Manfrotto School of Xcellence To Host Free Webinar With Famed Photographer Bill Frakes

RAMSEY, N.J., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Manfrotto School of Xcellence, the educational platform supported by Manfrotto, will continue their free webinar series as they are set to host “Going Remote with Bill Frakes: Amazing Sports Images Made Differently!” on Wednesday, June 29th from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (EDT). Frakes, a Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer and former Newspaper Photographer of the Year winner, will educate webinar attendees on the importance of camera remotes to his work as well as the significant role that Manfrotto and Avenger supports play in creating his award-winning images. He will also discuss his extensive use of famous remote tools, including, the Manfrotto Super Clamp, Magic Arms and Friction Arms.

“Going Remote with Bill Frakes: Amazing Sports Images Made Differently!” will also feature the insight of Will Holowka, Product Manager, Manfrotto and Avenger Lighting Supports, who will introduce webinar participants to the new Snake Arm and DADO kits and showcase their benefits to capturing that perfect image. Available now, the Snake Arm and DADO kits offer photographers of all skills levels flexibility and reliability when it comes to their positioning and mounting needs. Holowka will also highlight several Manfrotto and Avenger lighting products that are sure to improve the overall image quality for any photographer.

A must attend for any photography enthusiast, this webinar will be run in real time on the official Manfrotto School of Excellence website,

Registration for the webinar is now underway. To register, please visit:

About Manfrotto Distribution

Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger, Lastolite and Litepanels. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Genus, Rotatrim and Datacolor, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China andJapan.

Manfrotto (Vitec Group)

Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience, and its mission has always been to support and simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers. The Imagine More project adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of weekend photographers and supporting the surge of new amateurs. Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its eight key markets – Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States – it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution, whereas in 100 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors.