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Photo Credit: Sandra Jordan ©

“Our Landscape: The Trees”

Our landscape is not complete without trees. Whether urban, suburban or rural, trees are the integral part of nature of this planet. They are sometimes taken for granted, and sometimes they are revered with awe. We cannot exist without trees. TeraBella Media invites you to submit images depicting the beauty, reverence and importance of this botanical gift. Color and/or black and white images will be accepted. Representations of trees of any shape, color, condition or species are welcomed.

Prizes:
First Place: $400 (USD) cash prize
Second Place: $200 (USD) cash prize
Third Place: $100 (USD) cash prize
Three (3) honorable mentions will also be chosen.

Copyright: All submitted images remain sole property of artist/photographer.

Entry Fee(s):
$20 (USD) for first 4 images
(Up to 8 image entries may be submitted for additional fees)
Both color and/or black and white images will be accepted.

Eligibility:
Contest is open to all individuals 18 years and older, worldwide.

Entry Deadline:
May 27, 2013 (11:59PM CST)

Submit your entry: http://terabellamedia.com/photo-contest

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Photo Credit: Terry Wild ©

Due to many requests, the entry deadline for “The Eyes” has been extended to May 17, 2013.

This current competition promises to be most intriguing for all photographers of all styles.

The eyes are said to be the windows of the soul. They tell so much about ourselves. Feelings of joy, sadness or fear radiate from the eyes. Truth or betrayal can be discovered from one glance. The eyes are a defining part of us. PictureCompete is seeking those images that best display the human eyes.

Prizes:
First Place: $200 (USD) cash prize
$100 Blurb™ Gift Card
Second Place: $75 (USD) cash prize
Third Place: $50 (USD) cash prize
Three (3) honorable mentions will also be chosen. All finalists receive online recognition and social media exposure.

Copyright: All submitted images remain sole property of artist/photographer.

Entry Fee(s):
$10.00 for up to three (3) images.
Color and/or Black and White images will be accepted.

Eligibility:
Contest is open to all individuals 18 years and older, worldwide.

Entry Deadline:
May 17, 2013 (11:59PM CST)

Submit your entry: http://picturecompete.com/photo-contests

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Irena Hindy ©

Photographer Spotlight

TBM Photography Network is very pleased to announce our popular segment: "Photographer Spotlight.” In this part of our newsletter we will be interviewing various fellow photographers and learning more about what motivates them, what their goals are and what direction they wish to take with their art.

Our current "Spotlight" is on the very talented documentary photographer: Nena Lukin

TBMPN: What best describes your particular style of photography?
N.L: Over the last couple of years my travel photography has turned into travel portraits. It is all about the connection; that particular moment when I genuinely connect to another person. For me it is that split second during a shutter click and the capture of a smile that I feel we were in each other’s lives. Even without checking the screen I know that kind of connection was established. I know that the photo is great because I was fully present.”

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Photo Credit: Nena Lukin ©

TBMPN: What equipment do you regularly use?
N.L: I like to keep it simple. My “best friend” is my Canon EOS 450D with the 18-55mm lens kit. A couple of years ago I fell in love with the 50mm f1.8 lens. When it is really necessary I do a touch of editing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

TBMPN: Who or what do you consider your major influences?
N.L: My father was a keen photographer of our family life, and I believe I've inherited his love for travel and photography. In 2009, while exploring the streets of Milan, I found myself in an exhibition by photojournalist Steve McCurry. His work left a deep emotional impression on me. His portraits were so lively and vibrant. I felt as if I were walking among real people and connecting with their life stories.

TBMPN: Why did you choose photography as your method of expression?
N.L: For me photography is a way of communicating and reaching out to people. I like to believe that I am good with words, but when I could not communicate with words I found support in taking photographs. In 2005 I was in Côte-d'Ivoire and could not speak a word of French. As I eagerly wanted to talk with the people I met on the street, I started using my camera and a smile to establish contact. That was also the turning point when my ambitions changed from photographing landscape and architecture to photographing people.

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Photo Credit: Nena Lukin ©

TBMPN: What do you wish to accomplish with your photography?
N.L: As a human rights supporter and humanitarian worker, my portfolio is greatly focused on people in need and the struggles in marginalized communities. By raising awareness of their existence, needs, living conditions and challenges they face I feel I am doing my part to help. The goals vary through portraying lives of refugees, promoting children’s rights, fighting prejudice about Roma, raising funds for HIV orphaned children, etc. When I’m out taking photos, I don’t always have one particular agenda. I simply enjoy the interaction. It is at some later point that those images find their way to reach out to people.

TBMPN: What are your current projects?
N.L: Currently I am preparing for an exhibition in homage to the Africa Day in Zadar, Croatia. I am looking forward to displaying my African portraits in the Rector’s Palace. This is the very same place where I was taught ballet as a little girl and borrowed books from children’s library.

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Photo Credit: Nena Lukin ©

TBMPN: What are your plans for future projects?
N.L: I have already started experimenting with blending photos, writing and painting in a sort of patchwork manner. I wish to do more of this type of expression. It entails putting together images of places I want to go, things I want to do, and relationships I want to create. I call this project “Collage of Dreams.” Dreams which eventually come true!

w: www.nena-lukin.com
fb: facebook.com/NenaLukinPhotography

Wish to be considered for our next Spotlight interview? Please contact our staff:
info@tbmpn.com

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