Contests & Events

Every year, medium format camera maker Hasselblad names a group of "Hasselblad Masters", who they then assign to create images according to their particular expertise using Hasselblad medium format cameras. The Masters are named in categories of photography such as "Landscape", "Product", "Beauty and Fashion" and more. They are decided on by a panel comprised of former Master winners, photographers...
[gallery ids="26378,26380,26382"] On September 14th and 15th, pictureline is a proud sponsor of the Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival in Park City, Utah. Pictureline is your all-access partner to getting the most out of this incredible event. We have a FULL weekend of activities planned in conjunction with Autumn Aloft, Nikon and Mac Group, that you can be a...
Every Hasselblad Masters award winner will obtain the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’. In addition, they will receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and be invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project will be printed and released in the bi-annual Hasselblad Masters book. medium format cameras, and trophies at a special Photokina 2018 ceremony in...
One of the most rewarding types of photography is night sky or astrophotography. Although, it is not the easiest type of photography, it arguably can be the most gratifying when you wait 20-30 seconds for your shutter to go *click* and see the image appear on your screen of the beautiful night sky. We had the pleasure of putting on...
Photographers across the globe are invited to submit three images that best demonstrate their photographic ability for the chance to be named a Hasselblad Master. 2018 Categories include: Aerial (New for 2018) Architecture Fine Art Fashion/Beauty Landscape Portrait Product Project/21 (Under 21) Street/Urban Wedding Wildlife Hasselblad Masters are judged on their photographic ability, creativity, compositional skills, conceptual strength and technique...
Hasselblad has undoubtedly changed the game with the announcement of the mirrorless medium format Hasselblad X1D. Join Hasselblad and pictureline on July 11th for a hands-on demonstration of the new X-system body and lenses from 1pm - 4pm. Register for this complimentary, private event by checking out with the event in your cart, or emailing support@pictureline.com Most notably, the compact size makes the X1D...
Thank you for celebrating our Wedding Weekend Workshop with us! We couldn't have created such magic without our guests. Small groups were able to receive hands-on instruction to guide them through practical elements of photographing and filming weddings. Our talented speakers assessed many of the lighting factors we encounter when shooting weddings, and showed participants just how to make the most of...
Thanks to everyone who braved the marathon traffic to attend our Tulip Festival Workshop at Thanksgiving Point last Saturday. We learned so much from Nikon experts Paul Van Allen, Bill Koter, and Shausta Eckland, who also provided professional camera bodies and a variety of NIKKOR lenses for all participants to learn with. [wpi_designer_button text='Explore Nikon Sales' link='http://www.pictureline.com/collections/nikon-savings-end-may-31st-2016' style_id='23884' target='_blank'] We’d love...
Pictureline has supported aspiring photographers, including students, for 27 years. We partnered with MeFoto this month to say "Thank You." Students submitted photos of their favorite school assignments, best black and white images, and captures of visual textures. It's a beautiful cycle to witness someone climb behind the lens for the first time, and grow to inspire creativity in others. That cycle...
This past Saturday, February 27th, we spent the afternoon in our studio with talented instructor, Achim Soelter. Achim is a passionate photographer who has tried his hand at many different styles, and found his niche in Street Photography. After a glimpse into his work and a discussion about tools and shooting style, we followed him to the streets for a hands-on workshop. Street...
There are so many ways to save big for the holidays and Black Friday this year with deals from each of our major camera brands: Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, and Fujifilm! As well as huge savings on fashionable camera bags, durable tripods, new printers, and more! Explore our Christmas Shop HERE! Can't afford a tropical getaway this Christmas? You still...
Panasonic hasn't slowed down since the release of their remarkable 4K photo and video technology. The elegant, mirrorless LUMIX GX8 and wide selection of compact lenses have proven to us that Panasonic has become a strong contender in the 4K game. This month, Pictureline has the opportunity to celebrate with them and we invite you to join us! Come discover...
We had an immense range of talent under one roof last weekend for Digitalfest 2015! Each speaker, and many participants honed their skills and photographic knowledge to create a spectacular event. With DJI's timely release of new intelligent flight modes, our free Learn-to-Fly course gained a lot of traction this year. Each new pilot was able to experience a hands-on training...
Enjoy a weekend of finesse by accompanying pictureline at the Utah Museum of Fine Art this Friday, September 25th, to gather new perspective from our Digitalfest Keynote speaker, and creative lifestyle photographer, Victoria Will. While Victoria guides you to a remodeled career in photography, light sculpting, and grand-scale networking; take advantage of the other brilliant artists highlighted at UMFA this...
