December Contest: Seasonal Inspiration

Inspiration in Photography

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

Enter your image here: Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest

This month’s theme is “Seasonal Inspiration”  sponsored by the book Inspiration in Photography by Brooke Shaden.  What inspires you this time of year?

December is a special time of year.  For some it is wintertime – time to hit the ski slopes and enjoy hot cocoa by a fire while the snow falls .  For others it is summertime – time to kick back at the beach. December is also a time for all sorts of different celebrations.  Show us what you find inspiring during this time of the year in your own unique style.

About the Book:

In Inspiration in Photography, author Brooke Shaden—one of the most recognized names in modern art photography—introduces you to her creative process and reveals techniques and exercises that you can undertake in order to be inspired by your environment, everyday, everywhere. In addition to the exercises, you’ll learn how to compose, plan and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale artistic photography, so you can adapt Shaden’s techniques and apply them to your own photographic style. This book provides the perfect balance of insight and instruction to help you find inspiration whenever you need it, and capitalize on it every time.

Brooke Shaden is our guest judge this month.

Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer and popular blogger living and working in the Los Angeles area where she runs photo workshops. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs, a passion which was recently recognized by Academy award-winning director Ron Howard when he chose her work as part-inspiration for a short film in Canon’s Imagin8tion competition. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.

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

Outside of North American, Inspiration in Photography is available through Ilex Press.


First Place: Inspiration in Photographyand a Focal Photography book of choice**

Second Place: Inspiration in Photography and a Focal Photography book of choice**

Third Place: Inspiration in Photography

** Does not include Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

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