Camera Buyer’s Guide – Types of Lenses for DSLR Cameras

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Camera Buyer’s Guide – Types of Lenses for DSLR Cameras

Introduction to DSLR

You have bought a new DSLR, and you are all set to step into a photographer’s shoes. When you see impeccable snaps and wish to capture images with the same quality, you must know that the type of camera body and lens play a major role. Since you have bought a DSLR camera, along with the kit lens, we must tell you that your journey has just begun.

To be a professional photographer, you have to equip yourself with lenses other than the kit lens. Now, the question arises how to buy a camera lens? To clear this confusion, we have prepared a detailed guide on the type of lens for DSLR cameras. Check this out.

Primary Aspects for Consideration

The selection of a camera lens is dependent on these aspects:

  • Focal Length

The focal length of the lens is measured in millimeters (mm). The angle of view of depicts the area coverage by the lens. A lens with a lower focal length will cover a wider angle of view and vice versa. The lenses with a fixed value are known as Prime Lens while lenses with two values are known as Zoom lenses (for example, 18-55 mm lens).

Now, the actual focal length, or equivalent focal length, is not the mentioned one. The equivalent focal length is dependent on the size of the sensor. For example, if you are using an APS-C lens, the equivalent focal length of 16 mm will be 24 mm (16×1.5). But for a full frame sensor, the equivalent focal length will be same as 16 mm (16×1). These values, 1 and 1.5, are known as crop factor.

Recommended: Best DSLR Cameras under 35000-40000.

 

  • Aperture

An optimum aperture is necessary to click sharp images, and up to a certain limit, it controls the exposure to the light as well. The value of an aperture is denoted as F4, f/4, 1:4, and so on. A smaller lower value indicates maximum aperture value and maximum exposure to the light. Hence, low aperture settings are suitable low-light conditions. Moreover, a larger aperture means the shorter depth of field (sharpness in the image, in front and behind the point of focus).

For example, f/2.8 indicates large aperture that will produce a short depth of field. Moreover, this aperture value is suitable for shooting in low light conditions as well, such as inside a room or during sunset.

  • Lens Mount

Let’s assume you own a Canon DSLR, and you want to purchase a lens for the same. In this case, you can purchase Canon EF, EF-S, or EF-M lenses; depending on the camera type. Similarly, different manufacturers have a specific lens mount. For example, this means you cannot use Nikon lens on a Canon camera.

However, certain manufacturers like Sigma and Tamron manufacture lenses that are compatible with multiple brands.

  • Image Stabilization

You must have captured shots in which the object looks blurred. Although it can be corrected by adjusting the shutter speed, you need a good lens with image stabilization feature. This lens will be beneficial in reducing the destabilizing possibilities.

For objects placed at longer focal length or in low-light conditions, consider opting for lenses integrated with image stabilization technology.

  • Format Type

Now, APS-C and full frame sensors are two type of sensors used in DSLR’s. The size of the APS-C sensor is 24mm × 16mm, and that of full frame is 24mm × 36mm. Therefore, while purchasing lenses, you should consider lenses that are compatible with the format supported by your camera. The lenses designed for full-frame cameras are compatible with APS-C sensor cameras whereas APS-C lenses are not compatible with full-frame cameras.

  • Zoom versus Prime

While zoom lenses are flexible when it comes to altering the angle of view, they are large and bulky at the same time. So for outdoor shoots and landscapes, the zoom lens is a preferred choice.

But if you are looking for a compact lens that is capable of shooting in low light conditions, a prime lens is the ideal choice for you. A prime lens has larger apertures that facilitate sharper images at all times.

Conclusion

Based on these parameters, you can streamline your search for the perfect DSLR camera lens. These parameters will be beneficial in clearing your doubts regarding the world of lenses. Apart from these, your purpose and your budget are equally important while finalizing your purchase.

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Cool Photo Tricks for your Web Design & Performance

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Cool Photo Tricks for your Web Design & Performance

Using Photos in Web and how to maximize performance & quality

photo tricks

 

Increasing your websites overall web design quality and performance will ensure to impact user interaction on page. Creating a fast loading website that has a great web design is what the average web visitor is looking for. Providing visitors what they need will instantly bring great web satisfaction, thus, produce an overall positive web experience. Website photography is very popular in design. A company can look even more professional online by their web photo selection.

Ntw Designs, site: http://www.ntwdesigns.com/ is a web design company that also does brand identity creation and custom web designs, discover below the 3 cool photo tricks you can do to improve your websites web design and performance.

 

Ntw Designs Award Winning Design Methods: Photo Web Design and Performance

 

CSS Design Hover Effects. CSS effects are super light and creative. A simple mouse hover event can do a great job for bringing a great design effect for the user to interact with. Some cool effects on hover include image resize, image reshape, image color change, and image focus.Image Compression. HD images look amazing on a website, but they also affect the web performance. If an image is very heavy, it should always be compressed. This way, you can fit many images onto your website.

jQuery Image Animations. The one page web design is the best way to integrate animations on a website and prevent it from looking small or crammed up. The one page web design has enough room to create amazing and magical web design effects. jQuery is a syntax used for creating lightweight animations. Aside from CSS, a web designer can also create animations using jQuery. jQuery provides a web designer much more possibility when it comes to creating anything they imagine. A quick example would be custom animations for Holiday specials. Its October now and Halloween is coming up. Some spooky images and a jQuery lighting animations upon hover would do just the trick to place your visitors in the mood!

