You’ve Made it Happen.
The My Nikon Life community is turning 10!
We couldn’t have done it without you. We’ve held thousands of workshops, met tens of thousands of you and have been inspired by the nearly one million images you’ve shared on #mynikonlife.
To celebrate this milestone, we invite you to enter our competition aimed to highlight your best work from the past 10 years.
Introducing, 10 Years. 10 Genres. As captured by you.
Introducing the Ten Years Together Competition.
You’ve told us what you love shooting, now it’s time we reward you for it.
To celebrate ten years of My Nikon Life, we’re running a competition - 10 years, 10 genres, as captured by you.
Exclusive to our My Nikon Life community, our Ten Years Together Competition is encouraging members to share their favourite shots captured on Nikon equipment over the last decade.
Entries open from the 28th of September and close on the 31st of October.
Finalists will be announced in mid-November, with the 10 category winners announced Friday the 26th of November.
Out of this world where wonder and the unknown collide.
A nod to mother nature's greatest creation.
Subject you; a portrait with a focus on you.
Capturing excitement in the heat of the moment.
Director's choice of a director's cut.
Swish and swirl, from dusk to dawn.
Where the wild things are, living and breathing.
Where the heart beats to the rhythm of the music.
Trends ignite with hints of flare.
Taking close and personal to a whole new level.
A panel of judges are ready to see your best photography and videography work over the last decade. Some of their overall criteria will be originality, artistic merit, technical skill, creativity and sensory impact.
Astro: Heesoo Chung @chungy_photos
Heesoo Chung is a landscape photographer based in Sydney Australia. After picking up his first camera in 2016, Heesoo combined his love of exploration and photography together and fell in love with landscape photography. This quickly led to him exploring the genre of astrophotography. The star gazing, the slow and focused meditative state, the pre-visualising, planning and successfully executing complicated images are some of his favourite things about astrophotography.
The rush and satisfaction of finally seeing the image he's had in his head for ages is so addictive. Heesoo is looking forward to seeing your version of those images….the ones that drive you, the ones that brought you the same kind of joy and satisfaction.
Judges will be looking for originality, artistic merit and technical skill. We want to see your best star trail, super moon and milky way shots. For those a little more advanced, share your best deep sky images. It can be anything and everything, as long as it is space related and is shot on the same session / day.
Landscape: Elle Chen-Hooley @elleidau
Elle Chen-Hooley is a travel and landscape photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Growing up in Australia, Elle has always been fascinated by the world around her - particularly the ever changing elements of nature. This wonder combined with a curiosity to discover all she could have brought an inevitable desire to capture this beautiful world through photography. Elle strives to share with others the splendour and emotions of the natural world through the images that she creates and to inspire people to get out and explore the beauty our world has to offer.
Elle's images have been published by Nikon Australia, Nikon Asia, The Epoch Times, NTD Television and have worked with commercial brands such as LG Australia, Wotif.com, K&F Concept and Maui Motorhomes.
Elle currently uses a Nikon D750 camera and Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED prime lens for her landscape shots.
Judges will be looking for composition and visual appeal through colour, lighting, exposure and focus. Go through your archives and share your best travel shots; perhaps you captured the Northern Lights or took a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. Whether your image is natural or urban, of land or ocean, enter your best outdoor scenes. Tell us the story behind your image.
Portrait: Bobbi Lockyer @bobbilockyer
Bobbi Lockyer is a Ngarluma, Karriyarra, Yawuru, Nyulnyu woman born and raised in Port Hedland. Bobbi works with a variety of art mediums including traditional painting, digital illustration, graphic design and photography. Bobbi is a mother of four boys and her children are her biggest inspiration. Her strong family connections to land, ocean, people and health are embedded in her work.
Her maternal grandmothers personal story of her Stolen Generations experience underlies her love for maternal and country and her great grandfather's story of social activism and fight for country during WW2 gives her determination and pride. Feature articles have described her work as ground breaking, revolutionary and artistic. She draws the natural ability and instincts and strengths from her grassroots Aboriginal community.
Judges will be looking for creativity and technical excellence as well as expression of emotion and visual appeal. From your favourite family memory to one you've captured on a photoshoot we want to see your best portrait, and remember, these can be of your furry friends too.
Action: Jasin Boland @jasinboland
Jasin Boland is one of Hollywood's premier motion picture still photographers who's worked on films such as Mulan, Extraction, Mad Max Fury Road, Thor Ragnarok, Aquaman, Ghost in the Shell, The Bourne Films, James Bonds Skyfall, Spectre No Time to Die, Captain Phillips, Everest and the Matrix to name a few. Jasin's work has been published in newspapers, magazines, billboards, and movie posters all around the world.
Australian born Jasin is an Ambassador for Nikon, BlackRapid and VP International of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers.
Judges will be looking for how you capture the excitement in the heat of the moment; from the winning goal in a grand final to a dirt bike rider performing a difficult trick, judges will be looking for your most motion filled image.
