LIST OF UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2019 LIST & RELEASE DATES IN INDIA:

Here is the list of  Upcoming Hollywood Movies 2019 release dates  for India we also have latest hollywood movies which have already released in 2019 lower on the page.These movies are the ones to watch out for. This list is subject to changes as it depends on censor certification and producers. At times the release dates of various upcoming hollywood movies may get postponed due to various reasons. Below is the Upcoming Hollywood Movies 2019 List and calendar

UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2019

MOVIE NAMERELEASE DATES( INDIA)
Toy Story 4 June 21 2019
Annabelle Comes Home June 28 2019
Yesterday June 28 2019
Spider-Man Far From Home July 5 2019
Top Gun: Maverick July 12 2019
The Lion King July 19 2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood July 26 2019
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw August 2 2019
Crawl August 23 2019
It Chapter Two Sep 6 2019
Abominable Sep 27 2019
Frozen 2 Nov 22 2019

LATEST HOLLYWOOD MOVIES  ( NEW ENGLISH MOVIES) 2019 RELEASES

MOVIE REVIEWRELEASE DATES( INDIA)
Men in Black: International June 14 2019
Secret Life of Pets 2 June 14 2019
X-Men: Dark Phoenix June 5 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters May 31 2019
Aladdin May 24 2019

Pokémon Detective Pikachu
 May 10 2019

The Hustle
 May 10 2019

John Wick 3: Parabellum
 May 17 2019
Avengers End Game Apr 26 2019
Hellboy Apr 12 2019
The curse of the weeping woman Apr 19 2019
Shazam Apr 5 2019
Us 29 Mar, 2019
Dumbo 29 Mar, 2019
Captain Marvel 8 Mar, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon 3 21 Mar, 2019
Glass Jan 18 2019
Bumblebee Jan 4 2019
Mary Poppins Returns 4 Jan 2019
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The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far), Ranked

10. Us

Released: March 22
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
Director: Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Why it’s great: The double, the doppelgänger with questionable intentions and mysterious origins, is a potent concept for both horror and comedy. Fittingly, writer and director Jordan Peele uses the device to elicit scares and laughs in Us, his sophomore feature about a family, led by intrepid parents Adelaide (Nyong’o) and Gabe (Duke), facing off against their jumpsuit-wearing, scissor-wielding counterparts in the middle of a leisurely vacation. What begins as an unsettling home invasion thriller with socio-political undertones in the vein of Michel Haneke’s Funny Gamesgives way to a more frenzied, twist-filled science-fiction brain-teaser that tunnels deep into feelings of paranoia like an episode of Lost or The Twilight Zone. Peele’s theme-park ride sense of pacing, particularly in a mid-movie sequence scored to the music of the Beach Boys and N.W.A., keeps you from questioning some of the leaps in narrative logic. (The ending, which goes to great lengths to explain certain aspects of the world and avoids others, might be a deal-breaker for some viewers.)  Less elegant than the conceptually air-tight Get Out, Us explodes in a million directions and raises questions that simply can’t be answered. Untethering the ideas becomes half the fun.
Where to see it: Rent on AmazoniTunesVudu, and YouTube (Watch the trailer)

amazing grace
Neon

9. Amazing Grace

Released: April 5
Directors: Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack
Why it’s great: Aretha Franklin’s voice has the power to transport the listener through time. In Amazing Grace, a captivating concert film made of footage shot in 1972 during the live recording sessions of her beloved album of the same name, she turns Los Angeles’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church into a musical flashback to her own childhood spent singing gospel music. As a performer and musician, she re-arranges old songs, passed down through generations of preachers and singers, into invigorating new texts. Similarly, this movie, once considered a “lost” document of her artistic prowess, now emerges in the present, reconfigured from footage shot by the filmmaker Sydney Pollack, and the act of watching it can turn your humble, local movie theater into a rollicking, sacred house of worship. While Franklin is undoubtedly the star here, commanding attention with her every move and utterance, the film itself is also an archive of other less well known faces from the past. We see the expert session musicians working to compliment her soulful vocals, the backup singers swaying in their seats as they accompany her, and the adoring fans stationed in the pews, bearing witness to her genius. There are so many layers of memory and artifice to untangle, adding poignancy and complexity to an already powerful performance. 
Where to see it: In theaters now (Watch the trailer

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Music Box Films

8. Transit

Released: March 1
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Maryam Zaree
Director: Christian Petzold (Phoenix)
Why it’s great: Everything is slippery in Petzold’s meticulously strange psychological thriller. Like in his last film, the transfixing Hitchcock-ian World War II era genre riff Phoenix, there’s an element of mistaken identity at play: On-the-run German refugee Georg (Rogowski) arrives in Marseille with the documents of a celebrated author and soon finds himself pretending to be the famous man in exchange for safe passage to Mexico. Meanwhile, the writer’s wife (Beer) searches the city for her husband, crossing paths with his double in bars and on the streets. The thorny, complicated story is adapted from a 1942 novel by Anna Seghers, which was set during the 1940s, but Petzold strips the set-up of most period-specific signifiers and stages the intrigue-filled drama in a slightly askew, destabilizing version of the present. (For example, no one has cell phones but the fascist troops carry large assault rifles and dress in SWAT gear.) As a conceptual gambit, the question of “when” we are creates compelling moments of discomfort and asymmetry; on an emotional level, it can make the twists and turns in the plot feel slightly removed, like a mathematical proof for an unknown (potentially unsolvable) problem. Petzold’s sure-handed direction, clean and economical in spite of the narrative knots, evokes the romance of the past and prods at the contradictions of the present. Being unstuck in time has rarely felt so uniquely pleasurable.
Where to see it: In theaters now (Watch the trailer)

