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June Inspired by Colour photo competition winner announced

Thank you to everyone that took part in the ‪’Inspired by Colour’ photo competition last month. We are pleased to reveal that our June winner is Nandan from London with his captivating image entitled ‘Follow your Dreams & Stand out from the Crowd…’

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Nandan’s winning image ‘Follow your Dreams & Stand out from the Crowd…’

Image Details
Camera : Nikon D7000
Lens : 18-105mm
Focal Length : 18mm
ISO : 10
F-Stop : F/22 at 1/4sec
Location : Piccadilly Circus , London

Nandan is now the proud owner of a Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System and Rogue Indicator Battery Pouch.

NandanThis image was part of the series “Girl in the City”. The idea behind the shot was to show how busy city life is and how people are busy chasing their dreams. The image was shot at Piccadily Circus, London, so I could use the iconic billboard as the background. As you can see in the background the billboard says “choose your heart’s desire” , it worked with the theme I was trying to achieve. I have made images with similar themes across the city of London, using my friends to model for me.

A slow shutter speed was used to show the movement of the crowd trying to cross the street.

I am a based in London, so most of the images I create are cityscapes around London or showing life in London. I have a desk job which takes up most of my time but I always make sure I take some time out to spend with my camera and capturing London. I am also a travel enthusiast and most of my travel is to places where I am far away from the city life and close to nature capturing landscapes.

To make sure I develop as a Photographer, I took a resolution at the beginning of the year to post 1 photo on my Facebook page as part of Project 365. See the link below to check out my work: https://www.facebook.com/Nandanprabhuphotography

Winning the Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System will help me to set up my studio, and I could start doing more portrait work. I am really thankful to Color Confidence for hosting such photography competitions and giving a chance for amateur photographers like me to showcase their work, which can be really difficult without the exposure.

Other stunning entries in the June competition included:

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Image by Rob Sandeson

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‘Cliff hanger’ by Graeme Lowe

‘Patriotic Giant’ by Wendy Williams

Enter our July competition to win the DxO OpticsPro 11 Elite Edition worth £119!

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May Photo Competition Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone that took part in the ‪’Inspired by Colour’ photo competition last month. We are pleased to reveal that our May winner is Chris Jameson from Lancashire with his colourful image entitled ‘Say it (Boldly) with Flowers’. 

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Chris Jameson’s winning image ‘Say it (Boldly) with Flowers’

Chris is now the proud owner of an X-Rite ColorMunki Display.

The flowers were a birthday gift for my wife, they were such stunning colours I felt compelled to photograph them. This was my first attempt at still life and I tried many different ways to get an image of proper impact. Using the landscape lens gave me the perspective that I felt had both detail and depth.

Chris used a Canon 50D & 17-40 f4L lens, off camera flash and tripod. The image was processed from RAW in DxO OpticsPro to make standard adjustments for the camera/lens combination. It was then processed in Lightroom for a catalogue & histogram check, then transferred to Photoshop for jpeg output.

Other stunning entries in the May competition included:

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‘Flowerbeard’ by Kim Simpson

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‘The flower’ by Bob Riach

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‘Rule of thirds’ by Michael Corcoran

Enter our June photo competition for your chance to win a Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System and a Rogue Indicator Battery Pouch. These portable prizes are perfect for location photographers.

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Seasons greetings!

Christmas has rolled around already - only 3 days to go – and we’re nearly at the end of another year. 2010 has been a pretty busy one for Colour Confidence; new offices, competitions and plenty of new products to share with you. Hopefully this will continue into 2011!

Speaking of competitions, we’d just like to say a huge thank you and well done to all those you entered our 2010 photography competition. The standard was genuinely incredible, so much so, we’re still finalising the images to grace our walls. I know the judging panel have spent many long nights trying to pick the winners. Rest assured, the winning images will be announced in the New Year.

We’ve got lot’s of plans for 2011 too, and all being well plenty of chances for you to interact with us on a whole new level. Without blowing our own trumpet, we have huge knowledge and know-how, and we think we’ve come up with a pretty good way of sharing it with you! Unfortunately I can’t give too much away at this stage, but watch this space…

Just a small post this week, and it just leaves me to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy New Year from everyone here at Colour Confidence – see you in 2011!

Adam Borriello
Social media and marketing

The Friday round-up

What’s caught our eye this week?

News from early last week announced that Facebook were allowing higher-res image uploads to their website. Facebook would previously resize images to 720 pixels, however they are now resizing images to 2048 pixels on the largest edge. I, like many of you like sharing photos on Facebook, and I’m sure this will only enhance the experience. However, this may raise different issues from a professional perspective.

It will be interesting to see what this means for sites like Flickr and whether users will upload to specific image sites or stick with Facebook.

From our perspective it does pose an interesting question, especially as we’re looking to embrace social media through the web. Do we stick to Facebook for posting photos (as well as other cool stuff) or use specific sites like Flickr to post our photos? And then of course there are the copyright issues attached to sharing photos on Facebook… Watch this space may be the best message to deliver at this stage!

One link that caught my eye was posted on Freelance Review, listing some amazing images of the world’s tallest buildings. Some fantastic scenes  – although I can’t help but think the World Financial Centre looks like a giant bottle opener… Plus, they reminded me of that transmission tower climbing video that did the internet rounds a few weeks ago. I’m ok with heights, but even I found that slightly nerve-wrecking to watch!

I’ll end this week with something wet. Seeing as Autumn is setting in, the fog is descending in the mornings (and pretty much all the time in Birmingham at the moment), the M5 is damp and dark and the nights a drawing in, take a look at these examples of rain photography from the Geek Sucks blog.

That’s it for this week, I hope to bring you some exciting Color Confidence website news next week, well worth a goosey at – even if I do say so myself!

Adam Borriello
Social media and marketing