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Add to, Take Away: Artistry and Innovation in African Textiles

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National Pride (and Prejudice)

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PHOTO OF THE DAY BLIPOINT IN INSTAGRAM

October 21st, 2014

The Blipoint team is pleased to present you the photos selected in Instagram, from 13/10/2014 until 19/10/2014

We invite you to participate every day in the announcement of  PHOTO OF THE DAY BLIPOINT in Instagram.

To participate, you must follow us in our Instagram @blipoint account and tag your images with the hashtag #photoblipoint in order for your work to be seen by our panel of judges.

The selected image will be featured in our Instagram account and every Monday we will publish the featured images of the week in our blog.

Deb Snow Humiston / @dsh_

Ortelpa / @ortelpa

Joaquin Ferrer / @joacofe

Gabriela H. Lara / @gabyrela

Manuel / @kietrece

s.714.s / @s.714.s

Pip Jaramillo / @flippermood

FOTO D’AUTORE semana del 13/10/2014 al 19/10/2014

El equipo de Blipoint se complace en presentarles las fotos seleccionadas para FOTO D’AUTORE, semana del 13/10/2014 al 19/10/2014

A partir de hoy Lunes 20 de Octubre son validas todas las imágenes que suban a nuestros foros para la semana del 20 al 26 de Octubre del 2014.

Las fotos seleccionadas serán destacadas en nuestro blog cada Lunes y serán destacadas en nuestras redes sociales promocionando el trabajo y el perfil de cada ganador.

Las imágenes seleccionadas son las siguientes:

Ruslan Karpov / País: Bielorrusia / Foro: RETRATO – PORTRAIT

Francesc Buj Bello / País: España / Foro: MACRO

Photo / Video Sling Bag VANGUARD

October 16th, 2014

Much like its namesake, the Sedona Bag collection by Vanguard is a study in rugged beauty. Sedona bags are perfect for both the seasoned professional or the adventurous amateur. Photographers will enjoy each bag’s balance between gear protection and lightweight design. The collection contains slings and backpacks that can be easily converted from a daypack to a full-gear backpack and even an everyday bag.

Sedona Series

Sedona, Arizona is famed for its beauty and adventure trails for hiking and cycling. The Sedona Backpack is the perfect bag for photographers needing to carry and protect their gear while hiking a trail or traveling cross town. A 10 Point Adjustment Harness and Breathable Suspension System ensure that you can easily carry your gear for long treks. Quickly configure the Sedona Backpack as a day pack or a full gear backpack. Remove the protective insert and the Sedona backpack can be used as an everyday backpack for work or school. Carrying a tripod, monopod or walking sticks is easy with three ways to safely attached them. A rear entry main compartment ensures your gear is safe for travel and quick entry is provided by simply removing the straps and swinging the bag around safely while wearing the waist belt. Additional features such as the Hydration-ready pocket offers easy-access and integrated safety whistle make the Sedona Sling Bag perfect for outdoor use.

Main Features:

• One bag for every occasion
• Tripod or monopod/walking
stick holding system
• Quick access
• ergonomic and detachable
chest harness system
• Water-resistant zipper of the
main opening to
protect your gear
• Breathable suspension  system
• Multiple hanging system • Hydration-ready holding
system and lifesaving
equipment
• Dust-free pockets
• Rain cover included • exterior fabric: 210D
nylon+900D*900D Polyester • Interior fabric: 150D Polyester + Velvet
Information: http://ow.ly/BhHJp

Tripod Aluminium Alloy VANGUARD

October 15th, 2014

VANGUARD’s comprehensive tripod collection is a photographer’s candy shop, packed with the essentials that help more efficiently capture the moment. These tripods, with unmatched versatility, flexibility and reliability, are the result of 25 years of expertise.

Alta CA AGH

The success of VANGUARD’s current product lines has inspired a new enthusiast tripod as part of the Alta series. The all new Alta CA goes through our rigorous quality control system, and represents our latest canopy mechanism design and resilient material. The use of extremely durable, surface-treatment materials has increased the loading capacity and stability.

VANGUARD manufactures the world’s most elite award winning tripods. Our global recognition is testament to VANGUARD being one of the industry leaders in photo/video accessories. Now, the new Alta CA redefines our series of enthusiast level tripods – electively with pistol grip pan head or ball head.

