Travel Photography Scholarship - Bhutan
WorldNomads.com is giving one exceptional individual the chance to travel with National Geographic on-assignment photographer Jason Edwards to The Kingdom of Bhutan - Land of the Thunderdragon. Apply and the winner could be you!
Without a doubt, mentors have played an inspiring role in my life, helping me build the skills necessary to transform passion to profession. So it is with great enthusiasm that I share this amazing Travel Scholarship program from our travel insurance partners at WorldNomads.com that gives passionate individuals the opportunity to further their skills through professional in-the-field mentorship. There’s no better way to move forward than learning on the job from some of the best in the biz.
Apply by October 17, 2010 and you’ll qualify for the chance to travel with National Geographic on-assignment photographer Jason Edwards to The Kingdom of Bhutan - Land of the Thunderdragon! It’s that easy.
Plus, the lucky scholarship recipient will also win AU$2000 worth of Pentax photographic equipment. NICE!
Everyone loves those marshmallow peeps that make their way into stores right about Easter time. It certainly appears that the folks at National Geographic love them, and have launched a really fun photo contest once again in 2010. Dubbed Peeps in Places, I think they’re trying to create the ultimate travel “peep show”, and if this year is like other years, you will be so amused at the great photos of peeps around the world!
Check out the photo gallery of peeps to see some of these adorable Easter mascots all dressed up to capture the theme of the place they’re vacationing. Some of these photos are perfectly “peeposterous”. Next time you’re traveling, be sure to take your peep too, and maybe you will be published on NationalGeographic.com too.
To read more, click here.
As part of the lead up to this years International Apeture Awards competition Head Judge Peter Eastway (Editor of Better Photography Magazine) has put together some advice on entering and succeeding in photography competitions.
HOW TO WIN PHOTO COMPETITIONS |
The trick to winning a photography competition is to impress the judges. How you do that is a little more complicated, but start by imagining you are one of the judges.
Think about it. You’re presented with hundreds or maybe thousands of photographs. Each image is precious and important to its photographer, but unlike the photographer, you as the judge don’t have the same emotional attachment.
Many people enter photographs of their children or loved ones, thinking they are the best images in the world. And they are. They are the best images for that person because there is a three way association between the subject, the photographer and the photograph.
However, for a judge who doesn’t know either the subject or the photographer, that association is lost. All the judge can deal with is the image, not the personal associations.
Successful photographs will create an association with the viewer. That association is created by choosing interesting or appealing subject matter, by capturing that subject matter with beautiful lighting or in an exotic location, by choosing an unusual camera angle, etc. Successful photographs are usually different from what we are used to seeing.
The wise Mr. Frost had it right: Sometimes the road you choose really does make the difference, and some of the Condé Nast Traveler favorite Dream Trip 2009 contest entries (so far!) prove it.
Take a visual tour of tucked-away alleys, wide country lanes, quiet cobblestone streets, and buzzing urban arteries around the globe—no road map required.