QuickPro, LLC is commemorating the launch of Photoburbia.com (https://photoburbia.com), its new online community for photographers of all skill levels, with a photography contest that features a Canon Rebel XSi Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) camera as the grand prize.
To enter the contest, members simply create a site account and post any pictures that they have taken in the contest media files. Categories include: People & Portraits; Nature, Wildlife & Travel; Weddings & Events; and “Other” for miscellaneous pictures. In addition to the grand prize of the Canon Rebel XSi SLR camera, other prizes will be awarded for the “best of show” in each category. There will also be SLR’s from Pentax and Olympus given on the 15th of December and January for members. On February 15, 2009, the Grand prize will be chosen by a panel of judges made up of professional photographers.
The contest’s submission deadline is February 12, 2009. “Not only will participants have a chance to win a gorgeous, high-end digital camera, but it’s also a fun way to get together with other photography enthusiasts,” said Landon Bradfield, sales manager of QuickPro. “To be eligible for prizes, you just have to set up a valid account and the pictures that you post must be your own.”
Members and visitors can browse a gallery of the submitted entries. In addition to the contest entries, members can upload a limitless number of photographs to the site for display in their personal galleries.
The purpose of Photoburbia is to enable photography enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals, to connect with each other to share picture-taking techniques as well as to view and critique each other’s photos. “Our business is helping photography enthusiasts get excited about their art and improve their skills via DVD tutorials for SLR cameras,” stated Bradfield. “But we wanted to help all photographers expand their knowledge no matter what type of equipment they use. So we have created Photoburbia.”
The online community allows users to share the stories and techniques behind their photographs so that others can gain insight into their work. Users can take advantage of blogs, forums and wikis to connect with each other and share expertise, photo opportunities, comments about the inspiration behind specific photographs as well as suggestions on how to enhance images.
Users can look for specific community members via the site’s browse, sort or search features. In addition, community members who are searching for specific information or support can join or create groups in the categories of Photoshop, Scrapbooking, Product Review and Photography.
To learn more about Photoburbia, visit https://photoburbia.com.