Photography News Issue 34

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Photo 24 is a free photography event and this year’s was the fourth outing for the event. 250 photographers started and more than 150 managed to keep going for the whole 24 hours. The event is not designed to be an endurance test and we invite readers to stay for as long as they want, but those who do stay the course receive an ‘I survived Photo 24’ T-shirt. When it comes to the British summer weather, the only thing you can rely on is its unreliability and that was certainly the casewith this year’s Photo 24.We experienced four seasons in a day and while it was generally warm we did enjoy several intense and prolonged showers. Thankfully the rain wasn’t as consistent as forecast and it certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of our Photo 24-ers. Shelter was available throughout the event at the Nikon School in central London. Not only was this a great spot to seek shelter or perhaps dry out, free refreshments were also available – and the chance to recharge the camera batteries. For this year’s Photo 24, we organised some optional paid- for experiences for participants to enjoy with their camera. A trip up Tower Bridge, sunset at the top of the Shard or the London Eye, an early morning boat trip to Greenwich and a classic bus photo tour in the early hours gave the event an added dimension and yet more chances to take pictures. Those who decided not to take up these optional events walked the streets of the capital in their search for great pictures to enter into our contests. We set five contest themes to challenge our readers with a Nikon COOLPIX P900 bridge camera going to each category photographic shoot in one of the world’s most visited cities took place in June, starting at noon on 17 June and ending 24 hours later Photo 24 Our annual marathon

winner, plus for the best overall picture taken during Photo 24, we

had a prize of a Nikon D500with a 16-80mm f/2.8-4 VR lens, worth £2479. For a full report of the event and to see the winning images, see issue 35, available from 1 August.

Best overall image prize

The D500 is Nikon’s DX-format flagship camera, and with a resolution of 20.9megapixels, an EXPEED image processor and some key features including the same AF system from the top-end Nikon D5, it is a DSLR well worth winning. You’ll see the results of our contests in the next issue.

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