Noorderlicht 2006 Photofestival


Focus on South and Southeast Asia

In 2006 the 13th edition of the Noorderlicht Photofestival will be held at various locations in and around Leeuwarden, with the main exhibition in the Fries Museum and Museum Het Princessehof. Just like Africa Inside (2000), Mundos Creados (2002) and Nazar (2004) before, the event is structured so as to devote attention to non-Western photography: South and Southeast Asia.Although interest in this particular quarter of the world has increased sharply since the tsunami, Asian photographers still enjoy little recognition in the West. Submissions & more 

WPP results contest 2006 to be announced

Results contest 2006 to be announced 

WPPThe judging sessions started on Saturday 28 January and will continue until 9 February. This year 4,448 professional photographers from 122 countries entered a total number of 83,044 images; 182 photographers more than in 2005. The jury will award prizes in 10 theme categories and select one image as the World Press Photo of the Year 2005. The theme categories are: Spot News, General News, People in the News, Sports Action, Sports Features, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Arts and Entertainment, and Nature. The world premier exhibition of the award-winning photographs will open at the Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein in Amsterdam on Monday 24 April 2006. The exhibition will be on show until 18 June 2006 and will subsequently travel to over 85 cities around the world.

Nikon’s New R1C1 and R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight Systems

nikon4803_360.jpgOn Nov 1 2005, Nikonusa introduced two new Wireless Close-Up Speedlight Systems — the R1C1 and the R1 — both designed to seamlessly fit within Nikon’s i-TTL Wireless Creative Lighting System.  Comprised of the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander, two SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlights and a host of useful accessories and mounting adapters all neatly packaged in one complete kit, the R1C1 offers photographers using Nikon i-TTL capable SLRs, including D2x(TM), D2hs(TM), D2h(TM) and F6(TM) a compelling new way to get outstanding results with their close-up photography while bringing an amazing level of simplicity and automation to the lighting process.  more »

Olympus E-330

oly_e330.gifOn January 26th 2006 over a year since the introduction of the E-300 Olympus revealed the 7.5 million pixel ‘live view’ successor, the E-330. The E-330’s biggest differentiator to any other digital SLR is its capability to deliver a live view on the LCD monitor (in the same manner as a prosumer / consumer all-in-one digital camera). For those new to digital SLR’s this is difficult to achieve because of the mirror / shutter mechanism, the mirror is in the light path in view mode to provide an image to the viewfinder, this means that no image can be projected onto the main sensor. Additionally most large D-SLR sensor don’t have video out capability. Other changes over the E-300 include a flip-out LCD screen and a range of feature improvements inherited from the E-500. more »

Canon EOS 5D

canon_eos5d.gifCanon’s press material for the EOS 5D states that it ‘defines (a) new D-SLR category’, while not typically too concerned with marketing talk this particular statement is clearly pretty accurate. The EOS 5D is unlike any previous digital SLR in that it combines a full-frame (35 mm sized) high resolution sensor (12.8 megapixels) with a relatively compact body (slightly larger than the EOS 20D, although in your hand it feels noticeably ‘chunkier’). The EOS 5D is aimed to slot in between the EOS 20D and the EOS-1D professional digital SLR’s, an important difference when compared to the latter is that the EOS 5D doesn’t have any environmental seals. While Canon don’t specifically refer to the EOS 5D as a ‘professional’ digital SLR it will have obvious appeal to professionals who want a high quality digital SLR in a body lighter than the EOS-1D. It will also no doubt appeal to current EOS 20D owners (although lets hope they’ve not bought too many EF-S lenses…) more »

Nikon D50

nikon_d50.gifDigital SLR’s are quickly becoming the fastest moving segment of the digital camera market, this means more new digital SLR’s, more competition and lower prices. The Nikon D50 is introduced as a more affordable and easier to use version of the D70 which was released just under fifteen months ago. Anyone who has seen or handled the D70 will immediately see a strong resemblance in the D50, it’s only when you start to examine the camera in a little more detail that you notice the differences (we’ve detailed them below). Clearly the D50 is designed to compete with other affordable digital SLR’s such as the Canon EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Pentax *ist DS and Olympus E-300. more »

Nikon D200

nikon_d200.gifThe Nikon D200 was announced on 1st November 2005, some three and a half years since Nikon revealed their first prosumer digital SLR, the D100. It’s fair to say however that the D200 is a completely different beast altogether, it shares far more with its ‘bigger brother’ the the D2X than its earlier namesake. The D200 has the robust build quality of the D2X, a 10.2 million pixel CCD sensor and a compact design more like the D100. Just as the D100 the D200 has a CCD sensor, unlike the D2X which utilized a CMOS sensor. It’s clear that this camera is aimed at the same kind of market as the recently announced Canon EOS 5D. From a features, control and performance point of view the D200 is closer to the D2X than any other model.  more »

National Photo Awards 2006 Photo Contests

The National Photo Awards offers three separate Photo Contests.

1. NEW for 2006 the cash prize added Monthly Photo Contest.
2. The 2006 Annual Photo Contest.t_header_left.jpg
3. “Just for Fun” Weekly Free Photo Contest.

National and International Entries will be accepted by the National Photo Awards
The 2006 Monthly Photo Contests have begun and entries are due on the 20th of each month.

Film and digital camera photographs are both accepted into the photo contest.

Baby photo contest entries should be entered under the People, Baby or Child category. To compete for cash prizes, enter the Monthly Photo Contest otherwise, enter our “Just for Fun” contest. Photography prints may be in color, black & white or hand-tinted.
Jpeg files are accepted for online entries.

The 2006 Annual Photo Awards

1. The Rising Star Photo Award will be awarded to the amateur exhibiting the most promising talent in photography, all amateur entries will be considered.
2. Master of the Macro Award 2006. All macro entries will be considered for this special award.
3. Earn the “Photographer of the Year” photo award in either the amateur or professional divisions.
4. Divisions for amateurs and professionals.

The National Photo Awards contests offers photographers unlimited viewing opportunities and exposure to their work to a worldwide audience. Winners in the Annual Photo Awards will receive a press release that may be used to publicize his/her achievement.

Photographers retain the copyright of entered photos. more…

WHO Photo Contest

 œImages of Health and Disability 2005/2006


The closing date for entries is 31. March 2006.
Main Theme: “Children and Youth” with a special invitation to young photographers
1st Prize: 1000 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publications
Special Prize: Health & Disability at work

1st Prize: 1000 US-Dollars + one set of ICF publicationsSpecial Prize: Health & Disability at workAfter the successful launch of the WHO Photo Contest in 2002 in conjunction with the release of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the World Health Organization invites photographers around the world to participate in the international photo contest — œImages of Health and Disability 2005/2006.
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

canon_eos1dmkii.gifThe EOS-1Ds Mark II is the sixteen (point seven) megapixel successor to the EOS-1Ds which was announced almost exactly two years earlier. Carrying on from the EOS-1Ds the Mark II has a full size 35 mm (36 x 24 mm) sensor which means it introduces no field-of-view crop, an 18 mm lens on this camera will provide exactly the same field-of-view as it would on a 35 mm film camera. At first glance it’s clear to see that Canon has stuck (as they did with the EOS-1D Mark II) with the same body and control layout. The timing of the EOS-1Ds Mark II’s announcement was interesting if not totally surprising coming just five days after Nikon announced the twelve (point four) megapixel D2X, the megapixel one-up-man-ship continues. Despite the significant jump in resolution from the EOS-1Ds (11 mp) to the EOS-1Ds Mark II (16.7 mp) the camera maintains an impressive four frames per second shooting rate and a buffer large enough for 32 JPEG or 11 RAW images. The EOS-1Ds Mark II’s internal bus throughput of approximately 67 megapixel/sec is virtually identical to the eight megapixel EOS-1D Mark II. more »

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