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Driven Creativity 2013 Shortlist

Portrait Makes Shortlist In

Professional Photography Category

A portrait of Maya, Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver, Slough, Buckinghamshire. October 24, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A portrait of Maya, Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver, Slough, Buckinghamshire. October 24, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Two pieces of good news in one day (shortlist of PPOTY)! Have just been told that my photograph, A Portrait Of Maya, has made the shortlist  of 15 images chosen by public vote in G-Tech’s Driven Creativity Competition 2013.

I’d like to thank everyone who voted for the image. Lets all keep our fingers crossed for the judging, the results of which will be announced on November 15th.

Congratulations on all the other creatives for making the shortlist and for G-Technology Europe for their support of the arts. Big thanks to Maya and again, for everyone who voted. I really appreciate it 🙂

Driven Creativity Shortlist 2013

Please Vote!

Need Your Help Please

I’ve entered the photography section of the G-Technology Driven Creativity competition. The first part of the judging process is done by public vote (October the 30th being the last day). The shortlist then gets judged by a panel.

A portrait of Maya, Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver, Slough, Buckinghamshire. October 24, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A portrait of Maya, Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver, Slough, Buckinghamshire. October 24, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

If you like my “Portrait of Maya”, please VOTE HERE. It’s just one click with no registration needed. Five stars is the highest vote, so if you really like it, please click on the fifth star!

The image was shot on a Leica M (Type 240) with a vintage Leitz 50mm Summilux from 1959. The shot was processed in Aperture and Silver Efex Pro 2.

Your help is very much appreciated; thank you 🙂

Chase Jarvis’ Photo & Video Workflow

“Nessie” Proof Backup Strategy

I’m a big believer in having a good backup strategy; it’s absolutely essential in this day and age of digital everything. My friend and colleague Chase Jarvis has put together a great video showing how he approaches the challenges of photo and video backup workflow; definitely check it out.

Driven Creativity Exhibition

The Strand Gallery

Photographer Edmond Terakopian stands by his picture "Love Your Job" which came second in the Driven Creativity contest and exhibition, sponsored by G-Tech. The Strand Gallery, London. October 13, 2011.

Wonderful evening at the Strand Gallery at the opening of the Driven Creativity competition sponsored by G-Tech. Thrilled that my picture, ‘Love Your Job’ was chosen as runner-up in the professional photography category. Several amazing images, including a stunner of a homeless man on the Millennium Bridge and some wonderful films as well. Well worth a look. Check with the gallery on opening times as it’s not on for long.

Image Chosen As Runner-Up

Driven Creativity Competition 2011

Love Your Job

Some great news; my image of a rain soaked businessman during a heavy downpour of rain with a sign displaying “Love Your Job” has been judged as the runner-up in the G-Tech Driven Creativity Competition 2011.

Congratulations to all the winners and runner-ups. A big thanks to G-Tech for sponsoring the competition and also everyone who voted for the image.

The image was shot on a Leica M9 using a Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH lens. The shot was the processed in Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

As mentioned in a previous post, the image will be exhibited at:

The Strand Gallery, London

Ofr Gallery, Paris

& Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin

London, Paris & Berlin Exhibition

Picture Makes Driven Creativity
Competition 2011 Shortlist

 
Love Your Job
I’m thrilled to say that this image has made the shortlist for the Driven Creativity shortlist and will be exhibited in London, Paris & Berlin. The winners are to be announced on September 23rd, so fingers crossed!

The pictures was taken on a Leica M9 with a 35mm Summicron ASPH lens and processed in Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Many people voted for this shot to go through for judging and I wanted to say a big thank you to you all; very much appreciated!!

Excellence In Customer Service

G-Tech Going Above & Beyond

Anyone who has read my posts about backing up knows how important good hard drives are; they will also know that all drives eventually break – it’s just a question of when. To re-cap, it’s essential to have backups, and preferably more than one!

I have seven drives from G-Tech. Superbly designed, solidly built and reliable. Unfortunately one of my drives, a Time Machine drive stopped working; the disk just wouldn’t power up and spin. The drive in question was a 1Tb G-Drive which has been in constant use for well over a year. Good news was that all G-Tech drives come with a three year warranty.

I contacted G-Technology’s customer service and arranged to send it back for repair. The drive was returned after a couple of weeks but what absolutely stunned me was that they had not only changed the faulty drive, but upgraded the case and circuitry to the latest version!

G-Tech are more expensive than others, but with customer service as amazing as this, every penny spent turns out to be well worth it. On a related note, a development with the company is that they are using Enterprise standard drives in some of their products. I’d love to see this extended to the full range; after all, professional level drives are absolutely relied on and some used 24/7. I for one would be happy to have the option to spend more and have Enterprise drives as I do in my Sonnet Fusion D800.

Bravo G-Tech!