Portland, OR – September 1, 2011 – Lensbaby, manufacturer of creative effects camera lenses, announces today the beginning of its Senior Style Portrait Contest. In order to celebrate and reward outstanding, forward-looking Senior Portrait photography, Lensbaby has put together a contest full of exceptional prizes, with a Canon 5D Mark II camera being one of many valuable items in the grand prize package.
Lensbaby is known for helping photographers unlock their creativity, connect with their clients, and produce beautiful, ground-breaking images. This is especially critical in the highly competitive world of senior portrait photography, where differentiation is key. Seniors want to share with their friends, distinctive, creative images that show off their personality in a fun and unique way. Lensbaby’s Creative Effects Lens system is ideal for creating such imagery.
Throughout the summer, Lensbaby released a number of how-to videos along with tips that helped portrait photographers improve their Lensbaby skills. Now those portrait photographers have an opportunity to show off their best work by submitting up to three senior portraits, shot with any of the seven optics in the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. Photographers can submit their work to the contest site here.
Photographers can submit their best Lensbaby senior portrait photos beginning today at 2PM PDT, through September 30, 2011 at 2PM PDT. Lensbaby staff will choose 50 finalists and post those images to a special folder on their Facebook page in October. Then, a talented panel of judges will choose three winners – one Grand Prize winner, one 2nd Prize winner and one 3rd Prize winner. Each winning photographer will score significant prizes that will allow them to outfit or upgrade their senior portrait tools and studio.
The panel of expert judges will include Holli True, Lindsay Adler and Matt & Meghan Feyerabend with Aus 10 Photoartists.
Lensbaby has also partnered with SmugMug, who will host the submissions gallery as well as provide contest prizes. The current prize list includes products or services from these top-notch photographic brands: Animoto, Canon, Hoodman USA, Kubota Image Tools, Lensbaby, LensProToGo, Manfrotto, Miller’s Professional Imaging, Nasty Clamps, Red River Paper, RadioPopper, SmugMug, SYNC, Think Tank Photo, Westcott, and White House Custom Colour.
Here is a breakdown on all the prizes: