Category: PhotographyBLOG

Monday, November 10, 2014

Win a TemplateMonster WordPress Theme!

News image

Now you have a chance to start your own photo portfolio or personal blog: TemplateMonster is giving out 3 premium WordPress themes for free!

This competition has now CLOSED. The three lucky winners are:

#3 Niklas Henriksson
#8 Tate
#11 Ryan Holman

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System for blogs, portfolios and business websites – stable, modern, extendable. TemplateMonster is one of the oldest providers of professional WordPress themes. Today we are starting the giveaway, after which 3 winners will get their premium themes with all their benefits – professional design, fully responsive layout and free 24/7 support.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

We’ve teamed up with online photography supplies and electronic store, 7DayShop for a 1 terabyte SD Card and Micro SD Card product bundle giveaway featuring:

7 x 128Gb Cards
1 x 64Gb Card
1 x 32Gb Card
1 x 8xGb Card

Worth a total value of £250 for one lucky winner!

Founded in 1998, 7dayshop has become an established household brand and online retailer of photography, electronics and computer accessories.  

7DayShop’s dedicated team of professional buyers source the highest quality products at the most competitive prices for well over a million happy customers. 7DayShop also manufacture own-branded SD memory cards, batteries, ink cartridges, photography accessories and equipment and many other gadgets, household electronic devices and accessories. 

Enter this competition by following 7DayShop and Photography Blog on Facebook and Twitter or by entering your email address.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win a Samsung 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

We've teamed up with Samsung to give away a fantastic 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens (Black) worth £500!

Here’s a lens ready for its close-up: the Samsung 60mm macro lens. It comes equipped with a supersonic actuator for fast, silent and precise auto focusing — perfect for the amateur entomologist looking to capture an amazing image of a fluttering butterfly. And thanks to its internal focusing system, the lens barrel remains fixed. So you can get right up close to your tiny little subjects without startling them and capture stunning details that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

There are several different ways to enter - complete them all below to stand the best chance of winning! And refer your friends to get even more chances.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win a Vanguard Alta CA AGH Tripod!

News image

We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta CA AGH tripod, worth $180!

The Vanguard Alta CA 234AGH tripod kit is designed to meet the requirements of any enthusiast photographer, especially those wanting a great combination of portability and stability with a pistol grip head.

This aluminium tripod kit is extremely lightweight at under 1.7kg and the legs have four sections that enable it to fold down to just over 57cm, making it extremely portable. Despite this it still features an unrivalled loading capacity of 5kg and extends to just below 1.6m making it extremely versatile.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win a Michron Time-Lapse Photography Device!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

We’ve teamed up with Alpine Labs to give away a smartphone-programmable Michron time-lapse device to 5 lucky winners!

The Michron provides an affordable entry point for enthusiast photographers into stationary time-lapse photography.

It connects to the majority of DSLR and mirrorless cameras and are programmed by a simple smartphone interface that enables the user to walk away with their smartphone after programming. This leaves the user free to play with their smartphone while the camera captures the time-lapse footage.

To find out more about Alpine Labs, visit http://alpinelaboratories.com/

Enter this competition by following Alpine Labs and Photography Blog on Facebook and Twitter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vanguard Alta Pro AB100 Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fujifilm X-T1 Camera Winner

News image

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Samsung WB350F SMART Camera Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

We've teamed up with Samsung to give away a fantastic Samsung WB350F SMART camera. In addition, 3 runners-up will each receive a Samsung Plus microSDHC 8Gb memory card.

The lucky winner of the Samsung WB350F SMART camera is Alan Downie. Congratulations!

The three runners up, who each win a Samsung Plus microSDHC 8Gb memory card, are Petegk Salonika, Gaz Tanner and Elina Qonita.

People who want to capture and share powerful and unique images can now do so with the elegant and impressively equipped Samsung WB350F SMART Camera. This state of the art compact zoom camera comes with 21x optical zoom capabilities and a 23mm Wide Angle lens as standard, allowing users to create images with striking depth and detail. Whether zooming in on a subject from a great distance, or capturing a sprawling landscape that stretches for miles, the device delivers sharp detail and bright images on every shot.

The WB350F is also furnished with an impressive 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. This eliminates the need to use a flash at inopportune moments or at events – as the superior sensor needs less light than its conventional counterparts, without sacrificing image quality.

There are several different ways to enter - login via Facebook or enter your email address, then complete them all below to stand the best chance of winning! And refer your friends to get even more chances.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera and 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens Winner!

News image

We've teamed up with CameraWorld to give away a fantastic Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera with a 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 lens!

