Category: PhotographyBLOG

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Panasonic GH3 Videos

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Here are seven Full 1080 HD movies taken with the new Panasonic GH3 compact system camera using the MOV, AVCHD and MP4 formats, including 72Mbps in ALL-I.

They’ve all been uploaded onto Photography Blog’s Vimeo HD channel where you can watch them at their native size. Note that these are fully representative of the Panasonic GH3’s final video quality when it ships next month.

Monday, October 1, 2012

September 2012 Competition Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The winners of the September 2012 Photography Blog Competition have been announced. The theme for September was “My Camera” - you can view all of the entries in this gallery. Here are the 5 winners:

1st Place
my Canon Powershot Sx 110Is by raznicu2010
Prize: X-Rite ColourChecker Passport
Kindly donated by X-Rite
http://www.xritephoto.com/

Klarstein Mini Projector Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Photography Blog and HiFi-Tower have teamed up to launch a brand new giveaway. The prize is a Klarstein Mini Projector, and we’ve got ONE to give away to a lucky reader!

This contest has now closed - the lucky winner is Alan Newington.

The Klarstein YX4B is a compact mini projector that beams images up to 60” in size. The projector is perfect for photo slideshows at home or on the go. It has an AV jack input for connecting a range of typical devices, as well as a USB port and micro-SD slot, so there’s definitely no lack of input options! For photographers, the Klarstein YX4B handles JPEG files with ease, along with audio/video files like MPEG4, FLV, MP3, and FLAC. The projector comes equipped with a long-lasting LED lamp, ensuring you’ll be proudly projecting your photos for years to come. The Klarstein YX4B and a selection of LED, LCD, and HD projectors are available online at hifi-tower.co.uk.

Monday, September 3, 2012

August 2012 Competition Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The winners of the August 2012 Photography Blog Competition have been announced. The theme for August was “Stars” - you can view all of the entries in this gallery. Here are the 5 winners:

1st Place
My shot of the galaxy! by bloopiers
Prize: X-Rite ColourChecker Passport
Kindly donated by X-Rite
http://www.xritephoto.com/

Monday, August 27, 2012

Crumpler Backpack Winner!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with Lovecases.co.uk to offer one lucky winner the opportunity to win a Crumpler Cupcake Slim DSLR Camera Photo Backpack.

The lucky winner is: Giacomino Parkinson.

This bag is a slim photo backpack made from super tough Chicken Tex Supreme high performance nylon. The complete section is a padded photo compartment with adjustable dividers. It’s suitable for a digital SLR camera with zoom lens attached plus approx 4 more lenses and a flashgun.

Check out the rest of Lovecases’ slr camera bag and bridge camera case ranges.

Just answer this simple question to enter the contest. (HINT - visit this Lovecases product page to get some help with the answer).

SpyderSTUDIO worth £450, Winner!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with color management specialists Datacolor to giveaway a fantastic SpyderSTUDIO worth £450!

The lucky winner is: Branislav Beliancin.

SpyderSTUDIO is a complete colour calibration solution. It provides everything needed for the utmost in accurate colour management from shoot, to edit, to print. With solutions from RAW camera calibration to quick and easy custom ICC printer profiles, the results are reliable, real-world colours.

In addition to SpyderPRINT, SpyderSTUDIO also consists Spyder4ELITE and SpyderCUBE. The former is an advanced colorimeter that automates and simplifies display calibration. It features a patented, full-spectrum, 7-colour sensor that can accurately characterise a variety of wide and normal gamut displays. The same sensor - which offers double-shielded filters for longer life and enhanced performance - is used to calibrate a monitor, laptop computer, iPad, iPhone and projector. Datacolor’s SpyderCUBE is a three-dimensional white and contrast-balancing tool. Also included in the SpyderSTUDIO is a desktop cradle/tripod mount, SpyderGuide, 6’ USB cable and Quick Start Guides. The package comes in a convenient and stylish metal case for easy transport.

SpyderSTUDIO - along with the entire Spyder range - is available at photography and consumer electronic retailers nationwide or online at www.Datacolor.com. The SpyderSTUDIO is priced at around £449.99.

