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Great Deals on Think Tank Photo Bags

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Think Tank Photo Bag

Hi Photo Friends,

If you are in the market for a new photo gear bag, Think Tank, is offering some great special deals. In my opinion, they are the best gear bag company out there.

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Click this link for a rebate on the Airport 4-Sight bag.

Click this link to register in the drawing for a free Think Tank product.

Send Your Best Images Competition

Hello Friends, Photographers, and Fellow Bloggers,

Just wanted to let you know that I am one of the jurors for the “Give Us Your Best Shot” competition. This photographic competition is hosted by the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. OCCCA has been in existence for 32 years, and has a exhibition space of more than 6,000 sq ft in the heart of the Santa Ana Arts District in California. OCCCA is on the list of 10 Best Museums in California, and award given by CBS Los Angeles.

The OCCCA Building below.


The other esteemed jurors are Susan Spiritus, of Susan Spiritus Gallery, Kirk Pedersen, fine art publisher, and Jeff T. Alu, photographer and curator.

If you have read my past blogs, you know I am wary of photography competitions. I will never list a competition that I do not believe in. I have had a lot of experience working with OCCCA in the past, and curated “Wide Angle View” there. You can rest assured every entry will be looked at and we, the jurors will choose the best, most interesting submissions for a strong show.

So give it a shot. Expose your work to curators, publishers, and gallerists. Even if you don’t make it into the show, your photography will be seen and possibly remembered for future exhibits. The deadline is November 10, 2012. Good luck.


Documentary Photogaphy Contest

Are you a documentary photographer? If so, here is a competition you may be interested in. The Curator Ship has put out an open call from professional, non-professional and student photographers. Submission can be a single photo or a series, which portrays photo-reportages of social, cultural, political or environmental issues.

1st prize  is 4.000 EUR, 2nd prize is 2.000 EUR, and 3rd prize 1.000 EUR. The judges are Michael Ackerman (photographer, U.S.), Raed Bawayah (photographer, PS), Carola Dertnig (lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna), Thomas Licek (director of « Eyes-On » European Month of Photography Vienna),
Hannamari Shakya (curator and editor of Photo Raw Magazine, FIN), Horst Stasny (photographer and curator).

Deadline is April 30, 2012. Click here for details and registration.

National Geographic Photo Contest

You’ve got until November 30 to enter the National Geographic Photo Contest. Three categories are: Nature, People and Places. View the rules here. Hurry up and good luck!

Calfornia State Parks Photo Contest 2011

On May 13th, the Department of Parks and Recreation released their proposed list of 70 park closures due to a $22 million general fund budget cut. The California State Park Foundation is hosting a photography competition to bring attention to this situation. Do you have great photos taken in a California State Park? It can be a landscape, a detail of a flower, a building, or even people interacting with the land. If so, enter the competition. You keep the copyright to your image – and that’s important. There is no fee to enter, so you’ve got nothing to lose. Give it a try.

Click here for complete rules and regulations.

Popular Photography’s 2011 Photo Contest

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Popular Photography has announced it’s 2011 photo contest.

Categories are Action/Sports, Animals, Cities/Architecture, Landscape/Nature, Objects, and People. Work must have been created between June 2010-September 2011. Entry fee is $10.

Go to for more details.

Photography Fellowship Opportunity

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En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards are aimed at helping artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area.

The New Works Photography Fellowship Awards are open for U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native People of the Americas and Pacific.
Submissions in any photo-based style or genre are accepted.
Fellowship value:
While the product awarded varies from year to year, New Works fellows usually receive:
  • a $1,000 honorarium ($100 for Honorable Mentions) plus materials stipend;
  • professional tripods from Manfrotto;
  • camera bags from Lowepro;
  • a feature article in Nueva Luz;
  • an exhibition in New York;
  • a photographer’s page on;
  • a one-year En Foco membership ($100 value)
Number of fellowships: 3+ (three or more)
Juror: Michael Mazzeo, Michael Mazzeo Gallery
Deadline: July 27, 2011
Website: New Works Photography Fellowship Awards
Good luck!
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