Category: PhotographyBLOG

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fujifilm X-A1 Camera Winner!

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We've teamed up with CameraWorld to give away a fantastic Fujifilm X-A1 camera!

The lucky winner is Angela Smith. 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.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Win a Booq Python Bag!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We have two great Booq camera bags up for grabs!

Booq have just launched their new Python range that includes the Python Slimpack and the Python Mirrorless and we have one of each to give away.

The Python Slimpack has been designed for the digital age photographer with space for two DSLRs and up to four mid-size lenses, as well as one large zoom lens, a tripod and a 10-inch tablet or iPad. The Python Slimpack is also waterproof and has a rubberised base. The Python Slimpack is worth £110.

The Python Mirroless a compact camera bag designed to hold a mirrorless camera with a large lens, or a compact DSLR with a small lens. The Python Mirrorless keeps photography gear safe from knocks and bumps and is water-resistant. The Python Mirrorless has been designed to be practical and compact, it is worth £68.

All Booq bags they come tagged with a Terralinq serial number. Once registered, the Booq Terralinq service may help reunite you with your lost & found bag.

For more information on Booq and their other products please visit: http://www.booqbags.co.uk

Just answer this simple question to enter the contest

Win 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition Tickets

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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With the Sony World Photography Awards taking place next month we’ve teamed up with headline sponsors Sony to give 10 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the winner’s exhibition, which will take place at Somerset House, London from the 1st – 18th May 2014.

The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition will showcase the winning and shortlisted photographers from the awards across photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography. The exhibition has been expanded this year, being hosted in both the East and West Wings of Somerset House in London, making it one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

Alongside the winning and shortlisted photographers of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, special curations include: A collection of American photographer Mary Ellen Mark, the recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography, plus exclusive Sony commissions of celebrated photographer William Klein and a group show by Panos Pictures photographers.

Sony is committed to providing a camera solution for everyone and every budget – take professional quality pictures, whether an amateur or an expert.

With Sony’s ongoing development of its camera portfolio, choose from the point and shoot Cyber-shot to the entry-level interchangeable lens Alpha range or the new innovative QX lens-style cameras, Sony aims to make photography more accessible to all and educate people in the art of taking pictures.

For further information about the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards and the Somerset House exhibition visit http://www.worldphoto.org/2014exhibition

Just answer this simple question to enter the contest

Manfrotto Advanced Bag Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Manfrotto to give away THREE fantastic new Advanced Camera Bags worth up to £84.95!

The three lucky winners are:

1st Prize: Advanced Tri Backpack small (MB MA-BP-TS) – RRP £84.95 - Karen Herbert

2nd Prize: Advanced Active Backpack I (MB MA-BP-A1) - RRP £79.95 - Fiona Johnstone

3rd Prize: Advanced Gear Backpack Small (MB MA-BP-GPS) – RRP £59.95 - John Machar

MANFROTTO ADVANCED BAGS COLLECTION

Protection, design and quality in a brand-new fully-featured collection of camera bags.

Manfrotto Advanced Camera Bags

Aimed at passionate photographers looking for full-featured, reliable equipment that share the Manfrotto heritage trusted by professionals. Alongside our well-known hobbyist tripods, Advanced bags are an ideal way in to Manfrotto’s range. All Advanced bags are made using durable, resistant fabrics, metal zip pulls and buckles… all carefully assembled and stitched to ensure that Advanced bags are made to last. Based on the real needs of photographers, the functions of Advanced bags have been made easy to use on the move: tripod holders, dividers, pockets, rain covers, all carefully designed around the keen photographer.

For more information or to view or buy Manfrotto products online visit: http://www.manfrotto.co.uk

Friday, February 21, 2014

Special Offer for PhotographyBLOG Readers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, PhotographyBLOG
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We have teamed up with The Photography Show to offer our readers a substantial discount on tickets to the Show, which will take place from 1-4 March 2014 at the Birmingham NEC. Those that book their tickets by 28th February using the coupon code PHBLG142014 will be able to purchase them at a discounted price of £10 instead of the regular adult price of £13 (advance) or £15 (on the door). Please note that a booking fee of £0.95 applies to all advance tickets (regular and discounted).

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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John Lewis are giving one lucky winner the chance to improve their photography skills with a Fujifilm FinePix S4800 camera, worth £129.

The lucky winner is Kay Doherty. Congratulations!

