Some Facts about Photogra, Inc.
Photogra consumer photo sharing website began receiving members.
Photogra entered the professional photography space concentrating on the niche market surrounding theme parks and high traffic amusement attractions.
Photogra's Photo Publisher is unveiled allowing professional photographers the ability to upload and publish photos to the internet.
Photogra begans offering online services at Cedar Fair Theme Parks.
Photogra begans offering online services at Six Flags Theme Parks.
Photogra began offering direct event photography service, and currently provides services at high attendance charity events, professional sports arenas, parades, schools, youth sports leagues and summer camps.
Photogra releases private labeling division, allowing for highly customized web solutions for customers in need of photography functionality, while maintaining their own brand identity.
Photo Match introduced at locations, which allows photographers to match photos and print tickets to guests in large volume locations.
Photogra completes development of Photo Burner. This product has enabled professional photographers the ability to quickly and easily create CDs for their guests.
Empire State Building
The iconic Empire State Building engages Photogra to build a range of sophisticated imaging systems to deliver a world-class service to the world-renowned tourist attraction.
catch-emailTS is released, providing professional photographers with the ability to log guest's email addresses on site, so that they can receive their photo at a later point.
dropoutGS is released. dropoutGS is a Professional Green Screen Removal and Multi-Background tool kit.
pro.myphotopipe.com Xpress is released. Xpress in partnership with myphotopipe.com, provides professional photographers services for ordering prints and other services offered from myphotopipe.com.
New York Yankees
Photogra, Inc develops and delivers the industry-leading stadium system for operations at the worlds #1 sports franchise.
Expert Lab Services
Photogra, Inc purchases myphotopipe.com and forms wholly owned subsidiary Expert Lab Services, LLC.(ELS). ELS offers high end professional photo fulfillment at its lab in Atlanta, Georgia as well as a suite of lab management and software tools.
Digital Photo Galleries, studio systems and advanced tagging are deployed on Asia's leading cruise line.
Photogra, Inc launches Photogreenscreen.com. Photogreenscreen.com has emerged as the destination for purchasing Photogra's premier event photo software application, dropoutGS as well as many other consumables that a pro photographer needs.
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Photogra Inc establish systems on New York's Hornblower Cruises & Events river boats, sailing the Manhattan waters in some of the newest and sleekest vessels.
Enhanced studio systems, tagging and new promotional platforms are rolled out on select Thomson cruises vessels, one of the UK's premier cruise brands.
Cirque du Soleil
Systems are installed with the traveling arm of the vastly creative and world-renowned show and entertainment company.
Statue Cruises employ Photogra systems for their ferries and river boat operations sailing in and around Manhattan, New York.
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Photogra, Inc develops and launches state of the art photo operation on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Arizona’s newest attraction stretching out over the Grand Canyon begins using Photogra’s advanced Image Tagging and Sales systems.
Photogra, Inc develops and launches Expertpictures.com. This site has become a leader in software and online services for event photographers around the country. Expertpictures.com empowers professional photographers with solutions for bringing their events to life in the world of social media.
Advanced custom capture, sales and management systems are developed and installed for one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable premium brand resort chains.
Photogra Inc develops “CORTEX”, a dynamic platform of modular components that allow you to build the most sophisticated Enterprise-Level imaging system focused on delivering Cruise Lines, Resorts and large venues the optimal photo solution.
Photogra's senior management team is comprised of a healthy balance of entrepreneurial innovation and extensive high-tech experience. Our dedication to our partners, our service and support, has earned us a reputation that is highly respected throughout the event photography industry.
Michael Barlow - Founder, President
Mr. Barlow is a seasoned Internet executive with a proven track record for developing, managing and monetizing high-traffic Internet destinations. Previous successes include DayTracker.com that was sold to the FranklinCovey Company in 1999, and Regards.com which he sold to The Rare Medium Group also in 1999. In 1989, Mr. Barlow acquired and became president of a consumer products manufacturing corporation where he was responsible for managing the operations, and growing the company to more than 600 employees, with a customer base in multiple countries and annual sales exceeding $35 million.
Adam Donner - Founder, VP Operations
Mr. Donner has over 10 years of direct technical and programming experience in the web based photo sharing space. Mr. Donner is the co-founder of Photogra.com where he serves as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Donner manages the Photogra website code base and is responsible for the day to day operations of the web service as a whole. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr .Donner has served as the lead technical advisor for many internet projects including the MyPhotoPipe.com Xpress and JackRacing.com photo sharing sites. As a result of Mr. Donner's expertise, Photogra, Inc. is able to manage the web photo services of over 100 properties nationwide, thus providing for brand extension through a high level of customization. Mr. Donner has successfully developed and implemented architecture that allows companies to provide their end users photo sharing services while maintaining the company's brand identity. Additionally, he currently serves as President and lead technical advisor for REGARDS.COM, a digital greeting card website. Previously, he worked with the web development company, Rare Medium Group, within the Rare Ventures division, responsible for the development and management of several of the company's high traffic Internet websites.
Douglas Cohn - VP Engineering
Mr. Cohn is our technological glue, keeping our technological infrastructure humming. He has been with Photogra since 2001. His business career started in the highly competitive New York Garment Center where he took over management and ultimately ownership of Amelia Stitching Corp. There he designed and implemented one of that industry's first PC-based integrated BOMP manufacturing packages. He later in 1991 formed DAC Computer Services to build workstations and servers targeting specific needs. As such, in
1996 DAC was one of the first companies to deliver a 2U rack server to the ISP's of the day, dramatically reducing data center space and power requirements. Mr. Cohn's on-going innovation and engineering skills keep our massive data center up to date and provide Photogra the ability to offer unique services to our clientele.
Richard Blimline - VP Software Development
Mr. Blimline received an engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 2000 and began his career by developing software solutions for small business. Richard has always had a love for math, science, and computers and started programming at an early age. He specializes in taking projects full circle and doing whatever necessary to see them to completion. Planning for the future and with a desire to continue learning about new fields, Richard earned an MBA in 2008. In 2009 Richard began working for Photogra, Inc., using his past experience to once again develop custom software solutions and take on new challenges. He is currently responsible for all software development initiatives at Photogra, and has implemented advanced software systems that impact all aspects of our business. His software and systems are used to support the company’s internal processes, and his programs are the basis for the company’s revenue generating software titles. Richard’s greatest business asset is his desire for lifelong learning.