Ray Larose – Nikon F3 Giveaway

[en] [pt lb. romana, putin mai jos] Few days ago I found out from one of my friends that there is a Nikon F3 Giveaway Contest on Ray Larose website. This was the first time I heard about this website and I have to say it has a lot of great content, especially that is all about film photography. You can find a lot of great reviews, how to’s or amazing blog posts. Even though I have a lot of projects, I am always trying to find the time to search/read another photography blog or watch few photography tutorials on Youtube. I think this should be a very important part of a photographer’s life.

Going back to the purpose of this blog post: I found out that Ray made a Nikon F3 Giveaway Contest, where in order to win a Nikon F3, you mainly need to post a photo story grid made out of 4 photographs. These are the rules of the contest (taken from the contest page):

  • Leave a comment below (so I know you read the rules!)(the comment should be on the GIVEAWAY CONTEST PAGE!)
  • Limit one entry per person.
  • Entry must be ONE 2×2 photo grid (4 photos), telling the story within the panels (see examples below).
  • Send your photo essay to zen.different [at] gmail [dot] com.
  • Submitted grid must be 1024 px wide/high.
  • For credit, please include name/one website you want listed.
  • Include camera and/or film used to make the images.

You can enter the contest until June 20, 2015. As well it doesn’t matter if the photos are made on digital, film, smartphone or pinhole camera, what it matters is how well can the grid express the story that you want to tell.

The prizes included in the giveaway are the following (again taken from the contest page):

  • Vintage Nikon F3 HP w/fresh + spare batteries
  • Vintage Nikkor f/1.8 50mm prime
  • Film: 3x Ilford Pan F 50, 3x Delta 400 and 3x Kodak Portra 160
  • Manfrotto Camera Backpack
  • Free shipping to where ever you are on the planet

He also gave an example of a photo story entry, but I made an exemple of my own:

Praktica MTL5 Kodak Portra 160 Film

Photo credit: Radu Niculescu / raduniculescu.com
Gear: Praktica MTL5, Kodak Portra 160 Film

Just to be clear :D, this is not my entry, because I still have to work on it.

This is a great contest and my suggestion is that if you enjoy taking pictures, photos or photographs, you should definitely join the contest, especially that is so easy to enter and you don’t need a professional camera to make it in the contest.

Thank you Ray for this amazing giveaway contest and I hope that there going to be as many entries as possible 🙂

[ro] Cu cateva zile in urma, unul dintre prietenii mei fotografi a impartasit pe grupul de pe Facebook, Film Photography Constanta, un link care ducea la pagina unui concurs de pe website-ul lui Ray Larose intitulat The Nikon F3 Giveaway Contest. Aceasta fiind prima oara cand am aflat despre acest website, am ramas impresionat de cantitatea si bineinteles calitatea continutului, mai ales ca este strict despre fotografia pe film. Puteti gasi foarte mult review-uri, cateva posturi how to si o gramada de postari de blog foarte interesante. Desi am destul de multe proiecte la care trebuie sa lucrez, fac in asa fel incat sa imi gasesc timp sa caut si sa citesc bloguri cu si despre fotografie sau sa vizualizez cateva tutoriale pe youtube, iar acest website are foarte multe de impartasit despre fotografia pe film. Cred ca acest lucru trebuie sa fie o parte importanta din viata oricarui fotograf.

Revenind la scopul acestei postari: Am aflat ca Ray Larose a creat un concurs al carui premiu este un Nikon F3 si cateva accesorii. Pentru a putea participa la acest concurs trebuie sa trimiti o combinatie de 4 fotografii intr-un grid, care sa exprime cat mai bine o poveste. Puteti citi mai sus regulile de participare la concurs sau direct de pe pagina concursului.

Cred ca cel mai important si in acelasi timp cel mai atractiv aspect al acestui concurs il reprezinta usurinta cu care se poate participa: nu conteaza cu ce faci fotografiile, daca sunt digitale sau pe film, daca sunt facute cu un smartphone sau cu un Polaroid.

Acesta este un concurs la care oricine poate participa, ba chiar din contra s-ar putea ca tu sa ai cea mai buna poveste compusa din 4 fotografii facute cu un smartphone. Ca sa nu mai spun de premiul pe masura: un Nikon F3.

Va urez mult succes!