Main Features

Stable
Compact 20mm or 23mm leg tubing may keep the size down, but the Alta CA is stable, with our latest canopy mechanism and sturdy joints and feet like in our professional series.

Reliable
The magnesium alloy body is rigid and light- weight. Our superior craftsmen take care of every detail, with products going through advanced testing to maintain quality assurance.

Stylish
The award-winning ID team set the standard for market design. Our unique grip head and streamlined pan head characterise the innovative approach we take to produce remarkable products.

Reliable 3-Way Pan Head

The streamlined magnesium alloy PH-33 provides fluid-feeling movement and a reliable lock mechanism which provides an impressive max. load capacity up to 11lbs, suitable for an entry level DSLR with tele-lens.

Handle position

Four leg angle

Information: http://ow.ly/BhHHs

Portrait

October 14th, 2014

Photo contest:A portrait transmits not only an image, but reveals feelings and helps transmit the state of mind of the person being photographed. This provides a wider vision that a simple exterior vision of the subject. The visual language used in photography in the combination of light and composition, adds subtle complexity and unique features.

You can take part with pictures taken using your SLR or your mobile phone.

First prize: The new Fujifilm X100T camera.

Second prize: A Orion 400 flash lighting kit.

Third prize: The new Vanguard Alta CA 233AGH tripod and ball head kit.

Fourth prize: The Sedona 51 (blue) backpack by Vanguard.

The Blipoint´s team wishes you luck!

Date of participation: from 13/10/2014 to 13/12/2014

Voting process: from 13/12/2014 to 19/12/2014

Contest closed: 19/12/2014

Participation: Portrait

RULES:

Legitimization to take part:

• For technical reasons the participants of the contest will have to be registered in Blipoint.
• Only premium members are able to take part in the contest. Members using our free version cannot participate.
• If you are already registered in blipoint, select “my galleries” within your profile and begin as a Premium. Create your image galleries and participate in this contest.
• They can participate people major of 18 years old and people under 18 who are relying on express authorization of their parents or legal representatives, and once they are known and accepted by the participant the conditions of registration, protection of information, intellectual property, and all those other conditions that, with general character, should be additionally considered necessary for the participation of the users in Blipoint.

Prize:

First prize: The new Fujifilm X100T camera.Packed with new features such as the world’s first electronic rangefinder – a high-quality fusion of optics and electronics – and the Classic Chrome mode offering the simulation of a classic film style, photographers can combine their passion for shooting with the thrill of controlling their camera once more.

Second prize: A Orion 400 flash lighting kit, consisting of two 400w/s Orion flash heads, two Softboxes, two light stands and a travel bag for the kit. http://www.alb.co.kr/

Third prize: The new Vanguard Alta CA 233AGH tripod and ball head kit. This aluminium alloy tripod comes with a ball head that has a reliable mechanism for framing and can take a load of up to 5kg. http://www.vanguardworld.com/index.php/en/pv/products/detail-1-4-270-1080.html

Fourth prize: The Sedona 51 (blue) backpack by Vanguard, the perfect bag for photographers who want to protect and transport their equipment. http://www.vanguardworld.com/index.php/en/pv/products/detail-1-1-272-1105.html

Fifth prize: The B-grip camera harness, the new way to transport cameras. http://www.bgrip.com

Stage I: publication stage

• Beginning of the publication stage of the image to participate in the Portrait, contest organized by Blipoint. It starts 13/10/2014 and ends 13/12/2014.
• Each contestant can publish up to a maximum of a gallery of (2) two images.
• Any technique may be used. Photographs, collages, paintings, illustrations, or mixed format techniques can be submitted.
• Only digital images will be accepted, and they must not be larger than 1.5 megas, and in jpg format.
• Images that have been awarded a prize or simply participated in previous Blipoint contests will not be accepted.
• With the sending of the image, you confirm automatically that you own the author’s copyright and that your images are free of rights to third persons.
• You will preserve the entire author’s copyright and other rights that you already possess in relation with the images that you publish in Blipoint. On having sent, having published or having shown these contents, you will grant to Blipoint a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, exempt license of royalties and not sole right to reproduce, to adapt, to modify, to translate, to publish and to distribute the contents that you send, publish or show through Blipoint. This license has, as a merely purpose, to allow Blipoint to show, to distribute and to promote its services.
• On the present bases, you accept that no commentary or other information that you provide to Blipoint will violate any personal right or any property right of any third one (including, without limitation, the author’s copyright and brand rights). Also, you accept that no commentary or other information that you provide to Blipoint will be slanderous, obscene, harassing, improper or illegal, and that you remain as the only responsible for the contents of any commentary or other information that you provide to Blipoint.

