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This week in Blipfoto: Going out with a Bang!

24th August 2012

When we launched the tag Blipthefestivals for 2012, we promised that your photos of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival could win some amazing, money-can't-buy prizes.

Well, earlier this week, four lucky Blippers who shared their photos with the Blipthefestivals tag found themselves being whisked off for a very special evening at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Festivals Edinburgh, blipthefestivals, Tattoo, Edinburgh Military Tattoo,

Trixtaphoto, Boyinthecorner, SpeckledCoast, and Lesault were invited to the iconic castle esplanade to gain exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, which included getting up close and personal with the performers and some great hints and tips from the Tattoo's official photographer.

In fact, two of the Blippers were also treated to a very special audience with one of the, erm, dignitaries attending the show on Wednesday night - a closed photo shoot with none other than David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff - as a little surprise bonus.

A big thanks goes out to our friends at Edinburgh Festivals for organising this amazing prize and a big shout out to Alan Smith at the Tattoo for treating the Blippers like the VIPs they are!

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Keep a look out on the Blog for more special opportunities on Blipfoto.

Do you want to be an intern at Blipfoto?

Today we are sad. Our intern Ryan is set to leave us. After a year of unwavering hard graft, unpalatable culinary stories and unintelligible west coast patter, we're going to find it very hard to replace him. He had very big shoes too. And you had to admire a man that has Spaghetti hoops for lunch.

Spaghetti Hoops, Intern, Ryan Mullen

So, if you are aren't afraid of a challenge, have a great work ethic, are currently doing a media, PR or marketing qualification and want to get loads of hands-on experience, why not get in touch. If you think you can fill Ryan's size 12's, drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you. (A questionable taste in food is optional).

Photo of the Week

This week's theme for Calumet's Photo of the Week Challenge is Big Skies. So get Blipping those dramatic clouds, romantic sunsets and rolling vistas for your chance to feature on Calumet's website as their Photo of the Week and win a print of your shot. Just join the Calumet Group and add your Blips.

Staff Picks

The smell of the sea air, the swell of the waves, the thrill of the chase - this shot from the Scorpion Championships has it all.

sailing, Staff Picks, black and white, sea,

Just the usual Galactic gathering at the Edinburgh Festival this year.

star wars, drinks, Edinburgh Festival, staff picks

When you're young, you're indestructible. A graze on the knee is nothing. In fact, it's a badge of honour. A nostalgia of childhood pours back.

Staff picks, grazed knee, school, football, youth

Clenched rain fists in Florida's afternoon sky... Did you know that Florida is often referred to as the Lightening Capital of the world? - Rwanda actually holds that dubious honour, though, with 2 and a half times the number of strikes...

Thunder, clouds, drama, staff picks, Florida,

The adventures of youth. These youngsters don't know much about health and safety, but they sure do know how to have fun. Huckleberry Finn style in Rotterdam harbour.

Staff Picks, Rotterdam, Harbour, raft

See the full collection of recent Staff Picks in our Collection.

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