Website photography is very important. As mentioned above, web performance is also very important as it affects a website in many ways. Use the three ways provided above to improve your websites overall performance and at the same time, add some cool tricks to your web photography.

 

 

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Vincent Gauthier’s Photo awarded the Best Photo of the week

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legendary photographer Robert Frank Photography in Tisch Library

legendary photographer Robert Frank Photography in Tisch Library

A pop-up exhibition of works by legendary photographer Robert Frank comes to Tisch Library

 

The work of legendary photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank is coming to Tisch Library from October 6 to November 5, in a pop-up exhibition on its way around the world.

Titled Robert Frank Books and Films: 1947-2017, and featuring selections from Frank’s entire artistic body of work, the exhibition was conceived and designed by Frank and his publisher, Gerhard Steidl. Tisch will be the only Boston-area stop for the tour, which will include 50 universities, art schools, museums, and nonprofit spaces worldwide.

“We are very excited about this unique event, and the opportunity it presents to deepen the connection between Tufts and the art and photography communities,” said Dorothy Meaney, interim Tisch Library director. “We look forward to bringing people to campus and showcasing Tisch Library.”

The exhibition will include unframed prints of Frank’s photographs, interspersed with material from his books and films, on banners that will be destroyed after the exhibition, as requested by Frank. “The exhibition is unique in that it’s specifically created for each space. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will encounter Frank’s books and films in our lobby, hallways, café, and even a stairwell,” Meaney said.

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Is this the future of photography? A 52 Megabits Photos from your pocket size Camera  

Is this the future of photography? A 52 Megabits Camera

WSJ reported about a new camera that is amazingly doing a good job with taking Multiple photos at the same time. and make a 52 Megabits photos out of the camera

Light’s pocket-size L16 replaces one big lens with 16 small ones, plus some super-smart software.  Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a few minor tweaks, and, despite some setbacks, customers are probably excited to get their hands on the innovative shooter.

 

It sounds like shipping will be a relatively slow-moving process, as the company takes pains to note that it’s focused on quality assurance for new customers, but hopefully some early users will get their hands on the L16 very soon, and can share their impressions of the novel photographic device.

 

Tech Specs of L16:

  • Approx. dimensions

    6.5 in. (165mm) x 3.3 in. (84.5mm) x 0.94 in. (24.05mm)

  • Approx. weight

    15.3 oz. (435 g)

  • Chassis

    Die-cast aluminum alloy

  • Grip

    Rubberized non-slip grip with a lanyard connection

  • Screen

    5″ FHD touchscreen

  • Lenses

    16 individual modules5x28mm f/2.0, 5x70mm f/2.0, and 6x150mm f/2.4Focal lengths at full frame equivalent

  • Sensors

    16 individual 13MP sensors

  • Minimum focus

    10cm at 28mm, 40cm at 70mm, 1m at 150mm

  • Storage

    256GB USB on-the-go compatible

  • Capacity

    1000+ images

  • Effective pixels (megapixels)

    Up to 52 million+ (52+ MP)

  • Output

    File types: JPEG, DNG, LRI

  • ISO sensitivity

    ISO 100-3200

  • Shutter speed

    1/8000 to 15 sec.

  • Fastest shutter speed

    1/8000

  • Slowest shutter speed

    15 sec.

  • Focus

    Tap to focus Half-shutter press to focus

  • Self-timer

    3, 5, 10, 20 sec

  • Metering method

    Center-weighted Touch-weighted

  • Exposure modes

    Auto / Manual

  • Shutter Release Modes

    • Single-frame
    • Self-timer
    • 3 and 6 shot burst
    • Advanced low-light burst (coming soon!)
  • Chip set

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 + Light ASIC

  • Operating system

    Android

  • Security

    Full disk encryption

  • Connectivity

    GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth

  • Battery

    4120mAh Lithium-ion polymer

  • Flash

    Dual-tone LED (no sync port/shoe)

  • Tripod mount

    Standard 1/4″-20tpi

  • USB

    • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
    • Type-C connector
  • Video (coming soon!)

    4K video with 28mm, 70mm or 150mm focal lengths at full frame equivalent

  • Image processing – L16

    5MP optimized for social sharing

  • Image processing – Lumen

    • Process photos
    • Adjust depth of field
    • Edit depth
    • Adjust focal plane (coming soon!)
    • Export photos for further editing
  • System requirements – Lumen

    • All systems
    • 8 GB or more of RAM (16 GB recommended)
    • 200MB of available hard-disk space (1GB recommended)
    • 64-bit processor
    • Mac: 2012 or newer (recommended)
      OS X version 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher
    • PC: 2012 or newer (recommended)
      Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10
  • Sharing

    • Wi-Fi (on-camera browser)
    • Bluetooth to Android or Windows
    • iOS (coming soon!)
    • Direct social integration (coming soon!)
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Photo of the week | Photographer : Fabrizio Caratel‎‎ 

