Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The four lucky winners of a fantastic Manfrotto Lino Special Edition luxury travel bag worth £400 are Paul Sullivan, Joanne Cattermole, Julia Kerr and Stewart Waddell. Congratulations!
Manfrotto is giving away FOUR fantastic Lino Limited Edition travel bags, each worth £400! That's right - we're giving away £1,600 worth of prizes!
LINO MANFROTTO - Limited Edition Bags Functionality. Prestige. Style. And the refinement that comes only from an unmistakable appreciation of beauty and attention to quality. This is the Lino Manfrotto Bag; available in a limited edition of just five hundred pieces, in two alternative colour schemes. Because excellence is for the few. Because excellence is for the kindred spirit.
For more information or to view or buy Manfrotto products online visit: www.manfrotto.co.uk
The two lucky winners of a fantastic Vanguard Alta Pro 263 AGH tripods are Chris Bryant and Adrian Boler. Congratulations!
By popular demand, we merged our award-winning Alta Pro tripod with our popular GH-100 grip head.
Alta Pro tripod has unmatched flexibility and stability and enables 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 quickly and securely repositions the central column in one simple movement while maintaining the tripod’s stability.
AGH model: combined with a GH-100 grip head: the GH-100 pistol grip-style ball head has a Grip Position Release System with a handle that allows 360-degrees of panning movements and -32 to +90 degrees of side-to-side tilt and -8 to +0—degree back to front tilt movement all around.
Monday, August 12, 2013
The Ansel Adams Gallery has added a very special extra element to the prize for the winner of the Monochromal portfolio category in the 2013 Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards. During their prize trip, the winner will visit the gallery and enjoy a private fine print viewing of Ansel Adams' original photographs. In addition to Monochromal, (TPOTY) 2013 has two other portfolio categories, two single image categories, an HD video category, a New Talent award and a Young Travel Photographer of the Year award. Images can be submitted as prints or uploaded online, and HD video entries submitted on DVD by post. Entries close on 1st October.
The Royal Photographic Society, in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, are launching an exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography at the Great North Museum on Saturday 31 August. The exhibition also forms part of the British Science Festival taking place in Newcastle from 7-12 September, before touring the UK from 1 October 2013. The images selected by the competition's expert panel of scientific photographers and scientists range from far-away galaxies to subatomic particles, using specialist imaging techniques such as ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR), time lapse and high speed, electron microscopy, thermography, macro and photomicrography, phase contrast microscopy and schlieren photography. The exhibition runs from Saturday 31 August until Sunday 30 Septmber at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle. Admission is free..
Diddipix has partnered with independent family-run supermarket Dike & Son to launch a calendar competition for photography-loving kids. Created by Stalbridge-based teacher, photographer and children-writer Kirsten Harvey, Diddipix is a new photography website aimed at 6-16-year-olds. To enter the calendar competition all the children need to do is to sign up to diddipix.com and click onto the ‘Dike’s Calendar FREE membership option’. This will entitle them to a whole summer of photography fun and they will be given their own online gallery where they can upload up to 45 of their best photos completely free of charge. They can change them around and upload new ones as many times as they like through the holidays, ready for the final judging which will take place on Friday 13th September. The winning 12 photos will be printed in colour for the Dikes 2014 Calendar. The children will also receive a free annual subscription to the Diddipix site plus a winner’s certificate. The overall winner will also receive a bag of goodies from Dike’s worth £25 and their photo will appear on the cover of the calendar.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Silver Eye Center for Photography has announced the call for entries for Fellowship 14, its international photography competition. Now in its 14th year, this competition recognises both rising talent and established photographers. You may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view. The deadline for entries is Monday 21 October 2013, 11:59:59 pm EST.
The Society of Fashion and Glamour Photographers have announced the winners of the Chic Fashion Photographic Competition. The photograph Sculptures (above) by Diamantino Jesus from Madeira has been chosen as the overall winner, with his compatriot Jose Diogo coming in at second place. You can view all the images entered at the website below.
Underwater Photography Guide has announced that the prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2011 is now open for submissions. The competition has 12 categories, including a Novice DSLR category and 3 compact camera categories, giving underwater photographers of all levels a chance to win a prize. There are over $75,000 worth of prizes, including over 35 liveaboard and scuba diving resort packages, dive equipment, and much more. Grand prizes are an 18-night dive trip package combining 4 nights at Walindi Plantation Resort, a 10-night trip on the MV FeBrina and 4 nights at Loloata Resort, a trip of winner’s choice with Waow Charters in Indonesia, an 11-day Indonesia trip on the SMY Ondina, a 10-night Komodo trip on the S/Y Indo Siren and Oceanic OCi computers for 4 separate winners. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Fujifilm has announced the winner of its 2013 Student Awards. The theme for this year's Award was 'The Colour Of....' with students being briefed to capture an image that illustrates how colour lights up their world. The awards were open to all students in the UK. The winner is Nick Linnett of Leicester College, who will be presented with £200 worth of Fujifilm films, a trophy, plus a professional quality portfolio by Metroprint. Nick's image, a double-exposure shot of traffic lights against a bright building (above), impressed judges with its technical ability and striking colours. Explaining the inspiration behind his image, Nick said: "It’s a building many consider to be an eyesore, however I wanted to show it in a different way so decided to take some multiple exposures using my trusty Canon... I chose Fujifilm Superia 200 as I wanted something flexible for the variety of different shots I was planning and I found Superia 200 gives great results in just about every situation."
