Competition Archive

Seasons

In temperate and subpolar regions, four calendar-based seasons are generally recognized: spring, summer, autumn (or fall), and winter. These four seasons are marked by changes in weather, ecology and variations in the amount of daylight that we experience. They vary significantly in characteristics and each season has a very distinctive mood.

Spring is when the snow … Read More

Portraiture

Portraiture is one of the most common forms of photography. The art of capturing a person or a group of people has been around long before photography was even invented. But with the advent of the camera, portrait photography became a much simpler and quicker way to create images in which people are the main … Read More

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 … Read More

Life On The Streets

“The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world “picturesque”. – Susan Sontag, 1977

One interpretation of ‘Life on the Streets’ could … Read More

Pocket Photography

When Instagram first came onto the photography scene back in 2010 it was quickly hailed as the new Polaroid. Certainly, the dominant square format of Instagram, the filters that the app uses and the act of sharing are all reminiscent of what Polaroid was best known for.

Polaroid was used to document ephemeral moments in everyday … Read More

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 … Read More

Folklore

“Though folklore connects people to their past, it is a central part of life in the present, and is at the heart of all cultures”
American Folklore Society

The term ‘folklore’ is a very complex concept and it is not easy to find a single, undisputed definition. In broad terms, folklore can be described as the … Read More

Repetition

When we think of repetition, it normally evokes associations of tedious, uninteresting, and monotonous activities. However, when it comes to photography, using repetition can enable us to capture a powerful image that has real impact.
Visual patterns can create rhythm, harmony and cohesion, which can provide a sense of comfort for the viewer. By repeating … Read More

Close Up

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Macro photography is an extremely popular form of photography and one of the main reasons for this is the fact that it is a very broad genre that can encompass all manner of subjects. This form of extreme close-up photography, in which … Read More