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Best Photo of the week | Photographer : Fabrizio Caratel‎‎

Best photo of the week in Popular Photo facebook community by Fabrizio Caratel

 

Fabrizio Caratel ‎Popular Photo

Fabrizio Caratel ‎Popular Photo

 

Find Fabrizio Caratel‎  in Facebook

September 18 2017

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Best Photo of the week | Photographer : Babak Fatholahi‎

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Best Photo of the week | Photographer : Babak Fatholahi

Best photo of the week in Popular Photo facebook community by Babak Fatholahi‎

 

Maria Babak Fatholahi Photography

Maria Babak Fatholahi Photography

 

 

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Best Photo of the week | photographer : Jessica Napolitano‎ | Popular Photo facebook group

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Interview with Frank Lassak | Photography with unique Cinematic visionary

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“BLACK AND WHITE” PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WIN UP TO $5,000

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“BLACK AND WHITE” PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

WIN UP TO $5,000
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Read more:  www.motifcollective.com

A FREE COPY OF ON1 PHOTO RAW​​
A FREE 6-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO MYPHOTOAPP​​
A FREE COPY OF TOPAZ ADJUST​​
  A  FREE 16X24 GALLERY WRAP CANVAS FROM MILLER’S PROFESSIONAL IMAGING
A FREE PIXEL POCKET ROCKET™

SEPTEMBER 2017
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY
​Submission Cut Off – 07 Oct 2017
SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Theme
Black and White is the theme for this months competition.

Black and White is at the core of the art, being the original format of photography and it requires us to look at line, shadow and contrast in such a different way when shooting.

Show us your best frames in Black and White found in the world around you!

Selection
Works will be selected based on creativity, quality of execution and uniqueness of vision.
The work can be expressed from realism to abstraction.

Prizes
Cash Awards up to $5,000 to the Top Three Photographers.

First Place also receives an additional $550 in products and services with:
A free copy of ON1 Photo RAW
A free copy of TOPAZ ADJUST
A free 6-month Subscription to MyPhotoApp​
A free 16×24 Gallery Wrap Canvas from Miller’s Professional Imaging
(The Canvas Gallery Wrap prize is currently only available to US and Canada entrants)
A free Pixel Pocket Rocket™

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WMA Masters 2017/18   Theme of the cycle :  TRANSITION

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WMA Masters 2017/18   Theme of the cycle :  TRANSITION

 

From now till 15 September 2017, the WMA Masters invites both international and Hong Kong artists and image-makers to submit photographic works. The visual content must be related to Hong Kong and the chosen theme, “Transition”. Finalists will be selected by a panel of international judges and their works will be exhibited in Hong Kong in Spring 2018. A full-colour catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition.

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THE 2018 ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE

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THE 2018 ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE

CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN, June 12, 2017 – September 15, 2017 (at 11:59pm EST)

Arnold Newman had an insatiable fascination with people and the physical world around him. In his work, he constantly explored the boundaries of portraiture and embodied the spirit of artistic innovation. He was also a passionate teacher–he taught at Maine Media Workshops + College every summer for over 30 years, inspiring hundreds of artists and sharing wisdom like, “we make photographs with our hearts and with our minds.” In honor of Arnold’s legacy as both a photographer and mentor, The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture recognizes excellence in a new generation of photographers by awarding $20,000 to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture. The prize, the second largest in the United States, is designed to assist the winner in continuing the pursuit of their work and to serve as a launching pad for the next phase of their careers.

Established in 2009 by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation, the prize is generously funded by the Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. We are excited to host the prize for a second year and to announce that the 2018 Call for Entries is open from June 12, 2017 to September 15, 2017 (at 11:59pm EST)

HOW TO ENTER

All submissions to the 2018 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture must be submitted through the contest platform Submittable. No mail in submissions will be accepted. Please read all terms and conditions before entering.

What to Submit:
The core of your submission is a cohesive group of 12 images that are all a part of a single project, portfolio, or series focused on photographic portraiture
Artist Statement about the series you are submitting (500 word limit)
A brief bio telling us who you are as an artistn (250 word limit)
CV (uploaded in pdf format)
A brief statement about why you would like to win The Arnold Newman Prize and how winning would impact your career and work.

Fee:
There is a $55 fee per submission. All fees are paid through Submittable and are non-refundable.
Prize:

The jurors will select one (1) winner and three (3) finalists for the 2018 Arnold Newman Prize.
The winner will recieve $20,000.
The winner and three finalists will be officially announced and celebrated at an event in New York City in 2018.

Questions?
Please email contest@mainemedia.edu with any questions you have about the prize.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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Art Competition – October 2017 Call for Artists

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Art Competition – October 2017

Call for Artists Announced: August 12, 2017

Contest link

“You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and unique figure and still keep it living and real.”~Edouard Manet


Prospectus

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 3rd Annual Figures & Faces online art exhibition for the month of October 2017.  

For this competition artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic vision and interpretation of the human form – both figures and faces. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and nonrepresentational art and photography.

