For this contest I would like to see your photographs of the inside of abandoned buildings which you have explored but have been forgotten. Please only show the inside of buildings that have been abandoned, not maintained ruins. The dirtier, creepier, and more forgotten, the better. Also, please make sure your photographs are taken inside the building.
Talented Japanese photographer Tristan Zhou is a self-taught photographer, retoucher, filmmaker and art director is currently based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Tristan shoots inspiring pictures that offers a unique view of Asians countries.
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The most important advice is to get out, use your gear, try different angles of view, different positions, different weather, and light conditions. In my experience weather and light changes so often and not only at modern architecture and this finally leads to different ways to see and present a building. Try different filter types (ND, GND, and polarizer) and how they inﬂuence the look of your image.
How and when did you start photography and what was your learning path? I was drawn to photography since I was a little kid. My father used to have different kind of cameras and each time I visited him he showed me what he had got. One time he lend me a Nikon SLR for a trip to Spain. I don´t remember the model but it worked fully manually: metering, focusing, ﬂash light, everything. So it was very interesting getting to know how a camera works. Somehow I lost the interest during my teenage years and it was only as a young adult when I bought my first DSLR and decided to learn everything about photography not only on how to use a digital reﬂex camera but also how composition works and all different kinds of techniques there are.
I started reading books from different authors, starting with how-to practical books like Scott Kelby´s Digital Photography series and then getting into the likes of The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbau to learn how to use photography as a mean of expression and finally reading Bruce Percy´s Art of Self Awareness, Simplifying Visualisation, Composition and Understanding Light in order to refine my approach to photography.
But the learning process never actually ends and this is the beautiful thing about photography and art. There is always something new for me and this is why I spend a considerable part of my free time on social network admiring the work of others and studying it and reading magazines blogs and books that don’t even need to be related to photography at first but where I get some new ideas and inspirations about what to do next. I like also studying the concepts of aesthetics and the psychology of beauty to understand better why it is that we find some images and compositions more beautiful than others.
It’s time to go metropolis mad and get creative in the urban environment. The human-made landscape can be a visual feast for photographers. We’re looking for any angle on the subject; from industrial vistas to amazing architecture or perhaps you want to communicate a deeper message about the concrete world we’ve made.
The Voyage – Elena Paraskeva
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Traditional local boat in Victoria Harbour at sunset, Hong Kong – Stefano Zaccaria
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Magical Urban Monochrome – Mohammed Al Janabi
Crowd 2nd | Expert Commended
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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is back for 2019 with an amazing £30,000 prize fund up for grabs. This year the awards are free to enter thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, mpb.com and Affinity Photo.
This year the awards are completely free to enter, and photographers 25 years and younger can take part in both the main awards AND Young Photographer of the Year.
For the overall winner the judges will be looking for a standout photographer who has not only won a round (or several) but has also demonstrated a range of skills and visual awareness in different categories.
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Urban Landscape | Round 1
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