Motion Blur was the competition theme this fortnight.
Motion blur is a great way of showing movement in a still photograph, and using your camera's shutter speed to create the illusion of something zooming through the frame.
Blur can also be used to create an abstract effect, or tell a story about the subject moving.
Motion blur can sometimes be a technique you don't often consider when out with your camera, but we feel inspired to go out and slow that shutter right down after seeing the gallery of entries from everyone!
The winner this fortnight is...Paul Drinkwater from Melbourne! Congratulations Paul! You have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
We love how Paul has purposely used motion blur on a relatively still subject, to inject some movement and interesting effects, on an otherwise ordinary scene. By picking out someone wearing a bold red colour, and placing them in the centre of the frame, Paul has created a really strong and eye-catching composition. Although most of the scene has intentional blur, you can still easily tell what the photo is of, and where it was likely taken. A fantastic 'outside the box' shot and very well captured!
And in second place we have...Ostojic Vujos from Adelaide, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher!
What a great example of a panning shot! We're not sure if Ostojic had been waiting patiently for a bright pink car to zoom past, or if he seized a passing opportunity here, but it's been photographed with a great intent and eye for composition. Great sharp focus on the car, with a good amount of blur in the background to allow the vehicle to stand out.
The theme for next fortnight is Selective Colour Photography
Colours play a huge part in the process of creating a photo, and they can be used to tell a visual story of a mood or atmosphere.
Each colour has different connotations, so for example red can be used to represent love, heat or danger. Using a bold colour to dominate your photo can provide the viewer with a story or feeling.
The moment you really start to think about the colours and way you use them in your photography is the moment when your eyes are opened up to a whole new way of seeing, and ways to get creative!