john wick chapter 3
Lionsgate

7. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Released: May 17
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos
Director: Chad Stahelski (John Wick: Chapter 2)
Why it’s worth checking out: Whether he’s slamming an enemy in the face with a book in a library or dodging stray bullets while galloping down a Manhattan street on horseback, John Wick remains calm. The always-on-the-run assassin, returning for the third entry in this surprisingly resilient series, shows weakness, pain, and even vulnerability, but no weapon can puncture the armor of stillness Reeves brings to the role, and his performance is what makes these movies so gripping. The story is mostly silly — Wick has been declared “excommunicado” by the order of assassins he used to belong to and must seek out old allies across the globe — but Reeves and his collaborators, including series director Stahelski and the top-notch stunt team, never lose sight of the core elements that make Wick tick. Even as the mythology grows more complicated, the cast expands to introduce comically named characters like The Adjudicator (Billions break-out Asia Kate Dillon) or The Director (Angelica Huston), and the fights become even more elaborate, Reeves floats through the film. Even if some of the original’s underworld grit has been shined away, replaced with scuff-free comic-book opulence and whiskey commercial ambiance, the series stays committed to simple pleasures. Alongside Tom Cruise’s more outwardly stressed Ethan Hunt, Wick remains the best action hero Hollywood has to offer.
Where to see it: In theaters now (Watch the trailer)

birds of passage
The Orchard

6. Birds of Passage

Released: February 13
Cast: Carmiña Martínez, Natalia Reyes, José Acosta, Jhon Narváez
Directors: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent)
Why it’s great: The sprawling gangster epic, complete with harrowing gun battles and bracing double-crosses, gets a thoughtful reimagining in this chronicle of an indigenous Wayúu family in northern Colombia who get swept up in the marijuana trade of the late 60s and 70s. (It all starts with some long-haired American Peace Corps volunteers looking to get high.) As is often the case in these stories, the influx of cash and uptick in violence within the community has destabilizing effects: historic traditions, codes of honor, and familial ties get abandoned in pursuit of empire building. We follow Rafayet (Acosta) as he attempts to hold onto his soul in the midst of unchecked, unflinching free-market chaos. What sets this tale of greed and betrayal apart from every Goodfellas knock-off you’ve ever seen? The filmmakers have an expert control of pacing and style, letting the story unfold through long chapters and nail-biting sequences of suspense. By the end, you’re fully immersed in the world.
Where to see it: Rent on AmazoniTunesVudu, and YouTube (Watch the trailer)

high flying bird
Netflix

5. High Flying Bird

Released: February 8
Cast: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Bill Duke, Jeryl Prescott
Director: Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
Why it’s great: The “game on top of the game” is the true subject of this dazzling, head-scratching inversion of the sports movie from the stylistically restless director Soderbergh and Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney. Instead of locker-room huddles and buzzer-beater shots, this is a story of modern athletics stripped of all the highlight footage: Ray Burke (Holland) is a sports agent representing a young basketball client in the midst of a league lockdown. A weary maverick with an eye for the bigger picture, Burke needs to save his job, serve his client, and possibly “disrupt” an organization with a history of mistreating its clients. A hybrid of Jerry MaGuire-like behind the scenes drama and Moneyball-esque wonkery, High Flying Bird will be an odd hang for some — characters trade lengthy monologues, real-life NBA players show up for documentary interludes, and, like Soderbergh’s recent health care thriller Unsane, the whole movie was shot on an iPhone — but it’s worth putting the time in and thinking your way through. Few filmmakers are playing the game at this level.
Where to see it: Streaming on Netflix (Watch the trailer

peterloo
Amazon Studios

4. Peterloo

Released: April 5
Cast: Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, Rory Kinnear, David Moorst
Director: Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner)
Why it’s great: Peterloo, Mike Leigh’s politically daring and immensely moving historical drama about the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, is a film that takes the nitty-gritty process of coalition-building seriously. The amount of time Leigh devotes to lengthy speeches made in cramped kitchens, crowded taverns, and bucolic open fields might strike some as superfluous or just plain dull, but the fiery rhetoric, mostly delivered by working-class English men and women seeking reforms to Parliament and an extension of voting rights, is more varied than it might appear. Some characters call for bloody revolution, others for careful adjustments to the system, and a few are simply tired of all the talk, skeptical it can accomplish anything. (The powerful bureaucrats in charge of the oppressive system are also tied up with their own legalistic, darkly funny babble.) The effectiveness of language in the face of brutal state violence is put on display in the film’s tragic final section, which dramatizes a harrowing attack on peaceful protesters by saber-wielding soldiers in St Peter’s Fields. Equally concerned with tactics and rhetoric, Leigh’s movie is the rare cinematic portrayal of the past that refuses to focus on a single “great” individual; instead, it shows how radical change can be pursued by groups coming together in pursuit of common goals. Climbing on a soapbox, potentially exposing yourself as a blabbering fool or as a galvanizing leader, requires its own type of bravery. Peterloo’s brilliance lies in its ability to examine that courage and the quieter moments in between. 
Where to see it: Rent on AmazoniTunes, and YouTube (Watch the trailer)

