PRESS RELEASE: Tamron USA Announces The 2009 Tamron User Photo Contest Theme: Americana - Photographs That Define American Culture
The Tamron User Entering the Best Image of Americana Will Receive a Tamron AF18-270mm VC Lens
November 12, 2008, Commack, NY— Baseball, apple pie, diners, drive-ins, folk art. From its music to its main streets, America is defined by its history and its present, how we live and breathe within the fabric of our society. Enter the 2009 Tamron User Photo Contest and showcase your image of what makes America tick!
Grand Prize: Tamron AF18-270mm
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The Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 contest will receive a Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro zoom lens—the world’s first 15X ratio zoom— featuring Tamron’s new Vibration Compensation mechanism (a $599 value).
This year’s guest judge is Judith Pishnery, professional photographer and SCAD/Atlanta professor. Pishnery has been immersed in the field of photography for over 25 years. She was always artistic, encouraged by her grandfather, and when she discovered photography her future was determined. She has worked with corporate, editorial and advertising clients creating images for brochures, magazines and other printed materials, throughout the US and abroad. Her fine art photographs have been shown and collected internationally. Along with creating photographs, she has been sharing her passion and expertise by teaching photography students in various art colleges and schools for more than 20 years. She leads creative photographic workshops in the US and abroad and is currently a professor at SCAD/ Atlanta. See her work at http://www.pisconeri.com/
Pictures submitted must be original, the property of the photographer, and photographed using a Tamron lens. The contest is open to Tamron users residing in the United States and all entries must be received no later than October 31, 2009. Complete details about uploading entries to the “Tamron Share Your Photos” section of the website and an entry form can be found at www.tamron.com. Submissions are limited to a maximum of three per person.
In addition to receiving the latest Tamron lens featuring new VC (Vibration Compensation) technology, the winner’s picture will be showcased in the Tamron Viewfinder newsletter, and a complete album of images by the winner will be posted in the gallery section of the popular Tamron website and on the Tamron Page on Facebook®. In addition, twenty photographers whose images were selected by our judges as Favorites will have their names and winning images published on the website and on the Tamron Page on Facebook® for all to admire.
Tamron is a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high ratio zoom lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the groundbreaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category with the new 18-270mm — featuring an unprecedented 15X zoom range—and featuring Tamron's proprietary Vibration Compensation (VC) system. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its high ratio zoom lenses.
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(First posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 18:37 EST)