Monday, December 9, 2013
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) have announced the winners of the ‘Living Planet’ competition. The overall winner is David Bladon from Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, for his image, "Ladybird" (above). The runners-up are Debashis Mukherjee from Kolkata, India, and Violetta Nowak from Lubuskie, Poland.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) has announced its latest photography competition, 'Timeless Portraits." The judges are looking for great expressions, good lighting, pleasing poses and a clear narrative. The quality of post-production is also an important factor. The deadline for entries is 31 December 2013.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Nokia have launched a new international photography contest aimed at empowering women around the world through the power of images. Photo entries will be submitted to the public vote and judged by a distinguished line-up of experts from the world of photography, journalism and women’s rights, including: Reuters Photographer and World Press Photo Winner Finbarr O’Reilly; Journalist, Author and Chime for Change Managing Editor Mariane Pearl, Thomson Reuters Foundation Editor-in-Chief Tim Large, and Nokia Imaging Technology Marketing Manager Kristina Bjorknas. Ten finalists will be chosen from the pool of entries and asked to put the new Nokia Lumia 1020 to the test by using the smartphone to create a portfolio of photos that capture the empowerment of women..The winner will receive the first Thomson Reuters Foundation–Nokia Photography Award.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The winners of the EyeTime 2013 contest have been announced. EyeTime 2013 was assembled as a means to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent. Winners include Dean West, Simon Chang, Edward Neumann, Tiberio Ventura, Michael Santiago and Nicholai Go. Jessica Lum Awards winners include Alessandro Falco and Tiberio Ventura. Public winners include Javier Corso and Rainer Weston.
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers has launched its newest competition entitled ‘Celebrating Nature.’ The challenge this month is to enter stunning images that reflect the beauty of nature and capture the true essence of the world around us. The judges will be looking for a strong and interesting narrative as well as the highest technical skills. The deadline for entries is 31st December.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) have announced the winners of their ‘Love’ photographic competition. Gilchrist Yeo from Johor, Malaysia was chosen as the overall winner from over 240 images entered, for his photo reproduced above. Phil Jones The Societies CEO says “The image portrays a beautiful feeling off togetherness and harmony between two people who are very much in love." The runners-up are Elizabeth Ann Roberts from Inverness, and Leighton Bainbridge from County Durham.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Manfrotto is giving away THREE fantastic new Pro Bags bags, each worth £150!
The 3 lucky winners are: Ian Clowes, A Rowlands and Natalie Merino.
MANFROTTO LAUNCHES LATEST RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL CAMERA BAGS FOR TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS - The highest protection for professional camera equipment.
Manfrotto UK has launched its latest Professional bags collection aimed at top photographers. With this collection of 16 camera bags in five styles, Manfrotto provides professional camera equipment the best protection on the market.
For more information or to view or buy Manfrotto products online visit: www.manfrotto.co.uk
We've teamed up with Lomography to give away a fantastic Lomography M4/3 Experimental Lens Kit!
Fully compatible with all Micro 4/3 Digital cameras (the world’s most popular Mirrorless Camera System), the new Lomography M4/3 Experimental Lens Kit gives you full creative freedom, whether shooting photos or movies. Take amazing circular 160° shots with the Fisheye lens. Looking for some wild landscape shots? Go for the wide-angle 12mm lens. Or take photos with a natural field of view with the standard 24mm lens. With 3 lenses and infinite possibilities, the kit is available at a truly great price!
The Experimental Lens Kit is the first lens kit in the world which allows you to take optical multiple exposures using a digital camera. By using the built-in mechanic N/B shutter on each lens, you can take multiple exposures with ease (without having to merge photos together using post-production techniques). With the Lomography M4/3 Experimental Lens Kit, photos have remarkable color saturation. Shoot as close as 5cm with the Fisheye lens and as close as 20cm with the 12mm Wide-angle lens.
We've teamed up with Nero to give away a copy of Nero 2014 Platinum!
Nero 2014 Platinum enables users to connect, access and use all their media at home and on the go. It is ideal for people who want to centralise all their content in one place and make it accessible from any device, allowing users to manage, create, convert, play, and share movies, music and photos across all their devices.
Nero 2014 Platinum allows users to achieve professional results quickly and easily with fully integrated applications. Users will enjoy Nero 2014’s fast and easy ripping, conversion, and video editing with Ultra HD (4K) support. The new version also includes full media management functions, superior disc and file playback including Blu-ray 3D discs, Nero Play to TV streaming and the best burning tools in the industry.
Monday, November 25, 2013
We've teamed up with Buffalo Technology to give away a fantastic LinkStation Pro Quad NAS drive!
Buffalo LinkStation Pro Quad is an ideal Network Attached Storage solution to keep important files safe and also provides increased capacity as your data and media libraries grow. The Pro Quad enables users to stream music and videos directly from their LinkStation™ to a computer or a network attached DLNA or UPnP media player. On the road, NAS contents are also available to stream via an internet browser and Buffalo’s WebAccess feature or via a smart device and the free Buffalo WebAccess app.