ash is purest white
Cohen Media Group

3. Ash Is Purest White

Released: March 15
Cast: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Feng Xiaogang, Xu Zheng
Director: Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart)
Why it’s great: It’s not uncommon for a grand romance to unfold over the years against a fraught, ever-evolving historical backdrop. At first glance, Ash Is Purest White, the new film from Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, looks like a familiar epic, a sweeping tale of sex and violence between a gangster and his lover, grafted onto the tricky dynamics of 21st century China. When we first meet Qiao (Tao) and Bin (Fan), they are fellow travelers in a seedy, small-time criminal underworld, one where “YMCA” dances can break out at crowded clubs and thrilling fist-fights can erupt in city streets, like in a Hong Kong action movie from the ’90s. But as the two grow apart, both geographically and emotionally, Ash Is Purest White more fully becomes Qiao’s story and the movie takes on its own haunted, discursive tone. While examining matters of loyalty, sacrifice, and disillusionment, Zhangke arrives at emotional truths that aren’t always spoken by the characters. Instead, he allows his actors, particularly the incredible Tao, to embody these ideas with the smallest movements and the subtlest gestures. The tensions and complications of history weigh them down, but that never prevents the film from taking flight.
Where to see it: Rent on AmazoniTunes, and YouTube (watch the trailer)

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A24

2. The Souvenir

Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Jack McMullen
Director: Joanna Hogg (Exhibition)
Why it’s great: What do we owe to the people we love? That’s one of the many unanswerable questions driving this achingly beautiful, tenderly observed portrait of a toxic relationship between young film student Julie (Byrne) and cagey heroin addict Anthony (Burke). Against the backdrop of a specific slice of wealthy early ’80s London, the movie — which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival — follows the couple’s early awkward courtship, defined by brittle exchanges of ideas and emotions, while also keeping a watchful eye on Julie’s tentative development as an artist. She wants to make movies and has a curiosity about the larger world around her; Anthony, with his cynicism and his anger, cannot help but put himself on a path to destruction. Like in many stories of young love, ruin is inevitable. On a premise level, the movie sounds almost comically bleak, like a parody of an art film from an episode of Seinfeld, but Hogg’s scene-by-scene execution, finding moments and images that vibrate with specificity and life, is stunning. It’s a movie that breaks your heart with studied precision.
Where to see it: In theaters now (Watch the trailer)

high life
A24

1. High Life

Released: April 5
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth
Director: Claire Denis (Let the Sunshine In)
Why it’s great: French filmmaker Claire Denis makes movies that claw at the brain and activate the senses. For her latest project, the ambitious and lyrical space drama High Life starring Robert Pattinson, she’s crafted a story that’s equal parts heady prison thriller, psycho-sexual medical mystery, and bong-rip journey through the cosmos. Bouncing backwards and forwards in chronology, the story tracks quiet inmate Monte (Pattinson) as he raises a baby in a cavernous, dorm-like shuttle in one timeline and attempts to thwart the secretive plans of an oddball scientist (Binoche) in another thread. Exactly how Monte ends up alone with the baby, playing the role of single parent in the stars, would be the central question of a more conventional sci-fi narrative, and there are surprising plot twists and shocking violent acts committed here. But Denis fills the movie with curious images and wild ideas that complicate the dystopian set-up. The ship has both a Eden-like garden, where Outkast’s Benjamin waxes philosophical about his work, and a Cronenbergian machine Denis has called “the fuckbox,” where Binoche unfurls her long hair and experiences moments of erotic ecstasy. They aren’t set up as polarities or opposing ideas; instead Denis weaves all these elements together using the elliptical methods she’s developed over a long career. Like Jonathan Glazer’s equally haunting genre experiment Under The SkinHigh Life resists the solutions of puzzle-box filmmaking, choosing instead to explore its own perilous terrain of desire.

Kabir Singh box office collection Day 3

Kabir Singh collection Day 6: Shahid Kapoor starrer enjoying a dream run at the box office

Kabir Singh box office collection Day 6: Directed by Sandeep Vanga, the Shahid Kapoor-Kiara Advani starrer is displaying strong legs at the box office.

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Kabir Singh box office collection Day 3
Kabir Singh box office collection Day 6: Shahid Kapoor film made a collection of Rs 15.91 crore on Wednesday.

Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh is having a gala time at the box office. In the first five days, the film managed to enter the Rs 100 crore club and it is still soaring at the box office.

The film earned Rs 20.21 crore on its opening day and earned Rs 70.83 crore during the opening weekend.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest collection of the film and tweeted, “#KabirSingh is displaying strong legs at the BO… Refuses to slow down on weekdays… Has eclipsed the biz of all films… Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr, Sun 27.91 cr, Mon 17.54 cr, Tue 16.53 cr, Wed 15.91 cr. Total: ₹ 120.81 cr. India biz. BLOCKBUSTER.”

A remake of the Vijay Deverakonda starrer Arjun Reddy, the film has been helmed by Sandeep Vanga, who also directed the Telugu version.