All competitions include awards in two categories – “Traditional” Art and ” Photography & Digital” Art and the Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the 3rd annual group show in November 2018.


Dates and Deadlines

  • Call for Artists Announced: August 12, 2017
  • Deadline for Entries:  September 26, 2017
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  October 1, 2017
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  October 31, 2017 (remains on website under “Archived Exhibitions”)

Entry Fees

  • A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 image. 
  • Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $10 each.
  • No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted in any one submission.  An artist may enter more than once.
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
  • IMAGE LABELING:  Image should be labeled as Title_FirstName_LastName.jpeg. Example: Untitled_John_Smith.jpg.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes

  • “Traditional” is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, and mixed media.
  • “Photography & Digital” is open to the following mediums: analog photography, digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital painting, digital manipulations, digital collage, photopainting, vector drawing, digital mixed media (integrated art).
  • Size limitation for artwork is 48″ x 60″ x 3″ (Other sizes will be considered upon request).
  • 3-dimensional art is not an acceptable medium in this competition.

Awards

  • Cash awards will be given to the top three (3) winners in each category.
  • The Best in Show winner in each category will be the “Featured Artists” on the website for the duration of the exhibition. Winners will receive extensive online publicity and promotion. They will also receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s 3rd annual group show in in November 2018, which will feature the Best in Show winners from the previous 12 months of online exhibitions.
  • Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given.
  • Winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • A video of the group exhibition will be created and available on the exhibition webpage and Fusion Art’s YouTube channel.
  • The artists will be promoted on the website, in online press releases to more than 200+ outlets, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
  • Links to the artist’s website will be listed on the exhibition page and should result in increased traffic to the artist’s website.
  • Fusion Art’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
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Enter Aviation Week’s 2017 Photo Contest

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Enter Aviation Week’s 2017 Photo Contest

 Enter Aviation Week's 2017 Photo Contest

 

Win up to $500 and get your photo published in Aviation Week & Space Technology online and in print

Enter in up to four categories:

  • Commercial Aviation
  • Defense
  • General Aviation
  • Space

Deadline is Oct. 16. Entry fee is $5 per photo.

View 2016 Winners and Finalists

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Juried Photography Exhibition | 1650 Gallery

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Juried Photography Exhibition, photo contest

Hit Me With Your Best Shot CALL FOR ENTRIES

Juried Photography Exhibition Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Submissions Deadline:
Sunday, September 17, 2017

 

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:
Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:30 – 10:30pm
RSVP on Facebook!
Submission Guidelines
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Photography Exhibition
Photo Credit: “Oceans Burning” by Adi Putra

Make a Submission
1650 Gallery is hosting the juried photography exhibition
Hit Me With Your Best Shot

This month at 1650 we venture into the heart and soul of what makes a great photograph as we pull down the guardrails and fences and let the true artist within you run wild. This month, there are no rules, there are no ranks and we pull no punches as 1650 opens it’s juried competition to every photographer’s own personal vision; a show comprised of each artist’s artist’s best or favorite work. The rules are simple: there are no rules, there is no theme except that you enter whatever work you like. All photos don’t fit neatly into pre-conceived categories, and this month we all have a chance to prove it. So get out your contact sheets and hard drives, fire up your Lightroom catalogs and make a pile of 5 or 10 of your favorite photos and SEND THEM IN! We don’t care if they are of horses, oil derricks, or your Auntie Em! Rocks, bugs, sunsets? SEND ‘EM IN!!! Forest fires, rain forests or an eclipse of the sun? SEND THEM IN!!! This month at 1650, we search for the personal best in the dusty back pages of photographers of all ages and areas — amateur or pro, analog or digital, serious or on a lark; because we all have at least a few good shots inside us — so hit us with your best shots!!

Approximately fifty works will be chosen from submitted photos to be included in the Hit Me With Your Best Shot group photography exhibition at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles.

There is an entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Additional entries may be submitted for $5 each.

We offer free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit our pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition. We have a variety of frames and mats to choose from.

We will also print your photo for a nominal fee if you are accepted into the show and would prefer not to mail a print.

Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. The gallery retains 50% sales commission.

AWARDS: Best In Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place will be awarded and posted online after the show opening. Award winning photos will be featured on the show page and Best In Show winners will have a small portfolio of their work (up to 10 images) featured in our 1650 Spotlight gallery of photographic excellence.

All Awards winners will also be featured in our 1650 Gallery newsletter, which is broadcast via email to our mailing list. Getting the word out about artists we’re excited about helps you do more great work, helps us show more great work, and helps keep the often insular world of fine art photography more diverse and vibrant.

Submit Now!

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International Juried Photography Exhibition

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International Juried Photography Exhibition

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 1st, 2017

International Juried Photography Exhibition Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 1st, 2017 ENTER The Decisive Moment

The Decisive Moment

Theme | The Decisive Moment.

