Competition

The Photographic Angle regularly runs photographic competitions which are open and accessible to everyone, regardless of their location, ability, experience, equipment or age.

Each competition has a theme, chosen by our Head of Design, and we welcome submissions that illustrate this theme showcasing originality and a unique viewpoint. The competitions are free to enter and TPA enlists the help of an independent judge who is given the responsibility of selecting the winning entries. One photographer whose entry is deemed the best representation of the competition theme will be awarded a prize.

Throughout the year, our Head of Design will also choose a selection of the best entries submitted to various competition themes for inclusion in one of our future photographic exhibitions. The chosen images will then be printed by the charity and exhibited at no expense to the photographers. If your work is chosen for inclusion you will be contacted via email and asked to send us high resolution versions of your work.

Expression

American photographer Minor White is quoted as having said “Photographs can be outward expressions of inward states. They’re not about what something is, but rather what else something is”.
Expression can be defined as the act of making one’s thoughts or feelings known. This can be through any verbal and non-verbal behaviour that communicates the emotions that we are feeling at a given time.
A face can say so much. It is probably the most important factor in identifying human emotions and character. Even the tiniest movement of the face can clearly convey a person’s emotional state.
Self-expression is a display of individuality. Many people choose to express themselves through their clothing, hairstyle, makeup, or any other means that allows them to reflect their personality in a visual manner. Others like to express themselves through art, dance, music or the words that they use.
This theme is asking you to explore the various interpretations of expression. Can you capture someone’s spirit, personality or character in a photo? How can you use expressions and emotions add depth to your photography. Can you show how you use photography as an artistic expression?

To submit your work, please click on the “Enter competition” link below, please ensure your file sizes are 1MB or smaller for upload purposes.

Competition closes for entries on August 31st

Prize

The Fisheye Baby 110 Metal is packed with fabulous features such as a 170-degree lens as well as multiple and long exposure modes. This fully-functional miniature version of the Fisheye No. 2 also features a PC flash adapter so you can light up your shots.

 

 

Competition Judge

CHRIS TOSTEVIN-HALL LRPS

My interest in photography was inspired by my father and resulted in me purchasing my first SLR, a Russian Zenith EM, back in my early teens. My career in I.T. and interest in technology meant that I was keen to embrace the transition to digital and as such I was a relatively early adopter and purchased my first digital camera in 2001. However, it was the purchase of my first DSLR (a Canon 350D) for my 40th birthday and the introduction to Flickr by a friend that was the point at which my interest in photography became more of an obsession.

Living in Guernsey and inspired in particular by local photographer Nick Després FRPS, seascapes became a favourite initial subject; in 2011 my work was chosen for “SEPAC 2011 – Sea Guernsey 3”, a set of six stamps by Guernsey Post, which was a great honour. Although landscape photography is still a passion , I would describe myself as a bit of a generalist and I’m equally happy photographing a busy wedding day as I am capturing the beauty of a remote landscape. One area of speciality that I have developed over the last decade is the photography of performing musicians which I particularly enjoy. Living is a small community has allowed me to gain permission to photograph some well know musical performers such as soprano Katherine Jenkins, Jools Holland and the beautiful and hugely talented violinist Nicola Benedetti to name but a few.

In 2012 I became involved in local club photography, joining “Spectrum Guernsey”, one of the three clubs in our small island. I soon found myself regularly placing in club competitions and in 2014 submitted for and achieved my LPRS distinction. I have won overall Spectrum photographer of the year for three consecutive years and for my sins find myself in my fourth year as President of the club! During my time at Spectrum and involvement in the organisation of the Guernsey Eisteddfod I have learnt a great deal about what makes a good image and have become proficient in objectively judging images on their merits.