We could all take a camera to the same scenery or studio and walk away with completely different work to show for it. Be it our lighting, lens choice, perspective, or variety of other photographic elements, this is where the artistry of photography lies. When we start offering our art as a service, collaboration can push our limits. How can...
Sony is on a mission to produce an innovative product line that caters to both professional and amateur photographers and is actively pursuing a vision in which expanded sensor sizes don’t have to fill your camera bags or break the bank. An evident gap in technology has appeared with the establishment of mirrorless cameras – they don’t compete with full...
On May 19th pictureline hosted BlackRapid in a giveaway and strap demonstration from 10a.m. to 1p.m. to celebrate the launch of their First Annual BlackRapid Motorcycle Ride. BlackRapid is excited to offer orange cross shot and orange original shot straps to winners of our social media photo competition. Any camera enthusiast is welcome to stop by for a fun morning...
Our latest lunch and learn was a gorgeous success! Macro photography experts from Canon flew into Salt Lake to guide our workshop attendees through this beautiful art form in our elegantly arranged studio. Macro photography reproduces images of miniscule objects in a way that they look larger than life-size. The entire afternoon was spent introducing our guests to the appropriate...
Pictureline, along with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and featured artist Suzy Eaton, collaborated to pull together a brilliant workshop on Saturday, May 2nd solely focused on building photogenic food presentation. ASMP is an organization long respected by Pictureline. They inspire professionalism and quality in our community. Suzy Eaton is a Salt Lake City local and published author...
Lane Peters, local Salt Lake photographer and videographer is hosting an exciting event in just a few short months, in association with Profoto, Canon, Nikon and pictureline.   To get some more information for you outdoors enthusiasts, we spoke with Lane to learn more! What is the Adventure Photography Series? The Adventure Photography Series is a set of workshops that...
With the amazing trinity of full frame mirrorless A7 cameras from Sony, we couldn’t resist welcoming them into pictureline. Heralded as the smallest full frame cameras money can buy with 3 different yet stunning sensors, each packs its own unique punch. Sony A7ii The perfect, all-around full frame mirrorless camera. The Sony A7ii packs an image-stabilized 24 megapixel sensor. This...
For Valentine's Day, we gave our awesome followers an opportunity to send in their very best "love-themed" photographs in honor of this oh-so sweet holiday!  We had so many fantastic (and very adorable) submissions, and we picked a couple of our favorite images that made us go, "Awww!"  We hope you enjoy these photographs as much as we did, and...
Here at pictureline, contests are a big deal!  On the surface, we are, of course, a photographic retail store and our business runs on the supply and demand of customers purchasing our products.  But more than that, our desire as a company is to create and support great photographers and that means we love helping people just like you.  Yes,...
This Christmas season, pictureline is holding one of its most exciting contests for our special customers and friends!  One lucky winner will have a beautiful new Canon 7D Mark II wrapped and delivered by sleigh and reindeer by December 20th. The contest is already in full-swing, having begun on December 1st and with just four days left of the contest,...
Here at Pictureline, we had the fantastic opportunity to host a workshop and seminar in-store with the amazing Dave Black, an award-winning Time, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic and Newsweek photographer, known for his dedicated 35-years of sport photography, as well as his creative lightpainting technique.  Dave is passionate about the idea that light is the greatest influence in which to captivate...
During the month of August, Pictureline held an Instagram contest where followers could hashtag their images and hope to have their photograph featured for the day!  For 31 days, beautiful and unique photographs filled the Pictureline Instagram feed, until the last day of the contest one lucky - and very much liked - photographer was named the winner! Brolin Roney,...
Spring Wildlife Category For the wildlife category, photographers entered images of wildlife captured in the state of Utah, any non-domesticated animal, both invertebrate and vertebrate, legally found within the state. Runner-Up:  © Rattlesnake by Levi Beckstead Runner-Up: © Bighorn Sheep by Shay Jolley Winner: © Peek-A-Boo by Katie Kemppainen Spring Wildlife Recreation Category For the Spring Wildlife Recreation category, photographers...
This year, the Impossible Project launched the Silver Shade Tour and hit the open road, stopping in at photography shops across the west, holding workshops and demos in hopes of inspiring a new found love for the seemingly lost art of analog photography.  When the Impossible Airstream pulled into pictureline on May 30th, excitement was high when customers arrived with...
You may remember back in March when the Impossible folks stopped by Pictureline. They brought a Polaroid SX-70, Polaroid Sun 600 LMS, the new Impossible Instant Lab (which you’ve got to see!), and a whole lot of great Impossible swag. But just in case you forgot, here’s a recap on our blog. You may also remember that we mentioned an...