Twentieth century French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described the decisive moment as ‘the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

While the concept of the decisive moment is often associated with dynamic, synchronic activity captured in an instant – it may just as well apply to the photographic image that records a thoughtful moment of fleeting solitude or calm. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore this intersection of form, function and significance. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

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Strong Foregrounds Photo Contest

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Strong Foregrounds Photo Contest

Submit photo and Win Gift Card Bundle

Strong Foregrounds Photo Contest

Strong Foregrounds Photo Contest

 

LOPAMUDRA TALUKDAR
Lopamudra was fascinated by the world of photography ever since she was a child but never thought of taking it up seriously until she was gifted a Canon 5D Mark II as recently as 2010. It changed the world around her. She is particularly captivated by the diversity of Indian culture and how different it can be from Kashmir to Kanyakumari! Her photographs have been accepted and exhibited by International Salons. She has been awarded the honour of AFIAP by the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique. Her works have also been published in numerous Travel magazines.
Read more
Here’s How It Works

You always maintain the rights to your submissions.
By entering the contest you accept the terms of use

16 weeks left | Vote from December 16th until January 5th, 2018.
2956 submissions | Share your best photos showing foregrounds in the composition
Judged based on creativity, originality and in accordance to the theme.
Entry fee: Free for Pro members
Total prize value of $ 500

 

 

Grand Jury Winner
$200 Amazon Gift Card
ViewBug Blog Feature
350 Reward Points

Strong Foregrounds Photo Contest

People’s Choice
$139 ViewBug Gift Card
Exclusive Blog Feature
350 Reward Points

Strong Foregrounds Photo Contest

Amateur Winner
$139 ViewBug Gift Card
Blog Exclusive Feature
350 Reward Points

 

Contest link:

Viewbug

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Rocks And Boulders Photo Contest in Viewbug

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Rocks And Boulders Photo Contest

Win Mobile Lens Solution

Rocks And Boulders Photo Contest Win Mobile Lens Solution

Here’s How It Works

You always maintain the rights to your submissions.
By entering the contest you accept the terms of use

5 days left | Vote from August 31st until September 12th, 2017.
3392 submissions | Share your best photo showing rocks
Judged based on creativity, originality and in accordance to the theme.
Entry fee: Free
Total prize value of $ 500

 

 

Grand Jury Winner
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Solution
Blog Feature
350 Reward Points
Rocks And Boulders Photo Contest

Amateur Winner
Blog Feature
350 Reward Points
Rocks And Boulders Photo Contest

People’s Choice
Blog Feature
350 Reward Points

 

Contest link:

viewbug

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SHOW US YOUR STREETS photo contest | submit photo now

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SHOW US YOUR STREETS photo contest

show us your streets photo contests

show us your streets photo contests

The 3rd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to share your vision of the world’s streets! We want to discover today’s finest photographers capturing exceptional moments of life in all of its vibrant forms. Engage with the global photography community with your very best images: our audience reaches over 2.5 million people around the world, and our winners and finalists receive career-changing recognition for their work. In addition to international exposure, prizes and benefits include: an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at international photo festivals, $22,000 in cash awards and much more.

For the first time ever, we are waiving fees for anyone who enters a single image. We truly want to discover the most talented image-makers and believe that EVERY photographer deserves the opportunity for exposure and recognition without restriction.

So, show us your streets today!

OPEN FOR ENTRIES IN ALL GENRES OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY:

STREET PORTRAITS | URBAN CULTURE | STREET FASHION | ROAD TRIP | STREET ART | TRAVEL | ARCHITECTURE | BLACK & WHITE | IPHONE | ABSTRACT | GRAPHIC

ENTER COMPETITION 
DEADLINE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017

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Over $5,000 in Prizes to be Won at www.proify.com

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Over $5,000 in Prizes to be Won!

 proifitycontests

2017 Photography Competition – Registrations Now Open

With over $5,000 in Prizes, Proify is the best place to enter your photographic masterpiece. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

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INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS | extended deadline

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INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS closing soon

Be awarded the coveted Lucie statue, receive global exposure and $22,500 in cash prizes. Submit your work today!

photoawards

Extended Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS NOW  & VIEW DETAILS

http://www.photoawards.com/

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BEST & MOST POPULAR PHOTOS OF THE ALL TIME IN 500PX | part 2

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Best & Most Popular photos of the all time in 500px | Part 1

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THE POPULAR PORTRAIT PHOTO COMPETITION 2018 in POPULAR-PHOTO.com

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THE POPULAR PORTRAIT PHOTO COMPETITION 2018

Click here for the contest : Photo submission is open now

Popular photo contest popular portrait 2018

 

 

 

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Best Photo of the week BY  M Haque Tapu | Popular Photo

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M Haque Tapu popular photo

Popular Photo | Best Photo of the week

BY  M Haque Tapu – (Photographer)

 

 

 

 

M Haque Tapu popular photo

 

Popular photo facebook page

Popular Photo Group page

Photographer:

 M Haque Tapu

Location-Mymensingh
Device- canon6D with 17/40mm
D.O.P- 24/07/2017

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Summer Time Photo Contest | submit photo & Win a Leica Camera

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Summer Time Photo Contest in viewbug

Submit photo & Win a Leica Camera

summer time photo contest win a leica camera

 

Grand Jury Winner:
Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera
Exclusive Blog Feature
300 Reward Points

People’s Choice:
Exclusive Blog Feature
350 Reward Points

 

 

