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Carl Zeiss Photography Contest 2011

Carl Zeiss has recently announced the 2011 edition of the Carl Zeiss Photography Contest, an international competition in which photographers can submit images taken through Carl Zeiss lenses with different equipment.

Each year photos are to be submitted in relation to a given subject. This year Carl Zeiss is looking for photos of a very special moment, a moment in which you do not see a subject, but a story.

In this contest, Carl Zeiss will award the best photos with Carl Zeiss lenses, smartphones with Carl Zeiss lenses, web cameras with Carl Zeiss lenses, lens cleaning kits and more other goodies!

Capture a Special Moment Through a Carl Zeiss Lens!

For its 2011 photography competition, Carl Zeiss is looking for that moment in which you do not see a subject, but a story.

“We’re looking for images of that very special moment,” says Martin Dominicus, Head of Marketing for the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division. “Every life, every situation and every place is full of stories that take place in a split second. The ability to capture that in such a way that you recognize the story behind it — this is, and has always been, the high art of photography.”

The pictures can be about anything. They can show people telling a story through their facial expressions or charm. They can depict a story in nature, whether shown through the sun, water, mist or frost. In exploring the theme, photographers can go to the limits of their imagination. There are also no rules in terms of style. The images can show bizarre, mysterious, funny or romantic situations. Photographic techniques such as the conscious play with focusing or blur can be used, as well as light/shadow or black and white photography.

The most decisive requirement for this competition is that the photographer captures a magical moment that has character and tells a story.

As in 2010, anyone can take part in this competition provided their images are shot with a ZEISS lens. It doesn’t matter if you use an SLR reflex camera or a smartphone with a ZEISS lens.

As in the previous year, this competition will again take place on the global online photo community Flickr. Participants should upload their best image to the theme “Every moment tells a story” on the official Carl Zeiss group on Flickr and tag it with the keyword “ZEISSContest2011”.

In this contest, Carl Zeiss will award Carl Zeiss lenses, smartphones with Carl Zeiss lenses, web cameras with Carl Zeiss lenses, lens cleaning kits and more other goodies!

Remember, each participant can submit one photo only!