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Photos: Microsoft's shutterbug contest

Winners of Microsoft's first photography competition, part of wider effort to reach out to digital-photo fans.
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Slalom

As part as an initiative to market itself to digital-photography enthusiasts, Microsoft hosted a Pro Photo Summit on June 28. At the event, the software maker awarded prizes in its inaugural Future Pro Photographer Contest. One overall winner and three runners-up in different categories were selected.

The contest was judged by Patrick Donehue, vice president of photographer services for Corbis; Christopher Robinson, editor of Digital Photo Pro magazine; and George Lepp, photographer and founder of the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging.

Here is the grand prizewinner, "Slalom," by Alin Popescu of Slobozia, Romania.

Information on Microsoft's digital-photography initiatives can be found at Microsoft's Pro Photo Web site.

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Cnidarian in the Clouds

Here's the runner-up in the "Nature & Landscape" category of the Microsoft Future Pro Photography contest: "Cnidarian in the Clouds" by Yeang Ch'ng of Boston.

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The Faces

The runner-up in the "People & Portraits" category of the Microsoft Future Pro Photography contest: "The Faces" by Ho Young Choi of Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Temptation

The runner-up in the "Fine Art" category of the Mirosoft Future Pro Photography contest: "Temptation" by Carly Short of Kettering, Ohio.

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