This 16 Megapixel camera boasts 30X optical zoom, superior image quality, 1.3 second start-up time and panorama setting. The S4800 also has 3D shooting capability with two exposures of the same scene being saved in Multi-Picture Format to create realistic 3D effects.

Automatic scene setting detection and the ability to upload photos straight to Facebook make for easy capture and photo sharing in seconds. The FinePix S4800 is perfect for any budding photographer looking to improve their skills, as well as for those simply looking for a good quality on-the-go camera.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Camera of the Year 2013

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

Our eight and final award is for Camera of the Year 2013, which goes to the Sony A7R.

“The Sony A7R is the most revolutionary camera of 2013, bringing 35mm full-frame, interchangeable lens shooting to the masses both in terms of cost and size. Importantly the A7R is also well-built, a pleasure to use and delivers outstanding image quality.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Sony and the A7R!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

DSLR Camera of the Year 2013

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

The DSLR Camera of the Year 2013 award goes to the Canon EOS 70D.

“The new Canon EOS 70D offers the best all-round combination yet of viewfinder, live view and movie shooting experience for a DSLR camera, backed up by excellent image quality from the 20 megapixel APS-C sensor, proven handling and fast performance, making it a very appealing do-it-all interchangeable lens camera that suits a lot of users.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Canon and the EOS 70D!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Compact System Camera of the Year 2013

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

The Compact System Camera of the Year 2013 award goes to the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

“The combination of great image quality, an abundance of features, excellent auto focus, insane customisability and a robust dust-, drip- and freeze-proof body with a well-thought-out user interface do go a long way in justifying the cost...”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Olympus and the OM-D E-M1!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Compact Camera of the Year 2013

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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

The Compact Camera of the Year 2013 award goes to the Fujifilm X20.

“...the Fujifilm X20 delivers such a winning combination of old and new that offers so many important improvements over the original model that we can heartily recommend it for new and X10 users alike.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Fujifilm and the FinePix X20!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lens of the Year 2013

Mark Goldstein | Lenses, PhotographyBLOG
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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

The Lens of the Year 2013 award goes to the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM.

“...we can whole-heartedly recommend the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM as a fast, well-built prime lens that delivers superb results.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Sigma and the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Accessory of the Year 2013

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, PhotographyBLOG
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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

The Accessory of the Year 2013 award goes to the NEC MultiSync PA242W monitor.

“Sure, the NEC MultiSync PA242W costs a lot more than most 24-inch monitors, but if colour accuracy is paramount, you can't do much better than this...”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to NEC and the MultiSync PA242W!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Printer of the Year 2013

Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG, Printers
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This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

The Printer of the Year 2013 award goes to the Canon PIXMA PRO-100.

“If you do most of your printing on photo papers, particularly luster and gloss, and you shoot a lot of landscape/flower type photos, the Pro-100 is a clear winner.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Canon and the PIXMA PRO-100!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Software of the Year 2013

Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG, Software
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Over the next 8 days we’ll be revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.

Kicking things off is the Software of the Year 2013 award, which goes to Zoner Photo Studio 16.

“Zoner Photo Studio 16 is a large program that will cover most of the problems and overcome most objections that a photographer from new starter to keen enthusiast will be able to throw at it.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Zoner and Photo Studio 16!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lomography M4/3 Experimental Lens Kit Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Lomography to give away a fantastic Lomography M4/3 Experimental Lens Kit!

The lucky winner is Sumit Singh. Congratulations!

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.

Nero 2014 Platinum Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Nero to give away a copy of Nero 2014 Platinum!

The lucky winner is Justin Douglas. Congratulations!

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.

To enter all you need to do is answer this simple question. Good luck!

Silver Groves Frame Voucher Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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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.

The lucky winners are Carrie Miller and Ronald Capek. Congratulations!

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.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Buffalo LinkStation Pro Quad NAS Drive Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Buffalo Technology to give away a fantastic LinkStation Pro Quad NAS drive!

The lucky winner is Maxine Grant. Congratulations!

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.

Adventure Travel Show Ticket Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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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.

Bojan Arrigler has won a ticket to the Photography Seminar on Saturday and Sunday.

Alisha Green, Darel James and Joseph Hubbard have all won 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.

Autosport International 2014 Ticket Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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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!

The five lucky winners are Fayaz Musa, Michael Sowden, Tim Swaysland, Mark Guest and Karen Constable.

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”.