Prizes and Judges Announced for Coronado Photo Contest

Spots are still available for the upcoming VIDA DE PLAYA photo contest featuring some really cool prizes.

There will be two first prize categories. One for popular vote, sponsored by Mail Boxes Etc Coronado for $150 and, the other winner will be selected by judges, also receiving $150.

 Plus there are several awesome prizes and give aways from local businesses for notable entries. Here is the list of prizes we have so far.
- $25 restaurant certificate for Picasso Restaurant, sponsored by LORE Magazine.
- $30 restaurant certificate for Luna Rosa Restaurant
- $25 restaurant certificate for Tiki Bar at Bahia
- A LOOK Lens cleaning kit from Coronado Frame
- Copies of Mark Freeman’s HOW I BEAT SATAN…AND THE IRS
Out contest judges are Sylvain Duford and Bruno Bartolotta.
Sylvain Duford started his interest in photography in 1976 with a 35mm film camera. He built his own dark-room and shot both B&W and color, shooting to print. In the late 1990s he switched to digital and enjoyed using a computer as his new “dark-room”.
"As I get older I seem to be less interested in the gear and more into the art. Because of that I switched from a pro Nikon full-frame kit to a lightweight Micro Four Thirds kit. This has allowed me to carry my camera everywhere I go and enjoy photography again. My back is thankful too!"
"As a judge I will put the emphasis on the artistic qualities rather than the technical qualities of the photographs. In particular I will look for pictures that tell a story or that are visually compelling. Break out of the rules and surprise me."
Sylvain blogs about all things photography on his blog Duford.Com.
Bruno Bartolotta,  is a french photographer passioned with the world around him. "Since I started my journey into photography I have seen so many talents and diverse styles of photography. There is no « one way » to take a picture but there is a common trait : a photographer makes an images, he does not take a snapshot. A photographer sees a scene and he starts digging and creating an image of that scene that best represents what he wants to say about it. It can be a portrait, it can be a Macro, it can be a street photo, it can be a landscape but what is important is the story that is told. Many things come into an image, the technique of how it’s shot, the artistic choices made in post process. What is important is what you want to say. Surprise me with who you are”.
You can see some of Bruno’s incredible images at:
Contest deadline is extended to March 15th.
Entry details at,-panama.html
or call Jamuna at 6780-1198