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iridius on the move

During March 2007, iridius relocated to new business premises in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The new town centre offices provide two large studios and more importantly, an in-house training suite to allow us to offer public hands-on courses in our own classroom environment.

Courses are expected to start in July and we suggest that you keep an eye on the iridius Newsletters to learn more.

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TPOTY 2007 – Now open for entries

Entries are now open for the 2007 Travel Photographer of the Year competition. There are three Portfolio categories, a One Shot category, a Young TPOTY competition and the New Talent award, with the overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2007 - being the photographer who scores the highest points across two Portfolio categories.
There are outstanding prizes for each category winner, the Young TPOTY winner, the Travel Photographer of the Year 2007 and the winner of New Talent. The £50,000+ prize package includes a Fujifilm S5 Pro plus lens and memory cards, a Mamiya 7ii rangefinder camera with two lenses, an HP Z2100 large-format printer, 3 days of one-to-one photography and digital imaging tuition, a Wacom Cintiq 21UX, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Web Premium, Photoshop CS3 + Lightroom, Giottos tripods, Sekonic light meters, Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio books, Lee filters and Peli cases.  There are fantastic travel prizes as well: a safari to Tanzania, a French and Swiss Alpine trek, and the choice of three different excursions to China, while the overall winner will have the photographic trip of a lifetime with High & Wild.
The Iridius-backed New Talent award is aimed at amateurs looking to turn pro, or photographers who have turned professional within the last two years. Designed to launch or give a major boost to a fledgling career, the New Talent competition rewards the winner with a package of prizes that will help them take their photography, and their career to the next level.  The winner will join the Adventure Ecology Expedition Team on a field mission to one of the most environmentally challenged parts of this planet. Their images will feature on the Adventure Ecology website and also at an exhibition at a central London gallery.  In addition, the winner will receive three days of photography and digital imaging tuition from photographer and tutor Chris Coe and Iridius’ digital imaging expert Terry Steeley.  They’ll also get Adobe Photoshop CS3 Web Premium, a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book and a £1,000 TPOTY bursary. 
Entries for the competition close on September 19th. Entry forms are available via

iridius sponsors TPOTY

iridius continues to support Travel Photographer of the Year for a third year. iridius director Terry Steeley say's "The competition is fabulous, and the standard is phenomenal. Photography is a passion of mine and working closely with TPOTY is a dream opportunity. Both Chris and Karen have worked so hard to make the competition a success and it shows."

Terry will also be a judge on the 2007 competition panel.


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