Imagine inspiring acclaimed director Ron Howard with your own photographs. Well, “over the next month, Ron Howard, with the help of Canon and the Project Imagin8ion community will select 8 imaginative photos to set the stage for his next production,” according to Canon.
There are two categories to which you can enter—Setting, Time, Character and Mood (entry period ends June 2nd) and Relationship, Goal, Obstacle and The Unknown (entry period June 3 – 14). For full contest rules and to enter, visit the Project Imagin8tion YouTube page.
The National Park Service has kicked off its 12th annual National Historic Landmarks Photo Contest—this year named “Imaging Our National Heritage”—which “encourages people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of the National Historic Landmark in a photo.” The contest is open to both US natives and foreign travelers. For more information and to enter the contest, visit the contest’s Flickr page (I imagine it will be updated with 2011 entries soon), or the official NHL contest website. The contest is open through July 31, 2011.
“The CEA Digital Imaging Division and Tech Enthusiastmembership program are excited to bring you the Earth Day photo and video contest. The contest begins April 1, and you have until April 17 to submit your photo or video. We want to see and hear what Earth Day means to you. It can be anything from a snapshot of your favorite park to a short video telling us what you do to make the world a ‘greener’ place. Get creative!
You may submit up to one photo and one video. Photo submissions should be less than 2MB and sent to photocontest@CE.org. Video entries should be less than 3 minutes and uploaded to YouTube. You need to send a link to your video to photocontest@CE.org. Winners and finalists will be displayed here at DigitalTips.org. Please view the official contest rules before submitting your entry”
Lynne Eodice, author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop, will be teaching another edition of her online course on photography basics entitled “How to Shoot Inspiring Images.” This four-week course will be available through BetterPhoto.com on February 2, 2011, so reserve your spot now!
This course is designed to teach the beginning photographer about the D-SLR and have fun doing it. We’ll begin by examining lens choices, ISO settings, and what the various camera buttons and dials mean. From there, we’ll move on to f-stops and shutter speeds, and how to utilize them for creative control. You’ll learn how to see the way the camera does, and utilize various rules of composition for best results. Then put it all together by shooting your favorite subjects. There will be tips and techniques throughout this course that will assist those new to D-SLR photography, and will help you create striking images. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Nikon and National Geographic have announced the Nikon Aspire Sweepstakes, which gives passionate photographers the chance to go on an exclusive photo excursion with one of National Geographic’s renowned professional photographers. One lucky photographer will receive a new Nikon D7000 camera, a private tutorial from a Nikon product specialist, and a photography excursion with a National Geographic professional photographer.You can enter once per day until January 26, 2011.