APOY 2012 Results Round Two – Natural Light Portraiture
Ryan McDonald, of County Down in Northern Ireland, is the winner of our Natural Light Portraiture round of APOY 2012. Ryan will receive a Samsung NX200
with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, a Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Ultra Wide pancake lens, a Samsung 60mm f/2.8 macro lens and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £1,598.96.
The NX200 is a compact system camera with a 20.3-million- pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor. It has high-speed capture (7fps) and ultra-fast autofocus (100ms), while the ISO range of 100-12,800 lets you take high-speed photos even in low light. Samsung’s 60mm lens is actually a macro model, but with the 1.5x conversion factor of the APS-C sensor, it takes on that magic 90mm focal length, which is perfect for portraiture.
Our second-placed winner is Steve Clayton, of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, who will receive a Samsung WB750 compact camera and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £288.98. With its 12.5-million- pixel BSI CMOS sensor, the Samsung WB750 makes it easier than ever to deliver consistent high-quality images. The WB750 also features a 24mm ultra-wide lens with 18x optical zoom.
Louis Little, of Brighton in East Sussex, finished third in the round and wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card
1st Ryan McDonald, County Down 41pt
Nikon D300, 50mm, 1/125sec at f/4, ISO 400
Girl with red hair
Judges say: ‘We were blown away by this image – it is a beautiful photograph. The autumn leaves complement the colour of the girl’s hair beautifully and her expression is wonderfully natural. A well-deserved winner.’
2nd Steve Clayton, Buckinghamshire 40pts
Canon EOS 40D, 17-40mm, 1/640sec at f/6.3, ISO 800
‘On a Day Trip’
Judges say: ‘This image of Steve’s daughter looking out of a train window has a certain charm. The skilful use of light and shade adds to its sense of timelessness.’
3rd Louis Little, East Sussex 39pts
Bronica SQ-Ai, 1/125sec at f/2.8
Girl with pensive expression
Judges say: ‘We loved the use of light in this image. The light subtly illuminates the side of the girl’s face, drawing attention to her thoughtful expression. This is an absorbing image that becomes increasingly moving the more you look at it.’
Top 50 entries for this round
View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery
See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.
In association with Samsung and Jessops