Sony Twilight Football Photo Contest Winner

First, I want to give a special thanks to everyone who participated in the Sony Twilight Football Photo Contest.  If you haven’t seen all the great photos, check out the 20 Sony Twilight Photo Contest Finalists.  Additionally, a big thanks to Sony for making Photography Bay a part of the contest and sending a Photography Bay reader on this cool photographic journey.

And the winner is . . . [Read more...]

20 Sony Twilight Photo Contest Finalists

Remember the Sony Twilight Contest?  It ended yesterday.

I have selected the 20 finalists from the entrants who submitted their photos to the contest.  They are listed below in no particular order.  Sony will now choose one of these images as the winner from Photography Bay’s portion of the contest and the photographer and a guest will be traveling to 1 of 7 awesome locations to shoot with Sony’s new gear at a Twilight football match.

Hong Kong at Twilight
1. Hong Kong at Twilight by zpowderhound

Burning Fever
2. Burning Fever by Bchild33

One more trick
3. One more trick by hungrig4leben [Read more...]

Ray Flash Photo Contest Winners Announced

ExpoImaging and One Model Place Announce Winners of Ray Flash Photo Contest

Photographers’ Winning Images Showcase Ray Flash Ring Light; Will Be Featured in ExpoImaging Advertisements

Watsonville, CA & Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 26, 2009 — ExpoImaging, Inc. (www.ExpoImaging.net), developer and distributor of innovative camera accessories including the Ray Flash Ring Light Adapter, and One Model Place, the world’s largest online portfolio and talent community, today announced the winners of its contest to find the best photos shot with the Ray Flash. Photographer Hector Perez was awarded first place for his close-up glamour portrait. Second place winner, JD Millazo, was selected for his outdoor fashion shot. In addition to receiving high-end photo gear and Platinum+ membership to One Model Place, the photographers will have their winning images used in highly-visible advertisements in upcoming trade publications. [Read more...]

Name Your Dream Assignment

I see Thomas Hawk write on a regular basis that “the best photographs in the world have yet to be taken.”  I think that statement pretty much sums up the Name Your Dream Assignment contest.  This is a unique photo contest in which the contestants have yet to take their dream photos on their dream assignment.

Name Your Dream Assignment is not looking for the best photo; they’re looking for the best idea. The most creative, inspiring, never-before-seen photo shoot idea.

Everyone will have a chance to vote on their favorite idea, and a panel of judges will select from the top 20 most creative and inspiring suggestions.

And it’s the idea that counts. You don’t need to be a pro photographer, or even to have a portfolio. All you need is a dream.

The winner will get a $50,000 cash award plus lots of goodies including a Lenovo ThinkPad W700 notebook computer with Windows Vista, specially designed for photographers.

Public voting ends April 3, so the sooner you enter the better chance you’ll have for getting those votes. Learn more about Name Your Dream Assignment.

Seagate “Fall” Photo Contest – Last Day

Which One?

Today, November 24, 2008 is the last day to enter the “Fall” Photo Contest – hit the link for details.

I’ve been looking at the awesome photos that are in the pool already and I’m going to have a tough time culling them down to the top 10.  The judges, however, have really got their work cut out for them picking the 3 winners for the Seagate FreeAgent Go Drives.

  1. First Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 500GB ($240 value)
  2. Second Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 320GB ($140 value)
  3. Third Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 250GB ($120 value)

Group Pool:

http://flickr.com/groups/photographybay/

Read the Rules and Details:

http://www.photographybay.com/2008/10/27/seagate-freeagent-go-drive-fall-photo-contest/

The 4 Judges:

1. Rich Legg of LeggNet’s Digital Capture (Subscribe to LeggNet’s Feed)

2. Brian Auer of Epic Edits – (Subscribe to Epic Edits’s Feed)

3. Jeff and Lisa (jointly) of Beyond Megapixels – (Subscribe to Beyond Megapixels’ Feed)

4. Darren Rowse of Digital Photography School – (Subscribe to DPS’ Feed)

Got Any Fall Pics?

Keep’em coming folks.  You’ve got a week to go until Fall photo contest is over and it’s in the hands of the judges.  Do what you can get your shot at the prizes between now and then.

