CEWE Photo Award 2019 Monthly Winners So Far

The CEWE Photo Award 2019 is free to enter, and open to anyone over 18, whether you’re a keen amateur photographer ready to show your work in your first major photo competition or an already established professional. With ten unique categories to enter, there’s nowhere better to share your work with the world.

Your photos will be judged by a panel of recognized industry experts, journalists and professional photographers. Their focus above all will be on the quality of the photograph, and how well the photo fits the chosen category in the photo contest.

“Rough sea 12” by Giovanni Allievi
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“Streets of Lava” by Anders Brakestad
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“Ozeane” by Doris Wahler
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“Regenbogenhäuser in Houten” by Kai Diederichs
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“Tree” by Pavla Bat’ková
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CEWE Photo Award 2019
World’s Largest Photo Competition
more at cewe-photoworld

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2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

Some of the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest

Train passing through colourful city
by Michael Vong
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Couples goal
by Brian Larrosa
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Rainbow valley
by Tetsuya Nomura
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Caught in the act
by Michelle Theall
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Fire Volcano Explosion
by Sergio Pucci
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more wallpapers from the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest
at National Geographic

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The 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers

This 13th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award has been juried by Elisabeth Biondi (NY, USA). A total of 795 photographers from 71 countries have submitted 5,610 photographs for consideration of the juror.

Landscapes & Seascapes Category
Winner Series: Beamie Young
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13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award’s results
more at The Photography Gala Awards

Somewhere West of Lonely: My Life in Pictures

In his travels around the globe, National Geographic photojournalist Steve Raymer has often been the first on the scene, recording unfolding events and revealing the connections that tie us together. Raymer’s photography captures the magic of beautiful vistas, the joys and struggles of everyday people living everyday lives, and the chaos brought on by natural disasters. Beyond documenting tragedies like the devastating famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia and exposing the massive corruption crippling the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, his work tells a complex and wide-ranging story about life and human nature.

Now, for the first time, Somewhere West of Lonely reveals the stories behind the camera lens in a gorgeous, intimate tour of Steve Raymer’s remarkable life and reporting. Bringing together 150 photographs from countries across the globe, this incredible book reveals our world and time as it is―everyday people caught up in life-changing events; acts of resilience and corruption; and, always, lingering moments of transcendence and beauty.
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ISBN: 0253033608

Mother’s Love

This Vietnamese woman has a speech disorder but it does not stop her from continuing her life as a mother of two.

A mother’s love is unconditional despite her speech disability, a hardship that can be too much to overcome, yet she stays strong for the sake of her children.

Having a month-old baby behind her and a two-year-old baby in her hand, life must go on. When life gets tough, the tough gets going. That’s how this mother overcomes her daily hardships. However, her life is full of hope when she is looking down at her children.

Edwin Ong Wee Kee | Malaysia (Grand Prize Winner) | “Hope” Category
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Small bully
A small bird snoops in on a bird of prey mid flight almost bullying him while he transports his next meal.

Chen-Kuang Chen | Taiwan (1st prize winner) | “General – Colour” Category
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Tibor Kercz | Hungary (3rd prize winner) | “General – Black & White” Category
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A Stormy Day
A young boy plays in a street filled with water after heavy rains in Sabang, Central Jakarta, 2010.

Fanny Octavianus | Indonesia (1st prize winner) | “Hope” Category
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An Unlikely Encounter
A baby humpback whale, interacting with a freediver in the clear waters of Tonga. At less than 2 months old, he is bigger than a car, feeding on milk until he is strong enough to make the journey back to Antarctica with his mother. This playful giant swam around us while his mother rested down below.

Karim Iliya | United States of America (2nd prize winner) | “General – Colour” Category
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Winners of HIPA’s eighth season ‘Hope’ announced.
more at Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award

Capture the City

Why not urban-ify your take on the traditional landscape? Focus on the lights and lives of a modern environment.
Shooting at night requires you to either boost up the ISO (then deal with any noise-related issues in post-processing) or to shoot longer exposures. If you’re going with the latter, you are going to need a tripod or similar support to help. Personally, I use a lightweight carbon-fibre travel tripod or a Gorillapod for my after-dark shots, but I have seen people improvise, resting cameras on walls and using bean bags to angle the lens. Try to expose for the highlights as you would in any other shot. You might even want to bracket your shots to capture as much detail lurking in the shadows as possible.

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Capture the City
by Dave Fieldhouse
more in Digital Camera World – May 2019

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BigPicture

Winners from the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

Grand Prize
Black Grouse Showing Off by Audun Rikardsen
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Aquatic Life
Sea Dragon by Pier Mane
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Art of Nature
Clouds of Salt by Chiara Salvadori
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Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora
Duality by Armand Sarlangue
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Human/Nature
The Human Touch by James Gifford
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Winners from the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition
more at bigpicturecompetition.org

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