Monday, November 10, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014
The Outdoor Photographer of the Year (OPOTY) 2014 Competition is now open for entry. This year, there are 6 categories including "Light on the Land," "Wildlife Insight," "Light the Adventure," "At the Water's Edge," "Small World" and "Under Exposed." There is an £8 fee for entry into each category. You can enter as many categories as you like, but each entrant is limited to eight images per category per entry fee – you can enter a category more than once if you wish to submit more than eight images to a category. Photographers aged 18 or under can enter their pictures in the "Young OPOTY 2014" contest free of charge. The closing date for entries is 14th December. The overall winner of OPOTY 2014 will be off to the Arctic on the Fjällräven Polar dog sled expedition in spring 2015. As always we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work. Photograph: At The Water's Edge by David Baker
The organisers are reminding interested photographers that there is still time to enter this year’s South West Coast Path photo contest. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter their best pictures of the Coast Path in this annual photo competition, which closes on 31 December 2014. Prizes include a One Night Luxury Spa Break at Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa, Cornwall and a gift voucher towards products from the website of the contest's professional judge, David Noton.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The winners of the fiftieth Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have now been announced. American photographer Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 by a panel of international judges for his serene black-and-white image of lions resting with their cubs in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park (above). Eight-year-old Carlos Perez Naval was awarded Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 for his image of a scorpion soaking up the Sun near his hometown in Spain. The winning images will be on show at the Museum with other shortlisted pictures from Friday 24 October until Sunday 30 August 2015. The exhibition will then embark on an international tour across six continents.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta Pro AB100 tripod, worth $250!
Steven has been randomly chosen as the lucky winner - congratulations!
The Alta Pro 263AT tripod and SBH 100 ball head are an impressive pair. Alta Pro tripods have unmatched stability and flexibility, enabling more angle possibilities than ever before. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze.The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod’s stability. Additional tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, aluminum alloy legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quick-flip leg locks, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy, hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability, and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains. Its SBH-100 fluid-like ball head rotates 360 degrees and has smooth locking knobs,and an outstanding loading capacity.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Sony World Photography Awards and Sony UK today launched a competition to discover the nation’s best photographer. The UK National Award is open to photographers of all abilities from the UK. Photographers can enter any of ten categories including Architecture, Arts & Culture, Enhanced, Low-light, Nature & Wildlife, Panoramic, People, Smile, Split second and Travel. The judges, including Nigel Atherton, Editor in Chief at Amateur Photographer, will uncover and honour the best single image by a photographer from the United Kingdom from across these categories. The winner of the UK National Award will be announced on 18 March 2015. The winning photographer will receive the latest photographic equipment from Sony, while two further photographers will receive runners-up prizes. Entries are free via the website below.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The second edition of the Life Framer photography prize has just been launched. Life Framer is an international photography prize designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers. Entrants can win various cash prizes and have their work exhibited in London, Paris and Los Angeles. The judging panel is comprised of 12 world-renowned photographers and industry leaders. The submission deadline is 31 October 2014. For more information, visit the website below.
Friday, September 26, 2014
We’ve teamed up with SanDisk for a product bundle giveaway featuring the Ultra Dual USB Drive and newly upgraded Ultra microSDXC UHS-I and Extreme SDXC UHS-I memory cards - a total value of $490 for one lucky winner!
The contest has now closed and the lucky winner is Alex Hooley. Congratulations!
Today, users are capturing photos and videos on more devices than ever, ranging from digital cameras and smartphones to tablets and action cams. So now is your chance to grab some news products that will help you save and transfer content for a number of host devices. The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Extreme SDXC UHS-I card and Ultra Dual USB Drive make the perfect bundle to tackle storage restrictions and safely store and transfer photos, videos, music and more!
The Ultra Dual USB Drive allows you to easily transfer files between Android™ smartphones and tablets, PC and Mac computers, freeing up space for photos, videos and more! You can listen to more music, share more videos and photos, and watch HD movies—without worrying about filling up your phone’s internal memory!
The Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is perfect for today’s Android™ smartphone and tablet users who want the highest storage capacity available. With 128GB capacity, the SanDisk Ultra microSD™ UHS-I card allows you to capture, carry and keep it all with you without having to figure out what to delete. With an improved write speed of up to 48MB/s, you save even more time transferring photos and videos from the card to your computer.
The Extreme SDXC UHS-I card offers enough speed, capacity, and durability to meet the demands of advanced photographers and passionate shutterbugs alike. The Extreme line now features 60 MB/s write and 40 MB/s read speeds in addition to 30 MB/s sustained write speed (U3) that gives users the speed and capacity to capture video that looks great on Full HD or 4K Ultra HD video screens.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Nikon Europe has announced the 35th annual Nikon Photo Contest is now open for entries. Held annually since 1969, the prestigious Nikon Photo Contest has been expanded with four new challenges and will be judged by a globally diverse panel of 17 judges. The overall winner of the Grand Prize in the Photograph and Video categories will receive a trophy, a certificate for Nikon products valued at ¥1,000,000 and a ¥500,000 cash prize. First place winners in each themed category will receive a trophy, certificate and Nikon products valued at ¥500,000 in cash. For details of prizes for all categories, visit the website below.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is reminding interested photographers that the deadline for entries for the 2014competition is getting closer and closer. With three portfolio categories, three single image categories, a New Talent award, HD video category and the Travel Photographer of the Year and Young Travel Photographer of the Year titles to win, amateur and professional photographers of all ages and from all countries have plenty of themes and options to choose from. Entry to the awards costs from £7.50, and entry to Young Travel Photographer of the Year is free. Entry is via image upload to the website below or by prints, and HD Video category entries are via DVD.