Shahid Kapoor earlier said, “Sandeep has already made it once and Arjun Reddy as a film was so loved. It was in his language and the world he has grown up in. It was his first film and had newcomers, so those people became those characters. So, of course, it was very challenging because when you are doing it with the same filmmaker the next time, it is not as if there is a massive change in the interpretation. When a new filmmaker remakes a film, he would obviously have a different take on it, but with the same guy, he obviously wants to retain many elements of the film.”

An aerial shot of a beautiful coastal scene - best photography contests to enter

The Best Photography Contests to Enter in 2019

An aerial shot of a beautiful coastal scene - best photography contests to enter

Photography contests are a great way to find out if your images are up to scratch. By taking part in these competitions, you can win big. Either cash prizes, camera equipment, or having your work exhibited.
Even if you gain no financial benefit, having your images posted on the competition’s website has incredible benefits.
Here are 10 photography contests you should enter in 2019.
These awards are forever, so get submitting now. There is no time to lose.

10. iPhone Photography Awards

  • Deadline – 31 March 2019
  • 18 categories
  • Grand Prize – Gold Bar (Pamp Swiss 1g) & Certificate
  • 1st Place Prize – Gold Bar (Pamp Swiss 1g) & Certificate
  • 2nd Place Prize – Palladium Bar (Pamp Swiss 1g) & Certificate
  • 3rd Place Prize – Palladium Bar (Pamp Swiss 1g) & Certificate
A screenshot from the iPhone Photography Awards website - photography contests

If you are looking for the world’s first and most respected iPhone photography contest, you’ve found it!
The IPPAwards are the Oscars of the mobile photography world. They have launched the careers of many iPhone photographers globally.
This year will be the 12th award since the contest’s start. Last year, they received thousands of entries from more than 140 countries.
There are 18 different categories to join, including architectureportrait, and travel.
The rules of this photography contest are simple. Every image needs to be an iPhone or iPad photo and submitted no larger than 1000px.

9. ND Awards

  • Early Deadline – 28 April 2019 (cheaper fee)
  • Final Deadline – 22 September 2019
  • Professional Grand Prize – $2,500 & Exhibition
  • Non-Professional Grand Prize – $1,300 & Exhibition
  • 6 Professional Category Winners – $500 & Exhibition
  • 6 Non-Professional Category Winners – $300 & Exhibition
A screenshot from the ND Awards website - photography contests

The Neutral Density awards aim to promote photography. They do this by presenting photographers to audiences all over the globe.
This award is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding imagery, and it could be yours. The winning image receives recognition, prestige, and publicity.
This photography contest is the perfect place for professional photographers. It allows them to compete across six main categories. These include fine artnature, and architecture.
For amateurs, there are five categories. Both competitions go through a respected jury of acclaimed gallery owners, publishers, editors, and photographers.
These awards have been around since 2014. The ND magazine and its community brought this photography contest into fruition.

8. International Photography Awards

  • Submission Deadline: July 24, 2019
  • International Photographer of the Year Prize – $10,000, Trophy & Exhibition
  • Discovery of the Year Prize – $5,000, Trophy & Exhibition
  • 13 Professional Category Winners – $1,000 & Exhibition
  • 13 Non-Professional Category Winners – $500 & Exhibition
A screenshot from the International Photography Awards website - photography contests

The International Photography Awards are one of the highest paid photography contests around. It is also the only place you can land a Lucie.
There are 13 categories to choose from. These are for professional and non-professional photographers alike. On top of this, there is also a ‘one-shot’ street photography competition.
This year will see the 17th annual photography contest. The winners receive a travel allowance and accommodation to collect their awards in New York.
This photography contest is actually the main funding machine for the Lucie Foundation. This is a non-profit, charitable foundation to honor the masters of photography.
All winning images are published in a high-quality International Photography Awards book.

7. Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

  • Deadline – TBA
  • Professional Grand Prize – $2,500 & Exhibition
  • Non-Professional Grand Prize – $1,300 & Exhibition
  • 6 Professional Category Winners – $500 & Exhibition
  • 6 Non-Professional Category Winners – $300 & Exhibition
A screenshot of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize website

The Taylor Wessing Photography Portrait Prize is the leading international photography contest. As the name suggests, it focuses on portraiture.
This prize promotes and celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait photography. It does so through its established reputation.
Talented professionals, amateurs and emerging artists can submit their work. The jury selects the best images, which, for many, are the first time shown.
They touch on ideas and concepts surrounding the photographic portrait while exploring other avenues. A range of moods, settings, characters, and expressions are all present.
All submissions turn into an exhibition, shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
It will feature the fifty-nine selected images from the winners, including the winner of the $15,000 first prize.

6. Communication Arts Photography Competition

  • Deadline – 8 March 2019
  • 9 Categories
  • Category winners – Personalised Award of Excellence & Award Certificate
A screenshot of the Communication Arts Photography Competition website

Most photo contests come with cash prizes. The communication arts photography competition stands out as being one that doesn’t. Don’t let that put you off, it is still a revered photography competition.
To be eligible, your images need to be captured or first published between March 2018 and March 2019.
A distinguished jury of designers, art directors, and photographers chose the winning images.
Apart from winning a personalized award of excellence, your image is distributed worldwide. This takes place in the communication arts photography annual, in both digital and print.
If you are looking for one of the most coveted awards in the photography industry, you have found it. Submit today!

