Enter our competition and be one of the 5 lucky winners to join AP Editor Damien Demolder for a day out in London. Plus the photographer who takes the best picture on the day wins their very own Pentax Ricoh GR!

Amateur Photographer and Pentax have teamed up to offer 5 readers the chance to spend a day in London shooting with the Pentax Ricoh GR, with the help of AP Editor and photographic tutor Damien Demolder. The day will take place on 25 September 2013.

The 5 lucky winners will each be given a Pentax Ricoh GR for the day, and Damien will be on hand to offer his expert guidance. They will learn skills that will improve their photographic technique and style, and will gain a full understanding of how to get the best from the Pentax Ricoh GR. Plus the photographer who takes the best picture on the day wins their very own Pentax Ricoh GR!

Ideal documentary camera

In street and documentary photography, size really does matter and, as a general rule, smaller and more discrete is better. The problem with ‘smaller and more discrete’ cameras, though, is that they tend to come with ‘less resolution’ and ‘more image noise’. However, what makes the Ricoh GR interesting is that it has the advantages of a big camera in the shell of a small one, because it uses a DSLR-type sensor in a compact camera body.

Fitted with the kind of 16-million-pixel APS-C sensor that you might expect to find in an enthusiast Pentax K-series DSLR, the Ricoh GR is small enough to slip into a back pocket and, more importantly, to leave you less noticeable as a photographer to the people you might be shooting. Recording DNG raw files as well as JPEGs, best quality is really convenient to access, and the first-class 28mm (equivalent) f/2.8 lens lets you get close to the action and record it in fine detail. The camera offers super-fast reactions and an almost DSLR level of control, making it suitable for advanced users as well as beginners.

Join us for this exciting day of dynamic wideangle photography and tuition, and get your hands on a Ricoh GR to see what all the fuss is about.

How to enter

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is visit the Amateur Photographer Gallery and upload your best wideangle photograph. We are looking for shots that create excitement and a sense of being there via wideangle views.

The competition closes on 13 September 2013 and winners will be chosen and contacted via email by 18 September.

All entrants must be free to attend the day on Wednesday 25 September 2013 and be able to make their own way to London. Damien Demolder will judge the best picture taken on the day and the photographer will win a Pentax Ricoh GR.

Terms and Conditions

Normal IPC competition rules apply. Competition details form part of these terms and conditions. Entry is open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland except employees (and their families) of IPC Media, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions.

The winner(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post. The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. Winners are responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas. Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions. The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition. The winner agrees to the use of his or her name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by IPC relating to any post-winning publicity. Unless stated otherwise all postal entries must be made on the relevant coupon or form printed in the magazine.

The winners will be chosen from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material. Winners will be confirmed in writing. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random. Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time. The Service Provider and contact details are specified within the promotional material.

  • Maureen Feldman

    Just up my street !

  • griff

    So how many photographs can you enter in this competition?