Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

Colourful. Emotive. Exotic. Creative. There are many ways we can describe Victoria McDonald’s Exotic Travel entry and the winner of the 2018 Better Photography Photo of the Year Award!

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Winner

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Pedro Jarque Krebs: Revealing Nature Winner

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Alain Schroeder: Incredible Sport Category Winner

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Andi abdul Halil: Revealing Nature Silver Award

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Ray Jennings: Exotic Travel Category Gold Award

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Silver Award

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Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph

Action sports photographer Lorenz Holder dreamed of shooting skateboarding in a fine art style at a spectacular viaduct that he’d seen pictured online. He reveals the technical and creative steps he took to achieve his ambition, and how the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV proved key.

“I’m not a typical action sport photographer – I’d say I’m a fine art action sport photographer,” says Lorenz Holder. “Somebody once asked me what the perfect action sport photo is. For me, it’s an image that people would put on their wall even if the athlete was not in it. If you create a great surrounding and manage to get an athlete in there as well, then in my opinion this is the perfect action shot.”
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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph
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Red Bull Illume Image Quest | How to break into the Top 25!

The Best of Instagram by SanDisk Category saw a first for any Red Bull Illume Image Quest; the public choosing each monthly winner via a community vote. The public votes for their favorite from a shortlist of 25 selected by our internal judges, but what are the judges looking for in a Top 25 image? We asked them…

Two months have flown by and two of the five monthly winners have now been chosen by the public, but before your image can reach this stage it has to catch the eye of our internal judges. The judges are all photographers, but that doesn’t mean they always agree, so what does it take for your image to get unanimous approval and make it into the Top 25? Here are images from February and March with explanations on why the photo was picked:

Aidan Williams
“Color and composition are what was interesting in this picture. Although what really spoke to me above all else, is that this image was captured at the critical moment.”
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Leo Zhukov
“The lines obviously! Glowing lines with the brightest part in the center and the light fall-off to the edges make this a compelling picture. It looks like a photograph that was really made, not just taken. Let’s call it ‘dynamic lining’!”
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Tristan Shu
“I liked the composition and the change of perspective. You are looking at the shadows of the real world. Furthermore, the red dot provides great contrast to the white-blue hue of the rest of the picture.”
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Lorenzo Mittiga
“The moment here is given even more impact by the mystical setting. The water, fish and rays of light combine for a natural composition, this can’t be reproduced easily. Many things have to come together to make this shot, but as a photographer, luck is definitely earned and not given!”
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How to break into the Top 25!
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‘I intend to show the polished side of reality. The side you don’t see with the naked eye’

Meiji Nguyen is a professional fashion photographer, based in Perth, Australia and he is also into nature, landscape and macro photography. Originally from Vietnam, his photographic journey started in India and his shoots are mainly a product of excessive exercises towards themes depicting the fashion world and dance. ‘I intend to show the polished side of reality. The side you don’t see with the naked eye’, says Meiji.

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more in Chiiz Volume 18 Sports Photography
Everyone in their lives go through one of the two following pains: the pain of regret or the pain of discipline. In this issue, we have frozen some of the moments from the lives of great daredevils who made every single moment count. We have Aniruddha Das who has captured the intricate times when a champ is in the building stage and what all is required to reach that glory. João Maia teaches us that it is not just out on the field that you have to prove your mettle but also in the real life. The only visually impaired photographer to cover the Rio 2016 Olympics, João is chasing his dreams and also making people aware with several lectures and seminars. When it comes to sports, it talks about endurance and fighting with all you have got. Indrajeet Rajkhowa and Rakesh Chauhan have shown that endurance and precision in their photographs. It is also the photographer whose brain is working all the time in assessing the next moment and that’s what keeps them ever-ready to capture it.

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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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Adrenaline | The Ultimate Sports + Action Photography Contest

Congratulations to the professional and amateur winners of ADRENALINE. Adrenaline celebrates the photographers capturing the intensity and dedication of athletes and adventurers.

Grand Prize | Professional : Fitness
Marcus Eriksson
Vancouver, BC, Canada
An energetic portrait of MMA fighter Dee Obaro.
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Professional : Sports
Hana Asano
Torrance, CA, United States
Former Professionalbasketball player Stef Corgel goes for a finger-roll layup in Los Angeles. This image was shot as part of a personal series titled “Nosebleed Seats.”
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First Place | Professional : Action/Adventure
Andrew Kornylak
Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Climber Jonathan Brandt fully extends looking for the next hold on a cliff at Little River Canyon National Preserve in Alabama.
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First Place | Amateur : Action/Adventure
Aidan Williams
linden, NSW, Australia
A series depicting athletes highlining in daring conditions—an activity where they perform on suspended webbing while wearing a harness and leash.
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Amateur : Fitness
Riley Joslin
West Henrietta, NY, United States
A portrait capturing simplicity in the beauty of the strong female body.
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Grand Prize | Amateur : Sports
Enrique Lopez-Tapia
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Known as Pacu Jawi, this sporting event in South Sumatra, Indonesia, is a traditional celebration where riders hold onto the tails of oxen and try to reach the end of a flooded rice field without falling.
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Professional : Action/Adventure
Darcy Brown
Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom
After a storm passed through Hout Bay, South Africa, Brown says that the world’s finest big wave surfers tackled the residual waves, which rose up to 40 feet. “Wonderfully mad, inspiring and adrenaline-fueled action all the way,” she says.
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Adrenaline | The Ultimate Sports + Action Photography Contest
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