5. National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition

  • Deadline – 14 December 2019
  • 4 Categories
  • Professional Grand Prize – Slovakia Lakes and Mountain Photography Masterclass
  • Portfolio Winner Prize – Week-long French Alp holiday
  • Category Winners – Manfrotto BeFree travel tripod

If you are looking for photo contests with cash prizes, you are in the wrong place. There are more important and special things than financial gain.
By winning, you get whisked away to join a photography master class in Central Europe. Here, pro photographer Justin Mins gives you all the help you need.
If you are the winner of the portfolio competition, you get to go to France. All other winners get a very expensive tripod. What is there not to like?
Having National Geographic on your resume and website means you’ll be set for life.
There are a few rules to abide by. The important one is that the image needs to have been taken within two years of the date of entry. Photo manipulation is not allowed, and only basic adjustments are possible.

National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition - best photography contests

4. Nikon Small World

  • Deadline – 30 April 2019
  • 1st Prize – $3,000
  • 2nd Prize – $2,000
  • 3rd Prize – $1,000
  • 4th Prize – $800
  • 5th Prize – $600
  • 6th Prize – $400
  • 7-10th Prize – $300
  • 11-20th Prize – $200
  • Honorable Mentions – $100
Nikon Small World homepage - photography contests

The Nikon Small World photography contest gives you the largest chance of winning a cash prize. You can be 1st or 20th, and you’ll still win an amount of money.
This photography competition is all about photomicrography. This is the discipline of photographing through a light microscope.
Nikon, being a long-standing camera manufacturer has been running this competition since 1975. That’s longer than I’ve been photographing, let alone alive.
Anyone can enter, and they do in droves. They receive submissions from almost every continent on the planet. There are no restrictions, and you don’t even have to use Nikon cameras or microscopes.
Each participant can upload three images. If you win any prize, your image is exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada.
If you don’t feel like entering, even if it is free, check out the previous winners. The images are stunning, and it might just get you in the mood to apply.

3. Monochrome Photography Award

  • Early Deadline – 7 July 2019
  • Final Deadline – 17 November 2019
  • 13 Categories
  • Professional Section Prize – $2,000, certificate & Exhibition
  • Non-Professional Grand Prize – $1,000, certificate & Exhibition
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Category Winners – Certificate & Exhibition
Monochrome Photography Award homepage screenshot - best photography contests

Is black and white photography is your thing? Then this is the photo competition for you. There are 13 categories to enter, ranging across landscapesfashion and abstract photography.
If you are in the top three of any of them, you get a certificate alongside an exhibition of your work. All winners and honorable mentions are also included in the Monochrome Photography Awards Annual book.
Each image costs $20 for professionals and $15 for amateurs if submitted before July. After, the price jumps up by $5.
The only rule is that the image has to be black and white, film or digital. Toned images, such as selenium or sepia are also accepted, so start getting creative. This is your time to shine.

2. Sony World Photography Award

  • Deadline – 5 February & 26 March 2019
  • 2o Categories (over two competitions)
  • Professional Photographer of the Year – $25,000 (Sony Equipment) & Exhibition
  • Open Photographer of the Year Prize – $5,000 (Sony Equipment) & Exhibition
  • Youth Photographer of the Year – Flights and Accommodation in London & Exhibition
  • Student Photographer of the Year – $30,000 (Sony Equipment for the institution) & Exhibition
Sony World Photography Award website screenshot

The Sony World Photography  Award has four simultaneous photo contests. These are Professional, Open, Youth and Student. Each one has a different prize, and although it looks like cash, the money is for Sony Equipment.
But who wouldn’t enjoy $25,000 worth of camera gear? That’s a lot of everything you need to capture stunning shots. You only need to win first prize.
One of the other great things about this competition is the traveling exhibition. No matter which country I find myself in, I always notice the Sony World Photography Award image show.
The submitted images need to be taken within a year of their entry. There is a minimum of five and a maximum of ten images that you can send, so don’t be shy.
We love this competition because it is free to enter. That’s right, free. and you can enter as many categories as you wish.

1. International Landscape Photographer of the Year

  • Deadline – TBA
  • Photographer First Prize – $5,000, trophy & book
  • Photographer Second Prize – $1,000, trophy & book
  • Photographer Third Prize – $500, trophy & book
  • Photography First Prize – $2,000, trophy & book
  • Photography Second Prize – $1,000, trophy & book
  • Photography Third Prize – $500, trophy & book
International Landscape Photographer of the Year photography contests

For all landscape photographers, enter the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award. This is their 5th year, and it’s still going strong.
The limitations are set to four images per applicant. This is to allow the experience gained from the competition is easily accessible.
From all these submissions, the jury rates the images between 1 and 100. They choose the top 101 images and move to the second round of judging. First, they find the best images, then they search for the best photographers.
There is the photographer of the year, a photograph of the year and five special subject awards. Each section goes through a rigorous selection process.
It costs $25 per image, meaning the maximum you can spend is $100 in total. They also have to be captured within a year of their submission.
The best thing about this photo contest is that you are not restricted when it comes to photography manipulation. Just make sure you do it yourself.

