'Balance' Competition Winners

Here are the winners of our 'Balance' photography competition...

This month’s competition was an interesting one — the theme ‘Balance’ meant it was fairly open to interpretation, which resulted in a wide variety of images being submitted, from portraits to landscapes, still life images to product shots.

Unlike our last competition, the decision this month was almost unanimous, with the winning image displaying a combination of creativity and strong photographic technique. Our winner this month wins a Karl Taylor Long Exposure Kit valued at $527, with second and third place winning a Lee Filters Super Stopper and Lee Filters Filter Foundation Kit respectively.

The winner of the Karl Taylor Long Exposure Kit is…

1st Prize

Image by Julio Dueñas
Photography competition prize

1st Place - Julio Dueñas

The winning image, by Julio Dueñas, is a well-executed shot that is not only perfectly on theme for the competition, but it also incorporates excellent lighting and post-production skills to create a fun, lively and dynamic image. Julio wins a Karl Taylor Long Exposure Kit. Well done!

2nd Prize

Image by Meiji Nguyen
Photography competition prize

2nd Place - Meiji Nguyen

Our runner-up delivers a more thoughtful or philosophical take on ‘Balance’, and whilst slightly more ambiguous it still fits the theme of the competition in a thought-provoking way. The styling and lighting of the image are also superb.

3rd Prize

Image by Ethan Davis
Photography competition prize

3rd Place - Ethan Davis

A well-executed product shot that fits perfectly well with the competition theme. This may be a somewhat simple concept, but it is nevertheless very effective and well-deserving of a place in the top three.

Highly Commended

In addition to the top three, there were a few other images that really stood out and deserve some recognition.

Image by Bogusz Strulak

Bogusz Strulak

Bogusz’s egg on a pencil fits perfectly with the theme and has relatively well-executed lighting, but the overall choice and combination of colours become a little distracting. The actual balance of contrast of colours and of high contrast on the pencil and lower contrast on the egg could also have been improved.

Image by Heulwyn Roberts

Heulwyn Roberts

Heulywn’s tower of white eggs has lovely lighting and a good combination of colours for the subject and background, but the composition of the eggs and framing feels slightly awkward. The fixing of the eggs (possibly with glue) could have been improved to make them look even more delicately balanced than they appear in this shot.

Image by Ivo de Kok

Ivo de Kok

Ivo’s Clinique product shot is an excellent example of high standard product photography and is superbly executed. However, whilst featuring ‘balancing’ products the theme of ‘balance’ doesn’t come through as strongly as our other finalists.

© Karl Taylor Education. All rights reserved. No content on this page may be used or shared by third parties.

Would you like the chance to win?

Broncolor Siros Lighting Kit

Our Next Competition Closes on 7th December 2020

  • First Prize: Loupedeck CT (Value $588)
  • Second prize: Lee Filters Big Stopper (Value $120)
  • Third prize: Karl Taylor Colour Effects & Technical Gel Pack (Value $86)

To find out more and enter visit our photography competitions page 

Good Luck! 🙂


  1. The winner is awesome! The almond butter pieces still needs some work since it still possible to see the background they are shot on. It would also be nice if they were actually falling pieces instead.

  2. Congratulation to the winners!

    Could you post a link to purchase the KT Long Exposure Lit? Been thinking about getting some of these of filters and would rather support you guys instead of Amazon.

Leave a Comment