New York, NY – October 31, 2016 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be debuting the world premiere of its brand new web series “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7pm EDT.
Tune in online at AdoramaTV to watch the competition unfold between five up and coming photographers from across the nation – Andrew Kearns, Jamiya Wilson, Chris Palermo, Scott Borrero and Roxy Rodriguez – as they’re put to the test to find who will become the first Top Photographer. Airing on each subsequent Tuesday evening, “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” will feature challenges over the course of five episodes, culminating in the season finale on Tuesday, November 29th.
“The first season of ‘Top Photographer’ has been an amazing experience. Each and every contestant brought something special to the show, and it was truly awesome having the opportunity to work with them and watch them rise to the ‘Top Photographer’ challenge,”states host Nigel Barker. “I’m thrilled to be sharing ‘Top Photographer’ and the work of these talented folks with the world. It’s just the beginning of a very exciting endeavor.”
Watch for a Chance to Win Tickets to the NYC Finale
Viewers tuning in to “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” can enter for the chance to win* roundtrip travel and a stay for two in New York City, $500, plus a coveted RSVP to the “Top Photographer” season finale party and photography exhibition, which will honor the winner of season one, Adorama’s – and the industry’s – very first Top Photographer. The event will take place the evening of Tuesday, November 29th.
Subscribe to AdoramaTV for a chance to win a Top Photographer trip to New York City.
*Contest closes at 11:59PM ET on November 20, 2016; see contest page for official rules
Attend the Live Screenings in New York City
Episodes 1-4 of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” will be shown at the Adorama store (42 West 18th Street) in Manhattan, Tuesdays at 7pm (see full schedule below), with special guest appearances and giveaways. Q&A with guests will immediately follow each episode, and will stream live on AdoramaTV.
- Episode One, airing Tuesday, November 1st, to feature episode guest judge David Bergman, with Nigel Barker to Skype in
- Episode Two, airing Tuesday, November 8th, to feature episode guest judge Emily Soto, a New York City-based fashion photographer, plus the episode’s eliminated contestant
- Episode Three, airing Tuesday, November 15th, to feature episode guest judges Jeremy and Tom Jauncey of Beautiful Destinations, plus the episode’s eliminated contestant
- Episode Four, Part One of the Finale, airing November 22nd, to feature the DP, director and producer of Top Photographer
Save the date – November 30th
On Wednesday, November 30th, Adorama will host a meet and greet with the winner of “Top Photographer” at the Adorama store, in lieu of a screening.
About Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned photographer, author and filmmaker. Best known for his participation on America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks, Barker has created a prominent presence in the fashion and entertainment industry. He currently is the host of a weekly radio show called SiriusXM’s Gentleman’s Code as well as the host of Oxygen’s The Face with Naomi Campbell. Drawing on his many years of experience, Nigel has published two books: The Beauty Equation and his latest book, New York Times best-seller, Models of Influence. After 20+ years in the industry, Barker is definitely one of the ultimate influencers in the photography world.
About Top Photographer
“Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” sponsored by Canon, is a web series competition that will air on AdoramaTV featuring five hand-selected photographers from across the nation competing in photo challenges for the chance to become the next Top Photographer. Each episode will feature a new photography challenge focused on a different genre of the medium.
Premiering on AdoramaTV on November 1, 2016, the finale of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” – airing on Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm – will conclude with the final two contestants competing for the title and grand prize, valued at $50k, which includes a photography equipment package as well as a photo exhibition event in New York City hosted by Nigel Barker.
With more than 54 million views and half a million subscribers since debuting on YouTube in 2010, AdoramaTV is the preeminent source for videos related to the photography, film and music community. Of course we have new product releases and gear reviews, but what sets AdoramaTV apart is how we connect with our viewers to deliver engaging content, which includes the flagship AdoramaOriginal series “Through The Lens”; “Breathe Your Passion with Vanessa Joy”; “2-Minute Tips with David Bergman”; and “Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace.”
ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 40 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.
Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants. Visit ADORAMA at www.adorama.com.
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