Cityscapes: Travel and Architecture Photo Contest Sponsored by Tamron

Cityscapes: Travel and Architecture Photo Contest

Sponsored by Tamron Lenses

Cityscape definition from Wikipedia:

A cityscape is the urban equivalent of a landscape... In the visual arts a cityscape (urban landscape) is an artistic representation, such as a painting, drawing, print or photograph, of the physical aspects of a city or urban area.

For our Spring Photo contest, we teamed up with Tamron USA to bring you a photo contest inspired by the Urban landscape. Around 80% of the population of North America lives in or around an urban areas, and there has never been a time where more images of the world’s cities were being created.

1/1000 @ f/9 ISO 800. Nikon D620 FX body with a Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 Di VC USD lens.
Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. Copyright TJ Hansen 2106.

What we are looking for in this photo contest are your best Cityscape (Urban Landscape), Architecture, and Travel photographs that show the personality and beauty of your home city or any of your favorite cities that you have traveled to.

Tamron lenses are specifically designed to give you the highest image quality by implementing cutting edge lens technologies. Vibration Compensation, Tamron’s patented image stabilization system is one of the most advance in the world, as are their special lens coatings and optical designs. From the Tamron 15-30 f/2.8, the world’s first ultra-wide and fast f/2.8 lens with image stabilization, to the ultra compact 16-300 f/3.-6.3 All-In-One zoom, Tamron has got you covered for cityscape AND travel.

The Grand Prize for National Contest:

The Ultimate Travel Lens

plus 1:2.9 macro reproduction

Zooming from 16mm (35mm equivalent: 25mm) to 300mm (35mm equivalent: 465mm), at its widest-angle setting this lens can shoot sweeping panoramic landscapes and intimate interiors, and as a telephoto it can capture powerful close-ups of distant subjects. Macro focusing down to 1:2.9 is also provided.

16mm Equivqlent 25mm Diagonal: 82° 12'      300mm Equivqlent 465mm Diagonal: 5° 20'

Second Prize for National Contest:


Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50– $239.99 Value

The Backpack 50 is a professional backpack designed for a Pro DSLR with battery grip, attached 70-200 F/2.8 lens, additional camera body, 5 extra lenses, flash, tablet, 15″ laptop, tripod and accessories. It features the CPS – Camera protection System – and the Exo-tough multi-layered construction to give the maximum protection.

Attention #CBUS Photographers!!!

As always, we will have a special #CBUS Print Exhibitionpresenting the best photos taken by Columbus Area Photographers! When you submit your photo, if you live anywhere near the Columbus, Ohio area, and would like to see your photo printed and hung at our gallery show in April, just tag your submission #CBUS and you will be in the running to have your photo printed and have the chance to win a $50 Midwest Photo exchange gift card! 

gift card pic
Great for great gear online or in the store!

Click here for submission guidelines, official rules and upload site!

Examples of Cityscape, Architecture and Travel Photography Shot with Tamron lenses…

Copyright TJ Hansen 2016.
Copyright TJ Hansen 2016.


TJ Hansen

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