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Portraits (Young APOY)

Part of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023

Open Judging Results

Whether in the street, at home or in the studio, and be it natural or posed, photographing people will never go out of fashion. A portrait should be a collaboration between subject and photographer, and should reveal something about both. When choosing to photograph in a more formal style, remember not to overcomplicate either the pose or the lighting – simplicity makes for a far more polished and memorable image. Character is also a hugely important element in any portrait; viewers want to have an idea of the sitter’s personality and life experience, and this can be conveyed via clothing and expression, and even light. Whether shooting in natural or with studio light, pay attention to maintaining a catchlight in the eyes, and making sure any shadows enhance, rather than detract from the overall result.

There are £3,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in Young APOY 2023, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.

Prize details

The winner of each round in Young APOY 2023 will take home a £250 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
26 June 2023

26 June 2023 to 12 July 2023

Expert judge shortlist announced
12 July 2023

Expert judge winners announced
27 July 2023

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