Objects of Desire still-life contest—2,000 cash prize.

PDN Presents Objects of Desire: Still Life Photography Contest

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We’ve revamped PDN‘s Objects of Desire photo contest to honor the best in still-life imagery. This year, the grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize.

PDN Objects of Desire 2014

We’ve got a killer jury for Objects of Desire, with creatives from Fortune, Popular Science, Real Simple and WIRED. The still-life photo contest is now seeking your best commercial, editorial, fine art, and personal imagery for them to judge. Prizes include $2,000 cash, gift cards to Amazon and B&H and a spot in a print and online gallery in PDN.

Are you a member of The Photo Group? Even better—you’ll receive 30% off on entries.

Visit www.pdnobjectsofdesire.com for more information on prizes and how to enter.


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Submit your work to the world’s most prestigious photography competition: The International Photography Awards.

Be recognized by receiving a coveted Lucie statue at the
2014 Lucie Awards gala!

Win the Title of the International Photographer of the Year and receive a $10,000 cash prize
(sponsored by AtEdge)

Win the Title of Discovery of the Year and receive a
$5,000 cash prize

Win the Title of Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year and receive a $5,000 cash prize

Win the Title of Moving Images Photographer of the Year and receive a $2,500 cash prize

Be published in the 2014 IPA Annual Book and show
your work in the IPA Touring Best of Show Exhibition

Over $175,000.00 in cash prizes have been awarded to date.

Submit your images now and be part of the most recognized event in photography!


Jurors Include: Anna Alexander, Dwell – Susan Baraz, Photography Consultant – Lucy Bell, Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography Gallery & Agency – Michael Bilbrey, Leo Burnett – Brenna Britton, People Magazine – Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery – Marilyn Cadenbach, Marilyn Cadenbach & Associates – Julie Castellano, Edwynn Houk Gallery – Alison Castle, Taschen – David Clarke, Tate Britain – Peter Coeln, WestLight – Phil Coomes, BBC – Juan Curto, Camara Oscura – Celia Davies, Photoworks – Alexis Fabry + Olivier Andreotti, Toluca Editions – Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation – Amy Feitelberg, Los Angeles Magazine – Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center – Michael Foley, Foley Gallery – Stephen B. Freligh, Nature’s Best Photography – Ken Geiger, National Geographic – Susan Getzendanner, Bon Appetit – Howard Greenberg, Howard Greenberg Gallery – Sabine Guedamour, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff – Ed Han, Walton Issacson – Cynthia Held, Held + Associates – Reinier Hill, Witzenhausen Gallery – Claudia Hinterseer, Independent Photography Professional – Caroline Hirsch, The New York Times – Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine – Russell Joslin, Shots Magazine – Marla Kennedy, Hamburg Kennedy Photographs – Simone Klein, Sotheby’s – Kiran Koshy, The Richards Group – Vanessa Kramer Hallett, Phillips – Benoit Lagarde, Splashlight Studios – Sofia Lahti, The Finish Museum of Photography – Frank Meo, Photo Closer – Hugh Merrell, Merrell Publishers – Leah Mitchell, Leo Burnett – Paul Moakley, Time Magazine – Mick Moore, British Journal of Photography – Michiel Munneke, World Press Photo – Sara Namias, Zoom Magazine – Cheryl Newman, The Telegraph Magazine UK – Kevin O’Connor, London Photographic Association – Stephen Perloff, The Photo Review & The Photograph Collector – Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society – Karen Probasco, Magnum Photo – Carlyn Rauch, Newsweek – Nigel Roberts, Leagas Delaney – Brett Rogers, The Photographers’ Gallery – Dana Salvo, Clark Gallery – William Snyder, Photojournalism, RIT – David Spivak, Focus Magazine – Tiffany Sprague, Yale University Press – Dawn Whitmore, International League of Conservation Photographers – Donald R. Winslow, News Photographer Magazine, National Press Photographers Association – Amy Wolff, PDN – John Wood, 21st Editions – Bryan Yedinak, Modernbook Editions & Gallery – Susan Zadeh, Eyemazing – Michael Zajakowski, Chicago Tribune Magazine – Kenneth Zane, Digitas Health – XuXin Zhao, International Photography Association, International Photography Institute Limited Company
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Objects of Desire contest is back with a new look

PDN Presents Objects of Desire: Still Life Photography Contest

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PDN The Look 2014

Still life and product photographers, this one’s for you. PDN‘s Objects of Desire is open for entries and is now geared exclusively towards commercial, editorial, fine art and personal still life photography. We’re looking for innovative imagery like this image from previous Objects of Desire winner David Arky.

