The infamous winning photo of the World Press Photo Award 2017


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Every year the Press Photo of the Year receives the World Press Photo Award. It’s not unusual that this particular award has stirred up some controversy.

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SIGMA searching for structure – Contest


SIGMA Germany has started this sunny week with a call on Facebook. Those of you who submit their nicest and most special favorite photo of a structure until this Monday, 20 Feb 2017, 6:00 p.m., can win even twice: According to the advertisement every photo will be published on the Facebook page and can be seen there many, many times. On the other hand the best photo will be awarded a great prize – the SIGMA 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens.

Here you can learn more about your prize made of glass.
By the way, you won’t find a lot of inspiration on the internet only. If you focus more on this topic, you’ll discover the most beautiful structures even in your everyday routine, on the street, while taking a walk in the city or in nature and even within your own four walls. So open your eyes and your lens cap – and shoot!

Here you can check the official call: https://www.facebook.com/SIGMAFoto/photos/a.112233122161079.17004.112043995513325/1377935508924161/?type=3&theater

A chance I surely don’t want to miss – and I hope neither do you! 😉 I wish you all good luck!

 

APOY 2016 – Penny Halsall is the winner


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Photo by: Stuart Stevenson

I’m a big fan of all kinds of photo awards and competitions and I’m always looking forward to the moment they announce the winner. There is more than one reason for my enthusiasm, but one of the main reasons is definitely, that thanks to these awards and competitions I keep discovering inspiring photo artists.

A couple of days ago, the winner of the “Amateur photographer of the year award 2016” (APOY) was announced. This competition, which is sponsored by SIGMA Imaging UK, has eight monthly rounds, from March till October. The APOY competition took place for the 19th time this year and it all started with the decision of the Amateur Photographer Magazine to showcase all the amazing photographs they received by their readers.

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Up for winter, snow and fantastic landscape pictures?


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Now that the days get shorter and we have to take our warm jackets out of our closets and start drinking lots of tea again, summer is definitely over. So why not start thinking about winter already? And about the chance of winning a great weekend in a fantastic scenery to take photos for your blog?

For the cooperation “Best of Winter”, digitalphoto.de is looking for two teams of two who feel like visiting and shooting, among other things, in regions like the Alpine world of Karwendel, Eastern Tyrol, the Ammergau Alps, the Nature Park Reutte, Mallnitz in Carinthia as well as the Großarltal in the region of Salzburg.

So, attention landscape photographers – simply send three of our best photos and a short application text to redaction@digitalphoto.de and with a bit of luck you’ll win.

Red Bull Illume Image Quest


One could argue that Red Bull has its finger in every pie.  And that is somewhat true, no denying that! 😉 Even when it comes to photography, especially sports photography, Red Bull knows exactly what they are doing. With the Red Bull Illume Image Quest, they created the greatest international photography contest in the world. The focus thereby lies on action and adventure sports.

There are 11 categories to which one can submit photos. The newest category is “Mobile”, the rule for this category is, that only pictures can be submitted, that were taken with a mobile phone or tablet. The contest, which took place for the 4th time this year, saw 34.624 images taken by 5.645 photographers from 120 countries.

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Photo-Credit: Lorenz Holder

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“Wildlife Photographer of the Year”


The winner of the renowned photo competition “Wildlife Photographer of the Year”, which will be organized for the 52nd time this year by London’s Natural History Museum, won’t be announced before October – however, we can enjoy some pictures that have already been published!

The famous award was already founded in 1965 by the BBC Wildlife Magazine, but it wasn’t before the year 1984 that the museum participated. In that year photographers from all around the world submitted almost 50,000 photos. On October 21st the exhibition which accompanies the contest will take place in the museum. There the visitors won’t only get the chance to see the winning image but they can also admire 100 selected images in total.

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Weather Photographer of the Year 2016


There is a lot of talking about the weather nowadays. It’s in the News, it’s talked over at the breakfast table, in the office and even debated in politics. The discourse about the weather is mostly negative these days… natural disasters, climate change, rainy summers, snowless winters and so on…

The Royal Meterological Society together with the Royal Photography Society and their “Weatherphotographer of the Year”  photo competition, remind us that weather and its diverse formations can be something truly stunning. Captured on photos ,storms and clouds can look simply magical.

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Photo Credit: Mat Robinson

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Dronestagram – a special photo contest that arouses your wanderlust once more


For the third time Dronestagram, a platform for drone aerial photography, and National Geographic have announced the International Drone Aerial Photo Competition. By looking at the winner photos you will see what great fascination bird’s eye photography can exert – the effect of the images is enormous, and so is the feeling of freedom you get from these pictures.

There were three different categories:

  • Travel
  • Adventure and Sports
  • Nature and Wildlife

The three best photos in the Category Travel were:

1st Prize Winner: “Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi” by Francesco Cattuto in Umbria, Italy

Francesco Cattuto shot this wonderful picture on the 26th of December. He went for an evening walk and made his drone fly in spite of the mist. Probably he would have never expected to take this breathtaking photo.

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SIGMA News: SIGMA awarded as “Most Innovative Brand of the Year“


 

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End of June SIGMA was awarded the world’s biggest prize for innovations: the Plus X Award in the category video and photography technology, as “Most Innovative Brand of the Year”. The award was officially handed over to SIGMA in the building of the first German Bundestag in Bonn at the Plus X Award Night.

Robert Kruppa, General Manager of SIGMA Germany, received the prize and commented on the award as follows:

“The honor of such a prestigious prize once again confirms that by introducing our premium strategy SIGMA Global Vision we have consequently and strategically continued developing our markets over the past few years. It proves that in terms of unique image quality, latest photography technology and high quality standards we keep setting benchmarks that convince both hobby and expert photographers on all levels.”

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The World Press Photo Exhibition


Emotional, strong, sometimes terrifying, entertaining, teary and always touching.

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The photos at the World Press Photo Exhibition are worth being watched   year after year. They document in the same way as they point out the condition of our society. Soon it will be time again –the World Press Photo Exhibition 2016   will take place in Germany and in Austria. But who and what exactly is behind this event?

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