Our last competition of 2018 was all about Festive Photography!
The Christmas and festive season is a great playground for your camera, with all of the glistening lights and decorations across the city and homes.
Our photography groups set out to capture all sorts of festive details, using techniques such as bokeh, long exposure and macro photography.
This competition closed on 3rd January, so there was also the option of capturing the NYE events too! We've loved compiling all of the entries, and seeing how you celebrated the season across Australia.
All of this theme's entries can be seen in our Facebook page album Photoh Facebook page in the album here.
We think it's time to take a look at the finalists for this fortnight!
Sara Frame, Adelaide
Karen Jackson, Brisbane
Cheryl Davis, Melbourne
Amy Fisher, Perth
Colleen Harris, Sydney
The winner this fortnight is...Sara Frame from Adelaide! Congratulations Sara! You have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
Wow! We were all stunned by Sara's incredibly colourful capture! This effect has been achieved by setting a long exposure, and then using the lens to zoom in or out whilst the shutter is open. This results in the eye-catching starburst details. You can clearly still see that the subject is a (huge!) Christmas tree and we think this shot would be fitting for a Christmas card! Absolutely fantastic shot Sara, you are our first winner for 2019!
And in second place we have...Cheryl Davis from Melbourne, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher!
We loved Cheryl's capture of this very Christmassy detail, which is paired with a fantastic dose of bokeh to provide some colourful interest to the background. This shot proves that sometimes simple but well constructed compositions work really well, and here Cheryl has used a wide aperture to place all of the focus on the mini Santa in the foreground.
The theme for next fortnight is Abstract Photography
What is abstract photography? Also referred to as conceptual or experimental, abstract photography is about breaking the rules and allowing us see things in a way that we wouldnít normally see. Itís unique and itís surprising! Abstract photos can be created both in-camera and through post-production.
We can't wait to see what abstract images you create with your camera! To enter, see the instructions below.