British Journal of Photography announces the shortlist for this year’s Portrait of Britain Exhibition

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The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today the British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be announced at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux’s network of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in shopping centres and high streets up and down mainland UK.

To view the shortlisted images, please go here.

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Photography Competition – EARTH PHOTO – Call for Entries

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Earth Photo is an innovative new competition and exhibition developed jointly by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) which reflects the organisations’ common interest in enabling a better understanding of the world around us through their complementary disciplines of the Environment and Geography. Earth Photo will focus on People, Nature, Place and Change and award categories will celebrate the best in each subject, as well as recognising emerging talent through a Next Generation Award.

Earth Photo believe that photography has a profound national and international influence and that a picture is worth a thousand words; images continue to influence public understanding of the world around us and convey meaning and emotion beyond the barriers of language.

Earth Photo’s main objective is to reveal the story behind the pictures: informing, entertaining and engaging audiences of all kinds and encouraging conversations to begin about their subjects. Earth Photo will enable the viewer not only to appreciate a single or group sequence of images, but also to understand the ‘back story’ to a picture.

To find out more, go here.

Online entry link here

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Mobile Photography Festival – mObgraphia 2018 – Further Details…

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Yesterday, we said that more details would follow regarding the mObgraphia 2018 Mobile Photo Festival (which is currently open to receive submissions), today we can reveal them.

There are two points of entry. There this one, ‘Open’ with six categories, including Arts, Documental, Landscape, Black and White, Portrait and Street. All of these are free to enter and the winning images will be printed and exhibited for 45 days in the Museu de Imagem e do Som – MIS Sp in Brazil.

There is also another (to pay for) section, the Essay Category. The theme for the Essay category is ‘Water’. The organisers are looking for and select stories told through visual narratives of all kinds, from documentary approaches conveying important context to this theme, to currently interesting and relevant narratives about it. Again the winning images will be printed and exhibited for 45 days in the Museu de Imagem e do Som – MIS Sp in Brazil.

Full details below:

 

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Mobile Photography Competition with a Host of Fabulous Prizes

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We are currently running a fabulous mobile photography competition with a huge array of incredible prizes, to help you get even more out of your art. To enter this competition, all you need to do as add this hashtag on Instagram #theappwhisperer_portraitcam to your images, that way we can find them!

This competition is hosted in conjunction with BrainFeverMedia, highly accomplished app developers, with their brand new app, PortraitCam Ultimate Camera. We are also most grateful to the support of our sponsors for this competition, including Olloclip, IK MultiMedia Joby and Rhinoshield.

PortraitCam Ultimate Camera app enables the photographer to create stunning depth of field lens blur with their iPhone (with dual camera). You can recreate DLSR-quality focus and bokeh, with simple controls. Choose focus mode, bokeh-shape, and set blur level in a few easy steps. Finalize your photo with stunning flares captured from real lenses to give your photo a professional look.

This competition is hosted on Instagram and we are extending the final entry date to 31st January 2018!

Take a look at some of the entries we have already received from Rita Colantonio, Cecilia Sao Thiago, Roy and there’s many more….

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Mobile Photography – TheAppWhisperer Joins the Mobile Photography Awards Judging Panel

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I am very excited to announce that I am once again, part of the esteemed Judging panel for the Mobile Photography Awards this year. The Mobile Photography Awards are very dear to my heart as I know how much Dan Berman (the founder of these awards), values and cares for all of your work and how he strives to ensure that it is viewed by as many establishments around the world as possible.

It is very prestigious to win an award at the Mobile Photography Awards and for me personally, it is a great honour to Judge your work.

If you haven’t entered yet, please consider doing so. You can find out more about how to do that here.

We have also pasted an audio interview from 2012 between myself and Dan Berman within our post. If you haven’t listened to it before, please do so. We hope to be interviewing Dan Berman again soon and will let you know about that.

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ZEISS Photography Award 2018 “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” – Enter for Free

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The third edition of the hugely popular ZEISS Photography Award is now open for entries. Photographers are asked to submit their best series of 5 – 10 images to the brief: “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories “.

What’s up for grabs?

