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© Timothy Allen, UK

TPOTY 2012

New Talent Portfolio

For an aspiring travel photographer, photographing people is often the most challenging and daunting area of photography, yet people are also the most popular subject for travel photographers. Photographing people often requires interaction and communication with the subject and can, by its very nature, be intrusive.

In this category we want you to show us your skills with visual story-teling by photographing people, and to tell a story in a portfolio of six images. You can shoot portraits or wider people shots and your subjects can be posed or candid.

It sounds easy but we don’t just want six random pictures from your travels, we want them to tell a story, and telling a story in pictures is an important skill for any professional or aspiring professional photographer.

You may shoot in B&W or colour.

What subjects can you include?

People - individuals, groups, community, at work, at leisure, at festivals, at leisure - in a portfolio of six (6) related images.

Think of this as a story in pictures and a way to convey something of the character of your subjects, and create a visual travel article, illustrated without words. With only six images you must make every one count so make sure that each image tells a different part of the same story.

How many images?

A portfolio of six (6) images.

What are the judges looking for?

Images which reveal something of the character of your subject(s) and their lives, each image saying something different, a link between the images in your portfolio, creativity, originality.

Am I eligible?

New Talent is for photographic students, and amateur or semi-professional photographers only. Entrants must be aged 19 or above.

If you are already a professional photographer then please DO NOT enter this category. Give someone else a chance to start their career in photography. Professional photographers are not eligible and photographic status will be checked before any prizes are awarded.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category only once.

Sponsors & Prizes In Detail

The winner of this category will receive a £1,500 set of luxury leather travel goods from StaaG plus a personalized leather portfolio case or iFolio case from Plastic Sandwich, Photo Iconic photography tuition and a Páramo Halcon Traveller jacket.


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