Welcome to the first WIDE ANGLE LONDON PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST!
As our meetups are all about photography and people we thought that would be a great theme - PEOPLE AROUND YOU. We want to show us pictures of people you know and love, or you just met and photographed, or even someone you see on the street. We are looking for portraits with soul or great street observations.
Together with our panel of judges we will choose the winning photograph and 30 pictures that will be included in our first EXHIBITION!
Of course there are PRIZES!
You must remember Richard Cannon, amazing celebrity and portrait photographer who gave as a presentation back in February. Richard kindly offered a spot at his workshop for the contest winner, and agreed to be one of the judges too.
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The exhibition will take place in the Blighty Workspace and Coffee (http://www.blightyworkspace.co.uk) - a new cool co-working club in Finsburry Park that have a two floor cafe and great big back garden. And we're going to open an exhibition with a party!
Task of choosing winning photographs seems quite overwhelming so we asked couple of professionals for help:
Richard Cannon - portrait and celebrity photographer
Rossella Vanon - award winning fashion and beauty photographer
Anne Redmond - an artist and photographer
Chris Evans - not really a specialist in photography but super friendly and enthusiastic owner of the Blighty Workspace (who by the way is giving us the space absolutely for free!)
We decided on a small submission fee - £5 per one photo. All the funds from submissions (after paypal fees) will be used to cover the cost of prints for the exhibition and go towards hiring the room for the meetups every month.
Still both of us and all our speakers will be volunteering.
We are counting on your help now - please submit photos (feel free to send as many as you want!) and spread the word about our contest with everyone you know. The more submissions we get, the more free evenings of sharing the knowledge and inspiring photography talk we can organise. Every £5 counts!
It is open NOW and deadline is 31st f August.
ALL THE DETAILS HOW TO SUBMIT AND THE LINK TO DO IT IS ON OUR WEBSITE, IN THE CONTEST SECTION: http://WideAngleLondon.com
Thank you and good luck in the contest!