Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition open!

•January 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

From the press release dated Saturday 15th January 2011

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, attracting entries from professional and amateur photographers of all ages worldwide. By encouraging innovation whilst maintaining excellence in nature photography, the competition seeks to promote the discovery, understanding and enjoyment of the natural world.

Why enter?

– photographers garner international recognition through extensive print and online publicity campaign

– amateurs and professionals alike compete for the chance to share the £24,500 prize pot and scoop the £10,000 top prize

– successful photographers are invited to the gala awards ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum and an exclusive private view of the winning images

– winning images are showcased in an acclaimed exhibition that tours both nationally and internationally and is seen by more than 2.5 million people worldwide

– winning images are published in both a commemorative hardback book translated into multiple languages as well as in a special feature of BBC Wildlife Magazine

How and what to enter

enter online – visit our website for complete competition rules, new digital guidelines and categories

entry fee for the Adult Competition: £20

entry to the Young Competition is free

entries must be digital files. Scans of transparencies and negatives are also accepted.

RAW files, original transparencies or negatives must be supplied if an image reaches the final round of judging (young entrants can submit original JPEGs)

translations of the rules are available online in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish

closing date: Friday 18 March 2011


We take the judging of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition very seriously. We select judges who have distinguished themselves in their field and who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of photographic excellence.

Mark Carwardine, (Chair) zoologist, writer and photographer (UK)

Joe Cornish, landscape photographer (UK)

Colin Finlay, Head of Image Resources, Natural History Museum (UK)

Pål Hermansen, photographer and author (Norway)

Beverley Joubert, wildlife photographer, film-maker and conservationist (South Africa)

Rosamund Kidman Cox, editor and writer (UK)

Erik Sampers, picture director, Terre Sauvage magazine (France)

Sophie Stafford, editor, BBC Wildlife magazine (UK)

Markus Varesvuo, wildlife photographer (Finland)


EPSON International Pano Awards 2011 now open!

•January 13, 2011 • 1 Comment

Here they are folks! They’re on again – the 2011 Epson International Pano Awards – and yours truly will be one of the esteemed judges yet again. Find details below – I look forward to judging all your cracking images!

The EPSON International Pano Awards 2011

US$25,000 in cash and prizes!

Enter online at Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to enter The EPSON

International Pano Awards to compete for approximately $25,000 in cash and prizes. Regular entries are open from 1st December 2010 until Friday 15th of April 2011.

The second Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in an explosion in image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest and most important competition for panoramic photography.

The 2010 competition saw 2740 images submitted from 945 photographers in 79 countries.

The 2011 competition is now open for all professional and amateur photographers with a combined prize pool of US $25,000 in cash and prizes!

New for 2011

-an exhibition of the winners and top scoring images at the PMA Photo Imaging Trade Show in Sydney, June 2011! -a new category for VR photography to be announced soon! -prizes for runner-ups and third places in each category

The judging panel includes over 20 of the world’s top panoramic photographers and industry professionals, including members of the IAPP and IVRPA.

Italy through the lens…

•January 10, 2011 • 1 Comment

My good friends Daniel Capobianco and Antonio are running a very cool photographic workshop in Italy this May. Details are below for those interested…

16th May – 29th May 2011

Daniel Capobianco M.Photog & Antonio Ranieri on a photographic experience of a lifetime!

Visit some of Italy’s iconic places and best kept secrets with muliti-award winning photographers Daniel and Antonio and learn how to take your landscape and fine art photography to an amazing level.

From only $6850…

Locations you will visit…

Venezia (Venice)

San Quirico Di Orica

San Gimignano









Topics you will cover…

Landscape photography – Lighting & composition

Landscape stitching

Fine art photography – Lighting & composition

HDR photography and processing

Photoshop finishing techniques using the Adobe products

Printing techniques



$6850 per person twin share (deposit paid by 25th November 2010)

$7580 Per person single room (deposit paid by 25th November 2010)

Book after 25th November 2010 $7550 twin share & $8280 single share.

Non-refundable deposit $3000 due at time of booking.

Balance remaining due by 1st March 2011.

All flights, transfers, accommodation and some meals included, also includes tuition, tip book and added extras along the way.

There are only 12 spots available so get in early!

To book, please call Felicity on +61 410 596 617 or email


What you will need…

DSLR camera or medium format camera.

Laptop loaded with photoshop (please contact us if you need assistance with this).

Promoter: Anlex Projects Pty Ltd

ABN: 40142343664

Unit 3 43-53 Bridge Road

Stanmore NSW, Australia

Bus Hours 9am – 4pm eastern Australian time




Veolia Environement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition results announced

•October 27, 2010 • 6 Comments

Last week the winners of the world’s prestigious wildlife photographic competition were announced.

Bence Mate, a fellow photographer who was first recognised back in 2005, the year I was highly commended, took out the major prize with a stunning shot from Costa Rica. To view his and the other winning images, go to

Freycinet Workshop video

•October 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Freycinet 2010 from Phoebe Jamieson on Vimeo.

Here a preview of our Freycinet Workshop starting Friday 12th November 2010.

All this footage was shot while doing a recce there last May in all the fantastic locations we’ll be visiting, like Wineglass Bay, Bluestone Bay, Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay.

For more information on the workshop, go to

Come with me to Cradle Mountain & Freycinet/Wineglass Bay Tasmania

•September 15, 2010 • 4 Comments

We still have a few places left for our fabulous Cradle Mountain Workshop, Friday 29th October to Tuesday 2nd November. Come down for 5 days photographing the best landscape wilderness in Australia, staying at the luxurious Cradle Mountain Lodge.

We also have some spots for our Freycinet Workshop staying at the ever-impressive Freycinet Lodge. I was down there in May and the scenery is AMAZING! Walking along Wineglass Bay with my shoes off, camera in hand and having the place almost exclusively with the sun on my back was an experience I’ll never forget…

These workshops will fill fast as Christian Fletcher is about to advertise them on his blog also, so don’t delay!

Book in at

I look forward to seeing you soon.



North Stradbroke Island

•August 20, 2010 • 4 Comments

I’ve just spent the week on North Stradbroke Island with my friend Alex Kennison. This was my first time to Straddie and I was very impressed. Lots of good landscapes to shoot up the top end with North and South Gorge being favourites. Heaps of marine life too including turtles, whales, dolphins, etc. This shot was taken at Captain Cook Lookout (sunrise), at the entrance to North Gorge. Single capture cropped as a panoramic, I had my pano film camera and my Gigapan but will tell you of the dramas in another post!