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Winners announced of Harman Student Photographic Competition

Winners announced of Harman Student Photographic Competition - Harman announce winners of Student Photographic Competition 2010

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Harman Student Competition 2010 winning image by Nathan Dundovic, Farnborough Sixth Form College.
Harman Student Competition 2010 winning image by Nathan Dundovic, Farnborough Sixth Form College.

Press Release:
Harman are pleased to announce the winners of the Harman Photo UK Student Photographic Competition 2010. The theme for the competition was “Urban Culture - a Social Documentary” with submitted images printed on Harman Crystaljet RC or Harman by Hahnemühle inkjet papers.

First prize of a Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera with 18-55mm lens goes to Nathan Dundovic of Farnborough Sixth Form College for his image titled "Yellow Cab Sea".

The 2 runners up who each receive £200 worth of products from Harmanexpress.com are:
  • Name: Charlotte Polazzo
  • College: Macclesfield College
  • Image Title: "Pause"
  • Name: Martyn How
  • College: Macclesfield College
  • Image Title: "The Butcher"

Craven College, Skipton, submitted the most entries to the competition and are awarded £500 worth of products from Harmanexpress.com.

Talking about his success, Nathan said, “I have enjoyed photography since I can remember and you won’t see me travel anywhere without my camera. I originally started taking pictures so I could remember my travels and journeys, but then I started taking more pictures of landscapes and cities and it became an important hobby of mine. I now study photography at college, which was how I was able to enter this competition and to win out of all the amazing pictures people entered is so incredible. I only entered the competition at the last minute so it was a real shock when I found out I had won it. The thing I’m most excited about is having my picture displayed at the NEC in Birmingham. Having my work exhibited is something I’ve always thought would be really cool, but never thought it would happen anytime soon.

"The picture was taken whilst on a college trip to America in April; we ended the trip with a stopover in New York..... I only had a few hours of evening time to wander before we had to reconvene.....The majority of my pictures were taken around the Time Square area, most with my wide angle lens but some portraits taken with my 70-300 zoom lens. In the centre of Time Square I recognised an area from a picture I had seen on Flickr by Philipp Klinger..... I experimented with different shutter speeds to get the correct exposure of the different elements. For example the lit billboards needed a faster shutter speed for a good exposure as they have more light around them, yet on the street level where there is less light a slower shutter speed was required.
I took a variety of pictures in a 180 degree span, from these I chose the three best of each angle and manipulated the images to have the best exposure of each area, and then merged the three images together to form a panoramic. The most challenging thing was fitting the buildings in with the perspective of the picture, this took lots of trial and error...... Eventually after many hours on Photoshop I had the final image completed." (Full text about the image can be seen in the competitions section of www.harman-inkjet.com).

Steven Brierley, UK Director of Sales and Marketing judged the competition for Harman, with Neil Hibbs, Manager of Technical Services, and Sue Evans from Technical Services. Steven Brierley commented, “We were pleasantly surprised to receive hundreds of entries for our competition, and there was a very consistent high standard. It was interesting to see how individual students interpreted the theme. The winning image by Nathan stood out because it really captured the theme of the competition, and his dramatic image was unanimously voted the winner by all the judges.”

The winning images will be displayed on the HARMAN technology stand C2 at the Focus on Imaging exhibition at the NEC Birmingham from 6th to 9th March 2011.

The images can also be seen in the Competitions section on www.harman-inkjet.com.

Harman inkjet products are available to buy from UK Dealers, and from Harman express.com.

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