Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Lomography Hosts Tori Amos Inspiration Photo Contest

Lomography and renown singer Tori Amos have teamed up to host a photography contest inspired by several worldwide cities, including our very own City of Angels. The Tori Amos Inspiration Competition is accepting entries until August 15th, so get on it! The contest features “exclusives prizes including a Limited Edition TORI Diana F+ camera that you can’t even pick up in the Lomography Online Shop,” according to the contest site. There are also a ton of other opportunities for prizes for winners and runners up. Read all about the competition and prizes at the official contest site. Good luck!

[via LAist, via Lomography] image via Lomography

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Why Photographers Should Have a Strong Online Presence


image via The Blue Hour

 

 

If you are looking to make money off your photography, I suggest you read this recent success story, which was written by London-based photographer, Brian Ferry—creator of the gorgeous photo blog, The Blue Hour. After reading, you will be inspired—if you haven’t already—to make a focused effort of creating an online brand and identity for yourself as a photographer.

The success starts, of course, with great images. But in order for those images to be noticed, the photographer has to come out from behind the viewfinder and show off a little. The thing about Brian’s blog is that it is stacked with great captures but it is also somewhat personal—tracking the photographer’s travels and daily life in London. He presents an inviting persona through his photo essays, and clearly Starbucks took notice. Congrats to Brian. Here’s hoping the same kind of story is in your own future! If something similar has happened to you, let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear of your successes.

 

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This Is My City: Photo Contest

Chrome has just announced their new Niko Camera Bag, and to celebrate they’ve launched a photo contest—the prize for which is the Niko Camera Bag and a Nikon D3000 DSLR to go inside of it. The deadline is July 25, 2011 so listen close if you want to enter. They are looking for shots that capture something special about your city. “Stories that make up your city are found in the faces, sights, and sounds that are immersed in it. From the recluse to the regulars, everyone carries a piece of its many parts. We’ve all got that favorite record store, little-known food spot, bicycle shortcut, or local hero that makes a city wholly ours,” says Chrome. So go ahead and capture your own shot for the chance to win. More info on how to enter can be found at the official This Is My City: Photo Contest site.

image via Chrome

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California Ocean & Coastal Photography Contest


image © Ralph Wessel, 2010 Humor Category Winner

Entries have opened for the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, the California Thank You Ocean campaign, and Fairmont Hotels of California. According to the contest website, the are seeking photograph entries “that reflect the importance that the coast and ocean has [sic] for California residents.” There are three subject categories into which an image can be entered: The scenic coast and Pacific Ocean off California; People and the California coast; California ocean and coastal wildlife. Prizes for the four contest winners are hotel stays at Fairmont Hotel California locations.

The submission deadline is September 2, 2011. Visit www.mycoastalphoto.com for more info.

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American Medical Association Officially Condemns Retouched Photos

image via photoshopdisasters

As of this week, the AMA (American Medical Association) has “adopted new policy to encourage advertising associations to work with public and private sector organizations concerned with child and adolescent health to develop guidelines for advertisements, especially those appearing in teen-oriented publications, that would discourage the altering of photographs in a manner that could promote unrealistic expectations of appropriate body image.” (source)

via GOOD, via NY Daily News

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