The following video presents Sigma Aizu, Chapter II:
Starting with the「Sigma Global Vision」released at Photokina 2012, the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」has produced a sensation and made a big hit.
This time, we are pleased to introduce the sequent of the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」.
Our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. To pursue optimal quality, the vast majority of Sigma’s manufacturing right down to molds and parts – is carried out under an integrated self-manufacturing production system, within the company.
We sincerely invite you to enjoy this exclusive movie embodies the craftsmanship that thrives in Aizu factory.
The following video presents Leitz Park – The Heart of Leica Photography:
Get an aerial view of Leitz Park, Leica Camera’s headquarters, and discover where the heart of Leica photography beats.
Leica Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour: Image Courtesy of Leica
Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour
It is the moment of inspiration for painters and poets, the romantic and the melancholic at heart – and for photographers: blue hour. The moment when the sun sinks slowly beneath the horizon and the sky is lit in a deep, rich, glowing blue by its fading rays. It is the time for capturing particularly intense and atmospheric pictures and this physical phenomenon also appears for a brief moment before sunrise and transports landscapes, buildings, plants, and people into a magical world of their own.
Leica would like to invite you to share one of your most unique images taken during blue hour, with the Leica Fotopark Community.
Upload your favourite blue hour picture to Leica Fotopark with the title #BlueHour by 16 July 2015 and take part in Leica’s competition.
Leica Store Wetzlar Leitz Park: Image Courtesy of Leica
This was the first time that entries in the video categories were judged separately. Videos of 6-180 seconds in length were accepted.
Entries recorded not only by cameras, but by any digital imaging device, including smart devices, were accepted.
A new award for entries submitted by younger imaging enthusiasts aged 19 or younger was established.
A total of 21,100 people from a record 164 countries and regions around the world submitted 88,737 entries.
Of all the works submitted, a total of 109 were chosen as winners.
Judges selected 2 Grand Prize winners (one each in the photograph and video categories), a total of 96 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each category, and 10 winners of the new Generation N Award for photographers and videographers aged 19 or younger.
In addition, 1 entry was selected for the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry based on voting by those who entered the Contest.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan.
The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One“, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland.
Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Decided
July 3, 2015
From nearly 89,000 submissions from more countries and regions, 164, than ever before
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 have been determined.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan. The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One”, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland. All winning images will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Judging Results page beginning today with the Grand Prize winners, to be followed by winners of other awards.
The scholarship is FREE to enter for all full time students including recently graduating students and BA, MA and MFA students, from any country.
It is also open to photographers (not attending a course) who are 24 years old or younger.
Entrants must submit examples of their work from their portfolio and a brief synopsis of a project they would undertake as if they won.
We ask you send us a folder of a 12 image portfolio, an application form and a synopsis of a story you would like to shoot should you win via yousendit or dropbox to email@example.com You should include research and a budget with your plan.
£3,500 (5494.65 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) and a Canon camera for the winner.
£500 (784.88 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) to the finalists.
Save The Children offers an international paid commission to one of the finalists.
A selection of the winning images will be published in the Sunday Times magazine Spectrum and exhibited in London, also appearing in a special edition Ian Parry Scholarship catalogue.
The Ian Parry Scholarship deadline is 14 July 2015.
Sweepstakes begins and entries will be accepted commencing as of Monday, June 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Sweepstakes will close and no more entries will be accepted as of 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 10, 2015.
The prize winner will be selected at random in a random drawing at the Sponsors’ headquarters, 200 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla, NY by the Sponsors from among all eligible and valid entries received. The random drawing will be held generally within 4 days of the end of the Sweepstakes Period as referenced above, from all eligible and valid entries received. Alternate winners will be selected at the same time.
This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, plus Washington, D.C., who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.Void in Puerto Rico and wherever else prohibited by law. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws.
Prizes. Total ARV (Approximate Retail Value) of Prizes to be awarded: $489.84.
