Win a Panasonic FZ45 Camera!

March 22, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG | 45 Comments | |
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Win a brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 digital camera in our exclusive competition!

We’ve teamed up with creative specialists JMS to offer you this fantastic prize that’s suitable for every degree of photography experience.

The Panasonic FZ45 is simple to use and comprises a whole host of features to help improve shots. Experience aside, these features allow novices and pros alike to capture the perfect shot.
Boasting 14.1 megapixels, the FZ45 offers photography enthusiasts a 25-27mm wide-angle, 24x optical zoom lens.
The FZ45 has HD recording facility, Intelligent Resolution Technology and 32x Intelligent Zoom. It also has intuitive manual operation for complete creative control.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a brand new Panasonic DMC-FZ45 digital camera is click on this video production link (this one on your left) and leave your answer to the following question.

Q. Describe your favourite photo you’ve ever taken in no more than 100 words.

It can be of absolutely anything you like. A family photo, a holiday snap, a sporting event, a city skyline, a geographical wonder - you get the gist!
The winner will be the answer that best captures the imagination of the panel of judges. If they can picture your picture, you’re in with a great shot!

Click here for our full review of the Panasonic FZ45.

Entries close at 23:59 on April 8th 2012. Good luck!

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3. No entries will be accepted from employees of Photography Blog or JMS.

4. The winner will be announced on the Photography Blog website following the closing date and contacted via email only, so a valid email address is required.

5. The prize featured is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 camera.

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12:12 pm - Friday, March 23, 2012



12:20 pm - Friday, March 23, 2012

#3 David

My favourite photo was taken in the lower level of The Louvre in Paris. It is a photo of a pryamid, under a pyramid under another pyramid.The outside top pyramid,which is made of glass, has the point up, the inside one is point down, and the bottom pyramid,which is resting on the floor, and made of concrete, is point up. A very intersting bit of architecture! As I walked by, the sun shone by in such a way as to cast a rainbow on the bottom pyramid. Wow!

4:01 pm - Friday, March 23, 2012

#4 Mimi

My favorite photo ever taken was with my husband, our 2 sons and 2 daughters, with their spouses, and all their children (my beautiful grandchildren). All together it was 24 of us. Not one person has their eyes closed in this photo; there's not one red eye; there's not even one person not smiling...every family member is looking right in the camera (even the babies!) and showing off their pearly whites. This photo was taken during our 40th wedding anniversary. It was such a gorgeous day that I will never forget. I enlarged the photo and I have one hanging in color above our mantle and another smaller version in black and white hanging in our entry way. I want to remember all the happiness and joy of that one day for the rest of my life. Seeing that photo reminds me of my greatest accomplishment in life: my family. We raised our kids to the best of our ability and now they are doing the same with theirs. I would love this camera to capture more and more moments like this everyday.

4:19 pm - Friday, March 23, 2012

#5 Emily Ilett

My favourite photo was a quick snap of a floor in china, with interesting texture the floor flows away from you catching the sun as it goes, a building and trees are silhouetted on the horizon line in soft focus. Blue sky with wispy clouds, it makes me feel calm and warm when i see it from the atmosphere of the photo and the memories it brings.

7:01 pm - Friday, March 23, 2012

#6 Shahram

My favorite photo is of my old mother who is being recovered from a brain stroke from 9 months ago. She's looking at me half-smile showing her love and affection from one hand and perhaps the grief of being unable to keep up her ordinary life without a walking-stick from the other.

9:25 pm - Friday, March 23, 2012

#7 Mark Shaw

Excitement knowing no bounds as my kids thunder down the stairs on an early Christmas morning. Bursting in on wrapped presents, removing the wrappings with screams of delight from one present to the next. It’s all captured on video in full glory, but it's my camera that holds the truth and fun of the day. Once the kids are seated for breakfast, I sneak into the living room and snap the carnage left by three eager xmas morning monsters I love so much.

