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CameraClubof theYear 2014-15

Think your club is the best of the best? Thenwe hope you’re signed up andwarming up for Round 2 of our Camera Club of the Year contest. This round, we want yourmost impressive weather photographs

have until 5 May 2015 to enter all the rounds – you could in fact enter all five categories in one go on the last day if you wish. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your water- and weather-related pictures.

There are many hundreds of camera clubs and photographic societies in the UK and the overall standard of photography is very high, helped in no small measure by the numerous national and international competitions held by and involving clubs and their members. The competitive edge means members are constantly striving for bigger and better things and that’s also the aim of our inaugural Camera Club of the Year contest. We want to promote club photography and bring it to a wider audience and getting your club involved couldn’t be easier. See the How to enter panel right for details of how you can get started. With prizes from Canon and a day with top landscape pro David Noton up for grabs, the effort will be totally worthwhile for the winning club. We’ve announced Round 1 already, Water, and entry for that round closes on 5 January 2015. Theme 2 is Weather and its closing date is 2 February 2015. Enter by then to be in with a chance of your shot being selected as our Image of the Month. Remember, though, that you

First, your club’s competition secretary (or whoever is going to enter eachmonth) must sign up at www.absolutephoto.com . Next, click on Members’ Area in the menu bar, then choose Camera Club of the Year 2014- How to enter

15 from the drop-down list. Simply register your camera club and follow the upload instructions.

Thewinning club gets… ... a brilliant CanonXEEDWUX450multimedia projector worth over £3,000 to showoff their winning shots and 25 subscriptions to Irista, plus an exclusive experience day with international landscape and travel pro, DavidNoton!

SPECS

STREET PRICE £1999.99 CONSTRUCTION 21 elements in 16 groups, one Super ED element, fluorine coatings FORMAT Full-frame and APS-C FOCUSING Ultrasonic Motor, internal AF with full- time manual override MAXIMUM APERTURE RANGE f/4.5-5.6 IMAGE STABILISATION 4EV DIAPHRAGMBLADES 9 FILTER THREAD 77mm MINIMUMFOCUS 98cm DIMENSIONS (DXL) 94x193mm WEIGHT 1570g

CANON XEEDWUX450 PROJECTOR

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

David Noton EXPERIENCE DAY!

CANONXEEDWUX450PROJECTOR+ANEXCLUSIVEDAYWITHDAVIDNOTON The Canon XEEDWUX450multimedia projector, worth over £3000, is Canon’s most compact WUXGA projector. WUXGA stands for Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array, so you get a 16:10 screen aspect ratio and a huge display resolution of up to 1920x1200 pixels. www.canon.co.uk David Noton is one of the world’s top photographers specialising in landscape and travel work. The winning club gets an exclusive day with David where he’ll be hosting a workshop and then providing an illustrated talk on his amazing images. www.davidnoton.com 25SUBSCRIPTIONSTOIRISTA Irista is the newway tomanage, organise and share your image files online. It supports JPEGs and Raws frommost manufacturers and 10GB of storage space is available free on sign-up. The winning club, though, will get 25 free Value subscriptions that have 50GB storage capacity – which is normally £45 for a year’s subscription. www.irista.com

Register your club today at absolutephoto.com

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