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Launch of the Grays of Westminster – Winter Photo Competition

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Winter Competition

We are pleased to announce an exciting change to our usual photo competition. Send your photographs in every week until the end of December and we will draw a weekly winner, featuring that person’s work in our regular Grays of Westminster Email Newsletters. The overall winner will be drawn at the end of the year winning a £100 Grays of Westminster gift certificate and dozens of runners up will have their work seen by thousands of fellow Nikon users.

Competition Theme

All genres of photography are welcome from landscape, macro, portrait, street photography, sports, wildlife, nature, urban and family life. Although there is no specific theme to this competition bear in mind that as the year draws in and winter tries to creep up on us, photographs of such nature may be appropriate for our upcoming winter-themed newsletters.

Competition Details

Please note that photographs must be taken on Nikon equipment, with no more than four entries between now and 31st December per person. Please send along a description, details of the Nikon equipment & settings used to take the shot. Files must be preferably no more than 10MB.

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Congratulations to our Waterscape Competition Winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs to our ‘Waterscape’ themed competition.

1st Place Winner
Nicholas Smith
‘Vanishing’

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Nikon Df, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G, f/14, ISO100, 147sec.

Congratulations on winning a £50 Grays of Westminster gift certificate!

2nd Place Winner
Yves Wauthier
‘PLOUMANACH’

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Nikon D200, AF-S VR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G DX, f/22, ISO 100, 2sec

Congratulations on winning a £25 Grays of Westminster gift certificate!

Winter Photo Competition

We are pleased to announce an exciting change to our usual photo competition. Send your photographs in every week until the end of December and we will draw a weekly winner, featuring that person’s work in our regular Grays of Westminster Email Newsletters. The overall winner will be drawn at the end of the year winning a £100 Grays of Westminster gift certificate and dozens of runners up will have their work seen by thousands of fellow Nikon users.
Click here for full details.

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Christmas Evening with….Richard Young Celebrating 40 Years of Photography

Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner Magazine
Present a Christmas Evening with….Richard Young
Celebrating 40 Years of Photography

The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London
Friday, 5th December, 2014

6.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Champagne Reception: 6.30 p.m.

 

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Enjoy a superb Christmas dinner in the magnificent Regency restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London, followed by a unique opportunity to listen to Richard Young, one of the most remarkable social documentary photographers of our time, as he presents his extraordinary images from a monumental career spanning forty years.

 

“Richard Young is one of the most important photographers
of the 20th Century.”
Lord Snowdon

 

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Photographer Richard Young

Richard’s body of work contains a wealth of iconic images from a distinguished range of famous subjects, from Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, from Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior to Tom Cruise, Princess Diana and Jackie Onassis. Over the years, he has covered the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars in Los Angeles, as well as visiting orphanages in Romania with Michael Jackson and accompanying United States troops to Iraq.

In 2012, Richard was presented with the Ischia Art Award at the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival in Italy, and in the same year was featured as the subject of a four-part Sky Arts Documentary: Celebrity Exposed: The Photography of Richard Young. In 2013, he was awarded Le Prix Champagne de la Joie de Vivre, and later in the year, an Honorary Fellowship and the title Honorary Doctor in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Field of Photography from The University of The Arts London.

The IoD is a grand Grade I listed Regency building and its sweeping marble staircase and vast walls covered in 18th and 19th century canvases provides a spectacular backdrop for the evening; the period restaurant at the IoD is a most fitting venue for this elegant, traditional Christmas celebration.

 

Venue: Institute of Directors (IoD), 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

Date: Friday, December 5th, 2014

Champagne Reception: 6.30 p.m. Introduction and Welcome

Dinner: 7.15 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Richard Young’s Presentation in the morning room: 9.15 p.m.

Cost of the evening: £155 per ticket, £95 for current Nikon Owner subscribers*

 

SPECIAL NIKON PRIZE DRAW:

A chance to win a pair of Nikon high-grade binoculars worth £450.00  complete with case, courtesy of Nikon UK!

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET(S) FOR THE CHRISTMAS EVENT:

To book a place at the Christmas event, please email, Gillian Greenwood, on gillian.greenwood@nikonownermagazine.com with your full name, Nikon Owner user-name / subscription number if available,  postal address & postcode, daytime mobile and landline, your menu choice (traditional or vegetarian) and the name of any guest or guests you would like to bring with you.

Please note: We are unfortunately unable to take telephone messages with regard to your booking. As there are limited places available, may we also ask you to email as soon as possible.

 

*If you are not a current Nikon Owner subscriber, you are welcome to join or rejoin Nikon Owner when we call you to receive the benefit of booking the Christmas Event at the lower price.

 

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 47

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Nikon Owner cover – issue XLVII

CONTENTS – ISSUE XLVII 2014

MASTERS OF LIGHT: JOE McNALLY & SYX LANGEMANN
by Robert Falconer
Two generations of indefatigable Nikon shooters discuss their careers and the trials and jubilations of being a professional photographer with Robert Falconer.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
The Long & Winding Road Across the World
Andrew Main Wilson’s epic photographic odyssey continues as he travels to every one of the world’s 200 countries. This time he is in China to shoot The Giant Buddha of Leshan, a 71-metre tall colossus.

ANGEL EYES XVIX
by Heather Angel
Madagascar is known for its lemurs and as the chameleon capital of the world, but it is also home to many other intriguing animals and plants. Heather Angel meets the bizarre Male giraffe weevil.

LONG & LUSCIOUS – AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL VR NIKKOR
by Simon Stafford & John Cumberland
Simon Stafford and long-term Nikon Owner subscriber John Cumberland describe their experiences using the Nikkor AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL VR.

HOW TO… Use Picture Controls
by Becky Danese
A feature that has often been promoted by Nikon is the ability of their DSLRs and the Nikon 1 system to process images in-camera while the shot is being taken. Becky Danese shows us how…

THE TONY HURST GALLERY – Part X
Words by Gray Levett
In this issue, Tony Hurst shoots a rare 5cm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor which was designed for Nikon rangefinder cameras.

NIKON D810 PREVIEW
by Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford presents an overview of Nikon’s latest FX DSLR, the D810

 

Join the Nikon Owner users’ group today
and get the most out of your Nikon Camera

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Nikon’s Winter Cashback Offers Start Today!

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Image copyright Tony McLean: D4 + 500mm f/4G AF-S VR

We are pleased to announce Nikon’s latest winter cashback offers. Receive up to £175 cashback on qualifying purchases from15th October 2014 – 25th January 2015 inclusive. Claims must be received by 28th February 2015.

Products covered by the cashback are as follows:

DSLR  Cashback Amount
D3200 £20.00
D3300 £30.00
D5200 £40.00
D5300 £50.00
AF-S DX NIKKOR
40mm f/2.8G ED MICRO £20.00
55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED £20.00
55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR £30.00
18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR £50.00
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II £50.00
AF-S FX NIKKOR
105MM f/2.8G IF-ED VR MICRO £40.00
70-200MM f/2.8G ED R I £85.00
70-200mm f/4G ED VR £85.00
14-24mm f/2.8G ED £175.00
24-70mm f/2.8G ED £175.00
80-400mm /4.5-5.6G ED VR £175.00
Flash
SB-700 £25.00
SB-910 £35.00

Once you have purchased your qualifying item you can claim your cashback through the Nikon website here:
http://nikon.co.uk/sites/promotions/index.html

Promotion is open to UK and ROI residents only.

To place your order please email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk or telephone 020 7828 4925.

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