Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

sony2017aThe Majestic Dance … This picture was taken in the forest area of Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). Rajasthan has a huge population of the National Bird and they are found in most areas (both urban and rural). This picture was taken during rain season, in which it’s a common sight to see the Peacocks dancing. Picture: Satvik Bhatt, India, Entry, Open, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017bDinagyang Festival of the Philippines … Annual celebration of Dinagyang festival of Iloilo, Philippines The Dinagyang Festival is a religious and cultural festival in Iloio City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January. Picture: Raniel Jose Castañeda, Philippines, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017cThe Midnight Blossom … Part of the series ‘The Flower Keepers’, a personal series exploring my imagination and thoughts, creating whimsical characters in a world filled with flowers. Picture: Ellie Victoria Gale, UK, Entry, Open, Enhanced, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017dDisciplinant … I was traveling to Sertar County (a county of Sichuan Province, China), and visited the Serthar Buddhist Institute here, Lamaism’s piety and the grand scene shocked me. I have never before felt my heart be so pure. When I wanted to take a photo there was a Lamaism walking by – so I got this photo. Picture: 希德 张, China, Entry, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sony2017ePaper Mill … Waste from a paper mill is agitated by aerators, producing steam and foam, which are pushed by the wind. Clearwater Paper Reservoire, Lewiston, Idaho. Aerial Image (shot from a plane at 1,500 feet). Picture: Jassen Todorov, US, Entry, Open, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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Stunning pictures from 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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Celebrating seven decades of Sony with incredible series of photographs taken on α7 series

Seven inspiring European photographers explored Japan in an attempt to unearth the past, present and future influences of Japanese culture.
As Sony enters its 70th anniversary year, seven high-profile α7 series photographers have visited the homeland of the brand with the mission of capturing the spirit of Japan to foster a greater understanding of the influences that guide Sony to this day. The ‘#ase7ens’ each explored the seven pillars of Sony’s core values and used their full-frame cameras to bring them to life in a range of stunning images.

Sony70aDelivering beauty: @bobbyanwar, a7rii, 135mm F1.8 ZA

Sony70bPassion & Dignity: @neumarc, a7ii, 35mm 1.4 ZA

Sony70cEngineering Excellence: @berlinstagram, a7rii, FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS

Sony70dShowing the future: @cirkeline, a7rii, 24-70mm F2.8 ZA

Sony70eEnergy and Excitement: @vutheara, a7rii, FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

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VuTheara Kham (France), Dan Rubin (UK), Ana Barros (Austria/Portugal), Michael Schulz (Germany) Marco Gaggio (Italy), Christina N.Anderson (Denmark) and Bobby Anwar (Denmark/Sweden) immersed themselves in Japanese culture to explore Sony’s well-grounded roots. The results are outstanding images on seven different themes, capturing the many intricacies and complexities that shape Sony’s brand identity.

more at sony

Be Inspired | Robert Evans

Robert Evans is one of the most highly-acclaimed photographers in the world. Selected by Sony as the wedding Artisan of Imagery, one of only eight photographers chosen worldwide, Robert is recognized as one of the most easy-going and pleasant professionals to work with.
Robert Evans’ beliefs aren’t so much of “having a style” as they are “capturing a moment”. It is this philosophy that influences his work.

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Be Inspired | Robert Evans
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Reflex 24 x 36 | L’heure du choix

Choisir l’appareil le mieux adapté à l’usage auquel on le destine
Ce rappel n’a pas pour but de décourager ceux qui rêvent d’un reflex haut de gamme, mais d’éviter les déceptions. Voici de beaux outils, pointus et rapides, qu’il faut apprivoiser si l’on veut passer au stade supérieur de la photographie, celui à partir duquel on construit ses images au lieu de les découvrir.

CI24x36a CI24x36bReflex 24 x 36 | L’heure du choix
dossier complet dans:
Chasseur d’Images #384 – Juin 2016

The Great 24-70mm F2.8 Shootout! (Featuring Sony, Pentax, Canon and Nikon)

The Great 24-70mm F2.8 Shootout! (Featuring Sony, Pentax, Canon and Nikon)

In the last year, we’ve seen three major camera manufacturers bring out new 24-70mm F2.8 lenses. So we took the Sony GM 24-70mm, Pentax 24-70 DFA and Nikkor 24-70 VR, and the still outstanding Canon 24-70mm II out to the Crowsnest Pass with Jeremy Fokkens to run some tests. What’s the new gold standard for standard zooms? Find out in this episode!

Les défis de la mise au point et les différents modes AF des marques

Les défis de la mise au point
Depuis son apparition sur le Konica C35 AF en 1977, la mise au point automatique (ou AF pour Auto Focus) est devenue une fonctionnalité particulièrement affûtée.
Pourtant, malgré ses sophistications technologiques, elle se fait régulièrement pièger par des conditions de prise de vue non prévues par ses algorithmes.

RP290voir dossier complet dans Réponses Photo Nº290 – Mai 2016

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Les différents modes AF des marques

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National Award 2016 Winners | 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

About the National Awards
Now in its 4th year, the hugely successful National Award programme works across 61 countries, from Australia to Argentina, Russia to Vietnam, and is unique in its scope and reach.
For this year’s competition, an expert panel was tasked to uncover and honour the best single image taken by a photographer from each National Award country, entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

WPAsonyNA03aVietnam National Award
Minh Thanh Ngô, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03bVenezuela National Award
Enzo Caraballo, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03cTaiwan National Award
Wang Tai Ran, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03dSlovakia National Award
Peter Svoboda, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03ePhilippines National Award
Manex Sungahid, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03fNorway National Award
Arnfinn Johansen, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03gEstonia National Award
Andrei Reinol, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03hCroatia National Award
Petar Sabol, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03iChina National Award
Longxiang Xie, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03jEcuador National Award
Víctor Vargas, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03kAustria National Award
Stefan Thaler, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03lFinland National Award
Matti Virtanen, Winner
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