Here’s How It Works

You always maintain the rights to your submissions.
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7 weeks left | Vote from September 15th until October 2nd, 2017.
23351 submissions | Share your best summer shots, be creative!
Judged based on creativity, originality and in accordance to the theme.
Entry fee: Free
Total prize value of $ 550

 

 

source:

https://www.viewbug.com/contests/summer-time-photo-contest

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Trail-Cam & Wildlife Shots | The 7 Ways To Get Better in using Trail-Cam

The 7 Ways To Get Better Trail-Cam Wildlife Shots

Many people overlook the importance of proper trail-camera setup when it comes to scouting.  A lot of people expect to throw a camera into a tree and expect deer to walk past.  There are some small steps that you can take to improve the outcomes of your trail-camera.  When you take these steps, you will find that you generate better pictures and have a more enjoyable experience.

The 7 Ways To Get Better Trail-Cam Wildlife Shots

 

 

 

 

Think About Location

 

If you want to get pictures of deer, you need to ensure that there are actually deer around the location that you choose.  You have to pick a location where the deer frequent at the time of year you are using your trail-camera.  For the summer, this could be a water hole while in winter it could be where there is a source of food.  The more evidence of deer in the area, the more pictures you are going to have on your SD card.

 

The 7 Ways To Get Better Trail-Cam Wildlife Shots

Think About Traffic

 

Once you have the right location, you need to narrow down your focus to an area of high-traffic.  To do this, you need to look for trails that lead to water or food.  You should also look for any deer tracks in the muddy banks of a creek or pond or along the side of a field in the summer months.  The primary focus of this is to ensure that you setup your camera in an area that the deer are likely to cross.  You need to remember that if nothing trips the trigger for your camera, you are not going to have any pictures.

 

The 7 Ways To Get Better Trail-Cam Wildlife Shots

Think About Direction

 

It is important to know that what comes up must come down and this principle also relates to the sun.  When it comes to your camera setup, you need to ensure that it is not facing the sunrise or the sunset directly.  When you forget about this, you will get pictures that are blurred or washed out by the glare of the sun.  It is best to have your camera facing north, but if this is not possible for your location, simply ensure that it is not facing east or west.

 

Additionally, when placing a camera on a trail, you need to ensure that it is at a 45-degree angle and not head on.  This will provide a wider viewing angle and offers more potential for the camera to be triggered and catch the deer in the frame.  This will also keep the camera out of the deer’s face making the chances of the deer spooking much lower.

 

The 7 Ways To Get Better Trail-Cam Wildlife Shots

Think About The Background

 

While it is important that you have the deer in front of the camera, you also need to think about what is behind the deer.  The background of your picture should not be too busy because this could make it difficult to see the buck’s tines.  You should look at choosing a contrasting background for your pictures such as an open skyline, an open field, water or some distant trees.  This will ensure that the tines stand out and you will know whether they are going to be on the hit list or not.

 

The 7 Ways To Get Better Trail-Cam Wildlife Shots

Think About Height

 

Height is very important when you set your camera and you need to get the camera up.  You should always try setting your camera at least as high as your head, but aim for higher.  A deer is less likely to notice a camera which is placed 6 or more feet above the ground.  If you place the camera too low, it will be in the deer’s face and that makes it more likely for them to notice it.

 

All you need to do is move your camera up the tree and angle it down.  Of course, you should note that it can be hard to determine the age of buck in high elevation pictures as the neck line and belly is less visible.  If age is important in your picture, you need to keep the camera lower, but take the time to camouflage them correctly.

 

Ensuring the camera you have is flexible and also has the level of quality you require is important. Check out these trail camera reviews to ensure that you are getting what you want.

 

The 7 Ways To Get Better Trail-Cam Wildlife Shots

Think About Interaction

 

Deer are constantly on high alert and are constantly looking for potential danger.  The object of a trail-camera is to take a picture of them without them actually knowing.  This can create a problem and you need to ensure that you setup your camera with the same care as a blind or tree stand.  You need to ensure that your camera does not stand out and try hiding it in a pile of brush and not on a single tree in the open.  Of course, when you camouflage your camera, you need to ensure that none of the twigs and leaves obscure the face including the infrared sensor and lens.

 

Know The Camera Settings

 

The camera settings that you choose will play a large role in the success of your pictures.  You need to pick a setting that works for the situation you are in at the time.  If the camera is set high and outside the deer’s line of sight, you should consider video or burst mode.  However, if the camera is setup in the deer’s line of sight, you should not use these settings.  Infrared is not meant to spook a deer, but they seem to be able to sense it and burst or video mode will have an IR flash that goes off for a longer period of time.

 

Another setting that you need to be aware of on your camera is the IR sensor setting. You need to ensure that the sensitivity is on high for open areas and low of for areas with a lot of grass or brush.  If it is set too high, your SD will be filled up in 48 hours.

 

The proof of these steps will be in the pictures that you take.  If you keep these simple steps in mind and adjust your camera setup, you will improve your pictures.

