Commack, NY —Tamron announced the launch of “My Macro Exhibit” photo contest for Tamron USA lens users. Entrants will create a 3D virtual exhibit on MyPhotoExhibits featuring 8 to 14 of their best macro images shot with Tamron lenses. The winning exhibit chosen by award-winning macro photographer and instructor Mike Moats, selected based on the overall image quality and originality of the collection, will be featured on Tamron’s website in February 2012. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of four Tamron lenses:18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom lens (model B008); SP 17-50mm F/2.8 VC (model B005); SP 70-300mm VC USD (model A005); or SP 60mm F/2.0 1:1 Macro (model G005). Entrants without computer or Internet access may send in entries by mail. The deadline for submissions is 12/31/11; complete contest information and rules are available here.
About the Judge
Mike Moats is an award winning, professional Nature Photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike has had articles and images published in Outdoor Photographer, Natures Best, Nature Photographer, Photolife, NANPA’s Expressions Books, and many more. He has won numerous local and international awards, and is a featured “Macro Master” on the Tamron website. Mike offers one-on-one and group photography workshops, moderates the macro gallery at www.naturephotographers.net and published Tiny Landscapes, a how-to book for macro photography in nature, as well as five e-Books. You can follow Mike on his blog or find out about workshops and speaking engagements or visit his website for more information on his books and images.
Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron’s SoHo-styled MyPhotoExhibits interface, available at MyPhotoExhibits.com, allows users to create customizable gallery exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience. Photographers simply set up a user avatar and bio, upload their favorite high-resolution images and create their personalized on-line exhibit space. After organizing the exhibit and captioning the photographs, users can put finishing design touches on their exhibit. By choosing wall and floor textures and colors, frames, furniture, and lighting, photographers are invited to extend their creativity and show their work in complimentary settings. It’s easy to go back into the MPE interface at any time to add more photos, tweak presentation specs, or create an unlimited number of new exhibits that feature travel pictorials, special events, projects, and more.
Spreading the word about these custom exhibits is another way in which MyPhotoExhibits stands out from other online galleries. Once an exhibit is ready to “open” it’s easy to share it with friends. Users simply send invitations from the website or iPhone app to Facebook or other social media platforms or by email. Visitors can sign the photographer’s guestbook, choose favorite exhibits and follow exhibiting photographers.
Companion iPhone App for On-The-Go Viewing and Sharing
An iPhone application for photography enthusiasts on-the-go will further enhance MyPhotoExhibits convenience and user-friendliness. The complimentary app, available in the iTunes app store offers easy mobile access to MyPhotoExhibits. Through their iPhone, users can browse through all available MPE exhibits, view their own exhibits, check out other photographers and share exhibits by sending out invites to friends.