Leica teams up with Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) and HistoryMiami to celebrate the art of photography.
Celebrate with them on Thursday 12/3 and Saturday 12/5 for the opening and closing parties for the Miami Street Photography Festival.
MSPF will be held during Art Basel Miami from December 3rd to 6th at HistoryMiami.
The Miami Street Photography Festival is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography viewed through the eyes of established and emerging photographers.
The following video presents [NEW] 4K Photo – Changing Photography:
All LUMIX cameras, especially the DMC-GH4, are renowned for their capability of high quality video recording. The new LUMIX G7, GH4, FZ1000 and LX100 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840×2160. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can enjoy “4K Photo” with which users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution by cutting a frame of the most photogenic timing out of the 4K burst file to save as a photo. why not learn the benefit of 4K photo introduced by three photographers in their viewpoints!
“Be in it to #Win it! 13 great Panasonic Lumix Cameras up for grabs with values up to $2,500 in our Quick Click! Photo Competition. What images of Newark will you capture?”
Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau (“GNCVB”) invites you to enter the Newark Happening Quick Click! photo competition.
WIN PANASONIC PRIZES !
Calling all snap-happy people! Adjust your shutter speeds; Newark’s big acts shine bright all over. Whether you’re here for an hour or a few days, get out and mess about. Every image captured in the Greater Newark region between January and December 2015 is eligible to win a Lumix Camera, with values up to $2,500.
Simply select your category, students, amateurs and professionals and upload your submission. 13 winners, 5 contest levels, 3 categories… so get clicking.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Competition winners will be announced on or before February 9, 2016. Winners will be contacted via email and will have their names displayed on the Newark Happening website.
Panasonic is giving away lots of Lumix Cameras to lucky winners. Prizes will be awarded by contest level as follows:
Three (3) winners from each Competitor Level will be selected to win a prize with the exception of the Professional Level where one (1) Panasonic Lumix GH4 Series Camera Bundle (valued at approximately $2,500) will be awarded for a total of 13 winners. Prizes for all five categories are listed as follows:
Students Ages 5-8, Students Ages 9-12, Students Ages 13-18 Prizes, 1st Place: Lumix DMC-ZS40K (MSRP $400), 2nd Place: Lumix DMC-ZS35K (MSRP $250), 3rd Place: Lumix DMC-SZ8K (MSRP $150).
The Awards Days is an annual celebration to honor the prizewinning photographers of the World Press Photo contests. The event is held in Amsterdam during the last weeks of April and is filled with activities, including photographer presentations, the Sem Presser Lecture and the Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, at which the World Press Photo of the Year and the category awards are presented, is the highlight of the Awards Days.
To enter the 2016 World Press Photo Contest, everyone must register for access to the entry site between 1 December 2015 and 7 January 2016, 23.59 CET. A username and password are required to enter and can be requested until 7 January 2016, 23.59 CET.
Entries to the photo contest may only be submitted online via the entry site, which opens on 1 December 2015 and closes on 13 January 2016, 23.59 CET.
Information about the new entry rules and code of ethics will be provided on 25 November.
The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.
Today the annual contest attracts well over 5,000 participants from around 125 countries, who together send in upwards of 95,000 photos.
€10.000 (10768.50 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) worth in prizes across all categories are waiting for the winning teams.
Details to be announced shortly!
4 Main Themes for the hackathon:
#Discover: Create a compelling mobile experience that enables people to discover the world around them through photography – or find photography by exploring and sharing their own worlds. Smart use of location is key to winning this challenge. Keywords: geolocalization, travel, exploration, context, machine vision, gamification, visual search, storytelling.
#Inspire: Use the personal context of the user: Inspire and nudge them to go out and take photos, or share what they’ve already captured. Behavior design and creative use of context is key to winning this challenge. Keywords: notifications, haptic feedback, habit forming, nudging, behavior design, gamification, machine vision, augmented reality
#Create: Harness the latest web and mobile technologies to create an experience that helps anyone, regardless of experience. Get them out shooting and developing their photography skills on the go. A seamless user experience is key to winning this challenge. Keywords: notifications, machine vision, augmented reality, virtual reality, ux design, gamification, virtual assistant
#Experience: Make experiencing imagery an experience in itself. Connect photo, video and other visual media with types of data and/or new display-input interfaces. Thinking outside the frame is key to winning this challenge. Keywords: virtual reality, physical computing, data poetry, speech recognition, machine vision, gamification, immersive storytelling, interactivity, 3D, photo sharing, printing
The following video presents Nikon D4 Product Tour:
Introducing the Nikon D4:
November 3, 2015
Nikon Canada welcomes you to its inaugural Nikon Professional Services (NPS) Member Exhibition Tour, celebrating the art of photography with its members across the country!
