I am happy to announce that I was awarded 2 Third (BRONZE) prizes and 2 Honourable Mention (HM) Professional Category in the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) 2014 Competition
Cristina Venedict of Romania was Awarded: Third Prize in category Portraiture-Professional for the entry entitled, “both of us”; Third Prize in category Fine Art Professional for the entry entitled, “my wishes”; Honorable Mention for the entry entitled, “my wishes”; Honorable Mention for the entry entitled, ” both of us”. The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. Read more…
Editor’s Note: We loved this shot because of the way the photographer has got half the shot in focus and the lower half is not. We think that this is really clever as its focused the viewer’s attention on the woman’s face and the story she is telling through her facial expression. We also love the grainy quality of the shot, stylizing it to the idea of film.
Editor’s Note: We really loved this shot because of the use of a fast shutter-speed and a short depth-of-field to create the white specs around the model; it adds interest to the image. We also love that the photographer has taken the photograph from above eye-level and how the model’s still got eye-contact with the camera, this draws the viewer in.
Happy to be featured on Blur Magazine – BLUR #37 (Jun/Jul 2014 edition)
Gallery 36 is a collection specifically, an online exhibition of 36 outstanding and impactful photographs put together with the aim of demonstrating the diversity and beauty found in the world of photography. Photographs presented in Gallery 36 are selected for their high aesthetic quality, composition, and “wow” factor.
BLUR magazine is an international e-magazine founded in 2007 with the mission to promote creative photography worldwide. It represents a meeting place for photographers,
both prominent professionals and talented amateurs yet to be discovered, and photographylovers from around 190 countries.
Editor’s Note: We really liked this image because of the great use of focussing to create the blur of the flowers in the foreground, we think that it really adds interest to the image and forces the viewer’s attention onto the girl in the right hand-side of the frame. We also love the pose of the model as this creates a narrative to the image. The use of a short depth-of-field in the background also helps to centre the viewer’s focus.
Editor’s Note: Our Chroma Highlight features the unique world of Cristina Venedict’s digital brush and with this brush she tells us that “I want to encourage people to dream.” And she does so, with vivid fairy tale like scenes where the viewer is easily drawn in, and never wants to leave. Sandra Djak Kovacs