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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: January 2016

2017-07-14T14:30:34+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photography Competitions|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for January was indeed a tough one. Our judges couldn't decide and we decided, what the heck, let's share it between all three finalists who were in contention! Looking at these great shots we are sure than non one would blame us for not being able to decide. The SOTM award goes to Nadia de Lange with "A man and his dog", Leon Pelser with "The story of my life" and Amy McGinley with "That Look".

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: December 2015

2017-07-14T14:37:52+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for December goes to Danie Coetzee with his black and white photo, titled "Young Dreams". His honest image tells such an intimate story, which bagged him the coveted SOTM award. Well done Danie! Danie gets a R600 discount for any of DPC's photography courses and stand in contention for the Shot of the Year competition.

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: November 2015

2017-07-14T14:42:20+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

TThe Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for November is shared by two photographers, Nadia de Lange with "Walking to the Light", and Coenraad Albertyn with "Barbed Wire of Death". Both images are high impact, black and white "travel photographs" and both images have great compositional impact. Nadia's image is a good example of how contrast and scale can be used. What we liked about Coenraad's very simple, yet emotive photo is a suitable title and the use of shallow depth of field, texture, line, shape and form. Both, Nadia and Coenraad, each receives a R600 discount for any of DPC's photography courses and stand in contention for the Shot of the Year competition. Congratulations!

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: October 2015

2017-07-14T14:43:13+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for September 2015 goes to Jenay Jordaan with her portrait "Offering". Jenay's unconventional portrait is a good example of how dynamic tension and negative space can be used to create interesting and striking images. Jenay receives a R600 discount on any DPC Photography Course. Congratulations Jenay!

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: September 2015

2017-07-14T14:44:26+00:00 By |Action and Adventure Photography, Hotshots, Photography Competitions|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for September 2015 goes to Caleb Dredge with “The Heat of the Competition” a slow shutter, impressionist image depicting the action and energy of swimmers fighting it out in the pool. His image reminded us of Ernst Haas’ work and especially liked the three primary colours of red, blue and yellow that keeps the eye jumping between the different markers. Well done Caleb, you walk away with a R600 discount on any DPC photography course.

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: August 2015

2017-07-14T14:48:20+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for a second time in a row, is Koos Fourie with his landscape photo "The backroads of the Overberg". Koos receives a discount of R600 for any photography course with DPC for his winning image. Congratulations Koos. Let's see if you can do it again next month!

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: June 2015

2017-07-14T14:54:53+00:00 By |Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography, Travel & Landscape Photography|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for June 2015 is shared by two photographers, Luke Brouwers with his photo "Trees in the Mist" (Nature) and Marethe Grobler with her portrait "Old Soul Young Girl" (People). Both Luke and Marethe receives a discount of R600 for any photography courses with DPC. They were not the only winners though! Ken Jennings impressionist landscape, "Gansbaai" will also be included for the Shot of the Year competition as a wildcard entry.

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: May 2015

2017-07-14T15:01:52+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for May 2015 is: Izak Van Heerden with his portrait "Keep Clean". Izak receives a discount of R600 for any photography course with DPC for his winning image. Congratulations Izak!

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: April 2015

2017-07-14T14:56:01+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photography Competitions|

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for April 2015 is shared by two photographers; Amy Mcginley with her self-portrait titled "Shadowed Soul" and Luke Brouwers with "Early Morning Clouds". Both photographers receive a discount of R600 for any photography courses with DPC for their winning photos! Congratulations to both of you!

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: March 2015

2017-07-14T15:17:04+00:00 By |Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions|

Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for February 2015 is: Kobus Eksteen with "Starry Sky". Kobus' image was taken in the Richtersveld with a Canon 5D Mark III and Samyang 24 mm f1.4 lens. He used a small torch to provide the side-lighting on the quiver tree. Exposure time was 20 seconds at ISO-1600. He used a the "DSLR Controller" app on his android tablet to focus.

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Photo Critic Shot of the Month: February 2015

2017-07-14T15:29:52+00:00 By |Hotshots, Photography Competitions|

Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for February 2015 is: Kobus Eksteen with "Starry Sky". Kobus' image was taken in the Richtersveld with a Canon 5D Mark III and Samyang 24 mm f1.4 lens. He used a small torch to provide the side-lighting on the quiver tree. Exposure time was 20 seconds at ISO-1600. He used a the "DSLR Controller" app on his android tablet to focus.

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Photographer and Shot of the Year 2014

2017-07-14T15:31:09+00:00 By |Action and Adventure Photography, Featured Photographers, Hotshots, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Photography Competitions, Portrait Photography|

This is the big day, we all waited for! The Photo Critic Shot of the Year and the Photographer of the Year Competitions for 2014 has finally been decided by our panel of 6 judges. Here they are