Just answer this simple question to enter the contest. (HINT - visit the Datacolor Facebook page to get some help with the answer).

MILK Tailor Made Book Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with MILK to give away three of their coffee table-quality books.

The three lucky winners are: T Chao, Chris Bouvard and Vasko Bujaroski.

PQ Blackwell, internationally renowned publisher of illustrated books and the creators of MILK (Moments, Inspiration, Love, Kinship) has just launched MILK Tailor Made Books (http://www.milkbooks.com), a new website which enables anyone to showcase their artwork or images in a personally designed, tailor-made book. 

Three subscribers now have the chance to create their own exquisite coffee table-quality book. Using MILK’s editorial and design frameworks, these beautiful books will be printed to the creator’s unique specifications on high quality art paper, professionally bound in designer fabric, and will be accompanied by digital versions that allow people to add video in the telling of their stories.

This competition ended on the 22nd August 2012 (12:00PM GMT).

Just answer this simple question to enter the contest.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

July 2012 Competition Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The winners of the July 2012 Photography Blog Competition have been announced. The theme for July was “Olympics” - you can view all of the entries in this gallery. Here are the 5 winners:

1st Place
Olympic rings by giraffe
Prize: X-Rite ColourChecker Passport
Kindly donated by X-Rite
http://www.xritephoto.com/

Monday, July 30, 2012

Win with Dixons Retail!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Photography Blog is now running a competition sponsored by Dixons Retail. You have a chance to win a few products from Curry’s camera selection plus an external hard drives from PC World, as listed below.

The three lucky winners are: 
1st and 2nd Prizes: Anthony Jessuk and Linda Mayson - Samsung PL121 Compact Digital Camera - Black (pictured)
3rd Prize: Leana Beegum - WD My Passport Essential External Portable Hard Drive - 320GBP - Black

This competition ended on the 29th July 2012 (12:00PM GMT).

Thursday, July 19, 2012

MOO.com Business Cards Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Ales Veluscek, Graeme Murray, Radoslaw Wesolowski, David Taylor and Monika Walczak are the lucky winner of a set of 100 Classic MOO Business Cards!

We’re pleased to announce an exclusive giveaway from MOO.com!

If you’ve never heard of them before, MOO love to print business cards online - but also check out their range of Postcards, unique MiniCards, StickerBooks, Greeting-cards, and much more!

MOO is Who?
MOO was born from a passion for beautiful, high-quality print and design. Upload your own images or artwork to create truly creative cards with our Printfinity technology, or you can choose a MOO card design template to personalize with your own details.

Kodak Film Bundle Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Dianne Annett, Eduardo de Francisco, Siu Hay Yip, Jacquie Bennett and Edwin Rosenbloom are the five lucky winners of a bundle of Kodak film.

With the Summer finally upon us what better time to get photographing the beautiful delights of the country, towns and people around you. To help you do this we’re giving away a great film prize courtesy of Kodak.

We’ve got five bundles, consisting of the award winning Portra 160 film for natural skin tones, Ektar, the World’s finest grain colour negative film, and the truly timeless classic and best-selling black & white film.

Whether you are a commercial photographer or an advanced amateur, there’s a film from Kodak for you in this exciting film bundle prize.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hama Daytour 180 SLR Camera Backpack Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with Lovecases.co.uk to offer one lucky winner the opportunity to win a Hama Daytour 180 SLR camera backpack.

The lucky winner is Nick Board. Congratulations!

This bag has been designed by professional photographers, for professional photographers. The spacious interior, with highly logical and functional layout shows that this bag has been tested on the road for hours, where every single detail and layout has been meticulously thought through. The backpack is comfortable to wear, and provides easy access to your equipment so you’ll never miss your shots.

Check out Lovecases’ camera cases and dslr camera bag range.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Camera Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Pamela Turnbull is the lucky winner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 camera, courtesy of Idealo.co.uk.

