“Print the Street”- National Photo Contest Sponsored by Canon

Street photography is being defined and redefined everyday. Print the Street.


The ones defining Street Photography are the ones out in their cities and towns capturing the life that unfolds around them. We want you to send us your best color or black and white street photographs to be considered for the “Print the Street” grand prize, a Canon Pro-10 archival inkjet printer.

Their are many definitions of street photography, but the definition according to Wikipedia is as follows:

“Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject of the photograph might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. Much of what is now widely regarded, stylistically and subjectively, as definitive street photography was made in the era spanning the end of the 19th Century through to the late 1970s; a period which saw the emergence of portable cameras.”

Click here to see full contest rules and guidelines.

 Attention Photographers from Columbus, Ohio!

If you live, work or play in the Columbus area and you would like to be featured in our upcoming gallery exhibition at the MPEX Learning Studio, just caption your photo #CBUS!

Photos captioned #CBUS will be entered into a pool to be curated, printed and displayed in our Learning Studio for our “PRINT THE STREET-COLUMBUS” exhibition. The photos to print will be chosen by our team of pro photographers from submissions entered into the “Print the Street” competition, and tagged with #CBUS to pick the best street photos to be featured in the exhibition! We will have an open house on May 8th and 9th at our Learning Studio located at 3286 N High St. Your photographs will be printed on Canon Premium Luster 13×19 photo paper and mounted for display at our open house exhibition! The Prints will be gifts to you, the photographer, to take home after the event! Bring your friends and family to meet the other photographers and see your work on the wall during the exhibition! We want to showcase the great work coming out of #CBUS and we would love to meet you!!!

The Canon Pro-10 printer is perfect for printing bright vibrant color as well as deep and intense black and white prints.
The Canon Pro-10 printer is perfect for printing bright vibrant color as well as deep and intense black and white prints.

This printer has a ton of features for the fine art and street photographers, including three monochrome ink tanks. The winner of the “Print the Street” contest will also get an additional full set of inks, as well as Canon Premium Pro 13×19 paper. The Pro-10 is serious about print quality, yet easy to use with Wi-Fi connectivity, and paper sizes up to 13″x19″.

    •  Print professional quality photos on various media up to 13″x 19″.
    • Professional Quality, Built-in: Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) features a patented print head that enables printing with microscopic droplets and high resolution up to 4800 x 2400 dpi.3
    • True Monochrome Prints: The 3 monochrome inks which are part of the 10-ink LUCIA system consist of Photo Black, Matte Black, and Gray. These inks deliver enhanced, deep black density to raise your level of professional print quality when creating the dramatic expression of grayscale photography. The premium LUCIA monochrome inks work together with the Chroma Optimizer to reduce the effect of bronzing. As a result, your printed photos will have expanded dynamic range, especially in the darker or shadow areas of the image
    • Uniform Ink Height: The Chroma Optimizer brings uniform ink height over the printed image and regulates surface reflection. This maintains the natural color and integrity of your printed photos.
    • Optimum Analysis and Mixture of Color: The Optimum Image Generating (OIG) System utilizes two major technologies that were first introduced in the PIXMA PRO-1. The first is a sophisticated mixing balance of inks determined from numerous ink combinations and advanced analysis. During this analysis, the OIG System carefully calculates the best results for each print mode and paper type used while looking at various image factors including color reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, low graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and anti-metamerism. These critical ink balancing principles are derived from Canon’s expertise in imaging technology, as well as the familiar colors of life that people see and remember on a daily basis. The second is the balancing of color reproduction, tonal gradations, and uniform glossiness. The genius and power of the OIG System is truly showcased when your image is printed, exhibited, and is seen exactly as you envisioned it.
    • Pro Printing: The powerful Print Studio Pro plug-in software2 provides professional photographers effective printing solutions and can directly hand-over image data. Print Studio Pro is compatible with Digital Photo Professional (ver 2.1 or later), Adobe® Photoshop® CS, Adobe® Photoshop Elements®, and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®.
    • Versatile Paper Handling: Two-way paper feeding provides a rear tray for most supported media types and a dedicated manual feed in the back of the printer for easy loading of thicker papers.
    • Built-in CD and DVD Printing: Conveniently print onto your printable CD, DVD or Blu-ray Discs and jackets.
    • Built-in Wi-Fi: The built-in Wi-Fi1 gives you the freedom to place the printer where it’s convenient and allows multiple users to seamlessly print from several computers.
    • Built-in Ethernet Connectivity: The built-in Ethernet port allows multiple users to seamlessly print from several networked computers in any environment.
    • Computer-free Printing: A PictBridge connection lets you print photos directly from your compatible digital camera, DV camcorder, or camera phone.
    • Hi-Speed USB: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.
    • AirPrint: Enables you to print photos, email, Web pages and documents from your Apple device directly to your printer – without installing a driver.

Feel free to play with the definition and get as creative as you want. We have a team of pro ph

TJ Hansen

Photographer at MPEX.com

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