Deadline for Tamron lens users residing in the USA to create their exhibit entry for a chance to win a Tamron lens is September 30, 2012.
Commack, N.Y., May 30, 2012- Tamron USA announces "My Travel Exhibit" photo contest offered exclusively to Tamron USA lens users. Entrants will create a 3D virtual exhibit showcasing 8-14 of their best images in a travel theme. Professional photographer Ian Plant (ianplant.com) will judge the contest and choose the winning exhibit based on overall image quality and originality of the collection. The winning exhibit will be featured on the Tamron USA website and Tamron eNewsletter. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of five Tamron lenses: 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom lens (model B008); SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC (model B005); SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (model A005); SP 60mm F/2.0 Di II 1:1 Macro (model G005); or 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony E-Mount (model B011). The contest officially launches on June 1, 2012. Entrants without a computer or Internet access may send in entries by mail. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2012; complete contest rules are available at http://tamron.myphotoexhibits.
About The Judge
A full-time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer, Ian Plant has been photographing our natural world for almost twenty years. Ian travels the world in order to find rare convergences of light, composition, mood, and moment, looking to transcend mere scenery to produce a compelling view of his nature subjects. His photographs and instructional articles have appeared in a number of books, calendars, and magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Le Monde de la Photo, Nature Photographers Online Magazine, National Parks, Common Ground, Blue Ridge Country, Adirondack Life, Wonderful West Virginia, and Chesapeake Life, among others. Ian also writes a regular blog column for Outdoor Photographer online. Ian's mission is to educate, inspire, and entertain others in the art of nature photography. To that end, Ian launched the Dreamscapes photoblog, which is now a collaborative blog involving several other professional photographers.
Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron's SoHo-styled
MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) interface, available at http://myphotoexhibits.com, allows users to create customizable gallery exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience. Photographers simply set up a user avatar and bio, upload their favorite high-resolution images and create their personalized on-line exhibit space. After organizing the exhibit and captioning the photographs, users can put finishing design touches on their exhibit. By choosing wall and floor textures and colors, frames, furniture, and lighting, photographers are invited to extend their creativity and show their work in complimentary settings. It's easy to go back into the MPE interface at any time to add more photos, tweak presentation specs, or create an unlimited number of new exhibits that feature travel pictorials, special events, projects, and more.
Spreading the word about these custom exhibits is another way in which MyPhotoExhibits stands out from other online galleries. Once an exhibit is ready to "open" it's easy to share it with friends. Users simply send invitations from the website or the iPhone & iPad app to Facebook or other social media platforms or by email. Visitors can sign the photographer's guestbook, choose favorite exhibits and follow exhibiting photographers.
Companion iPhone & iPad App for On-The-Go Viewing and Sharing
An app for iPhone & iPad for photography enthusiasts on-the-go will further enhance MyPhotoExhibits convenience and user-friendliness. The complimentary app, available in the iTunes app store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/
Tamron is a recognized leader in the manufacture of precision optics, offering a broad selection of meticulously engineered interchangeable lenses for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. Founded in 1950, Tamron's passion for innovation brought forth the ground-breaking development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements, giving way to enormously popular compact, wide-range zoom lenses. Dynamic research and development, committed to advanced optical engineering, has produced a stream of award-winning Tamron lenses and defined the All-in-One zoom lens category, exemplified by 2010's 18-270mm Di II VC PZD. Astonishingly compact and lightweight, this 15X zoom features proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) technology, effectively counteracting image-degrading blur caused by camera shake along with a fast, quiet PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus mechanism. Tamron lenses deliver a superb fusion of performance and value, enabling today's high-resolution digital SLR cameras to perform at their peak.
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