Tamron Announces Winners of "An Emotional Appeal" Photo Contest
Maness captured this definitive double portrait with a Canon EOS 30D and Tamron SP 28-105mm f/2.8 LD lens using natural light, posing the couple against an old farm building, and zooming in to create an intimate portrait. She's been shooting actively since age 13 and her first Tamron lens was a 28-70mm on a Pentax TZ-20. A semi-pro who wants to expand her photographic business opportunities, she currently works part-time as a travel agent.
Bawling Baby Girl by Nathan Maxfield
Nathan Maxfield of Stoneham, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) captured this irrepressible image of his then two-month-old daughter Kamryn while trying to shoot a conventional infant portrait. I arranged a fairly sophisticated lighting setup, says Maxfield placing two lights on either side of the camera and a third light aimed at the background. I then asked my wife to hold the baby up from behind, which is why she's not visible in the picture. Obviously little Kamryn did not think too much of these proceedings because she immediately belted out a lusty scream. At that point most fathers would have said âstrike the set' but I just took the picture anyway-and I'm sure glad I did. In the great pantheon of bawling baby pictures, this is one of the most emotional submitted, and ironically the soft pink background complements the wee screamer perfectly.
Maxfield, a semi-pro who has been shooting seriously for about 5 years, is the co-owner of smithmaxfield.com, a photography studio in the Boston area. He specializes in stock and commercial images as well as business and medical images for websites, and his pictures have appeared in local magazines including North Shore Living, Stomp, a local fashion magazine, and Stuff at Night, a well-known Boston-area entertainment magazine. Maxfield shot this classic crier with a Canon EOS 30D and Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) lens. I did tons of research online before buying this lens, and it's incredibly sharp just as they said on the forums. I use it for magazine work and also to cover the Massachusetts and Vermont Pageants for the Miss USA Contest.
The Tamron An Emotional Appeal 2008 Photo Contest deadline is 11/30/08
Tamron USA, Inc. just announced the An Emotional Appeal 2008 Photo Contest and is looking for images from scrapbook and photo enthusiasts that convey a variety of human emotions-happy, sad, tired, mad, or any other. The contest winner will receive a Tamron AF28-300mm VC zoom lens with Vibration Compensation designed for all of today's popular Canon and Nikon digital SLR cameras (a $600 street value). The winner and 20 favorites will be featured in Tamron's online photo gallery.
A bonus for anyone who downloads the contest entry form is advice from professional photographer Andre Costantini, who has run workshops designed for scrapbookers at several scrapbook stores and regularly lectures on portrait photography around the country. Costantini provides 10 Photo Tips for Better People Photography that are sure to help photographers of any level make better pictures.
The contest rules and entry form, as well as Andre Costantini's photo tips, can be downloaded by logging onto http://www.tamron.com/lenses/scrapbook.asp
Tamron is a leading manufacturer of lenses for photographic, industrial, laboratory, video, digital and scientific applications. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the start of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass produced hybrid aspherical elements in 1992 paved the way for high ratio zoom lenses. The technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm and continues with the new 18-250mm developed exclusively for use on digital SLR cameras and featuring an unprecedented 13.9X zoom range.