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City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Contest Update: Deadline Extended to Oct.31, 2014

Fri October 3, 2014

This is an update to the previous blog, City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Contest for Ontario Residents: Submit Photos Until 5:00PM on Sept.30, 2014.

  • The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division’s photo contest deadline has been extended from September 30 to October 31.

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

September 30, 2014

City of Toronto photography contest deadline extended

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division’s photo contest deadline has been extended from September 30 to October 31 so fall colours in Toronto’s parks, urban forests, natural environments and recreation spaces can be included.

The contest is presented by Nikon Canada. The expert guest judges are Kristian Bogner, a world-class professional photographer, speaker and Nikon Ambassador; Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first neurologist in space and Canada’s first female astronaut, whose photography has taken her to the most extreme climatic and geological locations on earth; and Moses Znaimer, media visionary, Founder/CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited and President of CARP.


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Articles

Nova Scotian Photographers Age 50 or Older: Exhibit Your Work in the Seniors’ Art and Photo Gallery in Halifax

Fri October 3, 2014

Seniors’ Art and Photo Gallery
Art and photography can be a pleasant and rewarding hobby. Nova Scotian Seniors, 50 and over, are invited to become exhibitors in the Gallery. The Gallery is open to beginning and experienced photographers and artists. No fees are charged and the works are not judged. Artists price their own art and receive the full amount of sale. When a piece is sold, the artist is contacted and may replace it with another. Individuals who register with the gallery will be given an opportunity to participate in future exhibitions. Prior to an exhibit, information will be sent to each artist/photographer. Included will be an application form, framing guidelines and the history of the Gallery.

The art and photos on display are a lasting legacy that mirrors the interests, diversity and creative talents within the 50 plus age group. The Department of Seniors is pleased to sponsor the Seniors’ Art and Photo Gallery, which encourages creativity and participation of older Nova Scotians in society.

Department of Seniors
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Seniors’ Art and Photo Gallery provides artists and photographers 50 years of age and older, a FREE, central location to display and sell their works of art.


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Contests, Press Releases

Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 is Open to All: Submit Photos & Videos Online Until Dec.15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Japan Standard Time

Thu October 2, 2014

…For Nikon, with our pledge to be “at the heart of the image”, this is a great opportunity to champion new forms of image making, adapting to and embracing these exciting changes in the way people express their passions and beliefs through imagery…

This year for the first time, all categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones. The video category will broaden its accepted length to six to 180 seconds, and will have an independent set of judges….

We believe in the power of the image to tell stories that can’t be told any other way. The Nikon Photo Contest is a celebration of that belief and an invitation to you to share your story with the world. As our contest continues to broaden, we would be honored to have you take part.

Nikon Corporation
President and Representative Director
Kazuo Ushida
http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/message/

Eligibility: The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, sex or nationality.

  • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.

Awards and Prizes

Grand Prize

  • One prize will be awarded in each of the photography and video categories.
  • Each winner will receive a trophy, an award certificate, and Nikon products equivalent to 1,000,000 yen (9193.1200 US Dollar at the current exchanges rate), 500,000 yen (4587.6200 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) in cash and the opportunity to show his or her portfolio on the Nikon Photo Contest Website.*1
  • The Grand Prize will be selected separately from the 1st place prize in each category.


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Contests

Reminder for Olympus Camera Users: Submit Contest Entries Online by 11P.M. EST on Oct.2, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

OLYMPUS Global Photo Contest 2014

Photography has the power to bring people together from all over the world.
Olympus is proud to host this Global Photo Contest to connect photographers worldwide, and we would be honored to have you take part in this contest.

ARE YOU ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST  OLYMPUS PHOTOGRAPHERS?

Compete against Olympus camera users from all over the world. You could win an OM-D E-M1, your choice of any Micro Four Thirds lens or a variety of other fantastic prizes.

Eligibility: Anyone who registers to enter.

  • If you are under 18, please obtain your parent’s or guardian’s consent before entering.

Entries are limited to photos taken with an Olympus digital camera.


