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1.5x ranking points
Trevor Cole

Natural Light Portraits

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Portraiture at its simple best. The human form illuminated by natural light, no flash, no lamps, just daylight. In direct sunlight, there’s a play of shadows, and on cloudy days, or on the other side of a net curtain, there’s a forgiving softness that fills the creases. This broad brief invites any portraits of people shot in daylight, be they individual, group, young, old, headshots or full length. There’s a blurred boundary between portraiture and documentary imagery, but in portraiture the focus should be predominantly on the subject(s), and their face and pose in particular.

This Premium Contest is worth 1.5x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged AND crowd-rated, with your score from each combined. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.

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Entries close
10 October 2022

10 October 2022 to 17 October 2022

Winners announced
17 October 2022

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