Nikon Announces Winners of 7ththe annual Nikon Photo Contest 2019. This year, 4359 Russian photographers - professionals and amateurs - competed for prizes in 10 nominations. They sent 27,679 entries.
The winner in the nomination "Grand Prix" was NataliaAndrianova from Moscow. She presented a photograph that showed an unusual look at familiar things. The monochrome shot taken on the Nikon D7100 camera revealed new, limitless imagination and became a symbol of freedom. Now, thanks to a brilliant victory, Natalia's fleet of vehicles will be replenished with the flagship Nikon D850 full-frame SLR camera.
Ambassador Nikon Daniil Korzhonov about the work of NataliaAndrianova: “The history of photography began precisely with black and white photographs. The magic of monochrom allows you to focus on geometry and texture. At the same time, creating a memorable image in monochrome technology is much more difficult. There must be a very special light pattern in order for the image to acquire greater depth and volume. Natalya masterfully managed to make the black and white photo truly hypnotic and convey to the viewer an extraordinary artistic design. ”
This year, participants could also compete forthe title of winner in one of the main nominations “Looking to the Future”. Contestants shared stories about technology and innovation, as well as their views on the future of the planet and the things around us. Hundreds of photographers pleased the jury with interesting pictures - they were so diverse that comparing them and choosing the best turned out to be an extremely difficult task. Therefore, it was decided to give the main gift an additional winner in the Grand Prix nomination. They became Sergey Kovyak from the city of Tula. His work “Provincial Ballet” was awarded the most valuable prizes - Sergey received a Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera, a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f / 4 S lens and an FTZ adapter.
Ambassador Nikon Sergey Gorshkov about photographyAleksei Maslov: “Bird photography is very popular, because these are very beautiful creatures that are found almost everywhere. The author managed to convey that lightness and originality of the moment, the dynamics and the real dance of beautiful birds against the background of the beauty of winter nature. "Sergey demonstrated brilliant camera skills and showed the audience a finished story, a true photo story worthy of the highest rating."
Photographers could alsocompete for victory in the single nominations "Travel", "Landscape", "Animalistic", "Life", Love story "," Portrait "," Sports "and" Children ". Finalists who take 1-3 places will receive NIKKOR lenses, high-tech models of external Speedlight flashes, as well as prizes from partners: A3 + Epson L1800 photo printers from one of the largest manufacturers of Epson photo printers and tickets to Amsterdam from the famous Dutch airline KLM Royal Dutch Airlines! The names and pictures of the nominees are published on the contest website.
The goal of the Nikon 2019 Photo Contest is to supportRussian photographers and discover new talents. The competition provides an opportunity for everyone to show their pictures, see the assessment of colleagues and professionals, talk about their work, get well-deserved recognition and valuable prizes.
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Source: Nikon Press Release