Many budding photographers can only dream of seeing their pictures
printed in National Geographic magazine, an ambition usually achieved
by just a handful of the world's top professional photographers.
Fujifilm Digital and National Geographic magazine have teamed up to
give one talented amateur photographer the chance to go on assignment
with globe-trotting, adventure photographer Bill Hatcher and see the
results published in a special three-page feature in an upcoming issue.
Fujifilm is set to make one lucky amateur photographer realise a dream
with their digital camera - this competition is not open to
professional photographers. The mission is to interpret the theme
"morning, noon and night", producing a trio of shots depicting anything
from people, places and landscapes to cityscapes, moods and movements -
it doesn't matter if it's at home or abroad. Entrants should ensure
that the three shots, along with a brief description (no more than one
hundred words) provide a complete picture of the chosen subject, whilst
capturing the essence of the changing day.
Amateur photographers can take part in this competition using any
digital camera, however the renowned sensitivity capabilities of
Fujifilm's latest Real Photo Technology cameras might make shooting at
morning, noon and night a little easier! It's no coincidence that the
FinePix F30 Zoom, with its incredible sensitivity range of ISO
100-3200, will be the camera that the competition winner will be given
to tackle their eventual assignment with the magazine.
The FinePix F30 Zoom is a landmark compact that delivers crisp images,
morning, noon and night, even with fast-moving subjects. What's more,
this award-winning compact offers a class-leading battery-life of 580
shots - a true twenty-four hour photographic companion, - worthy of a
National Geographic magazine assignment.
An expert panel of judges will select the winner, before whisking them
off on an all expenses-paid assignment in the UK - the exact location
is being kept under wraps for now - to shoot a series of images to
appear in a special Fujifilm promotional feature in National Geographic
magazine. The winner will be accompanied and supervised by Bill Hatcher
and armed with their FinePix F30 Zoom.
Second and third placed photographers will also receive the FinePix F30
Zoom, whilst fifty runners up will win a copy of the recently published
National Geographic Field Guide 'Action and Adventure'.
Will Rolls, Marketing Manager-Digital Imaging, Fujifilm says: "Shooting
a feature for National Geographic magazine is recognised by some
professionals as the ultimate photographic achievement. The theme of
'morning, noon and night' is central to what Fujifilm is about - we are
highlighting the fact that the next generation of digital cameras will
have to have the sensitivity to perform in all lighting, not just
bright sunlight. We're anticipating a phenomenal response to this
David Middis, British Isles Edition Sales Director, National Geographic
magazine said: "This is a spectacular opportunity for an
amateur photographer and highlights our commitment to be driven by the
best content and the best photography. It is great to work with
Fujifilm who are equally passionate about photography. Our collective
resources and expertise form the perfect partnership to create National
Geographic magazine's first ever British Isles photography competition.
We're delighted that it will help one lucky amateur photographer
realise their dream."
For competition details, entry forms and conditions visit