NPS members from across Canada participated in a photo contest in September with categories including Portrait, Sports/Action, Landscape, Nature/Wildlife, Photojournalistic and Commercial. Of the entries, 30 of these beautiful images were selected and will be featured at NPS member events in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Nikon is pleased to be able to share these amazing photographs with you, from talented Canadian photographers and NPS members. The top three winners are:
The following video presents X-Photographer Per-Anders Jörgensen “Eating With The Chefs”:
X-Photographer Per-Anders Jörgensen on using X100 series cameras to photograph the staff at the world’s most creative restaurants.
Still images: Per-Anders Jörgensen
Directed, filmed, edited: Charlene Winfred
Original soundtrack: Rasmus Kjærbo
Audio engineering: Flemming Bo Jensen
Product images: Charlene Winfred
The Fujifilm X series line-up began in March 2011 with the introduction of the FUJIFILM X100 premium digital camera.
In 2016, the X series will be in its 5th year. To celebrate this, Fujifilm will be hosting a “FUJIFILM X World Photo Gallery” exhibition at their Headquarters in Tokyo to showcase the passionate and creative photography works of 100 renowned professional “X-Photographers” along with 100 professional or enthusiast “X-Users”.
Also, Fujifilm invites X series users from around the globe to join the celebration and take part in the contest by submitting their favorite photo taken on an X series camera for entry.
All entrants must be 18 or older. Residents of Quebec, Canada not eligible to enter.
There are no nationality or professional requirements for entry.
Images must be taken by entrant on a Fujifilm X series camera, but other makes and models of lenses are permitted.
A total of 100 prize winners will be selected based on the photographic images submitted by eligible entrants.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Prize: $300 including shipping and handling.
The following video presents Complete Streets – Planning 101:
Complete streets are fundamental to healthier and sustainable communities. These streets are safe, efficient, convenient, equitable, and based upon good policy and planning principles that serve present and future generations. Learn about the role that complete streets play in communities.
The City of Toronto and Spacing Magazine/Store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, are holding a photography contest to showcase elements that make up a complete street.
Complete streets are streets that are designed to be safe for all users, such as people who walk, bicycle, take transit or drive, and people of varying ages and levels of ability. They also consider other uses like sidewalk cafés, street furniture, street trees, utilities, and stormwater management.
While not every type of use of user may be accommodated on every street, the goal is to build a city with a well-functioning street network that supports and sustains our quality of life in Toronto. Complete streets will ensure that social, economic and environmental priorities are integrated in street planning and design.
The Complete Streets Guidelines will help Toronto’s communities by:
ensuring safe and accessible streets for people of all ages and abilities,
giving people a range of transportation choices,
creating healthy and livable neighbourhoods,
creating vibrant and attractive public spaces,
supporting economic prosperity, and
improving environmental sustainability.
….More than 700 jurisdictions in Canada and the United States are adopting a complete streets approach. Other leading cities – like New York, Chicago and Boston – have complete streets guidelines. We’re learning from other cities and developing what will work best in Toronto.
There is no single way in which to make a street ‘complete’. It depends on many factors depending on the character and context of each particular street. The Complete Streets Guidelines will help prioritize the many demands placed upon our streets. They will be applied when streets are constructed, reconstructed, or otherwise improved….
Nikon 2015 Small World Photomicrography Contest received over 2,000 entries from more than 83 countries around the world.
There are a total of 20 award-winning images as well as 12 honorable mentions from Australia, USA, Finland, Canada, Panama, Czech Republic, Estonia, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy
Among the award-winning images, the 1st Place award went to Australian Ralph Grimm for his close-up image of an incredible bee eye covered in dandelion pollen grains. The masterful technique Grimm employed to capture this image stack included over four hours of careful work to mount the eye, set the focus increments, properly illuminate the subject and avoid peripheral smudging during the stacking process.
