'Patterns' Competition Winners

Here are the winners of our 2021 'Patterns' photography competition.

We received an incredible array of entries which really showcased the creativity and skill of our members. Narrowing the photographs down to a shortlist was challenging – but lots of fun. When the time came to pick a winner, the debate here in the studio got quite animated! But in the end, the whole team was pleased with our chosen top three.

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners and THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

The winner of this month's competition will receive a Karl Taylor Professional Filter Kit (valued at $950) with second and third place winning a LEE Filters Big Stopper and a Karl Taylor Technical Lighting Pack respectively.

1st Prize 

Lighting the shot

1st Place: Tittu Shaji Thomas

This eye-catching piece of street photography stood out from the pack immediately. The mesmeric effect of the wavy black lines is juxtaposed beautifully with the businessman striding past. His attention has clearly been caught by the pattern, just as ours is. Great work, Tittu, and congratulations!  

2nd Prize

2nd Place - Christin Snyders
Lee FIlters Big Stopper Prize

2nd Place: Shyjith Cheriyath

Another incredible result for Shyjith, who won 1st prize in our 'Three' competition earlier this year. Whether you classify it as travel, architectural, or street photography, this image is wonderfully composed, making exquisite use of natural light and bold shadows to highlight the fascinating patterns built into this unusual structure.

3rd Prize

3rd Place - Julia Wharington
Lee FIlters Lighting Gels Technical Pack Prize

3rd Place: Zac Hayat

Instances of product photography were few and far between in our field of entries, so Zac's expertly lit image of L'OR coffee pods caught our attention from the get-go. The unusual patterns created by the silver edges of the upturned pods create an appealing counterpoint to the bold purple and gold 'hero' of the image. An impressive piece of work.

Highly Commended

These shots didn't quite make it into our top three, but still impressed us enough to be shortlisted.

Albert Palenzuela

Faten Smith

There's much to admire in Faten's colourful and otherworldly ice-cube image.

Luiz Erazo

Nicolas de Caritat

Sharing some characteristics with our 1st and 2nd prize winners, Nicolas's excellent photo uses a series of pillars to produce an appealing pattern of vertical lines.

Jess Moore

Sami Voutilainen

Sami's silhouette shot makes intriguing use of colour in conjunction with the patterns engraved in the textured glass.

Would you like the chance to win?

Karl Taylor long exposure filter kit

Our next competition closes on 31st December 2021

Theme: Blue

  • First Prize: Broncolor Siros Lighting Kit (Value $4,721)
  • Second prize: LEE Filters Big Stopper (Value $120)
  • Third prize: TBC

Enter now or find out more about our Photography Competitions.

Good luck!

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