--> "Overall, there wasn’t really a whole lot of submissions. For a summer submission, I would have loved to see more, and I am sure a lot of you shot quite a bit, as some of you had placements. Also, no captions, and improper naming. Just things to keep in mind. Furthermore, some of the images could have easily gone into other categories. Some of the feature stuff could have gone into portraits. Finally, I did not give any awards for multiple" - Andrej Ivanov
First Place Winner
|Kim Hennigar along with her dog Reveal compete in the Canine Watersports Canada long jump competition. ALEX FILIPE|
--> "This was a really clear winner for a feature. The moment is perfect, the framing (and cropping) is lovely. You nailed the dog right as it was about to catch it. Beautifully executed and I would have loved to see more work from this photographer."
Second Place Winner
"This is a beautiful portrait/feature image. The lighting is really nice, the head is coming out of the car nicely. Just a few things to look out for: he looks like he lost an arm, so just be mindful of how you position your person; also, you could have moved just a tinge to the right, just to get his mouth a bit more. Otherwise, it’s a very well executed photo."
Third Place Winner
--> "This is a nice little moment with the kid laughing, however, it’s her eyes that lowered this image in the rankings. They aren’t fully closed nor are they open, and it kind of just looks awkward. Also, I’m not a fan of the cinematic 16:9 cropping that’s going on. Otherwise, the image and moment are very nice!"
|Photo by: Cheyenne Smith-Santocono|
Overall: There was not enough submissions in this category, and I would have loved to see more.
|Goderich, ON. (06/18/19) Sarah McGregor enjoys a sunset from the dining hall at Camp Menestung over looking Lake Huron. Lake Huron is known for having some of the prettiest sunsets in the world. Photo by Damon MacLean|
|Goderich, ON. (23/06/19) Dr. Gezaghn Wordofa also know as Geza, waves to a group of kids leaving the multicultural festival. founded the multicultural association of the Perth Huron region. Photo by Damon MacLean|
"This, to me, isn’t really a portrait. A portrait is defined, to my understanding, as a staged image, where there is some form of interaction with the photographer and the photographed. So I am reticent to call this a portrait. But I will give it an HM, as it is a nice image. Next time, consider it for news or feature. I would love to know more about who this guy was and why he is important."