9:52 pm - Friday, March 23, 2012

#8 chitturi ramana

my most favorite photo is the family photo with my parents and my children also included beside me witha good temple view on backdrop. I unable to visit to that location again with all the members earlier included. atleast two of them missing every time afterwards.
now, some of the persons in the photo are rest in peace

9:03 am - Saturday, March 24, 2012

#9 Dave

What happened to the comments that were here before?

6:24 pm - Saturday, March 24, 2012

#10 sudip sarkar

my mother`s pix.... that was my frist click with my 1st new camera.
nothing beautiful could be than that as my 1st pix with new cam.
love u mom.... :)

6:11 pm - Sunday, March 25, 2012

#11 Jon Sydney-Smith

my favourite picture was when i was in my garden in a cold night and i was on my phone, looked over a my mums flowers and took a picture of a pink rose, i was so happy that such a simple photo brought out all the beauty of the flower and the dew drops on the flowers petals, i was so happy from a phone camera picture i havnt stopped since

9:30 pm - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

#12 mahmoud hamouda

The best photo i have ever shot was the photo that showed the essence of the view that made every one saw it get impressed with it

8:45 pm - Wednesday, March 28, 2012

#13 Carolyn Moon

My favorite photo is one I got of a full moon between some trees. Quite the feat with my simple digital camera. The moon with her dreamy light and the shimmering leaves bring the picture a story. Plus, I could be swallowed by the blues in that sky.

5:33 am - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#14 Marc J Ouellette

My favorite photo is a time-lapse image I took in January of '09, with the outline of my city in the foreground and the glow of the pre-dawn light giving the buildings a nice highlight. The red and white streaks of the traffic added a nice finishing touch to the overall image.

5:52 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#15 Jaron

My favorite photo is one of my family - including the dog. I somehow managed to get a 2-month old baby, dog, and everyone else to look at the camera!

6:01 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#16 Mary

My favorite photo is of my daughter standing hands on hips on a deserted beach at Playacar, Mexico with waves crashing on the beach and the sky very dark grey with a hurricane passing us by.

6:19 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#17 Samina Farooq

my favorite photo so far has been the capturing of a double phenomena of a water droplet, that REFLECTS and REFRACTS at the same time! its just a tiny moment that is gone if you havent been so efficient enough! the holding of a breath, standing over the panes of a bath tub, grabbing a camera in one hand and the shower in another, just makes this picture worth a capture and worth a memory! and there aren't much words that make sense when they are REFLECTED and REFRACTED simultaneously. so i chose an inverted WE which REFLECTED as WE and REFRACTED as ME! - giving it a caption, I REFLECT ON THE WORLD! (showing the worth of every single human being in the formation of a society)

6:32 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#18 Ron Eccles

The photo I took on my old film camera, of my much loved Border Collie. It is a profile head shot that captures the shiny black fur and twinkle in her eye, Set against a well out of focus red brick wall, there is nothing to detract from my memory of her. She is there every day, as my screen saver.

6:41 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#19 Alison Blencowe

My sister, our guides, their motorbikes and our 8 year-old driver all piled on the pallet-on-wheels called the Bamboo Train.

8:44 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#20 Kay F

My 4 year old Son on his neon green scooter whizzing ahead of me with his left leg in the air and not a care in the world. It was taken on a glorious Autumnal day in the leafy local park...he is wrapped snug in his little lumberjack coat and Bruce Springsteen denims and the trees are all burnt orange and the sky is clear and bright. It's not a perfectly composed shot by any stretch of the imagination...but it captures a wonderful carefree moment of pure childhood frivolity, and for that reason I'll always treasure it.

9:16 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2012

#21 Goran

Last year, my girlfriend and I were on summer holiday in Croatia. It is not Allways easy to stumble upon a place thriving with inspiration, but Primošten is one of those places. Medival city, old house, sea, and gulls. A bit of composing, polarized filter, f8 and... perfect.

