Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Dronestagram’s First Drone Photo Contest Shows the Awesome Potential of the Genre

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Drone photography is still new enough that we haven’t really seen the true potential of this new media unlocked — yet.

While the FAA and others bicker about privacy and regulation, some photographers are out there exploring the boundaries of this new technology… and all of them seem to have shown up for the first Drone Photography Competition put together by Dronestagram with help from Nat Geo France, GoPro and a few others. Read more…

EyeEm and Uber Team Up: Get a Free Ride, Take Photos, Win More Free Rides

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Crowd-sourced taxi service Uber and photo-sharing service EyeEm announced an interesting partnership today: EyeEm will give you $20 in Uber credits no strings attached via a promo code, but if you’re willing to document your Uber travels using the app, you can win even more credit and keep on traveling around town for free. Read more…

Panasonic Tries To Take a Bite Out of The GoPro Market With a New 4K Action Cam

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Looking to take a bite out of the GoPro market, Panasonic has just announced the HX-A500: a light-weight, wearable, wide-angle camera capable of shooting impressive 4K footage at 30fps. Read more…

PocketWizard Plagued by Poor Sales, May Have Laid Off Almost Half Its Staff

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We’re unfortunately accustomed to bad news in the photo industry. That’s not to say there’s not great news and exciting new products and a bright future ahead, all of those things are there too, but slumping sales and discontinued products are becoming all-too-common reports.

Case in point: it seems flash trigger king PocketWizard is struggling of late, with reports claiming that the company has had to lay off as many as 20 of its 50 employees due to low sales figures and increasing competition out of China. Read more…

Australian Website Lists Price of Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 Otus Competitor at $1,350

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We know Sigma’s recently-announced 50mm f/1.4 Art Series lens is supposed to be good, great even. In fact, it’s supposed to be so good that it competes on the same level as the ZEISS Otus that we’ve heard so much about (and may or may not be reviewing as I type this).

The question on everybody’s mind, then, is “how much will this beast cost?” Thanks to an Australian website, we now have an idea. Read more…

Introducing the Winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 Contest

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Too many of our recent posts regarding photography competitions have been about fraud or controversy, so here’s to an international photography competition with some honest to goodness winners that will absolutely blow your mind.

The competition in question is the Astronomy Photographer of Year 2013 contest, and we have seven outstanding winners from different categories to share with you. Read more…

Heineken Using an Instagram Scavenger Hunt to Give Away US Open Tickets

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It’s not just Facebook that is eager to unleash the money-making capabilities of Instagram, many companies use the service regularly to connect with their clients and build a brand presence. Heineken’s recent Crack the US Open competition is a great example. Read more…

Humorous Video Pokes Fun at the Food Pic Fad

Professional food photography is a legitimate pursuit that takes some serious skill. It’s done in a studio, with professional lighting and often enlists the help of a professional food stylist to get the shot just right.

Food pics are a different matter, often taken in a restaurant with a cell phone while the other people at the table wait impatiently to dig in. The humorous clip above pokes fun at the latter. Read more…

Rapid-Fire Video Highlights the Beauty of Western Australia in 1001 Photos

Tourism Western Australia recently embarked on a $1.6 million ad campaign called 1001 Extraordinary Experiences. The campaign wanted to show just how gorgeous the state of Western Australia is by inviting people from all over the world to contribute photos they had taken there.

A total of 1001 entries came in, and the above compilation puts them all together in a one minute and forty second tour across the diverse landscape of this extraordinary region. Read more…

Time-Lapse of One of the World’s Largest Fireworks Competitions

Photographer Rob Whitworth has created a number of beautiful time-lapse videos that have received huge numbers of views online. This past April, Whitworth had the opportunity to take his skills to the city of Da Nang, Vietnam to document the Danang International Fireworks Competition 2013, one of the world’s “biggest and best” firework contests.
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