Exciting news in the world of medium format digital photography. Phase One is bringing their IQ Photography Conference to the US with 3 stops on their International tour. Joined by lighting industry leader, Bron Imaging Group US, the conference will be making stops in  Miami, NY and LA  and give photographers the opportunity to go hands on and try the greatest digital medium format camera system in the world.

Each event will be hosted by a local studio and feature two Phase One pro shooters to share with you intimate knowledge of workflow, on-set experiences and how they use the Phase system to maximize the potential of their digital images. In addition there will be digital workflow workshops, access to on-site Phase One engineers, door prizes and current Phase One owners can even get free servicing Phase products they already own.

If you are interested in attending tickets are available for purchase through the Phase One site but we want our fans to get in for FREE!.  If you want a pass to the IQ conference in your city,  just leave us a comment with a link showing that you shared this blog post on FB or Tweeted about it by mentioning @ResourceMag. The first 30 fans in each city will win a pass. To add to the prize we’re going to choose one person at random, from everyone who shares this blog post via FB or Twitter, to win a copy of Capture One Pro, the world leading RAW file converter and image editing software, valued at $400.00.  The first 30 fans in each city will win passes.

Each city is highlighted below. If you haven’t yet experience the incredible power and awesome design of a Phase One IQ camera system you won’t want to miss these events.

Miami – March 15th, 2012 – Presented by Capture Integration at  Maps Studio 212 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Featuring Keynote Speakers: Ed Cooley and Jack Flesher


New York – March 20th, 2012 – Presented by Digital Transitions at Milk Studios 450 West 15th St. NY, NY 10011

Featuring Keynote Speakers: Jaime Demarco and Steve Giralt

Los Angeles – March 22nd, 2012 – Presented by Samy’s Camera at Siren Studios 6063 West Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Featuring Keynote Speakers: Kurt Iswarienko and George Simian


Here’s a contest you can feel good about entering whether you win or lose: the Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photo contest which also raises money that goes towards supporting women with breast cancer.

Anyone can enter worldwide (applicants under the age of 16 must have parental consent). The categories are: expression, environment, memory, perspective, and disorientation. Entry fees start at around $23 US dollars (£15) and the entire fee goes directly to the UK charity Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.

Sign up and more info HERE.


The satellite imaging firm DigitalGlobe conducted a contest via Facebook in which they asked their fans to pick their best satellite image of the year. This crazy image of the ribbon-like Rakaia River, which runs through the Canterbury Plains on New Zealand’s South Island, was selected as the winner. The Rakaia beat out surreal images of Ground Zero in New York, Palm Island in Dubai, Gaddafhi’s compound in Libya, and the space shuttle Atlantis in motion. Check it out below:


Olloclip, the cool iPhone lens, is hosting their first instagram-specific photo contest! All you have to do to enter is take a photograph (with instagram of course) and submit it with this hashtag: #olloclipdec.

The theme of the December contest is “Holiday Cheer”—you know, Jolly Old St. Nick, roasted chestnuts, mistletoe, decked-out halls, that sort of thing. The winner will be selected via most “likes” on the statigram contest page, so get your friends to vote!

What you can win? In addition to receiving a limited edition, customized olloclip, your winning photograph will be displayed as Olloclip’s Facebook default for a week and will be put in the “Photo Contest Winners” Hall of fame album on their Facebook Page.

Santa Claus is coming to town pretty soon and the contest deadline is in 7 days, so submit your photo today before it’s too late!

For more information CLICK HERE



Would you like your work to be be part of the American Photography annual hardcover? American Photography 28 calls now for entries to select the year’s best images.

Present your best works and be part of the AP Archive! Don’t miss out, the deadline is January 27th 2012.  Register  HERE!


Getting recognized for your work is the first step in becoming a household name in this business. The Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Awards is one of the biggest show of its kinds and a great way to gain that invaluable recognition.

Now, an even wider range of photographers is eligible to enter the contest as Applied Arts Magazine has added new categories to their annual Photography and Illustration Awards! The new categories are:

  1. Public service/strategy
  2. Pro Bono
  3. Self-Promotion Package
  4. Food Photography
  5. Photojournalism Story

And that’s not all they’ve added to the awards. They are also introducing the Applied Arts Creative Excellence Awards (AACE)—in addition to the awards to the winners of different categories, the judges will also pick a person who’s the very best of the best in each category and award them the tip-of-the-hat worthy AACE.

All winners will receive exceptional recognition in these high-profile media platforms:

  • Showcased in the highly anticipated May/June Photography & Illustration Awards issue;
  • Featured on the very popular Photography & Illustration Awards Winners Gallery on appliedartsmag.com;
  • Displayed at the well-attended annual Applied Arts Winners’ Exhibit in Toronto, where AACE Winners will be announced in both Photography and Illustration.
  • Plus: All winning entries become part of the Applied Arts Awards Archive, which features more than a decade of stunning, award-winning work.

The entry deadline is January 13th!

Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards



We know you’ve all been waiting, and finally the day has come! Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14th, the APA/NY Photo Contest and Christmas Holiday Party is on! From 7pm to 10pm, the party is on at Loft 33 (33 West 26th St, NY). There will be a raffle for a Fuji Inteax Camera for only 2 bucks a ticket!

You may be wondering who is the 2011 APA/NY Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner, right? So this time the prize goes to (drumroll, please)… Jason Evans! Our sincere congratulations to him!

Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, cool music, exhibition of the winning works, and so much more! Are you gonna miss it? We won’t!


In August, X-rite launched a series of monthly contests that would last through the end of the year. Well, today is December 1st and that means you have one more chance to win. All you have to do to enter is submit photographs based on the theme they set, follow Xrite on twitter and Like them on Facebook.

What you can win:

Your photograph will be judged by a professional photographer, or a “Coloratti” as Xrite calls them; this month, Helen Yancy will weight in. The theme of for this last contest is “Celebrating Family.” Go ahead, submit your image and become the last Color Perfectionist of this year!

For more information CLICK HERE


It’s that time of year again, the National Geographic Photo Contest is on!
Photographers from all over the world are submitting their photographs, shouldn’t you? By entering this competition, you’ve got the chance to win $10,000 and a trip National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2012: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.

The photographs will be judged by some of National Geographic’s own photographers.This is one of the most anticipated annual photo contests around, so if your really wanna make a name for yourself, take this chance! Submission are due November 30, so hurry up and submit that your stunning pictures!

For more information and submission CLICK HERE

Here some pictures of last years winners:

Are you a photographer seeking to be thought of as among the “highest ranks of your profession”? Of course you are. This contest is your opportunity to have your work considered for hardcover and online publication that may achieve just that!

American Photography 28 and American Illustration 31 are hosting their annual contests. The winners’ work will be included in AI and AP’s hardcover annual publications as well as in their online gallery (THE ARCHIVE), both of which are viewed by the industry’s top creative professionals.

You can submit work in a multitude of categories: editorial books, advertising, posters, promotion, packaging, 3D, animation, video, unpublished and student work. Subcategories include, news, food, sports, fashion, portraiture, lifestyle, children’s books, adultfiction/nonfiction, comics, graphic novels, nudes and fine art.

A jury of professionals will select the winning works. Don’t miss this opportunity! Find your best photo and participate! Deadline for AP is January 27, 2012, and February 24, 2012 for AI. Winners will be announced in May. Good luck!