Our competition was All About Camera Settings, and we gave you free rein on the subject, but with one catch....you had to nail the exposure and settings in the camera!
It can be all too easy to rely on your editing software to correct any mistakes like under or over exposure, but by taking the time to actually get it right in camera, will save you precious time in the long run!
Of course post-processing and editing has its place in photography; the masters of photography used the darkroom to make adjustments to their photos. This challenge was about getting the photo technically right as much as possible, just by adjusting the settings on your camera: hugely satisfying when you nail it!
Here are our finalists for the All About Camera Settings competition:
Kerry-Anne Waller, Brisbane
Cheryl Davis, Melbourne
Patrick Kay, Perth
Margaret McLennan, Sydney
The winner this fortnight is...Cheryl Davis from Melbourne!
Congratulations to you Cheryl! You have won a $100 photography voucher! A stunning landscape shot by Cheryl, who has captured the beautiful range in tones spanning out towards the horizon here.
This is a tricky scene to capture, as there are a wide range of shadows, mid-tones and highlights throughout. Cheryl has nailed the exposure here, and managed to retain so much detail in the shadows of the trees, as well as the brightening sky and white mist over the landscape.
This is an absolute beauty Cheryl! Definitely deserves to be printed and hung on the wall.
The theme for next fortnight is Landscape Photography
Cheryl, we're looking to you for inspiration on this one, no pressure!
We often encourage you to pack up your camera bag and explore your local area, and this challenge is no different! Head out there! See what your town/city has to offer and spend some time exploring what the landscape has to offer.
You don't need to pull on hiking boots and venture to the mountains, you might be surprised at what is around your corner.
Show us your local area, or your favourite places and take part in this competition!