Here’s a great opportunity for wildlife photographers, from National Wildlife Federation:
“The National Wildlife Federation is now accepting entries to its 41th annual photo contest. Nature is one of the most inspiring of all photography subjects and since it’s always changing, no shot is ever the same. Cash prizes totaling more than $20,000 and other gifts will be awarded to the winners in seven categories in three separate divisions: Professional, Amateur, and Youth. Winners will be published on the NWF website and a selection will appear in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of National Wildlife magazine.”
Lynne Eodice, author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop, will be teaching another edition of her online course on photography basics entitled “Learning to Shoot Inspiring Images.” This four-week course will be available through BetterPhoto.com on June 8, 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.
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.
Lynne Eodice, author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop, will be teaching an online course on exposure entitled “Pro Tips for Great Exposure.” This monthly course will be available through BetterPhoto.com beginning on May 4, 2011, so reserve your spot now!
In this exciting four-week course, you’ll learn how to express your own personal vision
by exposing images correctly at the time you shoot them. You’ll learn why it’s important
to take control of your exposures, about your camera’s metering modes, how to get
successful exposures regardless of the type of camera you own, and how to deal with
challenging exposure situations. The instructor is Lynne Eodice, contributor to Digital Photographer. She is also the former features editor for Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic
magazine, and author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop. In addition to Pro Tips
for Great Exposure, she also teaches a course for BetterPhoto called Learning to Shoot
Inspiring Images. You’ll have the opportunity to shoot interesting assignments each
week, and Lynne will be on hand to give you helpful feedback. Proper exposure is the
basis for shooting successful digital images, and you’ll enjoy learning how to do so in
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.