Only the best survive !

Editor’s Choice
Sports, Nature, Portrait, Photojournalism

editorschoice01aSergei Ilnitsky
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editorschoice01bMax Rella
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editorschoice01cDavid Keep
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editorschoice01dVittorio Zunino Celotto
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editorschoice01eMassimo Mei
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There is only two days to go before entries close for CPN’s Editor’s Choice Contest. Entries have been rolling in thick and fast and competition is fierce.

If you’ve not entered yet, what are you waiting for? With five of the very best picture editors and photographers lined up to judge your work, a winning image would start your year in style! So hurry!

Closing date for entries: January 31, 2017

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Be A Story Worth Telling | Perfect Never Gets Better

GIGI X REEBOK
Be A Story Worth Telling
Perfect Never Gets Better

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Photographer: Cathrine Wessel
Model: Gigi Hadid
Styling: Natasha Royt
Hair: Kenna
Make Up: Erin Parsons
Nails: Holly Falcone
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Be A Story Worth Telling | Perfect Never Gets Better
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Behind The Camera

Behind The Camera
The sporting images of 2016, as explained by the photographers who captured them

behindthecamera12aBolt looks left | Kai Pfaffenbach Reuters
“When Usain Bolt prepared for his 100m semi final, I decided to play with slow shutter speed for that race. I set my camera [shutter speed] to a 50th of a second, and was waiting for the moment when he passed my position. In this very moment, he looked to his left with the proud smile and my first thought was: ‘Hopefully I got this sharp.’ Well, I’ve been a lucky bunny in this case, but I still would not have imagined at this moment that this picture would go viral and get worldwide recognition.”
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behindthecamera12bPow! | Richard W Rodriguez Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A ground ball was hit to third base and I started shooting as I followed the play. I lost focus as the third baseman passed in front of me, after throwing the ball to second baseman Rougned Odor [above right]. So I saw Jose Bautista’s late slide in the viewfinder, but the camera did not catch focus again until Odor turned to face him… Bautista got up, got shoved, and looked like he was going in to strike. Unfortunately for him, Odor was quicker to the punch and landed the first blow.”
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behindthecamera12cParalympic performance | Buda Mendes Getty Images
“The photo was taken using a remote camera underwater. The camera used was a Canon 1Dx with a 16-35mm f2.8 lens. The camera was connected to the laptop via cables, allowing its configuration and the activation by pocket wizard. This operation was all performed in the pool position of the photographers, from where I photographed, with two other cameras. Every day, along with experienced diver Simon Lodge, I tried to take a photo from a different angle, to further enhance the content of coverage at the Paralympic Games. I studied a lot of the underwater photos produced by the Getty team during the Olympics and so came closer to the camera in the starting block, in order to enhance the movement of athletes in the water.”
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behindthecamera12dGold and blue | Dan Sheridan INPHO
“The Fiji rugby team were celebrating their Olympic victory, and all the other photographers were shooting the whole team with a wide lens. But I saw this player [Ro Dakuwaqa] with the blue eye and thought it would make a really nice image if he was to bite the medal. So I shouted at a few of the players to bite their medals – and I took this image on a long lens to get the effect you see now.”
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Behind The Camera
The sporting images of 2016, as explained by the photographers who captured them

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2017 Photo Annual

2017 Photo Annual

backcountry12aOskar Enander
Engelberg, Switzerland
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backcountry12bLiam Doran
Breckenridge, Colo.
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backcountry12cJay Beyer
Salt Lake City, Utah
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backcountry12dJeff Cricco
Vail, Colo.
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backcountry12eJason Hummel
Bellingham, Wash.
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more in:
BackCountry Magazine – December 2016

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These pictures are worth more than a thousand words.

Based in Siena, Italy, the Siena International Photo Awards garner submissions from photographers in over 100 countries around the world. The winner receives €1,500 (about $1,666 USD) as well as the coveted Pangea Prize.
The subject matters range from landscapes to subtle portraits to dramatic encounters in the animal kingdom, with categories such as nature, sport, travel, architecture, and a student division for up-and-coming photographers under the age of 20.

siena11aFirst place in People and Portrait: « Mother and Son » by Jiming Lv
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siena11bPhoto of the Year: « Sardine Run » by Greg Lecoeur
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siena11cFirst place in Travel: « Strawberry Greenhouses » by Leyla Emektar
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siena11dFirst place in Open Color: « Phan Rang Fishing Net Making » by Danny Yen Sin Wong
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siena11eFirst place in Sport: « Arctic Urban Skiing » by Audun Rikardsen
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siena11fThird place in Open Color: « Central Black » by Isa Ebrahim
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siena11gThird place in Architecture: « Windows » by Roberto Tagliani
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From: « 33 incredible, award-winning photos that will make you fall in love with the world »
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siena11hThird place in Nature: « Galaxy Dolomites » by Ivan Pedretti

Better Photography Magazine Photos of the Year 2016

The 2016 Overall and Category Winners

betterphotography10aCongratulations to Graham Morgan for his amazing Revealing Nature photograph which won not only the category, but the $5000 cash first prize in the 2016 Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year awards.
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betterphotography10bCongratulations to Alph Leydon – Category Winner – Exotic Travel
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betterphotography10cCongratulations to Michael Pilsworth – Category Winner – Incredible Sport
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betterphotography10dCongratulations to Kath Salier – Category Winner – Creative Flair
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betterphotography10eCongratulations to Krzystof Browko – Category Winner – Classic Landscape
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betterphotography10fCongratulations to Barry Shaw – Category Winner – Emotive Portrait
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Better Photography Magazine Photos of the Year 2016
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betterphotography10gGraeme Gordon – Silver Award – 2016 Classic Landscapes

And the winners are…

Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016

redbull2016Jaanus Ree, Category finalist 2016: New Creativity
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The Art Institute of Chicago was the place to be on September 28th as the world’s best action and adventure sports photographers gathered for the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony during which, after months of waiting, the 55 best action and adventure photographs in the world were unveiled to the world, including the 11 Category Winners and the Overall Winner.

redbull2016aMasterpiece by Yodobashi: Lorenz Holder, Germany showing BMX rider Senad Grosic ride his bike over a bridge in an autumnal Gablenz, Germany.
This image was awarded highest Red Bull Illume honors as this image was chosen as the Overall Winner of Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016, as well as being the favorite image amongst the athlete community, also winning the Athlete’s Choice Award.
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redbull2016bClose Up: Denis Klero, Russia with his black and white shot of climber Rustam Gelmanov showing his chalk-covered hands in Fontainebleu, France.
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redbull2016cNew for 2016 was the Mobile Category. It was won by Vegard Aasen, Norway for his black and white mountaineering image taken in Hakuba, Japan.
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redbull2016dSequence by Sony: Daniel Vojtêch, Czech Republic with his shot of Flying Bulls pilots Miroslav Krejci, Jan Rudzinskyi, Stanislav Cejka and Jan Tvrdic in Jaromêř, Czech Republic.
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redbull2016ePlayground: Lorenz Holder, Germany showing BMX rider Senad Grosic ride down a rusted viewing platform in Senftenberg, Germany.
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Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016

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