The Canon #PrintWithCanonSweeps Photo Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older, physically located and residing within the U.S. or D.C. at the time of entry.
Void elsewhere and where prohibited by law.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram® or Twitter®.
The Sweepstakes Period starts on June 1, 2015 at 12:00 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on August 31, 2015 at 11:59 P.M. ET.
Entries submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will not be eligible to win a prize. Sponsor’s clock is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
Random Sweepstakes Drawings:
During the Sweepstakes Period, there will be three (3) monthly random drawings on or about June 30, 2015, July 31, 2015, and August 31, 2015 (each a “Monthly Drawing”).
Sponsor will randomly select three (3) potential winners from among all valid entries received for each Monthly Drawing.
Prize and Odds of Winning:
During each Monthly Drawing, Three (3) Winners will each receive a Prize of One Hundred Dollars ($100) in Canon eCash to be used on their next purchase of Genuine Canon Ink from the Canon Online Store (excludes Clearance Ink and SELPHY Ink/Paper Cartridges).
The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during each month of the Promotion.
Any difference between the stated actual value of the Prize and the Canon Online Store value of the ink a Winner purchases from the Canon Online Store will not be awarded.
Canon eCash can be redeemed only at the Canon Online Store http://www.shop.usa.canon.com. Canon eCash prizes must be redeemed in a single transaction and any balance remaining at the conclusion of such transaction will be forfeited. Canon eCash must be redeemed no later than December 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Additional terms and restrictions apply to shopping at the Canon Online Store; see Customer Service section at http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/helpcenter for shopping terms and conditions.
What makes the Leica M different from SLRs? Follow along with photographer Craig Semetko as he answers this question and explains how to use the Leica M, including techniques on focusing. For Craig, the benefits of the Leica M include its small, discreet nature and big, bright viewfinder that allows you to see more. Because of this, the Leica M demands more from the photographer. Watch this video and discover the capabilities of the Leica M. Learn more about the legendary Leica M here: http://bit.ly/LeicaMCamera #LeicaM .
The following video presents OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-860:
TOUGH TG-860: The ultimate action hero
With its solid dust/splash/shock/freezeproof construction, the TG-860 gives you the freedom to shoot in all weather conditions. The optional sport holder easily attaches to your rucksack or belt and features a front shutter button that allows you to take photos with just one hand and thus even one-handed selfies. All in all: the new TG-860 is as tough as you are!
Olympus invites Olympus fans, who are residents of the United Kingdom, to enter the #OlympusSummerSelfie competition to win an Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860!
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange
There are two ways to send Olympus your “Ultimate Summertime Selfie” with the hashtag #OlympusSummerSelfie and a comment to sum up your summer adventures.
Calling All Olympus Fans- Show Us Your Tough Side!
To celebrate the toughest camera on the market we are launching our #OlympusSummerSelfie competition, which gives one very lucky photographer each month the chance to walk away with their very own TG-860!
We are calling on you to push your adventures to the limit and share with us your Ultimate Summertime Selfie. So whether you’ll be diving deep underwater, abseiling down cliffs or simply enjoying the British summer sun-comment below with your best selfie to sum up your summer adventures!
For a chance to win simply tweet or send us a photo on Facebook of your summer selfie with #OlympusSummerSelfie, simple!
In this Leica. My Life video, law and economics student – and classic car enthusiast – Laura Kaufmann explains how the zoom of the V-Lux 4 helps her discover new things, whether at a car rally or on holiday.
The Classic Cars Gaisberg Races was held in Salzburg, Austria. Over the three day event, more than 200 drivers from 14 nations raced exciting duels for the Grand Prix.
Inspired by the remarkable event, LFI (Leica Fotografie International) and Leica Camera have organised a Classic Cars photography competition. The contest continues to 18 June 2015.
LFI Classic Cars Photo Contest
The competition is not restricted to any specific brand or type of camera.