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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

New Firmware Updates Now Available for Leica T and Leica X Vario Cameras

Wed October 1, 2014

Users wishing to bring their products up to date can now download the new firmware versions 1.2 for the LeicaT (Type 701) and 1.1 for the Leica X Vario (Type 107) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

PRESS RELEASE
25/09/2014

Firmware updates now available for the LEICA T camera system and the LEICA X VARIO

Leica Camera AG presents new firmware updates for the Leica T and Leica X Vario cameras. Users wishing to bring their products up to date can now download the new firmware versions 1.2 for the LeicaT (Type 701) and 1.1 for the Leica X Vario (Type 107) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

Leica T

Leica T

The firmware version 1.2 for the Leica T enhances the performance profile of the camera with numerous additional features that make its handling even easier. Of particular interest to users is the new lock for the setting dial that can be activated and deactivated by touching the corresponding icon. Equally simple now is also the ability to change from Live View mode to video with a horizontal swipe across the display. In addition, the new touch-and-release autofocus function can now be selected in autofocus mode and activated with a touch.


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Press Releases

New Nikon Latin America, S.A. in Panama City: Operations Start on Oct.1, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

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PRESS RELEASE

Nikon Latin America, S.A., a New Sales and Service Subsidiary for Imaging Products, is Established to Enhance Nikon’s Sales and Marketing Organization in Latin America

September 30, 2014

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President) is pleased to announce the establishment of Nikon Latin America, S.A. in Panama City, Republic of Panama. This new sales and service subsidiary has been established to fortify sales of imaging products, mainly digital cameras, and to enhance after-sales service in Latin America. Operations will commence on October 1, 2014.


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Contests, Press Releases

McAfee: Most Dangerous Celebrities Study + Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes Ends at 5 PM PDT Oct.31, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous or riskiest online personalities which are used by cybercriminals to lead web surfers to malicious sites that deliver viruses or other malware.

  • Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, is identified as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online.
  • Justin Bieber was the only Canadian to crack the 50 most dangerous celebrities globally, finishing 44th.

The results of McAfee’s eighth annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study are presented below.

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes

Share the list.
Win some red carpet swag.

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) on October 1, 2014 and ends at 5:00:00 PM PDT on October 31, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

How to win the red carpet swag bag.

During the Sweepstakes Period, an entry is obtained when you visit www.mcafee.com/dangerous-celeb (the “Website”) and share one of the dangerous celebrities or the top ten Most Dangerous Celebrities list on Twitter or Facebook for an entry. You may share each of the ten (10) celebrities or the top 10 list on each of the two (2) social networks once per day, for a total possible of twenty-two (22) entries per day.

  • Step 1: Click the Get Started button to share the top ten list or click on your favorite celebrities to share them individually.
  • Step 2: Choose to share on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Step 3: Share the top ten list and each celebrity to get multiple daily entries.

Prizes: There are 11 total prizes (one prize per winner):

  • Red Carpet Swag: Grand Prize (1): Dell Venue™ 7 Tablet, 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe™ service, Beats Solo 2.0 HD On-Ear Headphones, Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 Portable USB Charger, 1-year subscription to Spotify, $50 Zappos.com gift card, and a $20 Starbucks gift card. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $665.97.

  • First Prize (10): 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe service. ARV: $79.99 each.

Eleven winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Please click here to read the complete Terms and Conditions of McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes.

Good Luck!

NEWS RELEASE

MCAFEE REVEALS JIMMY KIMMEL AS THE MOST DANGEROUS CYBERCELEBRITY OF 2014

Justin Bieber Tops List of Most Dangerous Canadians

MARKHAM, ON, October 1, 2014 – Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, replaces Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the eighth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous to reveal the riskiest personalities on the web. The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous.


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Deals

Pentax K-3, K50 and Ricoh WG-4 Deals

Tue September 30, 2014

Adorama Deals:

Starting tonight after 12.30 AM EST Pentax K3 body and kits will have a $100 instant rebate.

