Street photography is as popular as it ever has been, and is perhaps the most accessible genre available to photographers. Even if we don’t live in a street alongside other people, we almost certainly travel to, and work in, places where the rich tapestry of street life chugs along like a well-oiled machine. All you have to do is photograph it, and show the rest of the world what happens in that location. There can be a great temptation to head to the biggest, most bustling, place you can find, but you really don’t need to. Street photography can be shot as easily beside the quiet and seemingly empty village post office as it can among the maddening crowds that stream past the Bank of England. The trick is to develop a keen eye for candid moments. Events on the street can develop both at the micro and macro levels – spend some time observing locations and the behaviour of the people who inhabit it. Even the subtlest scenes can lead to images that are utterly captivating.
The panel's 1st place photographer will win over £1000 of Sigma products, and the crowd's 1st place will win year-long subscriptions to Amateur Photographer magazine and Photocrowd.
To qualify for entry into APOY your primary income must not be from photography or photographic services.
The judging panel's winner will receive the SIGMA dp2 Quattro (£899.99) + VF-41 Viewfinder (£199.99) Total Prize Value: £1,099.98. (If winner is based outside EU, they will have to pay for any customs charges that may be charged on shipping).
The crowd-vote winner will receive a year-long subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine (worth over £100), as well as a year-long master-level subscription to Photocrowd (worth £120).
The Grand Prize winner of the entire APOY 2017 series will get their hands on over £2000 of Sigma gear: the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (£1199.99) + the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (799.99) + the SIGMA USB Dock (£39.99). Total Grand Prize value: £2,039.97.
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