Stage II: voting stage

• From 13/12/2014 until 19/12/2014 the voting process with the star voting system will take place: by way of this voting system, one can only vote once for each image that one wants to receive the most votes; votes cast by Blipoint users with a complete profile that are active in Blipoint will have greater value; votes cast by those users that register and immediately vote will have very little value. In this way, users that have more friends are prevented from ending up in first place.
• The voting will be done by the artists, photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, and individuals themselves that are active within the Blipoint community. On 19/12/2014 the voting period will end and the first 40 galleries that obtain the best quality of votes will be pre-selected.
• Blipoint, as the organizer of this contest, saves itself the right to modify at any time its conditions, including the dates of the contest, even its whole cancellation, before the closing date of the contest, providing that there was a valid reason, and promising to notify with sufficient anticipation the new bases, conditions or, if necessary, the definitive cancellation.
• In the supposition that Blipoint was detecting that any participant of the contest is using any type of method or automated process, appellant or carrying out any type of fraudulent conduct that alters the normal functioning of the contest, Blipoint will be able to give up immediately from the contest the above mentioned participant (who will be sent an e-mail informing him or her about the immediate expulsion of the contest), leaving without effect the points accumulated up to this moment by the above mentioned participant.
• In the supposition that Blipoint was an object of any claim, judicial or extrajudicial, initiated by third part and based on possible infractions of the rights of intellectual property or image of those third part, derived from the utilization on the part of Blipoint of the images contributed by the participant, this one will assume all the expenses, costs and indemnifications that could stem from such judicial actions, answering in front of Blipoint or in front of that third ones, as it corresponds.
• In case the present promotion was remaining suspended by reasons of major force, Blipoint will remain exempted from any responsibility on the same one.

Stage III:

• On 19/12/2014 the voting period will end and the first 40 galleries that obtain the best quality of votes will be pre-selected.?
• To finalize the announcement, the winning image, along with the author’s profile, will be published in the contest’s records, so the said author should update his/her profile. It will also be promoted on the contests’ main page as well as on Blipoint’s blog.
• We sent the prizes within the European community will cost 15 euros and sent outside the European community, depends on the final destination will be calculated, which will pay the winner.

You can send any questions or doubts you may have regarding this contest to: info@blipoint.com

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FOTO D’AUTORE semana del 06/10/2014 al 12/10/2014

El equipo de Blipoint se complace en presentarles las fotos seleccionadas para FOTO D’AUTORE, semana del 06/10/2014 al 12/10/2014

A partir de hoy Lunes 13 de Octubre son validas todas las imágenes que suban a nuestros foros para la semana del 13 al 19 de Octubre del 2014.

Las fotos seleccionadas serán destacadas en nuestro blog cada Lunes y serán destacadas en nuestras redes sociales promocionando el trabajo y el perfil de cada ganador.

Las imágenes seleccionadas son las siguientes:

Mª Mercedes Yañez Garcia / País: España / Foro: ARTE DIGITAL

Jennifer Jc / País: Colombia / Foro: ARBOLES

Kevin Corredor / País: Venezuela / Foro: STREET PHOTO

PHOTO OF THE DAY BLIPOINT IN INSTAGRAM

October 13th, 2014

The Blipoint team is pleased to present you the photos selected in Instagram, from 06/10/2014 until 12/10/2014

We invite you to participate every day in the announcement of  PHOTO OF THE DAY BLIPOINT in Instagram.

To participate, you must follow us in our Instagram @blipoint account and tag your images with the hashtag #photoblipoint in order for your work to be seen by our panel of judges.

The selected image will be featured in our Instagram account and every Monday we will publish the featured images of the week in our blog.

Citomegalovirus / @citomegalovirus

Vieira da Silva José / @vieira_da_silva

Hasan Türker / @hasanturker_61

Laura Lee Bartholomew / @montech05

Ricardo Gomez Perez / @rgomezphoto

Massimo Bietti / @maxxetto

Ralph Sweet / @ralphsweet