At our last KEH Camera and Equipment Buyback we had something rare come through our doors—and we’re talking one of a kind rare. This Land camera was converted by Australian camera and photography enthusiast, Dean Jones. Dean has converted Polaroid cameras to 4x5 large format cameras for years, and we couldn’t believe when this pink Razzle came into pictureline during the...
What would you do if you had a 20-hour time frame to get the winning shots? What if you didn’t know where you would be shooting until it was time to start? What would your strategy be? Earlier this month, 49 photographers were in this exact situation. The Boise Squared Photography Contest divided seven square miles of downtown Boise into...
As a longstanding, high-end photography AND cinematography store, we’re pretty thrilled about the My RØDE Reel competition. This international short film competition is dishing out some serious swag for prizes—more than $70k in film gear. With three major prizes packs, plus category prizes, and a free t-shirt to every entrant, it’s time to get those cameras rolling.  My RØDE Reel:...
I came to photography as a pilgrim. In my twenties and thirties, I was solitary, a seeker. I worked as a park ranger in Colorado and Utah, and I served my apprenticeship by writing and photographing interpretive booklets for the national parks. I camped alone, looking through the viewfinder of my Nikon for patterns, for color, for epiphanies. I was...
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what has this month of love brought you thus far? A LOT—if you’re a Fuji fan. Earlier this month, Fuji announced some serious instant rebates on select X-Series cameras and kits including a further price reduction on the X-E1 body and kits. Oh, and let’s not forget the Fuji lens savings on certain...
What is the most important element in photography? Ask any photographer. Chances are you’ll get the same answer across the board. Light. So it comes as no surprise that we had a great turnout this week for our hands-on demos with one of the most anticipated photography lighting tools out there, the Profoto B1. The cordless off-camera flash features TTL...
We had the honor this past weekend to head down to Bryce Canyon with a group of our awesome customers for a photo workshop with Canon. Bryce Canyon is one of Utah's must-see sites, featuring the famous spires, called "hoodoos," which are formed when ice and rainwater wear away the weak limestone that makes up the Claron Formation. It's an...
Join local photographer and recent Digitalfest keynote speaker Adam Barker along with acclaimed photographer Mylo Fowler for a photography workshop in the desert southwest. Location: Page, Arizona and Navajo land of Northern Arizona. Home area of Mylo Fowler. 10-12 locations. Colorado River, Slot Canyons, sand dunes, sage and Navajo sandstone formations. When: October 11-13th 2013. Three (3) full days. One...
We held a video making contest with the Canon C100 at Digitalfest last weekend, and today, we are super stoked to announce the winners of the $1,000 gift card: Jordan Oliver and Garret Spendlove! We asked them to tell us a little bit about themselves and their idea for the video. Be sure to check out the finished product below!...
Digitalfest 2013: Spring Edition has come and gone, and we wanted to offer a huge thank you to all of you who came out and partied with us! We hope you had a good time and learned all kinds of new tips and tricks from the classes you attended. And for our national friends, here's a quick photo recap of...
The final countdown for Digitalfest begins! We wanted to let you guys know about what's going down here at pictureline this Friday and Saturday for Digitalfest 2013: Spring Edition. This time around, we wanted to keep the focus on learning, so we brought in some stellar people to lead our workshops: [toggle_box] [toggle_item title="Photoshop/Lightroom"]The very awesome Sean Teegarden is leading...
Utah photographers, rejoice! It's time for another great Digitalfest here at the pictureline store in Salt Lake City, UT. For the past 11 years, we’ve been gathering the best photographers and vendors in the biz and bringing them to our store in Salt Lake City for Digitalfest, which is two days packed full of free classes, expert knowledge, and all...
This weekend, we held our 12th annual Digitalfest—the biggest party of the year where we gather the best photographers and vendors in the biz to for two days packed full of free classes and workshops, expert knowledge, and tons of great gear. Vendor Show For two days, the pictureline store was turned into a vendor show featuring all the latest...
While we've highlighted hands-on photographic workshops in a variety of genres, we have not yet touched on some live software seminars around the country, some one-day events and others several day events.  Carol Dragon, noted be one of the country's best instructors, will be doing a once-a-week Photoshop course in New York City, which allows for the working professional a...
The Moab Symposium (www.moabphotosym.com) is one of the West's premier photographic events.  Over 100 photographers gather each year to hear feature presentations, attend field and technical workshops, and share the warmth of each others' company all in the beauty of the Moab area next to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.  The keynote speaker for the 2012 symposium is Elizabeth Carmel.  Laurie...