It's the height of summer, and the Photoh groups have been out with their cameras documenting local stories that sum up the season.
Whether it's observing scenes at the beach or sports events, we've been learning how to effectively capture a narrative or theme as a single image or selection of shots. The variety of entries received proved that you don't always need a human element in the photos either, with some photographers opting to focus on a selected prop or a nature scene.
Judging is now only done for first and second place winners only. Any feedback on images can be sought in our Facebook groups during Critique Me Tuesday, both before and after the competitions, just be sure to tag the instructor in each group, who is identified each Tuesday night.
To see all of the photography competition entries, head to the album on the Photoh Facebook page here.
The finalists this fortnight are:
Deborah Forbes, Adelaide
Catherine George, Brisbane
Lyn Dwyer, Melbourne
Michael Davis, Perth
Colleen Harris, Sydney
Alan Coligado, Sydney
The winner this fortnight is...Colleen Harris from Sydney Congratulations, you have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
Colleen has put together some great images in her collage, which includes some carefully selected shots that set the scene and introduce two characters. The wide angle shot opens the story by letting the viewer know where the location is, with some detail shots and human elements and expressions throughout to build up the narrative. Very well thought-out and shows great attention to detail.
And in second place we have...Lyn Dwyer from Melbourne, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher.
Lyn's photos speak for themselves, and have a clear narrative that sums up a day at the sporting event. There's the shot that sets the scene, an interesting detail shot and then the inclusion of people that ties it all together.
The challenge for next fortnight is 'Using Manual Settings', and we'll be looking at how you can use the manual mode on your camera to experiment with bokeh, shutter speed and depth of field and get as creative as you can!
Entries opened on Friday the 26th January and will close on Thursday the 8th February at 23:59 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.