ViewBug Announces New “Depth" Photo Contest

July 27, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | Comment |

ViewBug has teamed up with Lytro to launch a photo contest focussing on the theme of “depth”. The contest will run until 6th November, and photos will be judged based on the photographer’s creative ability to capture a three-dimensional space. The winner will receive a Lytro Camera, valued at over $399.

Website: Depth Photo Contest

Viewbug Press Release

ViewBug Announces New “Depth Photo Contest”

In partnership with Lytro Cameras

San Diego—July 26, 2012…Since 2011, Lytro has provided a new and innovative way of taking pictures.  The simple and sleek Lytro camera offers minimal bulk with maximum photographic potential, capturing an entire light field, rather than a single lane of light. To help promote this rapidly popular technology, Lytro has paired with ViewBug, the number one online photo sharing and contest platform, to bring the “Depth Photo Contest”. (

The contest will run until November 6th, and photos will be judged based on any photographer’s creative ability to capture a three-dimensional space. First place will win a Lytro Camera, valued at over $399.  A single button easily captures living pictures that you can refocus before or after snapping, with no shutter delay.  Started by Ren Ng Ph.D., with the vision of a user-friendly design has no auto-focus, no shutter lag, no flash, and no unnecessary modes, dials or settings and can be easily shared online with friends and family. Lytro allows every shot to be a perfect one ( Nearly 400 entries have already been submitted and the contest continues to grow thanks to the ViewBug and Lytro community.

Award winning underwater photographer and Director of Photography at Lytro, Eric Cheng, will be judging the contest.  Eric has won awards such as the Antibes Festival Award, Nature’s Best Magazine photo competition, and some of his work has been placed in the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum. In 2007, he launched, an underwater photography and videography site that features a community of over 13,500 international photographers.  (

About ViewBug:
ViewBug is an online photo contest community that provides the opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. With ViewBug, everyone can get an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. ViewBug provides a slick profile to showcase your photos and different memberships to accommodate any type of photographer. A fast-growing company, ViewBug is based in San Diego with business development partners in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

For more information please contact ViewBug co-founder, Jimmy Lozowsky at or at 619-886-5440.

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