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Photography Competition 53: Perspective

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Photography Competition 53: Perspective Montage

This fortnight students learned how to play with depth and height in photography to create interesting perspectives. All the students who entered the competition had a creative take on the theme, but the photos chosen as the top 7 were particularly unique.

To see all of the photography competition entries, head to the album on the Photoh Facebook page here.

The finalists this fortnight are:

Raelene Killmier, Adelaide

Raelene has captured her subjects perfectly synchronised in a position that gives a perspective of the scene being flipped on the side, although the background remains static. Excellent timing!


Lisa Lawrie, Brisbane

By using leading lines from a small object that is enlarged in the lower half of the frame, up to a human subject high in the frame against the open sky and sea, there is a strong sense of space in this photo.


Leanne Watts, Melbourne

The overlapping of feet and hooves in this image is a visual trick for the eyes, and a great use of interposition perspective by Leanne.


Hilary Fogan, Perth

Hilary has used linear perspective to lead the eye down the pier and out to the wider view of the water shed and the subjects in the centre of the frame. This gives this image a lot of depth and balance.


Melanie Shaw, Perth

The branch protruding across the foreground is so visually dramatic, it appears almost like a creature emerging from the water. Melanie has chosen her composition well to enhance the size of the subject over the water shed.


Alan Coligado, Sydney

By focusing on the large size of the Opera House sails and keeping the Harbour Bridge high in the frame, Alan has made his human subjects look as small as ants in the scene. The grandeur of the architecture is also enhanced by the strong shadows and contrast.


Terry O'Hagan, Sydney

Terry's clever placement of the figurines against the horizon in this photo makes them seem like life-size human clones that are actually standing along Sydney Harbour. This a very realistic example of forced perspective.


The winner this fortnight is...Terry O'Hagan from Sydney! Congratulations, you have won a $100 JB Hi-Fi voucher!

And in second place we have...Melanie Shaw from Perth, who has won a $50 JB Hi-Fi voucher.

The theme for the next challenge is sunset photography, where students will receive tips to replicate the power and colours of a sunset in a photo, something that can be hard to do.

Entries will open on Saturday the 11th March and close on Thursday the 23rd March at midnight AEST.

To enter, simply post your photo on the Photoh Facebook wall stating your city. First prize is a $100 JB Hifi voucher and second prize is a $50 JB Hifi voucher.

Please read our post on the competition rules and guidelines if you'd like more information before submitting a photo. If you have any other questions you can message us or email brooke@photoh.com.au.

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