The LinkStation Pro Quad is a high performance drive that can be configured in RAID 0 for performance or RAID 5 for redundant storage as part of a back-up solution. In fact, with fully populated versions, users can choose which RAID suits their needs best: RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD.Store, share and save with the Buffalo LinkStation Pro Quad: available as an enclosure or fully populated with 4, 8, 12, or 16TB capacities.
Silver Groves, a UK based silverware and gifts company, are giving away two gifted credit amounts of $80.00 for Photography Blog readers to spend on their frame section.
So far you have the best camera equipment, but do you have any frames to display the images you have taken? Perhaps you are looking for the perfect way to incorporate your own work into a Christmas gift for a loved one? Silver Groves have the perfect frames for any occasion with traditional frames as well as more modern and contemporary. You can even add a more personal touch by adding an engraving text of your choice.
The Societies have announced that Bowens will be sponsoring their annual 20x16” Print Competition. Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says, "Bowens are great supporters of the 20x16” Print Competition and have sponsored the 1st prize for the last four years. We are delighted to say that the Mosaic Bi-Colour LED Panel will be awarded to the overall winner at our Awards Night on the Saturday 18 January during our Convention." For full details on The Societies 20x16” Print Competition visit the website below.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The Adventure Travel Show is a world of extraordinary discoveries, all under one roof. It is the UK’s foremost event for people who like to travel outside the mainstream – whether it be on small-group adventures, exclusive expeditions or epic journeys.
We are giving 1 lucky reader the chance to win a ticket to the Photography Seminar on Saturday and Sunday. And 3 runner-up prizes of a pair of tickets to the show!
The Adventure Travel Show
Uncover Your Journey of a Lifetime
25-26 January 2014, Olympia, London
The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational travel advice, travel photography and travel writing seminars, and over 100 FREE talks from world-renowned explorers, adventurers, guide book writers and expert expedition leaders who will help you uncover your perfect adventure. Plus, the best specialist travel operators will be on hand to offer guidance on everything from walking and trekking to exploratory journeys, safaris, overland trips, life-changing volunteering projects and much, much more.
The Adventure Travel Show – it’s where your adventure begins…
For more show details and to buy tickets please visit http://www.adventureshow.com.
For all the petrol heads out there, Photography Blog has teamed up with Europe’s biggest motorsport show - Autosport International - to give you the chance to be there!
With five pairs of tickets available to the show on 11-12 January 2014, this will truly kick off the start of the new motorsport season.
Over 80,000 people attended in 2013 to see cars, stars and action! Race fans are in for a real treat, as John Surtees, the only world champion on two and four wheels, will appear at the show. He said: “Having raced for over 30 years in many different disciplines, it’ll be exciting to pass on my experiences to passionate fans”.
G-Technology has announced the grand prize winner and individual category winners of its 4th annual Driven Creativity competition. The overall winner is Stephen Murphy, who won the grand prize for his role as director of photography on the film “Coward”. Entered in the Professional Short Film category, “Coward” tells a touching story of two Irish soldiers who leave their homes to fight in World War I. It balances the truth and the hardships they endure, while delivering a compelling cinematic approach to storytelling. In the Photography category, the amateur and professional winners are Christian Meermann for his image Thinker (above) and Clair Anderson, respectively. You can view Stephen Murphy's winning video after the jump.
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the competition honours amateurs and professionals of all ages. Following a successful first-year partnership, Atkins, one of the world's leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, are once again sponsoring the competition, allowing for two significant improvements this year. 2014 sees the introduction of the Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1,000, and free entry for photographers. Selected from an open submission process, entries are judged on impact, composition, originality, creativity and technical ability. Photographers may submit up to ten works until 31 March 2014, by 5pm GMT.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We're giving away 10 copies of Zoner Photo Studio, which retails for $89!
The ten lucky winners are: andrew james chisholm, Jozsef Baksay, Vytautas Abraitis, Jacek Piwowarczyk, Ales Veluscek, KATHLEEN KERR, James Evans, Gemma Dale, CLARE ESCOTT, and Kiran Virk.
Manage, edit, and share images faster than ever. From one-click edits to creative 3D, HDR, Content-aware resizing and RAW.
Zoner Photo Studio is a great tool for downloading and organizing photos, correcting and enhancing them, and sharing your unique artistic sense. Zoner is also the first such Windows application in the world to fully support touch operation. Great job!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Registration is now open for this year's International Nature Photography Contest, organised by Oasis. There are ten categories for adults, including Landspaces, Mammals, Birds, Other Animals, Storyboard, Underwater, People, Plants, Pets, and Lights, shapes and techniques. The Boys category is divided into two sections; Baby (for children up to 14 years) and Junior (for kids aged 14 to 18 years). The deadline for submissions is 25 December 2013.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The 2014 Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project is open for submissions from photographers self-publishing on fotovisura.com. The grant aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside of the commercial realm, Members can submit a public or private album. The winner of the FotoVisura Grant will receive $2,000. The recipient of the Spotlight Student Grant will be awarded $1,000. The deadline for entries is 10 January 2014.
Monday, November 11, 2013
PicStop has launched a new photography competition. The theme of the contest is “Travel” and each entrant may submit up to three photos, complete with titles and descriptions. Images must be in JPEG format and must not exceed 300 kilobytes in size. The deadline for entries is 28 February 2014. The first prize is an Apple iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi worth £299.99. As always we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.