A Level Photography student shortlisted in prestigious national competition

A Level Photography student shortlisted in prestigious national competition

5 October 2022

Congratulations to Daisy D., a talented Year 13 Photography student at St Mary’s School, Cambridge, who has been shortlisted out of 1000s of entries in the highly competitive, national Young Amateur Photographer of the Year competition (APOY2022). She entered the Landscape genre with a photograph called ‘Sunset Reflections’.

Photocrowd believe that the lure of the outdoors is powerful for the keen photographer, and landscape photography is regularly voted by amateurs as the most popular genre. It’s a subject that is easily accessible for most and there’s a whole world of potential subjects out there in the great outdoors.

The brief set by Photocrowd for the category, was loose which enabled the photographers to show their personal interpretations of landscapes. They asked for a photograph that displayed a personal response to a landscape and had an interesting play with light, as this is the crucial element in any good landscape image.

When discussing her work, Daisy commented:

‘I took this image on a summer evening on the Norfolk coast. This coastline is a place of tranquility and safety for me, a scene of pure beauty. Photography is my passion and the world is my muse, I am always striving to capture the beauty of the earth we call home. When taking this image, I wanted to experiment with new angles that I typically do not use for landscape photography. This photograph was taken with the camera sitting almost on top of the ocean water, displaying a new and usually unseen perspective.

When asked what technical challenges she faced, she exclaimed:

The most challenging for me when taking this photo was trying to get the composition perfect. I very closely followed the compositional rules that I try and apply to almost every photo that I take, however because I could not see through the viewfinder, capturing this image perfectly level was certainly a challenge.

More of Daisy’s work can be seen online on the Photocrowd website.

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