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Lensbaby Offers Photographers a Chance to Be Seen in D.C.

17 Nov 2010

Up to 50 of the best photos will be hung at the prestigious Washington School of Photography Gallery

Portland, OR – November 17, 2010Lensbaby announces today an open call to photographers for submissions of their best “See in a New Way” images.  Lensbaby has teamed up with the prestigious Washington School of Photography (WSP) to curate a show displaying amazing Lensbaby images from around the world, selected from this online call for submissions.

Lensbaby decided the theme of the show should be “See in a New Way” because that is in fact what a Lensbaby lens does! Using a Lensbaby lens changes the way you look at and photograph the world, so Lensbaby is asking photographers to show how their Lensbaby lens has helped them see differently.

Up to 50 images may be chosen to be hung as part of the show at the WSP gallery in Rockville, MD (just outside of DC proper) with an opening reception on March 4, 2011.  Awards will include First Place, 2nd Place and 3rd place.  Aside from the special recognition, the top three winners will receive Lensbaby Bucks – $300 for First Place, $200 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place.

Any photographer can submit any two images, shot with any Lensbaby optic (Double Glass, Single Glass, Plastic, Pinhole/Zone Plate, Fisheye or Soft Focus). Three judges – Missy Loewe, Kate Fraser, and Parker Pfister – will choose the winning images.  Missy Loewe is the Executive Director of WSP as well as an instructor. Kate Fraser is an award-winning photographer and owner and director of the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, MD. Parker Pfister is a Canon Explorer of Light and an award-winning photographer.

Photographers can submit two images for consideration via www.lensbaby.com/beseenindc.  The call for submissions begins today and electronic submissions will be accepted until 5pm, EST, December 30, 2010. The winning images will be announced on January 21, 2011.

Submission Guidelines and Information:

  • Photos submitted must be taken with a Lensbaby lens and Lensbaby Optic.
  • Each person may submit up to two photos.
  • Do not submit images containing full nudity or graphic sexuality.
  • Uploaded images must be a minimum of 2400 pixels along the long axis and a maximum of 2MB.
  • Photographers whose images are chosen will be required to print, frame and ship their winning piece to WSP. Framed, ready to hang work MUST arrive at WSP no later than February 24, 2011
  • Please read the Full Submission Rules for further details here.

For more information, email beseenindc@lensbaby.com or PR representative Jessica Darrican at 305-576-1171 x.16 or Jessica@maxborgesagency.com.

About Lensbaby

Lensbaby is a Portland, Oregon based manufacturer of award-winning Creative Effects SLR camera lenses.  Lensbaby was launched in February 2004 by Craig Strong, a professional photographer and the inventor of the patented Lensbaby Creative Effects SLR lens system.  Lensbaby sells to photographers all over the world through its website, www.lensbaby.com, by calling 877-536-7222 / 971-223-5662, at tradeshows, in leading photo retailers and through a growing global network of international distributors.

Media Contacts

Jessica Darrican
Max Borges Agency
o: 305-576-1171 x.16
m: 305-299-3449

Keri Friedman
Marketing Manager, Lensbaby