The theme this fortnight was Composition, and we hope you all enjoyed the challenges set by the photography instructors!
Composition is such an important skill to learn in photography, but it can often be overlooked. Taking an extra few seconds to really look at your subject and find the best viewpoint or technique to use can really make such a difference. Good composition can be the make or break between a quick snapshot and a professional grade photograph.
We were looking for a photograph that showed awareness and creativity when it came to pressing the shutter on the subject. Maybe symmetry, the rule of thirds, a frame within the frame or using odds.
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. Critique Me Tuesday is now open 10am-10pm every Tuesday in the city Facebook groups.
The finalists this fortnight are:
Cathie Thomas, Adelaide
Lisa Lawrie, Brisbane
Glenn Cockerton, Melbourne
Kym Nicole, Perth
Ankit Sinha, Sydney
The winner this fortnight is...Lisa Lawrie from Brisbane! Congratulations Lisa! You have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
Lisa has captured something that we could all easily just walk past and not take a second glance at, but Lisa has spotted a great photo opportunity here. The bold yellow wall and window creates an interesting frame for the scene reflected back to us, and has a really punchy, graphic feel to it. The lines on the window, against the lines on the bamboo blind, against the lines of the brickwork on the reflection. Everything is so well-composed and considered! It's great that Lisa has really cropped into the wall surrounding the window too, as it ensures that all of our focus remains on the buildings. Great spot and capture!
And in second place we have...Kym Nicole from Perth, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher!
This is an amazing photograph by Kym, who has found a great vantage point that allows your eyes to wind along the road, up through the trees and into those incredible formations in the background. This shot works well because there are clear layers of interest, providing depth and perspective. The trees branches creeping into the sides of the composition also frame the car and rocks in the background.
The theme for next fortnight is Landscape Photography We're going to give you very little guidelines on this one, and instead encourage you to get out there and experiment with photography techniques that reflect your own interests and style.
This is quite an open theme, so you can photograph mountains, seascapes, rivers, waterfalls....anything that falls within 'landscapes'.
"Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes." - Wikipedia
Entries opened on Friday the 10th August and will close on Thursday the 23rd August at 23:59 AEST.