We’ve put together a stellar panel of judges and are offering a $2,000 cash prize, plus gift cards to Amazon and B&H and a spot in a print and online gallery in PDN.

Enter the Contest

August 4, 2014


Armin Harris
Associate Photo Editor

Thomas Payne
Photo Director
Popular Science

Casey Tierney
Photo Director
Real Simple

Patrick Witty
Director Of Photography

David Arky photo

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Introducing the Open Judges

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The EPSON International Pano Awards – Panoramic Photography Competition, Contest

Entries are now open for the 2014 EPSON International Pano Awards
Entries are now open for the 2014 EPSON International Pano Awards
Entries are now open!

Earlybird entries are open until Sunday 13th July, 2014.

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Introducing the Open Competition Judges

Open Judge Jeff Mitchum
US landscape photographer
Jeff Mitchum is one of the great American and international landscape photographers with more than three decades of experience. His love of photography was sparked in early childhood during a hunting trip with his father; when Mitchum realized he had no desire to shoot animals with a gun, his dad handed him a camera and said, “Here, shoot them with this.” As a teenager, Mitchum spent his summers working in Yosemite Valley during the renaissance of landscape photography and had the immense honor of meeting Ansel Adams and enjoying a personal relationship. As a professional photographer, Jeff’s work has been sought by National Geographic and inducted on the walls of several fine art museums including the Smithsonian Institute, Getty Museum and Museum of Natural History San Diego as well as the famous Frank Gehry designed Lou Ruvo Center in Las Vegas. His critically acclaimed Israel Collection has been inducted into the Masada Museum in Masada National Park, Israel. Additionally, he has received innumerable awards including the Point Loma University Distinguished Alumni Award, a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars and top honors in numerous professional contests. Most recently, he was recognized in the prestigious 2013 Memorial Maria Luisa International Mountain and Nature Photo Contest winning the nature category with his masterwork “Third Day” and receiving a high honor for “Three Brothers.” The collector’s edition of “Third Day” recently sold for $1.8 million, making it one of the most expensive landscape photographs ever sold.

Mitchum’s fitness plays a dramatic role in many of his images and creativity; he once rode 160 miles across the Alaskan wilderness to capture “The Man.” As an accomplished runner, tri-athlete and a former All American, he has competed in the grueling Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, the 50-Mile Run on Catalina Island, and continues to train and run competitively. Completely self-taught, Mitchum is known for his love of film in a digital world, which has evolved into an innate understanding over the years and become second nature. The vast majority of his work is created completely “in camera” which is a by-product of his early F64 influences. He has been called the “Ansel Adams of color” because of his early mentorship and resulting classic Ansel style, keen attention to detail and unique creativity that expands beyond these early years. His compelling images today are a remarkable combination of arrangement, natural light and depth of subject matter with a pure objective – to capture the emotionally stunning voice and space of nature and bring it to people’s everyday lives. Mitchum’s philosophy on life and photography in his own words, “The visual journey means nothing if we do not create an emotional connection to the space before our peers’ eyes. This is how we preserve both nature and fine art photography.


Open Judge Andris Apse
New Zealand Landscape Photographer
Andris Apse is, without doubt, New Zealand’s finest panoramic photographer. He received a Queen’s Birthday Honour in 2010, the New Zealand Order of Merit, for his services to photography.

In 1978 Andris purchased a Linhof Technorama camera. This enabled him to produce transparencies in an extended panoramic format and it quickly proved to be a move of great significance, for it is in this and the 6x12cm format that Andris found a photographic medium that perfectly suited his sense of composition and his feeling for the spaciousness and breadth of the New Zealand Landscape.

Characterised by beautifully resolved compositions, intense colour and a highly developed instinct for the dramatic qualities of light, his panoramic photographs have set the benchmark for this style of photography in New Zealand.

Over the last 30 years he has spent an enormous amount of time combing the rural and wild parts of this country, and his ability and willingness to carry packs loaded with camera gear for extended periods into the wilds of areas such as Fiordland are legendary.


