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Published July 22nd 2012
Lonely Planet Photo Competition - A Must to Enter!

Here is a really exciting photo competition for all avid travel photographers and camera buffs to enter.
Oh how hard can it be - if he can, you can!
Improve your photography and meet other keen photographers
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This image captured my imagination and soul. Seeing 'Dance Challenge' through the eyes of a camera.
Image: 'Aboriginal boy dancing. Queensland, Australia' by Hannah L Glenton

Lonely Planet hosts this wonderful Travel Photography Competition on a weekly basis, so you have lots of opportunities to enter with multiple entries.
Happy Challenge.
Image: 'Bathing in the waterplants', Cambodia, by Jebob.

Although the weekly prize is a mere Lonely Planet guidebook of your choice, it may lead to bigger and better opportunities. Whether your desire is to become a professional travel photographer, hone your photographic skills or you just want to capture magnificent memorable photos to place in your album. This competition will inspire your creative talents with themes, subjects and colour you may have never considered, so click away.
Clothing Challenge
Image:'Tribal Trader I Ė Goa, India' by David Schweitzer.

With a different theme each week, you have an opportunity to showcase your works on their website if you win outright or within the Top 5 in each category or theme.
'Old Challenge'
Image:Bridge in the Omo-Shasha-Oluwa Forest Reserves, Ondo, Nigeria. 'At Your Own Risk' by livetowander.

So start looking through all your travel photos, you just may unearth a gem.

You need to be a member of Flickr to enter and vote. It's free and as easy as 1,2,3. Once a member, you upload your photos and enter the competition or vote. Anyone can become a member, I have with my little snap and shoot.

The winners are selected by popular votes from other Flickr members.
'Illuminated Challenge
Image: Illuminated', Lee Point, Darwin, Australia by Louise Denton

Previous themes / photo challenges included:
Dance, Order, Overhead, Hectic, Clothing, Seaside, Exploring, Neon, Freedom, Double, Romantic, Antiquity, Happy, Modern, Illuminates, Calm, Customer, Mystic, Behind, Waiting, Liquid, Valleys, Golden, Old, the list goes on.
'Exploring Challenge.
Image: 'Antelope Canyon' in Arizona, USA by Julien Lebreton

So now you are starting to understand where your own photos may sit and begin to look outside of the square.
This 'Seaside Challenge' can be seen as a little creepy, it reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock's film. 'The Birds', yet is is compelling to look at.
Seaside Challenge.
Image: 'Rob this fisherman!!!' on the beach of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador by EyesOfChris.


So what if you have not travelled overseas, go out and explore your own country. Australian scenes have won 4 out of 39 theme winners and many 'runners up'.

You have got to love our "sun burnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains" - words written by Dorethea Mackellar that painted images and inspired pride in Australia.

We have an abundant subject matter in our glorious country so grab that camera and start clicking. Show the world the sheer and utter beauty creatively through your eyes.

Imagine how much fun you can have on the weekends happy snapping away. You will be surprised how amazing they look once you edit and crop them.

If you want to learn or be inspired what produces a good travel photo rush out and buy Lonely Planets 'Guide to Travel Photography' to get some hints and inspiration.

You may want to join a Camera Club.
see Australian Camera Clubs website.

Or just wing it with snapping all that inspires you without a thought to the Challenge and see what come up.

Have a look at their photography blog page to see what's going on in their photography world.

See Sunrise, sunset: city photos at the golden hour no surprise with what is no 1. Yes our very own Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Our very own golden Opera House and Harbour Bridge.


Lonely Planet is the ultimate information destination for travel guides. Covering 195 countries, they have produced over 500 titles on every destination you could possibly think of, becoming the world's largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world.

Now owned by BBC Worldwide who created my most watched DVD series 'Planet Earth' is the ultimate portrait of our planet. They truly are dedicated to showing our earth is all it's beauty and glory. A contrast to the horrid commercial television and daily newspapers.

Focus your heart, mind, eyes and camera on our world's beauty and your own world will change too.

Planet Earth DVD series - Episodes 1-5


Lonely Planet was founded in 1972 by an Australian husband and wife team, Tony and Maureen Wheeler in Melbourne Australia. They began producing informative travel guides beginning with budget backpacking titles.

BBC Worldwide bought a 75% share in 2007 and the final 25% in 2011. There is a little sense of pride knowing this originated from Australia.

I'll be looking out for your entries in this wonderful competition.
Happy snapping!


Note: All images are from Lonely Planet's Travel Photography Competition website.

Additional Photo Contest: by Travel Supermarket
Capture the Colour photo blogging.

Show you best 5 photos in the following colour theme categories.
Blue - Green - Yellow - White - Red

Prize: 2,000 pounds.
Conditions: You must have a wordpress blogging page to enter.
How to Enter: go to their website for all detailed information.
Again, free and easy as 1,2,3,4,5.
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