Tamron Launches Garden Macro Photography Contest
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Tamron USA will celebrate World Photography Day with a "Garden Macro" photography contest. Entrants will creatively photograph garden-themed macro images and set-up an exhibit at Tamron's 3D virtual online sharing site, MyPhotoExhibits.com, between August 19 and September 19, 2013. Tamron will pick the best overall exhibit based on image quality and creativity. The winner will receive a Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1 VC USD lens. The Tamron "Garden Macro" photography contest is open to users of any photographic equipment who reside in the USA and are at least 18 years old. The exhibit must be set up at by September 19, 2013 and must contain at least 8 images as they relate to topic of Garden Macro photography and use the new "Garden Patio" furniture/ceiling option. All exhibits must be named "Tamron Garden Macro Contest."
Tamron Press Release
TAMRON USA CELEBRATES WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY WITH GARDEN MACRO PHOTO CONTEST
Participants creatively photograph garden-themed macro images and set up an exhibit at Tamron's MyPhotoExhibits.com for a chance to win the new award-winning Tamron SP 90mm Di VC USD Macro Lens
August 20, 2013, Commack, N.Y. - Tamron USA will celebrate World Photography Day with photo enthusiasts across the country with Tamron's "Garden Macro" photography contest. World Photography Day dates back to the invention of the daguerreotype process and the later proclamation of the French government, stating that the invention was a gift "Free to the World" on August 19, 1839.
Contest entrants will creatively photograph garden-themed macro images and set-up an exhibit at Tamron's unique 3D virtual online sharing experience, MyPhotoExhibits.com, between August 19 and September 19, 2013. Tamron will pick the best overall exhibit based on image quality and creativity. The winner will receive the award-winning Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1 VC USD (value $749).
The Tamron "Garden Macro" photography contest is open to users of any photographic equipment who reside in the USA and are at least 18 years old. The exhibit must be set up at by September 19, 2013 and must contain at least 8 images as they relate to topic of Garden Macro photography and use the new "Garden Patio" furniture/ceiling option. All exhibits must be named "Tamron Garden Macro Contest" or the entry will not qualify. For complete rules, please visit: http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/garden_macro_contest.asp
About the Prize
State-of-the-art optical and VC image stabilizing technologies combine to create anew masterwork lens in the Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (model F004), refined for higher detail and sharper photos with Tamron's new eBand Coating, XLD optical design and VC image stabilization and is compatible with full-size DSLRs. With its rounded diaphragm, this macro lens maintains sharp focus on the subject together with soft natural blurring of foregrounds and backgrounds to deliver a spectacular blur effect.
The new eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating technique developed by Tamron deploys a nano-structured layer coupled with the sophisticated multiple layer coatings underneath to yield significant anti-reflection properties, efficiently reducing undesired flare and ghosting to an absolute minimum to deliver sharp, crisp images. This lens was recently voted best lens of the year by EISA 2013-2014 and noted as, "One of the best macro lenses on the market, comfortably outperforming its legendary predecessor with the same focal length. Not only does it impress with its optical quality but also with its functionality."
Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron's SoHo-styled MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) interface, available at http://myphotoexhibits.com exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience. Photographers simply set up a user avatar and bio, upload their favorite high-resolution images and create their personalized on-line exhibit space. After organizing the exhibit and captioning the photographs, users can put finishing design touches on their exhibit. By choosing wall and floor textures and colors, frames, furniture, and lighting, photographers are invited to extend their creativity and show their work in complimentary settings. It's easy to go back into the MPE interface at any time to add more photos, tweak presentation specs, or create an unlimited number of new exhibits that feature travel pictorials, special events, projects, and more.
Spreading the word about these custom exhibits is another way in which MyPhotoExhibits stands out from other online galleries. Once an exhibit is ready to "open" it's easy to share it with friends. Users simply send invitations from the website or the iPhone & iPad app to Facebook or other social media platforms or by email. Visitors can sign the photographer's guestbook, choose favorite exhibits and follow exhibiting photographers.
Companion Android™, iPhone™ & iPad™ App for On-The-Go Viewing and Sharing
An app for Android, iPhone & iPad for photography enthusiasts on-the-go will further enhance MyPhotoExhibits convenience and user-friendliness. The free apps, available in the iTunes app store and at Google Play, and all of which can be accessed from tamron-usa.com/lenses/apps_mpe.asp, offer easy mobile access to MyPhotoExhibits. Through their iPhone, Android phone or iPad, users can browse through all available MPE exhibits, view their own exhibits, check out other photographers and share exhibits by sending out invites to friends.
Tamron is a leading manufacturer of professional and consumer photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today's compact high power All-In-One™ lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the 18-270mm Di II VC PZD - the world's smallest and lightest 15X All-In-One™ zoom lens featuring Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet autofocus operation. Tamron's recent SP (Super performance) lens introductions have received accolades and high press by leading photographic magazines and websites for their outstanding best-in-class performance. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.