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The annual landscape photographer of the year competition is now open and they're calling for entries to be submitted. The top prize is an impressive £10,000 and they're asking for photos submitted that fit into any of the following categories: Classic View, Living the View, Your View and Urban View
 

The San Francisco International Photography Exhibition is still accepting submissions up until May 8th 2013, and it's open to anyone and everyone

There's some pretty great monetary prizes if you win, namely, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for first, second and third place respectively. This sounds like a great opportunity to sift through your photography portfolio and dig out some of your best!


 
We've created a new section on the site to include bridge or hybrid cameras. Bridge cameras span the divide between compacts and a full blown SLR camera. Typically they offer advanced controls similar to what you'd get on a SLR.
 

World press photo has recently published the 2013 photo contest winners. Some amazing photos and well worth a look.

The contest itself has been running for a staggering 55 years, and is a an excellent example of photojournalism at its very best. All the photos that win will tell a story and are always stunning examples of great photography as well as being thought provoking.


 
Once you have got all the equipment you are going to need (please see my other post - Bird photography - What you need and how to use it) it is time to get out there and and get some photos. Below are a few techniques and tips to help you obtain better bird photos and to produce more 'keepers'. Composing a photo involves you setting parameters in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing photo and whilst this may seem impossible in the field there are some things you can do before you press the shutter button and some you can do afterwards . Please do not take these tips to be set in stone, they should be used as a general rule only, and in some cases you may find that going against the norm produces the best photo.
 
Mamalapuram or Mahabalipuram is located in southern India; it is home to many historic monuments which date back as far as the 7th Century AD. Here is a brief account of my visit.
 
Pop photo run a monthly photography competition where the best shot wins a princely $300. As they mention on their competition page, there are no category restrictions, just submit a cracking photo. The deadline is May 1st so get entering.