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ILFORD GALERIE Photo Contest – Winners

ilford galerie contest winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Ilford Galeria Photo Contest, who participated in the contest by sending us their pictures in print.

Our winning photographers will receive special prizes – Espon printer (1st – SP3880, 2nd – R3000, 3rd – R2000) and Ilford Galerie Prestige Paper from Amplis Foto Inc.


Over the Ridge

Over the Ridge

Roger Correia of Markham, Ontario, captured this image with a Canon 5DMark II, using a 24-105mm f/4 lens.

“The image was shot in Arches National Park in Utah. The ridge was no challenge for this lone hiker as we crossed paths on the trails of Arches National Park.”



Greeting the Morning Sunrise

Harbin King of Vernon, BC, captured this image with a Sony DSC-RX100M3 using a 24-70 mm f1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens.

“It was taken in the western Xinjiang desert of China last Sept. 2014. I was with a group of photographers touring that region. We got up early to catch the daily routine of camel train on the way to work. The colourful sky at dawn was captivating.”


Family-La famille

Family-La famille

Jacques Caron of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC, captured this image with a Nikon D90 and a 18-300mm Nikkor lens; ISO 400, 1/100 f/5,6 @300mm.

“Central Highland in Madagascar (November 2013), near the town of Ivato, I saw this family looking outside. I framed, clicked twice and that was it.”



Antje Danielson

Mare with Colt

Antje Danielson  – “Last summer we visited Alberta for the first time and drove the Cowboy Trail south from Calgary.  I took a many images on that trip, and the “Mare and Colt” is my favorite.”

Equipment: Nikon D7000 and Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens, at 300mm f5.7, and post processed with Photoshop Elements 12


Gerry Kaiser - Flowerpot Island star trailsGerry_Kaiser_Flowerpot Island star trails

Flowerpot Island National Park

Gerry Kaiser  – “The image was photographed on Flowerpot Island National Park with a Canon 5d Mark 3 and an 8-15 mm fisheye lens at 15mm on a moonless night. Aperture was f4. The exposure took 2hours and 2 more hours in camera noise reduction for a total of 4 hours.”




Susan Kerr – “Image of leaves taken in Ottawa in the gardens behind the Chateau Laurier during the summer of 2012.”

Equipment: Canon 60D, EF-S18-200mm @120mm, 1/125 sec @ f/7.1 ISO 400


Brick House

Brick House

Darren Miller – “This photo was shot in the basement of an abandoned public school.  It was late March and the school had flooded resulting in a four inch layer of ice in the whole basement.  My model (mother of three boys) had a hard time walking in those shoes and staying warm!  We shot a whole series in this building and they turned out delicious.  It was the most fun I have ever had in a classroom!” 

Exposure: 1/160sec @ f/1.8, ISO: 200, Focal Length/Lens: 85mm, Nikon D700, Model /Makeup: Shai-lynn Simpson

U of T pianist

The Image of Music

Joyce Yeh – I was using Nikon D70, with a 35-105 Nikon lens, F5.6; 1/125 Sec; ISO400; 70mm focal length, This image was taken in the campus of University of Toronto. A pianist was practicing and he played so beautifully that attracted me to follow the stream of music to the room. Every time I see this picture, I can still hear beautiful piano music in my mind. This image was not photoshopped.”


Celebration of colours

Celebration of Colours

Hank Pardoel – “It was taken in Puno, on Lake Titicaca, Peru at a local festival. The woman in my shot was in a small group of 4 women, each decked out in the colourful clothes of the area. She probably figured I was eager to take the shot but she turned out to be shy and evasive. I finally found her to be sitting amongst the other women and achieved the shot I was striving for.”

Equipment: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV,  Lens Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L, is,usm – Focal length 200mm, Iso speed 200, F-stop 1/3.2


Along for the ride

Along for the ride

Merlin Braun – “Loon family photographed on Lake of the Woods in Northern Ontario. The rare births of two loon chicks in our bay was super exciting. The opportunity to photograph them as they fed, swam and rode on the backs of their parents was the highlight of my photographic career. Lots of loon images can be found on my website: www.merlinbraunphotography.com

Equipment: Nikon d300 with 70-200 f2.8 lens


Moraine Lake Sunrise

Moraine Lake Sunrise

Gary Clennan  “Taken at one of my favourite locations in the heart of the rocky mountains at sunrise.  I had to return the next morning as there were many tourists blocking the view.  This was perfectly fine with me as there is nothing I enjoy more than being in the mountains on a crisp, cool morning for sunrise.”

Equipment: Leica M240 + Zeiss ZM18


Holy man

Holy Man

Azim Jamani – “I took the picture because his red clothes really stood out against the background and he had a constant smile for everyone who passed by. Taken at Amer (near Jaipur), Rajasthan, India.”

Equipment: Nikon D80 – 1/125 sec at f/5.6, 62 mm, ISO 200


Rai Allen

Rai Allen – This photo was done on May, 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the model is 1st place Vietnam Next Top Model- Hoang Thuy. I had a chance to meet her in person and then we have decided to collaborate in a beauty project. This photo shoot was focused on poses, shape, line, emotion and depth. I used dramatic lighting to help feature the model’s cheek bone and shoulder. We built up the theme from simple to complex by adding more elements such as butterfly, flowers, dramatic make up. For more photos from this series please visit my website: http://raiallen.com/portfolio/hoang-thuy-vietnams-next-top-model-2011

Model: Hoang Thuy, M.U.A: Bi Gin | Concept: Rai Allen (Hieu Nguyen) | Lighting assistant: Pham Hong Duc


Ron Harris

Ron Harris“Silhouette of the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, between the observatories of the Planetarium.”

Equipment: Sony a77m2, Tamron 17-50mm SP.


3 Windows, McAdam Train Station, NB

3 Windows, McAdam Train Station, NB

Robert Imeson“This image was taken, hand held, while touring The McAdam Train Station in McAdam, NB.”

Equipment: Nikon 600 w/ 24-85mm lens, focal length 32mm.  Exposure  1/400 sec. at f 16, ISO 2500.


Helen Watt - Goat Island

Goat Island

Helen Watt – “The photograph was taken shortly after day break on a fog laden morning at Goat Island in BC’s Broughton Archipelago off northeastern Vancouver Island. At first light a dense fog blanketed the anchorage; a light breeze gradually dispersed the fog revealing one magnificent cloudscape after another.  The fog eventually lifted to reveal the beautiful coast mountains and the waters of Knight Inlet that flows into Queen Charlotte Strait.  Please visit HelenBWattPhotography.com to see more photos of the beautiful coast and wildlife of BC and Alaska ”

Equipment: Canon 40D with 17-85mm lens.

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