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.

Exposure

Exposure can mean many things depending on which interpretation you decide to take as your inspiration. One thing that it could mean is ‘the state of having no protection from something harmful.’ Thinking about exposure from this angle may inspire you seek out images that show people at the mercy of extreme weather conditions, or maybe prey animals who are out in the open trying to escape a predator.

Exposure can also mean ‘the revelation of something secret, especially something embarrassing or damaging.’ In this instance, perhaps you would like to approach this photography challenge from an investigative journalism point of view. Maybe you have captured images of clandestine activity? Perhaps you have caught your pet, your child or your partner up to something that they shouldn’t be doing?

On a more technical note, exposure refers to the action of exposing a photographic film to light or the quantity of light reaching a photographic film, as determined by shutter speed and lens aperture. So from this understanding of the word you could submit images that experiment with exposure. Long exposure photography for example has the potential to create some amazing results. Or perhaps you have a talent for combining two or more exposures in a single image.

Whatever your take on this theme, we’re looking for creative submissions that interpret the term exposure. What we’re not looking for is anything offensive or of a sexually explicit nature. Good luck with your entries. We’re looking forward to seeing your submissions.

Prize

Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod for SLR Cameras

For SLR cameras weighing up to 3 kg
Flexible, wrappable legs allow you to secure your camera almost anywhere
Over two dozen premium quality ABS plastic leg joints bend and rotate 360 degree
Rubberised ring and foot grips for enhanced stability on difficult terrain
Stainless steel mount screw with 3/8 inches adapter for use with any professional ballhead
Portable design for on-the-go: allows you to easily pack and carry.

Competition Judge

Yevhen Samuchenko

Yevhen Samuchenko is a travel photographer from Odessa (Ukraine). Inspired by Mother Nature and our Universe. Shooting nature and street scenes, but most of all Yevhen is attracted to night shooting for its slow pace – you can break away from the bustle of the day, and because of the long exposure shooting process does not interfere with the contemplation of the starry sky. Consciously watching the majestic night sky, Yevhen feels like a single particle of the Universe, merging into a single whole with it.