The Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year competition is run on Photocrowd over 12 months with a different theme each month. Every month, the ‘expert judged’ winner selected by the Jabber team goes onto the shortlist for the overall winner. The ‘crowd judged’ winning image also gets to be featured here on Camera Jabber.
The theme for January was ‘Frosty Landscapes’ and with over 2,700 entries from more than 1,700 photographers, the competition was tough. However, after a gruelling judging phase that saw some superb snowy landscapes ruled out for missing the ‘frosty landscapes’ brief, we can reveal that the January 2021 expert judged winner is ‘Jack Frost’s Fingers’ by David Southern, known as Hedgepig on Photocrowd.
David shot his image in Cumbria in the UK using a Canon EOS 6D Mark II with a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM at 110mm and f/11 at 1/250sec and ISO 200.
We felt that the inclusion of the gate in this image really pulls everything together, giving your eye somewhere to settle. David handled the exposure very well, with the sunlight bringing out the detail of the frosty twigs and branches of the trees. It’s a worthy winner of the Frosty Landscapes contest.
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year Prize
As well as winning a license for DxO PhotoLab 4 Elite worth £179 for his January victory, David’s image goes onto the shortlist to win the overall prize of Nik Collection 3 by DxO worth £129 and the title Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2022.
January Contest Crowd Winner
There were over 143,000 votes cast in the January round of the competition and we’re delighted to announce that the most popular image was ‘Winter Rose’ by hwat.
hwat says shot this image on the edge of Loch Achanalt near Strathbran in the Highlands of Scotland. He used a medium format camera loaded with Fujifilm Velvia film and scanned the transparency to upload it to Photocrowd.
hwat says, ‘this area is all but inaccessible at any other time of year as it involves crossing a significant amount of extremely boggy ground… At minus 14 degrees Celcius it was frozen and only the outflow remained fluid. I waited for the pre-dawn sunrise to colour up the sky and took this close to the frozen grasses in the foreground.’
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2021/22
The February round Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year competition is now in the judging phase and the March round is open for entries on Photocrowd. The theme for March is ‘Kitchen Macro. Follow the link to take a look at the images submitted so far and to submit your own entry.
The monthly prize for the expert judged winners is a license for DxO PhotoLab 4 Elite worth £179. The winning photographers also go onto the shortlist to win an overall prize of Nik Collection 3 by DxO worth £129 and the title Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2022.