Short Video: Jason Lee @jasonminilee
Creative Director and in-house photographer and videographer of Men's Health magazine since 2006, Jason Lee has shot the who's who of the Health and Fitness industry and brands including Kayla Itsines, Rich Froning and Under Armour. Having started his Nikon journey with a D5100 before moving on to D600 and D750 bodies, he currently shoots Z6 and Z6II for their extensive video features. When he's not art directing the glossy pages of Men's Health, you'll find him at the box churning out Power Snatches and talking about CrossFit to anyone who'll care to listen
Judges will be looking for how you tell a compelling story with visual appeal and attention to detail. What you film is up to you as long as it's short and sweet, and your short video can contain subject matter relevant to any of the other 9 categories.
Surf: Stephanie Gilmore @stephaniegilmore
Undoubtedly one of the world's most stylish surfers Nikon Brand Ambassador, Stephanie Gilmore entered the professional surfing scene in 2007 - winning four of the eight events and claiming the WSL world title in her rookie year. She has dominated ever since, winning seven world titles so far. Stephanie spends her days away from the tour travelling the globe, exploring new waves, cities and beaches, photographing her adventures and playing her many guitars. Stephanie led the WSL to achieve equal pay for women - one of the first international sporting organisations to do so. She's an advocate for ocean health and loves to spend time with the next generation of surfers at initiatives such as the 'Rising Tides' WSL tour event.
The judges will be looking for dramatic affect. Show us your best summer filled images of surfers riding the waves, massive swells and glowing golden hour moments. Whether you braved the waves with your camera or if you snapped a shot from the shore, the judges will be looking to see the power of the ocean.
Wildlife: Charles Davis @charlesdavisphotography
Acclaimed multi-award-winning photographer, Charles Davis, captures images that make you long for misty alpine mornings, snow-capped mountains and Australian wilderness steeped in natural history.
His work is a rare insight into Australia's shy, and beautiful creatures as you may have never seen them before.
The judges will be looking for visually compelling and impactful images of animals in their natural habitats, whether it be in the sky, underwater or somewhere in between.
Live Music: Michelle Grace Hunder @michelleghunder
With a decade of experience, Michelle Grace Hunder has two separate series in the National Sound and Film Archive of Australia and is considered one of the most revered Australian Music Photographers.
After the 2015 release of her highly anticipated photographic book “RISE”, a detailed insight of her personal journey into the world of Australian Hip-Hop, both Australian and international artists began requesting her talents to photograph both live performances and portrait images, used for press, publicity and album covers.
Joining the creative team that is responsible for the visual representation of Australian artist Ruel, the last few years has seen Michelle produce all of the press shots, album and single covers and all live performances for the young musical prodigy.
Michelle also live streams photography workshops, interviews and follower challenges on Twitch, three times a week.
The judges will be looking for visual impact. Show us a moment you captured that really communicates the feeling of what it was like to be at that show. Transport the judges back to a moment of fun with your compelling story telling.
Fashion: Stef King @stefkingphoto
Stef King is a multi-award-winning fashion, beauty, editorial and advertising photographer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work regularly appears in local and international magazines, advertisements and media campaigns.
Stef's personable, relaxed demeanour, combined with her ability to bring out the inner strength and beauty in her subject, has made her one of WA's most favourite advertising and editorial photographers. Today she has photographed some of Australia's best and brightest talents, from politicians and celebrities to athletes and supermodels to everyday people making positive global change.
The judges will be looking for an impeccable sense of style and a narrative portrayed through visual appeal. Whether its candidly captured street fashion or a catalogue image you took for a magazine shoot, submit your most stylish image.
Macro: Aaron Molenkamp @nightfall_photography
Meet Aaron Molenkamp from Nightfall Photography. Aaron specialises in macro photography, especially in-flight subject. Our Promotion captures, showcasing the beauty that can be found in the macro world. He is a semi-professional photographer and a Nikon School Lecturer. Aaron has had his work featured with BBC Earth, Australian Geographic & Nikon, and published with some of the leading photography wildlife magazines.
Judges will be looking for visually striking images with exemplary detail, clarity, colour and composition. From gruesome insects to serene flora, the judges want to see your best close up image of a tiny subject.
1x Winner from each category
Winners will receive an exclusive My Nikon Life prize package including:
- Nikon Z 6
- NIKKOR Z 24 - 70mm f/4 S
- FTZ Adaptor
1x Runner up from each category
Runners up will receive:
- $300 Patagonia voucher
10 years. 10 genres.
Captured by you.
Enter our Ten Years Together Competition.
Exclusive to My Nikon Life members.
Looking for inspiration? Check out some of the entries submitted by My Nikon Life members!
A Look Back
1,000+ Nikon School Workshops around Australia
2,500+ shared posts on Instagram
67 new cameras launched and 110 million Nikon lenses produced
Thank you for the past decade.
Enter our Ten Years Together Competition and receive a $110 Nikon.com.au gift voucher*
Redeemable on Nikon Z Series bodies and NIKKOR Z lenses.
*One gift voucher will be provided to each My Nikon Life member who submits their entry to the Ten Years Together Competition. Gift voucher is limited to one per entrant and can only be redeemed once. Gift voucher can be redeemed on Nikon Z Series camera bodies and NIKKOR Z lenses. Gift voucher will be emailed to the entrant’s email address associated with their My Nikon Life account and expires 21 days after receipt.
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