At the meet-ups for the minimalism theme this fortnight the focus was on on shooting simple subjects without other visual distractions, and showing the students the power this brings to an image.
It was amazing to see how our finalists communicated so much in their images with so little in their frames. To see all of the photography competition entries, head to the album on the Photoh Facebook page here.
The finalists this fortnight are:
Karen Phillips, Adelaide
Using a close up angle and strong light is the best way to shoot a small subject when you want it to be the main element in the frame without anything else pulling focus away from it. Great work Karen.
Amanda Vesey, Brisbane
The composition in this photo is brilliant in giving a minimalist look, by having the pillars as visual barriers to the whole scene, and allowing only a small amount of action to be seen by the viewer.
Lisa Lawrie, Brisbane
Strong lines and an obvious colour contrast ensure the feet of the human subject are the focus in the frame.
Andrew Costigan, Melbourne
The transparency and texture of the water has been used by Andrew to achieve a clean minimalistic visual with the inclusion of the hand as a clear focal point.
Sandra Kennedy, Perth
The starkness of the bare tree against the stormy sky is a great example of minimalism, and the tones have been enhanced well to create definition between the foreground and background.
David Tillett, Sydney
The scale of the sky in proportion to the human subject demonstrates how perspective can help with composing minimalistic images.
Tracye Hughes, Sydney
Tracye has carefully positioned her subject and used negative space in this photo to achieve a minimalistic look with excellent results. Extra points for shooting in strong light without getting a complete silhouette.
The winner this fortnight is...Andrew Costigan from Melbourne! Congratulations, you have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
And in second place we have...Amanda Vesey from Brisbane, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher.
The theme for the next challenge is autumn photography, focusing on nature photography and capturing the colours and details of autumn foliage and trees.
Entries will open on Saturday the 22nd April and close on Thursday the 4th May 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.