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Here is some best photos of popular photo community submitted in first half of 2017

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Best photos of popular photo community submitted in first half of 2017

Florian Böcking‎

Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cpinfo/

Page:  https://www.facebook.com/popularphoto.photography/

Enjoy the photos 

 

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Some basics for Photography for interior spaces

Photography Basics for Interior Decor

Are you into interior decoration and would like to be able to showcase what you’re photographing on the likes of Instagram, or maybe even your own blog? Well, these tips will provide you with a good grounding in doing so.

 

Choosing the Right Perspective

 

Before you begin taking photographs of your business space, determine the impression you are trying to capture in your photos. Do you want to show how welcoming your office’s entrance is? Do you want to showcase the panoramic views of your office? After you have determined the impression you want to capture, it will be easier to determine the best angle to photograph your office. Take the time to walk around your office and look for the best angle to achieve your goal.

 

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Lighting is Crucial

 

When you are shooting indoors, it can be tricky to find the best type of lighting for your photography. The time of day and the type of lights used can greatly affect the outcome of your photos. Determine the mood you are trying to set. Do you want a serious tone or would you rather the photos look romantic? Romantic shots should be completed in the evening, while high energy shots should be done in the day time when you can open the blinds and allow the sunlight to brighten the space. It is important to remember that you want to balance the light and avoid over-lit or under-lit areas in your photo. You may need to add a couple of lamps or close the blind to balance the lighting and get the shot you want.

 

Wide Angle Shots

 

Do you want to capture your entire office without it being filled with equipment? Try out a panorama stitch option with your cell phone. This fun feature allows you to take several shots and stitch them together. With practice, you will be able to showcase most of your office and avoid a lot of the equipment. You can also use a wide angle lens. Most people find that using a 16mm to 24mm lens to get a great wide shot of your interior. If you go wider than that, distortion can occur. Check out the photography on the WayFair blog.

 

 

Eliminate Blurring

 

No matter how steady your hands are, you can still end up with a blurry picture. To help keep your images sharp, use a tripod. Additionally, pressing the shutter can cause your images to be blurry. If you want to ensure that your photos are crisp, use the timer on your camera. This will prevent the camera from shaking when you press the shutter. Look at how sharp these photos on LuxeWaterWalls.com are

 

Setting Up Your Area

 

Before you begin taking photos, you need to set up the area to showcase its best features. This means that you want the room neat, clean and organized. By tidying up, your photos will take on an editorial look and appear more manicured. If you want to create a certain feeling, you may want to bring in some additional accessories, rearrange the furniture in your space or remove some items from your office. Grab a stack of magazines and display them on a table, add a fancy laptop with an interesting lamp to the area to highlight the benefits of your office space.

 

Versatility is Important

 

When it comes to taking interior photographs, you need to be versatile and look beyond the viewfinder to create amazing photographs. Consider the size of your space, the furniture in the room and what feeling you are trying to evoke with your picture. After you have gotten everything in order, it is time to have fun while photographing your space. Snap some photos that include your staff or other quirky things that make your business unique to add interest to your photos.

 

Whether you want to photograph the fresh produce used in your restaurant, the stylish decor in your office or the large space of your interior, it is vital that you look beyond the camera and see what others will see.

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2018 Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions

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2018 Sony World Photography Awards

 

 

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions

*Please note: you may only enter one of the below competitions. Once you have succesfully submitted your images into one of the below, you will not be able to enter the other competitions.

  • Professional – 10 categories, judged on a body of work (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – January 11, 2018)
  • Open – 10 categories, rewarding the best single images (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – January 4, 2018)
    ○ National Awards – Entries submitted to the Open competition are automatically entered into the National Awards based on nationality
  • Youth – for all photographers aged 12-19, a single image responding to one brief (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – January 4, 2018)
  • Student Focus – for those studying photography (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – December 4, 2017)

 

 

The free to enter 2018 Sony World Photography Awards is now open for entries. The 11th edition of the Awards will provide more opportunities than ever before to win prizes and get your work scene on a global stage. With a new Sony grant, monthly prizes and new Professional categories, this is your best chance yet of showcasing your photography and increasing your exposure.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS:

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions will receive cutting edge digital imaging equipment from Sony. Cash prizes of $25k will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5k to the overall Open competition winner. Not eligible to enter? – Find contest where you are.

 

visit 2018 Sony World Photography Awards website

COPYRIGHT in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards website :

The World Photography Organisation recognises You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

7.2 All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the World Photography Organisation, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of You the author and the event only, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony in April 2018.
USAGE RIGHTS:
You hereby grant the World Photography Organisation a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of You the author and the SWPA event and/or competition, including, but not limited too:

(a) judging the Competition

(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting the World Photography Organisation and organised by the World Photography Organisation

(c) inclusion within the Website, a World Photography Awards book, magazine or similar

(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organised by the World Photography Organisation, in the promotion of the the World Photography Organisation

(e) inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the the World Photography Organisation or any third party following the individual agreement by the author

(f) sub-licencing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition

(g) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only.

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2018 Calendar Photo Contest

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2018 Calendar Photo Contest

RayBiotech invites amateur and professional photographers alike to enter its 2018 Calendar Photo Contest. You must read the following rules, terms and legal conditions before submitting any photos!