The following items will have $100 off:

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, 24 MP, Selectable Anti Aliasing Filter, SAFOX 11 Autofocus, Professional H.264 video, Weather Sealed

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, 24 MP, – Bundle With Pentax SMCP-DA 50mm f/1.8 Standard Lens, Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3 Camera

Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera – Bundle With Pentax OFC-1 16GB FluCard for Pentax K3, Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3 Camera

Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera – Bundle With Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3 Camera, Pentax AF-540FGZ Shoe Mount Flash

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The K50 body, kits  and bundles will also drop accordingly:

Body only final price: $396.95

Body and 18-55mm lens kit price: $496.95

Body and 18-55mm + 50-200 WR lenses kit: $596.95

Body and 18-55mm + 55-300 mm lenses kit: $696.95

Body and 18-135mm WR lens kit: $796.96

Adorama will be offering the bundle with a $50 Adorama gift card for a limited time: http://adorama.evyy.net/c/60276/51926/1036?u=http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=IPXK50**A

Some kits have free expedited shipping and 4% Adorama rewards. All have free shipping.

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Savings on the Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Digital Camera, 16MP, 4x Optical, 25-100mm f/2-4.9 Lens, 3″ LCD, Full HD 1080p, HDMI/USB 2.0, GPS/ Digital Compass, Waterproof, Black or Blue
Price will drop to $299.95

Ricoh WG-4 Digital Camera, 16MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 25-100mm f/2-4.9 Lens, 3″ LCD Display, Full HD 1080p, HDMI/USB 2.0, Waterproof, Silver
Price will drop to $249.95

Ricoh WG-4 Digital Camera, 16MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 25-100mm f/2-4.9 Lens, 3″ LCD Display, Full HD 1080p, HDMI/USB 2.0, Waterproof, Lime Yellow
Price will drop to $249.95
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Press Releases

GoPro: New HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver and HERO Cameras

Tue September 30, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

GoPro Introduces HERO4: The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, Ever

HERO4 Black: 2x the Performance of the Previous Black Edition GoPro, now featuring 4K30, 2.7K50 and Ultra High Speed 1080p120 Frames per Second Video Capture

HERO4 Silver: Professional Quality Capture with Built-in Touch Display Convenience

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (September 29, 2014) – GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most immersive and engaging content, today unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences.

HERO4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its best-selling predecessor and now captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow motion effects. HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls. The HERO4 Black is simply the highest performance GoPro yet.

HERO4 Silver delivers the same professional image quality as HERO4 Black less some of the higher performance video capture modes including 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120. HERO4 Silver includes a brilliant built-in touch display for those who value convenience and ease-of-use over the no-holds-barred performance of the HERO4 Black.

The new HERO4 line will be available October 5 on GoPro.com and at select retailers worldwide.


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Press Releases

CONTACT Photography 2015 Featured Exhibitions: Send a Submission by the Deadline of Nov.14, 2014 by 5PM

Mon September 29, 2014

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites you to be a part of CONTACT, either as an Open Exhibition or a Featured Exhibition.

  • Open Exhibitions are non-juried, while Featured Exhibitions are subject to a submission process.
  • All participants for Open Exhibitions  and  Featured Exhibitions must register with CONTACT on their website.
    • Please note you must register on their website before submitting a proposal and registration fees apply for both types of exhibition.

Registration and Call for Submissions recently started.

NEWS RELEASE

September 25, 2014

contact photography festival logo

 

Visitors at the opening of SHERP: Long Wanderings in Northern Kenya, by Jordan Campbell, at the Alliance Française Gallery, a CONTACT 2014 Featured Exhibition.

Visitors at the opening of SHERP: Long Wanderings in Northern Kenya, by Jordan Campbell, at the Alliance Française Gallery, a CONTACT 2014 Featured Exhibition.

Call for Submissions: CONTACT 2015 Featured Exhibitions

Submission Deadline: November 14, 2014 by 5PM
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is a month-long event devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography. The Festival is now accepting Featured Exhibition proposals for its 2015 edition.

The Featured Exhibition program is a prominent component of the Festival that showcases high-calibre exhibitions of work by Canadian and international artists. Each year CONTACT selects a broad spectrum of projects by emerging and established artists working in a range of subject matter. These exhibitions are positioned within the forefront of the Festival’s programming and communications, including the CONTACT magazine, website, and promotional materials.

