- Written by Secret Sommelier Secret Sommelier
- Published: 12 November 2018 12 November 2018
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Introduces International Wine Photography Day on Tuesday 20th November 2018, celebrating all things vinous and the opportunity to win a magnum (150cl) of Errazuriz’s Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2010 and a Premium subscription to Decanter Magazine.
Inspired by Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, and with the help of photography experts from sponsor Fujifilm, International Wine Photography Day will motivate people to share their most creative, innovative and finest photographs of wine and wine-related subjects. Throughout the day Fujifilm UK will be supporting the event with their Ambassador, Chio Photography, giving some top tips including how to light your shot, natural light and ambient light, styling your shot, from a minimalist look to creating a story and framing for a perfect picture.
How to enter
Everyone who takes part by posting a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on Tuesday 20th November 2018 using the hashtag #WinePhotographyDay will be entered into a draw to win a magnum (150cl) of Errazuriz’s Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2010 and a Premium subscription to Decanter Magazine
Looking forward to raising a glass to celebrate #WinePhotographyDay on Tuesday 20th November 2018. Why not look at past winners for inspiration
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