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Friday, January 27, 2012


"Backyard Macros" by Carolyn Derstine was Announced the Winning Exhibit by Professional Macro Photographer and Judge, Mike Moats. Commack, N.Y.,

January 27, 2012- Tamron USA announced the winner of the Tamron USA My Macro Exhibit Photo Contest. The contest, offered to Tamron lens users, required that entrants create a 3D virtual exhibit on showcasing at least 8-14 images. The winning exhibit would be based upon overall quality and originality of the collection. Professional photographer and My Macro Exhibit Photo Contest Judge, Mike Moats selected "Backyard Macros" created by Carolyn Derstine as the winner.

Mike Moats expressed his appreciation of her work through his remarks on the photographer; "Carolyn demonstrates an ability to produce excellent images with a variety of subjects in nature. All images are creatively composed in the frame, have good lighting, and nice sharp details. A well-balanced portfolio of subjects, beautiful colors, interesting textures, and nice blurred backgrounds." Carolyn Derstine will have her exhibit featured on the Tamron website, eNewsletter, Facebook Page ( and will win a Tamron lens of her choice. To view the winning exhibit, please visit: Moats also selected 10 Honorable Mentions listed at

About the Judge
Mike Moats is an award winning, professional Nature Photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike has had articles and images published in Outdoor Photographer, Natures Best, Nature Photographer, Photolife, NANPA's Expressions Books, and many more. He has won numerous local and international awards, and is a featured "Macro Master" on the Tamron website at Mike offers one-on-one and group photography workshops, moderates the macro gallery at and published Tiny Landscapes, a how-to book for macro photography in nature, as well as five e-Books. You can follow Mike on his blog at or find out about workshops and speaking engagements or visit his website at for more information on his books and images.

Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron's SoHo-styled MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) interface, available at, allows users to create customizable gallery exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience. Photographers simply set up a user avatar and bio, upload their favorite high-resolution images and create their personalized on-line exhibit space. After organizing the exhibit and captioning the photographs, users can put finishing design touches on their exhibit. By choosing wall and floor textures and colors, frames, furniture, and lighting, photographers are invited to extend their creativity and show their work in complimentary settings. It's easy to go back into the MPE interface at any time to add more photos, tweak presentation specs, or create an unlimited number of new exhibits that feature travel pictorials, special events, projects, and more.

Spreading the word about these custom exhibits is another way in which MyPhotoExhibits stands out from other online galleries. Once an exhibit is ready to "open" it's easy to share it with friends. Users simply send invitations from the website or iPhone & iPad app to Facebook or other social media platforms or by email. Visitors can sign the photographer's guestbook, choose favorite exhibits and follow exhibiting photographers.  

Companion iPhone & iPad App for On-The-Go Viewing and Sharing
An app for iPhone and iPad for photography enthusiasts on-the-go will further enhance MyPhotoExhibits convenience and user-friendliness. The complimentary app, available in the iTunes app store at offers easy mobile access to MyPhotoExhibits. Through their iPhone or iPad, users can browse through all available MPE exhibits, view their own exhibits, check out other photographers and share exhibits by sending out invites to friends.  

About Tamron
Tamron is a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today's compact high power all-in-one lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the new 18-270mm Di II VC PZD - the world's smallest and lightest 15X zoom lens featuring Tamron's propietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet AF operation. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.

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