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Photography Competition 66: Nailing Focus

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Photography Competition 66: Nailing Focus Montage

This fortnight, the students focused on learning how to take sharper images with less blur. There are many things that work against us as photographers when it comes to getting super sharp photos, such as motion in the frame, camera shake, and not using the right aperture or shutter speed; but the finalists this week all submitted crystal-clear images.

Judging of the competition entries will now be 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:

Alan Branch, Adelaide


Justin Spier, Adelaide


Brian Dean, Brisbane


Laura O'Grady, Melbourne


Melanie Shaw, Perth


Michelle Kennedy, Perth


Lynda Bonney, Sydney


Margaret McLennan, Sydney


The winner this fortnight is...Michelle Kennedy in Perth. Congratulations, you have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher! Her photograph of a bird is perfectly framed to focus on it and enhance the pop of colour in it's feathers, without capturing any other distracting elements in the background. The bird's eye is clear and appears to be fixed on the viewer, too. It's an incredibly stunning photo.

And in second place we have...Lynda Bonney in Sydney, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher. The amount of detail that can be seen in her photo, all the way from the centre to the outer edges, including the raindrops and the furry leaves is excellent. She has chosen her camera settings very carefully to be able to maintain such wide focus.

The next challenge is using flash and natural light together where students will learn how to combine ambient light and external flash for better photographic results. Entries will open on Saturday the 9th September and close on Thursday the 21st September at midnight 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.

Please read our post on the competition rules and guidelines if you'd like more information before submitting a photo. If you have any other questions you can message us or email brooke@photoh.com.au.

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