Canon Announces New Camera, Lens; Develops New Optical Technology

Canon U.S.A. has announced two new products, the Canon EOS M3 Digital Camera and Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens, and the development of new optical technology, Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics. Read the full press releases below for more information.

CANON U.S.A. WELCOMES THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE EOS FAMILY – THE EOS M3 DIGITAL CAMERA

The Power and Versatility of an EOS Camera in a New Light

ILLE, N.Y., August 27 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.

At the heart of the EOS M3 camera is Canon’s latest and most advanced digital imaging technologies, including the company’s high-resolution 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD videos. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new 49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System, this digital camera gives photographers the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. Advanced photographers will find everything they need at their fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as access to the entire lineup of more than 80 Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses*, all shrunk down into a compact, mirrorless body to take with them wherever they go. 

How did Dabboo Ratnani become a photographer?

Dabboo Ratnani had started practicing photography in Mumbai as a young man. Soon after he started his career as a photographer, in 1994 is began working independently.

He is now a leading model photographer of India and famous for his annual calendar. In the year 2006, he was also one of the juries for the Miss India contest.

A few of the Bollywood celebrities even refused to shoot with anyone but the man Ratnani.

Honestly, I take in a lot of interest to follow him and learn his techniques of photography. Hence, I landed up to a website called Xpert, where I get to communicate which this celebrity photographer and take up his lessons.

Let me share some of his captured moments here-

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These 13 Candid Photographers Will Capture Your Wedding’s Sweetest Moments

Wedding and couple photography, especially candid forms of it, are steadily picking steam these days. What is considered worthy of keeping as memory these days, is a bunch of photos shot well, that not only capture the event as it happens, but also the way it happens.

We’re bringing you 13 candid wedding photographers from Delhi who will make sure your wedding pictures are not only nice and pretty, but also interesting, meaningful, and memorable.

Bhumi & Simran Photography

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Whether it’s portraits, a family shot, or a photo documenting of the biggest day of your life, these guys successfully capture the most real, meaningful moments, either through a montage or a photo-book. Their pictures are unique in terms of colours and rustic tones, with an everlasting touch.PHOTOGRAPHERSBhumi & Simran PhotographySee more details

Phototantra

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Their style is a mix of photojournalism and glamour photography, covering everything from the makeup, family drama, and hidden glances between the couple.PHOTOGRAPHERSPhoto Tantra

See more details+918860636552

Ramit Batra

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A visual treat of colour and composition is what Ramit is known well for. The eye and attention for detail (as well as the pop of happy colours in his pictures) stand out, making it a memorable experience.PHOTOGRAPHERSRamit Batra

See more details+919999994164

Tarun Chawla

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Tarun is known for capturing that perfect moment for you in his frame. His favourite subjects are women, especially when they’re getting ready for the most important moment of their lives. He can click them in a thousand ways and still not run out of new ideas.PHOTOGRAPHERSTarun Chawla

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Arjun Kartha Photography

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Arjun and Praerna Kartha lead a couple-driven wedding photography boutique. With a penchant for fun photos, they create behind-the-scenes memories that will last a lifetime. They perfectly understand the hard work that goes behind making a wedding ceremony happen, and are able to seamlessly blend in the day-to-day celebrations to capture what many others are never able to.PHOTOGRAPHERSTwogether Studios

See more details+919810165810

Mahima Bhatia Photography

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Mahima has a keen eye for detail and attention, which helps make her brides look extremely radiant and beautiful. While she covers everything at the weddings, she specialises in the bride’s pre and post shots (as well as general pre-wedding shoots).PHOTOGRAPHERSMahima Bhatia Photography

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Faizan Patel Photography

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He is among the most sought-after wedding photographers in the city. His work speaks for itself; Be it the shots capturing the giggling, the bickering or the shy smiles, he thinks each picture has a story to tell. More than a photographer, he believes he is a storyteller and firmly believes that the bride and groom are the leading characters in his stories.PHOTOGRAPHERSFaizan Patel Photography

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Delhi Wedding Filmers

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Photo source: Delhi Wedding Filmers

Started by friends who met at NIFT while studying, Delhi Wedding Filmers specialise in photography and cinematography. Because of their creative training and years of working within the industry, they can capture your intimate moments beautifully. They capture you right in the middle of all the celebrations to convey all natural emotions.PHOTOGRAPHERSDelhi Wedding Filmers

See more details+918459139065

Vogueshaire

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Photos Source: Vogueshaire

The team at Vogueshaire knows how important the moments at a wedding are and they do a very good job with capturing it all. If you have them on board, be assured that they will capture everything that goes behind a big fat Indian shaadi; From the goofy stuff to the emotional memories, you’ll find it all in the photographs they click for you.PHOTOGRAPHERSVogueshaire

See more details+919910336808

Folio Haus

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Photos Source: Folio Haus

Folio Haus is a team of photographers who believe in capturing the true emotions at a wedding. Hence, you’ll see them paying great attention to every little moment that passes by because they believe in using their camera to capture the most emotional moments at your wedding.PHOTOGRAPHERSFolio Haus

See more details+919999731317

Time Shutterz Photography

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Photos Source: Time Shutterz

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Photos Source: Time Shutterz

