Northwest – July 2021 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

Judges were impressed with the quality of the photography entered throughout the categories. Difficult choices and much discussion ensued. 1) Excellent use of lighting and perfect placement of the restaurant owner using elements of the location including lighting fixtures at the top of the frame. Excellent seeing by the photographer and a great subject. 2) Smart placement of the workers to create layering, and great caption info lifted this image up. A smart idea to photograph them at what looks like a park. 3) This benefits from using a long lens to clean up the background and moody lighting.

Judges: Caroline Couig/Independent Visuals Editor, Bradley E. Clift/Independent Photographer