Tamron Americas announces Tamron User Photo/Video Contest 2023 winners

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“Taking the Long Way Home” by John Calvin, Grand Prize Winner, Photo

Tamron Americas unveiled the winners of the Tamron User Photo/Video Contest 2023. The competition, open to photographers and videographers/filmmakers in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, attracted entries in seven distinct categories: Travel/Landscape, Wildlife, Close-up/Fine Art, Portrait, Sports/Action, Photojournalism, and Video. The judging process was carried out by a panel of Tamron’s Creative Collaborative professional photographers and videographers.

The grand prize winner for still imagery is John Calvin (winning image pictured above). His captivating black and white image, captured in Great Sand Dunes National Park, showcases a meandering path of light and shadow through the dunes with distant hikers nearing the summit. Calvin used the Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD for Fujifilm X-mount to create his winning composition.

In the video category, the grand prize goes to Chandler Weber for his video titled “Sound of the Natural State Hype.” The video features shots of an NCAA Division I Marching Band throughout their season and serves as a pregame hype video. Weber used a combination of Blackmagic and Nikon cameras paired with Tamron glass, employing five Tamron lenses (SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2, SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2, SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2, SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD) to bring his vision to life. Watch Weber’s winning video below:

“The creativity and skill of our users are incredible, and we are always humbled seeing the world through our users’ lenses,” said Stacie Errera, vice president, marketing and communications, Tamron Americas. “This contest has brought together users in North and Latin America, showcasing a diverse range of perspectives and talents in the world of photography and videography.”

See the winning images and videos on Tamron’s website here.