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Illume Image Quest winner announced

Enlightenment arrived at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland tonight August 31, as Chris Burkard was named Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010 winner at an emotional unveiling ceremony packed with photographers, competition judges, athletes and special guests. 


The 24-year-old professional photographer’s image of surfer Peter Mendria riding waves on Chile’s West Coast in golden sunlight was named Overall Winner of the world’s biggest action and adventure sports photography competition out of 22,764 photos submitted to the contest by nearly 5000 photographers.


Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010: Photography Contest

From PR Lauren Archer for Red Bull

After the spectacular success of the first Red Bull Illume Image Quest, the world’s biggest photography contest for action and adventure sports now returns for a new edition – and you can be part of it!

With the first contest already resulting in a staggering 2000 international photographers submitting their pictures and the 50 finalist works being exhibited in breathtaking outdoor venues across North America, Red Bull Illume 2010 is set to get even bigger and better.


Clipping Path Tutorial - Using Photoshop Pen Tool

It's really a tedious job for photographers to remove the background of their photos and sometimes even unable to do so properly due to the lake of knowledge of handling the Photoshop Pen Tool. Some people even don't know about the Pen Tool and try to use some other techniques to cut-out their images, while the quality becomes very low and improper to use.


Skins and E4 Search For New Creative Talent

The successful drama, Skins is coming to Channel 4 this summer and a new series is planned for E4 .

To celebrate this E4 have launched a search for talented and creative people to act as an official photographer at a Secret Party to be held in August. Other chances exist for designers and budding journalists to play key roles with the team at the event.

To find out more information and how to enter, head over to

Competitions close Monday 23rd July 2007.



Ban on Street Photography Proposed by UK Government

 On-Line Direct-to-PM Petition Signing Against Permit System

UK Citizens Only!

Albert Eisenstaedt's magnum opus, the V-J Day kiss.The UK Government is about to propose restrictions on photography  in public

places which could make street photography and documentary photography

against the law. These proposed changes to the law could result in

photographers having to apply for ID cards in order to take  pictures in

public places.

The consequences of these proposed restrictions to the fields of  documentary

and street photography could be hugely damaging, potentially wiping  out an

entire area of photographic practice and certainly provoking suspicion

around people simply carrying out their profession or hobby.