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Photo Competition Update


Photo Competition Update

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we can no longer offer the Samsung GX-20 and NV9 cameras that were previously available as prizes. Many apologies to anyone who was hoping to win one of these cameras, but hopefully the new prizes that we are offering will more than make up for it.

Starting with the current round of the competition, which closes next week, our new first prize is a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS4, the latest version of the world-famous industry standard image editing program. Loaded with new features including GPU aceleration, a tabbed interface, the new adjustment panel and improved handling of 3D graphics and video, CS4 is an awesome piece of software which currently sells for over £550.

As well as this, our second prize winner will recieve a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, a must-have program for any keen digital photographer, which can sort, edit and batch-process all your digital images, including camera Raw files. Lightroom is worth over £200.

Of course our top three entries will also recieve great prizes from top memory card manufacturer SanDisk, including a 2GB Extreme III high speed memory card and a fantastic 5-in-1 card reader.

Remember, our November competiton is still open, so get snapping to win some top prizes!


November 26, 2008, 8:17 pm

Well that's a kick in the nuts :(


November 26, 2008, 8:29 pm

awww :(

much rather have a camera than some software

Alan Downes

November 26, 2008, 11:15 pm

Great comp for mac owners!

Geoff Richards

November 27, 2008, 12:40 am

I've already got a 400d with a bunch of lenses, but personally, I'd kill for a copy of CS4 for home. Shame staff can't enter (not that I'd win anyway)


November 27, 2008, 4:26 am

Erf.. I already use Aperture and PS CS2, that's enough... I would have kept that picture for another competition.

But anyway these are great prices! Thanks TR!


November 27, 2008, 2:46 pm

Meh, software is entirely different league. It's quite difficult to pirate a camera from the comfort of your own home...


November 29, 2008, 1:17 am

*sigh* . Ah, heck, I hope people don't get too discouraged by this... Seeing the fantastically creative and inspired pictures those prizes prompted was quite a learning experience for would-be photographers (myself included).


December 2, 2008, 5:52 pm

Judging by the quality of the pictures (compared to what I get from my camera, admittedly) I suspect that most successful competition entries have already gone through good editing software.

Cliff Smith

December 2, 2008, 8:45 pm

Well to be fair most of the winning pics are also taken on good digital SLRs, so should we be giving a DSLR as a prize to someone who already has a DSLR?

While SanDisk have very kindly agreed to sponsor until further notice, Adobe and ATP will be sponsoring the competition for the next three months, and I'm open to sensible suggestions for future prize.

And Alan, I'm sure you're aware that both Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 are available for Mac OS X, and Adobe will provide either version as a prize.

Jim McGovern

December 3, 2008, 12:52 pm

Personally, I think that because there are so many photographers with various different pieces of equipment (e.g. some will have a compact camera and Photoshop CS3, some will have a top-end D-SLR but no extra lenses for it...etc.), I think it would be a much better idea to give away camera shop vouchers.

There are many photography outlets such as Jacobs or Jessops that may be willing to sponsor the competition, and then the winners can spend the vouchers on whatever camera equipment they choose.

This is just my idea though, and I'm sure the winners will appreciate any prize (who can complain about a free copy of Photoshop CS4?!)

Steve Ayres

December 12, 2008, 9:13 pm

It occurred to me what a great prize some kind of workshop(s) would be. I appreciate it might be difficult to setup, as many pro's that run such things probably wouldn't view a free day or two as a great deal for them, but then again you never know. I also appreciate that TR are essentially a technology site, but Cliff's excellent tutorials just go to show how much better use of the technology we can all make with a little extra knowledge...... A three week Antarctic cruise with a World class nature photographer..... You know that sort of thing :-)

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