Time Shutterz have a team that has travelled within Indian and has also gone overseas to capture the special moments at weddings. Because of their vast experience, they know exactly what they’re doing. If you’re looking for a team that can capture the whole journey of your wedding frame by frame, call these people right away.PHOTOGRAPHERSTime Shutterz

See more details+919810268028

Pakhi Weddings

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Photos Source: Pakhi Weddings

Every wedding has a story of how it all started, doesn’t it? The team at Pakhi Weddings aims at telling the story of your wedding through their lens. They want capture you and your significant other during the most memorable moments. It could be you two teasing each other over something or the joyous feeling on your faces during the wedding ceremony, they’ll cover it all for you.PHOTOGRAPHERSPakhi Weddings

See more details+919999250824

Fotowalle – The Story Folks

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Photos source: Fotowalle

Started in 2015, Fotowalle have gained a lot of popularity because of candid shots that burst with colour, capture true emotions and give you memories you can freeze in time thanks to the technology they use. They have a very keen eye for beautiful backdrops that add to the photos. The promise they make is that you’re going to relive all your wedding memories once they send across the album to you.

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Canon EOS 750D Review

Pros

  • Affordable entry into DSLRs
  • Wi-Fi & NFC
  • Fully articulating touch-sensitive screen

Cons

  • Viewfinder offers 95% coverage, not 100%
  • No 4K video, Full HD restricted to 30fps
  • Slightly plasticky construction

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £599.00
  • 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor
  • 100-12800 ISO range
  • 19-point AF
  • Full HD video at 30fps
  • Wi-Fi and NFC

What is the Canon EOS 750D?

Launched all the way back in early 2015 (an eon in camera-tech terms), the 750D is one of Canon’s ‘advanced beginner’ DSLRs. At the time of its launch, it sat above the most basic 1200D. These days it still sits above Canon’s more recently announced 2000D and 4000D. Those looking for the most recent model in this range need to check out the Canon EOS 800D.

If you’re on a strict budget, considering older models makes a lot of sense. For those seeking to buy their very first DSLR, the 750D and its 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor is still a pretty attractive proposition. Right now, you can pick one up with a kit lens for just shy of £500. That’ll save you a good £200 off the more recent 800D.

Finger Lickin' Butter Chicken - Restaurant style butter chicken right at home with simple ingredients! #butterchicken #murghmakhani #chickenrecipes | Littlespicejar.com

FINGER LICKIN’ BUTTER CHICKEN

Delicious restaurant-style butter chicken made right at home with simple ingredients. This recipe is exactly how they make butter chicken in restaurants — and I’ve had people tell me it’s actually better! Trust me when I say it’s finger-lickin’ good!

Finger Lickin' Butter Chicken - Restaurant style butter chicken right at home with simple ingredients! #butterchicken #murghmakhani #chickenrecipes | Littlespicejar.com

Finger-Lickin’ Butter Chicken! That’s a little too much fun to say.

Doin’ a little throwback Monday right here with some Indian food.

Last week I had this crazy intense craving need for creamy and spicy homemade butter chicken. I mean, it was so crazy that I could practically taste the butter chicken in my mouth. My heart started racing, my hands started shaking — okay, it wasn’t quite that dramatic but you kind of get the idea. I dug down deep into the LSJ files (this is actually one of the first recipes I ever posted on the blog!) It was time to retake some of the pictures and reintroduce you to my finger-lickin’ butter chicken recipe.

Not only am I replacing some of my old (and not so great) photography, I also reworked the recipe to make the ingredient list a little shorter without compromising any of the flavors. I made the instructions a little more easy to follow AND AND AND I am adding in tips, like, how to make some of the components ahead of time and just general advice on how to make this the best butter chicken you’ve ever had.

Finger Lickin' Butter Chicken - Restaurant style butter chicken right at home with simple ingredients! #butterchicken #murghmakhani #chickenrecipes | Littlespicejar.com

So about that BUTTER chicken. Ironically enough my butter chicken recipe doesn’t contain that much butter. And I used what’s called ghee (also known as clarified butter). If you’re wondering where in the heck you are going to find that, try Trader Joes or Whole Foods or here. Or if you prefer to use regular butter, I suggest you use a mix – ½ butter + ½ oil because butter can burn super easy.

This recipe is super simple. No need for you to grab whole spices and grind them up. I skip them and replace it with tandoori masala. Just follow the step by step directions, and you’ve got creamy butter chicken right at home that’s better than your favorite Indian take-out. It’s a combination of spices all blended together and it’s perfect for this restaurant-style butter chicken. It’s usually available in powder/paste form in the international aisle. The one I use and LOVE can be found here.

Finger Lickin' Butter Chicken - Restaurant style butter chicken right at home with simple ingredients! #butterchicken #murghmakhani #chickenrecipes | Littlespicejar.com

I can’t say I take all the credit for this recipe. I got the recipe from my mom, who got it from her sister, who used to work at an Indian restaurant once upon a time. So there. It’s authentic, restaurant-style butter chicken, for reals. <– Just tweaked a bit to make it easier for us everyday people, like you and me, without compromising flavor!

It’s all about that sauce when it comes to an authentic butter chicken recipe. No really. Like with most curries, this butter chicken actually tastes better with time. If you’ve got your life together, and you’re one of those people that recipe plan and prep food ahead (first of all, power to you!) then this butter chicken can be even better for you. Make the gravy portion of this recipe, blend it and allow it to cool completely before popping it in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. Let those flavors really get together.