1st Place Winner of the Nikon 2015 Photomicrography Competition is Ralph Claus Grimm, Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia. Subject Matter: Eye of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) covered in dandelion pollen (120x). Technique: Reflected Light
Congratulations to All!
Celebrating and showcasing the best of science and art under the microscope in the form of video, the 2015 Small World in Motion winners will be revealed on December 2, 2015 on www.nikonsmallworld.com.
Microscopic Honey Bee Eye Wins 2015 Nikon Small World Top Prize
October 14, 2015
Top Photomicrographs of 2015 Revealed as Nikon Announces Winners of Annual Global Competition Celebrating Art & Science
In addition to Grimm, Nikon recognized over 77 other winners of the 2015 Small World competition, including a ranked Top Twenty, 12 Honorable Mentions and 56 Images of Distinction. With submissions spanning 83 countries, competition was tough. Judges selected winners that displayed not only artistic quality but exceptional scientific technique.
“Each year we are blown away by the incredible quality and quantity of microscopic images submitted from all over the world, from scientists, artists, and photomicrographers of all levels and backgrounds. This year was certainly no exception,” said Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments. “Judges had their work cut out for them in narrowing down from such a rich pool of applicants, and we are so pleased with the results. Each of these winning images exhibits the exemplary technique, scientific discipline and artistry for which Nikon Small World is known.” Continue Reading »
Ideal for DSLR movie makers, web journalists, freelancers and semi-professionals, this stunning 4K camera lets you shoot any angle from any position, giving your creativity no more limits.
Sony invites content creators in certain countries – in Europe, Middle East & Africa, South East Asia, Latin America – as well as Australia, New Zealand, India and Russia to:
submit a two-minute film under the theme of “No More Limits”, which will be scored on creativity and uniqueness as well as the difficulty level of the shots captured.
Eligible submissions should be uploaded to YouTube and entered on the Sony Professional website by 31st October 2015. The videos which receive the most YouTube ‘likes’ from the 1st-15th November will form regional shortlists, with Sony Independent Certified Experts selecting their favourites as part of an exclusive webinar in early December. These regional finalists will each win a Sony a7s, and will be entered into the global final to win the PXW-FS5. The grand winner will also be announced during the webinar.
For Russia & Certain Countries in Europe
Promoter: Professional Solutions Europe a division of Sony Europe Limited, a company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XW, United Kingdom.
The winner of the Global Competition will win a Sony PXW-FS5 camera. In the event that the winner of the Regional Competition is not the winner of the Global Competition, the winner of the Regional Competition will win a Sony Alpha 7S camera.
Sony Alpha 7S
The winner of the Regional Competition and the winner of the Global Competition will be announced during the Sony webinar on 17 December 2015.
The following video presents Nikon D750 Product video:
Free your vision with the fast, versatile, and agile D750. In a world where anything is possible, this full-frame 24.3-megapixel powerhouse gives you the freedom to dare. Packed with professional imaging technology, and streamlined for compactness, nothing holds this camera back.
The newly designed FX-format sensor delivers exceptional image quality with cleaner results than ever before at high ISOs. Phenomenally sensitive AF performance, a burst rate of up to 6.5 fps, and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p combine with the tiltable monitor to enable full freedom of expression. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to share your impressive photos in an instant.
Capture crisper, cleaner, better-defined images at high ISOs. The ISO range of 100–12800 is extendable to 50-51200 (equivalent).
Professional AF performance
Sensitive down to -3 EV and boasting Nikon’s Group Area AF mode, the D750 locks onto your target with incredible precision even in dark situations.
24.3-MP FX-format sensor
Full detail, full freedom. The all-new sensor offers wide dynamic range plus clean performance across all sensitivities, for images with stunning sharpness and rich tonality.
Nikon invites you to participate in the Fan Focus Sweepstakes.
The Fan Focus Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 21, 2015.
The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or have reached the age of majority in their state/jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.
Void where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all federal, state, and local laws.
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens
Prize and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):
The following Prize will be awarded (1 total):
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens
Prize: A 4-day/3-night trip for two (2) to the Dallas, Texas area (the “Trip”) and a camera package consisting of one (1) Nikon D750 camera + 24-120mm lens kit and one (1) AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens (collectively, the “Camera Package”).
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR: Lightweight, super-telephoto zoom for FX and DX-format photographers
The ARV of the Camera Package is $4,999.90.
