Birkenhead Photo Competition

2018

Welcome to the 2018 Photo Competition

The 2018 Birkenhead Photo Competition is now closed for entries

The inaugural Birkenhead Photo Competition has been a great success with 66 people submitting 175 photos. We were also able to present a total of 29 great prizes due to the generousity of local busineses. Winners were presented with thier prizes at the Awards night on the 21st August and winning entries exhibited at Birkenhead Library 22 -31 August.

And the winners are…

Youth – Under 15 Years
Charlie Tew: CAUTION! Bright Colours Ahead
Prize a copy of the beautiful book about photographer Brian Brake and his works ‘Lens on the World‘ + $100 cash

Adult – 15 years and over
Lloyd Macomber: Lone Cabbage Tree Little Shoal Bay
Prize a copy of the beautiful book about photographer Brian Brake and his works ‘Lens on the World‘ + $150 cash

Peoples Choice Award
Malcolm Barton: One of the locals
Prize a copy of the beautiful book about photographer Brian Brake and his works ‘Lens on the World‘

Merits
Gisele Armstrong – youth: Junction Style
Malcolm Barton – youth: One of the locals
Jim Air: Captain Festus at the Platform
Kate Burton-Brown: Birkenhead Library Community Retreat
Lester Chan: Arrival #2
Chris Paterson: View From Chelsea Heritage Park Off Colonial Road
Kate Burton-Brown: Le Roys Bush Puriri Join Hands
Prize a copy of the beautiful book about photographer Brian Brake and his works ‘Lens on the World‘

Finalists
Ella Sievert – youth: Center of Birkenhead
Mitch Tucker – youth: The Skytower Through a Frame Made by Trees
Alan J Burke: Connections
Tracey Clark: Winter Time Webs
Theo Clearwater: Birkenhead Buddies
Theo Clearwater: Little Shoal Bay Boats
Joanna Hopkins: Handbag Carrying Bee in Little Shoal Bay
Linfan Dong: Chelsea Sugar Refinery
Carolyn Glasson: Rawene Road in the Rain
George Phillips: View of the Old and the New
Prize A Harvey Norman Voucher for 50 prints

Sponsored prizes

Chelsea Sugar
Kelly Vivian: Sugar Works
Moria Hobbs: View the setting sun
Leonie Lander: Chelsea basks in the light of a rainbow
Chelsea Sugar selected the above three photos and awarded each with a Goodie bag of Chelsea product and branded gifts.

Vector
Akkarpark Iamopas: Night light at Little Shoal Bay
Alan J Burke: Birkenhead Pride
Kelly Vivian: Bridge Beauty
Vector selected the above three photos which each feature ‘Vectorlights’ and awarded each with a Backpack and drink bottle.

Bernie’s Bar & Eatery
Stuart Barton: Ruru at Birkenhead War Memorial park
In recognition of the difficulty in obtaining this photo Stuart received $25 voucher from Bernie’s Bar & Eatery.

Barfoot and Thompson Birkenhead
Samantha Beattie: A passing shower
Carolyn Glasson: Rawene Road in the Rain
These two photos have one thing in common, ‘Rain’. Therefore it was appropriate that they each receive an Umbrella from Barfoot and Thompson Birkenhead.

OTT Patisserie
Toni Massicks: Winter Morning Kendall Bay
It is said that “the early bird catches the worm” and if you want to enjoy your favourite treats from Chris and his team at OTT Patisserie we all know that you have to get in early. Therefore Toni receives a $25 gift voucher from OTT Patisserie for being the first entry in the first Birkenhead Photo Competition.

‘Views and Open Aspect’

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‘Bush + Green Spaces’

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‘Connectivity + Flow’

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‘Quality Built Environment’

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‘Village Feel’

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Tips for Taking a Great Photo

  1. Get in close to your subject
  2. Find an interesting viewpoint
  3. Photograph documentary-style to tell a story or give a sense of the place
  4. Use linear elements to show perspective
  5. Frame your picture to lead the viewer’s eye towards your subject
  6. Show the context and setting – what is happening?
  7. Ensure your subject is not too cluttered
  8. Use depth of field settings to make your subject stand out from the background
  9. Use contrast for impact – choose light and dark, contrasting colours, shapes and angles
  10. Above all else, have fun!

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