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December 27, 2014

Holiday Photo Contest – Sony RX100 III – 1st Prize and More…

Holiday Photo Contest!! Grand Prize is a New Sony RX100 III courtesy of BHPhoto, and some other gear I have to give away for 2nd and 3rd place winners!!

Hi everybody and  Happy Holidays to you and yours 🙂 With that in mind we decided to host a photography contest with the theme “Holiday Photos”. The contest is being hosted on the Forums Here >>

So far we have some excellent entries and my wife Michele even shared a few killer photos from when Chubs was a large puppy during the holiday season years back!

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera

So what are the contest rules?

It’s really simple guys! All you have to do is join the forum and a post a photo in the contest thread. Up to Three Photo submissions are allowed and they must be New, and taken with a Sony camera of any kind.

By “new photos” I mean within the time frame of the contest which is now officially from 12-01-2014 to January 5th 2015! That will give you time to recover from the New Year Celebration and still get the photos processed and up on the web 😉

The Sony RX100 III is a huge prize guys, and therefore you must be an active forum member to win this item. Minimum 10 forum posts. Adding good comments on current posts counts and requires a little time and effort. Posting photos and starting new threads would also be highly encouraged and appreciated by everybody who visits the forum. My Sony RX100 III Review >>


Holiday Photos – So what counts for this Theme?

World wide we all celebrate some sort of holiday as the end of the year arrives and new year presents itself. In this festive time we have all sorts of photo opportunities that could qualify for this very contest. For example: holiday decorations, lights, people shopping, opening presents, family and/or people having holiday fun, etc….

Official Holiday Contest Rules!!

– Must be New Photos taken with a Sony camera of any kind.
– Camera Exif Data must be embedded in photo for confirmation on photo date, camera make, and so fourth…
Please share the camera settings and what other techniques were used to get your photo including post processing techniques if used etc..
– Post Processing is fine for this contest as long as it’s not an illustration or something. This is a Photography Contest after all.
– Since this competition is fairly long and requires new photos, I’m going to allow for up to 3 submissions per user to be judged. If you have more to share, you can always start a thread over in the Vacations and Holidays area, as I and others would love to see them! You can also consider Challenging yourself to take Night Holiday Shots and then share them in the latest Night Photography Challenge Here >>
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners in this contest…… OH Yeah!!
– Contest subject to change at any time if necessary for whatever reason

Prizes Include

1st place winner – New Sony RX100 III Digital Camera – Sponsored by BHPhoto and valued at $798 US!! Free shipping included for US and Canada.

This is a huge prize guys, and therefore you must be an active forum member to win this. Minimum 10 forum posts, and commenting on other posts does count! My Sony RX100 III Review >>

2nd Place: My Old School Minolta 50mm f/2 Lens or My Fotdiox EF to E-Mount Lens Adapter w/ iris or Custom Camera Strap

3rd Place:
Custom Camera Strap of your choice courtesy of Obelix (See Here)

Register Here and be sure your spam folder for activation email!!


A Few Contest Photos…

This first awesome photo I wanted to share from the contest that I wanted to share is courtesy of Antony. He Is a very active member and this is a really cool holiday capture in my opinion;)

Christmas Tree at Martin Place

Next we have this brilliant capture of a priceless moment courtesy of Jim Hatter

This next amazing frame was taken by Will Hucks, and is titled “Gift of Light”

This last submission I’m going to share from the contest is courtesy of Sean Lancaster and it’s an adorable photo to say the least 😉

Merry X-Mas Ziggy


In other News – NEW PUPPY!!

Santa brought us a new puppy!! Turns out he flew all the way to Arkansas and found an amazing breeder called Puppy Creek Kennels

Sony A7II w/ 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens

Sony A7II w/ 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens

We named our new puppy Bones, because Layla like that name and it really just seamed perfect. He is a French Mastiff and is expected to weigh in around 120lbs or so they say. Just a little bigger than Chubs was. Our best buddy Chubs passed a few months back suddenly if you were not aware…

It was time for a new dog! Thank you so much Santa 🙂

Sony A7II w/ 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens

Sony A7II w/ 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens

I took this last photo of Bones with the FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS Carl Zeiss lens and man do I want this lens! I can’t even come close to affording some like this these days, but if I could this lens would be on my short list for sure!

Sony A7II w/ FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA Lens

Sony A7II w/ FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA Lens


Closing Remarks

I really hope you all have the best of times during this holiday and new year season everybody, and if you want to try and win a New Sony RX100 III submit some photos in the Holiday Contest, head this way >>  Alos, Please feel free to ask questions or comment below as always!

Have a great weekend, and I’ll catch up with you on the forums….


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  1. Jay you are doing an Excellent job of testing Sony Cameras , Lenses & other Sony Equipment. Thanks for all your updates & results.
    Happy New Year. Sony a great co. Now leading in technology.

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