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Saturday, 16 August 2014

LACOSTE #NewPerspective Competition; Win A Trip To Barcelona

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If you're an Instagram lover like me (@emshelx), you may have noticed that a lot of people are using the #NEWPERSPECTIVE hashtag, well, it's because you can win a pretty cool prize if you use it - a trip to one of my favourite places in the world. Let's discuss this a little bit further...
When LACOSTE asked me to tell you about this pretty cool competition, I couldn't not, you all know how much I love travelling but recently, I've massively got into my photography too and the two of them work hand in hand. I also see myself as an extremely creative person as after all my career is all about creativity so I really thought this was a good competition to share with you.

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'LACOSTE L!VE fashion blends edgy style and authenticity. It attracts creative spirits, providing them with new possibilities to dress in a unique way. The addition of a fragrance to the LACOSTE L!VE universe was a natural step, but it had to embody the same creativity and uniqueness. The fragrance will help you to see beyond the obvious. New fragrance. Newperspective.'

Now you understand the background a little more more, this is where you (yes you reading now) come into it. LACOSTE want you to share your #NEWPERSPECTIVE on Instagram. They want you to

find new perspectives on familiar people and places by uploading photos with the hashtag #NEWPERSPECTIVE and @LACOSTELIVE on Instagram with the aim of capturing the everyday from a unique perspective. Pretty quirky and fun huh? Worth a shot because let's just say, the prize is pretty good...
A very lucky person will win a global recognition and a once in a life time trip to Barcelona! - I visited Barcelona last Summer (read about my trip here) and I have to say, I had the best time of my life and I desperately want to go back.

If you're looking for inspiration, two world-renowned Instagrammers (how do you become a world-renowned Instagrammer?!, teach me!) Jared Chambers and Benjamin Heath launched this competition using their Instagram photography in Barcelona (one of the most photographed cities in the world). Their journey was captured for you and hopefully it will give you some inspiration for your photograph... please do take a second to watch this video, I know it certainly inspired me and made the whole campaign make sense...


The competition runs from the 14th July to 24th August 2014 (go and get a photo this weekend!)

So there we have it, upload a creative photograph capturing 'the everday' in a new way through a photograph on your Instagram - don't forget to tag @lacostelive with the hashtag #NEWPERSPECTIVE 

Me in Barcelona last Summer

You don't have to be a professional photographer to win, Mr Whisper, another inspirational photographer, listed in the top ten street photographers in the UK is supporting the campaign too, he gives some of his favourite smart phone photography tips below (well worth a watch)

Above is my entry, I  hope you like it. It's from my trip to Vietnam and I truly think it shows somewhere from a new perspective; most people look at the crazy traffic in Hanoi and laugh, everyone's aware of how crazy the traffic is but I went and stood right in the middle of it. This photo is dangerous, electric but natural. 'If it feels both scary and exciting - do it' (Don't try this at home!) - You don't have to go abroad to get a good shot though, simply take a photograph in your garden from a new perspective or anything that takes your fancy!

My entry fits in very well with the LACOST L!VE fragrance (unintentionally!). The fragrance is unique and it captures energey and creativity with a cool edge, the ingredients are expertly blended, coming together as one dynamic scent, but each also stands out individually – capturing a feeling of constant motion that is ever changing as each note reveals itself. I feel as if my photo pretty much embodies that, I stand out among all the traffic, that's for sure. 

So come on then, what are you waiting for? I want one of my readers to be the person who wins the trip to Barcelona!

Leave a comment and let me know if you'll be uploading a shot to Instagram, I'll be looking out for your photos! You can follow me on Instagram: emshelx 

You can get more information here about the competition. 

Have you ever visited Barcelona? Are you into photography? What are your top Iphone photography tips? Will you be entering? Do you like the idea of this campaign?

*I worked with Lacoste on this campaign but I am 100% behind it and think it's an incredible campaign! 

Lots of love, Em x

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