Amateur Photographer Magazine opens it’s doors every year to photographers around the world, giving one lucky photographer the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year. Now in partnership with Photocrowd, 2017 marks the first time where you can have a say in who should win the coveted APOY 2017 title.
The first entry to each round of APOY 2017 is free. Boost your chances with an APOY 2017 series bundle
The Expert winner of each round will receive exciting prizes from Sigma and the Crowd winners will receive free subscriptions to Amateur Photographer magazine and Photocrowd. You’ll also be featured in the magazine.
The title of Amateur Photographer of the Year will be determined by combining results across all eight rounds. You do not have to enter every round to be eligible, but the more you enter the better your chances.
There are eight rounds of contests to enter throughout the year, each one focusing on a specific theme, such as street, black & white, macro and wildlife.
Portrait photography is not the easiest thing to master. There are expectations attached to portraits that can be somewhat intimidating. Drawing out the hidden qualities and character of an individual is not always easy. There are a number of things to consider, such as ensuring the correct focus and making sure your images are not full of superfluous background detail that fights with your photograph’s subject for attention. Great portrait subjects can be found in all walks of life, from family and friends to your local shopkeeper and even strangers. There are no stipulations in this particular round as to how your images must be taken. You can employ both natural and artificial light, so if you’ve been avoiding getting to grips with your flashgun, this could be the round to get a little brave.
When you are planning your entry, remember to take into consideration the criteria of fulfilling the brief, creativity and technical excellence on which you will be judged.
Courtesy of Sigma and Amateur Photographer Magazine
The title of ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017’
Sigma kit worth over £2,000
SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (£1199.99) + SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (799.99) + SIGMA USB Dock (£39.99)*
The winners from each round chosen by the APOY judging panel
Sigma lens worth approx. £1,000
The crowd winners from each round
Receive a year-long subscription to AP magazine
Receive a year-long master-level subscription to Photocrowd
All contest winners (expert and crowd), plus selections from the expert category in each contest, will be featured in an issue of AP, as well as the AP website and social media channels.
* If winner is based outside EU, they will have to pay for any customs charges that may be charged.
Save money and time by buying extra entries upfront with one of our series bundles. There’re some great prizes up for grabs, including kit from Sigma, subscriptions on Amateur Photographer and Photocrowd, plus exposure in Amateur Photographer Magazine.
All entries are reviewed by a panel of Photography experts from Amateur Photographer, and a special guest judge for each contest
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