Posts Tagged ‘contest’

Check Out the 10 Winning Photographs of Our 500px Photo Contest

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A week and a half ago, we launched a photo contest with 500px to give away 10 free upgrades to the company’s revamped Portfolios feature. The contest has come to an end, and here’s a look at the 10 winning photographs.
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Underwater Volcano Photo Wins NASA’s March Madness-style Photo Tourney

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March Madness 2013 came to a thrilling end yesterday with Louisville beating Michigan in the college men’s basketball national championship game. Another (less publicized) tournament selected a winner as well: NASA’s first ever photo tournament. No, it wasn’t a contest in which photographers submit their best image. Instead, Earth 2013 was a tourney that pitted 32 of NASA’s photos of Earth against each other in a March Madness-style tourney.
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Photographer Combines 2,877 Stills Into an Impressive Stop Motion Time-Lapse

The above video is photographer Jonathan DeNicholas‘ impressive entry for the 30 Day Filming Project contest put together by Sue Bryce and announced at creativeLIVE. The contest asked entrants to submit a 2 minute video in which you captured something that made you smile every day for a month, and DeNicholas entry was one of the 6 winners (of over 100 submitted) that were then showcased on You Can’t Be Serious.

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Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer Gets Camera to Match, Issues Photo Challenge

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The Raspberry Pi, the credit-card sized single board computer developed in the UK, just added a visual component to its arsenal. A 5MP CMOS camera, the tiny cam will attach to the mini-computer and allow programmers to use it any way they see fit. And in order to celebrate this new addition to the family, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is sponsoring a little contest for photography-minded programmers as well. Read more…

Gaza City Funeral Procession Photo Wins World Press Photo 2012

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The photograph above by Swedish Dagens Nyheter photographer Paul Hansen has been selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. It’s a powerful image that shows a funeral procession in Gaza City, with men carrying the bodies of two children while the body of their father trails behind on a stretcher.
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Photography That “Doesn’t Represent the World in Photographic Cliches”

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Want to win the most prestigious press photo contest in the world this year? It’s okay if you don’t shoot with the latest camera gear — just make sure your work stands out from things that have come before.
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Should Photographs Captured in Zoos Be Considered Legitimate ‘Nature’ Pics?

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National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2012 Photo Contest, which received over 22,000 entries from photographers around the world. The photograph above, captured by Ashley Vincent and titled “The Explosion!,” was chosen as the Grand Prize winner and the top image in the “Nature” category.

It’s a great capture, but there’s one thing about it that may prove to be somewhat controversial: Vincent captured the photograph in a zoo.
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Leica-Inspired Cookies and Cakes Created by Fans for the Holidays

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A week before Christmas last month, Leica launched a contest to spread some holiday cheer. Instead of asking its fans to make photographs, however, the company asked them to bake cookies and cakes.
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Instagram Photo Chosen as Winner of UK Contest From Among 5,700 Entries

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We can no longer ignore smartphones as legitimate photography gear. As smartphone cameras have gotten better we’ve seen everything from hipstamatic war photography to iPhone fashion shoots, and here comes yet another first.

Of 5,700 entries, Laura Elliot of County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland won first place at a recent National Trust photography competition with her photo taken using only an iPhone 4 and (what else?) Instagram. Read more…

Photoshop in Photography: What Defines a Photograph?

Last month photographer Chris Crisman entered the photograph above, titled Butterfly Girl, into the World Photography Organization’s 2012 World Photography Awards. It was selected from the thousands of entries as part of a promotional campaign for the contest and in that process was spread out all over the Internet. From the Daily Mail to the Huffington Post, the story about the World Photo Awards and Chris’s photo made the rounds across the web.

In particular, on the UK news site The Daily Mail, the photo generated a ton of comments and sparked some controversy as to whether or not it was appropriate for a photography competition. This caused me to ask myself the question: “What defines a photograph?”
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