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Landscape Photography is NOT a Competition

A little more than 10 years ago, I had a realization that would one day change my life forever. During an evening stroll in the local woods with my camera in hand, I became aware of just how much I love photography and what it means to me; it was at that moment I knew it would be a part of me for a long time to come.

Are Wedding Photography Competitions Fixed?

In recent years I’ve been privileged to be on the jury for a whole range of photography competitions. These include single image competitions such as WPS International Excellence Awards, Masters of Wedding Photography, and the Irish wedding photography awards (In association with Learning to Fly).

The Winning Photos of the First Annual Wet Plate Competition

This year, the wet plate supply brand Modern Collodion ran its first annual Wet Plate Competition. The 2018 contest received over 200 submissions from 75 wet plate photographers based in 19 countries. The grand prize winner is the photo above, titled "Aristolochia Pods," by Paul Barden.

Photography Competitions: Are They Even Worth It?

I was sitting in my dorm room at Arizona State University. To my left I had my XBox on (as it was pretty much 24/7) with some racing game on pause. In front of me I had my future, for I was entering a photography competition that I believed would make me famous and rich beyond my wildest dreams.

Lightroom’s Import is 600% Slower Than Competition

Adobe has already apologized for fumbling its latest Lightroom update, which was riddled with bugs and missing features. Now there's a new story that's putting a stain on Adobe's image: a new test has found that the latest Lightroom is about 600% slower than its competitors.

Thoughts on Judging an International Wedding Photography Competition

I had the honor of getting to judge a recent international wedding photography contest for Fearless Photographers, a great organization I’ve been a part of for the last few years. Fearless contests run several times a year and typically receive thousands (if not tens of thousands) of entries from around the world. There is no quota to meet for Fearless judges, so if an image is awesome, it gets an award. The judging is incredibly selective, and seems to get more selective with each round.

Nikon Facebook App Encourages Friendly Competition With Fellow Photogs

We received a new press release out of the Nikon camp this morning, and although it didn't announce any fresh cameras or lenses, it was eager to share a different creation with us: My Nikon World. My Nikon World is a brand new Facebook app that seeks to "Challenge photographers to shoot, share and learn," mostly through friendly competition.

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.

A couple dressed in wedding attire poses for a photograph with a young flower girl. The photographer captures the moment as the flower girl, holding a basket, points excitedly. The background features greenery and a decorative floral arch.

What Will It Be Like to be a Wedding Photographer in the Future?

It’s fascinating to look back over my 10+ years as a wedding photographer and see the evolution the industry has gone through. That’s not to mention all the drastic changes that happened before my time. It makes one wonder what it will be like to be a wedding photographer in the future.

Two iPhones side by side: the left iPhone with a green check mark features a triple camera system, while the right iPhone with a red prohibition symbol features a dual camera system. Both phones have the Dynamic Island feature on the screen.

These Are the iPhones and Macs That Will Run Apple Intelligence at Launch

As seen with competing artificial intelligence platforms and features, Apple Intelligence will utilize some computational power in the cloud. However, perhaps more than any of the competition, Apple prioritizes on-device processing enabled by the company's robust and efficient silicon. This means more privacy and security, but also that some not-that-old devices will be left behind as Apple steps into the AI age.