Optolong - 2021 Wide Field Astrophotography Competition
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Lol..Optolong - 2021 Wide Field Astrophotography Competition has begin.
The first prize surprisingly is Canon EOS-R camera body, and is going to be equipped with Optolong new EOS-R clip, WOW~incredibly perfect kit! Why are we still waiting?
• 1st Prize: (One winner to be selected by 5 guest judges) Canon R Mirrorless camera body, plus Optolong L-Pro EOS R clip filter;
• 2nd Prize: (Two winners to be selected by 5 guest judges) Sky Watcher Mount for each place winner, Plus Optolong L-Pro clip filter;
• 3rd Prize: (Three winners to be selected by 5 guest judges) Panoramic head for each place winner, Plus Optolong Clear Sky filter;
• The Top 5 Popularity Award: (Five winners to be selected by the way of network selection) Maglev Moon Lamp;
The first, the second and the third prizes shall not be repeated by default. If the different works from a photographer win any of the first, second and third prizes, the higher prize shall be deemed as a valid prize;
The Top 5 popularity award and the first, the second and the third prizes are allowed to be shared;
Can you beat that? Come on, win the prize!
The judges from different countries to ensure the competition is managed equitably and responsibly.
Hiroyuki Narisawa (Japan):
Born May 31, 1980. Born in Rumoi City, Hokkaido. Lives in Saitama prefecture. A starry sky photographer and time-lapse creator.
Youtuber during the day, a musician at night, and a photographer at midnight.
Regular member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS).
Fujifilm FPS member, Academy X instructor, and Nikon NPS member.
Published the book "Hiroyuki Narisawa's Starry Sky Photography School" in December 2018, "105 selections of starry sky photography locations of Hiroyuki Narisawa" supervised in November 2019, and "Time-lapse textbook taught by professionals" in November 2020.
Mehmet Ergün (Germany):
Born in Turkey and grew up mostly in Germany. He has always had an interest in our universe, especially astronomy since his childhood. Around 2010, Mehmet got his first telescope make a lot effort for astrophotography.
He has a great passion to create these pictures. In the past few years Mehmet received lots of awards for his photos， and also volunteer in many Astro projects around the world.
Sammax Chong (Malaysia):
“ I love the moments whenever the camera freezes a fleeting scene into forever”
Sammax Chong is a professional digital imaging artist with more than 18 years experiences. Graduated from MIA, major in photography. He is also a photographer who is specialized in landscape photography and deep-sky astrophotography.
2018 1st Prize & 3rd Prize of Optolong Wide Field Astrophotography Competition
2019 1st Prize of Optolong Wide Field Astrophotography Competition
2020 2nd Prize of Optolong Wide Field Astrophotography Competition
2020 1st Prize of wide angle category of Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA) Astrophoto Competition.
From China,amateur astronomer ,who gained “Astronomy Photographer of the Year ”on the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition(RGO)2016.
Also as an astronomical influencer on weibo, which called for “NightChina”project .
Vincent Cheng (Hong Kong,China):
From Hong Kong, China. He has been a full-time astronomy photographer since 2009.
His work “Victoria Harbor Galaxy ”used to be published in the Hong Kong News of Apple Daily while he was also interviewed by Radio Television Hong Kong, TVB news, Phoenix Satellite TV and etc. The book "Photography of the Stars.
Even Using a Mobile Phone to Take a Beautiful and Dreamy Twinkling Night Sky" has been reprinted many times and has achieved good sales results. He is currently busy with the second book on astronomy photography
Note: The names on the list are in alphabetical order, they are equally important!
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