// Sony World Photography Awards 2012//

So, Sony issued their last call for entries in their World Photography Awards the other day. This competition is world wide, and is open to any photographer - whether they are professional or amateur. There’s a range of categories, with a range of different awards for each. From a Moving Image Award to a Student Focus Award, there’s an area for anyone and everyone to participate. Sony are accepting entries until the 4th of January 2012, and they encourage all who see photography as a passion to take part. Photographers from previous years have said that this competition has really helped them further their skills and has pushed their images further in the terms of publications around the world.

So, if you really enjoy photography, it’s certainly worth giving it a go. From any skill level, I think it’s definitely something worthwhile to take part in. After all, if you don’t put yourself out there, where do you expect to get in the long run?

For more info on the competition, click here.

Let us know if you take part! I’m sure I’ll manage to persuade the boys to throw some photos in there, too.

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// Canon Project Imagin8ion//

Imagination is a very important thing. Without it, where would we be in the world? Every day, people around us imagine greater possibilities, greater prospects, greater ways of living.. and quite a lot of the time, this can lead to inspiration. When one’s inspired, everything can just fall into place. Whether you feel inspired to clean the kitchen, write that essay that’s been sitting on your desk for weeks, or even write that blog post you’ve been twiddling your thumbs over for the last six hours. Imagination and Inspiration often go hand-in-hand, which is why this video I found whilst aimlessly flicking through YouTube made me stop and think.

Canon’s Project Imagin8ion actually started several months ago, and the time for entries has already come and gone. But I still think the message behind the project is very important. Photography, Art, Writing, Designing.. there’s so much out there that is created through inspiration from something else. I mean, just look at Photography itself. A lot of photographers take inspiration from what they see and want others to see the same – from a model managing to so strongly push emotions from their body language through to behind the lens, or the perfect capture of the sun setting in the sky. All of these things can create inspiration, or behave as a muse, for those viewing the final product. Michael and I, for example, frequently text each other website URLs for various photographers that we think the other person would like. And you can guarantee that, nine times out of ten, one of us will say, “This really just makes me want to work.”

So, listening to music, watching videos, scrolling through photos, or even simply talking to someone can be inspirational, and trigger off the imagination. I’ll never understand those out there that frown at people that live with their head in the clouds. I’d certainly choose my over-active imagination any day over crawling on through life with a ‘what’s the point?’ attitude and a ‘pigs will never fly’ mentality.

So, is there anything out there that inspires your imagination?

To watch the trailer for Project Imagin8ion, click here!

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Photographer + Editing: Michael Saleem & Harsh Dhruv
Model: Kristina 
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Photographer + Editing: Michael Saleem & Harsh Dhruv

Model: Kristina

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Michael Saleem
Harsh Dhruv
Jess Grimes
Inverse Imaging