In addition to having your image reproduced in an original John Hinde calendar the winner will receive an award winning Olympus E-PL1 digital camera.
The Olympus E-PL1 is perfect if you want to take professional quality pictures but don’t want the size and complexity of an SLR camera. With its gorgeous PEN design, the E-PL1 lets you take superb images with point and shoot simplicity.
Extremely lightweight and compact the stylish E-PL1 has an integrated flash and six Art Filters; Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Gentle Sepia for creative images and HD movies. The filters can be used when taking pictures or applied after. When shooting HD movies (up to seven minutes) users can also change the depth of field, angle or view and vary the auto focus.
Easy to use the 12.3 Megapixel camera is packed full of professional options and benefits from a new Live Guide to walk you through all the key features and functions without the jargon. Effects ranging from i-Enhance that automatically enriches colours to e-Portrait, which makes skin appear smoother, brighter and younger enable professional looking images, which can be viewed back on the 2.7inch LCD screen. Users can also change the lens of the camera, just like an SLR, when shooting images and films, including the new ultra-wide angle zoom.
The new Olympus E-PL1 also benefits from a clever AF tracking function, which guarantees sharp images even if your subject is moving – perfect for a night out with friends or at music concerts. Image Stabilisation is also on board for great looking pictures perfect for crowded environments and Face Detection allows for perfectly focused and exposed faces.
An intelligent i-Auto option allows the camera to automatically adjust to common scene modes, such as landscape, portrait and night. Users can also enjoy spotless photography, thanks to a strong dust reduction filter that protects your camera when changing lenses. The E-PL1 is SD card compatible meaning you never have to worry about having enough space for your movies and pictures.
Olympus the fun camera with serious results.