By Ignacio Palacios, Master of Photography I
Competitions offer many valuable benefits to photographers and are a wonderful way to improve your photography. They give an opportunity to really look into your work, gain exposure, and ultimately push you to become a better photographer and artist. They also offer a means for expanding your creativity, to perhaps break the rules and step outside the box a little.
Winning a prestigious photography competition is the dream of many amateur and professional photographers. Sometimes, just one winning photo competition has the ability to open many doors and change your life.
This eBook focuses on how to improve your chances of winning photography competitions and will assist you on your photography journey.
Ignacio is a double Master of Photography, awarded by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He has been an International Photographic judge for over a decade judging at the AIPP Awards, Epson Pano Awards, Top Emerging Photographer Awards and the Australian Photography Magazine Awards. He also judges regularly at Camera Club Competitions in Sydney.
He loves travelling and teaching photography and these two passions have led him to run photography workshops and tours worldwide. He has worked for many international clients and his images have been published through Lonely Planet and Getty images, in magazines, books, billboards, TV, commercial advertisements, calendars, posters and the Internet.
A Book Based On Facts
Should you dream of exhibiting your work, creating a book, entering competitions, or simply wish to push yourself as a photographer, this book will be an invaluable part of the learning process.
About the author... Who is Ignacio Palacios?
When it comes to photography and travel, few can rival Ignacio Palacios’ experience, skill, and passion. A third-generation photographer, Ignacio has been honoured with over 100 prestigious photography prizes and awards from around the world and has travelled to over 90 countries in his 20 years career. It’s little wonder he’s developed a reputation as a leading photographer in the fields of travel, landscape, and nature photography.
Born in Spain, Ignacio now calls Sydney, Australia home – though his unmistakable Spanish spirit continues to influence his work and define his signature style.
Combining his love of travel and photography has proved a powerful combination, and today Ignacio leads some of the world’s best photography tours to incredible destinations around the world. As an AIPP double Master of Photography, Ignacio shares his insight, experience, and technique with his clients to help them find their own success and joy on their photographic journey.
“I hope that through my images and my tours, I can open people’s eyes to the incredible world we live in. I want to give my guests both travel and photographic experience. We are privileged to have such a beautiful planet and it’s our responsibility to respect, cherish and protect it.”
Ignacio’s distinct, award-winning style can be defined by his mastery of composition, colour, and light. With his minimalistic style and unique ability to connect with his audience through storytelling through his images, Ignacio invites his audience to experience the subject not as how he captured it, but how he experienced it, evoking an emotional connection between the viewer, subject and artist.
Photography and travel will always be Ignacio’s passion, and he is dedicated to helping others ignite their passion too.
GREG SCOTT (about my eBook Dissecting Award Winning Shots)
"You have created something very unique. Your e-book addresses the creative side of photography in a way that helps the reader to follow your thought process and appreciate the fact that the timeline for editing can be quite long as it often is with painting. Including elements like original images, color wheels and histograms provide the reader with useful references that help to reinforce the learning. The most basic step in creative composition is understanding what is possible. This book demonstrates that more effectively than any other photography book I have read. This is the one e-book I have been waiting for without realizing it until I saw it. Anyone interested in exploring the art in photography needs to read this book"
"This has been an amazing project to work on and I have really enjoyed it"
"Simple and easy to understand language with great examples."
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
A Word From The Author
I often reiterate that one of the most important elements that helped me on my photographic journey to becoming a successful professional Travel, Landscape and Wildlife Photographer, has been to enter photography competitions. In the early days, as an amateur photographer, I entered competitions at the local camera club level. My submissions often failed, and I had no understanding as to why. I loved those images; I was emotionally connected to those images - what was the problem? It was a frustrating experience, yet the whole process actually ignited my passion to learn and drove me to find out why I was failing from a judge’s perspective and how I could improve.
The process of selecting, post-processing, printing, entering competitions and continually failing was a great experience on many levels - for me anyway. In the early stages of my career, photography was all about learning, and competitions gave me the opportunity to assess and objectively judge my work against the work of others (winners and finalists). Photography competitions may assist in giving you direction and push you out of your comfort zone, focusing your mind on perfection and leading you to great inspiration. The entire process has helped me to improve my confidence, style & vision and to cultivate instincts to know which creative risks to take to create stronger images and tell better stories through my work.
To this very day, I still enter a handful of yearly photographic competitions, to continue to push my craft. I really enjoy the thrill and the quality of the live judging process at the Australian Professional Photography Awards and the WPPI in the USA - standout events on my photography calendar. I try to enter only the most prestigious competitions nowadays. Having your photographic efforts validated and recognised by your peers is a reminder that you continue to remain with your eyes on the ball, an additional positive to what is already a very rewarding and enjoyable pastime and career.
Adam William is a respected teacher and mentor of over 8000 students through Easy Way Photography
You will be receiving a link to download a PDF eBook after checkout. This means you can access it anytime anywhere, and you don’t have to worry about losing it. You can take them with you on your computer or tablet when you travel to refresh concepts and as a source of inspiration.
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