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Land Rover Story Challenge

Published by Diana Tula · October 15th 2012

Land Rover is known for their ‘go anywhere’ spirit – going above and beyond designing iconic vehicles with genuine capability and composure. We’ve teamed up with Land Rover USA to bring you a contest that can take you anywhere. All you have to do is follow the brief, unleash your creativity, take amazing photos, publish a story on your 500px page and win.

Winners will receive a photography contract of $10,000 USD, a $2,000 USD travel stipend, ample promotion from Land Rover North America through Land Rover USA social media channels, be interviewed by Land Rover, and get their work featured on Land Rover digital properties and potentially advertising. Challenge is open to US only and you must be 18 or older to enter.

Guidelines

Choose a quote or mantra that inspires you and relates to the Land Rover brand. Then create a story on 500px using 5-10 photos which depict conceptually, figuratively or literally the motto that you’ve chosen. When story is ready to be published make sure to tag it “Land Rover Story Challenge”, this will secure your entry. Photos, title and the story are open to your creativity and interpretation. We welcome all photographic styles and mediums. Contest ends November 12, 2012. For complete list of rules please visit this page.

Let’s sum it up! Your story has to include:
  1. Minimum of 5 photos, maximum of 10
  2. Your chosen quote or mantra and detailed description why you chose it
  3. Photos and text must be your original work
  4. Story must be tagged “Land Rover Story Challenge”
Need help creating a story? Visit this step-by-step guide.

Winners

Five winners will each be awarded a contract for $10,000 USD, plus $2,000 USD in travel and use of a Land Rover vehicle for one to two weeks. Each photographer will be given a brief to photograph their vehicle in their style, for use on Land Rover digital properties and potentially advertising for up to 3 years. Each photographer will also receive additional exposure from Land Rover USA owned channels, including email, social media, etc.

Winners will be selected by a panel of Land Rover judges and will be judged on a) creativity, b) storytelling, c) photographic style and d) overall brand fit.

Good Luck!


     

Tea Time

Published by Diana Tula · October 15th 2012

Want to get featured on our blog? Every week a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. Upload photos to your 500px profile, then email us the links. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. For announced theme and deadline continue reading.

This week's theme was: Tea Time

New theme is: Wizard Of Oz

Theme is open to interpretation so get creative, get snapping and send us the links to blog@500px.com. Deadline is October 21st at 12pm (EST).

Big thanks to everyone who participated this week!


     

Catherine MacBride

Published by Diana Tula · October 14th 2012

Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their wonderful photos. If you have a story to share or want to feature your photos send us an email. We are open to your ideas and photo experiences.

Today we'd like to introduce you to Catherine MacBride, photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. She merges paper craft, creativity and photography to bring children’s fantasies to life. Sorry about the copyrights, Catherine’s photos are under license with Getty Images.

Visit Catherine’s 500px page to discover more of her work, add Cath to friends or leave a note on her wall.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave a comment below, we love your feedback and thoughts :)


     

City Rising

Published by Diana Tula · October 11th 2012

We believe that photographers make amazing videographers. Today's guest post is by Tom Ryaboi, whom you may already know by his “i'll make ya famous” photograph. In this post Tom shares the story behind “City Rising” video, a breath-taking time lapse of Toronto that he took while rooftopping. Enjoy the view!

When I started timelapse photography a year ago I thought it would be something I could just jump right into and master, as I've been taking stills for nearly a decade now. I was quickly humbled by the medium as I struggled to put together worthwhile footage after repeated early attempts. I soon realized this was a whole other animal.

Although timelapse sequences are composed of still images, the methods and processes needed to put together the final video are completely different. After battling with motion control gear, camera settings and aperture flicker for several months, it didn't feel like I was making any progress. I never had such a hard time capturing a vision with photos. But the more I struggled, the more I was intrigued: how do the greats like Ron Fricke do it?

Coupled with these challenges, this project involved mountain of stairs to climb, quite literally. After joking around with friends, we put together a list of buildings I shot from. Added together, they reach higher than 23,000 feet. If stacked up on top of each other, I’d be facing a hefty Himalayan mountain.

After much frustration, patience, and perseverance I finally felt that I was getting somewhere. The turning point came on Canada Day when I shot my first flawless day to night scene, albeit one that featured an overcast sky. The clip can be seen 1:30 of the video. At a certain point you can actually see some fireworks go off in the background, and that's what it felt like in my head too.

One thing that shooting a timelapse forces you to do is to look inside: after setting up your shot, there’s often not much you can do for hours, but sit up there and ponder. The relationship between the cold glass, steel and concrete below coupled with the often majestic clouds, sky and sun/moon never ceases to be a source of wonder. The purpose of what you’re doing becomes a frequent question in your mind.

With City Rising I wanted to bring others up to this perspective, and from here, show them the city as they have never seen it before — where the boundary between earth and sky is unclear and the placid beauty of the city laysspread out beneath you, quietly humming along. City Rising takes the viewer straight through rush hour traffic, to the highest urban peaks and the clouds above it all, in under four minutes.

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Thanks Tom for sharing and to you for reading! To see more of Tom’s work head over to his 500px page. Feel free to leave a comment below.

Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers. Do you have a video to share? Send us an email, we're looking forward to hear your ideas.


     

Men At Work

Published by Diana Tula · October 10th 2012

Want to get featured on our blog? Every week a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. Upload photos to your 500px profile, then email us the links. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. For announced theme and deadline continue reading.

This week's theme was: Men At Work

New theme is: Tea Time

Theme is open to interpretation so get creative, get snapping and send us the links to blog@500px.com. Deadline is October 14th at 12pm (EST).

Big thanks to everyone who participated this week!


     

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