Tamron USA Announces "My Food Exhibit" Photo Contest
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Tamron USA has announced the “My Food Exhibit” photo contest offered exclusively to Tamron lens users residing in the US. Entrants will create a 3D virtual exhibit showcasing 8-14 of their best images in a food theme. Professional photographer Hernan Rodriguez will judge the contest and choose the winning exhibit based on overall image quality and originality of the collection. The winning exhibit will be featured on the Tamron USA website and Tamron newsletter. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of five Tamron lenses: 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom lens; SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC; SP 70-300mm Di VC USD; SP 60mm F/2.0 Di II 1:1 Macro; or 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony E-Mount. The deadline for submissions is 31st December. As always we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work.
Tamron Press Release
TAMRON USA ANNOUNCES “MY FOOD EXHIBIT” PHOTO CONTEST ON WWW.MYPHOTOEXHIBITS.COM
Deadline for Tamron lens users residing in the USA to create their exhibit entry for a chance to win a Tamron lens is December 31, 2012
Commack, N.Y., October 15, 2012 - Tamron USA announces “My Food Exhibit” photo contest offered exclusively to Tamron USA lens users. Entrants will create a 3D virtual exhibit showcasing 8-14 of their best images in a food theme. Professional photographer Hernan Rodriguez (hernanphotography.com) will judge the contest and choose the winning exhibit based on overall image quality and originality of the collection. The winning exhibit will be featured on the Tamron USA website and Tamron newsletter. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of five Tamron lenses: 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom lens (model B008); SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC (model B005); SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (model A005); SP 60mm F/2.0 Di II 1:1 Macro (model G005); or 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony E-Mount (model B011). The contest officially launches on October 15, 2012. Entrants without a computer or Internet access may send in entries by mail. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012; complete contest rules are available at myphotoexhibits.com/contest.
About The Judge:
Hernan Rodriguez (hernanphotography.com) is an international award-winning professional photographer specializing in commercial photography and portraiture. His unique style is a fusion between art and photography that has earned him 25 awards in photography, including the much coveted Black & White Spider Award for photographic excellence in fashion photography. Most recent are three Bronze Awards in the 2012 Aperture Awards for portrait and illustration. His outgoing personality and fresh approach to imagery has allowed Hernan to work with such notable clients as Guess Clothing, Playboy Beverage, Corona, EMI, and Sony Record labels. Hernan approaches food photography in the same manner as a portrait, bringing out the personality of the food to make inviting and surprising images. For inspiration and tips from the contest’s guest judge, see this article.
Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron’s SoHo-styled MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) interface, available at http://myphotoexhibits.com, allows users to create customizable gallery 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 food pictorials, special events, projects, and more.
Companion Android™, iPhone™ & iPad™ App for On-The-Go Viewing and Sharing
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.
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 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 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 award-winning 18-270mm Di II VC PZD - the world’s smallest and lightest 15X 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 AF operation. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.
Photo © Zoltán Árva-Tóth | Shown here for illustration purposes only | Not taken with a Tamron lens