Finger Lickin' Butter Chicken - Restaurant style butter chicken right at home with simple ingredients! #butterchicken #murghmakhani #chickenrecipes | Littlespicejar.com

You can also marinate the chicken in the ginger, garlic, yogurt, and tandoori masala and let it sit for 12-24 hours, covered in the refrigerator. The yogurt, ginger, and garlic really help make the chicken more tender. As always, I’m a fan of white meat chicken, so I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, but you could go the dark meat route and use chicken thighs as well. Some may even tell you it’s more flavorful that way, I’m not one of those people though. ???

Also, with a little weekend prep work, this recipe can be made weeknight friendly. Just make the sauce (and freeze it beforehand) and marinate the chicken on Sunday and pull it together in about 20 minutes on a Monday. That’s faster than ordering take-out and trust me, it tastes better too.

This is kind of a big deal for me. I usually leave the Indian food to mom or the Indian restaurants. But if there’s any recipe that’s worth making at home, it’s butter chicken. AM I RIGHT? I could eat this all week long. And yes, I’m going to say with confidence that this is the BEST butter chicken recipe you’ll ever make. A big thank you to all those that have tried it/loved it/commented/added it to your dinner rotations. <– Let me make the directions a little more clear and the recipe a little easier to follow for you!

Butter chicken, it’s what my dreams are made of.

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Street Food at Old Delhi

8 FAMOUS FOOD PLACES IN DELHI

Food in Delhi

1. Old Delhi

Street Food at Old Delhi

Street Food at Old Delhi

Fun Fact: All our favourite chat items, from Papri Chaat and Dahi Bhalla to Jalebi, originated in Old Delhi.

Old Delhi is a popular hub for street food, authentic Mughlai cuisine, and sweets. If you really want an authentic experience with typical north Indian street food, Old Delhi is a must-visit.

Some of our recommendations are Khemchand Adesh Kumar’s Daulat Ki Chaat, Lotan Chole Wala, Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala, and Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar and Bishan Swaroop for the best chaat you will ever have.

2. Gali Paranthe Wali

Paranthe, served with a dollop of butter

Paranthe, served with a dollop of butter

If there’s one place you’ve got to visit, particularly if you’re vegetarian, it’s Paranthe Wali Galli. Several tiny shops serving delicious paranthe, fresh, hot and in a variety of styles. In existence for over 50 years, some of the original shops are still operating.

Several celebrities and influential politicians and businessmen also visit this place, which is crowded through the evening and into the night.

3. Khan Market

Delicious food at Big Chill Cafe, Khan Market

Delicious food at Big Chill Cafe, Khan Market (source)

Khan Market is one of Delhi’s incredible food districts.It has a mix of cafes, fine dining options and fast food. A vibrant neighborhood, whose streets are filled with the delicious aromas of mutton kebab and fried rice, it is a hub for the best eateries, bars and restaurants.

A few restaurants here that you absolutely must visit are The Big Chill, Yellow Brick Road Restaurant, Wok in the Clouds, Azam’s Mughlai, and Cafe Turtle.

4. Pandara Road

Restaurants on Pandara Road

Restaurants on Pandara Road (source)

Very close to India Gate, Pandara Road has some of the best food places in Delhi. This is a relatively expensive area, but has the best fine dining restaurants in the city.

We highly recommend Have More, Gulati, and Chicken Inn. If you are in the mood for Asian cuisine, head to Ichiban. If you are a vegetarian, make sure to check out Veg Gulati.

5. Jama Masjid

Street food at Jama Masjid

Street food at Jama Masjid (source)

Food in Delhi is incomplete without a visit to this area. If you eat meat and love street food, Jama Masjid area is the place to be!

Jama Masjid and the lane opposite, Bazaar Matia Mahal, have some of the best non-vegetarian street food in Delhi. From keema samosas to grilled boti to kebabs and jalebi, this area is a paradise for foodies.

6. Nizamuddin

Street Food at Nizamuddin

Street Food at Nizamuddin (source)

Another street for best food in Delhi, which you most certainly shouldn’t miss, is Nizamuddin. There are dozens of amazing eateries in this area and you will find delicious kebabs, sweets, and Mughlai delicacies.

All you meat-lovers out there should definitely try out Karim’s, Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, and Ghalib Kabab Corner.

7. South Campus

Cafe at South Campus

Cafe at South Campus (source)

If you are a college student or just someone on a tight budget, in search of some delicious food, South Campus is a great option, with a variety of awesome cafes.

The cafes here mostly serve shakes, fast food, American and Italian cuisines. Our favourites are Scooter on the Wall, Big Yellow Door, and QD’s. Check out one of these joints for some fantastic food.

8. Hudson Lane

 Restaurant at Hudson Lane

Restaurant at Hudson Lane (source)

Hudson Lane is very popular amongst foodies in Delhi as it houses some of the best cafes and restaurants. It is located in close proximity to North Campus.

Mostly serving Italian, Cafe, and Fast Food cuisine, these joints offer a budget friendly and lip-smacking culinary experience.

Make sure you check out Woodbox Cafe, Mad Monkey, Indus Flavours and Rico’s.