Picking up a camera during lockdown competition – Photography Competition 

I recently created a six-week photography competition to encourage families to pick up a camera during lockdown and I received entries from all over the world. With the winner receiving an outdoor family photoshoot.  

I’ve been a professional photographer for over 10 years, specialising in wedding, lifestyle, family and newborn photography.

I launched my ‘six-week photography challenge’, open to families of all ages, to offer photography tips and encourage creativity during this difficult time.

Every Monday, I shared a photography activity on my Catherine Evans Photography Facebook page with some hints and tips to help each family.

I also gave examples of how the photo could look and at the end of the week shared some of the entries on my page along with the weekly winning shot.

I chose the overall winner as Luci Clark, from Clun and you can see her image here.

I chose Luci’s incredible image of a close up of a leaf with dew drops from the macro photography task from week two.

This image showed such flair and skill because of the outstanding attention to detail and clarity in the image.

Luci has won a professional outdoor family photoshoot with me at a Shropshire location of her choosing.  
Luci said: “Catherine’s weekly photography challenges have been great fun and enjoyed by all our family. I’ve always loved photography but having a specific focus for the week has reignited my interest and got me to pick up the camera again. It’s inspired me to get out more and see the world in a different way and with a greater appreciation of nature. Walks are certainly taking a lot longer!”

Two runners up have both won a place on my new photography courses, Beginner Photography Course and Young Photography Course, which will also launch after lockdown.

Julia Morgan, from near Craven Arms and Millie Neath, aged 12, from Ludlow.

I have honestly been blown away by the amount and standard of entries. I think I received around 90 entries one week so picking the winners has been tough! Subject matter each week included creating a silhouette, taking the camera closer or ‘macro’ photography and taking a creative selfie and reflections.

We are all experiencing difficult times right now, but I hoped this challenge would give people a focus, as we slow down and get the time to appreciate the world and the people around us.
I also really want to thank my overseas entries Will Stafford from Vienna and Mhairi Ann Love from Australia! I can’t believe the competition went global!”

To find out more about Catherine’s photography services contact me here. 

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