The following video presents Winter photography tips with Nikon Canada Ambassador Kristian Bogner:
This video is the first in a series about winter photography, from Nikon Canada Ambassador Kristian Bogner. In this video, Kristian shares tips to find the perfect photo location and explains how to use in-camera settings to create images that pop with vivid colour.
The City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s Snap & Share photo contest, presented by Nikon Canada, runs from December 14, 2015 to February 18, 2016, and invites the public to snap and share photos in six categories for a chance to win prizes. Kristian is one of the judges of the contest, alongside fellow Nikon Canada Ambassador, Michelle Valberg, and Barenaked Ladies lead singer and avid photographer, Ed Robertson.
Find the Nikon Canada Ambassadors: http://bit.ly/1JGdnIG
Update (Feb.5, 2016): Nikon Canada’s Snap & Share Photo Contest for Ontario, Canada: Deadline Has Been Extended to February 29, 2016
Update (Jan. 11, 2016): Nikon Canada is Calling all Toronto-Based Photography Enthusiasts: Snap & Share Photo Walking Tour at No Cost on February 6, 2016: Registration is Required
The City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, invites you to enter the Snap & Share photo contest, presented by Nikon Canada, to highlight the wonders of winter in Toronto’s parks, ravines and recreation spaces.
- This contest is open to individuals who are residents of Ontario.
- The contest theme is sharing memorable moments and experiences of winter indoors and outdoors in Toronto parks, ravines and recreation facilities. These may be personal moments from the contestant’s experiences or experiences of others that illustrate how the City’s parks, urban forest and recreation programs and facilities contributes to enhancing the quality of life for Toronto residents.
This winter, take your camera everywhere you go because your next shot could be a winner! From now until February 19, 2016 snap photos taken in Toronto parks, ravines and recreation centres and submit them for a chance to win!
All submissions must be original photos taken in the City of Toronto during the contest period, and must fall into one of the following categories:
- Colour in Winter
- Family Fun
- Walking in Winter Wonderland
- The Great Indoors
- Winter Wildlife
- Toronto Walking Tour – exclusively for participants of Nikon Canada’s photography walk hosted by contest judge Kristian Bogner in January. Kristian will guide photographers throughout High Park and provide expert tips on how to take great winter photography. Date and time to be announced. Stay tuned! The walk will take place in High Park on February 6 and be led by Nikon Canada Ambassador and professional photographer Kristian Bogner.
- There will be one Grand Prize from all entries across all categories. The Grand Prize will be a Nikon D3300 camera kit, including the camera body, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II and AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lenses, and a Nikon Camera Bag (approximate retail value $729.95 CAD before tax) and a space in Kristian Bogner’s Photographic Rockstar Workshop (approximate retail value $448 CAD before tax).
- There will be one first prize in each of the six (6) categories of prizes to be won. The first place winners in the Family Fun, Winter Wildlife and The Great Indoors categories will receive a Nikon COOLPIX AW130 (approximate retail value $349.95 CAD before tax). The first place winners in the Colour in Winter and Walking in a Winter Wonderland categories will receive a Nikon COOLPIX S3700 (approximate retail value $139.95 CAD before tax). The first place winner in the Toronto Walking Tour category will receive a space in Kristian Bogner’s Photographic Rockstar Workshop (approximate retail value $448 CAD before tax). All finalists will receive a certificate from the City of Toronto.
- In each category there will be five (5) runners-up who receive an honourable mention and a certificate from the City of Toronto, Parks Forestry & Recreation.
- There will be three (3) judges selection winners as chosen by each expert judge who will receive a certificate from the City of Toronto.
- One (1) People’s Choice winner will be selected through votes on the contest website from the public, who will receive a space on Kristian Bogner’s Photographic Rockstar Workshop approximate retail value $448 CAD before tax.
- There may also be a number of honourable mentions for each category and People’s Choice.
In order to enter the contest, one must create an account for the following reasons:
- To enter your amazing photos of Toronto winter.
- For a chance to win great prizes.
- Each entrant is only eligible to win once.
- To share your entries with your friends.
- To vote and comment on your favourites.
- You can enter the photo contest either by Facebook or through Registration Form at http://parkscontest.toronto.ca/enter .
- Contestants may enter up to five (5) photos in each category; however one photo cannot be entered into more than one category.
- The photo subject must be relevant to the photo contest’s theme and the category in which the photo is submitted.
- Contestants under age 18 at the time of entering the contest must provide the City with written permission, in a form and content acceptable to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to participate in the Contest from the contestants legal guardian. Permission may be provided by e-mail directly from the guardian to email@example.com….
- Photos must have been taken by the person submitting them to the contest. The contestant must be the sole owner of all rights to the photos that the contestant submits….
