Vignetting - the darkening or softening of the edges of an image, in particular around the corners - is a natural occurrence with certain lenses, but is also created deliberately as an artistic effect. It places more emphasis on the subject in the centre of the frame, and can give an old-time and nostalgic feel to an image, as the effect is one that was employed a lot more in the past. Nowadays it’s an effect that can be reproduced with a lot of control and variation in post-processing software such as Affinity Photo or Photoshop, and can really produce a pleasing result. As with all post-processing, subtlety is usually well rewarded! No frames or illustrated/graphic borders should be added to images for this contest.
This Premium Contest is worth 3x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote. 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.
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.