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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lensbaby highlights creative senior portraits with its Senior Style Portrait Contes

Lensbaby Announces Senior Style Senior Portrait Photo Contest

Portland, OR – September 1, 2011 –
Lensbaby, manufacturer of creative effects camera lenses, announces today the beginning of its Senior Style Portrait Contest.  In order to celebrate and reward outstanding, forward-looking Senior Portrait photography, Lensbaby has put together a contest full of exceptional prizes, with a Canon 5D Mark II camera being one of many valuable items in the grand prize package.  

Lensbaby is known for helping photographers unlock their creativity, connect with their clients, and produce beautiful, ground-breaking images.  This is especially critical in the highly competitive world of senior portrait photography, where differentiation is key.  Seniors want to share with their friends, distinctive, creative images that show off their personality in a fun and unique way.  Lensbaby’s Creative Effects Lens system is ideal for creating such imagery.

Throughout the summer, Lensbaby released a number of how-to videos along with tips that helped portrait photographers improve their Lensbaby skills.  Now those portrait photographers have an opportunity to show off their best work by submitting up to three senior portraits, shot with any of the seven optics in the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.  Photographers can submit their work to the contest site here.
Photographers can submit their best Lensbaby senior portrait photos beginning today at 2PM PDT, through September 30, 2011 at 2PM PDT.  Lensbaby staff will choose 50 finalists and post those images to a special folder on their Facebook page in October.  Then, a talented panel of judges will choose three winners – one Grand Prize winner, one 2nd Prize winner and one 3rd Prize winner. Each winning photographer will score significant prizes that will allow them to outfit or upgrade their senior portrait tools and studio.

The panel of expert judges will include Holli True, Lindsay Adler and Matt & Meghan Feyerabend with  Aus 10 Photoartists.  

Lensbaby has also partnered with SmugMug, who will host the submissions gallery as well as provide contest prizes. The current prize list includes products or services from these top-notch photographic brands: Animoto, Canon, Hoodman USA, Kubota Image Tools, Lensbaby, LensProToGo, Manfrotto, Miller’s Professional Imaging, Nasty Clamps, Red River Paper, RadioPopper, SmugMug, SYNC, Think Tank Photo, Westcott, and White House Custom Colour.
Submission Guidelines:
  • Photos submitted must be taken with a Lensbaby lens and Lensbaby optic.
  • Photos submitted must be jpgs and should not exceed 8MB in size.
  • Each person may submit up to three photos.
  • A senior portrait photograph, as defined for this contest, is a photograph of a person who appears to be of the appropriate high school senior age (approximate range of 16-20 years old). Photographs featuring subjects who appear to be outside of this age range may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the judges.
  • Photographers must be able to provide model releases signed by the subjects in the photos they submit. Lensbaby can provide blank model releases if the photographer does not have one. Contact to request a copy.
  • Electronic submissions will be accepted from 2PM PDT on September 1, until 2pm, PDT, September 30, 2011.
  • By submitting to this contest, photographers consent to have their photo(s) displayed for up to 6 months on if selected as a finalist.
  • The winning images will be announced on or before November 30, 2011.
  • To submit images, visit the Lensbaby/Smugmug submissions page.
  • For a full list of rule, visit the Official Contest Rules page.
For more information on the contest or any other Lensbaby products, contact PR representative Jessica Darrican at 305-576-1171 x.16 or

About Lensbaby

Lensbaby is a Portland, Oregon based manufacturer of award-winning Creative Effects SLR camera lenses.  Lensbaby was launched in February 2004 by Craig Strong, a professional photographer and the inventor of the patented Lensbaby Creative Effects SLR lens system.  Lensbaby sells to photographers all over the world through its website,, by calling 877-536-7222 / 971-223-5662, at tradeshows, in leading photo retailers and through a growing global network of international distributors.
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