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Canon-Eos1Would you like to win a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Digital SLR Camera?

Crestock (a stock photography company) is giving you the chance to win three great cameras including the 1Ds (also up for grabs is a Leica D-LUX 3 and a Nikon D40x bundled with Adobe Photoshop CS3).

Their competition has three rounds which allow entrants to submit one photo per round. Winners will be selected 50% through a public vote and 50% through judges (disclosure – I’m one of the judges).

Each Round has a different theme:

Round 1 – The Meaning of Life – Deadline 7 May
Round 2 – Feeling Sexy? – Deadline 21 May
Round 3 – Speed Demon – Deadline 4 June

Get Full details on the competition at The Crestock Photography Contest 2007 and get shooting some pictures!

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Jody

    Is this new blue background going to stay? I have difficulty reading it, and find the bright white highlights distracting. I absolutely love your site. Just not the blue.

    Thanks for reading my opinion.
    Jody

  • http://eydryan.aminus3.com eydryan

    can we ask you to vote for us? hehe

  • http://digital-photography-school.com/blog Darren

    Hi Jody – its not supposed to be blue background – can I ask what browser you’re viewing DPS with? It could be a design glitch that others are seeing also.

    Darren

  • John

    I have the same problem with reading some of the content
    against the blue background. I am viewing this on Internet Explorer

  • bill w

    INTERNET EXPLORER IT BLUE

  • http://wafflesradio.com Chris Osborne

    Firefox as well, although I don’t have a big problem with it. Well, blue fading into white as you go down.

    I can post a screenshot if you want to see it.

  • http://eydryan.aminus3.com eydryan

    you could simply use css to allow people to change the style without affecting the content. and yes, this fading blue and this brilliant white really bother the eyes..

  • http://www.orangeacid.net orangeacid

    Do you really think so? I love the new look for DPS, it’s a million times better than the old burgandy scheme. Very professional-looking :-)

  • http://www.thehumanaught.com/blog The Humanaught

    The colour’s fine for me. Perhaps those that have issues with the “brilliant” white have their monitor jacked a bit too high?

  • http://eydryan.aminus3.com eydryan

    or perhaps those that do not have the monitor too washed out… (i.e. white becomes grayish).

  • http://wafflesradio.com Chris Osborne

    Don’t take too much stock in me complaining about white though, I’d tell Google to change if I had the chance.

    About this contest though, the chance to win a 1Ds is really nice when combined with the fact that I just got a Rebel XT on e-bay. Another compact camera would be nice too. And a D40 would make a nice present for my sister. Even though she’s been trying to get a D50 or a D70, I doubt she’d give up a free 40.

  • http://digital-photography-school.com/blog Darren

    hopefully we’ve fixed the problem now for people – it was a problem with our backend coding that we think we’ve not rectified.

  • http://www.hitkaiser.com Hitesh Sawlani (hitkaiser)

    To note with this competition.. each image you submit you are handing over selling rights to the site.

    They WILL sell your image, you may still own the copyright but you won’t see any money for it and if you are worthy of winning this competition, chances are you will have a sellable image!!

  • http://eydryan.aminus3.com eydryan

    a. yes now there’s a blue pattern fading to white

    b. the terms and conditions explicitly say that they will not take your photo away from you. and how many of us take better pictures that 5000$/pop?…

  • http://portlanded.wordpress.com tom

    Hitesh said, “They WILL sell your image, you may still own the copyright but you won’t see any money for it and if you are worthy of winning this competition, chances are you will have a sellable image!!”

    The terms specifically state that they won’t sell your photo. Are you saying that they’ll violate the contest terms? Do you have some specific example of this happening in the past?

    Or is this an assumption on your part? I can see how it would be easy to make that mistake — if you didn’t bother to look at the contest link at all.

    I know it’s the Internet and all, but can’t someone for once make an accusation and provide some kind of support for it?

  • anton

    I would like to ask if this competition/photo contest is open to everyone? Open to people outside the U.S.?

    Anton

  • http://eydryan.aminus3.com eydryan

    one thing. do you have a photo worth 5000â—˜? if so, please participate, otherwise i don’t see the point…

  • Matt

    What a joke, looking at the round 1 “finalists”, some of the photos are a joke. I can’t believe that that is the final 500.