Click here to read the legal conditions.

The RayBiotech 2018 Calendar Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.

View The Winners Of Last Year’s Contest!

What To Enter

We are looking for striking images of spotted patterns that commemorate the antibody arrays which RayBiotech was founded around. Images can include scientific images, portraits of animals (such as the spotted eagle ray pictured here), plants, minerals, landscapes or any other images striking enough to catch our attention.

 

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to RayBiotech upon request. Entrants must not submit images that involve human nudity, the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the environment by the photographer, put any individual or animal in danger, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s). Please clearly label animals in digital caption information to assist judges.

How To Enter

All images must be submitted electronically as an attachment to an email sent to info@raybiotech.com with subject line of “ENTRY: RayBiotech 2018 Calendar Photo Contest”

Initial submissions may be submitted in any standard image format (i.e., JPG, GIF, PNG or TIF) and should be no larger than 8 MB in size but of sufficient resolution to judge the quality of the photo. Each email entry must include the photographer’s name, age, email address and a photo description. In the description, please clearly identify any animals, people, plants or inanimate objects depicted in the image.

Photo descriptions must accompany all submissions and should include information about the subject(s) of the image (e.g., my dog, “Spot”), the general location where the image was taken, including city, state/province, and country (e.g., in my Manhattan apartment, New York, NY, USA), and the type and resolution of camera used (e.g. iPhone 4, 5 megapixels).

In addition, all entrants may be asked to provide, upon request and within a reasonable timeframe, an image identical to the initial submission, but at high resolution (≥5 megapixels). Resolution can be calculated by multiplying the width of the image (in pixels) by its height (in pixels). For example, a photograph taken with a 5-megapixel camera set for the highest resolution and best quality produces images at 2560 pixels by 1920 pixels (2560 x 1920 ≈ 5 million pixels).

If the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a high-resolution image that will meet this standard, the original submission can still be judged (at the judges’ sole discretion) but may not be considered as a finalist in the competition.

Eligibility and Judging

Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to RayBiotech upon request.

Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. If the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked, the watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges sole discretion).

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The judges will consist of a panel of RayBiotech staff members who are familiar with photography and who will be solely responsible for selecting images for various RayBiotech printed and online promotional materials.

RayBiotech shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.

Deadlines

Online entries can be uploaded starting 9:01 am Pacific Daylight Time on Feburary 1, 2017. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 am Pacific Daylight Time on May 31, 2017.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as a paragraph about their photo, the highest resolution version of their photo, or a watermark-free version of their photo) anytime on or after June 30, 2017. After an initial review the photos will be posted on RayBiotech’s facebook page. Entrants can submit multiple entries, but each photo entry will be judged separately and on its own merits.

Public voting will be taken into consideration in selecting winners, but the final selection of winners will be the sole right of RayBiotech. Public voting for winners will be possible by “liking” or commenting on the photos posted to RayBiotech’s facebook page. Public voting may entail individuals voting for more than one photo, but voting will be limited to one vote per person per photo.

Up to 12 final winners will be announced in June 2017.

RayBiotech reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

Winning Photos

The winners’ photos will be printed as feature photos in the 2018 RayBiotech Photo Calendar. All entrants featured in the calendar will receive a copy of the calendar

Your Rights

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable. You will grant RayBiotech a license (in the spirit of the Creative Commons Attribution License)to use your photograph as described below. Per the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License, RayBiotech shall credit all depictions of the licensed photograph with the caption “© Person’s Name” when the full name is available (or pseudonym, upon request of the entrant).

By submitting your photograph to this competition, you will, in effect, grant to RayBiotech a royalty-free, non-sublicensable, nonexclusive, irrevocable license in perpetuity, to:

  1. Publish the photograph on the Internet.
  2. Use the photograph in RayBiotech’s electronic and printed communications.
  3. Provide your photograph to other organizations for RayBiotech-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.
  4. Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  5. Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms.

Questions?

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to info@raybiotech.com.

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2018 C&I PHOTO CONTEST in cowboysindians.com

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2018 C&I PHOTO CONTEST

 

2018 C&I PHOTO CONTEST

What and how to Enter

You can submit up to five shots that you deem appropriate for publication in Cowboys & Indians. Allow us to suggest some potential subjects, should you need guidelines:

  • Landscapes: Photographs that capture an expansive vision of the West, including but not limited to geological or climatological features located west of the Mississippi.
    (Stunning vertical landscapes are likely to be considered for the issue’s cover.)
  • Portraits: Photographs that capture the many faces of the West — at work and at play, at home and on the ranch, attending rodeos and powwows.
  • Action: Photographs of activities that capture traditional or modern aspects of Western and Native American/First Nations life.
  • Wildlife: Photographs of animals inhabiting areas west of the Mississippi.
  • Equine: Photographs of horses.

The Prizes

Winning entries and runners-up will be published in the February/March 2018 issue of Cowboys & Indians. One entry will be selected as the overall winner and will receive $1,000.
If another entry is selected as a cover, it would also receive $1,000.  Runners-up will receive a 3-year subscription to Cowboys & Indians.

                                                                                                                                                     CLICK HERE to submit photo entries.

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