The theme for the eleventh round of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition was ‘Wonderful Woodland’ and we saw some fabulous images.
Now, we can reveal that the following images will go onto our shortlist to be judged by our illustrious panel at the end of the year.
One of these ten shortlisted images has also been selected as the round winner with the photographer being awarded a voucher from MPB worth £500 – scroll down to find out who. Two clever photographers have also managed to get two images shortlisted.
CJPOTY November 2022 Wonderful Woodlands shortlisted images
Sara is no stranger to the CJPOTY shortlist and two of her images feature in this month’s selection. Sara tells us that this image was captured using her Nikon D500 and Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 lens while she was up at the Fusine lakes, last Autumn. She explains, ‘there was a lot of mist on the lake so after a few shots, I tried going a little more into the woods and saw this nice scene with the red leaves. I really liked the atmosphere.’ We love it, Sara.
Once again Sara shot this image with her Nikon D500 and Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 lens, but this time she was in the woods of Rodik, in Slovenia. We love the dynamic composition and the way the sun breaks through the leaves to illuminate the roots at the bottom of the frame.
Rebecca tells us that she captured this image using her Sony A6500 on a very dark foggy day while she was in a local woodland. We love how the gold of the leaves stands out from the murky blue-grey of the surroundings.
The colours and texture of this image of a berry-laden tree remind us of a Gustav Klimt painting, but Lynne captured it on her Canon EOS R using the in-camera multiple exposure feature.
Angi used the focus stacking feature on her Nikon Z6 to ensure she captured all the detail of the fungi that she could while keeping the background nice and soft. For an extra little bit of magic, Angi sprayed the fungi with water as she captured her final image. Superb.
Edyta is the second photographer to have two images shortlisted in this round. This image was captured in West Wood in Wiltshire using a Nikon D850 and we lovely the atmosphere!
Edyta’s second image, also captured using her Nikon D850, was shot early in the morning during the spring when the bluebells were at their height. The mist and diffuse light really pulled us in.
Linda has made excellent use of the contrast in this scene. The tree trunks and colourful leaves stand out very attractively from the darker interior of the woodland. Captured using a Nikon Z7 II.
Jane’s image, captured using her Sony RX10 IV, is a beautifully shot detail that many would miss. Jane says, ‘I caught the frosted edges of these bracken fronds in an early November frost just as the light was coming through the woodland near my home. I squatted down on the ground and used my camera handheld.’
Helen tells us that she shot this image using her Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II in November 2021 while there was extraordinary golden morning light. It’s an image we’d love to see hanging on a wall.
CJPOTY November 2022 winner: Sara Jazbar
Congratulations Sara, a voucher to the value of £500 from MPB is heading your way!
Sara’s image will join the other nine in our shortlist to be judged for the overall prize at the end of the year.
CJPOTY December 2022: Food, glorious food!
The theme for the twelfth round of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition is ‘Food, glorious food!’ Any food image is suitable, it could be of the mouth-watering ingredients, cooking or baking in progress, the finished dish or hungry diners devouring their meal.
This round of our monthly competition is open for submissions until 23:59 GMT (00:59 CET and 15:59 PST) on 31st December 2022.
To submit your entry visit cjpoty.com. You can submit up to three entries for £2.00 plus payment processing costs (£0.26). Images should be Jpegs at least 1920 pixels along their longest side but no larger than 5MB.
There’s a lot of food around at this time of year and it makes for some wonderful images. Follow the link to find our collection of tutorials and inspiration for food photography, including a guide to photographing food at Christmas with 10 top tips and a special bonus suggestion.
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year prizes
At the end of the month, the Camera Jabber team will pick one winning image and nine runners up from the December entries. The photographer of the winning image will receive a voucher from MPB.com to the value of £500 which can be spent on anything from a huge range of kit from the World’s biggest platform for used photographic gear.
All 10 of the selected images will go into our shortlist for the year.
We’ll do this each month in 2022 so that by the end of the year, there will be 120 shortlisted images. These will then go before our fantastic panel of judges who will decide the 1st, 2nd and 3rd-placed images.
The photographer of the first-placed image overall, as decided by the panel of judges, will receive a voucher to the value of £1000 from MPB.com as well as a trophy and the title ‘Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2023‘. The photographers who come second and third will receive vouchers worth £500 and £250 respectively.
The judges are:
Ben Brain – Photographer, journalist & Sigma ambassador
Sophie Collins – Chief Marketing Office at MPB
Donna Crous – Food photographer, author, Nikon Europe ambassador and Rotolight Master of Light
Kate Hopewell-Smith – Wedding, portrait & boudoir photographer, Sony ambassador
Sanjay Jogia – Wedding photographer & Canon ambassador
Pete Reed OBE – Three times Olympic gold medal-winning rower and keen documentary photographer
Dominique Shaw – Photographer and co-founder of York Place Studios and Fujifilm ambassador
Craig Strong – Lensbaby founder
Christina Vaughan – Founder of Cultura Creative, the home of inclusive stock photography
Jeremy Walker – Landscape photographer, author & former Nikon ambassador
Founded by Matt Barker in 2011, MPB is the world’s largest platform for used photography and videography kit. MPB has transformed the way people buy, sell and trade equipment, making photography more accessible, affordable and sustainable.
Headquartered in the creative communities of Brighton, Brooklyn and Berlin, the MPB team includes trained camera experts and seasoned photographers and videographers who bring their passion to work every day to deliver outstanding service. Every piece of kit is inspected carefully by product specialists and comes with a six-month warranty to give customers peace of mind that buying used doesn’t mean sacrificing reliability.