Congratulations to Rosie Truasheim, who has been randomly selected as the lucky winner of this great prize. Thanks to everyone else for entering.

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 Canon EOS 70D! And refer your friends to get even more chances!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, June 2, 2014

Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

Win one of two Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 worth £219.95!

The two lucky winners are Jan Enkelmann and Michelle Bosomworth. Congratulations!

All the gear you want, protected and with you all the time! Built to carry pro DSLRs, lenses, flash, a laptop, tripod and accessories, Manfrotto Professional Backpacks are designed to function as a work station on the ground while you're shooting, and thanks to their Camera Protection System (CPS) and Exo-tough multi-layered construction, they ensure the maximum level of protection for your gear.

Product Features

The Professional Backpack 50 is designed to hold a pro DSLR with battery grips, attached 70-200 F/2.8 lens, additional camera body, 5 extra lenses, flash, tablet, 15” laptop, tripod and accessories. With a removable rain cover to protect your gear from the elements, and including detachable straps on the front and side of the bag for attaching a tripod, you can be sure this bag suits your every need!

CPS - Camera Protection System
Exo-tough multi-layered construction for higher protection
Bag opens completely, with flap serving as field mat
Side pockets for personal accessories
Front flap with pockets for accessories and a tablet
Padded adjustable shoulder straps + padded back system
Specialised tripod base for Manfrotto tripods
Tripod connects to front or side with detachable straps. Hidden side pocket for additional tripod
Carry options: shoulder strap, Easy Grip handle or slung over trolley handle
Top access for fast draw
Sturdy TPU feet keep bag off the ground and serve as shock absorbers

To find out more please visit http://www.manfrotto.co.uk

8Gb Eye-Fi Mobi Wireless Memory Card Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

We're giving away 5 Eye-Fi Mobi 8GB wireless memory cards, worth £41.99 each!

The 5 lucky winners are: Barrie Bullock, colin baker, juergen hefele, Darren Stone and keren curran. Congratulations!

Eye-Fi Mobi adds the convenience and the connectivity of mobile devices to high quality digital photography. Photos and videos can now be transferred quickly, easily and wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, making them immediately available for sharing with the rest of the world via social media or email.

Thanks to Eye-Fi Mobi, the cumbersome transfer of photos from the camera to smartphone or PC is a thing of the past, so now photographers only need to focus on making unforgettable photos. Juggling a multitude of devices is no longer necessary: the high quality photos from the camera can now be shared instantly via social media. Replace the camera’s standard SD card with an Eye-Fi Mobi card to make the pictures appear on your iOS or Android™ device in two simple steps.

To find out more please visit http://en.eyefi.com/

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

We're giving away 10 copies of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9, worth £69.99 each!

The 10 lucky winners are: Terry Wells, Poul P. Phillipsen, Sue Cook, Toni Arnott, chris nichol, Rebecca Herbert, Mark Clancy, Kirsty Hall, Gregg Carter and julie macmillan. Congratulations!

With Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 you can optimize your images and add your own special touch.

Perfect your photos using the retouch feature or design creative photo collages. Make your images stand out from the crowd with custom graphics and personalized logos.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 combines the best of photo and graphic design in one interface. The program contains a vast selection of powerful graphic design tools that are perfect for beginners and pros alike:

Flawless images

• Optimize the contrast, colour, and sharpness of your images

• Correct converging lines, cropping, red-eye effect, etc.

• Remove distracting elements from photos, e.g. road signs, people standing in the way, imperfections, etc.

Creative freedom

• Select image elements and reposition them freely anywhere you like

• Use photo filters for creative image effects

• Create panorama montages from several individual images

Graphic design

• Design logos, decorations or custom fonts

• Create spatial effects using the powerful 3D tool

• Insert gradients, shadows, and transparency effects for a realistic look

To find out more please visit http://www.magix.com/gb/xara-photo-graphic-designer/detail/

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Booq Python Bag Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

We have two great Booq camera bags up for grabs!

The two lucky winners are Glen Urban, who wins a Booq Python Slimpack, and Nigel Soper, who wins a Booq Python Mirrorless.

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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition Ticket Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

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 lucky winners are: pete williams, Lance Maloney, Miles Thompson, Jon Stroud, Eloise Barnes, Allan Smith, Vanessa Scott, Jolie Kung, Alice Matthews and suzy mallison. Congratulations!

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fujifilm X-A1 Camera Winner!

News image

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

Manfrotto Advanced Bag Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
News image

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
News image

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
News image

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

News image

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

News image

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!