The theme for the twelfth round of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competition was ‘Food, glorious food’ and our mouths were watering as we selected our favourite images.
Now, we can reveal that the following images will go onto our shortlist to be judged by our illustrious panel over the next few days.
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.
CJPOTY December 2022 Wonderful Woodlands shortlisted images
Although Sara’s images have featured several times in the CJPOTY shortlist, and two of her images feature in this month’s selection, this is the first time that we’ve seen any of her images captured on her new Nikon Z9 with the Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S she bought from MPB using some of her winnings. Sara says, ‘This picture was taken in Bhaktapur, in Nepal. It was the first vacation I took in an eastern country and was amazed by the people. I don’t usually photograph humans, but in Nepal, the people were the thing that mostly appealed to me. Their way of life, their calm, reflecting nature simply touched my heart.’
Several of John’s images have featured in our shortlist, but this is the first studio image we have seen from him and we love it. It has a very attractive ‘Old Masters’ look to it but it was captured using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lens mounted.
Linda tells us, ‘I photographed this stall holder at a food market in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I loved the way she was surrounded by pink sacks containing the most luscious looking vegetables!’ Linda shot the image with her Nikon D750.
Emma’s vision and creativity is clear in this stunning image of Medusa, the mythical greek goddess with a headdress made from spring onions, leeks and Romanesco. The image was captured using Emma’s Nikon D810.
Emma’s second shortlisted image, also captured with her Nikon D810, is very different from her first and it really makes your mouth water. As she says, ’10 pancakes, blueberries, icing sugar and syrup – what could go wrong…’ We’re placing our breakfast order now!
Fo used her imagination to create this fabulous image with her Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. We don’t know if you used this image for your Christmas card, Fo, but you definitely should, it’s brilliant.
If Fo’s second shortlisted image doesn’t make you want to pop the kettle on and make a cup of tea to go with the pie, then nothing will. The pie looks delicious and the surroundings complement it perfectly.
Booker has managed to give a sense of temptation and danger in this shot. We love simplicity of the image and the lighting is perfect. Captured using a Nikon D750.
Nadja’s image is another that is reminiscent of an Old Master painting. The colours, tone and lighting combine well to make an attractive image that would look great framed on the wall of a dinning room.
CJPOTY December 2022 winner: Fo Bugler
Congratulations Fo, a voucher to the value of £500 from MPB is heading your way!
Fo’s image will join the other 119 images that have been shortlisted throughout 2022 and we’ll be announcing the overall winner very soon. In the meantime, why not enter the new Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year competition? The theme for January is ‘Winter’.
CJPOTY January 202w: Winter
Winter can seem a very bleak time, but it’s also wonderfully photogenic and there are lots of suitable subjects such as frosty landscapes, snowball fights, wintery details and cosy fireside scenes.
You can submit up to three entries for £2.00 plus payment processing costs (£0.26). Images should be Jpegs and at least 1920 pixels along their longest side but no larger than 1MB.
This round of our monthly competition is open for submissions until 23:59 GMT (00:59 CET and 15:59 PST) on 31st January.
To submit your entry visit cjpoty.com or click on the ‘CJPOTY’ button at the top of this page. 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 1MB.
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 2023 so that by the end of the year, there will be 120 shortlisted images. These will then go before our fantastic panel of judges (to be announced soon) 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.
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