Requirements:
The call for submissions is open to proposals for solo or group exhibitions on any subject matter, and to all photo-based practices. To be eligible, shows must take place during the month of May, and must have a confirmed exhibition space. Priority will be given to those presenting in professional-quality spaces.

Submissions must include:

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Videos

A Life With Leica: Featuring Thorsten von Overgaard

Fri September 26, 2014

Northpass Media filmed this video over 7 days in May 2014, featuring Danish photographer Thorsten von Overgaard as he practices his craft throughout the streets of Rome, Italy. Thorsten Von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Filmed with RED Scarlet and RED Epic cameras.

A Life With Leica from Northpass Media on Vimeo.

The project became larger than just one documentary as Northpass Media now plan to do a series on Leica photographers. So more documentaries will come in the future, and likely one or more longer documentaries that can be downloaded. Follow the project at alifewithleica.com and A Life With Leica on Facebook.

For me it was nice for a change to just show up when and where they directed. And when I left Rome I also left the rest of the editing to them. So the documentary is as new and fresh to me as it is to you!

The Story Behind That Picture: “A Life With Leica”

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Contests

“Express your creativity” Contest: Submit Your Photo or Video Online before 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on Sept.28, 2014

Fri September 26, 2014

The following video presents Sun Life Financial Express Your Creativity Contest | Concours Sun Life exprimez votre créativité:

Submit a photo or video of yourself doing anything creative or cultural you love and you could win!

  • You could win a culture lover’s weekend or A Money for Life experience: A $5,000 financial portfolio from Sun Life Financial. Enter here: http://culturedays.ca/contest/en.
  • The Sun Life Financial “Express you creativity” contest (the “Contest”) is intended for Canadian residents only and is governed by Canadian law. Please do not enter the Contest if you are not a legal resident of Canada located in Canada at time of entry. The Contest is sponsored by Culture Days (the “Sponsor”).

Envoyez une photo ou une vidéo de vous en train de faire quelque chose de créatif ou de culturel que vous aimez et vous pourriez gagner !

  • Courez la chance de gagner l’ultime évasion culturelle ou une expérience Mon argent pour la vie — 5 000 $ investis dans les produits financiers offerts par la Financière Sun Life.
    Participez ici: http://fetedelaculture.ca/concours.
  • Le concours Financière Sun Life « Exprimez votre créativité » ( le « concours ») est destiné uniquement aux résidents du Canada et est régi par les lois canadiennes. Veuillez ne pas y participer si vous n’êtes pas un résident autorisé du Canada et si vous ne vous trouvez pas au Canada au moment de l’inscription. Le concours est commandité par Culture Days ((le « commanditaire »).

For more info about Canada’s Culture Days (September 26, 27 and 28, 2014), please click here.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win a Prize a person must be, at the time of entry into the Contest,…: (a) an individual legal resident of Canada, (b) located in Canada, (c) be of the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence.

  • All entries must be submitted by the individual entrant and not by another person on the entrant’s behalf. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities cannot participate.

Prizes: The entrant that receives the highest score by the Selection Committee will be declared the Grand Prize selected entrant and the entrant that receives the second highest score by the Selection Committee will be declared the Secondary Prize selected entrant. Both selected entrants will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without any mechanical assistance of any kind and complete and return the Sponsor’s Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability and Publicity Release Form before being confirmed a Winner (see Rule 7 in the Official Contest Rules).

  • Grand Prize: The Ultimate Cultural Getaway in Toronto. / Grand prix: L’ultime évasion culturelle à Toronto.
    • Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize without airfare is $5,000.00 CDN. / La valeur au détail approximative du grand prix sans les billets d’avion est de 5000 $ CAN.
  • Second Prize: A Money for Life experience: A $5,000 financial portfolio from Sun Life Financial. / Deuxième prix: Une expérience Mon argent pour la vie – 5 000 $ investis dans les produits financiers offerts par la Financière Sun Life.
    • Approximate retail value of the Secondary Prize is $5,000 CDN as of the initial product selection minus any Sun Life Financial advisory fees. / La valeur au détail approximative du deuxième prix est de 5000 $ CAN comme sélection initiale du produit, moins les frais de consultation du conseiller de la Financière Sun Life.

FREE Entry: The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on September 28, 2014.


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