October 23rd, 2015

Lucie Technical Awards Highlight the Great Gear Behind the Great Photos

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Photographers have long been familiar with the Lucies, one of the marquee awards in the industry. This year, the technology enabling the world’s great photography earned its day in the sun with the inaugural Lucie Technical Awards, which were announced this week in New York.

Lucie Technical Awards were handed out across multiple product categories for technologies and services introduced over the past year with the exception of the darkroom category, which focused on innovative businesses irrespective of when they were established.

Here’s who took home the trophy.

BEST CROP SENSOR CAMERA: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

BEST FULL FRAME CAMERA: Sony a7R II

BEST MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA: Hasselblad H5D-50c

BEST CAMERA BAG: ThinkThank Photo Airport Helipak Backpack

BEST TRIPOD: Gitzo Traveler Series 1

BEST SUPERZOOM LENS: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F/5.6E ED VR

BEST WIDE ANGLE LENS: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II

BEST ZOOM LENS: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II

BEST LED LIGHTING ELEMENT: Arri Skypanel & Lume Cube (a tie)

BEST SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

BEST MEMORY CARD: SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring microSDHC and microSDXC Memory Card

BEST ACTION CAMERA: GoPro Hero4 Session

BEST INSTANT FILM & CAMERA: Lomography Lomo’Instant White Edition

BEST DARKROOM: Labyrinth Photographic, London

October 4th, 2011

APA Launches $5,000 Grant For Established Photographers

American Photographic Artists (APA) is launching a scholarship of $5,000 to be awarded to “a deserving established professional photographer for a specific project.”  The grant will be administered by the Lucie Foundation.

“As a photographic educator I see the need for new ways to help photographers along their individual path,” says Tony Gale, APA National Board Member & APA New York Chapter Representative.

The selection committee will be made up of three jurors: Lucie Foundation founder Hossein Farmani, Lucie Foundation executive director Cat Jimenez, and one representative of APA, as yet unnamed. The scholarship is, according to APA, “open to all professional photographers.” There are no guidelines or restrictions on what the project’s topic, scope, genre or date of completion can be.

Starting November 1, interested photographers can apply for the grant by uploading a project proposal, a biography or CV, a selection of digital images, and additional information to the scholarship Web site, www.luciefoundation.org/education/scholarship-APA_2011_2012.php. The application fee is $25.

The deadline is April 30, 2012. The application can be found on the Lucie Foundation’s scholarship page.