Deadline: Sep 29, 2017
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Free Entry

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition
Creative Eye – APOY 2017 Round 6

Creative Eye – APOY 2017 Round 6

Abstract photography involves exploring the world through details. That doesn’t mean just getting in close with a macro lens, though. It means shooting a subject in such a way that it is separated from usual representations of that object. It can mean shooting and framing your images so the primary concern is squarely on the strange patterns, shapes and textures that make up the world around us. Finding abstract images means treating the world around you in a very different way. Every little nook and cranny holds potential: the moss growing on a garden wall; the rust of your car door; the melting ice found in your freezer. You can be as experimental as you like, even down to using in-camera techniques such as slow shutter speeds.

Round 6 of the Amateur Photographer of the Year Awards, 2017, is on a mission to find the best abstract photography. Abstracts can be found everywhere, and in everything, from the street where you live to the darkest forest. We’re putting no restrictions on your subject. This is your chance to be truly adventurous.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The judging panel's winner will receive the SIGMA 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM | Art (£949.99) + SIGMA 82mm WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR (£104.99). Total Prize Value: £1,054.98. (If winner is based outside EU, they will have to pay for any customs charges that may be added to shipping).

The public-vote winner will receive a year-long subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine (worth over £100), as well as a year-long master-level subscription to Photocrowd (worth £120).

The Grand Prize winner of the entire APOY 2017 series will get their hands on over £2000 of Sigma gear: the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (£1199.99) + the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (799.99) + the SIGMA USB Dock (£39.99). Total Grand Prize value: £2,039.97. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

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