The submitted photograph, based on a Classic Cars theme, can be in colour or black-and-white, portrait or landscape format.
Classic Cars Photo Contest Submissions open from 4 to 18 June 2015. Send us your most stunning picture of a classic car, and win a camera that epitomises the grandeur of the Leica brand.
Simply login and upload your best image. Not yet a member of the LFI Gallery?
No problem – click here to sign up free of charge.
On the occasion of the 13th Gaisberg Races in Salzburg, from June 4 to 6, LFI and Leica Camera AG have launched a great photo competition: the Classic Cars Photo Contest.
You have until June 18 to submit your loveliest picture based on the Classic Cars theme, to the LFI Gallery – a great first prize awaits the winner! What is it? We unveil the secret further below.
Your LFI team
Out of all submissions, the best twenty images will be chosen.
The following video presents 48 hours. 48 cities. Join Sony Xperia for an extraordinary global event:
You hold the power in your hands to find the extraordinary in the everyday with Xperia
On 13-14 June, people all over the world are discovering the power to see in the dark, survive underwater and stay awake for days…and it’s all thanks to Xperia.
Get your cameras ready and share the extraordinary moments from your world, for a chance to win some amazing prizes.
Sony Mobile Communications invites you to enter the Xperia 48 Hour Competition.
This Competition is organized and hosted by Sony Mobile Communications AB, 221 88 Lund, Sweden (“Promoter”) from: Saturday 13 June 2015 at 00:01 BST to Monday 15 June 2015 at 00:00 BST (“Competition Closing Date”).
A trip to Niagara Falls or one of 48 Xperia handsets up for grabs
Be part of our global Instagram event 13-14 June for your chance to win one of many fantastic prizes. From city lights at dusk to selfies in the rain, simply share the incredible pictures you capture with your Xperia during the 48 hours to enter. Don’t forget to use #ICan #Xperia and hashtag your location to join in.
Share your photos between 00:00 BST on Saturday 13 June and 00:00 BST on Monday 15 June to be in with a chance of winning.
All Participants must be aged at least 18 years old at the date of entry of this Competition, and have the legal right to enter into this agreement and to grant any and all rights – to your User Submission Content (“Content”) in the form of Photo asset.
Images must be the entrants own and not taken from any other source.
Participants cannot be legal entities.
This Competition is made available to enter without any obligation to make a purchase for entry.
The Competition is only open to residents of countries where the Competition is locally available. These consist of: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, India (excluding the State of Tamil Nadu), Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland. Residents of Italy are excluded from winning but may still participate.
Notice to Canadian residents:Residents of the Province of Quebec are excluded from entering. If a winner is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer, without mechanical aid, a time limited mathematical skill testing question to be administered by telephone, at a time mutually convenient for Participant and Promoter, prior to verification and award of prize.
There are a total of 49 (forty nine) prizes (“Prizes”) to be won during the Competition.
Sony Xperia Z3 smartphones
48 (forty eight) Runner Up Prizes
One per winner per participating country, consist of an Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone each valued at approximately €678.87 (764.41 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones
Up to the value of €10,000 (11,260.00 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) consists of 1 (one) weekend trip for 2 people to Niagara Falls, USA.
The Prize consists of a trip for 2 persons (consisting of the Winner and accompanying guest who must also be 18 or over) to Niagara falls, USA (“Event”) including the following components:
International economy flights from origin country (Winner is responsible for travel to/from their home to the airport; the airport will be determined by the Promoter)
Accommodation in 4* hotel for 6 nights (1 room for 2 people)
Airport transfers in Niagara Falls
A total of [$500] spending money per person for the entire Event
The following video presents Olympus Tough TG-4: Concept Movie:
It’s not only extreme sports fans who appreciate rugged cameras – the new STYLUS TOUGH flagship will resonate with anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors and wants to capture their experiences in excellent quality, in any environment, without worrying about the light or the state of equipment. The TG-4 is a powerful all-rounder featuring an impressive super-bright 4x optical zoom lens (25-100mm*) with a 1:2.0 maximum aperture at wide zoom settings (*equivalent to 35mm). Also on board is the advanced, four-mode Variable Macro system including the unique focus stacking mode creating macro photos with exceptional depth of field in-camera. Divers will not only appreciate the new Underwater HDR feature and the built-in manometer. The ever-expanding family of specialist TOUGH accessories takes shooting into yet more extreme territory – be it photographic, sporting or geographical.
