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Daily Archives: February 7, 2011

Photography Competition – “Winter”

This is your chance to win a fantastic Canon 550D SLR camera & other prizes with a total value exceeding £1000, showcase your best images and enter now !

* 1st Prize: Canon 550D SLR (inc 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit), Hama Rexton 150 Camera Bag & x2 8GB Hama High Speed Gold SDHC Cards
* 2nd Prize: Hama Rexton 140 Camera Bag & Hama Traveller Compact Pro Tripod – 163cm
* 3rd Prize: Hama Profil Duo III Tripod – 150cm

The theme for our first photography competition this year is: “Winter”
Closing date for entries is 30th March 2011, the winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

35 Dazzling and Fabulous Examples of Rain Photography

“Many photographers are fascinated with such phenomenon as rain, and they try to take the pictures, which would show their attitude and perception of the rainy weather. Some raindrops photographs resemble the tears, while other images depict the rain as the vitally important natural phenomenon that ensures the continuation of living. So, maybe it is all about our attitude? Maybe we should learn to see something positive in the things happening to us and the nature? In the long run, the most romantic kisses on the pictures and in the movies are those under the rain.

Shooting in rain produces dramatic atmosphere and soft romantic scenes. Whether you are after lightning strikes or water drops, alone the incredible cloud formations can produce quite exciting and impressive photos. Reflections can occasionally produce mirrors or blurs of dancing colors, making the photography in rain beautiful and unpredictable.But the nature gets the best scenario in rain. Nature just looks so nice during and after rain. So, photographer wants to shoot this best moment of nature in his frame. In this article, I will showcase a collection of dazzling and fabulous rain photography to provide you with some inspiration for rainy motifs. Enjoy!”

More pictures here



The International Street Photography Award is looking for the world’s best street photographer as part of the first annual London Street Photography Festival in 2011.