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Digital Photographer’s Pentax K-x DSLR Giveaway!

Congratulations to Dianne, the winner of the PENTAX K-x DSLR!

You can view the official results page of the giveaway drawing via the third-party site,, here:

Digital Photographer is giving away a chocolate PENTAX K-x D-SLR camera kit with DA L 18-55 lens to one lucky photographer (a $649.95 value). Enter now for your chance to win!

About the PENTAX K-x:

Choose a camera that redefines the entry-level digital SLR category. The PENTAX K-x offers high-end features including Live View, HD video and photographic performance that challenges higher class models. For more information see DP’s review of the PENTAX K-x here.

- 12.4 megapixel

- 2.7 inch LCD

- Widescreen HD 720p video at 24 FPS

- Fast 4.7 FPS capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds

- PENTAX PRIME II image processing engine

- Creative Processing and Filter Modes

- HDR Image Capture

How to Enter:

Beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, there are two ways to enter the giveaway. You may do either or both (one time each).

1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you like about the PENTAX K-x.

2. Spread the word about our giveaway on Twitter. Here’s a suggested tweet, but you can be creative: Win a PENTAX K-x DSLR camera  from Digital Photographer! (or re-tweet one of DP’s tweets about the giveaway:
In order for your tweet to count as an entry, you must then leave a comment on this post with a direct link to your tweet.

Please note that if you choose to enter using both methods, you need to post two separate comments on this post (one comment for method #1 and one comment for method #2).

A winner will be chosen at random—via


No purchase required to enter. Winner of the giveaway will be awarded a Chocolate PENTAX K-x DSLR camera  with an estimated retail value of $649.95 dollars. Giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents 18 or older residing in the 50 United States (includes DC). Void where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families and households) of JMillerMedia are not eligible. Digital Photographer giveaway winners from the past six months are not eligible. Giveaway entries will be accepted until Wednesday, October 27 at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time. Winning entry must provide a valid email address (Digital Photographer will never sell or rent your email to third parties). We will notify the winner by email on or before Thursday, October 28, 2010. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to us with their name and valid U.S. mailing address. If this information is not received within 72 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sponsor: Digital Photographer


Polipics: Politics in Photography

Thank Allah for Twitter & cell phones with cameras!
Posted by Trisha June 23, 09 12:01 AM

I saw this Twitter post, one of more than 2000, on the site when looking through coverage of the Iranian elections. It seems to sum up the power of a photograph, especially when taken during an attempted revolution. If politics is about power, then a photograph taken about the struggle for power, is at the very least an historical document. And it just may be powerful enough to change the course of history.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Images of Iran’s crackdown on street protests have “moved” President Obama, his spokesman said. What images have moved you lately? Especially images involving politics, freedom, personal expression, war? Photo sites are proliferating at an unprecedented pace. Are you overwhelmed? Excited? Can’t wait to have one of your own photos included in coverage of hot topics?


by Mario Tama (Getty Images)

What’s your definition of politics? There are five accepted definitions from Miriam-Webster, but 1 and 5 seem to be the intent of what this blog will feature:

1 a: the art or science of government

b: the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy

c: the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government
5 a: the total complex of relations between people living in society

b: relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or dealt with from a political point of view.

We’ll talk about current and past images that represent some aspect of politics, how those images are being used, revisited, and transmitted, where they’re being sent to and seen, their impact, the process of taking them, plus give you the opportunity to post your own.

My photo of choice this week is a picture of other pictures—of Neda, the woman protestor killed in Iran—on display at an Amnesty International protest in New York. Doesn’t that capture the global nature of the power of photography?


Check out the New Issue of DP!


The brand new issue of Digital Photographer features profiles on top photographers, including New York based Barbara Bordnick’s unique take on floral photography and an international look at fashion photographers from New York to London to Shanghai. You are sure to learn about and be inspired by the creative and business sides of shooting in that genre. The issue also features insightful reviews of new D-SLRs, including the Nikon D90, which shoots HD video and the Olympus E-30, which features creative art filters. There are also reviews of the retro looking Canon G10 “prosumer” camera and the Sony Cyber-shot G3, which is Wi-Fi enabled to share photos on sites like Picasa instantly and wirelessly. Also, don’t miss the “Back to Basics” features on those nagging features that you never quite understood: resolution, image quality and zoom range, and the basics of camcorder speak.

Of course, there are always the columns you love: Digital Insider, Exposure and Inside the Image, which features the work of a DP reader. Learn how your photograph could be featured in the next issue here. We look forward to your feedback on the new issue, and as always, you can catch us on Twitter for up to the minute photo world news.


Midweek Photo News Roundup- 7/1

photo by Jon Bakos, via GOOD

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

-Twitter and Flickr launched Flickr2Twitter integration!!! (Can you tell we’re excited?)

-GOOD’s new Picture Show: At the Truck Stop features  Jon Bakos’ Truck Drivers series.

-The Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting workshops and free guest lectures by top photojournalists on Thursdays and Saturdays at their Los Angeles space.

-Nikon discusses the best way to capture memories of the family through photography with professional photographer Carrie Sandoval and Blogger Elisa Bieg from The Unlikely Housewife in their latest Podcast.

-The Frame takes a look at daily life as captured in the images of Associated Press photographers around the world.


DP Twitter Followers’ Dream Photo Shoots


(Image © coronakim)

We asked all our talented Twitter followers what their dream photo shoot would be, if they could photograph anything or anyone, anywhere in the world. The results were inspiring to say the least, and so totally different from one another. Here are a few of our favorites below. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter if you aren’t already, to get breaking photo news and become a part of the DP community of photo enthusiasts.  And be sure to click the links to follow these great photographers below and check out their portfolios of work.

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