Gonna have a whinge so sorry LOL
SO who here entered the SMH Photos 1440 competition, followed the briefs and submitted??
Have you seen the winners???
I did all of the above and whilst I did my best effort to be different and creative and FOLLOW THE BRIEFS. I feel the winner well... Didn't!
The briefs clearly said they that the judges were looking for skill and technique etc the ones that won gold and silver awards and got Highly commended were... how do you say..? Awful!!
One image in particular was a black and white of someone playing a guitar - half the guitar was chopped off and then you could see that they had gone over the lights in the image with a brush in lightroom or photoshop and shabbily painted over them leaving a scribble like mark all over it.
WHile I knew I wasnt going to win, i wanted to have a go and apply the skills I have learnt to create something i was very happy with and follow the briefs accordingly... ah well...
Ok, sorry getting off my soap box now.
thanks for listening x
I will post my entries into the appropriate forums to get some CC anyway... its been a while since ive posted.
Edited*** here are the briefs:
BRIEF 1: Your hidden community
Whether you live in a small country town or around the laneways of the inner city, your community offers an opportunity
to capture fascinating and vibrant images of people and daily life.
The brief: Capture an image of a place that only locals would know.
Our photographers regularly shoot the ‘Postcode’ series in the(sydney)magazine, where they are required to document a
specific postcode with images portraying daily life in interesting ways within a community. This is now your challenge.
BRIEF 2: Your passion
Be it sport, painting, stamp collecting or cars, everybody has something they are passionate about; one thing in life
that captures their attention and offers an escape from ordinary life.
The brief: Capture a photo of the one thing that represents yours or someone else’s passion.
We send our photographers on assignment to immerse themselves in various activities and cultural communities.
Spend time in the environment you are documenting for a greater understanding of your subjects and strong pictures,
and remember, the more unconventional the better.
BRIEF 3: Your inspiration
The people around you can be a huge source of inspiration – they make you smile, laugh and cry.
The brief: Take a portrait of someone who inspires you or is your hero.
Capturing someone’s true soul or successfully applying your own artistic flair to a portrait is a great skill and Herald
photographers are challenged daily in the political, sports and daily life arena with creating great, memorable portraiture
on assignment. It could be a family member, a teacher or a co-worker. Try and capture what it is about them that
inspires you. It may be as simple as their smile or them wearing their work uniform – be creative.
Also here are my images