Competition Tag

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...

How often have you sat in the dark at the camera club competition and looked at the perfection on the screen. And then had the judge pick out the one-pixel-wide flaw on the image - this in an image that is the size of a two-car garage - and score it as " can do better ".Kinda makes you want to pack a pistol, don't it? Or at least throw a double-dark slide through the darkness like a ninja star, in hopes of winging the miserable sod. All your work, and all to no avail...

Did goe to the WA Camera Club meeting to judge pictures last night and was greatley entertained.And did learne something of consequence, as well.The club sends out their entries in the projected section of their competition a few days prior to the meeting to let the judge see them and to make notes. This I duly did, propped in front of the old email PC at home with a cuppa. I decided the winners and merits on appearance...

Customers have been seeing three big images taken by Julie Kerbal here at the shop for a month or so - Julie entered the Canon shine contest to show what matters to her. One of those images is a front window piece! The other two balance on precarious easels near the Canon stand.Well, Canon liked the pictures - so much so that Julie has become the National Winner of the contest. She'll be going east for a while to make a video with the Canon people about the topic that most matters to here, and we're looking forward to see in it.Good to see visual talent recognised and rewarded beyond the borders of the state....

This will seem a rather bare post today - it is the first news of the winners of the Canon WAPF Click West competition that was displayed and announced last night at La Premiere cinema in the Carousel shopping center.Congratulations to the winners who will be sharing a considerable prize pool. This is just a list, but we recommend that you go to visit the clickwest.com.au website and go into the section shows the entries and the final choices. They are ALL great photographs and it will do you good to see them.Winners:Landscape Category1 st.    Jordan Cantelo2 nd. Ashley Pearce3 rd.  Tony SegersPortrait Category1 st.    Kirk Norman2 nd.   Chris Barry3 rd.    Julie HollandMono Category1 st.     Shirley Milburn2 nd.   Katrina Bartley3 rd.    Tony SegersMacro Category1 st.    Katrina Bartley2 nd.  Katrina Bartley3 rd.   Cindy BuchanPortfolio Category1 st.    Katrina Bartley2 nd.  Tony Segers3 rd.  Shirley MilburnWe hope the prize winners will thoroughly enjoy their winnings and that more people will be encouraged to participate in this worthy WAPF club venture next year....

June 4th - Hoyts Carousel La Premiere CinemaThe Big Event for WAPF members when Canon and Click West combine to show the best f he WA club competition photographer's work on the extremely big screen.It is a pretty spectacular gala night - they d food and drink and show the entries into the various classes of competition - including Mono Architecture, Portrait, Macro, Landscape. Then they talk, and that's pretty spectacular too. Then they present the prizes...

A little while ago we announced that Leica was conducting a contest that featured their X-model cameras. People who used these cameras with their superb lenses were invited to send in images on-line for judgement and there was a selection of valuable prizes for the winners in various categories. Arrangements could even be made to borrow a Leica X camera to shoot for an entry to the contest. A number of people took Leica up on this.The results are in and Leica have made their decision. If you were part of the contest, or would just like to see some great photography,  we have advised that you can go to:http://leicarumours.com/2014/03/22/winners-of-leicas-me-my-leica-x-photo-contest-announced.aspx/I've done so but it does not seem to connect quite yet - the leicarumour page comes up alright, but the rest of it still seems to be buried. Undoubtedly Leica themselves will make the matter clear in good time - you might drift over to their site and see...

Anyone who has an X-series Leica camera - that is the X-1, the X-2, or the X-Vario - has an opportunity during this and next month to participate in a unique contest. And there are some unique prizes.The Leica people are celebrating a 100-year anniversary and a great deal of their operation is moving back to their traditional location -Wetzlar in Germany. To celebrate this they will be having a big opening of  the industrial complex called Leitz Park in that city in May 2014.The exciting part for Leica X-camera users is that Leica have a contest going right now for images taken by these fine cameras. It is conducted through the LFI website - that stands for Leica Fotographie International - and it is open through the web to all users. There are a number of divisions and they are awarding prizes to runners-up as well as overall winners.The BIG prizes will be for the best two - airfares and accommodation and an invitation to be present at the opening of Leitz Park in May. Runners-up will get X...

Wait for it - it is only a matter of time before someone in Canberra takes a long lunch and comes back with this idea: All entries into camera club competitions must be the same size and shape to allow for even judgement. In addition, each entry must be matted the same way and hung at the same height and in light of the same colour temperature and intensity. Projected images must also be displayed with equal light upon a standardised surface. Inspectors with badges and warrant will be dispatched to the clubs for surprise inspections and infractions of the rules will incur on-the-spot fines.Federal police spokesmen will be using the term " crackdown " frequently when interviewed in the press.There will also be provisions in the act to compel competitors to take their photographs under similar conditions - no longer will the richer members of camera clubs who can afford to travel overseas be able to overbear the poorer members who must stay at home and take local subjects. Of course people will still be able to travel -...