Into the Void

Into The Void Photo Contest Winners

IntoTheVoid02aCongratulations Grand Jury Winner “Foggy Cypress” by jries77
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IntoTheVoid02bCongratulations Amateur Winner “Inspired” by aaronchoiphoto
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IntoTheVoid02cCongratulations Runner Up “Into the void” by DanielKordan
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IntoTheVoid02dCongratulations Runner Up “Into the Void” by oxy_images
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IntoTheVoid02eCongratulations People’s Choice “Beyond” by JeffAlexander
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Into The Void Photo Contest Winners
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2016 Sony World Photography Awards

We are proud to reveal the shortlist for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition.

This year’s competition has broken records once again, with a staggering 230,103 entries in total across all competitions, up 28% on last year.

From zip-lining acrobats, moonlit dung beetles, scrummaging rugby players and floating ballerinas, to heartening stories of love and loss, the standard of quality from both professionals and photography enthusiasts alike, has taken the competition to new heights.

The Professional Photographer of the Year plus overall Open, Youth and Professional category winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony in central London on 21st April. They will share the $30k cash prize and receive the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

WPO2016sl01Maoyuan Cui – Ancient Chinese Villages

WPO2016sl02Dora Maar by Cristina Vatielli

WPO2016sl03Prakash Singh – Landscape

WPO2016sl04Liu Chengliang – Bulguksa

WPO2016sl05uk leacks by laurian

WPO2016sl06Frozen Nights by Vincent Frascello

WPO2016sl07Nature & Wildlife by berna236

WPO2016sl08Church on the fields of Sorško polje by Tarfila

WPO2016sl09Environment by EkaterinaKZ

WPO2016sl10Lesbos-07 by Alessandro Penso

WPO2016sl11Running Away with the Circus by Stephanie Sinclair

WPO2016sl12Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau by Kevin Frayer

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2016 Sony World Photography Awards

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10 Tips for Compelling Street Photography

10 Tips for Compelling Street Photography
by Mike Boening, Olympus Trailblazer

MikeBoening02aStreet photography is one of the most exciting forms of photography because all you need to do is go for a “walk.” Actually, it may not be a simple as that but documenting everyday life can get easier as you explore and practice this exciting genre of photography. Capturing that decisive moment when an image becomes more than just a snapshot can happen by following a few tips.

MikeBoening02b1- Check your settings
Street photography is not always technical in nature.
At its roots it’s about emotion and the mood of an image. But, no matter what, you still have to know your camera settings. Understanding your camera is a big key into forgetting about it, so you can focus on the composition of the image. I try to shoot most of my street photography in “P” Mode setting my ISO on Auto with its high end being 6400. When I do this I am letting the camera think for me, while I think about the scene in the viewfinder. Now, I modify this on occasions like night shooting or if I am intentionally trying to create blur in my images, but I select the “P” Mode because it lets me focus on the emotion, which is the most important part of my creative process.

MikeBoening02c10 Tips for Compelling Street Photography
by Mike Boening, Olympus Trailblazer

MikeBoening02dcontinue at: getolympus


Glowing Coast by Adam Woodworth

Glowing Coast by Adam Woodworth
This was an incredible experience on an August night on the coast of Maine! The blue light is bioluminescence, emitted from microorganisms in the water as the waves wash them over the rocks. While the glow in the photo is brighter and much more blue than it was in person due to the limitations of human vision, and the fact that the camera can see more with long exposures, it was still intense to see in person and the photo doesn’t do the experience justice. The blue light is real, and is just about how my camera captured it, I didn’t do anything to boost the blue. My night vision was adapted enough to see the bright glow in the water as the waves washed over rocks but only as white light.

AdamWoodworth02aThis is a blend of 10 exposures for the sky and 2 foreground exposures. 10 shots for the sky were each taken at ISO 10,000, 10 seconds, f/2.8, and then stacked with Starry Landscape Stacker for pinpoint stars and low noise. The 2 foreground exposures were taken at lower ISO and longer shutter speeds for a cleaner foreground, 1 at ISO 1600 for 20 minutes and another at ISO 6400 for 2 minutes, both at f/2.8. The exposures were then blended in Photoshop to create a single image with low noise and sharp focus. All shots were taken with the Nikon D810A and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens at 14mm.

To learn more about my Milky Way photography editing techniques check out my written tutorials and videos on my website:

Glowing Coast by Adam Woodworth
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The Smiles Behind The Style

The Smiles Behind The Style
In conversation with Lorenzo Agius and Cheryl Newman

LorenzoAgius02a LorenzoAgius02b LorenzoAgius02cAs an enduring creative partnership, the dream team of Canon Ambassador Lorenzo Agius and his longtime photo editor Cheryl Newman is highly impressive. In a special interview we look at the duo’s success and examine just a few of the iconic images created from over 200 photoshoots, including the Trainspotting film series of portraits that put Lorenzo on the map.

LorenzoAgius02d LorenzoAgius02e LorenzoAgius02fBack in 1994 Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president, pop group D:Ream released ‘Things can only get better’ and a young Cheryl Newman met a young Lorenzo Agius. Cheryl was starting her career working for the film title Premiere and Lorenzo had just arrived from rural Norfolk to London to seek success as a photographer. They collided and exploded onto the creative industry with crazy new ideas and a hunger for work and a determination to push the boundaries. It is a rare thing that creative partnerships like this last such a long time so we asked Cheryl to reminisce a little with Lorenzo and tell us how it all began…

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Flora Borsi

Flora Borsi

FloraBorsi02aAbout Flora Borsi
Flora is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.

FloraBorsi02b FloraBorsi02cFlora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world. Her work often features the female body and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form, exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self.

FloraBorsi02d FloraBorsi02eFlora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the recent “Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer and BBC Culture.

FloraBorsi02fFlora Borsi
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