You may know Tamron as a company that makes some really great third party lenses for many of the top camera brands out there, but did you know that they also have their own iPhone / iPad app? Tamron has created an app called, My Photo Exhibit and it allows you to create your own interactive 3D photo galleries for all to see. There is no fee to use the site and starting your own exhibit is as easy as signing up with your email address or Facebook account. Once you are signed up, you’re ready to begin.

Tamron MPE allows you to upload all your photos in high resolution. There doesn’t seem to be a limit on how many photos you can upload so that in itself already makes it more useful to me than something like Flickr that has a file limit unless you upgrade to a paid account. My Photo Exhibits also allows you to organize all your photos into different exhibits for viewing. Once you have you photos uploaded, you can then customize your exhibit space. This has a very “Sims” feel to it and you’ll be able to customize the walls, floor, furniture, frame types, and lighting. According to Tamron, this gives it a very Soho-like feel to it.

What I also find very interesting about the Tamron MPE is that it has a very social aspect to it. Users can send out invitations to have people come and view your exhibits and what’s cool is that you can make these private invitation only exhibits or open to the public. You can even share your exhibits over Facebook or other social media platforms. From within the app, users can also visit other people’s exhibits and favorite them or start following specific photographers. It’s basically it’s own social media platform as well.

Images are displayed on a wall and you can click on each photo to view brief description about them. Clicking them again allows you to view them in high resolution. It’s all very nice looking and I really like the way photos are displayed. I also like the fact that people who view your galleries do not need to have the Tamron My Photo Exhibits app to view them. They can easily view your exhibits on the website. After users view your exhibit, they have the option of signing your guestbook and leaving comments about your photos.

If you’re fond of photography, I’d definitely give this app and the website a look. Since it is from Tamron, you know that they are serious about photography and the site and app really show it.

Tamron MPE (My Photo Exhibits) is available now in the App Store for Free. It is a universal app and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Press Release

February 28, 2012, Commack, NY – Tamron USA, Inc., has announced the launch of MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) app for iPad to enhance the convenience and user-friendliness of the MyPhotoExhibits site. MPE is an innovative way for photographers looking to showcase their favorite images in a unique, free online venue. Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron’s SoHo-like MPE interface, available at, allows users to create customizable 3D exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience.

iPhone and iPad Apps for On-The-Go Viewing and Sharing

The convenient iPhone and iPad apps, found at, offers easy access to MPE wherever users may be. Through their iPhone and iPad, users can browse through all available MPE exhibits; view their own 3D exhibits; check out exhibits of other photographers that they may “follow”; and share their exhibits by sending out an e-mail or Facebook invite to friends.

About Tamron’s MyPhotoExhibits

My Photo Exhibits offers a creative way to transform the way images are viewed and shared: Photographers simply set up a user avatar and bio, upload their favorite high-resolution images, and create a personalized exhibit space. After organizing the exhibit and captioning the photographs, users can put the finishing touches on their exhibit space, choosing from a variety of gallery spaces (wall and floor textures and colors), photo frames, furniture, and lighting options. It’s easy to go back into the MPE interface at any time to add more photos, tweak presentation specs, or create an unlimited number of new exhibits that feature travel pictorials, special events, projects, and more.

Once an exhibit is ready to “open,” it’s easy to share it with friends: Users simply send out an invitation from the website or iPhone/iPad app to Facebook or other social media platforms, or by email, to direct friends to their exhibit, which can be viewed by “invitation only” or remain open to the public. Viewers are able to sign the photographer’s guestbook, choose “favorite” exhibits and “follow” exhibiting photographers.

Visitors can check out all available public exhibits on the site or browse by category. Tamron will also suggest favorite exhibits for further photographic inspiration – users can even submit their own exhibits for consideration in this coveted “Featured by Tamron” category. To maximize photographers’ MPE experience, Tamron-created exhibits will also be prominently featured on the site to instruct users on how to take better photos.

My Winter Exhibit Tamron User Photo Contest

Tamron is sponsoring the “My Winter Exhibit” photo contest on Photographers will create a 3D virtual exhibit on the MPE site featuring 8 to 14 of their best images that suit the winter theme and that were shot with Tamron lenses. The winning exhibit, chosen by guest photographer André Costantini and selected based on the overall image quality and originality of the collection, will be featured in a future issue of the Tamron newsletter as well as on Tamron’s website. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of five Tamron lenses: 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom lens (model B008); 18-200mm Di II VC (model B011); SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC (model B005); SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (model A005); or SP 60mm F/2.0 Di II 1:1 Macro (model G005). Entrants without computer or Internet access may send in entries by mail. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2012; complete contest information and rules are available at

About Tamron

Tamron is a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron’s development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high power all-in-one lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the new 18-270mm Di II VC PZD – the world’s smallest and lightest 15X zoom lens featuring Tamron’s propietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet AF operation. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.

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