- Photos entered must not have been previously published.
Also, there will be a chance for the public to pick their favourite photos.
- The first round of voting for People’s Choice opens January 11, 2016.
- After the contest close, the 30 photos with the most votes will be determined and posted for a second and final round of voting.
Any personal information collected by the City of Toronto is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, S.O. 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A, s. 136(c), and is intended to be used for the following principal purposes: to conduct and administer the Contest, including but not limited to contacting entrants, validating eligibility and the awarding of the prize(s); marketing and advertising purposes, including using photos received in marketing materials, for the City’s internal business purposes and to comply with legal requirements.
For information on alternative accessibility options for submitting entries please email firstname.lastname@example.org…
Judging Process and Criteria
Three panels of judges composed of City employees in two cases, and one composed of non-City employees, will be selected by the City, in its sole discretion.
- PHASE ONE: A panel of judges composed of at least three (3) City employees will assess each photo in terms of relevance to the contest theme, category relevant and connection, and compliance with the contest rules, to determine which photos move to the next round.
- PHASE TWO:
- Selected photos will then be judged by a larger panel of judges composed of City employees who will assess the photos based on whether the image:
- Tells a story or shows an experience.
- Connects parks, forestry and recreation to the contest theme and meets the specified category criteria.
- PHASE THREE: A final panel of expert judges will further evaluate each photograph as it relates to the category in which the photo was submitted as well as the following areas:
The final panel of judges will determine the contest winner and category winners.
….Contestants retain copyright and any other intellectual property rights in their submitted photos. However, by entering the contest, all entrants are agreeing to give a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to the City, and anyone it authorizes, to display, distribute, modify, crop reproduce, and create derivative works, of the entrants in any media now existing or subsequently developed including the Internet, for any City purpose including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion. Such license is provided without any fee or other form of compensation, or any requirement for additional approvals. Photo credit will be given where possible.
The entrant waives all moral rights in any of his or her winning entries….
The personal information on this form together with the corresponding photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, films, and/or interviews is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, S.O. 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A, s. 136 (c). The information may be reproduced in City of Toronto publications/material, including marketing and promotional materials, and the City of Toronto official Web site. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Market Research and Promotions Consultant, Metro Hall, 55 John St. Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6 416-338-2934 or email@example.com….
Should a contestant’s entry reach the expert round of judging the contestant will be required to provide additional information (address and phone number) for prizing purposes.
Winners’ names and photographs will be published in promotional materials and may be publicized in any other reasonable manner the City considers appropriate for the purposes of the contest.
By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing personal information including, but not limited to, name and e-mail address, each contestant grants permission to the City to collect and use the contestant’s personal information for the exclusive purpose of administering the Contest and selecting the Contest winner(s)….
For information on alternative accessibility options for submitting entries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the full Official rules of this contest and more info, please visit http://parkscontest.toronto.ca/rules .
Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!
Photography contest focuses on the wonders of winter in Toronto
The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is holding a Snap & Share photo contest, presented by Nikon Canada, to highlight the wonders of winter in Toronto’s parks, ravines and recreation spaces.
From today until February 19, the public is invited to snap and share photos in six categories for a chance to win great prizes. Contest categories include: Colour in Winter, Family Fun, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, the Great Indoors, Winter Wildlife, and Toronto Walking Tour. The last category will be exclusive to participants of a photography walking tour, which will take place in High Park on February 6 and be led by Nikon Canada Ambassador and professional photographer Kristian Bogner. The contest will also include a People’s Choice component.
The expert panel of judges for the contest includes Bogner; Ed Robertson, lead singer of Barenaked Ladies and an avid photographer; and Michelle Valberg, a wildlife and adventure photographer and Nikon Ambassador.
Entries will be evaluated based on content, composition, impact and technical criteria. Judges will review short-listed photos and winners will be notified in April 2016. Prizes include a Nikon D3300 HD-SLR camera with a two-lens kit and a camera bag, three Nikon COOLPIX AW130 cameras, two Nikon COOLPIX S3700 cameras and a Photographic Rockstar Workshop with contest judge Bogner. Winning images will be exhibited at City Hall and other civic centres and featured on the City’s website and in City communication materials.
This is the second Snap & Share photo contest. The first took place last summer/fall.
Those wishing to participate can get more information and submit their photos via toronto.ca/photocontest.
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The following video presents Introducing the Nikon D3300 HD-SLR Camera:
In this video, Nikon Canada’s Mark Cruz provides an overview of some of the features in the Nikon D3300 HD-SLR including the following:
- 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
- Full HD (1080p) video recording
- Enhanced Guide Mode to provide step-by-step photo instructions for capturing the best possible images
- Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processor
- Optional Wi-Fi connectivity