Open Judge William Long

Ilford Master, Eizo Ambassador, Lowepro Ambassador

Member of the United Nations International Photographic Council

Longshots Photography
2013 AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year

2013 AIPP Queensland Commercial Photographer of the Year

Australian Photographer, Speaker and Educator, William Long is regarded as one of Australia’s most reputable and recognised photographers. Receiving numerous major photographic prizes and honours both nationally and internationally, the most recent being “2013 AIPP Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year”, include his recent “Quadruple Gold Bar – AIPP Master of Photography”, his highly esteemed “Queensland Professional Photographer of the year” and “British Portrait Photographer of the year”. William was equally delighted when he received in 1999 recognition for his excellence in Photography with a Fellowship by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and then again with his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

Born in Rochford, Essex, William trained as a professional classical ballet dancer from the tender age of 6 and by his thirties was touring the worlds stage as a principal dancer with a major classical ballet company, The Scottish Ballet. It was William’s disciplined lifestyle combined with his ability to clearly understand composition, emotion and his gift for bringing a story to life, that saw him easily build on his other passion of Photography after a crippling back injury suddenly brought his ballet profession to an end. His innovative collection of work now, not only encompasses the technical diversity of dance, but has seen him build on this to establish himself as a well accomplished artist in all photographic genres.

As a result of William’s extraordinary skill, attention to detail and talent for creating consistently astounding imagery, his multifaceted photography career has seen him not only granted Commercial, Illustrative and Portrait photographer of the year several times over, but has also seen him regarded as a top 5 UK Dance photographer and a top 5 Australian Architectural photographer, (re Capture Magazine).

Williams’s illustrious career has spanned almost 4 decades and has seen him rise to the pinnacle of the industry, gracing the pages of hundreds of publications internationally including THE NEW YORK TIMES, SOUTH CHINA NEWS and TIME magazine.

As an internationally recognised speaker, William has spoken professionally all over the world for the past 17 years and continues to use his talent to educate, guide and inspire other photographers at every level both locally and worldwide though his mentoring programs, workshops and online groups.

Member of AIPP, RPS, BIPP, and the United Nations International Photographic Council.


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Open Judge Michelle Novak

Director of Photography for Panoramic Images

Michelle Novak joined Panoramic Images as the Director of Photography in late 2004. Panoramic Images specializes in travel and scenic stock photography with an emphasis on the panoramic format. They are the only stock agency that is image partners with both Getty and with the National Geographic Society.

Previously the Content Manager for the Image Bank, Chicago, Michelle brings with her a vast knowledge of the stock photo industry. She began her career researching and editing some of the world’s most beautiful and exciting landscape, adventure, and travel photography while working on staff at Outside magazine.

She has also worked with photographers on building their portfolios and editing and managing their stock collections. With her 18 years of visual media, marketing, and technology experience she has been key in designing the digital content program for Panoramic and developing a new market-driven creative workflow.

Michelle is a contributor to the UPDIG- Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guide- Digital Imaging Submission Guidelines. She is an active member of ASPP Midwest Chicago. She holds degrees from both R.I.T. and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

“At Panoramic Images, we are in the unique position to draw upon 3 generations of panoramic photography for content. We use that base to represent photographers and serve clients with all that the panoramic world has to offer.”


Open Judge Helmut Hirler
Landscape Photographer
Helmut Hirler is part of an unbroken tradition of bold pioneers, who for centuries attempted to describe the earth’s strangeness and beauty. For much of his life the German-born photographer has travelled the globe capturing elements of light undetectable by the human eye through infrared photography.

Where traditional photography deals with the visible light spectrum, Hirler’s landscapes are captured using film sensitive to the infrared spectrum. The resulting dreamy black and white images, infusing familiar landscape with sublime lighting traits, have earned the roaming photographer international repute.

It was in the 1970’s that Hirler took up an apprenticeship as a photographer. This followed a period of fashion and advertising photography. At the end of the 70’s a Master’s degree was completed at the famous Bavarian College of Photography (Bayrische Staatslehranstalt in Munich.)

This opened the doors to a thirty-year teaching stint as head tutor in the photographic department of a German Polytec until 2009, whereby every holiday period allowed travelling the globe to build up an immense image library of remarkable landscape studies. Since 2009 Hirler lives and works in New Zealand.

With a list of at least 50 exhibitions to date, 27 published books and calendars as well as more than 50 international and overseas awards, the accolades continue.


Open Awards

The Open category is open to professional, non-professional/amateur and student photographers.


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The Built Environment (including architecture)

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Amateur Awards

The Amateur category is open to non-professional and student photographers only.


Nature (including landscapes)
The Built Environment (including architecture)

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VR/360 Awards

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