Competition Tag

I was given an interesting task over the weekend - judging a small photo contest that was part of a recent photowalk. It was a pleasant interlude for Sunday afternoon and I quite enjoyed myself. I likened it to reading a photographic magazine without the advertisingcopy between the pictures.I get enough of that everyday here in the shop - Heck, I write the stuff - no need to read it on the weekend.But back to the photo walk. Rob Masters organised it in Cottesloe a couple of weeks ago and from what I can gather it was enjoyable for the participants. Certainly the weather looked fine in the photos and the participants seem to have had a reasonable variety of scenes to work with.Their brief was to capture pictures of "water" and "architecture". Having that sort of direction is invaluable for any contest - because it makes the participant concentrate their vision. It is the same as an advertiser sending out a brief for an illustration or an editor sending a photographer out on an assignment - and it means...

Looks like the rest of June and July are set to become a little wilder, thanks to Lowepro.As you all know, Lowepro are one of the foremost camera bag accessory makers in the world. They make special and general bags to carry the world's photographic and computer equipment - as well as the world's sandwiches and bottles of lemonade. They go everywhere.Now they are going on the Pacific Trail with Reese Witherspoon in a promotion that highlights her new motion picture - aptly named " Wild ". Trail along yourself and you could pick up some prizes. Buy some of the Lowepro equipment and you can get yourself some nice cashbacks.First the contest:From 20/06/2015 until 31/07/2015 the wholesalers of Lowepro are going to provide 5 prizes per week for interesting answers to a Lowepro question. There will be 30 prizes in all, each worth $ 39.95...

I can remember a night out at the movies used to include coloured slides flashed on the screen to advertise local businesses  - it also had watery orange cordial and ice cream bombs that cost less than the price of a moderate-sized family home. Those days have gone...

There's still time to enter a great photo competition - with a fun twist.The Perth Bell Tower is an iconic landmark on the Swan. Here's your chance - as a non-professional photographer - to make a photographic expression of the Bell Tower's Golden Treasures.The fun twist is that the photograph must be taken from inside the Bell Tower...

Yes, here it comes again.Our friend Dale Neille has just alerted us that the Fremantle International Portrait Competition is on again for 2015 - with some bouncing rewards for the best photos. $ 12,000 in cash and material prizes. You can bounce pretty darn good for $ 12,000...