As part as an initiative to market itself to digital-photography enthusiasts, Microsoft hosted a <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = NEWS /?><news:link id="6089687">Pro Photo Summit</news:link> on June 28. At the event, the software maker awarded prizes in its inaugural <news:link url="http://prophoto.microsoft.avitivacorp.com/Site.aspx">Future Pro Photographer Contest</news:link>. One overall winner and three runners-up in different categories were selected.
The contest was judged by Patrick Donehue, vice president of photographer services for Corbis; Christopher Robinson, editor of Digital Photo Pro magazine; and George Lepp, photographer and founder of the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging.
Here's the runner-up in the "Nature & Landscape" category of the Microsoft Future Pro Photography contest: "Cnidarian in the Clouds" by Yeang Ch'ng of Boston.
Credit: Yeang Ch'ng/Microsoft
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