Olympus invites you to share your best summer adventure shots tagged #SummerofTough.
Olympus TOUGH TG-4
For the Olympus “Summer of Tough” Contest, winners are chosen weekly.
A purchase does not improve your chance of winning.
SUMMARY: Submit an original photo of your “Summer Adventure” that will be judged based on applicable criteria. If your photo is selected as a finalist for the stated entry period, you will win an Olympus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera and provided an opportunity to win a round trip ticket to a destination within the United States, and accommodations, for you and your guest.
Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older or have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, the province of Quebec, outside the United States, and where prohibited by law. This Olympus “Summer of Tough” Contest (“Contest”) is subject to all applicable Federal, State, Provincial and local laws and Regulations.
FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY: Before being declared a Finalist, a Potential Finalist who is a Canadian resident will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question, to be administered by Sponsor, without mechanical or other aid.
Eight (8) Finalist Prizes
Each Official Finalist will receive a “Finalist Prize” of one (1) Olympus Tough TG-4 Megapixel Digital Camera (“Olympus TG-4”). The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of an Olympus Tough TG-4 is $379.99 USD.
Each of the eight (8) Finalists will receive the Olympus TG- 4 on or about August 7, 2015.
Finalist Requirements for Grand Prize Entry:
Each of the eight (8) Finalists will be required to submit up to five (5) photos taken with the Olympus TG-4 and e-mailthe photo submissions to a Sponsor-designated photo gallery by August 17, 2015.
The Finalist photo submissions will be judged based upon the Judging Criteria. In the event of a tie, the tied Finalists will be re-judged by a tie-breaking judge using the same Judging Criteria stated herein.
The Finalist that receives the highest score, based upon the Judging Criteria stated herein, will be deemed a “Potential Grand Prize Winner”.
The Grand Prize consists of one (1) trip for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to the Grand Prize Winner’s choice of any destination within the United States or Canada (hereinafter, “Destination City”).
Choice of Destination City is subject to approval by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
The Grand Prize includes round-trip, coach-class air transportation between the commercial airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and Destination City for the Grand Prize Winner and Guest (airports to be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and hotel accommodations (one standard room and applicable taxes, double occupancy) at a hotel designated by Sponsor in Destination City.
TOTAL ARV OF GRAND PRIZE: up to $5,000 USD. Actual retail value of prize may vary based on airfare fluctuations, point of departure, time of travel and choice of Destination City. The Grand Prize Winner will not be compensated for the difference between the actual retail value and the ARV of the prize as stated herein.
In the event the Grand Prize Winner resides within a 180 mile radius of Destination City, the air transportation portion of the prize will not be awarded and Sponsor will provide ground transportation between the Grand Prize Winner’s home and Destination City. Sponsor will not reimburse the Grand Prize Winner for any difference between the cost of ground transportation and the cost of air transportation.
Guest must be 18 years of age or older as of the time of travel.
The Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for any and all meals and beverages, ground transfers between the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and airport of departure, ground transportation in Destination City, gratuities, travel upgrades, baggage fees, personal incidentals and any other expenses not specified as a part of the Grand Prize.
Prize Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, provincial and local taxes on prize.
Prizes will be awarded provided they are properly claimed.
Prizes are non-transferable and no cash or other substitutions will be allowed.
Total ARV of all prizes(8 Finalist prizes + 1 Grand prize): $8,039.92