For full details on the camera, read our in-depth review in which the FZ48 gained a Recommended award. The DMC-FZ48 features 12 megapixels, 3 inch LCD screen, 24x optical zoom, full HD video recording and a whole host of other functions.

If you’re not lucky enough to win the Lumix, you can still check the price on the DMC-FZ48, as well as wide selection of other digital cameras, on Idealo’s bridge camera page. Idealo.co.uk allows you to compare prices on over 300,000 products from 14,000 online shops; with its smartphone app for both for iOS and Android, this can now also be done on the go.

June 2012 Competition Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The winners of the June 2012 Photography Blog Competition have been announced. The theme for June was “Global Warming” - you can view all of the entries in this gallery. Here are the 5 winners:

1st Place
Saving the tree by czardases
Prize: X-Rite ColourChecker Passport
Kindly donated by X-Rite
http://www.xritephoto.com/

Monday, June 4, 2012

Manfrotto Photo Tripod and Bag Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The two lucky winners of a Manfrotto Photo Kit are Charlotte Clark and Austin Taylor.

These kits include the new Manfrotto Compact Travel Tripod which will go perfectly with your Manfrotto Veloce Backpack! Each kit is worth £135!

The new Manfrotto Veloce III (Black) Backpack is the essential shooting backpack, which comfortably fits all your camera gear and tripod either inside or outside the bag as well as a 13” laptop (13” Apple). Grab your DSLR (with or without battery grip and up to a 16-35mm lens attached) via the top opening without having to open the entire bag. 1-2 additional lenses, flash and accessories fit in the bottom compartment.

The Manfrotto Compact Photo Kit (Grey) is the most compact full size support in the market. The five section legs and the unique reversible column provide maximum compactness for storage and transportation, and yet, when fully extended it is a full size tripod with no compromise on height. The quick action intuitive ball head allows you to simply and quickly set the position of your camera in any situation so you don’t lose the right moment.

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

May 2012 Competition Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The winners of the May 2012 Photography Blog Competition have been announced. The theme for May was “Rain” - you can view all of the entries in this gallery. Here are the 5 winners:

1st Place
Drops of fun by MKatz
Prize: X-Rite ColourChecker Passport
Kindly donated by X-Rite
http://www.xritephoto.com/

Monday, May 28, 2012

Tamrac DSLR Bag Winner!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The lucky winner of a great Tamrac DSLR bag, courtesy of Lovecases.co.uk, is Robin Stanford.

The Tamrac Rally 5 will comfortably accommodate your DSLR with up to a 6” lens attached, 1 long tele photo lens and one mid size zoom lens plus a flash and all your accessories. There is also space for your iPad, small laptop or Tablet PC.

Check out Lovecases’ camera cases and dslr camera bag range.

This contest closed on Tuesday 22/05/2012.

CyberLink Photo Director 3 Winners!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The five lucky winners of Photo Director 3, courtesy of CyberLink, are mr eastwood, barry wolohan, Moby M Xavier, Hitesh Rathod and Lutz Froenicke.

PhotoDirector 3 is designed to provide all the features photographers need to manage large batches of photos, adjust images to the best quality and showcase work in their own unique style, in a single application. Now featuring People Beautifying tools and a complete range of cutting edge processing features, PhotoDirector 3 not only enables customers to perfect every detail of scenery photos, but also create professional portraits.

This contest closed on Tuesday 24/05/2012.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

April 2012 Competition Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The winners of the April 2012 Photography Blog Competition have been announced. The theme for April was “Black and Blue” - you can view all of the entries in this gallery. Here are the 5 winners:

1st Place
The blue galaxy by czardases
Prize: X-Rite ColourChecker Passport
Kindly donated by X-Rite
http://www.xritephoto.com/

Thursday, April 5, 2012

March 2012 Competition Winners

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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The winners of the March 2012 Photography Blog Competition have been announced. The theme for March was “Enemies” - you can view all of the entries in this gallery. Here are the 5 winners:

1st Place
My Own Worse Enemy by phototoad

Prize: X-Rite ColourChecker Passport
Kindly donated by X-Rite
http://www.xritephoto.com/