Friday Happy Hour: Winners All Around

Friday Happy Hour: Winners All Around

Once-in-a-lifetime workshop in Penang, Malaysia

PhotoShelter members and renowned travel & humanitarian photographers Gavin Gough and Matt Brandon are hosting a truly outstanding workshop this February in Penang, Malaysia. Attendees will spend a week capturing Thaipusam – the annual festival where some 800,000 Hindus will undertake a pilgrimage and engage in acts of devotion to their God of War. The price includes accommodation, meals, and more. Learn more about this amazing opportunity here.

Photo by Matt Brandon

Nature’s Best Photography magazine honors Russ Bishop

Russ Bishop, PhotoShelter member and fine art photographer, was a highly honored selection by Nature’s Best Photography magazine. His lighting image was also included in our 20 Stunning Photos of Nature’s Rarities collection in October. Congrats Russ!

Photo by Russ Bishop

PDN’s The Great Outdoors contest winners

Speaking of awards…PDN named 2011’s The Great Outdoors contest winners, among them PhotoShelter member Stephane Lacasa for his abstract man-of-war jellyfish image.

Photo by Stephane Lacasa

“Dear Sigma” contest asks if you’ve been good this year

Sigma wants to help check some photography gear off your wish list this holiday season with their “Dear Sigma” contest, running now through December 16. Photographers must visit Sigma’s Facebook page and fill out an entry form saying which Sigma products they’re dreaming of this year. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from Sigma and receive $2,500 worth of Sigma gear.

Scanwiches exhibition @ JS55 Gallery

One of our favorite quirky photo bloggers and sandwich masters, Jon Chonko, is selling limited edition prints of his fantastical sandwich creations at JS55 Gallery in New York City. Jon has been creating and scanning sandwiches for some time and recently released a book. Now please excuse me, I just had a sudden craving for a BLT.

Photo by Jon Chonko

A secret holiday gift for an awesome photojournalist

This is pretty hush hush so we have to be deliberately circumspect. Who’s chipping in for this secret holiday gift for an awesome photographer?  Contribute to an alternative act of kindness – to find out more and get the password, send a Twitter direct message to @dbrabyn or email

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