The 1st Annual Peace Camera Print Contest

Last year we sacrificed a bit of floor space in the store and built a gallery to display some of our customers’ awesome photography work. We’ve really been enjoying everyone’s submissions, and we’ve even hosted a month-long show for the Raleigh Outdoor Photography Club.


Now we’ve decided to hold the First Annual Peace Camera Print Contest, with a grand prize of a $100 Peace Camera gift certificate! See below for submission guidelines and rules, and good luck to everyone!

-Submissions must be framed prints, preferably matted, and the frame must be no larger than 16″ x 20″.

-Framed print submissions must be dropped off here in the store by the end of business (4pm) on Saturday June 7th, 2014.

-No previous entries to the Peace Camera Gallery will be accepted, and all photographs must have been taken in 2013 or 2014.

-Employees of Peace Camera and their relatives are not eligible.

-Please attach a copy of your name, address, and phone number to the print.

-No gator board or Foam core mounted prints will be accepted.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to the store and will be announced on June 16th. The winning print and all Honorable Mention recipients’ prints will hang in our gallery through the end of July 2014. We’re excited to see your best work- have fun and good luck!

Carolina Railhawks Photographer of the Match Image Competitions

May 17th is the first Carlina Railhawks Photographer of the Match Image Competition.

You can have the opportunity to shoot the Carolina Railhawks from the side lines.  Also the winner will receive a voucher for 4 tickets to any Home Railhawks match.

This was very successful last season, so we continued this with the Railhawks again this season.  The cut off for submission for the May 17th match will be  Wednesday May 14th at 4pm.  Please submit up to “4″ soccer related images. They should be JPEG format and emailed to:

We look forward to your submissions

Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art series

Photo Apr 03, 4 36 21 PMToday Sigma finally announced the price on this beauty.  Priced at $949.00 this 50mm is quite a bit more that what Canon and Nikon have, but according to Sigma, they have Zeiss in their cross hairs.  Images from this lens are trickling in so it is sorta hard to really see how it measures up.  We are taking pre orders for this lens.  If you are interested, please call the store

Nature Photo Weekend at Grand Father Mountain.

The Nature Photo Weekend at Grand Father Mountain is one of North Carolinas Photography Hidden Gems.  Many people are unaware of this workshop/lecture/photo contest/weekend/what have you.  The history of Grand Father mountain is better described on their website.  This is the kind of place that if you take a bad shot while on the grounds, you truly are a bad photographer.  This place is beautiful and has many places to go to make wonderful images.  The Photo Weekends has been ran by Don Nelson and his Boys.  They put on a great show.  Typically there are 3-4 guest speakers and then the photo contest.  The contest alone is worth going and spending the weekend.  You will see some  wonderful work.

April First is when tickets open up and go on sale.  They are $115 per person plus some other fees.  That my friends is a steal.  Here is why.  Tony Sweet is one of the guest speakers.  When Tony Sweet was here a month or so ago, I had the chance to see him.  I learned or was reminded of stuff I should be doing in my photography in just the first 2 hours.  I was blown away.  So worth the money.

Looking through the work of the other guest speakers, i was quite impressed as well.  I do not know them personally, but they can all make wonderful images.  Also If the Nelsons pick them to speak they must be pretty good.  Oh and any one that wants to follow Tony on the speaking schedule, is brave and must be a wonderful photographer.  HAHAHAHA.

Please go visit the Grand Father Mountains Nature Photo Weekends site for full details.  Cruz around the rest of the site so you can go back later and take the kids.  Go show the guest speakers some love by checking out their personal websites and or blogs.  Most of all, Go get motivated to get out and make wonderful images,  Spring is around the corner and it is going to be a beautiful one!