8:04 am - Friday, March 30, 2012

#22 Phil Darling

My daughters' greatest passion is her trampoline - and my best photo is of her bouncing.It was dusk, and I crouched down low so not to get the trampoline in shot, and caught her at top bounce, with a slow shutter speed and flash. This managed to catch her face in sharp focus yet her arms and legs are leaving a blur behind them. It just conveys to me the joy of her movement. Love it.

8:17 am - Friday, March 30, 2012

#23 ANJU

The best picture I ever took was when we arrived in Aswan, Egypt, it was absolutely breathtaking so I did a panoramic shot. The picture was took off the balcony of the New Cataract Hotel where we stayed for the night, the picture included a shot of the Old Cataract Hotel where Agatha Christie was said to have written Death On The Nile. We were so tired due to having to meet an early morning convoy at 3am, so we just took the shot & went to bed. This was our only memory of Aswan, & what a memory, it was awesome!

2:20 pm - Friday, March 30, 2012

#24 Greg Schmitt

My favorite photo is always the next image I make.

3:00 pm - Friday, March 30, 2012

#25 Katy B

A panoramic of the city of Istanbul, as we made our way back from Yalova on the ferry. It was a sunny day and from afar the sandstone coloured buildings looked like ants nests piled high; gold domed roofs of hundreds, possibly thousands of Mosques glinting in the sun and boats ferrying goods, people and everything inbetween from the Golden Horn to the Bospherous. At the very fringes of the city, staggeringly tall skyscrapers were under construction whilst impressive bridges linked the European and Asian sides of the city. Old world meets new world over two continents; absolutely breathtaking.

11:10 pm - Friday, March 30, 2012

#26 Dan

My favourite photo was of me and my wife, we didn't have a professional photographer for our wedding, and though friends took pictures this one was when we had just grabbed our camera cuddled together and snapped, when we looked at it after the sun was streaming through the window behind us around our heads and I had moved the slightly giving it an almost fuzzy look around the edges. Everyone that see's it smiles and asks who the photographer was!

12:23 am - Saturday, March 31, 2012

#27 Katie Young

Imagine a beautiful Venetian island on sunny but crisp day, full of houses of every colour of the rainbow reflected in the still waters of the canal. Burano is a slice of heaven and I was lucky enough to visit the place with my new husband last month and take this special photograph.

2:58 pm - Saturday, March 31, 2012

#28 Jose Kerginaldo de Paula

The best photo I took was a group of elderly in a nursing home. The wrinkled faces show a strong warning that this life is fleeting, we should be thankful for all the good things that happen to us, even the simple act of a click.

3:18 am - Sunday, April 1, 2012

#29 vangel

my favorite photo is one that i take by luck with my cellphone. A butterfly in macro with my a perfect blured background

3:55 pm - Sunday, April 1, 2012

#30 Saurabh Nanda

My best shot is of my friend in Leh...i lied down on the road to capture a very natural unsuspecting shot of him which portrayed his innocence and true nature of him being himself. I captured my other friends as well in their natural-self. but this one was just perfect.
Camera: Lumix FZ 100.

9:56 am - Monday, April 2, 2012

#31 Ron Conroy

looks like a great camera
my favourite photo I took was of a bridge just north of Belfast.
It was so green and beautiful. I think of that photo often

8:16 pm - Monday, April 2, 2012

#32 Jane Britton

My favorite photo is from last November - I'd taken my hubbie to the Isle of Skye for his 50th birthday. We went out on a boat and I was lucky enough to get a good shot of a Sea Eagle
I was so chuffed with it, my hubbie knew I loved the picture and got it blown up onto canvas for Christmas for me and now it hangs over my keyboard so I can remember what an amazing time we had.

8:53 pm - Wednesday, April 4, 2012

#33 Norman Felton

My most recent favourite photo was taken with an FZ20 from a safari truck in the Kabini National Park.
The early morning mist hung over the water and through the tall dark straight trees, which acted as a picture frame, a group of elephants with their offspring slowly walked through the mist along the sandy bank on the opposite side of the river. No-one spoke. The only sound was the clicking of shutters. Magical.

