If you’ve ever thought you had the vision and technical prowess to be an in-demand photographer but didn’t know how to catch your big break, Adorama recently announced this year’s Top Photographer contest to be judged by Nigel Barker, most famous for his participation in Tyra Banks’ America’s Top Model. Five Finalists will be chosen by Nigel Barker and will complete in a web series produced by Adorama where each of the five finalist will be judged on their technical ability but more importantly their ability to use their technical skills to execute their unique vision.
The rules are straightforward; simply upload an image taken within the last five years on Adorama’s submission site. The contest is open to photographers of all skill levels and using the tool of their choice – iphoneographers are encouraged to enter. If selected you’ll be competing in various challenges that will stream on Adorama’s YouTube channel this Fall; once the dust settles you may find yourself $50k richer.
Make sure to check out Adorama for full details and where to submit your image and information about yourself. Make sure you mention The Noisecast when you win. (Full press release below.)
Adorama Presents: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER
World-renowned photographer Nigel Barker invites photographers nationwide to enter for a chance to compete to be the next Top Photographer; 5-episode reality series to air on AdoramaTV this fall
New York, NY – JULY 11, 2016 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, announced today the launch of a brand new reality web series competition for every type of photographer: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER. Open to all photographers across the nation, from professional shooter to hobbyist to iPhoneographer, five contestants will be hand-picked by Nigel Barker himself to compete in the AdoramaTV original series, where they will be challenged to prove they have not only the skills, but the vision to become the next Top Photographer.
Enter now for your chance to compete in AdoramaTV’s TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER today!
“We will be casting a large net across the country looking for photographers from all walks of life and interested in all types of photography,” states Nigel. “Obviously technical ability will be assessed but most importantly I will be looking for passion, drive and the illusive ‘eye’ that all top photographers have. Top Photographer is going to pit a few of the best shooters we can find from all around the country with the aim of singling out just one to win the title of Top Photographer. And in a world of photographers, that’s no small feat.”
“Technology these days is so advanced, yet so accessible, it gives everyone the ability to become a photographer and share their own unique vision with the world,” comments Lev Peker, chief marketing officer, Adorama. “But not everyone has the platform to get their work noticed. Through this competition, we hope to give all photographers out there the opportunity to let the world see what they see behind the lens. We’re very excited to see how they tackle the challenges Nigel and Adorama have created for them, and to let others tune in to the fun on AdoramaTV.”
Airing in November, the finale of TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER will conclude with the final two contestants competing for the title and the grand prize, valued at $50k, which includes a photography equipment package as well as a photo exhibition event in New York City hosted by Nigel Barker, to take place after the finale airs.
About the Judges:
Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned photographer, author and filmmaker. Best known for his participation on America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks, Barker has created a prominent presence in the fashion and entertainment industry. He currently is the host of a weekly radio show called SiriusXM’s Gentleman’s Code as well as the host of Oxygen’s The Face with Naomi Campbell. Drawing on his many years of experience, Nigel has published two books: The Beauty Equation and his latest book, New York Times best-seller, Models of Influence. After 20+ years in the industry, Barker is definitely one of the ultimate influencers in the photography world.
Additional judges, including internationally known, award-winning photographers, will be announced soon – stay tuned for more details!