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Portraits Competition Winners

Over the month of October DPS has been holding its first ever photography competition.

The response by readers was more than we were expecting. Over 2000 images were entered (you can see them all here) and and the standard of some of the shots were quite amazing.

Our judging panel of four was faced with an almost impossible task but did an amazing job of wading through each entry and came up with the following three images as their favorites (ordered from first place to third place).

The winners are:

First place – Kimrose
First

Second Place – Mords
Second

Third Place – Jeremy Hall
Third

Holding this competition was a massive effort and we learned a lot in doing it.

Photrade was gracious enough to host it for us and while there were a few teething issues with people being able to log in we got there in the end and hopefully will be able to build on the experience for next time we run this type of competition (we’ll approach a few things differently).

Thanks to all those who entered, voted and especially to our team of judges who joined me in this task – Sime, Linda and Nathan. I’ve messaged each of the winners on Photrade with details of how we’ll get you the prize. Check your inboxes!

Prizes

Canon-XsiHere are the three prizes that our winners have won.

First prize is a choice of either a Nikon D60 or a Canon XSi (pictured above). Both of these DSLRs get great reviews and are the ideal way to step into the world of DSLR. If you’ve already got a DSLR they’d make a great second body or a gift to that special person in your life!

Second prize is a Canon Powershot SD850 IS. This very popular point and shoot camera is small and produces great results. It’d make a great back up camera if you don’t want to haul your DSLR with you or even a primary camera if you’re in need of an update.

Crumpler-5-MillionThird Prize is a Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home camera bag (pictured right).

This bag is ideal if you need a shoulder bag that provides a protective environment for your camera equipment, especially if you need one that doesn’t scream photo bag.

Part of the Million Dollar Home Range of camera bags, the 5 Million Dollar Home has a padded interior with configurable dividers and sturdy base layer. Equipped with an adjustable removable strap and water resistant shell means this bag is the perfect travel companion for your photo gear.

A special thanks to Photrade for putting up the first prize and to Crumpler for putting up the third prize!

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Darren Rowse

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+.

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