Ever since I became interested in photography I’ve had this compulsion to enter competitions, first at camera club, then in exhibitions and now, occasionally, to photographic magazines.
Just before Christmas, 2011 I sent three images off to Digital Photographer magazine. The competition was for their Digital Photographer of the Year Awards – Monochrome Portraits.
Having shot many urban and sport type portraits over the past couple of years I had several good ones to choose from.
The 3 images I sent had already proved their worth in both National and International exhibitions, having gained gold and silver medals, plus a host of ribbon too. If anything was going to stand a chance of winning it had to be these.
To my amazement all 3 images were short listed for the final round of judging.
Days of Despair (short listed image)
There’s No Going Back (short listed image)
Then, shock! I received further notification that Mud, Sweat and Glee had been chosen as the overall winning image.
Mud, Sweat and Glee – Winner! Digital Photographer of the Year Award for Monochrome Portraits
My prize, a Samsung NX100 with 20-50mm and 20mm f2.8 prime lens.
Having already decided to do more Street Photography in 2012, the NX100 will come in really handy.
Thanks to all at Imagine Publishing Ltd, looking forward to meet up with you all at Focus-on-Imaging next month.