From just over 2,300 entries, our judges had the difficult task of deliberating over some of the highest calibre to be seen in the competition 33 year history.
The 2021 Heritage Bank Photographic Awards images are on display at the Heritage Plaza Branch at 400 Ruthven Street Toowoomba.
Aim for an image that gives a great first impression and a wow factor – inviting the viewer to look deeper into the photo and become immersed in it.
This is a tip from across the board with all three judges – start with the basic rule of thirds. Good composition allows the picture to be absorbed readily by the mind.
Ensure you are submitting a good quality image – keeping in mind sharpness, exposure, saturation, and cropping.
A good image must have meaning which is communicated easily with the viewer.
Following on from the above tip – let your photograph tell a story. What story are you trying to tell the author? We all see and interpret things differently, but a great photograph has a story to be shared.
It’s easy to get caught up with images similar to others so try to look for something a bit different.
It is important the photograph clearly tells a story of the photographer’s interpretation of the theme. This can seem daunting as we all interpret words and themes differently. Start by clearly defining the theme for yourself, and ask, “What does this theme mean to me?”
Heritage Bank would like to thank the Toowoomba Photographic Society for their ongoing support and assistance with the awards.