Seeing the world around us from up close gives us a whole new perspective of even the most everyday things. If you enjoy rediscovering your surroundings through photography, you’re gonna love this year’s winners of the Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) contest. It celebrates close-up, macro, and micro photography, and it lets us see the world anew.
UK’s Royal Society of Biology has recently published the results of this year’s photography contest and they have left me speechless. The theme of the 2020 contest was “Our Changing World,” and the images show how nature changes and adapts, often due to human impact. While there are some positive examples of human interference with the natural world, the winning image of elephants rummaging for food is absolutely heartbreaking.
The Royal Museums Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is one of the highlights of the astrophotography calendar and one of the world’s most prestigious awards for this particular subject matter. In July, they released the shortlisted images and announced the winners just over a week ago.
The list of equipment used to shoot the shortlisted images was released and analysed by the folks over at Skies and Scopes. It shows some surprising results. Nikon, as a brand, is in the lead – possibly not surprisingly – although the actual camera body that popped up most often in the list was the original Canon EOS 6D – by a rather wide margin.
The Earth hasn’t really been the best place to live for the past year or so. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been fantasizing about moving to some other planet. Stunning photos from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest definitely make these fantasies even more vivid, and I’m happy to share with you this year’s winning photos.
It’s no secret that the photography industry is predominantly male. With its Leica Women Foto Project Award, Leica wants to give voice to female creators and promote diversity and inclusivity in photography. For the second year in a row, the contest is open for all ladies who want to share their project ideas and turn them into reality.
The coronavirus has stopped us in our tracks and prevented us from traveling, exploring, and taking photos at new places. But hey, this is our chance to rediscover our own city, neighborhood, even our own backyard. International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) 2020 winners will inspire you to get out and find all the hidden beauty of your own backyard.
They say 13 is an unlucky number, but the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) proves the theory wrong. The 13th annual competition winners have been announced, and they’re absolutely gorgeous. I always love seeing winners of this contest because they prove what I often say – gear doesn’t matter, it’s all about the photographer.
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year never fails to present us with some extraordinary images of space. It’s no different this year. The shortlisted images of the 2020 competition have just been announced, and as always, they’re just splendid! I’m sure they’ll take your breath away just like they did mine.