Enter 23 Images for Free Into the Sony World Photography Awards!

Have you entered yet? We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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Reader Benefit: Extra Entries Into the Sony World Photography Awards

Have you entered yet? We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal that The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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Get Free Entries in the Sony World Photography Awards with Our Code

You’ve still got time to enter! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards have fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal that The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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A Special Discount to Enter the Sony World Photography Awards

We’re proud to announce that the Phoblographer is media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards have fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we spoken to a few folks who’ve had a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal that Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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Final Shortlist for 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Announced

As the final leg of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards kicks off, the Professional and Student competition shortlists reveal powerful series from four American photographers.

If you were inspired by the works showcased in the first shortlist announcement of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards, we’re sure you’ve been looking forward to seeing more. Finally, the World Photography Organisation has recently announced the shortlisted series under the Professional and Student competitions, each already hailed as some of the world’s best bodies of work published from the previous year.

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Richard Frishman Snags Double Win in 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

American photographer Richard Frishman was recently declared the winner of two awards in this year’s Sony World Photography Awards.

In the recently unveiled roster of winning single images in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, one entry particularly stood out. The entry by Richard Frishman was announced as the winner of both the Open Still Life category and the USA National Award of the prestigious and the most diverse international photography competition.

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The World’s Top Single Images from Sony World Photography Awards 2018

The best single images in the world are finally unveiled in this year’s Sony World Photography awards.

Out of hundreds of thousands of entries from around the world, the 10 Open category winners and 63 National Awards recipients of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards are finally announced. With submissions in diverse subject matters, this year’s competition garnered an interesting collection of images that reflect a good variety in exemplary photography.

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Shortlist for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Announced

Outstanding shortlist and record entry figures cue an impressive year ahead for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

The shortlisted photographers and their outstanding entries for this year’s Sony World Photography Awards have been recently announced, revealing outstanding quality, variety, and record entry figures. If you’re among those who have been keeping tabs on this international competition, this year’s shortlist selection should be interesting.

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The Captivating Images of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

There are more than 300 people that with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus blue unit, representing 25 different countries and speaking everything from Russian to Arabic to Guarani. A few travel in cars and trailers, but a majority, 270, live on the trains. Most come from multigeneration circus families, to the extent that collectively, the circus staff represents thousands of years of circus history. The men and women all say that only circus people like them can understand the lifestyle. They spend 44 weeks of the year traveling an average of 20,000 miles from coast to coast on a train that is 61 cars ”a full mile” long. It is a life of close quarters and rigorous training, a life that many of the performers began in childhood. Their job is to convince the world that the circus still matters.

There are more than 300 people that with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus blue unit, representing 25 different countries and speaking everything from Russian to Arabic to Guarani. A few travel in cars and trailers, but a majority, 270, live on the trains. Most come from multigeneration circus families, to the extent that collectively, the circus staff represents thousands of years of circus history. The men and women all say that only circus people like them can understand the lifestyle. They spend 44 weeks of the year traveling an average of 20,000 miles from coast to coast on a train that is 61 cars ”a full mile” long. It is a life of close quarters and rigorous training, a life that many of the performers began in childhood. Their job is to convince the world that the circus still matters. © Stephanie Sinclair, US Shortlist, Professional , Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Today, the Sony Word Photography Awards announced their shortlist. Since the launch, there have been 1,097,012 entries. The list and some selected images are after the jump.

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The Best Cameras, Lenses, and More! The Editor’s Choice Awards for 2021

The year 2021 was fascinating for the photography tech world. Presented by loads of semi-conductor issues, the photo world took to doing what we’ve been asking for for years. They put out more firmware updates, produced more lenses, and gave longer life to some of the best cameras. In some ways, we hope that sustainability sticks around for years to come. It also meant that companies tried some things that they wouldn’t have done before. Their brave choices added a lot of sparkle to the current selection of products. So today, we’re rounding up the Editor’s Choice Awards for 2021. Here are the best cameras, the best lenses, and the best photo accessories of 2021.

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Zenji Uehara and His Experimental Photography Produce Unique Images

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“I want to convey a sense of wonder rather than logic”, says Japanese photographer Zenji Uehara about his work. A book editor until his mid-20s, Zenji quit his day job to pursue photography after seeing the photos of legendary photographer Daido Moriyama. The experimentation that Zenji pursues doesn’t just involve new techniques: he actively designs and invents new add-ons for his cameras and lenses, some of which have sold many units worldwide.

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Paul Kessel Found his Love for Street Photography After Turning 70

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“A photograph does not succeed by content alone”, says Paul Kessel, a retired psychologist and professor from New York. “Photography is about vision, persistence, perception, memory, lots of practice, patience, and so many other elements beyond technique”. As someone who made his foray into photography a lot later than most people do, Paul’s street work has garnered various accolades in the USA and globally. His persistence to head out often to capture his next best street photograph won him 1st place at the 2020 Miami Street Photography Festival, among other global accolades.

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The Lens No One Should Discuss. Sony 28-60mm F4-5.6 Review

The Sony 28-60mm f4-5.6 was designed to be a small zoom lens, but they didn’t need it.

“What the hell did you do, Sony?” That’s what I thought as I sat in a Go-To meeting looking at this lens. The Sony 28-60mm f4-5.6 is clearly outshined by the new Sony a7c today. But I’m also wondering why Sony even made it. Sure, a smaller kit zoom is a welcome addition, but they also have small prime lenses. How about their 35mm f2.8 FE? Or the 28mm f2 FE? The Sony 28-60mm f4-5.6 gives you versatility with only a stop of difference between the wide end and the long end. Optically speaking, they also did a decent job. But as I found in my review, this lens shouldn’t be paired with the Sony a7c. Instead, it’s an okay option for the higher end a7 series camera models.

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EISA Awards: The Best Cameras of 2020 According to EISA

The 2020 EISA Awards for photography have been handed out.

If you’re in the market for a new camera but you aren’t sure which way to turn, you might be interested to see what the guys and gals at EISA have to say about all things cameras. The annual EISA awards have just been announced, and they have given their recommendations on cameras in various categories. We have to say that, for the most part, we agree with the awards they have dished out. After the break, we have listed which cameras received awards, so hop past the break and see if any of the winners tickle your fancy.

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If Real, a Sub $1,000 Full Frame Sony A5 Would Kill The Canon EOS RP

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Noises about an affordable Full Frame Sony a5 are getting louder: here’s what we’d like to see.

How does a sub $1,000 Full Frame camera from Sony sound to you? Does it sound like the camera of your dreams? If so, you might be interested to hear that Sony might be getting ready to announce such a camera within the next two weeks. Finally, something to get excited about, right? We’re sure most people would love to see what a camera like this would look like, as Sony will be dipping their toes into waters Canon has had to itself almost exclusively for years, and we’re sure Canon is looking over its shoulder. What could a potential Sony a5 look like, though? Will it have enough about it to take on the affordable Canon EOS RP? After the break, we will talk about what we would like to see in such a camera. Join us; it will be enlightening.

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We Updated Our World Press Photo Winners Post With More Camera Info

The myriad of cameras that were used by the winners of the World Press Photo awards for 2020 is mind-blowing.

Just over a week ago, we published the list of World Press Photo winners along with enough camera information to blow anyone’s mind. While other outlets posted just the images, we delved a little deeper into each photographer and found out what gear was being used to capture their awe-inspiring photos. The data was fascinating, and the huge variety of cameras being used told us lots about current trends in the world of professional photography. Shortly after our piece went live, we were contacted by a reader who helped us fill in a few blanks in regards to which cameras individual photographers used, and we have updated the post to reflect this. Join us after the break for all the details.

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How We Rate the Lenses That Took the Gold for TIPA Awards 2020

The TIPA Awards 2020, again, made some interesting choices when it comes to the best lenses of the last year.

Following on from our roundup, which focused on the TIPA Awards 2020 for best cameras, we bring you the best lenses according to TIPA as well. TIPA, the Technical Image Press Association rounded up their members and banged their heads together to come up with the list of best lenses which covers everything from the best DSLR lenses for pros to best the best portrait lens for Mirrorless shooters. There are some great choices and some eyebrow-raising ones too. Check out all of the winners of the TIPA Awards 2020, and decide if you need to add these lenses to your collection.

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Are the TIPA World Awards 2020 Camera Winners as Good as They Say?

There are some surprising inclusions in the list of best cameras from the TIPA World Awards 2020.

TIPA, the Technical Image Press Association has just announced the winners of their annual awards. To come up with the winners from various categories such as cameras, lenses, photo editing software, and accessories, TIPA partners with publications affiliated with them, and then editors and reviewers cast their votes. In this roundup, we will take a look at the cameras TIPA has awarded their gold star to, and share our thoughts on whether we agree with their decisions. Join us after the break to see the TIPA World Awards 2020 winners in the best cameras category.

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Want to Win a Tamron Lens? Enter Our Landscape Photography Contest

Landscape photographers have a chance to win a Tamron lens in our latest contest. Enter and show us the best you’ve got!

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Tamron for a landscape photography contest where the winner gets either a Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 for Sony FE mount or an SP 35mm f1.4 Di USD lens in Canon or Nikon DSLR mount (compatible with ML adapters). In case you didn’t know, we loved both of these lenses. Check out the rules below and head on over to the contest page.

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