12 Sep 2017

Competitions Pocket Photography

The Photographic AngleLondon, England, United Kingdom

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: October 31, 2017 – The Photographic Angle regularly runs photographic competitions which are open and accessible to everyone, regardless of their location, ability, experience, equipment or age.

Each competition has a theme, chosen by our Head of Design, and we welcome submissions that illustrate this theme showcasing originality and a unique viewpoint. The competitions are free to enter and TPA enlists the help of an independent judge who is given the responsibility of selecting the winning entries. One photographer whose entry is deemed the best representation of the competition theme will be awarded a prize.

Throughout the year, our Head of Design will also choose a selection of the best entries submitted to various competition themes for inclusion in one of our future photographic exhibitions. The chosen images will then be printed by the charity and exhibited at no expense to the photographers. If your work is chosen for inclusion you will be contacted via email and asked to send us high resolution versions of your work.

CURRENT CALL: Pocket Photography

When Instagram first came onto the photography scene back in 2010 it was quickly hailed as the new Polaroid. Certainly, the dominant square format of Instagram, the filters that the app uses and the act of sharing are all reminiscent of what Polaroid was best known for.

Polaroid was used to document ephemeral moments in everyday life; casual snapshots of family time, social gatherings, holidays, and any other moments that are worthy of documentation. But as Polaroid cameras used film, which was quite expensive, each image taken was carefully considered to make sure it counted.

But the technology afforded by smart phones means that these casual snapshots have taken on a new direction. In the social media age, apps like Instagram, whilst replicating the Polaroid aesthetic, are even more focused on sharing. What used to be casual snapshots have become increasingly curated and styled images designed to look like everyday life but actually representing a more beautiful, more perfect existence created to gain approval from a social following.

With this competition, we are looking for your best examples of pocket photography inspired by Polaroid and Instagram. Using the square format, we would like you to use modern technology (any device is fine, doesn’t have to be a smart phone) to take carefully thought out creative shots. Instead of taking 15 shots and choosing the best, make that first shot count.

Paul is a keen amateur photographer from the UK, and sees the creative aspects of photography as a welcome break from his day job as an Engineering Consultant in the Oil Industry.
Interested in photography since he was a teenager, Paul has been shooting more seriously for about 15 years and has featured in a number of our exhibitions over the years including; No Britain Is An Island, A Splash of Colour, Four Elements and Creativity.

He enjoys photographing a wide range of subjects but his location in Surrey lends itself in particular to nature and wildlife. In addition Paul enjoys architectural photography and also being creative in a more abstract way with photography apps and post-processing.

Paul is an active member on Flickr and Instagram, posting frequently on both platforms, he writes a regular blog and curates “Photography Snapshots”, an on-line magazine on Flipboard that has over 2.6 million page flips to date.

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Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Exhibition – Traveling.

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