I saw the winning photographs of the competition. There were 8 categories of different garden spaces. This included photographs of the winners and the runner-ups.
- Beautiful Gardens
- Beauty of Plants
- Wildlife in the Gardens
- Breathing Spaces
- Green in the City
- The Bountiful Earth
- Wild Flower Landscapes
There were many artists and my favourite competition winners were:
Nigel Mccall - from the Beautiful Gardens category, Henrik Spranz -from the Wildlife in the Gardens category, Alexis Javier Acosta Simon - from the Beauty of Plants category and Tommaso Renz - from the Trees,Woods,Forests category.
Nigel Mccall took a photo of a leaves on a wooden bridge surrounded by autumnal trees. Henrik Spranz took a photograph of a field mouse with an unfocused background. Alexis Javier Acosta Simon took a photo of alien like plants. Tommaso Renz made a winter collage with snow covered trees.
I thought the exhibition was well designed. All the photographs were in frames of varying sizes, which added interest, on plain white walls. This helped the photographs stand out more.
I was really inspired by the multiple exposure photographs and it makes me want to experiment with my camera. I enjoyed the under 16’s category and am planning to enter next year.
I learned about different compositions when it comes to garden, nature and landscape photography. I enjoy trying to work out how the artists took the photographs. They used quite a lot of editing to achieve their final piece. It made me think about the connection between humans and nature. There is a strong bond between the two and the photographs showed this.
It was my first photography exhibition and i really enjoyed it. I thought the photographs were really interesting and it has inspired me to improve on my photography. I learned about different compositions, editing and how a photo can tell a story about its subject.
I would recommend visiting this exhibition www.igpoty.com