‘Tasty’ Competition Winners
Here are the winners of our ‘Tasty’ photography competition.
Our food photography classes have proven highly popular with our members, so for this competition we decided to see what members would come up with for the topic of ‘Tasty’. Not necessarily restricted to food photography, we looked forward to seeing the creative submissions sent in. Motivated by the chance to win a broncolor Siros lighting kit, we received hundreds of entries that got our mouths watering.
This competition proved particularly challenging when it came to the judging process, with each member of the team having their own opinions on which images best fitted the topic while still displaying a high quality of photography. But, after, much deliberation and thought, we finally chose our winner!
The winner of the broncolor Siros lighting kit is…
1st Place – Elena Elizarova
Elena’s mouthwatering submission, which was a favourite among all the judges, wins her the incredible prize of a broncolor Siros lighting kit. Her attention to each detail, from the side serving of roasted vegetables to the thirst-quenching beer being poured, the bright, clean lighting, and careful styling and composition create an image that truly fits the theme. Well done Elena!
2nd Place – Davy D’hollander
Davy’s image of a young child with a bowl of strawberries clearly stood out among the hundreds of food shots we received. There’s little doubt in the viewer’s mind that the child can’t wait to tuck in! The bright colours and clean lighting result in an eye-catching image well-deserving of a spot in the top three. Davy wins a LEE Filters Super Stopper.
3rd Place – Guy Davies
Guy’s image of roasted plums wins him third place and a LEE Filters Foundation Kit. The lighting, styling and overall mood and feel of the image result in a very tasty looking image that, photographically, has been very well executed.
With the final decision being such as tough one, it is worth highlighting a few of the other great entries we received.
There was little doubt among the team that Thanat’s image of cheesecake certainly made them want to try a slice. A close contender for the top three, it was small details in the styling that let the image down. Whilst all the judges felt the image did fit the theme of tasty, it was technical photographic elements that just let the image down.
Matas’ iced coffee image shows a clear understanding of the technicalities of lighting, which was highly commended among the team. However, the overall consensus was that the image did not invoke the feeling of ‘tasty’ enough.
This sublime image by Michael is a fantastic product shot and possibly would have won had the theme been ‘Refreshing’ or ‘Product’. While we cannot fault the technical execution, especially on such a complex subject, it too lacked the element of ‘Tasty’.
A great example of a fine-dining image, the lighting and styling on this shot were highly commendable. An image any client would be happy with, it was let down purely by the ‘Tasty’ element.
It doesn’t get much more tasty than pizza, but it was small styling details that caused this image to fall short. The open space at the top of the image and the busy plate and background unfortunately counted against this image.
A fantastic image that displays great thought and attention to detail, there are elements of styling that let this image down. The cluster of red in the bottom right draws your attention away from the main element of the dish and the drink in the top left doesn’t look particularly tasty.
A wonderfully detailed image with clear thought and attention to the styling and detail, this image by Anthony was mainly let down by the lighting. The judges felt a slightly more three-dimensional lighting would have really helped make this image stand out.
Would you like the chance to win?
Our Next Competition Closes 28th September 2020
- First Prize: Karl Taylor Long Exposure Kit (Value $527)
- Second prize: Lee Lee Filters The Super Stopper (value $127)
- Third prize: Lee Filters Filter Foundation Kit (Value $78)
To find out more and enter visit our photography competitions page
Good Luck! 🙂