August Contest: Surreal


The brand new contest location for the Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest is now open!

Enter your image here: Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest

The theme for the August contest is “SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHY” sponsored by Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible by Daniela Bowker.

Image editing software becomes more powerful with each new software release, with capabilities that go way beyond simple photo editing – you can use it to create the impossible! This month we are celebrating the extraordinary with the theme SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHY sponsored by Daniela Bowker’s book Surreal Photography.

Surreal Photography reveals the latest developments in the field and demystifies the techniques used by modern surreal photographers, whether they favor SOOC (straight out of the camera) or sophisticated digital manipulations. Breaking down the shooting and editing process for any reader to follow and emulate, this book provides step-by-step instructions for creating extraordinary scenes. With contributions from numerous artists—including Natalie Dybisz, Jon Jacobsen and Dariusz Klimczak— readers will be able to explore many different artistic styles from impossible landscapes to unsettling portraits.

Daniela Bowker is our guest judge this month.

Daniela Bowker, photographer, author and curator, is a noted photography journalist with a keen eye on digital art. She is co-author of Ilex Press’ Michael Freeman’s Photo School: Composition and an expert on

Surreal Photography is available wherever fine books are sold or through your preferred online retailer!

First Place: Surreal Photography and a Focal Photography book of choice**

Second Place: Surreal Photography and a Focal Photography book of choice**

Third Place: Surreal Photography

** Does not include Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

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