'Framing the Street' was the photography theme this fortnight at the Photoh groups. All of the city meet-ups were held in urban areas so that participants could explore their street photography skills, and capture their surroundings in a visually interesting way.
This challenge meant that the photographers had to take some time to consider their composition, and frame their chosen subject well. Taking a moment to set up and frame an image is often one of the best ways to instantly see an improvement in your photography.
This fortnight's finalists were picked because their photos displayed an interesting subject or angle, which had a good use of framing and composition.
This has been one of the strongest sets of images we have received for our fortnightly challenge, and the gallery of entries provides a really interesting insight to urban life across the Australian cities.
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
Terry O'Hagan, Brisbane
Andrew Costigan, Melbourne
Glenn Cockerton, Melbourne
Michael Daniels, Perth
Sancia White, Perth
Bala Krishnan, Sydney
John Baker, Sydney
The winner this fortnight is...Andrew Costigan from Melbourne! Congratulations Andrew, you have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
Andrew has used the local architecture really well in this composition, as the busy pavements and shop signs frame the two single figures in the centre. Great use of black and white too! This is a really striking image that could easily be at home on a postcard.
And in second place we have...Michael Daniels in Perth, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher.
This photo works really well with the theme as Michael has found two interesting characters as his subject, and framed them in a way that highlights the fact they seem to be going against the crowd. Great use of leading lines in this shot too, with the lighter pavement running through the frame.
The challenge for next fortnight is an Open Theme, so no excuses for not entering! The challenge is open to all photography styles and subjects, so a real chance to show us what inspires you, and to play on your strengths.
Entries opened on Friday the 6th April and will close on Thursday the 19th April 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.