7:03 pm - Thursday, April 5, 2012

#34 SD Smart

My favourite photo ever taken is one of my daughter when she was only four. She ran ahead of me on the local jetty on a very rare day when we were the only ones on the jetty. It was a lucky shot of her walking towards the end of the jetty but it came out perfectly exposed and framed. It looks like she owns the jetty and for me it is a symbol of her life ahead.. Its even better in black and white and now I see it everyday on our wall.

12:16 am - Friday, April 6, 2012

#35 Judith (from Israel)

Lovely to be in Minnesota again - my second visit, but my husband's first. Last week's snow has vanished, thankfully, and the bright blue sky helps lift our spirits after revent sad events. Also, we are with very close, old friends which is comforting. We travel to the countryside to photograph the wooden houses.

Whenever I feel down, I look at my favorite photograph from that day, a wooden house painted yellow, and remember the comforting love of friends and family.

7:03 am - Friday, April 6, 2012

#36 Toni

I do not have the favourite photo because all photos of my little daughter are my favourites.She is my life.
Happy Easter to all.

10:06 am - Friday, April 6, 2012

#37 mahmoud shaban

the best photos in my opinion that taken suddenly without any Preparations

3:54 pm - Friday, April 6, 2012

#38 Nicola Bostock

My favourite photo is one I took in North Wales of an old boat at low tide, the anchor and chain snake into the far left of the foreground across a fantastically rippled and textured beach, the bright blue sky and slate grey mountains provide a typical Welsh backdrop - it really sums up the lovely time I had there.

5:09 pm - Friday, April 6, 2012


my favourite recent pic i have taken, is of my 3 year old daughter... i caught her trying on my new red lipstick, (cheeky madame) i snapped her with it all smudged around her mouth, her response was 'im just making myself look like a princess mummy' love these sorts of pics of your children, capturing moments of them growing up, you can't replace

12:02 pm - Saturday, April 7, 2012

#40 Mark Coltman

Namtso Lake. Background deep blue skies sport fluffy candyfloss clouds that hover over half a dozen snow capped peaks juxtaposing the barren brown soils at their base. A tranquil lake takes centre stage and in the foreground on the shoreline lay three off-white yaks, the two behind the nearest exact echoes. Coarse fluffy hair competing with smooth, curved horns and happy cudding faces. The eye is drawn however to the bright vivid colours of the hand made blankets beneath well worn saddles and the fourth yak unsaddle, nor blanket, that pulled guard duty, mournfully staring at the mountains afar.

12:50 pm - Saturday, April 7, 2012

#41 Laura Mason

My favourite photo was with my family in Dunstable. We were at teh top of the hill having a lovely picnic and the photo we took had a lovely scenic background.

Wish I could upload it to show you all.

1:18 pm - Sunday, April 8, 2012

#42 Jernedell Mabiling

This stunning and dramatic scenery is of me and my sister in Boracay. With big grins on our faces, we were at the center of the picture while the tropical paradise island of Boracay served as the backdrop. On the right side, the beach was long, lined with palm trees along a stretch of white powdery sand. On the left, there's the wide turquoise ocean dotted with colorful sail boats. Our feet were dipped in crystal clear water while the breeze of the coast was making our hair fly. All these were shot under a spotless sunny, blue sky.

4:11 pm - Sunday, April 8, 2012

#43 Graham Bagley

It was a once in a lifetime shot. The kind you read about in magazines; perfect exposure, good composition, but most of all, a shot of my baby son that will outlast us all. His eyes follow you around the room, saying 'look how cute I am'. Cute indeed, but more than that. The image I captured was one that will be enjoyed by our family for generations to come. And that is surely the aim of every photograph.

7:40 pm - Sunday, April 8, 2012

#44 Ali Mujtaba

None of any photo taken by me was ever memorable. Life sucks!

1:21 pm - Monday, April 9, 2012

#45 Samina Farooq

when will the winner be announced?

3:37 pm - Thursday, September 20, 2012