HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners

Over the years, the Hamdan International Photography Awards have showcased incredible imagery from all around the world, symbolic of the unique themes of their contests. The Moment was the theme of their latest contest, where photographers made submissions based on their interpretation of the theme.

Photograph/Mahdi Pourebadi
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Quanhui Liu
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Michael Christopher Brown
General (Colour) Category
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Photograph/Zuhe Ding
General (Colour) Category
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HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners
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The Guild of Photographers Awards

Creative Light Magazine brings together people interested in the craft of photography.

Image of the Year
‘Event, Sport and Action’ Category
Winner: Mark Lynham
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Image of the Year
‘Birds’ Category
Winner: Ed Burrows
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Image of the Year
‘Nature and Wildlife’ Category
Winner: Gillian Lloyd
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Image of the Year
‘Urban’ Category
Winner: Helen Walker
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Image of the Year
The ‘Members Choice’
Runner-up: Gary Hill
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Image of the Year
The ‘Members Choice’
Winner: Sian Shipley
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Image of the Year
The ‘Judges Choice’
Winner: Joan Blease
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Creative Light Magazine brings together people interested in the craft of photography.

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Incredible Shortlisted Photos From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

A record number of images were submitted to the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, which enters into its eleventh year. Photographers from over 200 countries entered 320,000 photographs into the contest, which covers a wide range of categories for professionals, amateurs, youth, and students.

‘Very Impressive Starling Murmurations’ © Daniel Biber, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Starling murmuration shaped like a giant bird.
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‘Patterns of Glacial River’ © Manish Mamtani, India, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Aerial view of Glacial river in Iceland. While crossing the bridge, I noticed some pattern in the water and wondered how it would look from the sky. I stopped the car at a turnout after crossing the bridge and flew my drone to capture this image. I included the bridge and the car to give an idea of the scale. This river flows to the ocean and becomes part of the sea.
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‘Shapes of Lofoten’ © Mikkel Beiter, Denmark, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. This composition is quite popular amongst photographers at the moment and it’s easy to understand why! The beautiful Mount Olstinden has almost the same shape as the roof of this cute yellow cabin and the yellow color creates some amazing contrast to the snow covered mountain.
This place can be found in the Lofoten Archipelago at the small island named Sakrisøy.
I’ve removed a small cabin in the left side during post process. Beside that, color correction, contrast and sharpness has been done in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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‘Bee eaters mating’ © Petar Sabol, Croatia, Shortlist, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Mating bee eaters photo was made this summer in Podravska county in Croatia. I was using hide and tripod.
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‘The Great wall of Namib’ © Paranyu Pithayarungsarit, Thailand, Shortlist, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. The great landscape of large sand dune in Namib desert, Namibia. This shot was taken in the morning as the sun shone to one side of the dune while another side was still in shadow. The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world where the sand sediment were deposited in the same area since 55-80 million years ago.
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Incredible Shortlisted Photos From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Australian photographer of the year award winners – in pictures

The winners of Australian Photography magazine’s Australian photographer of the year awards, the largest amateur photography competition in the southern hemisphere.

Kristyn Taylor’s portfolio was the result of an extraordinary month-long trip to the Ladakh region in northern India in April 2017. Here, a shepherd leads his camel while framed by a mountain peak. Part of the winning portfolio in the travel category.
Photograph: Kristyn Taylor/Australian Photography
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Canberra teenager Nikolay Miroshnichenko started taking photos in 2015. He says his portfolio, which won the junior (under 18) category, is his way of showing the demons young people face.
Photograph: Nikolay Miroshnichenko/Australian Photography
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Jordan Robins, 24, from Jervis Bay took out the overall award of photographer of the year with a series of wildlife images captured at the Great Barrier Reef.
Photograph: Jordan Robins/Australian Photography
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Surfers line up for the perfect wave in Timothy Moon’s photo of the year-winning image captured at his local beach in Sydney.
Photograph: Timothy Moon/Australian Photography
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New Zealand’s North Island was the subject of Tim Fan’s portfolio, which won the landscape category. Pictured here are New Plymouth’s Three Sisters.
Photograph: Tim Fan/Australian Photography
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Australian photographer of the year award winners – in pictures
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Finalists from The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Conservation through Competition

Andrea Zampatti Photography
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Aster Leung Photography
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Arkaprava Ghosh Photography
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Miguel Illana Photography
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Linda Oliver Photography
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Finalists from The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
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Master Photography Awards 2017/2018 Silver Awards

Established in 1952, the Master Photographers Association (MPA) are one of the longest standing photographic associations in British history. We pride ourselves on our expertise and care about our members’ photographic journey of excellence. We understand your needs and value them too.
As the UK’s leading qualification body exclusively for the professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographer the MPA encourage professional photographers of all levels to join the Association.
The Master Photographers Association is run by photographers for photographers who have many years of experience behind them. Our team is committed to sharing knowledge and experiences to help guide you.

Overseas Portrait Photographer of the Year – Roger Tan
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UK Portrait Photographer of the Year – Alex Fletcher
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Overseas Wedding Photographer of the Year – Ya Zhuo
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UK Wedding Photographer of the Year – Andrew Emming
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Master Photography Awards 2017/2018
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UK Photographer of the Year – Panikos Hajistilly

Panikos Hajistilly, with a successful studio in Winchmore Hill, has long been held in high regard by photographic colleagues before gaining his AMPA in 2016. Now his recognition is capped off with the title of Master Photographer of the Year 2017/18, won with these five images – the highest scoring aggregate in the MPA’s annual awards held in October.

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PANIKOS WINS MPA’S BIG TITLE
Variety and quality wins out for North London portrait and wedding all-rounder

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