– $12k worth of ZEISS lenses

– $3k travel expenses

– Trips to London and Germany 

– Exhibited at Somerset House, London 

– Worldwide exposure 

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet been told (or have not yet been told to the end). The theme “Untold Stories” can and should be understood in the broadest sense – the works can examine the familiar from a new perspective or cover topics that have not received much attention up until now. The goal is for photographers to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, around 4,700 photographers from 132 countries submitted more than 31,000 photos.

Photographers are asked to submit a series of 5 – 10 images, including a description of the images, online. Entries close February 6, 2018.

To find out more, please go here.

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Mobile Photography – MIRA Mobile Prize – Winner and Shortlist Results 2017 – Black & White Street Photography

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I am so excited to publish the results of the Black and White Street Photography MIRA Mobile Prize competition 2017. Manuela Matos Monteiro, the host invited mobile photographers throughout the world to capture the true character and essence of a … Read more

Adobe brings to life the 100-year old brushes of Edvard Munch and Competition

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Adobe has today announced an innovative, first of its kind project, The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, which will digitally recreate the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch to inspire a new generation of master painters. In collaboration with The Munch Museum in Oslo and award winning Photoshop brush maker Kyle T. Webster, Adobe has digitally replicated seven of Munch’s original brushes and made them available in Creative Cloud for Photoshop and Sketch users worldwide.

With the support of the Munch Museum’s conservation experts, Munch’s original brushes were photographed in 360 degrees using ultra-high-resolution cameras, which captured all angles and details to create an accurate three dimensional representation. Munch’s artistic style and brushwork were closely analysed by specialists, and combined with data about the brushes’ attributes, including physical properties such as flexibility and bristle type.

The process of turning the data and scans into Photoshop brushes was then performed by Kyle T. Webster, regarded by many as the world’s foremost authority on Photoshop brushes. In collaboration with the museum experts, Kyle has been able to capture the exact shape and performance attributes of each of the brushes, which are available to download for use in Photoshop and Sketch from today.

Simon Morris, Senior Director of Campaign Marketing at Adobe said: “There are certain pieces of art we all know and love. These works transcend time, living on to influence modern creatives, and society as a whole. But we rarely think about the tools that were used to create those masterpieces.”

“The Hidden Treasures of Creativity is all about bringing these tools back to life and placing them in the hands of a new generation of artists. Institutions such as The Met in New York and The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are already making their collections available online to help keep classic works of art in the public eye. This innovative project is an extension of this movement, making it possible for today’s artists to rediscover and treasure the brush of a master and use it to create their very own masterpiece.”

Adobe will also be running a contest over the next month between 15th June – 14th July 2017.

This is to encourage Photoshop and Sketch users to make use of these exclusive brushes to create their own versions of Munch’s most famous and iconic painting, ‘The Scream’. Edvard Munch made four different versions of the artwork and 80 years on, Adobe is challenging artists worldwide to create ‘The 5th Scream’.

Entrants will be able to submit their masterpiece by uploading their artwork to Behance with the tag #MunchContest for the opportunity to have their work of art displayed in The Munch Museum in Oslo and as part of a special Behance collection. In addition, the grand winner will receive a cash prize of €6,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Adobe MAX, the world’s leading creativity conference, taking place in Las Vegas from 18th-20th October 2017 among other prizes. Submissions will be judged on originality, artistic composition, consistency with the theme and creativity by a dedicated panel of judges. The brushes can be downloaded online here with supporting tutorials being made available as part of the campaign. Winners of the contest will be announced on 28th July 2017.

 Check out the tutorial videos below:

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Photography Competition – Win The New Leica M Monochrom with Lens

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Black & White Photography magazine is a platform for contemporary monochrome photography, celebrating the best in image making from around the world.

Quality is the keystone of the magazine with excellent journalism and superb photography covering reportage, portraiture, landscape and every genre in between.

They have a wonderful competition in association with Leica. Submit three pictures which are linked by style and theme and you could be the winner of the fabulous new Leica M Monochrom worth $7,450/£5,750, plus a beautiful Leica 50mm lens worth $2,068/£1,200. 

You can also enter the single image categories. The first prize in each category is £200 cash and a £100 voucher from theprintspace. Winning pictures will be exhibited at the prestigious Leica Studios in London.

Entries are now being taken and the deadline is midnight on 20 September 2015.

This competition is organised by Black+White Photography magazine with Leica.

Full rules for entry can be found here.

To enter, go here

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