Paloma Faith has launched an art collaboration with Talenthouse, inviting photographers and other creatives from around the world to design their own interpretation of Paloma’s third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction.’ Paloma and a team of judges including celebrated British portrait and fashion photographer Rankin, and representatives from Liberty department store will judge the collaboration. Using her current artwork (originally designed and photographed by David Standish), music and general persona for inspiration, Paloma is looking for you to come up with your own eye catching design. There are no limitations on medium, however it needs to be a design that can later be turned into a limited edition poster. Photographers have until October 2014 to enter their work through the website below.
Friday, September 5, 2014
The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers (SITTP) have announced the winners of the “On the Road” Photography Competition. The overall winner is Jonathan Millard from Bristol, with his image, "Eurotunnel" (reprinted above). "My photo was taken en route to a skiing holiday this year to the French Alps with friends and our 10 month old daughter," Jonathan says. "We decided to drive from Bristol, which meant my first ride on the Eurotunnel. Luckily there was quite a bit of room behind the last car in our carriage, and so I thought putting the camera on the ground with a fairly wide angle would make for an interesting perspective. It was one of many holiday photos!" The runners-up are Jim Shepka from New Hampshire, USA and Chris Upton from Nottinghamshire, England.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hasselblad has announced Hasselblad Masters Volume 4 Evolve, a 240-page hardback priced at €79.90 / $95.00 / £65.00, which will be published by teNeues in September 2014. Over the past few years, the company has provided funding the prestigious Masters photography contest, which honours both established top photographers and outstanding newcomers. In 2014, the theme of the competition was “Evolve.” In Hasselblad Masters Volume 4, twelve photographers present their stunning images on the subject, with accompanying text in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. The winners were selected from nearly 4,000 applicants and were given the opportunity to portray their ideas with high-end Hasselblad equipment.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The winner of the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year is Christian Fletcher from Western Australia. "My aim was to produce striking images from the air that had an industrial theme," Christian says. "As a photographer I feel it is my duty to capture the world we live in, be it pristine wilderness or industrial oblivion. Both are inspiring in a photographic sense but only one is sustainable."
Friday, August 22, 2014
We've teamed up with CameraWorld to give away a fantastic Fujifilm X-T1 camera with a 18‑55mm f2.8‑4 LM R OIS lens!
The lucky winner is Jackson Anderson. Congratulations!
CameraWorld is a real camera shop, helping you to make the most of your hobby. Our expert team has many years experience within the photographic trade with knowledge gained over 40 years. Many are photographers themselves and enjoy passing their knowledge on. You'll also find our online service fast, efficient and courteous and you can always call us if you want to talk to a human being! We are dedicated to bringing you the very best in service, choice and price.
We're very easy to find, our London store is just off Oxford Street between Oxford Circus station and Tottenham Court Road station. The Essex shop is located in High Chelmer Shopping Centre, just off the High Street in Chelmsford. Visit us and you'll always find a friendly welcome. Our policy is to serve our customers as we would like to be served ourselves, a simple ideal that we try hard to live up to.
There are 5 different ways to enter - login via Facebook or enter your email address, then complete them all below to stand the best chance of winning the Fujifilm X-T1! And refer your friends to get even more chances!
Light Architect Magazine has announced its 'Euphoria' photography competition. The theme is deliberately open to interpretation. "To us, Euphoria stands for a manifesto for optimism in photography," the editors say. "The contest will be open until September the 6th, 2014 when we will select 10 to 15 portfolios to be featured in our paper edition. Photographers may also win a lifelong premium account with Infinit and an online gallery on LeBook.com." For more information, visit the website below.
Friday, August 15, 2014
EISA have unveiled their photography award winners for 2014-15. Eleven different companies shared the 19 different awards between them, including the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 as the "European Photo & Video Camera", the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (pictured) as the "European Consumer Compact System Camera", and the Canon EOS 1200D as the "European Consumer DSLR Camera".
To see all the EISA award winners, visit this page.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The British Life Photography Awards is now open for entries. Covering everything from; street life, rural life, portraiture and a special award for the best documentary feature, the awards celebrate British life and culture, whilst also highlighting the relevance and importance of photography to raise awareness and inform. With an overall prize fund worth over £10,000 sponsored by Sony, winners and commended entrants will have their work displayed in a national touring exhibition and book published by Ilex Press. The closing date for entries is 20th September. For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has announced the results of its international photographic competition. A panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total entries from August 4-7 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection — the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press. To view full results of the contest, head to the website below.
Friday, August 8, 2014
PicStop has launched a new photographycompetition. The theme of the contest is “Cities” 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 3 October 2014. The first prize is a Thomas Cook City Break Travel Voucher worth £399. As always we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.