20 Camera Club of the Year IN ASSOCIATIONWITH
Photography News Issue 28 absolutephoto.com
Round 3: Patterns & textures Closes: 08/02/2016
Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 Two clubs have already qualified for the final but there are three berths left so still plenty of opportunities to win. Get your club’s entry in now
How to enter
First, your club’s competition secretary (or whoever is going to enter each month) must sign up at absolutephoto.com . Next, click on Members’ Area in the menu bar, then choose Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 from the drop-down list. Simply register your camera club and follow the upload instructions.
Dorchester Camera Club and Harpenden Photographic Society have both qualified for the final photo shoot-out to win the first prize of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 and the prestige of being our Camera Club of the Year 2015-16. You can see the winning images from Round 2 opposite, and all the entries can be viewed on absolutephoto.com. We’ve teamed up with Canon and this year’s Camera Club of the Year promises to be bigger and
better than ever, and it is easy to enter too. To start, every club must register on absolutephoto.com. Once registered, go to the Member’s Area tab and click on Competitions and then Camera Club of Year. Follow the instructions from there to upload images. Each month we’ll set a theme and we want to see five images from five different club members on that theme. Any club or group is eligible to enter so long as there are at least five
members. Online groups, internal company clubs and those clubs not affiliated to the PAGB can enter. After the closing date, the images will be judged by the experts at Photography News and the top- scoring club from that month will qualify for the grand final and win a Canon PIXMA PRO-100S A3+ printer worth £499.99. Once a club has qualified for the grand final they needn’t enter again – they can if they want but they are not eligible for the monthly prize.
Clubs can enter at any point, even at the fifth and final round. After the five monthly rounds, we’ll have five finalists and theywill be asked to submit more pictures on a theme yet to be revealed. It is from these images that the overall winning club will be decided. The overall winners earn the accolade of the Photography News Camera Club of the Year 2015-16 and win a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, a professional 12-ink A2 inkjet printer worth £1199.99 Every photographer loves to see their work in print and Canon offers that opportunity with its hdbook service. A wide range of book sizes, formats and paper finishes is available so it is easy to produce your own personalised tome that is professionally printed and bound – and all at great prices. An A4 landscape book starts at from £59.99 The process is simple. Select your pictures and then visit the website of one of the participating dealers. You have the option of working online with the Online Creator or you can download the Desktop Designer Software. The online creator means you can work from your tablet or mobile phone as well as the computer and offers a simple way of creating your book. Projects can be saved too. For more design options and the option to work offline, the software
CanonHD Photo Books
The Camera Club of the Year wins… … a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. This brand-new professional quality A2 printer is worth £1199.99. It uses a 12-colour Lucia PRO inkset that includes four blacks for excellent monochrome output. On appropriate media, Lucia PRO inks have impressive lightfast qualities. … an exclusive day with renowned professional landscape and travel photographer David Noton, enjoying a workshop and an illustrated talk.
With the Desktop Designer Software, you can simply flow the pictures in, letting the app do the work for you, but you can also get creative with layout. Drag and drop layout templates, background styles and frames are available or you can just import your pictures and resize or crop to your tastes. Adding text is simple too. Once you are done, click on the shopping basket, complete your purchase and upload the book, which will be printed on the state-of-the-art Canon DreamLabo 5000 printer. So whether for special family occasions, a record of your latest photography trip or simply your favourite images, check out the hdbook service, powered by Canon. Go to the Canon website for more details of hdbooks and retailers who offer the service.
Overall winner prize: CANON imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
Overall winner prize: DAVID NOTON exclusive day
option is the way to go and it is available for Windows and Mac.
The five monthly winners each get a Canon PIXMA PRO-100S worth £499.99. This is a professional quality A3+ printer, featuring an eight colour inkset with excellent lightfast qualities.
Its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities means wireless connection is possible so prints can be made from tablets and phones as well as the computer. canon.co.uk
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