  1. First Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 500GB ($240 value)
  2. Second Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 320GB ($140 value)
  3. Third Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 250GB ($120 value)

Group Pool:

http://flickr.com/groups/photographybay/

Read the Rules and Details:

http://www.photographybay.com/2008/10/27/seagate-freeagent-go-drive-fall-photo-contest/

The 4 judges are as follows:

1. Rich Legg of LeggNet’s Digital Capture (Subscribe to LeggNet’s Feed)

2. Brian Auer of Epic Edits – (Subscribe to Epic Edits’s Feed)

3. Jeff and Lisa (jointly) of Beyond Megapixels – (Subscribe to Beyond Megapixels’ Feed)

4. Darren Rowse of Digital Photography School – (Subscribe to DPS’ Feed)

Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive “Fall” Photo Contest

Photography Bay and Seagate invite you to bring your best “Fall” photo for a chance to win 1 of 3 Seagate FreeAgent Go drives – a 500GB, 320GB and 250GB model for first, second and third place, respectively.

How To Enter

  1. Take your best “Fall” themed photograph.
  2. Upload it to your Flickr account. (Don’t have one?  Sign up.  It’s free.)
  3. Tag your photo “seagate” and “fall”.
  4. Add your photo to the Photography Bay Group Pool.
  5. That’s it.  You’re entered.
  6. You may only enter once for this contest.  Any more than one entry will result in disqualification.  You may submit as many photos to the Photography Bay Group Pool as you wish; however, you should only tag your entry photo as “seagate” and “fall”.  You may tag other photos as “fall” – just don’t add the “seagate” tag and the photo will not count as an entry.  The contest is limited to North America (Canada, US & Mexico) only.

Deadline for Entries

You have until November 24, 2008 at 11:59p.m. Eastern Time to submit your photo for the contest.

Prizes

  1. First Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 500GB ($240 value)
  2. Second Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 320GB ($140 value)
  3. Third Place – Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive 250GB ($120 value)

I’ve been using the FreeAgent Go Drive for a few weeks now and I’ve got to say that it’s very convenient.  It’s so portable that it’ll slide right into just about any camera bag or laptop case and almost goes without notice.  It’s so convenient to be able to dump a few gigs worth of photos from my memory cards to the FreeAgent Go drive while I’m away from home.  When I get back home I can just plug the drive into my desktop and drop the images in Lightroom (or even work on them directly on the drive while I’m away from home).

Additionally, Seagate will be running a campaign this holiday season where everyone that registers a Seagate product from November 28th through the end of January will get a free digital movie rental from CinemaNow, 50 songs from eMusic and (a big one in my opinion) 50% off a subscription to SmugMug.

To learn more about Seagate FreeAgent Go drives, visit Seagate.com.

To learn more about file management and safety for your photos, you can check out the ongoing Epic Edits article series on Photo Backup.

Judging Criteria and Process

Judging criteria will be based on the best expression of the theme “Fall” with due consideration give to technical proficiency and execution.  Layman’s terms – a great Fall photograph.

Please don’t limit yourself with the Fall theme.  Just because the leaves don’t change colors where you live doesn’t mean that you can’t think outside the box and come up with a killer “Fall” themed image that blows away a Fall leaves shot.

After the November 24 deadline for entries has passed, I will select 10 finalist images and announce and display the finalists in no particular order on Photography Bay.

I will then submit the images to 4 judges independent of both Photography Bay and Seagate.  The 4 judges are as follows:

1. Rich Legg of LeggNet’s Digital Capture (Subscribe to LeggNet’s Feed)

2. Brian Auer of Epic Edits – (Subscribe to Epic Edits’s Feed)

3. Jeff and Lisa (jointly) of Beyond Megapixels – (Subscribe to Beyond Megapixels’ Feed)

4. Darren Rowse of Digital Photography School – (Subscribe to DPS’ Feed)

These four judges will then rank the images based on their own independent judgment in 1st through 10th place.

After they return the rankings to me, I will then determine the three winners based on the average rankings of the images.  In the event of a tie, a reader poll will be used to resolve the tie.

The winners will be announced and displayed on December 1, 2008 on Photography Bay.

Winner Notification

Since we will be using a Flickr Group Pool for this contest, I will send the winners a notification by Flickr mail requesting their contact information, which I will then forward to Seagate for shipment of the prizes.  Winners will have one week to respond to my Flickr mail or their prize will be redistributed to the next contestant in line based on the Top 10 images.

Subscribe to Photography Bay’s feed by RSS in your favorite feed reader or get it by email so you don’t miss out on any contest news or the latest digital camera news, reviews and rumors.

Rights in and to Images

Photographers retain all copyrights in and to any images that are submitted for entry into this contest.  By entering, however, you grant Photography Bay and Seagate the right to display the images on their websites in conjunction with the announcement and promotion of this contest.  Basically, we want to be able to show off who the winners are and how awesome your photos are.  We don’t and won’t use your images for any for any other commercial purposes other than the announcement or promotion of this contest.

Which One?