and enhance their own
"Art Site News", is updated daily with international art related news with
added insights by Sequoyah. You can read inspirational insights into the
artists works and stroll with her as she visits other online art galleries.
One very popular educational feature each month is the guest lecturer
section. The topics covered are on photography art related subject matter,
and their material will vary.
Internationally recognized photo artists Greg Summers and Steve Bingham are
experts that appear as regular guests on the site. Their topics include
information on both the techniques and emotions available in photographic
art that can be utilized by aspiring and experienced artists alike.
A popular feature on the site is Pixiport's Roundtable. This is an
educational forum of photo artists with professional, commercial and art
photography backgrounds, discussing various photo/art topics. It is
moderated by Helyn. The ongoing goal of Pixiport is to showcase the work of
leading photographic artists. If you've gotten the impression that there's
a lot of good information and terrific images here, you're right.
Since there's so much to see here, I'd suggest you go to the 'Contents'
page first. Everything is neatly labeled and you can just click on whatever
section you'd like to visit and get there immediately. Don't miss sections
for photographers (there is poetry also) include Helyn's galleries, the work
of my buddy David Mendelsohn, and the work of the featured guest, who when I
looked in October was well know photographer and writer Jim Zuckerman. Make
sure to also see the September 11 Memorial work done by Bob Snell. Whether
you'd like to join in a discussion, ask technical questions, be inspired by
high caliber work or purchase a stunning Giclee print, www.pixiport.com is a
site worth many repeated visits.