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SIGMA has teamed up with Amateur Photographer magazine to offer 10 lucky readers the chance to attend a workshop in London shooting Japanese geisha with top portrait and fashion photographer, Dave Kai Piper. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is submit your best portraits to this contest.

Before you enter, please note you must be free to attend the experience and portrait workshop on Thursday 27 June between 11am and 2pm at Ham Yard Hotel in central London and be able to make your own way there (travel expenses not included).

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Win a place on a portrait workshop shooting Japanese geisha! Sigma has teamed up with AP to offer 10 lucky readers the chance to attend a workshop in London with top portrait and fashion photographer, Dave Kai Piper.

Prize details

Win a place on a portrait workshop shooting Japanese geisha! Sigma has teamed up with AP to offer 10 lucky readers the chance to attend a workshop in London with top portrait and fashion photographer, Dave Kai Piper. On the workshop, you will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take portraits of a pair of traditional geisha, who have come over from Japan especially for the occasion.

As fans of Japanese culture and history will know, geisha are women entertainers who are experts in dancing, singing, art and other traditional pursuits. Geisha have been a fixture of Japanese society for hundreds of years, and they can still be found practising their art in historic towns such as Kyoto and Aizu, home of the Sigma factory.

From a photographic perspective, geisha look amazing, with their beautifully coiffured hair, expertly applied make-up and photogenic kimono. So winners of this unique competition will be guaranteed some fantastic photo opportunities, as well as learning more about the finer points of portrait photography from Dave Kai Piper – a very engaging and charismatic teacher as well as a great people shooter. What’s more, we will then choose an overall winner from the 10 workshop attendees, who will receive a SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens from Sigma and be featured in a subsequent article in AP.

The geisha event will take place at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London on Thursday 27 June, between 11am and 2pm. Dave will focus on everything involved in portrait photography, from posing and lighting to lens selection. Sigma will have a selection of products there for the 10 winners to try during the shoot.

The images will be judged by AP staff and 10 winners will be contacted by email. Before you enter, please note you must be free to attend the experience and portrait workshop on Thursday 27 June between 11am and 2pm at Ham Yard Hotel in central London and be able to make your own way there (travel expenses not included).

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries close
28 May 2019

Judging
28 May 2019 to 5 June 2019

Winners announced
5 June 2019

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