We had fewer images than usual but a small, enthusiastic audience enjoyed those that were on show with our judge, Susie Lipert, providing thoughtful comments.
The Set Subject, Product Photography, may have been a little daunting for some members – perhaps part of the reason for the low number of entries – and in fact the most common criticism from the judge was the lack of contextual detail in the images to help “sell” the product.
The most “advert-like” images were probably Judy Sara’s Bluetooth Earphones and Helen Whitford’s DeLonghi….for Living. Meredith Retallack’s Bake your Own made quite a strong Product image though it could have benefitted from contextual elements.
Although perhaps not seen as a strong Product image Susie was intrigued and impressed by Vicki Kramer’s The Handbag – an interesting and quirky composition.
The Open section entries were quite varied in subject matter but it was a couple of nature shots which most impressed Susie.
All of the images from this competition appear below and the Top Images from all of the 2020 competitions can be found here.
We have one regular competition remaining, “Character Study” October 22nd, before our Annual Exhibition competition which will be judged off-site on November 7th.
Like everything else the Annual will be different this year with a digital-only competition. Members will be able to enter up to 6 Colour images and 6 Monochrome images. Within these 12 images members can nominate any number to be in contention for the WEA Australian Landscape, Portrait or Nature trophies. Colour, Monochrome, Nature and Portrait winners will receive a one-off individual award while the WEA Australian Landscape trophy is a perpetual shield. The other perpetual competition shields will not be awarded for 2020 as those competitions were cancelled.
So start preparinging your entries and take a chance on bringing home one of these unique COVID year awards!
Details of the competition and Entry Forms will be emailed to all members soon.