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Birds & Blooms — America’s #1 bird & garden magazine — has launched its annual Backyard Photo Contest. The competition invites readers to submit pictures of their beautiful backyard birds, butterflies and flowers for a chance to win $1,000. The submission deadline is 1 September 2013. In order to help entrants achieve the best results, the magazine's team of top photographers have compiled a list of useful tips, which you can read below.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Nikon has announced the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013. The Grand Prize winner is Dina Bova from Israel, whose entry, "Elegy of Autumn" (above) has been selected from 99,339 works submitted by 22,752 photographers from 153 countries and regions around the world. Final judging took place between June 11th and June 14th, 2013 with the global panel of 17 judges, from a range of photography backgrounds, gathering in Tokyo. Winners were selected based on their ability to tell a universal story, diversity, the strength of their message, creativity, and the techniques used.
The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers (SITTP) has announced the winners of the Street Scene Photographic Competition. Mithun Saha from Gangarampur, India with the image entitled ‘Sleep on Wheels’ (above) was chosen as the winner from over 350 pictures entered in to the competition. The image was captured on a Fujifilm Finepix HS10 HS11. Mithun Saha has won a 12-month SITTP membership.
The Society of International Sport and Leisure Photographers have announced the winners of the Sporting Action Photographic Competition. Duncan Groves from Surrey has been chosen as the overall winner, for his image of Serena Williams (above), which was shot at The Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2013 using a Nikon D4. Hungarian photographer Mihály Attila Kazsuba, who resides in Barcelona, Spain, came in second; and the third place was awarded to Alexandros Dalkos from Greece.
The Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers has announced the winners of its "Our Colourful World" Photography Competition. The winning image (above) was captured by UK photographer Paul McElroy from Kent, and was taken at a local park on a Nikon D300 50 mm / 1.4 prime lens. Sahil M Beg from India came in second, and the third place was awarded to Christopher Algar from Hounslow, Middlesex.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Entries are now open for Marwell's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 awards. This year, the competition has four categories and judges will assess entries for photographic excellence, high quality and composition. The categories are Native Wildlife, Cute and Funny, Marwell Wildlife Residents and Marwell Wildlife Endangered. The top prize is a trip to Sweden with professional photographer Nick Garbutt, courtesy of which is worth over £1,395. Other prizes include a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior Keeper Experience and a half day safari with Nick Garbutt worth £475, Annual Memberships to Marwell Zoo, behind the scenes animal encounters, camera equipment and lots more. Entry to the competition costs £5 for adults and is free for juniors. The deadline for entries is 14 September 2013.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Frei Brothers Reserve have announced a photography competition. The contest encourages fans to submit pictures of outdoor places significant to them that they wish to see preserved. To enter, simply take a photo of a special place, add a brief description of why it's important to you, and submit both the picture and the description via Frei Brothers Reserve’s Facebook fan page. The contest offers monthly prize pack through November, and the grand prize of a VIP tour of Frei Ranch and a stay at Yosemite National Park. In addition, monthly winning photos will be published by National Geographic online.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
London+Acumen, a volunteer-led group supporting Acumen, has launched its first ever Dignity Photo Contest. Open to photographers in London with a social mission, the contest provides an exciting opportunity for the creative community in to showcase their photography skills. The theme is "Dignity, not dependence" and there are two categories: Dignity in London and Global Dignity. For more information visit the websites below.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Bee Raw, an American honey company, is hosting a Flower Power Photo Contest in order to bring awareness to the many ways you can help save the bees. Focusing on the importance of planting bee-friendly gardens, this social-media-driven contest challenges photographers to take a picture of flowers that bees will flock to. Share your snapshot on Bee Raw’s Facebook page, and get friends and family to “like” the post. The entry with the most likes on July 30 will win a Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight. The next five photos with the most likes will be awarded Bee Raw’s Good Bug Blooms seeds to start their own bee-friendly garden.
Friday, July 19, 2013
The call for entries has been announced for The Fourth Image Awards. In 2013, The Fourth Image exhibition will be held from 31st of October to 5th of November. Photographers are invited to submit their images until 10th September. The first prize is €3,000 and a booth at the exhibition. For more information, visit the website below.
Website: The Fourth Image
In Memory of the 125,000 aircrew who served in Bomber Command, Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial has launched The Spirit of Bomber Command photography competition. "We know from the contacts we have had that the passion for Bomber Command and all it stood for is extraordinary; and this competition offers the perfect opportunity to spread the word, engage new audiences and present the tenets of the Command in a modern and creative way," says Tony Worth, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Chair of the Trustees for Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial. Those who wish to take part in the competition need to submit their photographs that catprue the Spirit of Bomber Command through the website below.