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Howard Mason

After Dark

Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019

Open Rating Results

NEW RULE: The same image, and altered versions of the same image file, can only be entered into one APOY round.

There’s a special mysteriousness to the time after the sun sets, and it’s begging to be photographed. You might be fortunate enough to find yourself in a part of the world that bears witness to the Northern Lights, and are able to capture the ethereal swirls of colour as they dance through the sky. At the opposite end of the scale, you might want to put yourself in the heart of a sweaty mosh pit, with a wideangle lens, at a late-night gig. Cities are often at their best after dark, with plenty of opportunities to experiment with traffic trails and long exposures. Then there’s the Milky Way and star trails (use apps such as The Photographer’s Ephemeris or PhotoPills to find the best spot) to train your lens on, or you might even want to try a touch of light painting, or aim to capture some of your local nocturnal wildlife. The possibilities are almost endless.

£1,000 of SIGMA prizes, plus subscriptions to Amateur Photographer magazine to be won.

The brief in detail

NEW RULE: The same image, and altered versions of the same image file, can only be entered into one APOY round. Find out more.

Prize details

Expert panel's winner: SIGMA will give the panel's winner £1,000-worth of prizes of the their choice.

Crowd winner: The community vote winner wins a one-year digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine, and a year-long master subscription to Photocrowd.

The overall winner of APOY 2019 will receive £2,000-worth of prizes of their choice from SIGMA.

  • prize values based on Sigma’s own RRP (as opposed to any dealer prices that might be discounted).
How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. In this contest, the entries are hidden until the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries closed
25 October 2019

25 October 2019 to 8 November 2019

Winners announced
8 November 2019

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