Dallas CVB is the provider of the Trip and Sponsor is the provider of the Camera Package.
Trip includes: round trip coach class air transportation for winner and one (1) travel companion from the major airport nearest the winner’s home to the Dallas, Texas area, three (3) nights’ hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy), daily lunches and select dinners, and visits to various locations selected by Sponsor and/or Dallas CVB, which may include: Discover Dallas, the Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower, AT&T Stadium, Texas Motor Speedway and two (2) tickets to a Sponsor-selected Dallas Mavericks home game during trip!
The ARV of the Trip is $2,100 per person, up to $4,200 (total) depending on number of travelers. In the event winner wishes to travel alone, then the trip ARV is $2,100 and no additional compensation will be provided.
The Total ARV of the complete Prize is up to Nine Thousand, One Hundred and Ninety Nine Dollars and Ninety Cents ($9,199.90)!
Actual ARV may vary due to winner’s residence, dates of travel and fares at time of travel, and/or price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace. Winner will not receive the difference between the actual and approximate retail value of the Prize trip or Camera Package or any portion thereof.
All federal, state and local taxes of any kind are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Tomorrow’s economies will be inspired by students who are proficient in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects. Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities, so we hope to help raise student interest in STEM subjects across Canada through innovative programs with our partners that contribute to building a better tomorrow.
To excite students about the possibilities of STEM education, Samsung is launching the Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. We’re giving schools across Canada the opportunity to inspire students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by awarding winning schools a share of CDN $500,000 in technology products. Plus, two grand prize winning schools will get a visit from Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE. They’ll feature the winning project on their popular YouTube channel, AsapTHOUGHT, and host a STEM lab experience for the entire school!
Le communiqué de presse en français est fournie ci-dessous.
Samsung Canada launches Solve for Tomorrow Education Challenge with $500000 in Classroom Technology to be Awarded
Sep 23, 2015
Two grand prize winning schools in national education student challenge will also win a visit and epic lab experience from YouTube stars Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown of AsapSCIENCE
MISSISSAUGA, ON, September 23, 2015 – With Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills critical for careers of tomorrow, new research commissioned by Samsung Canada and led by The Learning Partnership confirmed that school leaders, teachers, parents/guardians and students across Canada are ready to embrace new technologies in the classroom. That’s why Samsung Electronics Canada today announced the launch of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge, a national educational challenge designed to inspire Canadian students to reach their full potential and get closer to STEM subjects by applying them to help better their communities.
Students in Grades 6 to 12 will be asked to identify an existing challenge or issue they see in their town, city or neighbourhood, and use STEM to passionately help solve it. Finalist schools will share in $500000 in Samsung classroom technology.
“Together with our partners, Samsung is committed to continue to support public education in Canada through classroom technology, research and support,” said Mark Childs, Chief Brand Officer at Samsung Electronics Canada. “We hope the Solve for Tomorrow Challenge will help inspire students about the possibilities of STEM, encouraging them to reach their full potential and strengthen their communities. Plus, they’ll have the opportunity to win incredible technology and experiences for their school.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents Olympus PEN E-PL7 Overview:
Capture, Connect and Create with the new smart: Olympus PEN E-PL7. Features include an 180-Degree Downward Flip LCD, Easy Self Portrait Mode and Advanced Performance in an Interchangeable Lens Camera for the Smart Phone User.
Anyone can participate with any kind of camera
Photography has the power to bring people together from all over the world.
Olympus is proud to host this Global Open Photo Contest to connect photographers worldwide, and we look forward to your participation.
Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 is open to anyone, from amateurs to professionals, using any photographic device from smartphones to interchangeable lens cameras.
Anyone can enter, including professional photographers. However, minors under the age of 18 must receive permission from a parent or guardian (Olympus Corporation will recognise that permission has been granted by a parent or guardian upon receiving a registration request from a minor). For citizens residing in European Union countries, we can not accept participation by minors under 7.
As part of the contest Olympus will be holding a Viewers’ Raffle, in which anyone viewing the photo contest can win.
Represented by digital cameras that help preserve fond memories, Olympus’ products provide happy, healthy lives and a bright future for all people around the world. For the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest, we thus will feature Life, Future, and People as permanent categories, each in which we will provide a different theme every contest.
In addition to the three categories designated by subject matter, the Technical Category will present two themes which designate a style or technique of photography. Continue Reading »