Thanks to Instagram, pretty much anyone with a smart phone can start thinking they're a professional photographer. But, as awesome as your ocean-view shot looks in "Walden," we at R29 know how to spot a true lens talent. And if you've got major point-and-shoot skills, you need to know about a new contest sponsored by Vogue and Bottega Veneta.
Billed as the photography version of the CFDA awards, submissions will be judged by a powerhouse panel with the likes of Linda Evangelista, fashion photographer Craig McDean, and Andrew Bolton of the Costume Institute. The winning photog will take home $10,000, as well as nab a one-year mentorship with Ivan Show (the director of photography at Vogue, no less), a gallery exhibit in the Big Apple, and the opportunity to shoot a luxury campaign for Bottega Veneta. Think you've got what it takes? Enter here between now and July 10, and happy shooting!
Photo: Courtesy of New Exposure Photography Competition