Whether you have any interest in National Geographic or not, you simply owe it to yourself to check out the winners of their 2013 Photography Contest, as well as the short BTS video showing the judges in action. In particular there is a 60 second segment in the video that is one of the most powerful messages I’ve heard all year about the essential key to taking better photographs that can apply to every one of us.
There are a lot of contests out there this time of year, but I wanted to take a minute to bring the California Academy of Sciences Big Picture: Natural World Photography Competition to your attention. Now through March 31, 2014, Cal Academy is inviting photographers to enter their wildlife and conservation images to this competition for a chance to win a share of the $20,000 in cash and photography gear prizes.
THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. Profoto and Fstoppers have teamed up to ring in the Holiday season by offering one of the hottest and most talked about Products of the year. The new Profoto B1 makes it easier than ever to use your flash off camera. TTL achieves your light in an instant. With battery-power/ without cords, the 500w/s B1 goes wherever you go. Combining performance and the legendary Profoto light shaping system the B1 makes great light easy. Are you ready to win?
We are very excited to announce yet another great Facebook giveaway and this time we are partnering up with our friends at Photography Life to do it. The winner will have a chance to choose between three different cameras: Nikon D610, Canon 6D or the new Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless camera! We are approaching the end of the year, so we decided to give this one away on the Christmas Day. So you have exactly one month to participate in this awesome contest! The contest is open for everyone, not just US residents.
How would you feel if you were given a paid commission to wander around and shoot whatever you fancied for one of the world’s leading whisky companies? Most of us would probably agree that this wouldn't be such a terrible gig. Unfortunately this sort of dream commission will probably remain little more than a dream for most of us. For Elliott Erwitt, on the other hand, this was just another day on the job.
On November 7th, 8th, and 9th Rob Grimm of RGG Photo will be giving away a 2-day pass to the Fstoppers Bahamas Workshop in May of 2014. It's free to enter, just tune in live for your chance to win on CreativeLIVE next week where we will announce the instructions for how to enter. The pass we are giving away is for our liquids, liquor, beer, and splashes workshop that will cover everything we know about shooting liquids.
Thank you to everyone who entered our Shallow Depth photo contest sponsored by Sigma. We got a huge number of entrants, which goes to show how many of you really want this lens. Selecting from all the entries was tough. but in the end we were able to narrow it down.
If you want the best in lighting, one name probably immediately comes to mind: Profoto. They make top-of-the line professional lighting equipment that boasts some of the best specs you can find, and now they want you to have some of it. Get yourself a Profoto Octa RFi and a RFi Speedlight Speedring by submitting your best group photo!
One of the most exciting things about our industry is being able to meet other talented photographers and talk shop. Lee and I recently attended Gulf Photo Plus 2013 out in Dubai, and we were able to meet photographers from literally all over the world. GPP has decided to take their workshop to London, and they are bringing four of their most sought after instructors with them. On September 28th and 29th, Joe McNally, David Hobby, Gregory Heisler, and Zach Arias will check their bags for the United Kingdom....and one lucky reader of Fstoppers could head out there with them. Full details
Since 2007, Red Bull has hosted an international action and adventure sport photography contest called Red Bull Illume. It's where fifty winners are chosen every three three years from tens of thousands of photographers around the world. The winners were unveiled at a grand ceremony in Hong Kong on August 29, 2013.
Ever had to use your high tech gear for a really low tech purpose?
B&H has an awesome contest for those of us who have ever had to use any of our high tech gear for a purpose that's not exactly what it's meant for! Submit your funny videos today of how you use your gear in an unintended way and you could win the first prize of a Canon EOS 6D or a Nikon D600! If that's not enough, second prize is a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 or a Sony Alpha NEX 5R Mirrorless and Third Prize is a Canon Powershot S110 or Nikon CoolPix P330!
Sigma's new lenses are making some real waves in the photo community. They're affordable, beautiful and most importantly perform amazingly. The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is one of our favorite lenses currently on the market, and it can be yours if you win this month's contest (for the camera mount of your choosing). We want to see your best shallow depth of field image! Enter now!
Our last contest had thousands of entries and the two winners have already been notified- Congrats to users macropixel and nathalie86! This time we're giving away two, one year subscriptions to one of the best photo website companies around: Squarespace. All you have to do is submit a photo that has some "pop." I hope you had your camera out this past Fourth of July!
We've been listening to feedback, and it seems as though you all like contests that engage your skill level. Well prepare to be engaged! We will be hosting more photo contests in the future, starting with this one brought to you by Nations Photo Lab and hosted by our pals at Viewbug! Just submit your best photo that features bright colors for your chance to win!
Today at creativeLIVE, award winning wedding photographer Yervant is teaching how to shoot your weddings with an album design in mind. This is such a necessary skill to learn as you go professional. Even though we live in a fast paced digital world, your clients still want something tangible to look back at in 20 years. It's your job as a wedding photographer to take and create their story.