If you fancy putting your photography skills to the test, why not enter this architectural photography competition?
The theme of the competition is colour in architecture and the deadline for submissions is July 15th 2013 and the competition is open to everyone. With $1500 prize money up for grabs it’s certainly tempting. The only snag is the $25 registration fee, but if you’re feeling confident that you’ve captured a photographic marvel, why not take a punt?
Fujifilm have recently announced their latest bridge camera, the FinePix S8400W. Boating a 44x optical zoom and wifi connectivity, it’s certainly an interesting candidate if you’re looking to update your current camera. It’s a 16 megapixel camera, offering 1080i video recording at 60 frames per second and an ISO range of 100-12800.Expect a release date around May 2013.
Here’s another competition to get your cameras into. The kennel club in the UK have launched the dog photographer of the year competition for 2013. It’s a free to enter competition and its open to amateur and professional photographers alike.
It doesn’t look like there’s a wealth of prizes if you’re the chosen winner, namely trophies, rosettes and possibly a lovely dog collar, but the prestige and warm feeling knowing you’ve taken a brilliant photograph appreciated by the masses must be reward enough surely!
Canon this month announced the launch of their latest batch of digital SLR cameras, namely the Canon 100D and Canon 700D (or if you’re in the states, the Canon SL1 and Canon T5i)
The Canon 100D hails to be the ‘world’s smallest digital SLR camera’ with an 18 megapixel sensor, 3 inch touch screen and 1080p video recording capability. The Canon 700D is the successorto the Canon 650D.
Somerset house in London is running a free landscape photography exhibition up until 28th April 2013. It’s titled, Landmark: The Fields of Photography and it comprises a set of 130 different photos taken from around the world. Check out the Guardian article which previews a few of the photos. Well worth a look if you’re in London.
If you like novel little gadgets, then check out Minox’s new 14 megapixel camera. It’s a tiny little thing which comfortably sits within the palm of your hand. It has a 2inch lcd screen and takes SD cards – up to 32GB.
The Art of Photography have produced an interesting video providing an overview of abstract photography, concentrating on a number of the main photographers from the past 100 years or so. It’s an interesting watch, and worth having a look if you’d like to find out a bit more about various abstract photography techniques.
The City of Levallois in France runs an annual photography competition for people aged 35 and under. The top prize for winning is a staggering 10,000 euros and the deadline for entries is 20th May 2013. Get submitting!
Frogs can make some of the best photographic subjects. They’re excellent at sitting still when asked nicely, and generally aren’t too agitated by having a rather cumbersome macro lens thrust in their face. They come in all shapes and colours (even a few transparent ones!), and often adorn rather remarkable patterns and camouflage.
Digital Rev do a series of videos called the “Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera challenge” where they get a well known photographer to try his or her skills using a camera that is beyond it’s prime.
In their recent video they ask Vincent Laforet, the pulitzer prize winning photo journalist to give it a go, giving up his Canon 1DX and instead using a Canon A2E film camera. His resulting photos are great.