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Welcome to the 2020 BMFA Photography Competition Show

The Photo Show will be open September 30 – October 31, both through the online show and the display of winning images at 65 Simcoe Street.

There are three categories: Adult, Student Age 14 -1 8 and Student Age 8 – 13. Each Adult and Student Age 14 – 18 photo was scored and critiqued by 2 jurors. Scores were based on Technical, Organization, Emotional and Title.

Student Age 8 – 13 photos were not judged, but are included in the online exhibit.

The following is an exhibit of all entries. Click on an image to see the title, photographer’s name and price.

If you are interested in purchasing an image, please stop by the BMFA at 65 Simcoe St. in Collingwood, or contact us at admin@bmfa.on.ca

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who submitted photographs.

Our Jurors

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Catherine Davey

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Catherine started taking photos at age 11.

She specialized in equine action photography from 1976 to 2014; expanding interests to wildlife, still life, and creative photography and competitions from 2010 to present

Affiliations

  • member of CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Arts) since 2011
  • member of Georgian Bay Photography Club (and the former Bay Photography Club) since 2008, serving on the board from 2010 to 2018
  • completed judging courses with both CAPA and GTCCC (the former Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs, now OCCC, the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs)
  • studied digital photography through Georgian College continuing education courses as well as attending seminars and workshops with many well respected photographers (such as Freeman Patterson, David Duchemin, Joel Grimes, Dave Brosha, Nevada Weir, Ellen Anon, and Richard Martin)

Catherine is proud to admit that she is still learning and always will be if she has her way.

Fred Hummel

Jon Ward

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Jon is a photographer specializing in Wildlife and Travel photography. His work is in collections in India, Canada, the USA and a number of countries in Europe. 

Jon has presented multiple times at international conferences and has created audio visual travelogues for a prestigious country club in Toronto.  His work has been exhibited in a number of Art Exhibitions and Shows in the Toronto area.  His images have won awards in international competitions.

He is a CAPA certified national and international photographic competition judge and an OCCC certified judge. He has judged over 250 competitions.  

He is the mentor for a group of 12 photographers within one of Toronto’s largest photography clubs.

His journeys have taken him to many parts of the world, but his artistic passion is centered on Southern Africa and India – places to which he travels regularly.

Affiliations

  • CAPA Internationally Accredited Photographic Judge
  • Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (OCCC) Accredited Photographic Judge
  • Secretary of CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art)
  • Former President of the Toronto Digital Photography Club (TDPC)
  • Luminance Foto Group (LFg)

Adult Winners

Winter Wonderland in Loree Forest By Rick DaSilva

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Juror 1 – Good painterly effect, but started with proper exposure for snow. Well done. Nice composition.

Juror 2 – A gentle creative use of a filter. The original image was probably very good and the filter has successfully enhanced it to make an image that will print very well and be very appealing.

1st

Awen’ Spiritual Gathering Place By Martin Lamprecht

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Juror 1 – Good composition, down to the placement of the moon and the “path” of flowers.

Juror 2 – A very good image with a beautiful sky colour which fits the mood of the image. The maker may try cloning out the horizontal lights at the base of the pillars in the art piece.

2nd

I Spy a Cold One! by John Steele

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Juror 1 – A perfect commercial shot, right down to the open space for text on the lower left. Something I would expect to see in a magazine. And the title suits it as well.

Juror 2 – A good advert for Spy Cider. Well executed constructed image. Not sure, however, about the uneven sides of the big can. Perhaps the maker could have tried to capture the bubbles on the sides against the appropriately coloured backgrounds.

3rd

Through the Eyes of a Rescue by Lori Metcalfe

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Beautiful image with a nice focus on the eyes and natural looking vignette.

Juror’s Choice

Catherine Davey

In Memory of D’Andre Campbell BLM by Jacob White

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A very powerful photojournalism image. It tells a great story. It has a couple of minor issues. The artist is not totally sharp due to notion and the image is not straight. To straighten the image the maker should rotate it to the left so that the wall of the building in the background is vertical.

Juror’s Choice

Jonathan Ward

Student Winners

 

Down By The Bay by Kai Johne

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Juror 1 – Wonderful composition with a level horizon and a nice expansive depth of field. Although the horizon is close to the center (but not on it) the image still makes use of the rule of thirds by placing key elements at crucial points.

Juror 2 – This is a well seen image and the photographer has thought about the composition. It is sharp and well exposed but the horizon with the boat is in the middle of the image. The composition could be tightened by cropping the bottom of the image up to a point just above halfway from the bottom of the horizon. The sky has some good detail that could be brought out more.

1st

Reach for Your Dreams by Nina Lewis

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Juror 1 – A very creative way of using harsh sunlight and deep shadows to tell a story. Even the cracks in the pavement and the shadows of the trees on the left help to channel our attention to the “hoop”.

Juror 2 – A well seen and executed image. The composition is good but a crop from the left and from the top would have removed most of the dark shadow area in the left top. This would be a much tighter and more impactful composition.

2nd

Down By The Bay by Kai Johne

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Wonderful composition with a level horizon and a nice expansive depth of field. Although the horizon is close to the center (but not on it) the image still makes use ofd the rules of thirds by placing key elements at crucial points.

Juror’s Choice

Catherine Davey

Stone Island’s Sunset by Jack Leonhardt

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A good image created from multiple images. The exposure is good and the sky is excellent. Unfortunately the whole panorama is sloping severely down from right to left. A very good effort and the maker should go back to the original images and straighten each one before again merging them in whatever software they are using. As presented, there is an area at the top left edge where the crop that was used did not successfully remove unwanted parts of the composite image.

Juror’s Choice

Jonathan Ward

Student Ages 14 – 18 Category Entries

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Student Ages 8 – 13 Category Entries

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