  • http://eydryan.aminus3.com eydryan

    yeah but some photos are really good… and those are the only that matter. and maybe you (like me) don’t understand that in stock photography it’s not about the photos it’s about how you can use them

  • http://nicoleb.org/b2/ Nicole

    Just found this post via the autolink related posts thingy.
    Just an idea:
    Post the year behind the competition dates, maybe?
    ;)
    There was no date I could find on the post, had to check the comments for that ;)

Some older comments

  • Nicole

    January 27, 2009 05:19 pm

    Just found this post via the autolink related posts thingy.
    Just an idea:
    Post the year behind the competition dates, maybe?
    ;)
    There was no date I could find on the post, had to check the comments for that ;)

  • eydryan

    May 8, 2007 10:55 pm

    yeah but some photos are really good... and those are the only that matter. and maybe you (like me) don't understand that in stock photography it's not about the photos it's about how you can use them

  • Matt

    May 8, 2007 01:58 am

    What a joke, looking at the round 1 "finalists", some of the photos are a joke. I can't believe that that is the final 500.

  • eydryan

    May 2, 2007 05:31 am

    one thing. do you have a photo worth 5000â—˜? if so, please participate, otherwise i don't see the point...

  • anton

    April 30, 2007 07:19 pm

    I would like to ask if this competition/photo contest is open to everyone? Open to people outside the U.S.?

    Anton

  • tom

    April 29, 2007 02:55 am

    Hitesh said, "They WILL sell your image, you may still own the copyright but you won’t see any money for it and if you are worthy of winning this competition, chances are you will have a sellable image!!"

    The terms specifically state that they won't sell your photo. Are you saying that they'll violate the contest terms? Do you have some specific example of this happening in the past?

    Or is this an assumption on your part? I can see how it would be easy to make that mistake -- if you didn't bother to look at the contest link at all.

    I know it's the Internet and all, but can't someone for once make an accusation and provide some kind of support for it?

  • eydryan

    April 28, 2007 01:35 am

    a. yes now there's a blue pattern fading to white

    b. the terms and conditions explicitly say that they will not take your photo away from you. and how many of us take better pictures that 5000$/pop?...

  • Hitesh Sawlani (hitkaiser)

    April 27, 2007 05:57 pm

    To note with this competition.. each image you submit you are handing over selling rights to the site.

    They WILL sell your image, you may still own the copyright but you won't see any money for it and if you are worthy of winning this competition, chances are you will have a sellable image!!

  • Darren

    April 27, 2007 01:38 pm

    hopefully we've fixed the problem now for people - it was a problem with our backend coding that we think we've not rectified.

  • Chris Osborne

    April 27, 2007 01:33 pm

    Don't take too much stock in me complaining about white though, I'd tell Google to change if I had the chance.

    About this contest though, the chance to win a 1Ds is really nice when combined with the fact that I just got a Rebel XT on e-bay. Another compact camera would be nice too. And a D40 would make a nice present for my sister. Even though she's been trying to get a D50 or a D70, I doubt she'd give up a free 40.

  • eydryan

    April 27, 2007 12:26 am

    or perhaps those that do not have the monitor too washed out... (i.e. white becomes grayish).

  • The Humanaught

    April 27, 2007 12:21 am

    The colour's fine for me. Perhaps those that have issues with the "brilliant" white have their monitor jacked a bit too high?

  • orangeacid

    April 26, 2007 09:42 pm

    Do you really think so? I love the new look for DPS, it's a million times better than the old burgandy scheme. Very professional-looking :-)

  • eydryan

    April 26, 2007 04:31 pm

    you could simply use css to allow people to change the style without affecting the content. and yes, this fading blue and this brilliant white really bother the eyes..

  • Chris Osborne

    April 26, 2007 01:57 pm

    Firefox as well, although I don't have a big problem with it. Well, blue fading into white as you go down.

    I can post a screenshot if you want to see it.

  • bill w

    April 26, 2007 11:40 am

    INTERNET EXPLORER IT BLUE

  • John

    April 26, 2007 09:14 am

    I have the same problem with reading some of the content
    against the blue background. I am viewing this on Internet Explorer

  • Darren

    April 26, 2007 07:56 am

    Hi Jody - its not supposed to be blue background - can I ask what browser you're viewing DPS with? It could be a design glitch that others are seeing also.

    Darren

  • eydryan

    April 26, 2007 03:56 am

    can we ask you to vote for us? hehe

  • Jody

    April 26, 2007 03:03 am

    Is this new blue background going to stay? I have difficulty reading it, and find the bright white highlights distracting. I absolutely love your site. Just not the blue.

    Thanks for reading my opinion.
    Jody

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