Mastering photography is a long process. It can be difficult to know where to begin, what to start taking photographs of and how to express your ideas in the best way. We spoke to one of our JJ Foundation Photography Competition Judges, Johnny Jones (Chairman, JJ Media Group), to discover what he is looking for in an award-winning image. So if you are an aspiring shutterbug with an artistic eye, whether your camera cost a few pennies or a few grand, read the five essential points below and get snapping!
Here are Johnny Jones’s (Chairman, JJ Media Group) top five tips for creating an award-winning photograph:
1. Technical quality is important, but the content more so. Better to capture the moment on anything (ie Phone) rather than not at all.
2. Take pictures that inspire you. If the judges are inspired also, you’re on to a winner!
3. Create imagery that would not look out of place in an art gallery.
4. Photograph objects, places or people in a perspective that others may not have viewed it before. Dare to be different.
5. A 1st prize image should be creative, original & artistic, and compel me to want to know more about the photographer, the subject and the thought process behind it
Enter the JJ Foundation Photography Competition for Young People for your chance to appear on the official NSPCC Christmas card and win a FujiFilm X-Pro2 with 23mm Lens.