Recording action and movement can be tricky, so be prepared to spend time experimenting. We are looking for shots of anything in the process of moving, from cars to animals, waterfalls or sportsmen. Alternatively you might decide to move your camera up and down or from side to side during the exposure to create an ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) shot. The choice is yours. If you want to transform water into a milky blur slow down your shutter speed and keep checking the results on screen. It can help to include a static object, such as a rock, in the shot too. Capturing movement is largely about trial and error.
Over £10,000 of prizes, courtesy of Sigma and Amateur Photographer magazine, plus individual category winners’ prizes.
The panel's chosen winner will take home a SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art + SIGMA 82mm WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR (£1,054.98).
The crowd vote winner of each round wins a one-year digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine and a year-long Master subscription to Photocrowd.
The Overall Winner of APOY 2018, decided after all 8 rounds have finished, wins the title ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018’, and Sigma kit worth more than £2,000, (SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art + SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art + SIGMA USB Dock (£2,039.97).
All contest winners (expert and crowd), plus selections from the expert category in each contest, will be featured in an issue of AP.
If winner is based outside EU, they will have to pay for any customs charges that may be charged.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. In this contest, the entries are hidden until the rating period begins.
Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
For a more detailed explanation of how rating works, see our FAQs