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Digital Image Titling
PLEASE ensure your digital images are TITLED and include your FULL NAME as per the instructions on our website.
Use only lower case characters with no spaces. Use underscore in place of spaces.
All digital images are to be sent to email@example.com no later than 8.00pm on Sunday night (the day before the competition).
Camera Gear Sales
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Mobile Photography Awards
The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside the annual competition (October-December), they produce themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.
If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then it’s safe to say that mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to get past 10,001.
The MPA is a showcase for photographers and artists who have embraced this decisive moment.
Follow the link for more information
The biggest competition for amateur photographers in the Southern Hemisphere, winners and runners up in Photographer of the Year 2019 will share in more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, and have their work published in the special Photographer of the Year issue of Australian Photography magazine in February.
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Action X Collection from Shimoda Launches on Kickstarter
A new line of adventure bags and accessories designed for the most adventurous content creators on earth.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (PRWEB)October 15, 2019
Today marks the Kickstarter launch of Shimoda Designs’ new line of adventure camera gear and accessories; Action X. Shimoda’s new series targets ambitious, aggressive and athletic content creators who love to challenge – not only their photography skills – but the terrain and experiences the earth has to offer. Launched exclusively on Kickstarter, Action X includes 3 new backpacks, new Core Units, new rollers and an extremely versatile Top Loader that is sure to satisfy the needs of mountain bound creators.
Shimoda products are designed as a reaction to the pain, fatigue and suffering that results from carrying camera gear through the most extreme mountain terrain. The packs and Core Units have the flexibility to adapt to changing photo, video and survival gear needs, as well as changing weather conditions, and the tools to survive in them.
As part of their Kickstarter campaign, Shimoda will donate 1% of the total sales generated to Give Back To Nature, a community of adventure and landscape photographers with a goal of planting 1 Million trees to landscapes destroyed by deforestation. Shimoda’s goal is to generate enough sales through their Kickstarter campaign so their donation can plant over 10,000 trees.
Shimoda Action series will be available on Kickstarter at:
For more information, contact Ian Millar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Waisnor at email@example.com
Shimoda Designs is an adventure camera bag company designed as a reaction to real world adventures rather than those imagined from a comfortable office environment. Shimoda founder Ian Millar is a lifelong explorer, snowboarder and product designer known for developing some of the most innovative camera bags in the world. Shimoda is his new venture (in collaboration with Tenba) and represents the culmination of all his experiences and utilizes the most advanced materials and technologies available to minimize the pain, fatigue and suffering that comes with foul mountain conditions. Shimoda products are a direct reflection and reaction to the outdoor lifestyle that Ian and his adventure photographer friends love so much.
MAC Group is a sales and marketing company dedicated to supplying photographers, videographers, educators and students with the world’s finest image-making tools as well as support, education and inspiration
Wacom Intuos Pro Small Pen Tablet
Is the way you’re currently working slowing you down? Wacom’s Intuos Pro Small is here to help!
By Peter Eastway.
Using a pen and tablet system for your photo editing will hugely improve your workflow, your productivity and your creativity, but which one is best for you?
While it might be small, it’s probably exactly the right size for photographers. As you can see in the photo above, the Wacom Intuos Pro Small tablet is around the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
It measures 320x208x12 mm, so it’s very thin on your desk and doesn’t take up much real estate. Plus you can use both your fingers and/or the pen to drive it and there are some buttons and a touch ring as well, which means you can operate your software without a keyboard if you wish.
Don't forget - Momento offer a 30% discount to our financial members off their first order then all subsequent orders will receive an automatic 10% discount.
Hop over to http://www.momentopro.com.au/ to sign up.
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.
Sydney International Exhibition of Photography www.siep.org.au
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
Adam Williams ( for inspiration and workshops) www.australianphotographer.com
Luke Tscharke, (for great astrophotography tips and workshops) luketscharke.com
Pamela Pauline ( local fine art photographic artist ) www.pamelapauline.com
Peter Coulson (inspiration for fashion photography, great studio lighting and workshops)
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero ( for travel photography workshops) www.alfonso.com.au/sydney-photography-courses/
Mark Galer, Adobe Ambassador www.markgaler.com
Photoshop Cafe ( loads of free tutorials ) photoshopcafe.com
Phlearn (easy to follow tutorials, many of them are free, you don't have to subscribe ) www.phlearn.com
www.beckhamdigital.com.au (go to more , then newsletter) for some awesome tuitions. Thanks Alan for this one!
For a different perspective and inspiring photography, have a look at Erika Zolli Photography www.erikazolli.it
Just click on the links or google any of the above for more information.
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