Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Travel Photographer of the Year: Call for Entries
In the true spirit of travel, Intrepid, Lonely Planet Images, Kathmandu and Lonely Planet celebrate great travel imagery with Intrepid’s annual Travel Photography Competition.Travelers from all over the world are invited to send in their best travel snaps in digital form. You don’t have to be a pro. You just have to have a keen eye and a great travel spirit.

Categories:
* Real life experiences
* Families
* Local friends
* Landscapes
* Icons

Prizes:

The overall winner each year, as chosen by Intrepid, will receive their choice of an Intrepid Original group trip with the approximate value of AU$3000 + a copy of Lonely Planet’s pictorial ‘The Europe Book’ and a Travel Photography book pack consisting of Travel Photography 3, 1000 Ultimate Experiences and Signspotting 2.

The winning images from the Real life experiences, Families, and Local friends categories will receive AU$1000 Kathmandu Travel Gear Voucher + Lonely Planet’s pictorial ‘The Europe Book’.

The winning images from the Landscapes and Icons categories will receive a digital camera of their choice valued at up to US$800 + Lonely Planet’s pictorial ‘The Europe Book’.

In addition a ‘photo of the month’ will be selected by Intrepid to be published in the online newsletter Intrepid Express and featured in the Intrepid Travel stores. The monthly winner will receive a fantastic Travel Photography book pack from Lonely Planet, consisting of Travel Photography 3, 1000 Ultimate Experiences and Signspotting 2.

Eligibility: Worldwide. A maximum of 4 entries per category, per person, per month will be accepted.

Deadline: The competition closes on 30 June each year. Entries received after this date are entered into the following year’s competition.

Copyright: While the photographer retains the copyright of all images submitted as competition entries, Intrepid Travel and its photography competition partners reserve the right to unlimited use of the photos for company brochures, promotion and advertising.

Website: http://www.tpoty.com/

Picturing urban Portraits

skaters, portraits, secrets, tourists, and all the diversity of the Raval on a Saturday morning. The purpose was to be able to get in touch with people and get them to pose for urban portraits. Many times it is hard for us asking people to pose for us , because we imagine they will get mad or be nasty, but that is not always true. Urban Portrait is one of the mos fascinating experiences during urban explorations. Faces and people tell us a lot a bout cities and the local life in every place.

This group enjoyed breaking the fear to get in touch with people and understood ways and techniques to approach and deal with spontaneous portraits.

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Barcelona´s Urban Magic

one of the nicest things about living in this city is that you never stop discovering places. people and situations. There is always a new story around the corner a new anecdote to recall , a new building to say wow about. And when it is not about that, it is about beautiful things that suddenly happen here. Like a cat wearing a lady hat, 4 rabbits that follow a homeless lady or a romantic couple that hold hands over 80. Street art brings lots of surprises when it invades abandoned or taken buildings and when the summer starts, it is also magic, hot but magic, the new light brings reflections and mirages that make us enjoy.

here a couple of those two.

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Downtown Barcelona is a neverending story

Downtown Barcelona is a place you could visit as many times as you like and will always be full of surprises.

Architecture is the first thing you will be amazed about, hundreds of amazing buildings from different times and styles will catch your eye one after another. from Passeig de Gracia to Via Laietana, to the Roman Walls, to El Raval, you may get a neckache looking up. Quite enjoyable, downtown architecture reveals part of the history, the lifestyle and the stories behind the windows.

Downtown Barcelona By Photocircuits

Downtown Barcelona By Photocircuits

Then comes people.

Barcelona has become a multicultural city where you can find locals from anywhere. Sometimes it becomes difficult to know who lives there and who is visiting. All races, all nationalities and most of all mixes This magic city has attracted Latinamericans, Germans, Chinese, Brits, french, Arabs, Italians, Americans, and people from Africa and the rest of the Mediterranean. You can find surprising couples and groups of friends, amazing hairstyles, tatoos, clothing and music in the local cafés.

And after that then come the shops, the restaurants and the landmarks….I live downtown barcelona since 2007 walk it everyday and honestly feel I still got a lot to discover here.